Rivera, Carlos Alexis

Carlos Alexis Rivera was born on May 20th, 1992 to his mother Becky Carrion and father Carlos Rivera at Saint Francis Hospital; an amazing son who made people laugh and brought smiles to face’s with his sense of humor. A man that would bend over backwards to help those in need and mom’s personal little mechanic. Always surrounded by his friends and protectors who have become a part of the family and loved by many; especially his mom to her he was the perfect little baby boy. Life would seem short to many but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeded the quantity of time in which one lives.
He has left behind 3 brothers Christopher Rivera, William Dejesus, Elijah Rivera and 4 sisters Jennifer Rivera, Katherine Rivera, Dayanara Dejesus, and Alexandra Rivera, as well as two grandmothers Elsie Carrion and Juane Rivera, one grandfather Pedro Carrion, a nephew Francisco Rivera and his girlfriend of 9 years Brittney Roldan. I love you Bebo, always know that and I will see you again when my time comes. I guess God needed you first… until we meet again, I love you.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Friday, July 3, 2020 from 4:00-8:00pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Paws for Purple Hearts, 10201 Old Redwood Highway, Penngrove, CA 94951.

Wells, Marcia M.

Marcia Wells, 77, passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital on June 20, 2020.
She was born on April 22, 1943 in Derby, CT, daughter of the late Margaret (Kinsella) and Christopher J. McCormack, MD.
Marcia was a graduate of Elizabeth Seton College, Yonkers NY. She lived in Connecticut for most of her life and spent the past twenty years in Avon.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Duggan Dale, and her husband Jonathan of Wheaton IL, and their children Mathew and Benjamin, of whom Marcia was most proud; her son T. Patrick Duggan and his partner Mary Helen Rowell of Brooklyn NY; her sister Margaret Urban and her husband Stephen of West Hartford; and her brother Christopher McCormack of West Hartford.
The family would like to thank all of Marcia’s friends who provided unconditional love, prayers, and support throughout her life, and especially during her four year battle with pancreatic cancer. The family would also like to thank Dr. James Flaherty, Dr. Alessia Donadio, Dr. Joseph Colasanto and Dr. Anthony Zaldonis whose excellent, kind, and compassionate care was most appreciated. Thank you to all the nurses, aides, secretaries, and parking valets who made her frequent appointments as comfortable and safe as possible.
Donations can be made in Marcia’s memory to Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center at St. Francis Hospital, 94 Woodland St. Hartford CT 06105 or The Ron Foley Foundation, 1000 Farmington Ave., Suite 108A, West Hartford, CT 06107

Conran, Patricia M.

Patricia M. Conran, 90, of Hartford, passed away peacefully at her home Monday, June 22, 2020. Born March 23, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Marcella Marley. She won a New York City wide singing contest in her late teens. She graduated from Fordham University and got an advanced degree from the Fordham School of Social Service.
Patricia married Edward V. Conran in 1958 and accompanied him for several Army assignments. She worked in several related fields of Social Work, from the elderly, the native Alaskan families to the mentally challenged citizens in Connecticut. Patricia was an active member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph for over 40 years, serving in many leadership rolls including Pro-Life, Eucharistic Ministry, and Funeral Ministry. She also served as President of St. Agnes Guild for over two years.
Patricia leaves her beloved husband, Edward, to whom she was married for 62 grand and glorious years, and two sons who were a joy in her life, Gregory and his wife, Marina, and Christopher and his wife, Robin, three grandchildren of whom she was enormously proud, Catarina, Andrew and Caelan, her older brother, Gene and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 8:30-9:30am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be at 9:30am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 140 Farmington Ave., Hartford at 10:00am. Private family burial will take place at Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Family Institute of Connecticut, 77 Buckingham Street, Hartford, CT 06106.

Cosgrove, Thomas Browne

Thomas Browne Cosgrove (aka Tom or Tommy), 87 years of age, loving husband of M. Lorraine Cosgrove, nee Papineau, passed away on 13 May 2020 at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT. He made his home between his daughter’s home in Rye Brook, NY and Westwood. MA. Tom graduated from Boston College in 1954 and served with the U.S. Army Europe from 1955-1958. He married Lorraine Papineau on September 19, 1959 whom he met in Europe. Tom was a very talented interior designer and worked in Boston and New York. He also enjoyed being cast in several TV shows while living in New York City. He considered it a great honor when he received a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Government “for his unselfish faithful and devoted service in support of his wife’s federal service. His unfailing encouragement and understanding helped to make possible his wife’s contributions to the nation”—31 July 1993.
Tom is survived by his wife Lorraine, his daughter Sara Corbo, son-in-law Frank Corbo and grandson Christian Corbo, The Roach family of Old Lyme, CT, The Kelly family of Glastonbury, CT, The Komoroske family of California and The Papineau and Hayes families of Massachusetts as well as other close family members throughout New England. Tom had many good friends in New York, Massachusetts, India and Australia. He was well loved. Tom is a survivor of the 1944 Hartford Barnum and Bailey Circus Fire. His mother Mary Browne Cosgrove perished in the fire and is part of the memorial at the location of the fire in Hartford, CT.
Interment is at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery in Hartford alongside his mother, father Joseph and baby brother Joseph. May God Bless You Tom-we will miss you.

O’Brien, Kevin P.

Kevin P. O’Brien, 58, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020 due to pancreatic cancer which was complicated by the Coronavirus. Kevin was predeceased by his parents, John and Peggy O’Brien, and had lived in West Hartford for most of his life. He graduated from Hall High School and from Case Western University.

Kevin is survived by his aunts, Ann Brault and her husband Frank, Eileen Rogers and Kathleen Fiala and her husband Bob; uncles Brendan Boyle and his wife Kathy, Thomas Boyle and John O’Boyle, as well as extended family in Ireland. He is also survived by his friend and mentor Ed Driscoll of West Hartford.

Due to current conditions, Graveside Services at Fairview Cemetery in West Hartford will be private with a Mass of Christian Burial at a later date.

Andrian, Margaret Penfield

Due to complications from Covid-19, Margaret Penfield Andrian of Glastonbury, CT passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020 after a long and full life of 92 years. Known as Peggy Anne and most often as, “Peggy” to all of her many friends, she was a gifted scholar, devoted spouse to her husband Gus for 66 years, loving mother to their three children, Robert, Barbara (Barrie) and William, and doting grandmother to their two grandchildren, Liam and Elizabeth.
Born in West Hartford, CT on October 20, 1927 to Louise Kemp Penfield and Jesse Rogers Penfield, Peggy attended William H. Hall High School and graduated as salutatorian in the class of 1945. She graced the halls of Duke University as a Spanish major and graduated Magna cum Laude in 1949. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Peggy was also active in student government and her sorority, Delta Gamma, of which she was made a lifelong member after 50 years. She always stayed in close touch with her fellow Duke alumnae, and looked forward to years ending in 4 and 9 to attend their reunions. In 2015 the Duke Alumni Association honored her with a “Life Membership” for her ongoing loyalty and support of her alma mater.
Peggy’s long association with Trinity College in Hartford, CT began when she started work as a secretary in 1949. There she met her husband to be, Gus, a professor of Modern Languages. She earned a Master’s Degree in Education with Distinction from Trinity in 1966, and on being named valedictorian of the graduate students class, she received a letter of commendation from the College’s president for her extraordinary intellectual achievements. She also became an active member and supporter of Trinity Episcopal Church, where she would volunteer for years.
Peggy had a wide circle of friends, and she and Gus loved to socialize. Gatherings began on Vernon St. at Trinity in the early 1950s and continued at their homes in Wethersfield for the next 50 years. Dinners, bridge clubs, and cocktail parties were commonplace, especially among those in the “Pot Luck Group,” drawn from childhood and school friends and Trinity colleagues. Later in life, Peggy and Gus enjoyed their many Elderhostel tours and trips to Florida. They would always drive, and en route, they would stop in Rockville, Maryland to visit Peggy’s sister, Laura, and spend quality time with their two nephews, Jason and Justin.
A passionate sports enthusiast, Peggy encouraged her children to try out and to compete in team sports including soccer, baseball, basketball and tennis. She was a loyal fan on the sidelines, frequently providing support, at times quite vocal, at many games and matches. Peggy, Gus and family regularly attended Trinity College football games at home and across New England, highlighted by tailgate picnics with other Trinity friends and their families.
Peggy was a voracious reader who polished off books as if they were pamphlets. She loved libraries and enjoyed working at a bookstore in Glastonbury when the kids had left home. She was a keen wordsmith, and with one of her lifelong friends, Mary Ellen Collins, she shared her love of crossword puzzles, until she developed dementia in 2015.
Witty and unfailingly polite, Peggy enjoyed a very dry sense of humor that often morphed into bouts of infectious, shoulder-shaking laughter with her close friends and family. Always deeply appreciative of family get-togethers, she also encouraged her kids to pursue their own paths in life, even if that meant one or more might be moving far away. She was immensely proud of the wide-ranging abilities and achievements of both her children and grandchildren.
Not surprisingly, everyone loved Peggy when she first moved to a senior living community in 2015 with husband Gus, and later by herself in memory care. She always had a kind word for every caregiver, especially Julia, her personal care companion of four years, and longtime aides Vinette and Raquel.
Arrangements will be made for a private service. Donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Sigourney Street, Hartford, CT 06105.

Dinsmore, Gene Charles

Gene Charles Dinsmore, 73 of Vernon, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle went to be with the Lord after losing his 25 year battle with Parkinson’s disease April 20, 2020. Gene was born in St. Albans, VT on October 4th 1946; son of the late Blanche Findlay and Charles Dinsmore. He is survived by his wife Martha.
He attended schools in Hartford and Rockville. Gene graduated A.I. Prince Technical High School In 1965. After completing his first year at Hartford State Technical College in 1968, he left to serve in the U S Army and went to Korea during the Vietnam era and returned 20 years later to complete the degree with his son Wesley. They were the first father/son team in the history of Hartford State Technical College to complete the same degree program (Electronics Engineering Technology) full time. In 2002 Gene took a medical retirement from Dynamics Control after 30 years of service.
He ran in the Ocean State Marathon and the Bud Light and Iron Man Triathlons. He rode his bicycle from Enfield CT to Rhode Island for training. He was a happy, humble, hard working, funny, Intelligent, athletic and dedicated family man who always had a big smile.
He was always there to help anyone fixing their cars, TVs, and computers. Gene was a caring and concerned person and respected all life.
Left to mourn are his son Wesley Dinsmore and wife Aileen of Kenly NC, daughter Lisa Miller and husband Mark of Sarasota, FL. Step daughter Meredith Salerno and husband Greg of Preston, CT. Stepson Lee Payne of Maine. Grandchildren Homer, Christian, Sir Charles and Westina (Dinsmore) of Schertz,Texas. Chelsea Monak and husband Manuel of Manchester. Angela Burke and fiance Daryl Hicks of Manchester. Justin Miller of Sarasota, FL. Zack Miller and fiance Natailai of Manchester. Stepgrandchildren Joshua Alexander and wife Ashley of East Granby, CT. Ryan Ayoub of Manchester, CT. Meghan Ayoub of East Hartford, CT. Great grandchildren Henry (Dinsmore), Isabella, Johanna, and Sebastian (Monak). Destiny, Desirae and DeWayne (Hicks), Camila Miller (Zacks daughter). Step great grandchildren twin boys Brantly and Colton (Alexander). Gene was called Poppie and Grampa “jeans” by his grandchildren. His siblings Blanche Randall of West Hartford, Ernest and Michele Dinsmore of Colchester VT, Janice Dinsmore of West Hartford, Denise Findlay of Windsor, Sonya Findlay and Darlene Reynolds of Windsor. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Gene was predeceased by his daughter Sherry Lynn Dinsmore.
The family would like to express our deepest thanks to all the nurses, staff and all the hospice care given to Gene during his time at Vernon Manor HeathCare.
A memorial service will be held in the future when family and friends can gather

Hutchison, Cyril S. “Scotty”

Cyril S. “Scotty” Hutchison, 85, passed away April 11, 2020 in Windsor. Born July 20, 1934 in Dundee, Scotland, and was a fixture at the Rock Cats and the Hartford Whalers where he sold programs. He was an avid soccer fan.
He is survived by his son, David Hutchison and his wife Kathleen, his grandson, John Hutchison and his wife Janice, his grandson, David Hutchison, his grandson, his son, Bruce, his brother Francis Weymss in Dundee, Scotland.
A private service will be held in Dundee, Scotland at a later date.

Black, Ms. Magdeline M.

Ms. Magdeline M. Black, born November 25, 1930 passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Hartford Hospital. She was 89.
Magdeline migrated from St. Ann, Jamaica to the United States in 1980 and was employed at The University of Hartford from 1985 until her retirement in 2009.
She was a hard worker and very independent. She was a disciplinarian when needed and also had a heart of gold. She loved to cook; you could never leave her home hungry or thirsty. She was an avid traveler, her favorite places were Israel and her many cruises to the Caribbean Islands. She also loved her church, shopping and gardening.
Mama as she was so lovingly called, was known for her beautiful smile and dimples that would light up a room.
She is survived by her seven children, Angela and her husband John, Cleonie, Sharon and her husband Norris, Michael and his wife Caren, Richard, Nicole, and Mavie, 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three sisters, Novia Minto, Vee James, Clover Williams and her brother, Dermont Lynch. She was predeceased by her two sons, Cleveland Black and Bentley Black.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Burial will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Hartford, 571 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT 06105.

Rohan, John Francis Jr.

John Francis Rohan Jr., 76, of West Hartford, passed away April 6, 2020. John was born July 10, 1943 to the late John and Helen (Begley) Rohan. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. John is survived by his sister Ann Wilson, daughter Holly, son John, and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Brendan. Graveside Funeral service with Military Honors will be held Monday (April 13) at 11:30 at Fairview Cemetery (sec 15) in West Hartford.

Griffin, John William Jr.

March 11, 1972-March 5, 2020 John William Griffin Jr. of West Hartford, CT died at home with family and close friends after an extended yet valiant battle with cancer on March 5, 2020. John was born in Washington, DC to Carolyn Johnson Griffin and the late John William Griffin. He grew up in Alexandria, VA, and graduated from Episcopal High School (Alexandria) and Wesleyan University with a degree in Modern European History in 1994. In both high school and college he played varsity football and lacrosse, and he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. After college he worked in New York City at Chemical Bank, Bear Stearns, Lazard Freres, Credit Suisse First Boston (also in London), UBS Securities, and Numerix, handling the post-bankruptcy of the estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings. He moved to Hartford ten years ago to work for the Hartford Investment Management Co. in Risk Management. He was a featured speaker at many financial conferences during that time. John is survived by his mother, and three sisters, Jennifer Griffin (Greg Myre), Caitlin Penny (Carlos Penny) and Cassie Gordon Grant (Conrad Gordon Grant), his beloved nieces and nephews, Annalise, Amelia and Luke Myre, and Lachlan Gordon Grant, and cousins. His many friends in Hartford, New York City and Virginia will always remember his wry wit, outsized personality, and his kind and gentle soul. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of John’s name to The Prevent Cancer Foundation www.PreventCancer.org.

Blackall, Reverend L. Randall

It is with deep sadness that the family of Reverend L. Randall Blackall (D. Min.) announces his passing on February 13, 2020 to a life where his memory will be restored and he will share in the promises of Christ. Reverend Blackall was born on January 18, 1929 into a prominent Hartford family. His father, John C. Blackall, an attorney, was the first Insurance Commissioner in the State of Ct. and elected as a State Senator in Hartford. His mother, Mae Kelly Blackall, devout in her faith, had a strong influence in his decision to become a priest. Her two brothers, Fr. Charles Kelly and Brother Bernard, a Christian Brother of Ireland, were both Catholic religious. When Fr. Blackall was asked why he decided to enter the priesthood he said, “After helping my Uncle, Fr. Charles build St Mary’s Church in Coventry, I felt at an early age a deep calling to serve Jesus”. On May 27, 1954 he was ordained to the priesthood in the Cathedral of St. Joseph.
Fr. Blackall continued to answer the call of Jesus through his service to many ministries. He began his ministry at St. Ann Parish in Hamden, (1954-1958), followed by St. Mary in Derby (1958-60) and St. John the Evangelist in New Haven (1960-1961). In 1961, he was appointed Archdiocese Director of Family Life. These were turbulent years which continue today as he championed with great courage opposition to the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade. Fr. Blackall served as a strong advocate for Pro-Life and developed programs for young people and those engaged to be married. During these years (1961-1976) he also served as chaplain of what was then the St. Francis Orphan Society in New Haven. Fr. Blackall served as spiritual director of the New Haven Curia of the Legion of Mary. In 1976, he was assigned to St. Thomas Parish in Goshen with the goal of developing the mission Church of St. Bridget in Cornwall. From 1991-1992, Fr. Blackall was assigned to St. Timothy Church, West Hartford. He completed his active ministry as the pastor of St. Paul Church, Glastonbury. Fr. Blackall continued to be a great source of spiritual direction to many well after his retirement.
Fr. Blackall will always be remembered for his keen intellect, ability to listen to dialogue and thoughtful decision making. He studied at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield Ct. and St. Bernard’s Seminary in Rochester, N.Y. Fr. Blackall received a Doctorate of Ministry degree from the Hartford Seminary. He also served as adjunct professor of moral theology at Holy Apostles College, Cromwell. In addition, he has edited and written several books, including “Design For Marriage”, which grew out of his work with his family life ministry.
With much gratitude, we will always remember Fr. Randy’s great love for his family and how he brought a wonderful sense of sport and adventure into our lives. Fr. Randy had a love for the sea and shared his passion with us as we spent many summer afternoons sailing to Duck Island, Block Island and Newport.
Fr. Blackall will be reunited with his parents, John C. and Mae Kelly Blackall, sister M. Frances Blanchfield and brother Reverend John C. Blackall, who served as pastor of St. Cecilia’s Church in Waterbury. He leaves behind his sister Joan Mackas. Many thanks to his nephews Stephen and Randall Blanchfield who remained vigilant in their care for him. He also leaves his nieces Mary Lee Geary, Barbara Carpenter, Caroline Mackas- Thompson and Nancy Bonomo as well as many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the staff on West One at St. Mary Home who cared for him with great love, humor and compassion. For this we will always be most grateful in our hearts.
Friends may call at the Church of St. Timothy, 1116 North Main Street, West Hartford on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. in the Church of St. Timothy by the Most Rev. Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of St. Timothy, 1116 North Main St., West Hartford, CT 06117.

Camerato, Vincenzina “Jennie”

Vincenzina (“Jennie”) Camerato, 99, slipped peacefully into heaven on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Jennie was born on August 28, 1920 to Giovanni and Rose Morocco in Hartford, CT. She lived in Hartford all of her life and was a devoted member and lifelong supporter of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Harford.
Jennie was a prayerful, loving and giving woman who was at her happiest when she was serving others. She enjoyed visitors and would always insist on preparing a home-cooked meal for them. Jennie was kind and accepting of everyone she met and she especially cherished children and animals. The only gifts she ever wanted were visits and hugs. Jennie touched many lives and the world was a beautiful place with her in it.
As a young mother Jennie ran a dry cleaning business in Hartford with her husband. In her later years she worked for the Hartford school system preparing and serving meals for the children, whom she loved dearly. She was also a Justice of the Peace and performed many marriages. Jennie worked well into her seventies and volunteered for the Red Cross and the Hartford Senior Center, where she would often run the Bingo games. One of her most treasured possessions was a letter signed by President Ronald Reagan commending her for her many years of volunteer work.
Jennie leaves behind her son, Patrick J. Camerato of East Hartford, her daughter Roseann C. Henderson and son-in-law Keith M. Henderson of Spring Valley, CA, granddaughters Melissa D. Camerato of Glastonbury, CT and Amanda R. Machado and her husband Danny R. Machado, of Spring Valley, CA, grandson Max K. Henderson and his wife, Kirsten Henderson of San Diego, CA, and a great granddaughter, Rylee Rose Kennedy-Machado.
Jennie also leaves her sisters, Camilla Beauvais of Glendale, CA and Anna Lavoie of Las Vegas, NV. Jennie was predeceased by her husband, Patrick Camerato, two brothers, Augustine Moracco and Joseph Moracco and a sister, Angeline McCauliff.
Friends may call at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 140 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Saturday, February 1 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Funeral Liturgy will follow in the Cathedral at 11 a.m. Entombment will take place at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society (https://cthumane.org/), 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111.

McGurk, Edward Barry

Edward Barry McGurk of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Friday January 24th 2020. Born in Hartford, CT on January 5, 1939 to Edward Balf and Helen (Mayberry) McGurk, Barry graduated from Cranwell Preparatory School in Lenox, MA and went on to graduate from Boston University, he received his M.A. in Literature from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. and did his graduate work at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Barry then went on to receive his PhD. in English Literature from Duquesne University in Pittsburg, PA. Throughout his life Barry taught at many places in the area including the University of Pittsburg, University of Hartford, and Renbrook School in West Hartford. He was also a published author having written several short stories.
Barry was pre deceased by his mother and father, and his niece Megan Cenci. He is survived by his son Brett Holden McGurk and his wife Gina McGurk and their daughter Leia Chon McGurk, his brother Brian McGurk of Hartford, his sister Mary Beth Cenci of Newington, his niece Mary Cenci O’Brien of Williston, VT as well as many cousins. He is also survived by his former wife Carol Ann Cogan.
Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington DC. 20090-8018 or www.lls.org

Mitchell, Rev. Thomas Richard

Rev. Thomas Richard Mitchell, of Bloomfield passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Thursday, January 16, 2020. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on April 23, 1953, to Thomas R. and Patricia (Rodgers) Mitchell Jr. Fr. Mitchell attended St. Justin School in Hartford and Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford. He entered St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, upon completing his formation, he entered St. Bonaventure University and completed his priestly studies at Christ the King Seminary in New York. In later years Fr. Mitchell did advanced studies at Fairfield University.
Father Mitchell was ordained to the priesthood on September 7, 1979, by the Most Rev. John F. Whealon, then Archbishop of Hartford. Fr. Mitchell began his service to the Archdiocese as the Assistant Pastor of Holy Infant Church in Orange. Throughout his priesthood, he would be assigned in various roles, including teaching at Northwest Catholic High School and pastoral work at St. Rose Church and St. Isaac Jogues Church in East Hartford, St. Augustine Church in Hartford, St. Patrick Church in Farmington, and Sacred Heart Church in Hartford. In addition, Fr. Mitchell spent ten years working in Puerto Rico, serving at El Buen Pastor (Good Shepherd Church) in Mayaguez, a sister parish of the Archdiocese of Hartford. His most recent assignments included serving as administrator of St. Joseph Church in Canaan and Immaculate Conception Church in Norfolk and, finally, as weekend assistant at Our Lady of Grace Church in Bantam.
Fr. Mitchell is survived by his two sisters; Patricia M. (Bartley) Brown of Colchester, and Mary M. (Craig) Millstein of South Windsor, three brothers; William R. (Leesa) Mitchell of Moodus, Matthew J. (Theresa) Mitchell of Glastonbury, Michael P. (Rosalind) Mitchell of South Windsor, many nieces and nephews a grand niece and a grand nephew and many cousins especially John and Lisa McVerry and Maureen Kelly; his Uncle and Godfather John P. Mitchell and his Aunt and Godmother Polly Kelly.
Throughout Fr. Tom’s ministry he left us great gifts.  Stronger in our faith, stronger in our love, and stronger in our kindness.  He would love to be remembered to all the people he has touched throughout their lives.
Friends may call at the Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave, Hartford, on Friday (Jan 24) from 4-8 pm, The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Saturday (Jan 25) at 11:00 am in the Chapel at the St. Thomas Pastoral Center, 467 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield with The Most Rev. Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery Bloomfield. Visitation will be at the Chapel Saturday morning (Jan 25) from 9:45 am until 10:45 am.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to St. Luke’s Foundation for Haiti for the benefit of Our Little Brothers and Sisters, in care of Fr. Richard Frechette CP 8980 SW 56th St Miami FL 33165