Archive for August 2012

Staubley, Audrey

Audrey Staubley, 85, of Camdenton, MO, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2012 at the University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics in Columbia, MO. She was born February 13, 1927 in Bristol, the daughter of the late Thomas and Marion (Twilly) Quistberg. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by two daughters, Barbara Ziogas of Burlington, CT and Pamela Vecchiollo and her husband Leonard of Fredericksburg, VA; two sons, Bruce Staubley and his wife Sherry of Burlington, CT and David Staubley of Camdenton, MO; six grandchildren, James Ziogas, Elizabeth Ziogas, Allison Ziogas, Craig Staubley, Heather Staubley and Lisa Vecchiollo; her dear cousin Isabelle Trudel; one brother; one sister; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents, one daughter Sandra Staubley preceded her in death. Mrs. Staubley worked as a receptionist for New England Spring Co. for several years and later as an inspector for Transamerica Delaval, Gems Sensors Division. Audrey always had a positive outlook on life, and enjoyed reading, nature, her pets, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Sunday (Sept. 2) from 5:00-7:00pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Monday (Sept. 3) at 10:00am in St. Joseph Church, 33 Queen St., Bristol. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to World Vision International, P.O. Box 78481, Tacoma, WA 98481-8781.

Bouchard, Franklin “Bill”

Franklin “Bill” Bouchard, 71, of Burlington, beloved husband of Barbara (Gilbode) Bouchard, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 25th. Born November 29th, 1940 in Wallagrass Plantation, Maine, he was the son of the late Hector and Evangeline (Michaud) Bouchard. Prior to retiring, he was a Mail Sorter for the United States Post Office and was also associated with Pratt and Whitney Aircraft as a Machinist and Instructor. Bill was also a United States Army veteran. He loved computers, gardening, traveling and working. Besides his wife, he is survived by his three children, Amanda Bouchard and her husband Mark Zwinak of Ballston Spa, NY, Michael Bouchard and his wife Rosalie of Torrington and Evangeline Bouchard of Winsted, his three brothers, George, Gregory and Brian Bouchard and his four sisters, Sheila Pinette, Donna Saucier, Jean Woodward and Christine Bouchard. The family would like to thank Dr. Lawson, Dr. Babu and the Vitas Hospice Team for the wonderful care given to Bill. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Aug. 29) from 5:00-8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday (Aug. 30) at 11:00am in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville. Burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Watertown will be Friday (Aug. 31) at 11:00am. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter – Respite Fund, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

Dublac, Robert Revak

Robert Revak Dublac, passed away on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 after a courageous battle with non-lymphoma Hodgkin’s cancer. Bob was born in Unionville on November 28th, 1938, beloved son of Mary Revak Dublac. Bob was a fine artist who painted abstract oils, sculpted and was also a fine photographer. Bob taught art at The Avon and Litchfield High Schools for 17 years. He exhibited his paintings regionally, nationally and internationally. Bob had a deep fondness for Italy and lived and taught painting in Florence for two years. Bob possessed a keen mind, wry sense of humor and a curmudgeonly disposition. He was a brilliant man and loved literature and the study of history. Bob valued his privacy. He was an adept gardener and surrounded himself with nature. His historical home was pure magic with murals and paintings which Bob painstakingly created on the walls and ceilings. Bob was an outspoken person who never hesitated to speak his mind. We will miss Bob’s unique and talented soul. There will not be a service, as Bob wished.

Hatfield, Larilyn “Missy”

HATFIELD, Larilyn “Missy” (Saxton) Hatfield of Chandler, AZ, formerly of Farmington, beloved wife of Fred Hatfield, died Friday, August 17, after a short illness. Born in Hartford in 1957, daughter of Jessie and G. William Saxton of Farmington, Missy moved with her husband, Fred, to Arizona in 2007. She was a graduate of Farmington High School, Class of 1975, Westbrook College and Tunxis Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Fred became the head of Aetna’s Medicaid business, headquartered in Arizona, and Missy, a retired dental hygienist, provided a loving home environment in their new adopted state. Missy had a deep love for her family and especially enjoyed vacationing at their summer home in Cape May, New Jersey. In addition to her husband and parents, surviving family members include her son, Bill Hatfield of Torrington; her sister, Sharon (Tim) Farrell of Cromwell; her brother, Brian (Lisa) Saxton, of St. Joseph, Mich.; three nieces and a nephew. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Tuesday (Aug. 28) from 5:00-8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 11:00a.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 29) in the Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to the Friends Remembrance Fund of the Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Drive, Farmington, Conn. 06032. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com.

Florkowski, Raymond

Raymond A. Florkowski, 77, of Unionville, passed away peacefully Monday, August 20th. Born in New Britain, February 8th, 1935, son of the late Stanley and Estelle (Kowalczyk) Florkowski. Prior to retiring, Raymond was a Machinist at McKristie Industries in New Hartford and was also associated with New England Aircraft. He was a former member of Tunxis Hose Company #1 in Unionville. Raymond is survived by his two daughters, RoseAnn Marci and her husband Paul of Unionville, Cheryl Pelletier and her fiancée Brian Robinson of Melbourne, FL, his siblings, Barbara Kupchik, Marsha Albert, Lester Florkowski, Richard Florkowski, and Gerry Florkowski, his two grandchildren, Dana Pelletier and Raymond Marci, and his five great grandchildren, Alijah, Armani, Mariah, Alonzo and Tyliyah Pelletier. He was predeceased by his siblings, Kenneth Florkowski, Margie Casterino, Betty Kupchik, Carol Florkowski, and Ronnie Florkowski. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday (Aug. 24) from 5:00-7:00pm with a Prayer Service to be held in the funeral home at 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tunxis Hose Company #1, P.O. Box 215, Unionville, CT 06085.

Tingley, Isabelle

Isabelle C. Tingley, 91, of Farmington, widow of George E. Tingley, passed away peacefully Friday, August 17th. Born in Mystic, December 7th, 1920, daughter of the late Alva and Sadie (Kinnear) Chapman, she was a graduate of the Yale Art School. Isabelle was an artist, a painter in particular. She made a living designing and painting needlepoint. Her favorite subject matter was nature, birds and flowers in particular. Having lived through more than one war and the depression taught her a lot of life lessons that she easily passed down to her children. Taking care of her family was most important to her and she finished every conversation with “Be Careful”. Having grown up in Mystic, she was happiest out on the water. She was a great cook, loved to read and completed the daily crossword every day. She inspired others with her natural love of nature, was able to find humor in almost anything and was easy to make laugh. Isabelle is survived by her son Tyler Tingley and his wife Marcia of Kittery, ME, her son Andrew Tingley and his wife Betty of Mashpee, MA, her daughter Anne Tingley Jarrosiak and her husband Philip of Avon, her grandsons Chase Tingley and his wife Rita of San Francisco, CA, Morgan Tingley and his partner Philip of New York, NY, her great grandsons Ian and Isaac Tingley of San Francisco, CA, her niece Sarah Doolan Gobes and her husband Jim of West Hartford, her nephew Alan Chapman and his wife Ginny of Killingworth and many great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc., 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002.

Krell, Paul Sr.

Paul Krell Sr., 89, of Farmington, husband of the late Jean (Marinick) Krell, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 18th. Born in Southington, January 21st, 1923, son of the late Jacob and Anna (Dykstar) Krell, he was the last of nine siblings. Prior to retiring, Paul was a set-up man at TRW/Marlin Rockwell in Plainville for 44 years. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and a lifelong communicant at the Church of St. Matthew in Forestville. Paul was a farmer all his life, growing up on the family farm on Rt. 177, he carved his own farm in the woods behind his fathers for he and his wife Jean. After his wife Jean passed away in 1999, he moved his farm wagon stand into his garage. Friends and customers from Farmington and Bristol waited every year for his special crops of Blueberries. During the last couple of years many times he could be seen in the garage or under the tree socializing with them. But what he liked most was being in the fields doing his farming with his sons. He was a unique man who will be missed by family and friends. Paul is survived by his two sons, Paul Krell Jr. of Bristol and Mark Krell and his wife Iris of Farmington, four grandchildren, Amy Krell, Alison Krell, Nicole Krell and Jon Krell. He was predeceased by his siblings, Anna, Katie, Sophie, Helen, John, Peter, Fred and Jackie. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (Aug. 23) from 4:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Friday (Aug. 24) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Matthew, Forestville at 10:00am. Burial with full military honors will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Jensen, Eleanor

 Eleanor “Ellie” (Bauer) Jensen, age 91, died in her sleep in the loving care of her family on August 16, 2012. Eleanor was the daughter of the late Fred and Anna (Haberen) Bauer. She was born June 30, 1921 in Unionville, where she was raised and attended school. Eleanor and her husband Bob spent their married life of 59 years in Avon and she in later years lived in Bristol. Eleanor worked in her family’s print shop, The Bauer Print, in Unionville for over twenty years. She loved bowling, cards, games, trips to the casino and was a diehard Red Sox fan. She had a great sense of humor and always loved to tell jokes, but her true love was her family. She leaves three sons and two daughters, Kathleen Mckenzie and her husband Ron of Shrewsbury, MA, Robert W. Jensen Jr., and his wife Jane of Church Hill, MD, Donald F. Jensen and his wife Joan of Marlton, NJ, Gary P. Jensen and his wife Gail of Farmington and Cindy Schaller and her husband Rick of East Hampton; she also leaves 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Jensen Sr., her infant daughter Janet, both parents and three younger brothers; Alfred, Wallace and Warren Bauer. A memorial service will be held at Grace Congregational Church, 110 South Road, Farmington on Wednesday August 22 at 11a.m. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Avon. Special thanks to Eleanor’s granddaughter Erica Silvestri who opened her home for hospice care and a loving gathering place for family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to; The Hole in the Wall Gang, 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511.

Mullins, Patricia

MULLINS, Patricia A. Mullins, 75, a lifelong resident of West Hartford, died Wednesday, August 15th at her home. Born in Hartford, December 10th, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Carl H. and Margaret (Hosey) Mullins and attended St. Augustine School and the Mount St. Joseph Academy in West Hartford. She was a communicant at the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle and St. Peter Claver. She is survived by her nieces and nephews; Creig Doyle of Holderness, NH, Deborah D. Levi of Stamford, CT, Maura Krueger of Lake Elmor, VT, Richard C. Mullins Jr., Thomas J. Mullins Esq., and, Robert F. Mullins Esq. She was predeceased by her brothers Rev. Charles R. Mullins, Richard C. Mullins, Sr., and her sister, Shirley M. Lund. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Unionville on Thursday (Aug. 23) from 8:30-9:30am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be at 9:30am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant St., West Hartford at 10:00am. Burial will be in the family plot at Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Augustine’s #1104, c/o Marilyn Hurst, 46 Brittany Farms Road #K222, New Britain, CT 06053.

Freal, William

FREAL, William D. Freal, Jr., 88, of Unionville, beloved husband of the late Patricia (Bendlin) Freal, passed away Thursday, August 16th. Born in Oregon Corners, NY, January 1st, 1924, son of the late William D. and Margaret (Bracken) Freal, he was one of 5 children. Bill lived in White Plains, NY before settling in Yorktown Heights, NY. In 2003, Bill and his wife came to Farmington. He was known to many as the “Muffin Man,” delivering muffins, cookies and his famous Irish Soda bread around town. Bill is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Tom Leonard of Unionville; his grandson Ryan and wife Lauren Leonard of Westwood, MA and his great-granddaughter Charlotte Elizabeth Leonard; his grandson Kevin Leonard and fiancée Courtney Blaszczyk of Boston, MA. A Memorial Service will be held in his honor on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 12:00 noon at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 224 Lovely St., Avon with Pastors Carter and Hille officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans’ Hospital, 555 Willard Ave., Newington, CT or the Barney Library, 71 Main Street, Farmington, CT 06032.

Boyle, Eleanor

Eleanor C. Boyle, 91, of West Hartford, passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital on Tuesday, August 14th. Born in Southbridge, MA, December 3rd, 1920, daughter of the late George M. and Helen (Reid) Boyle. Prior to retiring in 1985, Eleanor was a Purchasing Agent at Travelers Insurance Company for 47 years. She was a communicant at the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, a member of the Women’s Guild at the Church and a former member of the Legion of St. Mary at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford. She is survived by her niece Mary Gardner and her husband Michael of Vernon, her grandniece Jennifer Ambrose and her husband James of Milford, her grandnephew Kevin Gardner and Tanya Welles of Manchester, her great grandniece Janae Ambrose, her great grandnephew Justin Gardner, her dear cousin Dorothy Reid of Carmel, CA, and her niece Patricia Boyle and her children Shane and Lisa Valle of Old Lyme. She was predeceased by her brother Allard J. Boyle, her sister-in-law Gertrude B. Boyle, her nephew Michael J. Boyle and her longtime dear friend Margaret Dowling. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., on Saturday (Aug. 18) from 9:00-10:00am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be at 10:00am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, West Hartford at 10:30am. Burial will be in the family plot at St. Augustine Cemetery in South Glastonbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

Rosario, Providencia

Providencia (Diaz) Rosario, 67, of Hartford, widow of Jose L. Rosario, passed away peacefully Friday, August 10th. Born in Juncos, Puerto Rico, June 23rd, 1945, daughter of the late Crescencio and Celia (Hernandez) Diaz. She is survived by her four children, Daisy Medina of East Hartford, Angel Carrasquillo of Hartford, Jose Rosario of Hartford and Yvette Rosario of Hartford, her beloved grandson that she raised, Angel (Huesito) Carrasquillo of Hartford, four sisters and one brother all in Puerto Rico, 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Friday (Aug. 17) from 6:00-8:00pm.

McCallum, Michael R.

Michael Robert McCallum, 40, of Farmington, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 12th, 2012. Born in Hartford, December 3rd, 1971, he was the beloved son of Janet (Devlin) McCallum of Avon and the late Robert B. McCallum. Michael was employed as a Mechanic at Crowley RV in Bristol. He greatly enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping with his children. Besides his mother, Michael is survived by his five children, Christopher Leavitt of Bowman, ND, Hayley Gustafson of Avon, Alicia Lockery of Bristol, Hannah McCallum of Farmington and Daniel McCallum of Farmington, his sister Amy Bailey and her husband Sean of Unionville, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. , 4, Unionville on Sunday (Aug . 19) from 4:00-7:00pm with a Prayer Service being held in the funeral home at 6:00pm. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Roaring Brook Nature Center, 70 Gracey Road, Canton, CT 06019.

Drew, Maxine

Maxine G. Drew, 93, of Unionville, loving wife of the late David C. Drew, passed away peacefully Friday, August 10th. Born on March 4th, 1919 in Prestville, Alberta, Canada, daughter of the late David and Catherine (Murphy) Given Sr., she was a longtime resident of Unionville. Maxine was a graduate of New Hampshire State Hospital Nursing School, Class of 1941 and was employed for many years by Hartford and Bristol Hospitals as well as in private practice. An avid golfer, Maxine was a 60 year member of the Country Club of Farmington. She served as Chair of the 18 hole Ladies Group, enjoyed playing golf into her 90’s and was very proud of her three holes in one. She also enjoyed organizing the Children’s Holiday Party for many years. Maxine volunteered at the Red Cross Blood Bank and delivered Meals on Wheels for Service for the Elderly of Farmington. She also served on the Republican Town Committee for many years. Maxine enjoyed a wide circle of friends and appreciated the support and visits from her Bridge Group and golf friends, as well as her Nightingale Ladies. The family wishes to thank McLean Home for their kind care this past year. Maxine is survived by her two sons, David M. Drew and his wife Alexius of Farmington and James Drew and his wife Barbara of Burlington, her eight grandchildren, Susan Baskerville and her husband Bob of Knoxville, TN, Jennifer Cunningham and her husband Mike of Cheshire, Katie Mitchell and her husband Charlie of Cheshire, Kelly Drew of New York City, David Drew and his wife Erin of Melrose, MA, Lisa Drew of Unionville, Stacy Roberts and her husband John of Southington and James Drew and his wife Sarah of Portland, OR, 13 great grandchildren, Alex and Eva Baskerville, Drew, John, Daly and Griffin Cunningham, Zander and Timmy Mitchell, Abe Drew, Danielle Adorno and her husband Rob of Burlington, Erica Panasiewicz of Unionville and Olivia and Amanda Roberts of Southington and her two great-great grandchildren, Oliver and Xavier Adorno. She was predeceased by her brother, David Given Jr., and her sister Josephine (Given) Caderette. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Thursday (Aug. 16) at 10:00am in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Services for the Elderly, 321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, CT 06085 or to the Petit Family Foundation, P.O. Box 310, Plainville, CT 06062.

Cheah, Marie

Marie Praxedes Cheah, 89, of West Hartford, widow of William Cheah, passed away peacefully Friday, August 10th, at St. Mary Home. Born in Peneng, Malaysia, April 15th, 1923, daughter of the late Khoo Inn Chwan and Quach Choo Bin. She is survived by her two sons, Rev. Joseph P. Cheah, OSM, Ph.D, Professor at the University of St. Joseph and in residence at the Church of St. Ann in Avon and Albert Cheah of Lake Forest, CA, two granddaughters, Jennifer Cheah and Nicole Cheah both in CA, one brother and one sister in Malaysia and many cousins in the United States. Friends may call at the Church of St. Ann, Arch Road, Avon on Tuesday (Aug. 14) from 12:00-1:00pm followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Ann at 1:00pm. Burial will take place Saturday (Aug. 18) in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, CA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of St. Ann, 289 Arch Rd., Avon, CT 06001 for the benefit of St. Mary Orphanage in Burma.