Obituaries for Jan. 23

The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions:

Garrett “Gary” B. Costello Sr., 58, died on Saturday, Jan. 3 in Southington. He was the husband of Cindy (Lacomb) Costello for 38 years.

Irene S. Baloga, 83, of Southington, died on Wednesday, Jan. 14. She was the widow of Joseph A. Baloga, who passed away last year.

Thomas Hines, 89, formerly of the Milldale section of Southington, died on Monday, Jan. 5 at the Farmington Care Center. He was born April 8, 1925 in New Haven.

Andrew V. Castellano, 93, of Southington, died on Saturday, Jan. 10 at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. He was the husband of Maria (Cusano) Castellano.

Clint James DeSena, 34, of Plainville, died on Sunday, Jan. 11 at Amberwoods of Farmington after a battle with cancer. He was the husband of Margaret DeSena and the father of Callie DeSena.

Karen (Blanchette) Kenny, 54, died on Tuesday, Jan. 13. She was born on August 10, 1960 in New Britain, and had resided in Southington for most of her life. She was employed by Stanley Tools for many years.

Do you have an obituary that you would like printed in The Southington Observer? Send the information to The Southington Observer, care of the editor John Goralski at, mail it to The Southington Observer, 213 Spring St., Southington, CT 06489, or fax it to The Southington Observer at (860)621-1841. Deadline is noon on Friday for the following week’s edition. The editor reserves the right to edit all letters for clarity, length, grammar, and style.

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