Obituaries

Kevin Hand
B: 1968-11-13
D: 2020-04-02
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Hand, Kevin
Maureen Bilger
B: 1938-05-21
D: 2020-03-31
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Bilger, Maureen
Michael Hickey
B: 1961-02-28
D: 2020-03-29
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Hickey, Michael
Theresa Lamoureux
B: 1960-08-30
D: 2020-03-28
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Lamoureux, Theresa
Eleanor Denenberg
B: 1936-02-03
D: 2020-03-28
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Denenberg, Eleanor
Chester Tabaka
B: 1930-12-04
D: 2020-03-24
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Tabaka, Chester
Lillian (Lily Mae) Zytowski
B: 1941-09-18
D: 2020-03-22
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Zytowski, Lillian (Lily Mae)
Marie Civali DeCarlo
B: 1924-08-15
D: 2020-03-21
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Civali DeCarlo, Marie
Diana DeJesus
B: 1960-01-22
D: 2020-03-20
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DeJesus, Diana
Gerald "Jerry" Asplund
B: 1935-07-15
D: 2020-03-16
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Asplund, Gerald "Jerry"
Robert (Bob) Smith
B: 1954-10-26
D: 2020-03-14
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Smith, Robert (Bob)
Douglas Fuschino
B: 1959-10-05
D: 2020-03-14
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Fuschino, Douglas
Olga Salerno
B: 1937-08-02
D: 2020-03-13
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Salerno, Olga
Monserrate Rios
B: 1943-04-03
D: 2020-03-13
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Rios, Monserrate
Anthony Grodzicki
B: 1943-11-10
D: 2020-03-07
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Grodzicki, Anthony
Alice Gosselin
B: 1933-03-13
D: 2020-03-06
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Gosselin, Alice
Dorothy Carter
B: 1927-01-12
D: 2020-03-05
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Carter, Dorothy
Etta Brown
B: 1924-01-24
D: 2020-03-03
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Brown, Etta
Paul Bennett
B: 1950-06-27
D: 2020-03-02
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Bennett, Paul
George Carabetta
B: 1925-08-07
D: 2020-02-29
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Carabetta, George
George Krech
B: 1930-06-17
D: 2020-02-29
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Krech, George

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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

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Paul Bennett

June 27, 1950 - - March 02, 2020

Paul D. “Pete” Bennett, 69, died on Monday morning March 2, 2020 at MidState Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Born in Meriden on June 27, 1950, he was the son of the late Lou E. Bennett and Alexandria Bennett. He resided in New Hampshire during his youth, spending the majority of his life in the Meriden and Wallingford areas. He worked in a variety of places includin ...

Fred Kelly Sr

August 02, 1949 - - November 20, 2019

Fred Albert Kelly Sr., 70, husband of Debra J. Kelly, died on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Born in New Haven, CT on August 2, 1949, he was the son of the late Joseph David and Eva (Ashline) Kelly. He was a Meriden resident. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the U.S. Army. Mr. Kelly enjoyed being a Cubscout leader for 12 years. He loved to cook, eat and jo ...

Stanley Gradzewicz

January 20, 1934 - - November 06, 2019

Stanley J. “Ski” Gradzewicz, the beloved husband for 62 years of Catherine Alvaro Gradzewicz, passed away on November 6, 2019. Ski was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was the son of the late Stanley and Mary Schruender Gradzewicz and the brother of Tom and Don Gradzewicz and Judy Salkovitz. After graduation, he joined the Navy and proudly served his country during the ...

Kenneth Austin

April 25, 1929 - - October 24, 2019

Kenneth J. Austin, 90, husband of the late Mary E. (Grover) Austin, died on Thursday October 24, 2019 after a long illness. Kenneth was born in Springfield, VT on April 25, 1929 to the late Clarence and Althea (Robinson) Austin. He graduated from Springfield High School and worked for Fellows Gear Shaper Co. in Springfield VT before moving to Meriden for many years. Mr. Austin ...

Robert Griffin

May 08, 1931 - - October 08, 2019

Robert J. Griffin, 88, husband of the late Carole C. Griffin, died on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Miller Memorial in Meriden. Born in Millinocket, ME on May 8, 1931, he was the son of the late John and Florence (Devoe) Griffin. He was a lifelong resident of Meriden, and was employed by Pratt and Whitney. Robert was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Army. ...

William Pappas

June 01, 1951 - - October 06, 2019

William Joseph Pappas, 68, husband of Susan Pappas died on October 6, 2019 at home, suddenly. Born in Meriden, CT on June 1, 1951, he was the son of William and Beatrice Pappas. He had resided in Old Saybrook, CT and graduated from Maloney High School and Central CT State University. Mr. Pappas was the owner of Fosdick Fulfillment Corporation. He was a veteran of Vietnam, havin ...

Clyde Holmes

October 26, 1934 - - August 30, 2019

Clyde E. Holmes, age 84, beloved husband of the late Valerie M. Holmes, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019, surrounded by his loving daughters. Born in East Machias, Maine on October 26, 1934 to the late Carroll and Gladys Holmes, he had resided in Meriden for most of his life. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Navy. Clyde was an avid UConn Wo ...

Isidro Rivera

May 15, 1918 - - July 04, 2019

Isidro Rivera of Meriden, loving husband of the late Garcia Rivera, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 4, 2019. Isidro was born in Aguada, Puerto Rico on May 15, 1918. He was the son of Julia and Celso Rivera. He had been a Meriden resident for many years. He served his country proudly in the Army Infantry, Company A during World War II. He was employed a ...

Thomas Nagel

April 14, 1945 - - June 28, 2019

Tom Nagel, 74, loving husband of Kathleen A. (Meyers) Nagel, died on June 28, 2019 at Apple Rehab Coccomo after a long illness. Born in Meriden on April 14, 1945, he was the son of the late Herbert and Carolyn (Greiner) Nagel. He had attended Platt High School and was employed as a machine operator by Pratt & Whitney in Middletown for forty years. He served with the U.S. Arm ...

Richard Tomczuk

December 09, 1946 - - June 26, 2019

Richard S. Tomczuk, 72, died on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Touchpoints Rehab Center in Manchester, after a long illness. Born in San Diego, CA on December 9, 1946, he was the son of late Chester and Hazel (Spencer) Tomczuk. He graduated from Meriden schools. Mr. Tomczuk was a self-employed truck driver who worked for various companies throughout his life. He was a veteran of V ...

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