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John Deschino

CHESHIRE – Mr. John “Jack” Vincent Deschino age 63, of Cheshire, formerly of Waterbury, passed away on Friday November 1st 2013 at Mid-State Medical Center in Meriden surrounded by his loving family after an extended illness. He was the beloved husband of Grace (Lokis) Deschino

John was born November 22, 1949 in Waterbury, CT, the son of the late Vincent and Mary (Giancarli) Deschino. He was a graduate of Crosby High School and attended Post University. He worked as a purchasing agent for various manufacturing companies in the area including Truelove & Maclean Inc and more recently at Ward Leonard Electric prior to his illness.

John was an accomplished golfer and enjoyed traveling anywhere to enjoy a game of golf. He was an avid New York Yankees fan and when he wasn’t golfing he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Besides his beloved wife Grace of 41 years, John is survived by his sons; David Deschino and his wife Michele, Greg Deschino and his wife Lisa of Cheshire, his brother, Todd Deschino of Naugatuck, and his grandchildren Nicholas and Matthew Deschino, Jon Paul and Michael Handy, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, and two nieces and a nephew

Funeral Services for Mr. Deschino will be held on Tuesday November 5, 2013 at 9:15 am from EASTSIDE MEMORIAL “A CASEY FAMILY FUNERAL HOME AND TRIBUTE CENTER” 1987 East Main St @ Southmayd Rd. Waterbury, CT 06705 to Saint Patrick’s Church 50 Charles St to celebrate the Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00a.m. Rites of committal will follow in Calvary Cemetery Waterbury. Friends and relatives may visit with John’s family on Monday evening at the funeral home from 5:00 ~ 7:00pm. Memorial donations in John’s memory can be made to the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center 1075 Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT 06708. To extend on-line expressions of sympathy to the family or for additional information kindly visit the funeral home’s website at www.eastsidememorial.com

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Jean Mary Furman Putala

Jean Mary (Krupa) Furman Putala, 93, passed peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on November 1, 2013. She was born in Chicopee, Mass, Nov. 2, 1919. Daughter of the late Anthony and Katherine (Stapor) Krupa and survived by her devoted husband, Henry Putala and her brother, Al Krupa. She was predeceased by her first husband, Joseph T. Furman, her two sisters, Marion Borys and Helen Steward, and her brother, Chester Krupa and also Henry’s daughter, Carol Pericozzi. She graduated from Chicopee High School and attended a secretarial school in Springfield, Mass. Bilingual in Polish and English, she was known for her excellent English grammar and penmanship. Jean was a loyal Red Sox fan. She is survived by her children, Patricia E. Pooler of South Hadley, MA, Andrea F. Kanfer (Paul) of Waterford, CT, Cynthia L. Furman of Columbia, CT, Jan F. Lemire (Michael) of Suffield, CT, and Marcia J. Furman of Torrington, CT, as well as Henry’s daughter, Sheila Litke of Warren, CT his son, Henry of Jacksonville, FL.She has ten grandchildren, CWO5 Garth Hahn (Shelley) of Alexandria, VA, Petrina E. Hahn of Chicopee, MA, Paige E. Rasid (Paul) of Somers, CT, Marcella L. Gruver (Brian) of Huntingtown, MD, Megan R. Lemire, Esq., of Portland, OR, Jay M. Lemire of Suffield, CT, Gregory and Timothy Jones of Torrington, CT, Zachary C. Kanfer of Brooklyn, NY, and Bethany K. Mitchell (Elijah) of New London, CT. She is also survived by Henry’s three grandchildren, Alicia, John, and Justin. She has six great grandchildren, David Walker, IV of Kingston, WA, Gabriel Hahn of South Hadley, MA, Alexander and Walter Jovan of Chicopee, MA, Johan Rasid of Somers, CT, and Nicholyn Jean Gruver of Huntingtown, MD. Henry has one great grandchild, Haley. She is also survived by a great great grandchild, David Walker V of Kingston, WA and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.The family is grateful for the extraordinary loving care given by Teresa Klim. Jean married Joseph T. Furman of Fall River, MA, in 1942 and lived in Hartford while he served in the US Navy. They moved to Suffield in 1947. She loved to sew clothes, can vegetables and fruits, knit, and crochet. She was treasurer of the East Street PTO and a member of the Spaulding Elementary PTO. She was also an assistant Girl Scout Troop leader. She was employed at Krupa Oil Company and Hood Ice Cream and Dairy from which she retired in 1981. She served as Secretary to the St. Joseph’s Rosary Guild, Secretary for 25 years to the Polish Women’s Alliance, and was a member of the Polish Women’s Catholic Union. She was a communicant of Saint Joseph’s Church.
After Joe’s death, she later married Henry Putala. Henry and Jean loved to dance, play cards and dominoes with their group of friends. They traveled extensively throughout the US and went on five trips to Europe, including four trips to Poland to visit relatives.
Friends and family may gather at Heritage Funeral Home 1240 Mountain Road, West Suffield, CT. Calling hours are 4-7 pm on Nov. 5th Tuesday Nov. 5th . The funeral will begin at Heritage Funeral home at 10 am with a mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s church at 11 on Wednesday. Nov 6th Her internment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Hill Street, Suffield.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer Foundation 322 Eighth Ave. 7th Floor NY, NY 10001 or a charity of donor’s choice.

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Gene Eberle

Gene Eberle, 86, of West Haven entered into rest on October 30, 2013. He is survived by his wife and best friend Connie, son Ralph, daughter-in-law Lisa, adored granddaughter Victoria and his brother Bernard Eberle. Gene retired from Wilbert Vault, Orange where he was employed as an installer for over 32 years.
In accordance with his wishes, all services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CT. Hospice 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT. 06405.

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Michael Michaud

Michael T. Michaud, 55, died on Friday, November 1, 2013 at home unexpectedly. Born in Hartford on April 11, 1958, he was the son of Mary Bell Michaud and the late Gary C. Michaud.
Mr. Michaud was a graduate of St. Laurent School and attended St. Thomas Seminary. He was employed by the Home Depot in Berlin for over twenty years.
He was a parishioner of St. Laurent Church. Michael was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan and enjoyed collecting scale model airplanes and trains. He loved his cats.
Besides his mother Mary, he is survived by a sister Denise Hermann and her husband Mark of Marion, two brothers Gregory Michaud and his wife Tracey of Plainville and Andrew Michaud and his wife Idella of Attleboro, MA., and his beloved four nieces and four nephews, Deirdre, Natalie, Aimee, Karyl, Daniel, Thomas, Christopher and Kyle.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Laurent Church. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450.
Arrangements are under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden, CT.

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Catherine Gilgosky

Catherine “Rena” (Paratto) Gilgosky, 93. Born June 15, 1920, died on October 31, 2013 at Hospice of Middlesex Hospital with her family at her side. She was born in Colver, PA, resided in Bakerton, PA and then moved to NYC to live with her favorite aunt and uncle prior to moving to Manchester with her late husband Peter where they settled at Norman St. for 45 years. She then resided first with her son in East Haddam for a year and then was a resident of Chesterfield Health in Chester, CT for the past 2 years, until the time of her death. Catherine joined the Manchester Senior Center where she had old friends and made new ones, taking small trips and the enjoyment that the center brought her was a high light each week. She was a diehard New York Yankees fan and UConn girls basketball, she loved to do word find books hours on end and had the most enjoyment spending time with family and especially her three grandchildren. She liked to take walks daily with K.C. a yellow Lab who got lots of treats. Being a devote Catholic she was a longtime Communicant of St. James Church in Manchester ever since she resided there. She worked a Marlowe’s on Main Street, Manchester in the 1960’s and then worked at Marshall’s until her retirement in the mid 1980’s. She was predeceased by her husband Peter S. Gilgosky. Catherine is survived by her two sons Rick “Gil” and wife, Mary, granddaughter Nikki of East Haddam, Peter and wife Amanda, grandsons Ian and Spencer of Bristol. She had twelve siblings and now is survived by her sister, Lillian Oloff of Willowich, OH sister, Ruth G. Jones of Patton, PA, brother, Peter Paratto of Cleveland, OH and brother, Robert Paratto and wife, Jan of Wickliffee, OH and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their special thanks and gratitude to the entire staff at Chesterfield Health, Dr. Jim Parker at Middlesex Hospital who was there every step of the way and the Hospice Team at Middlesex for the comfort and loving support during her illness. Also, would like to thank Marcia for her devotion with daily calls to see how she was. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 3:30-6:30 pm at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St. Manchester. Funeral services will be celebrated on Wed. Nov. 6th at 10 am at the funeral home followed by burial in St. James Cemetery, Manchester. Memorial contributions may be made to Middlesex Hospital Hospice Unit, 7th floor, 28 Crescent St. Middletown, CT 06457, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. To leave an online condolence please visit www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com

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Maurice Coulombe

Maurice E. Coulombe, of Tolland, loving husband of 62 years to Beverly Laws Coulombe, died peacefully Friday, November 1, 2013 surrounded by his loved ones after a courageous battle with Emphysema. Born in Hartford, CT in 1932, Maurice was a United States Navy Veteran and an avid craftsman. His hobbies included camping, woodworking and prior to a back injury hunting and fishing. Always there with a helping hand or humorous joke Maurice valued his friends, family, and religion. He leaves behind his wife Beverly Coulombe, son David Coulombe and his wife Deborah, daughters Lauryl Shearn and Diane Field; his siblings Roger Coulombe and Rachel Frisk, and his grandchildren Jeremy Shearn, Robert Shearn and his wife Shannon, James Shearn, Daniel Field and his fiancé Kristina, Kevin Field, Timothy Coulombe and his wife Liz and his four great grandchildren Jasmine, Abram, Alanna, and Amelia. He was predeceased by his daughter Patrice and his brothers Roul and Gerard Coulombe. The family would like to thank Helen, Paula, Cheryl and Jennifer for the loving care they provided to Maurice during his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 10am at St. Matthew’s Church, Tolland. Burial will be private. For online condolences, please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com

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