Obituaries for March 13

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer.

Ernest Elias Stafstrom, Jr., 85, died on March 3 in Baltimore, Md. He was the husband of 61 years of Gloria (Hoffman) Stafstrom.
Peter A. Lavigne, 66, of Bristol, fiancé of Paula Albert, died on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at John Dempsey Hospital, Farmington.
Lori Holden, 59, of Bristol, died Wednesday, Feb. 25.
Anthony V. “Tony Mac” Costante, 64, of Bristol, died on Tuesday, March 3 at MetroWest Medical Center, Natick, Mass.
Armande (Simoneau) “Mary” La Forge, 92, of Bristol, died Tuesday, March 3 at Ingraham Manor.
Marie-Paule Sirois, 80, of Bristol, died on Tuesday March 3 at Countryside Manor.
Rita M. Ryan, 99, of Bristol, died Tuesday, March 3 at Bristol Hospital.
Maureen P. Colbert, 68, of Bristol, wife of Alfred H. Wilhelm, Jr., died on Monday, March 2 at her home.
Russell W. Valencis Jr., 46, of New Britain, died Sunday, March 1 at his home.
John Michael Rafanello, Jr., formerly of Bristol, died on Monday, Feb. 16 in Glendale, Calif.