Our Obituaries

Stanley Rapacki

September 29, 1924 - December 6, 2017

Stanley Joseph Rapacki 93, husband of 54 years to the late Angela (Mastroluca) Rapacki and resident of Westbrook, CT. for 48 years, passed away at Apple Rehabilitation Center in Old Saybrook , CT on December 6th, 2017. He was born September 29, 1924 to the late Wallace and Pelagia "Paula" (Neski) Rapacki in Suffield, CT. He was a Sergeant of the United States Army Air Corps as an Airplane...
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Erica Svenson

April 13, 1945 - December 4, 2017

Erica A Svenson, known to family and friends as "Ricki" passed away suddenly on December 4, 2017. Erica was born in Englewood NJ on April 13, 1945. She was the daughter of Carl and Hedwig Svenson. Erica grew up in Chester and was a graduate of Valley Regional High School. She later settled in Ivoryton with her family and will be fondly remembered for her exceptional cooking at The...
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Amanda Lee Kryszat

October 21, 1989 - December 2, 2017

Amanda Lee Kryszat (Panda) 28 of Middletown, Ct formally of Ivoryton, Ct left this earth to be free of the pain of addiction to spread her wings and fly free. She graduated high school at valley regional class of 2007 and spent some time at Middlesex Community College. Then the music called her gypsy spirits, where she spent many years traveling and became an accomplished glass blower.She loved...
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Corc Uyar

December 26, 1950 - December 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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Brian P. McNamara

November 3, 1950 - November 23, 2017

Brian P."Big Mac" McNamara 67, beloved husband for 39 years of Susan (Zielinski) McNamara passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. Brian grew up in East Hartford, CT. and spent many years living on the Connecticut shoreline relocating 2 years ago to Venice, FL. He was predeceased by his parents Francis and Florence (Dillon...
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Elsa R. Josten

October 13, 1921 - November 20, 2017

Elsa R. Josten, 96, of Old Saybrook, wife of the late Henry Josten, passed away peacefully on Monday November 20, 2017 at Apple Rehab in Old Saybrook, CT. Born in Vald, Germany on October 13, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Emil and Emma Fernholz Rehrman. Elsa was a reported at the Hartford Courant and late worked along with her husband at Curtis Johnson Publications for many years. She...
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Howard Edward Smith

July 31, 1953 - November 15, 2017

Howard Edward Smith, of Chester, beloved husband of Linda Bosnak, died on November 15, 2017 after a valiant battle with mesothelioma.He was born on July 31, 1953, in Hartford, the son of the late Harold Ellsworth Smith and Mary Kracunas Smith.Howard, a graduate of Wethersfield High School, served in US Navy, Pacific fleet, during the Vietnam War era. He was proud to be a retired Connecticut...
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Mary J. Langley

August 23, 1923 - November 12, 2017

Mary J. Langley, 94, of Old Saybrook, passed away peacefully on Sunday November 11, 2017 at Apple Rehabilitation Center in Old Saybrook. Born in Santa Maria, CA on August 23, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Ruth Young Chaffin.Mary retired from the former Echlin Automotive in Branford after 25 years. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed doll...
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Eleanor Gertrude Metzendorf

July 31, 1929 - November 10, 2017

Eleanor Gertrude (Gonser) Metzendorf departed this life surrounded by her loving family on November 10th, 2017 at 9:19pm, in Mequon, WI. Eleanor was born on July 31st, 1929 in Ridgewood, NY. She attended PS 93 Elementary school and graduated from Grover Cleveland HS in 1947. After graduation she was employed by the New York Telephone Co. and married her dear friend Joseph F. Metzendorf in 1952...
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Donna Carr

September 5, 1949 - November 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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Charles S. Millspaugh

May 11, 1936 - November 8, 2017

Charles S. Millspaugh Jr.(Stubby) 81,passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. Born in New Haven, CT. on May 11,1936, he was the son of the late Charles and Lillian(Olsen) Millspaugh. He grew up in Old Saybrook, CT and graduated from Old Saybrook High School where he played soccer, basketball and baseball, earning The Athlete of the Year upon...
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Julie Rhodes Purvis

May 18, 1959 - October 25, 2017

Julie Rhodes-Purvis died surrounded by her family at Middlesex Hospital on October 25th, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was 58 years old. Julie was born on May 18, 1959 in Hartford, CT. She was the daughter of the late Elton and Dorothy Rhodes. A life-long resident of Old Saybrook, she graduated from Old Saybrook Senior High School in 1977 and from Connecticut College in...
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Robert M. Staib

March 9, 1932 - October 23, 2017

Robert M. Staib, 85, of Old Saybrook, beloved husband of Betty Coburn Staib, passed away on Monday October 23, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Born in Hartford, CT on March 9, 1932, he was the son of the late Harry and Sarah McDermott Staib.Bob retired in 1997 from Saybrook Oil as a service technician after thirty years. He was an avid gardener and built beautiful bird houses, which he sold to...
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Bonnie A. Looney

September 16, 1942 - October 22, 2017

Middletown- Bonnie M. Looney (nee Kessell), of Westbrook, Connecticut passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the age of 75. Bonnie was born on September 16, 1942, the daughter of Walter and Edith Kessell and sister to John Kessell of Nevada. Bonnie attended Valley Regional High School and graduated in 1960. She was employed for twenty years as a Clerk for the Old Saybrook Post Office. Bonnie...
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Kathryn M. Moisa

April 27, 1956 - October 14, 2017

Kathryn Mary Moisa of Old Saybrook passed away peacefully at her home on October 14th, 2017, surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. Kathy was born in New Britain on April 27, 1956, daughter of Eleanor Moisa and the late Stanley Moisa. Kathy was a 1974 Graduate of Old Saybrook High School. At the time of her death Kathy was employed as the Business Office Manager by Soundings...
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Donald Milton Clark

August 17, 1926 - October 12, 2017

Donald Milton Clark Sr. formerly of North Port, Fl and Longmeadow, MA. Born on August 17, 1926 to Mabel S. Clark and Harry A. Clark. Donald died on October 12, 2017 and was the last living sibling of his large family of 8 children.He proudly served in the US Navy and Seabees in WWII in the European and Asiatic theater.He was a partner in the HA Clark and Sons builders in Longmeadow MA for many...
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Kim E. Gregory

May 20, 1962 - October 11, 2017

Kim Ellen Gregory, 55, of Westbrook, CT passed away peacefully on October 11, 2017 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her family. Kim was born on May 20, 1962 in Hempstead, NY. She grew up in Old Saybrook and later moved to Westbrook. She was predeceased by her mother Ellen Passanesi, her step-father Joseph Passanesi, and her father Benjamin Gregory. She is survived by her sisters and brother,...
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Robert Morse Bowker

May 23, 1956 - October 11, 2017

Robert Morse Bowker Jr, 61, of Old Saybrook, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday October 11, 2017. Born in Worcester, MA on May 23, 1956, he was the son of Jeane Fiske Bowker of Old Saybrook and the late Robert M. Bowker Sr.Bob loved the outdoors, he spent many hours fishing along Long Island sound. He also enjoyed collecting antiques. Bob was always about helping others, he was a good...
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Beverly Mary Whalen

April 6, 1938 - October 6, 2017

Beverly Mary Whalen, of Old Saybrook, and formerly of South Windsor and East Hartford, passed away on October 6, 2017 in New Haven.She was born on April 6, 1938, in Manchester, NH, the daughter of John and Pauline (Goode) Coulombe. Beverly was the widow of William C. Whalen, Sr. who died in 1980.Beverly was an active member of the local community, volunteering at the Saybrook Food Pantry, The...
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Oscar Albert Shippee

October 26, 1968 - October 4, 2017

Oscar Shippee,48, passed away surrounded by family on October 4, 2017 after a long courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Oscar was born October 26, 1968 on the US Air Force base in Madrid, Spain and while he grew up in numerous places Old Saybrook was his home for the past 25 years. He loved the town and was especially proud of becoming a volunteer member of the Old Saybrook Fire Department....
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Joanne O. Schrang

September 5, 1928 - October 4, 2017

Joanne O. Schrang, of Old Saybrook and formerly of Old Lyme and Stamford, passed away on October 4, 2017.She was born on September 5, 1928, in Long Island City, NY, the daughter of Andrew and Marie Antoinette (Sohmer) Ostendorf.Joanne was the widow of Richard George Schrang. Joanne was a retired chemical engineer formerly employed at United Nuclear and CBS Labs in Stamford. She is survived by...
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Teri A. Bennett

November 23, 1964 - September 29, 2017

Teri Ann (Kruppenbach) Bennett, age 52, a resident of Old Saybrook since 1998, unexpectedly passed away September 29th at Middlesex Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness, with her family at her side. Teri was born on November 23, 1964 in Reading, PA. Her parents Esther (Terry) and the late Heister Kruppenbach resided in Knauers, PA before moving to Old Saybrook, CT in 1965. She graduated from...
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Robyn McKenney

August 18, 1964 - September 25, 2017

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Kenneth K. Klein

May 21, 1924 - September 10, 2017

Kenneth K. Klein, of Old Saybrook, CT, passed away after a long illness on September 10, 2017 in Old Saybrook at the age of 93. Ken was born in New Orleans, LA. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1947 as a naval aviator in the Pacific Theater of War and in the Naval Reserve from 1948 -1967.He enjoyed a career as an engineer for Shell Oil, specializing in Exploration and Production and as...
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Raymond V. Collins

January 19, 1942 - September 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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Raymond V. Collins

January 19, 1942 - September 1, 2017

On September 1st 2017, Raymond V Collins Jr. of Old Saybrook, (formerly of West Haven) peacefully cast off his lines for the last time, surrounded by his loving family.Born on January 19, 1942 to the late Raymond Sr. and Mildred (Holm), Ray was raised in WestHaven, graduating from West Haven High School. He was predeceased by his brother Brian.A veteran of the US Coast Guard, Ray enjoyed a...
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Patrick Brinkley

December 5, 1940 - August 31, 2017

Patrick Brinkley, 77, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Gladeview Rehabilitation & Health Care in Old Saybrook. He leaves behind his son, Patrick Brinkley; daughter, Priscilla Brinkley; his grandchildren, Brandon, Noah, and Aiden; brother, Kenneth Brinkley and wife Judith; sister, Mary Bauer and husband Walter; sister, Jean Spicer and husband Dirck. He also left behind...
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Joshua Tucker Winslow

May 18, 1986 - August 31, 2017

Joshua Tucker Winslow, 31, affectionately known as "Joshy Bear", passed away peacefully on August 31, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital with family and loved ones by his side. He was tragically injured while enjoying one of his favorite activities, spending time in and around the water. Josh enjoyed one last dive and will forever be remembered by family and friends as a lover of all things beach...
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Rosemary Naples

December 8, 1936 - August 27, 2017

Rosemary (Powers) Naples, 80, of Old Saybrook passed away peacefully after a long illness at her home with her family by her side on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Born in Valhalla, NY on December 8, 1936, she was the daughter of the late William Powers and Eleanor Cullman. She lived in Old Saybrook for the past 55 years.She was a true artist in her own right who captivated such beauty with wood...
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Margaret Pichnarcik

October 23, 1923 - August 25, 2017

Margaret "Peggy" Pichnarcik, of Clermont, FL, and formerly of Westbrook, died on August 25, 2017, in Florida.She was the widow of John Pichnarcik who died in 1995.Mrs. Pichnarcik is survived by her daughters Peggy Ludwig and Joan Seidman.
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Anna Ianniello

September 30, 1939 - August 13, 2017

Anna, age 77, passed away August 13th surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Manhattan, NY, on September 30, 1939. She was the widow of Robert Ianniello. Anna met and married her husband Robert in Brooklyn and started a family before moving to Old Saybrook, Connecticut in 1964. She enjoyed reading, gardening, feeding and watching the birds as well as tending to her house plants, and...
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Alexandra Eva Powitz

March 4, 1949 - August 12, 2017

Alexandra Eva Powitz, 68, beloved wife of Dr. Robert W. Powitz, passed away on August 12th. Eva was born in Liverpool, England and grew up in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She became a proud United States citizen in 1999. She graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa and was awarded a Diploma in Education from Althouse College of Education, University of Western Ontario. She held several...
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Robert Howard Downey

December 20, 1942 - August 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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Paul Carney

September 6, 1952 - July 26, 2017

Paul R. Carney, 64, of Westbrook died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Moodus. He was born in Yonkers, NY on September 6, 1952 to the late Arthur Carney and Jean (Myers) Carney. He grew up in both Yonkers and Westbrook and attended Roosevelt High School. During the 70's and 80's Paul was a well-known pianist along the Connecticut shoreline and entertained tens thousands of people with his...
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Audrey B. Greenwood

April 26, 1928 - July 16, 2017

Audrey B. Greenwood, 89, of Old Saybrook died Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Middletown surrounded by loving family and friends. She was born in Hartford on April 26,1928. Audrey spent her early years in East Hartford and Hartford before hopping on a bus to California to marry her Navy husband, Raymond E. Greenwood, to whom she was married to for 68 years and by whom she is survived. Audrey, with...
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Paul J. Dubuc

August 13, 1934 - July 10, 2017

Paul "Papa" Dubuc, age 82, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2017 in his home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Paul was born in Sharon, New York on August 13, 1934 to the late Romeo and Albertine Dubois Dubuc. He was one of five children and is survived by his sister Laurette and his brother Joseph Edward. His brothers Norman and Maurice preceded his death. Paul served honorably in the United...
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Corinne C. Dailey

December 16, 1931 - July 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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Charles Willis McCallum

June 10, 1942 - July 3, 2017

Charles Willis McCallum, 75 years of age, transitioned into eternal rest July 3rd, 2017 at Inova Alexandria Hospital.Charles was born June 10, 1942 in Robeson County, Maxton, North Carolina to the late Ophelia (Snipes) McCallum and Edward McCallum. He was the younger of two children; his sister Betty L. McDaniel preceded him in death. Charles graduated R.R. Dean School in Maxton, North Carolina....
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Louis A. Barretta

February 26, 1941 - July 1, 2017

Louis A. Barretta, of Old Saybrook, died on July 1, 2017.He was born on February 26, 1941, in New Haven, the son of Giacomo and Antoinette Barretta.Louis graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1959 and earned an associate's degree from Quinebaug Valley Community College. He worked at United Nuclear and was later employed by the Old Saybrook Board of Education and 9 Town Transit. His favorite...
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Helmut Bieber

May 17, 1931 - June 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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Anne M. Troy

October 11, 1947 - June 29, 2017

Mrs. Anne Michelle Troy (née Ahearn) died peacefully in her home in Old Saybrook, CT on Thursday, June 29th at the age of 69.Anne is survived by her sons Christian Troy (and his wife Larissa Troy and their children Charlie and Arabella Troy), Edwin Troy (and his wife Amanda Troy and their son Tommy Troy), and William Troy.Anne was born on October 11, 1947 in Sea Cliff, New York to Mary and...
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William Hugh Fitch

April 16, 1939 - June 18, 2017

William H Fitch, 78, of Old Saybrook, the son of the late Hugh R Fitch and Esther L Swallen, passed away peacefully at home on a Sunday June 18th, 2017. Bill was born April 16, 1939 in Englewood, NJ. He loved to ride his motorcycle, travel and spend time with family and friends. Bill was an active member of the Congregational Church in Westbrook. Bill served in the US Marine Corps. He was a...
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Henry E. Josten

April 23, 1923 - June 17, 2017

Henry E. Josten 94, husband of Elsa (Reahrman) of Old Saybrook, CT. passed away Saturday June 17, 2017 at Bridebrook Health and Rehab. in Niantic, CT. Henry was born April 23, 1923 in Germany to the late Erich and Antonie (Schultes) Josten. He attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Henry was the owner and Managing Editor of Curtis Johnson Publication, which published weekly newspapers...
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Francis Robert McGuinness

March 16, 1919 - June 16, 2017

McGuinness, Francis R. of Old Saybrook died Friday, June 16, 2017. Francis, son of the late Arthur and Catherine (Fletcher) McGuinness was born in New York City on March 16, 1919, attended private schools in New York and received his Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in June 1940. While working for Consolidated Edison, he attended Graduate School...
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Guido Falivene

July 4, 1939 - June 15, 2017

Guido Falivene, Sr., of Westbrook, died on June 15, 2017.He was born on July 4, 1939, in Italy, the son of Michelangelo Falivene and Giussipina Fiore.Guido loved work, good food, fancy cars and his family. He came to the United States in the early 60's. He spoke little English and had even less money. His intent was to work for a year and return home. Instead, he met a beautiful Irish girl...
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John J. Delucco

November 15, 1924 - June 10, 2017

John J "Jack" DeLucco, Sr. 92, of Westbrook, husband of the late Angela "Babe" (Mascolo) DeLucco passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family at a celebration for his granddaughter, Morgan, on the eve of her wedding. He was born in Hartford on Nov. 15, 1924 to the late Thomas DeLucco, Sr. and Josephine (Erico) DeLucco. Jack was a lifelong resident of Newington...
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M. Jeanette Middlebrook

May 22, 1929 - June 5, 2017

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Barbara Ann Johnson

June 6, 1944 - May 26, 2017

Barbara Ann Johnson, of Old Saybrook and formerly of Clinton, died on May 26, 2017 in Old Saybrook.She was born on June 6, 1944, in Florida, the daughter of David Comey, and Lucinda Glover Comey.She was the widow of Jack Edward Johnson, Sr.Mrs. Johnson was formerly employed at Chesebrough Ponds and more recently at RR Donnelley.Mrs. Johnson is survived by her sons David Johnson of Clinton and...
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Joseph Paul Spatt

March 30, 1935 - May 23, 2017

Joseph Paul Spatt 82, Husband of Elaine P. Spatt, since 1957 of Old Saybrook CT passed away Tuesday May 23, 2017 at his home after a long battle with congestive heart failure. Joseph was born March 30, 1935 in Hartford CT to his late parents' Frank and Frances(Vasquez) Spatt previously residing in Old Saybrook CT. He graduated and attended Trinity College and earned a bachelors degree in...
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Sylvia M. Schmitt

March 17, 1923 - May 21, 2017

Sylvia Marie Schmitt passed away peacefully on Sunday May 21, 2017 at the age of 94 in Middlesex Hospital with her family by her side. She was born March 17, 1923 in Meriden CT to William Del Giorno and Ann (Vuolo) Del Giorno. Sylvia graduated from Connecticut Teachers College in New Britian CT and started teaching business subjects, accounting and typing at Laurel Business College.Later she...
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David G. Lawless

June 5, 1944 - May 20, 2017

David Gerard Lawless of Ivoryton, Connecticut, passed away unexpectedly on May 20, 2017, looking forward to the birth of his grandson and happy that his boat was in the water. He is beloved and will be greatly missed by his family, Beatrix E. Lawless, Evie C. Shollar, Maxwell D.S. Shollar; Susan L. Shollar, David S. Lawless, Fredda Lawless, Laddie Lawless, Michael Shollar, Catherine M. Snyder,...
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Margaret Mary Dunne

October 20, 1932 - May 20, 2017

Margaret M. Dunne passed away peacefully at her home in Old Saybrook on Saturday, May 20, 2017, surrounded by her family. Margaret is survived by her husband, William J. Dunne and her five children, Michael (Dana) Old Saybrook, CT, David (Peggy) Yonkers, NY, John (Karen) Auburn, NY, Sheila Old Saybrook, CT and Lynda (Mike) Cornwall, NY.Margaret is also survived by her sixteen grandchildren,...
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Irene Rouleau

June 14, 1929 - May 16, 2017

Irene Rouleau, of Moodus, died on May 16, 2017, in Middletown.She was born on June 14, 1929, in Portage Lake, Maine, the daughter of Charles and Eva Paridis Roy.Services are private.
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Jeannette Clara Cotter

April 11, 1922 - May 15, 2017

Jeannette Clara Cotter (Bonneton) born 95 years ago in Eastern France passed away peacefully at home in Old Lyme CT on May 15, 2017.Jeannette led a very active life which got started when studying for a Baccalaureate in Philosophy in Paris on June 15,1943 she was interrupted by the rapid entrance of the Wehrmacht in the Capital that day. She left Paris within the hour heading homeward East only...
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December 29, 1920 - May 13, 2017

Richard T (Dick) Sheridan, 96, widower of Ann (Graham) Sheridan of Old Saybrook CT, died peacefully on May 13, 2017 at his home with his daughters by his side. Richard was born Dec. 29, 1920 the son of Andrew T and Regina (Kelly) Sheridan in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended and graduated from St. Thomas Military Academy in St. Paul, MN. and enlisted in the Army Airforce during WWII. He was...
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John J. Horan

February 13, 1934 - May 2, 2017

John J. Horan died peacefully at his home on May 2 from AML. He was born February 13, 1934, in New York, N.Y., to Margaret (Nagengast) and Thomas F. Horan. John is survived by his wife, Trudy; their children, Liza and Gardner; and Gardner's wife, Rachel, and their children, Kallie and Jack. He is survived also by his daughter from a previous marriage, Jeanne Bearden, and her daughters,...
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Evelyne Dall Miller

July 7, 1940 - May 2, 2017

Dr. Evelyne Dall Miller, 76, of Old Saybrook, CT passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2017. Born in Falkirk, Scotland, to James Martin and May Crichton Miller, Evelyne graduated with a medical degree from the University of Glasgow in 1964. In 1972, she immigrated to the United States and continued her medical career, which spanned over fifty years. She retired as a general practitioner from Backus...
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Richard P. Voigt

June 5, 1935 - May 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Swan Funeral Home, Old Saybrook, CT.
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Tanya Helen Kuehne

April 28, 2017

Tanya Helen Kuehne, of Westbrook, died on April 28, 2017 in New Haven.She was born on December 16, 1927, in Providence, RI, the daughter of Cyril B. Harcourt and Mary (Christian) Harcourt.Services are private.
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Elizabeth Halsted

August 20, 1952 - April 26, 2017

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Eric Andrew Drager

February 16, 1964 - April 26, 2017

Eric Andrew "Andy" Drager, 53 passed away on April 24, 2017. He was the son of E. Marjorie (Leedham) and Dr. Lloyd D Drager Jr. of Old Saybrook CT. He was born in Middletown CT on February 16, 1964 and lived in Old Saybrook Ct most of his life. He leaves behind two brothers Llyod Douglas "Doug" and Phillip Daniel "Dan" Drager and predeceased by his brother Richard Roome.Andy...
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Jane S. Griffin

April 23, 1922 - April 24, 2017

Jane S. Griffin (Slattery), age 95, a long-time resident of Old Saybrook, CT, caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on April 24, 2017 after a brief illness with family by her side. She was born April 23, 1922 in Hartford, CT to the late Marshall and Marguerite Slattery.She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur J. Griffin to whom she was married on June 29,...
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Marjorie Pfeffer

April 9, 1946 - April 20, 2017

Marjorie Maguder Pfeffer, beloved sister, aunt, and friend passed into life eternal on April 20, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Theodore and Viola (Barnack) Maguder. Marge was born on April 9, 1946 in New Haven, CT. She graduated from Francis T. Maloney High School in Meriden, CT. in 1964. She received her B.S. degree in Education from...
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Shirley Roscoe

May 10, 1929 - April 7, 2017

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William R. DAVIS

August 9, 1925 - March 31, 2017

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William R. DAVIS

August 9, 1925 - March 31, 2017

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William Steigleder

July 13, 1940 - March 28, 2017

William Steigleder, of Old Saybrook, died on March 28, 2017.He was born on July 13, 1940, in New Haven, the son of Arthur and Emma Steigleder.William was employed at UPS for 22 years. After leaving UPS, he was the owner/manager of the Romora Bay Club, Harbour Island, Bahamas. He was an avid swimmer, runner, and biker. Upon his retirement, he enjoyed living in Marco Island, FL, and restoring...
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Debra McIntyre

October 31, 1953 - March 13, 2017

Debra (Oelschlagel) McIntyre, 63, of Old Saybrook passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 13. Debbie was born in Westbrook, CT to the late Herbert and Kathleen Oelschlagel. After graduating from Westbrook High School, Debbie married her high school sweetheart and they started their journey to live happily ever after. Over their 44 years of marriage they lived in Montana, Virginia...
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Stephen A. Pogonelski

August 26, 1943 - March 10, 2017

Stephen A. Pogonelski of Old Saybrook died on March 10, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in New Haven on August 26,1943 to the late Stephen and May (Orzechowski) Pogonelski. He was the loving husband of Carlene Johnson Pogonelski. He leaves two sons Todd Pogonelski and his wife Christine of Middletown and Chad Pogonelski and his fiancé Emily Randall of...
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Evelyn E. Frolander

April 12, 1930 - March 9, 2017

Overland Park, KS - Evelyn Elizabeth Frolander, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Evelyn was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Born April 12th, 1930 in New London, CT to Leah (LaBrie) Hamilton and Thomas Hamilton, she was the youngest of six children. Evelyn grew up and attended school in New London, where she married Frank J. Perry on April 12th, 1947....
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Shirley June Thayer

October 22, 1924 - March 5, 2017

Our beloved mom and nana, Shirley S. Thayer, 92, of 6 Cook Terrace, died Sunday, March 5, 2017, after a brief illness. She passed in the presence of her son and daughter-in-law at Madison House Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter H. Thayer, in 1990.Mrs. Thayer was born in New Haven, CT., October 22, 1924, and lived in Clinton before moving to...
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Louis Brechman

November 2, 1916 - March 1, 2017

Louis Brechman was born in Williamsburg, New York - a grand old neighborhood of Brooklyn - on November 2, 1916. Louis had fond memories of growing up there with his sisters Thelma and Ruth and his parents, Abraham and Ethel. It's where he met his many lifelong friends while still in Junior High. Louis graduated from Brooklyn College, where he studied geology and considered a career as an...
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Mary Ronzo

April 27, 1924 - February 23, 2017

Mary (Tonon) Ronzo, age 92, of Southington, and formerly of Old Saybrook, passed away on February 23, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford, with family by her side. Mary was born on April 27, 1924 to the late Augusta (Fiorot) and John Tonon. She was predeceased by her husband Anthony J. Ronzo and eight brothers and sisters. Mary began her career as a cashier at the Connecticut Light &...
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Grace Blair

July 5, 1930 - February 18, 2017

Grace M. Blair, 86, of Old Saybrook, passed away on February 18, 2017 in Middletown, Connecticut.Grace was born in White Plains, New York to Alan and Grace Abbott Mercer on July 5, 1930. She attended White Plains High School and graduated in 1948. She went on to earn a degree in Education from The State University of New York, New Paltz. She co-owned and operated Stewart's Market in Old Greenwich...
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Gregory D. Sacatos

March 13, 1948 - February 18, 2017

Gregory Dean Sacatos, 68, died February 18, 2017 with his loving family at his side. Despite seven long years of increasing disability and pain from Parkinson's, he retained his dignity and strength. Long after he was supposed to be in a wheelchair or bedridden, Greg careened about the house with only one hand on his walker falling over and over again, but always getting up to propel himself...
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James Muller

March 12, 1923 - February 15, 2017

James Muller of Old Saybrook, died peacefully on February 15, 2017. He was age 93.He joins his wife Claire and son Jimmy in eternal life in Heaven.Jim was a Hartford Firefighter, retiring in 1969.He loved the beach and spent many a day there listing to the Boston Red Sox.Jim leaves his loving family, daughters Patty Tryon and Karen Dunham, and their husbands, Jim Tryon and Richard Dunham; three...
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Lynn M. Healy

July 22, 1944 - February 13, 2017

Lynn M Healy, 72, of Uncas Trail, Old Saybrook passed away unexpectedly Monday, February 13 in Middletown with her son by her side. Born in New Britain, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Frances (Groth) Healy. Ms. Healy was a graduate of Old Saybrook, High School. She was later employed at Malloy's Five and Dime and Red Rocket Merchandising until retiring. She was an avid quilter...
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Evelyn B. Sokolowski

June 9, 1924 - February 12, 2017

Evelyn Budney Sokolowski, 92, of Ivoryton, and formerly of Old Saybrook, passed sway at Connecticut Hospice in Branford on Sunday, February 12th, with her daughter Trudy holding her hand. She was born on June 9, 1924, in Ivoryton, the daughter of Lillian and Louis Budney. She leaves behind her daughter Trudy Sokolowski-Holliday of Killingworth; the joys of her life, grandsons Aaron Holliday of...
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Barbara W. Johnston

September 22, 1924 - February 10, 2017

Barbara W. Johnston 92, died peacefully at home with her family by herside in her daughter's home in Medway, Massachusetts on February 10,2017. Barbara was predeceased by her beloved husband, Jesse E. G.Johnston Sr. She was born in Ivoryton, CT, on September 22, 1924 toGrace B. Way and Henry M. L. Way. Barbara was a native of OldSaybrook, CT and graduated from Old Saybrook High School class...
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Joanne Therese Garvey

May 28, 1930 - February 9, 2017

Joanne Therese Garvey, née Tanguay, 86, of Old Saybrook, CT, passed away February 9, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Joanne enjoyed her last days looking out over Long Island Sound with family and friends by her side. Joanne was born in Springfield, MA, to Armand and Agnes (née Barry) Tanguay, and graduated from Cathedral High School. Joanne is predeceased by her husband,...
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Eileen Ann Zitnik

October 16, 1933 - February 8, 2017

Eileen Ann Zitnik, widow of James Zitnik, Jr., age 83 of Old Saybrook, CT passed away unexpectedly on February 8, 2017. Eileen was born October 16, 1933 in Chicago, IL to the late John Borsuk and Ann Bachar. Previously residing in Chicago and San Diego, CA, Eileen and James made their home in Old Saybrook, CT in 1958. She was a devoted wife and mother who cherished time with her family. After...
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Paula Burns Palmieri

July 7, 1960 - February 7, 2017

"A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again."- Maya AngelouPaula Burns Palmieri, of Pennywise Lane in Old Saybrook passed away on February 7, 2017, at her home surrounded by her beloved children and husband.She was born on July 7, 1960, in Haverhill, MA, the daughter of John F. and Blanche (Dacey) Burns.Paula lived a life of...
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Elaine G. Barbadoro

February 20, 1930 - February 2, 2017

Elaine Barbadoro, a longtime resident of Old Saybrook, CT passed away at Aaron Manor in Chester, CT on February 2, 2017. Born February 20, 1930 in Meriden, CT she is predeceased by her husband Nelson Barbadoro and daughter Sandra Barbadoro. She is survived by daughters Laura Daniels of Westbrook, CT, Diane Peterson of Fort Myers, FL, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was a devoted...
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Margaret M. Bennett

January 25, 1917 - January 30, 2017

Margaret M. Bennett, 100 years old, passed away peacefully at home on 01/30/17 after a long illness with family by her side. Margaret was born on 01/25/1917 in Hartford, Connecticut. Margaret was employed by Pratt and Whitney, retiring in 1985. She was a parishioner at St. Johns Catholic Church in Old Saybrook. Margaret will be remembered for assisting in starting the Old Saybrook Senior Meal...
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Elizabeth Horn

November 20, 1919 - January 28, 2017

Elizabeth (Lee) Horn passed away peacefully in New London on January 28, 2017. She was predeceased by her loving husband Alfred Horn, her son Kenneth Horn and her brother Joseph Pecht. She is survived by her daughter Jean Horn Caron and son-in-law Richard Caron. She was blessed with 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Elizabeth was born in Bruckenau Hungary on...
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Edward Rawson Godfrey

November 15, 1932 - January 27, 2017

Edward Rawson Godfrey, III, of Chester, died peacefully at his home in Chester Village on January 27, 2017. He was the widow of Joanne Meehan Godfrey. They were married for 32 years until she lost her courageous battle with ALS on January 5, 2016. He was born on November 15, 1932, in New York, NY, the son of Edward Rawson Godfrey, Jr., and Gladys Cowdrey Godfrey. Edward grew up in West Hartford...
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Carol L. Fowler

January 17, 1948 - January 23, 2017

Carol L. Fowler Age 69, of Ivoryton, CT., wife of David Fowler, passed away on Monday, January 23 at Aaron Manor in Chester after a long illness. She was born on January 17, 1948 in Lowell, MA to Douglas and Esther Hanson. She graduated from Central Connecticut State College in 1968 with a B.A. and later, an M.A. in Education, and was employed by the Old Lyme Public Schools as a teacher for 39...
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Daniel Adanti

June 3, 1930 - January 19, 2017

Daniel "Sonny" Adanti Jr., 86, a lifelong resident of Old Saybrook passed away surrounded by loved ones on January 19, 2017. Daniel was born on June 3, 1930 to the late Daniel and Marion (Beidrzycki) Adanti, Sr. He was employed as an assistant manager of Finast Supermarket for 48 years and was a proud Veteran firefighter, after serving over 30 years to the Old Saybrook Fire Department....
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Jeanne T. Desmond

April 14, 1931 - January 18, 2017

Jeanne (Hackett) Desmond, 86, wife of the late William Desmond of Old Saybrook, CT. passed on January 18, 2017.Jeanne was a graduate of LaSalle College, and a longtime resident of Old Saybrook, CT.She was an involved member and parishioner of St. John's Catholic Church. Jeanne worked as a real estate agent and was also involved in the banking community in Old Saybrook.She enjoyed the theatre,...
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Chanh Souriyamath

October 10, 1940 - January 18, 2017

Chanh Souriyamath, 76, of Old Saybrook died on January 18th, at her home. She was born on October 10, 1940 in Laos, the daughter of Thidhueme and Oune Ounheune.She was an excellent elementary school teacher in Laos. She also worked at Norelco and The Lee Company in CT. She was a devoted mother who was talented in knitting and sewing.She is survived by her husband, Bounthanh and seven children:...
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John Joseph DeSimone

December 10, 1920 - January 18, 2017

John J. DeSimone, of Old Saybrook, died on January 18, 2017. He was born on December 10, 1920, in New Britain, the son of Salvatore and Susan DeSimone. Mr. DeSimone was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. He was a purple heart recipient. He was employed for 40 years with the New York-New Haven-Hartford Railroad/Conrail. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing, and spending time...
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Rita Pratt

January 17, 1930 - January 5, 2017

Rita Beatrice (Englander) Pratt, of Old Saybrook, the widow of the late Kenneth Pratt, died on January 5, 2017 at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford after a long illness. She was born in Bridgeport in 1930, the daughter of the late Isadore and Helen Blum Englander and lived most of her life in Norwalk, graduating from Norwalk High in 1948. In Norwalk she enjoyed family, friends and boating....
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William R. Davidson

April 30, 1992 - January 2, 2017

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Frances Marguerite Ferraguto

January 17, 1922 - December 20, 2016

Frances M. Ferraguto, "Fran,", 94, a devoted wife and mother, passed away December 20, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia surrounded by loving family members. Fran Ferraguto was born in Middletown, CT, and settled in Westbrook, CT in 1970. Fran was preceded in death by her husband, Michael J. Ferraguto, as well as her sister Regina Geary and brother Patrick Green. She is survived by her...
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Kathleen E. O'Donnell

September 20, 1929 - December 17, 2016

Kathleen E. Hannah O'Donnell aka THE DICKENS, Having a love of the four seasons and music the "Queen of Green" peacefully departed during the first seasonal snowfall on December 17 at 3:17pm in her treasured home while surrounded by family and listening to a song very dear, When Irish Eyes are Smiling.Her life afforded her many great pleasures. She was born in Gowanda, NY on...
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Sandra S. Johnson

December 2, 1926 - December 12, 2016

Sandra S. Johnson of Hadlyme peacefully took the Lord's hand on December 12, 2016, surrounded by friends and family. The eldest child of Stewart A. and Bertha (Parker) Sherburne, Sandra was born in Woburn, Mass., December 2, 1926.Following graduation from Woburn High School in 1944, Sandra modeled in Boston while attending the Katharine Gibbs school where she learned the secretarial and...
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Gloria F. Cahill

January 17, 1926 - November 30, 2016

Gloria Fitzgerald Cahill, 90, passed peacefully after a brief illness at Middlesex Hospital Wednesday evening.She was born in Middletown January 17, 1926 where she lived until her marriage to Wallace C. Cahill in 1948 at St. Francis Church in Middletown. They resided in Old Saybrook where they had met on Gloria's summer visits to Cornfield Point. They spent their later winters in Naples,...
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Marguerite McGrath

February 22, 1938 - November 29, 2016

Marguerite "Peggy" McGrath, 78, wife of Dennis A McGrath of Old Saybrook CT, passed away November 29, 2016 at Yale NH Hospital after a brief battle with cancer with her family by her side. Marguerite was born on February 22, 1938, in West Virginia to the late Bernard and Wilma (Baker) Clark. She was employed by Pratt & Whitney of Middletown CT as a welder. Marguerite and Dennis made their...
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Angelika D. Cote

April 30, 1978 - November 28, 2016

Angelika "Dori" Cote, 38, was born on April 30, 1978 in Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada and passed away too young on November 28, 2016 in Westbrook, Connecticut. Angelika studied at Vanguard University of Southern California with a major in communications and a minor in theater. She spent several years in Santa Barbara supporting her grandmother while working at Magellan's travel supply store....
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Gloria Tigano

April 27, 1924 - November 18, 2016

Gloria (Hintz) Tigano, 92, cherished mother and adored grandmother, passed away peacefully Friday, November 18, 2016. Gloria was born April 27, 1924 in Detroit, MI, to Wanda (Snarski) and Joseph Hintz. She grew up surrounded by an extended family filled with musicians, artists, writers and scholars, and lived what she often described as a vibrant "You Can't Take It With You"childhood. She...
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