Obits pg 8 11-8-18

Robert C. Brown,
Navy vet
BROOKLYN — Robert C. Brown, 85 of Brooklyn, died unexpectedly Nov. 1, 2018, at home.  He was born Sept. 12, 1933, in Manchester, Maine, son of the late Ernest and Grace (Blanched) Brown.  Robert was the husband of Arlene Mae (Brammer) Brown.  They were married on Aug. 27, 1955, in Youngstown, Ohio.
Robert served with the U.S. Navy as a corpsman stationed in Portsmouth, N.H.  After the Navy, he worked in sales for the shoe industry and for Pervel Industries in Plainfield as well as starting a business of his own.  He was involved with the Danielson Rotary Club for many years including serving as president and receiving the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.  He enjoyed spending time in his workshop crafting his loving creations for his family and friends.
Besides his wife Arlene, he leaves a daughter Karen Barbeau of Brooklyn; a son Timothy Brown (Linda) of Brooklyn; his grandchildren Brian Barbeau (Gina) of Canterbury, Keith Barbeau of Attleboro Falls, Mass., Dennie-Lynn Naprava (Robert) of Drums, Penn., Jessica Brown of Putnam, and Christina Brown (Andrew) of Brooklyn; his sister Frieda Spitz of Poland, Maine; 10 great-grandchildren. Robert was predeceased by seven siblings.
A Graveside Service will be at noon Nov. 17 in Westfield Cemetery, Danielson, with a reception to follow from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Imperial Room, Danielson. Donations: Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (  Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson.

David S. Hazelton,
WWII vet
WOODSTOCK — David S. Hazelton, 98, of Woodstock, died Oct. 31, 2018, at Pierce Memorial Baptist Home in Brooklyn.  He was born Oct. 9, 1920, in Greenfield, Mass., son of Charles E. and Mary M. (Luey) Hazelton.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in WWII just prior to graduating from Dartmouth College in 1942 with a bachelor’s. 
He was a Navy pilot in the South Pacific and flew both the PBY Catalina and the PV-1 Ventura bomber. 
After the war he received his MBA from Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business.
He was self-employed as a financial and estate planner for more than 40 years.
He was a lifelong learner, an avid reader and an ardent NY Times crossword puzzler who also enjoyed tennis, golf, and gardening.
He was involved with multiple organizations: the Woodstock Players, Woodstock Volunteer Fire Department, Salvation Army, Woodstock Lions Club, Roseland Park Tennis Association, Bracken Memorial Library and the Woodstock Historical Society. 
He was married for 52 years to Jean L. (Buckley) Hazelton who died in 2002.
He leaves daughter Lee W. Hazelton of Southwick, Mass.; two sons D. Scott Hazelton (Krista) of Woodstock, and Mark B. Hazelton (Jenny) of Princeton, Mass.; six grandchildren, Amy, Whitney, Kevan, Erik, Chris, Nina, and one great-grandchild Elena. 
A private graveside service with military honors will be held at Woodstock Hill Cemetery, at a later date.  Donations: Trustees of Roseland Park, 205 Roseland Park Rd., Woodstock, CT 06281; or the Woodstock Historical Society, P.O. Box 65, Woodstock, CT 06281. Smith & Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.

Robert E. Geer,
Vietnam war vet
DANIELSON —  Robert E. “Bobby” Geer, 72, of Westcott Rd. died Oct. 31, 2018, in Davis Place.  Born in 1946 in Putnam, he was the son of the late Earl and Theresa (LaRochelle) Geer.
Robert served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war.  He worked for Sanitary Dash.  Robert was an avid car buff and enjoyed drawing and playing pool, as he won several trophies for his billiard playing. He was a member of the Putnam American Legion Post #13, the Robert J. Breault VFW Post #1523 and Foresters of America.
He leaves his sons, Robert Geer Jr. of New Hampshire, Todd Geer of New Hampshire, and Michael Geer of Danielson; his sisters, Linda Rondeau (Alan) of Putnam and Donna Campion (James) of Putnam; his aunt, Rita Watts of Maryland; his godmother, Jeanette Charland of Woodstock; a grandchild; nieces; nephews; great nieces; great nephews and cousins. Robert is predeceased by his son, Travis Geer and his brother, Earl N. Geer.
Visitation is at 9 a.m. Nov. 8 in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St. Putnam, with a Funeral Service at 10 in the funeral home.  Burial with military honors will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

Arthur H. Parent
DANIELSON — Arthur H. Parent, 87, of Danielson, died Oct. 31, 2018, at Westview Nursing Home in Dayville. He was the husband of Lorraine B. (Simoneau) Parent. They were married April 14, 1951, in St. James Church in Danielson.
He was born Jan. 14, 1931, in Putnam, son of the late Arthur E. and Valida (Sorel) Parent.
Arthur was a lifelong communicant of St. James Church and he was Cubmaster during his son’s Cub Scouts years. Arthur was a proud business owner and was past president of the Connecticut Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association. Arthur worked at Tilcon, formerly Dunning Sand and Gravel for more than 35 years, and owned and operated Parent Sanitation till his retirement in 2013. Arthur’s passion was working with in his company and he enjoyed traveling.
He leaves his son Glenn Parent (Lisa) of Brooklyn; granddaughters Nicole Diaz of Land O’Lakes, Fla., Ashley Eisenhauer of Webster, and Lindsey Parent of Brooklyn; his great-granddaughter Emma Oakes of Florida; his brother Paul Parent (Julie) of Mesa, Ariz.; his nieces Sandra Pilcher-Riley, Linda Leavens, Mary Anne Linkowski and Karen Cushmon; his nephews Marc Pilcher, Chris Pilcher, Joseph Parent, Tim Parent and David Parent. He was predeceased by a sister Claire Leavens-Nichols.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson. The Funeral will be at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2 in St. James Church, Danielson. Burial is in Holy Cross Cemetery on Parent’s Way with military honors. Donations: American Parkinson Disease Association, PO Box 718, Old Mystic, CT 06372.

Irmgard H. Batchelder
PUTNAM —  Irmgard (Huthoff) Batchelder, 88, of Sabin St., died Oct. 30, 2018, at home. She was the wife of the late George R. Batchelder. Born on March 1, 1930, in Bremen, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Bernhard Huthoff and Marie (Hellberg) Huthoff.
As a young girl growing up in Bremen during WWII, her school was bombed and she was sent to Austria for safety. While there, she attended school and worked on a farm. She later returned to Bremen where, as a young woman, she met an American soldier, George Batchelder. After returning to the States, George asked her to marry him.
On June 23, 1951, Irmgard said goodbye to her family and boarded the SS Washington luxury liner in Hamburg, Germany, headed to New York. She was married on July 15, 1951, in Columbia, at the home of George’s sister Marion Tasker.
During the early part of her married life, Irmgard lived on Crystal Road in N. Windham. She was active in the local German Club and was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lebanon.
She worked in the patient accounts insurance department for Windham Hospital in Willimantic, retiring in 1987. She later worked at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam and, after retiring, enjoyed volunteering in the development office and on the Woman’s Board.
In the 1970s, she moved to Lake Bungee in Woodstock where she and George built their dream home. She loved living on the lake and hosted many parties there with family and friends. Often seen on her pedal boat, she also enjoyed swimming and gardening. She later became a founding member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Smithfield, R.I.
She lived in Woodstock until 2009, when she moved to Little River Acres in Putnam. It was there that she made many friends and generously shared baked goods and other gifts with her neighbors. She enjoyed reading, being by the water, and watching soccer and baseball on TV. She was proud of her German heritage and of being an American and was known for her generosity, kindness, strength and encouragement to others.
She leaves her daughters, Cheryl Margnelli (Joseph) of Putnam; Debra Phillimore (Paul) of Maricopa, Ariz.; and Georgia Peterson (Robert) of Woodstock; grandchildren, Brittany Irmgard Rowan (Mark), Jessica Marie Peterson, Gregory George Leone, and Annaleise Beverly Radchenko (Vlad). She was predeceased by her brothers, Bernhard, Karl-Heinz and Gunther Huthoff, and sisters Hilde, Marianne and Editha.
At the family’s request, burial will be private and held at a future date. Donations: Hospice of NE CT, c/o Development Office, P.O. Box 239, Putnam, CT 06260. Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Angel M. Cote
PUTNAM —  Angel M. Cote, 26, died unexpectedly Oct. 28, 2018, at the home of a friend. She was born in 1992. A graduate of Putnam High School, she was the daughter of Kristi Cote of Putnam.
Angel was an outgoing, vibrant, free-spirited young woman full of life and charisma. She loved to make people laugh and was often known to be the life of the party. She had the unique ability of walking into any room and filling it with light and laughter. She loved animals, the outdoors. She found happiness beside the ocean, and she loved travel and adventure.
Angel was a strong, courageous young woman that loved life and cared for others. Those who knew Angel remember her for being fearlessly spontaneous, vivacious, full of energy, and a ray of light. Her larger-than-life personality will live on in the hearts of many.
In addition to her mother, she leaves her grandmother, Joyce Vegiard of Putnam; her brothers, Nicholas D. Cote of Hamden, and Daniel N. Cote (Samantha) of Putnam, as well as her young nephew, Grayson.
Visitation was Nov. 5 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. Donations:

Carl Fredrickson Jr.
WOODSTOCK — Carl Gustav Bernard Fredrickson Jr.  79, of Old Sawmill Road, died Nov. 2, 2018, in Day Kimball Hospital.
He was the husband of Arlene (Hodges) Fredrickson for 59 years.
Born in 1939 in New Britain, he was the son of Carl and Iona (Burleigh) Fredrickson.
Carl owned and operated the BBQ Hut for several years with his wife Arlene.
He also had a long career as an over-the-road truck driver and loved to tell stories.  
As an avid golfer, Carl was known as “Super Dog” to his golfing buddies.  In addition to looking forward to golf trips to Myrtle Beach with family and friends, he was a member of Vineyard Valley Golf Club and had received a trophy for a hole in one.
Carl enjoyed competitive bowling, cooking and the simple pleasure of feeding the squirrels in his yard.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his sons, Carl (Kelly) Fredrickson III of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Michael (Sandra) Fredrickson of Pomfret; his daughters, Deborah (Horatio) Meyer of Mansfield, and Shawn-Marie Hopkins of Eastford; his brother Robert Fredrickson of Inverness, Fla.; five granddaughters and four great-granddaughters.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St. Putnam.  Burial will be private.  Donations: The Dale Smith Golf Fund, c/o Robert Tetreault, 28 Fairway Dr., Brooklyn, CT 06234.

Milton L. Korch Sr.
STERLING — Milton L. Korch Sr., 69, of Sterling died Nov. 2, 2018, at home. He was born on Nov. 23, 1948, in Webster, son of the late Allan Korch Sr. and Beatrice (Lemieux) Seraphin. He is predeceased by his wife Ila Korch and sister Joan Mayotte.
Milton worked as a well driller for Laframboise Well Drilling and Dalmik Well Drilling for many years.
He had a passion for antique cars, having owned several.
He liked fast cars and burning rubber as often as he could. He enjoyed being outside operating heavy equipment, plow trucks, and lawn equipment.
He enjoyed his time living in Maine.
He leaves his children Milton Korch Jr., of Dayville, Walter Korch of Largo, Fla., Tracy Glacken (Mat) of Sterling; his brothers Allan Korch Jr. (Mary), Bradley Korch (Anna); grandchildren Ryan Korch, Nicholas Korch, Shailyn Osga, Paige Glacken; great-grandson Aiden Dixon; his significant other Linda Thorstenson, her children Gary Thorstenson Jr. (Michelle), Tim Thorstenson (Melody), and her grandchildren Lauren, Ethan, Reid, Josh, Aaron, Lauren, Gary III, and Louis.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 in Grove Street Cemetery, Putnam. Donations: Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport CT 06610 – Payable to The Burn Foundation.

Linda A. Noon
POMFRET CENTER — Linda A. (Ericson) Noon, 74, of Webster, formerly of Pomfret Center, died Oct. 31, 2018, at Lanessa Extended Care in Webster after a battle with dementia. She was two days shy of her 75th birthday.
Linda was born Nov. 2, 1943, in Putnam, daughter of the late Eric and Blanche (Bonin) Ericson. She was the youngest of four children. After graduating Putnam High School in 1961. She moved to Hartford and worked for several insurance companies before returning to Putnam.
She married Frederick “Bub” Noon Jr. of Pomfret Center on Nov. 25, 1967. He died in 2008.
Linda retired from the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch of Family Services in Putnam in 2001. She was a clerical supervisor, a job she was very proud of. Linda’s love for animals began at young age and lasted her entire life, she loved talking about them. Many times, she put the care of her animals before herself. Linda enjoyed spending time with her family, her home and floating in her pool in the summer. She was a huge Fred Astaire fan and watched his movies when they were on TCM.
She leaves her daughter, Nancy (Scott) Wolfe of Pomfret Center; her brother, Karl (Jackie) Ericson of E. Greenwich, R.I.; nieces and nephews and her fur babies. She was predeceased by her husband Fred; her sister Eleanor; and her brother Louis.
Visitation is from 9 to 10 a.m. Nov. 10 with a service at 10 a.m. at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam, with burial in South Cemetery, Pomfret. Donations: Lanessa Extended Care, 751 School St., Webster, MA 01570; Hospice of Western and Central MA, 1325 Springfield St. Suite 12, Feeding Hills, MA 01030,  or any animal charity of one’s choice.


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