Halberg, David

Born the 9th of June, 1929 in New Britain, David Halberg, beloved husband of Caroline (Trasko) Halberg, passed away on the 20th of April at his home in West Hartford. He was the son of the late Sven and Thelma (Ericsson) Halberg. Deafened by illness at the age of three, he was enrolled the following year at the American School for the Deaf, from which he graduated with honors in 1948. David received his B.A. degree in 1952 from Gallaudet University, where he was also distinguished by being named to the national honor roll of outstanding college and university students, and subsequently earned a MEd at the University of Hartford. Returning to his alma mater, he taught math at ASD for the next half century, as well as establishing and coaching the school’s wrestling tram, teaching swimming, and directing the school’s Boy Scout program. Well beloved as a teacher and scout master, David nurtured several generations of deaf students, by whom he is fondly remembered.
In 1964, David married fellow teacher Caroline Trasko, who survives him; and they subsequently fostered a deaf youth, Robert Dube, now of Muskogee, Oklahoma. Keen to enjoy the delights of foreign lands and cultures, David and Caroline traveled extensively on their vacations, including a cruise through the Panama Canal. An avid golfer, David played often at Rockledge, where he and Caroline often went for weekend luncheons. As a devotee of Deaf culture, David graciously shared his extensive personal knowledge of ASD’s history with both deaf and hearing scholars. He was also active in Kiwanis and other community service organizations, as well as serving for four years as president of the ASD Athletic Association. In 2018, he was presented the Golden Rose Award of the National Association of the Deaf for distinguished service to the Deaf community.
In addition to his wife of 55 years and their foster son, David is survived by a sister, Holly Rivard of Portland, Maine, several nieces and nephews and his special friends the Haverty family and the Smith family.
Graveside Funeral Services will be held Wednesday (May 15) at 11:00 a.m. in Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ASD Museum Fund or to a charity of one’s choice.

Higgins, Cynthia Anne Bresson

Cynthia Anne Bresson Higgins, 69, of Hartford, wife of Charles W. Higgins, passed away Sunday, April 7th, 2019. Born August 31st, 1949 in New Milford, she was raised by the late Taylor and Helen Buyanoski from 1953-1970. Besides her husband, Cynthia is survived by her sister Yvonne Simonek and her husband Andrew of Winsted, her two daughters Margaret Ann Hipolito of Austin, TX, and Denise Neary, her granddaughter Judy Close of Texas, her foster sister Elaine Buyanoski of New Hampshire, a host of beautiful nieces and nephews and a host of beautiful friends and acquaintances all across this great country of ours, especially in New England. She was predeceased by her mother Marjorie Fredette, her first husband Joseph Gregory Randall, her brother Frank Bresson, her foster brother-in-law Arthur J. Shea, and her beloved aunt Mary Bartkowski.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Thursday (Apr. 18) from 12:00-1:00pm followed by Funeral Services in the funeral home at 1:00pm. Burial will be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield.

Wimes, Doris Elizabeth Myers Hinton

Doris Elizabeth Myers Hinton Wimes, 60, of Hartford, longtime companion of Dr. W. Michael Downes, with whom she shared a home with died on Sunday, March 31, 2019. She was born in Middletown and was the daughter of the late Preston Myers, Sr., and Sue (Woody) Myers.
Doris was a vivacious fun-loving individual who was involved in many activities. She was active in the Greater Hartford Progressive Democratic Women’s Club as Parliamentarian and co-chaired many events. She was also an assistant registrar of voters, poll moderator and door to door campaigner for many Democratic political candidates. She was a member of the NAACP and worked hard to alleviate the conditions of the poor. Her heart was with the people. She worked on various veteran issues including supporting her friends and family in trips to the Veterans Hospital.
Doris had a host of friends and relatives in the Greater Hartford area and in Middletown. She will be missed by her neighbors and the neighborhood children. They enjoyed her fervent support of the New England Patriots in her gregarious ways. Doris graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Middletown. She later took various courses to enhance her voter registration and poll moderating work. She worked at Safeway, Pratt &Whitney Aircraft, New Testament Baptist Church as a receptionist as well as for the City of Hartford.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews: Lisa (Randy) Dempsey, Pam Winford, Michelle Myers, Jennifer Marshall, Shawn Myers and Kim Myers, Jr. She has 10 grandnieces and nephews and two great grandnephews. She is also survived by her very dear friend, Susan (Vicky Vereen) Owens. She was predeceased by her children, LaTasha Hinton, Robert “PJ” Hinton, Jr. and Latea Nacole Hinton; sisters, Joeletha, Margaret Winford and Jeanette Marshall; brothers, Preston Myers, Jr. and Kim Myers.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 8th at 11 a.m. at Zion First Baptist Church, 16 James Moses Ave., Middletown. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Middletown. Friends may call on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford and on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Zion First Baptist Church in Middletown.

Calitri, Francesco “Frank” John

Francesco “Frank” John Calitri, 95, of Farmington, beloved husband of the late Jennie K. Calitri, who he was married to for 67 years, passed away peacefully Friday, April 5th at his home. Born September 27th, 1923 in Panni Provence of Foggia, Italy, son of the late Giovanni and Graziella (Cacciordi) Calitri, he resided in Hartford and West Hartford before moving to Farmington. Frank was a decorated United States Army veteran of World War II where he served with the 29th Infantry landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day. He received two Purple Heart medals and was extremely proud of his service to the United States Army.
Frank is survived by his five children, Edward Calitri and his wife Cynthia of West Hartford, Linda Callahan of Glastonbury, Nancy Moon of Manchester, Diane Calitri of Edgartown, MA, Marsha Nedorostek and her husband Gary of Canton, his grandchildren, Nicholas Calitri and his fiancé McGuire Kelly, Tyler and Samantha Calitri, Eric Callahan and his wife Brooke, Christopher Callahan and his wife Letty, Alyssa Callahan and her fiancé Anthony Pagliughi, Adam Moon and his wife Missy, Bryan Moon, Danielle Willett and her husband Neil Onsdorff, Brandon Willett, Kelly Nedorostek and her fiancé Michael Smith, Jack Nedorostek and Kate Nedorostek, her great-grandchildren, Grace, Benjamin, Emilia and William Callahan and Hannah and Brock Moon. He was predeceased by his siblings, Antoinette Cacchiotti, Mary Piergrossi and Bonifacio Calitri and his son-in-law William Callahan.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Saturday (Apr. 13) from 8:30 – 9:30am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be at 9:30am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in St. Patrick- St. Anthony Church, 285 Church St., Hartford at 10:00am. Burial with full military honors will be in the family plot at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield.

Airas, Carmen Iris

Carmen Iris Airas, beloved wife of Carlos Alberto Airas for more than 35 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Carmen was born August 17, 1959 in Cidra, Puerto Rico; to parents Marcelina Rivera and Juan Colón.
Late 1979, Carmen moved from Cidra, Puerto Rico to Connecticut, where she met her now-husband who she is survived by, Carlos Alberto Airas. Carmen married her soulmate, Carlos Alberto Airas, on April 15, 1980, and eventually resided in Bloomfield, Connecticut with their beloved dog, Charlie. Carmen was a truly gentle soul, with much love given with smiles and laughter spread. Carmen was a strong, loving woman who devoted her life to her family, faith, and the outdoors. She loved nature and the outdoors, spending hours on end tending to the flowers and trees that surrounded the home, hiking through hills, valleys and mountain sides with family, and walking through parks with her grandchildren. Carmen was wonderfully devoted to her 3 daughters: Jesennia Da Costa, spouse of Marco Da Costa of Newington, Neysa Airas of West Hartford, and Jacqueline Airas, fiance of Juan Laboy of East Hartford, all of whom she loved and cared for without end. Carmen is survived by many loving grandchildren: Jonathan, Naiela, Marco Jr., Ismail, Noah, and Khloe.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Sunday (Mar. 24) from 5:00-7:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Sorrows Church at 10:00 am Monday (Mar. 25). Family and friends are asked to meet directly in the church, 16 Greenwood Street Hartford CT. Burial will follow in West Meadow Cemetery, Newington

Mayo, Elizabeth “Betty”

Elizabeth “Betty” Muldowney Mayo died on March 13, 2019 at her home in Farmington. She was born in Hartford on August 20, 1931 and lived in the Hartford area all of her life, over 61 years of which were spent with her beloved late husband, Joseph Charles Mayo, who predeceased her by 72 days on December 31, 2018. Betty and Joe were married in 1957, and raised their family in their much loved home on Fernwood Rd in West Hartford. They moved to Farmington in 2009. Together, they were life-long parishioners at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. Betty graduated from Mt. Saint Joseph’s Academy in 1949 and from Saint Joseph’s College in 1953. She received a Master’s degree from the University of Hartford in 1957.
Betty was an elementary school teacher in the Hartford Public Schools for many years, the longest of which was at Clark Elementary School where she taught English as a Second Language. Later in her career, she was a specialist with the Connecticut Mastery Test where she helped prepare Hartford students for success, along with administering and grading portions of the exam. Betty enjoyed playing tennis, reading and gardening, as well as many summer vacations at Provincetown on Cape Cod with her family. She was an ardent supporter of the Boston Red Sox and the UCONN Men’s and Women’s basketball teams. Family activities also included Red Oak Hill Swim and Tennis Club in Farmington, CT and the Springfield Ski Club in Blanford, MA. After retirement, she and Joe traveled frequently with their longtime friends Bob and Nancy Wilson throughout the U.S. as well as Europe.
She taught her children the values of honesty, hard work, acceptance, and charity for others.
She is survived by 4 children: Catherine Mayo of Jamaica Plain, MA and her adopted son Delmace, Joseph Mayo Jr. of Hampton NH, his wife Kim Rivest and stepdaughter Bonnie Branson, Sharon Charron of Campton, NH, her husband Wayne and stepdaughter Charlee-ann McMahon, Susan Mayo of Martinez, CA, her wife Helen Muscolo and stepchildren Kelly Hand and Michael Muscolo. She is also survived by her dearest cousin, Mary Catherine Tompkins of West Hartford, who was like a sister to her.
At her request, there are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 140 Farmington Ave, Hartford on Saturday March 30, 2019 at 10:00am. Interment will follow in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to the Office of Radio Television, Archdiocese of Hartford 15 Peach Orchard Rd., Prospect, CT 06712-1052 http://www.ortv.org/donate.html.

Correa, Jr., Albert

Albert Correa Jr., of Hartford, born July 8, 1996 passed away on February 10, 2019. He is survived by his son Albert Adriel Correa, his mother Maria Coral, his father Albert Correa and stepmom Natosha Correa, his grandmother Ramonita Correa, his sisters and brother, Brittany Alleyne, Jayden & Elizabeth Kelly, Angelica, Amaya, Alani, Aryana and Alicia Correa, several aunts, uncles and cousins. There’s no shortage of memories when thinking of Albert; the love he had for his son, family and friends was beyond any measure. He will be missed, but we’re thankful for the memories we have together.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Friday (Feb. 15) from 10:00am – 1:00pm followed by Funeral Services in the funeral home at 1:00pm. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford.

Beake, Lorraine

Lorraine Beake, 95, formerly of Fayetteville, NY, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018. Born in Buffalo, NY on July 18, 1923 to the late Bernard and Mary Daley, Lorraine graduated from Saint Mary’s School of Nursing in Niagara Falls, NY and taught in the Syracuse Central Schools until her retirement. She was a member of both the Calvary Club and Cazenovia Country Club.
In 1947 she married William H. Beake, her husband of 66 years, who passed away in 2013. She is survived by their daughters, Susan (Dennis) Voigt and Jill (Cecil) Adams, ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren with one on the way and her sisters, Betty Moran and Maureen (Raymond) Clark. She was predeceased by her sister, Janice Daley and her brothers, Bernard Daley, Edwin Daley and Thomas Daley. Services will be held at a later date.

McDonough, E. Merritt

E. Merritt McDonough died peacefully December 31, 2018 at his home in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida. Merritt was born in Hartford in 1933, the son of the late Charles H. McDonough and Virginia Lee Danahy, and made his home in West Hartford for most of his life. He graduated from Kingswood School in 1951 and graduated from Georgetown University in 1955. He is survived by his loving children and their spouses; Virginia Gasho and her husband Thomas of Simsbury, E. Merritt McDonough, Jr. and his wife Maggie of West Hartford, Guy McDonough of Ludlow, VT, Elizabeth Shannon and her husband Phil of Avon, Jennifer Albanesi and her husband David of Avon and a nephew, Val Nichols of Florida. He was also the adoring and proud grandfather of twelve grandchildren; Katherine and her husband Nick Falco, Tucker and Merritt Gasho, Elizabeth and her husband Paul Adams, Emily and Merritt McDonough III., Natalie and Kate McDonough, Philip and Graham Shannon, Patrick and Ryan Albanesi, and a great-granddaughter, Makaila Adams. He is predeceased by his two brothers, Charles and Joseph and his ex-wife Judith Gengras McDonough.

After college, Merritt served at Fort Dix and Governor’s Island, NY, an island he often joked was more than 5,000 miles removed from the coast of Japan! He quickly befriended a General, and the unlikely pair were often seen visiting the best restaurants in Manhattan. Merritt was also a willing accomplice to his father and his friends during their trips to the horse racetracks of New York and South Florida. In 1958, he joined his father’s insurance agency and throughout his successful 60-year career he was admired by his peers and colleagues as a friend and adviser. He continued to work faithfully until his passing as an insurance executive at People’s United Insurance Agency, and was especially grateful to all his clients, whom he considered to be amongst his closest friends. Merritt was a man of faith, a longstanding parishioner of St. Peter Claver Church and a daily reader of his prayer book.

Merritt spent his life working tirelessly for the benefit of others. Active in philanthropy, he was a part of many record breaking campaigns. He was a trustee of The Connecticut Opera, The Hartford Stage, Saint Francis Hospital and Chairman of The Mount Sinai Hospital and The Saint Francis Foundation. He was also a trustee of Kingswood Oxford School and later trustee emeritus, and a trustee and corporator at Renbrook School for over four decades.

Merritt was a member of The Hartford Canoe Club, The Hartford Golf Club, Indian Creek Country Club, and Fishers Island Club. He enjoyed countless hours at these special places with his family and friends. An extraordinarily generous man, he felt the greatest joy in giving to others and was often called “the most gracious host ever”. He was always thankful his children and grandchildren lived locally, allowing him to attend countless sporting games, concerts, school plays and grandparent’s days. Merritt took pride in his lifelong aversion to salad and was unable to eat any meal without his favorite food, bread and butter. Merritt will be remembered for his incredible warmth, kindness, selflessness, humor, and love towards those who were fortunate enough to have met him.

A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Merritt’s life will be held Friday, January 11 at 10:00am in the Church of St. Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant St., West Hartford. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make a donation in memory of Merritt to the Kingswood-Oxford School, 170 Kingswood Road, West Hartford, CT 06119, Renbrook School, 2865 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117 or to a charity of your choice.

Mayo, Joseph C.

Joseph Charles Mayo died on December 31, 2018 after a brief illness. He was born on November 22, 1928 and lived in the Hartford area for most of his life, over 61 years of which were with his beloved wife Betty (Elizabeth Muldowney Mayo). He graduated from Kingswood School in 1947 and Trinity College in 1951, where he was a founder of the Brownell Club. He was a parishioner at the Cathedral of St. Joseph most of his life, and was a Lectern there for several decades. He was the President and Treasurer of Otto Epstein Inc. for most of his adult life.
He took great pride in the grounds around his home of 70 years on Fernwood Road in West Hartford, which was also the site of most games played by the neighborhood children, even after his own children had grown. His annual 4th of July fireworks displays were a neighborhood delight. He enjoyed childhood summers at Westbrook, CT and later summer vacations with his family at Provincetown on Cape Cod where he continued his lifelong love of boating. Family activities also included Red Oak Hill Swim and Tennis Club in Farmington, CT and the Springfield Ski Club in Blanford, MA. After retirement he and Betty traveled frequently with their longtime friends Bob and Nancy Wilson throughout the U.S. as well as Europe.
Besides his wife he is survived by 4 children: Catherine Mayo of Jamaica Plain, MA and her adopted son Delmace, Joseph Mayo Jr. of Hampton NH, his wife Kim Rivest and stepdaughter Bonnie Branson, Sharon Charron of Campton, NH, her husband Wayne and stepdaughter Charlee-ann McMahon, Susan Mayo of Martinez, CA, her wife Helen Muscolo and stepchildren Kelly Hand and Michael Muscolo.
He taught us the value of hard work, honesty and integrity; all by his own example.
At his request there are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford on January 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to the Connecticut Humane Society, Kingswood-Oxford School or Trinity College.

Maize, Joshua Augustus

Joshua Augustus Maize, born April 19, 1951, passed away peacefully on November 19 2018 in the evening at the age of 67 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. He is survived by his mourning wife Beverly and two children Christopher and Andre, his mother Iona Maize and siblings which include Samuel, Victoria, Esmine, Maureen, Collett, Cynthia, Riley and Loraine. He was the loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Joshua was raised in Old Harbour, St. Catherine Jamaica where he joined the army at the age of 18, after which he became a police officer, serving proudly for 20 years. Apart from being with family, those days spent in the force tailored some of his greatest memories. A memorial service and viewing will be held at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT on Saturday, December 1st at 12 noon, at which time all are welcome. Joshua will be laid to rest in his birth country, Jamaica. The family would like to thank everyone who has shown support during this period of grief.

Dean, George Howard

George Howard Dean, 97, beloved husband of the late Doris M.F. (LaChance) Dean entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 29, 2018 at St. Mary’s Home in West Hartford. He was born in Agawam, MA, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dean. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and after serving his country, moved to Hartford, CT. George was a loving husband, father, pepere, and friend to many. For the past 73 years he has been a communicant of St. Joseph Cathedral. Having been raised on a farm, George was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting. George was well known in his community as someone who was always willing to lend a hand to those in need.
He is survived by his seven children, Daniel and Cindy Dean of Nashua, NH, Robert and Gloria Dean of Newington, Carol and Mark Gilbert of Marlborough, Priscilla Prior and her late husband William Prior of Colchester, George J. Dean of Lawndale, CA, James Dean of West Hartford, and Jacqueline and John Kiefel of Downingtown, PA. He also leaves behind his thirteen grandchildren, Daniel Jr., Stephen, Melissa, Christopher, Heather, Jessica, Leah, Christina, Matthew, Jason, Justin, Jocelyn, and Jennifer, as well as his 7 great grandchildren, Sarah, Joshua, Heather, Sean Jr., Ebon, Sara, and Victoria. He was predeceased by his grandson, Josiah Kiefel, his 3 brothers, John, Frank and Albert, and his 4 sisters, Sue, Veronica, Rita, and Rosemary.
Friends may call at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 140 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the St. Joseph Cathedral Food Pantry, 140 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT, 06105-3708.

Reardon, Arlene J.

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 8:30 PM, Arlene J. Reardon, loving mother and sister, passed away peacefully with family at her bedside after a brave, 17-month battle with cancer.
Arlene was born January 17, 1963 in Hartford, daughter of Arthur Comstock and Blanche Randall and her husband Robert. On May 14, 1999, she married the love of her life, Edward J. Reardon, by whom she was predeceased after 11 amazing years of marriage. She worked for 25 years at Bank of America, although it was known by many different names during her tenure, where she was the top operator in her department.
Arlene always brought joy to any room she entered. She had a gift for stories and no matter the situation, she would always find a way to have a smile on her face. She will be fondly remembered by friends and family for the stories she told and the happiness she brought with her wherever she went.
She is survived by her mother, Blanche Randall, her siblings Laurie, Cindy, Theresa, Dawn and Chris and her children, Brent Grace, Kelly Whitney (and her husband Ben), and Calvin Grace (and his wife Elizabeth), and four grandchildren, Alex, Marie, Nick, and Emma.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Monday (November 12) from 4-8 PM. The funeral service will be held at The Ahern Funeral Home at 10 AM on Tuesday (November 13) followed by burial in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield.

Murray, Ruby

Ruby Murray, 82, of Hartford, passed away on October 18, 2018. She was born on July 12, 1936 in St. Catherine, Jamaica, to the late Llewellyn Russell and Doris Edgil. Ruby was known as a hard worker, great listener and the glue that held her family together. She loved to cook.
She leaves to cherish her memory, sons Terrence and Junior; daughters Andrea and Jacqueline; brother Samuel; sisters Rita, Eudell and Veronica; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a host of step-children, nephews, nieces and relative and friends. Besides her parents, Ruby was predeceased by her husband Benjamin Murray; three sisters Winnifred, twin sister Nora and Cynthia; her beloved great-grandson Mark Anthony and her step-daughter Pamela.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Saturday (Nov. 3) from 4:00-5:00pm with a Memorial Service to be held in the funeral home at 5:00pm. Burial will be in Jamaica.

Staunton, Rosemary

Rosemary Clifford Staunton of South Windsor, CT, beloved wife of the late Patrick Staunton, passed away on October 17, 2018. The daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Clifford, she was born and raised in Waterbury, CT. She attended Waterbury Catholic High School and St. Mary’s Hospital Nursing School and worked as a nurse at St. Mary’s and St. Francis Hospitals. In her twenties, she started an Irish dance school with her sister and remained actively involved in Irish dance and the Irish community. An avid sports fan, she especially enjoyed cheering on the UConn Men’s and Women’s Basketball and the Boston Red Sox. She loved spending time at the beach and taking day trips to Ocean Beach in New London. Many of her happiest moments were spent vacationing in Cape Cod and on island cruises.
Rosemary is survived by her daughter Kathleen (Staunton) Hall and her husband Eric of Marlboro, MA, sister Maura (Clifford) Nevin and her husband Chris of Hingham, MA; nieces Colleen Nevin of Washington, DC and Tara Nevin Olivier and husband David and their three children of Hingham, MA; nephews Brian Nevin and wife Siobhan of Hingham, MA and Christopher Nevin of Weymouth, MA; and several loving and supportive sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and several nieces and nephews. Her dog Terry was her loving companion.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours from 4-7pm on Sunday, October 21 at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave, Hartford. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Monday, October 22 at 9:45am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in St. Margaret Mary Church, 80 Hayes Rd in South Windsor at 10:30am. Burial will be at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.