Irvin E. Hattin,
Korean war vet
Irvin E. Hattin died March 29, 2019, at home. 
He was born May 9, 1929, in Great Barrington, Mass., to the late Irvin Hattin and Ann (Farrell) Hattin. 
Irv graduated from Putnam High School in 1947, a proud member of the famous, undefeated 1946 football team.  He attended Admiral Billard Academy in New London for one year followed by an appointment to the Merchant Marine Academy in King’s Point, N.Y., and UConn.  He enlisted in the Army in 1950 expecting to be called to serve in Korea but was sent to Germany with the 169th infantry.   After Germany he was in the Reserves at Fort Benning, Ga., then the Connecticut and Reserves until his discharge in 1962 as a first lieutenant. 
He was an avid sports fan and athlete playing first string halfback and running back at King’s Point and UConn.  He was a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, New England Patriots and UConn Huskies fan.  He also enjoyed following the CT Tigers and attending games with his sister.
He was employed at Glass Container for 26 years staying until they closed then worked security at the Plainfield Greyhound Park & BNY-Mellon in Westborough, Mass., until he retired in 2014.
He leaves his wife of 50 years, Nanci (Tefft) Hattin; his brother, Ronald Hattin of Austin; five children; Donna Masterson of Thompson, Suzanne Spayd (Warren) of Sterling, Randy Lehrer (Phyllis) of Thompson, Shawn Lehrer (Gary) of Dayville and Staci Hattin of Pomfret; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sons, Kevin Lehrer and Scott Lehrer; and his sister, Anne Marie Kenyon.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon April 7 with a service at noon at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam. Burial to follow in Munyan Cemetery, E. Putnam, with military honors. Donations: Any VFW, American Legion or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Llewellyn N. Winslow,
WWII vet
Llewellyn N. Winslow, 92, died March 27, 2019, at Angel’s Senior Living in Land O’Lakes, Fla..
He was born Feb. 21, 1927, in Putnam, son of the late Llewellyn F. and Eleanor (Nelson) Winslow.
Shortly after graduating from Putnam High School at age 18, Llewellyn signed on to the U.S. Navy at the repair base at Camp Elliot, in San Diego as S1C from April 2, 1945 through Aug. 21, 1946.
Completing his WWII service, Lew had a long and proud 36 year career as production manager at the Belding Heminway in Putnam.
Llewellyn devoted his time to many community services.
He was a lifetime member of the Pomfret Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Putnam Elks serving as past masters in 1959.
He was a lifelong Mason and was an enthusiastic member of the Shriners, especially as a drummer in the bag band.
With retirement came the lure of migrating to Florida in the winter, mixed with the summers in northeastern Connecticut, achieving the best of both worlds.  
Lew had a contagious joy for life. He enjoyed family, dancing, working in the orchard, camping, hooking a rainbow on the Mashamoquet with Steve, and most of all laughing at a ‘good’ joke.
All who were lucky enough to have known Lew, were left with a smile and a brighter view of the world.
He was predeceased his sister Helen Wolchesky in 2016.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon April 5 at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam, with a graveside service at 12:30 p.m. in South Cemetery in Pomfret.

Alice ‘Ala’ Danis
N. GROSVENORDALE — Alice “Ala” G. (Duquette) Danis, 85, of School St., died March 29, 2019, at home.  She was the wife of more than 56 years to Normand G. Danis. He died May 12, 2007.
Born in 1933 in N. Grosvenordale, she was the daughter of the late Arsene “Sam” and Lovina (Laflamme) Duquette. Alice attended St. Joseph Catholic School in N. Grosvenordale.
Mrs. Danis enjoyed cooking family dinners for the holidays, playing cards with her grandchildren, family outings at Wrights Chicken Farm, playing bingo, traveling to Maine, and shopping. She was the matriarch of the family. Alice was a devout member of St. Joseph Church in N. Grosvenordale and enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox.
She leaves a son Kevin J. Danis of Putnam; two daughters, Karen C, Clough (John) of Woodstock and Kim C. Trudeau (Arnold) of Pomfret; a sister Lorraine LaBonte of Fabyan; six grandchildren, Tiffany, Tyler, Jacob, Samuel, Jason, and Luke; two great-grandchildren, Vivian and Ronan. She was predeceased by her siblings Normand “Banjo” Duquette, Maurice “Duke” Duquette, Jean “Johnny” Duquette, Beatrice “Bea” Langlois, and Evelyn Hicks.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. April 4 in St. Joseph Church, N. Grosvenordale, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Donations: St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255; or Hospice of NECT, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes and crematorium, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Robert J. Miour
PUTNAM — Robert J. Miour, 81, of Woodstock Ave., died March 28, 2019, at Matulaitis Nursing Home.  He was the husband of Susan M. (LaRocque) Miour.  Born in 1937 in Putnam, he was the son of the late Rudolph and Yvonne (Lacas) Miour.
Mr. Miour worked as a meter reader for Connecticut Light and Power.  He was a photographer that enjoyed developing his own film.  Robert was a member of the ARDC racing club as well as the NEMA racing club.  
In addition to his wife, he leaves his sister, Gloria McCulloch of Putnam. He was predeceased by his sister, Jean Miour.
The Mass of Christian Burial was April 3 in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, Putnam, with burial in St. Mary Cemetery.  Donations: St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT 06260. Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Nancy S. Zurowski
BROOKLYN — Nancy S. Zurowski, 75, of Brooklyn died March 25, 2019, at home.
She was born June 23, 1943, in Putnam, daughter of the late August and Sylvia (Walima) Nicola. Nancy was united in marriage to John J. Zurowski on Aug. 31, 1963, at Our Lady of LaSalette.  Nancy attended Brooklyn and Killingly schools and was a lifelong resident of Brooklyn. She was employed by the town of Brooklyn as revenue collector, worked for the High Sheriff in Putnam as a clerk and later working for NECOG before retiring in 2005. Nancy was a CCD teacher at Sacred Heart Church, member of the Finnish American Heritage Society of Canterbury, lifetime member of the Brooklyn Fair, member of the Seaport Sam’s Camping Club. She was involved with the Brooklyn Democratic Town Committee and the Killingly/Brooklyn Football Association as a cheerleading coach.    Nancy loved the outdoors, camping with family and friends at Charlestown Breachway, the ocean and spending the winters camping in Florida. She loved her books and enjoyed reading them in the sun.
She leaves her daughter, Sherri A. Soucy (Cliff) of Brooklyn; her son, Michael J. Zurowski (Tress) of Brooklyn; four grandchildren, Cole Soucy, Brittni Soucy, Travis Zurowski, Joshua Emerson;  a sister Elizabeth Hawes of Brooklyn; her Wednesday night card group Janice, Roseanne and Hazel. She was predeceased by her husband John and her grandson Riley Soucy.  
A Mass of Christian Burial was March 30 at Our Lady of LaSalette, with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Danielson. Donations: Mortlake Fire Department, Brooklyn. Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson.

Stanley Jezierski Jr.,
Navy vet
N. GROSVENORDALE — Stanley S. Jezierski Jr., 88, died April, 1, 2019, at Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam.   He was born in Thompson, son of the late Stanley S. Jezierski Sr. and Catherine (Szulewski) Jezierski and lived in Thompson all his life.  Stanley was a U.S. Navy veteran.  He was retired from Ethan Allen Co. where he worked as a shipping supervisor. After retirement worked with his son David’s business, Dumas Decorating in N. Grosvenordale doing upholstery.  He enjoyed bowling, gardening, trapping and was also a member of the CT, Trappers Assoc.
He leaves his wife of 67 years, Theresa M. (Lazarowski) Jezierski; a son David Jezierski (Elizabeth) of N. Grosvenordale; a brother Anthony Jezerski of Webster; a sister Helen Jerominek of Sherborn, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a son Thomas Jezierski; four brothers; Frank, Edward, Alexander, and John; four sisters; Wanda Bonczyk, Stella Mroczek, Sophie Stolarczyk, and Esther Rulli. The Funeral will be at 10 a.m. April 6 in St. Andrew Bobola Church, Dudley. Visitation is at 9 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Garden of Peace at a later date.  Donations: St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, Webster.

Leatrice M. Meagher
WEBSTER — Leatrice M. (Spahl) Meagher, 83, died March 27, 2019, after a long-fought battle with Parkinson’s disease.  Her husband of 58 years, Thomas F. “Red” Meagher, died in 2015. She was born and raised in Webster, a daughter of Leonard R. & Evelyn M. (Plasse) Spahl.  She graduated from Bartlett High School in 1954 where she was a cheerleader. She enjoyed traveling and hosting large get-togethers. Lee went to work first as an operator for the Telephone Company, moving on to the American Greeting Card Company, and finally as a supervisor at Gentex Optics in Dudley. She was extraordinary, thoughtful, caring, compassionate, generous, kind and welcoming.
She leaves her daughters, Sharon L. Newkirk of Webster, Laurie J. Nowosadko of Dudley, Lee Ann Celko and Robert Celko of Fiskdale, Mass., and Carolyn J. Parrott (Leon) of Woodstock; nine grandchildren, Daniel, Matthew, Caylie, Lucas, Averyl, Ariana, Samantha, Nicholas, and Jacob; and seven great-grandchildren, Leah, Emma, Gracie, Quinn, Oakley, Lincoln, and Cleo Rose; her brother, Russell Spahl (Joan) of Dudley; her sister, Jane Manzi of Putnam. She was predeceased by her granddaughter Klea Nowosadko and by her son-in-law Peter J Nowosadko. A Mass was April 2 in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Webster, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Dudley.  Donations: Webster Manor Patient Activities Fund, 745 School St., Webster, MA 01570. Scanlon Funeral Home, Webster.

Fredyslaw Nachilo
ROGERS — Fredyslaw Nachilo, 78, died March 24, 2019, at the U Mass Medical Center, Worcester. He was born in Nierosno, Poland, son of the late Jozef Nachilo and Monika (Grabinska) Nachilo.  He leaves nieces and nephews.  A Funeral Mass was March 30 in St. Joseph Basilica, Webster. Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home.

Memorial Service
David L. Ramsdell
Memorial Service will be held on April 13, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Pomfret Congregational Church, Pomfret, CT. Burial to follow at South Pomfret Cemetery, Pomfret, CT.



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