Archive for June 2015

Tetreault, Richard J.

Tetreault, RichardRichard J. Tetreault, 74, of Farmington, beloved husband of Antonette (Lombardo) Tetreault, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Born July 4, 1940 in Hartford, son of the late Norman A. and Rose (Lorraine) Tetreault. Prior to retiring, Richard was employed by PM Services in Plainville for the last 38 years and over his career had worked for a number of refuse companies. He was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Forestville. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Lisa A. McClain of Springfield, MA, his step-children, Debra Johnson of Bristol, George McAuliffe of Roswell, GA and Elizabeth Apruzzese of Farmington, his brother, Norman A. Tetreault of Ocala, FL, and 6 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Kathy Tetreault, a brother, Edward G. Tetreault and his beloved granddaughter, Kiera Johnson. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday (July 7) at 10:00 a.m. in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Forestville with Pastor Joseph B. Ekeberg officiating. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Caring for Kids at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Forestville, CT 06010.

Hathaway, Anne Ludlow

Hathaway, AnneAnne Ludlow Hathaway, of Farmington, widow of George W. Hathaway, passed away peacefully at her home at The Gables on June 17, 2015. Born November 3, 1925 in Port Huron, Michigan, daughter of the late Dr. Loy A. Weston and Kate Stewart Weston, Anne relocated to Farmington in the Spring of 2013 to be near her daughter, Barbara, her daughter Susan, visited many times from her home in Southern California. While living in Farmington, Anne joined St. James Parish. The family would like to especially thank the Rev. George Roberts, Rector of St. James Parish, for his kindness and compassionate support to both Anne and the family over the past two years. While at The Gables, Anne enjoyed her many friends, most especially the “lunch bunch.” She also loved the musical events held at The Gables and more importantly, the view of Dunning Lake, which reminded her of home. Anne will be enormously missed by daughters, Barbara Ludlow Taussig (John) and Susan Ludlow Rimdzius (Thomas), and by son-in-law John Griffith. Anne was the loving grandmother of Laura Laguna (J.J.), Julie Rimdzius, David Rimdzius (Stephanie), Gregory Taussig, Matthew Taussig, and David Griffith. She was great-grandmother of Eric, Zachary, and Brandon Laguna, Jacob Rimdzius, Benjamin and Adam Rimdzius and Matthew and Kate Griffith. Anne also leaves behind a niece, Pamela Todd Fox and two nephews, David McMorran (Terese) and Henry “Jock” Gordon MacMorran (Robin). In addition to her parents and husband, Anne was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Deborah Ludlow Griffith, sisters, Jean McMorran and Barbara Moore, brother, Loy Stewart Weston, granddaughter, Amy Griffith, and nephew, Hugh McMorran. The celebration of Anne’s life will be arranged privately at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. James Parish, 3 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT 06032 or The Farmington Garden Club, P.O. Box 129, Farmington, CT 06034 or The Stanley-Whitman House, 37 High Street, Farmington, CT 06032 or the Farmington Land Trust, Inc., 128 Garden Street #C, Farmington, CT 06032 or the Farmington Historical Society, P.O. Box 1645, Farmington, CT 06034.

Marek, Katherine L.

Katherine L. Marek, of Unionville, died Monday, June 22, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Petrosky) Marek and was a lifelong resident of Unionville. Katherine retired from Superior Electric, was a member of the Tunxis Senior Center and a longtime communicant at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea. She is survived by her two sisters, Teresa Marek and Agnes Marek both of Bristol, her sister-in-law, Fran Marek of Bristol, her nieces, Kathy Bissonnette and her husband Mark and their daughters, Hannah and Hayley of Hartford; Jackie Marek and her husband Stan of Cromwell; Sue Kohanski and her husband Ken and children, Tonja and Todd of South Carolina; her nephews, Ken Marek of Bristol; Michael Marek of Windsor Locks; Bill Marek and his son, Andrew of Farmington; James Turner and his son, Michael of Southington; brother-in-law, James Mantie of Forestville and many cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her three sisters, Anne, Mary and Helen, three brothers, Michael, Andrew and Frank, sister-in-law, Mary Marek and her niece, Patty Marek Turner. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Friday (June 26) at 10:00am in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Bidwell Square, Unionville, CT 06085.

Kinnicutt, Patia M.

Patia M. Kinnicutt of Belleair, FL and West Hartford, CT, widow of Lincoln N. Kinnicutt, died peacefully Wednesday, (June 10, 2015) with her daughter Patia at her side. Born on November 15, 1933 in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Ruth C. McDonough. Patia graduated from Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield, MA and Edgewood Park Junior College in Briarcliff, NY, and taught at The American School for the Deaf. She volunteered in many organizations and was a member of The Hartford Golf Club and The Belleview Biltmore Golf Club, Belleair, FL. Patia loved the game of golf and was regarded as an excellent golfer. She played in several tournaments and chaired many charity events, Diabetes and Juvenile Diabetes being two of her passions. She spent a great deal of her life traveling with family and friends, and her adored bird Parker. Patia was a fun loving person who could light up a room with her smile and contagious laugh, wherever she went fun would follow. Her genuine kindness and love allowed her to engage and be endeared by family and her many friends. She is survived by her son, Morgan W. Flaherty and his wife Abbie of Niantic, CT; her daughters, Alison D. Trafton of Boca Raton, FL, Patia R. Haverty and her husband Edmund of West Hartford, CT, and known as “Yaya” to her eight grandchildren, Ashley E. Flaherty, Christine M. Flaherty, William V. Flaherty, Lange A. Trafton, Ivana M. Jerabek, John “Jack” M. Haverty, Faith M. Haverty, Colette “Coco” Haverty, her nephew Curtis W. Helmle; and her late husband, Lincoln N. Kinnicutt’s children and grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth M. Helmle, and her former husbands, Dr. Morgan V. Flaherty and Albert A. Cross. Friends and family may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT on Monday, June 29, 2015, from 4-7 p.m. A graveside service will be on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in the family plot at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, CT. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Suncoast Hospice Care Center at Woodside, 6770 102nd Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33782.Kinnicutt, Patia.

Humphrey, Glenn N.

Glenn N. Humphrey (60) of Chandler, AZ passed away on February 12, 2015 in Mesa AZ. Glenn was born on August 18, 1954 in Hartford, CT to Stanley and Lois Humphrey. He grew up in Burlington CT, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1974 and then traveled the world working at country clubs, hotels, restaurants and cruise ships. As a Certified Executive Chef and Certified Culinary Educator, Chef Humphrey touched the lives of countless students, serving as an award-winning chef instructor at the Scottsdale Culinary Institute from 1993 to 2001 and at the Arizona Culinary Institute from 2001 to 2015, where he also was Placement Director. Glenn also worked at many restaurants in CT, The Black Berry River Inn, The Cross Roads and The Old Burlington were just a few, he had many friends were friends from those days that were friends for life. Glenn is survived by his son Sean Humphrey of Chandler, his companion Tara Garlepp of Gilbert, his sister Joan Tharau of Burlington and his sister Sue Quartiero and her husband Jack Quartiero of Mooresville, NC. Glenn is also survived by several nieces and nephews in CT. Glenn was predeceased by his wife Sherry (Richards) Humphrey and his brother Neal Humphrey. There will be a Graveside Service for Glenn at Burlington Center Cemetery in Burlington on June 28, 2015 at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, Chef Humphrey’s family has requested that donations be made to: Humphrey, Glenn.

Brown, Jane

FullSizeRenderJane Brown, 89, of Hartford, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 11, 2015. Friends may call at the Rehoboth Church of God, 1170 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield on Saturday (June 20) from 4:00-5:00pm followed by funeral services in the church at 5:00pm with Bishop Jonathan Ramsey Jr., officiating. Burial will be held Monday (June 22) at 10:30am in Mountain View Cemetery, Bloomfield.

Hayes, Raymond Francis

Raymond Francis Hayes, 86, of New Britain, formerly of Windsor, husband of the late Dorothy (Merritt) Hayes, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015. Born October 20, 1928 in Hartford, son of the late Charles R. and Mary (Hines) Hayes. Prior to retiring, Raymond was an Equipment Operator at Fafnir Bearing. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his five children, Michael S. Hayes of New Britain, Betty Gauthier of Cheshire, Michele Farhat of Libya, Charles R. Hayes of New Britain and Lori A. Hayes of New Britain, his brother, Lawrence Hayes of Norwich, 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his two daughters, Sandra M. Hayes and Robyn D. Hayes and his brother, Robert J. Hayes Sr. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (June 18) 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. Patrick, Farmington at 10:00am. Burial with full military honors will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Poquonock. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hayes, Raymond.

Wassik, Marie S.

Wassik, MarieMarie S. Wassik R.N., 87, of Unionville, widow of Edward J. Wassik, passed away peacefully Friday, June 12, 2015. Born November 24, 1927 in Goshen, NY, she was the daughter of the late John and Stella (Zolnoski) Gardenbrock. Marie was a graduate of St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Brooklyn, NY, Class of 1948. She was associated with St. Mary Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and later at Forestville Nursing Home for 14 years until her retirement. She was a longtime communicant at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Unionville and was a very active member of the Tunxis Senior Center in Unionville. Marie is survived by her nine children, Ann Marie Martin of Michigan, Michael Wassik of Louisiana, Patricia Wassik of Colorado, Theresa Hart of Texas, James Wassik of Unionville, Robert Wassik of Unionville, William Wassik of Terryville, Thomas Wassik of Torrington and Stefanie Gernhard of Texas, her sister, Anna Howells of Avon, 19 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (June 18) from 6:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Friday (June 19) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tunxis Senior Center, 321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, CT 06085.

Homolka, Everett Charles

Everett Charles Homolka, 93, loving husband of the late Mary (Walton) Homolka, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Mulberry Gardens in Southington, CT. Born June 23, 1921 in Huntington, Long Island, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph John and Irene (Shadbolt) Homolka. Everett lived in Livingston, NJ prior to moving to Giant’s Neck Beach in East Lyme and then to Spinnaker in Niantic. He graduated from Upsala College in East Orange, NJ with a BA degree and proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1943 to 1946 during WW II. Everett attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant in the Marines. He was the owner of Bucket Supply & Equipment Company, a steel castings company, in Hillside, NJ from 1957 to 1984 when he retired to Connecticut. He was active in his communities. Ev was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Livingston Public Library, serving as treasurer, The Fund Raising Chairman of the Livingston Methodist Church to build a new church, a 27 year member of the Livingston Kiwanis Club, serving as president in 1966 and served as chairman of the Zoning Commission, Chairman of the Finance Committee, Chairman of the Maintenance Committee and Chairman of the Nehantic Lake Committee for the Giants Neck Beach Association in Niantic. Everett was married to his devoted and beloved wife, Mary, on October 19, 1946 and they spent 65 wonderful years together. Everett is survived by three children; a daughter, Susan O’Dea and her husband, Bob, of Plainville and Chester, VT; two sons, Jeffrey and wife, Mary Ann, of Toms River, NJ and The Villages, FL, and William and his fiancée, Linda Vaccaro, of Manchester, VT; two grandchildren, Elizabeth Anne (Beth) O’Dea of East Hartford and Thomas Charles O’Dea and his wife, Ariane, of Atlanta, GA. The family would like to extend its gratitude to Mulberry Garden’s staff for their attention and care shown to Ev and to Esmie, his private duty caregiver. Funeral services and burial will be private. There are no calling hours. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan – Kettering Cancer Center,1275 York Avenue, NY, NY 10065.

Nielson, Harriet (Bertsche)

Nielson, HarrietHarriet (Bertsche) Nielson, 86, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of Harry Nielson Jr., passed away Monday, June 8th, 2015. Born June 15th, 1928 in Vernon, daughter of the late Ernest and Elizabeth (Friedrich) Bertsche, she was raised in Rockville before moving to Bloomfield in 1954. Harriet was a graduate of Rockville High School, Class of 1946 and Becker College, Class of 1948. She worked for the Superior Court States Attorney’s office in Hartford from 1948-1955 and after raising her sons, worked for Yankee Flyer in Bloomfield. She was a member of the Bloomfield Town and Country Garden Club and the Bloomfield Women’s Club. Harriet enjoyed gardening, knitting, tap dancing, spending time at her home in Naples, Maine and loved spending time with her special friends and family both in Connecticut and Maine. Besides her husband, Harriet leaves her two sons and their wives, Harry and Heidi (Adams) Nielson III and Jeffrey and Terry (McDermott) Nielson, her grandchildren, Brett, Ryan and Christian Nielson and George and Nicole Grillo, her two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Maci Blair and her dog, Sadie. She was predeceased by her son, Douglas Nielson and her brother, Robert Bertsche. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the Bloomfield Police Department and EMS. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Monday (June 15) from 4:00-7:00pm. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday (June 16) at 11:00am in The Ahern Funeral Home followed by burial in Mountain View Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.

Weedall, Emily

Emily (Yungk) Weedall, 93, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at McLean’s in Simsbury. She was born on September 26, 1921 in Hartford, the only child of the late Albert and Emma (Myers) Yungk. Emily was a longtime resident of Farmington. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth A. Weedall. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Elaine Weedall of South Carolina; her daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Michael Matava of Weatogue; four grandchildren, Mark Weedall and his wife Tammy of South Carolina, Kevin Weedall of Florida, Vicki Harris and her husband Chris of Texas, and Sharon Zieg and her husband Michael of Pennsylvania; and four great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Zachary Harris, and Taylor and Andrew Zieg. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers of McLean’s for the care they have given Emily for the past 6 years. In honoring her wishes, there will be no calling hours and the funeral will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515.

Lindstedt, Ann M.

Lindstedt, AnnAnn M. Lindstedt, 84, of Burlington, passed away Monday, June 8th. Born November 15th, 1930 in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Myra (Bostwick) Lyon. Prior to retiring, Ann was a Dispatcher for the Farmington Police Department for over 30 years. She is survived by her daughter, Kirsten Lingenheld and her husband Nicholas, her granddaughter Stephanie Quick and her children Harrison and Benjamin Quick, her granddaughter Allison Quick and her children Abbigail and Corey Quick, her sisters, Jane Hart, Constance Neuhausser and Beth Lang, her former husband Carl James Lindstedt and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, David James Lindstedt and her two sisters, Frances Reeve and Dorothy Hulten. Funeral Services will be held Thursday (June 11) at 11:00am in Burlington Congregational Church, Rt. 4, Burlington with Rev. Wendell Taylor officiating followed by burial in Center Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burlington Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 1285, Burlington, CT 06013.

Cavo, Dr. John William, Jr.

Cavo, JohnJohn William Cavo, Jr., M.D., 74, beloved husband of Lynn Cavo for 50 years, passed away in his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Jack grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York, the son of the late John and Lois Cavo. He attended Arlington High School, then went on to Yale University (1962) and the University of Virginia Medical School (1966). Jack completed his internship and first year of general surgery in Rochester, NY, served as Captain in the U.S. Air Force in Cheyenne, Wyoming, completed his residency in head and neck surgery in St. Louis, Missouri, then went on to medical academics and private practice in central Connecticut. A highly esteemed otolaryngologist, Jack served on many boards including the American Board of Otolaryngology, the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Surgery, and the Centurion Club of Deafness Research Foundation. Additionally, Jack was a member of The Triological Society and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCONN School of Medicine. However, his greatest pride centered on the care he gave to his patients, providing them with a great wealth of knowledge and skill, as well as respect and empathy. Many will remember Jack’s humor and stories, his academic commitment and brilliant mind, and his generous spirit. In addition to his wife, Jack leaves his children Melanie (Garth), John (Cynthia), and Charles (Michelle), as well as his cherished grandchildren: Larkin, Julia, Clare, Cecily, George, Will, James, Jack, Nathaniel, and Tyler. We cherish the memories of his love for spending time with all of them–fishing, building sand castles, playing tennis, skiing, gaming, swimming, and cheering for them on fields and stages. He was predeceased by his brother, Edward Cavo. A celebration of Jack’s life will be held Friday, June 12th at 10 a.m. at First Church of Christ, Congregational, 75 Main Street, Farmington, CT. Calling hours will be held Thursday, June 11th from 5-8 p.m. at Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street, Unionville, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospital for Special Care. Jack’s family would like to express deep gratitude to Dr. Jeff Baker and the staff at the Harry Gray Cancer Center, as well as the staff of Day-Break, McLean Hospice, and Amy’s Angels for helping to provide dignified end-of-life care and support. In honor of Jack, please stop and celebrate a moment today.