Archive for February 2019

Rock, Jacqueline M.

Jacqueline M. Rock, 88, of Farmington, widow of William M. Rock, passed away surrounded by her family, Monday, February 25, 2019. Born June 6, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (O’Brien) Lennon. Prior to retiring, Jacqueline was employed for many years at New York Telephone and later Verizon. She relocated to Connecticut in 1992 to be near her grandchildren, but she was always a New Yorker at heart. To so many that knew her, she was the nicest person they ever met.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William G. and Carolyn D. Rock of Farmington, her grandchildren, Colleen T. Rock of Cambridge, MA and Daniel W. Rock of New Britain, her sister-in-law, Dolores Lennon of Fairfax, VA, her nephew, Kenneth Lennon and Suzanne Dixon of Burke, VA, and niece, Susan Lennon and Edward Reed of Vienna, VA. She was predeceased by her brother, Kenneth Lennon.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Sunday (Mar. 3) from 1:00-3:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Monday (Mar. 4) 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 Calvary Cemetery, Queens, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Relief Services, 228 West Lafayette St., Baltimore, MD 21201.

Ahern, Pauline Doris (Gaucher)

Pauline Doris (Gaucher) Ahern passed away peacefully on February 25, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Pauline was born on October 20, 1934 at St Francis Hospital in Hartford to the late Yvonne and Charles Gaucher. She was raised in Hartford and graduated from Weaver High School in 1952. Pauline always aspired to be a nurse. She proudly graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing, Class of 1955. Pauline soon met her husband, William Ahern. They married in 1959, and moved first to Rocky Hill. In 1970 they settled in Avon, where they raised their family. Pauline was a dedicated nurse at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford for 35 years.
Throughout her life Pauline enjoyed cooking, having a cup of tea with her friends, playing dominoes, entertaining for holidays and special occasions, vacationing in Cape Cod and Bermuda and spending time with family and friends, especially her four grandchildren. Pauline had a clever nickname for everyone, an infectious laugh and always a compliment to give. She was fun loving and always gave time of her heart. Pauline was always surrounded by love which she mirrored back to all each and every day.
Pauline was predeceased by her beloved husband, William Ahern and Robert Gaucher, a brother who she adored. She is survived by her loving and devoted children: Kevin Ahern of Avon, Maureen Costa and her husband Gary of Burlington, Sheila Butwill and her husband Christopher, also of Burlington, as well as by four cherished grandchildren: Erin and Natalie Costa, Katherine and Alex Butwill. In addition, she is survived by her sister-in-law Patricia Gaucher, brother-in-law Jack Ahern and sister-in-law Karen Ahern, her dear friend and classmate Anna Pallerberg, special nieces and nephews, thoughtful cousins, and countless friends.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Sunday (March 3) from 4:00-7:00. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Monday (March 4) at 10:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy at the Church of St Ann’s, Avon at 11:00am. Burial will be in the family plot at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St Francis School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship Fund, 95 Woodland Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06015.

Smolen, Mary R.

Mary R. Smolen, 89, of Unionville, beloved wife of Andrew R. Smolen, passed away Monday, February 25, 2019 at Hartford Hospital. Daughter of the late John and Mary Alice (Buley) Moyer, Mary was born July 21, 1929 and educated in St. Petersburg, Florida, later moving to San Antonio, Texas. It was there where she met and married the love of her life, Andrew. In her early career, Mary worked for the Alamo National Bank in San Antonio, assisted with her Aunt’s catering service and was a runway model for Joske’s Department Store.
Mary’s greatest joy was spending time with her family in the home where she resided for 63 years. She was a member and usher at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Unionville and was active with the school system while her children were there. Her children were her greatest devotion but she also enjoyed reading, cooking and traveling around the world with her husband.
In addition to her husband of 63 years, she is survived by her six children: Andy and wife Vivian of Avon; Tricia and husband Merritt Grover of Boothbay Harbor, ME; Betsy and husband Ron Renouf of New Hartford; Nancy and husband Brad Andrews of Bennington, VT; Peter and wife Bonnie-Jean of Brookhaven, NY; Carol and husband Rick Andrighetti of West Hartland; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister Clara Jane Lamos.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (Feb. 28) from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Friday (Mar.1) 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 the family plot at St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Bidwell Square, Unionville, CT 06085 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Northup, Gladys “Dolly” (Abadjian) Bass

Gladys “Dolly” (Abadjian) Bass Northup
Dolly was born on March 5, 1919 in Aleppo Syria. By the time she completed her primary and secondary schooling in Lebanon she was fluent in Armenian, Turkish, Arabic, English & French.
In 1947 she got a degree in RN (nursing) from the American University of Beirut, and a BA in 1950.
She started working in the American University Hospital, a few years later she worked in the Mina Hospital in Tripoli Lebanon. Subsequently she was hired by the United Nations to be the head of nursing in a hospital and three associated clinics in the Kingdom of Jordan.
There she met Burt Bass, a British diplomat. They were married in Lebanon in 1956 and they went to live in London. Two years later she became a British National and was given a diplomatic passport.
She was with her husband on his diplomatic postings in Hungary, Italy where she learned Italian, Jakarta Indonesia where he became consul general. The next tour was Ecuador where she became fluent in Spanish. At end of their tour in 1970 her husband had a stroke and passed away at the age of 48.
She returned to London and worked for a tour company called Wings as a tour guide, the knowledge of 7 languages was an asset. During one of her tours in Los Angles she met an American gentleman named John Northup.
In 1979 Dolly and John were married, she became a naturalized American and lived in Unionville CT. in 1992 her husband had a stroke and passed away. She lived alone for a few years, then she moved to a senior living facility in Houston, near her brother George until her demise.
She will be missed by all those who knew her.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville, Friday (March 1), from 4-6 pm. The funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Saturday (March 2), at 9:15 am, followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea at 10:00 am. Burial will be in the family plot at St. Mary Cemetery, Avon

Richards, Elaine H.

Elaine H. Richards, 78, of Farmington, beloved wife of Donald E. Richards, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 21, 2019. Born January 25, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Franz and Hildegard Henning. Elaine spent many years as a loving mother to her children and a loving wife to her husband. She received an Associate Degree in Accounting with honors from Tunxis Community College and worked at The Epicure in Farmington for five years in their accounting department. She sang in the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Choir in Queens, NY and in the St. Matthew Lutheran Church Choir in Avon. She was an avid reader, especially mysteries and loved bowling for more than 50 years.
Besides her husband, Elaine is survived by her son, Glenn Richards and his wife Graciella and her three grandchildren, Elena, Christopher and Sofia Richards. She was predeceased by her son Scott Richards in 1986.
Friends may call at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 224 Lovely St., Avon, CT 06001 on Wednesday Feb. 27 from 10:00 – 11:00am followed by a Memorial Service in the Church at 11:00am. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

Weiss, Robert C.

Robert C. Weiss, a 19-year resident of Avon, Connecticut, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, February 20th following a brief but hard-fought battle with Cancer.
Born on June 10, 1963, Bob was raised in Simsbury, Connecticut by a village of loving family members who, in addition to his mother and father, included his six siblings.
After graduating from Simsbury High School in 1981 and the Technical Career Institute in 1988 he founded his own IT solutions company, but later joined Aetna Health Insurance in a similar role, leading the development of the company’s ever-shifting technology infrastructure for 25 years.
Up until his last moments, at the age of 55, Bob remained a chatty and gregarious member of the community, always interested in local happenings. During his free time, he enjoyed rooting for the Red Sox, the St. Louis Rams, and the Syracuse University Orangemen, after his son, Zachary, chose to attend the university to complete his undergraduate studies from 2010 to 2014. He could also rarely be found without the family’s Labradoodle, Max, by his side.
Bob will be dearly missed by his wife, MaryAnn Zuk Weiss; son, Zachary Weiss; brother-in-law Phil Gelineau; and siblings James Weiss, Patricia Degon, Barbara Leveski, William Weiss, and Kenneth Weiss. He joins his sister, Linda Weiss Gelineau, and parents Eleanor W. Weiss and Sumner B. Weiss in heaven.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations to be made to Dog Star Rescue and Our Companions Animal Rescue & Sanctuary. Funeral services will be held privately.

Corbett, Laura Truncali

It is with deep sadness that the family of Laura Truncali Corbett, 32, announce her swift and merciful passing on Sunday, February 17, 2019. Laura was born and raised by her loving family in Farmington, CT. She was a 2004 Farmington High School graduate, and continued on to Providence College, where she double majored in Psychology and History. During her time as a PC Friar, she discovered her calling to help others, and after graduating magna cum laude in 2008, enrolled in Fordham University’s graduate school where she studied to be a school counselor.
For eight years, she dedicated her life to the students at Nathan Hale Ray High School in East Haddam where, in addition to providing a supportive and caring environment, she served as a student council advisor, class advisor, and Tribes leader. A new resident of Wethersfield, CT, Laura enjoyed planning renovations and loved making their house a home for her husband Chris, and dog, Roxy.
Though Laura was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth, her life was hardly defined by the condition but rather an unmatched love for those she held dear – especially her true soulmate and the love of her life – her husband, Chris. Those who met Laura would never know the impact of the condition on her life had it not been for the innumerable ways she helped advance the mission of the CF Foundation; most notably, as an ambassador and spokesperson for Hartford’s Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Finest – a fundraising endeavor honoring men and women of the capital region for their outstanding contributions to the community.
Despite periodic health setbacks, Laura’s family remains grateful for the countless beautiful memories of a life lived to the fullest. She will be remembered by those who knew her best for her unwavering strength and sense of humor, caring nature, acts of selflessness, love of family, the beach, Thanksgiving and Christmas, and an insatiable appetite for Gilmore Girls, Hallmark Movies, and of course, Dingdongs.
Laura leaves behind an adoring family including her dedicated husband Chris Corbett, parents Pam and Bruce Truncali, brother Joe Truncali and his wife Danielle, brother Alex Truncali and his fiancé Brisas Flores, sister Michelle Truncali, and nieces Eloise, Everly, and Lola Truncali. She also leaves behind father and mother-in-law Michael and Tracey Corbett, as well as brother-in-law Ryan Corbett and his wife Jessica Infante. She is also survived by many adoring aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, colleagues, and the family dog Harvey- whom she loved dearly.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday (Feb. 22) from 4:00-8:00pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Saturday (Feb. 23) at 10:00am in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville. All are kindly asked to meet directly at Church. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, help Laura finish what she started – to search for a cure, by making a donation to the CT Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 101 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 107, Middletown, CT 06457.

Casey, Susan T.

Susan T. (McLaughlin) Casey, 91, of Farmington, widow of the late Timothy G. Casey, passed away peacefully while listening to the rosary at her home on Monday, February 18, 2019. Born January 15, 1928 in Carndonagh, County Donegal, Ireland, Susan was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Lynch) McLaughlin, and was the youngest of eight children.
After immigrating to the US, Susan met her husband Timothy at a dance in New York City. They moved to East Haven CT where Susan devoted herself to raising their family and resided for 34 years. Susan was an accomplished dress maker and seamstress in Ireland and later in New York City. While in East Haven she made clothes and Irish step dancing outfits for her children. She donated her time and substantial skills embroidering Celtic designs for the dance costumes of her children’s fellow dancers from the New Haven Gaelic Club. Susan and Tim made their final move to Farmington CT in 1999, and there Susan enjoyed 19 wonderful years living near her children and grandchildren.

Susan was a longtime communicant at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Unionville and a member of the Legion of Mary at the church. She is survived by her 3 children and their spouses: Thomas J. and Betsy Casey of Southington, Peggy C. and Thomas J. Goz of Unionville, Eileen P. Casey and her husband John E. Leonard of Middlefield; her seven beloved grandchildren: Megan Goz, Erin Casey, Connor Goz, Brianna Goz, Jenna Casey, Caitlyn Casey-Leonard and Philip John Casey-Leonard, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her seven siblings, her brothers, Charles, Michael, Robert, William, and her sisters, Kathleen, Bridget, and Margaret (Ita).

Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville Thursday (Feb 21), from 6-8 pm. The funeral procession from the Funeral Home will be Friday (Feb 22), at 9:15 am, followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea at 10:00 am. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the McLean Hospice program, 75 Great Pond Rd, Simsbury CT 06070.

Carli, Victor

Victor Carli – Born June 4, 1923 in a little village in Northern Italy to Gelindo & Magdalena Carli. In July of 1930, Victor & his mother arrived in Farmington, Connecticut. Not knowing any English did not interfere with Victor’s acceptance of his new country. He quickly assimilated to the language & ways of the American people. He enjoyed school & by junior high was #1 in his class. He loved high school, graduating from Farmington High class of 1942 with honors and as editor-in-chief of the class paper.
In February 1943, he entered the military service for WWII and received an honorable discharge on Dec 19th, 1944, arriving home exactly one year to the date of entering the Battle of the Bulge. After a month of rest, he found work at the Smyth Manufacturing Co. with long hours and hard work. In 1966, he was rewarded by being made purchasing director of the company…a job he held for 10 years until the company was purchased by another from Massachusetts. Not happy with the new executives, he & two golfing buddies started their own company – Bookbinder Services, Inc.
He & Florence enjoyed retirement tremendously. They enjoyed their loving family to the utmost attending all of their children & grandchildrens functions whether they be religious, athletic or educational.
In passing, Victor leaves to mourn: his wonderful wife Florence of over 69 years; his three children Patricia Sasso (Kenneth), Joanne Root Troiano (Daniel) and Robert Carli (Susan); his grandchildren Justin Root, Michelle Carli, Bryan Carli (Deirdre), and Shannon Stangle (Alex). He is also survived by great grandsons Anthony & Alan Root and youngest Emerson Carli. Private ceremony will be held at Ahern’s Funeral Home with burial & service to follow at Riverside Cemetery in Farmington.
We would like to acknowledge the superb hospice services provided by McLean in the last three weeks.

Smith, Garrett A.

Garrett A. Smith, Jr., 83, husband of the late Kathleen (Storrs) Smith, died Friday, February 15th of a rare cancer of the pericardium. Born April 30th, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Garrett A. and Constance (Saward) Smith, Sr., he grew up in Great Neck, NY. Garrett received his B.S. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester and earned two Master’s degrees, one in Far East Studies from Harvard University and one in Geography from Columbia University. He was a United States Air Force veteran specializing in linguistics.
Prior to retiring, Garrett was employed at Citibank in the Foreign Service office in Japan; was a Professor at Barnard College; was the first county recycling coordinator in the USA, Bergen, NY; was the EPA director of region 2, Solid Waste Division; was a Project Manager at Ogden was the EPA Tribal Solid Waste Circuit Rider.
He is survived by his two children, Rebecca Jaoui and her husband Omar and Jared Smith, five grandchildren, Tabitha, Mathew, Emma, Rhea, Maeve, one great-grandchild Skylar and his significant other of 12 years, Maryanne Madigan.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday (Feb. 23) from 1:00-4:00pm with Remembrances to be held at 2:00pm. Donations may be made to The American Chestnut Foundation, 50 North Merrimon Ave., Suite 115, Asheville, NC 28804.

Correa, Jr., Albert

Albert Correa Jr., of Hartford, born July 8, 1996 passed away on February 10, 2019. He is survived by his son Albert Adriel Correa, his mother Maria Coral, his father Albert Correa and stepmom Natosha Correa, his grandmother Ramonita Correa, his sisters and brother, Brittany Alleyne, Jayden & Elizabeth Kelly, Angelica, Amaya, Alani, Aryana and Alicia Correa, several aunts, uncles and cousins. There’s no shortage of memories when thinking of Albert; the love he had for his son, family and friends was beyond any measure. He will be missed, but we’re thankful for the memories we have together.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Friday (Feb. 15) from 10:00am – 1:00pm followed by Funeral Services in the funeral home at 1:00pm. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford.

Masi, Jr., James P.

James P. Masi, Jr., 84, of Plainville, husband of the late Mary (Musumano) Masi, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 10th, 2019. Born January 12th, 1935 in Bristol, he was the son of the late James P. Masi Sr. and Josephine (Bosco) Masi. He was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War. After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, Jim worked in Construction and then for New Departure for many years and worked for the Town of Burlington’s recycling center. He was a communicant at St. Patrick’s Church.
Jim is survived by his children, Nick Masi and his wife Sharon of Plainville and Farmington, his daughter, Julie Masi and her companion Thom Warrington of Bristol, four grandchildren, Jason Johnson and his wife Meghan, Heather Johnson Huang and her husband Will, Kristie Masi and fiancé Andrew Greenberg, and Gino Masi, and also his great-grandchildren, Emma, Ethan, Elliot, Alexander and Nolan, his sister-in-law, Sharon Gallo-Nadolny, his son-in-law Paul Johnson of Harwinton, many nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and many friends. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Dawn Masi Johnson.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday (Feb. 16) from 8:30-10:30am followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 10:30am. Burial with full military honors will be in the family plot at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 59 Front St., Binghamton, NY 13905.

Neal, Christopher Ivan

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Christopher Ivan Neal at the age of 22. He started his trek to the United States in 1999, coming over from Russia at 2 ½ years old. His brief life was packed with many adventures including skydiving in CT, parasailing in Hawaii, along with trips to Las Vegas, San Diego, LA, San Francisco, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Mexico, Haiti, and Atlanta to visit his Godfather. He also attended many concerts but his favorites were Guns n Roses and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
He leaves behind his father and his best friend, David Neal, many relatives but most notable his uncle Raymond, aunt Dianne, and nana and Godmother Doris Neal. He also leaves behind many friends and his Godfather, John Scalessa. Finally he leaves behind his beloved dog Max. Chris was known for being able to make everyone smile and had the ability to make everyone feel respected and well liked. He was also noted for ending conversations with “I love you.” He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He left us too soon. Chris, I love you, Dad.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (Feb. 14) from 6:00-8:00pm followed by a Prayer Service at 8:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wide Horizons for Children, 375 Totten Pond Road, Suite 100, Waltham, MA 02451.

Reider III, George Monroe

George Monroe Reider III, most recently of Denver, Colorado, passed away on January 28, 2019 at the age of 51. He graduated from Arizona State University in 1989 and was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He and his wife of 28 years, Nancy (Egger) Reider, were engaged while attending ASU and married soon after graduation. George, a deeply loved husband and father of three, was known to all for his engaging personality and devilish sense of humor. He enjoyed an extensive career in retail, with positions at Banana Republic; Polo Ralph Lauren; Ann Taylor; Little Me; and White House/Black Market. At the time of his death, George was the North American CEO of Magic Memories, a worldwide attraction, photography and tourism business.
Throughout his career, George was dedicated to developing leadership skills and personal growth in his employees and using his experience to give back to his community. He was also passionate about helping others through difficult life circumstances and was actively involved in Habitat for Humanity and St. Matthew’s House, an agency in Naples, Florida, that works to provide resources for the homeless, food for the needy, and comfort for the addicted and suffering. He often said that people were his passion. In his spare time, George enjoyed traveling with his family and was an avid runner.
George is survived by his wife, Nancy, his three children: Ella (23), Abby (20), and Geordy (12); his parents, George and Carol (Stouffer) Reider Jr. of Farmington, Connecticut; his brothers, Mark Reider of Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and Todd Reider of Raleigh, North Carolina; his in-laws, Arlyn and Wendy (Anderson) Egger of Chandler, Arizona; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law David and Susan (Egger) Barrera of Fullerton, California; sister-in-law Lisa Reider of Southington, Connecticut; several beloved nephews and a niece; as well as several aunts, uncles, and many cousins. He was predeceased by his oldest brother David in 2008.
A service will be held at Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, 224 Lovely Street, Avon, Connecticut at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 16, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Matthew’s House, 2001 Airport Road, Naples, Florida 34112 (stmatthewhouse.org/give); or St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Avon, which will be designated for support of Hartford’s Grace Lutheran community outreach endeavors.

Hanson, Helen

Helen Hanson, 101, of Canton, widow of William Hanson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019.
Born December 22nd, 1917 in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late John T. Radigan and Myrtle Callahan Radigan. She had lived in Warwick, RI, Ocala, FL, and for the past 5 years Canton.
She is survived by her sister, Marguerite Turner of Canton, several nieces and nephews and many, many grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Mary, James, Edward, John Jr., William, Myrtle May, Joe, Frank and Robert.
Helen worked at Coro Jewelry in Warwick R.I. before retiring. She used to bring her nieces jewelry every Thanksgiving to select for the upcoming season. She traveled each summer with her husband and went to Hawaii with her sister. Bill and Helen loved fishing, playing cards, spending time with their friends.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Sunday (Feb. 10) from 1:00-3:00pm followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.