Eric Carr,
Korean war vet
DAYVILLE — Eric “Rick” E. Carr, 78, of Dayville, died Dec. 8, 2015, at Westview Nursing Home after a long illness. He was the husband of Bonnie (Fulton) Carr. They were married Aug. 3, 1968, in Pomfret. 
He was born Dec. 7, 1937, in Norfolk, N.Y., son of the late Floyd and Myrtle (Barclay) Carr. Eric was a construction worker, working on the Thompson Dam, he also worked for many years in the textile industries, Hale Manufacturing, Putnam Hertzel, and retiring from Cranston Print Works.
Eric was a “jack of all trades” and lived life to the fullest. He attended the Hope Community Church in Putnam. He was a veteran of the Korean war serving in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1959.  He was a former member of the Irish American Club in Putnam.  He enjoyed music, singing.
He leaves in addition to his wife Bonnie, his children Jeffrey (Alice) Carr of Hampton, Steven (Andrea) Carr of Thomaston, Eric Carr of Massachusetts, Debra (James) Pagliro of Tampa, Julie (Mark) Geller of Portsmouth, N.H., Claire Wrenn of Manchester, N.H.; his sister Ella (Levi) Kio of Morristown, N.Y.; his grandchildren Katelyn, Jordan, Cheyenne, Eric, Carla, Chaun, Erik, Sky-Lyn, Austin, two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his siblings Erwin, Edwin, Wayne, Orlean Laware, Helen Harmon, Eva Sherman and Betty Couch. 
The Funeral was Dec. 12 with burial in Munyan Cemetery with military honors. Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.
Joseph A. Tessier,
Army vet
PUTNAM — Joseph A. Tessier, 81 of Putnam, died Dec. 7, 2015, at the Westview Nursing Home in Dayville. He was the husband of Barbara (Wetherbee) Tessier. 
He was born June 13, 1934, in Putnam, son of the late Romeo and Loretta Tessier. He served in the US Army. 
Joe worked in maintenance for Ethan Allen in Webster for several years. He enjoyed many winters with his wife in Fort Myers, Fla. 
A Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 14 in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, Putnam, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Webster. Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.
Priscilla Perkinson
POMFRET — Priscilla Mae (Gibson) Perkinson, 85, died on Dec. 5, 2015, in Putnam after a brief illness.
Priscilla was born on Feb. 21, 1930, in Worcester, to parents Roscoe and Viola Gibson Sr. She graduated from Tourtellotte Memorial High School in N. Grosvenordale in 1948.
Priscilla was a social, active woman who was deeply involved in charities, school reunions and volunteered for years at Day Kimball Hospital caring for others. She enjoyed hosting family gatherings celebrating the holidays.  Her family and friends will always remember her as a warm, loving and perpetually happy person.
She leaves her daughters Bonnie Lee Andrews of Denver,  Robin Lynn Purdy (John) of Putnam; her brothers Roscoe Gibson Jr. of Putnam and Ronald Gibson of Webster; her grandchildren Brent Andrews, Jodi Andrews, Kara Brady and Nicholas Mach; great-grandson Colby Andrews; nephews Brian and Michael Gibson, Richard, Norman, Alan Gibson and the “good girl” Brenda Pasqualetti. She was predeceased by her husband Elbert R Andrews, second husband Thomas E. Perkinson and son Mark E. Andrews.
 A service and celebration of life will be scheduled for the spring of 2016. Smith & Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.
Richard N. Frizell
CANTERBURY — Richard Noel Frizell died peacefully Dec. 6, 2015, at home. 
Noel was a long time resident of Canterbury and parishioner at Trinity Episcopal Church in Brooklyn.
He was born Dec. 20, 1922, in Victoria, British Columbia to Robert John and Mary Jane Best Frizell.
Following a long, successful career with Ontario Hydro in Toronto and Westvaco Corporation in New York City, Noel retired to Canterbury and settled on a track of woodland which he named Tapiola after the god of the Finnish woods, Tapio. He found an invaluable source of local friendship in the Trinity Episcopal parish. His time at home was offset by sojourns to Ireland, New Zealand, Nova Scotia and British Colombia, reconnecting with life-long family and friends while researching three volumes of family history.  In the first of these he boasted “I had the great good fortune of being launched into a close and loving family.”  He concluded his reflections with “today there is more peace in my life than I have ever known.”  
He leaves four children, Ruth, Joseph, Paul and Robert; four grandchildren Sage, Ryan, Rachel and her partner Tyler, Sarah and her husband Kim; and great-granddaughter Olea. He is predeceased by his wife Evelyn Ester Howe and four siblings, George, William, Margaret and Robert Jr.  
Memorial service were Dec. 12 in Trinity Episcopal Church, Brooklyn. Donations: Trinity Episcopal Church, PO Box 276, Brooklyn, CT 06234. Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St. Danielson.
Doris Gefvert
PUTNAM — Doris M. Gefvert, 86, of Sabin Street, died Dec. 13, 2015, at Matulaitis Nursing Home, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.  Born in 1929 in W. Warwick, she was the daughter of the late Josephat and Mary (Silva) Charland.
Doris enjoyed yard sales, trips to Cape Cod, the beach, camping, and bingo.  Doris spent much of the last 25 years in Florida relishing the sunny weather, playing tourist guide to her Connecticut visitors and keeping busy with her friends until her illness brought her back to Connecticut.
She was a supervisor for 17 years at Bates Shoe in N. Grosvenordale and upon their closing she worked at American Optical in Putnam and Southbridge.  She spent 10 years working at UMass Medical Center in Worcester and then put into practice her training as a Certified Nursing Assistant.  Doris held CNA positions in both Connecticut and Florida.
She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, coached a team for the Thompson Lassie League, welcomed foster children into her home for many years, volunteered at the St. Joseph Thrift Shop, and worked the polls in Florida as a volunteer.
She leaves her sons; Richard Charron Jr. (Annette) of Scotland and David Charron (Lisa) of Thompson; her daughters, Patricia Charron of Southbridge and Cathy Marcoux (Michael) of E. Putnam; grandchildren; Criss, Jessica, Nicholas and Andrew and her great-grandchildren; Kayla, Megan, and Jacob.
Graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. Dec. 17 in St. Joseph Cemetery 20 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam.
Florette Lavallee
N. GROSVENORDALE — Florette O. (Coderre) Lavallee, 93, of Riverside Dr., died Dec. 8, 2015, at Brookside Nursing Home in Webster.  She was the wife of Gerard Lavallee who died on Aug. 27, 2014.
Born in 1922 Thompson, she was the daughter of the late Ulderic and Adrienne (Audette) Coderre.
Mrs. Lavallee worked as a winder for Cluett Peabody and Company in  N. Grosvenordale, St. Joseph’s cafeteria, Duffy’s Catering, and Risom Furniture.  She going for long walks and traveling; and was a member of the AARP
She leaves two sons Dennis Lavallee (Sherry) of Putnam and Paul Lavallee (Leslie) of Thompson; two brothers John Coderre of Danielson and Normand Coderre of Rhode Island; a sister Henriette Blanchette of N. Grosvenordale; two grandchildren Jeremy and Derek Lavallee. She was predeceased by her husband Gerard Lavallee; and two brothers Gerard Coderre and Robert Coderre. 
A Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 14 at St. Joseph Church, N. Grosvenordale, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Donations: St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255. Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes 104 Church St., Putnam.
Ella (Perry) Martin
S. WOODSTOCK — Ella E. Martin, 100, of Loyola Rd., died Dec. 12, 2015, at Webster Manor.  She was the wife of the late Normand A. Martin.  Born in 1915 in Dudley, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Emma (Laprade) Perry.
Mrs. Martin worked at several department stores as a clerk.
She leaves a son Robert L. Martin of Webster and a daughter Louise G. Gisleson (Marc) of Putnam; a brother Paul Perry of Dudley; six grandchildren Lynne, Leah, Elizabeth, Michael, Brett, and Christopher, 13 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by five brothers Alfred, Phillip, Arthur, Bernard, and Norman “Mike” and five sisters Marie Remy, Virgilia Daniels, Lillian Kemp, Rita Deary, and Rena Perry. 
The Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 15 in St. Joseph Church, N. Grosvenordale, with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Webster. Donations: St. Joseph School, 20 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255. Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale.
Kimberly J. Yaun
E. WOODSTOCK—  Kimberly J. Yaun, 52, of Woodstock Rd., died Dec. 8, 2015, at home. She was the wife of Todd R. Yaun.  Born in 1963 in San Mateo, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Michael and Constance (Walton) Miller.
Mrs. Yaun was the owner of Todd’s House of Carpets in Danielson.  She enjoyed cooking, traveling.
In addition to her husband Todd, she leaves her children, Kris Charette (Lynn) of Aurora, Colo., Matthew Charette (Samantha) of Warwick, Amanda Charette of Moosup, and Jeffrey Charette of Danielson; her stepchildren, Derek Yaun of E. Woodstock, Iris Gohn (Ben) of Tucson, Ariz., and Luke Yaun of Plattsmouth, Neb.; her brother, Michael Miller of Florida; her sister, Diane Vanasse of Danielson; grandchildren, Emily and Brayden Charette.  
Visitation was Dec. 12 in Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. Donations: Relay For Life, c/o American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. 
Theresa Kench
WEBSTER — Theresa M. (Millette) Kench, 99, died  Dec. 9, 2015, at Webster Manor after a period of declining health. Theresa was born May 15, 1916, in Dudley, the daughter of the late Zotique and the late Mary Louise (Dupre) Millette.  She was predeceased by her husband, Willard Kench. She retired from AO in 1979 and lived in Deltona, Fla., and after the death of her husband in 1993 she returned to her native Webster. 
She leaves one son: Robert Rivard of Webster; two grandsons Gary Rivard (Christie) of Woodstock and Chad Rivard (Amy) of Wellesley, Mass.; four great-grandchildren, Jacob ,Naomi, Dominic  and Christian Rivard. She was predeceased by her brothers Alexander Millette and Joseph Millette; sisters Bernadette Albani,  Doris Bruneau, Beatrice Beauregard, Ora and Mary Millette. A Mass of Christian burial was Dec. 17 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Webster, with burial in Deltona. Donations: St.Vincent DePaul Society, c/o Sacred Heart Rectory 18 East Main St. Webster, MA 01570 . Bartel Funeral Home & Chapel.
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