Landa Duckrow

Landa E. Duckrow, 94, of Suffield, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013, in her own bed at home. She was born December 24, 1918 in Ware, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late John and Mary Gura, and lived in Suffield most of her life. She was employed at Hamilton Standard, and part time at Suffield Academy. Her primary roll was mother, homemaker, and Nana to her family. Landa was well known in the community for helping start and volunteering at the Second Chance Shop “Village for Families and Children” for over 55 years. She also was a member of the Garden Club, and volunteered in the Hathaway House gardens.She is survived by two sons Bradford Duckrow of New Haven and Richard N. Duckrow of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; one daughter Susan Ryerson of Washington D.C.; three grandchildren James, Jill, and Lisa; one great-granddaughter Sadie. She was predeceased by two brothers and one sister. Funeral Services will be Saturday November 9, at 10AM, at The Heritage Funeral Home 1240 Mountain Road, West Suffield. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9-10AM. The burial will take place at 2PM at Russell Mount Cemetery, Russell, MA. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Suffield Emergency Aid Association 450 South Street, Suffield, CT 06078. Please visit for Landa’s Book of Memories.

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Felix Garcia

Felix Garcia Jr., age 57, of New Haven entered into eternal rest Tuesday, November 5th, 2013. Felix had a great sense of humor. Felix was loving and giving, with a good soul. Felix also enjoyed the outdoor fishing. He also adored his nephews and nieces unconditionally.

Felix was born Wednesday, December 28th, 1955 in Caguas, Puerto Rico, the third of ten children born to Felix Garcia and Maria Alicia Egea. Felix is survived by his adoring siblings; sister, Minerva Solano, sister, Carmen Mozieck, brother, Pedro Garcia, sister, Solangel Medina, brother, Pablo Garcia, brother, Geraldo Garcia, and brother, Miguel Garcia. In death Felix is reunited with his brothers, Francisco Garcia and Antonio Garcia.

A memorial service will be held in Felix’s honor Saturday, November 9th, 2013 from 4pm to 6pm. Interment will be held privately. Share a treasured memory of Felix or light a virtual candle in her honor at

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Daniel A. Di Franco|Passed away Oct. 31

TORRINGTON — Daniel A. Di Franco, 89, loving husband of Nellie, passed away Oct. 31, 2013, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie; son Frank; grandson Christopher; granddaughter Alisa Rosebush (John); two great-grandchildren, Alex and Brooke; three brothers, Michael (Betty), Angelo and John (Judie); a sister, Ann Apatow (Peter); and many nephews and nieces.
The family received relatives at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. A Mass was held at St. Thomas Church. Interment was held Nov. 5, 2013, in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington.

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Frances T. Spina|Loving and dedicated homemaker

WOLCOTT — Mrs. Frances Theresa Spina, age 88, of Wolcott, formerly of Waterbury, passed away peacefully at Waterbury Hospital on Nov. 5, 2013 after a brief illness. She was the widow of Louis J. Spina Sr.
Mrs. Spina was born Oct. 3, 1925 in Waterbury, Conn., the daughter of the late Edward and Katherine (Reagan) Hayward. She was raised in Naugatuck, where she attended local schools and she enjoyed managing the skating rink at Hamilton Park.
She also assisted her husband with his ride concessions at Lake Quassapaug Amusement Park for many years before dedicating herself to raising her family.

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Myers, Robert J.

Robert J. Myers, 49, born May 26th, 1964, of Unionville, passed away November 3rd, 2013 after 24 and a half years of marriage to his beloved wife Carmen Myers. He is survived by his parents Robert and Marilyn Young, his sister Terri Smith, his two brothers Mike Myers and Josh Young and his Pugs/”Children” Haley Marie and Tyler James. He was predeceased by Uncle Billy a man he loved and respected as well as his other “children” Bichon Benji and Pug Mookie. Robert also leaves behind many adored friends, including Chuck Hutchings, and family members including Aunt Irene and Godchildren, Jonathan, Aaron, Luis, and Vernice. For the last 18 years, Robert was a board member of New Horizons Village as well as the president of the Free Wheelers Handicap Bowling League which he co-founded and ran with his wife Carmen. He was a mentor to many students at East Hartford High School, who saw him as a family member and admired him because of how well he understood them. He enjoyed bowling, movies, fishing, and was an avid sports fan, loyal to the Redskins, Red Sox and UCONN. He was a music man, and was known to belt out tunes around the house. He loved to indulge in his wife’s and mother’s good cooking, and the love and compassion he showed his family and friends was like no other. He helped to raise his niece and his nephew Patricia and Pedro, who he loved and cared for as his own. He was a man that faced many obstacles head on including living as a Quadriplegic for the last 31 years, and through it all he remained positive and non-judgmental. He made a difference in the lives of all who knew him, he was a respected member of the community, and he is forever loved by his extended family and will live on in their hearts. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday (Nov. 9) from 2:00-4:00pm followed by a Prayer Service at 4:00pm. A memorial service will be held Saturday (Nov. 23) from 2:00-7:00pm in the Great Room at New Horizons Village, 37 Bliss Memorial Drive, Unionville. The family requests no flowers for Roberts’ service.

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