Obits pg 8 8-2-18

Joseph C. Burdick V,
Vietnam war vet
WOODSTOCK — Joseph C. Burdick V, 74, of Senexet Rd., died July 21, 2018, at home.  He was the husband of Brenda (Lariviere) Burdick.
Born in 1943 in Putnam, he was the son of the late Joseph and Alida (Mathurin) Burdick IV. Joseph was a proud veteran serving with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war being honorably discharged on Nov. 15, 1968.
Mr. Burdick began his working career at the Hertzl Finishing Company in Putnam. He then went to work for and retired from the Ammerbelle Company, retiring as a foreman.
Joe was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed model trains, remote controlled airplanes, target shooting, and his cars.
He leaves his wife, Brenda; a sister-in-law, Jean Viveiros (Michael) of Putnam; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Christopher Joseph Burdick and all his siblings.  
A Celebration of Joe’s Life will be at 3 p.m. Aug. 4 in Act II Ministry, 3 Grove Ave., Thompson. Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Ernest E. Chisler,
Air Force vet
E. KILLINGLY — Ernest E. Chisler, 85, of E. Killingly, died July 21, 2018, at home. He was born March 10, 1933, in Morgantown, W.Va., son of the late Orval and Geraldine (Sneed) Chisler. He was the husband of Carole Coutu-Chisler.
Ernest served with the U.S. Air Force in the 3610th Motor Vehicle Squadron for more than 10 years stationed in Harlingen, Texas, and Japan and Guam. He was awarded with the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Ernest was a lifelong member of the E. Killingly VFW. He enjoyed deep sea fishing trips, liked to hunt in his earlier years and loved the ocean. He was an avid sports fan his teams where the New York Yankees and the Buffalo Bills.  Ernest worked for Anchor Glass Container for 30 years as an upkeep mechanic on the hot end and for almost 20 years worked at Walmart as the door greeter.
He leaves his wife Carole Coutu-Chisler; his sons Ernest E. Chisler, Jessie Chisler and Gary Chisler; his daughter Carol Chisler; his stepchildren Michelle Coutu, Jeremy Coutu and wife Dayle Hyatt-Coutu, Sarah Coutu, Brenda and Michael; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers Clarence, Junior and Roger; his sister Dolores.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. to noon Aug. 11 at Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson. A Funeral Service will follow at noon at the funeral home with military honors.

Jotham ‘Joe’ Reynolds IV,
Vietnam war vet
WOODSTOCK — Jotham “Joe” G. Reynolds IV, 78, of Woodstock, died unexpectedly July 24, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Kristin (Serafin) Reynolds. They were married Oct. 28, 1961. She died in 2015.
Joe was born Sept. 5, 1939, in Worcester, to Jotham G. III and Susan (Sumner) Reynolds.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam war serving in the Army. Joe was a member of the East Woodstock Congregational Church and a lifelong resident of Woodstock. He owned and operated the Christmas Barn for 52 years. He enjoyed his trips and adventures visiting old friends and making new friends.
He leaves his children Jay Reynolds (Lori) of Woodstock and Mark Reynolds of Woodstock; sister Ann Campbell (Fred) of Michigan; grandchildren Hannah, Morgan, Jotham and Kyle; nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of his Life was July 29 at the East Woodstock Congregational Church. Donations: The Woodstock Historical Society, P.O. Box 65, Woodstock, CT 06281; or The Woodstock Academy Foundation (in support of the field hockey team), 57 Academy Road, Woodstock, CT 06281. Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.

Marian Marchesseault
DANIELSON — Marian S. Marchesseault, 70, of Danielson died unexpectedly July 24, 2018. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter S. Marchesseault.
Born on Oct. 20, 1947, in Westerly, R.I., Marian was the elder daughter of the late R. Michael and Mary (Pucci) Sammataro. She was the granddaughter of the late John and Marion (Selvidio) Pucci and the late Epiphanio and Nicoletta (Miceli) Sammataro.
Marian was a graduate of the Putnam Catholic Academy in Putnam, Class of 1965, and the University of Rhode Island, Class of 1969. Her graduate and post graduate work were completed in early childhood education. She enjoyed a distinguished career as a kindergarten teacher for 45 years with Plainfield Public Schools and inspired many people throughout her professional life. In addition to her teaching career, Marian had been involved with the Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut at the Bradley Playhouse in Putnam since August 2001 and served as secretary for the Board of Directors for the past 15 years. It was always a delight to see her perform on stage.
Upon her retirement, Marian became an active member with the Learning in Retirement (LiR) organization at Quinebaug Valley Community College. She was committed to lifelong learning and attended most sessions. She was the motivator behind the German Club’s inception and kept its membership active. Her enthusiasm, good humor, and camaraderie quickly elevated her into becoming a member-at-large, as well as a member on the Program Committee and Executive Council. She was involved with the compilation and creation of their forthcoming cookbook. Marian’s other hobbies included stamping and learning Italian and Sign Language. Marian was a communicant of the St. James Church in Danielson and served on the Parish Council.
She leaves sons Michael and Stephen Marchesseault of Danielson; her sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Peter Griggs of Venice, Fla.; and her nephew, Loring Griggs of Los Angeles.
The Mass of Christian Burial was July 30 at St. James Church, Danielson, with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Danielson. Donations: The Bradley Playhouse, 30 Front St., Putnam, CT 06260; or to Learning in Retirement at QVCC, 742 Upper Maple St., Danielson, CT 06239. Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson.

Julia M. Theriault
LAKELAND, Fla. — Julia M. (Pezanko) Theriault, 94, of Lakes Hills Blvd., formerly of Putnam, died July 21, 2018, at Lakeland Regional Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Ormond Theriault who died on Oct. 24, 2006.  Born in 1923 in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late John and Victoria (Borrowiecki) Pezanko. Mrs. Theriault worked for many years at American Optical as a seamstress. She leaves her daughter-in-law, Claudette (Chloe) Picard (David) of Putnam; a grandson, Aaron Theriault of Pittsburgh; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Edward D. Theriault and all her siblings.
The Graveside Service is at 10 a.m. Aug. 1 in St. Mary Cemetery, Putnam. Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Wilfred P. Boutillette
THOMPSON — Wilfred P. Boutillette, 64, died July 23, 2018. 
He was born in Oxford, Mass., son of the late Wilfred L. Boutillette and Micheline (Foucault) Boutillette and lived in Thompson for the past year prior to that living in Webster. Wilfred was formerly a quality controller for the W S Anderson Co.  He enjoyed the guitar and golf in his earlier years.   He leaves his wife Wendy E. (Wilson) Boutillette; two sons Joshua and Evan Boutillette of Webster; a brother, Michael Boutillette of Leicester, Mass.; a  sister, Cindy Cottrill of Arizona. He was predeceased by a son James. Donations: American Heart Assoc. or American Diabetes. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.


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