Obituaries for Jan. 1

obituaryLeo L. (“Rusty”) Schaefer of Terryville, Conn. died on Dec. 23 after a long battle with COPD and CHF. He was the widower of Mary (Long) Schaefer.
Adam Soto, Sr., 59, of Bristol, died on Saturday, Dec. 19. He was the husband of the late Veronica (Christenson) Soto.
Joseph Anthony Pienkos, 90, of Bristol, widower of Josephine (Mortelliti) Pienkos, died at his home on Saturday, Dec. 19.
Daniel S. Austin, 48, of Terryville, died Sunday, Dec. 20.
John A. Johnson, 54, of Bristol, died on Sunday, Dec. 20 at Bristol Hospital. 
Mary Lynne (Morehouse) McLaughlin, 72, of Bristol, wife of Homer J. McLaughlin, died on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford.