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DeCARLI 
Frances DeCarli, 89, of 82 Orcuttville Road, Stafford Springs, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs.
She was born in North Haven, and made her home in West Hartford with her sister, Mary DeCarli, until 1995 when they both came to make their home with their brother. Frances was an avid Red Sox fan, and was looking forward to October this year. Before her retirement some 25 years ago, she was employed at Aetna Insurance Co. in Hartford, and was active in many of its clubs. 
She was predeceased by her sister, Mary, in 1997. Frances is survived by her two brothers, Fred DeCarli of Stafford Springs and Comelio DeCarli of Manchester; several nieces and nephews; and many friends in the Hartford area. 
The funeral service will be private. Burial will follow in St. Edward Cemetery, Stafford. 
There are no calling hours. 
Tocchetti Funeral Home, 132 W. Main St., Stafford Springs, has charge of arrangements. 
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

GLEASON 
Geraldine "Gerry" Gleason, 55, of Ellington, the widow of Walter F. Gleason Jr., died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield. 
Born in New Britain, the daughter of the late John and Gene Lynch, she attended New Britain schools, later moving to Manchester, where she lived for 10 years before moving to Ellington. Gerry was formerly employed at the Wire Mold Co. of West Hartford. 
She is survived by her children, Sean Gleason and his wife, Nora, of Tucson, Ariz., Patrick Gleason of Vernon, and Courtney Gleason of Ellington; three grandchildren, Christian, Nicole, and Ryan; three sisters, Patricia Truskowski of New Hartford, Laurie Palys of Plainville, and Paula Lynch of Bristol; and her cousin, Carol McMahon of Simsbury. She was predeceased by her brother, John Lynch. 
A funeral service will be held at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, Manchester. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Manchester. 
Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the funeral home. 
Those wishing may make memorial donations to the American Lung Association of Connecticut, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108. 

HYDE 
Rose A. (Iacono) Hyde, 55, of Enfield, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at home with her family at her side. 
She was born in Enfield on July 2, 1944, and was a lifelong resident. Rose was a 1963 graduate of the St. Francis School of Nursing, and was formerly employed as a nurse in the area for many years. 
Rose is survived by her five children, Rose Hyde and Robert Hyde of Enfield, Robin Flaherty and her husband, Scott, of Enfield, Rusty Hyde of Enfield, and Randy and his wife, Ginger, of Virginia; seven grandchildren, Robert, Jennifer, John, Shawna, Aaron, Cheyenne, and Jake. She also is survived by her mother, Mamie A. (DiGioia) Iacono MacGregor of Enfield; a brother, Joseph Iacono of Vernon; a sister and brother-in-law, Josephine and Bill Sheridan of Texas; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, John A. Iacono. 
A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. 
Rose's family will receive relatives and friends prior to the memorial service, from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Francis Hospital Cancer Fund, 114 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06106; or the North Central Hospice Program, Visiting Nurse & Community Care, 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, CT 06066. 

L'HEUREUX 
Marcella (Kelly) L'Heureux of East Center Street, Manchester, widow of Joseph H. L'Heureux, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, in Manchester. 
She was born May 4, 1916, in Hartford, and was a lifelong resident of Manchester. She was a teacher at Highland Park, Bennet, Nathan Hale, and St. James schools for 25 years. During World War II, she served as a recreational worker with the American Red Crossin New Zealand and New Caledonia. For several years, she was an RSVP volunteer in East Hartford, reviewing tapes for the blind and handicapped. She was a member of the Ladies of St. James, and a past president of St. Agnes Guild, CWU, Manchester AARP 604, and AARP 1275. 
She is survived by her son, Joseph N. L'Heureux of Mobile, Ala.; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary D. and Fred Sauer of South Windsor; a daughter, Denise M. L'Heureux of Manchester; and one brother, Vincent Kelly of Manchester. She also leaves two grandsons, Robert J. Sauer and Daniel J. Sauer of South Windsor; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sisters, Elizabeth Miller, Mary Griffin, Agatha Morgera, and Susan Kerr; and four brothers, Paul Kelly, Victor Kelly, Arthur Kelly, and Edward Kelly. 
John F. Tierney Funeral Home in Manchester is in charge of arrangements. There are no calling hours. 
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at St. James Church, Main Street, Manchester. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in St. James Cemetery, Manchester. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. James School Foundation, P.O. Box 254, Manchester, CT 06040. 

KENNEDY 
Patricia D. (McGilton) Kennedy, 65, of Tolland, widow of Robert P. Kennedy, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Woodlake of Tolland. 
She was born in Hartford and lived in the area for many years. She was a member of the American Legion Post 14 Women's Auxiliary of Vernon and the Italian American Friendship Club of Tolland. 
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and James Blanch of Vernon; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert P. and Tammy L. Kennedy Jr. of Vernon; her mother, Elizabeth McGilton of East Hartford; a sister and brother- in-law, Sharon and Sam Melendez of East Hartford; two brothers and sisters-in- law, Deming and Cindy McGilton of Andover, and Clinton and Nadine McGilton of Colorado; six grandchildren, Andrea, Robert III, Laura, Kathleen, Matthew, and Tyler Kennedy; and many nieces and nephews. 
A funeral service will be held at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Callahan Funeral Home, 1602 Main St., East Hartford, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Church, East Hartford. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, East Hartford. 
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the funeral home. 
Memorial donations in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society Greater Hartford Unit, 45 Wintonbury Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002-2470. 

PHILLIPS 
Nellie (Yerosek) Phillips, 73, of West Suffield, wife of the late Stanley Phillips Sr., died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield. 
She was born in Windsor Locks, and lived in West Suffield for more than 50 years. Nellie was the happiest working in her flower garden and helping on the farm. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Suffield. 
Mrs. Phillips is survived by a son, Stanley Phillips Jr. of West Suffield; three daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Robert Christian of West Suffield, Ellyn and Bradford Hamel of Granby, and Shirley and Harlan Atwood of Granby; two grandchildren, Aynsley and Skyler Hamel; and a sister, Ellyn Anderson of Windsor Locks. She was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Holman and Ann Byczko; and a brother, Steven Yerosek. 
A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Heritage Funeral Home, 1240 Mountain Road, West Suffield, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Suffield. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Suffield. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the funeral home. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 642, Suffield, CT 06078. 

VELTE 
Wirth McCook Velte, 97, of Seabury Retirement Community, Bloomfield, formerly of Porter Street, Manchester, husband of the late Laura (Sherman) Velte, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford. 
He was born in Hartford, Nov. 27, 1901, son of the late Dr. George B. and Lena May (Hills) Velte, and had resided in Manchester for most of his life, moving to Seabury three years ago. Prior to retiring, he was employed at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford, and then worked at the former W.G. Glenney Lumber Co., Manchester. He was a member of Center Congregational Church, and a 75-year member of Manchester Lodge No. 73 AF & AM. 
Mr. Velte is survived by several close friends, Larry, Susan, and Adam Wilder of Glastonbury, Darryl, Christa, and Tyler Madden of Cranston, R.I., Charles and Betty Sullivan of Manchester, and Irma Mandeville of South Windsor. 
A private graveside service will be held in East Cemetery, Manchester. 
There are no calling hours. 
In lieu of flowers, and recognizing Wirth's love for dogs, memorial contributions may be made to AWARE (Animal Welfare and Rights Entity), P.O. Box 598, Tolland, CT 06084. 
Watkins Funeral Home, 142 E. Center St., Manchester, has care of arrangements. 

BIDDLE 
Norman A. Biddle, 45, of Chestnut Street, Windsor Locks, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Ellington.
Born in Waynesburg, Pa., he was a former resident of Enfield and Stafford, moving to Windsor Locks this past year. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, and was employed for Hobard Inc. Norm was a member of the Rockville Fish & Game Club and the National Rifle Association. 
He is survived by two sons, William A. Biddle of Susun, Calif., and Matthew J. Biddle at home; a daughter, Stephanie M. Biddle of Chandler, Ariz.; a brother, William E. and his wife, Barbara Biddle of Wilson, N.C.; a sister, Dora and her husband, Michael Helechu of Enfield; and a granddaughter, Kayla Mae Biddle. 
A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. 
His family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the funeral home. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Rockville Fish & Game Club, Fish & Game Road, Rockville, CT 06066. 

CAMPBELL 
Marion Helen (Maynard) Campbell, 86, formerly of Norwich, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. 
She was born the daughter of the late Charles W. and Lena A. (Peck) Maynard on Oct. 19, 1913, in Willimantic. Marion was predeceased by her husband, Walter S. Campbell. 
She is survived by one son, David M. Campbell of Marlborough; one daughter, Cynthia A. Eastwood of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren, Christopher and Scott Campbell, Beverly Baron, and Mark Hennequin; four great-grandchildren; and one nephew. She was predeceased by one sister, Lorna Freeman. 
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Church and Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St. Norwich, with burial to follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Norwich. 
A private calling hour will be from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Campbell's memory to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492. 

CASEY 
Sharon K. (Lawton) Casey, 58, formerly of the Manchester area, joined Our Father in heaven Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000. 
She was born in Carthage, N.Y., the daughter of Glenn and Ruth Lawton, both of whom passed on before her. She lived most of her life in Connecticut, where she worked for Cedarcrest Hospital in Newington. During the past couple of years, Sharon made her home in Rockland, Maine, and her winter home in North Fort Myers, Fla. She has made many special friends who will miss her dearly. She will be remembered for her angelic smile and giving heart. 
Sharon is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Richard Rich of Manchester; her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie Maxfield and Willard Jones of Chaplin; and her son, Troy Maxfield of Manchester; three grandchildren, Joel, Matthew, and Shawn; a brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Maureen Lawton of Central Square, N.Y.; a sister and brother-in-law, Suzanne and David Maxfield of Ontario, N.Y.; a sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Ted Roehrig of Hudson, Ohio; a dear friend, Carolyn Larkin of Meriden; and a special friend, Jack Backus of North Fort Myers. Her brother, Ronald Lawton, passed away in 1999. 
A funeral service will be held at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, 518 State St., Carthage, with a Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Church. Burial will follow in Felts Hills, N.Y. 
Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450. 

COWLES 
Carolyn M. (Peterson) Cowles, wife of Donald "Pete" Cowles of Glastonbury, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, in Hartford Hospital. 
She was born in East Hartford on Oct. 1, 1930, the daughter of the late Axel and Lillian Peterson, and lived in the area all her life. Carolyn was "Ma" to many, particularly to her friends in the fire, police, and Life Star programs. 
Besides her husband of 43 years, she leaves her daughter, Lynn Piacentini and her husband, Carlo of South Windsor; her son, Steven and his wife, Donna of Glastonbury; the loves of her life, her grandsons, Paul and Kevin Piancentini; and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves her closest friend of many years, Rose Siwy. She was predeceased by her sisters, Helen Daly and Florence Hobro. 
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Naubuc Ave., Glastonbury. Burial will be in Green Cemetery, Glastonbury. 
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jennifer Hodges Education Fund, c/o Hartford Hospital (Life Star Program), 80 Seymour St., Hartford, CT 06102, or Connecticut Childrens Medical Center, c/o Child Life Program, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06102. 

DEVLIN 
Iris (VanOrmer) Devlin, 82, of Windsor Locks, wife of the late John J. Devlin, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital. 
She was born in DuBois, Pa., and lived in Windsor Locks for many years. She retired from the Medical Records Department of St. Francis Hospital in 1979. She was a communicant of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Windsor Locks and a member of the Third Order of St. Dominic. 
She is survived by two nephews, John Gheer of Harrisburg, Pa., and William VanOrmer of Greenbelt, Md.; and three nieces, Jessica Gheer of Phoenix, Ariz., and Linda Scott and Elizabeth (Betsy) Druckenmiller, both of Washington, D.C. 
Relatives and friends are invited to gather at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St., Windsor Locks, for a procession at 9:30 a.m. to St. Robert Bellarmine Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Windsor Locks. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Office of Radio and Television, Archdiocese of Hartford, Box 717, Hartford, CT 06142-0717, or the Connecticut Community Care Inc. 

LIVINGSTON 
David F. Livingston, 76, of Windsor, beloved husband of Sandra (Florczyk) Livingston for 32 years, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. 
Born in Dummerston, Vt., on Aug. 5, 1923, son of the late Walter and Minnie (Rawson) Livingston, he had lived in Windsor for the past 20 years. Mr. Livingston was a graduate of Athol High School in Athol, Mass., and was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II as a flight mechanic on B-24s in the Western Pacific with the 7th Air Force. He was a retired industrial sales representative specializing in abrasives, a member of the American Legion Post No. 40 in East Windsor for 32 years, and a member of the First Congregational Church, UCC, in Windsor. Mr. Livingston enjoyed participating in sports, particularly baseball and golf. 
He was a loving father, leaving two sons, Andrew Livingston of Windsor and Richard Livingston of East Granby; two daughters, Jane Imbriglio of Athol and Nancy Mahoney of Baldwinville, Mass.; two brothers, Robert Livingston of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Elmer Livingston of Templeton, Mass.; a sister, Olive Jordan of Fayetteville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Angela and Carmine Imbriglio, Shawn and Sarah Mahoney, and Tim and Brandon Livingston; and a great-grandson, Brandon Imbriglio. He was predeceased by two sisters, Caroline Johnson and Joyce Stowell, and a brother, Louis Livingston. 
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the chapel of the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor, (Route 91, Exit 37, west on Route 305) with the Rev. Richard Hanna Huleatt officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Windsor Veteran Memorial Cemetery. 
His family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the funeral home. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, Box 628, Hartford, CT 06103. 

SCALIA 
Joseph A. Scalia, 74, of Foxcroft Road, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. 
Joe was born in Enfield, the son of the late Joseph and Maria DeStafano Scalia. He resided in Enfield all his life. Joe was formerly employed by the city of Springfield as a housing inspector for 24 years and retired in 1994. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of St. Patrick Church, and a well-known bass player in Massachusetts and Connecticut with the Nick Denuccio Trio for more than 25 years. 
Joe is survived by his beloved wife, Lucy (Capaccio) Scalia; and two sons, Joseph A. of Agawam and John of Enfield; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Charles and Elaine of Enfield, Carmen and Patricia of Florida, and Anthony of Enfield; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Catania of Suffield, and Ann and Joseph Bottaro of Enfield; his godfather, Carmen Rinaldi of Longmeadow, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Frank, in 1971. 
A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield (Exit 48 off Route 91, Route 220 east 1 1/4 miles), followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, Pearl and High Streets, Thompsonville. Burial will be in St. Patrick King Street Cemetery. 
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the funeral home. 

PRAJZNER 
Robert J. Prajzner, 53, of Sunset Drive, Enfield, husband of Linda (Balestrieri) Prajzner, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at his home. 
Born in Springfield, the son of John and Mary (Panek) Prajzner Sr., he had been a lifelong resident of Enfield and a communicant of St. Adalbert Church. Bob was a supervisor at the C.H. Dexter Company in Windsor Locks, where he had been employed for the past 30 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam and a member of the Hazardville Station VFW Post 10219. His past affiliations also included the Polish National Home and the John Maciolek Post 154 American Legion in Enfield. 
In addition to his wife and parents, Bob is survived by his three children, Cheryl Prajzner of Norwich, and Cynthia Prajzner and Robert Prajzner Jr., both of Enfield; a sister and three brothers, Jane Prajzner of Wethersfield, Edward and John Prajzner, both of Enfield, and Stephen Prajzner of Northampton, Mass.; and a grandson, Nicholas. 
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Adalbert Church. Burial with military honors will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery. 
Bob's family will receive relatives and friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the funeral home. 
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492-1822. 

RISLEY 
Rose (Laraia) Risley, 80, of East Hartford, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at the Marlborough Health Center. She was the widow of Robert Risley Sr., who passed away on Jan. 6, 2000. 
She was born Feb. 12, 1920, in Coventry to Nellie and John Laraia. She was past president and life member of the American Legion Auxiliary No. 77 of East Hartford, and she was currently treasurer of the unit, as well as a member of Salon No. 566 of Greater Hartford. She also was a participant in the Post 77 Legion Setback League, as well as a member of the Past Presidents Parley of the American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Risley was a communicant of St. Mary Church in East Hartford. 
She leaves two daughters and a son-in-law, Louise R. and Robert Landry of Coventry, and Geraldine Costa of East Hartford; three sons and daughters-in-law, R. William and Jean Risley of Coventry, John A. and Frances Risley of East Hartford, and Franklin and Suzanne Risley of Lebanon; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. She leaves a brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Mary Laraia of East Hartford; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, John, William, and Louis Laraia. 
A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in Hillside Cemetery, East Hartford. 
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Callahan Funeral Home, 1602 Main St., East Hartford. 
Memorial donations in her name may be made to the American Legion Post No. 77, c/o John Coumiskey, 50 Connecticut Blvd., East Hartford, CT 06108. 

TERAILA 
Bernard J. Teraila, 77, of Rockville, husband of 51 years to Lois (Sorensen) Teraila, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at his home. 
He was born in Hartford, the son of the late Alphonsus and Veronica (Sabonis) Teraila and lived in Rockville the past 49 years. Bernard had retired in 1977 from CL&P as Northern District Manager. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific, earning two Purple Hearts, and also serving in the Korean War. Mr. Teraila was a member of the VFW, Marine Corps Association, and the Iwo Jima Survivors Association. 
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Jeanne Karen Teraila of Vernon, and Marianne and Donald Vinci of Manchester; four grandchildren, Marie Vinci, Dawn Vinci, Lucas Gallant, and James Gallant; two brothers, Thomas Teraila of Glastonbury and Carroll Teraila of Newington; two sisters, Patricia Croteau of Hartford and Agnes McKone of New Hampshire; and several nieces and nephews. 
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at St. Bernard Church in Vernon. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Vernon. 
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Feb. 22, at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St., Rockville. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice, 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, CT 06066. 

TOMEL 
Frederick J. Tomel, 78, husband of the late Agnes "Terry" Tomel, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at a local nursing home. 
Born in Waterbury on Dec. 27, 1921, son of the late John and Agnes (Sutkitis) Tomel, he had lived in South Windsor for the past 62 years. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local 559 and an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Tomel was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. 
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Debbi Tomel; a daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Walter Busto; and two grandchildren, Justin and Ryan Tomel, all of South Windsor. 
A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor. Burial will be private in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford. 
His family will receive friends, one hour prior to the service on Wednesday, Feb. 23. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 790 Maple Ave., Hartford, CT 06114.


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