Sr. Celine Krafton

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Putnam – Sr. Celine Krafton, 90, of Thurber Rd, died Wednesday, October 15, 2014, in Matulaitis Nursing Home. Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late John and Anastazija (Zujute) Kriauciunaite. Sr. Celine Krafton completed her elementary education in Lawrence, MA and entered the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception on December 19, 1940 and gave her first vows on August 15, 1942. Upon entering the convent, she completed her high school education at the Putnam Catholic … [Read more...]

Christopher Menard

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1968 - 2014 Brooklyn - Christopher Menard, 46, of Grand View Terrace, died October 10, 2014, at home. Born in Putnam, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Gerard and Linda (Duquette) Menard. Mr. Menard worked for several area distribution and manufacturing companies. He enjoyed hiking and fishing. He was a kind hearted and loving individual with a vibrant personality that made a lasting impact on everyone he met.  He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Christopher is survived … [Read more...]

Eleanor T. Whittenburg

Eastford – Eleanor T. Whittenburg, 81, of County Rd., passed away Friday, October 10, 2014, in Day Kimball Hospital. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Primo) Mayhew. Mrs. Whittenburg was a co-founder of Whitcraft Corp. where she worked as a bookkeeper. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and doing puzzles. Eleanor is survived by her sons, Mickey (Donna) Whittenburg, Jr., Terence (Vanessa) Whittenburg, Gary Whittenburg, and Eric (Robin) Whittenburg, all of … [Read more...]

Jason E. Green

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Putnam – Jason Emery Green, 57, of Church St., passed away Tuesday, October 07, 2014 in Day Kimball Hospital. Jason was the loving husband of Denise (Allard) Green.  Born in Athol, MA, he was the son of the late Ralph and Verna (Emery) Green. Mr. Green was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. During that time he received a National Defense Service Medal and an expert marksmanship rifle badge. He owned and operated the former “Uncle Norman’s Restaurant” in Putnam, Ct., … [Read more...]

Walter Liessner

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Woodstock – Walter Liessner, 79, of County Rd., died Friday, October 3, 2014 in Day Kimball Hospital. He is the loving husband of Martha “Janet” (Gohl) Liessner.  Born in Monticello, NY, he was the son of the late Albert Walter and Theresa (Bonk) Liessner. Mr. Liessner was a Principal Mechanical Engineer for Raytheon Company. He was a member of the Carlisle Minuteman in MA, and an active member of Most Holy Trinity Church, as he was a devout catholic.  He co-founded the Carlisle Bakery in … [Read more...]

Marylee L. Hyer

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Brooklyn, CT – Marylee (M’Lee) Long Hyer, 87, of Vina Lane (formerly West Hartford and Columbia, CT, and Myrtle Beach, SC), died Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Westview Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of the late Walter T. Hyer.  Born in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter of the late John and Virginia (Alsworth) Long. Marylee graduated from Dean Junior College in Franklin, MA. She enjoyed raising three sons, environmental activism, singing in the Connecticut Opera, gardening, cooking, … [Read more...]

John Perry Swenson

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Woodstock Valley – John P. Swenson, 98 years old, of Bradford Corner Rd., passed away peacefully on October 2, 2014, while a resident at Regency Heights of Danielson. He was the loving husband of both the late Mary (Kohlsaat) Swenson and Mary (Nelson) Kohlsaat-Swenson. Born in St. Paul, MN, he was the son of the late Perry A. and Agnes (Bjork) Swenson. John served as a Captain in the Army during World War II. He graduated from the University of Minnesota as a civil engineer and was a member … [Read more...]

Victoria Z. St. Jean

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Putnam – Victoria (Zaklukiewicz) St. Jean, 91, of Myers St., passed away on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, in Day Kimball Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late John and Sophia (Ukleja) Zaklukiewicz. Mrs. St. Jean was a graduate of the St. Vincent School of Nursing in Worcester, class of 1944. Upon graduating, she worked as a registered nurse for Dr. Mortin Chapnick. She then worked for Day Kimball OBGYN for 35 years, Dr. Edmond Raheb, and Dr. … [Read more...]

Eugene L. Roy

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Brooklyn – Eugene "Ripper" "Mickey" L. Roy, 80, of Hartford Rd., formerly of Moosup, died Monday, September 29,2014, in Regency Heights Nursing Home. Born in East Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Adelard and Viola (Murray) Roy. Ripper was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the United States Marines. Ripper worked as a mason for the Brick Layers Union and Grendell and Dexter. Ripper enjoyed watching his grandchildren at sporting events and loved his dog Lila.  He was … [Read more...]

Bruce Wayne Palmer, Sr.

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Woodstock – Bruce Wayne Palmer, Sr., 60, of Woodstock, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 28, 2014, in Day Kimball Hospital. He is the loving husband of April (Englert) Palmer.  Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania on February 21, 1954, he is the son of Louise Mae (Wagner) Zellner-Palmer and the late Elmer Palmer. Bruce graduated from Louis E. Dieruff High School in 1972. Mr. Palmer was a devoted family man, business professional, avid golfer, and devoted fan of the New England … [Read more...]