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Clifford H. Frost
08-30-1919 - 8/18/2004
Clifford H. Frost, 84, of Willimantic, beloved husband of Roma (Cote) Frost, died Wednesday, August 18, 2004, in the Haven Health Center of Windham. He was born Aug. 30, 1919 in Manchester, CT the son on William and Sarah (Pierson) Frost. Mr. Frost was employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford for many years. He later worked for Hamilton Standard and finally for Electric Boat in Groton, retiring 20 years ago. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Willimantic. Besides his wife, he leaves a brother, George Frost of Manchester and several nieces and nephews. His funeral and burial will be private. There are no calling hours. Family Requests In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church Repair Fund, 80 Maple Ave. Willimantic, 06226.

Rosa Rivera
12-21-1918 - 8/22/2004
Rosa Rivera, 85, of Willimantic, widow of Esmeraldo Rivera, died Sunday, 8/22/04, in her home. She was born Dec. 21, 1918 in Anasco, PR the daughter of Ricardo and Ramona (Rivera) Quintana. Her survivors include her children: Ernie, Maria, Angel Efrain, William, Lydia, Blanca, Edwin Rivera, Rosa Soto, Roberto and Eddie Crespo; a sister, Petra Ingles and a sister-in-law, Telesfora Colon. She also leaves 28 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Her family will receive friends Wednesday, from 6 to 8 P.M. and again Thursday, from 10 to 11 A.M. at the Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic. We will then proceed to St. Joseph Cemetery for her Graveside Service.

Edmund (Yolla) Yallo
09-06-1910 - 8/24/2004
Edmund (Yolla) Yallo, 93, of Chaplin, formerly of Fairfield, Died Tuesday, 8/24/04, in Windham Hospital. He was born Sep. 6, 1910 in Fairfield, CT son of the late Lorenzo and Angelina (Costello) Yallo. Mr. Yallo was employed by Sikorsky Aircraft for 20 years. His survivors include two daughters: Lorraine Wargo of Ocean City, NJ and Dolores Dominique of Chaplin. He also leaves three grandsons, four granddaughters and several great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sandra Jean Yallo.

Joseph W. Alpha Gaudreau
07-27-1912 - 9/5/2004
Joseph W. Alpha Gaudreau, 92, of Willimantic, beloved husband of Eva Lis Gaudreau, died Sunday, 9/5/04, in Windham Hospital. He was born July 27, 1912 in Pawtucket, RI, one of five children, of Hector and Rosana (Ducharme) Gaudreau. He was retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft of East Hartford after more than 30 years of Service. He enjoyed Red Sox baseball and his several winters spent in Florida. Besides his wife, his survivors include his son, Edward F. Gaudreau and his wife Louise L. of Mansfield and their daughters, Tracy Gaudreau of South Carolina and Renee Gaudreau of Windham. He is also survived by his stepchildren: Norma and Tom Keegan of Columbia, Phyllis and Jack Lester of Columbia and John and Martha Lis of New York. He also leaves his sister, Jeannette Gaudreau of Willimantic. Mr. Gaudreau was predeceased by his first wife, Dora (Fontaine) Gaudreau. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 9/8/04, at 10 A.M. in St. Mary’s Church in Willimantic. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Windham. The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 9:00 to 9:30 A.M. at the Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic. Family Requests Those who wish, may send memorial contributions to St. Mary’s Church Repair Fund, 80 Maple Ave. Willimantic, 06226.

James Francis Miller
03-02-1926 - 9/7/2004
James Francis Miller, Sr. of Mansfield Center died Tuesday, Sept. 7th at the Windham Community Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hartford, on March 2, 1926 son of the late Rose (McPartland) and Edward P. Miller. Jim was a Willimantic resident for most of his life, graduating from St. Joseph's Grammar School and Windham High School, and attending the University of Connecticut. He was an avid reader and a basketball enthusiast, following the UConn men's and women's basketball teams along with the Boston Celtics. For thirty-eight years he was employed at the Brand~Rex Company as a manager of warehousing and shipping. He was a life member of B.P.O.E.#1311 and was honored as Elk of the Year in 1971 for his outstanding community service. In retirement he was a member of the Windham Seniors and the Chaplin Senior Center. Jim will be remembered both as a gentleman and a gentle man. He loved his family and is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Doris (Bigelow), his daughter Kathleen, her husband ~aymond Bushey, and their daughter Megan, of St. Augustine, Fla., his son James, Jr., his wife Nancy, their children Devon, McKenzie, and Brady, of Danbury, his son Marc, his wife Lily, their children Edward (Ned) and Molly, of Hartford, his brother Raymond, his wife Rose and their family, of Lebanon, and a cousin Vivian Moore of Southington. Jim was predeceased by his brother Edward, Jr. and his sister Rosemary Miller. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 2 to 4 P.M. and 6 to 8 P.M. at the Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, at 11 A.M. in St. Joseph's Church in Willimantic with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery in Windham. Family Requests In his memory, contributions may be made to either St. Joseph's Church Renovation Fund 99 Jackson St. Willimantic, 06226 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Laura B. Lucier
10-02-1911 - 9/8/2004
Laura (Bugbee) Lucier, 92, of Meriden, formerly of West Willington, widow of Lawrence H. Lucier, died in the Westfield Care & Rehab. Center in Meriden. She was born Oct. 2, 1911 in Southington, CT daughter of Tennant C. and Mary (Culver) Bugbee. She had been an Assistant Puchasing Director at the University of CT in Storrs. Mrs. Lucier was an organist at St. Phillip’s Church in Warrenville for many years. Her survivors include a daughter, Judith-Anne Sammito of Bolton, and a son, William L. Lucier of Willimantic. She also leaves two grandchildren, Geoffrey Smith of Northford, CT and Jodi-Lynne Wendus of Rockville; also two great grandchildren, Fallon and Bianca Smith. Her Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 9/18/04, at 10 A.M. in St. Phillip the Apostle Church in Warrenville. Burial will follow in St. Phillip Cemetery. There are no calling hours. . Family Requests In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr. Wallingford, 06492.

Stella Miela
10-26-1909 - 9/14/2004
Stella Miela, 94, of Columbia, widow of Stanley J. Miela, Sr., died Tuesday, September 14, 2004. Those that will sadly miss her are her son, Stanley J. Miela, Jr. and his wife, Beverly M. Miela of Storrs; three grandchildren: Carolyn Miela of Enfield, Patricia Miela and Walter Okoney of Columbia and Mark Miela and his wife, Anne of Glastonbury. She also leaves six great grandchildren: Britny, Lynzy, and Joshua Miela of Columbia, Daniel Patrick and Ryan Frances of Glastonbury, and Melanie Miela and her mother, Pamela Miela of Lebanon. Also surviving are a brother-in-law, Matthew Miela and a sister-in-law, Gertrude Miela, both of Willimantic. Her Funeral Service will be private. There are no calling hours. Family Requests In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society, 238 West Town St. Norwich, 06360.

Laurier Joseph Henri
11-23-1924 - 9/14/2004
Laurier Joseph Henri, 79, of Hampton, husband of the late Mildred (Koski) Henri who died in 1985 and Bernice (Maynard) Henri, who passed away in 1996, died Tuesday, 9/14/04, in Windham Hospital after a brief illness and surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 23, 1924 in Biddeford, ME the son of Gedeon and Armoza (Bedard) Henri. He was an Army veteran of World War II, discharged in 1947 with the rank of sergeant. He retired as yard foreman from the American Thread Co. in 1986, after 38 years of service. Mr. Henri was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Hampton. He was a member of the Fin, Fur and Feather Club of Chaplin, a founding member of the Hampton Fire Dept. and Ambulance Corps. He was a member of the Hampton Seniors and called Bingo for them. Mr. Henri was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener, and reader. His most enjoyable years were spent with his children and grandchildren and the time spent in Florida with his sister, Dot and her husband, John. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Laurian and William Chandler of Hampton; two sons and daughters-in-law: Dennis and Sandi Henri of Canton, NY and Wayne and Lela Henri, Sr. of Hampton; four grandchildren: Dean Sypher and his wife, Kim of Lebanon, Kelley Sypher of Zephyerhills, FL, Wayne Henri, Jr. of Scotland and Allen Henri of Hampton. He also leaves four stepchildren: Jean Labossier of Plainfield, Joyce Langlois, Ken Maynard and Wayne Maynard of Florida; a brother, Joseph Henri of Lebanon; four sisters: Solange Gencarella and Carol Dower of Westerly, RI, Dorothy Turano of North Stonington and Lucille Henri of Florida; also several nieces, nephews, and step grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters, Florette Cortese and Jeannine Cote. His funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Family Requests Memorial donations may be made to either Our Lady of Lourdes Church of Hampton or the Hampton Ambulance Corps.

Krystyna Kost
07-04-1919 - 9/23/2004
Krystyna Kost, 85, of Willimantic, widow of John Kost, Sr., died Thursday, 9/23/04, in Windham Hospital. She was born July 4, 1919 in Sanok, Poland daughter of Andrew and Tekla (Nowak) Huczko. Mrs. Kost was a seamstress employed by Todd’s Dept. Store for 16 years, Tubridy’s for 3 years and Losen’s Tailor Shop for 11 years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Ukrainian National Home. Her survivors include a stepson, John Kost, Jr. of Minneapolis, MN, two nephews, Joseph and John Duda, and two step-grandchildren. She also leaves her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Consoli of Bristol and many friends. She was predeceased by her son, Lubomir Huczko. A Panahyda Service will be held Monday, 9/27/04, at 9:30 A.M. in the Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic, followed by a procession to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church for the celebration of her Funeral Mass at 10 A.M. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Windham. Calling hours are Sunday, from 6 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home with a Panahyda Service at 6 P.M.

Cecile G. Drouin
02-02-1923 - 9/24/2004
Cecile G. Drouin, 81, of Willimantic, beloved wife of William J. Drouin, died Friday, 9/24/04, in St. Joseph’s Living Center. She was born Feb. 2, 1923 in Willimantic the daughter of Arvey and Rose (Perreault) Rock. She was a weaver, employed by the Roslyn Mfg. Co. for 40 years, retiring in 1978. Mrs. Drouin was a member of St. Anne’s Society and a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Willimantic. Besides her husband, her survivors include a sister, Rosita Rodriguez of New Orleans, LA. She was predeceased by two sisters and a brother: Albina and Lorraine Drouin and Lionel Rock. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 9/28/04, at 10 A.M. in St. Mary’s Church in Willimantic. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Windham. The family will receive friends Monday, from 6 to 8 P.M. and again Tuesday, from 9:00 to 9:30 A.M. at the Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic. Family Requests In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Living Center, 14 Club Rd. Windham, 06280.

Claudio Beltran
01-30-1920 - 9/30/2004
In loving memory of our beloved father, Claudio Beltran, who died Thursday, in his home. His survivors include his wife of 58 years, Petra Ingles and eleven children: Gladys, Claudio, Manuel, Miriam, Efrain, Maria, Israel, Freddy, Edwin, Antonio, and Nelida. He also leaves 36 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and two surviving brothers in Puerto Rico. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, 10/4/04, at 10 A.M. in the Sagrado Corazon Church on Club Rd. in Windham. The burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Windham. The family will receive friends Sunday, from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic and on Monday, from 9:30 to 10:00 A.M. in the Church.

Dorothy Ann Parent
03-31-1925 - 10/12/2004
Dorothy A. Parent, 79, of Willimantic, beloved wife of 58 years of Edmund R. Parent, died Tuesday, 10/12/04, in Windham Hospital. She was born March 31, 1925 in Meriden, CT. daughter of Theodore and Mathilda (Pernal) Bertrand. Mrs. Parent had worked for the Electro-Motive Co. in Willimantic for several years. She was an avid fan of the Yankees and UCONN Huskies, especially the women’s team. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Willimantic. Besides her husband, her survivors include a daughter, Denise Champagne and her husband, Mark of Windham Center, and a son, Edmund R. Parent, Jr. and his wife, Terry of Crestview, FL. She also leaves a sister-in-law, Rose Kelley of Willimantic. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, 10/15/04, at 10 A.M. in St. Mary’s Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Windham. The family will receive friends Friday, from 9:00 to 9:30 A.M. at the Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic. . Family Requests Please omit flowers. Donations may be made to either St. Mary’s Church Repair Fund, 80 Maple Ave. Willimantic, 06226 or the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr. Wallingford, 06492.

Josephine K. Cardile
05-07-1921 - 10/15/2004
Josephine K. Cardile, 83, of Mansfield, beloved wife of 47 years of James F. Cardile, died Friday, 10/15/04, in Windham Hospital. She was born May 7, 1921 in Willimantic the daughter of Michael and Anna Kogut. Josephine worked for Pratt & Whitney and the Electro-Motive Co., but she was a favorite at Windham Schools, where she worked in the cafeteria. Respected by staff and children alike, She bridged the age-gap and was fondly nicknamed, “Mom” by the students, who also recognized her retirement at age 80. Josephine was an avid bingo enthusiast and also enjoyed trips to the casino. Born and raised in Windham County, she liked working the polls on election day, because, as she said, “I know almost everyone, anyway.” She possessed a rarely seen heart warming sense of humor, which resulted in a vast array of friends and acquaintances. She will be sorely missed by all. Besides her husband, her survivors include a son, James Cardile, Jr.; a brother, Edward Kogut of Manchester; A niece, Carole Becker of Manchester; a nephew, Edward Kogut of Hartford and a great niece and great nephew, Maureen and Stephen Becker. She also leaves a special friend, Nellie Muzykoski. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 10/20/04, at 10 A.M. in St. Joseph Church in Willimantic. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Windham. The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic. . Family Requests In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Church Renovation Fund, 99 Jackson St. Willimantic, 06226.

Donat Joseph Blain
05-20-1911 - 10/16/2004
Donat Joseph Blain, Pepere, passed away peacefully Saturday morning at his Mansfield Center home with his granddaughter Lindy at his side. He was born in Willimantic on May 20, 1911, the son of Omer and Alba (Handfield) Blain. He was pre- deceased by a brother, Norbert, and two sisters, Bernadette McCall and Yvonne Maranda. A proud Army veteran, he served as a radio operator in New Guinea during World War II. He was a member of the Willimantic Veteran of Foreign Wars and The Elks. He was an avid fan of the UConn Women's basketball team and the New England Patriots. He owned and managed the Jodoin Theater in Baltic. Later, he managed the Plainfield Drive-In Movie Theater and the Danielson-Putnam Drive-In Movie Theater. He worked for his best friend, Norwich businessman Edward Lord, renovating, restoring, and maintaining numerous properties in the downtown Norwich area before retiring at the age of 80. He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Berman, and her husband Gary of Mansfield Center; his son, George Blain, and his wife Michele of Hebron; his grandchildren Alyssa Crawford and her husband Samuel of Smithfield, R.I.; Lindy LePine of New York City who moved back to Mansfield to help care for him; Bethany and Justin Blain of Hebron; and many nephews and nieces. A mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, 10/19/04, at 10 A.M. at St. Mary's Church, 35 Valley Street, Willimantic. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Windham. Family Requests Memorial contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society, 238 West Town St. Norwich, CT 06360 or to the Hospice of Eastern Ct., 34 Ledgebrook Drive, Mansneld Center, CT 06250.

William Gary Faragosa
02-06-1949 - 11/1/2004
William G.Faragosa, 55, beloved husband of JoAnne (Insalaco) Faragosa, of Dallas, GA, formerly of Willimantic, Canterbury and Voluntown, died Monday, 11/01/04, in the V.A. Medical Center in Decatur, GA. He was born Feb. 6, 1949 in Norwich, CT son of the late Joseph and Dorothy (Beckman) Faragosa, Sr. He was a Real Estate Broker and Agent in Connecticut for many years. He has resided in Georgia for the last eleven years, where he was a Project Manager, supervising housing developments. In the Vietnam War, he served with the 101st Airborne Division. Mr. Faragosa was a member of the V.F.W. Gold Star Post 1724 and the American Legion Post 85 in Baltic. Besides his wife, his survivors include a daughter, Melissa Ann Faragosa of Dallas, GA, a son, Todd James Faragosa and his wife, Kathleen of South Windsor and two grandchildren, Kaley Jarrell and Justin Faragosa. He also leaves two sisters: Maureen Rondeau of Sterling and Carol Faragosa of Moosup and several nieces and nephews. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, 11/5/04, at 10 A.M. in St. Joseph’s Church in Willimantic. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Windham. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 6 to 8 P.M. and again Friday, from 9:00 to 9:30 A.M. at the Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic.

Walter J. Myers
10-29-1927 - 11/2/2004
Walter J. Myers, 77, died Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004 in Hartford Hospital. Walter was born October 29, 1927 in. Willim.antic, CT, the son of the late Walter and Katherine (Higgins) Myers. He was a retail men's clothing salesman for many years in the Hartford and West Hartford area where he has resided for the last 25 years. Walter's survivors include his niece, Patricia (Curran) Harris of Lake Mary, Florida; and two nephews Michael Curran of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Kevin Curran of Willimantic. His Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 13th, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church in Willimantic. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Windham.

Walter Kachorowsky
10-25-1940 - 11/21/2004
Walter Kachorowsky, 64, of Salem, CT, beloved husband of Irene (Muzyka) Kachorowsky, died Sunday, 11/21/04, in the W.W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. He was born Oct. 25, 1940 in Kotuziw, the Ukraine, son of the late Paul and Anna (Hrynczuk) Kachorowsky. He had worked for the Electric Boat Division in the carpentry dept. for 25 years, retiring in 2002. Mr. Kachorowsky was a member of the Gardner’s Lake Vol. Fire Dept., the Ukrainian National Home, and St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Colchester. Besides his wife, his survivors include a son, Michael Kachorowsky of Montville, two daughters: Alana Tartsinis and her husband, Stephen of Windham and Lilly Windhom and her husband, Edward of Salem, five grandchildren, who are his greatest pride and joy: Stephen, Lilly and Emily Tartsinis and Bailey and Abigail Windhom. He also leaves a brother, Bohdan Kachorowsky of Salem and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Peter Kachorowsky. A Panahyda Service will be held Wednesday, 11/24/04, at 9:30 A.M. in the Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic followed by a procession to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Willimantic for the celebration of his Funeral Mass at 10 A.M. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Colchester. The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 6 to 8 P.M. with a Panahyda Service at 7 P.M.

Elfriede Traichel
11-18-1922 - 7/1/2004
Elfriede Traichel, 81, of Willimantic, widow of Gustav Traichel, died Thursday, 7/1/04, in the Haven Health Center of Windham. She was born Nov. 18, 1922 in Jargara, Roumania the daughter of Otto and Salomena (Mueller) Schweigert. She was a member of the German-American Social Club. Mrs. Traichel enjoyed visits to the casino, and playing Bingo at various local clubs. She was also an avid gardener. Her survivors include a daughter, Erika Taylor and her husband, George of Hopedale, MA; two sons: Helmut Traichel and his wife, Paulette of Windham and Karl Traichel and his wife, Nancy of Northford, CT; six grandchildren: Eric Chartier, Jeannine Hanscom, Brian Traichel, Beth Falzone, Julie Traichel and David Traichel. She also leaves three great grandchildren: Ryan and Sarah Hanscom and Madison Chartier and four sisters in Germany. Her Graveside Service will be held Thursday, 7/8/04, at 11 A.M. in the New Willimantic Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. There are no calling hours. Family Requests In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 238 West Town St. Norwich, 06360.


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