Archive for April 2012

Skoglund, Helen

Helen Frances (Tejral) Skoglund, 77, the wife of Ivan R. (Ray) Skoglund, died on April 26th, 2012, at the UConn Health Center. Born in New York City and then raised on a farm in West Willington, CT, the daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Hosek) Tejral, she resided in Farmington, West Willington and Niantic. She graduated from Central Connecticut State College (now University) with a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree from the University of Connecticut. Afterwards, she conducted further graduate studies at Penn State, Stanford and in Europe. She was an educator all of her life, teaching in the public schools of New Britain, including as Principal of the Stanley School, and as a Professor of Education at Central Connecticut State College. In later life, she taught English as a second language at Tunxis Community College to recently immigrated students. She had a lifelong passion for travel both internationally and domestically. She loved the ocean and was a long-time resident of the Giants Neck Beach section of Niantic and spent many happy summers there with her family and friends. She served on the Board of Directors of Nutmeg Cable Television and was a past President of the Giants Neck Beach Association, the Pattagansett Women’s Club and the Garden Club of New Britain. She was a member of First Church of Christ, Congregational, in Farmington where she was a member of Church Women United and the Membership Committee and she was also a member of the Farmington Senior’s Red Hat Society and the Farmington Tunxis Senior Citizen’s Association.

Besides her husband, Ray, she is survived by her two sons, Raymond F. Skoglund and Richard I. Skoglund. A funeral service will be held in the Meetinghouse at the First Church of Christ in Farmington at12:00pm on Sunday, April 29th. Reception to follow at the Sarah Porter Memorial at the First Church of Christ, 75 Main St., Farmington, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the National Kidney Foundation or the First Church of Christ of Farmington Congregational Care Fund. For more information, please contact Ahern Funeral Home, www.ahernfuneralhome.com.

Knapp, Beverley

Beverley A. Knapp, of Hartford, passed away Saturday, April 21st. Beverly had just turned 74. She was the wife of the late Thomas Knapp. She is survived by her son Bobby Loomis, his companion Jean Nozka and her caretaker Linda Root. She will be missed by all her friends at Immanuel House where she lived for many years. Funeral Services will be held Saturday (Apr. 28) at 10:00am in Immanuel Congregational Church, 10 Woodland St., Hartford. Burial will be private.

Landry, Carrie

Carrie Frances (Wellman) Landry, of New Britain, widow of Albert Landry, passed from this world on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hartford on September 5, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Isabell Keefe and William Wellman. Carrie graduated from Bulkeley High School in 1950 and did clerical work for the State of CT the last 15 years of her career, retiring in 1993. Carrie was known for her kindness, compassion, patience, virtue, and unyielding faith in God. Carrie leaves behind two daughters, Ann Mangene and her partner, Dominic Vacarro, and Rose Ann Landry, a son Mark Landry and his partner, Beverly Cohen, 7 grandchildren, Lisa, Cherie, Christopher, Louis, Mark, Justin, and Danny, and 6 great grandchildren, Johnny, Eddie, Jordan, Aliza, Alexander, and Zackary and 4 sisters, Donna, Gail, Gay and Gloria. Besides her husband of 45 years, she was predeceased by her son, William Landry, two daughters, Carrie Willette and Mary Dunham, a great granddaughter, Alissa Bellow, and two brothers, Robert Keefe and Daniel Wellman. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Friday (Apr. 20) from 5:00-7:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Saturday (Apr. 21) at 9:15am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church, 285 Church Street, Hartford at 10:00am. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Rocky Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brittany Health Center, 400 Brittany Farms Rd, New Britain, CT 06053.

Hickey, John

John T. Hickey, of Farmington, married for 58 years to his high school sweetheart Ruth Hickey, passed away Monday (April 16, 2012). Born in Springfield, MA, he attended Springfield Technical High School and was a graduate of Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Prior to retiring, John was an Aerospace Engineer at Pratt & Whitney. John was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was active in Farmington town politics and acted as Conservation Commissioner for many years. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Michael S. Hickey of San Francisco, CA, Robert S. Hickey of Simsbury, and Leslie A. Noury and her husband Patrick of Farmington, and his two grandchildren, Christopher Noury and Peter Noury.
Funeral Services will be held Friday (April 20) at 1 p.m. in The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville. There will be no calling hours.

Cadwell, Frank “Bunky”

Frank A. (Bunky) Cadwell III, 69, of Farmington, died of an aortic aneurysm on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. He was born on September 7, 1942 in Hartford, Ct., the son of Frank and Helen Coates Cadwell. Bunky was a graduate of Farmington High School and a lifelong Farmington resident as well as an active member of the community. Following in his father’s footsteps, he served many years in the Farmington Volunteer Fire Department. He owned and managed F. A. Cadwell Corporation for most of his life. Bunky spent all of his summers on Coates Island in Vermont. His passion was Bass fishing on Lake Champlain with all of his friends from Connecticut every fall as well as some Ice Fishing in the winter at his camp on Coates Island. He is survived by six special cousins, William Coates and his wife, Constance, James Coates and his wife, Ellen, David Coates and his wife, Margaret, Gladys Coates Hart, Helen Coates Bailey and her husband, David, and Nancy Lazauskas and her husband, Peter, and all of the wonderful children and grandchildren of his cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Marilyn, and three wonderful uncles and their spouses. Graveside services will be held Saturday (Apr. 14) at 1:00pm in the family plot at Riverside Cemetery in Farmington, Ct. A memorial service will be held on Coates Island in Colchester, Vermont at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Farmington Fire Department, 76 Main Street, Farmington, Ct. 06032.

Dery, Rev. Henry

The Reverend Henry R. Dery, 92, of Bloomfield, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 7, 2012. Father Dery was born May 7, 1919 in Dudley, MA, son of the late Adelard and Anne (Lachance) Dery. He graduated from St. Joseph Seminary in Cleveland, Ohio and was ordained May 22, 1948 in Cleveland by The Most Reverend Edward F. Hoban, then Archbishop of Cleveland. In 1948 Father Dery began his studies in Rome at the Angelicum University where he received his degree in Theology- S.T.L. in 1950. He returned to Cleveland in 1950 and began teaching at Major Seminary until 1953. Father Dery then became the Spiritual Director at Eymard Seminary in Hyde Park, NY where he served for five years before becoming a Vocational Recruiter and later the Rector of Eymard Seminary until 1968. In 1968, Father Dery was appointed to his first pastorate at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1980 he became the Pastor and Superior at Sacred Heart Parish in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1984, Father Dery began serving the Archdiocese of Hartford at St. Joseph Church in Bristol and then at St. Jerome Church in New Britain. He became the Pastor at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in 1988 where he served until his retirement in 1994. Father Dery retired in his hometown of Webster-Dudley, MA. He celebrated his Golden Jubilee on May 22, 1998 and later that year Father Dery moved to St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield where he continued to help out in many parishes. Father Dery is survived by many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by nine brothers, four sisters and his two uncles, Rev. Ludger Lachance SSS and Rev. Henri Lachance SSS. Friends may call at Saint Thomas Seminary, 467 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, on Wednesday (Apr. 11) from 9:00-11:00 am. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday (Apr. 11) at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Saint Thomas Seminary by the Most Reverend Henry J. Mansell, Archbishop of Hartford. On Thursday, April 12, friends may call at Father Dery’s home parish Sacred Heart of Jesus, 18 East Main St., Webster, MA from 9:00-10:45am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart of Jesus at 11:00am. Father Dery will be buried in Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery in Webster, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Father Dery’s memory may be made to Saint Thomas Seminary, 467 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002.

Bouchard, Ivore

Ivore “Butch” Bouchard, 90, of Unionville, beloved husband of Marie Martin Bouchard for 65 years, passed away on Sunday, April 8th at Apple Rehab in Avon. Born in St. Agatha, ME, August 20th, 1921, he was the son of the late Celeste and Lucy (Bourgoin) Bouchard, and step-son of the late Emile Ouellette. He was employed by the Collins Company in Collinsville for 25 years and Stanadyne for 15 years, retiring in 1983. He was a United States Army veteran during World War II. He was a communicant at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Unionville, a life member of Saint Jeans and French Model Clubs in New Britain. He enjoyed his retirement in Kissimmee, Florida for many years, moving back to Unionville in 1996 and resided at the Maple Village. He was an avid walker and everyone driving through Unionville could count on seeing him every morning. He carried dog biscuits in his pocket and made friends with all the neighborhood dogs. His hobbies included dancing, camping, playing cards, boating and pulling his children and their friends waterskiing. Besides his wife, Butch is survived by his son, James Bouchard and his wife Roxanne of Northford, his daughter Diane and her husband Greg Bickford of Unionville, five grandchildren, Stacie Bouchard, James Bouchard, Jeremy Bickford, Nicole Bouchard and Brian Bickford, his half-brother, Maurice Ouellette and his wife Nell of Plainville, three sisters, Estelle Bouthiette of New Hampshire, Rolande “Anne” Bonneau of California, and Bernice Dumas of Maine. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Adhemar and Paul Bouchard and three sisters, Rose Hardwick, Lucille Cyr and Cecile Bard. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Apr. 11) from 4:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Thursday (Apr. 12) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville at 10:00am. Burial with full military honors will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Noble, Gregory

Gregory J. Noble, 53 of Unionville, beloved husband of Andrea (Miner) Noble passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 5. Besides his wife he is survived by his mother, June Perret Noble of Farmington, his father, Robert C. Noble of Hendersonville, NC, his sister and brother-in-law Meredith and William Paetz of Virginia Beach, VA, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sandra and Roy Merritt of Burlington, and his nieces Kathryn and Jennifer Merritt. He was a 1979 graduate of Farmington High School and served four years in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Police Officer. After the military he was employed by Hartford Hospital as a Security Officer for 28 years and was well known and loved. Outside of work Greg was an avid fly fisherman. He also enjoyed bowling, motorcycle riding, Bible study and spending time with his family, friends, dogs and cats. He was very creative and enjoyed making people laugh with his way with words, quick wit, and photography. He loved to put a smile on everyone’s face and he was well known for his great sense of humor.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St, Rt. 4, Unionville on Monday, April 9 from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hartford Hospital Memorial Fund, 80 Seymour St, Hartford, CT 06102 or online at harthosp.org.

Hogan, Stephen

Stephen F. Hogan, 84, of Unionville, beloved husband of Elizabeth “Betty” (Kiely) Hogan died on Wednesday, April 4th. Born in White Plains, NY, September 24, 1927, son of the late Joseph and Marguerite (Barrett) Hogan. He was a Club/Restaurant Manager for many years in the NY, MA and Hartford areas. Stephen was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He had a passion for music, especially classical and jazz and was a collector of music. Besides his wife of nearly 50 years, he is survived by his two sons, Daniel Hogan of Springfield, MA, and Stephen Hogan of Unionville, his grandchild Jack Hogan also of Unionville, his brother Walter Hogan and his wife Carole, his two sisters, Patsy and her husband Jules and Margie and her husband Frank, his sister-in-law Jennie Hogan and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother and two sisters. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday (Apr. 10) at 11:00am in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville. Everyone is asked kindly to meet directly at church. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Reidy, Jeanne

Jeanne Frances Pustinger Reidy, lived a full and wonderful life sharing her love and kindness with her children, extended family, and friends. She was born on February 27, 1932 to John and Clara Pustinger in Winsted, CT. Jeanne graduated from the Gilbert High School in Winsted and attended Boston University. She met and married Maurice Joseph Reidy, II, M.D. and briefly lived in Winsted and New York City before moving to West Hartford where they raised nine children. After a highly successful career with the Hartford Insurance Company, Jeanne retired and moved to Charleston, RI where she enjoyed the beach and the company of her lifelong friend Joan Lynch. She later moved to the Gables in Farmington where she made many friends and became the resident joke teller with her table. Jeanne leaves her children Maurice J. Reidy III, Pamela Reidy, Diana Reidy, Craig Berlette, Deidre Reidy, Leeny Shahverdian, Haig Shahverdian, David Reidy, Norma Reidy, Mark Reidy, Tricia Reidy, Greg White, Thomas Reidy and William Dunn. She also leaves seven grandchildren John Berlette, Scott Shahverdian, Holly Shahverdian, David Shahverdian, Kevin Reidy, Emmett White, and Sydney White. Jeanne also leaves her brother Richard Pustinger and sister Mary Roberts. She is predeceased by her husband Maurice and a younger brother, John Pustinger. Jeanne loved her family, and took every opportunity to visit her children, grandchildren, brother, and sister in MA, NH, NJ, VA, SC, GA, FL, AL, CO, CA, HI, and Germany. She was an avid UConn Women’s Basketball fan and traveled to see the team play in the Final Four in San Antonio. Her interests included gardening, reading, the New York Times crossword puzzle, shopping, and Skype. She also enjoyed playing Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit when the family would gather together for holidays at the beach. Jeanne leaves a legacy of love and caring that lives on in her family and friends. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Apr. 4) from 4:00-7:00pm. Funeral Services will be held Thursday (Apr. 5) at 11:00am in The Ahern Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Center for Nursing Excellence Fund and sent to: UCONN Foundation Inc., 2390 Alumni Drive, Storrs, CT 06269, in memory of Jeanne Reidy.

Grevalsky, Joseph

Joseph P. Grevalsky, 82, of Unionville, husband of the late Priscilla “Pinky” Waters Grevalsky, passed away peacefully Friday, March 30. Born in Unionville December 26, 1929, son of the late Rudolph and Catherine (Fidorek) Grevalsky, he resided in Unionville all his life. Prior to retiring, Joe was an Industrial Truck Mechanic at New Departure, General Motors in Bristol for 28 years. He served in the Navy Reserve for 12 years. Joe was a 50+ year member Evening Star Lodge #101 A.F.&A.M. in Unionville where he served as Worshipful Master in 1975. He was also a member of the Sphinx Scottish Rite Valley of Hartford, was exalted as a Royal Arch Mason in Columbia Chapter #31 serving as Most Excellent High Priest, was greeted in Lee Council #25 R&SM, served as Thrice T.I.M. Illustrious Master, Connecticut Council of Anointed Kings, Knighted in Washington Commandery No. #1 Knights Templar, serving as Past Commander, member of Connecticut York Rite College No. 17 chartered at Bridgeport. He was also a member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Nutmeg, Forest No. 116, a member of Philosophic Lodge of Research A.F.&A.M., Cromwell, a member of the Nathan Hale Consistory, and a member of the Mohawk Council No. 28. He was also a member of the Unionville Lions Club for over 50 years. Joe is survived by his five children, Patricia Bowmer of Florida, Robin Herman of Colorado, Susan Pensiero of Arizona, David Grevalsky of Florida and Wendy Petow and her husband Rick of Canton, his siblings, Thomas Grevalsky of California, Stephen Grevalsky of Burlington, George Grevalsky of Unionville, Aggie Grevalsky of Unionville and Betty Wilhelm of Avon and his six grandchildren, Kate, Tess, Eric, Bryan, Kyle and Sam.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral on Tuesday (April 3) from 5-8 p.m. The Masonic Ritual will be exemplified at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday (April 4) at 2 p.m. in the First Church of Christ Congregational, 61 Main St., Unionville with Rev. Wendy Sue Kissa officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.