Archive for January 2010

Jolly, Gary

Gary P. Jolly, DPM, FACFAS, 61, died January 31, 2010 after battling cancer for the past two years. Jolly served as president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) in 2004-05. He will be remembered as a visionary leader who often challenged the status quo and constantly urged “raising the bar” in the education and training of foot and ankle surgeons, from medical school through the end of one’s career. Jolly earned a BS degree from Upsala College in 1970 and his DPM degree from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in 1975, followed by four years of residency and a fellowship at the Metropolitan Hospital in Philadelphia. He achieved certification from the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in 1975 and became an ACFAS Fellow that same year. During his career, Jolly served as a clinical professor of surgery, residency director, and a prolific author and speaker. Most recently he was the founder and principal surgeon of The Center for Reconstructive Foot Surgery in New Britain, Connecticut. Gary is survived by his wife, Joann, four children: Jessica (Adam) Rodriguez, Dana Jolly, Grady (Keith) Edelstein, and Adam Adamek, two grandchildren: Ariana and Isabella Rodriguez, and his two loyal companions: Clifford and Bella.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 6, in St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 224 Lovely Street, Avon, at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in Gary’s name be made to any of the following: ACFAS Legacy Fund for podiatric surgery education and research initiatives, 8725 West Higgins Road, Suite 555, Chicago, Illinois 60631-2724, St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 224 Lovely St., Avon, CT 06001, or Joslin Center for Diabetes, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.

Farraye, Marie

Marie Elizabeth Farraye, 69, of Naples, FL and Avon, CT beloved wife of Dr. Joseph J. Farraye, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center after a two year battle with cancer. She was born March 11, 1940 in Paterson, NJ, daughter of the late Alfonso and Mary Moschetti and had lived in Avon for the past 35 years, and Naples, FL for the past 15 years. Mrs. Farraye was a reading teacher who received her formal BA in Education from Paterson State Teacher’s College and a MA in Reading Remediation from Paterson State. She taught elementary school in Totowa Borough, NJ. She accompanied her husband at the University of Bologna Medical School for 5 years and cherished every moment with her father’s family in Taranta Peligna. Besides her husband of 45 years, she is survived by her children, Marc J. Farraye and his wife Donna K. Farraye of St. Augustine, FL and Nicole M. Gresh and her husband Thomas T. Gresh of Avon, CT; five grandsons, Daniel L. Farraye, Andrew J. Farraye, Nicholas L. Farraye, Jacob T. Gresh, and Tyler J. Gresh; two brothers Rocco Merlino and Nick Merlino, two sisters Elizabeth Merlino and Pearle Merlino; many brother and sister-in-laws and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Jennie DeSista, Rose DeMaria and two brothers, Fred Moschetti and Rocco Moschetti. Marie spent much of her winter leisure time in Naples, FL at the Cedar Hammock Golf and Country Club and many summers at the Golf Club of Avon enjoying her favorite pastime golf. Marie was an avid reader and an active participant at the Church of St. Ann in Avon as a lector and religious education teacher. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday January 29th from 4-8 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday January 30th at 10 am in the Church of St. Ann, Arch Rd., Avon. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Cancer Center at St. Francis Hospital, 114 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105.

Gurovich, John

John J. Gurovich, a lifelong resident of Unionville, passed away at home on Friday, (January 22, 2010) at the age of 87, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gisele (Boisvert) Gurovich. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three daughters, Linda (Gurovich) Ingvertsen and husband, Peter, of Unionville, Susan (Gurovich) Marston and husband, Tom, of Henderson, NV, and Cynthia (Gurovich) Baskin and husband, Joe, of Suffield. He also leaves behind six grandchildren, Kristen Ingvertsen of Canton, Britt Ingvertsen-Snyder and her husband Craig of Unionville, Scott Marston and his wife, Laura, of Southern California, Christopher Marston of Southern California, Brent and Blake Baskin of Suffield; and one-great grandchild, Garrett Snyder of Unionville. He was predeceased by his son, Johnny, who died while serving his country in Vietnam in 1969, and his two sisters, Catherine Kacmarcik and Agnes Miller. John was born in Unionville, the son of the late Joseph Gurovich and Anna (Koval) Gurovich. He graduated from Farmington High School in 1940 and later from the Wentworth Institute. John was a United States Navy veteran of World War II serving from 1942-1946. He was assigned to the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Intrepid in the Pacific Theatre, which is now a memorial museum in New York City. He served that ship from 1943-1946 and received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two stars, the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with five stars, the Good Conduct Medal, and the American Theatre and Victory Ribbons. During the course of the war the Intrepid was damaged five times by Kamikaze aircraft, yet the ship kept returning to battle. In 1950, he opened John’s Barber Shop in Unionville working until he retired in 1984. He was a lifelong parishioner of the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea and the Knights of Columbus. John’s family would like to give special thanks to those who treated him with patience and kindness throughout his illness. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Sunday, Jan. 24, from 4-7 p.m. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Monday, Jan. 25, at 9:15 a.m., followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville, at 10 a.m. Burial with full military honors will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Little Sister’s of the Poor, 1365 Enfield St., Enfield, CT 06082.

Adams, Robert

Robert J. Adams, 80, of Burlington, beloved husband of Frances (Weingart) Adams, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 21st. Born in Hartford, May 25th, 1929, son of the late Joseph A. and Edith I. (Rogers) Adams, he was raised in Unionville and graduated from Farmington High School. Prior to retiring, Bob was the Manager of First National Stores and later was an Insurance Agent at Metropolitan Life. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. He was an honorary lifetime member of the Bristol Polish American Citizens Club, the Burlington Men’s Club and the Bristol Elks Club. Bob loved his Punch Brook Farm, Vermont cabin and shopping at Shop Rite! Besides his wife, he is survived by his four brothers, William Adams of Vernon, Norman Adams of North Canton, Richard Adams of East Granby and Donald Adams of Canton, his brother-in-law, Theodore Weingart of Harwinton, his sister-in-law, Lois Grady and her husband Peter of Burlington and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Nancy A. Carroll. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at UCONN Health Center, Cherry Brook Health Care Center, CT Hospice, and his very patient home care nurse, Sharon. In accordance with Bob’s wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Burlington Volunteer Fire and Ambulance, P.O. Box 1285, Burlington, CT 06013 or to Dial-A-Ride at the Town of Burlington, 200 Spielman Highway, Burlington, CT 06013. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.

Beach, Bradley

Bradley Woods Beach, passed away January 21st, at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada with family surrounding him. Bradley was born in Hartford, January 6th, 1936, the son of the late Thomas Coffing Beach and Katherine Woods Beach of Farmington. Bradley maintained a vacation residence in Winsted. Bradley attended Noah Wallace Elementary School in Farmington, Fessenden School in West Newton, MA and graduated from Salisbury School in Salisbury. Bradley received his degree in Education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 1983. Bradley was a member of the Connecticut Air National Guard from 1954-1956 before enlisting in the United States Air Force retiring at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, in 1976. As a scout master with the Boy Scouts of America, Bradley enjoyed hiking, camping and canoeing. Bradley had a great passion for wood carving. Travel took him to several countries in Europe, cruises to Alaska and Antarctica, as well as forty nine states. Bradley is survived by his wife of 52 years, Donna (Keith) Beach, his sons, Kenneth and his wife Lisa, and Joseph and his partner Ms. Stacy Conrad, grandchildren, Adam, Brittney, Kenny, Logan, Tiffany and Faith; as well as a half-brother, Thomas Beach of Glen Falls, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Bradley was deeply loved by his friends and family and will be greatly missed by all. Burial in the family plot will be Monday (June 21) at 1:00pm in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. The family requests, that in lieu of flowers, a donation in Bradley’s memory can be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.

Maiorano, Angelo

Angelo Maiorano, 79, beloved husband of the late Agnesa (Damiano) Maiorano, entered eternal life, surrounded by his family on Monday, January 18th. He was born in Guardia Lombardi, Italy, the son of the late Maria Antonia and Antonio Maiorano of Mount Vernon, NY. Angelo was a communicant at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville. He owned his own landscaping business which brought him much pleasure and he continued his love of gardening throughout his retirement. He is survived by his two adoring daughters, Antonia Maiorano and Maria Glickman, both of Unionville and two loving sons, Jerry Maiorano of Peekskill, NY, and George Maiorano of Bronx, NY. He was cherished by his two granddaughters, Amanda Glickman and Jennifer Glickman whom they affectionately called Nonno. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Steven G. Glickman. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family and his warm and understanding heart brought him much happiness to his children and grandchildren. He will be missed very much by them all. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Jan. 20) from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Thursday (Jan.21) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville at 10:00am. Entombment will be in the family mausoleum at Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108 or to The American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Center Rocky Hill, CT 06067.