Greeting pg 5 6-28-18



Greeting
Ronald P. Coderre, commander of the Mayotte-Viens American Legion Post #13, greets incoming Department of Connecticut Commander Tom Flowers at the recent Veterans Stand Down at Quinebaug Valley Community College. Courtesy photo.

New officers pg 12 6-28-18



New officers
At the Suzanne Franklin Putnam Rotary Club Induction Night June 19, the new officers were inducted. Left to right: Kristen Willis, secretary; John Miller, president; Kathy Naumann, vice president; Rachael Johnston, Paul Pikora, Jeff Rawson and Roberta Rocchetti, directors; Richard Naumann, president-elect; and Fred Chmura, treasurer. In addition, the club awarded five Paul Harris Fellows, Rotary's highest honor, to: Matthew Desaulnier, Roger Franklin, Fred Chmura, Kathy Naumann, and posthumously, Nick Haines. Courtesy phot

Legals pg 11 6-28-18



Legal Notice
Town of Putnam
WPCA
Water/Sewer
Collections
The July 2018 billing of water and/or sewer taxes for the Town of Putnam WPCA is due and payable on July I , 2018, with the Town Revenue Collector.
Payments made after August 1, 2018, are delinquent and will be subject to an interest charge for both water and sewer at 1 .5% per  month or $2.00 minimum whichever is higher, according to Connecticut State Statute SEC. 12-146.
Mail must be postmarked no later than August 1 , 2018, to avoid interest charges.
Online payments can be made at the Town of Putnam website- www.putnamct.us after July 1,  2018.

OFFICE HOURS:
Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 AM -4:30 PM Thursday 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM; Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Closed July 4 for the Fourth of July

June 28, 2018
July 5, 2018
July 26, 2018

Legal Notice
Town of Putnam
Putnam Special
Services
West Putnam District
East Putnam
Fire District
Collector of Revenue
(860- 963-6800
Ext. 804)
The first installment of taxes, due to the Town of Putnam, Special Service District, East Putnam Fire District and West Putnam District on the Grand List of October 1, 2017 is due and payable on July I , 2018 through August I , 2018.
TO AVOID INTEREST CHARGES, MAIL MUST BE POSTMARKED  NO LATER THAN AUGUST 1, 2018
Payments made after August 1st, 2018 will be subject to an interest charge of 3% (1.5% per month) or $2.00 minimum per Town and $2.00 per Special Service District, East Putnam Fire District and West Putnam District (where applicable), whichever is higher, according to Connecticut State Statute, Sec. 12-146.
Online payments can be made at the Town of Putnam website-  www.putnamct.us after July 1, 2018.

Town Hall Office Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday  through Wednesday
8 a.m. through 6 p.m. Thursday
8 a.m. through 1 p.m. Friday
The Town Hall Offices will be closed July  4, 2018

June 28, 2018
July 5, 2018
July 26, 2018

Hale pg 11 6-28-18



PUTNAM — Hale YMCA has named Jennifer Looney as its new health and wellness director. Looney, an ACE certified health coach and group fitness instructor with more than 20 years of experience, will aim to further Hale’s mission of helping people develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.
The announcement comes alongside the kick-off of Hale’s summer session and Camp Cutler, both of which run through Aug. 26.
Last year, in its inaugural year, Camp Cutler served 110 children from the local community.
“At the Hale YMCA, we are all about having a healthy, happy summer, and we are thrilled to welcome Jennifer Looney to the team to help us accomplish just that,” said Amanda Kelly, executive director of the Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center. “I am confident that not only will Jenn’s enthusiasm for healthy living be contagious for our community, but her wealth of knowledge in this space will help Hale expand our wellness offerings this summer and beyond.”
“Your health is not about yesterday, today or even this week – it’s about 20 years from now. What kind of habits are you creating to enjoy long-term health?” said Looney. “If you want to be healthy and active then create healthy and active habits now. I’m excited to be joining an organization that shares in this vision, and I can’t wait to kick things off this summer.”
Looney is an ACE Certified Health Coach and Group Fitness Instructor who is highly motivated to help others achieve their health and wellness goals.
She has more than 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, including five years as the owner of The Fitness Studio in Dudley. She brings a strong background in strength training, cardio conditioning, TRX Suspension training and nutrition, and she is certified in a wide variety of group fitness programs, including TRX RIP and 7 Les Mills programs among others.
She lives in Dudley with her husband Bill, teenagers Katerina and Andre and several dogs and cats. She loves the beach and traveling to the coast of Maine.

Obits pg 8 6-28-18


Mary N. Seney
NICHOLSON, Ga. — Mary N. Seney, 76, died Dec. 9, 2017, at Hope Memorial Care Center in Georgia.  She was born in 1941, daughter of the late Norman and Rita (Powers) Seney Sr.
She leaves two sisters, Marcia Palmer of California and Kathy Wilga of N. Grosvenordale; a brother, Norman “Barney” Seney Jr. of Putnam; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Charlie Seney.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. June 30 in St. Joseph Church, N. Grosvenordale, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Donations: MSPCA- Kindness for Animals, 350 S Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Amber D. Andrews
DANIELSON — Amber D. Andrews, 39, died June 16, 2018. 
She was born in Houston and lived in Danielson for the past six years prior to that living in Putnam.  She formerly worked at Walmart in Putnam as a cashier.
She leaves two sons, Jordan Rodriguez who serving in the U.S. Army in Ft. Hood, Texas and John DelGrasso III in Woodstock; parents, Richard L. Andrews and Sharon R. Martin of Putnam. 
Services were private.  Donations: Charity of donor’s choice.  Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.

Dorothy C. Berube
N. GROSVENORDALE — Dorothy C. (Courtemanche) Berube, 64, died June 21, 2018, at Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam. 
She was born in Putnam, daughter of Donald Courtemanche Sr. and  Dorothy (Sabourin) Courtemanche of Killingly, and lived in N. Grosvenordale most of her life.  She was an assistant tax collector in Woodstock.  She was a licensed assessor and served on the board of appeals in Thompson.  Some of her pleasures included arts and crafts, cooking shopping and the New England Patriots.
She leaves her husband of 43 years Norman C. Berube of N. Grosvenordale; two daughters, Amie Tworzydlo (Bryan) of Killingly, Heather Martinez of Putnam; two grandchildren, Joseph and Jacob Tworzydlo of Killingly; three brothers, Donald Jr., Dwayne and Dennis Courtemanche, all of Killingly; three sisters, Deborah Blanchard of Putnam, Doreen Linnell of Killingly and Dodie Mineau of Plainfield. She was predeceased by a brother and sister, Douglas and Darlene Courtemanche.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30 at the Valley Springs Sportsmen Club, Valley Rd., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will be private in the Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery, N. Grosvenordale. Donations: Day Kimball Hospice, Putnam, CT.  Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.

Charles R. Paquette
THOMPSON — Charles R. Paquette, 60 of Thompson, died unexpectedly June 18, 2018, at St.  Francis Hospital in Hartford. He was the husband of Robin (Burke) Paquette.
He was born Sept. 25, 1957, in Norwich, son of Maurice and Rose (Bessette) Paquette. He was the owner of Commercial Roofing & Contracting, Inc in Putnam. Charles had made his home in Thompson for many years, was a member and served as chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board, the Ordinance Review Committee and the Building Committee. He was a long time member of the Putnam Elks Lodge, The Thompson Rod and Gun Club, and was an auxiliary member of the Thompson Hill Fire Department. He was a member of the Thursday Night Raceway Golf League.  In the 1970s he originated the Connecticut Chess Federation Newsletter. He loved to travel and experience life with his family and friends. Visiting Key West, Fla., has been a beloved annual family tradition for more than 30 years. He will be remembered as someone who was willing to help anyone, loved life, and made sure to have a good time wherever he went.
He leaves his wife Robin, his children Eric Asikainen (Tracy) of Woodstock, Gavin Charles Paquette, and his significant other Julia Radlo, of Thompson, Kelley (Paquette) White (Steven) of Thompson; brothers and sisters John Paquette (Martha) of Pomfret, Michael Paquette (Patricia) of Plainfield, Celeste Bernard (Barry) of St George, Utah, Michelle Dunn (Scott) of St. George; grandchildren Rhys, Sydney, Lucey and Molley; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Daniel Paquette and Terrence Paquette.
A Memorial Mass was June 23 at St. Joseph Church, N. Grosvenordale. Burial was private at Grove Street Cemetery, Putnam. Donations: Thompson Hill Fire Co., 406 Chase Road, Thompson, CT 06277. Smith & Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.

David C. Thompson
David C. Thompson, 63, died June 23, 2018, at Harrington Hospital in Webster. 
David was one of the first 50 people to officially complete the Appalachian Trail and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
David was born on Dec. 22, 1954, in New Haven to the late George Thompson and late Lois (Bixby) Thompson. He was predeceased by his wife Anne Thompson and leaves his son Eric and extended family.
David was a graduate of UConn, Cornell and NC State with various degrees. Although retired, David most recently worked for the IR-4 Program affiliated with Rutgers University. He was a great recreational farmer and a lover of animals. He was also a professional at telling corny jokes. 
There will be a potluck celebration of his life at 2 p.m. June 30 at his home, 961 Thompson Rd., Thompson. He will be buried in East Thompson Cemetery at a later date. Donations: East Thompson Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 271, Thompson, CT 06277-0271; or the East Thompson Cemetery, 15 East Thompson Road, Thompson, CT 06277.  Smith & Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.

Richard L. Andrews
PUTNAM — Richard L. Andrews, 74, died June 18, 2018, at home.
He was born in Malon, N.Y., son of the late Delphis Andrews and Florence (Martin) Andrews and lived her most of his life.  He was formerly employed by Bennette Security, Killingly as a security guard. 
He leaves his companion Sharon R. Martin; two sons, William Andrews of Southbridge and Dick Andrews of Malon, N,Y,; daughters, Lizabelle Andrews of Malon and Melissa Andrews of Danielson; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Richard lost his daughter Amber D. Andrews of Putnam, June 16, 2018. He was predeceased by four brothers and five sisters.
Services were private. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.

Harriette Lindstrom
DUDLEY— Harriette (MacLeod) Lindstrom, 92, of Dudley, formerly of Weymouth and Cambridge, Mass died June 13, 2018 .
She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years Paul Leon Lindstrom.
Harriette was born in Cambridge daughter of Ferdinand and Matilda ( Dingwell) MacLeod.  She was “COD” a child of deaf parents. She was an active member and past president of the New Comers Club in Weymouth .
The Funeral Mass was June 16 in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Webster, with burial in Village Cemetery in Weymouth. Donations: Scleroderma Research Foundation www.srfcure.org. Bartel Funeral Home & Chapel, Dudley.

Richard A. Manyak,
Vietnam war vet
N. GROSVENORDALE — Richard A Manyak of N. Grosvenordale, 74, died June 14, 2018. He’s formerly from Douglas, Mass.
He was born Dec 2, 1943, son of Andrew and Evelyn Manyak. He was a graduate of Douglas High School, Class of 1962. W
He was an U.S. Air Force supply sergeant from 1962-1967. He served in support of the Vietnam war. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans.
He worked as a tollbooth collector on Mass Turnpike for more than 30 years before retiring to Connecticut. Hobbies included watching sports on television. 
He leaves his wife, Kaye Manyak (Morton); children, Angie Mungham-Milestone (Walter) of Thompson; his son Iainn Morton (Sheila) of Pittsburgh; youngest daughter Sarah Lombard of Worcester; grandchildren: Marissa Mungham, and Victoria Trudeau-Mungham of Thompson, and Jordan Coleman of Oklahoma City; great-grandchildren: Avery Daly of Thompson; brothers William Manyak, Robert Manyak and Michael Zayman.
Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.

Barbara Murray
BROOKLYN — Barbara H. (Whipple) Murray, 83, died June 15, 2018, at home.  She was the wife of 60 years of George James Murray Jr.  She was born in Putnam, daughter of the late William Whipple and Olga (Drescher) Whipple and lived in Brooklyn since 1977 prior to that living in Pomfret.  Barbara enjoyed crocheting, reading, and her church.  Through the years she was a volunteer at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam.  Besides her husband she leaves a son George James Murray III (Beth) of Sanbornton, N.H.; a daughter Cynthia L. Murray-Mallory of W.Va.; four grandchildren, Michael and Garrett Murray, Benjamin Hutchins and Amanda Martel (Scott); one great-grandson Jonah Martel. Donations: South Killingly Fire Dept., Danielson. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.

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