Linda A. Skrypek

Linda A. Skrypek, 55, of New Britain, Conn., died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. Linda was born in Hartford, Conn., and was the daughter of the late John J. and Cecilia A. (Midura) Skrypek. She worked as a nurse’s aide for several years.

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Rachel Marie Romanowski

Rachel Marie (Remillard) Romanowski, 63, of East Haddam, beloved wife for almost 40 years of the late Bernard Peter Romanowski, Sr. passed away on Tuesday (August 20, 2013). Born on November 11, 1949 in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Anne (Magnotta) Remillard. Rachel worked as an office manager in the medical field for many years. She was a member of the Essex Chamber of Commerce. She was an avid kayaker and enjoyed yoga, walking and gardening. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Rachel will be dearly missed by her two sons, Bernard P. Romanowski, Jr. and his wife Tamar Lipof of Manchester, MA and Troy T. Romanowski and his wife Sharleen of Orange; her cherished grandchild, Avital Romanowski; two sisters, Pauline Zenick of Wethersfield and Laura Marino and her husband John of Nixa, MO, as well as many special friends, including Art, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Roland Remillard and her brother-in-law, Nicholas Zenick, Jr.
Calling hours will be on Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 2:30 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. Donations in Rachel’s memory may be made to St. Francis/Mt. Sinai Regional Cancer Center, 114 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit
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Nancy E. Pochan [07/07/1914 - 08/17/2013]

Nancy E. PochanNancy E Pochan, 99, died Saturday at her home in North Guilford. Wife of the late Michael Pochan, she was a retired second grade teacher. She was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of the late Lucy McCord Brand and Allen Roy Brand. She is survived by cherished daughters Nancy Jeanne Pochan, Barbara Pochan and Margaret (David) Pochan Brown, devoted grandchildren, Emily Brown, Ellie Brown West (Nick), Eric and Miles Budde, brother James Brand and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind beloved Joyce Ayensu and Wendy Allister-Ford. She was predeceased by brothers Hugh and Allan Brand.
She served her country in the Red Cross during World War II in Europe, landing on the beaches of Normandy on D Plus 21. She was active in the League of Women Voters and St. John’s Episcopal Church, North Guilford. Always an avid reader, Nancy closely followed news and world events throughout her life.
A memorial service is being held in her honor at 10 AM on Friday, August 23 at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Meeting House Hill, 129 Ledge Hill Road, North Guilford. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to the Library and Play Ground Fund for Melissa Jones School, 181 Ledge Hill Road, North Guilford, CT 06437 in care of the school’s PTO.

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Vera J. Troccolo Retired Caldor’s marketing clerk

TORRINGTON — Vera J. Troccolo, 92, of Torrington, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Anthony Troccolo.
Mrs. Troccolo was born on Feb. 9, 1921, in Italy, daughter of the late Antonio and Rosina (Bossone) Renzullo. She was employed by Caldor’s as a marketing clerk until her retirement.
She was a member of the Sons of Italy Woman’s Club, a communicant of St. Peter Church, a member of the St. Peter Holy Rosary Society and a member of the Third Order of St. Francis Cabrini.

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Rose Reggiano

Rose L. Reggiano, age 88 of Sandy Hook died August 21, 2013 at Masonicare at Newtown. She was born in Smithers, West Virginia on October 28, 1924, one of ten children of the late Mario and Angela (Castro) Lodato. Rose was a graduate of Montgomery High School in Smithers. Following high school, she moved along with her family to Stamford, CT where she worked for Lodato’s 5 and 10 Cent Store, American Cyanamid and United House Wrecking. In 1957 she married Arthur A. Reggiano, Jr., they were married for 48 years until Mr. Reggiano’s death in 2005.Together they raised their three children. While in Stamford, Rose was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and was a member of the Columbiettes. She also was a volunteer at Fisher House. A resident of Sandy Hook since 2004, she was a Communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church and a member of the Newtown Senior Center. Rose was an avid bowler and bocce player. She enjoyed going on Senior Center trips, loved to play bingo and going to the Casinos. Rose was an accomplished baker. Mrs. Reggiano is survived by three children, Arthur Reggiano, III and his wife Anna of Trumbull, RoseAnn Reggiano of Sandy Hook and Mary Ann Viesto of Newtown; 2 brothers, Mario Lodato of Ridgefield and John Lodato of Stamford; 2 sisters, Toni Zezima of Wilton and Josephine Cunningham of Norwalk; 6 grandchildren, Angela, Bianca, Theresa, Michele, Gabriella and A.J; numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was predeceased by her siblings, Ross, Pauline, Mattie, Phillip and Angie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown Monday August 26th at 11:00am. Interment will follow in St. Rose Cemetery. Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown Sunday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. To leave online condolences visit

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Westhelle, Dawn

Dawn Westhelle, beloved wife of Henry Furneaux and devoted mother of Julia, Henry and William Furneaux, passed away on Tuesday, August 20. Dawn, the daughter of Joanne Cestaro Turner of Pipersville, PA and Kent Westhelle of Savannah, GA, was born in Jersey City and graduated from Syracuse University. Her career in lighting design included innovative work in Europe, advanced training in New York and facilitating design at the Metropolitan Art Museum. She then joined the family company, where her pioneering design skills generated novel marketing niches in the distribution of fine paper. Of all her many achievements, Dawn was most proud of being an outstanding mother who always put her family first. At the age of 49, she was the victim of inflammatory breast cancer, an unrelenting and cruel disease that she battled with extraordinary courage and grace. There will be a viewing at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford on Thursday (Aug. 22) from 4-8 PM. On Friday August 23, a service will be held at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford at 11:00 AM followed by the burial at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford.

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