Archive for 2018

France, Beverly Jones (Gunther)

Beverly G. Jones France, 84, of Farmington died peacefully at the UCONN John Dempsey hospital on Wednesday, December 26. She was born in Hartford to the late J. Gordon and Georgia (Parsons) Gunther. Beverly graduated from Farmington High School in 1952.
While raising her children, Beverly enjoyed many summers at Block Island, fishing on weekends with her first husband, David, in hopes of catching a swordfish but settled for a marlin (still quite a catch!). Winters provided time for skiing and skating, where she could also enjoy time with a warm drink in the lodge. Gardening was a favorite activity throughout her years, as well as feeding and caring for stray animals. Beverly retired from Edmunds Gages where she was a receptionist. Beverly then spent time relaxing by her pool and continued gardening, enjoying the company of her husband, Arthur, as well as grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling to visit children and grandchildren, as well as several cruises.
Beverly was a member of the First Church of Christ, Congregational in Unionville, CT. She later sang in the choir along with Arthur.
Beverly is survived by her five children, Gale Balavender and her husband Joe of Salem, Heather Rackliffe and her husband Gary of Farmington, Holly Fisher of Southampton NJ, Matthew Jones and his wife Donna of Bristol, and Mark Jones of Farmington; her brother Guy Gunther and his wife Diane of Plainville CT/Boynton Beach FL; seven grandchildren, Michael and Christopher Rackliffe, Matthew and Glenn Jones, Jonathan Fisher and his wife Alisha, and Zachary Fisher and his wife Jaclyn, Aubrey Reese and her husband Jeremy; three great-grandchildren, Kylie and Logan Jones, Leo Fisher. There are many nieces and nephews, as well as multiple step-children, along with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by three husbands, David Jones, Francis Connolly, and, most recently, Arthur France.
Special thanks to the staff at Touchpoints in Farmington who provided such compassionate care for Beverly in recent months.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Route 4, Unionville, on Saturday, January 5 from 9-11 am. The Funeral Service will follow at 11:30 am at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 61 Main Street, Unionville. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com

 

 

Donoghue, Robert M.

Robert M. Donoghue, 69, of Burlington, beloved husband of Carole A. (Nystrom) Donoghue, died peacefully Thursday, December 27, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born March 4, 1949 in Worcester, MA, he was the son of the late Robert and Mary E. (Murphy) Donoghue. He was a graduate of St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury, MA and received his BA from UConn. Robert held many managerial positions at Aetna and retired as Vice President from Woods Electric. He was a former President of the Burlington Lions Club.
Besides his wife, Robert is survived by his three children, Katie Bossolt and her husband Daniel, Courtney Ewing and her husband Luke, Timothy Donoghue and three grandchildren, Cameron, Abrahm and Hattie.
Funeral Services will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. 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.

Riberdy, Catherine M.

Catherine M. (Lapenta) Riberdy, 80, of Avon, beloved wife of Roland J. Riberdy, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, December 21, 2018. Prior to retiring, she was associated with the Howard L. Page Company of Avon for many years. Besides her husband, Catherine is survived by many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be held Monday (Dec. 31) at 10:30am at St. Ann Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of CT, 860 Howard Ave., New Haven, CT 06519.

DuBois, Irene “Anita”

Irene “Anita” DuBois, 90, of Burlington passed away peacefully on Christmas Day, December 25, 2018. Anita was born in Killingly on January 5, 1928 to the late Irene and Wilfred LaPalme. She was a devoted, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was always very proud of her family.
Growing up during the Depression Era was challenging for her parents and, as a child, she soon found herself temporarily living in orphanage and foster home environments. In her early teens, she was eventually reunited with her mother and siblings in Manchester. As difficult as those times were, she always remembered them positively and spoke fondly of the Catholic nuns and foster families who cared for her when she was young. She attended Plainfield High School and Manchester High School and began working at age 16 to help support the household. Her work ethic was second to none and she would always claim that she can do anything that a man can do. This enabled her to begin a successful career at Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, first in a “Ruby the Riveter” type position, while later navigating herself through the Administrative ranks until her retirement. However, since she was not one to be content sitting still, she returned to the workplace for an additional ten years at the UConn Health Center in Farmington where she finally retired permanently.
Throughout her life, whether preparing the many Sunday or holiday dinners for family and friends, or merely pestering her loving husband, Ray, of fifty-two years, about his scratch tickets, it was at home with loved ones where she derived great enjoyment and was most comfortable. Many years of caring for her family were not easy, however, as a series of health setbacks began to take their toll. She bravely fought through several illnesses and rehabilitations, as she continued to live her life the way she chose, with a tough, determined spirit allowing her to endure, but with a heart that was always willing to give all her love and support to her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband Ray DuBois, son Paul and wife Eileen Shea of West Hartford, daughter Nora and Burton Pompa of Burlington, daughter Kathleen Goguen of North Carolina, stepson Dennis and wife Janet DuBois of Newington, stepson James and wife Lynn DuBois of Burlington, (11) grandchildren: Marlene, Ryan, Colleen, Jennifer, Dominic, Jason, Bethany, Jonathan, Joshua, Christopher and Jenna, (11) great-grandchildren: Brady, Evan, Courtney, Sophie, Joey, Colin, Tyson, Ava, Lucas, Zachary, Arabella and her precious pet Pomeranian, Tabby.
She was predeceased by her sister Lorraine, twin sisters Alma and Emma and her brother Anthony.
The family wishes to thank Anita’s wonderful personal care provider, Michelle Boucher, along with the professional services provided by the very caring staff at Apple Rehab, Avon.
Friends and relatives may call Wednesday, January 2nd from 5-8PM at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Unionville. A Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of Anita’s life will be held at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, 145 Main St., Unionville on Thursday, January 3rd at 10AM. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon.

Devevo, Frances “Corky”

Frances “Corky” Devevo, of Unionville, widow of Chris Devevo, passed away suddenly Thursday, December 20th, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Anna (Parrot) Corbidge. Prior to retiring, Corky was employed by McCallum Motors, Hartford Insurance Company and M.H. Rhodes Inc. She was very active with the Tunxis Senior Center, volunteering there for 17 years. She had many friends, loved her family and was the absolute best sister. Corky is survived by her sisters, Lois Pease, Pepper Wojochiewosk and Denise Parlow of Unionville, Joan and her husband Leo and Tina and her husband Frank of Bristol, her brother Robert “Butch” and his wife Deanna of Florida, her brother-in-law Richard “Joe” Wice of Southington and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Carolyn McQuinn, Sherry Wice and Louis Corbidge.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Monday (Dec. 24) from 9:00-10:30am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be at 10:30am followed by Graveside Services in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002 or to the Tunxis Senior Center, 321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, CT 06085.

Wilchusky, Eugene R.

Eugene R. Wilchusky, 79, of Burlington, CT, passed away on December 18, 2018. Born on December 1, 1939, in Port Carbon, PA, he was the son of the late William and Helen Wilchusky. He helped his parents with their local Port Carbon bar, graduating from Pottsville High School in 1957 and then Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering in 1961. He then entered the US Air Force through Officer Training School, serving proudly for 6 years both in the US and in the United Kingdom as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer with the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing.
While stationed at RAF Station Wethersfield in England, he met his wife of 52 years, Brigid (Tinsley) Wilchusky, a nurse in the British Army. After leaving the US Air Force, Eugene joined Turbo Power and Marine Systems, a division of Pratt & Whitney and later United Technologies. He spent over 30 years working as a Project Manager on many global installations, work that gave him the opportunity to travel the world. He fully retired early in 2018, from the Wood Group Pratt & Whitney, where he had spent the last 10+ years helping with various projects in the second phase of his career.
Eugene is survived by his loving wife Brigid, son Brian Wilchusky and wife Susan of Phoenixville, PA, and daughter Tracey Baillargeon and husband Marc of Downingtown, PA. He will be greatly missed by his four grandchildren that he loved dearly, Connor and Ally Wilchusky, and Meghan and Sage Baillargeon. The last of four children, Eugene was the brother of Eleanor Marchalonis and the late William Wilchusky and the late Bernard Wilchusky. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews across the country.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday (Dec. 22) from 8:30-9:30am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be at 9:30am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in St. Patrick Church, Collinsville at 10:00am. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gene’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org/get-involved-now/donate.

Badal, Marsha (Lofquist)

Marsha (Lofquist) Badal of Burlington made her final journal peacefully surrounded by family on December 17, 2018 at the age of 63.
Born on May 27, 1955 to Doris (Greenier) and Hewitt “John” Lofquist, Marsha graduated from Berlin High School Class of 1974, after which she enrolled in the National Academy of Hairdressing. Upon graduation, Marsha worked as a hairdresser at JCPenney Co. for 34 years where her magnetic personality enabled her to make friends quickly. She was an avid crafter who loved gardening and was a mother to all she met.
Besides her husband, John Badal Jr. of Burlington, Marsha is survived by her sister Arline Anderson of Englewood, Florida, daughter Kerry Nadeau of Berlin, son Adam and wife Jessica Dziob of Burlington. She also leaves children Sabrina Badal and partner Carie Gouldsbrough of New Britain, Samantha Hemmerich of Bristol, and Lisa Ratliff and Dana Dziob and partner Chris Carfi of Plainville. Marsha also leaves her cherished grandchildren Mackenzie Nadeau, James and Alex Hemmerich, and two special angels that touched her life, Lena and Andrew Eifes, in addition to many nieces and nephews, and her best friend of 50 years Linda Kidd. Marsha was predeceased by her brothers, John Lofquist and William Claffey. Many thanks to Foothills VNA, especially Brenda and Diane.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt.4, Unionville on Thursday (Dec. 20) from 4:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Friday (Dec. 21) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in St. Patrick Church, 7 Burlington Ave., Collinsville at 10:00am. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mandell Center for MS, 490 Blue Hills Ave., Hartford, CT 06112.

Howard, SR., Andrew R.

Andrew R. Howard, Sr., 93, ended a rich, loving, and joyous life on Monday, December 10, 2018 in the comfort of his home. Born in Queens Village, Long Island, New York, he was the son of Andrew Howard and Katherine (Haberern) Howard.
Andrew attended Public School Number 33 in Queens Village. He graduated Brooklyn Technical High School. In 1944 he was drafted in to the US Army Air Corps and was stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi. He travelled to Wisconsin and Illinois for training as a Radar Technician. The war ended a few days before he was due to be sent overseas. In May 1946, he was honorably discharged from active duty with the Army Air Force as a Sergeant. After discharge, he remained with inactive reserve of the US Army Air Force. In 1949, with the establishment of the US Air Force as a separate service, his reserve service was transitioned from the Army to the newly established US Air Force. In September of 1950, in response to the North Korean attack on South Korea, he was mobilized in the rank of Sergeant to support of wartime operations. He served a one year tour of duty at Hunter Air Force Base (now Hunter Army Airfield) outside of Savannah, Georgia as a Radar Technician. In October 1952 he was honorably discharged, from the USAF.
Andrew attended photography school in New York for one year while in the Reserves. It is here that he developed his lifelong love of photography.
Andrew earned degrees in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Technical Education. He taught at Hartford State Technical College as a Professor of Mathematics from 1963 until 1991.
Andrew’s interest in covered bridges began on a family vacation in Maine (complete with black bear). He went on to write several books on covered bridges, acting as author, photographer and printer. His most popular book was the Covered Bridges of Madison County, Iowa: A Guide.
Andrew married Muriel R. Litke in 1957 whom he met at Bethany Lutheran Church. They were introduced by Charlie and Martha Kuehn. Andrew was an usher at Bethany Lutheran Church for many years.
Andrew leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Muriel Howard (Litke), Sister, Dorothea Howard, Son, Andrew R. Howard, Jr. and his wife Patricia, Daughter Ruth McCray and her husband, Neil, and daughter, Alison Howard. He leaves his grandchildren, Seth Howard and his wife, Melissa, Shelby Duchow, and her fiancée, Paul, Zachary Duchow and his wife, Jacque and Allison Laviero.
Service will be at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1655 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Family and friends may visit one hour before the service at Bethany Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church or to the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges (N.S.P.C.B) and mail to Ms. Jennifer Caswell, 535 Second NH Turnpike, Hillsboro, NH 03244.

Berg, Donald H.

Donald H. Berg passed away peacefully on December 11 after a brief illness. Born in New Britain, CT, to the late Carl and Bernadette (Coffey) Berg, he made his home and raised his family in Southington, CT. He was married to the love of his life, the late Joan (Marshall) Berg, for 48 wonderful years. Don leaves his daughter, Dawn, and her husband, Domenico Russo, of Torrington, CT, and son, Scott, and his wife, Lori, of Holland, MA. He also leaves his much loved grandchildren, Casey, Daniel, Drew and Matthew Berg. Don was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and a graphic designer for 30 years for the Special Education Resource Center. Don’s final days were very special as he was surrounded by his loving family, photos of his life with his wife, his collection of self-created artwork, and the music of Ray Charles. The family would like to thank the caring and compassionate medical staff teams at The Hospital of Central Connecticut – New Britain General Campus and Bel-Air Manor in Newington. At Don’s request, funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions in Don’s memory can be made to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.

Kaiser, Sr., Calvin L.

Calvin L. Kaiser Sr., 94, formerly of Farmington, widower of Doris S. Kaiser who predeceased him on February 9, 2015, passed away peacefully in Carlisle, PA on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 31, 1924, he was the son of the late Harry D. and Margaret M. Kaiser. Calvin graduated from Swarthmore College and was a United States Navy veteran and served in the Naval Reserves until 1983. Calvin spent his entire career in the hand tool and hardware industries and retired in 1988 from The Stanley Tools Division of The Stanley Works (now Stanley Black and Decker), having served in several sales and marketing capacities. During his career he was a member of several industry associations. He was a former Adjunct Professor of marketing at Central Connecticut State University and Tunxis Community College. Calvin was a former member of the Board of Education in Farmington, former Little League coach, and a former member of the Old Guard. He was a member of the First Church of Christ, Congregational in Farmington where he served as past Deacon and Moderator. Calvin loved the game of golf and was a former member of the Country Club of Farmington.
He is survived by his three children, Patricia Kaiser Niemitz and her husband Jeffrey of Carlisle, PA, Barbara Kaiser Martens of Greenville, NY and Calvin L. Kaiser, Jr., and his wife Cynthia of Newington, six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Middlewoods of Farmington Memorial Fund, 509 Middle Road, Farmington, CT 06032. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc., www.ahernfuneralhome.com.

Orzech, Theodore A. “Ted”

Theodore (Ted) A. Orzech, born on December 13, 1933, passed away in his favorite recliner on November 30, 2018 in The Villages Florida. Son of Adam and Helen Orzech of Moodus CT, he is survived by his sister Helen Violette of West Hartford. He attended Bulkeley High School, Hartford CT where he played football for three years, he then attended CCSU as a four year varsity starter, he earned 2nd team all state college New England. Ted served as a US Army Veteran, Post Commander, Post #32 Unionville CT.
Predeceased by his first wife Jeanette P. Orzech (June 21, 1997) who he lived with in West Hartford for many years where he raised his two children, Philip Orzech of West Hartford and daughter Diana with her husband Scott Little of Salem. Theodore also leaves behind his four grandchildren: Jacqueline Horbal and her husband Ryan of Bristol CT as well as their daughter, his only great grandchild Amelia Jeanette (who he proudly called AJ), Justin Cruickshanks and his wife Carmen of NYC, PJ Orzech of Newington, and Kimberly Orzech of Stamford. Theodore remarried in 2001 and now leaves his loving, caring wife Susan M. Orzech of The Villages FL and his step sons Mark and Craig Dawson. Ted is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
In 1970 Theodore was selected coach of the year in CT for Track and Field. CCSU inducted Ted into its athletic hall of fame in 1984, he received the Kaiser Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award which is the highest award granted to a graduate of the University, 1988 he was selected to be co-head coach for a US track team that visited England and Russia, 2009 he was selected coach of the year in CT for golf and in 2011 Finalist for National HS Coach of the year. His Track teams won four state championships, his track and field and golf teams earned 819 victories. While living in West Hartford he attended St. Brigid and St. Mark parishes, he was also a founding member of the West Hartford Men’s Softball League and was very active in town sports leagues. Ted was a teacher in the Farmington school system for 35 years. He will be greatly missed by so many students and athletes whose lives he touched whether it was through teaching, coaching or mentoring for over 50 years. Calling hours for Ted and his wife Susan will be held on Friday (Mar. 8) from 5:00-7:00pm at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Saturday (Mar. 9) at 10:00am in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville.

Maize, Joshua Augustus

Joshua Augustus Maize, born April 19, 1951, passed away peacefully on November 19 2018 in the evening at the age of 67 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. He is survived by his mourning wife Beverly and two children Christopher and Andre, his mother Iona Maize and siblings which include Samuel, Victoria, Esmine, Maureen, Collett, Cynthia, Riley and Loraine. He was the loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Joshua was raised in Old Harbour, St. Catherine Jamaica where he joined the army at the age of 18, after which he became a police officer, serving proudly for 20 years. Apart from being with family, those days spent in the force tailored some of his greatest memories. A memorial service and viewing will be held at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT on Saturday, December 1st at 12 noon, at which time all are welcome. Joshua will be laid to rest in his birth country, Jamaica. The family would like to thank everyone who has shown support during this period of grief.

Calitri, Jennie K.

Jennie K. Calitri, 90, of Farmington, beloved wife of Frank Calitri, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 27th, 2018. Born June 25th, 1928 in Collinsville, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Kathryn (Hanzes) Kucia
Besides her husband of 67 years, she is survived by her five children, Edward Calitri and his wife Cynthia of West Hartford, Linda Callahan of Glastonbury, Nancy Moon of Manchester, Diane Calitri of Edgartown, MA, Marsha Nedorostek and her husband Gary of Canton, her grandchildren, Nicholas, Tyler and Samantha Calitri, Eric Callahan and his wife Brooke, Christopher Callahan and his wife Letty, Alyssa Callahan and her fiancé Anthony Pagliughi, Adam Moon and his wife Missy, Bryan Moon, Danielle Willett and her husband Neil Onsdorff, Brandon Willett, Kelly Nedorostek and her fiancé Michael Smith, Jack Nedorostek and Kate Nedorostek, her great-grandchildren, Grace, Benjamin, Emilia and William Callahan and Hannah and Brock Moon, her brother, Alex Kucia and his wife Julie of Burlington, her sister Stephanie Richard of Ohio, her sister-in-law Shirley Kucia of Canton and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her 10 siblings and her son-in-law William Callahan.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday (Dec. 1) 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 will be in the family plot at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield.

Cutler, Thomas Pease

Thomas Pease Cutler, 73, passed away, Oct 23, 2018, at Avon Health Center after a long illness. He was the son of the late Ralph Dennis Cutler Jr. and Prudence Pease Cutler of Farmington, CT. His grandparents were Ralph Dennis Cutler and his wife Ruth Brainard Cutler and Herbert Hoyt Pease and his wife, Mary Curtiss Pease. Tom leaves his sisters, Carolyn Dennis Cutler and Ruth Brainard Cutler, numerous cousins on both sides of the family and his aunts, Penny Pease and Patricia Pease.
Tom attended the Junior School and the Kingswood School in West Harford and graduated from The Pomfret School. An excellent athlete he lettered in crew, wrestling and football. After Pomfret he worked for the summer for the Grenfell Project on a ship that provided assistance to the native people of Labrador. With the intent to become fluent in French he attended a school in Switzerland and then worked as a bar tender in Paris arriving home to attend Yale for the next 4 years where he majored in political science. He subsequently received a master’s degree from John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. At the height of the Vietnam War his proficiency in languages earned him a place in the Army Language School where he learned Russian and was fortunate to spend 3 years stationed in Bavaria along the Czechoslovakia border to monitor the Warsaw Pact military communications. He returned to work as a night watchman while getting his law degree at George Washington University School of Law. Tom worked for a law firm in Washington, D.C. and wrote an article published in a law journal before starting his own practice in international law focusing on contracts.
Sailing was a passion and as a kid solo raced the “Grey Ghost, a frustratingly slow boat, in Edgartown harbor. With a friend Tom taught sailing in Menemsha Pond on the Vineyard while watching his sisters’ consistently poor performances in the weekly Sunfish races. He crewed for friends on several Bermuda Races and in 1968 on the yawl, Ondine, who won the Atlantic Race from Bermuda to Travemuende, Germany. Tom used the arrival in Germany as an opportunity to travel around Europe and to work on a kibbitz in Israel before returning to the US in time to sign up for the Army.
Tom’s family would like to thank Avon Health Center, Brian Hartley, BrightStar Care and Attorney Maureen Lovejoy for their help in making Tom happier during his long illness and for their friendship.
There will be a celebration of Tom’s life at the Sarah Porter Memorial, First Church of Christ Congregational Church, Dec. 12, Farmington CT at 11 AM. Donations in lieu of flowers, can be made to CT Forest and Park Assoc. in Middlefield, CT or Sheriffs Meadow in Edgartown, Mass.

Hodgkinson, James Timothy (Tim)

James Timothy Hodgkinson (“Tim”), 67, of Burlington, passed away peacefully at New Britain Hospital on November 22, 2018. Tim was born in Bristol on November 13, 1951 and was the son of the late James R. and Billie Adele (Breining) Hodgkinson. Tim worked for New Departure for many years, and retired from the Town of Burlington Highway Department.
He will always be remembered for his huge heart, and contagious laughter. He leaves behind his daughter, Jillian Hodgkinson, whom he adored more than anything. He is survived by his siblings, Peter Hodgkinson of New Hartford, Caitlin Hurlburt of Bristol, and Mike Hurlburt of Elkhorn, WI. He enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews, Emily George, Eric Hodgkinson, Jennifer Mueller, Amy Wierzbicki, Autumn Driscoll, Chris Jones and Mike Jones. He is also survived by a large amount of close friends who he considered family, including Frank Rossi Jr., and Joel Papapietro.
The family will receive friends and relatives on Saturday (Dec. 1st) at 11:30 am at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville, where a brief memorial will be held.