Obits p 8 3-15-18

Rev. Richard L.
PUTNAM —  The Reverend Richard L. Archambault, retired priest of the Diocese of Norwich, died March 8, 2018, in Putnam. He was 88. As both educator and pastor, Father Archambault is fondly remembered as a compassionate and giving priest.
Father Archambault, son of Joseph A. Archambault and Bernadette (Coderre) Archambault, was born in 1930 in Putnam. He prepared for the priesthood at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield and St. Bernard Seminary in Rochester, N.Y., and pursued further theological studies at St. Sulpice in Issy, France.
He was ordained to the priesthood by the Most Reverend Bernard J. Flanagan, D.D., Bishop of Norwich on July 2, 1955 at St. Joseph Church in N. Grosvenordale.
Following his ordination, Father Archambault’s first parish assignments were at St. Patrick Cathedral, Norwich, St. Mary in Putnam and Sacred Heart in Taftville.
His service to the Diocese of Norwich as educator broadened in 1963 when he was appointed assistant superintendent of schools. In 1965, he would become the superintendent of Diocesan Schools.
In 1972, Father was appointed pastor, St. Patrick Church in Mystic, where he would serve the faithful for six years, before returning to Putnam to serve at the Holy Spirit Provincial House.  While serving there, Father became chaplain and director of Project Northeast, an organization dedicated to providing food assistance to individuals and families in need across a wide circle of communities. Project Northeast is part of the living legacy of caring of Father Archambault.
Father Archambault leaves his brothers, Reverend Monsignor Henry N. Archambault, J.C.D., P.A., Diocese of Norwich, Charles Archambault of N. Grosvenordale, J. Paul Archambault of Pennsylvania; a sister, Denise Hutchinson of N. Grosvenordale, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers A. Leon Archambault, Maurice Archambault, and J. Bernard Archambault, and a sister Jeanne Brodeur.
The Vigil for the Deceased with Reception at the Church was March 13  in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit Provincial House. He then laid in state and then a Mass was celebrated for his repose in the Chapel. The Funeral Mass was March 14 at St. Joseph Church, Grosvenordale, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Donations: Project Northeast, 81 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

JoAnn M. Byrnes
POMFRET CENTER — JoAnn M. Byrnes, 87, of Pomfret Center, died March 7, 2018, at home.  She was the wife of James J. Byrnes Jr. They were married in 1953, until he died on Feb. 11, 1991.
She was born July 10, 1930, in Worcester, the daughter of Joseph James and Nina (Vendetti) Molinari. JoAnn was raised in Norwich and was a 1948 graduate of Norwich Free Academy. She received her bachelor’s in nursing in 1952 from Skidmore College.
JoAnn made her home in Pomfret Center and was a communicant of Most Holy Trinity Church in Pomfret for most of her life. She served as chairman of the Pomfret Library Board and was a longtime member of Day Kimball Hospital Woman’s Board. She volunteered for the American Red Cross and Day Kimball Hospital. JoAnn traveled extensively to Europe and throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean. She loved her pets and enjoyed caring for them.
She leaves five children: Christopher Byrnes of Acton, Mass., Amy Simek of New York City, Mary Ann Smith (Tom) of Pelham, N.Y., Sally Tanner (Brad) of Concord, N.H., Jay Byrnes (Susan) of Woodstock; grandchildren, Zachary, Molly, Zoe, Kevin, Kelly, Victoria, Jack, and Abigail . Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her son-in-law Karel Simek.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. March 24 at Most Holy Trinity Church, Pomfret. Donations: Hale YMCA, 9 Technology Park Dr., Putnam, CT 06260; or PAWS, 244 Rt. 171, Woodstock, CT 06281. Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.

Michael P. Markowitz
PUTNAM and INGLIS, Fla. — Michael Peter Markowitz, 75, died March 4, 2018, at home, after a battle with cancer.
Michael was born in Putnam to Peter and Ida Markowitz.  He attended UConn - Agricultural Studies.
For 36 years he and his wife, Stacia owned and operated Mike’s Concessions. Michael will be remembered as a kind, strong, helpful man.
He leaves his wife, Stacia; his mother, Ida Markowitz of Putnam; his children, Steven Markowitz of Rocky Mount, Va., Ginny and son-in-law, James Friedman of Brookline, Mass., James and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Markowitz of Mechanicsburg, Penn., Elizabeth Buzalski of Thompson and Patrick Markowitz of Rocky Mount; his  brothers, Paul Markowitz (Cookie) of Boise, Idaho, and Max Markowitz (Janet) of Attawaugan; his sister, Merrie Chartier of Putnam and his brother-in-law, Joseph Eber of Brooklyn; eight grandchildren, Brandon, Jeremy, Mia, Hallie, Cayla, Samantha, James and Julia, one great-grandson, Dax.  He was predeceased by his sister, Joyce Eber and father, Peter Markowitz.
The Memorial Service was private. Donations: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory.

Richard J. Moylan Sr.,
Korean war vet
E. HARTFORD — Richard Moylan Sr, 90, of Timrod Trail, died peacefully March 11, 2018, at Hartford Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Gertrude (Plantier) Moylan.
Born in 1928 in Hartford, he was the son of the late William and Margaret (Edhardt) Moylan. He was their last surviving child.
Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean war. He was an auto body technician working for several auto dealers. He was a member of the American Legion Montville Post 112. Richard enjoyed gardening and fixing things around his house. He was very proud of and loved to work on his 1998 Chevy S-10, which he customized and “pimped out”.
He leaves his son, Dennis Moylan of Manchester; seven daughters, Pamela Bartolomei (John) of Woodstock, Theresa Moylan of Vermont, Linda Johnson Moylan (Gary) of Broad Brook, Diane Moylan-Cooke (Steven) of Woodstock, Jo-Ann Moylan of Sprague, Amy Beaudoin (Patrick) of E. Hartford, Erin Moylan and her companion Kelly Viveiros of Rhode Island; 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Richard was predeceased by his son Richard Moylan Jr; daughter Nancy Moylan and a granddaughter, Ayla Moylan.
The Funeral was private. Donations: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Gilman and Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St. Putnam.

Samuel F. Young,
Korean war vet
POMFRET CENTER — Samuel F. Young, 84, of Pomfret Center died March 10, 2018, at Davis Place in Danielson. He was the husband of Maria (Guardiani) Young.  They were married in 1955.
He was born May 20, 1933, in Webster, son of the late Walter and Laurianna (Duclos) Young. Sam worked for many years for the State of Massachusetts Employment Office as a job counselor, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He retired in 1997. He also was employed as a merchandising manager for WT Grants in Putnam and at David Lenti in Southbridge. Formerly of Southbridge, he had made his home in the Woodstock-Pomfret area after his retirement and attended South Woodstock Baptist Church.
Sam was a veteran of the Korean war serving with the U.S. Army. He enjoyed woodworking and was a Bible teacher for many years.
He leaves his wife Maria; his children Donna Kozakowski (Raymond) of Quinebaug, Michael Young (Jacqueline) of Southbridge, Tricia Renaud (Gary) of Pomfret Center, Tina Young and her wife Malea Rhodes of Northampton, Mass.; nine grandchildren, Krystyna and Stephan Kozakowski, Elizabeth, Rachel and Jacob Young, Taylor, Evan (Brooke), Jordan and Lucas Renaud; two great-grandchildren, Quil and Oakley Renaud.  
Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. March 15 at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam, with a Memorial Service at 11. Donations: Charity of one’s choice.

Dawn A. Chartier
WOODSTOCK —  Dawn (Adams) Chartier, 63, of Underwood Rd, died peacefully March 5, 2018, at home. She was the wife of Gerard R. Chartier. Born in 1954 in Willimantic, she was the daughter of Harriet (Colburn) Chartier of NY and the late Paul Adams.
For many years Dawn was a self-employed homemaker. Dawn and her husband enjoyed traveling and were proud of the fact that together they had traveled around the U.S. visiting 47 out of 50 states. She was a passionate animal lover, who had many pets of her own.
She leaves her son, Andrew Marquette (Pamela) of Thompson; three brothers, Ernest Chartier of Tennessee, Steven Chartier of New York, and Thomas Chartier of Georgia; two sisters, Regina Chartier of Willimantic and Lorrie Chartier of New York; three grandchildren, Madison, Nathan and Drew. Dawn is predeceased by her brother, James Chartier.
Visitation is from 1 to 3 p.m. March 17 in Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, with burial in the spring in the Abington Cemetery Pomfret. Donations: P.A.W.S., P. O Box 248 Eastford, CT. 06242; and the Our Companions Animal Sanctuary Inc., 46 Floeting Rd. Ashford, CT. 06278.

Carol A. Figueroa
PUTNAM —  Carol A. (Gayewski) Figueroa, 64, of Church St., died March 5, 2018, in Day Kimball Hospital. Born in 1953 in San Diego, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Richard and Ellen (Belanger) Gayewski.
She worked for many years in data collections for Crossmark.
She enjoyed listening to music, watching old Western movies, crocheting, and playing cards.
Carol leaves her children: Tyler Marie Figueroa and Jordan Figueroa, both of Putnam; two brothers, Robert Gayewski of Massachusetts and Richard Gayewski of Florida; three grandchildren Tanya, Tyrone, and Xavier, three great-grandchildren, Taveon, Skylar, and Evangeline; nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister Lynne Gayewski
The funeral was private. Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Gerald M. Green
N. WOODSTOCK and Vermont — Gerald M. Green, a former resident of N. Woodstock, died Feb. 23, 2018, at the Manor in Morrisville, Vt. Gerry lived on Child Road from 1968 until 2014, when he moved to Vermont. He was born in Coldwater, Mich., on May 10, 1930, and graduated from Coldwater High School.
He was drawing airplanes in school before he was 10 years old. Growing up during WWII, he built model airplanes from scratch, and he became an Air Scout after the war ended.
He graduated from TriState College in Angola, Ind., in 1951 with a degree in aeronautical engineering and immediately drove across the country with his college roommate to start work with North American in Los Angeles. While at North American in Los Angeles, he married Mary Jane Haynes of Redondo Beach, Calif., in 1955. They had one son, Steven.
He left North American in 1960, and worked for Aerotech, Inc. in Greenwich, Conn., and then Technical Machine Company in Peekskill, N.Y. In 1968, he joined the product support staff at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, working in E. Hartford, West Palm Beach and Middletown. While in Florida, he fulfilled a lifelong dream and obtained his private pilot’s license, owning a 1958 Cessna 182 for a number of years. A hands-on engineer from his youth, he overhauled and maintained his own automobiles for more than 50 years, built his own house and machine shop, and always maintained an enormous inventory of anything and everything mechanical if for no other reason than to figure out how it works and then to either fix it or use it to fix something else.
He leaves his son and daughter-in-law, Steven D. Green and Susan Cromwell of Underhill, Vt.; two grandsons, Geoffrey Green of Montpelier, and Monte Green of Burlington, Vt.. He is predeceased by his brother, D. Wayne Green.
No services were held. Donations: Binter Center For Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington, VT; or to the Manor, Inc. in Morrisville, Vt.

Peter Orr
THOMPSON — A Celebration of Life was March 11 for Peter Orr, 60, co-owner of Fort Hill Farms of The Farmer’s Cow and Agri-mark dairy cooperatives.  He died unexpectedly March 5, 2018, at home. He was born in 1957.
He leaves his wife, Kristin; daughters, Kies and Lily, all of Thompson. Burial was private. Donations: Thompson Congregational Church, PO Box 308, Thompson, CT 06277.


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