Robinson, Wright & Weymer

Family owned and operated, the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home has been serving the Shore and River communities of Middlesex County since 1894. Today, we continue the tradition of compassion, personal attention, detail, and professional services that was started more than 100 years ago.

From the moment you enter our facility it is evident that we are dedicated and focused on meeting the needs of the family, through delivering our core values:
Respect Integrity Service Excellence

We know that our success depends on our ability to provide our families with a positive and meaningful experience while helping them honor and celebrate the life of their loved one.

Our Obituaries

Mary Katherine "Maryann" Faircloth

February 17, 2017

Mary Katherine "Maryann" Faircloth, late of Old Lyme, CT, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017. She was devoted to her family, caring for her grandmother, aunt, and mother as well as her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-nephews. She was a friend, confidante, "child whisperer" and animal lover. She also loved bird watching and feeding wildlife. Maryann was predeceased by her...
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Roy L. Gregory III

January 10, 1943 - February 13, 2017

We sadly announce the passing of Roy L. Gregory III, on February 13, 2017. Roy was raised in Canton, CT with his brother and sister, Gary and Patricia, where he found his passion for golf, he became a member of the USGA and PGA. After his long tenure as the Pro at Old Lyme CC he changed careers to become a successful investment broker. Roy is survived by the loves of his life, his wife Diane, his...
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Mark Michael Konarski

December 11, 1954 - February 9, 2017

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Robert Pieter Klomp

June 7, 1945 - February 9, 2017

Robert P. Klomp, 71, a longtime resident of Chester and practicing Attorney, died at Apple Rehabilitation in Old Saybrook on February 9th after a long illness. He is survived by his siblings, Nancy and her husband Harry Greaves, and Rebecca and her husband Gary Riggio, three nieces and five grandnieces and nephews; Betsy Rumplik, Johanna and James Coburn and their two children, Jan and Joanne...
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Philip Edward Currie

September 2, 1964 - February 7, 2017

Philip Edward Currie, 52, died February 7, 2017 surrounded by his family. Phil was a graduate of Perrysburg High School class of 1983 in Perrysburg, Ohio and earned a Bachelor's degree in Product Design from Bowling Green State University. A man of many talents he had a broad career in product development, operations, and maintenance. Phil complimented all this work with numerous home...
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Eugene G. Stevens

October 2, 1943 - January 28, 2017

Eugene "Gene" Stevens, 73, beloved husband of late Loretta (Sonnichsen) Stevens. He was born October 2, 1943. He was raised in Portland, CT and resided in Deep River for over 40 years. He was the son of the late Millicent (Potter) Stevens and late Frederick Stevens. Gene passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 28, 2017. He was employed by Uarco in Deep River in 1971 for over 26 years as...
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Marjorie Janet Green

February 12, 1924 - January 27, 2017

Marjorie Janet Green passed away at her home in Old Lyme on January 27, 2017. Two weeks shy of her 93rd birthday. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she was a resident of Old Lyme for over 30 years. She was the former loving wife and companion for 66 years of Leonard Green who predeceased her in 2015. She is survived by her son, Dr. Thomas Green of East Greenwich, RI; her three lovely granddaughters,...
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Thomas F. Keogh

November 28, 1932 - January 27, 2017

Thomas F. Keogh of Old Lyme, CT and formerly of Larchmont, NY died on January 27, 2017 at the age of 84. His devoted wife, Cissie (Gano) was at his side. Tom is also survived by three sons Tom, Bill (Andrea), John and daughter Katie Weidner (Doug); ten loving grandchildren and his sister Katherine Anne Gulden. Tom was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Katherine (Devlin) and his sister Mary...
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Kathleen G. Brookson

January 6, 1952 - January 19, 2017

Kathleen (Griffin) Brookson of Old Saybrook, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on January 19, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Kathy was born on January 6, 1952, the only daughter of the late Thomas & Frances (Carey) Griffin of Meriden & Old Saybrook. Kathy attended Mercy High School in Middletown and graduated from Stonehill College in North Easton, MA with a degree in...
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Charles "POPS" Greeney

July 23, 1924 - January 16, 2017

Charles F. Greeney, 92, of Chester died peacefully on January 16, 2017 after a brief illness. Beloved husband of the late Lena (Zaraschi) Greeney, he was predeceased by his son Paul. He grew up in Deep River and moved to Chester in the 1940's after he served his country during World War II to raise his family. Charles was a postman for many years in town and was a member and lifetime engineer for...
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Pamela Macrae Bermingham

September 19, 1927 - January 15, 2017

Pamela Macrae Bermingham (née Pamela Anne Macrae) died peacefully January 15th, in Essex, CT. Pam was 89 years old; she was born on September 19th, 1927 in New York City, NY to Anne McCrory Hinton and John Macrae, Jr. She is survived by five children, Eldredge Jr., Stephen, Douglass, Ned and Jill, and 14 grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother John Macrae III and 14 nieces and nephews...
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Charlotte Cox Westerfield

September 19, 1927 - January 13, 2017

Charlotte Cox Westerfield died peacefully on January 13 on what she would have referred to as "a blue sky day." She grew up in Montclair, New Jersey, graduated from Bradford Junior College and attended Parson's School of Design in New York City. In 1950, she married her childhood sweetheart John Westerfield. After living in many different places, they settled in Avon CT with their children Jack...
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Deborah Ann "Deb" Groth

June 9, 1954 - January 12, 2017

Deborah Groth, age 62. Our beloved Deb passed away on January 12th after a long and heroic battle with cancer. Her feisty spirit and love of decorating and cooking will always be remembered by her many friends and relatives. But her love of children, especially those with special needs were the driving force of the many twists and turns of her life. It was this fondness for kids that led her to...
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Mary V. Aery

January 27, 1934 - January 10, 2017

Mary V.(Martocci) Aery, 82, of Old Saybrook, beloved wife of the late Arthur G. Aery Sr., passed away on January 10, 2017 at Middlesex Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in the Bronx, NY, daughter of the late George F. & Marie (O'Malley) Martocci. She and her husband moved with their family to Park Ridge, NJ in 1960 and full time to Old Saybrook in 1983. Mary taught in both...
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Elizabeth Gage Ellis Watkins

May 17, 1929 - January 5, 2017

Elizabeth Gage Ellis Watkins, 87, of Chester, Connecticut, daughter of Elizabeth and Gage Ellis, died at her home in Chester on January 5 after a long illness. She is survived by her daughter Willoughby Adams and son-in-law Brian Adams of Richmond, Virginia and daughter Alexandra Matthiessen and son-in-law John Matthiessen of Ivoryton, Connecticut; her grandchildren Elizabeth and Charlotte Adams...
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Shawn M. Kleczkowski

July 30, 1978 - December 31, 2016

Shawn M. Kleczkowski, 38, of Clinton died peacefully with his sister and brother in law by his side at Yale New Haven Hospital on December 31. Shawn was born in Middletown, son of the late Thomas Kleczkowski and Susan (Sypher) Harris. Shawn is survived by his sons, Josh Williams and Mathew Kleczkowski of Kentucky, a sister Kristina Miers and her husband Ron Miers of Deep River, nephews, Anthony...
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Jane Ingalls Davison

July 23, 1926 - December 26, 2016

Jane Ingalls Davison, an avid supporter of High Hopes Therapeutic Riding and devoted educator and community volunteer, died at her home in Lyme, CT, surrounded by her family on December 26, 2016. She was 90 years old. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1926, the second of five children to parents Louise H. and David S. Ingalls. Her father was the nation's first and only Naval Ace from World...
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Margery "Marge" Florence Olmsted

January 26, 1929 - December 23, 2016

With a sparkle in her eye, Marge Olmsted was reunited with her husband on Friday, December 23, 2016. Born January 26, 1929 in Englewood, New Jersey, she was the daughter of Peter V. Lanzavecchia and Gertrude R. Wilson. She was predeceased by her husband, William Clague Olmsted, brother, Peter Lanzavecchia, and son-in-law, Leo Sulinski, Jr. Marge grew up in New Jersey, and worked in New York...
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Geoffrey A. Sypher

April 1, 1982 - December 23, 2016

On Friday December 23, 2016, we said goodbye to a beautiful soul, Geoffrey A. Sypher, 34, of Essex. Geoffrey was born April 1, 1982 to Raymond Sypher and Karen Cook Sypher. In addition to his parents, he leaves a sister, Kelly Sypher Burton, brother-in-law, Justin, and their children, Natalie, Tessa, and Mason, of Chester. He also leaves an aunt, many uncles and cousins, and tons and tons of...
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Claudia M. Nielsen

October 15, 1919 - December 23, 2016

Claudia Marion Poulnot Nielsen was born October 15, 1919 in Jacksonville, FL and died on December 23, 2016 in Essex, CT. Born to Claude and Sara Poulnot, she was the youngest of their three daughters. She came from a family which had settled in Charlestown, SC in the late 1600's and was proud to share the stories that her grandfather told her of his participation in the Battle of Gettysburg and...
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Herbert Sawyer Frisbie

April 6, 1925 - December 22, 2016

Herbert Sawyer Frisbie died on December 22, 2016, at Essex Meadows Health Center. He was 91 years old. Herbert was born April 6, 1925 in New Britain, CT to Dorothy Pease and Robert Taylor Frisbie. He was predeceased by his sister Barbara in 1980 and brother Robert in 1999. He is survived by his son David Charles Frisbie and his wife Earla of Old Saybrook, CT, his daughter Sarah Robbins (Robin)...
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Harry B. (Doug) Soper

November 30, 1924 - December 22, 2016

Harry B. (Doug) Soper passed away December 22, 2016, of complications from a bout with pneumonia. He had celebrated his 92nd birthday just weeks before with his friends and family at The Saybrook at Haddam. He managed to live 363 days without the love of his life, his wife Pat, who predeceased him in December of 2015 after 67 years together.Born in NY, the son of Dudley and Carol (Chubb) Soper,...
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Theresa A. Wigg

January 16, 1932 - December 21, 2016

Theresa A. Wigg, age 84, of Deep River, CT since 1974 passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday morning, December 21, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late U.S. Army SFC John A. Wigg for 60 years. Theresa was born in New Haven on January 16, 1932 the daughter of the late Leonel and Gabrielle (Girard) Paulhus. Theresa was a devoted member of Saint Joseph Church in Chester. Theresa's...
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Jacqueline (Adler) Michael

November 4, 1933 - December 20, 2016

MICHAEL – Jacqueline (Adler), 83, died surrounded by her family on December 20th, 2016. Beloved wife of Jack Michael (predeceased). Cherished mother of daughters Lisa and Sally and sons in law Mark and Eric. Devoted grandmother to Elia, Meira and Asher, Elana, Shira, Ezra, and Eitan and great-grandmother to Hadar. Loving sister to brothers Len and Lee and sister Eleanor (predeceased). Adored by...
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Mary Mucha

February 24, 1921 - December 16, 2016

Mary Mucha, age 95, of Deep River, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown. Mary was the beloved wife of Philip J. Mucha who predeceased her on April 5, 2008. She was born in Rockfall, Connecticut on February 24, 1921, the daughter of Louis and Katie (Hajec) Kokoszka. Following her graduation from high school, Mary participated in a Middletown Recreational...
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William Francis Spitzschuh

October 12, 1936 - December 13, 2016

William Francis Spitzschuh, 80, of Deep River passed suddenly Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born October 12, 1936 in New Haven, CT, to the late Otto and Grace (Chubby) Spitzschuh. Bill resided in Deep River for 56 years with the love of his life and soul mate, Joan who recently passed a few months ago. Bill will be remembered as a kind and loving man...
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Joyce Annette Aley

November 25, 1940 - December 12, 2016

Joyce Annette (Gaskin) Aley, wife of the late Michael J. Aley awoke to glory and peace on Monday, December 12, 2016. She was born in New Haven, to John and Mary (DeLuca) Gaskin. She moved to East Haven in 1950. Joyce graduated Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, in 1958 and married October 5, 1963, Joyce was very active in the Town of Chester for many years. Starting in the 1970's she was involved...
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Peter Elliott Huckel

November 1, 1939 - December 11, 2016

Peter Elliott Huckel, 77, of Deep River, CT, formerly of Riverside, CT died suddenly on Sunday, December 11, 2016 doing what he loved best: splitting and stacking firewood. Peter was born on November 1, 1939 in New York City to the late Oliver Wentworth and Mary Elizabeth (Brown) Huckel. He grew up in Riverside, CT going to Riverside School and graduated from Greenwich High School. He attended...
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Everett "Cy" Wright Jones

October 19, 1925 - December 3, 2016

Everett W. Jones, 91, a lifelong resident of Deep River, CT, husband of the late Jane (Marvin) Jones, died peacefully Saturday, December 3, 2016 after a brief illness. Cy, as he was known by many, was the son of the late Cecil and Marion (Wright) Jones. He was a Navy veteran having served during WWII as an airplane mechanic in Virginia. Early in his career he owned a Mobil gas station and was...
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Shirley Ann Gilmore Zinn

March 1, 1928 - November 29, 2016

Shirley Ann Gilmore Zinn, a 42-year resident of Ivoryton and Essex, died peacefully on November 29 in Chester, CT at the age of 88, with her sister Linda at her side. Born in Summit, New Jersey on March 1, 1928 to the late Robert C. Gilmore Jr. and Laura Thomas Gilmore, she grew up in Nichols, and spent the majority of her life living in Connecticut, relishing almost every corner of the state....
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Michael William Ackerman

November 18, 1947 - November 28, 2016

Michael William Ackerman, age 69, of Deep River passed away peacefully on November 28, 2016 at Middlesex Hospital after battling a long illness. Mike was born in Middletown on November 18, 1947 the son of William J. and Theresa (Sarazin) Ackerman. He was raised in Centerbrook and later moved to Deep River where he lived for the past 40 years. Mike is survived by his wife, Susan (Ziobron) Ackerman...
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Elizabeth Liz Becker

December 15, 1949 - November 28, 2016

Elizabeth Adams Becker (December 15, 1949 – November 28, 2016) Liz Becker of Charlestown, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully at home Monday evening November 28, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Brooklyn, New York, the eldest daughter of Lester and Sarah Adams, she was raised and lived much of her life in Deep River, Connecticut. In 1970, she married William Becker of Deep...
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Dorothy C. Shook

June 26, 1922 - November 27, 2016

Dorothy C. Shook, 94, of Essex passed from this life on November 27, 2016, at Essex Meadows. Dorothy lived most of her life in Westport, CT. She was the beloved wife of the late Wayland R Shook and dear mother of Wayland Jr. (Carolyn) and Gregory (Nancy). She leaves behind her grandchildren, Anneli Franklin (Joe), Brent Shook (Silvia), Rachel Antle (Jared), Ryan Shook (Chris), Julia Shook and...
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Ashley Marie Stebbins

September 20, 1984 - November 22, 2016

Ashley Marie Stebbins, 32 , of Essex, CT passed away unexpectedly on November 22, 2016. She was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina. She attended Mercy High School for three years and then graduate from Westbrook High School. Ashley was a member of the National Honor Society. She went on to undergraduate studies at UCONN where she majored in theater, which came as no surprise, as Ashley loved...
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Susan A. Harris

September 17, 1956 - November 22, 2016

Susan A. Harris, 60, longtime resident of Deep River, died peacefully with her family by her side at Middlesex Hospital on November 22, 2016. Susan was born in Middletown, daughter of the late Raymond A. & Patricia A. (Risley) Sypher. She worked for many years at the Lee Company, was an avid Yankee fan and was a very loving and involved grandmother who will be deeply missed. Susan is survived by...
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Dorothy Hyett Butler

March 23, 1924 - November 20, 2016

Dorothy Hyett Butler, of Pawcatuck, CT, age 92, died peacefully on November 20, 2016 at Royal Westerly Nursing Home after a brief illness. Dorothy was born on March 23, 1924 in Richmond Hill, NY and grew up in Sea Cliff, NY. She was the eldest of three daughters born to Alfred Hyett and Ellen Reardon. Dorothy grew up by the seaside, and thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors, especially boating,...
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Peter Bradley Vincent

July 9, 1939 - November 18, 2016

Peter Bradley Vincent, 77, of Westbrook passed away Friday, November 18, 2016, at Yale-New Haven Hospital due to heart complications. To all who knew and loved him he was "Pete" or "Chief," a devoted and loving husband for 39 years to Margaret Rausch Vincent and father to Christopher Vincent (Tovah) of Westbrook, Matthew Vincent of Westbrook, David Vincent (Tatiana) of Newport Beach, California,...
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Edward W. Varney Jr.

May 17, 1932 - November 17, 2016

Edward W. Varney, Jr., 84, of Centerbrook, beloved husband of Lorraine (Murphy) Varney, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Born in Centerbrook on May 17, 1932, he was the son of the late Edward W. Varney, Sr. and Edith (Sheagren) Varney. Ed was a graduate of Pratt High School (1950) and Wentworth Institute (1952). He was a switch-hitting shortstop and pitcher, and held the highest career...
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John Thomas Attridge

June 17, 1933 - November 15, 2016

John Thomas Attridge, 83, of Deep River passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at his residence in Deep River. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (McGovern) Attridge. John was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on June 17, 1933 the son of George Edwin and Mildred (Leary) Attridge. He attended Classical High School in Worcester and was a member of the ROTC at Holy Cross College where...
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Mary Therese (Teeda) Ummarino

August 21, 1924 - November 12, 2016

Mary Therese (Teeda) Ummarino, 92 years old of Essex Meadows, Essex, CT. passed away peacefully on November 12, 2016. A long-time resident of Hasting-on-Hudson, NY, she was born on August 21, 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Leonard and Mary (Tessie) Kuehnle. Teeda was a graduate of Mt. Notre Dame Academy and the University of Cincinnati where she was an active member of Theta Phi Alpha...
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Linnea Ingraham De Merell

July 1, 1937 - November 12, 2016

Linnea Ingraham DeMerell, 79 of Ivoryton, passed away on November 12, 2016 after a long illness. Lovingly cared for by her husband Nick DeMerell, "Nay-Nay" as she was fondly known by her family, is survived by her husband Nick, daughter Bethany Gates Parks, son-in-law Timothy Parks, grandson Patrick Stout, and twin granddaughters, Kennedy and Bailey Parks. "Nay-Nay" is also survived by two...
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Gloria T. Clark

September 27, 1932 - November 10, 2016

Gloria T. Clark, 84, of Ivoryton, CT, peacefully passed away on November 10, 2016. Gloria was born on September 27, 1932 in New Britain, CT to Etta (Elton) and Ernest Theberge. She grew up in Kensington, the eldest of three girls. While working at New Britain Machine, she met and married her husband, Bruce Clark. They moved to Ivoryton, CT where their three children grew up. Gloria joined the...
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Ellen I. Larson

January 6, 1958 - November 2, 2016

Ellen I. Larson of Deep River, CT passed away November 2, 2016 at the age of 58 after fighting breast cancer with bravery. She was born in Cleveland, OH to Edwin and Margaret (Decker) Larson. She is survived by her husband Charles W. Hedge of Deep River, CT; sisters Elizabeth Larson Dills of Boston, MA and Margaret Ann Larson White (Douglas) of Charlotte, NC; nephews Alexander Dills and Edwin...
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Charlton J. Von Deck

January 3, 1948 - November 2, 2016

Charlton J. Von Deck (Charlie) of Englewood, Florida and Old Saybrook, CT. died November 2, 2016. He was born January 3, 1948 in Middletown, CT., to Charlton and Johanna (Pandiani) Von Deck. Charlie grew up in Ivoryton before going into the Army and serving his country in Vietnam. He moved to Florida and became one of the top distributors for Wynns products. Charlie enjoyed boating and was an...
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Dr. Glenn A. Bassett

December 19, 1930 - October 26, 2016

Dr. Glenn Arthur Bassett of Lyme, Connecticut, died peacefully in his home on Rogers Lake on October 26, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. An author, military veteran, Business School Dean, former General Electric executive, and devoted husband, Dr. Bassett is survived by his wife, Olivette, his children Glenna Bassett Musante, Glenn Bassett Jr., John Severino and Olivette...
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William C. Netolicky, Sr.

August 24, 1926 - October 26, 2016

William C. Netolicky, Sr., 90, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2016. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Gladys (Waz) Netolicky. He was also predeceased by his sister, Josephine McLean, and brother, Edward Lynch. Bill is survived by his son, William C. Netolicky, Jr. and his daughter-in-law, Susan Parks Netolicky of Vernon, and his brother, Raymond Lynch, of Bradenton,...
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Lester John Kraaz , Jr.

March 4, 1938 - October 21, 2016

Lester J. Kraaz, Jr., age 78, died Friday October 21, 2016 at Parkland Medical Center, Derry, NH after a period of declining health. He was born on March 4, 1938 in Centerbrook, CT, the son of Lester J. Kraaz, Sr. and Irene Comstock of Centerbrook, CT. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Army, a veteran of the Vietnam War 1967-1968. He is survived by his sister Carol Hale of CT,...
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Wayne Snow

August 19, 1967 - October 20, 2016

Wayne Snow, 49, lifelong resident of Moodus passed away suddenly in the comfort of his home on October 20, 2016. Born August 19, 1967, he was the son of Joyce (Heil) Snow and the late Myron R. Snow. Wayne graduated from Nathan Hale-Ray HS in 1987. Wayne enjoyed spending time with his family and loved cooking for his mother and keeping her company. Wayne was happiest when he was doing things for...
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Louva "DeeDee" Harrington

October 19, 2016

DeeDee Harrington passed away peacefully on October 19th 2016. She was the widow of Earle Harrington. She was born in Westbrook Connecticut, but lived most of her life in Essex with her paternal grandparents B. Adolph and Amanda Peterson. She spent many years doing catering work in Fenwick and Essex. In her leisure time, she did volunteer work with special needs children which gave her great...
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Evelyn A. Bangs

September 1, 1917 - October 18, 2016

Evelyn (Mowry) Bangs, of Deep River Ct. 99 years old the last of a long list of Aunts and Uncles of our Mowry/Bangs family has passed away on October 18, 2016 and gone to be with her husband of 50+ years Arthur Southworth Bangs Sr. Her son Arthur Bangs Jr. predeceased her. Survived by her children Barbara Bangs Jette of Old Saybrook, CT and Ronald Bangs of Deep River CT., 4: grandchildren...
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Nicholas Peter Tragakes

October 17, 2016

Nicholas Peter Tragakes of Westbrook, born June 15, 1949 in Hartford, CT, passed away on October 17, 2016 from injuries sustained in a car accident. He attended Tabor Academy and graduated from the University of Miami School of Engineering. He also attended Washington County Vocational Technical Institute of Boatbuilding in Lubec, Maine where he began to pursue his life-long love of wooden boats....
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Elsie Tarpill

December 8, 1927 - October 15, 2016

Elsie Lynde Tarpill, 88 of Chester, CT passed away on October 15, 2016. The daughter of Roland and Mary (Benda) Lynde, Elsie was born in her family home and was a life-long resident of Chester. Elsie grew up on her family farm on Winthrop Road and spent her summers as a teenager helping at her grandmother's boarding house on West Main Street. Elsie had fond memories of riding her bike to her...
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Patricia Ann Kenney-Rankin

March 29, 1941 - October 15, 2016

Patricia Ann (Bevivino) Kenney-Rankin, 75, passed away on Oct 15,2016 in Chester, CT, surrounded by her loving family , after a brave battle with lung cancer.Born in Stamford and raised in Cos Cob, CT she was the daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Branca) Bevivino. She was the wife of the late Donald E Rankin.Pat was the owner/operator of the Beauty Barn in Deep River for over 30 years and...
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Kathleen "Henny" Weaver Rand

May 20, 1933 - October 7, 2016

Kathleen Ann Weaver Rand (Henny), age 83, passed away on October 7, 2016 in Middletown after a long illness. Born May 20, 1933, Kathleen is survived by her husband of 57 years, Frederick, her son David and daughter-in-law Janice, her daughter Gayleen and son-in-law Michael, and her devoted grandchildren Megan, Tyler and Nicholas. In addition, she is survived by her brother Leon Weaver of Malabar,...
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Timothy John Wojcik

May 14, 1968 - September 30, 2016

Timothy John Wojcik passed away peacefully with family in attendance on September 30, 2016. He was born in 1968 and graduated from the Old Lyme school system in 1987. He then attended and graduated from the Connecticut Police Academy. Timothy lived his life with two important priorities. First, his greatest joy and purpose, was for his three children; LCPL Alexander John Wojcik, USMC; Charlotte...
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Arline Brooke Cardoso

August 1, 1940 - September 28, 2016

Arline Brooke Cardoso, widow of Lawrence A. Cardoso passed away on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 in Middletown after a courageous battle with gallbladder cancer. She was born Arline Elizabeth Brooke on August 1, 1940 in Middletown, Connecticut, the eldest child of Leslie A. and Arline C. Brooke. Also known as Nonnie, she grew up in Ivoryton, Connecticut. She graduated from Valley Regional High...
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Gloria (Weihe) Pytlik

April 29, 1926 - September 15, 2016

Gloria (Weihe) Pytlik, age 90, of Westbrook, CT, went to her home in heaven on September 15, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late George Pytlik. She was born in Brooklyn on April 29, 1926, the daughter of Henry and Vellea Weihe. She grew up in the Bronx and Tarrytown, NY, as well as Ivoryton, CT. Gloria was a loving mother to her three children and was a partner to her husband George in...
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Charles Rowe Fenger

July 6, 1952 - September 14, 2016

Charles Rowe Fenger, 64, of Moodus, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2016. Known as 'Chazz' to his childhood friends, and 'Charlie' to newer friends and coworkers, he was born on July 6, 1952 in Glastonbury, the son of Christian Fenger of Old Lyme and the late Joan C. Fenger. He was predeceased by his brother, Frederick Fenger of Boston MA. He is survived and dearly missed by his wife,...
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Richard Thiel

December 22, 1945 - September 13, 2016

Richard Thiel, 70, of Chester, passed away peacefully after suffering a stroke on September 7th. Son of the late Ava and Lloyd Thiel, Richard was born on December 22nd, 1945. He and his wife, Christine Darnell, were married seven years. Richard was born in Highland Park, Michigan, but lived a good part of his life in San Diego, California. He attended San Diego University, and played football for...
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Bibbiani "Bib" Duiglio

April 18, 1923 - September 12, 2016

Duiglio E. "Bib" Bibbiani, 93 passed away unexpectedly on Monday September 12, 2016. He was born April 18, 1923 in Deep River. He was a 1942 graduate of the Chester High School and went on to serve as a proud member of the United States Army during campaigns in Arno, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Ardennes. He was an active member of St. Joseph's Church and the Knights of Colombus. He...
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Shirley Bernice Baker

December 6, 1919 - September 10, 2016

Shirley Bernice Baker, 96, passed away peacefully at Essex Meadows in Essex on September 10, 2016. Shirley was born on December 6, 1919, in Unionville, Ontario to Arthur and Mabel (Wagg) Brown. She was loved dearly by her three children, Alan Robert Baker, Donald Morgan Baker, and Elizabeth Jane (Baker) Smith, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grand-children, her two sisters, Gwendolyn Brown and Beth...
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Joan Kelly Spitzschuh

April 13, 1938 - September 8, 2016

Joan Kelly Spitzschuh, 78, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016. She was born in New Haven on April 13, 1938 and raised in Hamden as the oldest of six girls. Joan graduated from Hamden High School and subsequently Southern CT State University. She was a much loved kindergarten teacher for many years at Deep River Elementary School and also worked at Whelen Engineering. Joan was known for her...
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Joseph R. Todaro

October 6, 1929 - September 7, 2016

Joseph R. Todaro, beloved husband of Marguerite Ann (Stielau) Todaro, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, September 7, 2016 at Middlesex Hospital at the age of 86. Joe was born October 6, 1929, in Jamestown, NY to Salvatore and Maria Todaro where he lived during his early childhood. On August 19, 1951 he married Marguerite. They had two sons, Dave and Jim and have resided in Ivoryton for...
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Frances W. Barnett

July 7, 1926 - September 6, 2016

Frances (Wernicke) Barnett, 90, longtime resident of Westbrook, died at her home on September 6, 2016 after a long illness. Beloved wife of the late Frank C. Barnett who passed away in 2006. Frances was born in Chester and raised in Westbrook, daughter of the late Steven & Sophie (Rudewicz) Wernicke. She graduated from Morgan High School in Clinton and went on to work at SNET for 33 years...
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Paula Albrecht

March 29, 1929 - September 5, 2016

Paula Albrecht, 87, passed away peacefully on September 5, 2016 surrounded by family at her Old Saybrook home. She was born on March 2, 1929 in San Antonio, TX. Her family then moved north when she was young, making their home in Mount Pleasant, MI where they farmed and had a trucking business with their many children. She was predeceased by her parents Jose and Carmen Rodriguez, and husband Carl...
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Delores "Dee" Howard

November 9, 1928 - September 3, 2016

Delores "Dee" J. Howard, age 87, of Killingworth passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the Middlesex Hospital in Middletown. She was the beloved wife of Carl J. Lund. Dee was born in Bristol, Connecticut on November 9, 1928 the daughter of James and Wanda (Dembowski) Blodgett. Dee was a longtime resident of Killingworth and was a devoted communicant of Saint Lawrence Church where she...
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Sally Crook Bibbiani

November 17, 1923 - September 3, 2016

Sally Crook Bibbiani passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016 to join her beloved husband Gino on what would have been his 99th birthday. She was fortunate enough to have traveled the world with him during their almost 65 years of marriage. Sally enjoyed gardening, was a great cook, interior decorator, and a beautiful woman. Born on November 17, 1923, Sally was predeceased by her parents, Dr. J...
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Marie Ann Daudt

November 28, 1921 - September 2, 2016

Marie Ann Myers Daudt, 94, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2016 surrounded by her family at Essex Meadows in Essex, CT. She was the beloved wife of the late Captain Charles H. Daudt. She leaves behind and will be dearly missed by her son Charles H. Daudt Jr. of Bethel; daughter Diane M. Daudt of Old Saybrook; two grandchildren Deidre of Coral Gables, FL and Calin of Old Saybrook; sisters...
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Clara Coley Roos

September 1, 2016

Clara Coley Roos, wife of the late Harold "Bump" Roos, died September first at Gladeview Health Care in Old Saybrook, CT. Born in 1919 in Weston, she was the eldest daughter of David Sherwood Coley and Anna (Jayne) Coley, the second of their six children. Clara was raised in Weston, primarily at the Coley homestead on River Road, until her marriage to Bump in 1939 when they moved to East Norwalk...
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Mildred "Millie" Anna (Zuppe) Blair

May 27, 1925 - September 1, 2016

Mildred "Millie" Anna (Zuppe) Blair of Chester, CT passed away at age 91 on September 1, 2016 due to complications from longtime heart disease. She was born on May 27, 1925 in Branford, CT, to the late Charles and Lillian (Johnson) Zuppe. She attended Elementary School in Ivoryton and graduated from Pratt High School in Essex in 1943. Millie worked at various factories including the old Pratt...
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Marilynn Mitchell Rinek

August 4, 1920 - August 29, 2016

Marilynn Mitchell Rinek of Essex, CT died at Essex Meadows on August 29, 2016. Marilynn was born on August 4, 1920 in New York City to James and Emelia (Scheidecker) Mitchell. She attended the Kent Place School and graduated with a degree in Horticulture from the Ambler part of Temple University. Marilynn was married on April 21, 1943 in New York City to Lorenz W. Rinek. After World War II,...
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Harriet Elizabeth (Wood) "Betty" Wind

October 22, 1919 - August 26, 2016

Harriet Elizabeth "Betty" (Wood) Wind, age 96, of Old Saybrook and formerly of Essex passed away on Friday, afternoon, August 26, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Betty was predeceased by her first husband of twenty-seven years, Benjamin S. Curry and her second husband of twenty-five years, Thomas E. Wind. She was born in Brookfield on October 22, 1919 the daughter of William...
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Elisabeth "Liz" Louise (Looby) Esty

April 29, 1921 - August 23, 2016

Elisabeth "Liz" Louise (Looby) Esty passed away peacefully at age 95 on August 23, 2016. She was born on April 29, 1921 in Centerbrook, Connecticut to the late Archibald and Katherine Looby. She graduated from Pratt High School in Essex in 1939 as class valedictorian; she then attended Springfield Library School. She married Howard Earl Esty on May 9, 1942 at the Centerbrook Congregational Church...
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"Otto" Macrino Bonaparte

June 1, 1926 - August 23, 2016

Ettore Macrino Bonaparte was born June 1, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York, to Immacolata Piscioneri Bonaparte and Macrino Bonaparte, both expert tailors from Placanica, Italy, in the Region of Calabria. He grew up with three older brothers, Joseph (Joe), Napoleon (Nick), and Mario, and a younger sister Gilda. He was also close to his mother's sister, Aunt Mary, her husband Bruno Niutta, and their...
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Sally Woodbury Handy

January 31, 1930 - August 21, 2016

Sally Woodbury Handy 86, of Essex, CT, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on August 21, 2016. Sally was born in Mineola, New York on January 31, 1930, to Roliston Gibson and Eleanor (Russell) Woodbury. Sally graduated from The Greenwood School and Colby-Sawyer College. In 1949, she met her future husband, Parker Douglas Handy III, during a transatlantic crossing on the Queen...
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Francis C. "Hawky" Davis

May 9, 1932 - August 20, 2016

On Saturday the twentieth of August, in a room on the sixth floor of Yale New Haven Hospital, Francis Charles Davis died peacefully in the presence of many loved ones. In recent months it was clear that Francis began battling with the inescapable complications that come with living a full and worthwhile life. Francis Charles Davis, better known as Hawky to those who knew him, was born May 9, 1932...
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Anita Louise Sause

October 19, 1943 - August 20, 2016

Anita L. Sause, age 72, passed away on Saturday morning, August 20, 2016 at Middlesex Hospital, with her beloved family at her side. Anita was born on October 19, 1943 in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Thomas C. Warner, Jr. and Louise C. (Flannigan). She leaves behind her husband, Edward J. Sause, (married 1966) three children, Edward, Brian, and Daniel, and two grandchildren, Nathaniel and Nora....
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Stephen Stanislaus Markesky

November 13, 1939 - August 20, 2016

Stephen Stanislaus Markesky, age 76, of Essex passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his residence on Saturday morning, August 20, 2016. Steve was the beloved husband of Sarah (Gray) Markesky. Besides his beloved wife Sally he leaves his children, Jacqueline (Duncan) Tate, of the UK, Christopher (Eugenie) Markesky, of Palo Alto, CA, Sarah Alexandra Markesky, of Berkley, CA,...
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Anders A.W. Krall

December 20, 1925 - August 19, 2016

Anders A.W. Krall passed away in Essex, CT on Friday, August 19, 2016. Andy was born on December 20, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY to Maximilian and Emma (Larson) Krall. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Olive Imogene Rollins Krall. Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his two brothers, Phillip and Frances Krall. He leaves behind his daughter Lisa Krall of Vernon, CT and son...
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Anna L. Cothran Broadus (Ann)

March 1, 1924 - August 8, 2016

Anna L. Cothran Broadus (Ann), age 92, beloved wife of the late B. Jay Broadus, died peacefully on August 8, 2016 at Beechwood Nursing Home in New London, CT. Ann spent most of her life in the Moodus section of East Haddam, CT. Ann was born on March 1, 1924 in Newport, TN. She grew up on a farm and quickly learned the benefits of hard work. She married (Biser) Jay Broadus on October 6, 1944 at...
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Timothy Croker

August 12, 1945 - August 7, 2016

Timothy J. Croker, age 70, of Chester, CT passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, CT. Tim was the beloved husband of Lynne (Sovetts) Croker. He was born in Glens Falls, NY on August 12, 1945 the son of George W. And Louise (McCall) Croker. Tim graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Glens Falls and received his bachelor's degree from Saint Anselm's...
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Harry L. Walden Jr.

October 23, 1921 - August 6, 2016

Harry L. Walden, Jr. age 94 a lifelong resident of Essex passed away peacefully on Saturday evening August 6th at Apple Rehabilitation in Old Saybrook. He was the beloved husband of Frances Veronica (Larner) Walden. They were married in May of 1945 and they spent 54 years together. She predeceased him on January 8, 1999. Harry was born in Essex on October 23, 1921 the son of Harry L. and...
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James E. Everitt, Jr.

August 22, 1942 - August 4, 2016

James E. Everitt, Jr., age 74, of Killingworth passed away at his home on August 4, 2016. He is survived by his wife Peggy (Monroe) Everitt, and his children, James E. Everitt III, Penny Gfeller, and Tammy Haring, eight grandchildren, a great grandson, and his sister, Virginia Allen. After serving in the USMC as a proud veteran, he worked as a pressman for Uraco for 30 years. He loved being...
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Irene M. Raymond

May 9, 1948 - July 31, 2016

Irene Raymond, 68, beloved wife of Robert Raymond of Deep River CT passed away at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford Connecticut on July 31st 2016. Born and raised in New Britain CT, she was the daughter of the late Loretta (Degnan) and Stanley Rudolewicz. Irene moved to Deep River in 1979 where she an active member of her community and 23 year employee of Whelen Engineering. She enjoyed many...
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Stephen Donald Milton

August 26, 1946 - July 31, 2016

Stephen D. Milton, age 69, passed away on July 31, 2016 at his home in Deep River, surrounded by loved ones. Born in Nantucket, MA, Steve moved to CT when he was 9, soon thereafter making Deep River the home where he would spend his next 60 years. Steve believed in hard work, honesty and integrity. These traits defined his life from childhood, as a veteran of the U.S. Army, through his early...
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Elizabeth Grimes Schellens

February 8, 1923 - July 29, 2016

Elizabeth Grimes Schellens, 93, of South Cove Farm, Essex, CT died peacefully on Friday, July 29th, 2016 at Middlesex Hospice in Middletown, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Betty was born on February 8, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan, the eldest of four children and the daughter of Edwin and Bernice Grimes. She was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan...
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William F. Stebbins

March 25, 1915 - July 26, 2016

William Stebbins, age 101, passed away following a brief illness July 26, 2016, at Chesterfields Health Care Center in Chester. He was predeceased by his loving wife Barbara (Parmelee) Stebbins, who he was married to for 77 years. Born on March 25, 1915 in Old Saybrook, he resided most of his life in Ivoryton, and was the son of the late Arthur and Edith (Newton) Stebbins. William leaves his...
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Parker Douglas Handy III

March 17, 1926 - July 24, 2016

Parker Douglas Handy III, 90, of Essex, CT, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 24, 2016. Parker was born in New York City on March 17, 1926, the son of Truman P. and Charlotte (Chalmers) Handy. While attending Berkshire School, MA, he enrolled in flying school and then joined the Army Air Corps where he served as a radar operator in the Pacific at the war's end. Upon...
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Elizabeth Ann Glendinning

January 10, 1922 - July 23, 2016

Elizabeth Ann Glendinning, age 94, died Saturday, July 23 in Essex, Connecticut. A graduate of the Oak Grove School in Maine, Betty received her nursing certificate through the St. Barnabas Hospital School of Nursing, Livingston, New Jersey. While in training, she served as a cadet nurse at the US Army Hospital, Schenectady, NY caring for returning WWII wounded. She earned a B.S. in nursing,...
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Eleanor Emery Harper

July 11, 1919 - July 19, 2016

Eleanor Emery Harper, born on July 11, 1919, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2016 with her loving family around her. Raised in Denver with her four siblings, Eleanor graduated from the Kent School for Girls where she developed a strong interest in the arts, specifically drama, singing and literature. She went on to Bryn Mawr College and earned a BA in English. Following graduation, she studied...
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Raymond C. Northrop "fafa"

June 7, 1934 - July 17, 2016

Raymond C. Northrop "fafa", 82, of Old Lyme passed away at his home on July 17, 2016. Raymond was predeceased by his wife Illa-Lee (Baldwin) Northrop in 1993, his parents, Raymond Clinton Sr. and Marion (Ruff) Northrop, and his brother Douglas Northrop. He is survived by two sisters, Ann Zarifis and her husband Frank of Iowa and Ursala Vachon and her husband Gerald of FL, two brothers, Ronald...
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VIola Ellen (Stevens) " Vi " Gerber

February 17, 1920 - July 11, 2016

Surrounded by family members, Viola Ellen (Stevens) Gerber passed away peacefully on the morning of July 11th, 2016. Born on February 17, 1920, in Rutland, Massachusetts, daughter of William F. Stevens and Nellie (Hurd) Stevens, in the year that women got the vote, she challenged the status quo by studying printing at the Fanning Trade School for Girls in Worcester, Massachusetts, and was...
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Alan M. Graber

January 15, 1929 - July 8, 2016

Alan M. Graber of Old Lyme, beloved husband of Patricia (O'Brien), passed away after a long illness on July 8 with his family by his side. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, to the late Harry and Rose (Besunder) Graber and moved to Connecticut with his family as a small boy. He attended local schools in Hartford and Middletown, graduated from Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia and...
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Elizabeth I. "Betty" Yatzook

March 5, 1934 - July 7, 2016

Elizabeth I. "Betty" Yatzook, age 82, a longtime resident of Essex passed away at the Middlesex Hospital in Middletown on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Betty was the beloved wife of Alexander Yatzook. Alex predeceased her on August 10, 2004. She was born in Deep River the daughter of John and Ruth (Beebe) Kurze. Raised in Deep River she attended Pratt High School in Essex and was a member of the first...
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Henri Robert Coppes

November 3, 1927 - July 7, 2016

Henri Robert Coppes, age 88 years, of Westbrook, Connecticut died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on July 7, 2016. Dr. Coppes was born on November 3, 1927 to Dr. A.H.J. and Elizabeth (Hommen) Coppes in Enschede, Netherlands, where he was one of ten children. During World War II, he endured the occupation of the Netherlands growing up under many hardships. He immigrated to the United Sates...
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Hilda Field

October 7, 1920 - July 7, 2016

Hilda Field, née Codd, of Essex passed peacefully on the morning of July 7, 2016, at the age of 95. Hilda was born on October 7, 1920 in Cardiff, Wales. She was the youngest of nine children born to Alfred Codd and Ella Hine. She is predeceased by her parents and her siblings Ella, Thomas, Frank, Arthur, George, Alfred, Gwen, and Stanley, as well as her husband Robert Lewis Field. She is...
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Barbara Ann Lord

November 14, 1950 - July 6, 2016

Barbara Ann (Habrukovich) Lord, 65, died July 6, 2016 at Westside Care Center in Manchester after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul M. Lord who died in 2004. Barbara was born in Waterbury, daughter of the late William A. and Julia (Shkimba) Habrukovich. She loved to travel staying in Bed & Breakfasts, she also loved her parrots. Barbara received her Bachelors degree from...
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Gerald C. Stevenson

December 27, 1942 - July 5, 2016

Gerald C. Stevenson, 73 of Old Saybrook passed away on Tuesday July 5, 2016. Jerry was born on December 27, 1942: the son of the late Clarence and Agnes (Zuppe) Stevenson. Jerry grew up in Ivoryton and is predeceased by his first wife, Marsha (McConville) Stevenson and survived by his wife Judith Stevenson. Jerry is also survived by his children and their families: daughter Carlene Lange and...
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Edward P. "Ted" Sullivan

April 13, 1940 - July 1, 2016

Edward P. "Ted" Sullivan, age 76, of Essex passed away on Friday evening, July 1, 2016 at the Shoreline Medical Center in Westbrook. Ted was the beloved husband of Kathleen "Kathy" (Rogerson) Sullivan. Ted was born on April 13, 1940 in Norwood, Massachusetts the son of Edward P. and Gertrude (Foran) Sullivan. He was raised in Norwood and was a graduate of Norwood High School and went on to the...
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George W. Lynch III

June 8, 1941 - July 1, 2016

George W. Lynch III of Deep River, 75, died peacefully at home Friday, July 1st surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marion (Nash) Lynch; his siblings Dr. Peter K. Lynch (Barbara), Richard D. Lynch (Cheryl), Christopher J. Lynch (Dawn) and Norina C. McCarthy(Mike). His four devoted children; Deirdre Lynch (Blaise)of Floral Park, NY, Deborah Simms (Matthew)...
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