Gerard “Jerry” A. Lavallee

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Webster, MA – Gerard “Jerry” A. Lavallee, 96, formerly of N. Grosvenordale, CT, passed peacefully on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Brookside Nursing Home, Webster, MA, surrounded by his loving family and wife, Florette (Coderre) Lavallee of 67 years. Born on June 27, 1918 he was the son of Napolian and Alice (Pariseau) Lavallee and grew up in Webster, MA, before volunteering for the Army and serving in N. Africa, Italy, and N. Ireland as a lineman during WWII. He came home and met his wife of … [Read more...]

Doris L. Robillard

N. Grosvenordale – Doris (Tellier) Robillard, 85, of Riverside Drive, died Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Regency Heights of Danielson.  She was the loving wife of the late Raymond M. Robillard.  Born in Thompson, she was the daughter of the late Adolph and Marie Rose (Dubeau) Tellier. Mrs. Robillard worked as a teacher’s aide for Tourtellotte Memorial High School. She also worked for Belding Corticelli, Ethan Allen, and The Webster Times. She enjoyed going to the Casino and was a fan of the … [Read more...]

Dane M. Picard

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N. Grosvenordale – Dane M. Picard, 23, of Marcy Lane, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 in Day Kimball Hospital.  Born in Putnam, he is the son of Michael L. Picard of N. Grosvenordale and Monique A. (Santerre) Picard of Putnam. Dane graduated from Tourtellotte Memorial High School and the United States Coast Guard TRACEN in 2009.  He worked as a System Tech for Charter Communications. He was a member of the Valley Springs Sportsman Club and the N.R.A. He was a volunteer for … [Read more...]

Jannette Sullivan

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 1923 – 2014 East Thompson - Jannette Sullivan, of East Thompson, CT passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Westview Healthcare in Dayville, CT.  She was born on April 7, 1923, in East Hampton, CT to John F. and Dorothea (Charlesson) Anderson. She attended the East Hampton school systems, moving to Cromwell, CT with her family as teenager. She worked for several years at the W. A. Pierson Greenhouses & Nursery in Cromwell, seeding and cultivating orchids. Wallace and Andy Pierson … [Read more...]

Maxfield J. Barclay

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N. Grosvenordale – Maxfield J. Barclay, 82, Holmes St., died Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Day Kimball Hospital.  He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Kingman) Barclay.  Born in Caribou, ME, he was the son of the late Blake and Esther (Larson) Barclay. Mr. Barclay worked for 30 years in maintenance for Anchor Glass. He enjoyed dart ball and bowling. He belonged to the Interfaith Dart Ball League. He was a parishioner of the Leffingwell Baptist Church in Bozrah, CT. In addition to his wife, … [Read more...]

Edward J. Briere, Sr.

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Putnam – Edward J. Briere, Sr., 90, of Harrison St., died Tuesday morning, August 19, 2014 in Matulaitis Nursing Home.  He is the loving husband of nearly 68 years of the late Irene A. ( Robitaille) Briere who died on July 16, 2011.  Born in Stafford Springs, he was the son of the late Frank and Laura (Masse) Briere. Mr. Briere was a veteran of World War II where he achieved the ranking of Staff Sargent and received a bronze star for heroism. Ed was a prisoner of war being held by the Nazis … [Read more...]

Michael J. Pimental, Sr.

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Thompson – Michael J. Pimental, Sr., 50, of New Rd., passed away suddenly Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in Day Kimball Hospital.  He is the loving husband of Sandra (Lefevre) Pimental.  Born in Woonsocket, RI, he is the son of the James B. Pimental and Alma Marie Hebert. Mr. Pimental worked as a Facility Foreman for Norton/Saint-Gobain. He also worked as a Millwright Mechanic and Mechanical Foreman for R.H. White Company. Michael coached WPTP football and was active in the Thompson community.  … [Read more...]

John E. “Jack” Mona

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 Woodstock – John E. “Jack” Mona, 85, passed away quietly on August 10, 2014 as a result of Parkinson’s disease.  He is survived by John Winstanley, his partner of 60 years. Jack was born on October 22, 1928 in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York to the late Francis J. and Mary (Lenihan) Mona. After graduating from Bishop Laughlin H.S. in Brooklyn, he held several jobs before serving in the Army. He was discharged as a Sergeant in 1952. For 15 years he worked for Allied Chemical Corp in … [Read more...]

Edward Salkiewicz

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N. Grosvenordale – Edward Salkiewicz, 88, of Brickyard Rd., died Sunday, August 10, 2014 in Day Kimball Hospital.  He was the loving husband of the late Irene A. (Popowicz) Salkiewicz.  Born in North Grosvenordale, he was the son of the late Walery and Ursala (Juskiewicz) Salkiewicz. Mr. Salkiewicz owned and operated Salkiewicz Dairy Farm where he raised milk and cattle. He also worked as a milk man and as a machine operator for Putnam Hertz, Johnson Corrugated and Norampac until age 85. He … [Read more...]

Stella M. “Chris” Ricard

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Griswold – Stella M. "Chris" (Banasiewicz) Ricard, 82, of Griswold, CT, died peacefully on August 8, 2014 with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of Roland Ricard for 63 years, who survives her. She was born in Norwich on January 12, 1932 to Paul Banasiewicz and Sophia Bohara. She is survived by her two sons, Paul Ricard and daughter in-law Diane of Voluntown, Peter Ricard and daughter in-law Ann of Thompson; daughter Renee Jowett of Griswold; six grandchildren, Nathan Lazourack, … [Read more...]