Archive for March 2013

Foohey, Joanne

Joanne Isabelle Foohey, 59, of Plainville and Glastonbury, passed away peacefully Monday, March 25th following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Hartford, April 13th, 1953, daughter of the late John and Isabelle (Smith) Foohey, she was a graduate of Glastonbury High School, Class of 1971 and received her degree in Business Management from Eastern Connecticut State University. Joanne was a Home Health Care professional for various agencies. She enjoyed horses, skiing, travel, running marathons, Newport, Rhode Island and spending time spoiling her grandchildren. She was a member of the Lions Club in Plainville where she served as President for two years and was a member of the Conservation Commission in Plainville. Joanne is survived by her son, Jeremy Vearil, her three grandchildren, Christopher Cole Vearil, Remy Star Vearil and Savana Sky Vearil, her siblings, Carolyn MacDonald, Constance Yuska, Mary Lou Foohey, David and Nancy Foohey, Lorne Foohey, Paul and Marie Foohey, Barbara and Geoffrey Fiszel, Brian and Lisa Foley, Sharon and Wes Downing, and Patricia Hyyppa, 28 nieces and nephews, seven great nieces and great nephews and her cat Slinky. The family would like to thank the staff at Apple Rehab in Avon and the Farmington Valley VNA for the wonderful care given to Joanne. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday (Mar. 27) at 11:00am in the Church of St. Ann, Avon followed by burial in Center Cemetery, Simsbury. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Plainville Lions Club, P.O. Box 9, Plainville, CT 06062.

Porter, Mary

Mary Elizabeth Porter R.N., 73, of Burlington, beloved wife of Charles W. Porter, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 24th. Born in Pittsfield, MA, June 9th, 1939, daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Pelissier) Savery. Mary was a graduate of Pittsfield High School, Class of 1957 and the Nursing School at Greater Hartford College, Class of 1983. During her nursing career, she was associated with New Britain General Hospital and Nursing Care Center in Bristol and later served as Assistant Director of Nursing at Countryside Manor in Bristol until her retirement. Mary was a communicant at the Church of St. Patrick in Collinsville. Besides her husband, she is survived by her four children, Kathleen M. Gotlibowski and her husband Paul of Bristol; Stephen C. Porter and his wife Marie of Burlington; Shawn A. Porter and his wife Deborah of Avon; and Christine M. Beechey and her husband James of Virginia Beach, VA; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Nicole Brady. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Mar. 27) from 4:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Thursday (Mar. 28) at 9:15am followed by the Liturgy of the Word in the Church of St. Patrick, 7 Burlington Ave., Collinsville at 10:00am. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nicole E. Brady Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o First Bristol Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 698, Bristol, CT 06011-0698.

Zenie, John

John R. Zenie, 50, of Guilford, died peacefully on Monday, March 18th surrounded by his loving family. John was born on January 24th, 1963 in New Jersey, son of John Ely and Ruth Zenie of Branford. He was the devoted husband to Kathleen Labanara Zenie and proud father of Katelyn Capri Zenie and Matthew John Zenie. John graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan, NJ, Class of 1981, where he lettered in football and track. John received his undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and completed his prosthetic and orthotic education at Northwestern University. John continued his education receiving his Masters in Healthcare Management / Finance from Quinnipiac University. John specialized in upper extremity prosthetic rehabilitation and was a member of the ABC. He was the author of numerous articles, as well as, an annual lecturer at Dartmouth Medical Center in New Hampshire. John dedicated his life to helping others. His proudest accomplishments were providing upper extremity prosthetic services to U.S. soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Besides helping Veterans, he provided services to both children and adults though his private practice, Comprehensive Prosthetics Services in Branford. John had a variety of interests and hobbies; including riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, boating, hunting, building and was a merchant marine officer. He had his Captain’s license and enjoyed navigating his boat through the Connecticut and Long Island waters. Besides his wife, children and parents, John is survived by his stepson Steven and his fiancée Jennifer Miller; his sister, Sharon Bracken, and her husband John Bracken and their daughters Sarah and Katie all of Ridgefield. The family wishes to thank the staff at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven and Connecticut Hospice for their caring and compassionate care of John. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Homeport Cove, Branford, CT 06405.

Perrotti, James

James A. Perrotti Jr., 68, of Unionville, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 21st at the Apple Rehab Facility in Plainville after a long illness. Born in Unionville, August 23rd, 1944, son of the late James A. and Josephine A. (Commotti) Perrotti, he resided in town all his life. James worked at the local Stop and Shop until January 2011. He is survived by his sister, Dolores Chauvy of Plainville, two nieces, Laura Vibert and her husband Timothy and Jennifer Holland and her husband Daniel, two nephews, Eric Anderson and David Anderson and his wife Kathleen, two great nephews, Michael and Patrick Vibert, a great niece, Jennifer Vincent and her husband Kory, great nieces, Allyson and Amanda Holland, a great-great niece, Grace Vincent and his brother-in-law, Richard Anderson. He was predeceased by his sisters, Gloria Perrotti and Marie Anderson. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Monday (Mar. 25) from 10:00-11:00am followed by funeral services in the funeral home at 11:00am. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. The family would like to thank the staff at Apple Rehab Facility in Plainville, especially his favorite nurse Diana. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Masonicare Hospice, 111 Founders Plaza, East Hartford, CT 06108.

Tarca, Pierina

Our Dear Mother, Pierina Giuliano Tarca, age 99, joined the angels on March 10, 2013, at Jerome Home, New Britain. She was born on February 28, 1914 in Mello, Italy, Province of Sondrio, and was the daughter of the late Julio Giuliano and Maria (Gherbesi) Giuliano. She came to the U.S.A. when she was 16 years old. She had worked in the tobacco fields in Simsbury and Avon, along with various jobs at Ethel Walker, Miss Porter’s School and Wesleyan University. She retired at 65 years old from Ensign Bickford Industries, Avon. She had married in 1948 and had two daughters, Carmen and Gloria. She lived on Old Farms Road for many years in Avon, before moving to Bristol to be close to her daughters. She enjoyed the company of many, many friends and reminiscing of the old country. She loved to cook for her family and friends, playing cards, the beach, bowling, bingo and watching many sports, especially her grandchildren’s sporting events, and of course, UConn Women’s basketball. Pierina also enjoyed traveling abroad to Italy and Australia to visit with family and friends. She loved to crochet and knit and prided herself in making afghans for everyone in the family. Pierina was a longtime member of the Prince Thomas of Savoy Italian Club and St. Ann’s Church in Avon, The Italian Fratellanza of New Britain, the Avon Senior Center and later the Bristol Senior Center. She was the youngest of a large family. She is predeceased by her stepsister and stepbrother Mariangela Gherbesi of Italy, John Julian of Bristol; a sister and brother of Australia, Ernesta Manna and Geremio Giuliano; a sister and brother Rose Aramini of Avon, Dominic Giuliano of Bristol; a dear nephew Raymond Aramini of Columbia; and a dear niece and nephew Ann Tarca and Des Manna of Australia. She leaves behind her beloved daughters and son-in-laws, Carmen and John Bonetti of Unionville; Gloria and Richard Mullaney of Bristol; nieces Ines Hazen and Nancy Aramini and nephew Julio Aramini and his wife, Marilyn. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren Kristine Mason and her husband, Keith; Ric Mullaney; John Michael Bonetti and his wife, Georgia and Jason Bonetti. She had four great-grandchildren, Gage and Kayden Mullaney, Olivia Mason, Elsa Burman-Bonetti, all of whom she cherished, and many special nieces and nephews in the United States, Italy and Australia. Our Mom had a full and rich life and we will always remember her beautiful smile, our delicious polenta family dinners and her constant guidance. She was a quiet and loving Mother and will be missed dearly by all. We wish to thank the wonderful and caring staff at Jerome Home for their support and compassionate care of our Mom. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Mar. 13) from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Thursday (Mar. 14) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Ann, Avon at 10:00am Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Attn: Department of Hematology & Oncology, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106 or Jerome Home, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain, CT 06052 or The Prince Thomas of Savoy Society, Scholarship Fund, 32 Old Farms Road, Avon, CT 06001.

Mattocks, Ellen

ELLEN L. MATTOCKS, 62, OF BRISTOL, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON MARCH 8, 2013 AT JOHN DEMPSEY HOSPITAL IN FARMINGTON AFTER A LONG ILLNESS. SHE WAS BORN ON JULY 14, 1950 IN SOUTH BEND, IN THE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF THE LATE CARL MATTOCKS AND BETTY (BRYANT) MATTOCKS AND ALSO THE FIRST GRANDCHILD OF ELLEN Q. BRYANT – HER NAMESAKE. HER FAMILY MOVED TO FARMINGTON IN 1952 AND ELLEN WAS CONFIRMED AT THE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST CONGREGATIONAL WHERE SHE CONTINUED TO BE A LIFE LONG MEMBER . SHE GRADUATED FROM FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL IN 1968 AND WENT ON TO GRADUATE FROM THE HARTFORD ACADEMY OF HAIRDRESSING. SHE WORKED AT SEVERAL SALONS IN SIMSBURY AND AVON BEFORE JOINING CONNECTICUT COMMUNITY CARE AS A MEDICAID ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE SPECIALIST FOR APPROXIMATELY 10 YEARS. ELLEN LATER WORKED FOR A NUMBER OF OTHER COMPANIES AS AN OFFICE MANAGER OR BILLING COORDINATOR INCLUDING COMMUNITY VISITING NURSE AND HOMECARE, HEALTH DIRECT AND MOST RECENTLY GIBBS COLLEGE.

ELLEN LOVED SPENDING QUALITY TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND WAS A KINDHEARTED, CARING, SENSITIVE AND GENEROUS PERSON BUT MOST OF ALL, ELLEN JUST LOVED TO HAVE FUN. AS A YOUNG GIRL, ELLEN ENJOYED SPENDING ENDLESS HOURS ICE SKATING ON BRYANT’S POND WITH HER SISTERS AND FRIENDS. SHE ENJOYED GOING TO THE CASINO TO PLAY THE PENNY SLOT MACHINES, GOING TO CAPE COD AND LOVED THE ONE CRUISE THAT SHE WAS ABLE TO GO ON SEVERAL YEARS AGO THAT SHE FREQUENTLY SPOKE ABOUT AFTERWARDS AND FONDLY TREASURED. ELLEN DEVELOPED A PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND HER HOBBY TURNED INTO NUMEROUS PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENTS OVER THE YEARS INCLUDING WEDDINGS, GRADUATIONS, CONFIRMATIONS, ETC. IN ADDITION TO BEING THE FAMILY “PICTURE TAKER”. ELLEN ALSO BECAME AN AVID RED SOX FAN, FOLLOWING IN HER MOTHER’S FOOTSTEPS AND ESPECIALLY ENJOYED HER TRIPS TO FENWAY PARK, EVEN LAST SUMMER WHEN SHE WAS WHEEL CHAIR BOUND. ELLEN WAS ALSO VERY PROUDLY A LIFETIME MEMBER OF THE SEVENTH ARMORED DIVISION ASSOCIATION, FORMER SECRETARY FOR THE VFW #10361 LADIES AUXILIARY OF FARMINGTON AND FORMER GIRL SCOUT.

SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER BEST FRIEND AND CARETAKER, KEVIN MARTIN, TWO SISTERS, MARION OLSON AND HER HUSBAND GARY OF BRISTOL, CHERYL HIGLEY AND HER HUSBAND RICHARD OF FARMINGTON AND THREE NEPHEWS WHOM SHE TREASURED; GARRETT OLSON, RICHIE HIGLEY AND ZACHARY HIGLEY; AS WELL AS TWO AUNTS AND SEVERAL COUSINS. THE FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE NURSES AND ASSISTANTS AT COUNTRYSIDE MANOR IN BRISTOL AS WELL AS THE STAFF AT JOHN DEMPSEY HOSPITAL FOR THE DEDICATED EXCELLENT CARE THAT THEY PROVIDED.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY MAY CALL AT THE AHERN FUNERAL HOME, 111 MAIN STREET, UNIONVILLE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 12 FROM 9 – 10:30AM. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT THE AHERN FUNERAL HOME AT 10:30AM FOLLOWED BY BURIAL IN RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, FARMINGTON. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE MADE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER, DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY, P.O. BOX 842948, BOSTON, MA 02284-2948 OR TO THE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST CONGREGATIONAL, 75 MAIN ST, FARMINGTON, CT 06032.

Landry, Barbara

Barbara (Therreault) Landry, daughter of the late Ruth and Theodore Therreault, passed on to her eternal rest, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. She was born in Waterbury Nov. 9, 1945 where she grew up and attended Sacred Heart High school and Post University, graduating with a degree in Business Management. She worked as an administrative assistant at Risdon for many years before starting her own business, Busy Barb’s Same Day Delivery Service. She enjoyed traveling, playing golf and visiting antique shops. She loved taking long rides with her companion Marty in his convertible. She was an avid reader and a sports fan, always rooting for the UCONN Huskie’s Women’s basketball team. She was also a wonderful cook and baker who took great pleasure in gathering friends and family to share in one of her grand holiday meals. Barbara was a kind and loving woman who gave generously to her family and friends. In 2001 she courageously donated one of her kidneys to her best friend Anna, in order to give Anna a second chance at life. Barbara will be greatly missed by her son Howard B. Beaulieu and his wife Dorreen L. (Verdosci) Beaulieu of Thomaston, her granddaughter Jacqueline M. Beaulieu & fiancé Ryan of Torrington and great-grandsons Austin and Tyler. She will also be sadly missed by her loving companion of many years, Marty Varano and his sons Brian & wife Karen, Robert & fiancé Heather, as well as her former husband John Landry and his sons Marc Landry, wife Sheila and children Melissa, Lauren, Dakota & Logan, John Jr., wife Joanne and son Ryan, daughter Jackie and husband Matthew and their children and Barbara’s cousins Judy Gabriele, Yvonne & Eric Emmons and their children. She will also be missed by her best friend Anna Texiera & husband Manny and their children, Marty’s sister, Connie Varano & partner Caroline and all of the many friends and extended family who have known and loved her. It is with great sadness that we all bid a fond farewell to an elegant lady who touched our lives with her generous heart. We love you Barbara. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Tuesday (Mar. 12) from 4:00-7:00pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday (Mar. 13) at 10:00am in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 49 South St., Litchfield followed by burial in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Litchfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cook Willow Activities and Traveling Fund, ATTN: Leanne Ward, 81 Hillside Ave., Plymouth, CT 06782.

Holt, Winifred

Winifred (Conner) Holt, age 91, wife of the late John A. Holt, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 5th. She was born in East Hampton, MA on November 9,
1921. Winnie was a long-time member of Doric Chapter #7 Order of the Eastern Star in East Hampton, MA. She was a member of Grace Congregational Church since
1964. After business school she worked for General Electric for several years.She also worked at the Recruiting Department of the U.S. Air Force where she recruited her husband Jack. She is survived by four children, Gail Jensen and her husband Gary of Farmington, John Holt and his wife Denise of Phoenix, AZ, Pamela Nelson and her husband Gary of Newington, and Leslie Swanson and her husband Todd of Farmington. She leaves her seven grandchildren; Dana Jensen & Kaitlyn, Craig Jensen & wife Jocelyn, Derrick Jensen & Tara, Bethany Wyman & husband James, Andrew Holt & Annie, Christopher Nelson, Douglas Nelson & wife Allison, and Carla Swanson, as well as her seven great grandchildren; Aubrey, Kobe, Mackenzie, Jack, Owen, Bradley, and Nevaeh. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Sunday, March 10, from 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 11 at 10 a.m. at Grace Congregational Church, 110 South Road, Farmington, followed by burial at Riverside Cemetery in Farmington. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Memorial Fund at Grace Congregational Church, 110 South Road, Farmington, CT 06032.

Rodriguez, Rafaela

Rafaela Rivera Rodriguez, 78, formerly of Hartford and Farmington, died peacefully March 1st, 2013 at The Village Green of Bristol after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Plus Syndrome. Born in Barrio Farallón, Cayey, Puerto Rico on December 26th, 1934, she was the last of nine children born to the late Luis Rivera Llera and Leonarda Rodriguez Rosado. After the death of her father in 1937, Rafaela was raised by her mother, in the company of her eight siblings on their farm in Farallón. On April 2nd, 1951, she was married to Luis Rodriguez and gave birth to four daughters before moving to Hartford in 1961. In Hartford, Rafaela worked in many factories until moving to Farmington and gaining her certification as a Nurse’s Aide. Throughout her 28 year career as a Home Health Aide for the VNA of Hartford, Rafaela cared for countless elderly men and women, including one very special patient, Clarisse Martin who died in 2001. Above all, family was Rafaela’s greatest joy. She was the best cook, enjoyed her garden, planting zinnias, roses and tomatoes especially. Holidays spent with Rafaela were also very special occasions that she made the most wonderful times of the year. Rafaela spent many vacations in Puerto Rico, Cape Cod and Coastal Maine. Fried calamari and a glass of sangria or ginger ale on the shore were some of Rafaela’s favorite times spent. Besides her husband of nearly 62 years, she leaves behind her four loving daughters, Judith Rodriguez McGann (James) of Manchester, Dallas Rodriguez of West Hartford, Migdalia Rodriguez Merriman of Burlington and Beth Rodriguez of Farmington, seven grandchildren, Jennifer (Rich), Nevada, Erin (Casey), Nicolas, Megan, Michael and Grant, four great-grandchildren, Michael, Mia, Moses and Andrew, three cherished sisters, Rita of Ponce, Puerto Rico, Alejandra of San Juan, Puerto Rico and Mercedes of Miami, FL, as well as over one hundred nieces, nephews, cousins and their families of Connecticut, Puerto Rico, New York, Florida, Iowa, Texas, Massachusetts, and Argentina. She was predeceased by her beloved siblings, Concepción, Ramiro, Isabel, Angela and Ramón and a special son-in-law, Jeffrey Robert Merriman. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Thursday (Apr. 4) from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral services will be held Friday (Apr. 5) at 10:00am in Emanuel Lutheran Church, 311 Capitol Ave., Hartford followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. Memorial contributions may be made to the Interval House, P.O. Box 340207, Hartford, CT 06134-0207 or to American Parkinson Disease Association, Connecticut Chapter, 27 Allendale Dr., North Haven, CT 06473.

Wood, William

William H. Wood Jr., 91, of West Hartford, and Fishers Island, NY, beloved husband of Mary Andrews Lewis Wood, to whom he was married for 62 years, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hanover, NH, November 22nd, 1921, son of the late William H. and Mabel (Munson) Wood, Bill graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy (1939), Yale University (1943) and University of Michigan Law School (1948). He was a United States Air Force veteran of World War II where he served with distinction as a 1st Lieutenant Navigator. Bill began his law career at Hoppin, Carey and Powell where he was a Senior Partner for many years. He later moved to and eventually retired from Shipman and Goodwin. Bill was a natural athlete and loved all sports. He was a member of the Golf Team and Captain of the Ice Hockey Team at Yale. He also enjoyed fishing, skiing, and was a competitive bridge player. As an avid golfer, he was a member of the Hartford Golf Club and the Fishers Island Country Club. Besides his wife, he is survived by his three children: Nancy Andrews Wood of New Britain, William H. Wood III of Avon, and Richard Lewis Wood of Fishers Island, NY; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his three sisters, Frances, Beulah and Katherine. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday (Mar. 7) at 11:00am in The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford with The Rev. Donald L. Hamer officiating. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA HealthCare Hospice Program, 103 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105 or to Fishers Island Conservancy, P.O. Box 553, Fishers Island, NY 06390.

Perkins, Shirley

Mrs. Shirley Perkins, of Avon passed away peacefully, Friday, (March 1st, 2013) at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain with family by her side. Born in 1927 the first of two daughters to William F. Stevens and Madeline Stevens (nee Holmes) in Farmington, she is survived by a son, Edward, of Lubbock, TX and a granddaughter, Krista of Hollywood, CA. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Edward Sr. in 2001. Like many women of her time, Shirley “wore many hats.” During World War II she helped her mother with parachute assembly, got her first job at Travelers after the war, and soon married. She made her home of 61 years on Huckleberry Hill and began work at the avant-garde fashion center Myrtle Mills but eventually found a career at the then Plainville Bank and Trust Company where she was employed over 25 years. She was truly a “working Mom.” Yet, her calling and master craft was always people. She was the force behind her husband’s school plays, a den mother for her son, a “big Sis” to Betty, and always willing to spend hours on the phone with her granddaughter, Krista. Almost without exception, friends and neighbors who got to know her grew even closer to her over time. She was a counselor for girls of all ages who sought companionship, advice or friendship, and always an uncritical listener. She defended the weak, loved shelties and going to the Senior Center. Over the course of her life she developed a practical philosophy. The daughter of an accomplished gardener, creation was her sacred text and her home and garden her sanctuary. She thought that squirrels seeking to pilfer bird seed from feeders were Philistines and needed to be dealt with severely. As an ardent supporter of the second amendment, she furthermore knew that black bears with ill intents merited a BB in the buttocks. Small animals needed protection, and the size of the wrong doer could not justify the compromise of such important principles. Like all good Yankee women, she understood the secret of life was finding the sublime in the simple. A dinner of remembrance will be held on Thursday, March 14th at 6:30PM in George’s Pizza in Unionville. Donations in Shirley’s honor may be directed to Friends of Animals, the Audubon Society, and Tri-State Shetland Sheepdog Rescue.

Atwood, Kathleen

Kathleen Eden Atwood, 94, of Farmington, widow of Allen J. Atwood, to whom she was married to for 53 years, passed away peacefully Friday, March 1st. Born in Penrith, England, September 20th, 1918, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Masson) Eden. Prior to retiring, Kathleen worked at The Travelers Insurance Company as a Supervisor in the Keypunch Department for 28 years. She loved watching UConn Women’s Basketball and camping in New Hampshire for many years. Kathleen is survived by her four children, Shirley Domin of Granby, Richard Atwood and his wife Pamela of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Pollyann Boucher and her significant other Bill Winter of Alton, NH and Robert Atwood and his wife Ann of Barkhamsted, her eight grandchildren, Stefanie, David, Jennifer, Jonas, Amy, Sarah, Brittany, and Emily, nine great grandchildren, her very dear friend, Wally Mercer, her loving and caring caregiver, Lynda Scott and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her three sisters, Elsie Clarkson, Eunice Gould and Florence Havens. Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Reynolds, Jeffrey

Jeffrey T. Reynolds, 55, of Bristol, beloved husband of Joanne (Lawrence) Reynolds, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, February 27th. Born in Hartford, September 14th, 1957, son of Georgette (Bilodeau) Reynolds of Farmington and the late Robert Reynolds. Prior to retiring, he was employed by the State of Connecticut for 33 years. Jeffrey was a stubborn gardener, enjoyed NASCAR and handiwork around his home, but his greatest love and joy was his family. Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by his five children, Robert, Nicole, Dale, Jason and Christine, his sister Susan Galanto of East Hampton, his eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Mar. 6) from 2:00-4:00pm followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 4:00pm. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Katzung, James

James Allan Katzung, 71, of Zephyrhills, FL, formerly of Avon, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 10th, 2013. Born in Hartford, September 2nd, 1941, son of the late Kenneth J. and M. Jeanette (Price) Katzung. Prior to retiring, Jim was a Traffic Engineer for the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation. After moving to Florida, Jim was a Police Officer with the St. Leo Police Department. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served four years as an intelligence analyst in the Army Security Agency. Jim had been a private pilot and an avid gun collector. He was also a member of the Avon chapter of the VFW. Jim is survived by his sister, Judith E. Smith and her husband Russell of Florida and North Carolina, his nephews, Daren J. Smith of Greensboro, NC and Kevin D. Smith and his wife Christy of Burlington, NC, as well as one great nephew, two great nieces and several cousins. Graveside funeral services will be held Monday (Apr. 8) at 11:00am in the family plot at Greenwood Cemetery, Avon with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 3272, c/o Don Perreault Treas., 555 Huckleberry Hill Road, Avon, CT 06001 or to the animal shelter of your choice.