Obits pg 8 9-6-18

Robert L. Fiander Jr.,
U.S. Army vet
WOODSTOCK — Robert L. Fiander Jr., 79, of Woodstock died Aug. 27, 2018. Born June 15, 1939, in N. Brookfield, Mass., he was the son of Robert L. and Annie Pearl Fiander Sr.
Bob had a passion for life and laughter. He loved cars, music, cats and photography. Bob was happiest spending time with Shelley and socializing with his many dear friends.
Bob owned and operated the Quinn’s Shirt Shop in Dudley for many years. He also served in the U.S. Army.
Bob leaves his sister Ann Dugan of Scottsdale, Ariz.; his nephew Scott Dugan (Dr. Hoa Ngo) of Las Vegas and their daughter Grace; his nephew Todd Dugan of Scottsville; his niece Beth Dugan (Greg Walther) of Seattle; his girlfriend of 15 years Shelley A. Lasker; his best friend of 44 years Jimmy Mclean.
Donations: UMass Memorial Medical Center; or charity of one’s choice.
A Graveside Service was Sept. 4 at Elmvale Cemetery, Woodstock. Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.

Joseph G. Paulus,
served in Army
WOODSTOCK — Joseph G. Paulus, 79, of Woodstock died Aug. 29, 2018, at home. Born Sept. 7, 1938, in New Brunswick, N.J., he was the son of Joseph and Helen (Vissos) Paulus.
Joseph was the husband of 59 years to Barbara A. (Patko) Paulus.
Joseph was an avid fan of the UConn women’s basketball team and he liked feeding the birds in his yard. He was drafted in to the U.S. Army during the Berlin Crisis.
Joseph worked as a custodian for the Woodstock Board of Education, he retired in November 2014. He also was a constable for the Town of Woodstock.
Besides his wife Barbara, he leaves his daughters Dawn Paulus and Kimberly Paulus; his sister Linda Roemer. Joseph was predeceased by a sister Ann Marie.
Donations: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at in Joseph’s memory. Smith & Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.

Mildred C. Morse
PUTNAM —  Mildred (Millie) C. Morse of Putnam died Sept. 2, 2018, one day short of her 90th birthday.
Millie was born Sept. 3, 1928, in Willimantic, the daughter of the late Mildred White and Lawrence Cogswell Sr.  
Millie married Gilbert E. Morse in 1951, and they had 38 great years together; Gilbert died in 1989. She was lucky to have a second chance at love, and in 1993 married James (Coach) Greenhalgh, and enjoyed 15 loving years, until Jim died in 2009.
Millie led an active life and enjoyed many varied activities. In her younger days she played the violin and became an accomplished painter. Many of her works hang in her lovely house. Later on she learned to play the organ, and became certified in handwriting analysis. Her home, an old country farmhouse that has been in the family for decades (Gilbert grew up in it) gave her immense joy; she loved just being there and puttering in the yard.
In 1989, Millie retired from Southern New England Telephone Co. as an assistant manager, with 25 years of service. Millie was a volunteer at Day Kimball Hospital for 10 years, and served on the Woman’s Board. She was a volunteer typist for Red Cross Blood drives. Millie was a member of the Putnam Methodist Church and served as a Sunday School teacher, superintendent of the Sunday School, and financial secretary of the church.
She loved to play cribbage, go out to eat, watch her favorite TV shows, and simply take care of everyone. Few can match her scones and chocolate chip cookies.  She also loved trips to her daughter’s Cape cottage, a place she considered heaven on earth.  Mother’s Day weekends most often involved a visit to her son’s home in New Jersey.
She leaves her daughter, Marjorie J. Morse (Bob Huntley) of Nashua, N.H.; her son, Ellsworth L. (Larry) Morse of Haddonfield, N.J.; her sister, Cora Merritt of Mystic; her brother, Lawrence Cogswell (Maria) of Woodstock Valley.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 7 at Grove Street Cemetery. Donations: Day Kimball Hospital. Smith & Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.

Mary Madeleine Yost
PLAINFIELD — Mary Madeleine Beaulieu Yost of Plainfield died Aug. 15, 2018.
She had recently moved back to Connecticut after spending the past 30 years in Titusville, Fla.  
Mary was born Feb. 27, 1948 in Putnam, the oldest daughter of Oliver Sr. and Emilia Beaulieu.  Her death is preceded by her parents Oliver Beauleiu Sr. and Emilia Beaulieu as well as her brother Lawrence (Larry) Beaulieu.
Mary grew up in the ‘60s and thoroughly enjoyed living her life to the fullest.  She also enjoyed traveling and collecting vintage items.
She leaves her husband of 28 years, John Yost; children Kenneth Hesselton III, Roxanne Hesselton, Sherry-Ann Lima, Amy Sheridan and Shane Yost; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren;  siblings Lucien Beaulieu, Tutti Soucy, Micheal Beaulieu, Oliver Beaulieu III, Darlene Raymond and Faith Mayo.
Mary was very generous and private about her charities be it her formal donations, her care for unwanted dogs or providing a lunch for those less fortunate, she did many anonymous acts of kindness without seeking credit.  
Donations: SPCA.

Newell E. Baker,
Korean war vet
DAYVILLE — Newell E. Baker, 89, died Aug. 28, 2018, at home.
He was born in Pomfret, son of the late George Baker and Edith (Harvey) Baker and lived in the area all his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Korea.  Newell was a mechanic all of his life, at one time owning Union State Garage in Danielson. Later in life he became a member of the Danielson Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
He leaves his wife of 48 years, Betty Jean (Rayno) Baker; a son George Baker (Cindie) of Putnam; two daughters, Robin Piette of Webster and Heidi Dobson of Pennsylvania;  two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters and a grandson.
Services at Kingdom Hall in Danielson will be announced. Donations: Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 200 Tracey Rd., Dayville, CT 06241. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.

Barbara ‘Bubbles’ Davis
Barbara Ann “Bubbles” (Ratcliffe) Davis, 73, died Sept. 1, 2018, at Boston Medical Center after complications from surgery.  She is the daughter of late Earl and Barbara Ratcliffe. Bubbles is predeceased by her husband Russell V. Davis.  They would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on Aug. 12.
Bubbles was a social butterfly and had the biggest heart.  Bubbles loved to take pictures (even if they came out blurry!) of everyone.
She was a member of Life Church in Webster.
Bubbles loved her family gatherings and boy there were many.  
The annual 4th of July parties and the Davis family Christmas parties will never be the same without her.  
She leaves her sons Russell Davis Jr (Cheryl) of Littleton, Mass., Bruce Davis (Theresa) of Port Orange, Fla., and Rodney Davis (Deanna) of N. Grosvenordale; daughter, Beth Esposito (Michael) of Webster; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister Karen Plante of S. Daytona, Fla.; brother Earl “Chucky” Ratcliffe Jr. of Putnam.
The Funeral was Sept. 5 at Bartel Funeral Home & Chapel, Dudley, with burial Mt. Zion Cemetery, Webster. Donations: American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St.  Framingham, MA 01701.


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