Obituaries for April 17


The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer:

Carolyn Charlotte Vilkas, 89, died while surrounded by her family on April 7 after a long battle with Parkinson’s.
Marjorie Staines Hearn of Bristol died Friday, April 3.
Irene (Matysik) Lukasiewski, 82, of Bristol, widow of Zygmunt Lukasiewski died Tuesday, April 7 Waterbury Hospital.
Alan R Libby Jr., 53, of Bristol, lost his battle with cancer on April 2.
Donna (Lyga) Borysewicz, 56, of Terryville, wife of Thomas Borysewicz, died Saturday, April 4 at Hartford Hospital after a fight with chronic illness.
Barbara J. (Wilson) Gleason, 81, of Burlington, widow of Robert C. Gleason, Sr., died Monday, March 30 at Bristol Hospital.
David M. Begey, 37, of Bristol, died April 3.
Barrie J. Cook, 72, of Bristol, died Monday, April 6 at VITA’S Hospice, Waterbury.
Edward D. Shamper, Sr., 74 of Bristol, died Saturday, April 4 at home.
Dino W. Esposti, 95, of Plainville, died on April 2. He was the husband of the late Gertrude (Hannan) Esposti. 
Charles W. Mackey II of Bristol, husband of Claire Mackey, died April 5 at Sheriden Woods Health Center, Bristol.
Mrs. Carmen A. (Riera) Zalewski, 79, of Bristol, formerly of Plainville, died Sunday, April 5 at her home. She was the widow of Frederick D. Zalewski.
Alice M. Taber, age 67, of Bristol and formerly of Cheshire died Monday, April 6. She was the wife of the late Rufus Taber.