Archive for 2012

Smith, Edward L.

Edward L. Smith, 96, died peacefully on Friday, December 28th at his home at the McAuley in West Hartford. The son of Grace (Lynch) Smith and Edward L. Smith, former Mayor of Hartford, he attended the Washington Street public school, Bulkeley High School and graduated from Trinity College, Class of 1939. His long employment at the Travelers Insurance Company spanned 47 years in the Casualty and Property Claims Department. Eddie was predeceased by his loving and devoted wife, Mary (O’Hare) Smith after 64 happy years of marriage. He was also predeceased by his three sisters, Grace Smith Butler, Mary Elizabeth Smith Schaller and Patricia Smith Klimczak. Eddie, a kind, quiet person was well known by family and friends as a pleasant and thoughtful person. During World War II, he joined the Army Ski Patrol, 10th Mountain Division, then in Colorado. That was the beginning of his life-long love of skiing which he and Mary enjoyed together at Stratton Mountain in Vermont. They travelled throughout Ireland, Europe, China and Russia during their retirement years even after moving from their home on Hilltop Drive in West Hartford to the McAuley. Eddie enjoyed reading, tennis, golf, and visiting with family and friends. A life-long Catholic, he was a communicant at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in West Hartford. During the past year the Pastoral Care staff at the McAuley met his spiritual needs. Eddie was cared for by his faithful and loving aides, Barbara and Minnie who were constantly at his side. Our gratitude to them cannot be fully expressed. Ed is survived by his cousin, Sally Creedon O’Hare of Bridgeport, his nieces and nephews, James J. O’Hare III and his wife Sally of Hingham, MA; Nicholas Creedon O’Hare and his wife Cynthia of Westlake Village, CA; Ellen (O’Hare) Rogers and her husband Bob of Fairfield; Patricia Andersen and her husband Rolf of Canton; Walter Klimczak Jr., and his wife Maria of Collinsville; Grace Link and her husband Jon of Alexandria, VA; Benjamin Klimczak of Rockville; John Klimczak and his wife Michele of West Hartford and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Elizabeth “Betty” A. O’Hare, RSM of West Hartford. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday (Dec. 31) at 11:00am in the Chapel at St. Mary Home, 2021 Albany Ave., West Hartford followed by burial in Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mercy Community, 2021 Albany Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117 or to Trinity College, Development Office, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106-3100.

McDonough, Ruth

Ruth Reyna McDonough was born on October 31, 1926 in Havana, Cuba daughter of a career military officer, Rene Eduardo Reyna. In 1938, her father and Ruth moved to Los Angeles, CA where Ruth was enrolled for one year in Sacred Heart Convent School where she became fluent in English. She, then, lived for a year in Mexico City before moving and settling in Miami, Florida. She was married in 1943 to a local Miamian and soldier, James Nichols, and had one son. Ruth divorced in 1952 and worked as a model in Miami Beach’s elite resorts where she met Joseph McDonough and was remarried on February 9, 1957. Ruth had three other sons and a daughter. Ruth and Joe raised their children in West Hartford and were active members of The Hartford Golf Club. In 1960 Ruth arranged to have her single Aunt (Maria Theresa) leave Cuba to flee the Castro Regime. Her Aunt lived with the family the remainder of her Aunt’s life. In 1990 Ruth and Joe moved to Stonington, CT where they enjoyed their retirement with a beautiful home nearer the water and visited by her children and grandchildren. Ruthie was as wonderful and loving a grandmother to her nine grandchildren as she was a mother to her five children. Her embellished stories of Cuba and her sense of humor will be missed. Ruth is predeceased by her husband. She leaves five children: Val and Connie Nichols of Miami, FL; Lee and Jean McDonough of Finksburg, MD; Jay and Cathy McDonough of West Hartford, CT; Jon and Jodi McDonough of Coventry, RI and Mary Jo McDonough and Rob Walsh of Stonington, CT. She also leaves nine grandchildren: Grant Nichols, Brad Nichols, Willie McDonough, Sam McDonough, Wesley McDonough, Margo McDonough, Alexander McDonough, Hayden McDonough and Joseph Mac Walsh. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Saturday (Dec. 29) at 12:00pm in the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 140 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Burial will be in the family plot at Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Hospital Cancer Center, 114 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105.

Battiston, Helen J.

Helen Josephine Battiston, of Farmington, CT and Tequesta, FL passed away on December 23, 2012 at the Uconn Medical Center at the age of 96. She is predeceased by her husband Lino J. Battiston, a son Edward Battiston, sisters Mary Pellagato, Millicent Root Chianese, Mary Mincarelli, and brothers, Mario and Paul Mincarelli. Helen is survived by two sons Deacon Donald Battiston of Nantucket Island and Jupiter, FL and Leonard Battiston of Stonington, CT and Jupiter, FL. She is lovingly remembered as Grandma by 9 grandchildren, Jeffrey Battiston, Rebecca King, Hannah Martin, Greg Battiston, Jacob Battiston, Christina Battiston, Leigh Kroll, Todd Kroll and Scott Kroll and as “Grandma Hellie” by 15 great grandchildren. Helen lived life to the fullest; she was our eternal optimist. She was a communicant at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Farmington, CT and St. Peter in Jupiter, FL. Over the years, Helen was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and St. Brigid’s Women’s Auxilary in West Hartford. Helen, an avid golfer, competed in many CSWGA tournaments and was a Women’s Club Champion at Avon Country Club. She continued to play golf until the age of 93 as a member of the Country Club of Farmington and Tequesta Country Club. In the spring, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s in Farmington, CT. Her cremains will be interred at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Avon, CT. There will be no calling hours. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the residents and staff of The Gables in Farmington, CT where Helen lived a happy, active and full life until her death and also to the doctors and nurses at the Jean Marie Colbert Wing at UConn Medical Center for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to any charity of your choice.

Dimock, Robert J.

Robert Joseph Dimock, 74, of Avon, loving husband of Judith (Radun) Dimock passed away peacefully on Monday, December 24th. Born in Canton on February 18th, 1938, son of the late Thomas Dimock and Lillian Dimock Barisano. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by A. Rotondo and Sons for 41 years. Bobby loved the New York Yankees and woodworking and had a great sense of humor, he loved telling his grandchildren; don’t take any wooden nickels and other humorous sayings and stories. Bobby is survived by his beloved wife Judy of 54 years, his sons, Joseph Dimock, Robert Dimock and his wife Lisa of Avon, his daughters, Deborah Gervais and her husband Henry of Grafton, VT, Susan Delvalle and her husband Rafael of Bristol, his brothers, Thomas Dimock and his wife Nancy of Townshend, VT, John Barisano of Avon, his sister, Shirley Barisano of Avon, his grandchildren, Nichole Fernandez, Jaime Schroeder, Jason Ronan, Torie Gervais, Brittany King and Melissa Dimock, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Michael Dimock, his sisters, Frances Vickers, Carol Roberts, Linda Dimock and his brother Donald Dimock. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Sunday (Dec. 30) from 1:00-2:00pm followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.

Kovall, Anne S.

Anne S. Kovall passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, December 17th. Born in Unionville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph K. and Katrina Mary (Mikolajcik) Smolen. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, William A. Kovall. They lived in Harwinton for 56 years in her “dream house”, a home she and her husband designed and built themselves. Anne was an accomplished artist specializing in portraits. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking, reading, crossword puzzles and traveling. She traveled to many different parts of the world and looked forward to trips to the casino with her friends, Marion & Tito, Ginger, and the “Mary’s”. Early in her life she studied fashion design & illustration at the Hartford Art School and continued those studies in her senior years at Northwestern Community College. She was busy in civic affairs all of her life. She was Registrar of Voters for the Town of Harwinton prior to being elected Town Assessor, a position she held for 13 years. She also served part time as the assessor for the Town of Morris. She took real estate and appraisal courses at the University of Connecticut and received her CCMA. She was a member and officer of several Assessors Associations. Her community service activities included the Harwinton Agricultural Society, the Harwinton Historical Society, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Mother’s Club and principal of the Parish School of Religion, and the Town of Harwinton 250th Anniversary Committee. She is survived by three children Annemarie Werner and her husband Dean, William A. Kovall, Jr. and his wife Deborah and Colette Skinner and her husband Alan. She leaves two brothers, Francis E. Smolen and Andrew R. Smolen and his wife Mary. She was predeceased by four sisters, Elizabeth Shearer, Sophie Richardson, Catherine Ayers and Julia M. Smolen, and one brother, Joseph R. Smolen. She also leaves five loving grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Alysen Almand, her husband Dave and their children Kaitlyn and Benjamin, Jason Kovall and his son, Nicholas, Todd Werner and his wife Amy, Tiffany Skinner and Halley Werner, along with numerous nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. All will miss her dearly. She loved her family and was devoted to them. She opened her arms, her heart and her home to everyone. Family and friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street, Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday, December 20th from 4:00-7:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Friday, December 21st at 10:45am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville at 11:30am. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Yale – New Haven Hospital Smilo Care Center –Torrington, 200 Kennedy Drive, Torrington, CT 06790. or VNA Northwest Inc. ,607 Bantam Rd., Unit F, Bantam, CT 06750

Eveleth, David


David D. Eveleth, 81, of Unionville, beloved husband of Janet (Pembleton) Eveleth, passed away Sunday, December 16th at his home after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Born December 6th, 1931 in Paris, France, he was the son of the late George S. and Agnes (Decker) Eveleth. He was a graduate of St. Lawrence University, which is where he met his wife, Janet. David was a Partner at Associated Architects in Farmington for many years. He was a past president of the Farmington Rotary Club. He designed and helped to finance and build shelters for the Rails for Trails walking paths through Farmington. He was also a past president of the Farmington Land Trust. In 2012, he received the Golden Deeds Award for outstanding community service from the Farmington Exchange Club. Throughout his life Dave was an avid sailor, vacations were usually spent in boats which went from Florida to the Chesapeake to Long Island Sound to the Cape and Islands and Maine. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son David D. Eveleth Jr., and his wife Jennifer of San Diego, CA; his daughter Emily Eveleth Young and her husband Penn of Sherborn, MA; his grandchildren, Alexander Eveleth, Rose Eveleth, Decker Eveleth, Emily Wagner and Douglas Wagner; and his two brothers, Jason Eveleth and Stimson Eveleth. He was predeceased by his daughter, Laura Eveleth. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday (Jan. 5) at 2:00pm in The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Farmington Land Trust, 128 Garden Street #C, Farmington, CT 06032.

Mello, Louis Jr.

Louis Mello, Jr., of West Hartford, was taken into the arms of his Savior on December14, 2012, in the loving presence of his family. Louis was born April 23, 1927 and raised in Fall River, MA. The son of the late Luiz Ruiz Mello, Sr. and Filomena (Cordeiro) Mello, he proudly served our country in the Korean conflict and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal of Honor for his bravery as a field medic under horrific circumstances. Upon his return to the States, he was happily employed at theASCO Valve, Inc.“,  a division of  Emerson Electric Company(New Jersey), as an electrical engineer, for 35 years. He was a member of Local IBEW #3 Union. During these years, he was an active member of the company bowling team and traveled extensively throughout the U.S.and the world, at one time traveling to Spain to witness a World Cup Soccer game, a series and sport he so loved. Uncle Louie shared his passion for travel with his nieces and nephews having taken them on adventures from teaching them to roller skate to their first plane trips and beyond. His family delighted in his Christmas tradition of bringing Cracker Jacks and presents to all. Known by friends, family and physicians as Uncle Louie, he is survived by his loving sister, Maria Inez (Billie)Tomalonis of Westfield, NJ. He was pre-deceased by his dear sister, Laura Mello Smith, of East Hartford, and his brother-in-law, Vincent (Tom) P. Tomalonis. He leaves, to celebrate his life, the following nieces and nephews; Carol (Bob) Smith Price, Gail (John) Tomalonis Grossmann, Randall (Marion)Smith, Jane (Bob) Tomalonis Gursky, William (Barbara)Tomalonis, Nancy Smith Teixeira, Mark (Kathy)Tomalonis, Gary (Lynne)Smith, David Tomalonis, Paul (Susan)Smith, and many great nieces and nephews as well as great-great nieces and nephews. He also leaves his beloved trove of Bothelo cousins. Uncle Louie very much enjoyed and appreciated their love and warm hospitality when he would visit their homes in Bermuda. The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to Dr. Patrick McDermott for his many years of patience with and understanding of Uncle Louie’s various maladies.We would also like to thank his “extended” family, at the Hughes Convalescent Home, for their dignified and loving care for Uncle Louie (and his family) in his final hours. Our gratitude also goes out to those individuals who unselfishly assured Uncle Louie an escort to Mass each Saturday/Sunday. You are truly sainted individuals and we so appreciate your generosity. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Wednesday (Dec. 19) from 6:00-8:00pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Thursday (Dec. 20) at 10:30am in the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford. Burial with full military honors will be in State Veteran’s Cemetery, Middletown. A profoundly devout Catholic, we ask donations be made in his memory to the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Ct 06105.

Flis, Stephen

FLIS, Stephen Albert Flis, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 13th. He was married to the former Gloria Holton, his Kappa Sigma sweetheart, partner and best friend for 63 years. Born in Baldwinville, MA, August 6th, 1921, he was the son of the late John and Agnes (Mazur) Flis. Steve graduated from Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, MA, the University of New Hampshire and earned a Master’s degree from Boston University. 1st Lieutenant Flis fought in World War II with the 755th Field Artillery Battalion including the Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne, Belgium which he visited in peacetimes. Following 2 ½ years as Town Manager of Lancaster, NH, Steve served the Town of Farmington as Manager from January 1955 to July 1985 with total dedication. From his retirement in 1985 to 2002 he was President of the Unionville Water Company. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Mark, son Michael and his wife Carol Sobuta, daughter Diane Nord and her husband Alan, his much beloved eight grandchildren, Adam and Beth K., Zachary, Alex and Robin, Jeffrey, Greg , Alison, Kirsten, and Eric and his great grandchildren, Sharon and Jack. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Monday (Dec. 17) from 4:00-7:00pm. Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Stephen A. Flis Scholarship Fund, 1 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT 06032. To send online condolences to the family, please visit

Vallo, Joseph

Joseph G. Vallo, 87, died peacefully at home with family on December 13, 2012. He leaves his loving wife, Stella (Beaudoin) Vallo; his children and their spouses, Gary J. and Michelle B. Vallo of Glastonbury, JoAnne V. and Thomas R. Walker of Ashford, Elaine Vallo of West Hartford; and his grandchildren, Mary and Grace Vallo, Neal and Paul Walker, and Shaun, Ethan and Regan Bosnyak. Joe was born in Berlin, NH on February 2, 1925 to Joseph J. and Mary (Lesko) Vallo, immigrants of Slovakia. He attended Berlin High School where he was an accomplished athlete in sports ranging from baseball and swimming to hockey and skiing. After high school, Joe served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. When the war ended, Joe enrolled and graduated from the University of New Hampshire. He moved to Connecticut in 1952 and began his career in purchasing. For most of his career he served as Postmaster in Canton. Joe was passionate about sports. He enjoyed the Celtics and UConn basketball, loved the New York football Giants with the exception of Allie Sherman, and lived and died with the Boston Red Sox, although he had mixed emotions about their recent winning ways. Golf was a special passion. Golf contained several elements that were central to Joe’s life: friendship and camaraderie, competition, and an endless opportunity for self-improvement. Along with his much loved and life-long friend, Dick Baxter, Joe golfed, weather permitting or not, almost every Tuesday for over 50 years. Each golf season climaxed when Joe and Dick formed a foursome in October to walk 36 holes a day in a week-long golf marathon, legendary for its shotmaking, laughter, and late-night revelry. Joe was even more passionate about his family. He guided his children and grandchildren with a gentle hand, encouraging them to find their own way, and providing overwhelming love and support when they fell and needed a hand up. Joe was a deeply compassionate man which, in part, derived from his experience with a hearing disability that he coped with since his teenage years. He was compassionate long before it was cool, often times speaking out about such issues as racial inequality and the plight of the disadvantaged. Joe’s compassion was only equaled by his fierce and obsessive determination. He was relentless in any undertaking. He simply never, never, never gave up. Those who were touched by this deceptively simple and humble man celebrate his rich life and will miss his loving heart and gentle spirit. Friends may visit during calling hours TODAY from 5:00-7:00pm at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., RT. 4, Unionville. A funeral will be at the convenience of the family. The family wishes to thank the caregivers of the McLean Hospice for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s name may be made to the American School for the Deaf, Office of Institutional Advancement, 139 North Main St., West Hartford, CT 06107.

Parsons, James C.

James C. Parsons, of Burlington, loving husband of Diane (Abad) Parsons and son of Paul F. & Patricia J. Parsons passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 surrounded by family. Jimmy grew up in Avon and was a 1972 graduate of Avon High School. He attended Denver University in Colorado and graduated in 1976 from the Northwood Institute in Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Jimmy joined the family business, R.E. Parsons, Inc. after graduation and worked there for many years with his father, Paul, and his brothers. He was a member of the Farmington Rotary during that period and was granted the honorary Paul Harris Fellow Award. After retiring from the automotive business, Jimmy worked as an office manager for Fiscal Dynamics, Inc., in Farmington. Jimmy enjoyed spending his free time by the pool with his grandchildren, golfing with his friends, riding his Harley, and vacationing on Great Pond in Belgrade, Maine. He is survived by his wife Diane Parsons of Burlington, as well as his children, Amy Parsons of Burlington and Mathew & Jennifer Parsons of Burlington. He leaves behind his grandchildren who brought him the greatest joy, Cassidy, Timmy, Travis and Lucy as well as another grandchild due this spring. Jimmy leaves behind his siblings, Jennie & Brian Williams of Newton, Robert & Vicki Parsons of Manchester, Richard Parsons of Farmington, Stephanie Smith Parsons of Windsor, David & Karen Parsons of Merrimack, NH, Denice & Bill Capitani of Myrtle Beach, SC. He loved his wife Diane and her wonderful Spanish family which included his mother-in-law Maria Abad of New Britain and his brother and sister-in-law Leon & Mari Zahaba of Berlin. Jimmy had many nieces and nephews as well; Sara, Melissa, Katie, Christine, Colin, Thomas, Dorothy, Lisa, Michael, Joey, Brian and Jennifer were all a big part of his life. Jimmy was especially grateful to his group of friends that he met with every Tuesday and Thursday night. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St. Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Dec 12) from 4-8pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday (Dec 13) at 1pm at the Avon Congregational Church, Rt. 44, Avon with Rev. Martha Chenault officiating. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the charity of the donor’s choosing.

Johnson, Wayne

Wayne D. Johnson, 63, of Hartford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 4th at St. Francis Hospital. Wayne leaves his family of friends at the House of Bread.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Monday (Dec. 10) at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick- St. Anthony Church, Hartford. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford. Memorial contributions may be made to the House of Bread, 1453 Main St., Hartford, CT 06120.

Cobaich, Amalia

COBAICH, Amalia Cobaich, 99, of Canton, widow of Casimiro Cobaich, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 4th at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Croatia, May 26th, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Maria Diminich. Amalia was a very caring and kind woman who was liked by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Angela A. Romanzi and her husband Samuel of Burlington, her sister Angelina Cavalli of Long Island, her three grandchildren, Lisa Stafford and her husband George of Durham, Michael Romanzi and his wife Kristen of Tetonia, ID and Steven Romanzi of Canton, and her great grandchildren, Lauren and Ryan Stafford and Cooper Romanzi. She was predeceased by her sisters, Lucia Diminich, Maria Dobrich and Ludmila Millevoi and her brothers, Anthony, Casimiro, Joseph and Stanislao Diminich. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville TODAY from 4:00-7:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Friday (Dec. 7) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Patrick, Collinsville at 10:00am. Burial will be in Saint Raymond’s Cemetery, the Bronx, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, 251 Post St. Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94108.

Pease. Charles

Charles Austin Pease, 2nd, age 81, son of the late Dwight A. and Stella (O’Brien) Pease, died Sunday December 2, 2012 after a short battle with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia with his wife Marilyn at his bedside. Chuck was raised in West Hartford and attended local schools. He graduated from the Loomis School and Yale University (1953). At Yale, Mr. Pease was a member of the Saint Elmo Society and Varsity Baseball Team. During the summers of 1951 and 1952, a left handed pitcher, he played in the Hartford Twilight League, where in 1951; he was awarded the league’s most valuable player. His love for baseball carried him into coaching after Yale. In 1959, he became the assistant coach of the Hayes-Velhage Post 96 West Hartford American Legion Team. This team, under manager Clayton Johnson, went to the National Finals and finished third. Chuck’s passion for baseball turned to golf. He joined the Hartford Golf Club where he played for 20 years. Other memberships included the University Club in Hartford and the Order of Founders and Patriots of America. While raising his family, he became involved with West Hartford’s Saint John’s Church serving as usher, fund raiser and vestry member under the late Charles Wilding and late Alan O’Neil. Mr. Pease’s business career started at Chicago’s Northern Trust. He later joined the investment department of the Hartford Fire Company. Chuck finished his business life with several brokerage houses, specializing in municipal bond sales. In 1990, Mr. Pease and Marilyn moved out to Farmington Woods in Avon. No longer able to play golf, he turned to landscaping. He served for five years as chairman of the Landscape Committee and remained an active contributor until his death. Mr. Pease is survived by his beloved wife, Marilyn (Cosby) Pease, and three daughters, Anne E. Pease of Kittery Point, ME, Susan Pease Gadoua and her husband Michael of Penngrove, CA, and Nancy D. Pease and her husband John Thomas of Tampa, FL, and a son Edward C. Pease and wife Heather of West Hartford. Chuck’s surviving grandchildren are Dodge and Jack Tucker of Kittery Point, ME and Faith Pease of West Hartford. Chuck was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Pease Hicks of New York City and a sister Anne (Mrs. Thomas S. Carpenter) of Charlotte, N. C. His first wife and the mother of his five children, Louise Galt Pease, also predeceased Chuck. He left many thanks to Dr. Patrick McDermott, Dr. Timothy Curley and Dr. Larry Suecof for their loving and dedicated care during his 71 years as a juvenile diabetic. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, December 7th at 1:00pm in St. John’s Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Ave., West Hartford with Rev. Joseph L. Pace officiating. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Association, 20 Batterson Park Rd., Farmington, CT 06032 or Saint John’s Church, 679 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT 06119 or the Linda Hicks Memorial fund at Kingwood Oxford, 170 Kingswood Rd., West Hartford, CT 06119.

Marci, Catherine Rose

Catherine Rose Marci, 80, of Unionville, beloved wife of Joseph S. Marci, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 2nd. Born in Hartford, June 27th, 1932, daughter of the late Paul and Josephine (Puglisi) Civitello, she resided in Unionville for many years. Prior to retiring, Catherine was associated with The Paneloc Compan and later with Simplex Securities, both in Collinsville. She was a longtime communicant at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea. Besides her husband, she is survived by her son, Paul Marci and his wife RoseAnn of Unionville, her daughter, Sharon M. Fraher and her husband George of Niantic, her sister, Rose Jovino and her husband Joseph of East Hartford, and her beloved grandson, Raymond J. Marci of Torrington. She was predeceased by her brother, Nicholas Civitello and her sister, Dorothy Green. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Tuesday (Dec. 4) from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Wednesday (Dec. 5) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville at 10:00am. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

Ornellas, Irene

Irene L. Ornellas, 90, of Unionville, widow of Albert Ornellas, passed peacefully on Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at Bristol Hospital. Born in Lowell, MA on June 12th, 1922. Irene was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan and was known as the female Howard Cosell. She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Urbowicz and her husband of Walter of Unionville, her grandson, Walter Urbowicz and his wife Barbara, her great granddaughters, Ashley “The Princess” and Nicole “The Cherub” all of Glendale, AZ, and her loving “second daughter”, Geraldine Rastello of Lawrence, MA. Funeral services will be private.