Obits pg 8 6-13-19


Joyce A. Albro
POMFRET CENTER — Joyce A. Albro, 87, of Pomfret Center, died June 8, 2019, at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam. She was the wife of Leon C. Albro Jr. He died Oct. 27, 1985.
Joyce was born June 18, 1931, in Putnam, daughter of the late Frederick Patrick and Olive E. Baker Noon.
Joyce worked at the Pomfret Town Hall as a bookkeeper and secretary. Joyce also worked at the Pomfret Community School as a teacher’s aide. She retired at the age of 75.  
Joyce enjoyed cooking and baking. She was known for her cookies and apple pies.  
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Hampton. She had a great interest in genealogy and spent many years tracing her Irish roots. She was a member of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists and of the Killingly Historical & Genealogical Society.  She cared for “her” cat Susie, whose behavior she graded at the end of most days.
She leaves her daughter Mary E. Albro; her brother Alan F. Noon; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, father and mother, her daughter Patricia Lee-Ann McLaughlin, her siblings Frederick “Bub” Noon Jr., Lillian A. Rose, Robert B. Noon and Gerald Noon.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10:15 a.m. June 15 at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 in the Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Cedar Swamp Road, Hampton. Burial follows in Abington Cemetery. Donations: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, PO Box 211, Brooklyn, CT 06234.

Joan M. Farquharson
DANIELSON — Joan Marie Farquharson, 75, of Danielson died unexpectedly June 5, 2019, at home.
She was the wife of Larry Farquharson. He died in 2007. They were married Feb. 10, 1968.
Born Dec. 4, 1943, in Warwick, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rita (Reid) Imbeau.
Joan worked for Fisher’s Big Wheel and C and M. She was a communicant of St. James Church in Danielson. Joan was a very selfless and caring individual that enjoyed helping others.  She was proud of her family and her dog Mikey. Joan enjoyed shopping with her best friend, Gloria.
She leaves her children Stacy McRae of N. Kingston, R.I., Cynthia Scott of Danielson, Michael Farquharson (Jennifer) of Danielson, Marcia Hagget of Dayville, David Farquharson (Robyn) of Manchester; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; close friend Gloria Buskey. She was predeceased by her brother Raymond Imbeau.
The Mass of Christian Burial was June 10 at St. James Church, with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Danielson. Donations: American Diabetes Association, 306 Industrial Park Road, Suite 105, Middletown, CT 06457. Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson.

Darlene Pendleton
DAYVILLE — Darlene Francis Pendleton, 60, of Dayville, died June 7, 2019, after a battle with cancer. She is reunited in heaven with her husband of 27 years Wayne Pendleton, who died in 2004.
Born April 29, 1959, in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Cecile (Thibeault) Martin.
Darlene had an associate’s degree in human services and worked with people with special disabilities, mental and physical. She was a director of Killingly Day Care for several years. She had a passion for gardening. Darlene loved the beach, going out to eat. She was always spunky, charismatic and a bit of a jokester, still playing tricks on the nurses until her last days. She loved spending time with her dog Kelsey and her best friend Joan.
She leaves her daughters Jennifer Farquharson (Michael) of Danielson, Shelby Pendleton and her significant other Oda Sirimongkhoune of Brooklyn; sisters Brenda Pavao (Van) of N. Stonington, Deborah Lehto (Paul) of Brooklyn; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, significant other Tom Chmura. She was predeceased by a sister Helena Martin.
A Graveside Service was June 12 at Holy Cross Cemetery, Danielson. Donations:  American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., I-91 Tech Ctr, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3045. Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson.

Aaron Charles Stark
WOODSTOCK — Aaron Charles Stark, 27, died unexpectedly of natural causes on May 26, 2019, at Harrington Healthcare at Webster in Webster.  Born in 1992 in Providence, he was the son of James Erik and Dana Penn Stark.
Aaron was an artist, printmaker and teacher.  He was an alumnus of Woodstock Academy and earned his bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Rhode Island.
He leaves his parents and his sister Anja Stark of Woodstock.
A Celebration of Aaron’s Life will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. June 30 at The Stomping Ground, 132 Main St., Putnam.  A charity will be selected for memorial contributions at a later time. Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Maurice Thibodeau
BROOKLYN — Maurice Thibodeau, 83, of Stetson Rd., died June 4, 2019, at home.   Born in 1935 in Caribou, Maine, he was the son of the late Alcide and Edna (Bossie) Thibodeau. Maurice was a graduate of the University of Southern California where he received his bachelor’s in engineering.
Mr. Thibodeau worked for more than 30 years at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft as an engineer building jet engines for Boeing aircraft. Maurice was a family-oriented man and cherished the time that he spent with his nieces and nephews whether it was tutoring them in their academic studies or helping them move. He also enjoyed traveling with his longtime companion Jan.
He leaves a son, Scott Thibodeau of Owasso, Okla.; a sister, Jean Vallad of Michigan:  grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; true friends Don Nash and his wife. He was predeceased by his son, Greg Thibodeau; two brothers, Alcide and Irvin “Steve” Thibodeau; and his longtime companion Jan.
Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Norman C. Berube
N. GROSVENORDALE — Norman C. Berube, 66, died June 7, 2019, at the Christopher House, Worcester.  He was the husband of the late Dorothy C. (Courtemanche) Berube who died in 2018.
He was the son of Stella (Paradis) Berube Brodeur and the late Leo Berube living in N. Grosvenordale all of his life.  He drove for Mayflower Trucking and most recently was a maintenance technician for Superior Bakery in N. Grosvenordale. He enjoyed restoring cars and was an avid car enthusiast, owning many cars and motorcycles. He had his private pilot’s license. He played guitar and in his younger years he had a band called Soundtrack.  
He leaves two daughters, Amie Tworzydlo (Bryan) of Killingly and Heather Martinez of Thompson; three brothers; Richard of Stafford Springs, Bert of Thompson and William of N. Grosvenordale; one sister Suzanne Rousseau of Greene, Maine; two grandsons, Joseph and Jacob Tworzydlo; his mother, Stella (Paradis) Brodeur of Thompson. He was predeceased by a sister, Nanette Berube.
The time and date for a memorial gathering will be announced. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.


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