Obits pg 8 10-5-17

Laurence R. Green,
Korean war vet
N. GROSVENORDALE — Laurence “Larry” Roscoe Green, 83, of Raymondville, Texas, and N. Grosvenordale, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 30, 2017, at his home. He was the husband of Arline (Palaski) Green.
Larry was born Aug. 30, 1934 in Monkton, Vt., one of six sons born to Carlyle and Alice (Boughton-Hall) Green.  He served in Korea as a U.S. Marine and was a strong patriot until his dying days. Following his service, he returned home and married his wife Arline Sept. 17, 1955, in Goshen. They just celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.
Larry and Arline lived and raised their three daughters in Torrington where Larry served as a Torrington firefighter for 17 years until he was disabled by a heart attack that ended the career that he loved so much. His family enjoyed hearing his stories of the many fires he fought, specifically the Bradlees and Gavlick fires, and the barn fire where he fell off the roof and landed safely in a pile of warm cow manure. In keeping with others in his profession, Larry loved to cook and was a true prankster.
Following his retirement, he enjoyed RV-ing, golfing. His family will cherish their many family get-togethers, particularly their recent “bucket list” vacations to Maine. 
He leaves, in addition to his wife, daughters, Lynn (Charlie) Rategan, Lori (Mark) Brodeur, and Lisa (Michael) Durocher; grandchildren, Charlie (Susan) Rategan, Chrissy (Cory) Austin, Jed (Emma) Rategan, Roger and Joshua Brodeur, and Mitchell Durocher; brothers, Carl (Celeste) Green, Wayne (Helen) Green, Richard (Nancy) Green, and William Green; sister-in-law, Lucille Soucie; brother-in-law, John (Darlene) Palaski. He was predeceased by his brother, Peter Green, and brother-in-law, Norman Soucie.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. A memorial service to celebrate Larry’s life will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 6 at Faith Bible Church, 368 Main St., Winsted. Donations: Hospice & Palliative Care of NE Connecticut, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. 
Cathy F. Wallace,
Navy vet
DAYVILLE — Cathy F. Wallace, 54, of Dayville, died unexpectedly, Sept. 25, 2017, at home. She was born Sept. 29, 1962, in Woonsocket, R.I., daughter of Ronald and Helen (St. Hours) Edson. 
Cathy was their third child. 
She was the wife of John Wallace for 23 years and mother of two sons. She was an active and involved member of her community. 
Cathy was an active member and life member of KB Ambulance Corp., as well as a member of the American Red Cross and a former volunteer of the S. Killingly and Dayville Fire departments.  
Cathy served in the U.S. Navy for nine years, working as a diesel mechanic, before working as a Power Plant Technician and a Control Room Operator at AES Thames, TransCanada and UConn. 
She was also co-owner of STAT Uniform Shop in Dayville. 
Cathy loved spending time with her dogs and caring for other animals.
She leaves two sons Eoin Wallace of Woodstock and Duncan Wallace of Killingly; her brothers Chris Edson of Georgia and Keith Edson of South Carolina. She was predeceased by her mother Helen; her husband John Wallace and her younger brother Kevin Edson. 
A Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 30 in St. James Church, Danielson, with burial with military honors in St. Joseph Cemetery, Dayville.
Donations: American Red Cross or the NECCOG animal shelter. 
Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson.
Yvan A. Lemire,
Vietnam war vet
DANIELSON — Yvan A. Lemire, 70, Westcott Rd., died Sept. 4, 2017, in Davis Place.  He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Krawiec) Lemire.  Born in 1947 in Drummondville, PQ, Canada, he was the son of the late Antonio N. Lemire and Marie-Anna (Duval) Lemire.
Mr. Lemire was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving during the Vietnam war.  He went on to work as a machinist for Ivanhoe Tool & Die.  
He leaves a son, John P. Lemire; and his brother, Guy Lemire. 
The Graveside Service with military honors was Sept. 29 in St. Mary Cemetery, Putnam. Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory.  
Blanche J. Mayo
PUTNAM — Blanche J. (Ziobrowski) Mayo, 90, of Myers Street in Putnam, died Sept.  28, 2017, at home.  She was the wife of Bernard “Gus” Mayo.  
Born in 1927 in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Jankot) Ziobrowski.
Mrs. Mayo attended St. Mary’s School and Putnam High School in Putnam where she was on the women’s basketball team.  
She was to have gone on to work as a clerk for the FBI in Washington, D.C. after high school but with the end of WWII and the return of the troops imminent, the offer of employment was rescinded and Mrs. Mayo went to work in the bookkeeping department at one of the local textile mills in Mechanicsville.  
She went on to work as a bookkeeper for Fisher Pontiac/Buick and City Beverage Company, both in Putnam, and later chose to remain home to be a caregiver for her elderly mother.
Mrs. Mayo enjoyed stamp collecting, playing cards with her friends and family, playing bingo at the local churches and her not too infrequent visits to the local casinos. 
 She was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 1523 in Putnam.
She leaves her husband Bernard and her son Bernard P. of N. Grosvenordale; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Kathleen Mary Mayo; her two brothers Edward and Edwin “Chick” and her sister Stacia Ziobrowski.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 7 in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 at St. Mary’s Church of the Visitation, Putnam. Burial will be private. 
Donations: Hospice of NECT, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. 
Grayce E. Sanga
EASTFORD — Grayce E. Sanga, 89, of Eastford most recently of Union, died Sept. 28, 2017, at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam. 
She was the wife for 68 years of the late Charles J. Sanga. 
They were married March 28, 1948. 
She was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Valley Stream, N.Y., daughter of the late Norman J. Sr. and Emma (Kuckler) Jobes. 
She served on the Republican Town Committee for years, was very active in the community, was a past organizer for Heritage Day in Eastford. 
She was also an active member of the Eastford Congregational Church, a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. 
She taught swimming lessons for years at Crystal Pond, in Eastford. Grayce was a Cub Scout Den Leader, enjoyed sewing and knitting. 
She enjoyed her quilting group, the Quilters, even after she couldn’t quilt anymore. 
She enjoyed her last summer at her favorite beach house in Charlestown, R.I. 
She leaves, her children and their spouses, Charles and Kathleen Sanga; Ron and Martha Sanga; Janice and Walter Bradway, whom she made her home with after Charles’ passing; Jody and Patricia Sanga; Theresa and Dave Reynolds; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Norman J. Jobes Jr. 
The Funeral was Oct. 2 at the Eastford Congregational Church, with burial in Grove Cemetery. 
Donations: Eastford Congregational Church or The Eastford Independent Fire Company, PO 333, Eastford, CT 06242. 
Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.
Jean-Guy Betty,
Vietnam war vet
WEBSTER — Jean-Guy Betty, 75, died Sept. 24, 2017, at his son’s home in Woodstock.
He was born in St. Bernard Quebec, Canada, son of the late Napolean and Dorothy (Lemay) Betty and lived in Webster most of his life.  Jean was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, serving in Vietnam.
He was employed for many years working in the maintenance dept., for Commerce Insurance in Webster.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the VFW
He leaves two sons Todd Sargent (Julie) and Brian Betty (Larissa), all of Woodstock; two daughters, Sueann Young (Stuart) of Hardwick, Vt., and Tammy Kubik of Thornton, N.H.; six brothers and five sisters. He was predeceased by a son-in-law John Kubik; 10 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. 
The Funeral Mass was Sept. 29 in St. Louis Church, Webster, with burial with military honors in Calvary Cemetery, Dudley. Donations: Webster-Dudley Veterans Council, Veterans Way, Webster, MA 01570.  Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.
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