Saturday, July 24, 2021

Essex Obituaries

Obituaries • Published July 15, 2021 01:47 p.m.

Ethel L. Hanks

Ethel L. Hanks, 94, of River Road, Essex, died at Hartford Hospital on July 9, after a brief illness. She was born in Bronx, New York on March 22, 1927, the daughter of the late Dr. Howard W. Long ...

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Obituaries • Published July 15, 2021 01:46 p.m.

Charlotte Riker Perry Barringer

A memorial service will be held for Charlotte Riker Perry Barringer, who passed away at Essex Meadows on Aug. 16, 2020.She was the wife of the late Rufus Barringer and mother of Susan, Paul,...

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Obituaries • Published July 14, 2021 01:27 p.m.

Ralph Joseph Monaco

Ralph Joseph Monaco was an amazing husband, father, uncle, brother, and friend. He left this world suddenly on July 10, at the age of 54.He was born to Louis and Louise Monaco on June 17,...

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Obituaries • Published June 30, 2021 03:20 p.m.

Barbara Shildneck

Barbara Shildneck, 88, passed away June 26 at the Essex Meadows Health Center in Essex. She was the beloved wife of Donald Shildneck and the devoted mother of Douglas Shildneck (Didi), David...

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Obituaries • Published June 09, 2021 02:32 p.m.

Matthew Patrick ‘Coop’ Cooper

Matthew Patrick “Coop” Cooper, 51, of Ivoryton was received by God on June 4. Matt was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Madison, a childhood he treasured and spoke about with pride....

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Obituaries • Published May 26, 2021 10:43 a.m.

Darcy (Gorham) Chmielewski

Darcy (Gorham) Chmielewski of Ivoryton passed away on April 25 at the age of 57. She was born in Natick, Massachusetts, the daughter of Francis “Skip” and Marcia Gorham. The family...

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Obituaries • Published May 13, 2021 12:33 p.m.

Julia A. ‘Nan’ Crowell

Julia A. “Nan” Crowell, 71, of Seminole, Florida, passed away peacefully on May 6 with her loving family at her side. She was born on April 5, 1950 in Ashland, Maine, daughter of the ...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 11:01 a.m.

James John Eastland, Jr.

James John Eastland, Jr. died peacefully on April 19. Jim was born July 6, 1934, in Middletown, the son of James John Eastland and Ruth Evelyn Dahlstrom Eastland. Jim grew up in Westbrook and was...

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Obituaries • Published May 06, 2021 10:59 a.m.

Kathleen McLean Bannister

A visitation and graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 22 for Kathleen McLean Bannister who passed away peacefully on Feb. 23, 2021.Kathleen was the mother of Beth-Ann A. Hull of...

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Obituaries • Published April 27, 2021 03:52 p.m.

Michael Adams

Michael Adams, 59, devoted husband and father, passed away on April 21, after a long battle with cancer. Michael grew up in the Stonington area, but lived with his wife, Melissa, the love of his...

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Obituaries • Published April 08, 2021 11:40 a.m.

Edward B. Potter

Edward Barrie “Ted” Potter, 62, adored husband, father, brother, and friend, died on April 2. Ted was one of a kind and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. He was a...

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Obituaries • Published April 07, 2021 01:23 p.m.

Mary Varano (née DiPaolo),

Mary Varano (née DiPaolo), 93, of Essex passed away peacefully on March 31, surrounded by her family.She is survived by her three children, Gina M. Varano and her husband Paul Dest, E. ...

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Obituaries • Published March 10, 2021 04:46 p.m.

Robert G. Strachan

Robert Gordon “Bob” Strachan, 92, of Essex, formerly of New York City, passed away peacefully on March 5. He never married and had no children.He was born Jan. 1, 1929, in...

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Obituaries • Published March 02, 2021 04:57 p.m.

John H. Hanks

John H. Hanks, 96, of River Road, Essex died peacefully at home on Feb. 23. He was born March 6, 1924, in Norwich, son of the late Edwin Hanks and Bessie Hanks.John graduated from Norwich...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 09, 2021 12:30 p.m.

Matthew J. Hines III

One would be hard pressed to find a better father, husband, grandfather, father-in-law, uncle, brother, companion—a better man—than Matthew J. Hines III.Matt, of Centerbrook...

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Obituaries • Published Feb. 03, 2021 11:20 a.m.

Dr. Donald Sprafke

It is with deep sadness that the family of Dr. Donald F. Sprafke, 83, of Essex and Ludlow, Vermont, announce his passing Jan. 24. He died peacefully after a short illness.He was the loving...

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 20, 2021 10:37 a.m.

John F. ‘Jackie’ Katzenbach

John F. “Jackie” Katzenbach, 40, passed away peacefully Jan. 13, after battling a long illness. He was a 1998 graduate of Valley Regional High School and attended Mt. Ida College....

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Obituaries • Published Jan. 04, 2021 04:13 p.m.

Jeffrey Kosky

Jeffrey Dennis Kosky, 56, passed away Dec. 14, 2020, at L+M Hospital after a long illness.He is survived by his mother Patricia Kosky, his daughter Kathleen Kosky, his stepdaughter Tanya...

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 14, 2020 11:26 p.m.

Nancy Clapp Miller

For Nancy Miller (1929 to 2020), the Golden Rule was her guiding light, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” She lived by this moral principle. Everyone who knew...

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 14, 2020 08:57 p.m.

David Boyd Ward, Jr.

David Boyd Ward, Jr., of Essex, passed away at his home on Sept. 4, the day after his 73rd birthday. David was born in Middletown on Sept. 3, 1947, and was raised in Little Silver, New Jersey,...

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 14, 2020 08:32 p.m.

Theresa Broderick Kusmierski

Theresa Broderick Kusmierski passed away Oct. 12 at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven. Theresa was born Sept. 6, 1930, in Middletown to Polish immigrants Aniela Bula and Vincenty Bruderek....

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 07, 2020 06:54 p.m.

Betty Spearrin

Betty Spearrin passed from this life into her eternal life with her Savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 28. Born Elizabeth Irene Chapman on July 19, 1945, in Middletown, she grew up in Higganum, where she ...

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Obituaries • Published Oct. 07, 2020 06:22 p.m.

John Wilson

John “Jack” Wilson, age 64, of Centerbrook, formerly of Meriden, died Sept. 30 after a brief but intense bout with cancer. He died surrounded by his loved ones. Jack leaves behind...

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Obituaries • Published Sep. 23, 2020 06:43 p.m.

Lochlin Gates Syme

Lochlin Gates Syme passed away on Sept. 16 at home in the presence of his loving family. Loch was born in New York City on July 24, 1933, the first of two sons of John Prescott Syme and Helen...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 25, 2020 04:41 p.m.

Carl Ehrhart Ebmeyer

Carl Ehrhart Ebmeyer, 87, of York, Pennsylvania and Essex, passed into eternal peace on July 12, surrounded by his loving family. Born on April 27, 1933, Carl was the son of Frieda (Straub) and...

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