Archive for September 2013

Spasiano, Anthony III

Anthony Spasiano III, 69, of Unionville, passed away peacefully early Saturday, September 28 after a bravely fought battle with metastatic pheochromocytoma. Tony was born, raised and later worked in New Britain, where he would routinely take side roads to avoid all traffic lights. He attended New Britain High School (Class of 1962) and then the University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy (Class of 1967). Tony served as a Pharmacist at New Britain General Hospital for 40 years. In honor of his unfailing dedication to his profession, the hospital dedicated a newly built IV room in his name in 2010. He was a member of the Connecticut Society of Hospital Pharmacists. A kind, gentle man, Tony is survived by his loving wife Janet, his daughter and apple of his eye, Magda, his brother John and sister Angela of Florida, sister-in-law Joan Egbertson and brother-in-law Stephen Egbertson of Barkhamsted, nephews and nieces Scott and Lisa Spasiano and Erik and Joy Egbertson. He also leaves to mourn him a much loved Aunt, Rose Bellezza of Long Island, NY along with many cousins. He is Godfather to Erik Egbertson of Medford, MA, Angela Connor of Orange, CA, Ann Castello of Milford, and Ania Dulnik of Oxford, England. His family wishes to thank the countless doctors, nurses, and aides who cared for Tony in the last few years. In particular, they wish to thank Dr. Stephen Doctoroff for extending Tony’s life by almost 30 years with an early diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Tony will be remembered in many ways including his private Italian pride, a sweet sense of humor, making butternut squash, driving his daughter to countless trumpet lessons, and enjoying the Sunday funnies. But he will be remembered most of all as someone who was good, dependable, and kind. He was fiercely loyal, protective and unconditionally supportive of his wife and daughter. He was the best husband and father anyone could ever ask for and he will remain alive in our hearts forever. Family and friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Oct. 2) from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 9:30AM from The Ahern Funeral Home, followed by a walking procession to the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Avon. Donations may be made in Tony’s name to the Media Center at New Britain High School, Attn: Fran Quish, 110 Mill St., New Britain, CT 06051.

Spasiano, Anthony

Quigley, Arlene Ann

quigleyArlene Ann Quigley of Unionville passed away peacefully on Sept. 24, 2013 with her family by her side.   Born on July 27, 1924, daughter of the late Thomas and Anna (Roman) Dooley.  She graduated from Farmington High School where she met her future husband and, without question, the love of her life, Edward (Budge) Quigley.  Arlene and Budge were united in marriage on February 8, 1947. They spent 45 loving years together before Budge’s death in 1992.  Arlene was a wonderful mother to their five children, devoted to them in every way. She was also a generous and loving grandmother who took great pride in her grandchildren’s accomplishments and never missed a graduation or special event. Arlene was an outgoing and friendly person who had a gift for putting others at ease. She enjoyed and appreciated her many friends. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Women’s Guild, the Unionville Museum, and a past president of the Farmington Valley Women’s Club.  Arlene was one of those people who appreciated nature and beauty and she was skilled at creating it. She was a talented artist, receiving many awards for her work. Arlene also loved to travel with her husband, and, in later years, with her daughter Amy and close friends.Arlene is survived by her children, Kathleen Smith and her husband Phil of Waterville, ME, Cynthia Castillo and her husband Frank, of Glastonbury, Edward Quigley and his wife Debbie, of Coronado, CA, and Ann Marie(Amy) Quigley, of Unionville. Arlene is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Alexander, Jeremy, Caitlin, Diana, Margaret, and James, her special niece, Arlene O’Sullivan and two nephews, Robert O’Sullivan and Thomas O’Sullivan. Arlene was predeceased by her beloved son, James Martin Quigley and her sister, Helen (Dooley) O’Sullivan.The family would like to thank Maureen, Elizabeth, and Alicja who gave Arlene such wonderful care.Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 4-7pm at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Saturday (Oct. 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 the family plot at St. Mary Cemetery, Avon.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anthony’s Bread for the Poor, St. Patrick – St. Anthony Church, 285 Church St. Hartford, CT 06103

Marek, Mary Ann S.

Mary Ann S. Marek, 92, of Unionville, beloved widow of Andrew W. Marek, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, September 23rd. Born in New Britain, August 2nd, 1921, daughter of the late Stanislaw and Stephane Sumoski, she resided in Unionville since 1955. Mary Ann was associated with UTC, worked for the New Britain Court System and retired from the State of Connecticut after 45 years. She was a longtime communicant at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Unionville. Mary Ann is survived by her son, William A. Marek of Farmington and his dear friend Deborah Grocki, her sister, Teresa Carlson of Bristol, two grandsons, Andrew W. Marek of Plainville and Michael Turner of Southington and her son-in-law, James Turner of Southington. She was predeceased by her cherished daughter, Patricia Ann (Marek) Turner, her loving daughter-in-law, Claudia E. Marek, former officer with the Farmington Police Department, her two brothers, Marsh and Ted Sumoski and her two sisters, Anne Was and Lucy Nowik. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4. Unionville TODAY from 5:00-7:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Thursday (Sept. 26) at 9:00am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville at 10:00am. Burial will be in the family plot at St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ladies Guild at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Bidwell Square, Unionville, CT 06085.

Carey, Peter von Haan

Peter von Haan Carey, beloved father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully in San Diego, CA on September 9, 2013 from lung failure. He was 71 years old. He was born and raised in Farmington before moving to California as an adult, where he spent 36 years working as an air traffic controller and training new staff. He was a graduate of Taft Preparatory School (’59) and Yale University (’64) and served in the United States Navy, including a tour in Vietnam. He is survived by his two daughters, Devan Correll of San Diego, CA and Laura Carey of Washington, DC. His ashes will be laid to rest on Saturday, September 28 at 10:30am in Riverside Cemetery in Farmington.

Jarrett Cole, Barbara

Barbara (Bobbie) Cole Jarrett, 67, of Unionville, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Barbara chose her moment to depart on a beautiful sunny late summer afternoon while her loving husband, children, and grandchildren were close by after a long struggle with cancer. She loved this time of year when the harvest moon shines brightly in the sky and the garden is bursting with life. Barbara was a passionate gardener and loved cooking, canning and pickling her way through her collection of family recipes. She was always in the company of her dogs and her beloved bluebirds while tending her gardens and cooking. She also enjoyed walks on the beach, collecting shells, the surf and sunbathing at Otter Lake. As a young woman Barbara was an accomplished swimmer and had a lifelong love of the water. Barbara drew much of her inner strength from the late summer sun and the bounty of nature she so appreciated, and we, her devoted family drew our strength from her. Barbara was the daughter of the late Raymond King and Louise DeWolf Brooks of Unionville. She lived most of her life in Unionville where her family has a long history. She worked closely with her father, King Brooks, on the board of the Hillside Cemetery Association in Unionville, taking over as President in 2010. A loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Barbara cherished family gatherings. She was always involved in the activities and lives of her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Gregory Jarrett, her children, Colburn Thompson, Brecon Cole, Jill Jarrett, and Linda Yacone, her grandchildren, Chynna Jarrett, Dylan Yacone, Alma Thompson, and Louise Thompson, and her brother, John Brooks. The family would like to thank Dr. Aaron Shafer and LaKisha Mobley APRN of Hartford Hospital and the hospice nurses and homecare givers of VNA HealthCare. Please send any donations in Memory of Barbara B. Cole Jarrett to the Unionville Museum, 15 School St., Unionville, CT 06085. Private services will be at the convenience of the family at a later date. Cole, Barbara

Amico, Joseph E.

Joseph E. Amico, 62, of Avon, beloved husband of Alice (Bove) Amico passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 21, 1951 to the late Erasmus Amico and Antonietta Amico. He lived there for many years and attended Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He moved to Avon with his family in 1981. He was a successful mechanical engineer. He loved sports cars, music, audio equipment, and cooking delicious meals. But above all, his true passion was his family. Joe was a loving and devoted husband, wonderful father to two daughters, and the most amazing grandfather to his two grandchildren. He was also a dear mentor to so many. He lived life to the fullest with an outgoing personality that made everyone who knew him love him. He is survived by his adoring wife, Alice; his proud daughters, Loren (Amico) Clarke and Kimberly (Amico) Wolf; his brother, Marino Amico; his sisters, Vita Padalino, Julia Spampinato, and Lydia Landisi; his grandchildren, Ben and Kate Wolf; his sons in law, Matthew Clarke and Troy Wolf, and his many nephews, nieces, cousins, and brothers-in-law. He will be missed dearly by those who loved him. He left a permanent mark on all of our hearts and our lives will never be the same without him. Rest in peace, “Papa”. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday, September 13 from 4:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Saturday, September 14 at 9:00am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, 145 Main St., Rt. 4 in Unionville at 10:00am. Burial will immediately follow at St. Mary Cemetery on 644 Huckleberry Hill Rd, Avon. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 in honor of his late mother-in-law, or the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., 1-91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 in honor of his late parents. Amico, Joseph