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December 2022 Obituaries

December 2022 Obituaries



Richard M. Lyga

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, Richard M. Lyga, was called home by the Lord, to join his wife, Patti.

Richie, 80, recently of Farm- ington and for-

merly of Ter- ryville,  was born on Feb. 4, 1942 in Bris- tol, Connecti- cut, the first of six children to Daniel J. and

Julia (Sawoska} Lyga, deceased. While  attending  Terryville High School, Richie met and later married Patricia L. Finken- zeller, his wife of 61 years. After graduation, Richie entered the Army National Guard. He later owned and operated R&L Paving and WRL Contractors, Inc., both

located in Terryville.

After years of working con- struction, he was employed as a machinist at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, eventually becoming a supervisor. He enjoyed being outdoors working on his yard, walking through the woods, or fishing. In his younger years, he enjoyed playing any type of competitive sport. He was a loy- al Boston Red Sox fan.

Richie raised two daughters, Brenda L. Antuna, of Bristol and Lori A. Lyga of Tarzana, Cal- ifornia. He always found time to spend with his girls; either teaching them how to play base- ball, set back, or how to fish. He shared a special bond with his granddaughter, Brittany L. An- tuna of Los Angeles, California, and they spent countless hours together exploring the woods surrounding his home.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in law Peter Lyga and his wife, Barbara, of Bristol; his sister Theresa A. Pelletier, and his nephew Curt Pelletier, also of Bristol; his  brothers, Philip Lyga and Mark Lyga, both of Terryville; his brother and sis- ter-in law, Daniel J. Lyga and his wife Karen, of Bristol; their chil- dren, his nephew Matthew Lyga and his wife Glendina, of Bristol; and his niece Kathryn Lyga and her fiancée Matthew  Semplice of Bristol. He also leaves behind his sister-in-law, Ann Christine “Christy” Borelli of Terryville, and his niece and nephew-in-law Sue Ann Fador, and her husband Todd, of Terryville; along with his childhood friend, Casey Ko- sak.

Family and friends wishing

to call may visit Scott Funer- al Home, 169 Main Street, Ter- ryville on January 14, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A mass of Christian Burial will follow at

St. Casmir’s Church, 181 Main Street, Terryville. www.scottfu- neralhomeinc.com

Rolande ‘Ann’ Hennessey

Rolande “Ann” Hennessey, 93, of Bristol, former Terryville resident, passed away Wednes- day, Dec. 7, 2022, at Ingraham Manor in Bristol, CT. She was born in Lewiston, ME, daugh- ter of the late Camille and Diana (Cyr) Vallee.

Ann was a parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Church in Terryville. She worked for the former O.Z. Gedney in Terryville and Bussmann in Bristol.

Ann is predeceased by her husband Joseph Hennessey and her son Patrick Hennessey. She is also predeceased by seven brothers and sisters: Roger, Rob- ert, Roland, Julie, Fern, Jean and Irene.

Ann leaves behind her daugh- ter Linda Broccoli and her hus- band Chester of NJ; her sister Anita Schultz and her husband Richard of Terryville; her two grandchildren, Kimberly Poli- to and her husband Michael, and Kevin Broccoli; her two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Jake Polito; her sisters-in-law, Pauline Vallee of Terryville and Claudette Vallee of Terryville, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are in- vited to visit at Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St, Terryville, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. with a service at 11. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cem- etery, Bristol.

www.scottfuneralhomeinc. com.

Karen M. (Konopaske) DiTomasso

Karen M. (Konopaske) DiTo- masso 73, formerly of Bristol, CT, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov.

29, 2022, with her  son  and daughter-in- law  by  her side.  Karen was  born  in Bristol on May 3, 1949, to the

late Emil and Mary (Lauretano) Konopaske.

She received her BA, MA, and Sixth-Year degree in educa- tion, from CCSU. She taught for 32 years in the Plymouth Public School system at Harry S. Fish- er Middle School as an English teacher before retiring in 2006.

Karen  enjoyed  gardening, reading, and visiting with fam- ily and friends. She was adored by her grandchildren Wyatt and Meadow and never missed a

chance to come visit, always bringing them a little something to make them smile.

Karen loved the holidays, and we know that she is finally at peace and reunited with her parents whom she missed dear- ly.  Karen will live on in the hearts of her family as a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and grandmother.

She is survived by her only son  Brandon  C.  Zanauskas and  daughter-in-law  Michelle (Wood) Zanauskas, their children Wyatt and Meadow of Canton; her brother Thomas Konopaske and his wife Marlena (Teka) Konopaske of Terryville; a niece Tammy Lavenski and nephew Dr. Glenn Konopaske and their families.

A Mass of Christian Buri- al was held on Monday, Dec. 5, at the Immaculate Conception Church, 170 Main St, Terryville. Scott  Funeral  Home,  169 Main St, Terryville, is assisting

with the arrangements.

In honor of Karen’s dedica- tion to teaching and learning, donations in her memory can be sent to Collinsville Bank in Can- ton, care of Wyatt and Meadow Zanauskas to support the future- education goals of her beloved grandchildren.

www.scottfuneralhomeinc. com

Richard J. Lojewski

Richard J. Lojewski, 83, of Cheshire, former Terryville res- ident, passed away on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, at the Cheshire Regional Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Jan. 24, 1939, in Bristol, CT, son of the late Kas- mir and Loretta (Kantorski) Lo- jewski.

Prior to his retirement, Rich- ard worked at the former OZ Gedney for 31 years. He was a member of the Terryville Fish and Game Club.

Richard is survived by his brother, Joseph Lojewski and his wife Kim of Medina, OH; his sis-

ter, Carol Lojewski and her part- ner, Peter Cavallo of Cheshire; his uncle, Joseph Kantorski and his wife Marie of South Bridge, MA; his nieces and nephews, Dean DellaVecchia, Lisa Della- Vecchia, and Devin Lojewski; his great niece and great nephew Ryan DellaVecchia and Abigail DellaVecchia and many cousins. A private graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery,


Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St. Terryville is assisting with the arrangements.

www.scottfuneralhomeinc. com

Dolores Faith Twombly

Dolores Faith Twombly, 86, passed away peacefully on Fri- day, Nov. 25, 2022. She was born on July 20, 1936, and was the child of Anna

(Passachnuk) Twombly and Rupert Hollis Twombly Sr.

She  spent most of her life living in Bris- tol, CT and

was a longtime devoted member of the Saints Cyril and Methodi- us Church. During her free time, Dolores enjoyed making art- work and baking (especially ba- nana bread and babka). She also was a lover of tag sales, classic movies, and spending quality time with her seven grandchil- dren. She is survived by her sis- ter-in-law,  Eleanor  Twombly; her daughter Shelly Wollmann and her husband Jeff; her son Scott Twombly; and her grand- children,  Nicholas  Wollmann, Makenna  Wollmann,  Morgan Twombly, Jacob Twombly, Nich- olas Twombly, Haley Donovan, and James Hollis Twombly. Do- lores was predeceased by her parents, Anna Passachnuk and Rupert Hollis Twombly Sr.; her sister, Mildred Martel; and her brother, Rupert Hollis Twombly Jr.

The funeral service was held Thursday, Dec. 1, at Saints Cyr- il  and  Methodius  Orthodox Church, Terryville, followed by burial at West Cemetery, Bristol. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Cherry Brook Health Care Center and Farmington Val- ley VNA for their compassion- ate care during these last few


In lieu of flowers, the fam- ily asks that those who are able instead make a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St, is assisting with ar- rangements.

www.scottfuneralhomeinc. com/

Irene (Reznick) Blazek

Irene  (Reznick)  Blazek passed away peacefully at her home on December 7, 2022, af- ter 100 great years of life, with her family by

her side.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday,  May 12,  2023 at

1:30 p.m. at

Lourdes of Litchfield, 50 Mont- fort Road, Litchfield. Burial will take place in St. Anthony’s Cem- etery at 1 p.m. prior to Mass.

Kindly visit www.thurston- rowefuneralhome.com to view a full obituary.

Yvette (Caron) Michaud

Yvette (Caron) Michaud, 86, of Torrington, former Plymouth resident, widow of Leonard Mi- chaud, passed away on Thurs- day,  Novem-

ber 10, 2022,

at home. She was born on December 4,

1935, in Wal- lagrass,  ME, daughter  of the late Paul

and Yvonne (Morin) Caron.

Yvette was a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Parish, St. Ann Church, Bristol. Prior to her re- tirement, she worked at Corbin Russwin in Berlin. She loved sewing,  crocheting,  knitting, reading, cooking and spending time with her family.

Yvette leaves behind her son Alan Michaud and his wife Anna

of Torrington; her daughters, Pa-
tricia Quandt of GA, and Bernice

Meyer and her husband Brian
of Torrington; her brother Paul

Caron of ME; her sister Rita Tak-
er of FL; several grandchildren,

great-grandchildren, nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased
by her sons, Gerald, Kenneth,

Nelson, Elmer, and Oneil Mi-
chaud; her brothers, Leo, Rog-
er, Henry and Harold Caron; her

sisters, Annette Michaud and

Bernadette Mornault; her grand-
daughter Angela Quandt and her

son-in-law David Quandt.
Funeral services were held
on Friday, November 18 at Scott
Funeral Home. Burial was in St.
Joseph Cemetery, Bristol.
Patricia A. (Rizzi) Nole
Patricia A. (Rizzi) Nole,
88, of Plymouth, Connecticut,
passed away peacefully Friday,
December 16, 2022, at UCONN
John Dempsy Hospital with her
family by her side.
Patricia was born on May 5,
1934, in Scranton, Pennsylvania,
daughter of the late Patrick and
Mary (Pensak) Rizzi. She was
preceded in death by her loving
husband, Robert James Nole.

She worked as a health aide car-
ing for elderly and Alzheimer’s

patients. Patricia also ran a sea-
sonal Christmas tree business

for several years. She was part
of the Ladies
Auxiliary of

the Chinchil-
la Hose Com-
pany and a

p a r i s h i o n e r
of Our Lady
of the Snows
Church in
Clarks Summit, PA.
Patricia’s life was built around
her children and grandchildren,
whom she adored, and she was
an avid Boston Red Sox fan. She
enjoyed socializing with friends
at the Gourmet Restaurant.

Patricia is survived by daugh-
ter Kim Nelson and her husband

Mark, of Reading, PA; daughter

Roberta Nole and her partner Re-
nee Chapman of Plymouth, CT;

her son James Nole and his wife,
Claudia, of Lexington, MA; her

sister Evelyn Shiavi of Musk-
ogee, OK; and her grandchildren,

Tara Nelson, Jillian and her hus-
band Craig Schultz, Robert Nel-
son, Elise Nelson, Nicholas Nole,

and Alexandria Nole. Patricia
was predeceased by two brothers
and eight sisters.

Family and friends are in-
vited to visit at Scott Funeral

Home, 169 Main St, Terryville,
on Thursday, December 22, from
5-7 PM, with a service at 7 PM.
Paul Joseph Grace – May 30,
1927 – December 15, 2022
Paul Joseph Grace passed
away peacefully at home with
his loved ones by his side. Paul

was a life-
long resident

of Terryville,
CT. His wife,
Millie, and he
spent many

years in Flor-
ida enjoying

their retire-
ment. Paul had a passion for

making sure Millie had every-
thing she needed for her crafting.

He would always take her shop-
ping, even when he didn’t want

to. Paul really enjoyed spending
any time he could with his family.
He truly appreciated the
close sense of togetherness that
his family has. Paul honorably
served in the United States Coast
Guard Merchant Marines and
the United States Army. Paul
survived battling for the United
States in World War II and in the

Korean War.
Paul was predeceased by the
love of his life, his wife of 71
years, Millie Grace. He was also
predeceased by his son, James
Grace, and his wife, Robyn Grace.

Paul leaves behind his daugh-
ter, Barbara (Grace) Douyard of

Terryville, CT, daughter, Bet-
ty (Grace) Rubin and her boy-
friend Jim Stowe of Terryville,

CT, daughter, Cathy (Grace) and

husband Ray Murawski of Grac-
ey, VA, son, William and wife

Ginny Grace of Southport, NC.

Paul is also survived by nu-
merous grandchildren – Crys-
tal Douyard of Terryville, Kelly

(Douyard) and Luis Aguiar of

South Windsor, Kimberly (Dou-
yard) and Tim Sweetman of En-
field, Brian Douyardand Makay-
la Rainey of Thomaston, Heath-
er Rubin and Garrett Petrone of

Terryville, Lisa and Chris Feltt

of Harwinton, Pamela and Rog-
er DaSilva of North Carolina,

Ryan and Lauren Grace of New
Hampshire, And Allison Grace

of Maine. Paul also leaves be-
hind ten great- grandchildren.

Services will be private for fam-
ily only. In lieu of flowers, do-
nations can be made to Bristol

Home Care and Hospice Agency.
Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main

St., Terryville is assisting the
family with arrangements. www.
Kristine (Woodard) Nass
Kristine (Woodard) Nass, 71,
of Terryville, wife of Alan Nass,

passed away on Saturday, No-
vember 12, 2022, at home. She

was born on
January 20,

1951, in Bris-
tol, daughter

of the late By-
ron and Mary

Jane (Hemond)
K r i s t i n e
loved her family and friends. She
was certainly a social butterfly
who was loved by so many.
Besides her husband of 50
years, Kristine is survived by her

son Sean Nass and his wife Ni-
cole of FL; her daughter Jessica

Nass of Bristol; her sister Jacque-
line Hart and her husband Bill

of OR; her grandchildren, Sean,
Azalea, Dylan, Josh, Kelsea and

Allison, and her great grandchil-
dren Ethan and Ryleigh.

Services will be private. Scott
Funeral Home, 169 Main St,
Terryville, is assisting with the




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