Obituaries

Southington Observer Obituaries Section

Obituary: Richard E. Harwood, 84

August 26, 2016
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Richard E. Harwood, 84, died Monday, August 22, 2016 at home. He was marrried to Janet (Ohliger) for 59 years. The youngest of 10 children of George and Matilda (Fischer) Harwood, he was born and lived in Southington all of his life. Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954, and retired as…

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Obituary: Louis Francis Meccariello, 91

August 26, 2016
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Obit - Louis Meccariello

Louis Francis Meccariello, 91, of Southington, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at home. He was born August 11, 1921 in Southington, the son of the late Domenic and Anna (Nardi) Meccariello. He had retired from Ideal Forging as a Foreman of Tool and Die Makers. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Louis was a…

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Obituary: Dr. John Bower, 58

August 25, 2016
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Obit - John Bower MD

Dr. John Bower passed away at home after a protracted battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Joanne (Kizilski), son CJ (Christopher), Grandson Ren, Brother Brian, Sisters Barbara Rubi and Kris Hill (Tony) and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Col. John A.B. Bower and mother Katherine…

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Obituary: James F. Duffy, 83

August 25, 2016
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Cherished by family, loved by friends, admired by colleagues, James F. Duffy left an indelible imprint on the world before succumbing on August 18, 2016 at age 83 following a long illness. Born in West Newton, Massachusetts on May 30, 1933, Jim graduated from Boston University in 1955, and shortly thereafter moved to Connecticut where…

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Obituary: Nancy J. Almquist, 76

August 25, 2016
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Obit - Nancy Almquist

Nancy J. Almquist, 76, of Southington passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the HCC of New Britain General. She was the beloved and devoted wife of Richard A. Almquist Sr. Born January 28, 1940 in Southington she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ingrid (Green) Gale. Nancy retired from Filenes. She…

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Obituary: Richard John ‘Dick’ Perlot, 71

August 24, 2016
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Obit - Richard Perlot

After a short battle with cancer, Richard John (“Dick”) Perlot died on August 21, 2016 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (“Betty”) Perlot; his daughters, Kara (Jonathan) Brasfield of Southington and Kristen (Leo) Bloschock of Vienna, VA; his sisters Peggy (Jerry) Saindon…

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Obituary: James ‘Jim’ Donald Geis, 77

August 24, 2016
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Obit - James Geis

James “Jim” Donald Geis of Southington CT and Oro Valley AZ died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday August 20, 2016.  He was surrounded by his loving family during his final days. Born on September 19, 1938 he was one of 5 boys born to Mary and Robert Geis of Pittsburgh PA.  His surviving brothers…

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Obituary: Anne L. Petracca, 91

August 24, 2016
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Anne L. Petracca, 91, passed away at home on August 22, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore Petracca. Born April 12, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Orazio and Angela (Canterella) Mangano. Anne lived in New York until moving to Southington in 1986. She was a…

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Obituary: Arthur ‘Sparky’ D’Agostino Jr., 48

August 24, 2016
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Obit - Arthur D'Agostino Jr

Arthur “Sparky” D’Agostino Jr., 48, of Plainville, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 at Hospital of Central CT, New Britain. He was born Sept. 9, 1967 in Southington. He was a graduate of Southington High School.  He had worked for Waste Management for 20 years and later for F&F Concrete. He enjoyed bowling and golf.…

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Obituary: Michael Horn, 52

August 22, 2016
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Michael Horn, 52, died on Monday, Aug. 15 after a long battle with a genetic heart condition. He was the husband of Dawn Horn. He was born on July 26, 1964. He was originally from Waterbury,  but he resided in Southington and Plainville. Besides his wife, Dawn, he is survived by his son, Sean; his daughter, Madison; his…

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