Howard Ernest Arnold
NEW BRITAIN - Howard Ernest Arnold, 70, of Lincoln Street, husband of Diane (Thombs) Arnold, died Thursday (July 26, 2001) afternoon at New Britain General Hospital. Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, he served in the US Air Force, and owned and operated Masterlog Systems until his retirement. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Howard Ernest Arnold III and Karrie of Panama City, Florida, two sisters, Betty Harper and Marjorie LeTournesa, both of Melbourne, Florida, and several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in his memory to the American Heart Association of Connecticut, P.O. Box 100, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford 06492-0100. Porter’s Funeral Service in Kensington is in charge of arrangements.
KENSINGTON - Antonio Barone, 65, formerly of Kensington, died suddenly Wednesday (July 18th), in Italy. Born in S. Pietro Infine, Province of Caserta, Italy, he lived in Kensington for several years and owned and operated several local service stations. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Maria (Barone) and Richard Molinsky, a son and daughter-in-law, Dominic and Nancy Barone, a sister and brother-in-law, Pasqualina and Pasqaule Pagano, two grandchildren, two nieces, a nephew, and a grandniece and several grandnephews. Funeral services will be Monday (July 30th) at 9am from Porter's Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Hwy. in Kensington, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 10am at St. Paul's Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday (July 29th) from 5-8pm.
Raymond Clifford Bergren
Raymond Clifford Bergren, of Kensington, husband of Jane (Michonski) Bergren, died Friday afternoon (January 25, 2002). Born in New Britain, the son of the late Charles and the late Martha (Olson) Bergren, he attended local schools, served in the US Army in WWII attaining the rank of Sergeant in the 88th Infantry Division known as The Blue Devils who landed in North Africa and fought through Sicily and Rome to the Brenner Pass, and was employed at The Stanley Works for some thirty-seven years until his retirement. He was a member of Kensington Congregational Church, V.F.W. Post 511, and the Svea Social Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Donna Bergren, and Harvey Bergren, all of Berlin, a sister, Millie Weeks in California, a brother, Charles Bergren of Plainville, two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Alice Capita and Margie Glynn, and a brother, Howard Bergren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday (January 29, 2002) at 10:30am at Kensington Congregational Church on Percival Avenue in Kensington. Burial with military honors will follow in Maple Cemetery, Berlin. Friends and relatives are invited to call at Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington, on Monday (January 28, 2002) from 5-7pm.
Armand Pio Bonola
BERLIN – Armand Pio Bonola, 77, of 85 Tree Hill Road, the widower of Carol (Tronsky) Bonola died Thursday night (May 8, 2003) at New Britain General Hospital. Born in Hartford, the son of the late Pio and the late Jennie (Luchina) Bonola, he graduated from Berlin High School and Goodwin Technical School, served in the US Army in Korea, and was employed at Delto Tool Company in New Britain for thirty-five years until his retirement. He was a member of St. Paul Church, and Berlin AARP. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Suzanne Bonola of Westerly, Rhode Island, a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Thomas Retano of Berlin, his mother-in-law, Katherine Tronski of Kensington, a sister-in-law and her husband, Melanie and Salvatore Bonola, four grandchildren, Michael, Kevin, and Nicholas Retano, and Benjamin Bonola, three nieces and a nephew, and a dear friend, Marion Edelson. He was predeceased by a sister, Josephine Bonola. Funeral services will be held Tuesday (May 13, 2003) at 9am from Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway in Kensington, with a Funeral Liturgy at 10am at St. Paul’s Church on Alling Street. Burial with full military honors will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday (May 12, 2003) from 5-8pm. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in his memory to New Britain General Hospital, 100 Grand Street, New Britain 06051.
Helen C. (Hodgson) Boynton
WETHERSFIELD – Helen C. (Hodgson) Boynton, 89, of Wethersfield, formerly of East Berlin, widow of Charles W. Boynton after 45 years of marriage, died Monday (March 10, 2003) at Hartford Hospital after a short period of declining health. A native of East Berlin, the daughter of the late Dr. Thomas C. and the late Susie (Penfield) Hodgson, she graduated from Colby Junior College in 1931, had a long professional career highlighted by working as secretary for Canon Jones at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford for 25 years, and discovering that she was too young to retire at the age of 70, worked at the office of the Rocky Hill Congregational Church, and continued her volunteer work in Wethersfield at Mediplex, First Church of Christ in Wethersfield, and for the literacy program in Hartford. All who knew her were touched by her quiet goodness and her nurturing spirit. She is survived by her four daughters and three sons-in-law, Judith and Harold Reynolds in Florida, Sue Boynton with whom she made her home, Patricia and Stephen Gold in Washington, and Pamela and Jerry Sorrow in Wisconsin, three grandchildren, Lori Troup, Brent Reynolds, and Jennifer Averitt, and two great-grandchildren, Brittany Ann Troup, and Caylie Grace Troup. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her beloved brother, Atty. John P. Hodgson. Her four devoted daughters wish her eternal peace, and thank her for the wonderful memories she has left each of them to personally cherish. Her legacy to them of immeasurable courage and kindness blended with her unique sense of humor will continue to inspire them. She was a woman of few words, but when spoken, her words were laced with love and wisdom. Although she is no longer here, she will be walking with us daily in our hearts. A memorial service will be held at First Church of Christ, Congregational in Wethersfield on a day and at a time to be announced. Burial in Wilcox Cemetery, East Berlin, will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Memorial Fund of First Church of Christ, Congregational, 250 Main Street, Wethersfield 06109.
William A. Bradley
William A. Bradley, 70, formerly of Southington Road, Kensington, died Saturday morning (March 30, 2002) in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Born in New Britain, the son of the late Churchill F. and the late Gurli (Carlson) Bradley, he graduated from New Britain High School, attended the University of Connecticut, served in the US Navy, was a self-employed truck driver, and was a member of Kensington Congregational Church. He is survived by a daughter, Christine Johnson of Chester, New York, a brother, Churchill F. Bradley Jr. of Kensington, and two grandchildren. Private committal in Old South Burying Ground, Kensington, will be at the convenience of the family.
Arline “Betty” Elizabeth (Foley) Campbell
BERLIN – Arline “Betty” Elizabeth (Foley) Campbell, 79, of 136 Overhill Drive, the widow of Gilbert Alexander Campbell, died Sunday morning (June 23, 2002) at home with her family by her side. Born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Frank and the late Elsie (Duerr) Foley, she graduated from Hartford Public High School, was employed at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford during WWII, and at Connecticut Tool & Mfg. in New Britain for twenty years until her retirement. She was a member of St. Paul Church in Kensington, the Berlin PTA, and a Cub Scout Den mother. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Jean Campbell of Cromwell, and Mark and Heidi Campbell of East Hampton, three sisters, Lucille Foley and Beverly “Jane” Van Housen, both of Unionville, and Dorothea Watson of Glastonbury, five grandchildren, Jason, Amanda, Payton, Hunter, and Dylan Campbell, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Frank Foley. Private funeral services and burial in Maple Cemetery, Berlin, will be at the convenience of the family. Friends and relatives are invited to call at Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway in Kensington on Tuesday (June 25, 2002) from 6-8pm. Those who wish may make donations in her memory to the Berlin Senior Citizen Center, 31 Colonial Drive, Kensington 06037.