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Doris Geres

Feb 25, 1934 - Nov 15, 2023

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Poquonock, CT

Doris Joynson Geres, 89, died peacefully surrounded by family, Saturday, November 11, 2023. Doris, born February 25,1934 in Liverpool, England, was the daughter of Mona (Cottier) and Eric Joynson. She was the beloved wife of the late John (Jack) Hayden Geres. She crossed an ocean in 1956 to marry him and begin a life together. She and Jack lived in Hartford and Glastonbury before settling in East Hartford. Doris worked at the O'Brien and Hockanum schools in East Hartford as a paraprofessional. S...Read More

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Beverly Bernabo

Jan 29, 1943 - Feb 27, 2024

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Poquonock, CT

The world lost a beloved wife, mother, and friend, Beverly Bernabo, on February 27, 2024, after a long illness. She was born and raised in Greenfield, Massachusetts, on January 29, 1943, the daughter of Fred and Sophie King. A true child of old New England, her youth was filled with love, family, small towns, crisp local asparagus, fresh sweet corn plucked from the stalk, and cold apple cider. She loved to share stories of her many childhood adventures, such as sleigh rides with nanny’s clydesdales, ice skating and strapping on skis to speed down the slopes of nearby Vermont. And she never really complained about the weather… much.As life goes, fate brought Beverly to Hartford, Connecticut where she applied her extraordinary artistic talent at Pratt & Whitney as a draftsman. Her striking beauty and sparkling smile soon caught the eye of a handsome, visiting marine named Ronald from New York City. The story told is that he asked her to sew a button on his shirt. An old school romance of love letters, beautiful flowers and whispered sweet nothings helped confirm a deep bond of love. Over their inseparable 57 years together, the lovebirds, Ronnie and “Toots” called New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut home.Beverly loved reading, cooking, crafting, and painting. She had impeccable taste and an eye for design. Her annual Christmas trees and holiday decorations were a joy to behold and certainly belonged locked behind glass on a New York City Street for all to see. She enjoyed a raucous game of cards while sipping a glass of red wine (or two) and laughing with others until she cried. Beverly shared of herself in so many ways. Her chef level talent in the kitchen may only have been surpassed by her skill as an artist. She found joy in painting portraits of friends, family, veterans, and acquaintances which are without a doubt lovingly displayed in living rooms throughout the globe. Certainly, she left this a world a better place and she will be dearly missed.Beverly is survived by her sister, Teresa D’Anna; brother, Richard King; son, Robin Bernabo and wife Elizabeth; daughter, Nicole Bernabo and husband David Palinkas; grandchildren, David Bernabo and wife Erika, Sean Bernabo, Sidney Palinkas, and Mitchell Palinkas; nieces and cousins. The family is deeply grateful for Beverly’s caregivers and clinicians who helped her through her illness.A private memorial service will be held to remember Beverly. Those wishing to honor Beverly (and her love language with food) may make a donation to FreshAccess a CT charitable organization through Holcomb Farm, 111 Simsbury Rd, West Granby, CT 06090 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter (https://www.alz.org/ct), 200 Executive Blvd, S #4b, Southington, CT 06489.

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Soubanh Luangpraseuth

Jul 07, 1937 - Feb 20, 2024

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Poquonock, CT

Soubanh Luangpraseuth July 7, 1937 - February 20, 2024Age: 86Passed away peacefully on February 20, 2024.Born July 7, 1937 in Vientiane, Laos.  Soubanh was 1 of 6 children, to Phom and Panh Luangpraseuth.Husband to Keutmy Pannhavong and father to Randorn “Tiger” Luangpraseuth.After finishing his education at Lao University, he joined the Laos Airforce and became an Air Traffic Controller.In 1986 he found his way to California before finally settling in Connecticut.  Though he enjoyed eating sweets, singing, and watching sports, his main passion was fishing.  Cherished and loved by many.Soubanh was an amazing husband, a loving father, and a person whose smile would light the world.For questions contact Tiger: 860-978-3531DonationsZelle: 860-978-3531Venmo: Tig860Cashapp: $Tig860

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Shirley Ann Crooms Belcher

Oct 04, 1942 - Feb 16, 2024

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Poquonock, CT

Shirley Ann Crooms Belcher, daughter of the late Chester A. Crooms, Sr. and Delmar (Ross) (Hicks) Crooms was born October 4, 1942 in Hartford, CT where she attended the local schools. Following her graduation from of Weaver High School, she graduated from Hartford Community College and attend Central Connecticut Community College in New Britain.In 1994 she married William R. L. Belcher, Sr. and from that union was born William R. L. Belcher, Jr.She retired after 32 years of service from The Southern New England Telephone where she held various positions. She was a faithful member of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Hartford where she worked as an Administrative Assistant for more than 20 years and sang in the Church Choir and served as Vice Chair of the Trustee Board. She later joined Bethel A.M.E. Church in Bloomfield where she worked as an Administrative Assistant for 18 years, sang in various choirs, served on the Steward Board, Commission on Membership and Evangelism, the Board of Directors for Bethel Center for Humane Services and the Commission on Public Relations where she was editor and publisher of the church newsletter. She was also instrumental for setting up programs for introducing and teaching the Bethel Daycare preschoolers the use of computers.She loved working with all kinds of people which involved her engagement in other activities that included volunteering for The Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding and on the information desk at Bradley International Airport.Sis. Belcher will be remembered as a kind and generous person who helped many people through many challenging times. Nothing can compare to her love of UConn basketball and her love of the New York Giants.On February 16, 2024, an angelic messenger came to escort her into the presence of God. She leaves to mourn her passing her beloved son, William R.L. Belcher, Jr. & wife Rutha of East Hartford, CT, her precious grandson, Robert Traon. Belcher and granddaughter Sarja Aaliyah Jenkins, Great grandsons, Greyson , Leonardo, and Traon Belcher, adopted great grandson Camron Jones and adopted great granddaughter Marlee , her sister Dorothy Crooms Zellous of Cumberland, VA, her brother Stephen Crooms & wife Esther of Manchester, several nieces, nephews, and her church family and friends.In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her former husband, William R. L. Belcher, Sr., and her 10 brothers and sisters.Sis. Belcher's favorite Scriptures Proverbs 3: 5-6 and Romans 12:9-21; Her favorite hymns were Hymn No. 199 "The Comforter Has Come" and Hymn No. 251 "All to Jesus I Surrender"The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 10-11 , with the Celebration of Life Service to follow at 11:00 am at Bethel AME Church, 1154 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield, CT

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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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