Archive for November 2015

Schroeder, Audrey Eberhardy

Audrey Eberhardy Schroeder, age, 88, of Fayetteville, NC, died Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on July 9, 1927 to the late Mathias and Marie (Koller) Eberhardy, Audrey graduated from North High School in 1945. She married Julian Edward Schroeder on September 10, 1949, and worked as a bookkeeper to help support Julian until he earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin in January 1951. Married for 63 years, Audrey and Julian raised four children and lived in Menasha, Neenah and Marinette, Wisconsin; Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Louisville, Kentucky; Weston, Connecticut; Littleton, North Carolina; and Farmington and Avon, Connecticut. Following Julian’s death in April 2013, Audrey moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she lived with, and was wonderfully cared for by, her daughter Ellen, son-in-law Chet, and their family.

Throughout her life, Audrey was active in local Garden Clubs and Women’s Clubs. She was a long-time Eucharistic Minister in the Catholic Church, and a hospital volunteer for over 20 years at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut and Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

Audrey is survived by daughter Ellen Schroeder and her husband Chet Dilday of Fayetteville, North Carolina, son Roy Schroeder and his wife Deborah of Louisville, Kentucky, daughter Joan (Schroeder) Selvage of Canton, Connecticut, daughter Claire Schroeder of Simsbury, Connecticut, four grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 9 step-great-grandchildren, sister Carol (Eberhardy) Trimberger, sister-in-law Theresa Jane Eberhardy, brother Roger Eberhardy and 12 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by niece Julie Trimberger, sister-in-law Laverne (Schroeder) Trgovec, brother-in-law George Trgovec, brother Vernon Eberhardy, brother-in-law Leon Trimberger, nephew Steve Trgovec and loving husband Julian Schroeder.

Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday, December 5th from 8:00 – 9:30 am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will begin at 9:30 am, followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville at 10 am. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 1330 W. Peachtree Street.; Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30309 (www.arthritis.org).

Lamantini, Roy

Roy Lamantini, 76, of Farmington, beloved husband of the late Kathleen “Bonnie” (Johnston) Lamantini, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2015. Born November 3, 1939 in Hartford, he was the son of the late Julio and Benilus (Pagani) Lamantini. Prior to retiring, Roy was employed by the Town of Farmington for 37 years. He spent the majority of those years as the Superintendent of the Water Pollution Control Plant. After retiring, he worked for the Unionville Water Company. Roy was a longtime member of the Farmington Volunteer Fire Department. Roy built a house in Vermont which he loved. He also loved to take his motor home to Florida for a few months each year to escape the Connecticut winters. Roy loved cooking, especially for large family gatherings. He was always generous with his time and would help out family and friends whenever he could. His hobbies included golf, restoring antique cars, refinishing old furniture and he was fondly known as “the jack of all trades, master of none.” He will be missed by his loving family and friends. Roy is survived by his three children, Timothy A. Lamantini of Enfield, Patrick M. Lamantini and his wife Jade S. Lamantini of Unionville and Teri A. Preece and her husband William F. Preece of Cheshire, his two sisters, Rita Pazdziora of Wethersfield and Barbara Frink of Florida, his two brothers, Julio R. Lamantini and Paul Lamantini both of Farmington, five grandchildren, Deanna M. Lamantini, Timothy P. Lamantini, Kathleen F. Lamantini, Shane Caron and Seth Caron. He was predeceased by his brother, John Lamantini. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Dec. 2) from 9:00-10:30am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be at 10:30am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Farmington Food Pantry, 75 Main St., Farmington, CT 06032.

 

Lamantini, Roy

Odlum, George Brendan

Odlum, GeorgeGeorge Brendan Odlum Jr., born on November 16, 1939 in Hartford, died peacefully at his home in West Simsbury surrounded by his family, on November 26, 2015.

George was married to his beloved Harriet (Davenport) for 51 years. A devoted parent to George and Jennifer Odlum of Red Hook, NY, Geoffrey and Jennifer Odlum of Arlington, Virginia, and Jessica Odlum of Simsbury, he left seven grandchildren, Geoffrey, Patrick, Thomas, Chapman and Molly Odlum, and James and John Rhodes, all of whom adored their Empy. The oldest child of Doreen and George Odlum, who predeceased him, he is survived by five siblings, Brian Odlum, Brenda Dailey, Jerome Odlum, Judy Pomeroy, Michael Odlum, and their spouses and children. He also is survived by his treasured Irish and St. Lucian Odlum relatives, including his fifth cousin Stephen Odlum and his wife, Julie Davenport of Dublin, Ireland.

A graduate of Loomis School, Trinity College and Tufts Dental School, George served in the US Army in Alaska for three years. In 1968 he established a dental practice in Simsbury, retiring in 2007. He was very active in local affairs including the Chamber of Commerce, the Health and Welfare Commission, and the Beautification Committee. He served on the Board of Directors of the Village Water Company and more recently the Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association. George was a founder of The Simsbury Bank, and served on its Board of Directors for more than 20 years. He retired from the bank board this month after a gala evening celebrating his years of service, much of the time as head of the Audit Committee.

George’s family and many friends will remember him for his creative imagination, his delightful sense of humor, and his jovial whistling. In his youth George created and made himself Emperor of Eistlisia, an imaginary kingdom with maps, territories, and its own currency. Eistlisia remains a significant part of family culture, with his grandchildren joining their Empy in an annual heraldic parade carrying the flag, their Eistlisian shields and lances. George never lost his whimsical nature, his youthful spirit, or his gentle kindness.

Friends and family may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Monday, November 30, 2015 from 6:30-8:30pm A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, December 1 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Catherine of Sienna Church in West Simsbury.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association, 8 Old Mill Lane, Simsbury, CT 06070 which made his last days comfortable and peaceful, or to a charity of the donors’ choice.

Pease, Barton W.

Pease, BartonBarton Witbeck Pease, 41, of West Haven, CT, passed away after a long illness with Asthma, on Sunday, November 22, 2015. Born in Hartford, CT on March 17th, 1974, Barton is survived by his parents, Robert and Hillary Pease, sister, Samantha Pease Doering and his brother- in- law, Jason Doering. He was beloved “Uncle Bartie” to his niece, Alexandria Hillary Doering, and two nephews, Andrew Witbeck Doering and William Robert Doering. In addition to his parents he leaves his many beloved Aunts and Uncles, Susie and Drex Patterson, Travis and Tom Kranz, Tony and Janet Barton; his cousins, Morgan Patterson, Scott and Chris Barton, Riven Barton, Alex and Fran Kranz. He was predeceased by his great grandmother, Ruth Atkins Wiese, and grandparents Patricia and Alfred Pease, Richard and Patricia Barton, and Uncle, Brooks Barton.

Barton was raised in West Hartford, CT and was always an active member of the community. He was a member of the West Hartford Police Explorers program as a teenager and a graduate of Conard High School. He then went on to college at University of Alabama Birmingham where he pursued a vocational career as Nursing Assistant with the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital for 7 years in Alabama and 12 years in West Haven, Connecticut. He gave his whole heart, compassion and love every day to his work, the staff and patients he cared for. The VA was his second family.

Known for his love of sports, he was a fan of the Washington Red Skins and the New York Mets, and was an avid collector of baseball cards and comic books. He also loved mountain biking. Barton had a huge heart and a smile that was warm and contagious. He loved to talk about old memories and could light up a room with his presence. He always placed everyone before himself and wanted to bring happiness to everyone he touched. He took great pleasure in catching up with old friends, family members, and especially spoiling his niece and nephews. Barton will be greatly missed for his kindheartedness and love for his family and leaves them with many cherished memories. He will always be in our thoughts and forever in our hearts.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday December 8th, at 10:00 AM, at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, Hartford. Family and friends are invited to gather and honor Barton’s life. Donations may be made to Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to benefit Veterans programs in memory of Barton W. Pease. Please send contributions to HFPG, Inc., 10 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06106 or visit www.hfpg.org to donate on line.

Dumais, Lieselotte

Lieselotte Johanna Dumais (nee Schröder) passed away peacefully the morning of Nov 22, 2015. Born January 7, 1930 in Körten Germany, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Johanna Schröder. Beloved Oma to Nat, Kim and Stephanie and extended family, Lee to her friends, we cherished her kind heart, generosity, loyalty and love for her family and friends. She lived a life notable for resilience and independence, was greatly self-reliant and a cornerstone of our family. After WWII she met Charles Dumais whom she married in 1954. Lee retired from Ludlow High School where she taught German, Spanish, French, and Remedial English. She was a longtime resident of Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts before moving to Farmington, Connecticut in 1999. Lee enjoyed volunteering at the Bushnell Theater and at the Barney Library in Farmington. She loved the beach, particularly at Watch Hill, RI and Winding Trails to which she belonged for many years. She was a longtime member of the Hartford International Women’s Circle. She was an avid reader and loved to travel, especially visiting her family in Hamburg, Germany each summer. She is survived by her two children, Andrew O. Dumais and his wife Joanne M. Dumais of Farmington, Constance D. Pope, Ph.D. and her husband Jonathan G. Pope, M.D., Ph.D., and her three grandchildren, Stephanie Dumais and her fiancée J.C. Froelich, Kimberly Dumais and Natalie Pope. She was predeceased by her sister, Hanelore Feldner. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt., 4, Unionville on Tuesday, November 24,2015 from 6:00-8:00pm and again on Wednesday morning (Nov. 25) from 9:30-10:30am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Wednesday (Nov. 25) at 10:30am followed by Funeral Services in St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 224 Lovely St., Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT 06032.Dumais, Lieselotte

Maiorano, Antonia

Maiorano, AntoniaAntonia Maiorano, 58, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was born in Guardia Lombardi, Italy, the daughter of the late Angelo and Agnesa Maiorano. Antonia was a beautiful person who would light up a room. She always had a big smile and an enthusiastic hello for everyone she met. She loved children and animals, especially her dog, Rudy. Antonia enjoyed bowling, volunteering at Gifts of Love, old movies, library time, and shopping, to name a few. Her greatest pleasure though was time spent with family and her friends at the LEO program. Her family is grateful for the loving care she received during her two years at her home away from home at Two Mile. Toni, as she was affectionately called by her Two Mile family, cared for and loved them in return. She leaves behind wonderful memories for her sister, Maria Glickman of Unionville, CT, brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Denise Maiorano of Somers, NY and brother, George Maiorano of Yonkers, NY. She also leaves two nieces, Amanda and Jennifer Glickman, her Aunt Maria DiMatteo and many loving cousins. Antonia is predeceased by her brother-in-law, Steven Glickman and Aunt Antonietta Gansziniec. Her smile and enjoyment of life was infectious; you couldn’t help being drawn in. We will all miss her laughter, sense of humor, love and especially her beautiful smile. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Monday, November 23, from 6 – 8. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Tuesday, November 24 at 9:00 a.m. followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at St. Mary Cemetery in New Britain. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to FAVARH, 225 Commerce Drive, Canton, CT 06019.

Meyer, William Charles

William Charles Meyer, age 76, died at 2:00 am on Saturday November 14, 2015. Bill was a resident of Unionville since 1966. He was born in Thornfield, MO, grew up in central Texas, and served in the U.S. Army in Korea and France before moving to Connecticut. Bill is survived by his wife of 53 years, Diana Meyer, of Unionville, his daughter, Rebecca Meyer Webb, of Bethlehem, NH, his son, Stephen Meyer, of Oakland, CA, his three grandchildren, Elias Webb, Nina Webb, and Owen Meyer. Bill worked at Gems Sensors in Plainville for 40 years as a product specialist in their sales department. His favorite pursuits were reading and writing fiction, lake fishing, wood carving, and watching news and movies. He was also well known for his audacious sense of humor, especially with his joke and storytelling, and his personable style filled with wit and wisdom that made each person he knew feel welcome and special. Bill’s fishing buddies remember him declaring as he reeled in a good fighting fish, “It doesn’t get any better than this!”, and we remember him saying as we all sat around on a weekend morning reading together, “So many books, so little time.” The Meyer family would like to thank the Tunxis Hose Fire Co., the Farmington Police Department, and The Ahern Funeral Home for helping us. There are no services scheduled, or calling hours, and the family requests no flowers. Bill’s family will commemorate his life and passing at their convenience in several informal gatherings at various locations.

Shulthiess, Patricia P.

Patricia P. Shulthiess, 81, of Pickett Lane, Unionville, died Monday, November 16, 2015. Born in Hartford on June 5, 1934, she resided in the greater Hartford area her entire life. She worked as a school bus driver for over 50 years in the Farmington area. She is survived by her brother Robert R. Poyerd and wife Linda of Ellington, three sons, Jay Shulthiess and wife Susan of Houston, TX, John Shulthiess and wife Sandra of Bristol; and Jeffrey Shulthiess and his partner Jennifer Brush of Southington; and five grandchildren, Chandler, Hannah, Sarah and Peter Shulthiess of Houston, TX and Jillyann Brush-Shulthiess of Southington. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday (Nov. 20) from 12:30 -1:30pm followed by Funeral Services in the funeral home at 1:30pm. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon.

Cutler, Prudence Pease

Prudence Pease Cutler ( Prudy) wife of the late Ralph Dennis ( Denny ) Cutler of Farmington CT and Chilmark Ma. passed away Nov. 15, 2015 in Simsbury CT at age 98 . She was the daughter of Herbert and Polly Pease of New Britain, CT and the sister of the late Polly Edson, Jude Pease and Hoyt Pease. She leaves her children, Thomas Cutler of Farmington, CT, Ruth Cutler of Ashford, CT, and Carolyn Cutler of Avon, CT and her sister, Penny Pease and sister in law, Patricia Pease, two god children, David Edson and Edward Norris, Jr. and many nephews and nieces.

Prudy and Denny spent many summers sailing along the Maine coast, or at their home in Chilmark, Mass while enjoying the company of their many friends. Prudy had the ability to cheerfully cook a great meal aboard a boat or for a gang who happen to drop by. An avid gardener, she grafted an apple tree while at Vassar College which still produces in Ashford CT today. As a member of The Garden Club of Hartford Prudy actively supported the “No Bill Boards Bill” and defended the West Hartford Reservoir against an encroaching highway. She was on the board of the Nature Conservancy CT and a supporting member of Sheriffs Meadow Foundation, The Farmington River Watershed Assoc. and CT Forest and Park Assoc.

The family would like to thank Attorney Robert Smith, her nephew Dr. James Cox-Chapman and the wonderful staff and Brightstar aids on the Atwater unit at Mclean in Simsbury for all of their caring support. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to one of the above mentioned organizations or in Prudy’s name give a friend a hug and some chocolate. A celebration of her life will be Dec. 8 at 2:30 in the Chapel at The McLean Home, 75 Great Pond Rd, Simsbury, CT.

Dill, Hugh Lamond

Dill, Hugh-1Hugh Lamond Dill, Jr., 85, of Simsbury, formerly of Bristol, beloved husband of the late Patricia (Titcomb) Dill, passed away peacefully Friday (November 13, 2015) at the McClean Home in Simsbury. Born in Detroit on August 14, 1930, son of the late Dr. Hugh L. Dill and Ione Marson, Hugh spent his childhood in Grosse Pointe, MI. Hugh graduated from Kalamazoo College in Michigan with a B.S. in business and later earned his M.A. and Sixth Year at Columbia University in New York. After college, he served in the United States Navy Reserve. Hugh spent his entire professional career in education, working as a teacher in Long Island, Assistant Superintendent in Bristol and, for many years, Principal of Ivy Drive School in Bristol. Hugh was much loved by his students, teachers and staff. In addition to his career in education, Hugh served his community as a lifetime member of the Bristol Kiwanis Club and was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Farmington for over forty years. An accomplished and passionate tennis player, Hugh led his college team to numerous victories and continued playing the sport for most of his life, competing in many local tournaments and coaching the Bristol Central High School varsity team. Hugh was known to all he touched for his sense of humor and optimism. He was a dedicated and beloved husband and father, and to his two grandchildren he was a special Papa. Hugh is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Bob Rosenthal of Avon, his grandchildren, Jennifer Rosenthal of Waterbury and Michael Rosenthal of Storrs, his sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Ray Schumann of Naples, FL, and his sister, Barbara Gwillim of Colorado, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street, Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday (Nov. 20th) from 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday (Nov. 21st) at 10:30am a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, Mountain Road, Farmington. Donations in Hugh’s memory may be made to St James Episcopal Church, 3 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT 06032 or to the Bristol Kiwanis Club, 212 South Street, Bristol, CT 06010.

Cephas, Richard A. “Dick”

cephas-richard_150Richard Arnold “ Dick” Cephas, 76, beloved husband of JoAnn V. Cephas, died peacefully on November 9, 2015 at John Dempsey Hospital with his wife of 30 years at his side after a long struggle with a progressive neurological disease. Born March 13, 1939 in Wilmington, Delaware, he was the son of the late James Edward Cephas and Sarah Corbin Cephas. Dick attended Howard High School where he was Co-Captain of the Track and Football teams. He held the High Jump and Low Hurdles Delaware state record. He graduated and was offered full scholarships to Michigan, Dartmouth, Indiana and William & Mary. Dick attended the University of Michigan and was a member of their track team. He was a three-time NCAA outdoor All-American, earning the honor in the high jump in 1959 before moving to the track to earn the other two in the 440-yard hurdles in 1960 and 1961. He was also the Big Ten outdoor champion in the 220-yard low hurdles in 1961. He competed at the 1960 Olympic Trials. He later became a member of the U.S. Military track team, where he won a bronze medal in the 440-yard intermediate hurdles at the Military Olympics in Brussels. He was inducted into Michigamua Society and the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Dick was inducted into the Delaware Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1994, the University of Michigan Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Delaware Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame in 2015. After graduating with a degree in Industrial Art & Design, he was recruited by General Motors and climbed the career ladder to become GM’s first African-American Zone Manager located in Boston and Truck Center Manager in Minneapolis. After 24 years with GM, he spent 12 years as a GM Auto Dealer in Winsted and Chicopee, MA. In retirement, he enjoyed painting and drawing, especially vintage airplanes, cars and sports figures and generously gave his art away to all who asked. He was a die-hard UM football fan and rarely missed a game. Dick was a private pilot, enjoyed flying his Mooney aircraft and loved to travel, especially to the Caribbean. Besides his wife, Dick is survived by his daughter Candice M. Diaz and her husband Adrian of Pittsburg, CA, his son Troy R. Cephas and his wife Jade of Chicago, IL, stepson Kupambazua Furaha, stepdaughter Lahaja Furaha, his ten grandchildren who lovingly called him “Pop-Pop”, Max, Carter, Davis and Ellis, Jasmine, Taylore, Brooke, Skylar, Zoey and Elisha, his brother Alan Cephas and his wife Catherine of Wilmington, DE, his sister Sheila Oliver of West Chester, PA and many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends. He was predeceased by his brother James Edward Cephas Jr., and his sister Rose Marie Mason. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of UConn Health Center, Hospital for Special Care and Hartford Hospital Hospice Care for their wonderful care. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Nov. 18) from 10:00 – 11:00am. Funeral Services will be held in The Ahern Funeral Home at 11:00am followed by burial with full military honors in State Veteran’s Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial contributions may be to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the VFW, 406 West 34th Street, Suite 718, Kansas City, MO 64111.

Nadeau, George

George Nadeau, 82, of Unionville, departed this physical world on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at home with family. George was born on December 6, 1932 on Soucy Hill in Winterville, ME to Mamie Soucy Nadeau and Ernest Nadeau. The youngest of 8, he grew up on “the farm” in Aroostook County with his horse Queenie, hard work, a loving family and a lot of snow. He graduated from Ricker Classical Institute in Houlton, ME and served as an MP in the Korean War. Later he graduated from Hartford Technical Institute.
He was a man of many talents and careers and was employed at New Departure in Bristol where he met his wife Maureen O’Regan Nadeau. But his true passion was horticulture. George started growing African violets in the basement, grafting roses in the yard and eventually renting greenhouse space and selling geraniums. That passion became Farmington Gardens Nursery which grew from a single greenhouse to a thriving garden center and landscape firm.
George loved watching Saturday morning cartoons with his girls, good wine, good manners, classical music, a crisp pair of khakis and a pair of dirty bucks. Those who worked for him remember him as demanding but fair. His daughters never saw the demanding side, just the unconditional love and an amazing sense of humor coupled with a wonderful laugh.
He is survived by Maureen, his loving wife of 55 years, daughters Elizabeth and Patricia Nadeau, son in law David Bourassa, grandchildren Maxwell and Frazier Maloney, Wynn, Emma and Ethan Bourassa. He is also survived by his sister Mildred and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sisters Teresa Morneault, Rella Daniels and Lydia Brown and brothers Everett Nadeau, Joseph Nadeau, and Edgar Nadeau. He also leaves Leo Veletnik who helped Maureen care for him in his last years.
Never liking to be the center of attention, we forgo calling hours for a Memorial Mass at 10:00am on Monday, November 16, 2015 in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, 145 Main St., Unionville. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association of CT, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489 or Favarh, The Arc of the Farmington Valley, 225 Commerce Dr., Canton, CT 06019.Nadeau, George

Melluzzo, Joseph P.

Joseph P. Melluzzo, 36, of New Britain, passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 9th at his home. Born November 20th, 1978 in Hartford, he was the son of the late Vincent S. and Johanne (Charpentier) Melluzzo. Joseph grew up in Farmington and graduated from Farmington High School, Class of 1996. He was an avid Yankees fan who loved to fish. He had a contagious smile and he cared for his family very much. He is survived by his sisters, Nancy L. Melluzzo and her husband Randy Long of Burlington, Laurie A. Finke and her husband Bryan of Beacon Falls, his two brothers, James P. Melluzzo of Burlington, Robert Mastrianni of Wolcott, his grandparents, Vincent S. and Linda (Minotti) Melluzzo of Windsor and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday (Nov. 14) from 9:00-10:30am. Funeral services will be held in The Ahern Funeral Home at 10:30am followed by burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Torrington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.image1

Dezzani, Pauline R.

Dezzani, PaulinePauline R. Dezzani, age 96, passed away on November 5, 2015 at her home in New Hartford. The wife of Michael Dezzani, she was born in Burlington on September 24, 1919, to Anna (Kovacovic) Royko and John Royko. She was predeceased by her husband, two sisters and four brothers and is survived by her son and daughter, Michael Dezzani, Jr., and his wife Lynne and Christine D. Bronson and her husband Dale, four grandchildren, Michael E. Dezzani, Kristofer F. Dezzani, Elisha Hotchkiss, and Jocelyn Archaski, five great-grandchildren, niece Corliss Sinclair to whom she was legal guardian and several nieces and nephews. A homemaker most of her adult life, Pauline thoroughly enjoyed the out-of-doors and it would not be uncommon for her in younger years to hop on her Honda 90 and go fishing or exploring, often in areas where a more timid soul would not venture. At ninety-two, she was still fishing in little mountain lakes and rafting the Flathead River in Montana. She had a thorough knowledge of the flora and fauna of her surroundings which she imparted to her grandchildren. Up to almost the end of her life she reveled in the antics of her great-grandchildren and spent time reading to and laughing with them. Pauline was anchored in family values and believed in reinforcing the positive. She will be missed by all who knew her including her three cats. Interment will be private and at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice.

Dubrosky, Emma (Grouten)

Emma (Grouten) Dubrosky, 58, beloved daughter of the late Victor and Anita Grouten, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Thursday, November 5, 2015 after a courageous 16 year battle with cancer. She was known most for her smile and laugh and positive outlook on life. She enjoyed watching and spending time with her grandchildren Jack and Samantha. She loved baking and being outdoors. Emma is survived by her children, Erin Davis and her husband Daniel and Nicholas Dubrosky, her grandchildren, Jack and Samantha Davis, her brothers, William, Leo and Alan Grouten, her sisters, Esther Moon, Frances Look, Victoria Hinman and Linnea Pare and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Alloway and Henry Grouten. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Nov. 11) from 5:00-8:00PM followed by a Prayer Service in the Funeral Home at 8:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Francis Hospital Cancer Center, c/o Saint Francis Foundation, 95 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105.