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NELLIE P. MAZZALI 
Nellie (Polgrosek) Mazzali, 90, of New Britain Road, died on March 23 at Brittney Farms Health Center. She was the widow of Charles Mazzali and the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Szumda) Polgrosek. Born in Milford, she resided in Kensington most of her life. 
She was employed at American Paper Goods for many years and was a member of St. Paul’s Church. 
She is survived by one daughter, Florence Gadzik, and her husband, John, of East Matunuck, R.I.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Kay and Peter Marut of Berlin, and Frances Jakowenko of New Britain; three grandchildren, Lynne Knight, Charles and Thomas Gradzik; three great-grandchildren, Kathleen, Olney and Jane Knight; several nieces and nephews; and a childhood friend, Stacia Carbo. 
Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Maple Cemetery. Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, Kensington, was in charge of arrangements.   (2003)

HELEN T. GOLON 
Helen (Truszkowski) Golon of Kensington, died on March 20. She was the wife of the late Walter “Chet” Golon. 
Born in New Britain, she graduated from New Britain High School and was a member of Sacred Heart Church, New Britain. 
She is survived by a daughter, Christine Fairwood, and her husband, Robert, of Kensington; a son, Dr. Stanley W. Golon of Overland Park, Kansas; and two granddaughters, Jackie and Danielle Golon of Kansas. 
Funeral services were held on March 22 at Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, Kensington, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at Sacred Heart Church, New Britain. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: George Bray Cancer Center, New Britain General Hospital, 100 Grand St., New Britain 06050.   (2003)

RAYMOND V. MATTSON 
Raymond V. Mattson of Kensington, died on March 22 at the age of 96. He was predeceased by his wife, Agnes (Johnson) Mattson. 
He was born in New Britain, son of the late John and Anna (Hendrickson) Mattson. A toolmaker by trade, he worked for many years at the American Paper Goods Co., Kensington, and retired from Raymond Engineering, Middlefield. 
He is survived by four children, a son Bill of Petaluma, Calif.; three daughters, Barbara Westman and husband, George, of Middletown, Arlene Basarab and her friend Joseph Johnson, of Southington, and Donna Fuller and husband, Rick, of Reno, Nev.; a brother, Verner, of New London; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, John, and a sister Estrid Stansfield. 
Funeral services were held on March 26 at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, New Britain. Burial was in Maple Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial donations to: Kensington United Methodist Church, 103 Hotchkiss St., Kensington 06037, or to a charity of their choice   (2003)

RAYMOND J. KELLY 
Raymond J. Kelly, of Kensington, husband of the late Margaret (Mulvey) Kelly, died on March 24. 
Born April 12, 1909, he was the son of the late Arthur and Katherine (St. John) Kelly. He was a former member of the Hartford City Council and also held office as the president of the Hartford Board of Education. He was active at one time at St. Lawrence O'Toole Church and the Hibernian Society in Hartford. He and was member of St. Paul's Church. He was also a member of the Avon Country Club, the City Club of Hartford, and the Wethersfield Country Club. 
He is survived by a daughter, Maureen K. O'Reilly of Kensington; two grandchildren, Kelly O'Reilly Considine and her husband, John, of Stamford, and Biff J. O'Reilly and his wife, Jeanne, of Greenwich; two great-grandsons, Christopher O'Reilly and Edward O'Reilly, of Greenwich; two brothers, Arthur Kelly and his wife, Edith, of Avon, and Richard Kelly and his wife, Rita, of St. Lucie, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Leonard Kelly. 
Funeral services were held on March 27 at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Paul's Church. Burial was in Maple Cemetery.   (2003)

CHRISTINE M. SAYKO
Christine M. (Normandin) Sayko, wife of Jan L. Sayko and mother of Joshua and Rachel of the greater Boston area, died on March 23 after a long battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Ora Normandin of Holyoke, Mass. 
She was born in Holyoke on July 17, 1948. She attended Holyoke parochial schools and graduated from Springfield Technical Community College in 1973 as a dental hygienist. She was a member of the Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honor Society. She was employed for the past 15 years at The Dental Center, Newington. She was a communicant of St. Paul's Church, Kensington. 
Besides her husband and her children, she leaves Joshua's wife, Sarah (Szczepanik) Sayko; a sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Richard Lacoste of South Hadley, Mass.; a brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Anna Normandin of Holyoke; a sister, Betty Normandin of Watertown, Mass.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joyce and James Stone of Longmeadow, Mass.; a sister-in-law Patricia Mercure of Chicopee, Mass.; and numerous nieces and nephews in western Massachusetts. 
Funeral services were held on March 28 at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Paul's Church. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Connecticut Hospice of Farmington. 270 Farmington Ave., Suite 229, Farmington 06032.   (2003)

Nancy Lashenka 
Nancy (Wojack) Lashenka, 44, of Juno Isles, Fla., died on Aug. 8 at Good Samaritan Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Fla. She was born in New Britain and graduated from Berlin High School in 1974. Her family lived in Newington prior to moving to Florida 15 years ago. For the past six years, she worked for Ecclestone Signature Homes of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Peter Lashenka of Juno Isles; a daughter, Jen Maule of Orlando; a son, Peter F. Lashenka, his wife, Jean and their infant son, Peter D. Lashenka; her parents, Ted and Audrey Wojack of Berlin; a sister, Cheryl Wojack of Bristol; and a brother, Tom Wojack of Fairfield, Fla. A funeral service was held in Florida on Aug. 12. Burial was in Riverside Memorial Park, Tequesta, Fla. A memorial service was held on Aug. 19 at Kensington Congregational Church. Revs. David Williamson and John Afman officiated.  (2000)

Dillon J. Daniels 
Dillon James Daniels, 11, of Worthington Point Road, son of Brian Austin and Jane (Fortier) Daniels, died on Aug. 22. 
Born in Norwich, he attended Willard School, was a member of the United Methodist Church of East Berlin, and loved soccer and cooking. 
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Farin; a sister, Chrystal; his maternal grandparents, Charles and Ruth Fortier of Charlestown, R.I.; three uncles and one aunt, Dean Daniels, Michael and Kathy Daniels and Charles Fortier; and three cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Heather Leigh Daniels. 
A funeral service was held on Aug. 25 at United Methodist Church of East Berlin. Burial followed in Wilcox Cemetery, East Berlin. Porter's Funeral Service, Kensington, was in charge of arrangements.   (2000)

Charles R. Fournier 
Charles Ronald Fournier, 57, of Savage Hill Road, the son of Nellie (Beauregard) Fournier and the late Henry Joseph Fournier, died on Feb. 5 at home. 
Born in Ware, Mass., he graduated from Berlin High School and was employed at Sherri Cup in Berlin, He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, East Berlin. 
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Richard Fournier of Bristol, and Michael and Annie Fournier of West Haven; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sandra Fournier of Plainville, and Tammy and Aaron Charpentier of Kensington; two brothers, Clifford Fournier of Coventry and Francis Fournier of Meriden; two sisters, Eloise Plumley of East Berlin and Elizabeth Letentdre of Plainville; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Dolores Howard. 
Funeral services were held Thursday from Porter's Funeral Home, Kensington, with a funeral liturgy at Sacred Heart Church. Burial followed in Maple Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in his memory to: East Berlin Volunteer Fire Department, 80 Main St., East Berlin, 06023.   (2001)

Dorothy Gullong 
Dorothy (Small) Gullong, 91, of Old Saybrook, a longtime Wethersfield resident and former Berlin resident, the widow of Charles E. Gullong, died on Feb. 5 at her home. 
Born in New Hampshire, she received her bachelor's degree from Bates College, and advanced degrees from both Trinity College and Harvard and taught at Berlin High School, Wethersfield High School, Newington High School and Long Lane School. She was a member of Wethersfield United Methodist Church and Kensington United Methodist Church. 
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, C. Barton and Linda N. Gullong of East Lyme; a daughter, Jane Gullong of New York City; a granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Gullong; a grandson, Christopher Grimaldi; and several nieces and nephews including Margaret Lieberman and David L. Lieberman Jr., both of Chester.
A private funeral service and burial in West Lane Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to a charity of the donor's choice. Porter's Funeral Service, Kensington, was in charge of arrangements.   (2001)

Grace Kropf 
Grace Garuti Kropf, 82, of Kensington, died on Feb. 7. She was married for more than 60 years to the late Joseph Henry Kropf. 
She is survived by her children, Judith Oviatt of New Britain, Karen Hylen of Carpintria, Calif., Hank Kropf and his wife, Lisa Dyer, of Dayton, Ohio, and Heidi Kropf and her husband, Ken Bergeron, of Kensington; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Gladys Johnson of Farmington, and Laura Cianci of Lake Worth, Fla. 
She grew up in New Britain and lived there all but the last several years of her life, which she spent at Marjorie Moore Village and Ledgecrest Health Care Center, Kensington. She retired from state employment in 1981 after working at Cedarcrest Hospital and UConn Health Center as a nurse. 
Services were private. Memorial contributions may be made to: Animal Friends of Connecticut Inc., P.O. Box 370306, West Hartford 06137. 
The Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, Kensington, was in charge of arrangements.   (2001)

Vincent Tedeschi Jr.
Vincent Anthony Tedeschi Jr., of Butternut Lane, husband of Elizabeth A. (St. Onge) Tedeschi, died on March 24 at New Britain General Hospital after a long illness. 
Born in Cambridge, Mass., he graduated from Harvard University in 1950, and was employed at Pratt and Whitney until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of Kensington Congregational Church, a former Boy Scout troop leader, a member of the Berlin Lions Club and a member and past master of Harmony Lodge #20 A.F. & A.M. 
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James V. and Susan Tedeschi of East Schodack, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law, Susanne and William Tanski of Rochester, N.Y.; a sister, Virginia Tedeschi of Plymouth, Mass.; two grandsons, Peter A. Tedeschi and William J. Tanski IV; one niece; three nephews; several grandnieces and grandnephews; and one great-grandniece. He was predeceased by a sister, Marie Azzolino. 
A memorial service was held on March 26 at Kensington Congregational Church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. 
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in his memory to: Memorial Fund of Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Ave., Kensington 06037, or to a charity of the donor's choice. 
Porter's Funeral Service, Kensington, was in charge of arrangements.    (2001)

Hazel B. Ritchie 
Hazel (Bernier) Ritchie, 93, died on March 27 at Ridgeview Convalescent Home, Cromwell. 
She was born in Hartford, the daughter of the late Basil and Leah (LeGault) Bernier. A lifelong resident of Kensington, she was the wife of the late Robert J. Ritchie. 
Her first employment was with Raymond Engineering where she soldered gold. Later, she worked for Magson Uniforms for 25 years. She was a member of St. Paul's Church and a former member of the Ladies Guild. 
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Edward DeVivo of Kensington and Nancijeanne and Conrad Swanson of Berlin; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Tom and Sandra DeVivo of Kensington, Deborah DeVivo of Southington, Laurie and Edward Bemhke of Bristol, Anne and Alex DeMesa of New Jersey, Marc and Susan Swanson of Southbury, Leah and Vincent Carbonell and Lynn and Glenn Anderson of Berlin; and 12 great-grandchildren, Andrew and Michelle DeVivo, Sarah Riskiewicz, Daniel, David and Stephen Bemhke, Isabella DeMesa, Alexandra and Samantha Carbonell and Julia, Rachel and Daniel Zarnowski; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Sheehan of New Britain. 
Funeral services were held on March 29 at Farrell Funeral Home, New Britain, with a Mass of Christian burial at St. Paul's Church. Burial followed in St. Mary Cemetery New Britain. 
Donations may be made to: St. Jude Children's Hospital, 505 N. Parkway, Memphis, TN.    (2001)

Richard M. Fields 
Richard Michael Fields, 47, of Cheshire, formerly of Berlin, died on March 25 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. 
Born in New Britain, the son of Santina (Infante) and the late William A. Fields, he graduated from Berlin High School, was employed at The Stanley Works, and was active in the Repertory Theater in New York and Connecticut. He was a member of St. Paul's Church, Kensington, Temple No. 16, A.F. & A.M., in Cheshire and The Scottish Rite. 
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, William Fields of Aermann, Mo., and John J. Fields of Berlin; a niece, Jennifer Fields; and several aunts and uncles, including Eleanor and James Frawley, Martin and Rosemary Infante and Dominic and Molly Infante. 
A memorial Mass was held on March 29 at St. Paul's Church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. 
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in his memory to: American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden 06450, or to: Yale-New Haven Hospital, 20 York St., New Haven 06510. 
Porter's Funeral Service, Kensington, was in charge of arrangements.    (2001)

Anna Kasiski 
Anna (Danko) Kasiski, 92, of Kensington, died on March 27 at New Britain General Hospital. She was the widow of Charles John Kasiski. 
Born in New Britain, she was the daughter of the late George and Catherine (Kohutko) Danko. She was a longtime Kensington resident and was a member of St. Paul's Church. She was active in the Berlin senior citizens and had served as a volunteer at the Berlin voting polls. 
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Geri Kasiski of Higganum, and Robert and Joy Kasiski of Kensington; three sisters, Mary Zarotney, Agnes McKeon and Katherine Kasiski, all of Kensington; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, John Danko, Joseph Danko, Michael Danko and George Danko Jr. 
Funeral services were held on March 30 at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, New Britain, with a Mass of Christian burial at St. Paul's Church. Burial was in West Lane Cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made to: St. Paul's Church, 485 Alling St., Kensington 06037.   (2001)

Elsie Erkson 
Elsie (Dixon) Erkson, 68, of 32 Cider Mill road, wife of Robert E. Erkson, died on June 20 at a local convalescent home. 
Born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Michael and the late Sophie (Boeger) Dixon, she graduated from New Britain High School in 1951, and was employed by the town of Berlin Board of Education at McGee Middle School library. She was a member of St. Paul's Church where she was a member of the Ladies Guild and volunteered many hours as a CCD teacher and as an assistant at the rectory, a member of the Connecticut Model A Restorers Club, a member of the Senior Crafters, a charter member of PROBE in the 1970s and participated in St. John's Fife and Drum Corp as a fifer in her earlier years. 
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-laws, Brian and Lois Erkson of Bristol, and Thomas and Barbara Erkson of Bozrah; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lori Rusnack of Cheshire, and Cynthia and David Potanka of Berlin; a brother and two sisters-in-law, Edward and Eleanor Dixon of New Britain, and Barbara Dixon of Kensington; two sisters and three brothers-in-law, Frances and Arnold "Dick" Nimro of Kensington, Arline and Leo Roberge of Bristol, and Lester Riley of Twin Lakes, Minn.; six grandchildren, Steven and Sean Rusnack of Cheshire, Sarah, Scott and Stacy Potanka of Berlin, and Melissa Sanders of Bristol; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Donald and Richard Dixon, and two sisters, Elizabeth Dixon and Helen Riley. 
Funeral services were held on Saturday from Porter's Funeral Home, Kensington, followed by a funeral liturgy at St. Paul's Church. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. 
Donations in her memory may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, Northern Connecticut Chapter, 443 Franklin Ave., Hartford 06114-2517, or to: American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden 06450.    (2001)

JOSEPH P. PALMIERI 
Joseph Paul Palmieri, 69, of Newington, formerly of Kensington, died on Aug. 7 at New Britain General Hospital. Born in Old Forge, Pa., he was the son of the late Dominic Palmieri St. and Maria (Palmere) Palmieri. 
He was a member of the American Legion in New Britain, the Hiberian Club and the Elks of Westbrook. 
He is survived by four daughters and one son, Vivian Lamb of Cromwell, Joanne Palmieri of Newington, Donna Palmieri of Florida, Lucille Palmere of Wethersfield and Joseph Palmere of Kensington; two sisters, Carmella Bordo of Pennsylvania and Rosemary Morgan of Forestville; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Services were held in Old Forge, on Aug. 9. Burial followed in Old Forge Cemetery. Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, Kensington, was in charge of arrangements. 

ADELE CANNELL 
Adele (Padelli) Cannell, 98, of High Road, died on Aug. 11 at Ledgecrest Convalescent Home. Born in Kensington, she was the widow of Bertram Cannell and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Ruffoni) Padelli. 
After helping out in the family grocery store, Padelli's on Main Street, she was employed as a bookkeeper by American Paper Goods where she retired. She was a charter member and held office in St. Paul's Ladies Guild, where in 1996, she was honored for her 60 years of devoted service. 
She also was a charter member and held office in St. Ann's of St. Paul's and the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the Italian Fraternal Society of New Britain, the New Britain Catholic Council of Women and was secretary of Berlin Grange #24. She was active with the Berlin seniors and volunteered at New Britain General Hospital, bloodmobile and the Veterans Administration of Newington. 
She is survived by many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and great-grand nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Charles Padelli and Joseph Padelli Jr., and four sisters, Mary Prey, Elizabeth Frigo, Ann Puglise and Josephine Gormley.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on Aug. 14 at St. Paul's Church, followed by burial at St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, Kensington, was in charge of arrangements. 

JOSEPHINE B. BIGHINATTI 
Josephine "Jo" (Brignoli) Bighinatti, 100, formerly of Berlin, died on Aug. 12 at Andrew House in New Britain, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Leon Bighinatti. 
Born in Old Forge, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Assunta Brignoli. She grew up in Berlin, moving to New York, New Jersey, Hamden and back to Berlin, making her home with her daughters and their husbands. 
She was a member of St. Paul's Church and an auxiliary member of The Legion of Mary for more than 30 years. She was also a member of the Berlin seniors. She was employed at D&L Department Store for 15 years before retiring in 1973. 
She is survived by two daughters, Lois Kelliher and her husband, Joseph, of Southington, and Barbara Brochetti and her husband, Henry, of Kensington; a sister, Mary Portadin of New York City; four grandchildren, Stephen Brochetti and his wife, Joyce, of Berlin, Linda B. Laviana and her husband, Marc, of Berlin, Kathleen Kelliher of Plainville and her friend, Tom Peichert, and James Kelliher and his wife, Pamela, of North Carolina; six great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Brittany Brochetti, Tara Jo and Daniel Laviana, all of Berlin, and Shawn and Chad Kelliher of North Carolina; and several nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by two sisters, Emma Roera and Dina Vaccon, and two brothers, Louis and Raymond Brignoli.
Funeral services were held on Aug. 16 at Porter's Funeral Home, Kensington, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Paul's Church. Interment followed in St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain.
Donations in her memory may be made to: St. Paul's Church, 467 Alling St., Kensington 06037. 

WILLIAM D. SKENE 
William D. Skene, formerly of Berlin, died on Aug.13 in New Haven. 
A resident of St. Augustine, Fla., he was the husband of Eleanor Peterson. Born in New Britain, he was the son of the late George Skene and late Estelle Lyons of East Berlin. A graduate of Berlin High School, he was an electrician by trade with Local #90 of New Haven until his retirement in 1996. At age 18, following in his father's and brother's footsteps, he joined the East Berlin Volunteer Fire Department and became an assistant fire chief for 15 years before relocating to Clinton. He was a member of the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association and the Elks Lodge #957 of New Britain. 
In addition to his wife, he leaves behind three sisters-in-law, Barbara Maule, and her husband Philip, Genevieve Skene and Janice Skene; a brother-in-law, Norman Martinelli; and two great-nieces, Amanda and Alicia Maule, all residents of East Berlin; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Sue and Rich Piedemonte of Higganum He was predeceased by three brothers, George Jr., Ernest and John, and a sister, Marguerite Martinelli. 
A memorial service was held on Aug. 17 at Sacred Heart Church, East Berlin. Interment followed in Wilcox Cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made to: East Berlin Volunteer Fire Department, 80 Main St., East Berlin 06023. Porter's Funeral Service, Kensington, was in charge of arrangements. 


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