Eleanor Helen (Evans) Williams

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Dayville – Eleanor Helen (Evans) Williams, 96, formerly of Woodstock, passed away, Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Westview Healthcare Center.  She was the loving wife of the late Raymond Williams.  Born in Worcester, MA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Theresa (Mahoney) Evans. Eleanor attended St. Peter’s parochial school in Worcester, MA. She moved to Southbridge MA at the age of 10 and attended St. Mary’s parochial school, Mary Wells High School and Becker College. She worked at … [Read more...]

Sr. Judith Kenhart, DHS

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Sr. Judith Kenhart, DHS, 77, a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on Thursday, November 20 at the Holy Spirit Provincial House, Putnam, CT, where she had been in residence since 2005. Born on August 21, 1937, the daughter of the late Stephen and Joan (Leslie) Kenhart, Sr. Judith entered religious life in 1955 and made her religious profession on April 24, 1957 at the Provincial House in Putnam, CT.  She was then known as Sr. Stephen of the Passion. A graduate of the Diocesan … [Read more...]

Lori (Oatley) Altdorf

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Lori (Oatley) Altdorf of Brooklyn CT, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 14, 2014 , at the age of 52.  Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of Herbert Oatley and the late Jacqueline Oatley. She leaves behind two cherished daughters, Shawna and Karissa Altdorf whom she loved so dearly. Lori enjoyed the beach, traveling, spending time with her family and being with her dog Snookie. Lori was employed at Classic Pizza  and enjoyed working with the staff and served the public for over 30 … [Read more...]

Lucien A. Mandeville


Woodstock – Lucien A. Mandeville, 83, of Laurel Hill Dr., passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Day Kimball Hospital. Married on June 17, 1956 he was the loving husband of Mary (Hughes) Mandeville.  Born in Wauregan, he was the son of the late Theodore and Blanche (Saborine) Mandeville. Mr. Mandeville was the President of deville Dairy Inc. from 1979 to 2004. He was honorably discharged in 1954, serving as Sergeant 1st class with the 23rd Regiment during the Korean War. He received a … [Read more...]

Donald L. Genest, Jr.

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Woodstock – Donald L. Genest, Jr., 64, of Brickyard Rd, died Saturday , November 8, 2014, in Westview Rehabilitation Center. He is the loving husband of Susan (Joyal) Genest.  Born in Putnam, he is the cherished son of  Edward Bourdia, Sr. of Thompson and the late Pauline (Burdick) Bourdia. Mr. Genest was a honorably discharged veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the United States Army, where he received the Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense … [Read more...]

Sr. Doris Bérubé, DHS

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Sr. Doris Bérubé, DHS, 94 ,  a member of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, died on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Holy Spirit Health Care Center where she has been in residence since September 2012. Born on January 3, 1920 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of the late Thomas and Philomène (Bélanger) Bérubé, Sr. Doris entered religious life in 1942 and made her religious profession at the Holy Spirit Provincial House on July 1, 1943.  She was then known as Sr. Thérèse Thomas. Sr. Doris … [Read more...]

Russell J. Cote

Norwich – Russell J. Cote, 86, of Crouch Ave., passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 in Backus Hospital. Born in Worcester, MA, he was the son of the late William and Ellen (O’Neil) Cote. Mr. Cote worked as a salesman for Macadams Associates for 25 years and resided in Connecticut for 37 years before moving to California. Russell enjoyed ball room dancing, deep sea fishing, gardening, fine food, and driving along the California Coast where he resided over the last 20 years. Russell was an … [Read more...]

Steve M. Yakis

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Eastford – Steve M. Yakis, 47, of Boston Turnpike, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in UMASS Memorial Hospital. Born in Boston, MA, he was the son of Estelle (Lavallee) Yakis of Putnam and the late Andreas Yakis. Mr. Yakis worked as an electrical engineer for Pratt & Whitney for 27 years. Steve was a member of the NRA. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting and playing basketball when he was younger.  He also enjoyed coaching his son’s baseball and basketball teams. In … [Read more...]

Patricia Elaine (Converse) Brown

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Woodstock – Patricia Elaine (Converse) Brown, 79, of Converse Rd., passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Day Kimball Hospital. The beloved wife of Donald L. Brown, they celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in July.  Born in Putnam, she was the eldest daughter of the late Richard E. and Patricia (O’Keefe) Converse.  A life time resident of Woodstock, Pat was raised on the family's farm, Maple Hill Farm, on Converse Road. Pat taught preschool at the East Woodstock Nursery School for 31 … [Read more...]

Sheila A. Gardner

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Putnam – Sheila A. (Beaudoin) Gardner, 50, of Green St., died Thursday, October 23, 2014, in UMass Medical Center. She is the loving wife of Robert A. Gardner. Born in Norwich, CT, she is the daughter of Mary (Michael) Beaudoin of Putnam and the late Joseph Beaudoin, Sr. Mrs. Gardner was an avid Red Sox and Pittsburg Steeler fan. She enjoyed watching soap operas and looked forward every year to the July 4th picnics and fireworks. She loved spending time with her family and cherished her niece … [Read more...]