Obits pg 8 1-10-19

Melissa Aucoin Pelletier
NEWINGTON — Melissa (Aucoin) Pelletier, 49, of Richard St., died Jan. 1, 2019. She was the wife of Robert Pelletier. Born in 1969 in Putnam, she was the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Aucoin.
Melissa received her master’s degree in education from St. Joseph University. She was a dedicated and well liked educator for various schools and published a book titled “The Secrets of the Wee People.” Her true passion was the performing arts. She enjoyed singing and acting with numerous theater groups. Her beautiful voice was evident while singing at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wethersfield. Melissa will always be remembered for her vivacious personality and her bright smile.
In addition to her parents and husband, she leaves four children: son Devon Dusseault (Ashley) of Windsor Locks; daughters, Jillian Dusseault Clark (Dave) of Suffield (granddaughter Elouise Clark), Rowan Pelletier of Newington and Willow Pelletier of Newington; her sister, Allison Darigan (John) of Woodstock; her nieces, Meghan and Hannah Darigan; and her nephews, Jeter and Rory Darigan, all of Woodstock; her aunt, Lorraine Bazinet; and grandmother, Florence Aucoin. She is predeceased by her son, Brendan D. Dusseault; and her uncle, Theodore Bazinet.
Services were private. Donations: N.A.M.I (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) 3803 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203. Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Gertrude M. Latici
WOODSTOCK — Gertrude M. (Moynihan) Latici, 99, of Roseland Park Rd., died Jan. 5, 2019, at the home of her daughter.  She was the wife of 66 years to the late Bruno N. Latici who died on Sept. 24, 2011.
Born in 1919 in Dorchester, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Henry Joseph and Ethel Agnes (Mellavin) Moynihan.   
She was a 1938 graduate of the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing.  One of her first assignments was to tend victims of the infamous Coconut Grove Nightclub fire.  
Mrs. Latici worked as a nurse anesthetist at Day Kimball Hospital for 30 years and Framingham Union Hospital for 10 years.
In 1963, Gertrude and her husband Bruno purchased their beloved cottage, “Tuckaway” on Nantucket Island, which they generously shared with their friends and family. After her retirement, they moved to the Island and remained there until 2009. While on Nantucket, she was a member of the Nantucket Anglers Club, a volunteer at the Hospital Thrift Shop and the annual daffodil show where she won many ribbons for her prized daffodils. Gertrude was an avid skier, reader, gardener, and enjoyed listening to music and bird watching. She was also active in the Woodstock and Pomfret communities serving as a member of the Woodstock Theft Detecting Society, Woodstock Fire Department as an EMT, the Pontefract Boat Club, past president of both the New England and Connecticut Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and along with her friends, had a seat at the Boston Symphony Orchestra for over 20 years.
She leaves two sons, Steven Latici (Laura) of Gilmanton, N.H., and Renald Latici of Woodstock; three daughters, Cristina Latici (Justin McAvoy) of NYC, Elena Latici of Bologna, Italy, and Jennifer Latici of Woodstock; a sister, Phyllis Coulp of Hampton, N.H.; a brother-in-law, Donald Latici of Montvale, N.J.; five grandchildren, Justin Latici, Margot Stern, and Finn, Blaise, and Millicent Latici-McAvoy; and three great-grandchildren Emma and Alden Latici and Joslin Stern; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Fred Moynihan and three sisters, Elaine Herindeen, Barbara Drinan, and Helen Moynihan.
A Memorial Mass at Most Holy Trinity Church will be held in the Spring. Donations: Day Kimball Homecare- visiting nurses, 320 Pomfret Street Putnam, CT 06260; or the Nantucket Land Council, P.O. Box 502, Nantucket, MA 02554. Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Chong Kozlowski
DAYVILLE — Chong S. Kozlowski, 70, of Dayville, Jan. 3, 2019, at Brookside Nursing Home in Webster.
She was born April 9, 1948, in North Korea, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sook (Son) Kim. She was the wife of Paul T. Kozlowski. They were married on Aug. 11, 1978, in Dayville.
Chong was a homemaker and enjoyed trips to the casino. She loved to crochet and garden — her flowers were beautiful.
She leaves her husband of 40 years, Paul T. Kozlowski of Dayville.
Visitation is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 9 at Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson. A Funeral Service will be at 10:30 at the funeral home with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Dayville.

Cynthia Libby
PUTNAM — Jan. 3, 2019, Cynthia Whitney Libby, 84, of Putnam put away her rolling pin and lasagna pans, turned off the Hallmark Channel and left to join her husband of 54 years at the big party in the sky.
Born Aug. 5, 1934, in Houlton, Maine, she was the daughter of Dr. Arthur and Gladys (Morehouse) Whitney and the younger sister of Arthur, Jr. (Sonny).  She graduated from Old Town High School where she joined forces with a group of merrymakers called the Jolly Juniors, with whom she rendezvoused in New England coastal towns 60 years past graduation. Cynthia attended the University of Maine where after falling asleep face down in a book too many times, she shelved her own books and went on to shelve others in the university library. There she entranced a young country boy with squeaky shoes and a funny name (Seabury Byron Libby). She married him, raised three children and worked alongside him in Libby’s Supermarket.
Cynthia’s adventures in retail (Kmart —where she was literally their biggest cheerleader) and at the Brooklyn Public Schools where she was a teacher’s aide, served as a backdrop to her true passion as the consummate hostess. A quintessential extrovert, with an enormously generous heart, she loved entertaining people in and outside her home.
She leaves daughters Karen and Diane (husband Paul, children James and Katherine) and son Kevin who will miss her apple pies, bunny cakes, lobster feasts, over the top holiday decorations and “You want it, get it” approach to life.
A brief goodbye was Jan. 7 at Smith Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam, with burial in Grove Street Cemetery. Donations: Day Kimball Hospital Healthcare or Hospice of Northeast Connecticut, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260.

Robert A. Regis
BROOKLYN — The Lord has called Robert home, dying peacefully Jan. 4, 2019, at home.
He was the husband of Patricia (Renaud) Regis. 
Born in 1938 in Danielson, he was the son of the late Lucien and Phyllis (Piette) Regis.
Robert attended St. James School and Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School.  As a young man, he worked for many years in the laborer’s union.  Bob would later go on to work for Rogers Corp.  He started and operated his own business, Bob Regis Line Striping. He was a communicant of St. James Church, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed playing the drums for many bands at local restaurants, Treasure Island, Stables, Perrini’s, and the Irish American Club.  He also enjoyed playing the organ at home, riding motorcycles, playing pool, driving his Camaros, cookouts at his sister’s beach house in Jerusalem, R.I., and spending time with family at Alexanders Lake at his parents’ cottage.
In addition to his wife Patricia, he leaves his daughter, Brenda Cotnoir (Jeffrey) of Putnam; a son, Gary Regis (Bonnie) of Woodstock; a granddaughter, April Regis of Woodstock; a brother, Richard Regis (Naomi) of Brooklyn; and two sisters Nancy Lohbush (Rudy) of Danielson, and Ann Crowe (Howard) of Valencia, PA; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Michael Robert Regis, his brother, Raymond Regis, and sister, Lorraine Breault.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 12 in Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. at St. James Church, Danielson, with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. 
Donations: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

Claire M. Yargeau
PUTNAM — Claire M. Yargeau, 80, of River Rd., died Dec. 23, 2018.  She was the wife of the late Roland “Pete” Yargeau, who died Feb. 9, 1991.  Born in 1938 in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Juliette (Larose) Durand.
Claire’s life was hallmarked by a deep selfless love for her family while working a full-time job in positions related to accounting/payroll.  She loved caring and serving wonderful meals as well as sending meals to those in need around her.  Her character was one of deep respect, loyalty, love, hard work and integrity.  She enjoyed a clean house, camping, playing cards, living on Quassett Lake and evening campfires with family and friends.  She enjoyed her past 20 years living on Flagler Beach in Florida.
She leaves her children, Donna Abend (Dick) of Danvers, Mass., Debbie LaBonte (Steve) of Putnam, Peter Yargeau of Woodstock, Daniel Yargeau (Michelle) of Putnam; her brother, Edgar “T-Boy” Durand (Charleen) of Putnam; her sister, Lorraine Moser (William) of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, Putnam, with burial in Quassett Cemetery in Woodstock. Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Marilyn Delvalle
DAYVILLE — Marilyn (Suaraz) Delvalle, 53, died Dec. 31, 2018 at the Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass.
She was born in Bronx, N.Y., daughter of the late Carmello Suaraz and Santa (Heredia) Suaraz and had lived in Danielson and New Britain.  She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, Spanish soap operas, and board games. 
She leaves three sons Henry Delvalle (Kayla Goulette) of Dayville, Joseph Delvalle of Attleboro, Mass., and Daniel Delvalle and Kellie Kilpatrick of Brooklyn;  two daughters, Erica Delvalle and Joshua Headen of Danielson and Ashley Delvalle of Dayville; 13 grandchildren. 
She was predeceased by one sister, Bernice Alicia.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ashford Center Rd, Ashford.
Donations may be made to the church. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.

Adele Harrelle
PLAINFIELD — Adele L. (Olson) Harrelle, 74, died Dec. 13, 2018, at the Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam.
She was born in San Francisco, daughter of the late Milton Olson and Iola (Mcloughlin) Olson and lived in Plainfield for the past 12 years.
Adele was a LPN and worked in health care most of her life.
 She was a member of the Plainfield Sr. Choir, St. John’s Church Choir. 
She leaves two sons, Scott T. Harrelle of Santa Rosa, Calif., Ryan J. Harrelle of Danielson; two daughters Michele L. Kelsey of Cranston, R.I., and Jeanine M. Tarca of Pittsburg, Calif.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a brother and three sisters.
A Memorial Mass will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at St. John the Apostle Church, Plainfield. Donations: American Cancer Society. 
Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.


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