Obituaries

Southington Observer Obituaries Section

Obituary: Leo ‘Buddy’ Levesque, 81

June 28, 2016
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Obit - Leo Buddy Levesque

Leo “Buddy” Levesque, 81, of Southington, passed away on June 28, 2016 at home. He was the beloved husband of Regina  (Bedard) Levesque for 58 years. Born Oct. 24, 1934 in Fort Kent, ME, he was the son of the late Patrick and Edna (Marquis) Levesque. Leo served with the US Army during the Korean…

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Obituary: Caroline (Bergerweiss) Schwarz, 76

June 28, 2016
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Obit - Caroline Schwarz

Caroline (Bergerweiss) Schwarz, 76, of the Plantsville section of Southington, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, June 24, 2016. She had been the loving wife of the late Roland J. Schwarz for nearly 48 years. Born in Austria on March 20, 1940 to the late Norbert and Karoline Bergerweiss, she had been a…

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Obituary: Robert J. Baranski, 78

June 28, 2016
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Obit - Robert Baranski

Robert J. Baranski, 78, of the Plantsville section of Southington passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at HCC at New Britain General. He was the loving husband of the late Marilyn (Woods) Baranski for 45 years. Born Dec. 16, 1937 in Meriden to the late Stanley and Alice (Koczon) Baranski, he had been a…

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Obituary: John ‘Phil’ Utke, 69

June 27, 2016
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Obit - John Utke

John “Phil” Utke, 69, of Southington, passed away on June 24, 2016 at HOCC New Britain Campus. He was the husband of Esther (Miller) Utke. He was born November 15, 1946 in New Britain, son of the late John and Jean (Thiery) Utke. John served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Prior to…

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Obituary: Vera (Grimaldi) Zercie, 86

June 16, 2016
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Obit - Vera Zercie

Vera (Grimaldi) Zercie, 86, of Southington, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at HCC at Bradley Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Maritn J. Zercie. She was born in Southington on July 21, 1929, the daughter of the late Alphonse and Elvira (Tito) Grimaldi. Vera retired from the former Citizen’s National…

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Obituary: Diana Jean Blair

June 16, 2016
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Falls Village – Diana was to many nothing short of an angel in life. Her loving guidance of her children and grandchildren, and her devotion to her friends and the Falls  Village community were her life’s pleasures. She passed due to complications from pneumonia on Thursday, January 28th at St. Mary’s hospital in Waterbury. Diana…

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Obituary: Shaun M. Geary, 34

June 13, 2016
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Shaun M. Geary, 34, of Waterbury, passed away on June 11, 2016, after a brief illness, at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was born in New Haven on October 17, 1981. Shaun graduated from Crosby High School in Waterbury in 1999 and completed a certificate program in Agronomy at the University of Massachusetts. He had…

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Obituary: Christopher Philip Darling, 67

June 10, 2016
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Obit - Christopher Philip Darling

Christopher Philip Darling, 67, of Southington passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the HCC at New Britain General after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the loving husband of Jayne (LeHerissier) Darling. Born September 23, 1948 in New Britain, Chris was the son of Philip T. Darling of South Carolina and…

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Obituary: John J. Rossi Jr., 79

June 10, 2016
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Obit - John Rossi Jr

John J. Rossi, Jr. 79 of Englewood, FL, formerly from Southington, died Sunday, May 15, 2016. He was born June 7, 1936 in Meriden. He was the son of the late Emma (Mercaldi) and John Rossi, Sr. John was a 1955 Graduate of Wilcox State Tech in Meriden, where he enjoyed and excelled playing basketball,…

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Obituary: Anne (McAvay) Was, 88

June 8, 2016
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Obit - Anne Was

Anne (McAvay) Was, 88 of the Plantsville section of Southington, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the HCC at Bradley Memorial Hospital. Born October 18, 1927 in New Britain, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Grace (Avery) McAvay. Anne is survived by her three daughters, Kathryn McGloin and husband William…

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