Archive for April 2019

Smith, Linda

Linda Smith, 70, of Unionville, passed away peacefully on April 25th, 2019, with her loving family by her side.
She was born to the late Thomas F. and Emily (Knibbs) Knight, January 31st, 1949, in Hartford, CT. Linda was a lifelong resident of Unionville and graduated from Farmington High School in 1967 before beginning her career as a paralegal.
Linda is survived by two children: Amy Martin and her husband Chris of Middletown and Michael Smith and his wife Katie, of Bondurant, IA. She is also survived by five beloved grandchildren; Haillie, Eamon, Grainne, Thomas and Quinlan, her two brothers, Thomas Knight and Lois Sayward of Jacksonville, FL and Barry Knight and Charlene Rogers of Burlington and seven nieces and nephews, whom she adored, Heather, Geoff, Krista, Jessica, William, Robert and Alison. Linda was predeceased by her brother William Knight of Unionville.
Linda loved her job as a paralegal at Steinberg & Cathcart, where she worked for 20 years. Her greatest pride and joy was her family, who she loved to spoil. She was an avid reader, a skilled knitter and never missed an episode of Law & Order. Linda grew up in a racing family and enjoyed attending the races at Riverside and was a NASCAR fan throughout her life. She was a social butterfly with a large circle of friends that she enjoyed spending her time with.
Linda was a caring, compassionate and generous woman who was loved by many and a mother to all.
The Family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude and deepest appreciation to the wonderful Doctors, Nurses and Staff in the ICU and 8-7 at St. Francis Hospital.
A wake will be held on Monday, April 29th, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Ahern Funeral Home 111 Main St., Rt. 4 Unionville. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 10:30 AM in the Ahern Funeral Home immediately followed by graveside service and burial at the St. Mary’s Cemetery on Huckleberry Hill Rd in Avon.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to The Sunshine Kids Foundation, 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Suite #2-210, Hartford, CT. 06106. Please reference “In Memory of Linda Smith” on the donation.

Streich, Dr. William (Bill) Harvey

Dr. William (Bill) Harvey Streich died peacefully on Wednesday, April 24th at the age of 88 with his loving wife of 68 years at his side.

Bill is survived by his wife Nancyann Elizabeth (Hufnagel) Streich; children, Polly Ann Streich (Brian Loughlin) of Farmington; Jill Della Lombardi (Gregg) of Unionville and their children Corey, Casey, Cody and Cally;  William Buck Streich (Connie) of Castle Pines, CO and their children Caitlin, Hannah and Cameron; Peggy Lee Streich of Alpharetta GA and her son Christopher; and Jack Michael Streich of East Greenwich, RI and his children Catherine and William. He is preceded in death by parents Harvey and Gretchen Streich of Cedar Grove, WI and his sister Barbara Gretchen Sawicki of Hales Corners, WI.

Bill was born on December 7, 1930 in Milwaukee, WI to Harvey and Gretchen Clara (Angel) Streich. He attended Green Bay Avenue Elementary School and Rufus King High School.  In 1951, he married his high school sweetheart Nancyann Elizabeth Hufnagel, who he lovingly referred to as his bride.  He graduated from Milwaukee State Teachers College in 1953 and went on to earn his Masters and PhD in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI.  Bill began his long career as an educator, and in 1966 moved from Wisconsin where he was a middle school principal to Connecticut to become Assistant Superintendent of the Farmington Public School System.  In 1980 he went on to become Superintendent of Schools in Farmington while also teaching graduate level classes at Central CT State University. He retired in 1994 to pursue his passions of reading, writing and traveling.

Bill was a member of Phi Delta Kappa for over 50 years, as well as President of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS). His legacy within the Farmington schools included initiating the Project Concern (now Open Choice Program) as a founding school district bringing Hartford students to the suburbs; led the district during the time Farmington schools received the National Blue Ribbon School designation for excellence; led the overhaul of new curriculum which became a statewide model; and initiated and led the efforts for a middle school renovation and the West Woods Upper Elementary School building project. In 1994, he was awarded Educator of the Year by the Farmington Chamber of Commerce and at this time a new wing at IAR Middle School was named for Dr. Streich.

Bill loved the simple things in life, his BMW bought on one of their trips to Germany, Mont Blanc pens for his writing, and Johnny Walker Red, but mostly his children and grandchildren. Bill and his bride traveled extensively to their favorite locations including Santa Fe, NM, Key West, FL, and the mountains of Colorado.

Calling hours will be Tuesday April 30th at Ahern Funeral Home 111 Main Street., RT. 4 Unionville from 4 to 8 pm.  The funeral is scheduled for 10:30am on Wednesday May 1st at Ahern Funeral Home, immediately followed by burial at Riverside Cemetery in Farmington. There will be a reception to follow at Tunxis Country Club on Town Farm Road in Farmington, all are welcome to attend and celebrate Bill’s life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dr. Streich’s name may be made to: “Dr. William H. Streich Memorial Fund” attention Katie Robidoux, Farmington Public Schools, 1 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT 06032.

The family would like to especially thank Matt of Hartford Healthcare for the exceptional care, compassion and dedication provided to both Bill, Nancy and their family. They would also like to thank Maria from Polish Helping Hands for her wonderful care during this difficult time.
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Wright, Margaret A.

Margaret A. Wright, 91, of Rocky Hill, passed away peacefully Monday, April 22, 2019. Born May 16, 1927 in Dayville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Herbert W. and Evelyn (Griffiths) Wright. Margaret received her Bachelor’s degree from UCONN in 1948 and her Master’s degree from Columbia University in 1954. Prior to retiring, she was the Librarian at Trinity College for over 30 years. After retirement, Margaret worked at the Cromwell Public Library converting their system to computers and as such was recognized by the Hartford Courant as a 1996 volunteer of the year. She was always ready to have fun and loved being an aunt and great aunt. Her motto was if she couldn’t read, then life wasn’t worth living.
Margaret is survived by her niece, Cathy Nelson and her husband Ryk of Lebanon, her nephew Warren Wright of Woodstock and her two great nieces, Jennifer and Lisa Nelson of Vermont. She was predeceased by her brother, Wilbur Wright and her adopted sister, Bertha Menefee Wright.
Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Low, Beverly (Maurice)

Beverly (Maurice) Low, 90, of Unionville, CT, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 21, 2019. Beverly was predeceased by her loving husband, Francis Low. Born September 9, 1928 in Shrewsbury, MA, she was the youngest child of George J. and Marion (Bates) Maurice.

Beverly graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 1947. In 1957, while enjoying a day at the beach with friends in Misquamicut, RI, she met Fran Low. They were married in 1958. They lived in Hyannis, MA and Plainville, CT prior to moving to their home in Unionville, CT in 1967. Beverly worked at New Britain General Hospital for more than 30 years.

Beverly is remembered for her spirited card playing, bountiful knitting and many, many great meals. Her children and grandchildren fondly recall holiday dinners that included homemade chocolate pie, apple pie with cheddar cheese, Nana’s shortbread, fly pie and fudge. Her family was always her first priority.

Beverly is survived by her brother, George E. Maurice and her children Scott Low, Leslie (Low) DeGregorio, Allison (Low) and her husband, Paul O’Hara. In addition, she leaves grandchildren, Anthony and his wife, Kirsten DeGregorio, Page DeGregorio, Darien DeGregorio, Avery Low, Mary O’Hara and Samuel O’Hara, one great-grandchild, Lucille, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Phyllis (Maurice) Williams.

Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Friday (April 26) from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral services will be held at the First Church of Christ, 61 Main St, Unionville, Saturday (April 27) at 10:00am. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington.

Jas, Timothy Lee

Timothy Lee Jas, 61, of Bristol, beloved husband of Delma (Masse) Jas, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, April 19, 2019. Born November 28, 1957 in Bristol, he was the son of the late Edward Jas and Mary (Sharp) Czlapinski.
Tim graduated from E.C. Goodwin Tech in New Britain for Carpentry and started his own Remodeling Business until his diagnosis with a brain tumor. That did not stop him; he managed to help many people through the years. He was a gentle soul, loved to talk to people, play golf, watch sports, going to events and watching on T.V. He enjoyed going to the casino and recently enjoyed spending time with his new grandson. He will be greatly missed. Tim fought his battle with brain cancer for 16 years. No matter what came his way for treatments he always had a positive attitude and courage to fight. There are so many people to thank, family, friends, doctors and nurses including the staff at the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center of HHC, Dr. Daher and staff, and Dr. Baker and staff. We spent many years going to the Brain Support Group at HHC. A special thank you to HHC at home and hospice, with your help Tim was able to spend his last days at home.
Besides his wife, Tim is survived by his son Marc Jas and his wife Hope of Torrington, his grandson Timothy S. Jas, his siblings, Vikke Jas and her husband Tom, Laurel Girard, Joanne Cutler and her husband Steven, Cecile Masse, Dale Masse and his wife Gloria, Linda Czlapinski, Thomas Czlapinski and his wife Laura, a special cousin Michael Hummel and his wife Laura and many extended family; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and all of his friends who he loved like the brothers he never had. He was predeceased by his in-laws, Delmer and Yvonne Masse, his niece, Samantha Masse and his step-father, Edward Czlapinski.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (Apr. 25) from 4:00-8:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the CT Brain Tumor Alliance, Inc., P.O. Box 370514, West Hartford, CT 06137.

Roca, Christopher Brandon

On Sunday April 14, 2019, Christopher Brandon Roca passed away peacefully at the home of his parents, Jose and Diane Roca. He grew up in Farmington, CT with his older brother, Joseph. He was a graduate of Farmington High School, Class of 1998 and attended Keene State College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management. Chris found full-time employment with Cigna as an Account Install Sr. Associate. He shared his love for track and field, soccer, hockey, snowboarding, and fantastic tattoos. He also had a deep love for music and was always looking forward to the start of live concert season. Chris loved to travel and recently took a long-awaited trip to his father’s home country of Cuba with his cousins. He was planning his next trip to Peru with his cousins which will be fulfilled in his honor.
He is survived by his parents Jose and Diane Roca, his brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Stephanie Roca, and their two children Savannah and Hunter. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Christopher will be missed dearly and will forever be in our hearts.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday (Apr. 20) from 9:30-11:30am followed by a Prayer Service in the Funeral Home at 11:30am. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to NAMI, P.O. Box 49104, Baltimore, MD 21297.

Higgins, Cynthia Anne Bresson

Cynthia Anne Bresson Higgins, 69, of Hartford, wife of Charles W. Higgins, passed away Sunday, April 7th, 2019. Born August 31st, 1949 in New Milford, she was raised by the late Taylor and Helen Buyanoski from 1953-1970. Besides her husband, Cynthia is survived by her sister Yvonne Simonek and her husband Andrew of Winsted, her two daughters Margaret Ann Hipolito of Austin, TX, and Denise Neary, her granddaughter Judy Close of Texas, her foster sister Elaine Buyanoski of New Hampshire, a host of beautiful nieces and nephews and a host of beautiful friends and acquaintances all across this great country of ours, especially in New England. She was predeceased by her mother Marjorie Fredette, her first husband Joseph Gregory Randall, her brother Frank Bresson, her foster brother-in-law Arthur J. Shea, and her beloved aunt Mary Bartkowski.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Thursday (Apr. 18) from 12:00-1:00pm followed by Funeral Services in the funeral home at 1:00pm. Burial will be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield.

Colavecchio, Dorothy M.

Dorothy M. Colavecchio, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. She was born to Wallace A. and Anna (Wollenberg) MacDonald on June 27, 1934 and was a lifelong Farmington resident where she and her pre-deceased husband, Michael F. Colavecchio Jr. raised their family. Affectionately known as Dossy, she is survived by her six children: Mary Colavecchio, Michael Colavecchio (Marie), William Colavecchio (Karin Linthicum), Dodie Colavecchio (Deb Napolitano), Diane Gannon (Jim) and John Colavecchio (Susan). She was blessed with eight grandchildren: Abby and Sam Gannon, Jack and Teddy Colavecchio, Tess and Emma Colavecchio, and Nate and Pierce Landry. Dossy is survived by her sister, Anne Jednorowicz of West Hartford, CT and brother Wallace A. (Pete) MacDonald of Scio, NY and predeceased by her sisters Mary Guild and Muriel Judd. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews who enjoyed her company and sharp sense of humor. Special thanks to Cindy Ebanks, Dorrett Senior and Charmaine Reynolds of the New England Nightingales Home Care for their dedication and friendship they provided to Miss D.
Dossy was a 1952 graduate of Farmington High School and worked as a bookkeeper for the Southington-based CPA firm Dudzik, Beauchemin and Kelley. She was a diehard Boston Red Sox fan. Dossy was always in the stands watching her children compete in their multitude of sporting events. She was a communicant of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Unionville, CT for 58 years.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville, Tuesday (April 16) from 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Wednesday (April 17th) 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 Riverside Cemetery, Farmington.
Donations in her name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter: P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011

Alexander, Marion Hawkes

Marion Weidig (Hawkes) Alexander passed away peacefully on April 9, 2019 after a short illness. She was born December 4, 1930 in Unionville, CT to George and Marion Kelly Weidig and lived there for 48 years attending Farmington schools. During her time in Unionville she was known as Winkle and Wink. Few knew her real name but upon moving to North Eastham in 1977 she began to use her given name. Marion worked many jobs throughout her life; early on she was a telephone operator, she drove a school bus, she worked for the Town of Eastham, MA, she owned her own cleaning business and was elected Constable in Eastham. Her family was her greatest joy and accomplishment.

Marion was married to Joseph Hawkes, they raised four children together, Jeffrey Hawkes and his wife Jane of Bristol, Janet Culver and her husband Gary of Unionville, Jennifer Hogan and her husband Jeffrey of Burlington; Jayne Sully and her husband John of South Orleans MA. She had four beloved grandchildren, Sarah Hawkes (Paul Krause), Matthew Culver, Conor Hogan (Larissa), Brigit Hogan (Garvin Martina). She was also blessed with two great grandchildren, Cormick and Fiona Hogan, with another great granddaughter expected in August. Her family was her legacy, pride and joy. She loved seeing and talking to everyone and attending her grandchildren’s activities. Watching them achieve in school and work gave her enormous pride.

When Marion moved to Cape Cod it became her home and happy place. She loved the beach, boating, her friends and the life she made there. That included marrying her love, John Alexander of Eastham, they enjoyed their time together traveling, boating, dancing on Saturday nights prior to his passing in 1993. After living in her North Eastham home for nearly 40 years, Marion moved to Maplewood of Brewster in 2016. While there she made many new friends, continued her knitting, a skill she learned at age 80, and participated in many activities each day, she truly enjoyed her time at Maplewood. Besides her treasured family Marion leaves her best friend since kindergarten, Helena “Sis” Taylor of Unionville. Auntie Wink also leaves many nieces and nephews from the Hawkes, Vibert, Gresh and Gauba families.

Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 11:30am – 12:30pm followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 12:30pm. A reception will follow at George’s Restaurant in Unionville. On April 23, 2019, from 2:00-3:30pm family and friends will gather at Maplewoods, 820 Harwich Road, Brewster, MA to remember Marion’s life on Cape Cod. Light refreshments will be served. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the following: The Pan Mass Challenge,, 77 Fourth Ave Needham, MA 02494, please refer to rider; Jennifer Hogan or the Dr. Edward P. Dunne Scholarship Fund, PO Box 625, Unionville, CT 06085.

Stansfield, Raymond Earl

Raymond Earl Stansfield, 93, of Farmington, CT, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2019. Raymond was born on April 18, 1925 in Liberty, NY. After graduating from Manchester High School, Raymond enlisted in the U.S. Naval Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet on August 7, 1943. Raymond settled down in CT over 65 years ago, when he met and married the love of his life Beatrice Vail. Raymond was a member of the Golf Club of Avon for over 30 years where he enjoyed playing golf and family events. When Raymond was not playing golf, he was watching it on tv and cheering on the players with his favorite golf phrase, “Go in the Hole!” which could be heard throughout the house. He was Sales Manager at Williams Ford and Wagner Ford for most of his life, providing for his family of eight. Raymond enjoyed spending vacations with his wife’s family in York Beach, ME and Woodstock, VT, skiing, fishing, swimming and of course golfing.

Raymond is predeceased by his wife of 56 years Beatrice Vail Stansfield and his son, Jonathan Lee Stansfield. Raymond leaves behind his daughter Judith Stansfield, son Mark Stansfield and daughter in-law Carol Servadio Stansfield, daughter Linda Harrington and son in-law Fred Harrington, daughter Susan Stansfield and partner Davey Mayes, and daughter Karen Myers and son in-law Robert Myers; four granddaughters, Melissa Wagner, Krista Garcia, Hadley Myers and Heather Myers; two grandsons, Jonathan R. Stansfield and Zachary Myers; one great grandson Benjamin Wagner; brother Robert Stansfield and sister in-law Harriet Stansfield; as well as many nieces, and nephews.

His family will receive relatives and friends Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The Ahern Funeral Home at 111 Main Street, Unionville, CT. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Monday, April 15, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington at 10:30 a.m. Burial with full military honors will be in the family plot at Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Building Homes for Heroes (, an organization which builds homes for veterans.

Force, Marjorie “Midge”

Marjorie “Midge” (Leonard) Force, 93, widow of William G. Force passed away April 8, 2019 at Avon Heath Center where she resided for the past 8 years. Born on July 6, 1925 in Bridgeport, CT, the daughter of the late Raymond B. and Alice G. (King) Leonard. Midge was a resident of the Hartford area for several years prior to moving to Unionville in 1965. She was a graduate of Milford High School and attended Butler Business School. Before her resignation in 1951 she was employed by Chance Vought Aircraft for several years. She was predeceased by her siblings, Alice Worthington, Lucy Todd and Morgan Leonard. Midge is survived by several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Farmington on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM.

Parent, Mary Sullivan

Mary Sullivan Parent, 58, of East Hampton, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Born December 31st, 1960 in Hartford, daughter of the late Edwin J. and Genevieve M. (Marino) Sullivan, she was raised in East Hartford and attended local schools. She had a love of sports and played softball and flag football for many years. She was her sons’ biggest fan, attending sporting events, even their adult softball games through the years. She settled in East Hampton near the lake, which she loved. She enjoyed spending time with her sons and family for special celebrations and holidays. She loved summer picnics and had a great love of animals especially her pets Piper and Bella.
Mary was a daughter, sister, mom, grandmother, aunt, and friend to many and always said she wanted to be a better mom.
Mary is survived by her two sons, Jeremy Parent and Jason Parent, her grandson, Collin, her siblings, Michael Sullivan and his wife Lise, Patrick Sullivan, Joanne Dumais and her husband Andrew, Susan Soboleski, Dennis Sullivan, Joseph Sullivan and his wife SueAnn and Edwin Sullivan and his wife Karen, 13 nieces and nephews, 5 grandnieces and nephews and many cousins.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Monday (Apr. 8) from 5:15 -7:15pm followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 7:15pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Connecticut Humane Society 701 Russell Road Newington, CT 06111

Wimes, Doris Elizabeth Myers Hinton

Doris Elizabeth Myers Hinton Wimes, 60, of Hartford, longtime companion of Dr. W. Michael Downes, with whom she shared a home with died on Sunday, March 31, 2019. She was born in Middletown and was the daughter of the late Preston Myers, Sr., and Sue (Woody) Myers.
Doris was a vivacious fun-loving individual who was involved in many activities. She was active in the Greater Hartford Progressive Democratic Women’s Club as Parliamentarian and co-chaired many events. She was also an assistant registrar of voters, poll moderator and door to door campaigner for many Democratic political candidates. She was a member of the NAACP and worked hard to alleviate the conditions of the poor. Her heart was with the people. She worked on various veteran issues including supporting her friends and family in trips to the Veterans Hospital.
Doris had a host of friends and relatives in the Greater Hartford area and in Middletown. She will be missed by her neighbors and the neighborhood children. They enjoyed her fervent support of the New England Patriots in her gregarious ways. Doris graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Middletown. She later took various courses to enhance her voter registration and poll moderating work. She worked at Safeway, Pratt &Whitney Aircraft, New Testament Baptist Church as a receptionist as well as for the City of Hartford.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews: Lisa (Randy) Dempsey, Pam Winford, Michelle Myers, Jennifer Marshall, Shawn Myers and Kim Myers, Jr. She has 10 grandnieces and nephews and two great grandnephews. She is also survived by her very dear friend, Susan (Vicky Vereen) Owens. She was predeceased by her children, LaTasha Hinton, Robert “PJ” Hinton, Jr. and Latea Nacole Hinton; sisters, Joeletha, Margaret Winford and Jeanette Marshall; brothers, Preston Myers, Jr. and Kim Myers.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 8th at 11 a.m. at Zion First Baptist Church, 16 James Moses Ave., Middletown. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Middletown. Friends may call on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford and on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Zion First Baptist Church in Middletown.

Calitri, Francesco “Frank” John

Francesco “Frank” John Calitri, 95, of Farmington, beloved husband of the late Jennie K. Calitri, who he was married to for 67 years, passed away peacefully Friday, April 5th at his home. Born September 27th, 1923 in Panni Provence of Foggia, Italy, son of the late Giovanni and Graziella (Cacciordi) Calitri, he resided in Hartford and West Hartford before moving to Farmington. Frank was a decorated United States Army veteran of World War II where he served with the 29th Infantry landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day. He received two Purple Heart medals and was extremely proud of his service to the United States Army.
Frank is survived by his 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, his grandchildren, Nicholas Calitri and his fiancé McGuire Kelly, 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. He was predeceased by his siblings, Antoinette Cacchiotti, Mary Piergrossi and Bonifacio Calitri and his son-in-law William Callahan.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Saturday (Apr. 13) 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- St. Anthony Church, 285 Church St., Hartford at 10:00am. Burial with full military honors will be in the family plot at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield.

Park, Christine Lindes

On 28 March, Christine Lindes Park passed away in Farmington at the age of 94. Born 17 December 1924 in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, Christine had been raised on a farm in Bucks County, the daughter of Swedish and “Pennsylvania Dutch” parents, Winston and Marguerite Lindes. She attended nursing school at Jefferson Hospital and then college at Temple University, both in Philadelphia.
Shortly after the end of the Second World War, she married Oliver Park, a naval officer, with whom she had three children: Victoria, Steve and Rusty. They remained together until Oliver’s death almost 60 years later. In 1957 the family moved to Cohasset, Massachusetts, and then in 1972 to Farmington, Connecticut, where they lived the rest of their lives.
Christine was an active member of the First Church of Christ (Congregational) in Farmington, and had varied interests including needlework, travel, and cooking. A Registered Nurse, she remained keenly interested in developments of medical science.
Christine is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Victoria and Tom Squires, of Manchester, Connecticut, her son Rusty Park of Cohasset Massachusetts, as well as grandsons Mike and Alex Park, of Manchester, Connecticut. She was predeceased by her son Steve Park. Her warm spirit, generous nature, and sincere concern for others will be much missed by family and friends.
Burial will be held Saturday (Apr. 6) at 12:00pm in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00pm in the Meetinghouse of the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 75 Main St., Farmington.