Archive for September 2015

Luzzi, Peter Michael

Peter Michael Luzzi, born May 25, 1944, of East Hampton and Avon, passed away peacefully at the Lake surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Born in Hartford, he was the son of Joseph F. and Nancy T. (Mallentachi) Luzzi. He was the husband of the late Winifred (Haughey) Luzzi. The world has lost one of the good people.

Peter was a generous and kind soul. After graduating Conard High School where Peter was a champion wrestler, he went to work in the family construction company. While he enjoyed the construction trade his entrepreneurial spirit was restless, Peter started buying and selling properties, eventually founding L & B enterprises. Peter loved to tell the story of how when he went to purchase his first house how the bank kept him in suspense over the mortgage. He said he would never be in that position ever again and he never was. He became the Bank to many the only requirement was to get out of bed in the morning and go to work. With hard work, you could have all else and “don’t spend your money on foolishness”! Peter also enjoyed his time at Lake Pocotopaug, a place he enjoyed growing up in the summers and carrying on the tradition of family being together enjoying cookouts, boating, fishing and many other summer activities. In the last couple of years Dad became fascinated with hummingbirds. The best way to describe it is that the hummingbird spoke of Dad’s inner self. Hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Hummingbirds open our eyes to the wonder of the world and inspire us to open our hearts to loved ones and friends. Like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover and savor each moment as it passes; embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of every day. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds of us that life is rich and beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.
Pete leaves a son Steven M. Luzzi and his fiancée Susan Jackson of Avon, three daughters Nancy E. Wilson and her husband Michael of Seven Lakes, NC, Pamela M. Phillips and her husband Texas of Pinehurst, NC and Kathleen L. Luzzi of Pinebluff, NC, eight grandchildren, Dave, Michael, Christopher, Heather, Laura, Michael JR, Ryan, and Hope and one great-grandson Tyler and another on his way.
Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by his grandson Cody Phillips and his brother James.
Pete’s children would like to give a special thanks to Gina Sullo of Masonicare, not only did she administer to our father’s care but to ours as well.
Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” (ESV John 1-4).
Pete’s family will receive friends Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 8:30 am to 10 am at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street, Rt. 4, Unionville, followed by a funeral service at 10 AM. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Shriners Children’s Hospital, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA, 01104.

Tenney, Janet Baker

Tenney, JanetJanet Baker Tenney, former long-time resident of Wayne, PA (and more recently of Audubon and West Brandywine, PA) passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Gladden Whetstone Baker and Marion Williams Baker of West Hartford, Connecticut. Surviving are two daughters, Eleanor Tenney Miller (and her husband David Stafford Miller, III) of Vienna, VA, and Elizabeth Iredell Tenney of Collegeville, PA; a brother, Shepard Williams Baker, and wife Beverly of West Hartford, Connecticut; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Janet was pre-deceased by her son, John Baker Tenney, of Clemson, South Carolina on November 11, 2014. Janet (nee Janet Williams Baker) was born in Hartford, CT on October 20, 1928. She graduated from Oxford School (now Kingswood Oxford School) in 1946, having been a student there since Kindergarten. In 1950, Janet received a B.A. from Connecticut College in New London, CT (where her mother had been a graduate of the College’s first class.) Janet graduated with a major in Psychology and minor in Sociology. After marrying the late Charles Iredell Tenney in 1951, and moving to Wayne, Pennsylvania, she was awarded a Graduate Fellowship at Bryn Mawr College. As part of the fellowship, she served as an assistant teacher at Phebe Anna Thorne Nursery School for two years. The couple divorced in 1972. Mrs. Tenney’s other work experiences included serving as: a Social Case Worker for the State of Connecticut and the American Red Cross of Philadelphia; Superintendent/Director of St. Martin’s Church’s Sunday School; Committee Co-chairman, Teacher, Head Teacher and ultimately Director of St. Martin’s Church’s Weekday Nursery School until 1974 (a school she helped organize in 1960 as a volunteer); Head Teacher/Counselor and Director of St. Martin’s Church’s Community Day Camp (which she helped organize in 1970); founding Director of Rosemont College’s Child Care Center from 1975-1982, and finally, Head Teacher and Director of the Heritage School, at Church of the Saviour, in Wayne until her retirement in 1985. Janet’s prior volunteer work included serving as a Sunday School Teacher for St. Martin’s Church; Connecticut College Class Nominating Chairman; Director and President of the Connecticut College Club of Philadelphia; and member of the Junior League of Philadelphia, its Board of Managers and garden club. Janet was also a member of: Pennsylvania Society of New England Women, the Jeptha Abbott chapter of the National Society Daughters of The American Revolution, and the Pennsylvania chapter of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Internment was at Fairview Cemetery in West Hartford, CT on March 28, 2015. A memorial service was held on April 18th at St. Martin’s Church, in Radnor, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut College, Office of College Advancement, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320-4186 or Kingswood Oxford School, Office of Institutional Advancement, 170 Kingswood Road, West Hartford, CT 06119-1430.

Heath, Donald D.

Donald D. Heath Sr., 91, of Avon, passed away peacefully Friday, September 25, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. Born May 5, 1924 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, he was the son of the late Frank C. and Hazel (Baldwin) Heath. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II having served in North Africa and Italy and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. Prior to retiring, Donald was a Jet Engine Mechanic at Pratt and Whitney in Southington. He grew up in Sayville, Long Island, NY and moved to Avon where he built his own home in 1957. He loved his home and gardening in his yard. He is survived by his daughter Agnes Bailey and her husband John of New Hartford, his son Donald Heath Jr. of Old Saybrook, his son Robert Heath of Sutton, VT, seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his two beloved daughters-in-law, Sue Heath and Shirley Heath. Graveside funeral services with full military honors will be held Friday (Oct. 2) at 1:00pm in Evergreen Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice Program at Farmington Valley VNA, 8 Old Mill Lane, Simsbury, CT 06070.

Lougee, Fred McRae

Lougee, Fred-1Fred McRae Lougee, 85, of West Palm Beach, FL, formerly of Farmington and West Hartford, beloved husband of the late Jane (McLagan) Lougee, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 24, 2015 at his home. Born July 17, 1930 in Boston, MA, he was the son of the late Fred and Eva (McRae) Lougee. Fred was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. After earning a degree in finance from WCSU, Fred worked for Irving Trust. He decided that he wanted to teach languages and went back to school majoring in Spanish and French, earning a Master of Science degree from CCSU and a Professional Degree from Brown. He began his career in education, first working in the West Hartford Public Schools and then as a Professor at Central Connecticut State University where he remained until his retirement. He was an Officer for the National Council of Foreign Languages for many years. Fred had his pilot’s license and owned several planes. He collected classic cars and bought, restored, renovated and sold over 50 homes in MA, CT and FL. He loved travelling the world and fluently spoke English, Japanese, French, Spanish and Italian. Fred and his wife Jane were very philanthropic, making substantial donations to Kingswood-Oxford, Brown University and many anonymous gifts. Fred is survived by his sister Marian Foster and husband Gene and their children, Herbert Foster, Larry Foster, Margaret Meyer, and Evan Foster, his sister-in-law Nancy Lougee and her children, John Robert Lougee II, Brian A. Lougee, and Carolyn E. Campbell, his loving friend and caregiver Michel Lenaerts and many friends. He was predeceased by his brother, John Lougee. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (Oct. 1) from 6:00-8:00pm. Funeral Services will be held in The Ahern Funeral Home on Friday (Oct. 2) at 10:00am followed by burial with full military honors at Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111 or to an animal charity of your choice.

Gendreau, Roy E.

Roy E. Gendreau, of Farmington, beloved husband of Helen (Vrabec) Gendreau to whom he was married to for 61 years, passed away peacefully Friday, September 25th. Born January 12th, 1930 in Torrington, son of the late Edward L. and Eva (Roy) Gendreau. He resided in Farmington for over 50 years. Before retiring Roy worked for SNET for 32 years retiring as a Testing Technician in 1984. He later was Head Custodian at East Farms School, Farmington for 10 years. Roy was a U.S. Army combat vet earning 2 bronze service stars in the Korean War. He was an accomplished woodworker who liked to tinker and fix anything including grandfather clocks which he handmade. Besides his wife of 61 years, Roy is survived by his two sons, Roy S. Gendreau and his wife, Donna of East Windsor, Robert E. Gendreau and his wife, Mary Lou of Kensington and his sister, Elizabeth Jones of West Hartford, 4 grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel, Stephen and Meredith Gendreau and a sister-in-law, Mary Gendreau of Winsted. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Roy was predeceased by his sister, Irene Sullivan and his brother, Henry Gendreau. The family would like to thank the Cardiology Department at UConn Health Center and most especially Mary Beth Barry, APRN for her skill and compassion to Roy. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Monday (September 28th) from 4:00-7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held Tuesday (September 29th) at 10:00 am in The Ahern Funeral Home followed by Burial with full military honors in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc. 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002.

Webb, Micheal “Michealton”

Webb-1Micheal “Michealton” Webb, 34, left this world suddenly and far too soon on September 19, 2015. He was born September 22, 1980 to Carol A. Boulanger of Austin, TX, and Lionel J. Webb Jr., of Oxford. A graduate of Oliver Wolcott Technical School, Class of 1999 and a graduate of Denver Diesel Mechanics, he was a well-known mechanic to all that knew him. He was a free spirit that never stayed in one place too long. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed music festivals, dancing, poetry, and being around those he loved. In addition to his parents, Micheal is survived by, his longtime sweetheart Jenni, his siblings, Carrie Roossis and Christopher Stewart, nephews Jayden and Christopher of Austin, TX, Jason Webb and nieces Natylia and Gaige of Bristol, Richard Webb and Maryann Roig of Winsted, Jessica Webb, Timothy Webb of Bristol; Melissa Evon of Stem, NC, Daniel Evon and Bryan Evon of Torrington, a loving uncle Thomas Boulanger and Robin Wilson of Bristol, aunt Dawn and Alex Cervantes of Bristol, aunt Linda and Allan Neal of Bristol, uncle Larry and Maureen Webb of Colebrook and a large list of cousins and extended family. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Richard and Eleanor Boulanger of Unionville and Lionel and Mildred Webb of Burlington. A Celebration of Michealton’s life will be held Saturday (Sept. 26) at 3:00pm at The Harwinton Community Center, 2 South Road, Harwinton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made direct to Micheal Webb at www.gofundme.com/ye4pjw24.

Cubelli, Nancy A.

Nancy A. Cubelli, 72, of Unionville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 22, 2015 with her loving children by her side and in her heart. Born May 16, 1943 in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Saverio and Maria (Zeolla) Guerrera. Nancy is survived by her three children, Michael G. Cubelli Jr., and his husband Ranie Stratton of Burlington, Deborah M. Rinehart and her husband Phillip of Avon and Peter A. Cubelli and his wife Rose of Monroe. She was the loving grandmother to her five grandchildren, Erin, Jason and Allison Rinehart and Ryan and Ava Cubelli. She also leaves her brother, John Guerrera of Shelton, her sister, Mary Iamarino and her husband Joseph of New Smyrna Beach, FL, her two nephews, Joseph Iamarino Jr., Dan Iamarino and her niece, Belinda Pacowta. Nancy was a kind and compassionate mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her and always put others first. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing and being surrounded by her family. Family and Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday (Sept. 25) from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Saturday (Sept. 26) 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 Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, c/o The University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc., UCONN Health Development Office, 10 Talcott Notch Road, Suite 100, Farmington, CT 06032.

Henriques, Beverley Jean

Henrigues, BeverleyBeverley Jean Henriques was born on July 7, 1954 to John and Enid Henriques in Kellits, Jamaica. She died in the comfort of her home on September 18, 2015. Beverley was a leader and staunch contributor to the West Indian Community in Hartford, as well as being a member of the West Indian Social Club. She was an educator, strong willed and determined, loving, kind, and a creative businesswoman. As creative as she was confident, infamous for her hard work and tireless efforts in helping others improve themselves. Beverley owned and operated a family restaurant, Jerk Pit Café on Main Street in Hartford. Beverley leaves to cherish her memory her 3 children; Natalia, Mischa and Michael, 3 grandchildren, and her 6 siblings. The funeral will be held on September 28, 2015 at 5pm at Trinity Community Church of God, 603-609 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114.

Rewenko, Peggy Ann “Cookie”

Rewenko, Peggy-1Peggy Ann “Cookie” (Hinchliffe) Rewenko of Avon, formerly of Terryville and Bristol, widow of Michael Rewenko, passed away Monday, September 21, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born September 16, 1942, daughter of the late John and Margaret (Keller) Hinchliffe she was born and raised in Unionville. Peggy worked at UCONN Health Center in the accounting department for 16 years, retiring in 2010. She began her career at Traveler’s Insurance where she met her husband Mike. She volunteered her time for Meals on Wheels and was also a member of the Red Hat Society. She loved cheering on her grandchildren’s soccer, baseball and basketball games from the sidelines and was their biggest fan. She loved parties and get-togethers and particularly loved family vacations to Cape Cod and Vermont. Cookie led an amazing, love filled life. She traveled, volunteered, enjoyed the arts and loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Peggy is survived by her three loving children, Michael Rewenko and wife Michelle of Harwinton, Steven Rewenko and wife Sharon of Burlington, and Mark Rewenko and wife Cristy of Burlington, her eight grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Corey, Amanda, Matt, Jake, Madison, Benjamin, and Jack, her loving companion, Doug Pyatt of Avon, her niece, Patty and husband Tracy Lincoln, their children, Jessica, Alexis and Ashley, her niece, Terry Matuza, her sister-in-law, Alice Rudzinksi and several other extended family members. She was predeceased by her sister, Jean Oleskewicz and her brother, Raymond Hinchliffe Jr. The family would like to thank her hospice nurses, Tina and Margaret, who took such great care of her. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville Tuesday (Sept. 22) from 4:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Wednesday (Sept. 23) 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, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., I-91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

Motta, Sebastian “Mike”

Sebastian “Mike” Motta, 92, of New Britain, husband of Marion (Guida) Hess Motta, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 19, 2015. Born September 2, 1923 in New Britain, he was the son of the late Joseph and Carmela (Tringali) Motta. Mike was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. Prior to retiring, he was employed at New Departure Hyatt Division of General Motors. He was a communicant at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in New Britain. Besides his wife, Mike is survived by his two sons, Reverend Monsignor Michael J. Motta, Pastor at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Unionville and Timothy F. Motta and his wife Elizabeth of Dayton, Ohio, two grandsons, David Motta and Mark Motta, his sister, Rose Theresa Motola of Old Saybrook, two step-sons, Dana Hess and his wife Marcia of Durham and Robert Hess and his wife Anne of Middletown and a step-granddaughter, Chloe Hess. He was predeceased by his first wife Helen (Naruk) Motta in 1988. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Sept. 23) from 5:00-8:00pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Thursday (Sept. 24) at 11:00am in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville, all are asked to meet directly at church. Burial with full military honors will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Motta, Sebastian-1.

Lombardi, Joseph F.

Lombardi, Joseph

With great sadness, we announce that Joseph Francis Lombardi, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2015. He was born in Hartford during a snow storm on April 9, 1926, the youngest child of Rose and Joseph Lombardi. A great baseball player from an early age, he was nicknamed Babe after Babe Ruth. He was a graduate of the Immaculate Conception School and Hartford Public High School, Class of 1944. On the evening of his high school graduation, he received orders to report for duty in the United States Navy and proudly and bravely served his country in World War II aboard the destroyer escort USS Coolbaugh. Following his service in the Navy he married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Lowry, and together they enjoyed a beautiful 60 year marriage. Babe was a life-long athlete. He was the star catcher on his HPHS baseball team. A talented golfer, Babe made three holes-in-one and enjoyed the sport throughout his adult life. Even at the age of 89, he was able to out-score many of his golfing companions. He worked for Southern New England Telephone Company for 35 years in offices throughout the state. He was a New York Yankee fan, loved to read, enjoyed listening to operas and classical music, and was a crossword aficionado. He was proud of his Italian heritage and was a man true to his Roman Catholic faith. The most wonderful legacy he leaves is the love he had for all of his family and the example he set. His advice, words of wisdom, empathy, and sense of humor will be greatly missed. Predeceased in 2007 by the love of his life, Barbara Lowry Lombardi, Babe is survived by his beloved daughters, Susan Delvecchio and her husband Robert of Higganum, Barbara O’Connor of Thomaston, Nancy Keating and her husband Michael of Winter Park, Florida; his adoring grandchildren, Kristin O’Lynnger and her husband Will, Erinn Marchetti and her husband Edward, Ryan Keating, Kathryn Keating, Allison O’Connor and her fiancé Sam Deptula, Michael Keating and John Keating; and his very special great-grandchildren, Caroline, Claire and Lindsay Madden, Benjamin, Nathan and James Marchetti, and Owen Keating. He leaves his sisters, Rita Skinner and Lillian Wojutsik of West Hartford and a sister-in-law, Martha Lombardi of Newington and many nephews and nieces who looked up to him as the patriarch of the Lombardi family. He was predeceased by his brothers, Michael, John, Louis and Alfred Lombardi, and a sister, Mary Johnson. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 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. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville at 10:00am. Burial with full military honors will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, donations in the memory of Joseph and Barbara Lombardi may be made to the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06102.

Foran, Elizabeth Anderson

Foran, ElizabethElizabeth Anderson Foran passed away on September 6, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones. Born the daughter of Gertrude and Oscar Berglund on September 26, 1927. Betty grew up in Hartford graduating from Hartford High School in 1945. She obtained her nursing degree from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. Betty will be remembered for her beauty, intelligence, compassion, thoughtfulness, and tenacity. She used these strengths to improve the lives of those who couldn’t advocate for themselves. She was ahead of her time treating the disabled with respect and recognizing their humanity. She taught her grandchildren these valuable lessons by bringing them to visit the various group homes she supervised in her role as an Inspector for the State of Ct. Dept. of Health. Her grandchildren loved the hours they spent with Grammy Betty and these residents coloring, playing, and learning that everyone has worth. Every Christmas Grammy Betty and her elves (grandchildren) would wrap and deliver small presents that she had accumulated over the year to these residents. She guaranteed that everyone had a present to open on Christmas morning. Betty believed in the value of education for everyone. She returned to school in her fifties, earning her masters degree in Psychology along with her close friend Louise Griffin. Her passion for learning and the diligent manner in which she studied was an inspiration to her children and bad news for her fellow students. She and Louise always aced their exams, destroying the grading curve. Betty was the loving mother and mother-in-law of Karen Anderson Cichon of Stonington, Donna and Bart Halloran of West Hartford, and Donald Anderson of Hartford. She also leaves her six grandchildren: Kelly Halloran of Stonington, Kylene and Eric Henderson of Hanover, N.H., Lee and Britney Anderson of Brooklyn N.Y., Kaitlin and Kelvin Roldan of West Hartford, and D.J. and Max Anderson of West Hartford. Grammy Betty was blessed with one great-grandchild, Kelvin Clark (“K.C.”) Roldan. She was predeceased by her first husband, Donald J. Anderson, her second husband, James Foran, and her sister and brother-in-law Mary and Tom Sofrin. The family wishes to extend its deepest appreciation to Georgina Ofei for all of her tireless hours caring lovingly for Betty. Funeral arrangements will be private. Contributions, in Betty’s memory, may be made to HARC, Inc. 900 Asylum Ave., Hartford, Ct. 06105

Beeney, Robert J.

Beeney, RobertRobert J. Beeney of Burlington, 64, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. He was the son of Roland J. Beeney and Merle (Chapin) Beeney (both deceased). He grew up in West Hartford, attended local schools and graduated from Central Connecticut State College where he met his wife of 43 years, Denise Haling. His working career included industrial arts teaching at Canton High, project manager for TRC Environmental Consultants, and a salesman for New Britain Plumbing Supply. He returned to teaching fifteen years ago as the auto shop teacher at Southington High, retiring in 2014. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR racing, and UCONN basketball. He loved to sing – especially Christmas carols anytime of the year. He also loved history and avidly watched the History Channel. He was so talented that he was the ultimate “mister fix-it” and “go to” for any home repair or car problem. He had selective cooking skills including lasagna, coffee cake, and snickerdoodle. One of Bob’s favorite things was Friday Night Pizza with Connie, Gary and the gang. He was a member of the Congregational Church of Burlington where he served on many committees, led the high school youth group and sang in the choir. Bob was involved in Boy Scouts, along with his son, and was the Troop 23 Committee Chairman. He was also a member of Torrington Elks Lodge #372. Bob was fun loving, had a wonderful sense of humor, and was a great role model to his family, his friends, and his students. He will forever be missed by his loving family: his wife Denise, his children Meghan and Matthew, his sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Edward Burr, his niece Jean (Burr), her husband John Colianni and their boys Peter and Matthew, his sister-in-law Janet Argazzi and her family, and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday, September 11, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm; we will celebrate his life on Saturday, September 12, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Congregational Church of Burlington. Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Congregational Church of Burlington or to the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center, 125 South Huntington Street, Boston, MA 02130.

Nichols, Julian Calvert

Julian Calvert Nichols, 68, of Winsted, beloved husband of Pamela Knowles Nichols, died Monday, August 31, 2015, at home. He was born July 12, 1947 in Hartford, a son of the late Julian Calvert and Marjorie Monaghan Nichols. Julian grew up in West Hartford and always considered 45 Mountain Road his home. His talent for running led him to a full scholarship at Mount Hermon from which he graduated in 1966. He went on to run for Georgetown and graduated in 1970 with a BA in history and English. In 1972, he earned a Master of International Management from Thunderbird in Glendale, AZ. It was a dream of his to work on Madison Avenue, and he landed an account management position at Young & Rubicam, later working at J. Walter Thompson in Washington and Henderson Advertising in Greenville, SC. In the 1980s, he founded The Nichols Company, which manufactured and marketed The Running Ball, a handweight training system. He also earned a Master of Science from Central Connecticut State University in 1987 and embarked on a 25-year career in teaching and coaching. He directed several large races including the Hartford Two Mile and the Stroh’s Run for Liberty. A longtime member of the Hartford Track Club, he also established Running Unlimited with his training partner Ken Owen. It was a small club, a group of friends who ran together in the northwest corner and socialized on many Friday nights. A middle distance runner in high school and college, he later ran marathons, winning two, the Greater Miami Marathon in 1976 and the Fall Foliage Marathon in 1982. He ran a personal best of 2:27:31 at the 1975 Maryland Marathon, but his favorite was Boston, which he ran for many years. He was accompanied on his training runs by Toffee the Wonder Dog. Uniquely spiritual, Julian was a student of the bible and major world religions who always said he had a close personal relationship with God. He took the Nazirite vow (Numbers 6) for one month each year for over 30 years. Retiring from Oliver Wolcott Technical School in 2009, Julian enjoyed running, fishing and working around the house. He continued to compete in age group track events until last year. Trout fishing in his beloved Farmington River, accompanied by his dog Dak, was his favorite pastime. In addition to Pam, his wife of 32 years, Julian is survived by his sisters Mary Hession and Marjorie Skoglund, his brothers Mark and John, his godson Brett. He was predeceased by his brother Neil. Friend, poet, coach, runner and catch and release spin fisherman, Julian lived life to the fullest, with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. He will truly be missed. A celebration of his life will be held in the fall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Farmington River Watershed Association. Nichols, Julian-1.

Marsters, Lucy

Marsters, LucyLucy (Frascatore) Marsters, affectionately known as “Downtown Lucy,” passed away on Tuesday, September 1 after a brief illness. Lucy was born in Syracuse, New York, moved to Hartford in her early 30s, and became Hartford’s first shining star and its most enthusiastic cheerleader. Lucy was the owner of Lucy’s Look Ltd. in the Hartford Civic Center in the 1970s and early 1980s, when the Civic Center was “the” place to be. Over the years, Lucy was a passionate supporter of the Arts in Hartford and was involved in many organizations, including The Bushnell, Hartford Stage, Theater Works and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. A lover of music and jazz in particular, Lucy served as past president of The Hartford Jazz Society. She also was a past member of the board of directors and vice president of the Asylum Hill Center and past board member of the Architecture Conservancy. Lucy was vibrant, inquisitive, irreverent, and organized and she always greeted those she met with a warm smile and a twinkle in her eye. She had a diverse and close circle of friends with whom she shared many happy times and adventures. Things were never dull when Lucy was in the room! She will be dearly missed. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, September 14 at 4 pm. at St. Patrick – St. Anthony Church, 285 Church St, Hartford, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lucy’s memory may be made to the Film Program of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St., Hartford, CT 06103.