Archive for January 2017

Borawski, Raymond Marion

Raymond Marion Borawski, 62, of Unionville, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at Bristol Hospital. Ray was born June 19, 1954 in Hartford. The son of the late John Edward and Rosemary (Anderson) Borawski. Ray is survived by his siblings, John Borawski of Unionville, Roseann Togninalli and her husband David of Burlington, Karen Spring and her husband David of Unionville, Amy Borawski and her fiancé Steve Rogowski of Unionville, nephew Ryan Togninalli of Burlington, and his dog Dozer. He also leaves aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He lived in East Hartford, moved at a young age to Unionville. Ray is a graduate of Farmington High School, Class of 1973, where he was a standout basketball player. He also played softball on several town teams, one of which was “The China Imperial” for many years. He loved sports and was an avid fan of the San Francisco 49ers and the Boston Red Sox. Ray was always willing to help out his family and friends whenever he could, by helping out at Parsons Hardware and driving them to and from appointments. Ray was very caring and loving of his family of which he will be greatly missed. Ray was previously employed by Darworth, Avon, Ensign-Bickford Industries, Simsbury, and Dyno Nobel of Simsbury for over 30 years.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Wednesday (Feb. 1) from 4:00-8:00pm. Funeral services will be held Thursday (Feb. 2) at 11:00am in The Ahern Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.

Benson, Edward D.

Edward D. Benson, 84, beloved husband of Mary (Maureen) Fitzgerald Benson, died peacefully with his family at his side January 28th, 2017. Born November 14th, 1932 to Einar and Marion (Acker) Benson. He was a Fire Fighter for 30 years and a lifelong resident of West Hartford. He was a member of the American Legion; he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War. Ed married the love of his life Maureen on June 29th, 1957 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford where he continued to be a member. He was an avid NY Yankees fan. Ed’s fondest memories were times spent on family trips throughout the U.S. and Ireland. Along with his wife Maureen of 59 years he is survived by his children Kathleen (Hector) Marrero, Christine (Raja) Arabolu, and Michael Benson all of West Hartford, his cherished grandchildren Alyssa Marrero and her fiancé Jeffery Eells, Tyler Marrero, Sarah Anajli Arabolu, Kyleigh Marrero and Krishna Arabolu, his brother Robert (Rita) Benson, his uncle Donald J. Acker and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Joan Benson McLain. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the caring staff of Autumn Lake. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Friday (Feb. 3) from 4:00-7:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Saturday (Feb. 4) at 9:00am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 872 Farmington Ave., West Hartford at 10:00am. Burial with full military honors will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.

Sweeney, Florence M.

Florence M. Sweeney 94, of Farmington, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2017. She was born in 1922 in Buffalo, NY to the late Dr. Charles and Florence “Durnein” Hoffman. She grew up in historic Old Wethersfield, right around the corner from a boy named Owen, who would eventually become her husband. She left home to attend college at St Regis in Weston, MA where she earned her BS. She and Owen remained friends and after he returned from his service in the South Pacific in WW2, they were married in 1945. They had five children, Catherine, Owen Joseph, Clare, Patrick and Sarah. In the early 1960s she became a single mother. Florence began teaching in the Cromwell school district to support her family. Ever dedicated to her children, she earned a master’s degree to earn a higher pay in the early 1970s – often clearing the table of the meal she had just prepared to accommodate her nightly studies. She retired in the early 1980s and moved to Cape Cod, where she lived for 14 years. In the late 1990s she returned to her home state of CT to live with her family in a house that she and her daughter bought. She indulged herself in books, with Buster – the hobo cat from the hedges – perpetually keeping her company nearby. She spent her last months at Avon Health Center where they could attend to her increasing need for medical care.
She is predeceased by her daughter, Clare Anne. She is survived by her daughter Catherine, her sons, Owen and Patrick, her daughter Sarah and her younger sister Carol Devanney. She is also survived by stories of her indomitable wit, impressive intellect and sharp humor. Equal parts cantankerous and compassionate, she was known to counter dismissive condescension with a defiant “I have my Masters, you know!” but could also tenderly dispense motherly advice and tell warm stories about growing up with her family. She was a gifted storyteller, as well as an avid collector of antiques. She enjoyed solitude, where she would read enthusiastically, watch public television and remain politically informed. And yes, Mom – we will remember Momma.
Funeral service will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Wechsler, Dr. William Alfred

William Alfred Wechsler, born May 10, 1956, in Hartford, died unexpectedly in Dubai, UAE Sunday January 15th 2017. He is survived by his children Christophe Wechsler of Prague, Czech Republic, Nicole and Maxwell Wechsler of Hebron, sister Barbara Fleming and her husband Bill Fleming of Port Charlotte, FL, sister Susanne Spear and her husband Charles O. Spear IV of Simsbury, nieces & nephews Carolyn C. Fieger, John W. Fieger III, Heather Spear Clough, Whitney Stewart, Bradford Stewart, Lindsey Stewart Bertellotti, Kaytee Stewart, and Treb Stewart. Dr. Wechsler was predeceased by his parents Senator Alfred Francis Wechsler and Marjorie Cartier (Bouchard) Wechsler and his brother John C. Wechsler. Dr. Wechsler grew up in Hartford where he attended Noah Webster School and graduated from Loomis Chaffee School. He received a BA from Dartmouth College, a JD from Georgetown University, and a PhD in International Relations from McGill University. At the time of his passing Dr. Wechsler was the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at American University Dubai. Dr. Wechsler also served as the Academic Dean and Dean of International Programs at International Horizons College where he taught History and International Relations. Prior to moving to the Gulf, he served as Vice President for Academic Development at the American University in Kosovo (A.U.K.) where he also taught International Relations, Law, and Public Policy. He was a Founder and Director of the Balkan Institute. Dr. Wechsler previously taught at McGill and Concordia Universities in Montreal, Canada and at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. He taught at the University of Vermont in the United States. He has also taught International MBA Programs for the Barney School of Business in Paris, France, and at the Montreux School of Business in Switzerland. He lectured at several universities across Europe and North America including Sciences Po in France, the University of Turin in Italy, the University of Utrecht in Holland, and Yale University in the United States. He presented papers at numerous conferences, worked with many NGO’s, IGO’s, and public-private partnerships, designed, implemented, and participated in a number of innovative international academic programs. He was a partner at the Law Firm of Bailey & Wechsler. He was a loving father, brother, and friend and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Sunday (Jan. 29) from 4:00-6:00pm. Dr. Wechsler’s Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated in his honor on Monday (Jan. 30) at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Hincks, Marie “Polly”

Marie (Polly) Powell Hincks, 89, passed away on Monday, January 23 at Hartford Hospital. She was born on October 8, 1927 in New York City to Eleanor Ames Powell and Robert Irwin Powell and grew up with them and her grandparents in NYC, Yonkers, NY and Stamford, CT along with her younger sister Leslie.

Polly was a born artist. She recalled that it was her love of the outdoors and her ability to draw and paint that nurtured the self-esteem of a shy, imaginative child. She illustrated her way through childhood, travels, elementary school, Miss Porter’s School, Parsons School of Design and Hartford Art School. She painted landscapes, cracked mirrors, furniture, shoes and favorite words. She painted us.

She was also a music lover, who attended her beloved Bach’s 300th birthday celebration in Vienna with her husband of 52 years, Robert (Bob) Hincks. For decades they hosted a yearly chamber music weekend at their home. The Hincks Family Music Weekend continues after 35 years.

Polly’s older brother Bobby died at age 7, marking the beginning of a life strengthened by losses, including: her parents’ post-depression poverty, her polio while pregnant at age 24, her lifelong physical disability, the untimely deaths of premature Adam and young adult relatives Bruce Warner and Jane Hincks, and the passing of her beloved husband Robert (Bob) Hincks in 1999. But Polly was the ultimate optimist and survivor, never once in 65 years complaining about her devastating post-polio syndrome. On the contrary, the friendships she formed with other patients in rehabilitation units inspired her to fight for people with disabilities. After volunteering for years at New Britain Memorial Hospital, she led efforts to fund, build and run New Horizons Village for independent living. Her 2001 book, “YES WE MADE IT! The Story of New Horizons: How People with Severe Disabilities in a Chronic Care Hospital Worked Their Way to Independence” documents those decades.

In addition to advocacy for her disabled brethren, Polly was a passionately activist in other arenas. With First Church’s Sierra Leone Task Force she helped to build and supply Hope Day School there and has a building named for her. She and Bob were citizen diplomats who traveled to Russia in the era of glasnost. She served on the boards of Hart School, was a member Friends of Bach (associated with Concora); was Director of Admissions at Miss Porter’s School, served as President of the Residents’ Council at McAuley; and joined Rotary International to support their effort to eradicate polio worldwide. Polly also generously supported many other charities, especially the International Rescue Committee, and political candidates like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. She was honored by Malta House of Care in 2015 as one of Connecticut’s “Super Women.”

Polly was the kind and compassionate matriarch of a large and close family. She is survived by her sister, Leslie (Ron) Siggs; three sons, Robert Hincks (Justine McCarthy), Daniel (Sarah Bennett) Hincks and Andrew (Sue Holcomb) Hincks, one daughter, Birch (Galen) Burghardt; nine grandchildren including Shox Hincks, Steven Hincks, Morgan Hincks (Juan Pablo Sullivan), Sarah (Doug) Abram, Amber Hincks, Birch (Tim Adams) Hincks, Galen Burghardt (Liz Ransford), Caroline (Chelsea McCallister) Hincks, and Tyreck Hincks; four great-grandsons and many beloved in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Everyone who knew or even met Polly recognized her ability to spot something good in them and treat it with love, so that it would flourish and grow. This is especially true of her four children, their spouses, the grandchildren and the great-grandchildren, whom she and Bob loved without reservation.

There will be a funeral service for Polly Hincks at First Church of Christ Congregational, 75 Main St, Farmington, CT on Saturday, January 28 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to New Horizons Village, Farmington; International Rescue Committee; or First Church of Christ Congregational, Farmington.

Duley, Katherine “Janet”

Katherine “Janet” Duley, 82, of East Hartford, widow of Warren Robert Duley, passed away peacefully last Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at her home in East Hartford, Connecticut. Born August 30th, 1934 in Manhattan, she was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Katherine (Hannon) Ward.
Janet began her professional career in New York while attending Fordham University. Janet held Human Resources positions at Miles Shoes and I. Miller & Sons, New York, and married entertainer Bob Warren in 1963. Janet moved her family to Vernon, Connecticut in 1973, and launched advertising concern Miracle Mats in 1981, which remains as the longest running family-owned advertising business in Connecticut.
Janet is survived by her two sons: Robert W. Duley of Westbrook and Stanley M. Duley of East Hartford; Three grandchildren, Shannon E. Duley of Atlanta, GA, Michael N. Duley of Dallas, TX and Cameron R. Duley of Colorado Springs, CO; four sisters, Peggy Rak of Mt. Vernon, WA, Claire McCarthy of Jackson, NJ, Monica Alcalde of Chandler, AZ and Maureen Brennan of Unionville. Janet was predeceased by her brother, Michael J. Ward III. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday (Jan. 27th) from 5:00-8:00pm and again on Saturday (Jan. 28th) 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, CT at 10:00am. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. To send online condolences to the family, please visit

Peck II, Harland “Ken”

Harland “Ken” Peck 65, of Farmington, beloved husband of loving wife and soulmate, Carolyn M Peck, passed away on January 17, 2017. He was born February 10, 1951 at Ft Benning, GA to the late Harland K. and Shirley Bachman Peck, he lived in Farmington for most of his life.   Ken worked at Stanley Magic Doors for many years until he was no longer able. He was a United States Army Combat Veteran of the Vietnam War, having served as a Sergeant in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a bigger than life man with too many friends to count. He loved playing softball and riding his Harley Davidson. He was an avid NY Yankee and NY Giants fan. His greatest joy was going with his kids to Yankee Stadium every season. He loved spending time with his family and has many memories of vacations at Misquamicutt Beach over the years. He will be greatly missed. In addition to his wife, Ken leaves behind his son Kenneth Peck, wife Elizabeth and daughters Payton and Riley, of Plainville, CT and his daughter, Lindsey Collins, husband Michael and children, Emily and Andrew of Farmington, CT, his sister, Deborah Houle and husband Gary of Bristol, CT and his sister, Sharon Bachman of Bristol, his uncle and aunt, Joseph and Ann Bachman of Bristol, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Friday ( Jan 20th ) from 5 pm until 8 pm at the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street, Unionville. Funeral procession will be Saturday (Jan 21st) at 9:15 from the Ahern Funeral Home, followed by the Funeral Liturgy at 10 am in the Church of St Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville. Burial, with full military honors will be at St Mary’s Cemetery, Avon, CT.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675..

Rodriguez, Luis

Luis Rodriguez, 94, of Farmington, formerly of Hartford, died January 16, 2017 at UCONN John Dempsey Hospital after a brief illness. Born October 28, 1922 in Cayey, Puerto Rico to the late Marcos Rodriguez Colon and Antolina Roque, he was raised by his mother in the Polvorin section of Cayey, in the company of several siblings, after the death of his father in 1930. After attending the University of Puerto Rico at San German, Luis served in World War II and Korea as a member of the 65th Infantry Regiment “The Borinqueneers” –a unit of Puerto Rican soldiers who served in both world wars and Korea. Luis was married in Cayey on April 2, 1951 to the late Rafaela Rivera Rodriguez with whom he had four daughters before moving to Hartford in 1961. In Hartford, Luis first worked as a Spanish-language Baptist preacher to the many Puerto Ricans who migrated to Connecticut to work in the tobacco fields around Windsor. He later worked for the YMCA, the Colt Firearms factory, and Colonial Bank before he retired in 1987. Luis then worked as a parking garage attendant in downtown Hartford until 2002. The recipient of a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Combat Infantrymen’s Badge, Luis was very proud of his military service for which he received the Congressional Medal of Honor along with other living Borinqueneers in 2016. He enjoyed reading the paper, doing the “Pruzzle” in the Hartford Times, telling stories, making hackneyed jokes, and sitting in his rocking chair. He is survived by four daughters: Judith Rodriguez McGann of Manchester, Dallas Rodriguez of West Hartford, Migdalia Rodriguez Merriman of Farmington, and Beth Rodriguez of Farmington—seven grandchildren Jennifer (Rich), Nevada (Josh), Erin (Casey), Nicolas, Megan (Tim), Michael (Jess), and Grant, five great grandchildren Michael, Mia, Moses, Andrew, and Harper, his Godson Manuel Rivera Jr., of East Hartford, two sisters Linfa of the Bronx, NY, Alicia of South Carolina, and two brothers Miguel and Alejo in Puerto Rico as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his wife of nearly sixty two years, he was predeceased in death by his parents, a sister Juanita, and a special son-in-law Jeffrey Robert Merriman. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Maria Vargas of Companions and Homemakers and the staff of Day Break of Farmington in Plainville. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (Jan. 19) from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral Services will be held Friday (Jan. 20) at 11:00am in The Ahern Funeral Home followed by burial with full military honors in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517 or to the Borinqueneers Motorcycle Club Connecticut, P.O. Box 1452, Hartford, CT 06144.

Sullivan, Jeremiah J.

Sullivan, Jeremiah - croppedWe are sad to announce the passing of Jeremiah J. (Jerry/Dermot) Sullivan, 74, of West Hartford on Monday, January 9, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. To his adoring children he was “Pops” and the one and only “Pompom” to his grandchildren. Jeremiah was born in Milltown, County Cork, Ireland, June 16, 1942 to Patrick and MaryAnne O’Sullivan. He moved to the U.S. as a young man where he met and married the love of his life, Kathleen (O’Neill) Sullivan on June 25, 1966. Jeremiah served in the U.S. Army. Jerry had two passions; working as a heavy equipment operator for 40 years and golfing. Jerry also worked at Asylum Hill Congregational Church as a security guard forming many solid friendships over the years. Predeceased by his father, Patrick O’Sullivan; mother, MaryAnne (Reardon) O’Sullivan; 5 brothers, Jack, Thomas, Dennis, Patrick, and Brendan; and 2 sisters, Joan and Noreen. Survived by his loving, devoted wife, Kathleen (O’Neill) Sullivan of 50 years. Jeremiah, aka “Pops” is lovingly remembered by his children Ann Marie Sullivan of Middletown, Patrick and Ada Sullivan of Rocky Hill, Margaret and Tracy Roane of Hartford, and Jeremiah J. Sullivan Jr. of New Britain. “Pops” you are the rock that guides our every step no matter the distance between us. Jeremiah aka “Pompom” is adored by his four amazing grandchildren, Katelyn, Patrick, Kayla, and Liam. We will always remember his strength, support, and words of encouragement as we continue on life’s path. He is also survived by his brother Timothy O’Sullivan of Wethersfield; his sister, Mary Brigid (O’Sullivan) Lynch of Ireland, and many loving nieces and nephews. Jeremiah’s life has ended, but his legacy of wisdom, integrity, and courage will go on forever! A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, January 21, at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Ave. Hartford, CT. It was with stories of Hartford students that he found his passion for helping those in need. So, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to Hands on Hartford-MANNA and Neighborhood Service 55 Bartholomew Ave. Hartford, CT 06106. (860-728-3201). The family of Jeremiah wishes to extend our sincere thanks to his doctors; Scola, Conway, Panico, and the amazing staff at Hartford Hospital Bliss Unit that so diligently and tenderly cared for our Pops! You, Pops, will always be missed!

Decker, Harold J.

Harold J. Decker, 85, of Avon, beloved husband of Ruth (Grob) Decker, passed away peacefully on January 10th. Born in Green River, NY, September 5, 1931 the son of the late Oswald and Mary (Lorette) Decker. Harold was a United States Air Force Veteran of the Korean War serving with the Military Police. Prior to his retirement, he was a supervisor at L.R. Smith Inc. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his loving family, son, Harold J. Decker, Jr and wife Jacqueline of Burlington, daughters, Carol D. Clifford and husband Donnie of Salisbury, NC and Nancy D. Glanovsky and husband Joseph of Burlington and his four grandchildren; Jason, Jaime, Megan and Mark. Funeral Services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc., 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002.

Dionizio, Deborah L.

Deborah L. Dionizio, born January 5th in East Haven, lost her courageous battle with pancreatic cancer in her home in Unionville, surrounded by family on Thursday, January 12th, 2017. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 26 years, Richard and her daughter, Maria Masotta. She is survived by her step-daughter Dawn Chasse, husband Scott and grandchildren Ryan and Nicole and great grandchildren. She was supported through her illness and survived by her uncle and aunt, Richard and Lil McComb and their children Steve McComb, Sharon McComb and Diane McComb.
She was the owner of Merle Norman cosmetics and enjoyed ballroom dancing with her husband.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Monday (Jan. 16) from 5:00-8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday (Jan. 17) at 10:00am in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville followed by burial at St. Mary Cemetery, Avon.
The family is grateful for the compassionate care from the doctors and nurses from the oncology department at Uconn. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

Butt, Deborah G.

Deborah G. Butt 87, of Avon, widow of Leonard A. Butt, passed away peacefully on January 6th, 2017. Born in New Rochelle, NY, January 28, 1929 the daughter of the late David Giles and Mildred Pinkham Giles. Deborah was a graduate of Green Mountain College, VT and was a longtime member of the West Avon Congregational Church. She enjoyed her time at Farmington Woods, a member of 9 Holer Golf League, playing paddle tennis and tennis and many good times with her large group of friends. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Kaiser and husband Calvin of Newington, her daughter, Lauren Ravalese of Avon, her four grandchildren, Alexander Kaiser, Amanda, Kelly and Michael Ravalese, her sister, Nancy Breckinridge and husband Robert of Hilton Head, SC and her dear friends Eileen McKeon and the late Robert Hannah. The family would like express their gratitude to the nurses and caregivers at Arden Courts in Farmington for the wonderful care given to Debbie over the past year. Funeral Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Fl, New York, NY 10001.

Brochu, Arthur Henry

Brochu, ArthurArthur Henry Brochu passed away at Hartford Hospital on December 31, 2016. Born in Waterbury on May 24th, 1919 to Henry and Alice (French) Brochu. He attended St. Peter and Paul Grammar School and Crosby H.S. He served his country in the US Army during World War II. Upon returning from his service, he met and married the former Mary McGrath to whom he was married for 56 years and raised 7 children in Waterbury.
He was always a creative person. During his 50+ years in the home and kitchen remodeling business he created many beautiful designs. He worked for Les Care Kitchens, then owned Sunbrite Kitchens. Later in life he enjoyed designing and building clocks, many of which he gave away.
He played baseball growing up and was a lifelong Yankees fan. He developed a love for golf, playing at East Mountain GC and at many golf courses in California where he lived for a number of years.
He is survived by his son Gary and wife Kathleen from Burlington CT, son George and wife Cecilia from Lewis Center OH, daughter Susan Gass and husband Stephen from Avon CT, daughter Laurie Baty and husband Roy from White House TN, daughter Janice Tartaglia and husband William from Wilmington DE and son Daniel from Long Beach CA. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary, son Christopher, and brother Bud. He will be missed by his 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff at Apple Rehab in Avon for their attentive care and Rob Kendrick for his friendship.
Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Trepanier, John Lawrence

John Lawrence Trepanier, 54 of Farmington passed away on Dec 21, 2016 in Blackfoot, Idaho with his wife Laura by his side.
John is a graduate of FHS, a former employee of Cadwell Oil and a proud veteran member of Tunxis Hose Co #1 in Unionville for 17 years and also a past member of the Burlington Volunteer Fire Dept. He was most recently employed by the Blackfoot School District.
He is survived by his daughter, Sabrina Trepanier, his sister, Diane and her husband Neil Westerberg, his brother, Daniel and his wife Bonnie Trepanier, nephews, Nicholas and Cole D’ Occhio and nieces, Danielle Trepanier and Taylor Westerberg.
A Prayer Service will be held at Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St. Unionville, on January 4, 2017 at 11:00am. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in John’s honor can be made to Tunxis Hose Co #1 in Unionville, Ct.

Ingram, Marilyn J.

Ingram, MarilynMarilyn “Joan” Ingram, 87, of Farmington, beloved wife of Paul Ingram, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 8th, 2016. Born June 9th, 1929 in Portland, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Robert R. and Eva E. (Olsen) Redin. Joan received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas. Joan was the wife of a career military officer and over the course of Paul’s 29 year career, they lived in four different foreign countries, seven different states and moved a total of twenty three times. Following retirement, they undertook the large project of renovating their 1770 home in Farmington. Joan was an accomplished artist and a gourmet cook. Besides her husband, Joan is survived by her three children and their spouses, Melissa and Bruce Wilson of Bexley, OH, Paul and Jean Ingram of Dallas, Texas and Geoffrey and Ejay Ingram of West Covina, CA, three grandchildren, Emily Wilson, Stuart Wilson and Sean Ingram. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday (Jan. 15) at 3:00pm in St. James Episcopal Church, Farmington with Rev. Hope Eakins officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut, 200 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.