Obits pg 8 4-11-19

Mary Virginia Roto,
Air Force vet
EASTFORD — Mary Virginia Roto, 90, of Eastford, formerly of Manchester, the wife of Dr. Dominick F. Roto Sr., died March 31, 2019, at home.
Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Domenic Mario Bonadies and Anna (Dubiskas) Bonadies and had lived in Manchester most of her life.
She graduated as a RN from the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1950 and served as a 2nd lieutenant in the 517th USAF Infirmary at Ethan Allen Air Force Base in Vermont from 1951-1953. Prior to that she had worked at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Institute of Living in Hartford.
She was active in community and state politics, the St. James Church Mothers Circle and was an advocate for adults and children with disabilities.
She leaves her husband; children Joanne Ramey (Peter) of Wethersfield, Anita Horrigan (Kevin) of Pawcatuck, Madelyn Filomeno (Thomas) of W. Hartford, Dr. Dominick F. Roto Jr. (Linda) of Eastford, and Gregory Roto (Cassie) of Eastford; grandchildren Christopher Scheinberg and Katie, Kathryn Meyer and Eddie, Kevin C. Horrigan and Meghan, Sean Horrigan and Dr. Lettie Horrigan, Mary Horrigan and Yarrow Thorne, Michael Horrigan, Mark Filomeno and Sandra, Joseph Filomeno and Felicia, Madelyn Filomeno, Dr. Dominick Roto III and Katie, Patricia Roto, Anna Cataldo and Henry, Emily Coleman and Dr. Jesse Coleman, Mary DeGostin and Matthew, and Gregory Roto; 15 great-grandchildren; and her brother Reverend Kenneth Bonadies; sister-in-law Annette Shimansky. She was predeceased by her son, Paul.
A Mass of Christian Burial was at St. James Church, Manchester, with burial in St. James Cemetery. Donations: Squaw Rock CLA (a special residence of Patricia Roto), 490 Green Hollow Road, Danielson, CT 06239 Attn: ACTS Account. The John F. Tierney Funeral Home, Manchester.

Brian Fitzsimmons,
Nat'l Guard vet
N. GROSVENORDALE — Brian M. Fitzsimmons, 59, died April 2, 2019. Born in 1959 in Worcester, he was the son of the late Edward and Thelma Fitzsimmons. 
Brian was a devoted NASCAR fan and a huge Miami Dolphins fan.  His great joy was his Ford F-150 pick-up.  He was a veteran of the Army National Guard, serving with the 3rd Platoon. He was a delivery driver for the Granite Plumbing & Heating Company of Worcester for 33 years.
For 12 years Brian went through dialysis, kidney transplant, countless medical tests and surgeries and finally bladder cancer and chemotherapy treatments.  The “Man with Nine Lives” had a strong will to live.
Brian leaves his soulmate and best friend of 27 years, Christine Sullivan of N. Grosvenordale; his stepdaughter, Cheri Sullivan and her partner John Martel of Gales Ferry; his brother Robert (Linda) of Holden, Mass.; his sister, Carol Farmer of Leicester, Mass.; extended family Burt and Deborah Congdon of North Carolina; good friends Yvonne and Paul Cote; and his cat Sylvia.  He was predeceased by his brother, Walter Fitzsimmons.
A private graveside service for Brian will be held at a later date in the Worcester County Memorial Park. Donations: National Kidney Foundation, 3000 Whitney Ave #121, Hamden, CT 06518.  Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Denise R. Hutchinson
N. GROSVENORDALE — Denise R. (Archambault) Hutchinson, 79, of Faucher St, died April 2, 2019, at UMass Memorial Healthcare. She was the wife of Glenn C. Hutchinson.  Born in 1940 in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Bernadette (Coderre) Archambault.
Mrs. Hutchinson worked as a secretary for Archambault Insurance.  She enjoyed flower gardening and was a devout member of St. Joseph Church in N. Grosvenordale. She was also a member of the Columbiettes, and a trip coordinator for the Thompson Senior Citizens.
In addition to her husband, she  leaves her daughters, Marie Harris(Brian) of Granby, and Andrea Coderre (Stephen) of Putnam; her brothers, Msg. Henry Archambault of Taftville, Charles Archambault of N. Grosvenordale, and Paul Archambault of Pennsylvania; her grandchildren, Amanda Coderre, Angela Harris and Katia Harris. She was predeceased by her son, Philip Hutchinson; her daughter, Barbara Hutchinson; her brothers, Rev. Richard Archambault, Maurice Archambault, Bernard Archambault and Leon Archambault; and her sister, Jean Brodeur.
The Mass of Christian Burial was April 8 in St. Joseph Church, N. Grosvenordale with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Donations: American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale.

Guy P. Lemire
GROSVENORDALE — Guy P. Lemire, 64, of Mason Terrace, died April 4, 2019, at home after a brief illness.  He was the husband of Janet (Picard) Lemire for 47 years. They met when they were just 14 years old.
Born in 1955 in Drummondville, Canada, he was the son of the late Fernand and Albina (Nadeau) Lemire.
Mr. Lemire was employed as a mill worker at several local mills including Colts Plastics, Pacon, Acme Chaston, and Polar Distributions.
He was a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus.  Guy enjoyed watching sports and rooting for the Boston Red Sox, UConn basketball, and the Montreal Canadians. He also enjoyed listening to the Beatles, watching NASCAR, and loved trips to the casino. 
He leaves his wife; daughters, Pam Bourdia (Edward, Jr.) of Grosvenordale, Patricia Abbamonte (David) of Eastford, Penny Vandal (Jamie) of Brooklyn, Christine Faucher (Thomas) of Grosvenordale, and Nicole Zannini (Daniel) of Putnam; and eight grandchildren, Edward III, and Jacob Bourdia, Brendan Parmentier, Chauntel Vandal, David and Aiden Abbamonte, Kendall Vandal, and Chloe Faucher. He was predeceased by his brother, Yvan A. Lemire.
The Mass of Christian Burial starts with a gathering at 9 a.m. April 11 at Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, and then a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church, N. Grosvenordale.

Beverly J. Cusson
STERLING —  Beverly (Elliott) Cusson, 73, of Gibson Hill Rd., died April 1, 2019, at Day Kimball Hospital.  Born in 1945 in Brunswick, Maine, she was the daughter of the late parents Ernest and Mary (Bellanceau) Elliott.
Beverly was employed as a warehouse worker.  She enjoyed going to flea markets and yard sales as well as completing Word Searches, a talent she passed on to her granddaughter. 
She leaves two children daughter, Harriet Pope (Dominic) of Sterling and a son Robert Cusson Jr. of Massachusetts; sister Evelyn Warner of South Carolina; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Donations: NECT Cancer Fund of DKH, P. O. Box 632, Putnam, CT. 06260 Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Halina H. Suitum
BROOKLYN — Halina (Sinasky) Suitum, 67, of Winding Rd, DIED April 3, 2019, at Hartford Hospital. She was the wife of Francis M. Suitum.  Born in 1952 in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Halina (Dombrowski) Sinasky.
Halina graduated from Fitchburg State University.  She was a lifelong caretaker and advocate for her brother, Henry who has Down’s syndrome.  She was a data processing clerk and a special needs instructor for the City of Worcester. She most recently worked part time at Walmart in Brooklyn. 
She was quick witted and “told it like it was.”  She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing puzzles with her brother.  She also loved antiques and weekend “antiquing” trips with her husband.
In addition to her husband, she leaves her stepsons, Richard M. Suitum and his fiancé Wendy Stearns of Sturbridge, Mass., and Timothy A. Suitum (Beth) of Oxford, Mass.; her sister, Catherine S. Shapiro (Dr. Bradley Shapiro) of Cranston, R.I.; her brothers, Henry M. Sinasky of Brooklyn and Joseph G. Sinasky of Worcester.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. April 11 with a funeral service at 6:30p.m. in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.  Burial will be private.

Rebecca A. Taylor
PUTNAM — Rebecca (Smith) Taylor, 76, of Peake Brook Rd, died unexpectedly April 5, 2019, at Day Kimball Hospital.  She was the wife of the late William B. Taylor.  Born in 1943 in Williamsport, Penn., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Jane (Peacock) Smith.
Rebecca was employed as a medical transcriptionist, working for the Day Kimball Medical Group in Dayville. She was an avid reader and collector of vast quantities of books and literary compositions. Rebecca was a talented counted cross stitcher and many young girls dressed their Barbie Dolls in clothing that Rebecca handmade. She was also a “Cat Mom” and an avid New York Yankees fan.
She leaves her son, Greg Smith (Robin) of Woodstock; two grandchildren, Brendon Smith (Kait), Mackenzie LeBlanc (Keith); great-grandson, Avett Kelly Smith.  She was predeceased by her brother Michael W. Smith.
Visitation was April 10 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. Donations: Woodstock Academy, “Love for Lily” 57 Academy Rd., Woodstock, CT 06281.

Peter C. Tingley
WOODSTOCK — Peter Charles Tingley, 75, of Woodstock, died unexpectedly on April 7, 2019, in Putnam.
He was born Dec. 2, 1943, in Hartford. Peter graduated from Woodstock Academy.
Peter spent a majority of his life in the construction industry. He initially managed concrete operations at Balf-Savin – Capital Pipe Road Construction Company and later worked for Field Concrete Company.
Peter enjoyed his time taking part in the Lions Club and helping out at the Woodstock Fair. As a child he loved toying around with cars and racing them. He paid great attention to detail in all things he did. He spent 28 years living on a lake with his wife, fully enjoying the peace that it brought him. In his spare time he worked in his shop, working on various projects. He had a special relationship with his nieces, Diane and Gail and had great respect for his nephew Jim Watkins. His “Sweet Evalina’s” coffee crew was especially dear to him. Peter loved spending quality time with his sons, teaching them how to use their Kubota tractors.
He leaves his wife Mary Ann (Quirk) Tingley; his children and their spouses: Pamela and Scott Mountford of Ellington, Jeff and Kim Tingley of Somers, Craig Tingley of Enfield, Andrew and Michele Tingley of Somers, Lisa Leonard of Somers, Laura and Pete Macaluso of New Jersey, John and Patty Calandriello of New Jersey; grandchildren, Kayla, Alivia and Jillian Mountford, Scott and Michael Tingley, Megan Auerbach (Shalom), Emma Tingley, Cooper Leonard, and Luke and Braden Calendriello; great-grandchildren: Ari and Sheldon Auerbach; sister Doris Watkins of New Hampshire. He is predeceased by his parents Charles W. Tingley and Thara Ames.
Visitation is from 4 to 7:30 p.m. April 11 at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam. Donations: American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., I-91 Tech Ctr, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3045.

Edward L. Dube,
Vietnam war vet
WOODSTOCK VALLEY — Edward L. Dube, 71, died April 2, 2019.  He was born in Providence, son of the late Edward Dube and Irene (Ousley) Dube and lived in the area most of his life.   He was U.S. Army Vietnam veteran.  Edward worked for the State of Connecticut. He leaves his former wife and friend Mary Ann (Gruzewski) Dube. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.

Theresa D. Garner
DAYVILLE — Theresa D. (Chabot) Garner, 65, died April 2, 2019.  She was the wife of Richard Garner who died in 2005. She was born in Dayville, daughter of the late Albert Chabot and Mildred (Nichols) Chabot.  Theresa worked at Walmart, as a stock clerk.  She was an advocate for animals and enjoyed cats.  She leaves her daughter, Stacey R. Jones of Dayville; three grandchildren, Matthew, Dylan and Rowan; two brothers, Francis Chabot of Putnam, Wayne Ruuska of Dayville. She was predeceased by two brothers, Albert Chabot and Robert Chabot.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.  Donations: Paws Cat Shelter, 240 Rt. 171, Woodstock, CT 06281. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.

Mark C. Ide Sr.
GRAFTON, Mass. — Mark Cranston Ide Sr., 67, of Grafton and N. Grosvenordale died Dec. 7, 2018, of bladder cancer.  Mark was born in  1951, to the late Gustavus R. Ide Jr. and Priscilla (Cranston) Ide. He was raised in Massachusetts and Woodstock and was a graduate of Berwick Academy in Maine.  He studied mechanical engineering at Central New England College of Technology. He was a part time photographer at  the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.  He helped establish the Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center in Grafton.  He leaves his son Mark Cranston Ide Jr (Rebecca) of Oxford; daughter Ashley Elizabeth Ide of Grafton; his former wife Cynthia (Wyman) Ide of Grafton; his brother Gustavus Reed Ide III of Sturbridge; his significant other Susan M. Petrone of N. Grosvenordale. Donations: Dana-Farber Cancer Inst., P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.


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