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Albo, Eva
Albo, Eva
Class of 1968
(Passed date unknown)
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Alos, Vincent
Alos, Vincent
Class of 1968
Passed Dec 13, 2003
Vincent J. Alos, Jr., 53, of Marlborough, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2003 at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown. He was born in New Britain, July 14, 1950, son of the late Vincent J. and Louise (Roguski) Alos and had resided in Marlborough for 13 years. Vincent graduated from New Britain High School, Class of 1968 and was employed by Shoreline Getty, Guilford and was a former member of the Drifters Motorcycle Club, New Britain. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his former wife and best friend for 24 years, Laura DelMartino of Marlborough; a son, Anthony; two daughters, Cassandra and Carolann Alos, all of Marlborough; a brother, John Alos of New Britain; a sister, Laura Duquette of New Britain. Spencer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bacon, Richard
Bacon, Richard
Class of 1968
Passed Apr 23, 2010
BACON, Richard L. Richard L. Bacon, 59, of Glastonbury beloved husband and best friend of Patricia (Brennan) Bacon, died Friday (April 23, 2010) at Hartford Hospital. Born Oct. 25, 1950 in New Britain, son of the late Leslie and Adeline (Bentley) Bacon he had lived in Glastonbury for the past 30 years. Prior to his retirement in May of 2009 he was an Information Technician at the Labor Department for the State of Connecticut. Richard graduated from New Britain High School, Class of 1968 and the University of Colorado. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, history, was involved with his son's activities, had a great sense of humor but most important was his wife and two sons, they were his life. Besides his wife he is survived by his beloved boys who were the light of his life; Matthew B. Bacon and his girl friend Amanda Selig both of Farmington, Timothy Richard Bacon of Ft. Carson, CO. currently serving in Iraq, two sisters and brothers-in-law Beverly and Bob Huber of Southington, Nancy and Paul Couzelis of Norwalk, his mother-in-law Estelle Brennan of Glastonbury and many nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT. 06108.
Badalato, John
Badalato, John
Class of 1968
Passed Mar 07, 2003
John M. Badolato, 52, of East Berlin, husband of Marguerite ``Peggy'' (Anderson) Badolato, died Friday (March 7, 2003) at his home. A New Britain native and long time resident, he lived in East Berlin since 1995. A graduate of New Britain High School, Class of 1968, he was a US Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. John was an officer with the New Britain Police Department for 20 years, retiring in 1995. He later worked at Stop & Shop in Cromwell for five years. Beisdes his wife Peggy, he leaves his parents, Dominic and Gladys Badolato of New Britain; a daughter, Kori Lavertue and her husband Tony of New Britain; a son, Ronald Nelson Jr. of East Berlin; two sisters, Donna Campbell and her husband Robert of Farmington; and Joan Hanlone of Middletown; two grandsons, Darren and Craig Royce of New Britain; and his faithful dog ``Bear''.
Bak, John
Bak, John
Class of 1968
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Baldyga, James
Baldyga, James
Class of 1968
Passed Jun 05, 2010
James A. Baldyga, 60, of New Britain, loving companion of Deborah Anderson for 30 years, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 5, 2010, in Avon. while fishing. Born in Casper, Wyo., son of the late Edward and Lillian Baldyga, he lived in New Britain most of his life. A graduate of New Britain High School, Class of 1968, he attended Porter & Chester Institute and was a devoted firefighter in the New Britain Fire Department for the past 24 years, currently stationed with Engine 4. Jim was an avid hunter, fisherman and boater. Besides his loving companion, Deborah; he leaves four brothers, Joseph Baldyga in Florida, John Baldyga and his wife, Samantha, in North Carolina, Jeffrey Baldyga in New Hampshire, and Jerome Baldyga and his wife, Theresa, of Terryville and several nieces and nephews.
Baldyga, Jeffrey
Baldyga, Jeffrey
Class of 1973
Passed Feb 24, 2015
Jeffrey Albino Baldyga, 59, of Warner passed away of natural causes on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015.

Jeffrey was born and raised in New Britain, Conn., and graduated New Britain High School in 1973. Early in his life, Jeffrey developed a love for cars and motorcycles, he especially loved Corvettes and Harley. Jeffrey was a founding member of the Connecticut Valley Riders. During his time living in Connecticut, he worked for Manifort doing demolition and Associated Plating.

Jeffrey and his family moved to Warner in 2000, where he worked for the town of Warner before becoming a mason and starting his own company as an independent contractor he dubbed A-Fordable Masonry. Jeffrey spent much of his time in New Hampshire working on his trucks and in his yard. He also loved movies, coffee, and Wheel of Fortune, going to flea markets and playing with his dogs.

He is predeceased by his parents, Edward and Lillian Baldyga of Oxford, Fla., and his brother James of New Britain, Conn.

He is survived by his children Harrison and Lauren Baldyga; his eternal girlfriend Victoria Cronan; his brothers Josheph Baldyga of Oxford, Fla., John Baldyga of Hendersonville, N.C., and Jerome Baldyga of Terryville, Conn.; his friend and mother of his children Maxine Baldyga; and his nieces and nephews, Josheph Baldyga Jr., Karl Skwiot Jr., Richard and Karley Skwiot, David and Marena Baldyga, Sally-Ann and Gabriel Skwiot, Matthew, Patirick, and Andrew Skwiot.
Berberian, John
Berberian, John
Class of 1968
Passed Jan 29, 2009
BERBERIAN, John H. John H. Berberian, 59, a resident of Faulkner Road in Whitingham, died unexpectedly Thursday, (January 29, 2009) at his home. John was born in New Britain, on April 20,1949, the son of Harry and Henrietta (Yirigian) Berberian. He received his education in New Britain schools, graduating from New Britain High School in 1968. With his wife, Kristine and his brothers, they operated Lakeside Oil Company,Inc. which they ran from 1978 until 2003. John worked as a musical instrument repair technician for Music & Arts for the past nine years. His passion was music, especially jazz and collaborated in many studio sessions in New York City as well as playing in his own bands. He was a jack of all trades and a master of many. John is survived by his wife the former Kristine Stenner and his daughter, Jan K.Berberian of Whitingham; his mother, Henrietta Berberian of Plainville; his brothers, Harry Berberian and his wife, Patricia of Spring Hill, FL. and Leon Berberian of Plainville; along with several nieces and a nephew. A celebration of the life of John H. Berberian will be held Saturday, January 31, at 11 a.m. at the Jacksonville Community Church. Pastor Douglas LaPlante will conduct the service. There are no visiting hours. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service at the Jacksonville Municipal Center. Memorial services for John will also be held at the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection on Stanley St. in New Britain at a day and time to be announced.
Blogoslawski-golebiewski, Marcia
Blogoslawski-Golebiewski, Marcia
Class of 1968
Passed Mar 17, 2011
Marcia (Blogoslawski) Golebiewski, 61, of Biddeford, Maine, formerly of New Britain, passed away peacefully after a short illness on March 17, 2011. Born on March 4, 1950, in New Britain to John and Florence Blogoslawski. Marcia graduated from New Britain High School, Class of 1968 and retired from the ER at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain campus. She was employed by the American Red Cross in Portland, Maine. She was predeceased by both her parents as well as her father-in-law Thaddeus Golebiewski. Marcia is survived by her husband Thaddeus Golebiewski Jr. of Biddeford; her son Thaddeus Golebiewski III and his wife Valerie of Newington; her grandson Louis Cosnotti, of Biddeford, that she lovingly raised as her own; a daughter, Jennifer Golebiewski of New Britain; her grandchildren Kathleen and Nicholas Golebiewski, Ricky and Jessica Dubay of Newington, Aliya Eisenhofer of New Britain, and a sister, Stephanie Cantor and her husband Robert of Westbrook. She also leaves her mother-in-law Eleanor Golebiewski; her sister-in-law, Barbara Walton; a niece, Rebecca Walton; and a great-nephew, Thaddeus Walton, all of Newington. She also leaves her very best friend, Beth Fraycheck of Plainville, and many other friends and family.
Branchini, Mona
Branchini, Mona
Class of 1968
Passed Jan 07, 2012
BRANCHINI, Mona E.
Mona E. Branchini, 61, of West Hartford, died Saturday, (January 7, 2012) after a long debilitating illness at her home surrounded by her friends. She is the daughter of the late John and Victoria (Brandanini) Branchini.of New Britain and West Hartford, CT. Ms. Branchini grew up in New Britain, CT. and graduated from New Britain High School, Class of 1968 and from Central CT State College with a B.S. degree in Biology. She also earned a B.S. R.N. nursing degree from St. Joseph College, West Hartford. She worked at St. Francis Hospital for over 27 years as a charge nurse and as the Director of the Breast Health Clinic at the hospital. She was a highly skilled and compassionate nurse. Ms. Branchini is survived by her sister, Christine Haynes and brother-in-law, John of Las Vegas, NE; her uncles, Robert Branchini of New Britain, CT and Art Branchini and family of Rosenberg, OR; cousins: Michele Sullivan and family of Winter Haven, Fl.and Daniel Brandanini and family of Canton, CT. She is also survived by Allegra and Stephen Weir and family of Hebron, CT and her life-long friends: Burton and Mary Christensen and family of West Hartford, CT and Susan Klepak of Hartford, CT. She was a loving sister, niece, cousin, and friend. The family and friends would like to especially thank Marvalynn Reid, Mona's 24 hour care-giver, for her devotion to Mona . The family would also like to thank the wonderful staff and nurses of the Masonic Care Hospice for their care and support of Mona during the last months of her life.
Brayne, Philip
Brayne, Philip
Class of 1968
Passed Aug 23, 2002
Philip T. Brayne, formerly of New Britain, died Friday in Acra, N.Y. He was 52. Brayne was born in New Britain and graduated from New Britain High School, Class of 1968 and worked at the Windham Ski Resort in Windham, N.Y. He was also an ordained minister of the Antioch rite of the Catholic Church, Windham, N.Y. He is survived by his brother, Raymond Brayne; and a niece and nephew.
Brown-harris, Linda
Brown-Harris, Linda
Class of 1968
Passed Nov 24, 2014
Linda (Brown) Harris, 64, of Manchester, loving wife of over 45 years to James W. Harris, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, November 24, 2014. Born in New Britain, the daughter of the late George and Alice (Mason) Brown, she grew up and lived in New Britain before moving to Manchester over 37 years ago. She was a graduate of New Britain High School, Class of 1968. Prior to her retirement, Linda was employed by the former Filenes in Manchester as a purchasing agent for many years. She was a communicant of St. Bridget Church in Manchester. Linda loved to travel with her husband, especially trips to Ogunquit, Maine, cooking for big family gatherings, tending to the flowers in her garden, and being with her grandchildren. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She will be long remembered for her generosity, kindness, and the welcoming mom to all that knew her. In addition to her husband, Linda is survived by her beloved children, James Harris III of Manchester, Kathleen DiBastiani and her husband Steven of Attleboro, MA, Amy Pitkin and her husband Michael of Vernon, and Kim Chapman and her fiancé Thomas Marchand of Hebron; 12 grandchildren; a great grandchild, and Linda was looking forward to the birth of her second great grandchild very soon; a sister, Patricia Munson; three brothers, William Brown and his wife Carol, Francis Brown, and Herbert Brown and his wife Robertine, and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was also predeceased by her brother, George Brown.
Brozynski-beverley, Christina
Brozynski-Beverley, Christina
Class of 1968
Passed Nov 03, 2003
Christina Brozynski Beverley, of New Britain, died Monday. She was 53. She was born in Genk, Belgium, and lived in New Britain most of her life graduating from New Britain High School, Class of 1968. She is survived by her husband, Robert G. Beverley Jr.; her mother, Theresa Jarcych Brozynski, of New Britain; two sons, Robert Beverley III and Matthew Beverley; a sister, Irene Waters, of New Britain; and a brother, Edward Brozynski, of Newington.
Bydlak, Henry
Bydlak, Henry
Class of 1968
Passed Aug 23, 2010
Henry Bydlak, 60, of Farmington, passed away on Monday (August 23, 2010) at John Dempsey Hospital, Farmington. He was the beloved husband of Maria (Jaszczur) Bydlak for 37 years. He was born in Ruda, Poland, son of Aniela (Pytko) Bydlak and the late Jan Bydlak; he was a Farmington resident for 24 years and a member of Sacred Heart Church, New Britain. Henry came to this country with his family at age 12 and lived in Little Falls, NY for five years before moving to New Britain, CT. Henry graduated from New Britain High School in 1968 and continued his studies at CCSU earning his degree in Physics in 1972. He was employed for 30 years by Otis Elevator in Farmington. Henry loved to travel with his family and enjoyed photography. In addition to his loving wife Maria, he is survived by his two sons, Wesley Bydlak of Norwalk and Matthew Bydlak and his wife Krista of Manchester; his grandson, Noah who he adored very much; his mother, Aniela (Pytko) Bydlak of New Britain; his brother Mark Bydlak and his wife Lynn of Westfield, MA; his sister, Wladyslawa Gostebski and her husband Czeslaw of New Britain. Henry also leaves several cousins, nieces and nephews in Little Falls, NY, Connecticut and Poland.
Byrd-mitchiner, Helen
Byrd-Mitchiner, Helen
Class of 1968
Passed Jun 07, 2008
Helyn Byrd Mitchiner was born in Baxley, Georgia on September 20, 1949 to the late Herbert Byrd and Mattie-Lee Wooten. Helyn was raised in New Britain, Connecticut where she was a member of the New Mount Olive Church of God in Christ. Helyn graduated from New Britain High School, Class of 1968 and began a working career that would span 35 years. On May 7, 1981 Helyn Byrd married William Joseph Mitchiner and in 1986 they moved to Paterson, New Jersey. Helyn began her career as a broadcaster for NBC News in New Britain, Connecticut. Over the next 35 years, Helyn worked in Health Care, as an entrepreneur, as a model (working in Connecticut, New York and Paris, France) and finally as a Parent Educator and community organizer for Concerned Parents for Head Start. Additionally, during these years Helyn founded a cosmetics company, Byrd of Beauty, and became a published author. Her children's book "My Special Neighborhood" is currently in print and a second book will be published posthumously. After many years of working, Helyn made a decision to pursue a Degree in Public Policy & Urban Studies, which she received in 2003 from St. Peter's Jesuit College in Jersey City, New Jersey. Helyn joined Madison Avenue Christian Reformed Church on April 12, 1992. During her 16 years of church membership, Helyn devoted herself to Bible Study and Prayer. She was a faithful member of the Women's Bible Study for more than a decade and on Wednesday nights you could always find Helyn at Prayer Service, often after receiving medical treatments in New York during the day. As her husband directed a Saturday morning program for boys at risk, Helyn ensured that these 30 boys had lunch every week since the program's inception. After God and her family, Helyn's real passions were social justice and community service. She was President of the Eastside Neighborhood Association and the founder of the 'First Step Program', a ministry to women prisoners, which she directed for many years. When many of the women expressed concerns about their children, Helyn began advocating for children whose mothers were incarcerated. This evolved into the Grandparents and Care Givers Program, which she co-founded. Helyn will be remembered for her grace, her optimistic love of life and her strong faith. "This too shall pass", she often said. Helyn's faith in God was steadfast. During her recent struggles with illness, Helyn's husband Joe, and children Justin and Kortnei (Courtney) were her strength. Her sense of humor and her servant's heart will be deeply missed. Leaving to cherish her memory are her husband William Joseph Mitchiner, son Justin Brandon, daughter Kortnei Mari-Catherine of Paterson, mother Mattie-Lee Wooten and brother Freddie Watson of New Britain, two brothers in law, Albert and Nathaniel, a sister in law, Barbara Ann, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many devoted friends.
Cannata, Sam
Cannata, Sam
Class of 1968
Passed Jul 19, 2001
Sam Anthony Cannata Jr. of Cinnamon Ridge, Old Saybrook, died Thursday at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. He was 51. He was born in New Britain and graduated from New Britain High School, Class of 1968. He lived in Old Saybrook for 15 years and formerly lived in Plainville and New Britain. He was a member of the Westbrook Lodge of Elks and American Field Service for Exchange Students for 15 years. He was a former member of the Connecticut National Guard of New Britain and circulation manager for The Norwich Bulletin. He is survived by his wife, Sheryl Halstein Cannata; his mother, Frances Messina Cannata of Southington; two daughters, Carrie Ann Cannata of Los Angeles and Erin Lynn Cannata of Old Saybrook; three sisters, Connie Tiffany of Old Saybrook, Laurie Romano of Southington and Carol Levin of Pennsylvania.
Carl P. Clark Jr.
Carl P. Clark Jr.
Class of 1965
Passed Apr 20, 2009
Class of 1965. Passed away on April 20th,2009
Casella, Michael
Casella, Michael
Class of 1968
Passed Oct 03, 2006
Michael Casella Jr., 56; of Plainville died Oct. 3 at his home. He was 56. He was born in New Britain and graduated from New Britain High School, Class of 1968. He lived in Plainville since 2003. He was formerly employed as a shipping clerk at Emhart Corporation in Berlin. He is survived by his mother, Alice; an aunt, Helen Copp of Plainville; and three cousins.
Chambers, Linda
Chambers, Linda
Class of 1968
Passed Aug 19, 1995
SPADACCINI. Linda Susan Spadaccini, 45, of 37 Longview Rd., Avon, died Saturday (Aug. 19, 1995) at New Britain General Hospital. She was the wife of Albert Spadaccini, Jr. Born in Pottsdam, N.Y., she was the daughter of William and Helen (Goodrow) Chambers of Pottsadm, N.Y. She was a former New Britain resident and a resident of Avon for the past three years. She was a 1968 graduate of New Britain High School. Linda was the owner and manager of Occassions Party Shop in New Britain. She was a member of St. Jerome Church. In addition to her husband, Albert, and her parents, she is survived by her son, William Bertola of Cromwell; two daughters, Stacy Perrone of New Britain and Sabrina Spadaccini of Avon; a brother, Gerald Chambers of Prince George, Va.; a granddaughter, Alexis Collins of New Britain; her father-in-law, Albert Spadaccini, Sr. of New Britain; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; and many loving friends. She was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence Chambers, who died in 1950.
Cichowski, James
Cichowski, James
Class of 1968
Passed Dec 08, 2008
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