Archive for June 2018

Horan, Jason Robert

It is with great sorrow that we let you know our beloved son, Jason Robert Horan, passed away on June 26, 2018, after he fought a long and courageous battle with addiction. Born December 5, 1982, he was a lifelong resident of Unionville. He attended Farmington High School and had been employed by many restaurants in his culinary career. Jason truly was an “old soul” with a heart of gold. He loved animals, especially cats. He was a talented artist, painter, and writer of his own music and poetry. But, his greatest joy was cooking, creating new culinary dishes to delight the people he cooked for, especially his mother. His smile and laugh were infectious and he will be forever missed. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather “Pops” Horan and his maternal grandparents “Grandma Peg” Kerchis and Jack Presissner. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Elizabeth Horan, his twin brother Eric Horan (Sarah), his nephew Hunter and niece Audriana Horan and his grandmother, Joan “Nana” Horan (Andy). He also leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins. At the family’s request services will be private and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111 or Trinity Glen Treatment Center, 149 West Cornwall Rd., Sharon, CT 06069.

Rogers, John F.

John F. Rogers, 86, of Naples, Florida, passed away suddenly on June 24, 2018. A quiet man, he let his family know how special each and every one was. He was generous and could be counted on when anyone in the family needed help. John was predeceased by his wife, Inez, of 55 years, who passed in 2015. He dearly missed her. He is survived by four daughters, Kristin Ball (Kevin), Jennifer Kelley (David), Polly Bradie (Brian), and Ellen Rogers (Wim); six grandchildren, John David, Martha, Adam, Jason, Max, and Caleb Francis. Also surviving are his sister, Doris, and brother in law, Fred, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Anne.
John was born on Cottage Street, Unionville, the son of Charles and Ethel. He met his future wife through his sister, Anne. After returning from the Air Force, John and Inez began dating. They dated through his college years at the University of Connecticut and married after graduation. Through their marriage they lived in Farmington and Burlington before retiring and moving to their winter home in their paradise, Naples, Florida. In Florida, they had many friends and enjoyed many sunset cocktails. They had a grand 50th year anniversary celebration, bringing all of the family together at the beach for the renewal of their vows. John retired from Pratt & Whitney after 33 years.
Per his wishes, his ashes shall be joined with those of his wife, Inez. A small service will be attended by family in Naples at a later date. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice in his name.

Fredericks, Bertrand P.

Bertrand Patrick Fredericks, 80, of Windsor Locks, completed his earthly journey on Sunday, June 24, 2018 comfortably and peacefully at home. Born in Guyana, he also lived in Canada before moving to the U.S. in 1981. He was a machinist at Chandler Evans for over 20 years. He treasured family and good friends, August vacations and great instrumental music. Bertrand spent the last of years with his daughter Michelle Fredericks and granddaughter Heather Rivera-Fredericks. He was formerly married to Maureen Fredericks of Windsor, CT for 34 years. He also leaves brothers Kenneth Morris (Brooklyn, NY), Derrick Morris (California) and sister Olive (Amsterdam) in addition to many nieces, nephews, beloved best friends and the Sookram family he remained a part of for over 50 years. He is predeceased by Evelyn Morris (mother), Lionel Fredericks (father), Beulah Fredericks (stepmom) and sisters Lenise Fredericks, Glenda Palmer, Joy Tappin and Faye Greene.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Friday (June 29) from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral Services will be held in The Ahern Funeral Home on Saturday (June 30) at 10:00am followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Windsor Locks.

Cichon, John S.

John S. Cichon, 73, of New Hartford, died suddenly at his home on June 20, 2018. He was born March 2, 1945 in Bristol, CT to the late Stanley and Edna Cichon (Souney). He was raised in Farmington, CT where he met his wife of 51 years, Pauline (Warner), in elementary school.
Retiring as a machine operator from Theis Steel in Bristol, John spent his time pursuing his life-long interest in sport hunting and fishing. For over half a century he worked, raised a family and enjoyed the rural environment of New England. Whether through membership in local fish and game associations, involvement in local land management or simply loyally participating in Local and State wildlife programs, John contributed a substantial amount of his time and money supporting outdoor conservationism.
In addition to his wife Pauline, John is survived by their two children; son Jason Cichon and his wife Sharon of Burlington, CT and daughter Suzanne Cichon of Farmington, CT; four nieces, Lori, Kimberly, Michele and Laura and two nephews, Rob and Paul, as well as several life-long family and friend relationships. He was predeceased by his brother Jack Cichon in 1993.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday (June 29) from12:00-2:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be at 2:00pm followed by Graveside Funeral Services in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the NRA, 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030 or to the Bristol Fish and Game, P.O. Box 175, Bristol, CT 06011.

Katz, Joan (Garrity)

Joan (Garrity) Katz, born March 29, 1932 died on June 20, 2018 in Hartford, Connecticut. She was the daughter of the late Helen (Savage) Garrity and Frederick Raymond Garrity. She was raised by a maternal aunt, the late Miss Louise C. Savage. Mrs. Katz was born in Hartford and worked as a secretary in area firms for over 38 years. She retired from State Service in 1989. She was educated in Hartford Schools, graduating from Weaver High School in 1950. She also attended Hillyer College. A Graveside Funeral Service will be held Monday (June 25) at 11:00am in Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, 1 Cottage Grove Rd., Bloomfield. There are no calling hours.

Dziekan, Barbara J.

Barbara J. Dziekan, 74, of Farmington died peacefully June 18, 2018 from complications due to COPD and Kidney Disease. She was the daughter of the late John and Katherine (Glanovsky) Dziekan. Bobbie retired from Tran Flex Packagers in 2012 after 50 years of service. She loved visiting with friends especially Sharon Maloney, Edie Nelson and Lori Schaffrick and all of Lori’s family. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo and attending senior fellowship at Asbury. Bobbie had a caring spirit and will be missed by her many friends. She was predeceased by a brother John J. Dziekan. Services and interment at St. Mary Cemetery in Avon were private.

DuBois, Elinor Carroll

Elinor Carroll DuBois, 85, of Canton, widow of Clifford R. DuBois, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 14, 2018 at her home. Born November 22, 1932 in Farmington, she was the daughter of the late Burton J. and Elizabeth (Gabree) Carroll. Elinor had many career interests in her life which included driving bus for Dattco Bus Co., working in her own diner in Vermont and most recently working and volunteering for the Gifts of Love in Avon and both the Canton and Avon Food Bank. Elinor was the best apple pie maker in Connecticut.
Elinor is survived by her son, Martin Carroll and his wife Karen of Farmington, her daughters, Charlene L. DuBois of Houston, MO, Mary L. Sawyer and her husband Hollis of Groveton, NH and Donna Marinelli and her husband Roger of Canton, 17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was predeceased by her two daughters, Kathleen Bouchard and Sandra Whitham, her brothers, Austin, Joseph, Perley, Bernard, Burton Jr., Edward and Erwin Carroll, her sister, Esther Pompa and her granddaughter, VinaAnn DuBois.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Monday (June 18) from 6:00-8:00pm. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday (June 19) at 10:00am in The Ahern Funeral Home followed by burial in the family plot at Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gifts of Love, P.O. Box 463, Avon, CT 06001 or to the Avon Food Bank, Social Services, 60 West Main St., Avon, CT 06001.

Anderson, Elmer W.

Elmer W. Anderson, 96, of Farmington, beloved husband for 68 years of Barbara (Miller) Anderson, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018. Born February 20th, 1922 in Hartford, he was the son of the late Carl O. and Jenny (Lind) Anderson.
Elmer was a United States Air Force veteran serving with distinction during World War II. Prior to retiring, he was a Highway Engineer for the State of Connecticut. He enjoyed many hobbies including gardening, carpentry and poker playing (especially at Foxwoods). During the flood of 1955, Elmer was instrumental in the rescue of several families as well as in assisting emergency personnel. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Hartford Healthcare Hospice for their outstanding care and compassion.
Besides his wife, Elmer is survived by their three children, Susan Macko of Canton, Bob Anderson of West Hartford and Lynn Anderson of Farmington and two grandchildren, Matthew Macko and Brittany Anderson. He was predeceased by his sister, Elsa Anderson.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday (June 16) from 6:00-8:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc., 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Turner, Dolores Landon

Dolores L. Turner, age 85, of Farmington, CT, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2018. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 62 years, Leigh E. Turner. Dolores was born in Hartford, CT on March 2, 1933. She was predeceased by her dear mother, Eulalia (Lou) W. Landon. Prior to retiring, Dolores spent many years working with the children of Union School in Farmington. She enjoyed walking the beaches of Cape Cod, gardening in her beautiful yard, reading, and enjoying time with family and good friends. Her greatest joy in life was being involved with her grandchildren, whether it was cheering at a sporting event, watching a dance recital, babysitting, or seeing all graduate from high school and starting their lives.
Dolores is survived by her four children, Brian Turner and wife Jackie of Burlington, Patti Standish and husband James of West Hartford, Leigh Turner and wife Sherri of Canton, and Lisa Topper and husband Stephen of Barre MA. She was blessed to have nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Glenn C. Landon of Southington and sister Bonnie Correia of Vernon. The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the caring staff at Amberwoods of Farmington and Masonicare Partners Home Health and Hospice.
Friends and family may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Tuesday, June 12, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Masonicare Partners Home Health and Hospice, 111 Founders Plaza, Suite 200, East Hartford, CT 06108.

Grunewald, William F.

William Ferdinand Grunewald, life-long resident of Avon and loved by all who knew him, has passed away at his beloved home at the age of 93.
Bill was predeceased by his wife, Virginia, his high school sweetheart and the love of his life for 67 years. He is survived by their two children, Douglas Grunewald and his wife Leslie of Livermore, California and Marcia Jones and her fiancé, Robert Diorio of New Hartford, his seven beloved grandchildren, Heather Gombos, Kristen Tangarone, Leise Smyrl, Robyn Ewig, Allison Jones, Gregory Jones and David Jones, and their spouses Christian, Jeremy, Stephanie, Kenneth and Deborah, and his beloved great-grandchildren, Corrin, Kathleen, Mary, Elise, Adam, Alex, Kellam, Genevieve and Margaret, as well as his adopted great-granddaughter, Emma.
Bill was born at Hartford Hospital on February 25th, 1925. He resided on Lovely Street his entire life and was a pillar of the Avon community for all of his adult life. He met Gini on the school bus and it was truly love at first sight for them both. He began his career as a surveyor while still in high school, apprenticing to Merton Hodge Surveying at the age of 15. Merton held his job for him when he joined the Merchant Marines at the onset of World War II, where he served in the Pacific on the freighter USS Alamo Victory.
When Bill and Gini married in 1946, Bill continued to work for Merton Hodge, who became his friend and mentor. He was especially valued by Merton for his business skills and his special connection with people and Bill acquired his surveyor’s license under Merton’s tutelage. Upon his death, Merton left his business to Bill and two partners, who restructured the business to become Hodge Surveying Associates, a well-known and well-respected business dedicated to superior knowledge, quality work, and community service. The business further expanded to include Hodge Engineering Associates, Inc. with the addition of the engineering firm of Buck and Buck.
Bill was active in town politics and had many friends and associates through that venue. He was on the building committee of Avon High School and the Avon Senior Center, a life-time member of the Golf Club of Avon where he and Gini both pursued their insatiable love of golf, and a parishioner of St. Matthew Lutheran Church from which he drew love, support and faith.
Bill was known as a dependable community member and valued friend. All who knew him loved him for his honesty, integrity, patience and humor. Bill saw the best in every person and every situation, and was a true gentleman in every sense of the word.
The family would like to thank Peg Murphy and her husband, Bob, for their unending friendship, love and support, and all of Bill’s close friends whose friendships were so valued and treasured.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Monday (June 11) from 4:00-7:00pm. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday (June 12) at 10:00am in St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 224 Lovely St., Avon followed by burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Avon Health Center, 652 West Avon Rd., Avon, CT 06001, whose nurses and aides took such good care of Gini in her last years and meant the world to Bill.

Antigiovanni, Patricia Ann

Patricia Ann Antigiovanni (née Bristol) passed away peacefully in Henderson, NV on February 16, 2017 at the age of 85 after a short illness. Patricia is survived by her husband, Basilio; children, Leslie (Jim) Donatelli of Henderson NV, Jeffrey Antigiovanni of Cleveland OH, Lisa (Mike) Paul of Newark NY, son-in-law Ron Dymicki of Canton CT; Grandchildren James (Marina) Donatelli, Jennifer Dymicki, Melissa (Matthew) Cirillo, Jaclyn (Tony) Aguirre, Matt Pollacek; great-grandchildren Lucia Donatelli, Luke Cirillo and Anthony Donatelli; siblings, Allen Bristol and Wayne Bristol and was preceded in death by her daughter, Lynn Dymicki. Patricia was born on June 30, 1931 in Canton, CT to Anson & Lillian Bristol. She graduated from Farmington High School and the St Francis School of Nursing and started her career as an RN at St Francis Hospital. She married Basilio, her high school sweetheart in 1953. They then moved to 36 Garden Street, Farmington, CT where they raised their 4 children and lived for 64 years. Patricia was well-known as the school nurse for the Town of Farmington at West District School for many years until her retirement. Her highly competent and passionate care for her young students was evident to all who crossed her path. Her children and grandchildren remember her as a modest lady whose acts of kindness were endless. She had a passion for healthy foods well before it was trendy and shared her love of good food with all her family. Throughout her life, she enjoyed numerous pass-times including various crafts, gardening, baking, sewing, re-upholstering and caning furniture, knitting, traveling, golfing, swimming, reading & politics. Patricia was a pleasant conversationalist who was always up to date on current events. She was a role model as a person and a professional with her driven nature and encouraged her family to pursue their goals and worked hard to help them accomplish their dreams in any way she could. Patricia was a perfectionist and it showed in the ways she cared for her home and her family. Her gardens were picturesque. Her final wishes included donating her body to medical research. As she lived her life dedicated to caring and helping others her legacy continues in her passing. The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors and staff at the St Rose Dominican Hospital for their wonderful care and the caregivers at Infinity Hospice Care for their dedicated care and comfort to Patricia.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Saturday (June 16) at 10:30am in the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington followed by burial in the family plot at Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. 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.

Krause Sr., Erwin Johannes

Erwin Johannes Krause, Sr. was called by his loving God to his heavenly home on June 5, 2018, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He was the beloved husband of Violet E. Krause for 68 years. John was born in Colditz of Sachsen, Germany on, September 26, 1921; his parents were Bernard Otto & Louise (Rosenberg) Krause. John immigrated to the USA aboard The Muenchen and arrived in New York on March 17, 1927. He lived in Hartford, East Hartford, Wethersfield, and has resided in Farmington for the past 70 years.
John graduated from Wethersfield H.S. in 1939. Following studies in Mechanical Engineering, he was employed as Chief Draftsman for Holo-Krome Co. where he worked on defense projects prior to his entry into the service in 1944. John was a decorated Veteran of WWII serving with the United States Army’s 24th Infantry Division as a Combat Medic in the Pacific Theater. He saw field combat on the Philippine islands of Luzon, Mindoro, Mindanao, including the initial invasion of Leyte. He served in the Army of Occupation of Japan in the city of Hiroshima, 10 weeks after the atomic strike, until April of 1946 and was classified as one of the Atomic Veterans. It was for meritorious achievement on Mindanao that he was awarded the Bronze Star.
John was a man of the Greatest Generation. He designed and built his own home, founded Tor-Axial Drives, Inc., created and engineered products that advanced Medical Technology, the US Defense and Space Programs. John was a Naturalist. His love of nature and its complexities evolved from his travels throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He is credited for his knowledge of and experimentation with Christmas trees and has successfully grown a Calif. Redwood in CT. All who knew John knew that his true passion was his love for the Mountains and Skiing; having served as a member of the National Ski Patrol for 39 years and the Appalachian Mtn. Club for decades. He hiked and skied throughout Europe, the United States and Asia well into his nineties. Mt. Washington’s Tuckerman’s Ravine was one of his annual destinations to ski. John was also very proud of his heritage holding the longest membership with the Hartford Liederkranz of Newington, singing with the Hartford Saengerbund and dancing with the Alpenland Tanzer Schuplattlers of New Britain, CT.
John’s deep love and appreciation for his family was unparalleled. In addition to his wife, he leaves his children and their spouses Erwin J. Krause Jr. (Kimberly), Dr. Ann L. Perrault (Donald), and Martha G. Hein (David). His much loved Grandchildren and their spouses John E. Krause, Paul J. Krause (Sarah), Christopher J. Krause, Donald P. Perrault III (Brynna), Jennifer A. Brook (Dimitri), Stephan J. Perrault (Kristine), Jessica M. Case (Gary), Bethany G-V Spada (Dean); his joyous Great-grandchildren: Alivia & Gabriel Krause, Madeline & Claire Perrault, Mason & Colin Brook and Sophie Spada. A niece Heidi MacNamar (Lee), a nephew Peter Krause (Lois), a cousin Dietmar Lang (Marianne), their collective families and friends. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by a brother Henry J. Krause (Krause Caterers).
Family and friends may pay their respects at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main Street Unionville, on Thursday, June 7th, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The Funeral will be held in celebration of his life at Bethany Lutheran Church ,1655 Blvd. West Hartford, June 8th, at 10:30am. followed by burial with full military honors in the family plot at Greenwood Cemetery Lovely St. in Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in John’s name to Bethany Lutheran Church, 1655 Blvd., West Hartford, CT 06107 or to Friends of Sessions Woods PO Bx. 1550, 341 Milford St., Burlington, CT 06013

Alderman, Lois

Lois (Schneider) Alderman, 90, beloved wife of 69 years of the late Leonard Richmond Alderman of Burlington, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Amberwoods of Farmington. Born in Plainville on November 8, 1927, she was the daughter of Irving and Catherine (Reynolds) Schneider, and step-daughter of Harold Augustus Jenkins, and resided in Burlington most of her life. She graduated from the District 1 Old Center School and Farmington High School, and was employed at the Robotham Insurance Company prior to her marriage. Lois was a lifelong member of the Congregational Church of Burlington, where she served as Sunday school teacher. She also volunteered as den mother for the Boy Scouts. She enjoyed a number of hobbies including gardening, painting, and bird watching. She is survived by her two sons Robert and his wife Debbie of Bristol, and Gary of Washington, DC, and her granddaughter Emily Alderman. She also leaves behind her brother-in-law Richard Alderman, of Vermont, and sister-in-law Nancy (Alderman) Jewett, of Farmington, CT.

Funeral Services will be at the Congregational Church of Burlington on June 9th at 11:00 AM with burial to follow at Center Cemetery, Burlington. Donations can be made to the Burlington Public Library, 34 Library Ln, Burlington, CT 06013.