Anne (Serbin) Havel

Anne (Serbin) Havel, 91, of West Hartford, widow of Joseph Havel, passed away Friday (Aug. 9, 2013) at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Born in New Britain, she resided there most of her life until moving to Hamilton Heights in West Hartford in July of 2005. She loved living at Hamilton Heights and became a Goodwill Ambassador there. She was employed at Fafnir Bearing Company in New Britain for many years. Anne was a member of St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church in New Britain, and was still active in the United Auto Workers Union.

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Lisa Marie Rotunda – August 14, 1952 – August 11, 2013

Lisa Marie Rotunda, 60, of Danbury, died peacefully at Danbury Hospital on Sunday, August 11th. She was born in Danbury on August 14, 1952, daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Tomaino) Rotunda.

Lisa worked for many years as an X-ray technician for Danbury Hospital. She enjoyed making jewelry and was happiest when spending time with her nieces, nephew, and her beloved grandnieces and grandnephew.

She will be sadly missed by her two sisters, Kathi Swanson and her husband, David, and Ann Marie Heckel and her husband, Tim; as well as many extended family members.

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Mrs. Fernande Verriker|Active in the community

WATERBURY — Mrs. Fernande “Fern” (Genier) Verriker, 92, resident of The Village at East Farms, passed away peacefully on Aug. 8, 2013, surrounded by close friends, “family,” Brian Flynn, “Corky” Plourde, Fior Fernandes and the staff of the Cheshire House and Seasons Hospice. She was the widow of William Verriker, a former state senator.
Fern was born on Feb. 6, 1921, in Montreal, Canada. She worked with her husband at Verriker Paint Company on West Main Street for many years. She was a graduate of Mattatuck Community College and Southern Connecticut State University.

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Matthew Emma

NAUGATUCK – Matthew P. Emma, 28, passed away Saturday July 27, 2013 in Austin, Texas.
Matthew was born February 6, 1985 in Stamford, the son of Paul and Pamela J. Emma. He was born and raised in Connecticut, having lived most of his life in Naugatuck, before moving to Texas two years ago. He was a 2004 graduate of Terryville High School. He was known for his huge heart as well as his love of life and a smile that lit up a room. Matthew loved sports and grew up playing baseball and basketball. He was an avid NY Yankee fan, along with the Giants, Knicks, UConn Huskies and Notre Dame.
Besides his father Paul and step-mother Linda Emma of Torrington and his mother Pamela J. Emma of Chicopee, MA, Matthew is survived by his sister Meghan J. Dolan and her husband Jared of Hudson Falls, NY; his Paternal Grandparents Lena Emma; his Maternal grandmother Joyce E. Gray; his nephews Conner James Dolan and Aidan Michael Dolan; two step-brothers Craig and Justin; and several aunts and uncles and family members including Beverly McGeever and her family. Matthew is predeceased by his Maternal Grandfather Donald I. Gray and Paternal Grandfather Ross A. Emma.
Arrangements –Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 17th at 2pm at Union City Little League, 165 Morris Street, Naugatuck, CT. Memorial contributions may be made to Naugatuck Baseball League 272 Park Avenue, Naugatuck, CT 06770 or Naugatuck YMCA Little Pal Basketball, 284 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770.

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Diane Hyde

Diane L. (Gray) Hyde, 65, of Somers, formerly of Ellington, beloved wife of the late William M.J. Hyde, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 10, 2013 at home with her family at her side. Diane was born on September 5, 1947 in Cambridge, Mass. daughter of the late Philip V. and Joline A. (Clark) Gray. While residing in Ellington, Diane was the office manager for Precision Craft Dental Studio of Enfield, a family business operated by her late husband. Diane is survived by her family, two daughters, Denise Reardon-Popp and her husband, Daniel of Mass. and Shannon Holmes and her husband, Philip of Somers, CT with whom she made her home. She leaves a sister, Sandra Caton of Willimantic, four grandchildren, that she loved spending quality time with, Ashley Reardon, Erika Reardon, Bailey Skidgel and Grady Holmes, several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was an avid reader and her love of the garden kept her outside for countless hours. Diane also enjoyed a good cup of coffee, which was a daily routine of hers. Funeral services and burial will be private. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to, Masonic Partners Home Health & Hospice 111 Founders Plaza Suite 200 East Hartford, CT 06108. Holmes Funeral Home Manchester is in care of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook please visit

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