Obituaries for April 12

The following obituaries will run in the April 12 Bristol Observer. For additional information, look to our print edition delivered on April 12 or our e-edition, which goes on-line Friday mornings.

Clara P. Blaschke, 101,
worked at New Departure 25 years
Clara P. Blaschke, 101, of Bristol, widow of Arthur “Red” Blaschke, died on Easter Sunday, March 31 at The Village Green after a long illness.
Alexandra A. Bossak,
parishioner of St. Joseph Church
Alexandra A. (Zarick) Bossak, 91, of Bristol, widow of Edward J. Bossak, died Saturday, March 30 at Bristol Hospital.
Martha J. Heim, retired from Superior Electric
Martha J. (Jabs) Heim, 88 of Bristol, widow of Gus Heim, died on Monday, April 1 at Bristol Hospital.
Harry J. Fiorillo, Jr.,
former president of Local No. 626 UAW
Harry J. Fiorillo, Jr., 81, of Bristol, died March 31 at Hartford Hospital.
Jeannette M. Charette,
retired from General Electric
Jeannette M. (St. Hilaire) Charette, 90, of Plainville, passed away on Tuesday April 2 at The Pines of Bristol.
Williard H. Lewis,
principal of Edgewood, O’Connell schools
Willard “Will” H. Lewis, husband of 53 years to Carol (Richardson) Lewis, died on Sunday, March 31.

Ernest F. Gonsalves,
helped hospital win beautification awards
Ernest F. Gonsalves, 85, of Bristol, died at home after a battle with emphysema.
Mary Schaefer,
valedictorian at Waterbury Catholic HS
Mary (Long) Schaefer of Terryville, Conn. died on March 31, after suffering from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. 
Marc Douglas Acevedo,
worked in construction industry
Marc Douglas Acevedo, 50, of Plainville, died on Tuesday, April 2.
Dorothy Smith, 100,
taught at Southington High for many years
Dorothy (Paterson) Smith, 100, of Southington died on Wednesday, April 3. She was the wife of the late Leslie A. Smith for 63 years.
Roger E. LeClair,
retired from Associated Spring Barnes Group
Roger E. LeClair, 85 of Southington, husband of Marie (Shaw) LeClair, died on Wednesday, April 3 at Bristol Hospital.
Theodore Edward Thiem,
U.S. Navy veteran
Theodore Edward Thiem, 79, of Bristol, died at Bristol Hospital on Wednesday, April 3.

Arnold F. Woike,
founded FAD Tool Co.
Arnold F. “Tony” Woike, 81, of Bristol, widower of Marian (Palaia) Woike, died on Sunday, March 31 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford.
Bruce Schultz,
founded CWC Architectural Woodworking
Bruce “Ted” Schultz, 69 of Bristol, died Monday, April 1 at Saint Francis Hospital after a 19 year battle fighting rare lung diseases. He was the husband 48 years to Janet (Leger) Schultz.
Fernand Viens,
concrete pump operate at Modern Concrete
Fernand Arthur Viens, 85, of Bristol, died at home. He was the husband of Priscilla, who he was married to for 60 years.
Steven William Wood, salesmanSteven William Wood, 59, of New Britain died at the Hospital of Central Connecticut on March 31.