Obituaries for May 1


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

Maureen (Iskra) Crowley, 74, of Southington, died on Saturday, April 25. She was the wife of Franklin Crowley.

Philip Joseph Hayes, 93, died on March 19. He had been married to Rita (Manware) Hayes for 66 years until her death two years ago.

Kathryn (Cockayne) Karish Litke, 83, of Farmington and formerly of Southington, died on Monday, April 20 at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. She was the wife of the late Clifford Karish.

Anthony V. Pipitone, 84, of Plainville, died on Sunday, April 9 at the Ledgecrest Health Care Center in Kensington. He was the husband of Joan (DeHart) Pipitone.

Shirley I. (Prescher) Whiteside, 95, of Plantsville died on Thursday, April 16 at Hartford Hospital.

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 notices for clarity, length, grammar, and style.

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