Mildred I. Grous,
Air Force vet
PLAINFIELD — Mildred I. (Kent) Grous, 81, formerly of Third St., died Jan. 24, 2018, at Westview Healthcare.  She was the wife of the late Raymond Grous.  Born in 1937 in South Brunswick, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Eleanor (Colburn) Kent.
Mildred was a veteran of the post-Korean war time, serving with the U.S. Air Force from 1955 - 1959.
Mrs. Grous worked for many years in the housekeeping department at UConn.
Mrs. Grous enjoyed collecting salt and pepper shakers, doing crossword puzzles, and playing cribbage. Mildred was a devoted member of the Plainfield Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses.
She leaves a son, Davis Grous of Moosup,; two daughters, Cynthia Robb (Steven Gencarelle) of Moosup and Donna Athorne of Central Village; a brother, Lenny Kent and a sister, Beverly Hawkes; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five siblings.
Funeral arrangements and cremation by Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Michael T. Tuchsen,
Air Force vet
DANIELSON — Michael T. Tuchsen, 64, of Danielson, died unexpectedly Jan. 20, 2018.
He was born on Jan. 28, 1953, in Albany, Calif., son of the late Richard and Patricia (Flanagan) Tuchsen. Michael was the spouse of Robert R. Fafard since Nov. 2, 1999.
Michael enlisted with the U.S. Air Force in 1971 and was honorably discharged in 1975. He retired from AT&T as a computer programmer and in his later years he worked for Home Depot in Lisbon. His happiest time was spent with his grandchildren throwing parties. Michael was a very generous person and would dress up as Santa Claus for children and for Home Depot passing out candy at Christmastime. Michael was an Eagle Scout and loved the outdoors, fishing. They lived in California, Oregon, New Hampshire and Connecticut.
Besides his spouse Robert he leaves his grandchildren Hallie, Emma, Gavin and Zoey; stepdaughter Bobbie-Jo Fafard; stepson Joseph Alfred Fafard; sister-in-law Debbie Tuchsen of Oakley, Calif. He was predeceased by his brother Richard Tuchsen.
Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.

David M. Bernard
WOODSTOCK — David M. Bernard, 48, of Dugg Hill Rd., died Jan. 23, 2018, at the Hospital for Special Care.  Born in 1969 in Putnam, he was the son of Jude and Nilda (Rivera) Bernard.
David earned his associate's degree in manufacturing and engineering from Thames Valley Community College.  He worked for many years as a high-stakes dealer at Foxwoods Resort and Casino.
David was a gentle soul, who loved his family and was always willing to extend a helping hand. David was the mixer in the family Doughboy business, and was widely known at the fairs for making the best dough in the family. He also enjoyed gardening, games, and rooting for the Red Sox and Patriots.  David saw the good in all people; helping them wherever he could.
He leaves his parents; two brothers, Jude A. Bernard Jr. of Palm Springs, Calif.,  and Stephen J. Bernard (Agnes) of Windham; two sisters, Virginia E. Sharpless of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Lisa M. Hart (Martin) of Pomfret; nieces and nephews.
The Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 29  in St. Stephen Church, Quinebaug, with burial  in the spring in Elmvale Cemetery. Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Barbara D. Martin
PUTNAM — Barbara (Hebert) Martin, 81, of Sabin St., died Jan. 27, 2018, in Worcester.  She was the wife of the late Wilfred E. Martin.  Born in 1936 in Webster, she was the daughter of the late Euclid and Stastia (Czechowski) Hebert.
Mrs. Martin worked as an LPN for Day Kimball Hospital for 30 years. She enjoyed walks on the beach, vacations in Maine, puzzles and playing with her grand-dogs.
She leaves her daughters, Brenda Senecal (Glenn) of Putnam, and Sharon Stasko (Gerald) of Webster; her son, Kevin Martin (Pamela) of Killingly; her grandchildren, Derek Martin, Adam Przystas (Heather), and Andrew Senecal; and her great-granddaughter, Laurana Przystas.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 1 in St. Joseph Church, N. Grosvenordale, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Donations: East Coast Canine Rescue, P.O. Box 387, Pomfret, CT. Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Bernice Donovan
NAUGATUCK — Bernice Donovan, 91, recently of Naugatuck, died Jan. 26, 2018, at Bridgeport Hospital.
Bernice was born Dec. 29, 1926, in Waterbury, oldest daughter of the late Walter and Harriett (Slason) Veillette Sr. She lived most of her life in Bridgeport before moving to Putnam for 20 years.  She enjoyed doing arts and crafts and sewing, and was an avid genealogist. 
She leaves her children: Kathleen Donovan, Robert Donovan, Patricia Champagne and Richard Donovan; grandchildren: Christopher (Rebecca) Champagne and Eileen (James) Mayo, and great-grandchildren: Brayden, Grayson, and Adysen Champagne and Mackenzie Mayo; a sister, Alice Wolfe; nieces and nephews. Bernice was predeceased by her daughter, Elizabeth A. Donovan, and two brothers, Walter Veillette Jr. and Howard Veillette Sr. 
The Funeral was private. The Riverview Funeral Home, Shelton.

Raymond E. Weiss
N. GROSVENORDALE — Raymond E. Weiss, 76, died Jan. 9, 2018.
He was born in Webster, son of the late Raymond and Theresa (Millette) Weiss and lived in N. Grosvenordale most of his life. Raymond managed the Tilcon Asphalt Plant in Wilsonville till the plants closing.
He leaves his son Marc Weiss (Tracy) of Holland, N.Y.; a granddaughter Leah Weiss of Cheektowaga, N.Y.;  his companion and caregiver Anne Bayer of N. Grosvenordale; a brother Robert Weiss of Gunnison, Colo.
Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.

Sarah Harriott
CANTERBURY — Sarah L. (Auger) Harriott, 43, died Jan. 9, 2018, at Hartford Hospital, Hartford. 
She was born in Putnam, daughter of the late George and Linda (Coman) Auger and lived in Canterbury for the past 12 years prior to that living in Pomfret.  She was a hairdresser  working at the Central Village Golden Shears.  She loved the beach and collecting shells.
She leaves a sister Rebecca Auger of Killingly; her dear friend Katherine J. Blake of Central Village.
Services will be held later. Donations: Woodstock Cat Shelter or to the charity of donor’s choice.  Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.

Vicki Williams
THOMPSON — Vicki Williams was born in Putnam and died Jan. 11, 2018.
She retired from Drake Petroleum in 2015.
She was vibrant, caring, honest, trustworthy, funny person. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading,  watching movies, spending time by the ocean and taking her grand nephew Conor  to feed the horses. She will be remembered for her bright smile, contagious laugh and her beautiful eyes. 
She leaves husband Stanley (Stosh) Malek; her sister friends Jeanne Priest, Jane Donovan and Sandy Wheele;, nephew Justin LeDoux; niece Amber LeDoux, great nephew Conor LeDoux; sisters Robyn LeDoux and Donna Armstrong;  and mother Carol .She was predeceased by her memere Rosamond Chapdelaine,  brother Daniel Williams and father Joseph Williams.
A celebration of life will be held this summer. Donations: TEEG of Thompson. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.


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