Archive for October 2012

Nice, Marcella

Marcella (Jones) Nice, R.N., 82, of Waterford, formerly of Farmington, widow of Armand R. Nice, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Friday, October 26th. Born in Hartford, March 21st, 1930, daughter of the late Charles E. and Helen (Sinkewicz) Jones. Marcella graduated from Farmington High School in 1948. She also graduated from Waterbury School of Nursing. Prior to retiring, Marcella was a Registered Nurse at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, FAA in Washington, D. C., and was the Evening Supervisor at the Newington Veterans Hospital where she retired from in 1992 after many years. She is survived by her two children, Judy L. Pardee and her husband Jeffrey of Waterford and Jimmy J. Michaud and his wife Brenda of Plainville, her sister and brother-in-law, Constance and Rodney Neske of Costa Mesa, CA, three grandchildren, Eric Pardee, Kiley Michaud, and Corey and his wife Nicole Michaud and her great granddaughter, Alexia Trudell. She was predeceased by her four brothers, Ted, Dave, Neil and Patrick Jones. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday (Nov. 3) from 11:00am – 1:00pm followed by Funeral Services in the funeral home at 1:00pm with Rev. Wendell Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. Marcella was a kind, generous and giving person to family, friends and acquaintances. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Gale, Anna K.

Anna K. Gale, 95, of Farmington, beloved widow of Paul C. Gale, to whom she was married to for 58 years, passed away peacefully Friday, October 26th. Born in New Britain, May 28th, 1917, daughter of the late Casmir (Charles) and Teofila (Andrulewicz) Kondracki. Anna was a longtime communicant at the Church of St. Patrick in Farmington where she was a member of the Ladies Guild. She volunteered as a knitter for the Farmington Community Center and was active with the Farmington Seniors. Anna is survived by her nine children, Robert Gale and his wife Elaine of Farmington; Michael Gale of Alaska; William Gale and his wife Sheila of Burlington; Judith McRay of Kentucky; Barbara Vernesoni of New Britain; Stephen Gale and his wife Sharon of West Hartford; Edward Gale and his wife Lori of Virginia; Leonard Gale and his wife Catherine of Plainville; and Louise Gale Caron of Florida, her daughter-in-law, Karen Gale of Windsor, her two brothers, John Kondracki of North Carolina and Anthony Kondracki of Enfield, her loving cousin, Antoinette Kondracki of West Hartford, 23 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Carol Ann Gale, her son, David Gale, her brother, Joseph Kondracki and her sister, Regina Urban. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday (Nov. 2) from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Saturday (Nov. 3) 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 St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Mercy Community Development Office, 2021 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117-2796.

LaBarge, Charles

Charles L. LaBarge, 86, of Farmington, beloved husband of the late Bernice E. LaBarge, left this life and entered his journey into heaven on Wednesday, October 24th. Born in Norton, Kansas, September 10th, 1926, son of the late Leo and Marguerite (Vinlove) LaBarge. He was a United States Navy veteran, serving for twenty years during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Chuck received a purple heart while serving his country on the USS Saratoga. After his retirement from the United States Navy, Chuck worked at United Bank and Trust, Hamilton Standard, Superior Electric and was the singing mail station delivery man at CIGNA. He coached Farmington Little League, spent time roller skating, sledding and enjoyed a friendly game of boxing also ball in the bucket with his grandchildren. Chuck was a golfer and made a hole in one while golfing with his buddy Bob Palmer. He bowled for the Over Hill Gang at Bristol Spare Time and enjoyed the friendships that he made over the years. Chuck was an avid Red Sox and New York Giants fan. He was an armchair coach by reminding both teams to “do your jobs.” He was a former member of the East Farmington Volunteer Fire Department. Chuck loved family gatherings and often entertained with his many songs, poems and antics and made everyone laugh. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his daughter, Twila “Birdy” Palmer, her husband Rich of Bristol, their children, Lori (Cichon) Fleming, her husband Chris and their children Austin and Abbi of Farmington; Kimberly (Cichon) Gulino, her husband Michael and their children, Kailie, Noah and Ethan of Farmington; Michelle (Cichon) Royce, her husband Patrick and their children, Jack, Ella, Jessica and Ben of Farmington; his son, Charles E. LaBarge, his wife Linda and their children, Danielle and Charles E. LaBarge Jr., all of Gaithersberg, MD; his daughter, Katherine Petersen, her husband Gary of Farmington and their children, Melissa Petersen and her daughter Adrianna Buono of Farmington; Christopher Petersen, his wife Lauren of New Milford; and his son, Charles R. LaBarge, his wife Catherine of Terryville and their children, Bryan LaBarge, his wife Wendy of Wolcott and Amy LaBarge of Danbury, his brother, Robert Dale LaBarge of Edmonds, WA and his sister, Catherine Gates and her husband Hershel of Winter Park, FL. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Sunday (Oct. 28) from 4:00-7:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Monday (Oct. 29) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in St. Casmir Church, Terryville at 10:00am. Burial with full military honors will be in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Milligan, David

David W. Milligan, 55, of Avon, beloved and devoted husband of Theresa Ann Milligan, died peacefully at University of Connecticut Health Center on Sunday, Oct.21, 2012 surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was predeceased by his father Andrew W. Milligan, his mother Mary Jane (McLean) Milligan. He was a graduate of Hall High School, West Hartford., and achieved certification and associates degree from The Computer Processing Institute. David was known as a hard worker and held many positions including insurance, computer operations, printing and retail sales. He had a deep and abiding love for his brothers, sisters, nieces & nephews. He had a great love of sports. David was an extremely talented artist, who grew to love and enjoy the theatre as well. He had the best sense of humor, and such a passion for helping others. David had the heart, strength, and energy of a lion, yet had the gentleness of a dove. He is survived by his loving wife, Theresa Ann of Avon, his seven loving brothers and sisters; Rod and his wife Barbara of Avon, Marcia of Bonita Springs, FL, Susan and her husband Peter Szymaszek of Simsbury, Jamie and his wife Donna of Canton, Don and his wife Maryann of Ellington, Laurie and her husband Stephen O’Brien of Mt Sinai, NY, Mark of Avon, stepmother Madeline Ann Milligan of West Hartford, and 19 nieces & nephews whom he loved deeply. He was predeceased by his brother Thomas. Dave is also survived by his mother in-law, Concetta T. (Valente) Maile of West Hartford, and several brothers and sisters in- law of the Maile family and their children. He will be deeply missed by his wife and all of his family and friends. Those who knew Dave well, recognized that he was an especially gracious and caring person who had a very strong faith and attended the Church of St. Patrick in Farmington. He had a gift of an exceptional spirit and unending generosity. He will be remembered as a very courageous person, in all that he strived for and he will never be forgotten. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (Oct. 25) from 4-7pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday (Oct. 26) at 11am in the Church of St. Timothy, 1116 North Main St., West Hartford. Burial will follow at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, and in memory of his Mother whom David loved deeply, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108.

Butler, Margaret M.

Mrs. Margaret M. Butler died from natural causes at her daughters home on October 19, 2012. She was 88 years old. Mrs. Butler was born in Arlington, Mass., to Edwin Carr and Mary (Gavin) Carr (both deceased) on January 8, 1924 and moved to Worcester as an infant. Thereafter, Mrs. Butler was a life-long resident of Worcester, Mass.. She attended Worcester public schools and Boston University. She was an avid golfer, tennis player and Red Sox fan. Mrs. Butler served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1949, she married Robert K. Butler who was the Superintendent of the Worcester Vocational Schools system from 1966 until retiring in 1987. Her husband died in 1997. She was predeceased by her brothers Edwin and Charles Carr and her sister Marion Carr. Mrs. Butler is survived by her two children: Attorney Robert C. Butler of Westfield, MA, and Katherine M. Doyle of West Hartford, CT; her son-in-law Daniel Doyle; her grandchildren Daniel, Margaret, Matthew and Julia Doyle, Caroline and her husband John Erhard, Andrew Doyle and his wife Betsy and her great grandchild Charles Doyle, along with several nieces, nephews, and in-laws. There are no calling hours.

Guerrieri, Marie

Marie C. Guerrieri, 75, died peacefully in her sleep at her home in New Horizons Village, Unionville on Sunday, October 14, 2012. Marie was born April 9, 1937 in New York. She is survived by her aunt, Mrs. Anna DiCiccio, her cousins, Anthony, Mary Ann, Richard, Patty and many friends. Marie was a faithful member of the East Bristol Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She will be missed by her spiritual brothers and sisters there. She was also loved and will be missed by her family of friends at New Horizons Village, where she was a resident for 26 years. Marie had confidence, even up to the very day of her death, in her Heavenly Father, Jehovah’s, promise of everlasting life on a paradise earth. One of her favorite scriptures was Revelation 21:4, “And (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” There will be a memorial talk for Marie on Saturday, October 27 at 5:00 p.m. at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 197 Jerome Ave., Bristol and a private burial.

Czerepuszko, Michael

Michael M. Czerepuszko, 57, of Hartford, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 13th. Born in Kamienna Stara, Poland, April 17th, 1955, son of the late Waclaw and Leokadia (Michalowska) Czerepuszko, he has resided in the Hartford area since 1962. Michael was the Assistant Director of Public Safety at the University of Hartford for over 35 years. During his career, Michael rose through the ranks from Patrol Officer to Sergeant, was a graduate of the Connecticut State Police Protective Service Academy and rose to the Assistant Director position at the University of Hartford. He is survived by his brother Tadeausz Czerepuszko and his wife Lidia of Farmington; his brother Jan Czerepuszko and his wife Janice of Plainville; his sister Krystyna Marcom and her husband Dennis of Walpole, NH; his sister Irena Dybinski and her husband Waclaw of Bloomfield, his sister Sophie Deprey and her husband Rick of Suffield, eleven nephews, one niece, sixteen grand nieces and nephews, his best friends John “Mack” McCormack, his wife and Judy and their sons John and Kevin and many close friends and associates. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Tuesday (Oct. 16) from 4:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Wednesday (Oct. 17) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 140 Farmington Ave., Hartford at 10:00am. Burial will be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Hughes, Marie

Marie Hughes, 91, of West Hartford, passed peacefully on Monday, October 8, 2012, into the loving arms of her family. Born in Hartford, daughter of Frank and Marie Corthouts, she attended St. Joseph Cathedral School and graduated from Mt. St. Joseph Academy. She then attended St. Joseph College. In her early career, Marie worked at the Connecticut Mutual Insurance Company and various banks in Hartford. During WWII, she worked at Pratt and Whitney and later at Fort Devens as a member of the American Red Cross. She greatly enjoyed her years at the Hartford Insurance Group, where she retired after 25 years as an underwriter. Requested by her brother, Dr. James Corthouts, to work in his dental office “for a short time”, she welcomed long-standing and new clients, for many years, engaging them in conversation and shared stories of Hartford. Beth, her niece and partner in adventures, will attest that occasionally Marie did manage to do some paperwork. All who knew Marie fondly remember her as a generous, smart, energetic and interesting woman. Her engaging personality and wit made a lasting impression. Laughter was always nearby. She touched the lives of many. She loved to read, always with a cat and/or dog nearby. Marie looked forward to traveling near and far, always curious about people and places, but she especially treasured her trips to Holland to visit the Dutch cousins, Jessie and Ed Porteners, where she affectionately became known as “Mother Marie”. Many happy times and stories were shared about families and times on both sides of the ocean. Marie’s interest in people, new ideas, or experiences were always evident. She developed friends for life, and shared many fun and interesting times, especially with Sally and Melissa Meredith, Helen Leach, and Lucille Dal Ponte, among many others. She loved antiquing, connecting old with new, and gardening and flowers gave her great pleasure. But clearly, her greatest love was for her family. Her care and love for her children, their spouses, and grandson, as well as many nieces and nephews, was boundless. She was very much loved and appreciated by them and will never be forgotten. We know she is with God, playing cards with Hokie, her sister-in-law (but really sister), dancing with Uncle Jimmy, skiing with Uncle George and laughing with her Mom and Pop. Her family wishes to offer their sincere gratitude for the extraordinary care and attention given to Marie by the staff at St. Francis Hospital and by the many caring Hospice Care staff members. Marie is survived by her children, Jack Hughes of West Hartford, Peter Hughes of Frisco, Colorado, and Penny and her spouse, Bob DeFrino, of West Hartford, her grandson, John Hughes of San Diego, California, as well as many nieces and nephews. Marie was predeceased by her parents Marie and Frank Corthouts of Hartford, her brother Dr. James Corthouts and sister-in-law Viola Corthouts, as well as her brother George Corthouts and his spouse, Ruth, of Glastonbury. Funeral services and burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross, 209 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032, Attention Betty Dugan, or to Animal Friends of CT, PO Box 370306, West Hartford, CT 06137-0306.

Kuley, Raymond “Randy” Jr.

Raymond A. “Randy” Kuley Jr., 54, of Winsted, beloved husband of Alison (Albert) Kuley, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 5th, 2012 after a brief illness at Bristol Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, August 6, 1958, son of the late Raymond A. Kuley Sr., and Marilyn (Enke) Jones. Randy was a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Florida where he learned to fly. Since that time he lived his dream of flying, working as a pilot for Federal Express until his passing. Besides his wife Alison, he is survived by his sister Jennifer Haverty and her husband Timothy of West Hartford, 19 nieces and nephews and many more beloved family and friends who will miss him greatly. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (Oct. 11) from 2:00-7:00pm. A prayer service will be held in the funeral home at 7:00pm with Pastor Daniel W. Hille officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bristol Hospital Cancer Care Center, P.O. Box 977, Bristol, CT 06011 for all the loving care they gave in the last week of Randy’s life.

Sicard, Anna Mae D.

Anna Mae D. Sicard, 86, of New Britain, widow of Philip A. Sicard, passed away peacefully Friday, October 5, 2012.  Born in Taunton, Massachusetts, November 28, 1925, daughter of the late Edward and Rose (Cabral) Daley.


Anna Mae is survived by her children, Valerie Sicard of New Britain and Michelle Sicard-Durney and her husband John of Killington, Vermont, her grandchildren, Deanne Mae Warren and her husband Justin, John DeLoureiro, Emma Mae Durney and Leo A. Durney, a great grandson, Cameron J. Adams and sister-in-law, Mary Daley of California.  Besides her husband, Anna Mae was predeceased by her sons, Larry Sicard and Bruce Sicard, her brothers, Edward and Robert Daley and a sister, Eileen Leahy.


Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Avenue, Hartford on Tuesday, October 9 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.  Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. in the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford.   Burial will be at Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield.


Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.  To send on line condolences to the family, please visit