Author: jgoralski

Obituary: Jeffrey F. MacDonald, 73

Jeffrey F. MacDonald, 73, of Colchester, formerly Burlington, passed away at home on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. He was born on March 29, 1946 in Bristol, son of the late Floyd and Claire (Toupin) MacDonald. Jeff was a devoted husband…

Obituary: Dennis Torvinen, 48

Dennis Torvinen, 48 of Bristol, passed away Friday September 27, 2019. Dennis was a great man and father to his three children.  He was goofy and fun, but serious at all the right moments.  He always knew how to make…

Obituary: Louis E. Cercone, 76

Louis E. Cercone, 76, of Bristol, husband of Theresa (Fiorillo) Cercone, passed away peacefully at his home on September 22, 2019. Lou was born on March 25, 1943 and was the son of the late Louis A. and Anne (D’Aprile)…

Obituary: Gregory Danilewicz, 63

Gregory Danilewicz, 63, of Forestville, passed unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, September 19, 2019.  He was the beloved husband of Donna (Reducha) Danilewicz. Gregory was born in Bialystok, Poland on January 20, 1956 the son of the late Wladyslaw…

Obituary: Shaun Allen Laprise, 41

Shaun Allen Laprise, 41, of New London, former Bristol resident, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019. Shaun was born in Bristol on January 26, 1978 and was a son of the late Jean Yves and Pierrette (Benoit) Laprise. Shaun…

Obituary: Vernon J. Damboise, 81

Vernon J. Damboise, 81, of Bristol, beloved husband of Cynthia (Rasmussen) Damboise, died peacefully on Tuesday (September 24, 2019) at home surrounded by his family.  Vern was born on November 9, 1937 in Caribou, Maine and was a son of…

Obituary: Mary Jo (Placella) Anderson

Mary Jo (Placella) Anderson, passed away September 15, 2019 after a  long battle with COPD and recent diagnosis of stage 4 brain and lung cancer.  She succumbed to acute respiratory failure from years of smoking.  She was born and raised…

Obituary: Arthur E. Beger, 97

Arthur E. Beger, 97, of Bristol, widower of Claire (Weeks) Beger, died on Sunday (September 22, 2019) at Arden Courts of Farmington. Born to the late Edmund and Wanda (Bostick) Beger on January 29, 1922, he was a lifelong Bristol…

Obituary: Barbara Peterson, 87

Barbara Peterson, 87, of Bristol, wife of Thomas “Tom” Peterson, passed away at home on Sept. 21, 2019. Born on July 6, 1932 in Framingham, MA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Welch) Biggs. Barbara was…

Obituary: Roy Sterling Kaine, 91

Roy Sterling Kaine, 91, of Forestville, passed peacefully Sunday afternoon, September 22, 2019.  He was the husband of the late Angelita “Lita” (Posadas) Kaine who passed January 30, 2007. Roy was born at home in Forestville on February 26, 1928…

Obituary: Bernard Czarnecki, 98

Bernard Czarnecki, 98, of Bristol, passed away on Friday September 20, 2019. Bernard was born in Grudziadz, Poland on April 12, 1921 and was the son of the late Leon and Bernardyna Czarnecki. He trained as a baker until joining…

Obituary: Ruth (Nelson) Lipski, 93

Ruth (Nelson) Lipski, 93, widow of Henry Lipski, passed away on Tuesday (September 17, 2019) at Amberwoods of Farmington. Ruth was born in Bristol on August 2, 1926 to the late Gustav and Charlotte (Carlson) Nelson. She graduated from Bristol…

Obituary: Mary Fomenko, 89

Mary Fomenko, 89, of Farmington, CT, beloved wife of the late John Fomenko, passed away peacefully at Jefferson House in Newington on September 17, 2019.  Mary was born on October 12, 1929 in Terryville, CT to Anna and Peter Hriceniak. …

Obituary: Lorraine F. Toropilo, 92

Lorraine F. Toropilo, 92, of Bristol, passed away at home after fighting a long and brave battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome on Saturday, September 14, 2019 with her family by her side. She was born in Hartford, daughter of the late…

Obituary: Andrew D. Sarojak, 76

Andrew D. Sarojak, 76, beloved husband of Angela (Eisleben) Sarojak, died on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Ingraham Manor. He was born in Bristol on July 14, 1943 and was the son of the late Andrew and Anne (Hychka) Sarojak.…

Obituary: Peter E. Blum, 69

Peter E. Blum, 69, of Bristol, beloved husband of June (Proudman) Blum, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Peter was born in New Haven on July 8, 1950 to the late George and Nina (Jaffe) Blum. After…