Obituaries

In Memorial

Doris I. Houghton

1946 – 2014 Woodstock – Doris I. Houghton, 68, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Day Kimball Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Donald E. Van Orden, Sr. and Norma P. (Ashton) Van Orden. Doris always worked very hard to support her family, retiring due to illness in 1990 from her ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Susan L. Veilleux

1958 – 2014  Plainfield – Susan L. (Welch) Veilleux, 55, of Basley  Rd., died unexpectedly Monday, April 7, 2014 in her home. She is the loving wife of Robert Veilleux.  Born in North Grosvenordale, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Prudence (Marquis) Hartley. Mrs. Veilleux worked for Walmart and Staples.  She enjoyed spending time ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Wallace F. Peterson

Wallace F. Peterson

1925 – 2014 Danielson – Wallace F. “Wally” Peterson, 88, formerly of Canterbury, passed on to eternal life on Friday, March 28, 2014 in Day Kimball Hospital surrounded by his family.  Born in Brockton, MA, Wally was the eldest son of the late Frank and Jesse (Hefler) Peterson. Wally is survived by his devoted daughter, Sandra Nabozny and ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Gertrude (Morrison) Watson

Gertrude (Morrison) Watson

1929 – 2014 Dayville – Gertrude (Morrison) Watson, 84, of Robinwood Dr., died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Day Kimball Hospital. She is the loving wife of the late Frank Watson.  Born in Dayville, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Chesborough) Morrison. Mrs. Watson worked in area mills for several years before starting a family ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Joan M. Chesney

Joan M. Chesney

1931 – 2014 Pomfret Ctr.  – Joan M. (Sutherland) Chesney, 83, of Blossom Dr., died Monday, March 31, 2014,  in Windham Hospital. Born in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (Cameron) Sutherland. Mrs. Chesney worked as a clerk for the State of CT Judicial Department.  Joan enjoyed spending quality time with her family ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Helen Gaudreau

Helen Gaudreau

1926 – 2014 Pomfret Center - Helen (Toper) Gaudreau, 87, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in Westview Healthcare.  She was the loving wife of the late Richard Gaudreau.  Born in Rogers, CT, she was the daughter of the late John and Viola Toper.   Mrs. Gaudreau worked in various departments at Rogers Corp. for over 48 years retiring in 2003.  ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Leonard Lavallee

Leonard Lavallee

1951 – 2014 Thompson – Leonard Lavallee, 63, of Jensen Dr., passed away  Sunday, March 16, 2014, at home, after a long courageous battle with Lung Cancer.  He is the loving husband of Suzanne (Dalbec) Lavallee.  Born in Webster, MA, he was the son of Louise (Resner) Lavallee of FL, and the late Henry Lavallee. Mr. Lavallee worked as a carpenter ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Dorothy “Dottie” L. Norman

Dorothy “Dottie” L. Norman

1936 – 2014 Putnam – Dorothy “Dottie” L. Norman, 78, of Five Mile River Rd., died Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Matulaitis Nursing Home after a brief illness. Born in Suffield, CT, she was the daughter of the late Cecile and Laura (Day) Norman. Dottie worked for many years at the Everlasting Designs in Vernon, CT. Dottie loved spending time ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Dorothy E. Bergeron

Dorothy E. Bergeron

1921 – 2014 N. Grosvenordale – Dorothy E. (LaBonte) Bergeron, 92, of 110 Main St. “Carriage Square”, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Day Kimball Hospital.  She was the loving wife of the late Ernest Bergeron, Sr..  Born in Uxbridge, MA, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Anna (Boehnki) LaBonte. Mrs. Bergeron worked as a bobbin ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Lydia M. Cutter

Lydia M. Cutter

1917 – 2014 N. Grosvenordale – Lydia M. Cutter, 97, of Riverside Dr., died Saturday, March 15, 2014 in her home.  She was the loving wife of the late Raymond Cutter who died in 1996.  Born in Thompson, she was the daughter of the late Bartolomeo and Maria (Trama) Lippiello. Mrs. Cutter worked as a spinner at Cluett Peabody and then as a furniture ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Robert Gunnar Nelson, Sr.

Robert Gunnar Nelson, Sr.

1938 – 2014 Thomspon – Robert Gunnar Nelson, 76, passed peacefully on Friday, March 14, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He courageously fought his battle with cancer, determined to give his best until his last breath. Robert was born in Willimantic, CT on March 3, 1938, the son of the late Gunnar G. and Mary (Zwierecki) Nelson. His unique ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Donald E. Deary

Donald E. Deary

1956 – 2014 N. Grosvenordale – Donald E. Deary, 57, of Stawicki Rd., passed quietly and peacefully after a long courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, March 8, 2014.  Born in Webster, MA, he was the son of the late Edward and Shirley (Mason) Deary. Donald leaves behind the love of his life Nancy Kenyon of Thompson; his children, Erica Deary ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Allen L. Kelley

Allen L. Kelley

1940-2014 Danielson – Allen L. Kelley, 73, of Maple Court, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Day Kimball Hospital.  He is the loving husband of Carolyn (Brihkman) Kelley. Mr. Kelley worked for many years as a custodian Allen is predeceased by a brother Eugene Kelley Funeral arrangements are private and have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home.  ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Doris E. “Dutchie” Skala

Doris E. “Dutchie” Skala

1924 – 2014 Danielson – Doris E. “Dutchie” (Simpson) Skala, 89, formerly of Maple Court, and Massachusetts, died Friday, March 7, 2014, in the Pierce Memorial Baptist Home in Brooklyn, CT. She is the loving wife of the late Robert E. Skala.  Born in Franklin, MA, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Edith (Little) Simpson. Doris is ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Dorilda “Dee” Harper

Dorilda “Dee” Harper

1917-2014 Putnam – Dorilda (LaPlante) Harper, 96, of Church St, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Matulaitis Nursing Home. She is the loving wife of the late Paul A. Harper.  Born in New Bedford, MA, she was the daughter of the late Stanislas and Malvina (Vanasse) LaPlante, and was a graduate of the Putnam High School class of 1935. On August 3, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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