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Debra Therrien

Aug 26, 1955 - Nov 15, 2023

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Poquonock, CT

In Loving Memory of Debra H. TherrienAugust 26, 1955 - November 9, 2023It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Debra "Debbie" (Howe) Therrien, a beloved mother, sister, and grandmother. Born and raised in Connecticut, a daughter of the late Harmon and Phyllis (Ahearn) Howe, she touched the hearts of those who were blessed to know her. She left us on November 9, 2023, at the age of 68. A lifelong resident of the Nutmeg State, Debbie exuded a memorable p...Read More

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Harry D. Zimmerman

Jul 26, 1947 - Feb 09, 2024

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Poquonock, CT

Harry D. Zimmerman peacefully entered into eternal rest on February 9, 2024. He was born on July 26, 1947, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania to the late Arthur R. Zimmerman and Betty Jane Zimmerman. He graduated from Wethersfield High School, and after high school he served in the US Army. He was deployed to Vietnam and proudly served his country from 1967-1968.Harry was employed at Miscellaneous Metal Works in Cromwell, Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Stanadyne in Windsor, and Aero Gear in Bloomfield. With his intricate knowledge and proficiency with machining, he assembled the gear boxes for the F15 and F16 fighter jets.Harry leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 52 years, Judith Zimmerman, his loving daughters and sons-in-law: Karen and Scott Brown and Lisa and Jared Arteca. He leaves four grandchildren: Andrew Brown, Lindsey Brown, Taylor Brown, and Alison Arteca. He also leaves a brother Richard Zimmerman and wife, Beatrice Zimmerman and two sisters: Wanda Franek and husband George Franek, and Judith Butler. In addition to his parents, Harry was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Wallace Butler.At the request of his family, Harry’s service and burial will be private. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or by mail to, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home in South Windsor has care of the arrangements. To leave a condolence, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com

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Pastor Shawn C. Devorce

Jan 25, 1964 - Feb 06, 2024

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Poquonock, CT

Pastor Shawn C. Devorce passed away on February 6, 2024. He was born on January 25, 1964, in Hartford, CT. Shawn was the pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Springfield, MA and Third Baptist Church in Suffield, CT. He is predeceased by his mother Verna Brown and survived by his father Michael Austin, his devoted wife Tracy and stepchildren, Marcus, Raven, and TJ. He also leaves his brothers; Charles Devorce (Jackie), Roderick Breedlove (Pamela), Carlis Devorce, Kedric Devorce, Curtis Trotman (Monica), Michael Jordan (Diane). A special Aunt, Vera Shannon and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and church family. His family will receive friends from 10-11 am and the Homegoing Service beginning promptly at 11 am-1 pm at Third Baptist Church, 196 Kent Avenue, Suffield, CT.  Burial wil be in Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, CT.  Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home has care of arrangements. To leave on-line condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com

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Marilyn Louise (Paul) Toth

May 27, 1941 - Jan 26, 2024

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Poquonock, CT

Marilyn Louise (Paul) Toth, beloved wife of Edward W. Toth, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 26th, 2024. Marilyn was born on May 27, 1941, to Clarence and Jennie (Gage) Paul. After graduating from Rockville High, she worked as a Document Courier at Aetna Insurance Company of Hartford until she had children.Ed and Marilyn lived in Tolland County for 31 years and lived in Price County, Wisconsin for 14 years until returning to Connecticut. While in Wisconsin, Marilyn discovered the Mystery of the Kingdom Ministry of Wausau, which completely changed her life. She was enthralled with studying God's Word and His great plan for humanity; she loved sharing this message during the Sunday Bible studies she led later in her life.As a devoted wife, Marilyn managed the bookkeeping and other duties for Ed’s excavation business. She was equally committed to mothering her three children, teaching them lessons ranging from having good morals to practical life skills and foraging for wild foods. In her later years, one of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren.Marilyn spent much of her time homesteading, tending to her chickens, large gardens and raising a variety of fruits and vegetables. She often prepared delicious meals almost entirely sourced from her property. Affectionately known as “Jolly,” Marilyn had a great memory and loved reminiscing about the old days. She was truly a unique, hard-working, gentle, and humble woman who will be missed dearly by many.Besides her husband Ed of 61 years, Marilyn is survived by their children, Charles Toth and his wife Dawn of Coventry, Janet Toth Lundberg of California, and Sarah Rico and her husband Fernando of Tolland; four brothers, Douglas Paul of Vermont, Daniel Paul of Florida, Timothy Paul and his wife Dawn of Virginia and Jonathan Paul of Willington; one sister Lydia Tomkins and her husband Reuben of Tolland; eleven grandchildren, Brandon, Corissa, Hannah, Joel, April, Jeremy, Jasper, Fawna, Arthur, Julia and Zachary; and eight great-grandchildren, Kianna, Dimitri, Emmett, Xavier, Serenity, Stella, Lyla and William. She was predeceased by her brother David and her sister Roberta.Relatives and friends may join the family for visitation on Friday, February 2, 2024, from4 to 6 p.m. at the Rockville Church of the Nazarene. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rockville Church of the Nazarene, 47 East St. Vernon/Rockville, CT 06066. To leave a condolence, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com

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Marion Virginia Morrison Hannon

Feb 22, 1927 - Jan 24, 2024

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Poquonock, CT

Marion Virginia Morrison Hannon graced this world with her presence for 96 years. The matriarch of our family passed peacefully to heaven (and to her sweetheart Bill) one month shy of her 97th birthday. She left this world surrounded by the love and support of her family.She was born in Maplewood, NJ, daughter of the late Thomas Mason and Helen Estelle (Lukeman) Morrison. Marion grew up in New Jersey and spent many summers on Point Pleasant Beach with her siblings Tom, Helen, Jane, and Joan, as well as many friends, creating the memories she cherished.She was a Columbia High School graduate, Class of 1946. While in high school she worked at Bamberger’s Department Store in many roles, her favorite was the Sweets Department Hostess. She worked 5 years at AT&T alongside her 3 sisters. She had the task of assigning lines (telephone numbers); archaic in today’s world.She met the love of her life, WWII Naval Veteran William (Bill) Hannon, when asked to a dance. Although the “ask” to the dance was a misunderstanding, it led to the journey she was most proud of, that of being a wife, mother and Nana to all. Her titles included cook, seamstress, gardener, housekeeper, accountant, and manager - but the most important was “Mom.” The family mantra was: Mom, you’re a good cook, we love you, and you’re pretty. Bill’s work moved them from New Jersey to Michigan, back to New Jersey, to Rhode Island, and finally to Connecticut.Her faith was the foundation in raising her family. Sunday mass was a priority, and long car rides were not complete without praying the Holy Rosary. She was active in the St. Mary’s Rosary Guild and took great pride in ensuring the altar linens were prepared perfectly and returned timely.She enjoyed volunteering for Meals on Wheels and at McLean Home. She put her seamstress title to use by providing sewing support while engaging and connecting with the many residents. She was a Eucharistic Minister for many years, having embarked on that journey with her husband Bill. She served the Eucharist at St. Mary’s Church and at local nursing homes.In CT she spent Wednesdays with Dot McCartney shopping for the best deals and challenging each other to see who could get the lowest grocery bill (especially using triple coupons). She was a coupon/rebate whiz, which allowed her to stretch the dollar; a challenge she was always up for. They enjoyed a nice lunch together when the shopping was done.She kept her refrigerators, as well as the pantry in the garage and basement, well stocked. There was always food on the table. She’d encouraged anyone to “shop” the pantry, and many would leave with bags of food.One of Marion’s favorite places to be was on the beach or looking at the ocean with her family. She had Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) and would shame her kids into staying up late to finish the High Low Jack card games. She loved traveling and taking family trips in the school bus camper with the extended family. She and Bill also loved traveling with their favorite people - Joan and George Gilbert and Al and Mac McGarry.She leaves a legacy of beautiful memories that will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew and loved her. We will miss her warm love, huge hugs, and applesauce cakes (a family tradition passed on from her mom). We know her presence will be with us always.She is survived by her loving sister, Joan Gilbert; her nine children and their spouses, William, Jr. and his wife Joyce, Thomas, Kevin, Sr. and his wife Kathy, Patrick and his wife Jean, James and his wife Nancy, Mary Farri and her husband Richard, Dennis, Margaret Gorman and her husband Thomas, and Colleen and her husband Lennart Hager; her “4th” daughter, Denise Hannon; her grandkids (spouses) Michael (Nathalie), Christopher, Christine (Tim), Kevin, Jr. (Beth), Sean (Katherine), Kimberly (John), Timm (Caitlin), David (Christine), Sarah, Eric (Ali), Rebecca, Thomas, Katie, Tammy, Julie, Gregory (Kelsey), and Bryan (Kristina). Her Great Grandchildren Lilith, Jadziah, Atreyu, Fiona, Reilly, Connor, Kailey, Reagan, Cooper, Ellason, Irelynn, Jamisyn, Nolan, Joshua, Jack, Jane, Nora Marion, Wilhelmina, Beatrix, Aubrey, Evan, Madalynn, Margaret, and a June Baby arrival. Great Great Grandchild James, and an April Baby arrival.She also leaves many loving nephews and nieces, including her Goddaughter Sharon Ringel.In addition to her parents and her husband Bill, she was predeceased by her 10th child, “our little angel;” two grandsons, Ryan and Joseph Hannon; her daughter-in-law, Donna (Kenyon) Hannon; her brother Thomas Morrison and three sisters, Ann Morrison, Helen Albertson, and Jane Ringel.The family would like to thank Sara Davis and Maureen (Meaux) McCullough for their special care for Mom. Also a special thanks to the McLean Hospice Team - Linda, Susan, Leah, Marjorie and Janet.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in Marion’s honor, to the Archdiocese of Hartford, Office of Radio & Television (ORTV, Inc.), 15 Peach Orchard Rd., Prospect, CT 06712-1052 or by visiting, www.ortv.org/donate or to a local food bank of your choice. Helping families have food on the table was important to Marion.Her family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 31, 2-6 p.m., at the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby. Family and friends may gather on Thursday, February 1, 9 a.m., at the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Church, 942 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury. Burial will be in Simsbury Cemetery. For online condolences, to view the complete obituary, and to view the services live or after, Thursday, February 1 at 10 a.m., please visit, www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

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Aimee Marie Zaczynski

Dec 16, 1948 - Jan 16, 2024

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Poquonock, CT

On Tuesday, January 16, 2024, Aimee Marie Zaczynski earned her wings, although we suspected that she'd had them all along.Aimee was the embodiment of kindness, compassion, love, and hope. She brought joy and comfort to all who knew her. She was born on December 16, 1948, into the loving arms of her parents, Lucille M. Zaczynski and Stanley A. Zaczynski. She was a life long resident of Suffield and was employed with HP Hood in Suffield and Agawam for 48 years until her retirement in 2014. She lived a humble but beautiful life filled with family, friends, and adventures.Aimee is survived by her brother, Stanley T. Zaczynski, and his partner, Christine Faiella; an uncle, Thomas Watton; a niece, Carrie Yarnes, and her partner, Steven Allen; a great nephew and great niece, Ethan Zaczynski and Alyssa Allen; cousin, Sandy Byron, and her husband, Al; cousin, Pamela Sarno; many Zaczynski cousins; her life long friends and soul sisters, Holly Merrell and Bonnie Kostanski; and her dear friends and neighbors, the Hewitt Family.To honor Aimee's wishes, there will be no calling hours. A private burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Suffield will be held in the spring. Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home has care of arrangements. To leave on-line condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com

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Ernestine Satterly Bilodeau

May 09, 1932 - Jan 14, 2024

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Poquonock, CT

Ernestine Satterly Bilodeau 91, born May 9,1932, daughter of Ernest and Verenia Swanson of South Windsor Connecticut died peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her family, Sunday January 14, 2024. She was the second of four children, her older sister Amaryllis Cicero and younger brothers Robert and Donald Swanson all predeceased. She is survived by her husband Kenneth R. Bilodeau, daughter Linda Lee Briggs (Robert Briggs Jr.) and son Kenneth R. Bilodeau Jr. (Ronda Snow Bilodeau). “Grammie” is survived by three treasured grandsons, Steven Briggs (Ashleigh Case-Briggs), Kenneth R. Bilodeau, III (Caliegh Bilodeau), Patrick Briggs (Emily Briggs) and her great grandson Trevor Briggs. Ernestine leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews as well as many special friends including Jeanette Fairbanks and Jacquelyn Weaver.She grew up in Windsor Connecticut and graduated from Windsor High School. Ernestine attended UCONN Storrs and graduated with a degree in Home Economics. She worked in Hartford as a dietician at McCook and Mt. Sinai Hospitals, then 30 years at St. Francis Hospital. Her final employment was as a dietician for West Hartford Public Schools. Her most enjoyable past time was spending time with her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. Ernestine and Ken traveled through the USA as well as visiting many foreign lands, sometimes with special friends. They also loved to take walks together. She was an avid cross-stitcher and made many beautiful pieces that decorated her family’s and friends homes as well as her own. She was an excellent cook and homemaker. Ernestine had a talent for making her home warm and inviting. She loved to read and garden. She will be missed by all.Special thanks for the home care and support provided by The Key, Dedicated Companions, Hartford Healthcare Hospice, and the staff at Evergreen Crossings. Per Ernestine’s wishes there will be no services, gifts or flowers. 

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Donna Waterman

Apr 01, 1957 - Jan 08, 2024

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Poquonock, CT

Donna (Wersauckas) Waterman “Dwat”, 66, departed her hometown of Suffield, CT on Monday, January 8, 2024. Her birthdate on April 1st, 1957 was very fitting because she loved a good prank and the laughs that came behind it.She is now reunited with her parents John & Barbara (Ford) Wersauckas but leaves behind a daughter Kelly Waterman Falconieri (Stephen), a kitty daughter Mischa and 2 granddaughters Avery & Ari Falconieri whom she loved dearly and thought the world of. Her nickname of “Other One Grandma” given fondly by them stuck and brought her many smiles over the years. She leaves 2 sisters, Barbara Barthen (Troy) & Deborah Sales (Sam) of Suffield. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews along with many treasured friends.In her typical selfless fashion, she requested that no funeral or memorial service be held. Being an avid animal lover throughout her life, please consider a donation to the Meriden Humane Society in her name: https://www.meridenhumanesocietyrescue.com/donateNicholson & Carmon Funeral Home has care of arrangements. To leave on-line condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com

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Edwin Gordon Hebb, Jr.

May 09, 1928 - Dec 31, 2023

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Poquonock, CT

Edwin Gordon Hebb, Jr., affectionately known as Captain, Guppy, Dad, and Ed, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2023, at the age of 95. He was the husband of the late Janice McCone Hebb. Born on May 9, 1928, in Burlington, Vermont, Ed lived a long and rewarding life.Ed spent his youth in Bellows Falls, Vermont before he enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean War. From 1950 to 1952, he served his country in active ground combat with the 45th Infantry, 180th Regiment, Third Battalion as a Sergeant 1st Class. For his service, Ed was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge.Following his return from Korea, Ed attended the University of Vermont (UVM). He enjoyed his time at UVM, serving as President of Sigma Nu Fraternity. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in 1956, he pursued his Juris Doctorate at Georgetown Law School, which he completed in 1959.During his time at law school, Ed met the love of his life, Janice McCone. As Janice was a West Hartford native, upon Ed’s graduation, he headed north to start his life with his bride-to-be. Janice and Ed’s 60-year marriage started in West Hartford, where they raised their three daughters, Jennifer, Sarah, and Ginger. In their later years, Janice and Ed enjoyed time in Westerly, Rhode Island and Vero Beach, Florida. Their devotion to each other was everlasting, with Ed right by Janice’s side as she battled Alzheimer’s.Ten years into his legal career, Ed met Richard Gitlin; together they established the law firm of Hebb & Gitlin. Ed took great pride in growing the “H & G” family. By the time the firm merged with Bingham Dana in 1999, Hebb & Gitlin had grown to 55 attorneys with offices in Hartford and London. Ed practiced exclusively in Hartford, where he built a distinguished career as a trial attorney. He loved the courtroom.In addition to his professional accomplishments, Ed was deeply involved in public service. He brought his legal skills to The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, having served as Vice Chancellor and Chancellor from 1975 to 2008. Ed initiated the Conference for the Province One Chancellors and enjoyed the professional exchange and fellowship of the group. In honor of Ed’s faithful and valuable service to the Episcopal Diocese, he was bestowed the honorary title of Canon in 2008.Ed was also involved in local and state politics for many years, having proudly served on the West Hartford Corporation Council from 1972 to 1974. In 1974, Ed was elected Chairman of the West Hartford Republican Party and subsequently served two terms.Ed was an avid sailor and experienced great joy on the water. He spent many summers aboard Troika along with his reluctant first mate, Janice, and his able crew of daughters. Ed was an active member of the Watch Hill Yacht Club, where he eventually served as Commodore. Throughout the years, he shared his love of sailing with his buddies by taking Troika on annual cruises to the Chesapeake Bay. In his final years of sailing, Ed enjoyed the comradery of the Watch Hill 15 skippers – regardless of how he placed in the weekly races.Ed enjoyed walking the beaches of Rhode Island and Florida, always looking to add to his impressive collection of sea glass. The only thing that rivaled this collection was his large assortment of bow ties. Whether in the courtroom, at the Canoe Club, or at church, Ed was rarely seen without one.Ed was a lifelong learner which was evident in his pursuit of many interests. He was a lover of poetry and the opera, a lecturer on the Dead Sea Scrolls, and an adult student of the violin. He also enjoyed jogging with his loyal companion, Tundra, skiing with his family at Okemo, and exploring his Vermont roots with family time at the Sugar House in Putney.Ed will be greatly missed by his three daughters, their spouses, and his seven grandchildren. He leaves behind Jennifer (Nick) Daukas of Glastonbury, Connecticut, and Jennifer's children Molly (Chris) Desmarais and Sarah (Taylor) Phillips; Sarah (John) Quirk of Harwich Port, Massachusetts, and their children Madeline (Colby) Hart, Meredith Quirk, and Johnny Quirk; and Ginger (Rob) Lynn of Glastonbury, and their children Garrett Lynn and Katie Lynn. Ed also leaves behind four great-grandchildren: Henry and Charlotte Hart, Jackson Phillips, and Olivia Desmarais.Ed was pre-deceased by his parents, Edwin Gordon Hebb and Elizabeth Clarke Chamberlin, as well as his brother, Angus Hebb. He is survived by his brother’s wife, Karin Hebb.His family wishes to thank the many kind caregivers at Seabury who made the last chapter of his life warm and comforting. They would also like to thank the Masonicare Hospice Care Team.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Episcopal Church in CT, 290 Pratt Street, Box 52, Meriden, CT 06450.A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, January 10, at 11:00 a.m. at St. James’s Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT. A reception will follow at the church.

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Sean Gordon Blake

Nov 27, 1982 - Dec 27, 2023

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Poquonock, CT

Sean Gordon Blake, age 41, passed away unexpectedly on December 27, 2023. He was born on November 27, 1982 in Hartford, Connecticut. He is survived by his wife, Sharlene LaCroix, his mother Sandra Jackson-Blake, and his three sisters: Carolyn Blake, Bettie Borge, and Katie Marquis. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Josh Marquis, his nieces, Emily Borge; Oliva Borge; Megan Blake and his nephew, Leo Marquis, his beloved dog, Emme, his ferret, Simon, and a multitude of aunts, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Edwin Gordon Blake. Sean loved his family and friends with ferocity.Sean attended Granby High School and then went on to explore several different careers before deciding on carpentry. He was a carpenter for over 20 years and was an expert in his field. He started his own business, Welcome Home Improvement, with his wife, Sharlene, in 2017. He used his incredible vision and ability to think outside the box to create solutions and build beautiful spaces in people's homes.Sean was the definition of generosity. In his younger years, he selflessly gave part of his liver to save a friend's life so that she would live on to be a mother to her child. Since his passing, he has donated his organs so that others can have another chance at life.Sean was the type of man who would befriend anyone and he filled the room with laughter and light everywhere he went. He loved to make a grand entrance. He was always willing to give to a complete stranger and encouraged others to do the same. He would drop everything to help a friend. He was eccentric, bold, and found wonder and excitement in places where we may miss it or take it for granted.In Sean’s own words, “I take great joy in knowing I’ve lived more life in 40 years than most would in 200. I’m thankful for the time I was allotted and endeavor to be a flame in a world that needs more light. In a world that knows darkness, that is in pain, let’s bring light, let’s patch wounds, let us spread love to those who lack it. I hope you find it in your heart to illuminate the path for those behind you. I’m telling you now, you will have a better day when you help another person have a better day.”We are so proud of Sean and the legacy of generosity, love, and light that he has left behind. We should all strive to be more like Sean.Sean's family will receive friend on Friday, January 5, from 5-8 p.m. at Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St, Granby, CT 06095, a service remembering Sean will be held following the visitation.  Everybody has a Sean story and we'd love to hear them all. To share a memory of Sean or send a condolence to his family, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.  If you would like to make a donation to help with his funeral and medical expenses, please visit Sean’s memorial fund: https://gofund.me/8bd2e637.  Flowers for the service may be sent to Carmon Funeral Home in Granby.

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Michael Peter Rizocki

Jul 09, 1951 - Dec 26, 2023

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Poquonock, CT

Michael Peter RizockiJuly 9, 1951 - December 26, 2023Michael Peter Rizocki, 72, was born in Meriden, Connecticut, the eldest child of Walter and Katherine Rzegocki (Cotter). Brother to six siblings, Michael graduated from Xavier High School and went on to the University of Connecticut where he earned his undergraduate degree in biology and later his Master of Business Administration in health care management. His career spanned the laboratory, dental practice management, clinical practice management at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, and leadership roles at various medical organizations. He retired as an accomplished business analyst, having worked for multiple major insurers in Connecticut, including 17 years at UnitedHealth Group. He had a creative, curious, and thoughtful mind, and he relished his work.Michael was a dedicated husband and father. He was deeply passionate about fly fishing, a fine car and Formula 1 enthusiast, and an avid gardener who loved photography, science fiction novels and classic horror stories, the picturesque Boothbay Harbor in Maine, and a fine lobster meal. He enjoyed cross-country travel and loved driving with the windows down to the sounds of classic rock. He was proud of his Polish, Irish, and Italian heritage, so fondly recalling the local pastry shops of his childhood neighborhood. He rarely left a holiday table without sharing a unique and unexpected story. Michael's pride and joy was his family and grandchildren.Michael is predeceased by his parents, his brother Stephen Rzegocki, his brother-in-law Louis Escobar, his father-in-law Edward Nekiunas, and his sister-in-law Jane Nekiunas. He leaves behind his wife Judith Rizocki (Nekiunas) of 42 years; his daughter Meredith Gazdzinski and her husband Leszek and their children, Vera and Derek, of Vernon, Connecticut; and his son, Jonathan and his wife Parisa Mazandarani of Orange, California. Michael is survived by five siblings: James Rzegocki and his wife Diane of Seattle, Washington; Margaret Austin and her husband Russ of East Hampton, Connecticut; Mary Marquis and her husband Phillip of Esko, Minnesota; Jane Escobar of Portsmouth, Rhode Island; and Thomas Rzegocki and his wife Mary Jane of Seattle, Washington. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Edna Nekiunas and his sister-in-law Paula Lambert, both of South Windsor, Connecticut. He leaves behind many treasured nieces and nephews across the country.Michael passed in peace and will be sorely missed. His family will receive relatives and friends at Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road in South Windsor on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held the following day, Thursday, January 4, at 11:00 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church at 40 Pitkin Street in Manchester. Burial will follow at Wapping Cemetery in South Windsor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael's memory to Protectors of Animals at 144 Main Street, Unit O, East Hartford, Connecticut, 06118, or www.poainc.org. For online condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com

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