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Pat leaves her husband of 59 years Walter “Skip” Ziobron Jr. along with her children: Skip Ziobron of San Francisco, Cheryl Hurlbut and her husband David of East Haddam, David Ziobron of Moodus, Donald Ziobron and his wife Karen of Moodus, Cynthia Ziobron of Middletown; her grandchildren David and Craig Hurlbut, Shannon Repscher and Keith Ziobron and his wife Krystal, Andrew and Amanda Ziobron, and Victoria Ziobron; great grandchildren Rylyn Repscher, Sofia Hurlbut, and Ryszard Ziobron. She is survived by her brother Edward Leaird of Salem, Ct., a sister-in-law Patricia King and her husband Norbert of Melbourne, Fl, and was predeceased by her sister Snookie Hill. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and friends.
Pat was a wonderful wife and mother who loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Being a selfless woman her heart and her door were always open to anyone who needed kindness, a meal, a place to sleep, or just an ear to listen. She enjoyed going to bingo with her friends and was an avid UCONN basketball and New York Yankee baseball fan. She was known to be one of the loudest fans at the sporting events of her children and grandchildren.
Her family would like to thank her exceptional nurses and caregivers Amy Anderson, Ashley Weaver, Tina Anderson, and Viola Ellis. They would also like to thank Middlesex Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care for their guidance and compassion.
Calling hours will be held at Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver Street, Middletown, CT on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 4 to7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday November 26, 2014 at 9 a.m. from Biega Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 am at St. Bridget of Kildare Church, 75 Moodus Leesville Road, Moodus, CT. Burial will follow at St. Bridget Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat’s memory may be made to East Haddam Food Bank, PO Box 572, Moodus, CT, 06469 or Golden Heart Fund, C/O St. Bridget of Kildare Church, PO Box 422, Moodus, CT, 06469.
Eleanor K. Csere, 72 of Portland wife of the late Richard Csere passed away on Saturday November 22, 2014 at Middlesex Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Edwin and Marion (Kavanaugh) Ericson.
Born on April 1, 1942 in Middletown, she was a lifelong resident of Portland and worked at Portland Care and Rehab for many years.
She leaves her daughters, Karen Hanna and her husband, Robert of Portland and Kristen DelRusso and her husband, Sam of Sterling, sisters, Elaine Ericson of Portland and JoAnne Leary of Barefoot Bay, FL, grandchildren, Samantha and Sammy DelRusso and many nieces and nephews.
Tuesday November 25, 2014, 4:00 – 7:00PM at Portland Memorial Funeral Home
Allyn F. Sweet, 75, of East Hampton, beloved widower of the late Susan W. (Driggs) Sweet, died peacefully Wednesday Nov. 19th at home surrounded by his loving family. Born Sept. 26, 1939 in Englewood, NJ, he was the son of the late George F. and Olive (Kennedy) Sweet. Allyn graduated from Manchester High School and had lived in East Hampton for most of his life. Allyn was the former owner of Sweet Printing of Glastonbury and Sweet- Waverly Printing of Portland. Allyn had a love of flying and enjoyed “The Sweet Life” at his house on the river spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his three sons David Sweet of East Haddam, Donald Sweet and his wife Lyn of CA, Gary Sweet and his wife Carrie of East Hampton, a daughter Pam Richards and her partner Bryan Burns of East Hampton, sister Lois Palmer-Alderson of Norwich, 12 grandchildren Shaun, Justin, Melanie, Allyn, Ashley, Nicole, Alyssa, Michelle, Lisa, William, Suzanne, Jovilyn, and four great grandchildren Addison, Keaton, Skyla, Cassandra and many nieces and nephews and extended Driggs family members. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Susan and his brother Donald C. Sweet. Funeral services will be held Tuesday Nov. 25th at 11AM in Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton. Burial will follow in Lake View Cemetery. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home on Monday evening from 6PM until 8PM. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneral;homeinc.com.
Lois P. Willerford,87, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family November 20 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Lois was born March 15, 1927 in Scranton, PA, the daughter of Dr. Walter Propst and wife Mabel Morrison Propst. She was the sister of Dr. Harry Propst. Lois spent her childhood and graduated high school in Scranton.
Lois attended Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA, graduating with a BA degree in 1948. She also attended Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA, earning a MA degree in 1950. Previous to her marriage she taught school in Pennsylvania.
Lois met her husband Theodore C. Willerford on a summer trip to Europe. They were married on June 13, 1959. They resided in East Hampton and later Columbia Connecticut.
Lois thoroughly enjoyed music and was an avid pianist since childhood. She also enjoyed spending summers on Cape Cod with her family.
Lois’s faith was a very important part of her life. She was a long-time active member of the Columbia Congregational Church. She took part in service music as a choir member and pianist. She also served as a deacon and was a member of the Women’s Guild.
In addition to Ted, her husband of 55 years, Lois is survived by son Tom Willerford of Columbia, daughter Ann Harris and son-in-law Rob Harris of Brewster, Massachusetts.
Funeral services will be held Monday Nov. 24th at 11AM in the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton. Burial will follow in Lake View Cemetery. In lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia Congregational Church Route 87 Columbia, CT 06237. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.
Gail (Anderson) Whitten, 78, of East Hampton, beloved wife of Raymond Whitten passed away November 21, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. Gail, a lifelong resident of East Hampton was born August 15, 1936 in Middletown CT. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Spencer) Anderson. She was predeceased by her sisters Mary Goff, Alma O’Brien, Norma Fontanelli and her brothers John Anderson, Donald Anderson and Robert Anderson. Besides her husband she is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law Sandra and Timothy Everett, Lisa and Mark Moon, and Rachel and Jim Ghezzi all of East Hampton. The love of Gail’s life was her seven grandchildren Samantha Klick, Anthony Moon, Kaitlin Everett, Raymond Hall, Phillip Moon, James Ghezzi and Adam Ghezzi. She is also survived by her siblings Harry Anderson, Joyce Ottone, Sue Engel and many nieces and nephews. Gail found fulfillment in being a wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She was an avid reader, loved her New York Yankees, and making memories on her many trips to Cape Cod with family. Burial will be PRIVATE at the convenience of the family. A celebration of Gail’s life will be held Saturday November 29, 2014. Friends and family may call anytime between 1PM until 5PM at the home of her granddaughter at 35 North Maple St. East Hampton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.