Arthur C. Berube,
Navy vet
BALLOUVILLE — Arthur Carl Berube, 84, of Ballouville, died suddenly Sept. 18, 2015, at home. He was the husband of Florence (Bazinet) Berube. They were married July 2, 1949, in Putnam. She died Oct. 5, 1997. He was born Nov. 7, 1930, in Chicago, son of Edgar and Albina (Roberts) Berube. Arthur served with the U.S. Navy.
He had made his home in Ballouville for more than 60 years, a former communicant of St. Anne’s Church. He owned and operated the Ballouville Aquarium, for 44 years. He opened the aquarium in 1971. He also operated a convenience store and a camera shop, where he hand painted photographs. He worked as a mechanic at Pratt and Whitney for 27 years and Chandler Evans. He later worked as a mechanic at Acme Cotton in Killingly. Arthur was proud to be part of five living generations of the Berube family.
He leaves his sons, Carl Berube of Ballouville; Edward Berube of Putnam; Davey Berube of Ballouville, his daughter Debra Theriaque of Danielson; a sister Marie Sullivan of Danielson; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by his daughter Gail Berube in 1998.
A Prayer Service was Sept. 24 at Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson, with burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Putnam. Donations: Deary Cancer Fund, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. 
Donald J. Shaw,
WWII vet
POMFRET CENTER — Donald Jackson Shaw, 94, entered into eternal life Sept. 21, 2015, at home. 
Born Sept. 9, 1921, to Godfrey and Alice (Jackson) Shaw in Sapulpa, Okla.. He moved to the Shaw homestead in Norwalk in 1923.
After graduating from Norwalk High School in 1941, Donald joined the Navy and entered WWII in 1942, stationed in the Pacific on the destroyer tender, USS Sierra, 2nd Class Petty Officer/Store Keeper, honorably discharged in 1946.  Upon discharge, he followed in his father’s footsteps and began a career in custom home design and building in Southwestern Connecticut. 
He and Nancy married in 1949. In 1969 Donald moved his family to Brooklyn where he renovated an old gristmill into the beloved family homestead. It was here that the family enjoyed many weddings and joyous occasions. Donald and Nancy moved to Pomfret in 1986. Donald continued custom home building in northeastern Connecticut, later working in his own custom cabinetry business. In retirement, Donald and Nancy began a new business, Fagan’s Forge, specializing in hand-forged iron hardware. He continued working until the age of 88.
He leaves the love of his life, Nancy Fagan Shaw. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on May 21. He also leaves his children: Melissa Joyal (Leo) of Pomfret, Laurice Shaw of Newport, R.I., Amanda Manso (Paul) of Eastford, Brian Shaw of Dayville, Holly Evans (Richard) of E. Killingly, Nancy McMerriman (Timothy) of Pomfret, as well as two special “sons,” Gary Hopkins and Michael McCoy; sister-in-law, Annette and husband David Vickery of Newtown, nieces, Susan and Karen; nephew, David Jr.; grandchildren: Christopher, Jennifer, Jason, Jake, Kevin, Lori, Amy, Paula, Julie, Jenna, Ryan, Kelsey, Hannah, Brendan, and 21 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Donald’s life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at the home of Melissa & Leo Joyal, 109 Valentine Rd., Pomfret Center. Donations: Hospice of NE CT, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260.  Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam.
Donna Page
WOODSTOCK — Donna LaParle Page, 72, of Woodstock, died Sept. 23, 2015, at home. She was the wife of the late Gilbert Page. He died in 2004. 
She was born Aug. 30, 1943, in Putnam, daughter of Richard and Arlene (Nettleton) Howard. Donna had made her home in Putnam and Thompson. She had worked as a secretary for more than 13 years at the former Deary Brothers Dairy in Putnam, and also City Beverage in Putnam and Danielson. She was last employed for an investment firm in Dayville. 
She was a member of the Putnam VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and was a fan of the New England Patriots and an avid UConn girls’ basketball fan. Donna enjoyed candle pin bowling and was involved in League Bowling in Webster for 10 years.
She leaves her daughter Denise Earle (Randy) of Woodstock, with whom she has made her home; her son Deane LaParle of Thompson; her grandchildren Harley LaParle; Deanna LaParle; Dayna Earle and Kelsea Sherrick. 
A Memorial Service was Sept. 29 at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam, and burial in Grove Street Cemetery. Donations: the Home Health and Hospice of Northeast Connecticut, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT.  06260.
Penny Woodbury
WOODSTOCK — Penny Hebert Shaw Woodbury, 50, of Woodstock, formerly of Putnam, died Sept. 26, 2015, in a motorcycle accident in Thompson. She was the wife of Peter F. Woodbury. They were married June 14, 2015. 
She was born Oct. 25, 1964, in Putnam, daughter of Paul Hebert and the late Lorraine Poirier Hebert. She was employed as a supervisor at Karl Storz in Charlton for more than 20 years. She was a graduate of Woodstock Academy in 1982. Penny was active for several years with the Relay For Life and was co-captain of her family team. She enjoyed riding her motorcycle, her Mustang, making crafts, weekend getaways, and all things Halloween. She will be remembered for her great love and kindness. 
She leaves her husband Peter; and her father Paul of Woodstock; her children 
Nicole Richards (Lewis) of Auburn, and Tyler Shaw and his significant other Corey Gingras of Oxford, Mass.; her step children Catrice Woodbury of N. Adams, Mass.; Connor Woodbury of Worcester; sister Susan Stevens (Michael) of Woodstock; brother Joseph Hebert (Alyson) of Woodstock; brother Dennis Hebert of Woodstock; her granddaughter Fiona; nieces and nephews Jean, Sabrina, Jarrod, Kaitlyn, Ariana, Christopher, Jessica, Megan, and Stuart and their spouses; great nieces and nephew Morgan, Samantha, Blake, Danika, and Zoe.
Donations: Relay For Life, Team Meme’s Sunshine, c/o American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3045. Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.
Marilyn S. Marshall
BROOKLYN — Marilyn S. Marshall, 84, formerly of Brooklyn and Pomfret, died Sept. 23, 2015, at her son Kent’s home after a long illness. 
She was the wife of the late Kenneth A. Marshall. They were married September of 1951. He died May 1, 2014.  
She was born April 7, 1931, in Providence, daughter of the late Rudolph E. and Florence (Bergman) Seaberg. 
They lived in Pomfret for most of their life then lived in Brooklyn,  and North Kingstown, R.I. Marilyn grew up in Cranston earned her bachelor’s degree from URI. 
She was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She was a member of the Pomfret Public Library for 18 years volunteering countless hours there. She volunteered at the North Kingstown Public Library for eight years and was a member of the Day Kimball Woman’s Board for 50 years. 
She also volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader and assistant leader for many years when her daughters were young. She was an avid animal lover and enjoyed gardening and reading, sewing and crewel work and dancing with her husband.
She leaves her six children Lynda M. Johnson of Parsonsburg, Md., Christine A. Parquette (Lawrence) of Putnam, Kent A. Marshall (Gail) of Chepachet, Nancy L. Mullaly Woodis (Bruce) of Dayville, Scott D. Marshall (Rosemary) of Dayville, and Judith A. Munger of Plainfield; 17 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Robert R. Seaberg.
A Memorial Service will be at 3 p.m. Oct. 2 at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam with a calling hour from 2 to 3 p.m. Donations: Gentiva Hospice, 2374 Post Road, Suite 206, Warwick, RI. 02886; or Day Kimball Hospice of NE CT, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. 
Charlene A. Hanley
PUTNAM —  Charlene A. Hanley, 55, of Woodstock Ave, died Sept. 21, 2015, at home.  Born in 1960 in Putnam, she was the daughter of Robert and Laura (Bourbeau) Hanley.
Charlene worked in the insurance industry for many years and had attained her CPCU designation. She was a member of the Danielson Kingdom Hall.  She enjoyed traveling and enjoyed many happy weekends in Wells, Maine.  She was happiest when she was helping others and lived life to the fullest.  
In addition to her parents, she leaves brothers, Robert Hanley Jr. of Pomfret, and Jeffrey Hanley (Christine) of Putnam; her niece Kelly Hanley; and her nephews, Thomas and Nicholas Hanley; her special friends, Mark Racine, Justine Cleveland; and her longtime best friend, Tammie Morrison. 
A Memorial Service was Sept. 26 in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Dayville. Donations:  a homeless or animal shelter of your choice. Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes.
Priscilla Moscone
WAUREGAN — Priscilla Moscone, 82, of Wauregan, died Sept. 21, 2015, at the WW Backus Hospital in Norwich. 
She was born Oct. 24, 1932, in Putnam, daughter of the late Ely and Yvonne (Poirier) Chabot. She made her home in Wauregan for most of her life, and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Wauregan. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and the Ladies of St. Anne’s for many years. Priscilla had worked for 35 years in Inventory Control at the C & M Corporation in Wauregan. She enjoyed knitting, reading. 
She leaves her son Michael Moscone (Valeska) of Oneco; her daughter Cynthia Moscone of N. Haven; her siblings Henry Chabot of Wauregan, Louise Joly of Wauregan and Vivian L’Etoile of Central Village; grandchildren Gary Mathieu Jr. (Angie), Jason Mathieu, Julie Wojnar (Chad), Christine Moscone, Lauren Moscone; her great grandchildren Jose, Kiarra, Jahlaya, Allison, Aiden, Sienna, Lucia, Kaylei, Ricky. She was predeceased by her husband Anthony Moscone, her daughter Debra Ann Moscone, her brothers Arthur Chabot and Raymond Chabot.
The Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 25 at Sacred Heart Church, Wauregan, with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Donations: ECHO Cancer Foundation, 330 Washington St., Norwich. Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson.   
Miriam C. O’Connell
PUTNAM — Miriam (Scheffel) O’Connell, 83, of Sabin Landing died Sept. 21, 2015. She was the wife of the late William C. O’Connell. Born in 1932 in Glendale, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Vincent A. Scheffel and Elizabeth Frauendorf  Scheffel. After her mother died, she was raised by her father, aunt Christina Green and stepmother Ellanor Scheffel.   
A New Yorker at heart and a New Englander over time, Miriam was a stellar student who went on to work as an executive assistant at the New York Telephone Company. She loved her home in Westford, Mass., where she raised their family. Miriam worked as an assistant to the librarian at Westford Academy. She was also a proud member of the Westford Senior Center. She enjoyed reading and gardening and was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.
She leaves her children: Elizabeth O’Connell and fiancée Riad Miah and Kathleen O’Connell Johnson(Jay D.); grandchildren: Jill and Allan MacQuarrie and Jayme Johnson; great-grandchildren: Jessica, Jenna, Julia and Jaynie. She was predeceased by siblings: Kenneth and Mae.
The Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 26 at Most Holy Trinity Church, Pomfret, with burial at St. Catherine Cemetery, Westford. Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes.
Linda Stedman 
DANIELSON — Linda J. Stedman, Woodstock Academy teacher, cat-lover, and former investment banker, died Sept. 26, 2015 after a battle with cancer.  Born Sept. 18, 1946, in Vermont, she leaves her brother Kenneth A. Stedman of Wolfeboro Falls, N.H.; her best friend of 47 years, Emily Meschter, of NYC. Her  mother, Olive (Riley) Stedman and her father Winwood “Steady” Stedman predeceased her.  
Linda was brilliant, and her exceptional intelligence, quest for knowledge, dedication to education, perseverance, and unparalleled independence made her memorable and irreplaceable.  Linda spent her early career as an investment banker, becoming a full partner at Drexel Burnham.  
Teaching was her true calling, however, and in 1991 Linda left Wall Street, having blazed a trail for other women.  After being given credit for a year at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania, life experiences, and self-study, Linda was awarded a diploma from Empire College in New York, NY.  She then earned her master’s in Education at Harvard, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  After a year of teaching in Massachusetts, Linda took a position teaching history at Woodstock Academy in 1994. 
She will be long remembered by the more than 2,000 students who were fortunate enough to sit in her classroom over the course of her more than 20 years at the Academy.  Linda’s classes were famous for their rigor, and she encouraged students to achieve at levels they may not always have believed themselves capable of attaining. Students who survived her AP US history “boot camp,” were said to have been “Stedmanized,” able to breeze through later classes with the strong work ethic and analytical skills she inculcated in them. She also passed on a love of learning, of books, and intellectual conversation. In the words of one of her students, “Ms. Stedman taught me more than history, she taught me how to think.”
She had a no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is attitude, which could never quite camouflage her tender heart, endeared her to so many.
A celebration of Linda J. Stedman’s life will take place in the commons at Woodstock Academy at 2 p.m. Oct. 17.  All are welcome to attend and share stories of Linda’s acerbic wit, wicked humor, and keen intellect.
Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes.
Jean Fortier
THOMPSON — Jean (Abbott) Fortier,  75,  died  Sept. 21, 2015, at home. Jean was born Jan. 12, 1940,in Providence, the daughter of the late Lewis and the late Ruth (Bonaventure) Abbott. 
She was employed as a medical secretary for 20 years at  Hubbard Regional Hospital in Webster. Jean lived most of  her life in Webster and Thompson was an animal lover.
She leaves one son: Joe Manzi (Patricia) of N. Grosvenordale; two daughters: Michelle Chapdelaine (David) of N. Grosvenordale, and Lisa Kerswell (Stephen) of Thompson; a brother: Roy Abbott of Fargo, Ga.; her long time companion George Francis of Worcester; four grandchildren Joseph Manzi; Jason Manzi; Danielle Chapdelaine and  Brittany Seraphin; three great-grandchildren Landon, Brendan and Ayla. She was predeceased by her sister, Joyce Roy.
Bartel Funeral Home & Chapel, Dudley. Donations: 800-628-0028; or to Hospice of NE CT  PO Box  632 Putnam Ct. 06260.
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