Waterford — Deborah Marie Bomster Dodge, 43, of 56 Olive St., died
Monday at Hartford Hospital.
She was born on Sept. 26, 1957, in New Haven, the daughter of William
Bomster of Stonington and the late Patricia Pompane Bomster.
She was a 1975 graduate of Morgan High School in Clinton.
Mrs. Dodge was employed by her father in his scallop business. She
later fished commercially for tuna with her former husband, Charlie Dodge,
out of Block Island. They then moved to Chatham, Mass.
In 1997, she received her certification as a practical nurse from the
Cape Cod Regional Technical School. She moved to Waterford two years ago,
and was employed at the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich.
In addition to her father and former husband, she is survived by two
sons, Edward Dodge and Joseph Dodge, both of Chatham, Mass; three brothers,
William J. Bomster, Joseph M. Bomster, and Michael P. Bomster, all of North
Stonington; a sister, Nancy Seifert of Griswold; her maternal grandmother,
Nancy Pompane of Stonington; her stepmother, Venna Jo Bomster of Stonington;
and her companion, Lynne A. Ekblom of Waterford.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's
Church in Stonington.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Transplant Program at Hartford
Hospital, 85 Seymour St., Suite 321, Hartford, CT 06106.
The Mystic Funeral Home, Route 1, Mystic, is in charge of the arrangements.
Montville — Doreta “Mary” Yeitz Sisco, 86, of 5 Richard Brown Drive,
Uncasville, formerly of 299 Washington Street, Norwich, died Monday at
Hillcrest Health Care in Uncasville.
She was born on Oct. 13, 1913, in Jewett City, the daughter of the
late Ralph and Anna Cashingnano Yeitz.
She married John L. Sisco Sr. on Jan. 11, 1933, in New York.
Mrs. Sisco was last employed as an assistant clerk in the New London
County District Court system.
She was a member of the Democratic Women's Club of Norwich, the Italian
Women's Social Club of Norwich, and the Connecticut State Employees Association.
She also served on the board of directors and was a member of the Senior
Citizen Center in Norwich.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, John L. Sisco
Jr. of Norwich; a daughter, Jacqueline S. Jakubielski of Ridgefield; a
sister, Anna Janik of Norwich; a brother, Patrick Yeitz of Norwich; eight
grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a sister, Rose Sposato; and three brothers,
Angelo “Prunsie” Yeitz, Peter Yeitz, and Alfred Yeitz.
The funeral will assemble at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Labenski Funeral
Home, 107 Boswell Ave., Norwich, and proceed to a Mass of Christian Burial
at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. Burial will be
in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Patrick's Cathedral, 213 Broadway,
Norwich, CT 06360, or to the Alzheimer's Association, 790 Maple Ave., Hartford,
Waterford — Eleanor Brooks Cosgrove, 72, of Waterford, died Sunday
at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London.
She was born on Oct. 3, 1928, in New London, the daughter of the late
Albert and Mary Smith Brooks.
She was the widow of Harold Cosgrove. He died on Feb. 20, 1989.
Mrs. Cosgrove was a foster grandmother for five years at Ballestrini's
Daycare Center in Waterford. She and her late husband formerly owned and
operated Larry's Chatterbox, a restaurant in Albany, N.Y.
She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Tenczar of Latham, N.Y.; and
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Seventh Day
Baptist Church, 206 Great Neck Road, Waterford. Burial will follow in West
Neck Cemetery, Waterford.
A calling hour will be held 1-2 p.m. Wednesday in the church prior
to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh Day Baptist Church,
206 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT 06385.
Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, New London, is in charge of arrangements.
Waterford — Frank H. Stiles, 71, of 14 Beacon St., died Monday at Fairview
Nursing Home in Groton.
He was born on April 2, 1929, in Port Chester, N.Y., the son of Frank
A. and Ruth Himple Stiles.
He married Catherine M. Fagan on May 17, 1952, at the Church of St.
Pascal Baylon in St. Albans, N.Y.
Mr. Stiles served in the Army.
He graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York in June 1951.
Mr. Stiles was employed as a textile designer for many New York firms
for 25 years. He later worked as a self-employed artist.
He was a member of the Deerfield Knights of Columbus in Deerfield,
N.Y. He attended St. Joseph's Church in New London.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Thomas Stiles
of Norwich and William Stiles of Stafford Springs; two daughters, Kathleen
Landon of Groton and Marianne Correia of Jamesport, N.Y.; a brother, Robert
Stiles of Floral Park, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas L. Neilan
& Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London. Burial will be private.
A calling hour will be held from 2 p.m. Wednesday until the time of
the service at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Fairview Nursing Home Recreation
Fund, Starr Hill Road, Groton, CT 06340.
Former board member of Lyman Allyn Museum
Colchester — Israel E. “Zeke” Liverant, 83, of 12 Bulkley Hill Road,
a well known antiques dealer and former board member of the Lyman Allyn
Museum, died Sunday at home.
He was born on Nov. 26, 1916, in Colchester, the son of Nathan and
He was the husband of Joanna Liverant.
Mr. Liverant was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was the second generation of a three-generation family antiques
business in Colchester that was nationally recognized, particularly for
its 18th and 19th century American antiques.
Mr. Liverant was a retired board member of the Antiquarian and Landmarks
Society, and a member of the Antiques Dealer Association and the Appraisers
Association of America.
He was a founder of the Colchester Historical Society and was a retired
member of the Bacon Academy Board of Trustees and a long-term member and
officer of Congregation Ahavath Achim.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Linda Barger
of New Albany, Ohio, and Abby Gerrity of Sarasota, Fla.; a son, Arthur
Liverant of Colchester; a sister, Pearl Vogel; two brothers, Abraham and
Philip Liverant; and seven grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Sylvia Liverant; a sister, Ruth Feir
Peck; and two brothers, Benjamin and Samuel Liverant.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Congregation
Ahavath Achim Synagogue, Lebanon Avenue, Colchester.
Shiva will be observed by the family at the home of the deceased today,
and on Wednesday and Thursday at the home of Arthur Liverant, 43 School
Memorial donations may be made to Bacon Academy Board of Trustees,
the Colchester Historical Society, Congregation Ahavath Achim, the Cragin
Memorial Library or to a charity of the donor's choice.
New London — William George Blake, 81, of New London, died Sunday at
the Roncalli Health Care Center in Waterford.
He was born on March 24, 1919, in St. Ann, Jamaica, the son of the
late Ernest and Josephine Hurd Blake.
He married Dorothy Gordon on Sept. 24, 1988, in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica.
Mr. Blake was retired from the Stone & Webster Construction Co.,
where he was a laborer for many years at Millstone in Waterford.
He resided in the New London area since 1958.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Paula, Pamela
and Renee Blake; his siblings; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Fulton-Theroux
Funeral Home, 181 Ocean Ave., New London. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove
Cemetery in New London.
A calling hour will be held 9-10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home,
prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 268
State St., New London, CT 06320.