August 8, 2020

Deaths Announced of Stanley Suski (July 30), Wife, Nancy (March 9), Both of Lyme; Parents of Marcia Neville, Previously of Old Lyme

Stanley J. Suski

Stanley Suski

Stanley J. Suski, 86, of Lyme and Niantic and a former Southington resident, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020. He was the husband of the late Nancy (Coates) Suski who passed just 143 days prior. Stanley was born on Feb. 26, 1934 in Middletown, CT the son of the late John J. and Helen (Stronk) Suski. He was a US Army Veteran and a die hard Giants fan. Stan started working at the age of 10, delivering milk in Middletown, every morning before school, and in turn giving his earnings to his mother to help the family. After working as a medic in the Army, Stan worked for 38 years at Tuttle & Bailey in New Britain, and then worked for the New Britain School System until his retirement. In his much deserved retirement, he enjoyed spending time at Rogers Lake with his family, boating, relaxing, and sharing stories with his grandchildren of his adventures growing up.

He is survived by his children – his son Jay Suski and wife Renee of Durham, his daughter Marcia Neville and husband Silvio of Niantic, his grandchildren Kendall Suski, Emerson Suski, Aiden Suski, Laura Lima de Souza and husband Hugo, Mark Neville and Ethan Berman and a great grandson Ian Scott Lima de Souza. He also leaves a brother Henry Suski of New Britain. In addition to his wife Nancy he is predeceased by a son Scott Swanson.

Stanley’s family would like to sincerely thank Bridebrook Health and Rehabilitation of Niantic, and the wonderfully caring staff for their unwavering support and care to both Stanley and Nancy and to our entire family. Bridebrook has been his home with Nancy for the past nearly 3 years and we couldn’t be more blessed to have found you. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Saturday August 15, 2020 at 1 pm at Oak Hill Cemetery, Southington. Social distancing and masks please. There are no calling hours. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Southington is assisting with arrangement For online condolences and directions please visit

Nancy J. (Coates) Suski

Nancy Suski

Nancy J. (Coates) Suski, 81, of Niantic, CT and previously of Lyme and Southington, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Monday, March 9, 2020.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Stanley J. Suski; and by her children Marcia (Silvio) Neville of Niantic and Jay (Renee Bauer) Suski of Durham, as well as her brother, James Coates of Terryville, Grandchildren: Laura (Hugo) Lima de Souza, Mark Neville, Kendall Suski, Emerson Suski, Aiden Suski, Ethan Berman, and newborn great grandson, Ian Scott Lima de Souza.

She was preceded in death by her son, Scott R. Swanson, her parents Cyril and Jean Coates, her sisters Ginger St. John and Gail Ryan, and by her first husband, Russell B. Swanson.

What Nancy enjoyed most in life was her family; her husband, children, and grandchildren. They were the lights of her life and she reveled in their every accomplishment. Nancy was an avid crocheter and crocheted numerous afghans for her family. The Christmas of 2018, she crocheted an afghan for each grandchild and her last afghans were crocheted for her new great grandson.

Nancy’s family would like to sincerely thank the ICU staff at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital and Vitas Hospice Care for her care in her final days, Dr. Suresh D’Mello for over 20 years of her medical care and being a very good listener, Drs. Donka, Goldberg, and Manthous for her elder care, and for Bridebrook Health and Rehabilitation of Niantic, and the wonderfully caring staff on the first floor rehabilitation unit and the second floor long-term living unit for their patient and kind attention to her needs and wants and for their constant, unwavering support and care to Stanley and to our entire family. Bridebrook has been her home with Stanley for the past 2 years and 3 months and we couldn’t be more blessed to have found you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 9-11 am and a Celebration of Life will held at 11 am at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Street, Southington.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Connecticut Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 659 Tower Avenue, First Floor, Hartford, CT 06112


Services Announced for David Lawrence Allyn of Old Lyme

OLD LYME — David Lawrence Allyn, 66, of Old Lyme, beloved husband of 40 years to Donna (Diangi) Allyn, passed away May 4, 2020, after a courageous 9-year battle with cancer. He was born May 3, 1954, in New London and was raised in Mystic, graduating from Stonington High School in 1972.

His family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at the Mystic Funeral Home located on Route 1 in Mystic. A service will be Saturday, August 8th …

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Death Announced of Carolyn Jean Saunders of Old Lyme

OLD LYME – Carolyn Jean Saunders, 75, of Old Lyme died Saturday, July 18, 2020, at her residence.

Carolyn was born Jan. 10, 1945, in Springfield, Mass. the daughter of Donald and Faith (Pardee) Clifford. She was employed for many years at Monsanto and then as a home health care aide. She believed in the bond of family and valued dignity. Her life was her sons. Her other interests were gardening and cooking, particularly baking desserts.

Carolyn is survived by her husband Kenneth Green of Old Lyme …

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Death of Rodney “Rod” B. Brown of Old Lyme Announced

OLD LYME – Rodney “Rod” B. Brown, 83, of Old Lyme, peacefully passed away at home July 24, 2020. Rod was born June 28, 1937, in Nova Scotia, Canada, to the late Burton and Harriet Brown.

In 1950, Rod, with his family, moved to Waterford. He graduated from New London High School in 1955. In October of 1955, Rod enlisted into the United States Army Corps of Engineers. During his service, Rodney acquired his U.S. citizenship. While in the Army, he was stationed in Germany for two years, and was honorably discharged in 1958 …

… During his retirement, he helped transport many rescue dogs from New York City throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts with his daughter, Sharon.

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Death of Fred Sumner Burnham Announced, Father of Steven Burnham of Lyme

MYSTIC – Fred Sumner Burnham, 86, of Mystic died Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at the Cottage at StoneRidge.

He is predeceased by his parents, Beatrice and Fred Burnham; and his son David Allen Burnham. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Judy Hill Burnham. In addition to his wife, Fred is survived by their daughter Jane Ellen Burns and her husband Jeffrey, of Charlestown, R.I.; their son Steven Fred Burnham and his wife Elizabeth, of Lyme; and his two grandchildren, Sarah and Mark, whom he adored, always bringing a smile to his face.

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Death of Jerome R. “Jerry” Srogi, Jr. of Old Lyme Announced, Father of LOL Schools’ Teacher Nancy Sparaco

Jerome ‘Jerry’ R. Srogi

OLD LYME — Jerome R. Srogi, Jr., 86, of Old Lyme passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Judith (Dolan) Srogi for fifty eight years. Jerry was born in New Britain on December 16, 1933. He was the son of Jerome Sr. and Mary (Zembko) Srogi.

Jerry was self-employed as a Home Remodeling Contractor. He resided in Berlin before retiring in Old Lyme at his home on Roger’s Lake where he enjoyed many family gatherings, boating, and the beauty of nature.

Jerry had a deep passion for music. It sustained him throughout his lifetime. A talented, self-taught musician, he played several instruments. A day never went by without our music man, Jerry, listening to a beloved jazz tune or playing his keyboard. In his younger days, he played the drums in local bands. Jerry and his late brother Richard, a saxophone player, loved jamming together for all of their lives. Jerry had music in his heart and soul.

Jerry was a kind, gentle, and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. “Pop” was incredibly proud of his children and grandchildren, attending numerous band concerts, dance recitals, and sporting events. He was a loyal and dependable husband and family-man, taking care of his mother, in-laws, aunts, and uncles in their elderly years. Family and friends could always count on Jerry for support.

He enjoyed tinkering with projects, refurbishing antiques, and restoring his vintage 1957 Dodge pick-up truck with his son Jerry. On many occasions, he was treated to his favorite meals prepared by his daughter Nancy. His love of family and music were his greatest gifts.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife Judy, his daughter Nancy and son-in-law Steven Sparaco, and his son Jerry Srogi III. He was a loving “Pop” to his four grandchildren, Sean, Brett, and Amy Sparaco as well as Jay Srogi IV. Jerry is also survived by his god daughter, Cindi Ciarcia and niece Colleen Courtis.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Jerry’s dog Cara, to Poodle Rescue Connecticut Inc. , P.O. Box 188, Naugatuck, CT 06770.

To share a memory of Jerry or send a condolence to his family please visit Arrangements are in the care of the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook.


Death Announced of Jonathan Jewett of Lyme; High Hopes Board Member, Lyme RTC Treasurer for 11 Years

VERO BEACH, FLA. – Jonathan Jewett of Vero Beach, Fla., beloved husband of Susan Cooney Jewett, father of Brooke Jewett Nadell, Lindsay Jewett Sturman, and Ian Sheafe Jewett, died in Vero Beach Thursday, July 9, after a long battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Jon was born in New Haven May 19, 1943. He grew up in Lyme attending Lyme Consolidated School …

Jon married Susan Cooney Evans in December 1998, and after Jon’s retirement, they split their time between Lyme and Vero Beach, Fla. …

He also served on the board of High Hopes Therapeutic Riding in Old Lyme, and as Treasurer and Member of the Lyme Republican Town Committee from 2006-2017. …

Visit this link to read the full obituary published July 23, on


Death of Rose Mary (Paier) Carlo of Rocky Hill, Old Lyme Announced

Rose Mary (Paier) Carlo, 90, of Rocky Hill and Old Lyme, formerly of Wethersfield and Deerfield Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2020. She spent her final days in the comfort of her home in Rocky Hill, surrounded by her loving family. Rose Mary was born December 24, 1929 in Springfield, MA, daughter of the late Angelo and Philomena (Ferrera) Paier. She was married to the late Russell Carlo whom she shared her life with for 62 cherished years until he passed in 2015.

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Death of Barbara Doyle McMahon Announced; Formerly of Old Lyme, Committed Volunteer at OL Women’s Exchange

OLD LYME — Barbara Virginia Doyle McMahon, 91, of Essex, died July 15, 2020. She was a former resident of Old Lyme and Darien. Barbara was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Frank and Virginia Doyle. She was a graduate of the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights and Smith College. Immediately after graduating from Smith, she married James McMahon of Brooklyn, whom she had met at dancing school. They eventually moved to Darien, where they raised their two children. Barbara was a committed volunteer at the Old Lyme Women’s Exchange …

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James Norman Dean Passed Away in April, Lived All His 88 Years in Old Lyme

James Norman Dean
March 4, 1932 – April 20, 2020

James Norman Dean. who passed away April 20, 2020 after spending all his 88 years as a resident of Old Lyme.

James was born on March 4, 1932, in Old Lyme, the son of Roy Dean and Doris Babcock Dean.

James was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Air Force. He was a manager at A & P Tea Company for over 40 years and he loves all sports, baseball and UConn women, NASCAR racing. He also loved hiking the nature trails and all his friends at the DEEP. He especially loved being a jokester, like the empty box and the under the buck gift. He loved playing setback, crossword puzzles. He loved his beer and occasionally a glass of wine. He also enjoys listening to WFAN and reading “The Day” paper and mowing his lawn. He loved dressing up with funny hats and glasses at Christmas. He loved the New York Yankees, the NY Giants and Green Bay Packers. He was also a member of the Piss and Moan and Groan club. He loved hotdogs at Cumby’s and Johnny Ads. He always had a joke and a smile on his face, loved Joes Poolroom especially when 8 ball answered. Dad your favorite word was lousy and it sure is lousy that your gone, we love you and miss you.

He is survived by his daughters Vicki and (Paul) Dorothy of Old Lyme and Lori and (Chris) Hebert of Deep River; grandchildren Kevin Dorothy (Carmen), Manchester Ct and Paul Dorothy III (Lyndsay) of Westbrook Ct, and Jason Schaefer of Longmont Colorado; Greatgrandchildren, Kodi of Manchester Ct and Chase of Longmont Colorado.

The family would like to thank Rebecca and the team at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, also they would like to thank the team at Smilow Cancer Center in Waterford.

Private burial with military honors will be held at Laysville Cemetery, Old Lyme. Donations may be made to Smilow Cancer Center in Waterford.


Death of Robert Philip Knauff Announced; Old Lyme Resident More Than 40 Years, Active Community Volunteer

Robert Philip Knauff, 85, of Old Lyme passed away at home July 2, 2020, after a short illness, surrounded by family. He was born in New London, the son of the late Dr. Robert S. Knauff and the late Mabel Barnes Knauff. He had been a resident of Old Lyme for over 40 years.

“Phil” or “Bob,” as he was known by some, attended the Bulkeley School in New London and the Governor’s Academy in Byfield, Mass. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University …

Phil was also an active community volunteer. He was a lifetime member of the Old Lyme Volunteer Ambulance Association, serving as President, Secretary and Treasurer, as well as an EMT. He also served on the Board of Finance for the Town of Old Lyme, …

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Death of Terry Hoagland of Old Lyme Announced, Avid Animal Lover

Terry Hoagland, of Old Lyme passed July 8, 2020, of natural causes. She was born in Kenilworth, N.J. April 9, 1934, the daughter of Walter and Mabel Hoagland.

She attended catholic high school. She married in 1956, to Roland Gonsalves, who said she was the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen. They settled in Salem and raised four children …

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Death of Lynn D. Smith of Old Lyme Announced, Full Obituary Now Published

OLD LYME —Lynn Delaney Smith, 75, of Old Lyme, passed away peacefully July 6, 2020, at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford, overlooking the beautiful Branford Harbor. She was born Oct. 30, 1944, in Norwich, to Lucille and Leo Delaney, who predeceased her. She married Charles M. Smith, of New London, Sept. 21, 1963.

She is survived by her husband Charles Smith; her sister Laura Conley and husband Rick; her three sons Thomas, Charles Jr. and wife Carolyn, and Timothy and wife Kimberley; …

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Death of Mary F. Miles Announced, Daily Communicant at Christ the King in Old Lyme

EAST HARTFORD/OLD LYME  — Mary F. Miles, daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend left this earthly life July 2, 2020. Born May 12, 1926, she was the only daughter of the late John and Molly (Cooney) Foley.

… A woman of strong faith, she was a daily communicant of Christ the King Parish, Old Lyme.

… For many years, she was a member of the Lyme Senior Center and the Estuary Council of Seniors.

A visitation hour will be held from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday July 11, at Christ the King Church. A Funeral Mass will commence at noon.

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Death of Barbara Bourne Announced; Graduate of Old Lyme’s Center School Class of 1949

OAKDALE – Barbara Ruth (McKernan) Bourne, 89, of Oakdale, passed away peacefully, as she wished, in her sleep at Orchard Grove Rehabilitation in Uncasville June 29, 2020. Barbara was born Jan. 14, 1931, to the late James and Gladys McKernan.

The family left New London to eventually settle in a home on the West Shores of Rogers Lake in Old Lyme, where the family still resides. Barbara graduated in 1949, from Center School in Old Lyme. She and former husband Carl started their family in 1950, raising three sons, while living and working the Pioneer Farm on Mile Creek Road for the Marsh family. Life changes brought Barbara to work in …

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Death of Agnes M. Lauterwasser Announced, Mother of Richard Marcks of Old Lyme

BRICK, NJ — Agnes M. Lauterwasser nee Carver (formerly known as Agnes Marcks), 89, of Brick, passed away peacefully on June 28, 2020 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick. Agnes was born in Belmar. Raised her family in Brick. She moved to South Belmar than to Howell in 1984. She worked as an office clerk for Geese Police Inc. in Howell for over 20 years where she was fondly referred to as “Mother Goose” as well as Ms. Agnes …

Agnes was predeceased by her beloved husband George Lauterwasser. She is survived by her 6 loving children and their spouses, Mary (Joe) Tomaro, Vero Beach FL, Richard (Sandy) Marcks, Old Lyme CT, Dianne (George) Neveras, Vero Beach, FL, Agnes Eldridge, Point Pleasant Beach, David (Diane) Marcks, Wall, and Beverly Marcks, Brick.

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Death of Oliver “Michael” Birch of Old Lyme Announced; World Traveler, Award-Winning Film Maker

Oliver “Michael” Birch, world traveler, award winning film maker, loving husband, father and grandfather died peacefully at his home in Old Lyme Connecticut on June 23, 2020. Michael immigrated after the War, from the UK to Canada, bravely crossing the North Sea in winter, with his very pregnant first wife. The young family settled in Montreal where Michael joined the prestigious National Film Board of Canada. It was there Michael caught the eye of Adlai Stevenson II, who sponsored Michael & family to America. Michael joined the famed Encyclopedia Britannica Films, making his ground breaking educational films, for the time. Notably …

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Death of David Jacobs Announced, Met His Wife-to-be at Old Lyme Beach 75 Years Ago

BOYNTON BEACH, FL — David Jacobs, “Doody”, age 95, died peacefully at his home in Boynton Beach, FL, June 5, 2020 with his loving and devoted wife of over 70 years, Frances (Dunn) by his side. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Esther (Lefcovitz) and six siblings …

… Retirement also allowed David and Frances the time to spend their summers in Old Lyme, CT. It was at the beach that they met almost 75 years ago.

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Death of Stanley “Stan” E. Bielski of Old Lyme Announced

OLD LYME – Stanley “Stan” E. Bielski, of Old Lyme died peacefully at Middlesex Hospital June 14, 2020. Stan was born June 19, 1937, in Moosic, Pa., the eldest son of Stanley and Victoria Bielski. He is survived by his beloved wife Diane (Pettit) Bielski; his younger brother Richard (Patricia) Bielski, of Essex, Md.; and his three children, Greg (Diane) Bielski, of Easton, Mass., Lauren (Richard) Deneault, of Denver, N.C. and Daniel Bielski, of Horsham, Pa. Stan is also survived by …

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Death of Keith McCarthy, 62, Announced; a “Dedicated Coach and Teacher”

OLD LYME – Keith Edward McCarthy died Saturday, June 13, 2020, at Yale New Haven Hospital after a brief illness. Only 62, he went way too soon.

He leaves his sons, Dillon, 26, Gavin, 24; his daughter Kylie, 21; as well as the mother of his children, Hilary Reid, to whom he was married for 26 years. He also leaves his sisters, Kimberly Corzine, of Colorado and Susan Reilly, of Washington; and his brother Craig McCarthy, of Arizona. He is predeceased by his parents, Basil and Joan McCarthy; and his brothers, Christopher and Kevin McCarthy. He leaves behind …

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