Obituaries for the July 17 edition



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

Loiuse L. Barnett, 91, of Southington died at home on July 7, surrounded by her family. She was the husband of the late Lute Barnett.

Michael A. Casarella Jr., 87, died on Thursday July 9 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. He was the husband of Rita (Laderoute) Casarella for 46 years. He was a resident of Southington and formerly of Meriden.

Arthur “Gregg” Kratzert, 60, of Hartford, died at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center on July 8 after a short illness.

Sophia “Sue” Sterniak, 95, aka Sophie, of Southington, died on Monday, July 6 surrounded by family. She was the wife for 72 years of Edmund J. Sterniak, retired Connecticut State Police Trooper.

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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