Camilla Chmura
WILLIMANTIC — Camilla Chmura, 92, passed from this life on May 6, 2016. 
Born Dec. 7, 1923, to Mary and Bronislaw Krzyzewski, she was a lifelong resident of Willimantic graduating from Windham High School in 1941.  Camilla was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling and gardening.  She loved celebrating her Polish heritage.  For the “Polish Immigrants Exhibit” she provided an oral history of growing up Polish in Willimantic and contributed Pulaski American Citizens Club memorabilia to the Windham Textile and History Museum.  She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church and an active member of St. Joseph Woman’s Club.
Camilla was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Frederick. She leaves her son Frederick M Chmura (Randé) of Woodstock; daughter Cynthia Curry (Stephen) of Ashford; granddaughter, Jennifer; nieces and nephews and close friends.  
The Funeral Mass was May 10 at St. Joseph Church, Willimantic, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Windham. Donations: Willimantic Public Library, 905 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226 ( on memo line note: Camilla Chmura). Bacon Funeral Home, Willimantic.
David P. Trites,
U.S. Army vet
PUTNAM — David took his final ride on his Harley Davidson on April 30, 2016. He died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the accident. David was an organ donor and had been planning on donating his kidney to a 6-year-old relative, Harlow Tucker. His other organs such as his liver, heart, and other kidney have been donated as well to others in need.
He was born in 1984.
David was a diesel mechanic for the U.S. Army. He retired as a disabled veteran in 2013. He was a recipient of the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the NATO Medal. 
He leaves his wife, Pamela; daughter, Abi; sons, Sullivan and Michael; his service dog Maximus and P.I.T.A. Dixie; his best friend and brother-in-law Mike, his Grandpa Paul, stepmother Christine; sister, Brianna, brothers Christopher, Adam, Kyle, and Brandon; his in-laws Mike, Peg, Ernie and Nicole; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; his handful of true friends, Lewis, Jim, John, Mark, and Drew, and the entire Dysfunctional Veterans community. David was predeceased by his father, David and his mother, Priscilla, and his uncle Paul. 
Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon May 14 in Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, followed by a service in the funeral home at noon. Interment is private. Donations: 
Francis O. Bernier,
Army vet
KILLINGLY — Francis O. Bernier, 83, a lifetime resident of Killingly, died May 4, 2016. He was born June 21, 1932, in Danielson, son of the late Ovila and Emma (Tavernier) Bernier. Francis married Elaine Beaulac in 1953 at St. Joseph Church in Dayville. Francis served in the U.S. Army and was an honorary lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.
Francis was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Dayville, St. Anne Church in Ballouville and St. James Church in Danielson. He had a close relationship with Fr. Sylva LeCours.  He graduated from Killingly High School and Putnam Technical School, where he found his passion in woodworking. He worked for Parent Construction and then opened Bernier Carpentry in 1980. He retired in 1997 but still kept active teaching carpentry occasionally at Ellis Technical School and worked at local lumber yards. Francis was a kind, gentleman who loved meeting and being with people. He enjoyed working in the garden and traveling with his wife, family and dear friends Leo and Theresa Page.  
He leaves his wife Elaine Bernier of Danielson; his daughters: Sandra Mason (David) of Fryeburg, Maine, Karen Arremony (Philip) of Lisbon, Linda Bernier of Dayville; grandchildren: Ian Arremony, Christin Jagielo (Joseph); Lindsey Bauer (Brian), Darcy Murphy (Matthew), Christopher Mason (Bailey); great-grandchildren: Hailey Bauer, Hunter Bauer, Joseph Jagielo, Anna Jagielo, Benjamin Mason and Levi Murphy. 
A Mass of Christian Burial was May 10 at St. James Church, Danielson, with burial with military honors in Holy Cross Cemetery, Danielson. Donations: Alzheimer’s Association, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100 Rocky Hill, CT. Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St. Danielson.
Doris Hanson
WOODSTOCK —  Doris (Green) Hanson, 84, of County Road, died May 3, 2016, in Matulaitis Nursing Home.  She was the wife of Marion O. “Bud” Hanson for 65 years.  Born in 1931 in Troy, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Anna (Stepanek) Green.
Mrs. Hanson worked as an administrative assistant for Fairfield Hills Hospital in Newtown.  She enjoyed ceramics, playing Scrabble.  
In addition to her husband Bud, she leaves her sons, David Hanson (Theresa) of Yakima, Wash., and Don Hanson (Nancy) of Southbury; daughters, Carol A. Kasperowitz (Greg) of Long Valley, N.J., Diane Hanson of Pomfret Center, Mary Murray (Jeff) of Brookfield, and Janice Lindsay (Will) of Woodstock; her brothers, Norvell Green of Illinois, and Gerald Green (Mary Gene) of Maryland; brother-in-law, Maurice Midgley of Pennsylvania; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her older brother Donald and her sister Alvera.
The Mass of Christian Burial was May 7 in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, Putnam, with burial in St. Mary Cemetery. Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam.
Rita M. Bernier 
KILLINGLY —  Rita (Gaumond) Bernier, 93, formerly of Putnam, died May 7, 2016, in Davis Place Nursing Home.  She was the wife of the late Adelard A. Bernier.  Born in 1922 in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Dorea (Alexis) Gaumond.
Mrs. Bernier was a homemaker who enjoyed knitting, cooking, and crocheting.  She was a “devoted lover of ice cream.” 
She leaves her son, Norman A. Bernier (Paula) of Putnam; her daughter-in-law Cynthia Bernier of Manchester; and two grandchildren, Matthew Bernier and Julia Bernier.  She was predeceased by her son Paul L. Bernier; and her sisters, Doris Gagne, and Annette St. Sauveur.
Services were private. Donations: Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Southington, CT 06489; Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 74 Batterson Park Rd. Ste 2, Farmington, CT 06032. Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes.
Dorothy L. Horn
AUBURN — Dorothy L. (App) Horn, 103, died at her home on April 25, 2016.
She was born in Allentown, Penn., and lived in Auburn for the past 3 1/2 years, prior to that living in Dearborn, Mich.  She had her associate’s degree from Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass., and was its oldest living alumnus.  She was a accomplished pianist and had the gift of playing by ear.  She also enjoyed knitting.   
She was the wife of the late Dr. Robert C. Horn Jr. MD.  She leaves a a son, Dr. Thomas L. Horn of N. Grosvenordale; a daughter, Ethel M. Smith of Washington;  seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Robert C. Horn III and by two sisters.
Donations: Mount Ida Alumni Association, 777 Dedham St., Newton MA 02459. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.
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