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Desmond Demette

Oct 04, 2023 - Nov 24, 2023

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Canton, CT

Erath--Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Cemetery honoring the life of Desmond James Demette, who died Friday, November 24, 2023, at Lourdes Womens & Childrens Hospital. He will be laid to rest at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Erath with Pastor Blake Cotter officiating the services. He is survived by his parents, Blaze Demette and Lacey Cupp Derouen; sister, Julianna Tisdale; four brothers, Tucker Derouen, Dawson Derouen, ...Read More

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Jerome A. Winters

Nov 16, 1940 - Feb 25, 2024

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Canton, CT

Jerome “Jerry” A. Winters, 83, of Canton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at UConn Hospital. He was born in Hartford, CT on November 16, 1940, son of the late Arthur and Sophie Winters. Jerry was a graduate of Canton High School and received a bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing from the University of Connecticut in 1963. He later served in the US Army in the Medical Corp. Jerry was employed as a Media Director in various agencies in both the Boston and Hartford areas. He was later employed in the US Treasury Department of the Internal Revenue Service for the New England area offices as a Senior Analyst. He retired in 2006. Jerry was an accomplished golfer and lover of nature. Being an avid reader, he accumulated an extensive library featuring books on military wars and events, aviation, and US history. He had a great sense of humor and loved spending time with his family as well as and his best friend, Hank Frye. Jerry spent many hours assembling model airplanes, and in his early years gifted family members with his oil paintings. He is survived by his sister Barbara Hopkins, nieces Debbie Sindland (John), Beth Dean (Kevin), and Bobbi Warden (Shawn), a great-nephew Kyle Dean, great-nieces Sarah and Erin Warden, as well as numerous cousins. Jerry was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Richard Hopkins. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 4th at St. Patrick’s Church, 50 Church Street in Collinsville. Burial will immediately follow at Calvary Cemetery. A special thank you to his devoted caregivers, Mary and Julie Venturo who were compassionate in his care and made his life a happy place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, 50 Church Street, Canton, CT 06019. The Vincent Funeral Home of Simsbury is caring for the arrangements. Please visit Jerry’s “Book of Memories” at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online tributes.

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Richard F. Hutch Hutchings

Jan 17, 1959 - Feb 23, 2024

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Canton, CT

Richard F. “Hutch” Hutchings, 65, of Canton, beloved husband of Maureen Halloran-Hutchings, died Friday, February 23, 2024 at his home. He was born January 17, 1959 in Torrington, son of the late Richard E. and Ruth (Kovacs) Hutchings and had been a lifelong resident of Canton. He was a graduate of University of Hartford having received his Masters Degree in Public Administration as well as a B.S. Health Science along with being a Registered Nurse and a Paramedic. He was a veteran Desert Storm having served in the US Army Reserve. He started his nursing career for 20 years at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. Later, he became a RN/Assistant Manager of the Emergency Department at Uconn Medical Center for almost two decades. He was a lifelong member and retired Chief of the Canton Volunteer Fire/EMS Department. Also lifelong member of Collinsville Volunteer Fire Department Inc, and Canton Volunteer Fire Co Inc. Hutch was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. His favorite past time was fly fishing on the Farmington River. In addition to his loving wife of 32 years, he is survived by his beloved niece, Tiffany Frenette and her fiancé Tom Kostka, his cherished nephew Jason Ronan of Burlington, his cousin Patrick Foley and wife Lori of Canaan, his sister, Virginia Messler and husband Mark and their children Ashley and Connor as well as his dear friends the Lockwood family and the Thralls family, who were very much loved. He was predeceased by his sister, Judy Hutchings. Calling hours will be held at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike in Canton on Friday, March 1st from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Burial will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 2nd at Village Cemetery on Cemetery Road in Collinsville. In lieu of flowers please consider donations in his memory to; Double Dog Rescue [email protected] , or to the gofundme “Send LEO to School”, or to Collinsville Vol. Fire Inc at P.O. Box 281 Collinsville, CT 06022, or to Canton Volunteer Fire Company #1 Canton Spring Rd Canton CT 06019. Please visit Hutch’s Book of Memories at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online tributes.

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Abigail Stecewicz

May 15, 1931 - Feb 05, 2024

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Canton, CT

Abigail "Gail" Stecewicz, 92, of Canton, CT, passed away on February 5, 2024. She was born on May 15, 1931, in New Milford, CT, to the late Charles W. and Gwendolyn (Todd) Treat. Gail was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Stecewicz. Gail graduated from Bates College in 1953 and went on to receive her Master’s degree in French from Middlebury College. She began her teaching career in Bethel, CT, before moving to Windsor Locks, where she taught French and English for many years at Windsor Locks High School. Later in life, Gail worked for nine years at Education Connection in Litchfield, CT. Gail was an active member and former Deacon of the United Church of Christ Congregational in New Milford. She lived at Bernhardt Meadow in Roxbury, CT before moving to Canton to be closer to her family. In her free time, Gail had a variety of hobbies. She was a member of the National Ski Patrol and, alongside Ray, spent many years as patrollers at Bromley Mountain in VT. Gail had a passion for literature and enjoyed being an avid reader. She also had a deep appreciation for classical music. Gail's talent extended to knitting, and at the time of her passing, she had three knitting projects in progress. Gail is survived by her daughter, Andrea O'Neil (Ozzie Elafyouni) of Canton, CT, and her grandsons Alexander O'Neil (Sam Middlebrook) of New Britain, CT, and Ethan O'Neil of Canton, CT. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. A private burial service will be held for Gail. The Vincent Funeral Home in Canton, CT, is assisting the family with the arrangements. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her. May her soul rest in peace.

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Julia Iannucci Summa

Jul 12, 1928 - Feb 12, 2024

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Canton, CT

Julia Iannucci Summa, 95, of Canton, formerly of New Hartford, beloved wife of 57 years of the late Duane J Summa Sr, passed peacefully on February 12, 2024 surrounded by four generations of her loving family. Born July 12, 1928 in Westbury, NY to Alfonso and Julia (Catapano) Iannucci.Prior to her retirement, Julia worked as a legal secretary for law practices in Canton and Farmington. A woman of strong faith, she was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in New Hartford for six decades, a member of the women’s group where she meticulously washed and ironed the alter cloths and other linens used in daily masses.Her proudest accomplishment in life was her family who she loved dearly and catered to on holidays and nearly every Sunday. Julia (aka Jay, Mom, Gramma, Big G, Noni) is survived by her children, Robin Roberts of New Hartford, Duane Jr (Christine) of Estero, FL, Martin (Josepha) of Canton, Alfonse (Betsy) of New Hartford and Ralph (Maria) of Farmington; grandchildren, Jason, Lisa, Martin, Anthony, Alessandra, Natalie, Madeline, Emily, Caroline, Julia and Eliza; great grandchildren, Francesca, Katherine, Andrew and Julian; sisters, Anna Pancotti of Kew Gardens, NY and Gloria Ciardullo of Muttontown, NY.In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brothers Joe and Albert, sister Marie, son-in-law Skook Roberts and grandson Matthew.Calling hours will be held Monday, February 19, 2024 from 10-11am at Montano-Shea Funeral Home, 5 Steele Rd, New Hartford with a funeral mass to follow at 11:30am at Our Lady of Hope Parish, formerly Immaculate Conception Church, New Hartford, CT. Burial will be private.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Julia's name to Our Lady of Hope Parish, 60 Town Hill Rd, New Hartford, CT 06057. Visit an online guestbook at montano-shea.com.

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Linda "Linie" Lief Marconi

Mar 04, 1948 - Feb 07, 2024

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Canton, CT

Linda "Linie" Lief Marconi, 75, of Canton, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of Don Marconi.Linie was born on March 4, 1948, in Newark NJ, daughter of the late Teddy and Inez Lief. She was also predeceased by her son Derek Tranchida and her brother Barry Lief.Besides her husband Don, Linie is survived by her children Brian (Missy) Tranchida, Jeff (Amanda) Tranchida, both of Charleston SC, and her grandchildren Mason, Quinn, and Tate; her brother, Scott Lief, and his children, Brielle and Jason; her sisters and brothers-in law and all the extended Marconi family.In addition to her immediate family were her many close friends, all of whom she loved dearly and within whom Linie's spirit will forever live on. Her fun-loving charisma, contagious smile, and her generosity positively impacted countless lives.Linda attended high school in Morristown, NJ, and graduated from Bryant College in Smithfield, RI. She worked for Paul Cryan Photography for many years. Throughout her life Linda’s love of children was evident in her volunteer work at Gifts of Love in Avon, and reading with young children in both Hartford and Bloomfield. Aunt Linie was a favorite with her many nieces and nephews, whether having sleepovers or attending Yankee games, or cheering the kids on in whatever game they were playing. In addition, Linda and Don organized various fundraisers to benefit CT Childrens’ Medical Center in honor of the memory of her son Derek, raising over $15,000.Linie’s husband would like to express his deepest thanks to his wonderful neighbors, the Hospice nurses, physical therapists from Crescent Moon Care, and Linie’s caregivers Alicia and Paulette, all of whom provided excellent support and care for Linda.Linie touched many lives. Instead of mourning her loss, her family will be celebrating her life in the near future. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to: Connecticut Children’s Foundation, 282 Washington St, Hartford, CT 06106. Please visit and share memories and online at www.carmonfuneralhome.com

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Russell Lamb

Died : Jan 28, 2024

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Canton, CT

Russell Lamb, 60, a lifetime resident of Simsbury, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2024 after a brief illness. Russell is survived by his brother Kevin Lamb and his wife, Diane, his sister Cheryl Lamb, daughter Katrina Ingle granddaughter Kiera, and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, David and Shirley Lamb and brother, Butch. Russell established his own successful flooring business, Lamb Flooring, where he worked for many years. In recent years, while working part time at Ocean State Job lot in Canton, he was the Property Manager at Farmington Valley Racket club in Weatogue, where he will be greatly missed. Russell was a long time fan of the New York Yankees and avid collector of baseball cards and M&M memorabilia. Russell’s memory will be cherished by all who knew him. A casual celebration of Russell’s life will be held Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Cracker Barrell Pub, 30 Main Street, Tariffville, CT from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

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J. Peter Carbone, Jr.

Jun 17, 1946 - Jan 24, 2024

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Canton, CT

J. Peter Carbone, Jr., 77, of Canton, CT, formerly of Hebron, CT peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Cherry Brook. He was the husband of Judith (Waltos) Carbone for 48 years. Peter was born June 17, 1946, in Torrington, CT, the son of the late Jane (Weigold) and Joseph Carbone, Sr. After serving his country with the U.S. Army, he was employed by the State of Connecticut, Homeland Security. He enjoyed being a Ham Radio Operator and was a member of the American Radio Relay League. In addition to his wife Judith of New Hartford, CT, he is survived by two daughters, Kate Brainard (Rob) of Barkhamsted, CT, Melanie Voelker (Joe) of Girard, PA and two grandchildren, Jacob and Isabella Brainard. He was preceded in death by one sister, Carol Metro of Litchfield, CT. Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cook Funeral Home, Torrington, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Radio Relay League, 225 Main St., Newington, CT 06111. Condolences may be sent to the Carbone family by visiting www.cookfuneralhomect.com To to the family, please

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William Pierce

Jan 23, 1935 - Jan 21, 2024

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Canton, CT

William Pierce, beloved husband of JoAnne died peacefully in his home on January 21, 2024. He was born in Oakes, North Dakota on January 23, 1935 to George and Cecilia Pierce. Following high school, he served four years in the Coast Guard before beginning his studies at the University of North Dakota. He and JoAnne were married, and moved to Canton in 1960, where they raised their three children. Bill pursued a career in computers as a systems analyst and data processor. Bill loved baseball as a player, coach and enthusiastic fan. He led his high school team to a state championship in 1953, and later coached numerous teams in Canton. He loved all sports, and he was a huge fan of the UConn basketball teams. Bill and JoAnne were avid travelers, going to Europe numerous times as well as traveling to China, Japan, and throughout the United States. He was also very interested in genealogy and had traced the Pierce family prior to the American revolution. Bill loved his family and visiting with his children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter. He will always be remembered as the perfect gentleman who could strike up a conversation with anyone, always made sure everyone’s glass was full, and that everyone was enjoying themselves. In addition to his loving wife of 65 years, he is survived by his daughter Julie of Bloomfield, CT, his son John (Deborah) of New Hartford, CT, and his son Eric (Heather) of Troy, MI. He is also survived by his grandchildren Dillon Pierce (Toni) and their daughter Havana, Seth Pierce and his partner Lara Hunz, Randall Pierce, Amelia Pierce, and step-granddaughter Kay Rodgers. Bill is survived by his sister, Margaret Retzlaff of Oakes, ND, sister-in-law Katherine Pierce of Minneapolis, MN, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother Richard Pierce and granddaughter, Stella Pierce. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 29th at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, 50 Church Street in Collinsville, CT. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to St Patrick’s Church, or a charity of the donor’s choice. The Vincent Funeral Home of Canton is caring for the arrangements. Please visit Bill’s “Book of Memories” at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online tributes.

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Arlene Greenstein

Jan 16, 1941 - Jan 16, 2024

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Canton, CT

Arlene Greenstein, a beacon of warmth and creativity, gracefully departed this world on January 16, 2024 at the age of 83. Born and raised amid the bustling streets of the Bronx, Arlene’s life was a beautiful tapestry woven with love, knowledge, creativity and a profound connection to nature. Born at the start of WW2, Arlene grew up in the Bronx among 1st and 2nd generation Jewish, Irish and Italian families. It was a time when neighbors all knew each other and would often stop to engage in conversation and gossip, a trait that Arlene would carry on throughout her life. She met her husband, Dr. Robert Greenstein, in 1963 and the two were inseparable from then on. After traveling around the country a bit during Robert’s stint in the Air Force, the two settled in Avon, CT where they lived for close to 50 years. Arlene's calling led her to the world of education, where she became a special education teacher. Her classrooms were built around acceptance where curiosity thrived, and students were not just learners but explorers of their own potential. A dedicated mother, Arlene poured her heart into creating a loving home for her children, Suzanne and Dan. Her nurturing spirit extended beyond her immediate family to include the animal kingdom. Arlene's love for animals was boundless – her home was always filled with cats and dogs and she never missed an opportunity to meet various pets around the neighborhood. Arlene found solace and joy in the simple pleasures of life. Her love for nature manifested in long, contemplative walks, where she could be found exploring the beauty of her surroundings as well as talking to neighbors, a trait she learned during her upbringing. These walks were not just a form of exercise but a mindful practice, a communion with the world around her. In her quiet moments, Arlene's creativity blossomed on canvas. Painting was not just a hobby for her; it was a means of expressing the beauty she saw in the world. Her artwork, filled with vibrant colors and heartfelt emotion, captured the essence of her love for life. Arlene is predeceased by her husband Dr. Robert Greenstein. She is survived by her daughter Suzanne Greenstein, her son and daughter inlaw Dan and Heather Greenstein and two loving grandchildren, Max and Mazie Greenstein. As we bid farewell to Arlene, let us celebrate a life well-lived and a spirit that embraced both the ordinary and the extraordinary. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org in Arlene's honor. Calling hours to honor and remember Arlene's life will be held on Tuesday, January 23, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike in Canton, CT. May her memory be a source of inspiration, reminding us to find beauty in every moment and to cherish the connections that make life truly meaningful. Please visit Arlene's Book of Memories at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.

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Neil McKenna

Jan 03, 1958 - Jan 03, 2024

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Canton, CT

Neil McKenna, 66, beloved husband of Nancy (Pariante) McKenna and beloved father of Jessica, Gia, and Neil Vincent, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024 after a brief illness. Born in Bethpage, NY, Neil was the fourth of five siblings. A mischievous child, he liked to play pranks on his little sister Jody. As a teen and young adult, he was the cool guy with the pet snake and motorcycle. He met his future wife Nancy at the SUNY Farmingdale campus bar on St Patrick’s Day and they stayed together for the rest of his life. In 1988, he moved his young family from Centereach, NY to Simsbury, CT to work as an engineer. He invented a device that gas stations could use to easily measure the amount left in the underground tanks. Neil was very handy and enjoyed building things like his backyard porch and a trunk for his daughter, tuning up his cars (especially his vintage Mercedes-Benz), and remodeling both his Centereach and Simsbury homes. He was a huge NY Giants fan, and never missed a game if he could help it, always while munching on his favorite snack of potato chips and pistachios. A loving family man, he had a sense of humor that surprised and delighted those who knew him. He took great pride in being a Little League coach with Simsbury youth baseball, eventually becoming a leader in the Babe Ruth League for several years in the ‘00s. Neil had a tireless work ethic, holding down two jobs to put his youngest child through college. During this time, he was Tariffville’s resident mailman, well-known and loved by co-workers and the people on his route. He had to retire when he faced a battle with two types of cancer, a battle he fought valiantly and won, defeating both cancers. He was a fighter, yet he was also a calm and steady presence in people’s lives. Neil will be sorely missed by many. Neil is predeceased by his mother Gloria Gallagher, father Joseph McKenna, and siblings Denis and Sharon. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Nancy McKenna, his sisters Karen McKenna (India) and Jody Wentz (FL) and her husband Ken, his children Jessica McKenna (Simsbury), Gia McKenna (TX), and Neil Vincent McKenna (Simsbury), along with their partners Juan Aguilar, Sammy Sawwan, and Tia Booska, his grandsons Andrew, Alexander, and Aidan Aguilar and Niko, Rocco, and Enzo Sawwan, his niece Kelly Wehrli (FL), her husband Mike and their children Caden and Grace Wehrli, his nephews Seth Warren (Montana), Damien Warren (Alaska), and Kyle McKenna (FL) and niece Calandra McKenna-Lyle (GA). Many extended family members will also miss Neil greatly, including Barbara Ferazi, Nancy and John Simile, Rick and Angela Ferazi, Nancy and Pete Rastetter, Michelle Augello, Tony and Maria Pariante, and their collective children. A service for Neil will not be held, per his request. He did not want people to stand around crying, but instead to remember the happy times they had together. Please leave a memory in the online guestbook for his family. In his memory, Neil would want you to get your children outside and toss a ball around, and never to exclude anyone from a team activity. If desired, donations of dog food, blankets and other supplies can be made in his name to the Hartford Animal Shelter, where his dog Romeo came from by mail to 120 Rescue Lane, Bloomfield, CT 06002, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, an organization that always tugged at his heartstrings by clicking here

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