Joan 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 Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. Donations: CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111.

Audrey M. Giorgi
PETALUMA, Calif. — Audrey M. (Gratton) Giorgi, 56, of Petaluma, for 36 years died July 11, 2019, at home.
She was the wife, of Kenneth A. Giorgi to whom she was married for 29 years.
Audrey was born on March 12, 1963, in Putnam, and grew up in Eastford.
Audrey was in the professional field of graphic design at USA Today, a private studio, Mrs. Grossman’s Paper Company, and Friedman’s Home Improvement. Audrey’s forward creative thinking kept her invigorated and rewarded.
She leaves two daughters, Alyssa and Vanessa; her mother, Mary (Wetherell) Gratton and her partner Dana Basto of Woodstock; five siblings, Debra Reynolds(Russell) of Eastford, Brian Gratton of Eastford, Martin Gratton (Cynthia) of St. Petersburg, Fla., her twin sister Arlene Goodwin (Bruce) of Ashford, and Mistie Hagenhoff (Nicholas) of Frisco, Texas; close friend, Priscilla Beach of Novato, Calif. She was predeceased by her father M. Philip Gratton.
A Graveside Memorial and Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 3 at the East Woodstock Cemetery, Prospect Street, Woodstock, immediately followed by Audrey’s Celebration of Life. Donations: Northeast CT Cancer Fund, Day Kimball Healthcare, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260 (or online at www. Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Phyllis Jones Jacobs
WOODSTOCK — Phyllis Jones Jacobs, 90, of Woodstock, formerly of Wayland, Mass., where she lived for 46 years, died peacefully July 12, 2019, at home.
Born Dec. 18, 1928, in Bridgeville, Del.,she was the daughter of Walton Small Jones and Laura Lyons Jones. She married Harry Lewis Jacobs June 6, 1950, the same year they graduated from the University of Delaware. He died in 2009.
Phyllis taught elementary school in Ithaca, N.Y., for five years, and again in the Wayland public schools for 20 years before retiring in 1988.
She leaves her children, Emily Jacobs Murphy of Woodstock, Laura Jacobs Linscott of Corvallis, Org.; David Alexander Jacobs (Cory) of Eugene; grandchildren, Daniel, Jacob and Anna Murphy of Woodstock, Tyler Linscott (Trina), of Appleton, Wisc., Nathan Linscott (Cristina) of Kalama, Wash., Lana Linscott (Jorn Cheney) of London; one great-granddaughter, Tierra Linscott of Appleton; sister-in-law, Judy (DE); nieces Saundra (Bob, PA), Judy (SC) and Jan (CO), and her nephew Hank (Settie, NC). She was predeceased by her husband, Harry, her son, Steven Bruce Jacobs in 2010 and her granddaughter, Eliza Cascade Jacobs, in 2002, her brother William Jones, his wife Pauline, her brother Richard Jones and his wife Gloria.
A Memorial Service will be held at at later date. Donations: Buddy Dog Humane Society, 151 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury MA 01776. Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.

Raymond M. Mailhot
BROOKLYN — Raymond M. Mailhot, 81, of Brooklyn, died July 10, 2019.
Born Sept. 8, 1937, in Danielson, he was the son of the late Eva and Joseph Mailhot. He graduated from Killingly High School in 1956 and married Ernestine Lasnier that same year. Together they raised two daughters and two sons.
Raymond worked for Kaman Aerospace for more than 35 years.  After retiring, Raymond explored his talent and passion for woodworking.  He also loved photography and trips to the casino.
He was a kind, loving man who had a quiet sense of humor. Known as “Poppa” to his six grandchildren, he had an easygoing and genuine approach. There are some that feel their cup is half empty; others half full. Poppa’s glass was always filled to the top.
He leaves his wife of 62 years, Ernestine; children Susan James, Laura Deschenes, John Mailhot, and Matthew Mailhot (Laurie); grandchildren, Joshua Larkin, Brandon Deschenes (Anita), Danielle Howes (Robert), Neysha Larkin, Allison Mailhot and Rachel Mailhot as well as his great-grandson Jason Larkin.
Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson.

Anita Palazzo
PUTNAM — Anita Palazzo, 68, of Putnam died June 27, 2019.
Rita was born Oct. 12, 1950, in Putnam to the late Cora and Forest Albee.
She leaves her brother Ronald Albee Sr.; sister Kathy Payne; son John Palazzo (Christine); granddaughter Jessica Rock (Travis), step-granddaughter Megan Vertefeuille; four great-grandsons Isaac, Koby, Bryce and Dustin Rock. Rita was predeceased by her brothers Leonard Albee Sr., James Albee and her sister Rena Morrison. Rita was predeceased by her brothers Leonard Albee Sr., James Albee and her sister Rena Morrison.
She worked for several local companies over the years including Moldex, American White Cross, Staples and had volunteered for KB ambulance, Relay For Life and Special Olympics.
A Graveside Service was July 12 in Westfield Cemetery, Danielson. Donations: Matulaitis Nursing Home, 10 Thurber Road, Putnam, CT 06260. Tillinghast Funeral Home, Danielson.

Arthur E. Williams Jr.
KILLINGLY — Arthur E. Williams Jr., 62, of Baltic, died June 26, 2019, at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich.
Arthur was born March 29, 1957, in Putnam, son of Nancy (Sullivan) Williams of Danielson and the late Arthur E. Williams Sr. He was a 1975 graduate of Killingly High School. Arthur had been employed at local manufacturing facilities as a materials handler including the former Acme Cotton and also Putnam Plastics. He was an avid fisherman and baseball fan and enjoyed NASCAR racing.
He leaves his mother Nancy Williams of Danielson; sons, Allen Williams, Keith Williams and Edward Williams, all of Georgia; his companion Linda Topalis of Baltic; sisters, Barbara Bradshaw (David) of Georgia, Patricia Swanson of Texas, and Sandra Ballou of Danielson; three grandsons.
A Memorial Service was June 30 at Tillinghast Funeral Home, Danielson.


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