Obits pg 8 8-2-19

Mark J. Adams,
Air Force vet
BROOKLYN — Mark John Adams, 47, of Proulx St. died July 25, 2019, after a long Illness.  He was the husband of Holly (Perrin) Adams. Born in 1972 in Putnam, he was the son of John A. Adams of Putnam and Donna J. (Sochor) Hay and her husband Bruce Hay of E. Killingly.
Mark Served in the U.S. Air Force From Jan. 10, 1991, to Jan. 9, 1995, as an Aircrew Life Support Journeyman.  For many years Mark drove for Webco Chemical in Dudley and later drove for M. Provost Trucking.  He served as a firefighter for East Putnam Fire Department, East Brooklyn Fire Department and Putnam Fire Department.  He was a member of the Danielson Veterans Coffee House.  He enjoyed fishing, Viking history, Thor’s Hammer and Odin Raven’s. Marks true passion in life were trucks. As a child he would spend hours watching trucks, dreaming of the day when he actually drive his own.
In addition to his wife and parents, he leaves his children, Alden Adams of Putnam, Kyle Adams of Putnam and Nia Jordan of Brooklyn; his brother, Brian Adams of Putnam; and his sister Karen Ryll (Paul) of Woodstock.
Donations: Putnam Fire Department, 189 Church St., Putnam, CT 0626; or to the Danielson Veterans Coffee House, P.O. Box 3, Danielson, CT 06239 Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St. Putnam.

Shane Bourret,
Navy vet
WOODSTOCK, Ga. — Shane Jean-Louis Bourret, 45, died unexpectedly as a result of a violent crime on May 2, 2019, in San Antonio. He was the husband of Miyoko (Yamamoto) Bourret.
Born in 1974 in Findlay, Ohio, he was the son of John (Jean-Louis) Bourret of Montpelier, Va., and Cheryl Ann Iler, of Canton, Ga.
Shane moved to the Atlanta area with his mother in 1988.
He lived in Glen Allen, Va., for a time and graduated in 1992 from Hermitage High School.
He served four years in the Navy at Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan and then returned to Atlanta.
He met his wife, Miyoko while serving his country on the USS Hewitt, DD-966, stationed in Japan. They married in Japan and started their life together in Woodstock, Ga., in 1998.
Shane was an adventurer who enjoyed spending time outdoors with his boys, “My Three Sons” as he referred to them.
He experienced adventures in the Navy as well and loved being at sea, visiting ports of numerous countries, interested in local culture and cuisines from which he also developed a love for cooking.
Later employed as an industrial climber, working on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, Shane was able to continue his love of seas, whether high up on the rig watching distant water spouts, or hanging from a harness below the platform watching the waves, the mystery of the waters, or the unpredictability of life, Shane drank it all in.
He’s remembered for his beautiful smile, infectious laugh, and loving heart.
In addition to his wife and parents, Shane leaves three sons, Ian Jean-Louis, 19; Ashton Yukio, 14; Liam Jaden, 10; six half siblings Marah, Michael, Veronica, Jacinta, Jeannine and Johnica; his aunts, Kathy Major, Kim Kalte, Pamela Foreman, Marie Therese Bemis; his uncles Jim Iler, Jeff Iler, Dan Bourret, Luke Bourret; his grandfather, James Iler and his stepmother Kimary Bourret.
The Mass of Christian Burial was July 13 in St. Michael’s the Archangel Catholic Church, Woodstock, Ga.

Peter E. St. Onge Jr.,
WWII vet
PINNACLE, N.C. — Peter E. St. Onge Jr., 95, died April 6, 2019, at his stepdaughter’s home in Pinnacle.
He was born Dec. 19, 1923, in Putnam, son of the late Peter E. St. Onge Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Schools) St. Onge.
Peter was a proud WWII veteran, who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 till 1946. Peter received a WWII Victory Medal, an Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze service star and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars. Peter spent most of his military years in the Philippines.
He leaves his wife Doris (Trogdon) St. Onge; his stepdaughter Barbara (David) Tilley; his brothers Robert (Theresa Sypek) St. Onge and Ronald (Connie) St. Onge; his brothers-in-law Clay (Karin) Trogdon and Ray Trogdon; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Peter was predeceased by his first wife Frances Dupont; his brothers William St. Onge, Charles St. Onge, Armand St. Onge and Arthur St. Onge; his sisters Edna Brown and Jeannette Pierro.
Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 5 with a Funeral Service at 11 at Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson, with burial in South Killingly Cemetery.

John J. Warren,
Army vet
EASTFORD — John J. Warren, 75, of Eastford, died July 26 2019, at Hartford Hospital following a short battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 25, 1943, in Putnam, son of the late Kenneth and Bertha (Whipple) Warren.
John grew up on the family farm in Rogers and attended Killingly High School. John proudly served in the U.S. Army for three years during Vietnam and was stationed at Rodriguez U.S. Army Hospital in Puerto Rico where he was an X-ray technician.
Upon completion of his tour of duty he returned home and to work at Rogers Corporation. At the time of his retirement in 2008, John was a production supervisor for Rogers where he worked for 42 years. John loved being on or near the water, he had a boat, often multiple boats, from the time he was 7 years old. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, and was an avid reader. After his wife retired, he and Deb purchased a motorhome and traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada with their dogs. John was a kind and giving man who always put his family and friends first. He had a fondness for all creatures great and small and made sure all of them — deer, birds, fish, and even the chipmunks, in his yard never went hungry.
He leaves his best friend and wife of 35 years, Deb Granger of Eastford; a son, Michael Warren of Danielson; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Eric Johnson of Pomfret; two grandchildren, Hannah and Thomas Johnson; uncle, Earl (Bud) Whipple of Voluntown; his mother-in-law, Edna Granger; a brother-in-law and his wife, Richard and Susan Granger; a sister-in-law, Cassandra O’Connor; nieces and nephews; and his constant four-legged companions, Chelsea and Dixie. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Warren.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. to noon Aug. 2 at Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson. A memorial service will follow at the Westfield Congregational Church, Main Street, Danielson. Donations: Companion Pet Rescue, 16 Starwood Cove, Jackson, TN 38305 (; or Connecticut Hospice (

Joan L. Brechin
WOODSTOCK — Joan L. (Hutchinson) Brechin, 86, of Deer Meadow Lane, died July 17, 2019, at Day Kimball Hospital. She was the wife of the late Wendell R. Brechin for 53 years.
Born in 1933 in Quincy, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Warren and Florence (McChesney) Hutchinson. She lived in Dighton, Mass., for 39 years before moving to Woodstock 14 years ago.
Mrs. Brechin taught piano for many years passing on her love of music to many students. She enjoyed all types of music as well as astrology, yoga, doing crossword puzzles, natural healing and writing her poems.
She leaves her children, Jean Aldous (Stephen) of Glocester, R.I., and Sandra Dean of Brooklyn; six grandchildren Matthew Aldous, Megan Doucette (Michael), Emily Aldous, Ryan Aldous, Madison Dean, Hannah Dean; and a great-granddaughter, Charlotte Alice Doucette.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 1 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. Donations: CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111.

Kenneth Butler Jr.
DANIELSON — Kenneth Butler Jr., 62, of Shumway Ave, died unexpectedly July 15, 2019, at home.
Born in 1956 in Trenton, Penn., he was the son of the late Kenneth Butler Sr. and Judith (Davis) Stock.
Kenneth was a mechanic and worked for Frito Lay for many years. Before that, he traveled the roads from the Northeast to the West Coast as a truck driver.
He enjoyed spending time with his family.
He leaves his daughter, Corrine Butler and her fiancé Erik of Putnam; his sister, Terrie Whitney of Maine; two brothers, Kevin Butler Sr. of Putnam and Kurtiss Butler (Karla) of Pennsylvania; his nephew Thomas Whitney (Donna) of Maine, his niece Shannon Colcord (Whitney) (Scott) of Maine, his nephew Kevin Butler Jr. of Putnam, his niece Ranee Brown of Florida, and 10 great-nieces and nephews.
Services are at noon Aug. 3 at Munyan Cemetery in East Putnam. Relatives and friends are invited to Celebration of Kenneth’s Life following his burial from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The Black Dog Bar & Grille on Park Rd. in Putnam. Donations: American Heart Association. Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Stuart G. Mauer
GROTON — Stuart G. Mauer, of Groton, known as “Skip,” died July 26, 2019, in Waterford. He was the husband of Ann (Montgomery) Mauer. They were married in 2006.
Born in Albany, N.Y., he was the son of Glenn and Betty Mauer. He lived there until moving to Putnam in 1948. He attended Putnam schools, where he played sports and was a member of the school jazz band, marching band and orchestra. He attended Norwich University, Dean College and graduated from University of New Hampshire in 1964.
Following college, he worked at Windham Container in Putnam retiring in 1990 as vice president to pursue his love of being ship captain of charter cruising boats. He owned the “Lady” which was docked in Mystic for many years, before being the captain of the “Valient,” also in Mystic. He retired in 2006 and moved to Maine enjoying speed boats on the many lakes in Maine. They returned to Groton in 2013 to be near family and the ocean.
He leaves his wife Ann; his brother Gordie Mauer (Jeanine); nephews Chad Mauer, and Eric Mauer (Rachell) and their two children Jack and Olivia, also Jen, Rob and Jake Gauthier; stepchildren Lynne Valente, Gwynne Ferguson, Paula Smith, Jon Eccleston and six grandchildren.
Donations: Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489. Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.

Tabitha L. Hall
MOOSUP — Tabitha L. Hall, 33, died July 24, 2019, in Oakdale. She was born in Putnam living in Oakdale for the past six months, prior to that living in Baltic, CT. Tabitha was a home healthcare worker for Allied Health Care. She leaves her son Ethan Salony of Danielson; a daughter Bryleigh Purcell of Oakdale; parents Thomas A. Hall and Laurie J. (Perreault) Hall of Sterling; brother Jeremie Hall of Sterling; and her companion Brian Purcell of Oakdale. A Celebration of Life will be announced.  Donations: St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.

Elizabeth M. Lataille
QUINEBAUG — Elizabeth M. (Harris) Lataille, 76, died July 22, 2019, at home. She was the wife of the late Richard D. Lataille Sr. who died in 2002.
She was born in Pawtucket, R.I., daughter of the late Edward Harris and Catherine (Mahoney) Harris and lived in Quinebaug since 2005. Prior to that she lived in Hillsborough, N.H.  One of her joys was going to Foxwoods.
She leaves her companion Joseph Boucher of Quinebaug; two sons Richard Lataille Jr. of Uxbridge, Mass., and Raymond Lataille of N. Smithfield, R.I.; two daughters, Michelle Omar (George) of Lincoln, R.I., and Linda L. Perno (Michael) of Webster, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.   She was predeceased by a son, Bruce Lataille; a brother and four sisters, James Harris, Dorothy A. Finman, Catherine Larson, and Jane St. Onge.
A Mass of Christian Burial was July 26 in St. Stephen’s Church, Quinebaug. Donations: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.


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