Obits pg 6 10-8-20

Florence A. LaRose
PUTNAM — Florence (Petrin) LaRose, 96, of Ballou St. died Oct. 2, 2020, at the Matulaitis Nursing Home. In 1946 Florence married her true love Arthur “Joe” LaRose, who died in 1996. Born in 1924 in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Pierre and Maria (Petrin) Petrin.
Florence worked as a payroll clerk for Belding Corticelli for 13 years and later worked at Acme Cotton, Knox Glass, and Foxwoods Resort Casino.
children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. It was her tradition that on her children’s, grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s birthdays she would take the time to pick out just the right card for each of them. This tradition was loved by Florence, but it was treasured by her family. Even in her 90s she was active, always looking forward to going to the hair salon or a casino.
She leaves her son, Leo D. LaRose (Susan); daughter; Carol A. Artiaco (Edward);  three grandchildren; Angela Baron (Christopher), Bryan Artiaco (Jennifer), Michael Artiaco; five great-grandchildren, Halle Baron, Camryn Baron, Jianna Artiaco, Mia Artiaco, and Luca Artiaco.. She is predeceased by her son, Allan N. LaRose, brother Norman Petrin and sister; Claire Gothreau.
A Mass of Christian will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 7 in St. Mary Church, Putnam, with burial in St. Mary Cemetery.  Please respect social distancing and wear a facial covering at all times. Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Sylvia M. Sirrine
POMFRET — Sylvia M. Sirrine 67, of Pomfret died unexpectedly Sept. 22, 2020, at home. She was born Nov. 9, 1952, in Providence, daughter of William and Lillian (Blanchette) Farrell.
She worked in Housekeeping for the Pomfret School for 10 years. Sylvia loved the ocean, spending time with her sons and her friends. She enjoyed cooking for her family and gardening.
She leaves her sons Mikael Koivisto (Annie) Annie of Pomfret and Matthew Koivisto; a grandson Kyle and grand-dog Levi; her companion Richard “Butch” Lapointe of Danielson; brother Robert Blanchette (Josie) of Danielson. She was predeceased by a brother Billy. Services are private. Smith & Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.

Michael R. Wetherell
PUTNAM — Michael R. Wetherell of Putnam died Sept. 24, 2020, at Day Kimball Hospital. Michael was born Nov. 21, 1960, in Putnam to the late Richard and June (Soule) Wetherell. He enjoyed spending time outside restoring antiques and gardening. He was an avid fisherman and had a passion for cooking. You could always depend on him to be your cook at a cookout. The joys of his life were his family and his three cats.
He leaves his mother, June Wetherell of Putnam; sister, Deborah Smith (Lee) of Putnam; sons, Christopher Wetherell, Joshua Wetherell (Rebecca) of Dayville; daughter, Kristen Wetherell of Dayville; two grandchildren, Lucas and Kenneth; nieces, Jennifer, Penny and Melissa; great-nephew, Chandon and great-niece, Aubrey; aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Services will be private with a Celebration of Life to follow at a later date.


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