Archive for June 2016

John F. Kilduff Jr.

Kilduff obit picKilduff 1kilduff 2Kilduff, John Francis Jr. (Jack), 92 beloved husband of Josephine (Zima) Kilduff passed away on June 22, 2016 in the arms of his loving and devoted wife Josie. John was born in Unionville on January 14, 1924.He was the son of Lillian Hurlburt Kilduff and John Francis Kilduff. As a young boy, John went to work in his father’s tire business Jack Kilduff, Tire Expert in West Hartford before joining the U.S. Navy where he served on the Battleship USS North Carolina, serving in WWII. John and Josie were the key components in the opening of Kilduff’s Chevron, Unionville. John’s other love besides Josie was fishing the Farmington River (special fishing holes) and the CT Shore. He also enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Harwinton Rod and Gun Club. John had a keen eye when it came to shooting pool. He finished, repaired, and built many beautiful furniture pieces. It was later in life after being coaxed into a round of golf when he fell in love with the game and looked for every opportunity to play. John and Josie also shared a fondness for the Red Sox especially certain player, Big Poppy, and enjoyed spending many winters in Florida. John presented an incredible strength and perseverance through his whole life. He worked very hard and it seemed there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. John and Josie were married sixty-nine years, together they raised five children, all with an entrepreneurial spirit. He is survived by his loving son John F. Kilduff III (Kilduff’s Chevron, JFK and Associates) and his significant other Joany Ordorizzi of Cape Coral FL., his loving son Kenneth M. Kilduff (Kilduff’s Chevron, New Home construction) and his wife Carolyn of Unionville, his loving son Gregory J. Kilduff ( Automotive, New Home Construction) and his wife Theresa of Canton, his loving and devoted daughter Cheryl Byrne (Home cleaning, Vision Real Estate, CK Byrne Construction, County Wide Mechanical Services) and her husband Kenneth of Burlington, and his loving son Brian M. Kilduff (BMK Carpentry, New Home Construction) and his wife Beth of New Hartford. He leaves his beloved eleven Grandchildren and twelve Great Grandchildren. John is survived by his sister Patricia Kilduff Benson. John was predeceased by a newborn daughter (1960) and his great grandson Alexander Fornier (2013). He was also predeceased by his sisters Edna Dube, Lillian Prout, Dorothy Cyr, Muriel Plouff, Mabel Rowe, and brother Earl Kilduff. A very Special Thank You to the Bristol/Burlington EMS, Bristol Hospital and Touchpoints of Farmington for the concern, compassion, and gentle care given to John. Friends may call to the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street Route 4 Unionville, CT on Friday (July 1) at 4-7 PM. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Saturday (July 2) 10:00 AM in the Church of Saint Mary Star of the Sea (all are invited to go directly to the church). Burial with full military honors will be in St. Mary Cemetery Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Burlington Volunteer Ambulance Core, P.O. Box 1285, Burlington, CT 06013.

McCallum, Beverly H. (Hunt)

Beverly H. McCallum, 89, of Unionville, CT and formerly of East Longmeadow, MA, beloved wife of the late Kenneth McCallum, died on June 23, 2016 at Apple Rehab in Avon. She was born June 4, 1927 in Springfield, MA to Walter and Gladys (Goodrich) Hunt. She was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church in Avon and a 50 year member in the order of the Eastern Star #110 Plainville. Beverly is survived by her son David K. (wife Sheila) and her daughter Susan (husband James H.) Campbell; six grandchildren; David J. Katy, Jesse, Ian, Sandra, and William; eight great grandchildren: Jillian, Eli, Victoria, Elizabeth, Meslissa, Anthony, Timothy, and Paden. Her sister Marion (late husband John) Diduk still resides in MA. The funeral service will be Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 10:00 am in the Memorial United Methodist Church, 867 West Avon Road, Avon, CT. Rev. Joseph Piccirillo will officiate. The burial at Fairview Cemetery in Chicopee, MA is private for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the Methodist Church Memorial Fund or OES Hospital Fund, Grand Chapter of CT, P.O. Box 143, Plymouth, CT 06782. Arrangements are being handled by Ahern Funeral Home Inc.

McCuin, Geraldine A.

Geraldine Ann (Rusin) McCuin, 74, of Bristol, beloved wife of Jon Peter McCuin passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday June 23, 2016. Born October 31, 1941 in Hartford, daughter of Albert and Marion (Kocur) Rusin. Raised in Burlington and known to all as “Gerry”, her first job was picking strawberries at Hogan’s Farm in Burlington where she met and fell in love with her future husband Jon (Pete McCuin). She went on to successfully raise four children and then pursued a career in the hairdressing field. Gerry enjoyed quilting and gardening, loved flowers and most of all loved her family. Gerry is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jon Peter McCuin, her children: daughter Teri McCuin, daughter Maryann Roy and her husband, Robert A. Roy, son, Bob McCuin and his wife Louise McCuin, daughter, Lisa Buchardt and her husband Paul Buchardt, Grandchildren: Aaron BenMaor and his wife Gina Bors-BenMaor, Shawn BenMaor and Jessie Udeen, Seth Roy, Amanda Roy, Nathan McCuin, Annie McCuin-Ursaki, Joshua Buchardt and Great-Grandchildren: Dominick BenMaor, and Julia BenMaor. She also leaves behind her brothers: Albert (Sonny) Rusin and his wife Marie Rusin, Joseph Rusin and Katherine (Kellie) Febbroriello as well as many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home 111 Main Street, Unionville Monday (June 27th) from 8:30 am until 10:15 am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Monday (June 27th) at 10:15 am followed by the funeral liturgy at St Patrick’s Church, Collinsville @ 10:30 am. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bristol Hospital Home Care, 222 Main Street Bristol, CT 06010. To send online condolences to the family please visit

Ann Wilkinson Sutton

Ann Wilkinson Sutton, of Ashford Drive, Farmington Woods, Avon, died peacefully Sunday, June 19, 2016. Born in 1937 in Norwalk CT, she was the loving wife of the late Frederick T. Sutton Jr. Mrs. Sutton was a 1954 graduate of Emma Willard School, in Troy, NY; and a 1958 graduate of Wellesley College. Ann was proud to call Avon home for 55 years. Ann was an active and involved member of Christ Episcopal Church for many years. She was an assistant in the Christian Education program, and she was a graduate of the Episcopal Education for Ministry Program. Ann loved reading and writing and was a generous, cheerful and loving person who loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. Ann is survived by her three children, Margaret Heagney of Simsbury CT; Frederick Sutton III of North Salem, NY; and Christopher Sutton of Southbury, CT. She is also survived by a brother, John Wilkinson of Beaverkill, NY; six grandchildren: Julianna, Abby, Brandi, Eric, Jonny and Quinn, and several nieces and nephews.

Maliszewski, Cecelia L.

Cecelia L. Maliszewski, 90, of Farmington widow of Thomas P. Malizewski, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 21 2016.
Born May 18, 1926 in Hartford, daughter of the late Stanislaw and Frances (Zembroski) Zapor.
Before retiring, she was employed by the Town of Farmington, Board of Education, as a Paraprofessional serving at East Farms and Union schools for over twenty years.
She was a communicant at the Church of Saint Patrick in Farmington. She was an active member with the low vision group at the senior center in Farmington.
Cecelia is survived by her son Michael A. Maliszewski and his wife Marysa of Torrington; her sister Alice Pasha of Suffield; her two beloved granddaughters Caitlyn and Danielle Maliszewski.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Duncan and Nell Miga; her two brothers, William and Stanley Zapor.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff at UConn Health Center, Apple Rebab in Avon, Town of Farmington Services for the Elderly, and to her many neighbors that took such good care of mom.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Friday (June 24) at 10:00 in the Church of Saint Patrick, 110 Main Street, Farmington, 06030, followed by burial at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities, P.O. Box 831 Torrington, 06790
Arrangements are being handled by Ahern Funeral Home Inc.

Menzel, Paul W.

MenzelPaul W. Menzel, 90, died Monday, June 13, 2016, seven weeks after the death of Dorothy (Harvey) Menzel, his wife of 68 years.
Born December 4, 1925 in Hartford, he was the son of the late Walter and Helene (Ottman) Menzel. Paul graduated from Hartford Public High School and enlisted in the Navy in 1943. During World War II, he proudly served as a signalman aboard LSM 316, part of the naval amphibious forces in the South Pacific, and participated in a variety of naval campaigns and invasions.
After the war, Paul married Dot in 1947, moved to Farmington and raised a family. Together with his brother Howard, he built hundreds of homes in the Farmington area including The Highlands, High Point West and Twin Oaks.
A charter member of Bethany Lutheran Church in West Hartford, he served the church in various positions, including Sunday School teacher, Lay Minister, Deacon and Congregational President.
Paul was also a leader in a variety of civic organizations. He served on the Farmington Board of Education including four years as Chairman. A longtime member of the Farmington Republican Town Committee, he chaired the committee for four years. Paul was a member and past Commander of VFW Post 10361, and was chairman of the Farmington Veterans Memorial Committee that was responsible for the memorial erected in front of the Farmington Town Hall. In addition, he was a trustee of the Farmington Memorial Forest Committee and a member of the West Hartford Squires.
Dot and Paul were avid campers and enjoyed numerous trips in their travel trailer along with their beloved beagles. In February 2015, Dot and Paul moved to Middlewoods of Farmington and experienced wonderful care and friendships in their final years.
Paul is survived by his son Richard Menzel and his wife Lydia of Raleigh, NC; his daughter Susan and her husband Michael Johnson of Farmington; his granddaughters Laura Menzel of Cary, NC and Kathryn Menzel of Baltimore, MD; his brother-in-law Kenneth Harvey and his wife Irene of Farmington and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Jeffrey Menzel, his sister Eleanore and brothers Walter and Howard.
Paul’s family would like to thank the caregivers at Middlewoods and special thanks to Jackie from Visiting Angels.
A burial with full military honors will be held on Saturday, June 18 at 10:00 am in Riverside Cemetery in Farmington. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 am at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1655 Boulevard, West Hartford, 06107. Memorial donations may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church or to VFW Post 10361, 321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, CT 06085. Funeral arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.