NEW BRITAIN — Judith Brophy Delahunty, age 67, wife of P.J. Delahunty since 1994, of New Britain, passed away with family by her side after a brief battle with lung cancer.
Judy was born on May 19, 1946, in Waterbury, daughter of James and Evelyn Brophy. Judy was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Waterbury and Newton College of the Sacred Heart. She was an art teacher in Connecticut for many years, passionate about what she did and touched the hearts of many students. She retired from Southington High School and spent her free time enjoying the beach in Naples, Fla., and playing with her eight grandchildren.
Leo Cournoyer, 93, of West Hartford, husband of the late Lillian (Levesque) Cournoyer died December 1, 2013 in West Hartford. Born in Springfield, MA, on December 19, 1919, he was the son of the late Oliva and Alice (Proulx) Cournoyer. He moved to Hartford at age 10 and has resided in Hartford and West Hartford ever since. He was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran serving in World War II in Europe. He retired as a tool & die maker from HoloChrome Manufacturing Co. on February 28, 1982. He was a parishioner of St. Mark the Evangelist Church, West Hartford. Leo leaves a sister-in-law Georgette Levesque of Montreal Canada, a nephew Robert and wife Pauline Ouellette of South Windsor, nieces Marilyn Mulcahy of Rocky Hill and Claudette Powell of Sarasota FL, a great niece Tracy Ouellette of West Granby, a great nephew Michael Mulcahy of Rocky Hill and six nieces in Canada. Leo also leaves his good neighbors and many friends at the Elmwood Senior Center. Calling hours will be Wednesday, prior to the funeral mass from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:15 a.m. at St. Mark the Evangelist Church, West Hartford. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity or to the Elmwood Senior Center, 1106 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, CT 06110.
Darrick Damian Sommers, age 36, of Milford, passed away suddenly at Milford Hospital on November 30th 2013. Beloved son of Charles E. and Barbara Karwasky Sommers. He was born on August 14, 1977 in New Britian, CT. Darrick was a self-employed management consultant. He was a graduate of Fairfield Prep and Saint Anselm College. In addition to his loving parents, he is survived by his aunt Diane Lucke, aunt and uncle James and Karen Stone, godmother Elaine Tatem and her husband Bob, godfather Albert Jekelis and his wife Joy, several cousins, great aunts, great uncles and dear friends. Calling hours are Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 Broad St. , Milford . A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday 10:30 am at St. Mary Church, Milford . Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
OAKVILLE — Robertine “Tina” LeBel, 76, of Sunset Avenue, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Waterbury Hospital. She was the wife of William G. LeBel.
Tina was born Sept. 13, 1937, in Fort Kent, Maine, daughter of the late Leon and Evelyn (Thibodeau) Landry. She lived in Torrington for over 20 years before moving to Oakville nine years ago. She waitressed at Twin Colony Diner in Torrington for many years and had also worked at Timex prior to her retirement. She was a communicant of St. Mary Magdalen Church. She enjoyed keeping her mind and hands active. Her hobbies included most crafts, including making jewelry and crocheting blankets.
Wilma R. Farrow, 75, wife of the late Franklin Farrow, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2013 surrounded by her loving family at Masonic Healthcare Center. Wilma was born in Winthrop, MA on September 20, 1938 the daughter of the late William and Teresa (Gilmartin) Sterndale.
Wilma grew up in Winthrop, MA and graduated from Winthrop High School. She was employed by First Boston Investment Company until her marriage to Franklin Farrow in February 1964. They then moved to Meriden in 1969 where she and her husband raised their three children. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for William Orsini & Associates until her retirement in 2007. Wilma was a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church. She was active in her community volunteering at Midstate Medical Center at Mediquick after her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at her pool in the summer. She also was an avid shopper and loved going to the Flee Market and going out to eat.
She is survived by one daughter, Amy Lamson and son-in-law, Jamie of Southington; two sons, William Farrow of Meriden and Robert Farrow of Colorado; four grandsons, Joshua, Jordan, and Jamie Lamson of Southington, and Franklin Farrow of Colorado. Mrs. Farrow leaves behind her two loving poodles Mia and Annie and her dearest friend of 44 years Joan Perzanowski.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 9:15 a.m. from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden and at 10 a.m. for a Mass of Christian burial at St. Rose of Lima Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd from 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Meriden Humane Society, 311 Murdock Ave., Meriden, CT 06450.
Donald P. Selina, 96, of Bristol, husband of the late Alice (Lackman) Selina died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at home. He was born May 7, 1917 in Montpelier, VT and was a son of the late George U. and Lillian (Lounsbury) Selina. He graduated Bristol High School in 1934. He started his career at the Bristol Press in 1934 as an Apprentice Printer and retired as General Manager of the Press in 1980. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bristol. Don was a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club, Director Emeritus of the Barnes Nature Center, a member of Frederick-Franklin Lodge #14, A.F. & A.M. since 1949. He received his 50 year pin from the lodge on August 2, 1999. He was a councilman in Farmington from 1957-1961. Don was a US Army Veteran of WWII serving in the 78th Infantry Division as a Sgt. He leaves a daughter and son-in-law Edith S. and Raymond Boxman of Herzliya, Israel, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren, Benjamin Boxman, wife Inbal and their two daughters, Abigail and Eliana, Jonathan Boxman, Lillian Boxman-Shabati and husband Nir Shabati and Yael Boxman, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, George Selina and sisters Ruth Fayerweather and Dorothy Fredlund. A memorial service will be held at a later date in St. John’s Episcopal Church, 851 Stafford Ave., Bristol. DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, is assisting the family.
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