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William Britney
EAST HARTFORD -- William "Bill" Britney, 68, of East Hartford, died Monday, July 16, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center after a long illness.
Beloved husband of Linda (Ballard) Britney, he was born in Hartford, the son of the late John and Glady (Hall) Britney. He was a veteran with the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. He was a former security guard with Security Service of Connecticut and retired in 1996. William was a member of the VFW Post No. 2046 in Manchester. Music was his whole life. He played keyboards and piano in local restaurants and for special events.
Besides his loving wife, Linda, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Michael Martin of Coventry; a son, Todd Shillington of Meriden; sister, Delores P. Britney of Meriden; a special friend, Alex Smith of Meriden; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Eleanor Ballard of Florida; brothers, John R. Britney of Duxbury, Mass., Joseph Suzadelis of Tilton, N.H., and William Suzadelis of Tilton, N.H.; daughter-in-law, Kathleen Shillington of East Hartford; two grandchildren, Brittany Shillington of East Hartford and Brianna L. Martin of Coventry; a future grandson, Joseph D. Martin, who will be arriving in September; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. from the Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, with the Rev. Henry Lewis officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill with full military honors. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Nancy J. Papallo
WALLINGFORD -- Nancy J. Post Papallo, 71, formerly of Stoddard Drive, Meriden, and Williams Road, Wallingford, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in the Coccomo Memorial Health Care Center in Meriden. She was the wife of the late Vincent P. Papallo Sr.
Born in Wallingford, July 27, 1929, a daughter of the late John and Emma Zemke Post, she was a Wallingford resident for many years before moving to Meriden several years ago. She had been employed by the Stanley-Judd Co., formerly of Wallingford, for many years and later had worked at Cuno Co., in Meriden, for several years until her retirement. She was a parishioner of Most Holy Trinity Church.
Mrs. Papallo is survived by her daughter, Pamela Ann Papallo of Wallingford; her two sons and daughter-in-law, Vincent P. Papallo Jr. and James V. and Noreen G. Papallo, all of Meriden; her grandchildren, Vincent Papallo II, Eric Papallo, Anthony Papallo, Michael Papallo and Richard Papallo; her sister, Christalie Brockett of Wallingford; her brother, William Post of Wallingford; and several nieces and nephews.
Her family will receive relatives and friends in the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford, Wednesday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Wallingford Funeral Home, when the funeral cortege will proceed to Most Holy Trinity Church for a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery.

Benjamin Rubin
SOUTHINGTON -- Benjamin Rubin, 76, of 105 Burning Tree Drive, husband of Barbara (Weinberg) Rubin, died on Monday, July 16, 2001, at Southington Care and Rehab after a lengthy illness.
Born in Hartford on Dec. 13, 1924, he was the son of the late Jacob and Sarah Elman Rubin. He had resided in Southington for the past 31 years and was the owner of the Nutmeg Bake Shop for 33 years. Mr. Rubin was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in the Pacific. He was a member of Congregation B'nai Abraham, past president and member of the CT Bakers' Association, National Director of American Bakers Retail Association, and founder and director of the Bank of Southington.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Steven J. and Judi Rubin of Southington and David A. Rubin of Southington; two grandchildren, Tracey and Jeffrey Rubin; a sister, Faye Kacanek of Florida; a brother, Harry Rubin of New Britain; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Ida Weiner.
Friend and relatives are invited to attend graveside services to held on Wednesday (TODAY) at 10 a.m. at B'nai Abraham Cemetery with Rabbi Gloria S. Rubin officiating. A period of mourning will be held Wednesday evening at 105 Burning Tree Drive, Southington. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 920 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT 06107. Arrangements are under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden.

Fredy A. Bautista
MERIDEN -- Fredy A. Bautista, 40, husband of Maria Bonilla Bautista of Meriden, died Monday, July 17, 2001, at the MidState Medical Center.
Mr. Bautista was born Nov. 28, 1960, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, son of Jesus and Clara Luz Morales Bautista Palma also of Guatemala City, Guatemala. Fredy was employed by the Blue Hills Hospital in West Hartford.
Besides his wife and parents, he leaves his children, Giancarlo J. and Ninoshka Z. Bautista, both of Meriden; two brothers, Jose Rene Garrido of Lawrence, Mass., and Edwin L. Bautista of Guatemala City, Guatemala; and many nieces and nephews. A brother, JuanCarlo Bautista predeceased him.
Relatives and friends may gather at the Stempien Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden, on Friday, July 20, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. A deacon from St. Rose Church will conduct a service beginning at 7:30 p.m. The family request donations may be made to the Bautista Children's Education Fund, c/o New Haven Savings Bank, 670 N. Colony Road, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Frances E. Jacques
COLCHESTER -- Frances E. Jacques, 82, of 23 Forest Way Lake, Hayward section of East Haddam, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at the Middlesex Memorial Hospital in Middletown.
Born May 16, 1919, in Upton, Mass., she was a daughter of the late John A. and Lola M. (Parsons) Smalley. Mrs. Jacques worked many years as a nurses aide at the Cedarcrest Hospital in Newington. She was married to the late Warren E. Jacques on Dec. 28, 1937, in Middletown, Mr. Jacques died March 13, 1994.
She is survived by two sons, Ronald Jacques of Wallingford and Bruce Jacques of New Milford; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral service will be held Friday at 8:30 p.m. from the Belmont Funeral Home, 144 S. Main St., Colchester. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Interment of cremains will be in the Dayville Cemetery, Dayville, at the convenience of the family.

Louise A. Marciniak
MERIDEN -- Louise A. Marciniak passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at the Meriden Center and has entered the kingdom of heaven to be with her eternal family.
Louise was born Oct. 17, 1919, in Middletown to the late Joseph and Bernice Czaja Skrzyniarz, she was the wife of the late Anthony Marciniak. She was a longtime resident of Meriden and was employed at the Napier Co. until her retirement as an inspector in the plating department. A longtime parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church, she was a member of the Sacred Heart Society and a member of the Meriden Council of Catholic Women.
Mrs. Marciniak is survived by her son, Anthony J. Marciniak, his wife, Marie Bradshaw Marciniak; a grandson, Brian of Meriden; two sisters, Stephanie Knell, with whom she made her residence and Theresa Flanagan and her husband, Charles of South Meriden; four nephews, Glen Flanagan of Clinton, Gary Flanagan of Higganum, Ted Wojcik of Berlin and Chet Wojcik of Wallingford. A nephew, James Flanagan predeceased her.
Her funeral will be held Friday, July 20, at 9:15 a.m. from the Stempien Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden followed by a Mass of Christian burial in St. Stanislaus Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. In her memory donations may be made to the St. Stanislaus School Endowment Fund, 82 Akron St., Meriden, CT 06450.

Anthony S. Panciera
MERIDEN -- Anthony S. Panciera, 84, former principal of Orville H. Platt High School, died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Connecticut Baptist Home.
He was born in Meriden in 1917 to the late Jennie and Louis Panciera. He graduated from Meriden High School in 1934 and from the University of Connecticut in 1939. While at UConn he was a member of the varsity baseball and football teams. He was co-captain of the 1938 football team. He earned a Master's degree in 1952 and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in secondary school administration in 1963 at the University of Hartford. During World War II, he served as Chief Quartermaster on a Coast Guard cutter in the Alaska -- Aleutian Islands Sector. After the war he was employed as a teacher -- coach at the Chester and Old Saybrook High Schools before returning to Meriden in 1947 to teach English and coach football, basketball and baseball at Meriden High School He was one of the founders of Little League Baseball and Biddy Basketball in this city and coached some of the original teams. In 1958 he was appointed assistant principal of the newly opened Platt High School and in 1968 was named principal of Platt. He retire from that position in June 1976. From 1976 to 1982 he was employed as Assistant Executive Secretary of the Connecticut Association of Secondary Schools and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. In 1976, he received honorary awards from the Unison and Probus Clubs and in 1992, he was the recipient of a Meriden Sports Alumni Award. He was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church where he was a lay reader and served two terms as a vestryman. 
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Barbara Fellows; and by brothers, Arthur and Enver. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Peter and Barbara Panciera of Nairobi, Kenya and Donald and Gail Panciera of Meriden; by a grandson, Greg Panciera of Los Angeles; a brother George and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Panciera of Meriden; and by several nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives may call at the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden, Friday, July 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held St. Andrews Church, Saturday, July 21, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Andrews Church Memorial Fund or to the charity of one's choice.

Richard F. Lingner
SOUTHINGTON -- Richard Frederick Lingner, 55, of Zwicks Farm Road, Plantsville section of Southington, died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at Bradley Memorial Hospital in Southington. He was the beloved husband of Sandra L. Mason Lingner.
Born in Meriden, April 11, 1946, the son of Jean Young Lingner of Meriden and the late Frederick Lingner, he had been a Southington resident for the past 23 years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was employed at the New Departure Division of General Motors in Bristol for 22 years, until his retirement six years ago, and had previously been employed by Maier Real Estate in Meriden for 14 years. He was a member of the Plantsville Congregational United Church of Christ.
Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughter, Jennifer J. Lingner and his two sons, John J. Lingner and Jason J. Lingner, all of Plantsville; his sister, Dorothy Skinner of Meriden; his mother-in-law, Mary C. Ridenour of Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
His family will receive relatives and friends at the Yalesville Funeral Home, 386 Main St., Yalesville section of Wallingford, Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Plantsville Congregational United Church of Christ, 109 Church St., Plantsville. The Rev. Richard A. Koenig, pastor will officiate. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to the Lingner Children Education Fund, may be presented to his family at the Yalesville Funeral Home.

Sophie S. Mongillo
SOUTHINGTON -- Sophie S. Mongillo, 83, of 73 North Summit St., died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at home. She was the widow of Evo Mongillo Sr. 
Born in Southington on Aug. 16, 1917, the daughter of the late Thomas and Anna (Novak) Dziedzic. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church. 
She is survived by a son, Evo and his wife, Tonia Mongillo; three daughters, Barbara and her husband, Anthony Falco, Ann Mongillo and Midge Mongillo, all of Southington; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank and his wife, Mary Dziedzic of Cheshire; a sister, Virginia Dziedzic; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Elaine Simone. 
The funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from the Della Vecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., to St. Thomas Church at 10 a.m. for a Mass. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Hospice of Central Connecticut, P.O. Box 1327, New Britain, CT 06050, or St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., Southington, CT 06489.

Douglas G. Topshe
SOUTHINGTON -- Douglas G. Topshe, 73, of Carriage Drive, Southington, died peacefully Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Southington Care Center. He was the husband of 47 years of Madaline Blasi Topshe.
Born in Waterbury, Jan. 8, 1928, the son of the late George and Julia (Koosa) Topshe. Doug had been a Southington resident for the past 50 years. He was the former co-owner of Tops Market and was a communicant of Mary Our Queen Church. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict. He was the 55th recipient Unico Gold Medal Award Winner in 2000, a member of the American Legion Kiltonic Post No. 72. He was recently retired Police Commissioner, he served 14 years on the Planning and Zoning Commission, serving six years as chairman. He served 14 years on the Commission on Aging, he was a co-chairman of the First Apple Harvest Festival in 1969. Doug was a longtime member of the Southington Democratic Committee, and a former member of the Elks and Kiwanis clubs. He was instrumental in forming the First Midget football league in Southington, having served on its Board of Directors. 
In addition to his wife, Madaline, Doug is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Joyce Topshe of Southington; two daughters and a son-in-law, Diane and Russ Anderson of Southington and Joanne Topshe of Southington; a sister, Anesa Conroy of Waterbury; three grandchildren, that were the light of his life, Nicky Impionbato, Keri Ann and Jason Topshe. He was predeceased by a son, Douglas Jr.; a brother, Robert; and a grandson, Joey Impionbato.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Plantsville Memorial Funeral Home, 975 South Main St., Plantsville, with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at Mary Our Queen Church. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday (TODAY) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations in memory of Doug may be made to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, 12 Charter Oak Place, Hartford, CT 06106.

Walter W. Butcka
WALLINGFORD -- Walter W. Butcka, 81, of 48 Chimney Hill Road, husband of Laura (Lukashevich) Butcka, died on Thursday, July 19, 2001 at MidState Medical Center after a lengthy and courageous battle.
Born in Meriden on May 2, 1920, he was the son of the late William and Nadia (Mikiska) Butcka. He had resided in Meriden, moving to Yalesville in 1951, and had graduated from Meriden High School in 1938, and Meriden State Trade School in 1939 with a certificate in printing. Mr. Butcka was employed by Southern new England Typographic Corp., retiring 19 years ago. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a lifelong member and past trustee of SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Nadine Ruta of Middletown and D. Ruch and husband, Paul of Southington; a son and daughter-in-law, William W. Butcka and Danicee Butcka of Colchester; a stepson, David Barrett of Southbury; four grandchildren, Stefanii Atkins of Brooklyn, N.Y., Natalie Ruch of Southington, Matthew and Connor Butcka of Colchester; a sister, Ann Cooley of New Haven; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Kren Butcka; and a sister, Mary Baker.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 24 at 9:15 a.m. from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, and at 10 a.m. in SS. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, 56 Park Ave., Meriden. Burial with military honors, will be in SS. Peter & Paul Orthodox Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. A Requiem Parastas will be held on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Hazel Duffy
WALLINGFORD -- Hazel Haffner Duffy, 59, beloved wife of George A. Duffy of Holly Mar Hill Road, Northford, died Friday, July 20, 2001, at their home, with her family at her side, after a long courageous battle with breast cancer.
Hazel was born in Meriden, July 12, 1942, the daughter of Alice Daly Haffner and the late Joseph J. Haffner Sr., was raised in Wallingford and was a graduate of Holy Trinity School, Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden, and the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, N.Y. She was associated with her husband as officer manager of George A. Duffy Certified Public Accountant in their Wallingford office for many years.
Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Maggie Duffy Michonski and her husband, Jonathan E. Michonski of East Haddam; her son and daughter-in-law, Jack Duffy and his wife, Xandy Duffy of Stamford; her granddaughter, Hayley Hazel Duffy; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph J. Haffner Jr. and Jane Wilhousky Haffner of Wallingford and Christopher D. Haffner and Violet Skipp Haffner of Elkton, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Her family will receive relatives and friends at the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford, Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Wallingford Funeral Home, when the funeral cortege will proceed to Most Holy Trinity Church, Wallingford, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. Gifts in her memory may be sent to the Looking Forward Program, c/o the Hospital of St. Raphael Foundation, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511.

Helen C. Lisee
MERIDEN -- Helen C. Lisee, 91, of Cutlery Avenue, South Meriden, died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at the Westfield Care and Rehabilitation Center in Meriden. She was the beloved wife of Wilbur F. Lisee.
Born in Wallingford, March 26, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Katherine Kramer Wanat, and had been a Wallingford resident for 45 years, until moving to South Meriden in 1987. She was a parishioner of SS. Peter & Paul Church in Wallingford.
Besides her beloved husband, Wilbur, she is survived by her brother, Joseph Wanat of Wallingford and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Warren Lisee and a brother, Walter Wanat.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday (TODAY) at 10 a.m. in SS. Peter & Paul Church, 139 N. Orchard St., Wallingford. Interment will be in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Wallingford. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Yalesville Funeral Home, 386 Main St., Yalesville section of Wallingford.

Melinda L. Polidori
MERIDEN -- Melinda L. Polidori, 57, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at her home. 
A native of Meriden, she lived in Port St. Lucie for nine years. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church Fort Pierce.
Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Fred Polidori of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a daughter, Cheryl Giudice and husband, Nicholas of Zephyrhills, Fla.; three sons, Correy and Eric Lepack, both of Meriden and Dante Polidori of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a brother, Phillip Smith of Knoxville, Tenn.; three sisters, Alison Waller and Joyce Semrau, both of Meriden and Suzanne LaFontaine of Lady Lake, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
A service will be held at Walnut Grove Cemetery at Monday, July 23, at 11 a.m.

Augustine A. Celata
WALLINGFORD -- Augustine A. "Gus" Celata, 76, of Cardinal Drive, Wallingford, and Kissimmee, Florida, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at MidState Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Edna M. Greer Celata.
Mr. Celata was born in East Boston, Mass., Feb. 19, 1925, a son of the late Michael and Josephine DeAngelis Celata, and had been a longtime resident of Wallingford and Kissimmee. He was a U.S Army veteran of World War II. He had been employed by the Exxon Corporation for 35 years, and later was a member of the security department at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. for six years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wallingford. He was a past president of the Wallingford Junior Football League, a past president of the Wallingford Biddy Basketball League, was a founding member of the Lyman Hall High School Friends of Football, and had served as a Boy Scout leader.
Besides his wife, Edna, he is survived by his daughter, Dorothy Celata of Wallingford; two sons, East Wallingford Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief William S. Celata and his wife, Judith Celata of Wallingford, and Robert E. Celata and Patricia A. Redmond of Durham; four grandchildren, Billy Celata Jr., Jayme Celata, Brittany Celata, and Amy Ragis and her husband, Kurt Ragis; two sisters, Helen Christian and Angela Celata of Medford, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Anna DePrizio; and two brothers, Michael Celata and Patrick Celata. 
His family will receive relatives and friends at the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Wallingford, Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Wallingford Funeral Home, when the funeral cortege will proceed to the First United Methodist Church, 941 Old Rock Hill Rd., Wallingford, where the Rev. Karen Cook, Pastor, will officiate at a services at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. Gifts in his memory may be sent to MidState Medical Center Development Program, 435 Lewis Ave., Meriden, CT 06451.

Edward R. Neary
WALLINGFORD -- Edward R. Neary, 90, of Town Farm Road, died Friday, July 20, 2001, at The Curtis Home in Meriden. He was the husband of the late Helen Gemme Roy Neary.
Mr. Neary was born in Wallingford, July 3, 1911, a son of the late Edward P. and Margaret McDermott Neary and was a lifelong resident here. He had been a toolmaker for various gun manufacturing companies, later was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and had been a custodian for the Wallingford Department of Education for several years until his retirement.
He is survived by his stepdaughter, Susan Habersang and her husband, Ralph Habersang; two stepsons, Anthony Roy and his wife, Lorraine Roy, and J. Guy Roy and his wife, Nancy Roy, all of Wallingford; his sister, Alice Seim; and his niece, Kathleen Rogers, both of Tennessee; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, Elizabeth Neary and Frances Kelleher; and a brother, Robert Neary.
Relatives and friends may attend a Mass of Christian burial, Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Yalesville. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Gifts in his memory may be sent to The Curtis Home, 380 Crown St., Meriden, CT 06450. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford.

Mildred Petrillo
NORTH HAVEN -- Mildred Coady Petrillo, 73, of 83 Bradley St., died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at the CT Hospice, Branford. She was the wife of John Petrillo.
Born in New Haven on Feb. 16, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Hannora Geelan Coady; mother of Paula Grandfield of North Haven and Arleen Sarno of Hamden; grandmother of Kelly and Stacey Grandfield, Ralph and Amber Sarno; sister of Noma Provitz of New Haven, Jerimiah Coady of North Haven and James Coady of Chester and the late Catherine Blair, Barbara Doyle, Thomas and Mary Coady.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Tuesday morning at a time to be announced tomorrow. The visiting hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405, or the American Diabetes Foundation, 300 Research Pkwy, Meriden, CT 06450.

Helen M. Thurrott
BEAVER, Pa. -- Helen Marguerite Hitchcock Thurrott, 82, died Friday, July 6, 2001, in Beaver, Pa., after a long illness. She was the daughter of late Florence Ruth Campbell Hitchcock and Earl Cyril Hitchcock Sr., probate Judge and pharmacist of East Hampton, where she was born.
Helen was a graduate of Connecticut Teacher's College in New Britain, class of 1941, where she met her husband, Harvey Hall Thurrott Sr. of Wallingford. After college she taught school while her husband was in the armed service. She was predeceased her husband in 1984; by her brother, Earl Cyril Hitchcock Jr. of East Hampton in 1991; and her sister, Nancy Hitchcock Morse of Randolph, N.Y. in 1993. Helen was a prominent member of the Westbrook Congregational Church for many years where she taught Sunday School and had held the positions of Deacon and head of the church school. She was also an active member of the Westbrook Garden Club, the Poquana Club and served as a volunteer driver for FISH for many years.
She is survived by her four children, Harvey Hall Thurrott Jr. of Old Lyme, Nancy Lee Thurrott of Middletown, Amy Hitchcock Thurrott Capretto of Beaver, Pa., and George Angus Thurrott II of Old Lyme; and four grandchildren, Andrew Thurrott Capretto and Peter Thurrott Capretto, both of Beaver, Pa., and Meghan Ashley Thurrott and Hailey Hall Thurrott, both of Old Lyme.
Arrangements for the cremation were handled by J.T. Anderson Funeral Parlor of Beaver, Pa. A memorial service is being held at the Westbrook Congregational Church on Sunday, July 29 at 2 p.m. with a reception following at the church hall.


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