In Memoriam
Deceased Members - THS Class of 1959
We pause to sadly remember those classmates who have left us far before their time. Dates shown below are approximate.While no longer on this earth, we know they are, and always will be, with us in spirit.

Those with a ** symbol in front of their name, did not graduate with our class, but were definately friends, and had special relationship with us. Those with a *** symbol were educators.

Bernice Arnista before graduation
Thomas Zoli before graduation
Victor Mazzarelli 1966
Thomas Bienkowski 1974
Ann Marie Hinz 1981
Judith Baronowski 1982
Paul Nedorostek 1983
Joann Doyle 1984
Denise Sledz 1986
Roger Rouleau 1987
John Minella 1988
Rita Senack 1991
Fred Baldwin 1991
Geraldine Galli 1991
Joan St. Hilaire 1993

Don Aube (June 11, 2004)
Donna Malone 1993
Everett Thacker 1994
Sally Ann Torson 1996
Francis Gaioni 1996
Anthony Consolini 1998
Gail Menchetti 1999
Lawrence Robertson 2000
Peter Frasca 2003
Bob "Willie" Williston 2004
Robert Centrella 2006
Walter Landi 2006
Arlene Williams 2006
Coe Hubert 2007
Margaret Petrovits 2007
Joseph Vanotti 2007
Judith Gyurka 2007
Martha Plaskett 2007
Robert Richard 2008
Carol Laigle 2008

Dennis Lejeune 2008
Tom McGarrity 2009
Eddice Ashe Tremblay, Aug. 5, 2009
Allen J. Guilmart, Oct 25, 2009
Paul J. Colombie, Jr. Jan 7, 2010
**Lee Beauty, Jan 9, 2010
**Anthony "Spot" Cordani, March 19, 2010
Rita Gontkovic Moreschi, July 2010 in Florida
Frances J. Corbo Dobos, Oct 2010, in Florida
Samuel J.(Sam) Rulli, Nov 15, 2010
**Bill Wysocki, August 29, 2010
**Tom "Turk" Coury, Jr. 2010
**Maureen Columbia Thompson, March 11, 2011
Judy Welch Brown, May 20, 2011
Eileen Pollick Perusse, May 22, 2011
John F. Meneguzzo, October 7, 2011
Daniel G. Sheehan, October 17, 2011
Bob "Brunswick" Rushworth, December 7, 2011
MaryAnn Schibi Hilpert, March 10, 2012
**Tom Rosazza, Sept 14, 2012
Donald Carr, Feb 19, 2013
Edna "Teddy" Marie Pescatore Renzullo, June 8, 2013
Anthony "Tim" Salius, May 27, 2014
Joe DiPippo, December 31, 2014 in Nevada
Marilyn Dowd, January 2, 2015 in Florida
** Bob Raleigh, Feb 4, 2015 (Husband of Barbara Gioia Ferrarotti)
*** Marvin "Muff" Maskovsky, Feb. 14, 2015 (Educator)
Elizabeth Sabotka Saville, June 30, 2015 (NY)
Richard "Dick" Maine, May 15, 2016
Jim Petrovits, August 14, 2016, (VA)
Rosana M. Clapps Giglio, Sept. 14, 2016
**Margaret "Bambi" Burns Clarke, Sept. 22, 2016
George P.Toth, Nov.27,2016 (NY)
Nancy Cardillo Visentin, Jan 18, 2017
Mary Ellen Gensch, April 27, 2017
James D.O'Connor, Jr., June 27, 2017
Janet Hill Strid, July 20, 2017 (NJ)
Ken Kowalski, August 5, 2017
Anthony R."Tony" Zega, August 2, 2017 (NH)
Dorothy Lydia Wendt, Sept 6, 2017
Diane M. Ekvall Zega, Sept 25, 2017 (NH)
Ann T Pergola MacDonald, Sept 29, 2017
Janet Bauer Dlugokinski. Dec 17, 2017
Carl Michelet, June 14, 2018
Bernadine "Bunny" Stolicny Smith, November 10,2018
Edward A.Buzzi, November 20, 2018 (Haddam)
William "Bill" Kahn Jr., Dec 2, 2018 (MA & ME)
John L.Goodwin, Dec 19,2018
Norman T ("Binky") Lord, Dec 27, 2018
Vincent Gianni, January 15,2019 FL
Anthony "Tony" Gioia, Feb 10, 2019
Eileen Murphy Hebert, Feb 25, 2019 ( MD)
Janet Sikora Sullivan, March 1, 2019 (FL)
John O. Steeves, March 4, 2019
Mary Lou Grady Barella, March 13, 2019, Indiana
Stephen Kittle, April 12, 2019
Renny Belli, July 19, 2019
Janice Weigold Kaluszka, August 25, 2019
Dr. Ronald J. Panicci. November 9, 2019
Edward J. Ryan Jr., April 13, 2020
David J. Frauenhofer, Sr., May 11, 2020
Michael Mazaik, May 18, 2020
Ronald Beecher, May 18, 2020
Shirley Farnham Lucas, June 8, 2020
Charles(Charlie) Bienkowski, June 13, 2020, Leesburg, Florida


 Obituary for Charles Henry Bienkowski (80) of Leesburg, FL passed away in his home on June 13, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 21,1940 in Torrington, CT. Charles is survived by Teresa, the love of his life and dear wife of 56 years; his children: Thomas H. Bienkowski of Hebron, CT, Keith C. Bienkowski and his wife Annette of Stonnington, CT, Kris B. Szabo and her husband Dan of Southbury, CT, and Karen L. Frost and her husband Roy of Billerica, MA. He was blessed with six grandchildren: Ryan and Alexa Bienkowski, Logan and Avery Frost, and Jack and Ila Szabo. He is also survived by his sister Carolyn Pacella and her husband Richard of Pawleys Island, SC. Charles was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Wanda and his brother Thomas Bienkowski of Torrington, CT. Charlie served his country as a Sailor, Boilerman 2nd Class, in the United States Navy from 1959 to 1963. Following his Navy tenure, Charles moved forward by applying his skills towards a career working with the Local 777 Steamfitter’s Union. Charles attended New England Technical School and obtained a degree in Heating and Air Conditioning. Later in his career, he established and ran a successful business specializing in Heating and Air Conditioning with an associate. He was a member of the Elks, a dedicated father, and husband. Retirement brought Charles and Teresa to Florida in 2006 where Charles enjoyed playing softball, golf and discovered a hidden passion for acting and the theater. He was very active in the Legacy Theater Group and Legacy Radio Show. He was bigger than life and could always get a reaction from the crowd. However, his greatest love was his wife Teresa, who he truly cherished and was often heard saying “she is on a pedestal.” Charles loved her beauty, her cooking, and grace. Charles lived life to the fullest and loved with all his heart; his passion for life was obvious from the moment you met him. His positive energy and good-natured spirit drew people to him near and far, often leaving you with a lasting and memorable experience to take away with you on your journey: a simple parting gift for you to have and hold on to that it might bring a smile and a joyful tear someday. This was strongly demonstrated after the announcement of his death by an outpouring of memorable photos and sharing of beautiful life experiences with Charles by those who met him, culminating into what the Bienkowski family has described as an international around-the-world toast raised for Charles by the many who loved him and were blessed to have his friendship. The Bienkowski Family is truly thankful. There will be a memorial Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Leesburg, FL on Monday, June 22 at 8:30 AM. Following the mass, Charles will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the American Kidney Fund, or the American Diabetes Association. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Charles Henry Bienkowski, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store. Here's the funeral home link to Charlie's obituary, with photo:
 Obituary Torrington- Shirley A. Lucas, 78, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 8, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. Ms. Lucas was born in Torrington on December 11, 1941, daughter of the late Jay L. and Della M. (Marchell) Farnham and was a lifelong city resident. She was a secretary and accounting assistant with the Torrington Company, retiring after 28 years of service. Shirley was a lifelong communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church. She enjoyed socializing with friends from the Torrington Company, bowling, and vacationing with family, especially at Martha’s Vineyard; Easton, Maryland; and Fenwick Island, Delaware. She will be remembered for her great love and devotion to her family. Survivors include two sons, John J. Lucas, III, and his wife Debbie of New Hartford, and Richard M. Lucas and his wife Lynne of Alexandria, VA; three grandchildren, John J. Lucas, IV, Katherine A. Lucas, and Michael J. Lucas; and a niece, Louise McCourt of Chesapeake, VA. Ms. Lucas was predeceased by a brother, Raymond C. Farnham in 1963. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 19, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 78 Litchfield Rd., Harwinton. There are no calling hours. Burial in New St. Francis Cemetery, Torrington, will be private. Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect St., Torrington, is in care of arrangements. At Shirley’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Capital Chapter, 1400 K St. NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005 or St. John Paul the Great Parish, 160 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790.
 TORRINGTON – Ronald George Beecher Sr. gained his angel wings on Monday, May 18, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Yolanda (Julian) Beecher for 55 years. Ronald was born on Oct. 27, 1941 in Torrington. He was the son of the late George and Marion (Sica) Beecher. He was a lifelong resident of Torrington, he served in the Army and worked for Southern New England Telephone Co. as a central office technician for 45 years. Ronald was loved by many and had a heart of gold. He was always there to help someone in need, and never hesitated to do so. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, but his biggest enjoyment was spending hours driving on any back road imaginable, taking in the peaceful scenery of nature, and planning his yearly trip to Hunter Mountain for the Celtic Festival with his grandchildren, Justin and Sara. Besides his wife Yolanda, Ronald is survived by his daughter, Carla Derrickson of Torrington; sons Ronald Beecher Jr. and his wife Jenny Eldridge, of Avon, and David Beecher of Torrington; five grandchildren, Justin and Sara Derrickson of Torrington, and Jayden, Mason and Ayden Beecher of Avon; a sister Donna Larson and brother George Beecher; aunt Fay Bosco and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sisters Joann (Beecher) Mancino and Marion (Beecher) Pastizzo. A private funeral service will be on Tuesday. Due to current events, a memorial service will be at a later time. You are now free from pain. Our hearts are broken, you will be missed immensely. For every back road we take, to the brightest stars in the sky, we know that you will be right there beside us. We love you … Online memorials
NEW HARTFORD — Michael Mazaik, 79, of New Hartford, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020, at Sharon Hospital. He was the husband of Carol Ann Grey Mazaik. Michael was born in Torrington on Sept. 11, 1940, a son of the late Lillian (Widmer) and Michael Mazaik. He had been employed as manager of the Radiation Department at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and later for the Center for Cancer Care in Torrington. His interests included boating and fishing and World War II aviation. In addition to his wife, he leaves sons Michael Mazaik and wife Celeste, and their children Michael and Andrew; Jason Mazaik and wife Debra, and children Caden and Cora; and Glenn Mazaik and his daughter Lauren. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Mazaik. A Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Church at a later date_ Graveside services at Hillside Cemetery are private. Online memorials at
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Obituary Torrington- David J. Frauenhofer, Sr., 79, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020, at Keystone Place, Torrington. He was the beloved husband of over 55 years to Rosemary (Wall) Frauenhofer. David was born at home on South Main St., in Torrington, on February 27, 1941, the youngest of four children born to the late Ambrose and Christine (DeFaite) Frauenhofer. He attended St Francis School and later Torrington High, where he was an honor student, captain of multiple sports teams, and was inducted into the Torrington High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. David attended Central Connecticut State College where he played basketball and tennis and excelled at academics. He later taught English and Social Studies at Wethersfield High School, and then attended UConn Law School, where he graduated as the valedictorian of his 1967 law school class. David became a partner with the Wall, Wall, and Frauenhofer Law Firm in Torrington, where he worked until his retirement a few years ago. He was active in giving back to his community, having served on the Dick’s Scholarship committee, the board of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, and in many other roles benefitting Torrington area communities. He was known for his humility, kindness to others, and for his willingness to offer pro bono legal help to people in need during difficult times. Survivors, in addition to his wife, Rosemary, include his three children of whom he was very proud, Julie C. Frauenhofer of Atlanta, GA, Susan Frauenhofer of Stamford, and David J. Frauenhofer, Jr., of Avon; three grandchildren, Alexander T. Johnson, Luci Lara-Frauenhofer, and Griffin T. Frauenhofer; a brother-in-law, Attorney Thomas F. Wall, Jr., and his wife Katheryn of New Hartford; a sister-in-law, Susan Giroux and her husband Albert of Sarasota, FL; his close friend, Paul Grossman of Fort Myers Beach, FL; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. David was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Victor Frauenhofer, and a sister, Irene Frauenhofer-Leone. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Keystone Place for their extraordinary kindness to David. Services and burial in West Cemetery, Harwinton, will be held privately. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a date and time to be announced. Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, Torrington, is in care of arrangements. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dave’s memory may be made to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, 540 Litchfield St., Torrington, CT 06790 (
 TORRINGTON – Edward J. Ryan Jr., died on April 13, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19. Ed was born on March 31, 1941, in Torrington, Conn., the son of Edward J. Ryan Sr. and Margaret Nora (Murphy) Ryan. His genealogy goes back to Tipperary and Clare. A graduate of Torrington High School, class of 1959, where he was a member of the varsity swim team from 1955 to 1959, and where he excelled in the 100-yard backstroke. He later graduated from American International College with a BS in accounting. Ed was the co-owner of “The Oxford Shop” in Torrington for many years along with his former wife, JoAnn Mettling Ryan. He continued to work in retail until his retirement. During his retirement, he worked for the Hartford Courant, delivering papers. A caring friend, Ed was always there for the people he loved. An avid runner, Ed participated in many road races throughout the years, including the Litchfield Hills Road Race where his family would proudly cheer him on. He loved to attend antique car shows, spend time outdoors and visit with loving family. Ed is survived by two daughters, Melanie Ryan O’Leary, her husband, Dan O’Leary, and their son, Danny O’Leary – who was his pride and joy, and Lauren Ryan, her husband, Silas Byrne, and their daughters, Margaret and Rose Ryan-Byrne. Ed also is survived by two brothers, David Ryan and his wife, Dale, and William Ryan and his wife, Priscilla; the extended Mettling family; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at a later date_ Please consider memorial contributions in Ed’s memory to the Hartford HealthCare COVID-19 Fund This fund has been setup to help assist colleagues, patients, and community with food, accommodations and other support. Money raised through the Hartford HealthCare COVID-19 Fund will be dispersed to Hartford HealthCare organizations as needed. Condolences may be sent to Ed’s family by visiting
 Obituary for Dr. Ronald J. Panicci BROOKLYN - Dr. Ronald J Panicci, age 78 Professor Emeritus at Southern Connecticut State University from 1967 to 1997 passed away peacefully on Nov. 09 2019 at Manchester Memorial Hospital in Manchester, CT. He is survived by his loving wife Loretta (Lori), his sister Diane Kaseoru of Vermont and an Uncle Richard Panicci of MA, and many nieces and nephews and cousins. He was pre deceased by his father and mother Elio and Anne Panicci. Lori and his special niece Natalie Mitchell were with him as he made his way home to the Lord he loved so dearly. Ron was a loving man with compassion for his fellow man and demonstrated integrity, honesty throughout his whole life. He had a special love of music and played the violin in the Meriden Symphony along with his father and sister. He especially loved teaching and chemistry was his field. His concern was always for the well-being of his students and always willing to help them. He enjoyed travelling during his semester breaks and two of his favorite destinations were Williamsburg, VA and Disney World. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. in Our Lady of LaSalette Church, Brooklyn. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Danielson. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers all donations can be made in his name at The College of Holy Cross, 1 College St. Worcester, MA 01610 or St. Paul School at 158 East Ave, Hilton, NY 14468.
Janice Weigold Kaluszka: With sadness, we announce Janice's peaceful passing surrounded by family on August 25, 2019. Born in Torrington September 2, 1941; she lived in Glastonbury and East Hartford after graduating nursing school. She leaves behind her husband Michael; daughters Deborah Thomas, Jacksonville FL; Deborah Sheldon, Las Vegas; Lori Mullen, Cocoa FL; Suzanne Repass, and son-in-law Mark Repass, Franklin CT; son Michael Kaluszka Jr, Fort Collins CO; grandkids Legend; Jason & Kristine; Shanna, Alysha, & Kyle, Gavin; many great-grandkids; and many dear friends. There are no calling hours. Celebration of Life, 6:30 p.m. October 25, 2019 at South Congregational Church, 1301 Forbes Street in East Hartford. Instead of flowers, please make donations to Kenway's Cause, PO Box 935, Windsor Connecticut 06095 Published in The Hartford Courant on Oct. 21, 2019
 TORRINGTON – Renny W. Belli, 77, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington. Services and burial in New St. Francis Cemetery, Torrington, will be private. Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect St., Torrington, is in care of arrangements. To view a complete obituary, or offer an online condolence, please visit was an outstanding THS swimmer, a fun and often-michievious individual, will be surely missed by many.
 TORRINGTON – Stephen M. Kittle, 78, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2019. He was born on July 23, 1940, in Torrington, son of the late Edward Joseph Kittle and Mary Francis (Scanlon) Kittle. He is survived by his sister Julia Kittle Ortiz and was predeceased by his sister, Margaret Kittle Keywan. Steve was a U.S. Navy veteran, mastering in radio telecommunications. He enjoyed attending his annual naval reunions held in various cities nationwide. Steve worked and lived in New York City for more than 35 years employed by Southern Bell later known as Verizon. But Steve would always return on weekends to his childhood home in Torrington. After retirement Steve settled back to Torrington. He loved spending time with his family, friends and neighbors. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, discussing politics and having tea and coffee with friends. He loved his precious dogs Abbey and Max and spent numerous hours relaxing on his front porch. Stephen Michael Kittle He will be mostly remembered as being kind, considerate and always willing to help those he loved. Advertisement Steve will be missed by his nieces and nephew Kathleen K. Renzullo, Rosemary K. Cockburn, Mary Jo Everett, Julieanne Keator, Margaret Dyrness-Mather, Brian Keywan and his dear friend Marie Matava. There will be a celebration of life on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 160 Main St., Torrington. Burial to follow at St. Francis Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
 Mary Lou Grady Barella, 77, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne, Indiana, following an extended illness. She was born on Sunday, June 15, 1941, in Waterbury, Connecticut, the daughter of Raymond C. and Hildreth (Weigold) Grady. Mary earned her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Kent State and was a teacher for twenty years. Following that, she served as a case worker for the state of Indiana for sixteen years. Mary enjoyed knitting, reading, and loved children, foster parenting, and being involved with the community. She was awarded the Myra Jean Loux award in 2007 for her commitment and love she showed as a foster parent and adoptive mother. Mary was very selfless and was loved dearly by those around her. Survivors include her children, Derek (wife, Heather) Berella, Wheaton, Illinois, Aren Barella, Muncie, Indiana, Darcy Barella, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Katherine Barella, Muncie, Indiana; six grandchildren; and one sister, Pat Toro. She was preceded by her parents; her husband, Richard Barella; and one brother, Peter Grady. Services to honor Mary’s life will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. in Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana, 47304, with Jack Anderson officiating. Family and friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Motivate Our Minds, 2023 East Highland Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47303 or Online condolences may be directed to the family at
 John O. Steeves, 78, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 4, 2019 with his wife by his side. He was the loving husband of Kathy (Stafford) Steeves for 50 years this July. Born August 15, 1940 in Torrington; the son of the late Albert and Gertrude (Hudson) Steeves. John proudly served in the U.S. Air Force as a Air Policeman. He worked at SNET for 35 years and then upon his retirement, he worked for LARC for last 22 years. He was loved and was honored to work at LARC. He also was a talented basket weaver, loved camping and spending time with his family. In addition to his devoted wife, he leaves two beloved sons, Aron Steeves and wife Lisa of Winsted and Brett Steeves and wife Wendy of New Hartford; two brothers, Roy Steeves and wife Joan and Donald Steeves and wife Corinne; cherished grandchildren, Timothy, Zachary, Mackenzie, Taylor and Paige; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Albert Steeves. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at The First United Methodist Church, 21 Fern Drive, Torrington at 11 AM with full Military Honors. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Montano-Shea Funeral Home, 5 Steele Road, New Hartford has care of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Book of Remembrance at The First United Methodist Church, Torrington. Visit an online guestbook at
 Janet Sikora Sullivan , 77, of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away March 1, 2019. Janet was born to the late George Sikora and Rose Sikora (Eucalitto) in Torrington, Connecticut. In 1973 she moved to Jupiter, Florida. From 1998-2002 she lived in Ocala, Florida. In 2002, Janet settled in Port St. Lucie. She volunteered her time with St. Vincent de Paul and was a manager with Jupiter Medical Center's Thrift Shop. Janet was an instructor at a Cosmetology Institute for many years. She loved gardening, cruises, slot machines, and most importantly her granddaughter, Kayley. Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Timothy Sullivan; and sister, Judith Spiegelhalter. Survivors include her son, Timothy O'Keefe (Michelle), of Jupiter; granddaughter, Kayley O'Keefe; and nephews, Scott Spiegelhalter (Karen), Craig Spiegelhalter (Sandra), and Randy Spiegelhalter (Bonnie). A Mass in Janet's honor will take place on Thursday March 7, 2019 at 10 am at St. Lucie Catholic Church, 425 SW Irving Street Port St. Lucie, Florida 34983. A viewing and reception with light refreshments will follow at Aycock Funeral Home, 1504 SE Floresta Drive Port St. Lucie, Florida 34983. Memorial Contributions may be made in Janet's honor to St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 697 SW Biltmore Street Port St. Lucie, Florida 34983. Send Flowers Show Your Support Share Obituary × share to facebook share by email share link
Eileen Murphy Hebert, of Easton, formerly of Trappe, MD, died on February 25, 2019. Born on August 25, 1941, in Torrington, CT, she was the daughter of Stephen Murphy and Mary Manion Murphy. A graduate of Waterbury Hospital School of Nursing, she worked as an emergency room nurse in New York City and as an RN at a residential treatment facility for adolescents in Evansville, Indiana. She was a talented ceramicist whose creations were inspired by nature and exhibited widely in Talbot County. A former aerobic dance instructor, she maintained many close friendships in Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, and Annapolis, MD. She is survived by her husband, Terry Hebert, her sister Ann Chinatti, and three daughters: Jennifer Hebert Larsen and her husband Sam Larsen of Rolling Meadows, IL; Suzanne Hebert Hamilton of St. Augustine, FL; and Jessica Hebert Plummer and her husband Robert Plummer of Arlington, VA. She had six grandchildren—Alyssa Hamilton, Bryce Hamilton, Landon Plummer, Tate Plummer, Sarah Larsen, and Charles Larsen—and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Maureen Leichner, and a brother, Thomas Murphy. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made to Talbot Hospice Foundation, Inc. of Easton, MD.
 HARWINTON – Anthony “Tony” A. Gioia Jr., 77, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Hartford Hospital. He was the husband of Anne (Hamilton) Gioia for 48 years. Tony was born Aug. 7, 1941 in Winsted, son of the late Carmella “Millie” (DiMauro) and Anthony A. Gioia Sr. Tony attended Riverside School and graduated from Torrington High School. He retired from O&G Industries after working most of his life in the auto body business. Tony was a past member of both the Harwinton Ambulance and Harwinton Fire Police and a longtime member of the Torrington Elks Lodge. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and yard work. For nearly 50 years, Tony and Anne celebrated Easter by hosting his extended family and friends for an omelet breakfast, a tradition passed down from his grandparents Antonio and Lucia Gioia. In addition to his wife Anne, he is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth L. Gioia of New Hartford; two sisters, Priscilla Conlon of Torrington, Lauretta Pipa Glover of Lady Lake, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; a fraternal aunt Mabel Gioia Woolley of New Hartford; and a large extended family of cousins he held dear. Advertisement Graveside services will be on Saturday, March 2, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis New Cemetery, 863 S. Main St., Torrington, followed by a reception at Marino’s Restaurant. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to Tony’s family by visiting Share this:
Norman T. Lord Passed away Dec. 27 February 6, 2019 0 247 TORRINGTON – Norman Taylor Lord “Binky,” 78, passed Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at Hartford Hospital. Born on Dec. 12, 1940, in Norwalk, he was the son of the late Norman Edson and Ariel Taylor Lord. Norm worked many years in the local auto parts industry, starting with Bartram’s Auto, then WesConn Auto and most recently, MacDonald Auto Parts. He is survived by his son, Norman Charles Lord and his wife Janet, of Pennsylvania; daughter Jennifer Lord Meyers and husband James, of Winchester; grandchildren Victor and Nadine Lord, of Pennsylvania, and Reyna and Mitchell Meyers of Winchester; and his sister, Marcia Zubretsky of Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Grustas Lord, and Mary Vermiglio. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Share this: FacebookTwitterGoogleWhatsAppPinterestRedditTumblrMore
Vincent J. Gianni State police radio technician January 15, 2019 0 395 PALM COAST, Fla. – Vincent James Gianni, 77, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, under the compassionate care of Grand Oaks Rehabilitation Center. Born on Dec. 25, 1941 in Torrington, Conn., he was a precious Christmas gift to the late Sebastian and Domenica Ascenzo Gianni. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Joyce Ann Civelli; a son, Christopher C. Gianni of Riverview, Fla.; a daughter, Kara M. Lewis of Montgomery, Texas; two brothers, David and Gary Gianni of Torrington, Conn.; and a treasured granddaughter, Addison Gianni. Vincent was a graduate of the Ward School of Electronics in Hartford, Conn. He served honorably in the Army National Guard. Vince worked as a radio technician for 32 years within the state police division of the state of Connecticut. He moved to Palm Coast in 1997 and became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. He enjoyed boating, fishing, basketball and Lionel trains. Advertisement A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. A visitation will be in the memorial room before Mass from noon until 1 p.m. The family of Mr. Gianni entrusted the arrangements to Clymer Funeral Home and Cremations. Online condolences may be made at
  Edward Anthony Buzzi Jr. of Haddam died peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Born in Torrington on October 23, 1940, to the late Edward A. Buzzi Sr. and Marion (Way) Buzzi.He leaves behind his loving children Tanja Moriarty (husband Sean), Brenda Buzzi, Andrew Buzzi, all of Higganum and Edward Buzzi III, (wife Susan Clasby) of McLean, VA. He was Sr. Elf to his adored grandchildren Erin Moriarty, Christopher Moriarty, Rebecca Mainetti, Rachel Greenholt, Landrigan Buzzi, Veronica Buzzi. He was brother to Thomas Buzzi, Patricia Jacome and Roberta Lee all of Texas and Barbara Springer in Florida. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. Ed was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and had tried out for the team when he was nineteen years old. He loved sports especially the girls UCONN basketball team. With a genius IQ he was a gifted piano player and could play a song after listening to it once. He loved playing for his High Meadows friends and community. Ed served proudly in the Army National Guard. He touched many people's lives with his charm and quick wit. He was a well-spoken gentleman who loved his Sudoku puzzles and York Peppermint Patties with equal fervor. A celebration of his life will be held at The Higganum United Church 248 Saybrook Road Higganum, CT on December 1, 2018 at 11:00. In lieu of flowers please send donations to HUMC Coffeehouse P.O. Box 425 Higganum, CT 06441.
 Harwinton- John L. Goodwin, 78, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at his home. He was the beloved husband of the late Karen F. (Zbell) Goodwin, who passed away October 10, 2018. Mr. Goodwin was born in Torrington on September 11, 1940, son of the late Everette and Julia (Luby) Goodwin, and had been a lifelong area resident. He was a retired truck driver with the Torin Corporation, retiring with over 20 years of service. John was a communicant of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Harwinton. In his spare time, John enjoyed socializing with friends. Survivors include a son, Larry Goodwin and his wife Tammy of Bristol; a grandson, William Goodwin of New Milford; and a daughter-in-law, Ann Stewart. Mr. Goodwin was predeceased by a son, Christopher J. Goodwin; a daughter, Kelli Ann Goodwin; a grandson, C.J. Goodwin, Jr.; and a brother, Tom Goodwin. Services and burial in East Cemetery, Harwinton, will be held in the Spring. Donations may be made to: Torrington Veteran Service Office 140 Main Street, Torrington CT 06790
 Obituary for William Henry "Bill" Kahn Jr. Watertown, MA and Kennebunk ME- William Henry “Bill” Kahn, Jr. 77 yrs., a resident of Watertown, MA and Kennebunk, ME died Sunday December 2, 2018 at the Maine Medical Center, Portland, Me. Bill was born in Torrington, Ct on August 7,1941 a son of the late William H. Sr. and Frances B. Kahn. Bill graduated from Torrington High School and from Western CT State University in Danbury, CT. He is survived by his wife Cynthia Borawski Kahn, brother James Kahn of Stoneham, MA, son and daughter in law Matthew and Elizabeth Kahn of Marlborough, MA and daughter Natasha Kahn of Watertown, MA. Before he retired Bill owned a contracting company, Architectural Renaissance and was a former teacher at Just A Start in Cambridge, MA. A Memorial Service will be held in the Spring of 2019. Memorial donations may be made in his name to your local YMCA. Bill was involved in a number of charities and volunteer organizations over the his lifetime. He was involved in Boy Scouts in a number of roles, worked with Rebuilding Together Boston in a number of roles including a term as president and served as a board member of the Waltham, MA YMCA. Bill enjoyed an active life; he participated in numerous sporting activities including skiing, kayaking and snowshoeing. Bill greatly enjoyed traveling and was also an avid pool player and former semi-pro football player. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Bill’s Book of Memories Page at Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St, Kennebunk ME 04043
Torrington- Bernadine “Bunny” Smith, 77, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas W. Smith. Mrs. Smith was born in Torrington on October 6, 1941, daughter of the late Michael and Sophie (Herman) Stolicny, and had been a lifelong city resident. She was a graduate of St. Francis Nursing School and was a retired Therapeutic Recreation Director with Adams House, retiring with 35 years of service. Bunny was a lifelong communicant of Sacred Heart and St. Francis of Assisi Churches. She was a member of the Columbiettes, enjoyed reading, gardening, antiques, and loved her cat, Ashley. Survivors include two daughters, Paula Giammarino and her husband Louis of Brooklyn, NY, and Michele Smith of Torrington; a son, Jason Smith and his wife Eiling of Portland, three grandchildren, Sarah Farage, Adam Farage, and Jaxon Smith; a great-granddaughter, Angela Farage; many special nieces and nephews, and several cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, November 16, 2018 at 10:30a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 116 Grove St., Torrington. Burial will follow in New St. Francis Cemetery, Torrington. Friends may call Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00p.m. at Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home.
 TORRINGTON – Carl Michelet, 77, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. He was the husband of the late Joan (Goulet) Michelet. Carl was born June 1, 1941, in Torrington, son of the late Silvio and Olga (Cavagnero) Michelet. He was employed by Torrington Company as an accountant until his retirement. He is survived by two sons, Marc Michelet and his wife, Patricia, of Ocala, Fla., Marek Michelet of Torrington; a daughter, Melissa Wiggin and her husband, David, of Boca Raton, Fla.; two sisters, Barbara Watson of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Bonnie Michelet of Burlington; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his close companion, Phyllis Vanotti; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia O’Shaughnessy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter Church, 107 East Main St., Torrington. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Center for Cancer Care, 200 Kennedy Drive, Torrington, CT 06790. Condolences may be sent to Carl’s family by visiting
 Obituary for Janet Dlugokinski Janet (Bauer) Dlugokinski Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Harwinton - Janet (Bauer) Dlugokinski, 75, passed away on December 17, 2017 at 4:11pm at Hartford Hospital. She was the wife of Deacon José Luis Dlugokinski. She was born on February 1, 1942 in Torrington, Connecticut, daughter of the late Conrad J. and Edna (Smith) Bauer. Janet graduated from Torrington High School (Class of 1959) and Waterbury Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse in local hospitals and nursing homes until her retirement in 2015. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, José, three sons; Jonathan D. Bauer, Jeffrey L. Dlugokinski both of Harwinton, CT and James L. Dlugokinski and his spouse Jim Fazzio of Glastonbury, CT, three daughters; Judith D. Savoy and her husband Jeffery, Jennifer Dell’Agnese and her husband Michael all of Torrington, CT and Joann Bauer of Burlington, CT, 12 grandchildren and one great grandson, two sisters; Virginia Mosel and Marilyn Smedick and her husband Daniel and one brother Thomas Bauer and his wife Eileen. She was predeceased by two brothers; Conrad J. Bauer, Jr. and Robert Bauer. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, P.O. Box 285, New Hartford, CT 06057 or the Lourdes of Litchfield Shrine, P.O. Box 667, Litchfield, CT 06759. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 27, 2017 at 10:00am at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 78 Litchfield Road, Harwinton, CT 06791. Entombment will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
 Janet A. Hill Strid Holmdel Twp. Janet A. Strid passed away peacefully at Bayside Manor Nursing Home on July 20, 2017. Janet was a resident of Holmdel Township for over 40 years. She was a 1963 graduate of Seton Hill University in Greenburgh, PA. where she majored in French. Janet also participated in a program sponsored by Lavalle University in Canada and spent a summer living with a French-speaking family in Quebec. Janet taught for 25 years at Keyport Central School and served as President of the Keyport Education Association before retiring in 2009. She was a kind and loving person who was respected by her students, her colleagues and her many friends. Janet enjoyed reading novels, along with gardening, swimming, golf and tennis. She was a member of the Beacon Hill Country Club for many years. Janet was pre-deceased by her parents, Dr. & Mrs. Emerson Stanley Hill of Torrington, CT and by her sister, Suzanne Hill of New York City. She is survived by three children: Gregory Strid and his wife Mary Anna of Chester, NJ, Jennifer Stradt of Oxford, NJ and Dennis Strid, Jr. and his wife Noelle of Berkeley Heights, NJ along with her granddaughters Anna Rose Strid and Zoe Strid. Funeral arrangements are private and under the care of John E. Day Funeral Home in Red Bank. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of NJ, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834. Please visit Janet's memorial website at
TORRINGTON – Ann T. (Pergola)MacDonald, 77, of Torrington, passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. She was the wife of Charles MacDonald. Ann was born in Torrington on July 27, 1940, of the late Catherine Tatar and Frank Pergola, and was a former employee of Stars Department Store. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed socializing with her friends and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Ann is survived by her two children, son Michael MacDonald and wife Debra, of Wolcott, and their daughter Erin, and daughter Holly Dube and husband Charles, of East Longmeadow, Mass., and their daughter Hannah. She also leaves a sister, Frances Samuelson of Torrington, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Phalen Funeral Home, 285 Migeon Ave., in Torrington. Memorial contributions can be made to Smilow Cancer Center or Meals on Wheels in Torrington.
 Diane Melinda Zega 9/25/2017 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Diane Melinda Zega (née Ekvall), 76, of Londonderry, NH, (formerly of Topsfield, MA). Diane passed away Monday, September 25th, 2017, surrounded by her family, after a short but brave battle to recover from complications of surgery. The middle child of three, she was born to the late Irving and Helen Ekvall, in April of 1941. Growing up in Torrington, CT, she graduated from the local high school in 1959. Following, she attended and graduated from Post Junior College in Waterbury, CT. She then spent a short time working as a secretary at Aetna Insurance before marrying her high school sweetheart, the late Anthony R. Zega, in June of 1963. As a couple, the two left Connecticut to build a life and home in Topsfield—a small country town located on the North Shore of Massachusetts. There she spent her life as a homemaker, raising her children. In life, Diane was the consummate creative soul. She had a deep passion for all things related to arts and crafts. Her wide-ranging talents in this regard were applied to themed dinner parties, Halloween costumes, and brainteaser Easter egg hunts. These skills also produced a vast array of treasured projects that her family will continue to hold dear. Amongst these are personalized scrapbooks she made for her children and grandchildren, which celebrated fond moments, offered wisdom, and highlighted the unique love she felt for each. Throughout life she enjoyed reading works of non-fiction, cultivating her garden, and arranging flowers. She was known for cutting articles out of newspapers/magazines and sharing them with family, remembering lyrics to almost any song, and a nearly unbroken reign as the queen of backyard croquet. Personally, Diane had a strong sense of propriety, and an expansive repertoire of sayings that her grandchildren fondly referred to as “grandma-isms.” Famous for her signature gift-wrapping style and recycled ribbons, she would decorate every birthday card with a festive seal from her endless sticker collection. Her warmth, thoughtfulness, and unconditional love will be sorely missed. Diane is survived by three children: her eldest son David, and his wife Janice; her daughter Kristen Murrin, and her husband Christopher; and her youngest son Matthew, and his wife Alexandra. She also leaves behind three adoring grandchildren: Andrew, Amanda, and Emily Murrin, in addition to a large extended family. Calling hours were held Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry. The burial followed in Linwood Cemetery, 41 John Ward Avenue in Haverhill, MA. T Share Peabody Funeral Homes Derry and Londonderry, NH 603-432-2801
 HARWINTON – Dorothy Lydia Wendt passed away Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at the age of 75, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. Dorothy was predeceased by her father, Adolph Wendt, her mother, Lydia Wendt, and her sister, Charlotte Wendt. Dorothy was born in Torrington Sept. 19, 1941. She graduated from Torrington High School in 1959, and went on to work as a bookkeeper for 50 years at Wescon Automotive. Dorothy and her family were one of the founding members to help build Friendship Baptist Church in Litchfield. She served faithfully for more than 30 years as church treasurer, not only for Friendship but also for Western Connecticut Baptist Association and Waterbury Baptist Ministries. She also served traveling with Builders for Christ to help plant and support other church construction and had a passion for supporting missionary work. Dorothy was a big NASCAR fan and loved Hallmark Christmas movies, painting, reading and playing the piano. She is lovingly remembered by her many friends and church family of Friendship Baptist Church of Litchfield. A memorial service will be Monday, Sept. 11, 11:30 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, 441 Torrington Road, Litchfield. Burial will follow after the service in Hillside Cemetery, 76 Walnut St, Torrington. A reception will take place at Friendship Baptist Church following the burial. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made for Lottie Moon Missions, made payable to Friendship Baptist Church, P.O. BOX 1482, Litchfield 06759.
 Anthony Robert Zega, Jr. 8/2/2017 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anthony Robert Zega, Jr., 75, of Londonderry, NH, (formerly of Topsfield, MA). Anthony passed away Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017, surrounded by his family, after a short, but brave battle with cancer. The oldest of three, he was born to the late Anthony and Helen Zega, in September of 1941. Growing up in Torrington, CT, he graduated from the local high school in 1959. He then went on to study at the University of Connecticut where he earned a BA in Business in 1963. After finishing his degree, he began his career as a Manufacturing Engineer, and married his high school sweetheart, Diane (Ekvall) Zega in June of 1963 (a decision which he claimed to be the best of his life). As a couple, the two left Connecticut to build a life and home in Topsfield - a small country town located on the North Shore of Massachusetts. In life, Anthony was an avid reader who enjoyed works of fiction. A puzzle enthusiast, he enjoyed crosswords and Sudoku. He also had a deep fondness for the outdoors, where he spent much of his time hiking and exploring local trails. In addition to these passions, he had a talent for working with his hands. The consummate “handy-man,” Anthony was known to lend a helping hand to both loved ones and neighbors, in a vast array of home maintenance and improvement projects. Later in life, Anthony discovered an interest and talent for art. This realization lead to a prolific output of fantastic paintings, which are currently displayed proudly throughout the homes of loved ones. More than anything, however, Anthony loved spending time with his family. Famous for his quick wit, warm smile, and sense of adventure, he will be sorely missed. Anthony is survived by: his wife of 54 years, Diane; his eldest son David, and his wife Janice; his daughter Kristen Murrin, and her husband Christopher; his youngest son Matthew, and his wife Alexandra. He also leaves behind three loving grandchildren: Andrew, Amanda, and Emily Murrin, in addition to a large extended family. Memorial calling hours were held Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm with a service that began at 5:30pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd, Londonderry.
Kenneth Kowalski Kenneth (Ken) Kowalski, 75, beloved husband and father, passed unexpectedly on August 5th, 2017 while staying with family on a visit from Florida. He leaves behind his loving wife Elaine (Sochocki) Kowalski after 56 wonderful years of marriage. Ken was born in Torrington, CT on October 13, 1941 to the late Henry and Alice Kowalski. Ken was a veteran of the U.S. Army. After his honorable discharge, he worked for many years at United Technologies in CT. He and Elaine retired at age 55 and began a new chapter of their life in Florida. Their homes became a favorite vacation location for their visiting family and friends whom they welcomed with open arms. In addition to Elaine, the love of his life, Ken leaves behind his beloved son Kevin and his beloved daughter and son-in-law Karen and Tom Grennan. He also leaves behind his three cherished grandchildren Annie (Diane) Kowalski, Andy Kowalski, Katie Kowalski and his former daughter-in-law Kathleen Kowalski. Ken loved his children and grandchildren with all of his heart, and he was always available for love and support. Ken also shared a very special bond with his brother-in-law Jim Sochocki and his sister-in-law Dale Sochocki. He was especially close to several of his nieces and nephews and their spouses: Amy and Jack, Scott and Christina, Eric and Marie. He loved to spend time with them and his great-nieces and great-nephews. He will forever be remembered in their hearts as simply "Uncle" His family will receive friends and visitors at B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 South Elm St, Wallingford on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be celebrated at the B.C. Bailey Funeral Home on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m
 James D. O’Connor, Jr., 75, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in his home. He was the beloved husband of Janice M. (Audia) O’Connor. Mr. O’Connor was born in Torrington on August 4, 1941, son of the late James D. O’Connor, Sr., and Olga (Separy) O’Connor, and had been a lifelong city resident. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Conflict Veteran, and a retired production control employee of the Torrington Company, retiring with 35 years of service. Mr. O’Connor was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church, a former member of the Knights of Columbus, enjoyed fishing, skiing, boating, and working around his home. Survivors, in addition to his wife Janice, include two sons, Daniel J. O’Connor of Torrington, and Kenneth J. O’Connor and his wife Erica of West Hartland; a granddaughter, Emma E. O’Connor; a brother, Richard O’Connor and his wife JoAnn of South Yarmouth, MA; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:00a.m. from Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect St., Torrington, to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 160 Main St., Torrington, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30a.m. Military Honors will be accorded following the Mass. Burial will be private. Friends may call Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00a.m. at Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home.
 Mary Ellen Gensch, 75, of Torrington, CT, passed peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Hartford Hospital with her brother Al, his wife Deb, and her sister Annie by her side. Born December 11, 1941, Mary Ellen was the daughter of the late Andy Sr. and Mary V. Gensch. She was predeceased by her brother Andy, Jr. Other survivors include her nieces and nephews: Kim Jones, Jennifer Marconti, Holly Jackson, Andrew Gensch III, Jason Gensch, their spouses, and her sister-in-law Joanne Gensch. Although separated by miles, Mary Ellen found the greatest joy in learning about their lives and their children’s lives. As well as being devoted to her parents’ care in the nursing home, Mary Ellen was a dedicated employee of John Hancock Life Insurance and The Telephone Company. After retirement, MEG so enjoyed seasonal employment at Van Engelen Flower Bulb Company in Bantam, CT. The family is forever grateful to her friends Bett, Margie, and Shirley and is especially appreciative of Bobbi and Rich Fiano’s support during this difficult time. Memorial contributions may be made to ORTV, Inc., Peach Orchard Rd., Prospect, CT 06712. Whenever you hear a red cardinal sing, or listen to WJMJ, smile and remember our sister and brother. Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cook Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the Gensch family by visiting
 Nancy J. Visentin Loving wife, mother, grandmother January 21, 2017 - Obituaries Towns: Canaan CT , Greater Waterbury , Harwinton CT , Northwest Corner , Prospect CT - no comments Nancy J. Visentin Nancy J. Visentin PALM COAST, Fla. – In the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Nancy Jean (Cardillo) Visentin, 75, beloved wife of the late Leo Visentin, passed with her daughter by her side. She handled the end just as she did her entire life, with determination and dignity. Mrs. Visentin was born in Great Barrington, Mass. on May 8, 1941, daughter of the late Louis and Jeanie (Tracy) Cardillo and lived in Canaan before her family moved to Torrington. After marrying her true love, Leo, in 1959, she spent a short time in North Carolina before moving to Harwinton, where she raised her family. Nancy spent her later years enjoying life in Palm Coast, Fla. In addition to raising her family, Nancy worked as an Accountant before becoming a Real Estate Broker and starting Clearview Realty. Nancy was a very intelligent and fun loving person who was a joy to be around for anyone that had the pleasure. She was a loving daughter, devoted wife and wonderful Mother and Grandmother. Nancy loved the warm weather and spending time at the beach, sitting at the beach reading a book was one of her favorite things. She also loved to play any sort of game and was very competitive. She belonged to a scrabble club and played mahjong with another group. She truly enjoyed those two activities and made some very good friends. Nancy will be truly missed by all. She leaves behind three children, John (Mary-Lynn) Visentin, Debbie (Greg) Fecteau and Todd (Joely) Visentin; a brother, Robert (Bev) Cardillo; a sister-in-law, Rosemary Cardillo; five grandchildren, Heather, Loren, Bobby, Julie and Niko; and several nieces and nephews. Nancy was predeceased by her beloved son, James Visentin and brother Thomas Cardillo. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 27, 2017, at 10 a.m. from Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect St., Torrington, to Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 Prospect St., Torrington, for a service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Torrington. Friends may call Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America, 3011 Townsgate Rd #450, Westlake Village, CA 91361- To offer an online condolence, please visit:

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George P. Toth, Ph.D, 75, of Brockport, New York, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 27, 2016 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Torrington, Connecticut, George lived most of his life in State College, Pennsylvania and Brockport, New York. He is survived by his devoted wife and best friend of 49 years, Virginia 'Ginger' (Feshler); his three loving and proud children; daughter Karin Lisack (Matt), daughter Lisa Salzman (Marc) and son Greg (Natalie); his brother Robert Toth (Claudia) of Torrington; his uncle, Deacon Eugene Nebiolo; many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and other friends, including close family friend, Dr. Betsy Balzano. George also leaves a loving legacy to his seven grandchildren who were the joy of his life: Peter, Daniel and Evelyn Lisack; Vivienne and Ashton Salzman; and Mackenzie and Andrew Toth. He is predeceased by his parents, George and Josephine Toth, his cousin Stephen, and his many beloved aunts and uncles. George's life and career touched the lives of many. After receiving his Ph.D. from Penn State University, Dr. Toth was assistant professor at both The College at Brockport and Nazareth College. He then spent most of his career as Director of Career Services at Brockport and was an influential advisor to the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. In his retirement, he continued his work with students and served on the Board of the United Nations Association of Rochester (UNAR). George was a well-known member of his community and enjoyed his time volunteering at the Brockport Welcome Center. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 4:00-7:00pm, with a prayer service at 7:00pm at the Fowler Funeral Home, 340 West Avenue, Brockport. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, December 3rd at 10:00am at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 152 Main Street in Brockport. Memorial donations may be made in George's name to the Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester or to UNAR where a scholarship is being created in his honor.
Re: Margaret "Bambi" Burns Clarke: Dear Friends and Family, It is with profound sadness to share the news that my sister, Maggie “Bambi” Burns Clarke, has died. On Monday, she was scheduled to have lunch with our mother in Torrington but never arrived, and later that day was not answering her telephone or her cell phone. After contacting state police, our worst fears were realized when she was found unconscious on the living room floor at her home in Falls Village Ct. She was taken by ambulance to the Sharon Hospital and then immediately transferred to Hartford Hospital. It was determined by the doctors that she had suffered a massive, irreparable brain hemorrhage/stroke, and that there was no course of action other than to make her comfortable through palliative care. My wife, Jayne, and I stayed with her at the hospital with my sister, Molly, and her husband, Fred, as she lay unconscious for three days. Staff members the hospital were exceptionally supportive, professional and compassionate. Maggie passed peacefully, and without pain or suffering, at about 11 p.m. on Thursday, September 22. There were no services. Plans are for Maggie to have her final resting place at Hillside Cemetery in Torrington beside our father, Harold Burns. Molly and I have begun planning an early 2017 memorial service in Connecticut to honor and remember our sister and we will keep all of her friends and family apprised of those plans as they unfold. Until then, we appreciate your thoughts and prayers, but please, no phone calls at this time. Our mother has no Email access, but would welcome hearing from friends and family by mail at Ronnie Burns, 587 Litchfield St., Torrington, Ct., 06790. While no specific charity was listed in her will, I know Maggie would appreciate any donations to groups serving stray pets or animals whose owners have died, or to a favorite wildlife conservation organization. Many thanks to Maggie's dear friends and neighbors, Bruce and Dee, for helping us weather this tragedy, and for their invaluable assistance in helping find a new home for Maggie's two kitties, Gracie and Oreo. It's times like these that remind us of the importance of holding our friends and family close, and by living and loving the fullest, just as Maggie did. ........John Burns
GIGLIO, ROSANA M. (CLAPPS) Rosana M. (Clapps) Giglio, 75, of Winsted, CT, passed away September 14, 2016, at Litchfield Woods. She was the wife of the late Richard “Bucky” Giglio who preceded her in death on October 31, 2006. Rosana was born July 27, 1941, in Torrington, CT, daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Todor) Clapps. She was employed by the Adams House Convalescent Home as a Bookkeeper until her retirement. She is survived by two sons, Ernest Giglio (Joanne) of Winsted, CT, Dominic Giglio (Kristin) of Raleigh, NC; one sister, Marilyn Traversa of Epping, NH; sisters-in-law Holly Clapps of Burlington, CT and Sandra Clapps of Torrington, CT, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Clapps, Sr. and Daniel Clapps. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Ryan M. Lerner, on Friday, September 23, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Church, 107 East Main St., Torrington. Burial will follow at St. Francis New Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Condolences may be sent to Rosana’s family by visiting - See more at:
 Richard "Dick" Maine Obituary : Richard W. Maine May 24, 1941 - May 15, 2016 Resided in Avon, CT -
Richard W. Maine, 74, of Avon, beloved husband of Angela (Wiley) Maine, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016. Born in Lackawanna, NY, son of the late Joseph and Anne (Hanley) Maine, he was raised in Torrington, lived in Bloomfield for many years before moving to Avon in 1999. Richard received his BA from Middlebury College in 1964 and started his career as a management trainee at the Connecticut General Insurance Company moving into their investment area and becoming Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of CIGNA Investments, a position he held until 1988. With his strong abilities in finance, he held similar positions with Connecticut Mutual, and was President of State House Capitol Management, a Managing Partner of Landmark Partners in Simsbury, and Madison Harbor Capitol ultimately retiring in 2006. However, he readily shared his financial acumen with many non profits, serving on the boards of Ethel Walker School, Simsbury; New Hampton School, New Hampton, NH; Allegheny College, Meadville, PA; and the Warner Theatre, Torrington. He was a voracious reader and loved to travel, plant flowers, and care for the landscaped grounds of his home. Besides his wife of 26 years, Angela; he leaves three daughters Heather Downey and her husband James of Edwards, CO, Holly Maine of Washington, DC, and Brennan Alexa Maine of Pittsburgh, PA; three adored grandchildren Ryan, Connor, and Quinn Downey; and a brother Francis Maine and his wife Irene of Torrington. His family will receive friends on Friday, June 17, 2016 from 5-7 pm at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service in Celebration of his life on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11 am at the First Congregational Church in Bloomfield, 4 Wintonbury Avenue, Bloomfield. The Rev. Edwin Ayala, Interim Pastor will officiate. A reception will follow the service in fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to: The First Congregational Church in Bloomfield 10 Wintonbury Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002: memo (The Children's Faith Formation Programs) or memorial donations in Richard and Angela Maine's name to: The Comprehensive Women's Health Center at Saint Francis, 114 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105. - See more at:
 Elizabeth "Betty" Saville Obituary Saville, Elizabeth "Betty" CASTLETON Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Saville (Sabotka), 73, of Castleton NY,passed away suddenly and peacefully on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Albert E. Saville. They shared 54 years of marriage together. She was born in Torrington, Conn. on July 14, 1941, and lived in Castleton since 1972. She was the daughter of the late Lucinda "Jean" (DeMasi) and Anthony Sabotka. Betty was employed as the assistant clerk for the Village of Castleton and worked for many years as a service manager for Finast Supermarkets. She was a life member of the Castleton Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Betty was kind and friendly, greeting everyone with a warm, welcome smile and loving heart. Her vibrant and beautiful personality touched all of those whom she met. She spent her life by the side of her soul mate and best friend Al. Together, they enjoyed spending time with family and friends, creating many happy memories. Boating and camping were among their favorite activities. Her Italian cooking, especially her lasagna and meatballs, was often requested. She was very proud of her grandchildren and attended their many sporting and dance events. Betty loved engaging in conversation, including long phone conversations with her siblings. She is survived by her devoted husband, Albert E. Saville; her loving children, Kim Femia (late Angelo), Sherry Scott (Charles), and Richard (Rita). She is predeceased by her daughter, Gail. She is also survived by her grandchildren who shared a very special relationship with their Nan, Nicholas, Corey, and Gabriel Stockman, Brianna Femia, Aidan Scott and her great-granddaughter, Penelope Stockman. She is also survived by her siblings, Alfred and Francis Sabotka of Florida, Janice Bovino of Connecticut, and brother-in-law, Anthony Mollica of California and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is also predeceased by her in-laws, Angelina (Falcone) and Harold Saville, and in-laws Evelyn and Lucien Herbert, and Ann Mollica. The family would like to thank the Castleton Ambulance and staff at Albany Memorial Hospital for their kind and compassionate care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, in Sacred Heart Church, 3 Catholic Way, Castleton. Relatives and friends are invited and may attend her calling hours from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Ray Funeral Home, 59 Seaman Ave., Castleton. Burial will follow the Mass in New Sacred Heart Cemetery. Those who wish may contribute to either the Castleton Ambulance, 1700 Brookview Road, Castleton, NY 12033 or the Castleton Fire Company, 11 Green Ave., Castleton, NY 12033, in memory of Betty Saville. - See more at:
 MASKOVSKY, MARVIN “MUFF” Marvin “Muff” Maskovsky died Feb. 13, 2015 in Plymouth, MA. He was the devoted husband of the late Jacqueline Maskovsky. Muff held many jobs in the area including THS teacher, Sharon Playhouse publicity manager, Principal of THS, Assistant Superintendent in Torrington and Superintendent of Region 1. Muff served on many boards including the Jaycees, YMCA, Torrington Symphony, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Community Foundation of NW CT and the Warner Theatre. Maskovsky is survived by Nina, Ken, Kaleb, Hannah and Daniel Garde, Lisa, Lexi and Andrea Barlow, Ed Tamulionis, Loretta Crowley, Rebecca and Christian Hebert, Clifford and Gerald Maskovsky. Donations in his memory can be made to the Warner Theatre, PO Box 1012, 68 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. A celebration of his life for friends and family will be held at 1 PM on March 28, 2015 at the Warner Theatre. Guestbook may be signed at - See more at:
 Torrington mourns 'Muff' Maskovsky helped save Warner Theatre BY ALEC JOHNSON REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN Marvin "Muff" Maskovsky, who led the Warner Theatre's board of directors from 1999 to 2008 and oversaw the complete renovation of the main theater in 2002 and later the addition of the Carol and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center in 2008 died Friday. In this photo he is seen at his recent dedication ceremony. Republican-American Archive. TORRINGTON — Marvin "Muff" Maskovsky, a man credited with saving the Warner Theatre from the wrecking ball and waging a war that kept the UConn Torrington campus open, has died. Maskovsky, a lifelong educator, died Friday night in Plymouth, Mass., where had been living near family. He was 84.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert J. Raleigh on February 4, 2015. He was born July 15, 1942, son of the late William and Esther Raleigh. He will be missed by his wife Barbara Gioia Ferrarotti, his son Kendall and wife Sally of Colorado, his daughter Cheryl and husband Tom Lemire of Massachusetts, their mother Joyce Gustavson, and his stepdaughter, Carla Ferrarotti. Bob graduated from Northeastern University and was Plant Engineer at the Torrington Company for 25 years before forming his own consulting company, Raleigh Engineering. He was Past Exalted Ruler of the Elk’s Lodge #372, Elk of the Year, Commissioner for the Torrington Housing Authority, and served on the building committees for The Torrington Library and Brooker Memorial. He liked photography, fishing, mountain climbing, reading, organic gardening and making wine. He liked convincing others on the benefits of juicing, wheatgrass, and CoQ10. Growing up in Rhode Island, he had a love for the ocean and the beach, and, later in life, looked forward to spending summers at Cape Cod. Additional survivors include his brother Richard and wife Donna, his brother Donald, all of Warwick, RI; grandchildren Kayla, Jack, and Maggie Raleigh, Olivia and Carina Lemire, sister-in-law Jane Macaione of West Hartford, as well as several nieces, nephews, and countless friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, William Raleigh, and a niece Valerie Martinelli. Bob was an inspiration to all as he battled pancreatic cancer with strength, dignity, indomitable courage and optimism. Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington.
 TORRINGTON — Joseph R. DiPippo, 73, died Dec. 31, 2014 in Henderson, Nev. Service will be held Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, 11 a.m. at St. Peter Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. To offer an online condolence:
  SALIUS, ANTHONY, JR. “TIM” Anthony “Tim” Salius, Jr., 73, of Harwinton, CT, beloved husband of Diane (Guarda) Salius, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Yale-New Haven Hospital, succumbing to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. IPF is a fatal lung disease with no known cure. He was diagnosed six years ago. Born in Torrington on May 19, 1941, he was the son of the late Anthony “Tut” and Gertrude (Covallo) Salius, Sr. Tim was a 1959 graduate of Torrington High School and an alumnus of the University of Connecticut, Class of 1963. He also held a Masters Degree from Southern Connecticut State University and served as an officer in the Connecticut National Guard. Prior to his retirement in 1999, Tim was employed by the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch for 36 years, serving as Director of the Family Division for the Superior Court. A strong advocate against domestic violence, he was instrumental in the passage of numerous domestic violence laws. Tim was also a past president of the National Association of Family Courts and, until his death, was Chairman of the state Advisory Committee for Juvenile Justice. An avid golfer, Tim was a long time member of at Green Woods Country Club and Sandpiper Bay Country Club in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, where he and Diane spent a great deal of time. In addition to his wife, Tim is survived by two sons whom he was very proud of, Chris Salius and his wife Tina, and Scott Salius and his wife Jody. He is also survived by two brothers, Michael Salius and his wife Elaine, and Jack Salius and his wife Barbara. Tim also is survived by his brother-in-law Nick Guarda and his wife Tracey. Tim leaves behind three grandchildren, Ryne Salius, Shelby Salius and Ian Thompson. He adored all three and enjoyed a special relationship with each. Also surviving Tim are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Krinsky, Dr. Stephen Bryant, Dr. Erica Herzog and the staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Yale-New Haven Hospital for their care and compassion. There will be no calling hours, and burial will be private. A Memorial Mass, open to all, will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Church, 107 East Main St., Torrington, followed by a luncheon reception at Green Woods Country Club, 300 Torringford St. (Route 183), Winsted, CT 06098. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to find a cure for IPF at:; or to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 811 West Evergreen Avenue, Suite 204, Chicago, Illinois 60611-3201. Condolences may be sent to the Salius family by visiting . Published in registercitizen on May 29, 2014 Print | View Guest Book . - See more at:
 See This link for her photo: Edna (Teddy) Marie Pescatore Renzullo | Visit Guest Book Edna (Teddy) Marie Pescatore Renzullo Edna (Teddy) Marie Pescatore Renzullo passed away on June 8th, 2013 in Yuba City, CA. Her love and caring for her students will be missed by all. Edna was born in Torrington, Connecticut November 27, 1940. She attended Seaton Hall University in New Jersey and later obtained a Masters of Education from Santa Clara University in California. She was a teacher for over 40 years; the last 28 were at Saint Isidore's Catholic School in Yuba City. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Ivilo "Mike" Renzullo; her son, Chris Renzullo (Jodi); her granddaughters, Gillian and Lauren of Yuba City, CA; brothers, Michael (Lorraine) of Florida and Richard (Lilly) of Connecticut; and many nieces and nephews. When Edna was not in the classroom teaching, you could find her bowling, playing cards, or supporting her grandchildren in their various endeavors. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, June 14th at 11:00 am at St. Isidore's Catholic Church. The church is located at 222 Clark Ave, Yuba City, CA. A Celebration of Life immediately following in the Parish hall. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to St. Isidore's Catholic School in her honor. Send Condolences to Published in Appeal Democrat from June 12 to June 13, 2013
 Donald Carr: No obituary found. There was a notice in the Jan 2014 Elks Lodge newsletter, but no details. If anyone has additional information, please let me know.
  Thomas A. Rosazza, Tom, 69 years old, was born and raised in Torrington, Connecticut. He graduated from Providence College in 1965 and the University of Hartford in 1966. He served in the Air Force from 1966 to 1970 as an Education Officer for a corrections program and went on to work in the criminal justice system as the Assistant Warden of Treatment at the Maryland House of Correction and as the Executive Director of the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards. In 1985 he moved his family to Colorado and began his own business as a Criminal Justice Consultant. He had a wonderful sense of humor, a passion for social justice, and the desire to help those less fortunate. Tom leaves behind his wife Mary Jo, sons Michael (Mihira), Christopher (Colleen), Matthew (Lauren), daughter Anne Marie (Severin) and three grandchildren, Milana, Avani, and Lucas. A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Friday, September 21, 2012 at 2pm at St Patrick Catholic Church in Colorado Springs. He will be greatly missed.
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 MaryAnn Hilpert (June 8, 1941 - March 10, 2012) | Visit Guest Book TORRINGTON - MaryAnn Hilpert, 70, of Torrington, passed away Saturday, March 10, at Hartford Hospital. She was the wife of the late Nelson Hilpert. Mary Ann was born in Torrington, on June 8, 1941, daughter of the late Alfred and Ruth Baker Schibi. She was employed by Paradigm Healthcare Center in Torrington. A Communicant of Saint Francis Church, she was a eucharistic minister, and a member of their Bereavement Committee. She was a past president and current vice president of Torrington Lions Club, MaryAnn loved spending time with her family and friends, volunteering at the Warner Theater, fostering Fidelco Guide Dogs and riding her trike. She leaves her son, Mark Hilpert and his wife Peyton of Torrington and was the proud and loving grandmother of Mariah Hilpert. She also leaves her sister Louise Consolini of Salisbury, brothers and sisters in law, Norman and Melanie Hilpert of Litchfield and Fred and Borghild Bilak of Florida, nieces and nephews Kristopher and Tracie Hilpert, Marlene and Dan Matteau, Stephan and Diane Consolini, several cousins and many loving family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at at Saint Francis Church, Torrington, at 10:30 on Thursday, March 15, 2012, with burial following at Hillside Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Phalen Funeral Home, 285 Migeon Ave., Torrington. Memorial contributions can be made to Saint Francis Church, 160 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790, or Fidelco, 103 Old Iron Ore Rd., Bloomfield CT 06002. Published in The Register Citizen on March 13, 2012
 TORRINGTON — Robert Rushworth died peacefully Wednesday afternoon at Hartford Hospital. Born in Glasgow, Scotland 70 years ago, Robert immigrated to Torrington at age 12 with his parents, Henry and Christina Rushworth and sister Margaret. Robert worked at the Berkshire Café in Torrington for many years. He is survived by his son, Sgt. Robert Scott Rushworth of Colorado Springs, his sister, Margaret Tompkins, grandchildren Robert, Ricky, Cody, Cindy, Alyeska and Arianna, nephews, Jeffrey and Jason Tompkins. A Celebration of Life for friends and family will be held at Greenwoods Country Club in Torrington on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.
 Daniel G. Sheehan (1940 - 2011) | Visit Guest Book BURLINGTON - Sheehan, Daniel G. Sheehan, 71, of Burlington beloved husband of Jacqueline (Bumps) Sheehan passed away Monday Oct. 17, 2011. Born in Hartford July 22, 1940 son of the late Daniel J. Sheehan and Katherine (Guiheen) Sheehan. He resided in Burlington for 33 years. Dan was a graduate of Torrington High School class of 1959. Prior to retiring in 1997 he was associated with the Arthur G. Russell Co. for 27 years where he was a machine design specialist. He was a communicant at St. Patrick's Church in Burlington. Dan enjoyed his many trips to Ireland visiting loving friends and family in the homeland of his grandmother, author Peig Sayers. He was a sports enthusiast and music aficionado. In his earlier years he served as an EMT with the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Corps. Besides his wife he is survived by his beloved daughter Kerry L. Sheehan of Torrington. Dan was predeceased by his cherished daughter Colleen F. Sheehan.
 John F. Meneguzzo (1940 - 2011) | Visit Guest Book TORRINGTON - John F. Meneguzzo, 71, passed away at his home in Torrington on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. Born on April 24, 1940, he was the son of Adeline Meneguzzo and of the late Joseph Meneguzzo. He is survived by his son, Joseph Meneguzzo and his wife Patricia of Torrington; his daughter, Lisa Meneguzzo of Torrington; his former wife, Patricia 'Dede' Meneguzzo of Torrington; his brother, Charles Meneguzzo and his wife Marcia of Torrington; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Meneguzzo was the longtime owner of the Oddo Print Shop in Torrington until his retirement. At the request of the deceased, there are no calling hours. Private services have been entrusted to Cook Funeral Home. Published in The Register Citizen on October 12, 2011
 Judy G (Welch) Brown (1941-2011) | Visit Guest Book Judy G. Welch Wilcox Truglia Brown departed this earth on May 20 at her home in Leicester, North Carolina after a brief illness. She was born in Torrington, Connecticut August 26, 1941. Grew up in Bantam and Litchfield and was in the Torrington High School class of 1959. She lived in Jacksonville, Florida from 1983 to 2011 and graduated from Florida State College Jacksonville with a degree in Interior Design. Judy was predeceased by husband Joseph Truglia and is survived by her current husband Chris Brown and children Thelma, Brian and Barry Wilcox; Melanie Williamson; Kathleen Good; Sheila Crow; Joseph, Robert, Daniel, Kevin and Michael Truglia, and Michelle Muzingo. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 3 great granddaughters. She was an expert seamstress, gourmet cook, avid gardener and tireless volunteer; always ready for a new adventure in life and setting a high standard for us all to aspire to. An active member of Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church in Jacksonville. She served on the church council and altar guild; made quilts for Lutheran World Relief and participated in missionary work from Alabama to Peru. She was a selfless servant of God and Mankind and left a loving legacy of good works and fond memories for her beloved family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church at 2:00 pm Saturday July 23. In lieu of flowers, her family recommends memorial contributions be made to the Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church Vision for Mission Fund, 7860 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32256
 Eileen Pollick Perusse (1941 - 2011) | Visit Guest Book TORRINGTON - Eileen Pollick Perusse, 70, of Pierce Street, Torrington, passed on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at Hartford Hospital. She was the wife of Claude Perusse. Eileen was born on May 6, 1941 in Torrington, daughter of the late Omar and Christine (Marchione) Pollick. She was a Secretary employed by the Torrington School System. A communicant of St. Peter Church, she was a member of the St. Anne's Society, a Past President of the St. Peter School Association, a Girl Scout Leader, and a Cheerleading Coach. Eileen was an avid Yankee and San Francisco Giant fan, she enjoyed watching both the men and women`s UCONN Basketball games. She loved to knit, was devoted to her family, and was a constant presence at her children and grandchildren`s sports activities. In addition to her husband Claude, she is survived by four children, Joseph and his wife Janet of Torrington, Michele Buckley of Arlington, Virginia, Claudine Eaton and her husband William of Woodstock, Christopher and his wife Victoria of Winsted; three brothers, George Pollick and his wife Kathy of Torrington, Raymond Pollick and his wife Alison of Quaker Hill, Roger Pollick and his wife Judy of Torrington; eight grandchildren, Garrett Perusse, Jagger Perusse, Kassi Perusse, Baden Eaton, Cadence Clackner, Madelyn Perusse, Jonathan Clackner and Robert Perusse as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Terry Pollick. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 25, with the cortege departing at 9:30 a.m. from Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington to St. Peter Church, 107 East Main St., Torrington for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Francis New Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday morning, May 25 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial donations be made to the Omar Pollick Scholarship Fund c/o George Pollick, 21 Simmons St., Torrington, CT 06790 or to St. Peter/St. Francis School, c/o The Pastoral Center, 160 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Condolences may be sent to the Perusse family by visiting Published in The Register Citizen on May 24, 2011
 Maureen Thompson (Dec. 20, 1941 - March 11, 2011) | Visit Guest Book TORRINGTON - Maureen Columbia Thompson, of Torrington passed away Friday, March 11, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Thomas "Ed" Thompson. Maureen was born in Torrington, on Dec. 20, 1941, the daughter of the late Clarence and Lillian (Sullivan) Columbia. She loved spending time with her family and friends and playing softball. She took tremendous pride and joy watching her grandchildren play sports and was their biggest fan. In addition to her husband, Maureen is survived by her three children, Mark Tedesco and wife Paulette, Tina Caine, and Thomas Thompson Jr, a brother Thomas Columbia and eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A memorial will be held on Tuesday March 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Phalen Funeral Home 285 Migeon Ave Torrington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Mary Ann Tedesco Memorial Fund C/O Jill Tedesco 11 Rock Creek Lane Torrington CT 06790. Published in The Register Citizen on March 14, 2011
 Torrington – William Joseph Wysocki, 68, passed away on Sunday, August, 29, 2010 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. He was the husband of the late Jacqueline Wysocki. Born in Torrington, on Sept. 11, 1941, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (DiLullo) Wysocki. A Teamster in local union #677, he worked in construction for most of his life, having worked for Hemlock Construction, Waters Construction, O&G, and DeFelice Construction. He was a member of the American Legion Post 38. William enjoyed cooking, gardening, hunting, fishing and was a fan of the New York Yankees. He was also an active member of the Germania Club and Forester’s Club of America. William is survived by his daughters, Dory E. Wysocki Miville and Rosalind Wysocki; two grandchildren, Roxanne Zamkovsky and Amber Wysocki; a great-grandson, Desmond Gordon; and his longtime companion, Doreen Rhoades. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 at St. Peter Church, 107 East Main Street, Torrington. Burial will follow in New St. Francis Cemetery, Torrington.
 Thomas Coury Jr. | Visit Guest Book Thomas D. Coury Jr. 1941-2010 Thomas "Turk" Coury, died in Sterling, Alaska, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 69. Mr. Coury was born June 11, 1941, to Thomas and Gertrude Coury in Torrington, Conn. He was predeceased by his parents; and spouse, Dawn (Kemp) Coury and a sister, Grace "Pudgy" Hubbard. Turk was born and raised in Torrington, Conn.; and also lived in Cornwall and Goshen for many years. He moved to central Florida in the early 70's, and spent many years between Florida and Alaska. He loved hiking, fishing, and hunting. Turk made many lifelong friends over the years, and was loved by everyone who knew him. Throughout his life and into retirement he was a self-employed musician. He was best known in the Berkshires as "Turk & the Party Cats". He entertained so many people, not only in the Berkshires but also in Connecticut, Alaska, and Florida. He loved playing guitar and singing a large variety of songs that everyone enjoyed. The family wrote: "The community lost one of the greatest entertainers it has known." He is survived by his daughter, Carrie Coury-Jarrett, of Umatilla, Fla.; son, Michael Coury of Lady Lake, Fla.; sisters, Ann Fecto, of New Hartford, Conn.; Christine Santoro, of Torrington, Conn.; and Evie Simonik of Winsted, Conn. Brothers, Jim Coury, of Ponce Inlet, Fla.; and Frank Besson of Torrington, Conn.; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His ashes will be scattered by the Kenai River in south central Alaska, the Florida Keys and in Connecticut.
 Samuel John Rulli Sr. (1941 - 2010) | Visit Guest Book BARKHAMSTED - Samuel John Rulli Sr, 69, of Barkhamsted passed away Monday, Nov. 15th, 2010 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington. He was the husband of Joan (Kelmelis) Rulli. Born in Torrington, on July 25, 1941, the son of the late Samuel S. and Helen (Kozlak) Rulli he served in The U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1965 aboard the USS Prairie. He was retired from ATT-Lucent Technologies after 39 years. Active in the community, he was a volunteer fireman and member of The Barkhamsted Republican Town Committee. He served as a Justice of the Peace and was a member of The American Legion, Torrington Elks Lodge and The Germania Society. He was an active outdoorsman, who enjoyed fly fishing, hunting and gardening and was an avid UCONN Basketball and New England Patriots fan. In addition to his wife he leaves his three children and six grandchildren. Son Samuel John Rulli Jr, his fiancé Silvia and grandchildren Allison, James, and Aritz, son Mark William Rulli, his wife Lori and grandchildren Christopher and Matthew, and daughter Jeanette Marie White, her husband Kevin and their son Kevin Samuel. He also leaves a brother George Rulli and his wife Sharon and brother in-law Victor Kelmelis and his wife Sumiko. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, New Hartford, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20. Burial will follow at Saint Joseph Cemetery in Winsted. Friends may call at the Phalen Funeral Home, 285 Migeon Ave., Torrington Saturday 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund, 60 Town Hill Road, New Hartford CT 06057 or American Cancer Society , on line memorials Published in The Register Citizen on November 18, 2010
 Frances J. (Corbo) Dobos (1941 - 2010) | Visit Guest Book OCALA, Fla. - Frances (Corbo) Dobos, of Florida wife of Raymond J. Dobos, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 7, due to complications from pneumonia and diabetes. Frances (Corbo) was born in Torrington on Nov. 4, 1941, and was the daughter of the late Canio and Mary Corbo of Torrington. Frances was married to Raymond J. Dobos, also of Torrington, in 1965. Both resided in Florida after their marriage; the last 25 years in Ocala, Fla. Frances is survived by her husband, Raymond, a brother Kenneth, two sisters, Patricia Pagano, and Nancy Hodorski. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. at New Saint Francis Cemetery in Torrington. Online guest book
 TORRINGTON — Anthony Cordani, 68, of 39 Patterson St Torrington passed suddenly at his home Friday Morning March 19, 2010 . Anthony, also known as “Spot” was born in Torrington on Sept. 24, 1941, the son of the late Patrick Cordani Sr. and Josephine (Scarfo) Cordani. He was a life long resident of Torrington and attended both Oliver Wolcott RVTS and Torrington High School, graduating in 1959. After completing his masonry apprenticeship, he worked for Cordani Building Company for over 40 years, and was an officer of the corporation. He was a master mason and bricklayer, known for the craftsmanship and quality that his heritage was known for. A hard worker and meticulous mason, he continued working as an independent contractor in the area until his passing. He was a member of The Germania Club, loved to play bocce ball, enjoyed walks, the outdoors, and horses. He was well known in the community, a friend to all he met, and a wonderful, giving man. For those who knew Spot, he had a heart unsurpassed to none. He is survived by his siblings, Patrick Cordani Jr., of Torrington, Raymond Cordani of Port St. Lucie FL, Joseph Cordani of Port St. Lucie FL, Gloria Madeux of Torrington, Rachel Cordani of Litchfield, and Albert Cordani of Torrington and two godchildren, Nicole J. Cordani of Litchfield and Brandon Cordani of Torrington along with numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday April 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Peter Church 107 East Main St Torrington. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at New St. Francis Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to Saint Peter Church 160 Main St Torrington, CT 06790. on line memorial at
 TORRINGTON — Our beloved brother, Lee F. Beauty, 70, of Torrington passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. Lee was born in Torrington, on Aug. 13, 1939, the son of the late Francis and Josephine Beauty. He was employed by Fitzgerald Mfg. Co. and The Torrington Co. He was commonly known as The Mayor of The North End, and could always be seen walking around Torrington with his New York Post under his arm. He enjoyed taking trips with his friends to see his favorite sports teams, especially the Cardinals. He also enjoyed playing the horses at OTB Lee is survived by two sisters, Lynn MacLeod and husband Donald of Torrington, and Lori Wesolowski and husband Chet of New Hartford, and nephews Scot and Shawn MacLeod and Kyle and Adam Wesolowski. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Phalen Funeral Home Inc., 285 Migeon Ave., Torrington. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery. Friends may call prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions can be made to VNS Hospice, 62 Commercial Blvd., Torrington, CT 06790.
SOUTHBURY — Paul Francis Colombie Jr., 68, of 1890 Bucks Hill Rd., Southbury died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 at Waterbury Hospital. He was the husband of Denise (Romeo) Colombie. Paul was born in Torrington on Oct. 24, 1941, the son of the late Paul F. and Mary (Mastro) Colombie. He was a graduate of Torrington High School Class of 1959, Ward School of Electronics, and Marist College. He worked for IBM for over 30 years, and upon his retirement, he entered real estate, first for Prudential Realty and later as director of sales and marketing for Baker Residential. Upon receiving his broker’s license, he worked for William Raveis. In addition to his wife, he leaves a daughter, Nicole Colombie of Burbank Calif., and a son, Paul Bradford Colombie of New Hope Pa., as well as two sisters, Bernice Madeux of Torrington, Phyllis Peters of Torrington, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday Jan. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Peter Church, Torrington, with burial following at Hillside Cemetery. Friends may call prior to the service at Phalen Funeral Home, 285 Migeon Ave., Torrington from 9 to 10 a.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Southbury Ambulance Assoc., 68 Georges Hill Rd., Southbury, CT 06488, or the American Diabetes Assoc., 306 Industrial Park #105, Middletown, CT 06457.
   TORRINGTON – Allen James Guilmart, 67 of 8 Stonegate Drive, Torrington died Sunday, October 25, 2009 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. (Photo at left taken just 3 weeks ago at the 50th Class Reunion, Fairview Farms, Oct 3, 2009. He was so happy to be able to attend the reunion !
Allen was born in Torrington on January 6, 1942, a son of the late Allen C. and Anna E. (Gleeson) Guilmart and was a lifelong resident. He had worked for O & G Construction and Nickersons Construction. He was a communicant of St. Francis Church and a member of the Laborers Int. Union of America Local 675. He is survived by: two brothers, William J. Guilmart of Torrington and James G. Guilmart and his wife Lauren of Fort Collins, CO; two sisters, Maureen G. O’Neill of North Canaan and Patricia G. Hoffmann and her husband Heinz of Amesbury, MA; many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Francis Church, 160, Main Street, Torrington. Burial will follow in Hall Meadow Cemetery, Goshen. Friends may call at The Gleeson Mortuary, 258 Prospect Street, Torrington on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to: Margaret Derwin Fund, National Iron Bank, C/O Richard Wardell, P.O. Box 565, Salisbury, CT 06068
Thanks to Kaye for sending the photo !
 Eddice Tremblay Share E-mail Visit Guest Book TREMBLAY, EDDICE ASHE Eddice Ashe Tremblay, age 68, of Ocala, FL entered into eternal rest on August 5, 2009 at home. She was born April 12, 1941, in Torrington, CT, to Agnes and Edward Ashe. She had 2 sisters: Maureen Ashe Daley and Catharine Ashe McKenna. Mrs. Tremblay was educated at Trinity College of Vermont for her bachelors degree, and later at Middlebury College's Breadloaf School of English and University of Hartford for her masters degree. She married Roger C. Tremblay on July 2, 1966, with friends and family on hand. They resided first in Torrington, CT, where she taught English at the local high school. She had 3 children, Kerry Tremblay Holway, Sean Roger Tremblay, and Eddice Tremblay Companion. She resided in Avon, CT, for 12 plus years and in 1984 the family moved to Seminole, FL. Mrs. Tremblay then spent until 2000 teaching at Dixie Hollins High School in St. Petersburg, FL, as an invaluable member of the English department. Teaching was more than a profession for her. It was a calling. Her students loved her. In her retirement, Mrs. Tremblay enjoyed traveling with her husband, Roger. She enjoyed several European river cruises over the last few years. She even enjoyed a fun filled Disney cruise. She and her husband concentrated most of their retirement years on family. They have 8 grandchildren, 3 of which live within 3 miles of their residence. Mrs. Tremblay attended her grandchildren's school functions, including sports games and music recitals. She loved them unconditionally, and became a foundational part of their upbringing. Eddice Ashe Tremblay is survived by: her husband Roger of 43 years (Ocala, FL), daughter Kerry Holway (Burlington, VT), son Sean Tremblay (St. Petersburg, FL), and daughter Eddice Companion (Ocala, FL). She has 8 grandchildren. Sisters: Catharine Ashe McKenna and Maureen Ashe Daley and brother in-law Edward Daley. Funeral Mass will be held at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala, FL at 8:30am on Friday, August 14th. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Marion County in her memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home, Bruce Chapel West, 6241 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, FL., 34476.
TOM McGARRITY TRIBUTE: As you see by the list published above, Tom passed away on 4/13/2009.The following photo and article were published in the Hartford Courant on Sunday, May 17, 2009.
 XTRAORDINARY LIFE He Had A Passion For Fashion, And For Life By ANNE M. HAMILTON | Special to The Courant May 17, 2009 THOMAS J. MCGARRITY, 68, of West Hartford, died April 13. (HANDOUT / May 13, 2009) Tom McGarrity dressed women elegantly, and his style and flair made him memorable to fans of Japanalia Eiko, a women's specialty store in West Hartford. "His object was to make ladies feel beautiful," said Shirley Griffin, a Japanalia customer. "He made me feel good." McGarrity was one of two sons born to Dorothy and Bill McGarrity, who worked at American Brass Co. in Torrington. As a child, Tom loved drawing, putting on plays and dressing up, and at 16, he got a job as an usher at the Warner Theater in Torrington, where he developed his love for the stage. After graduating from high school, McGarrity got an entry-level job at the Torin Corp., a manufacturing company, and rose through the ranks of its personnel department. He became the liaison between management and union workers and was popular with both. Several years after he left the company, workers watching a United Way video burst into applause when they caught a glimpse of him. "To have people in the union love someone from management has got to be pretty special," said Mary Swanson, a childhood friend who worked at Torin. "He was not on anybody's side. He negotiated with reason." Although McGarrity had no formal training in art, he also helped the company acquire a collection of paintings. McGarrity left Torin in the late 1970s to become a partner in Eugene Flynn and Associates, a headhunting company in West Hartford that placed management personnel, and he was its top producer, said Mary Flynn, widow of the company owner. McGarrity also developed a distinctive style of dress - wearing designer clothes that paired a pink shirt with pink suspenders, for example. "He was very dapper and had the high-fashion look du jour," said Dan Blow, one of the owners of Japanalia. "He was always a head-turner." A class McGarrity took in Japanese cooking from Eiko Sakai changed the direction of his life. He became friends with Sakai and Blow, her former husband, and modeled in their fashion shows. When the couple opened Japanalia in Hartford in 1986, they asked McGarrity to manage the store. It combined bright colors, beautiful fabrics and sophisticated design into comfortable yet stylish clothes, many of them unisex garments that McGarrity began to wear himself. "He was the first one we thought of," Sakai said. "His style is so amazing and sophisticated. He was a great stylist." When Japanalia Eiko opened in West Hartford Center in 1990, McGarrity became its manager - and the darling of its customers. "He had a very special talent," said Karen Petersen, who has shopped at Japanalia for 25 years. "You felt you could really trust him. He really became a friend." McGarrity took charge of his customers and influenced their choices. He had strong opinions and was not shy about expressing them. "Tom would say, 'Take that off. It doesn't look good,'" said Irma Handel, a longtime Japanalia fan. "You tell me how often someone says that to you." He was interested in how a woman looked, from her hair to her feet, and advised his clients on everything. He could remember clothing they had previously purchased and suggest new things to go with the old. When a new item arrived that he thought a customer would like, McGarrity would drop her a brief note: "You might like it. It's your color." He gave the store its signature spare, elegant look, dressing the manikins and designing the windows. He was also good for business. "He was a high priest for us," said Blow. "He'd get them the jewelry, the shoes. ... His taste was very signature. People who loved his style could hardly think of going anywhere else. He had a very dedicated following, and he made an impression on a lot of people." McGarrity's sense of style and his eclectic taste were expressed in the house he shared with his longtime partner, Paul Snipes. A black-leather sofa flanked by a red and a pink chair. Few knickknacks. Dining room chairs covered in peach, green and chocolate. Contemporary art on the walls. He also worked to raise awareness about AIDS-HIV and was passionate about social issues. He raised money for AIDS Project Hartford and served on the boards of Tabor House, a Hartford organization that provides services for people with AIDS, and the Artists Collective in Hartford. McGarrity was droll, thought of himself as shy and had a poker face but was gregarious with friends. "He could look very stern and responsible, but in a flash, he gets a twinkle in his eye and turns into a pixie kind of guy," Blow said. He was also a generous person who quietly helped others and loved giving elegant dinner parties. He died of esophageal cancer. "He had a great dignity and presence, a lot of enthusiasm," Griffin said. "He was a great disco