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...]

Lorella R. Holt

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Danielson – Lorella R. Holt, 83, of Westcott Rd., died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Regency Heights. Born in Dayville, she was the daughter of the late Sidney and Loretta (Derosier) Nichols. Mrs. Holt worked on the cleaning staff for Day Kimball Hospital. She also worked for Belding Hemminway and Hale Manufacturing. Lorella enjoyed playing bingo, going to Foxwoods and the beach. She loved family events like celebrating family birthdays and choosing the Christmas tree. She was a member of … [Read more...]

Kyle A. Malo

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Putnam – Kyle A. Malo, 55, of Heritage Rd., passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Born in New York City, NY, she was the loving wife of Richard A. “Dick” Malo, whom she married in St. Mary Church of the Visitation . Kyle was a 33 year Veteran of Corrections at the A.C.I. in Cranston, RI. She was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, Fraternal Order of Correctional Officers and Harley Owners Group.  Kyle rode motorcycles for 40 years. She showed, trained and bred quarter … [Read more...]

Arthur J. Carrigan, Jr.

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Moosup – Arthur J. Carrigan, Jr., 51, of Erin Dr., died from injuries that he sustained in an accident, Thursday, October 16, 2014 in Hartford Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Norwich, he is the son of Norma J. (Evens) Carrigan of Moosup and the late Arthur J. Carrigan, Sr. Mr. Carrigan enjoyed fishing, riding his lawn tractor, and spending time with his family and friends. Arthur was a long time Nascar Racing and Harley Davidson fan and worked for Choice Tire of Sterling … [Read more...]

Elaine I. Akana

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Thompson – Elaine I. (Duquette) Akana, 62, of Shady Lane, died Monday, October 20, 2014 in UMass Memorial Hospital. She was the loving wife of forty-three years to Michael M. Akana.  Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Arsene and Florence (Mailloux) Duquette. Mrs. Akana worked as a folding machine operator for Stevens Linen in Webster, MA. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, traveling, fishing, motor cycling, bird watching, and especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren and … [Read more...]

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...]