Albert, George E. - December 05, 1996
NEW BRITAIN - George E. Albert, 74, of Mansfield Ave., died early Thursday morning (December 5, 1996) at New Britain General Hospital after a short illness. Born in St. Agatha, Maine, he served in the U.S. Army in WWII, and retired from the Fafnir Bearing Company approximately ten years ago. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, the St. Jean Baptiste Societe, the French Model Club, Franco-American War Veteran’s Post #26, A.A.R.P., the New Britain Seniors, the Fafnir Seniors, the Stanley Golf Course, and a former member of the Knights of Columbus, and the French Men’s Business Association. He is survived by his wife, Madeline (Lepito) Albert, a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Margi Albert of Tuscon, Arizona, three daughters and two sons-in-law, Laura and Philip Godin of East Lebanon, Maine, and Ellen and Paul Levesque, and Audrey Albert, all of Kensington, five brothers, Roger Albert of Bristol, Richard Albert of New Britain, Ovide Albert of Berlin, Gilbert Albert of Waterbury, and Clifford Albert of Southington, three sisters, Theresa Mirmina of Plainville, Georgette Alfano of Lebanon, Connecticut, and Carlene Dube of Poquonock, five grandchildren, Jeffery Albert, Stacy and Heather Godin, and Aimee and Derek Levesque, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Euclid Albert, and two sisters, Lillian Albert and Marie Bendott. Funeral services will be Monday (December 9, 1996) at 10am from Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Camberlain Hwy. in Kensington, with a Funeral Liturgy at 11am at St. Joseph Church in New Britain. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemtery, New Britain. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday (December 8, 1996) from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Aivano, Rose (Quarello) - November 25, 2000
KENSINGTON - Rose (Quarello) Aivano, 77, of Porter’s Pass, wife of Joseph Aivano for fifty-four years, died Saturday (November 25, 2000) morning at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. Born in Berlin, the daughter of the late Attilio and the late Assunta (Tomasi) Quarello, she graduated from Berlin High School, was employed at The Stanley Works, and at New Britain Machine Company, and then owned and operated the Star Restaurant in Berlin with her husband for many years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in East Berlin, and A.A.R.P., was an avid duckpin bowler, and traveled extensively with her husband after their retirement in 1991. A loving, caring, and kind wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, in addtion to her husband, she is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Peter and Laverne Aivano of Canton, Joseph Aivano, and David and Elizabeth Aivano, a sister, Justina Batogowski, all of Berlin, seven grandchildren, three nieces, two nephews, and many friends. She was predeceased by a brother, Major Quarello. Funeral services will be held Tuesday (November 27, 2000) at 9am from Porter's Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Hwy. in Kensington, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 10am at Sacred Heart Church in East Berlin. Burial will follow in West Lane Cemetery, Kensington. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday (November 26, 2000) from 5-8pm.
Accarpio, Rose Marie (Simeone) - August 18, 2002
KENSINGTON – Rose Marie (Simeone) Accarpio, 85, of 50 Kenwood Street, widow of Corrado “Curly” Accarpio, died Sunday (August 18, 2002) at New Britain General Hospital. Born in Berlin, the daughter of the late Anthony and the late Elizabeth (Santa Maria) Simeone, she attended local schools, and was a life long member of St. Paul’s Church. A beloved wife and mother, she is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Elizabeth A. Martin of Newington, and Rose Marie and Ralph Beveridge of Kensington, a son and daughter-in-law, Dominick and Linda Accarpio of Southington, two brothers, Patrick and Anthony Simeone, both in Florida, six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Joseph M. Accarpio. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday (August 21, 2002) at 9am from Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway in Kensington, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 10am St. Paul’s Church on Alling Street. Interment will be in Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday (August 20, 2002) from 5-8pm. Donations in her memory may be made to the Intensive Care Unit, New Britain General Hospital, 100 Grand Street, New Britain 06050.
Williams, Ralph A. - October 08, 2004
BERLIN – Ralph A. Williams, 82, of Percival Avenue, the husband of Irene T. (Blaszko) Williams, died early Friday morning (October 8, 2004) at a local convalescent home. Born in New Britain, the son of the late Andrew and the late Flora (Kramer) Williams, he graduated from New Britain High School, served in the US Navy on LST #666 in the Pacific Theatre in WWII, and was employed at Southern New England Telephone Company for thirty-five years before his retirement in 1982. He was a member of St. Paul’s Church, S.N.E.T. Pioneers, and the Foreman’s Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Jane Williams of Kensington, and Gail and John O’Brien of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, two grandchildren, Robert Crawford and his wife Christine, and Kelly Warriner and her husband Jon, and two great-grandchildren, Nate and Grace Crawford. The family wishes to extend thanks to the staff of Haven Health Care for the compassionate care they gave Ralph during the last few months. Funeral services at St. Paul's Church and burial with full military honors in Maple Cemetery, Berlin, will be private. There are no calling hours. Those who wish may make donations to the Memorial Fund of St. Paul Church, 479 Alling Street, Kensington, CT 06037.
Geddis, Bishop William S. - September 30, 2004
KENSINGTON – Bishop William S. Geddis, 72, of South Slope Drive, the loving husband of Dr. Angela Gladys (Lord) Geddis, died Thursday night (September 30, 2004) with his family at his side. Born in Sumter, South Carolina, the son of John W. and the late Rhodie Geddis, he was employed at The Stanley Works for 33 years until his retirement in 1987, served as Chaplain of the New Britain Police Department, and was vice-overseer of the New Born Lighthouse Churches and Pastor of the New Born Church of God in Newington. In addition to his wife and his father, he is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Janet Geddis of Newington, Craig and Belinda Geddis in Colorado, and Kurt and Teresa Geddis of Worcester, Massachusetts, two daughters and sons-in-law, Dr. Brenda and Ronald Comrie of Independence, Ohio, and Rhonda and Ronald Petrie of Rochester, New York, a sister, Mary Louise Brunson of Pemberton, New Jersey, eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Wednesday (October 6, 2004) at 11am at New Born Church of God and True Holiness, 505 Church Street, Newington. Burial will follow in West Meadow Cemetery, Newington. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the church on Tuesday (October 5, 2004) from 6-8pm.
Rosso, Rose M. (Basso) - September 30, 2004
KENSINGTON – Rose M. (Basso) Rosso, 89, of Falls Church, Virginia, formerly a long-time resident of Kensington, died Thursday (September 30, 2004) at home in Virginia. Born in Glastonbury, she then lived in Gildersleeve, Connecticut, received a nursing degree from the Middlesex Hospital School of Nursing, joined the Army Nurse Corps during World War II, was stationed at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, and was on a hospital ship in North Africa and Italy. After the war ended, she married her husband of 45 years, Nunzio P. Rosso who died in 1993, and retired to raise her family. In Kensington, Mrs. Rosso was active in many community activities. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy of Bristol, CT and Rosemary of Washington, DC, two brothers, and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday (October 5, 2004) at 10:30am from Porter's Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 11:30am at St. Paul's Church on Alling Street. Burial will follow in Maple Cemetery, Berlin. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday (October 4, 2004) from 5-7pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to one's local hospice organization or a favorite charity.
Jortner, Lena S. (Borselle) - September 29, 2004
BERLIN - Lena S. (Borselle) Jortner, 83, beloved wife of Hyman Jortner, passed away peacefully at Monsignor Bojnowski Manor on Wednesday (September 29, 2004). Born in New Britain, daughter of the late John and Elena (Sapia) Borselle, she lived in Berlin for the past forty-five years, was formerly employed by American Hardware (Emhart), and was a member of St. Paul Church in Kensington. She was a loving wife, mother, aunt and grandmother who cherished time spent with her family and friends. Her warm heart will be missed by all who knew her. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Frederick and Catherine (O’Leary) Jortner of Berlin, and Alan and Lona (Deuson) Jortner of Old Saybrook, five grandchildren, Fred Jr., Michael, Jennifer, Kate and Andrew, a sister, Mrs. Jacqueline Timko of Berlin, an uncle Michael Borselle of New Britain, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Frank Borselle. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff of Monsignor Bojnowski Manor for the compassionate care they gave Lena during her last years. Funeral services will be Monday (October 4, 2004) at 9am from Porter's Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 10am at St. Paul's Church on Alling Street. Burial will follow in West Lane Cemetery, Kensington. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday (October 3, 2004) from 5-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Connecticut Chapter 705 N. Mountain Road, Newington, CT 06111.
Morrison, Kendrick - July 29, 2004
NEW BRITAIN – Kendrick Morrison, 56, of Elam Street, died Thursday evening (July 29, 2004) at New Britain General Hospital. He was born in Waterbury, the son of Cuthbert and Ethel (Watkins) Morrison, and after graduating from high school, he served in the US Army in Vietnam, and was employed at Corbin and Russwin for thirty-six years. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Michael Morrison of Meriden, two daughters, Angela Morrison of New Britain, and Lynette Morrison of Meriden, five brothers, Brian, Wayne, Brett, and Dennis Morrison, all of Waterbury, and Stanley Morrison of Bethel, three sisters, Melba Johnson, Victorine Morrison, and Saundra Collins, all of Waterbury, three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Charles Morrison, and a brother, Johnny Morrison. Funeral services will be held Sunday (August 1, 2004) at 5pm at Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway in Kensington. Burial at the convenience of the family will be in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday (August 1, 2004) from 3-5pm.