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Genero “Gen” Botticello, 93, a resident of Enfield for over 20 years, formerly of East Hartford, and a winter resident of Hobe Sound, FL, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Parkway Pavilion of Enfield.
He was born in Italy, a son of the late Antonio and Filomena (Andreana) Botticello and immigrated to this country as a young boy. Gen was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army and was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Upon his discharge from active service he returned to civilian life where he was with Main Hardware of East Hartford for 25 years. Most recently he was employed by the State of Connecticut Health Department where he was the purchasing manager until his retirement in 1986.
Gen was a communicant of All Saints Church of Somersville and was an avid golfer who held a membership at Hobe Sound Country Club in Florida.
He was the beloved husband of the late Phyllis (Fletcher) Botticello who died in 1988 and leaves his longtime companion of over 20 years, Theresa R. “Tess” (Gorman) Jacius of Enfield; three children, Anthony P. Botticello and his wife Alexis Daniuk of Manchester, NH, Bonnie Sprague and her husband Ray Duchesneau of Lake Alfred, FL, and Nancy B. Swanton and her husband Guy of Vernon; two brothers and two sisters, Carmen M. Botticello of East Hartford, Anthony Botticello of Newington, Marion E. Botticello of East Hartford, and Isabelle M. (Botticello) Falatic of Vernon; five grandchildren, Chul, Kyung, Andrej, Jason, and Sonja; two step-grandchildren, Christen and Shannon; many great-grandchildren, including Jeremy, Caitlin, Angela, Jordan, Kaleb, and Uly; and a great-great-granddaughter, Elizabeth; a special friend, Joseph S. Jacius and his wife Barbara of Somers; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Joseph V. Botticello, Vito A. Botticello, and Michael V. Botticello, and a grandson, Timothy Botticello.
His funeral was held at the Somers Funeral Home May 13 with a Liturgy of Christian Burial celebrated at All Saints Church, Somersville with rites of committal at Hillside Cemetery here in East Hartford. Online, visit www.somersfuneralhome.comRead more →
Carole “CJ” Johnston, 60, of East Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 31, 2013 at her home. Born in Manchester on June 22, 1952, she had been a resident of East Hartford for the past 20 years.
Carole was a graduate of Manchester High School, Class of 1969 and has been employed by Comcast Cable Company, Berlin for over ten years as a sales specialist. She liked watching all sports, especially the UConn Women’s basketball team and enjoyed traveling. Most of all, she was a proud and dedicated grandmother to her four grandsons, supporting them at school activities and various sporting events.
Carole is survived by her beloved daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” (Stewart) Emilia and her significant other, John Wilcox, of East Hartford with whom she made her home; and her four special grandsons, Cory Emilia of Austin, TX, Cameron Emilia, Christian Emilia, and Connor Emilia all of East Hartford. She also leaves two sisters, Patricia Cote and her husband, Kenneth, of Manchester, and Lucille Jones of Rockville; Samantha McFarland of East Hartford; several nieces, nephews, co-workers, and friends.
Private funeral services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Carole’s family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday (June 5th) from 5-7 pm at the D’ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carole’s name may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 321 Research Parkway, #212, Meriden, CT 06450-8340. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopo.com.
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Celia M. Karpicz, 90, lifelong resident of New Britain, Conn., passed away peacefully, Thursday, June 6, 2013, at The Reservoir, West Hartford, Conn. Celia was born in New Britain and was the daughter of the late Blazej and Mary (Dul) Woszyna. She was an avid bowler, card shark and loved her family, knitting, sewing, baking goodies and square dancing.Read more →