Obits pg 8 7-11-19

Andrew Barylski Jr.,
Vietnam vet
PUTNAM — Andrew Barylski Jr., 72, died July 3, 2019, at his home.
He was born Aug. 12, 1946, son of the late Andrew Barylski Sr. and Jeannette (St. Germaine) Barylski. 
He graduated from Tourtellotte Memorial High School in 1964 and attended broadcasting school in Boston and entered the Army in 1965. In 1966, one week after his marriage, he was deployed to Vietnam assigned to HHC VII Corps as a reporter for the US News and Stars and Stripes. During a stint with the Green Berets, he earned a Bronze Star for his service. He was them assigned to Baumholder, Germany, where he started a newspaper for the Commander and earned an award for that. While in Vietnam, his father-in-law (Owen Peppin) signed him up in the VFW and The American Legion and got him involved in TAL when he returned. He went through the ranks of the District and into the State. He served as state commander in 2007-2008.
After his military service, he worked for the Norwich Bulletin as a reporter, worked as an independent photographer, attended Quinebaug Valley Community College and later became a Ford car salesman until his retirement.
He leaves his wife of 53 years Rita M (Peppin) Barylski; two sons; Dennis of Putnam and Michael of Milwaukee; one grandson, Dennis Jr. and a great-granddaughter Isabella Rose of Missouri. Andrew was the brother of twin sisters, Gloria Ghirarduzzi of Glens Falls, NY and Linda March (John) of North Carolina; nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Service was July 10 at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam, with burial in St. Mary Cemetery with military honors. Donations: The American Legion, Operation Comfort Warriors, 700 N Pennsylvania Ave., PO Box 1055, Indianapolis, IN 46206.

Charles F. Knous,
Marine vet
PUTNAM — Charles F. Knous, 88, of 95 Cady Rd. died June 29, 2019, in Matulaitis Nursing Home.  He was the husband of the late Claire (Joyal) Knous.  Born in 1930 in Dedham, Mass., he was the son of the late Charles E. and Catherine (Henderson) Knous and had seven children with his wife Claire.
Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was the owner and operator of Charlie’s Autobody in Sudbury, Mass., for more than 40 years.
He leaves two sons, Scott Knous of Massachusetts and Michael Knous of Florida; two daughters, Bonnie Harris of Florida and Sharon Poitras of Massachusetts; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Donna Knous and two sons, John and Thomas Knous. 
Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. Donations: Matulaitis Nursing Home, 10 Thurber Rd., Putnam, CT 06260.

Ronald L. Lambert,
Vietnam vet
PUTNAM — Ronald “Ron” Lambert, 68, of Ballou St, died peacefully in his sleep on June 30, 2019, at Webster Manor.  Born in 1951 in Circleville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Donald and Thena (Albright) Lambert.
Ron was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in Vietnam. He was the lead maintenance man for Greenville Manor for many years, and a truck driver and delivery man for several years.
Ron was a true outdoorsman and enjoyed working with nature and his hands. He had a flare for hobbies and loved many.  His interest in airplanes and flying brought him close to obtaining a pilot’s license.  He had a passion for leather working, woodworking, locksmithing, gardening, camping, fishing and hunting. His longest and most beloved endeavor was bee keeping. He kept and cared for hives for more than 30 years. 
He leaves his son, Jared Lambert (Susan) Susan of Putnam; two daughters, Clarissa Allan (Jeff) of Glocester, R.I., and Emily Lambert of Greenville, R.I.; two sisters, Donna Guillen of Texas and Linda Albright of Ohio; four grandchildren, Salem Lambert, Joelle Lambert, Liam Allan and Faelyn Allan. Ron is predeceased by his brother, Terry Lambert.
A Celebration of Life will be from 4 to 7 p.m. July 12 in Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. Donations: The Connecticut Beekeepers Association, Attn: Mike Campion, 113 Mathews St., Prospect, CT 06712.

K. ‘Ellen’ Tessier
PUTNAM — Katherine “Ellen” Tessier, 91, of Walnut St., Putnam, died June 28, 2019, at the Villa Maria Convalescent Home, Plainfield. She was the wife of the late Albert C. Tessier.
Born Sept. 22, 1927, in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late George and Kathryn (MacNeal) Mackenzie. She grew up in Rogers and Pomfret and has lived in Putnam for the last 65-plus years.
Ellen was employed by William Prym and assisted in the manufacturing of safety pins.
She was a member of Daughters of Holy Spirit, Putnam Travelers, and volunteered at Daily Bread. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, ceramics, shopping, knitting, animals and spending the summers with her cousin, Marian Morrison, at Rye beach and Portsmouth, N.H.
She leaves her son, Randolph Tessier (Phyllis) of Putnam; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Tessier) Cook (Henry III), and John A. Tessier; great-grandson Dakota R. Cook; great-granddaughter Montana S. Cook of Putnam. She was predeceased by Albert C. Tessier; her two brothers George Mackenzie & Dunkin “Bud” Mackenzie, and her cousin Marian Morrison.
Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. Donations: Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Southington, CT. 06489.

Dorothy Gyte
N. GROSVENORDALE — Dorothy J. Gyte, 81, of Valley View Dr., the wife of 60 years to Milton E. Gyte Jr., died June 15, 2019, at Day Kimball Hospital. Born in 1938 in Hammond, Ind., she was the daughter of the late George and Dorothy (Long) Johnstone.
Mrs. Gyte worked for many years as a registered nurse mostly at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, Calif. After moving to Connecticut in 1981 she became the owner of The Thompson Flower Shop in Thompson where she became fondly known as “The Flower Lady.” She enjoyed ceramics and making jewelry and trinkets as gifts for her family and friends and was a member of the “Jobs Daughters”.
She leaves her husband, Milton E. Gyte Jr.; her children, Milton E. Gyte III of N. Grosvenordale, Matthew E. Gyte of Utah, Michelle Renee Levins of Oregon, and Jennifer R. Nordine of Arizona; five grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. July 17 in Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale.  Donations: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.

Pauline C. Ouellette
PUTNAM — Pauline (Mailloux) Ouellette, 80, of Bellevue St., died June 30, 2019, at Day Kimball Hospital.  She was the wife of Gerard A. Ouellette for 59 years.
Born in 1939 in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Sylvio and Lucy A. (Beaulieu) Mailloux.
Mrs. Ouellette worked as an assembler for American Optical in Putnam and in Southbridge.  She previously worked for American Thread in Willimantic where she met her husband.  She enjoyed crocheting and embroidery.
In addition to her husband, she leaves her sons, Joseph Ouellette (Tara) of Woodstock, and Peter Ouellette of Hartford; her daughters, Patricia Evans (Greg) of Putnam, Linda Pasay (Christopher) of Putnam, and Alma McMerriman (John) of Brooklyn; her brother, Richard Mailloux of E. Putnam; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers, Ronald and George; and her sisters, Sylvia, Hortance, Cecile and Viola.
Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. Donations: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

Robert Boutin
N. GROSVENORDALE — Robert Boutin, 90, formerly of Riverside Ave., died July 4, 2019, at Davis Place.  He was the husband of the late Yvonne Boutin.
Born in 1929 in Moosup, he was the son of the late Odilon and Eva (Robideaux) Boutin. Mr. Boutin worked for many years at Knox Glass.
He leaves his sisters, Cecile Mazzolla of Florida and Geralda “Gerry” Auger of Putnam; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Roger Boutin, and brothers, Arthur, Lucien, and Gerard Boutin.
The Graveside Service is at 10 a.m. July 11 in St. Mary Cemetery, Putnam. Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

David M. DeJesus,
Army vet
DUDLEY — David M. DeJesus, 61, died June 28, 2019.
He was born in Worcester, son of the late Manuel J. DeJesus and Jean C. (Seraphin) DeJesus and lived here most of his life.  He was a U.S. Army veteran.  David formerly worked at Electric Boat in Groton
He leaves a son David D. DeJesus of Connecticut; two brothers Daniel DeJesus of N. Grosvenordale, Dennis DeJesus of Boylston, Mass., two sisters Debra DeJesus of Northport, Fla., and Darlene K. DeJesus of Tennessee; two grandsons and a granddaughter.
Donations: Local animal shelter. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.

Troy E. Rivers
AUBURN/HAVERHILL, Mass. — Troy E. Rivers, 31, died June 26, 2019.
He was born in Putnam, son of William B. Rivers and the late Sally A. (Barylski) Rivers and lived in Auburn most of his life. Troy was a manager of a GNC store and always worked in sales.  He was a fan of the Boston Bruins, enjoyed fishing, camping motorcycles.  Troy had a great talent for drawing and painting.
He leaves his companion Nicole Daly of Haverhill; his father, William B. Rivers of Auburn; a sister, Haley Rivers of Auburn; a brother Nicholas Avery of Norwich.
The service was July 1. Donations: charity of the donor’s choice. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.


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