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Alfred Gosselin

Feb 05, 1932 - Oct 02, 2023

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Jewett City, CT

Griswold - Alfred Gosselin, 91, of Griswold passed away on Monday, October 2, 2023 at Madison House in Madison, CT He was born February 5, 1932 to Angelina Peltier in Fall River, MA He was the oldest of ten children He grew up in Fall River, MA He married Theresa Jefferies on February 3, 1951 in Fall River, MA They were married for 68 years when Theresa passed in December of 2019 Al and Theresa moved to East Hartford in 1959 with their 3 oldest children when Al got a job at Pratt Whitney in East...Read More

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Linda Gail Riley

Feb 03, 1962 - Feb 12, 2024

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Jewett City, CT

Linda G. Riley Obituary Jewett City – Linda Gail Riley passed away on February 12, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family after courageously battling lung cancer and multiple sclerosis. Linda was born in New London, CT on February 3rd, 1962 to Patrick Santora and the late Wanita Moser. On July 16, 1999, Linda married James Riley at their home on St. John Rd. in Jewett City. After a beautiful back yard ceremony, they left in a horse and carriage ride to the Jacques Cartier Club for a very festive reception. Linda was the love of Jim’s life as he was hers. He will miss being by her side every day enjoying each other’s company. They enjoyed their home, their yard, and their plants. They loved watching the hummingbirds which gathered on the feeders that Linda made sure were in place on time for their arrival every spring. They did everything together and they were looking forward to 25 years of marriage in July. As a young woman, Linda worked as a waitress in Sanibel Captiva Island, Florida. When returning to Ct, she worked as a bartender at the Jacques Cartier Club (where she most recently was a member), as a certified nurse’s aide for the CT VNA and as a clerk for TVCCA. She is survived by her husband Jim, her father Patrick Santora, her daughter, Chauntelle Weekley, her son, Christopher Weekley (Aimee) and grandchildren, Tyler Howard, Jayceon Simmonds and Mackenzie Weekley. She is also survived by her sisters, Robin Morrison and Dawn Gentry. Linda was predeceased by her brother Patrick Santora 3rd in 2015. Her family will receive relatives and friends from 10:00-11:00 AM on February 23, 2024 at The Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT. There will be a short service at the funeral home at 11:00 AM before going to St. Mary’s cemetery in Lisbon. Linda’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Eastern Connecticut Hematology Oncology (ECHO) for their devotion to her for the past several months and to Hospice for their support in the last week of her life. For online condolences please go to www.gagnefuneralhome.com. To to the family or in memory of Linda Gail Riley, please

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Janet Louise (Kania) Clancy

Jan 02, 1951 - Feb 12, 2024

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Jewett City, CT

Janet (Kania) Clancy 1951-2024 Janet Louise (Kania) Clancy, age 73 , beloved wife of 50 years to L. Michael Clancy, passed away on Monday February 12th. Jan was born January 2, 1951, in Fredonia, NY, to the late Chester F. and Jane (Slate) Kania. She attended elementary school in Fredonia, middle school in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and then moved with her family to Ledyard, where she graduated as valedictorian of her Ledyard High School class of 1968. She attended UCONN, where she graduated with honors in 1972. She earned a Masters in Library Science from the University of Rhode Island in 1989 and a Masters of Technology Education from the University of Hartford in 2004. Jan worked as the school library media specialist at Mary Morrisson School in Groton for 16 years, where she helped establish the technology program, and worked 6 years at Robert E. Fitch High School. Jan was voted the 2005 Teacher of the Year by her fellow teachers at Mary Morrisson School. After retiring, Jan dedicated a number of years volunteering in Preston. She was a member of the Library Board and Friends of the Library, the Preston Historical Society and Board of Education Chairperson. As well, she was an active member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church as a lector for close to 40 years and serving on the Parish Council for many years. In addition, she volunteered for the Connecticut State Services for the Blind Jan loved crafting of many kinds, and especially baking and reading. She also was a New York Football Giant fan who enjoyed watching games with her husband Mike and would watch games to completion wether they were winning or losing. Jan is survived by her loving husband Mike, her eldest son Thomas (and his children, Charlie and Teddy) and her younger son John (and his children, Emma and Benjamin). She is also survived by her sister Ellen Kania, brother’s David and Gerry Kania, and several nieces and nephews. More than any of the activities, she loved everything and anything about her husband, sons, and extended family. However, her biggest and greatest love was for her four grandchildren who meant everything to her. She developed an extremely close relationships with all of her grandchildren and treasured her time spent with them. Janet had battled breast Cancer since 2013. She had gone through a number of treatments and was a true trooper during this difficult time. At the time of her passing she was surrounded and held by her husband and two sons. Although this is sad, Jan knew she was loved and was on her way to meet her Lord. The family would like to thank the Hospice staff, all friends, neighbors, family members and others who took the time to send well wishes, words of encouragement, flowers and other keep’s sake memorabilia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday February 24, 2024, 10am, at St. Catherines Church in Preston. Interment will follow at Preston City Cemetery. Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home of Griswold, CT has been entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences please go to www.gagnefuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Janet Louise (Kania) Clancy, please

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Joan Elizabeth Trudeau

Mar 11, 1940 - Jan 29, 2024

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Jewett City, CT

Joan Elizabeth Trudeau It is with great sadness and heavy hearts, that the family of Joan Elizabeth Trudeau (Sweet), announces her transition into eternal life on January 29, 2024. Born March 11, 1940 to Allen Sweet Sr. and Eileen (McKenna) Sweet in Norwich,CT , the oldest of ten siblings. Joan worked many years at White Rock in Westerly, Rhode Island, and later on in life was a home care provider. She was the widow of Gerard Trudeau. They were married in 1974 and built a wonderful life together. Joan will always be remembered for her love of life, importance of family, sense of humor, and love of yard sailing. Her baked beans were second to none and were always a request at family get togethers. In addition to her parents and husband, Joan is predeceased in death, by her daughter Lori Kuuttila, son Eric Kuuttila Sr, brothers Lee, Harold (Butch), and Douglas (Puggie) Sweet, and sisters Linda Gaudreau (Sweet), and Donna Barry (Sweet). Joan is survived by her daughters Pamela Menard (Jeff), Eileen Scavoni, son Jouko Kuuttila Jr., stepsons Gary (Robin), Wayne (Sandy), and Jerry (Gina) Trudeau, and stepdaughters Glenda White (Kevin), Kim Meardy (Mike), and Shirlene Nordgren (Leif). She is also survived by sisters Joyce Cassidy, Kathy Ross(Dave), brothers James and Wayne Sweet (Jeannie). Joan also leaves behind 18 beloved grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and friends. The family would like to thank the staff at Colonial Health and Rehab for the exceptional care Joan received, especially in her final days, as well as Joan’s roommate Denise. Callings hours will be on Monday February 5, 2024, from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM at Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home, 490 Voluntown Road, Jewett City,CT. Graveside internment will follow immediately at St. Thomas Cemetery, Griswold. To to the family or in memory of Joan Elizabeth (Sweet) Trudeau, please

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Richard P. McNally

Jul 11, 1976 - Jan 16, 2024

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Jewett City, CT

Richard P. McNally, 47, of Jewett City CT beloved son to Sally McNally (Ladd) and the late Kenneth F. McNally, entered into eternal rest Tuesday January 16th 2024 at his home with family. His heart of this world may have failed but his spirit was stubbornly strong. Rich was born on July 11, 1976 in Putnam CT. After Rich graduated from Killingly High School in 1994, he went on to work at Cargill Chevrolet in Putnam, and Fox 61 WTIC in advertising/sales, anyone who knew Rich would tell you he could sell wood to a forest! He was an avid sports fan playing Little League in Dayville and KBF football as a child, later becoming a die-hard Patriot and Boston Red Sox fan. Rich would be displeased if we went any further without mentioning his beloved dog Emma "babygirl" because honestly, he might have loved her more than he did us. Rich is survived by his fiance, Nicole Nordstrom, and her two sons Brandon and Jessie of Jewett City; his Brother Jason McNally of Danielson, adored uncle Jim Ladd. Rich had a smile that lit up every room, and could talk endlessly about anything! He was never one for religiosity but he would have wanted you to know that if he owed you a beer, or anything at all, and if you can find him in Heaven, he will gladly buy you another or lend you his ear. His life was a blessing, his memory a treasure, he is loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure! To to the family or in memory of Richard Patrick McNally, please

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Dorothy Smullen

Dec 16, 1929 - Dec 19, 2023

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Jewett City, CT

Dorothy Smullen of Preston, CT passed away December 19, 2023 at the age of 94, surrounded by her family. She was born in Taftville, CT, the second youngest of nine children of the late Joseph and Alice (Heibel) Waldron. She attended St. Mary's School and graduated Norwich Free Academy in 1947. Her secretarial career began at the King Seeley Thermos and was a bookkeeper at Mr Big Int'l, the Liberty Store, and finally retiring as a secretary with the CT Dept of Health in 1993. She was married to Donald Smullen of Preston for over 50 years until his death in 2011. As a parishioner of St Catherine Church, Preston, she served many ministries and the Ladies Guild. In total devotion to her children, she became a teacher's aide in Preston City School. Mostly likely every child to a great grandchild enjoyed the comfort of her lap. While in the arms of her husband was a seasoned dancer, and is infamous for her cross-stitch cards, and a champion of jigsaw puzzles. We can't find the words that describe her kind effect on everyone who knew her. She was a giving person and anyone who visited or cared for her these past three years heard an unending voice of thanks. Dorothy leaves behind her six children, Pamela Plasse (Andrew), Harry Smullen (Julie), Susan Miller (Ken), Jill Poirier (Tofie), Nancy Smullen (companion Alan Greene), and Donald Smullen (Lisa), 14+ grandchildren, 18+ great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild plus, her sister Mary Gianacopolos (Apple Valley, CA) and best friend Joan Sherwood (Oakdale CT), numerous nieces and nephews who adored her. She was predeceased by all her Waldron brothers, John, Martin, Harold, and Francis and her sisters: Alice Palmer, Anne Cramer, Helen (Racicot) Driscoll plus two grandchildren Christopher Smullen and Kenneth Miller II. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Catherine's Church, (c/o 34 North Main St, Jewett City, 06351) or Center for Hospice Care, HHC at Home, 227 Durham St, Norwich 06360. She requested no calling hours, but a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Dec 28, at 11:30 am at St Catherine's Church, 243 Route 164, Preston CT meeting directly at church. Burial following at Preston City Cemetery, Route 165, Preston. The Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home, Jewett City, CT has been entrusted with arrangements. For online condolences please go to www. gagnefuneralhome. com To to the family or in memory of Dorothy Agnes Smullen, please

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Linda Claar

Sep 17, 1952 - Dec 14, 2023

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Jewett City, CT

Linda Ann Claar, 71, of Jewett City, beloved wife for 18 years of Howard Gore, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 10, 2023. Linda was born in Norwich, daughter of the late Henry and Denise (Croissant) Brochu, and graduated from Norwich Free Academy. She was employed as a hemodialysis technician at Backus Hospital for 10 years before becoming the housekeeping manager at Foxwoods, and then later at Mohegan Sun, retiring after 15 years of service. Linda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She will fondly be remembered as a woman who love unconditionally, accepted everyone with open arms, and loved her family more than anything. She was generous to a fault and was admired for always being the first one to reach out to someone in need. Linda was an amazing mother and taught her children the value of family, always treating others the way you want to be treated, strong morals, discipline, and how to be the best person possible. She had the soul of an angel and the heart of a lion; was the kindest person you could ever meet, but definitely tough when she needed to be. Linda adored her children and grandchildren and enjoyed celebrating all their accomplishments and supported their choices. She kept all of their creations close to her heart no matter how small, from their report cards to their art projects and cards and notes they gave to her. Linda was also a wonderful listener and was the best person to go to when you had a problem and needed some solid non-judgmental advice. Linda loved having her family together and hosting family and friends at her home for holiday events, especially Christmas Eve. She was a wonderful cook and will always be remembered for her famous macaroni salad on Christmas Eve and her potato salad for summer picnics. Linda loved going to the beach and, in her younger years, traveling to Belgium to visit family and to Maine to go to the Frye