Roland J. Ross
Roland J. Ross, 83, of Brooklyn, formerly of East Putnam, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 4, 2009, at home. He was born March 21, 1926 in Derby, VT.
He owned and operated Ross Recycling in East Putnam for over 50 years; he was a Veteran of WWII, serving with the US Army. He has made his home in Brooklyn for the last year moving from East Putnam where he had made his home most of his life. He enjoyed trips to the ocean, hunting, fishing and woodworking. He enjoyed working in his vegetable, flower and rose gardens and caring for his yard. He loved his dogs and cats.
He leaves his sons: Eugene Ross and his wife Lorna Wilson of Grosvenordale; Roland Ross and his wife Brenda of Abington; Leonard Ross and his wife Linda of Putnam, daughters: Nancy Brochu and her husband Gill of Bristol; Mary Breton and her husband Kyle of Brooklyn; Joyce Boutin and her husband Mark of Grosvenordale, Tammy Gregory and her husband Lance of Putnam; his longtime companion, Lucita Mooney of Brooklyn, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 11:00 AM at the Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam. Calling hours are Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at the Funeral Home. Burial with Military Honors in Munyan Cemetery, Putnam.
Josephine M. Latour
Josephine M. Latour, 94, formerly of Church Street, Putnam, died Sunday July 5, 2009 at the Matulaitis Nursing Home in Putnam. She was the beloved wife of the William Latour, he died in 1965. She was born August 7, 1914 in Putnam, daughter of the late John and Mary Gucwa.
She worked at Belding in Putnam for many years. She had made her home in Putnam all her life, a communicant of ST Mary of the Visitation Church in Putnam, and a former member of the Daughters of Isabella. She was a hard worker and a loving and caring mother and grandmother, she always had time for her family.
She leaves her children: Jeanne Poirier of Putnam; Raul Latour and his wife Aspasia of Thompson; Joe Latour and his wife Connie of Putnam, eleven grandchildren and several great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, William and a granddaughter, Cindy.
Funeral Service will be Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 9:45 AM from the Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM in ST Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence Street, Putnam, CT. Calling Hours are Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Burial in ST Mary Cemetery, Putnam.
Douglas Arthur Langer
Douglas Arthur Langer, 57, of Thompson Road, Thompson went to his heavenly reward on July 5, 2009 after a six and a half year battle with cancer. He was the husband of Susan (Rogalski) Langer, his wife of 26 years, she died in 2002. He was born December 1, 1951 in Putnam, son of late Bertha (Joslin) Langer and Carl Langer of Sebring, FL.
Doug was a graduate of Tourtellotte Memorial High School and Ellis Technical School. He was employed as a machinist at Cranston Print Works for 30 years. He will be remembered for his devoted service to his community throughout his 39 years in the Thompson Hill Fire Department, 8 years as their chief. He also operated a Maple Syrup Business "Sweet Susie's Sugar Shack" and had a snow Plowing Business for many years.
In addition to his father, he leaves his children, Joseph Langer and Kelli Langer both of Thompson; his siblings, Richard and his wife Beverly of Woodlands, TX, Sharon Rowe and her husband George of Windsor Locks; his special friend, Cindy Hunt of Dudley; several nieces and nephews.
Calling Hours will be Thursday, July 9, 2009 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street Putnam, CT. A Memorial Service will be Friday, July 10, 2009 at 10:00 AM at the Thompson Congregational Church followed by burial in East Thompson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Thompson Hill Fire Department, 70 Chase Road, Thompson, CT 06277.
Harry C. Norman
Harry C. Norman, 88, of Woodstock, died Friday, July 3, 2009 at the Matulaitis Nursing Home in Putnam. He was the husband of Ruth A. C. (Johnson) Norman. He was born May 9, 1921 in Thompson, son of Carl and Edla Norman.
He was a Horticulturist and operated the Ledgeside Greenhouses in Woodstock for over forty years. He was an active member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Woodstock where he served on many boards and committees and had held many offices in the church. For many years he and his wife were active with the Word of Life Camp at Schroon Lake New York. They were in charge of the grounds of the camp and also dorm parents. Harry was also a member of the Gideon Northeast Camp and active for many years. He was devoted and caring husband, father grandfather and friend. He had a strong faith.
He leaves in addition to his wife Ruth; two sons: Carl E. Norman and his wife Nancy of Woodstock; Clayton Norman and his wife Joy of New Milford; grandchildren: Jason and his wife Melissa of Elizabethtown, NJ; Michael Norman and his wife Jenn of Woodstock; Joanna Norman of Woodstock; great grandchildren: Drew, Aubrey and Raine. Predeceased by siblings: Oscar, Eric, Henry and Elsa.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 1:00 PM at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 Child Hill Road, Woodstock. Burial was in Elmvale Cemetery, Woodstock. In lieu of flowers donation may be made in his memory to the Gideon's, c/o Northeast Camp, 86 Crystal Pond Road, Eastford, CT 06242.
Barbara A. Remington
Barbara A. Remington, 56, of Dyer Street, Danielson, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester. She was the beloved wife of William Remington; they were married September 20, 1975. She was born May 1, 1953 in Putnam, daughter of the late John and Dorothy Carpenter.
She was a 1975 graduate of Putnam High School. She was employed for over twenty years at Danielson Curtain and ten years at C & M. She had made her home in the Danielson - Sterling area most of her life. She enjoyed collecting Cat Figurines. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
She leaves her husband William; her son Jason Remington and his wife Angela of Ballouville; siblings David Carpenter and his wife Jeanne of Long Beach, Miss; Nancy Smith of Danielson; her grandchildren William; Jacob; Brandon, Samantha; her mother-in-law Dorothy Remington of Oneco; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be Friday at 10:00 AM in the Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds Street, Danielson. Calling hours will be Thursday, July 9, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Gagnon and Costello Funeral home. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Oneco.
Rev. Dr. Douglas Gordon Foley
August 17, 1942 - July 11, 2009
A memorial service will be held at Matulaitis Nursing Home, 10 Thurber Road, Putnam, Ct., on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations might be made to the non-profit organization that Doug and his wife founded: Trumpeteers Christian Ministries, 217 Babbitt Hill Road, Pomfret Center, Ct. 06259.
"Doug", which is the name, by which everyone knew him, was born in Providence, R.I. and raised in Putnam, Ct., the son of the late Thomas and Eleanor (Johnson) Foley of Cottage Street. His brother, Gary, predeceased him, and he leaves his brother, Kevin, and Kevin's wife, June, and six nephews and nieces.
Doug leaves his wife of forty-four years, Rev. Dr. Barbara Foley, their daughter, Dawn Celeste and her husband, Albert Palmer, and two grandchildren, Kern and Samuel, and their daughter, Kimberly Joy, and her husband, Kim Gagne, and four grandchildren: David, Arimae, Abigail, and Breanna.
Doctor Foley attended Putnam High School, Ellis H. Technical School, Wentworth Institute, and Lowell College. From there, he began a short career as an electrical draftsman with James S. Minges & Associates in Farmington, Connecticut. After the sudden onset of total blindness, from which he was miraculously delivered, "Doug" entered the ministry to both thank and serve God. He continued his education while doing the work of evangelism. He completed courses through Moody Bible Institute and Pinecrest Bible Training Center. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College and, through Carolina Christian University, went on for his Master's Degree and completed the degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1986. He became a member of the United Association of Christian Counselors and was ordained in 1992 by the International Ministerial Fellowship of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"Doug" and his wife, Barbara, co-founded Trumpeteers Christian Ministries in 1970 for the purpose of trumpeting the Good News that "Jesus is coming soon. Get ready." The couple traveled the East Coast and ministered in many local churches and at Full Gospel Businessmen's meetings. They held weekly Bible studies and prayer meetings at their home in Southington, Ct. In the early beginnings of Christian television, Doug was a guest on several programs in Hartford, Virginia, and Atlanta, Ga., such as the 700 Club. He, also, produced weekly radio broadcasts for several years in the early '70's that covered Southern New England. Doug's story was published and distributed throughout America by Whitaker House. How Great I Was! was about overcoming pride and coming to the knowledge of the fullness of Jesus Christ.
After about ten years of evangelistic work, in 1977 Doug and Barbara purchased a motel in Pomfret, Ct. where they began a retreat ministry, sponsoring conferences and teaching seminars. This endeavor evolved into a counseling and inner-healing ministry that provided individual, in-depth ministry to adults, many of whom were victims of early childhood sexual abuse. People came from many States to receive ministry.
In the last years of his life, Doug was a resident at Matulaitis Nursing Home where he introduced the facility to Bill Gaither's Southern Gospel Music, which became a weekly activity bringing joy into the lives of the residents. During the week prior to his death Doug developed complications that brought him to Day Kimball Hospital, where he died peacefully. Doug shall be greatly missed for the sweet and kind nature that he expressed while amongst us. The family is deeply appreciative of the many prayers and expressions of love they have received. Smith and Walker Funeral Home is directing arrangements.
Claude A. West
Date of Death: May 27, 2009
Birthdate: February 21, 1913
Place of Birth: East Hampton, Connecticut
Aline P. Gibeault
Brooklyn - Aline P. Gibeault, 83, of Brooklyn, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at the Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam from injuries from an auto accident. Beloved wife of Gerald Gibeault, they were married July 4, 1947 at Our Lady of LaSalette Church in Brooklyn, she was born July 18, 1925, in Killingly, daughter of the late Eugene and Amilda (Hubert) Perreault.
She attended St. James School and Killing High School, upon completion of her education she worked at Pryms until her marriage when she devoted herself to the raising and care of her family. She worked at Danielson Curtain, Rogers Company and as a nurses aide at Day Kimball Hospital for twenty years and also as an EKG Tech. After her retirement she worked for Dr. Mahendran as an assistant. She and her husband enjoyed traveling, especially to Idaho. She was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and the UCONN Women's Basketball. She enjoyed gardening, crafting and was an accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren at their sporting events and was very proud of their athletic accomplishments that all of her grandchildren attended college. Aline was the matriarch of her family.
In addition to her husband Gerald, she leaves her children and their spouses: Gerald G. Gibeault and his wife Gloria of Idaho Falls, ID; Roland E. Gibeault and his wife Carmen of Brooklyn; David R. Gibeault and his wife Susan of Brooklyn, Jeanne Marie Lenz and her husband Don of Ashton, ID, Leeanne G. Gibeault of Brooklyn, Peggy R. Traub and her husband Daniel of Kent, two brothers: J. Eugene Perreault of Appleton, WI; H. Richard Perreault of Danielson, 17 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Rachel Loiselle.
Calling hours Monday, June 8, 2009 from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St, Danielson, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am at St. James Church, 12 Franklin Street, Danielson, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Parkinson Research Foundation, PO Box 20256, Sarasota, FL 34276.
Arthur J. Alix, Sr.
Arthur J. Alix, Sr., 85, of Brooklyn, formerly of Quaddick section of Thompson, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at the Pierce Memorial Baptist Home in Brooklyn. He was the beloved husband of the late Doris (Montpelier) Alix, she died January 24, 1997. He was born June 9, 1923 in Killingly.
He had made his home in Thompson since 1948, spending his youth in East Killingly. He owned and operated the Dairy Bar and Dance Land in Quaddick from 1965 to 1970, he also was employed at Danco. Arthur was a veteran of WWII serving with the US Army, was honorably discharged in 1946. He enjoyed traveling and had wintered for a few years in Florida. He bought and sold antiques and also enjoyed flea markets. He was a communicant of the former Sacred Heart Church.
He leaves his sons: Arthur J. Alix, Jr. and his wife Janice of East Amherst, NY; Ed Phegen; two grandchildren; Lisa and Mathew; several great grandchildren and several step-grand and great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers: James and Francis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, June 8, 2009, at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Church, 12 Main Street, North Grosvenordale, CT. Calling Hours will be Sunday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT. Burial in Munyan Cemetery, East Putnam.
Karl Edward Colburn
East Killingly - Karl Edward Colburn, 84, born April 9, 1925 in the Elliott section of Pomfret, CT, died on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Hubbard Transition Care, Webster, MA son of the late James Benjamin and Eva Fraser Colburn. Husband of Edith Nelson Colburn, they were married for 51 years.
Karl was a lifelong resident of Woodstock; he has resided with his son Karl Jr. in East Killingly for the last year. He was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Karl operated a dairy farm "The Eastview Farm" in Woodstock for many years. He also worked for Kibbe Transportation for many years, after selling the dairy farm and told many stories of his time driving in New York. After retirement he became an ardent gardener and loved to spend time with his family.
He leaves his children: Karlene ST Onge and her husband Leonard of Russell, NY; John Colburn and his wife Linda of Woodstock; Kerstin Comtois and her husband Maurice of Woodstock; Karl Colburn, Jr. of East Killingly; seven grandchildren: Edward ST Onge; Donald ST Onge; Katherine Griffin; John Colburn, Jr.; Justin Colburn; Gretchen Clark; Timothy Gagne; great grandchildren: Jamie ST Onge; Nicholas ST Onge; Rachel Griffin; Madison Griffin; John Colburn, III; Allyson Colburn; Ashley Worthington; Joshua Clark; Gillian Gagne and Nathan Gagne, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings James, Lewis, Florence, Edith and May.
A Memorial Service will be Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 11:00 AM in the Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 Child Hill Road, Woodstock, CT 06281. Burial in Elmvale Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Evangelical Convenant Church or the American Cancer, 106 Route 32, Franklin, CT 06254. Arrangements by Smith and Walker Funeral Home, Putnam.
Edward A. Bellerive, Jr.
Edward A. Bellerive, Jr., 60 of Pearl Ave, Putnam, died Monday, June 8, 2009. He was the beloved husband of Linda (Plante) Bellerive, they were married April 26, 1969 at ST Mary Church. He was born July 4, 1948 in Chicago, IL, son of the late Edward and Avis (Reynolds) Bellerive.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the US Navy, known as a "River Rat". He made his home in Putnam most of his life; he was a hard worker, jack of all trades. Edward had a great love for his family especially spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed Country Western Music. He was a disabled Vietnam Veteran. Edward was very proud to serve in the US Military.
He leaves his wife of 40 years, Linda, his children: Edward A. Bellerive, III and his wife Rosemary of Woodstock; Heidi Champany of Putnam; Kristina Bellerive of Putnam; his grandchildren: Jonathon Peterson of Woodstock; Caleb Champany of Pomfret; Alundra Hooper of Ballouville; his siblings: Malla Becker of FL; Nip Delke of Putnam; Daryll Craig of FL; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother: Kevin Reil.
A Memorial Service will be Monday, June 15, 2009 at 10:00 AM at the Smith & Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam with Military Honors to follow. There will be a calling hour on Monday from 9:00 to 10:00 AM.