Frederick L. Bigelow

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Pomfret Center- Frederick L. Bigelow, 70, of Pomfret, passed away Thursday July 17, 2014 at UMASS University Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Joyce (Rivard) Bigelow.  Born in Brunswick, ME, he was the son of the late Ronald A. and Georgia M. (Wallace) Bigelow. Mr. Bigelow was proud to have served in the US Navy as a signalman on the USS Moale in the early 1960’s.  He owned and operated Bigelow Lawn & Garden, after retiring from Southern New England Telephone Company. He loved to … [Read more...]

Harold A. Williams III

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Putnam – Harold A. Williams III, 28, of Courtney Lane, died Saturday, July 19, 2014.  Born in Putnam, he was the son of Harold A. Jr. and Betty Ann (Auger) Williams. Harold formerly worked as a cook at McDonald’s in Charlton, MA. He loved music and drawing. He was a very social person.  He could start a conversation with anyone and enjoyed making people laugh.  He loved being with children. In addition to his parents, Harold is survived by his daughter, Sara Williams of Southbridge, MA; … [Read more...]

Barthelemy J. Perreault

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Putnam – Barthelemy “Bud” or Bart” Perreault, 89, of Elvira Heights, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 in UMass Memorial Hospital.  He married his loving wife of over 50 years, Rita T. (LeClaire) Perreault on October 2, 1960 in Putnam. Born in Burrillville, RI, he was the son of the late Joseph and Teresa (Burke) Perreault. Mr. Perreault was a WWII Navy Veteran.  He went on to be a machinist for 18 years at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, retiring in 1987.  He enjoyed crossword Puzzles and was a … [Read more...]

Norman “Lucky” J. Provost

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Dayville – Norman J. Provost, 89, of Provost Lane, died Friday, July 4, 2014 in Day Kimball Hospital.  He is the loving husband of Dolores (Balick) Provost.  Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Emery and Rose (Cote) Provost. Norman attended schools in Killingly.  He joined the CT Divison of National Guards in 1948. In 1950 while at Camp Pickett in Virginia, the Army asked for volunteers to form a new elite group of soldiers call “The Rangers”. 1,400 men volunteered from the CT 43rd … [Read more...]

Nelson J. LaRose

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Woodstock – Nelson J. LaRose, 93, of Cornfield Point, died Thursday, July 3, 2014 in Matulaitis Nursing Home.  He was the loving husband of Therese (Auger) LaRose and Florence (Lussier) LaRose.  Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late George and Catherine (Burke) LaRose. Mr. LaRose worked for the Connecticut highway department.  He was a member of the 43rd Infantry Division in WWII, the “Winged Victory on Foot” with the United States Army and fought in the Korean War.  He served as the … [Read more...]

LaToya (Bentley) Meunier

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Woodstock – LaToya (Bentley) Meunier, 32, of Old Hall Rd., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 30, 2014, in her home. She is the loving wife of Michael Meunier.  Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of Helen (Curry) Bentley of Putnam. LaToya’s bubbly personality drew people to her. She enjoyed working out, dancing, friends, family, and her puppies. She was the glue that kept everyone together. In addition to her husband and her mother, LaToya is survived by her two “babies” … [Read more...]

Evelyn D. Hicks

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Medway – Evelyn (Duquette) Hicks, 76, formerly of N. Grosvenordale, Woodstock, and Putnam, died Sunday, June 29, 2014 in Medway Country Manor Nursing Home, Medway, MA.  Born in Webster, MA, she was the daughter of the late Arsene and Lovina (Laflamme) Duquette. Evelyn was a homemaker who enjoyed dancing, shopping, walking, and going to Foxwoods.  Having very strong faith, she loved going to Mass at St. Joseph Church and Saint Mary Church of the Visitation.  Grandma enjoyed caring for her … [Read more...]

Patricia L. Murphy

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1937 – 2014 Danielson – Patricia L. Murphy, 77, of Danielson formally of Southbridge, MA and Thompson, CT died Friday June 27, 2014 in Day Kimball Hospital.  She was the daughter of the late Victor and Josephine (Metowski) Talabac. Patricia worked as a nurse’s assistant for several area nursing homes.  She had also worked for Old Sturbridge Village.  She enjoyed bingo, crocheting, watching the Yankee and Giants, and vacationing on Cape Cod.   She especially enjoyed spending time with her … [Read more...]

Jeanne Kruzel

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1929 – 2014 North Grosvenordale – Jeanne (Gaumond) Kruzel, 85, of Pasay Rd., died Thursday, June 26, 2014 in Hubbard Hospital Transitional Care Unit, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the loving wife of the late Anthony J. Kruzel, Jr. Born in Wilsonville, CT; she was the daughter of the late Amedee and Marie Ange (St. Germaine) Gaumond. Mrs. Kruzel worked as a bookkeeper for her husband’s business Tri State Paving for many years prior to becoming a clerk at International … [Read more...]

John E. Mahon, Jr.

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1963 – 2014 N. Grosvenordale – John E. Mahon, Jr., 51, of Seastrand Rd., died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in his home.  He was the husband of Johanne (Grenier) Mahon.  Born in Putnam, he was the son of Lillian (Mailloux) Mahon of N. Grosvenordale and the late John E. Mahon, Sr. Mr. Mahon worked as the zoning enforcement officer for the Town of Thompson.  He was a Justice of the Peace for Windham County.  He enjoyed doing yard work, watching boxing on television, and playing on-line games. He … [Read more...]