Frederick J. TerHaar, Jr. passed away peacefully on Friday, March 28, 2014 at Masonicare in Wallingford. Fred, 85, was a resident of Boynton Beach Florida and also resided with his long-term partner Carol Berube in Wallingford. He was born in Worcester, MA on May 6, 1928 the son of the late Frederick Sr., and Ethel (Monigle) TerHaar. Upon graduation from North High School in Worcester in 1946, Fred joined the U.S. Army and served in the occupation of Japan. After the army, he graduated from Worcester Junior College. During his college years he learned to fly and soon thereafter became a commercial pilot with United Airlines. He participated in the golden years of aviation, flying DC-3s to DC-10s, and retired from United Airlines in 1988. Fred enjoyed water and snow skiing while his children were growing up, and captaining his sailboat for many years in retirement. In addition to Carol, his companion of 28 years, he is survived by his son Larry and wife Beth of Danbury, his son John and wife Lori of Bradenton, FL and his daughter Lori Cavallero of Newtown. He is also survived by his former spouse Delores TerHaar, his grandchildren, Matthew and James TerHaar, Olivia Cavallero, Dana and Eric TerHaar, and great-grandchildren Benjamin and Chase TerHaar. Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street Newtown on Monday, March 31 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with a service at 7:00 pm. A graveside service will take place for family and close friends on Tuesday, April 1 at 11:00 am at Resurrection Cemetery in Newtown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s association.
Maria D. Ortiz Carrasquillo, age 92, of Bridgeport passed away into the eternal peaceful rest of the Lord on Monday, March 31, 2014 in Bridgeport Healthcare Center, Bridgeport, CT; Maria is the daughter of the late Angel Carrasquillo and the late Rafaela Nieves; She is the loving mother of three sons Jose M. Ortiz, Luis M. Ortiz, and Jacinto Ortiz; Three Daughters Maria D. Soltero, Migdalia D. Soltero and Milagros Soltero; Grandmother to 13 grandchildren, many great grand children and great great grandchildren; Funeral services will be announce on March 31, 2014 by 1:00 P.M. Friends may sign the online book of Memories where you may share your thoughts, memories, prayers, pictures and more and is found EXCLUSIVELY at www.luzdepaz.com;
Carol (Aichele) Beecher, age 83, formerly of Bolton and Coventry, loving widow of Frederick Beecher, died Saturday March 29, 2014 at an area convalescent home after a long illness. Carol was born on August 21, 1930 in Bronx, NY, was raised in White Plains, NY, and came to Connecticut, residing in South Windsor, Bolton and Coventry. She was a longtime member of Bolton Congregational Church and was a former volunteer for the Meals On Wheels program. She is survived by her daughter and three sons, Harriet Behrmann of Manchester, Scott Beecher and his wife Sandy of Windsor, Jeffrey Beecher and his wife Pam of Hampton, VA, and Glenn Beecher and his wife Anne of Vernon; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Behrmann, Daryl Beecher and his wife Kristin, Ryan Beecher and his wife Kelly, Kyle Beecher, Hilary Enterline and her husband Jason, Keith Beecher, and Travis Beecher; one great-grandson, Matthew Enterline, a sister, Susan Johnson and her husband Marvin of Huntington Beach, CA and a brother Todd Aichele of Jupiter, FL, and several close friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 3, at 11:00 AM at the Bolton Congregational Church, 228 Bolton Center Road, Bolton with burial to follow in the Bolton Center Cemetery. Visiting hours are Wednesday, April 2, from 4:30 pm – 7:30pm at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2080 Silas Deane Hwy, 2nd Fl, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To leave a message for her family please visit www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com.
Norris John Pilon, 24, of Canton, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in Carmichael outside Sacramento, California. He was born August 29, 1989 in Hartford. The much loved son of Kateri (Owsiak) and Mark Pilon of Canton, Norris had lived in Simsbury prior to moving to Canton. He attended St. Mary’s School in Simsbury, as well as Simsbury and Canton High Schools. When younger he had been an active member of BSA Troop 76 and Simsbury Crew Team. He attended Camp Jewel and Camp Mattatuck, later returning as a counselor and teaching archery. He was a creative soul, using his talents in anything artistic, especially glass blowing, making jewelry, and cooking. He was a natural musician, playing any instrument he could get his hands on. He could sing too, but rarely shared his singing. Norris enjoyed spending time with friends and family, camping, hiking, going to festivals, reading, and always listening to the Grateful Dead. He had great love and care for this earth and the people on it. All who knew Norris appreciated his gentle spirit and many have thought of him kindly as “not of this world”. In addition to his loving parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Philip and Mary Ann Pilon of Simsbury; many aunts and uncles including, Sr. Hedwig Owsiak, OSU, Dolores Dobrzynski, John Osipa, Anastazia Owsiak, Kasmira Owsiak, Christopher and Vicky Pilon, Matt and Priscilla Pilon, Andrea and Dan O’Brien, Kate and John Hawkins, Jon and Heike Pilon. He is also survived by many loving cousins and extended family. He will be missed by all the friends he made everywhere wherever he went. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Stanley and Eleanora Owsiak and his aunt, Stephanie Owsiak. Friends and family may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike, Canton on Wednesday, April 2nd from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, April 3rd, 11:00 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 265 Stratton Brook Road, West Simsbury. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to your local food bank and helping those less fortunate around you. Friends and family may also choose to visit Norris’ Facebook page. Please visit Norris’s “Book of Memories” at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
WINDSOR LOCKS — Philip F. Famiglietti, 85, a longtime resident of Windsor Locks, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 28, 2014. Philip was born Oct. 4, 1928, in Waterbury, the son of the late Felix and Antoinette (Stango) Famiglietti. Philip proudly served in the United States Army during World War II. He retired from Hamilton Standard in 1987 after 35 years as a mechanical engineer. Philip served on the Park Commission for 30 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Riverside Council No. 26 of Windsor Locks, American Legion Gensi-Viola Post No. 36 and the Windsor Locks Lions Club. He was past chairman and treasurer of Boy Scout Troop 263.
Alice E. (Brooks) Mosness, 102, died peacefully on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at St. Joseph Residence in Enfield. Born in Winthrop, Massachusetts on March 31, 1911, Alice was the daughter of the late Michael F. and Julia A. (Rogers) Brooks. She was a receptionist with Hartford Hospital for twelve years and retired in 1980. She is survived by her sons, Walter Mosness and Robert Mosness, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 10:45 a.m. at St. Joseph Chapel, Little Sisters of the Poor, 1365 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082. The family will receive relatives and friends beginning at 9:45 a.m. A private burial will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Eliot, Maine.