Thursday, March 04, 2021

Essex Obituaries

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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Obituaries • Published Aug. 19, 2020 07:59 p.m.

Bruce O’Brien

Bruce O’Brien, 72, of Ivoryton passed away peacefully at his home on Aug. 16, surrounded by his loving wife and children. Bruce was born on July 5, 1948, in Stoneham, Massachusetts, later...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 12, 2020 07:32 p.m.

Robert Lemaire Van Houten

Robert Lemaire Van Houten, a longtime resident of Essex, died on Aug. 2 from injuries sustained from a fall at the age of 92. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Valerie Hastings...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 12, 2020 04:32 p.m.

Leslie Mcgrath Taylor

Born in Bridgeport on June 15, 1957, Leslie Mcgrath Taylor passed away from cancer on Aug. 6 at age 63. For several reasons this was not supposed to happen. For one, the best at Yale reassured her ...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 12, 2020 03:24 p.m.

Robert Alfonse Florio

On Aug. 21, 1937, a new soul came into this world, born Robert Alfonse Florio. He was the only child of proud parents Katherine and Hugo, who raised him in the Fort Schuyler area of the Bronx....

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 06, 2020 05:31 p.m.

Donald Hanberg

Donald Hanberg of Essex passed away July 11. He was born Dec. 21, 1927, in Bremerton, Washington to Oscar and Helen Hanberg, and was a grandson of Washington pioneers Olaf and Margaret Hanberg....

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 06, 2020 05:25 p.m.

Victor Angelini

Victor Angelini, 93, of Essex and formerly of New London, entered eternal life June 18. He was born Jan. 24, 1927, the son of the late Aurelio and Marianna (Baldelli) Angelini in Mercato Saraceno, ...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 06, 2020 03:49 p.m.

Lesley Williams Bosnak

Lesley Williams Bosnak, 55, of Centerbrook passed away unexpectedly at home on July 30. She was born January 7, 1965, in Ridgewood, New Jersey to Dorothy (Hancock) Williams and the late Preston...

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Obituaries • Published Aug. 05, 2020 11:25 a.m.

Jason M. Smith

Jason M. Smith, 50, of Killingworth passed away unexpectedly at home on Aug. 1. He was born in San Francisco in 1970, but moved well over 22 times through his high school years—living in D....

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Obituaries • Published July 30, 2020 09:28 a.m.

Ned Barton Johnson

Ned Barton Johnson died peacefully with family by his side on June 27 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born in Pagosa Springs, Colorado on April 1, 1944, to his...

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Obituaries • Published July 15, 2020 09:09 p.m.

Ronald A. Lavoie

Ronald A. Lavoie, beloved husband of Denise (Lambert) Lavoie, passed away peacefully on July 8 at home surrounded by his loving wife, children, and family.Ron proudly served his country in...

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Obituaries • Published July 15, 2020 08:39 p.m.

Michael G. Birner, Sr.

Michael G. Birner, Sr., 77, of Essex, formerly of Moodus, husband of the late Judi (Priest) Birner, died June 5 at Mid-State Medical Center. Michael was born in Middletown, son of the late Michael ...

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Obituaries • Published July 15, 2020 07:12 p.m.

Janice (Colton) Ellison

Janice (Colton) Ellison was born May 24, 1932, to Ralph E. Colton and Janette Buchanan Colton in Burlington, Vermont, and grew up in Waterbury, Vermont. She moved to East Hartford where her father ...

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Obituaries • Published July 15, 2020 05:37 p.m.

A. David Thorpe

A. David Thorpe, of Deep River, passed away unexpectedly July 6 surrounded by his loving wife Rita and family. David was born May 1, 1948, and grew up in Westbrook, graduating in 1967, later...

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