Archive for September 2011

Ciacchero, Francis

Francis “Fran” J. Ciacchero, 83, of Farmington, husband of the late of Paulette M. Ciacchero and Diane Ciacchero, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 27th at home. Born in Hartford, March 24th, 1928, son of the late Domenick and Anna (Pasqualucci) Ciacchero. Prior to retiring, he was a Security Officer at Conila Corp in Windsor. Fran was a United States Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a longtime communicant at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Unionville and a member of the BPOE Elks Lodge #19 for 50 years. Fran is survived by his two sisters, Mary C. Reynolds and Lorraine Saucier both of Unionville, his nieces and nephews, Robert Ciacchero, Kim Klauer, Gil Saucier, Janet C. Tedesco, Sandra Purrier, Alan Reynolds, Daniel Grohs, William Grohs and Blake Lewis, his two step-daughters, Lynn Ciacchero of Farmington and Maureen Jackson of Syracuse, NY, as well as other nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Richard Ciacchero, his sister, Madeline J. Grohs and his niece, Jeanine Saucier. The family would like to express sincere thanks and appreciation to the EMT’s from East Farms Fire Department and to the Paramedics from the University of Connecticut Health Center. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday (Sept. 30) from 9:00-10:00am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be at 10:30am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville at 10:30am. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the McLean Hospice Program, 75 Great Pond Rd., Simsbury, CT 06070. To send online condolences to the family, please visit

Barrett, George

George Morgan Barrett, Jr, “Red”, of Plainville, Connecticut passed away on Monday, September 26, 2011 at the age of 85. George was born in Hartford, Connecticut on Wednesday, October 28, 1925. His parent’s were George Morgan Barrett and Mae Eva (Moulton) Barrett of West Hartford, Connecticut. He grew up on the family apple orchard in West Hartford with his younger sister Barbara Mae (Barrett) Gauthier and younger brothers Eugene Spencer Barrett and Russell Irwin Barrett. From an early age George had a love of automobiles and airplanes. At age 14 he did odd jobs at Brainard Field in Hartford to earn money for flying lessons and on Wednesday, April 15, 1942, at age 16, he became Connecticut’s youngest licensed pilot. He joined the Army Air Corps during World War Two and graduated from St. Anselm College as a Flight Officer. Fortunately, the war ended soon there after. George continued his interest in airplanes and owned several during the next decade. He began working in the construction industry as a heavy equipment mechanic and went on to become the Master Mechanic at Kessler Construction Co. of Hartford Connecticut, from which he retired. George married Roberta Elsie Atwater of New Britain, Connecticut on Saturday, February 25, 1950. They moved into the house he had just built on one corner of the now sub-divided old family apple orchard in West Hartford. George and Roberta raised two children; Brian Harry Barrett of Burlington, Connecticut and Ruth Mae (Barrett) Beaky of Scotland, Connecticut. George spent each summer of his later years at the Advent Christian Campground in Plainville, CT. He lived there in a cottage built about 100 years ago by his grandfather, John Calvin Barrett. Many of John’s descendants owned cottages there throughout the 1900’s. And that is where George was when he passed away on Monday. George is survived by: his former wife Roberta Atwater Barrett of Southington, Connecticut; his son Brian and his wife Ellen of Burlington, Connecticut; his daughter Ruth and her husband Michael P. Beaky of Scotland, Connecticut; his four grand children LeAnn M. Beakey; Cory M. Beakey, Gregory M. Barrett and Timothy J. Barrett and one great-grand child; Kristen M. Beakey; his sister Barbara Gauthier and his brother Russell Barrett. His brother Eugene Barrett predeceases him. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday (Oct. 1) from 1:00-2:00pm followed by Funeral Services in The Ahern Funeral Home at 2:00pm with the Rev. Wendell Taylor officiating. Burial will be in West Lane Cemetery, Kensington. To send online condolences to the family, please visit

Moses, Stanley

Stanley J. Moses, 89, of Windsor, beloved husband of Ophelia (Ferguson) Moses, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 17th. Born in St. John, Antigua he was the son of the late Alexander and Mary Moses. He resided in the Greater Hartford area for many years. Prior to retiring, Stanley was employed by the Town of Windsor, Board of Education as a driver for many years. Besides his wife, he is survived by his six children, Marilee R. Williams-Jones of Windsor Locks, Charles E. Moses, of Washington, D.C., Paula Y. Moses-Clouden of Bloomfield, Patricia A. Shepard of Hartford, Gretchen. E. Moses-Gardner of Hartford and Andrea L. Moses of Windsor, two sisters, Calmi and Iris Moses, both of Antigua, two brothers, James and Ernest Moses both of Antigua, eight grandchildren, Dean, Paul, Richard, Roderick, Vanessa, Trevor, Lisa and McKenzie and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Saturday (Sept. 24) from 9:00-10:00 am in Victory Cathedral Church, 185 Bellevue St., Hartford followed by Services in the church at 10:00 am. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.

Nelson, Elisa

Elisa M. Nelson, 81, of Deerfield Beach, FL, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 15th; born in New Britain, February 28th, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Armando and Filomena (Moffa) DeVito. Elisa was employed by the University of Connecticut Health Center and following retirement spent many happy years in Florida. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Lilianna Chmura for the wonderful care given to Elisa. She is survived by her son, Gary Nelson of Burlington, her son Robert Nelson and Sandra Burns of Burlington, her daughter Laurie Cyr and son-in-law Conrad of Berlin, her daughter Sandra Nelson of New Britain, her brother Enrico DeVito, her dear friend Bill Smith of Spring Hill, FL, seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph and Mario DeVito and her sister Diana Lowrey. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Sunday (Sept. 25) from 12:00-3:00pm at Cugino’s Restaurant, 1053 Farmington Ave., Farmington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To send online condolences to the family, please visit

Romanzi, Mary

Mary Romanzi, 104, of Canton, widow of Sebastian L. Romanzi, passed away peacefully Friday, September 16th. Born in New York, New York, September 13th, 1907, daughter of the late Samuel and Jennie (Yolanda) Monaco. Mary is survived by her son Samuel A. Romanzi and his wife Angela A. Romanzi of Burlington, three grandchildren, Lisa Stafford, Michael Romanzi and Steven Romanzi and three great grandchildren, Lauren Stafford, Ryan Stafford and Cooper Romanzi. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Monday (Sept. 19) at 12:00pm in the Church of St. Patrick, Collinsville followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery, Collinsville. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. To send online condolences to the family, please visit

Crowe, Barbara Brown

Barbara Brown Crowe, 76, a long-time resident of Plainville, passed away unexpectedly Friday (September 9, 2011). Born in Bristol on October 9, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Elisa (Larese) Brown. Barbara was a loving mother and homemaker to her six children. She extended that love to her grandchildren and close friends. Barbara loved to be surrounded by her family and friends. Barbara leaves behind her beloved brother, Clarence Brown and his wife Ann Marie and their daughter, Jennifer Kozlowski from Oakdale; her children, Donald P. Crowe Jr. and his wife Joan of Canton, Elisa Slater and her husband Jim of Milford, PA, Robert J. Crowe of Plainville, Kathy Mykalosky and her husband John of Terryville, Peter F. Crowe of Plainville and Donna A. Bouchard and her husband Alan of Newington; and her beloved grandchildren William Matthews, Addison Crowe, Amanda Mykalosky, Michelle Crowe, Harley Ann Bouchard, John Daniel Crowe, Christopher Slater, Stone Bouchard, Andrew Jahr and Jessica Jahr. She will be truly missed by her close and dear friends and will forever be in their hearts and memories. Barbara is predeceased by her granddaughter Sabrina Crowe, her former husband Donald P. Crowe, Sr., and niece, Amy L. Brown.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held in The Ahern Funeral Home Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to The Arthritis Foundation , Connecticut Chapter, 35 Cold Spring Road, Suite 411, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To send online condolences to the family please visit