Obituaries

Southington Observer Obituaries Section

Obituary: Christine (Dobrowolski) Kolej-Sexton, 75

September 23, 2016
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Christine (Dobrowolski) Kolej-Sexton, 75, of Plantsville, died on Friday, Sept. 9 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was the wife of Gary Sexton. She was born in New Britain on Dec. 14, 1940 to the late Francis and Geneveive (Lukowski) Dobrowolski. In addition to her husband, Gary, she is survived by daughters, Mellisa Allen…

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Obituary: Richard E. Marietta, 73

September 22, 2016
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Richard E. Marietta, 73 of Southington passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the HOCC New Britain Campus after losing his brave battle with kidney disease and lung cancer. Richard was born September 24, 1942 in New Britain and was the son of the late Frank and Marie (Bonola) Marietta. He was the loving…

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Obituary: Dr. Leszek Motowidlo, 65

September 22, 2016
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Dr. Leszek Motowidlo, 65, of Southington ended his incredible battle with cancer on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Masonicare in Wallingford. He was the husband of Diane (Dorsey) Motowidlo. Born on February 5, 1951 in Chambon-Feugerolles, France, he was the son of Gracjan and Jeanine (Knapik) Motowidlo of New Britain. He and his family immigrated…

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Obituaries; David A. Benoit Sr.

September 22, 2016
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David A. Benoit Sr., of Southington, passed September 16, 2016 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut after battling cancer for 16 months.   The son of the late Kenneth and Ann (Menard) Benoit Sr. of Wolcott, Dave was born October 16, 1941 and worked in graphic arts as a journeyman binder.   Dave enjoyed outdoor…

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Obituary: Joan C. (Finland) Sheppard, 73

September 19, 2016
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Joan C. (Finland) Sheppard, 73 of Southington, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 after a courageous battle with kidney cancer. She was the loving wife of Edward Sheppard. Born December 21, 1942 in Meriden, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Smiddy) Finland. Joan was a graduate of Caledonian School of Nursing…

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Obituary: Alfred Neves, 72

September 16, 2016
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Alfred Neves, age 72, of Southington entered into rest on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut with his loving family by his side.  He was born in Waterbury on January 31, 1944, son of the late John and Emmelinda (Souza) Neves.  A lifelong Connecticut resident, Al was a graduate of Crosby…

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Obituary: Thomas Joseph Walasewicz, 75

September 16, 2016
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Thomas Joseph Walasewicz, 75, of Southington, loving husband for 52 years to Kathleen (Kelly) Walasewicz went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at Hartford Hospital. Tom was born June 10, 1941 in New Britain, the son of the late Joseph and Lucy (Dawid) Walasewicz. He…

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Obituary: Dr. Francis ‘Frank’ John Cioffi, 85

September 15, 2016
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Dr. Francis “Frank” John Cioffi, 85, died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s on September 12, 2016 in the comfort of his home in Brookfield, surrounded by his family. He was born on May 29, 1931 to the late John and Julia  Cioffi of Southington.  In 1957 he married his wife Mariann Capolupo of Boston,…

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Obituary: Charles ‘Eddie’ Silva, 75

September 15, 2016
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Charles “Eddie” Silva, 75, of Southington, surrounded by family and friends, passed away on September 13, 2016, after an 18 year courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Born in Norfolk, VA, December 21, 1940, son of the late Joseph Charles Silva and Mildred Bernice Kamendulis Silva. Eddie grew up in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and graduated from Gloucester…

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Obituary: Merton Louis Taylor Jr., 69

September 12, 2016
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Merton Louis Taylor Jr. ., 69, died on Wednesday, Sept. 7  after a four-year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Linda as well as his daughter Colleen Bockhahn, and son Kyle Taylor and his wife Christy. A Connecticut native, Mert grew up in Plantsville, and spent the majority of his life there…

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