Archive for September 2018

Liberator, Laurie B

Laurie B. Liberator of Avon, CT passed away peacefully on September 22, 2018 at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by her family and close friends. Laurie was born August 22, 1959 in Hartford to Ray and Joan Boudreau and lived in the Farmington Valley for most of her life where she was known for her beautiful smile and infectious laughter.
Laurie graduated from Farmington High School in 1977 where she was an honor student and All-Conference on both the field hockey and softball teams. Her athletic prowess continued throughout her life; her perfect day was spent skiing or golfing with family and friends. In 1982 Laurie graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Nursing and began her career as an operating room nurse at Hartford Hospital, rising to the position of Supervisor in the OR’s Orthopedics Division. Her caring nature didn’t stop with her work though: Laurie always had time to help a friend in need, no task was too big if it meant helping someone she loved. And mostly, she loved her three children to whom she was deeply devoted. Nothing made her more proud than seeing the intelligent, funny, and thoughtful people they have become – that infectious laughter was most exuberant when she was spending time with them.
Laurie is survived by her previously mentioned three children: Joey Liberator, Nicholas Liberator and Allie Moore, Allie’s husband Oscar Moore and Laurie’s beloved grandson, Caiden Moore. Laurie is also survived by John Liberator, her father Ray Boudreau, her sister Karen Geckler, and her brothers Bill Boudreau and Steven Boudreau. Laurie was predeceased by her mother Joan Boudreau. Laurie also leaves behind many other family members and friends whom she loved dearly.
Memorial services for Laurie will be held privately. The family wishes to thank all those who have reached out to offer their condolences and memories of Laurie’s life—all the kind words have been deeply appreciated and have helped to soften this profound feeling of loss. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Laurie’s memory to Save the Children, 501 Kings Highway East – Suite 400, Fairfield, CT 06825, Laurie and her family’s favorite charity over many years.
Arrangements are being handled by Ahern Funeral Home Inc. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com

Sulli, George A.

George A. Sulli, 88, of Burlington, beloved husband of the late Muriel (Fredette) Sulli, died in the peace of the Roman Catholic faith on Monday, September 24, 2018. Born April 5, 1930 in New York, he was the son of the late Joseph and Jennie (Pellettieri) Sulli. George was educated in Queens, NY and continued his studies with the Camillian Fathers in Wisconsin and Cambridge, MA. Prior to retiring, he was employed by the Atlantic Ridgefield Corp., in the human resource division of the medical group. George served his country proudly in the United States Army, serving as a medic during the Korean War. He was a communicant of St. Gregory the Great Church in Bristol and was a member of the Legion of Mary at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville. He was an oblate of St. Benedict of St. Procopius Abbey, making his final oblation on March 20, 1963, spiritual son of Padre Pio.
George is survived by his five children, Gerard C. Sulli of Ridgefield, David P. Sulli of San Diego, CA, Marie A. Risk of Watertown, Catherine M. Lombardi of Watertown, Andre J. Sulli of Pleasantville, NY, nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, his sister, Rosalie Gelb of Southbury and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (Sept. 27) from 5:00-7:00pm. The Tridentine Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday (Sept. 28) at 9:30 am in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 74 West Main St., Waterbury. All are kindly asked to meet at church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, 119 Griffin Road, Elmhurst Township, PA 18444.
Arrangements are being handled by Ahern Funeral Home Inc. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com.

Ruzbasan, Joseph S.

Joseph S Ruzbasan (Papa Joe, Slim, Sonny) passed away on September 24th 2018 – he was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Dunne) Ruzbasan for 65 years. He was the son of the late Joseph & Julia Trivaudey Ruzbasan. Born August 23, 1930 in Torrington. He raised 6 sons & their children
Stephen & Saundra – Christopher, Heather, Meghan, Michaela, & Shaina
Thomas & Amy – Matthew & Thomas
David & Cathy – Kirstin
James & Kelley – Wesley, Dyllan, James Patrick
Joseph & Jessica – Kaitlyn & Kyle
Michael – Tyler & Kayden
And two Daughters
Kathleen & Roger Neuhausser – Roger Jr. & David
Margaret Anne & Thomas Franzi – Aaron
He had 5 great grandchildren and 33 nieces and nephews
He left behind his sister Marianne & Phil Lent from Torrington
Joe spent his childhood with his Grandfather Trivaudey at Tyler Lake in Goshen CT where he met his beloved wife Kathleen. They continued to vacation to the lake every year at the cottage. In 1951 he entered the USCG becoming boatswain mate 3 – spending most of his duty at Shinnecock Life Boat Station. Joseph spent 40 years as a lineman with HelCo where in 1973 he resuscitated a construction worker that was electrocuted on the jobsite.
While raising his family he was involved for 31 years at the Hartford County 4-H program. He was a city boy that became a farmer and maintained his own farm on West District Rd for 52 years. He had many fishing and hunting trips with his sons and he enjoyed his summer camping trips to Sebago Lake in Maine with the family. He volunteered his time at FISH NWCT Food Pantry in Torrington. Joe was a man that was well known in the Unionville community and was a mentor and friend to the younger generation. Joe was part of the fabric that is Unionville and will be missed by many.
The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Saturday September 29th at 10:00 am in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Unionville, followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery Avon.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dr. Edward P. Dunne Scholarship Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 625, Unionville, CT 06085.
Arrangements are being handled by Ahern Funeral Home Inc. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com

Custer, Alice S.

Alice S. Templeton Custer died peacefully in her sleep on September 12, 2018, just days before she would have turned 91. Born on September 17, 1927, she was pre-deceased by three husbands: William Templeton, Richard Custer and Archibald Stuart. She was the beloved mother of three children: William Templeton Jr of Atlanta, Allan Templeton of Costa Rica and Alice Templeton of Boston; and is also survived by two grandchildren, Abby and Jack Templeton, and her sister Ann Pangman of Toronto. She graduated from the Loomis Chafee School, got her BA from Smith College with Honors and Magna Cum Laude, earned a Masters in Political Science from Trinity and finally, another Masters in Library Science from Central Connecticut. Her family would like to thank Atria Hamilton Heights for their incredible kindness. Alice loved living there and considered the staff and aides as an extended family. She was loved by all who knew her, since she was infectiously happy through and including her last day, didn’t possess a malicious bone in her body and instinctively thought first of others at all times.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT 06107. Donations may be made to the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Marci, Paul

Paul Marci, 61 of Unionville, CT, beloved husband of 35 years to RoseAnn (Florkowski) Marci, passed away September 17, 2018. Paul, son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Civitello) Marci was born in Hartford, CT on October 18, 1956. His family moved to Unionville in 1962 and he dedicated his life to the town ever since. He graduated St. Paul High School in 1974 and began working in the auto body industry shortly thereafter with the last 12 years of his career at Edwards Motors of Unionville.
He is survived by his son Raymond Marci of Unionville, CT, sister Sharon Marci Fraher of Niantic, CT, his sister-in-law Cheri (Florkowski) Pelletier of Orlando, FL, his niece Dana Pelletier of Melbourne, FL, and many more beloved family members and friends who will all miss his sometimes wry, direct and sarcastic sense of humor. He was a gentleman, mentor and loyal friend to all he met.
Paul’s most admirable accomplishment was his service as a first responder, volunteering as a firefighter with Tunxis Hose Company No. 1, dedicating 38 years of his life to the Unionville community. He joined the department in 1980 and served as a Lieutenant, Captain, and Deputy Chief during his tenure, most recently holding the position of House Captain for the past 16 years. He also acquired numerous awards including Fire Fighter of the Year and Chief’s Award for his overall dedication to the company. He will truly be missed by his brothers and sisters of the company and the Unionville community.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Apple Rehab of Avon, CT for being so warm and welcoming and making his time there so comfortable. It really meant a lot to our family to know he was safe and well taken care of.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Sunday (Sept. 23) from 4:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Monday (Sept. 24) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville at 10:00am. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tunxis Hose Co. #1, P.O. Box 215, Unionville, CT 06085.

Gregerick, Jr., Albert J.

Albert J. Gregerick, Jr., 80, of Unionville, beloved husband of Betty (Grohs) Gregerick, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Born March 12, 1938 in Hartford, son of the late Albert J. and Pauline (Nicksa) Gregerick, he was a lifelong resident of Unionville.
Prior to retiring, he was employed by SNET for 40 years and been associated with Tunxis Plantation Golf Course for 10 years. Albert was a member of the Army National Guard for 10 years and had been a member of Tunxis Hose Company for 10 years in the 1960’s. He was an avid golfer and NASCAR fan.
Besides his wife of 58 years, he is survived by his daughter, Sharon Hirt and her husband Ken, his son, Michael Gregerick and his wife Janice, his brother, John Gregerick and his wife Jeannette and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (Sept. 20) from 5:00-8:00pm. A Prayer Service will be held in The Ahern Funeral Home on Friday (Sept. 21) at 1:00pm followed by burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc., 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002.

Twining, Marie (Mitchell)

Marie (Mitchell) Twining, 99, widow of David J. Twining, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 16, 2018. Born July 31, 1919 in Farmington, daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Wanatowicz) Malinowski, she resided in town her entire life. Marie operated a daycare out of her home for many years.
She is survived by her five children, Kathryn Karnecki, John Twining (Faith), Denise Twining, Susan Twining and Sheila McCallum (David), 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, her brother, Victor Mitchell, two special nieces Margaret Anderson and Sharon Marshall and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the wonderful nurses and staff at Countryside Manor in Bristol for the love and care they gave to Marie.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (Sept. 20) from 10:00-11:00am followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 11:00am. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Collinsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CT DDS Families First, c/o Richard Rothstein, Treasurer, 189 Newington Rd., # 112, West Hartford, CT 06110.

Higgins, William J.

William J. Higgins, 90, of Farmington, beloved companion of Elizabeth T. Kalinowski, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018 at his home. Born January 6, 1928 in New Britain, he was the son of the late Michael and Helen (Sheehan) Higgins.

Bill was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, where he served as a pilot with the U.S. Marine Air Corps. Prior to retiring, he was the President, CEO and Treasurer of Tull Brothers, Inc., in Rocky Hill. He was very active in numerous civic organizations, including as Chairman of the Board of Manes and Motions, and as a member of the Board of Directors and Finance Board Chairman for the Hospital for Special Care. In addition, Bill was a Corporator of New Britain General Hospital, Corporator and member of the Advisory Board at St. Francis Hospital, and Corporator of the New Britain Y.M.C.A. He was also a member of the Farmington Country Club, the Shuttle Meadow Country Club, the Jr./Sr. Golf Society of Connecticut, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the American Society of Architectural Hardware Consultants, and the Hartford Rotary Club.

Bill is survived by his two children, Sean Higgins and his wife Pamela of Southington, Mary Beth Willmore and her husband Robert of McLean, VA, his four beloved grandchildren, Katelyn and Sarah Higgins and Kathleen and Patrick Willmore, his brother, Robert Higgins and his wife Jean of New Britain. Bill was predeceased by his former spouse Lucille (Scalise) Higgins and his brother John (Jack) Higgins.

Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday (Sept. 21) from 4:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Saturday (Sept. 22) at 9:15am, followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington at 10:00am. Burial will be in the family plot at St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Manes and Motions, c/o Hospital for Special Care, attn. Christine Ulatowski, 2150 Corbin Ave., New Britain, CT 06053.

Perrotta, Joseph

We sadly announce the death of Joseph Perrotta, cherished husband of Carol Perrotta. A longtime resident of Farmington, he was born in 1930, the eldest son of Angelo and Angelina Perrotta. As a young boy growing up in New Britain, he found many opportunities in the city around him. Playing softball in a park near his home was the beginning of his love of baseball.

As a fan of the Yankees, Joe recalled how thrilled he was when his father took him to Yankee Stadium to see Joe DiMaggio. He decided then that he wanted to be a pro ball player. In years to come Joe became a star pitcher for the Golden Hurricanes and later the Blue Devils at CCSU. A sportswriter once wrote, “When one talks about great pitchers who grew up in CT, the list of best hurdlers wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t include the name of ‘Lefty’ Joe Perrotta”.

Graduating from New Britain High School, Joe attended CCSU where, in his junior year, he signed a professional contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. During his five year stint with the Pirates, he had many successes. Joe was invited to spring training which was to be held in Cuba, with the parent club and was unable to attend because of his induction into the U.S. Army. During his two years of service, he pitched in the Redstone Arsenal Team and was recognized as the MVP of the service teams in Alabama.

After his discharge from the Army, he continued playing ball for many local teams and, in 1963, made the decision to retire from baseball. Throughout his career, Joe received many honors for his sports accomplishments including the MVP in the Industrial League in 1949, the 1952 Bob Sleder Award for the player likely to go the furthest in baseball, most outstanding pitcher in the Carolina League All Stars game in 1953, the New Britain VFW Post Sportsman of the Year award in 1970, a spot in the CCSU Alumni Association Athletics Hall of Fame in 1989, and a place in the New Britain High Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.

In addition to sports, Joe was dedicated to education. He received a B.S. Degree from CCSU, a M.S. from University of Hartford, and a 6th year professional certificate from the University of Connecticut along with a certification for Superintendent of Schools. He began his teaching career in the New Britain Public school system, where he taught for seven years. He was then appointed as school principal and served for 32 years.

Joe also served many leadership roles in the community. He was General Chairman of the Cancer Drive and Dollars for Scholars, President of the Sheldon Clinic Board of Directors and New Britain Lions Club, and later became Chairman of the Lions Club International.

Despite remaining busy with all these responsibilities, Joe always found time to stay active with sports. He was an enthusiastic and accomplished golfer. A member of the Indian Hill Country Club and later at the Stanley Golf course, he played every day with his “golf Buddies.” In the winter Joe played at the Plantation of Amelia Island, again with his brother-in-law Mike and other close friends.

Joe was predeceased by his brother John Perrotta and sister-in-law Linda Perrotta. He leaves his wife Carol, three children, 2 step children, and several grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. He leaves also his brother Anthony Perrotta and his sister-in-law Judy Perrotta.

The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22nd at 10:00 am in Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church Main St, Unionville, CT. There will be no calling hours and burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Baseball Scholarship Fund at CCSU Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 612, New Britain, CT. 06050

 

Clifford, Jr., Albert E.

Albert E. Clifford, Jr., 95, husband of the late Elizabeth (Reeve) Clifford, passed away Thursday, September 13th, 2018. Born January 15th, 1923 in Lebanon, NH, he was the son of the late Albert E. and Mildred (Evans) Clifford, Sr. Albert was a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater of Operations for four years as a Radar Operator.
Albert is survived by his four children, Patricia Hurd and her husband James of Florida, Linda Clifford, James Clifford and his wife Donna of Harwinton and Larry Clifford and his wife Victoria of Westerly, RI, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren, his brother Walter Clifford and his wife Doty and his sister Alice Hartigan of Burlington. He was predeceased by his brother William and his sister Cynthia.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Monday (Sept. 17) from 10:00-11:00am. A Prayer Service will be held in the funeral home at 11: 00am followed by burial with full military honors in Center Cemetery, Burlington.

Crompton, Jean

Jean Crompton was the person who would give her friends a ride to Sunday services in her red convertible Camaro with the top down. A faith-filled woman with a thirst for both adventure and cross-stitch, she could not be cornered into traditional definitions.
Born Fidelia Jean Brown on June 24, 1922, in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, Jean danced, traveled, and crocheted her way through life until passing peacefully on Aug. 26, 2018.
She was the daughter of William Jean Brown and Victoria Jennings Brown and mother to Patricia (Roger), David (Eileen), and Victoria (Phillip). She was predeceased by her brother, William Jean Brown Jr. She also leaves five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Jean loved picnics, camping, competitive Easter egg hunts with her family (for which there were prizes), and decorating for Christmas. She’d hop on a bike, join a game of softball, or dive head first into a pool.
She traveled the world and visited all 50 states. She enjoyed her high school classmates and attended about 60 reunions of Forty Fort High School’s Class of 1941.
After retirement, Jean became impossible to track down. She might be at a motorcycle rally or in Hong Kong. She crewed on a schooner, attended the Atlanta Olympics, and rode the river rapids, all in her 70s.
But this spirited woman could also sit still long enough to crochet, knit, sew, or visit with her friends. She made innumerable afghans and handmade crafts for friends and family, from Christmas ornaments to cross-stitched birth announcements.
She also donated 20 gallons of blood in her lifetime, one of her proudest achievements. And while she had a few vocations during her life, her passion was as a school nurse. She was the first school nurse at the Irving Robbins Junior High School when it was built in 1959. She became an RN and worked in a hospital during World War II, and later worked at the Aetna for 25 years.
Jean’s family is grateful to those who cared for her in her later years, most notably the staff on the 3rd floor at Cherry Brook Health Care Center, and in these last few months, the McLean Hospice team. It brought a smile to our faces to see how the CNAs and nurses quickly adapted to, and appreciated, Jean’s sharp sense of humor.
A memorial service and parting party will be held in Jean’s honor at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept 29 at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 867 West Avon Road in Avon. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Memorial United Methodist Church; the Area P Special Olympics at 151 State Road 848, New Milford, PA, 18834; or to McLean Hospice Care, 78 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, 06070.

Mack, Edward “Eddie”

Edward “Eddie” Mack (89) passed away peacefully on September 13th on the front porch of the house he built with his own two hands in Burlington in 1957. It is the house where he raised his four beloved children and later welcomed 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. It is the house where he enjoyed a beautiful 63-year marriage with his best friend Jeannine Mack (Bernier).

Ed was born in Unionville, CT and graduated from Farmington High School in 1948. Later, he proudly served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army as a medic. “Big Ed”, the “Wizard of Wood”, served hundreds of families as a self-employed carpenter for over 35 years and could be found hammering nails long after that at the homes of friends and family. His life of humble service included 61 years as an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus and countless hours of volunteering at Saint Mary’s Star of the Sea in Unionville. In 2009, he was awarded the Saint Joseph Medal of Appreciation for his service to the church.

He will always be remembered not for what he said but for the way he lived: with deep faith, infallible patience, subtle humor and joy. His life was quiet and humble, but with his passing we find ourselves speaking about him as our role model, our inspiration, our hero. We are blessed to recognize him in the finest parts of ourselves. A quiet life has left a most profound and meaningful legacy.

In his later years, on an ordinary day, Ed could be found tinkering in his shed, taking long car rides through the countryside, chasing his great-grandchildren around the house and playing cards at the kitchen table with Jeannine and others.

Ed is survived by his sister Mary and her husband Bob Prindiville and his brother William Mack and his wife Ellen. He will be greatly missed by his four children: Linda (Smith), Aline (Cronin), Janet (Beach), James Mack and their families. He was a true gentleman; a kind and gentle man.

There will be a Memorial Mass held at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville on Friday, September 28th at 10am. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ed’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org/donate/.

Clark, Cheryl D.

Cheryl D. Clark, 73, of Torrington, CT, passed peacefully on August 29th, 2018. Cheryl was born May 22nd, 1945 to James Judge and Margaret Berggren. Cheryl graduated from Canton High School, and worked at The Hartford, retiring in 1995. She loved to travel, bowl, craft, attend church functions, and spend every minute she could with family, friends, and her cat Quincy. If you were lucky enough to have known Cheryl you knew how dependable she was and how she went above and beyond always. Her deepest friendships were lifelong ones. Cheryl loved traditions and never showed up anywhere empty handed.
Cheryl leaves behind her husband Scott Clark, son James Martin and his wife Melinda, daughter Heidi Martin, grandchildren Mellisa Patterson and her husband Brian, Jessica Brown, Emmaleigh Martin, Grace Martin, great-grandchildren Alexander Patterson, Adam Patterson, Leah Brown and brother Gary Berggren. A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 15th at 11:20am at East Cemetery in Litchfield, CT.

Bouchard, Marie “Mazie” (Martin)

Marie “Mazie” (Martin) Bouchard, passed away peacefully at Apple Rehab in Avon on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Ivore “Butch” Bouchard for 65 years. Born in St. Agatha, Maine on December 18, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Roseanna (Caron) Martin. She was a stay at home mom for many years and retired from Stanadyne in 1985. She was a communicant at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Unionville, and a life member of St. Jeans and French model clubs in New Britain. She enjoyed her retirement in Florida for many years, moving back to Unionville in 1996 and resided at Maple Village.
Her hobbies included dancing, camping, bingo, playing cards, boating and riding shotgun while her children and their friends water skied. She enjoyed cooking and hosting the best Christmas Eve parties for many years with her large family. She will always be remembered for singing at all of her parties, even though she could not carry a tune.
She is survived by her son, James Bouchard and his wife Roxanne of Northford, her daughter, Diane Bickford and her husband Greg of Unionville, five grandchildren, Stacie Bouchard, James Bouchard and his wife Lisa, Jeremy Bickford, Nicole Porter and her husband Gareth, and Brian Bickford, her brothers, Valdor Martin and his wife Theresa of Farmington, Thomas Martin and his wife Kathy of Bristol, Lincoln Martin of Bristol, and Valmond Martin of Newington. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Harold and Valier Martin, four sisters, Rolande Martin, Marion Corriveau, Lillian Gagnon, and Jackie Vallincourt and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all the staff at Apple Rehab and Seasons Hospice for their grace and care during such a difficult time.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday (Sept. 8) from 8:00-9:30am. 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 St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice, 1579 Straits Turnpike, Unit 1E, Middlebury, CT 06762.

Borg, Scott

Scott Borg, 53, beloved husband of Amy for 25 years, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 31, 2018. He was born on April 20, 1965 in Lima, Ohio son of the late Larry and Darlyn Borg. Scott began his career at NUMMI in California. After 13 years, he relocated with his family to Farmington, CT where he went on to have a successful consulting career.
Scott and his wife shared a profound, unwavering love for each other. He adored his two girls, Emma and Sophie, more than anything. He shamelessly bragged about their accomplishments but was even more impressed by their character and proud of the women they have become. Their Daddy-Daughter bond ran deep.
Scott loved and cared deeply for all of his family members and had a special place in his heart for his dear friends. He will be remembered for his bright smile that lit up every room he entered.
Scott was kind and caring, putting others before himself, and generous to a fault. He was fun and playful and found joy in things that most would overlook. A lifelong sports fan, he cheered loudest for his alma mater The Ohio State. Go Bucks!
In addition to his wife and daughters, Scott is survived by his stepmother Jan Borg, sister Dawn Borg, mother-in-law Marge Childs, and also leaves many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends who he loved dearly. In addition to his loving parents, he was predeceased by his cherished father-in-law Bill Childs and loving grandparents, Maddie and Floyd.
There will be a celebration of Scott’s life on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 11:00 am at Farmington Gardens, 999 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT. At the family’s request, casual colorful attire is encouraged. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Scott’s memory to VHL Alliance, 1208 VFW Parkway, Suite 303, Boston, MA 02132-4344 or www.vhl.org.