July 7, 2022

Death Announced of Captain Richard W. “Dick” Krom, USN Retired, of Old Lyme; Founded Malta, Inc. to Help the Homeless in SE CT

OLD LYME — Captain Richard W. “Dick” Krom, USN retired, 78, formerly of Niantic died at his home in Old Lyme Feb. 11, 2022 …

Upon Retirement, Dick focused on helping others. He was coordinator of the Care and Share Soup Kitchen in Groton for 20 years. In 1999, Dick founded Malta, Inc. to help those who are homeless in Southeastern Connecticut. He served as its President for 20 years.

Dick leaves behind his loving wife of 56 years, Pamela (Cline) Krom; and three children, Laura (Michael) Michaud, Kyle (Maureen) Krom, and Kevin (Ilene) Krom …

Visit this link to read the full obituary published April 17, in The Day.

Death Announced of John Cordock, 58, of Old Lyme; Services in OL April 20 & 21

OLD LYME — John Cordock, 58, passed away unexpectedly April 12, 2022, at his home in Old Lyme. He was the devoted husband of Reyly Cordock and an exceptional father to his son Sean …

He was a parishioner of Christ the King Church in Old Lyme …

He is survived by his siblings, James Cordock, his wife Valerie, Catherine Wible, her husband Douglas, and Thomas Cordock, and his wife Anna …

A Wake will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Christ the King, 1 McCurdy Road, Old Lyme. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. April 21, at the same location. Reception follows …

Visit this link to read the full obituary published April 17, in The Day.

Death Announced of Thomas C. “Tom” Stanton of Old Lyme, Services April 15

OLD LYME — Thomas C. “Tom” Stanton, was born in 1933, and lived in New Britain, until moving to the beautiful seaside community of Hawks Nest Beach, Old Lyme, in 1986, to a home his father built in the 1940s …

Tom served his country in Germany before returning to New Britain, to raise a family …

Tom will be thoroughly missed by his many friends and neighbors in the Hawks Nest Beach community.

Tom was predeceased by his wife Carol of 56 years; …

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 15, at Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Beckwith Lane, Old Lyme. A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Visit this link to read the full obituary published in TheDay.

Death Announced of Diane Fanelli McCue; Mother of Jen Burke, Longtime Teacher in LOL Schools

Diane Fanelli McCue

NIANTIC — Diane Fanelli McCue of Niantic passed away at home surrounded by her family on the afternoon of April 7, 2022. Diane was 79 years old. She was born Jan. 18, 1943, in Hartford, the daughter of William and Giovanna (Jean) Milanese Fanelli.

Diane graduated from Bulkeley High School in Hartford in 1960, and attended Albertus Magnus College and Connecticut College where she graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching in 1980.

Growing up, Diane and her family spent summer vacations in Niantic at Giant’s Neck and at McCook’s Point beach, and it was during one of these vacations that she met Stephen McCue at McCook’s. They married in February of 1967. Diane taught at Wethersfield High School before deciding to stay home to raise her children until 1981 when she returned to teaching at The Williams School in New London. She taught at Williams for many years and served as the head of the Mathematics Department. Diane was one of those unique teachers who could both challenge those students who excelled at math, and instill confidence in those who did not. She also promoted her values of giving back to the community by being the head of the Community Service Club where she helped students to find joy in supporting local causes that addressed issues from homelessness to climate change.

After retiring from Williams in 2010, Diane went on to pursue her commitment to service as a leader in the local auxiliary of the Child and Family Agency. She supported their many worthy causes by organizing fundraisers such as the annual Author Luncheon and the very popular “Touch a Truck” event. She continued to hone her mathematics skills by writing questions for the National Science Foundation Science Bowl, and she also was a Renaissance woman in that she loved literature and art, and she and her husband, along with their close friends, spent a number of years pursuing her passion for traveling the world.

In addition to her husband, Steve, Diane is survived by three daughters, Jennifer Burke and her husband Christopher of Niantic, Allyson Foerster and her husband Edmund of East Lyme, and Rebecca McCue and her husband Luis Rodriguez of Niantic; her brother and sister-in-law, James and Martha Fanelli of Avon; and her sister and brother-in-law Carol and James Martin of Atlanta, Ga. Diane had six grandchildren, Stephen Burke (Abigail Ettelman), Amanda Burke, Madeline Foerster, Connor Foerster, Luca Rodriguez McCue, Elena Rodriguez McCue; and one great-grandchild, Theodore Burke Ettelman. She was also beloved by her nieces and nephews and their children.

There will be no calling hours. A private burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, New London. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. April 23, 2022, at the Harkness Chapel at Connecticut College. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to either the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the Child and Family Agency of New London. The Thomas Neilan and Sons Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Death Announced of Martha Rita (Schaefer) Ames of Old Lyme, ‘Ruler of the Roost’

OLD LYME — Martha Rita (Schaefer) Ames, 73, born Jan. 6, 1949, passed away April 8, 2022, at home peacefully after a brief illness.

Marty, as most called her, worked as the office manager of Speirs Plumbing for 28 years, but the better title would have been “Ruler of the Roost.” …

Predeceased by husband Robert (S.P.L.O.M.F.L.) in 2000. She is survived by her daughter Michelle and husband Kieran Walker; …

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Christ the King Church, 2 McCurdy Road, Old Lyme. The Mass will be followed by a private burial in Duck River Cemetery …

Visit this link to read the full obituary published April 10, on TheDay.com

Death Announced of Stephen Franklin “Steve” Bartlett of Old Lyme, Husband of Longtime Teacher in LOL School, Grace; Services Tuesday, Wednesday

OLD LYME — Stephen Franklin “Steve” Bartlett, of Old Lyme, passed away at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family early morning Thursday, April 7, 2022. Steve was 72 years old …

He married Grace LaPlume April 15, 1977 (opening day of the Rhode Island fishing season) …

In 1975, Steve bought a house on Rowland Road in Old Lyme, and it was here where he started a family with Grace and raised two sons, Stephen and Timothy …

He was an active member of Christ the King parish in Old Lyme,  …

Steve is survived by his wife, Grace, of 44 years; …

Calling hours will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Beckwith Lane in Old Lyme. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Christ the King Church, 1 McCurdy Road in Old Lyme …

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, North Shore Animal Rescue, or the Old Lyme Volunteer Ambulance Association …

Visit this link to read the full obituary published April 10, on TheDay.com

 

Death Announced of Linda C. Mildrum of Old Lyme,; Wife of James, Mother of Heather, Both of OL

OLD LYME — Linda C. Mildrum, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away April 3, 2022. Born in McKeesport, Pa., July 4, 1941, to Albert and Rose Schreiber, she was the second of three children.

She is survived by her husband James; daughter Heather and her husband David Musto of Old Lyme; daughter Michele and her husband Michael Deane of Colchester; two granddaughters, Allison and Sarah Deane; and feline companion, Graycie …

She was the manager of Millpond Stables in Old Lyme where she taught riding and horsemanship in the late 1960s …

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Linda’s memory to the Connecticut Humane Society, 169 Old Colchester Road, Quaker Hill, CT 06375. There will be no formal service and a private memorial for immediate family will be held at a later date.

Visit this link to read the full obituary published April 8, on TheDay.com

Death of Sally Ann Olson Announced, Mother of Matthew of Old Lyme

Sally Ann Olson, 87, of Beloit, [Wis.], passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.  She was born October 31, 1934 to Forder and Gwendolyn (Miller) DeMuth in Columbus, Ohio. Sally attended Hicksville High School, class of 1952, and graduated from The Ohio State University, class of 1956 …

She was a devoted wife and a loving mother to her five children, whom she spoiled with delicious meals and home-made baked treats …

Sally will be missed by her husband, Stuart Olson, of Cedar Crest; her children, Douglas (Rachael) Olson of Minneapolis, MN, Peter Olson of Winnetka, IL, Kristin (Ted) Soltys of Naperville, IL, Heather (John) Palmer of Denver, CO and Matthew (Cindy) Olson of Old Lyme, CT; …

Sally’s Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday May 7, 2022 at Redeemer Evangelical Covenant Church, 2500 Prairie Avenue, Beloit …

Visit this link to read the full obituary published on TributeArchive.com

Death Announced of John William Hajosy, Father of John of South Lyme

NIANTIC — John William Hajosy, 84, of Niantic, died peacefully Monday, March 28, 2022 at Bayview Healthcare in Waterford. John was born in New London, Feb. 1, 1938, the son of Albert and Catherine Callan Hajosy. His wife, Adeline Gutowski Hajosy, predeceased him in 2018. He is survived by two sons, Stephen of Greenville, S.C., and John of South Lyme; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his oldest son Michael, U.S. Navy (Ret.); and his brother Robert …

In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor can be made to the Nature Conservancy (https://www.nature.org/en-us/membership-and-giving/donate-to-our-mission/) …

Visit this link to read the full obituary published April 3, 2022 by The Day.

Death Announced of Francis Andrew “Frank” Tubeck, First Lay Lector at Christ the King Church in Old Lyme

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Francis Andrew “Frank” Tubeck, of Fort Pierce, Fla. passed away March 29, 2022.

Frank was born Jan. 20, 1925, in New York, the son of Mary Bodner Tubeck and Andrew Francis Tubeck …

In 1949, Frank married Mary Virginia Auld Tubeck “Ginny”. He is survived by Ginny, and their four children, Elizabeth Maxey (David), David Tubeck (Anita), James Tubeck, and Virginia Tubeck-Drozd (Jim). In addition, he is survived by nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Frank and Ginny raised their children first in New Jersey, later in Old Lyme …

Frank was a devoted member of the Roman Catholic Church and served as the first lay lector at Christ the King Church in Old Lyme, following Vatican 11 …

His devotion to his wife and family will forever be an inspiration.

Visit this link to read the full obituary published April 1, 2022 by The Day.

Death Announced of David P. Kus of Old Lyme, Services in OL April 1 & 2

OLD LYME  — David P. Kus, of Old Lyme passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family March 25, 2022 …

Dave was born in Franklin, N.H., Nov. 1, 1934, before moving to Old Lyme at a very young age. He was one of four children, he is survived by his brother, Theodore Kus of Old Lyme, …

He is survived by his children, Renata Gray of Ledyard, Robert LaCombe of Westbrook, Katherine Lempicki of Ivoryton, Donald LaCombe of Florida, David LaCombe of Essex, Donna Cardwell of Virginia, Ellen Wolfe of Old Lyme, Carole Kus of Rhode Island, and Kimberly Dart of Oakdale …

He was Pops, and Gramps to his 18 grandchildren, and GGpa to his 11 great-grandchildren …

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends,  … as well as his dedicated and lifelong friend Wayne Smith of Old Lyme.

Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Beckwith Lane, Old Lyme. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in the First Congregational Church, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme. Burial with military honors will follow at Duck River Cemetery.

Death Announced of Didier Rocherolle of Old Lyme, Spent Most of his Career with Roger & Gallet Perfumiers

OLD LYME — Didier Rocherolle, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away March 13, after a brief illness. Born in Paris in 1934 to French parents, Guy and Monique Lyon Rocherolle, …

In 1939, the family moved to New York when his father was appointed head of the U.S. operation of the family fragrance company, Roger & Gallet …

Vacations were spent in France at the family chateau, the beach house in Groton Long Point, or at the Ricau summer home in Lacombe, Louisiana …

He spent his junior year in Paris … Returning on board the ship, the Flandre, he met his wife-to-be, Eugenie Ricau from New Orleans …

Didier and Eugenie eventually moved to Old Lyme to be nearer to two of their married children and their families …

A wonderful and generous husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, …

A memorial service will be held later in the spring, location to be determined.

Visit this link to read the full obituary published March 30, 2022 by The Day.

Death Announced of Eleanor Ann Larson, 86, of Old Lyme, Wife of Robert Harold

OLD LYME – Eleanor Ann Larson, 86, of Old Lyme passed away Tuesday, March 15, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital after receiving last rites of the Roman Catholic Church, surrounded in love by her immediate family …

In 1957, Eleanor married Robert Harold Larson, and they began a wonderful life together full of love, family, cooking …

Eleanor is survived by her loving husband Robert; daughters, Stephanie Larson and Andrea Larson-Peters (husband George) …

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Charitable donations in Eleanor’s memory may be made to the Old Lyme Volunteer Ambulance Association, Inc, P.O. Box 911, Old Lyme, CT 06371.

Visit this link to read the full obituary published March 20, 2022 by The Day.

Death Announced of John ‘Johnny’ Edmund Botts IV, 37; Raised in Old Lyme, Where He Found His Love of Sports, Outdoors, Beach

OLD LYME — John Edmund Botts IV, “Johnny” (37), of Middletown, CT passed away unexpectedly Wednesday March 2, 2022. John was born May 16, 1984 in Yakima WA to Lauretta Botts and the late John E. Botts III. Johnny was raised in Old Lyme, CT where he found his love of sports, the outdoors and the beach …

Johnny wore his heart on his sleeve; many will remember him for his bright smile, his sense of humor and his willingness to lend a hand or an ear for those who needed it. Of all the things John was passionate about he loved none more than his beautiful children …

A celebration of life will be planned for later this summer so his Fiancé and newest bundle of joy can attend.

Visit this link to read the full obituary published March 21, 2022 by the Hartford Courant.

Death Announced of Mary Caldwell Schroeder of Lyme & Santa Fe, NM; ‘a dedicated conservationist’

LYME — Mary Caldwell Schroeder, of Lyme, and Santa Fe, N.M., passed away at her home in Santa Fe Dec. 5, 2021. Mary was born May 3, 1960, to John Schroeder and Julie Morsman Schroeder …

Later moving to Lyme, Mary joined the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, ultimately rising to the position of registrar. Mary and Cathy married in 2014, … A dedicated conservationist, Mary purchased a large parcel of adjacent land and put it into conservation trust. At retirement, Mary and Cathy discovered Santa Fe, …

Mary leaves behind her wife Catherine Spencer; … and many, many friends.

Visit this link to read the full obituary published March 21, 2022 by The Day.

Death Announced of Michael David Sutton of Lyme, Longtime Volunteer Firefighter for Lyme FD

LYME — Michael David Sutton, beloved son of Robert and Eleanor Sutton of Lyme, passed away March 12, 2022, after a long struggle with cancer …

In his youth he loved spending his summers working at Camp Claire. He was also a longtime volunteer firefighter for the Lyme Fire Department …

In lieu of flowers donations in Mike’s name can be made to The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society (lls.org), or the Connecticut Humane Society (cthumane.org) …

Visit this link to read the full obituary published March 18, in The Day.

Death Announced of Thomas Roby, he ‘Absolutely Loved Spending Days at Point of Woods Beach … in Old Lyme’

BRANFORD — Thomas Roby of Branford died peacefully on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at CT Hospice in Branford after a brief illness.

He was the beloved husband of 43 years to Geraldine Moccia Roby of Branford …

Besides his wife, Thomas is survived by his children Jeffrey Roby of Glastonbury, Christian Roby of West Hartford, Andrew Roby of Kamas, Utah, and Ashley Negron (Michael) of Wallingford; …

Thomas … absolutely loved spending days at Point of Woods Beach with his family in Old Lyme, CT …

Please see his online memorial at www.wsclancy.com

Visit this link to read the full obituary published by March 15 by the New Haven Register.

Death Announced of Veteran Writer, Traveler John Guy Laplante; Longtime Contributor to LymeLine

John Guy Laplante in Shrewsbury, Mass. in 1992.

It is with great sadness that we share news of the death of our beloved friend and longtime contributor to LymeLine, John Guy Laplante.

I first met John when we were both working at the now-shuttered Main Street News in Essex. He wrote an enormously popular column titled Senior Moments and brought an always interesting and often alternative perspective to our lively, Monday morning newsroom meetings. In general, he wrote about whatever took his fancy in those columns, but during my time at the paper, he wrote mostly about his extensive travels around the world.

He wrote news stories, he wrote articles, he wrote columns, he wrote books … he wrote and he wrote and he wrote!

John Guy Laplante in 1991 sailing near Mt. Monadnock.

I met him before he set off for Ukraine as the oldest Peace Corps volunteer in history and, of course … he continued writing!

We published many of John’s columns from Ukraine here on LymeLine (find them on the Senior Moments tab under Columnists in the banner heading above) — they described in detail his remarkable activities and fascinating travels during his service. I have no doubt he would absolutely devastated by the current situation in that country.

It is hard to put into words the extraordinary impact John had on me — he was supportive of my journalistic endeavors from beginning to end. In what turned out to be his last phone call, he was still encouraging me to start a new online newspaper where we are now living!

He kept in touch through all his adventures including his cross-country journey from the west to east US coasts in a van, and ultimately his decision to move to Morro Bay, Calif. to be near his daughter and son-in-law. And in a somewhat unanticipated turn of events, my husband even ended up driving John’s car from Deep River, Conn. to Morro Bay, and so was able to visit with John in his final home.

John gave numerous presentations about his intrepid travels around the world.

John continued to keep in regular contact through early February of this year, scheduling separate phone calls with both Nigel and myself, which were always chock-full of his most recent ideas and experiences.

John was an inspiration in so many ways — he was passionate about every aspect of life, and each and every person he met along the way. It was a privilege to know him and an honor to count him as a very dear friend.

You will be sadly missed, John, but as your son Mark says so aptly in your ‘official’ obituary, which we have published below, ‘What a life you lived!’

Obituary: John Guy – What a Life He Lived!
By Mark Laplante

John Guy Laplante (né Jean Guy)
April 26, 1929 – February 13, 2022

John Guy Laplante (né Jean Guy) passed away quietly in his sleep, which was his wish, on February 13th, 2022.

He was born in 1929 to Marguerite (Bourke) and J. Arthur Laplante in Pawtucket, RI. As immigrants from Quebec, his parents wanted to provide John with the best opportunities, so John began his fourth grade at the Sacred Heart Academy boarding school in Sharon, MA. There, French-speaking priests educated him. John was an excellent student and always eagerly visited with his parents on Sundays. John continued his secondary education at Assumption Preparatory School in Worcester, MA, where instruction was French-oriented and often given in French.

A story John was proud to tell was that L’Union Saint-Jean-Baptiste d’Amerique (USJB), a Franco-American benefit society, provided full scholarships to Assumption College to one student from each New England state based on a difficult written exam entirely in French. John received the highest score in Rhode Island, and so did another boy. It was a tie! USJB decided to provide two Rhode Island scholarships that year. And so it was that John continued his French-focused education, graduating magna cum laude.

John developed a strong interest in writing and journalism. An Assumptionist priest told him that studying economics would be excellent training to be a journalist. Dutifully, he began graduate studies in economics at Brown University in 1952. He hated his courses and spent his free time volunteering at the school’s newspaper. A year later, he transferred to Boston University, where he earned a master’s degree in journalism. His career of dipping his quill in the inkwell and scrawling his thoughts across the page had begun.

John was an engaged and supportive father to his three children, raising them with his former wife, Pauline Dupre, in Auburn, MA. He was always ready with advice and strongly encouraged his children to invest in their formal and informal education. He instilled in his children a strong sense that life is full of adventure, and they should readily pursue it.

John worked for years at the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, rising to become editor of the Feature Parade Sunday Magazine. He wrote a column on camping which had an avid readership. He used that column to fund a summer tent-trailer trip around the United States with his family, writing articles wherever they went.

Ultimately, John left newspapers to become the director of public affairs at Assumption College, and then years after struck out on his own. The public relations firm John Guy Laplante Associates got off the ground in 1972, with USJB becoming one of John’s launch clients. John ran the firm successfully for fifteen years while building a real estate portfolio on the side.

John became involved with Elderhostel at Incarnation Camp, Deep River, CT, in his retirement. He loved teaching courses there, as well as captaining the Love Boat. He also met close friend and companion, Annabelle Williams, or as John called her, “Milady Annabelle.”

Central Connecticut became John’s second home, where he became an active member of the Deep River community. He was heavily involved with the Rotary Club, spearheading the installation of Keyboard Park and the elephant statue in front of the town hall. Rotary presented John with the Paul Harris award, their highest honor. Ever the journalist, John continued to contribute articles to the local Main Street News.

While at a concert at the Coast Guard Academy, John felt deep regret that he never served his country. He resolved to change that by joining the Peace Corps. Chernihiv, Ukraine, became his destination. Though he faced many challenges there, he completed his tour, becoming the oldest volunteer in the Corps. Volunteers in Ukraine elected John to represent them when the vice president visited Kyiv, where he memorably shook hands with Joe Biden.

John had many passions and interests; swimming, sailing, canoeing, biking, exploring. He was a voracious reader who adored libraries and dabbled in watercolors, poetry, and chess. Inspired by Robinson Crusoe, he loved to build things and tinker. Always looking to make improvements, he even designed a better johnny, his MedGown.

His one true calling was writing. He threw himself into it with energy and enthusiasm, writing hundreds of articles and blogs and three books about his adventures traveling the world and serving in the Peace Corps. Even at the end, after choosing hospice, John characteristically said, “I want to write a blog about this. I think it would interest people.”

John was intensely curious about people and, through his many travels, developed a vast network of friends around the globe with whom he regularly corresponded. Those connections meant so much to John.

His parents, his sisters Louise and Rose, and his brother Michel predeceased John. His sister Lucie survives him.

John leaves behind a close and loving family:  Son Arthur, wife Marita, grandchildren Elise, Ryan and wife Samantha, Thomas, and great-granddaughter Allegra Laplante. Daughter Monique, husband David, step-grandson Christopher, and great-granddaughter Ruby Nelson. Son Mark and grandchildren Annalivia and Lincoln Laplante. Nephew Jean-Christophe and nieces Cristin and Michelle.

John always said that he would come back as a seagull if reincarnated. Keep an eye out.

John’s cremated remains will be buried at Notre Dame Cemetery in Pawtucket, RI. A memorial service is being arranged. If interested in attending, please email nelsonswest1@gmail.com.

Death of George M. Kovak Announced, Brother of Richard of Old Lyme

ROCHESTER, NH — George M. Kovak, 89, died Jan 29, 2022 at Rochester Manor, Rochester, NH. He was born on 23 Oct 1932 in Rockville, CT to Michael and Helen (Kapa) Kovak…

He married Marion Dupre on 5 May 1956 in Old Saybrook where they lived most of their married lives …

They moved to Fla following his retirement and then to Rochester, NH where he spent his remaining years with his children.

George is survived by his daughter Dolores and husband Gene Gauvin; son, George and wife Angel Kovak; daughter Kim and husband Marvin Gerrish; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and his brother Richard of Old Lyme …

Visit this link to read the full obituary published Feb. 23, in the Hartford Courant.

Death Announced of Aiden Ryder Colangeli, 16, of Old Lyme

OLD LYME — With heavy hearts we announce the sudden death of Aiden Ryder Colangeli who passed away Feb. 18, 2022, at the age of 16. He was born May 22, 2005

He was the son of Steven Colangeli, stepmom Dovie Hunt; and cherished grandson of Rick and Carol Colangeli; and much loved nephew to Anne Colangeli and Julie Colangeli (fiancé Scott Ferbert);  …

A celebration of Aiden’s life will be held in Vermont, in the near future …

Visit this link to read the full obituary published Feb. 27, in The Day.