Nancy Kelley McGuire, 79, formally of West Hartford, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 31, 2010 surrounded by her daughter Kelley, and nephew Howard Kelley and the loving Staff at Southington Care Center. She was the wife of the late George P. McGuire. Nancy was born in Hartford, June 24, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Howard and Frances Kelley of West Hartford, and sister of the late Addison (Betty) Kelley of West Hartford. Nancy graduated from Mount Saint Joseph’s and St. Francis School of Nursing where she excelled as an I.V. nurse at St. Francis Hospital. Nancy was blest with the gift of friendship, faith, and humor. She had summers in White Sands Beach growing up and later a cottage in Old Lyme Shores she shared with friends and family. She loved the beach, and she was the consummate hostess. Nancy was known for her homemade clam chowder and love of lobster. Later in life she loved spending time with friends, family and her grandchildren. She would look forward to the fall for UCONN Women’s Basketball, she wouldn’t miss a game or pregame show, something she shared with her dear cousin Ruth Piggott of Wethersfield. She leaves behind her beloved daughters, Kelley Fryer and husband William and her grandchildren, Bailey, Trinity, and Liam of Branford, Tara Johnson and husband Robert and grandchildren Jack, Jessica, and Joe of Hingham, MA, her nieces Heidi Makuch of Granby, Hope Kelley, of Westfield MA, and nephew Howard Kelley of Sturbridge, MA., and a dear sister-in- law Doris Boyle of Wethersfield, and a wonderful group of friends and family. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday (Apr. 6) at 10:00am in the Church of St. Timothy, 1116 North Main St., West Hartford followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.
Marguerite “Marg” Sundheim Stanley, passed away on Friday, March 26th after a brief illness. Marg was born August 21, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois. She was one of three children born to George M. and Bertha K. Sundheim and grew up in La Grange, Illinois. She graduated from Denison University where she was the Vice President of her Senior Class and President of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She resided in Hinsdale, Illinois until moving to West Hartford in 1963, where she volunteered in many capacities at the Wadsworth Museum, the Hartford Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, the Noah Webster House, Literacy Volunteers, the Mark Twain House, the Bushnell Memorial and the local Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Group. Marg belonged to the Hartford Golf Club, the Town and County Club, and the Seed & Weed Garden Club. She loved playing bridge, tennis, golf, and was an enthusiastic skier and duck pin bowler. She had a green thumb and a flair for playing practical jokes. Some of her favorite times were spent as a camper and counselor at Camp Kamaji in Bemidji, Minnesota. She also loved her summers in Williams Bay, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and those she shared with her husband, Talcott, on Fishers Island, New York. She treasured her friends and family and will be missed by all whose lives she touched. She is survived by her loyal and loving sister, Dorothy S. Webber of Hinsdale, Illinois, her beloved daughter, Joan “Joanie” Hennessy Wright and her husband Arthur W. of New Canaan; her dearly loved son, John D. Hennessy and wife Rhonda of Winter Garden, Florida; her two adored grandchildren, Nicholas and Jennifer; her nephews and nieces, Duf, Dave, Siouxzy and Barb and families; and Talcott’s children and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Talcott Stanley, her brother, George M. Sundheim Jr., and her sons Robert D. Hennessy, Scott D. Hennessy, and infant son, William D. Hennessy. A Memorial Service will be held for family and friends on Thursday (Apr. 22) at 11:00am in the Meeting Room at Duncaster, 40 Loeffler Rd., Bloomfield. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a memorial contribution to Denison University, Library Fund, P.O. Box 716, Granville, OH 43023 or the Caleb Hitchcock Fund, c/o Duncaster, 40 Loeffler Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.
Elizabeth (Bettie) Rogliano left her family peacefully on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Bettie died at home with her family around her. She looked at each one of us, held our hands and let herself go. Bettie was born in Port Chester, N.Y. on January 5, 1927 to Eileen O’Callahan and Lester Fehrs. On June 13, 1948 Bettie married Aldo Rogliano and began their life together. This wonderful life would take them to Syracuse, Baltimore, Chicago, Levittown, Stamford, Palm Springs and N. Fort Myers, leaving lifetime friends with each new home. Their last home was in Unionville, CT where they lived out their days with their daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Jim Shortley. Bettie leaves five children; Susan Shortley (Jim), Betsy Dyer (Glenn Vitale), Guy Rogliano (Karen), Barbara Tracy and Robert Rogliano (Susan). She also leaves behind her wonderful grandchildren; Michael Shortley and Alison Hannan, Jennifer (Dyer) Koziol, Justin, Megan and Jamie Rogliano, Lauren and Tyler Tracy and Catherine Rogliano and two great –grandchildren James and Julia Hannan. Bettie is also survived by her wonderful sister, Jean Raymond and sister-in-law Rita Foster of Cancun, Mexico. Bettie’s life was full. She loved her family and they, in turn, loved her. We didn’t know until yesterday how much we will miss her. She has left a hole in our hearts. She is in heaven with Aldo happy and whole again. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 29th at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville, followed by burial at the State Veteran’s Cemetery in Middletown, CT.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bristol Hospital Home Care, P.O. Box 977, Bristol, CT 06011, whose aid and support these last three years made all the difference in Bettie’s life. They became her friends as well as being caregivers and gave her enormous support. We would also like to thank the Legion of Mary from St. Mary’s Church for their wonderful support. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.
Mary Theresa Scully, of Simsbury, died peacefully at home on March 23, 2010 surrounded by her family. Born in Bridgeport she graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Waterbury. She was predeceased by her husband Dr. Harold F. Scully Jr. She is survived by her husband Carl J. Lindstedt, her four children Kathy & John McGregor of Arroyo Grande, CA, Nancy & Daniel Scapellati of Avon, Harold & Mari-Jo Scully of Southington and Patricia Scully of Simsbury, six granddaughters Nicole, Jennifer & Maggie Scapellati and Courtney, Lindsay & Casey McGregor and her brother Ronald Clayton and his wife Jane of Westbrook. Mary was a kind, generous and caring person. She was loved by everyone who knew her. She will be sorely missed. If anyone is looking for her, she can be found at either the pool, the mall or the hairdresser in heaven. Special thanks to all of her caregivers from Hartford Oncology and the McLean Home. The support from friends was comforting for all of us. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (Mar. 25) from 5:00-8:00pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Friday (Mar. 26) at 12:15pm followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Ann, Avon at 1:00pm. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Breakthrough II Elementary School, 395 Lyme Street, Hartford, CT 06112, to help needy students and their families.
Mary E. Gorman, 73, of Canton, passed away peacefully Friday, March 19th. Born in Hartford, February 11th, 1937, daughter of the late John J. and Elizabeth (Fennell) Gorman. Prior to retiring, she was employed by the State of Connecticut in the Social Services Department. Mary is survived by her sister Barbara J. Murphy and her husband John J. Murphy of Farmington, her brother Michael J. Gorman of West Hartford, her three nephews, Timothy Murphy of Avon, Lt. Col. Michael Murphy, USMC of North Carolina and Patrick Murphy of Avon, her niece Kathleen Parks of Unionville, nine grand nieces and nephews and her dear friend Martha Keener of West Hartford. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Friday (Mar. 26) at 10:00am in the Church of St. Ann, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of St. Ann, 289 Arch Rd., Avon, CT 06001. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.
Louise B. Heslin, 89, of West Hartford, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 15. Louise was born May 28, 1920, in Providence, RI, the daughter of William and Helen Barry. She was the oldest of five siblings. On September 5, 1942, she married the love of her life James Heslin, who predeceased her on October 1, 2006. Louise was the original “working mom” working at Aetna, as well as a school children’s crossing guard and for the State of Connecticut. She leaves behind “the best kids in the world” all of whom were close by: son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Mary Heslin of Wilton, son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Beth Heslin of Norwalk, daughter Pat Olsen of Avon, daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Bill Quish of Simsbury, son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Jeanne Heslin of South Windsor, and daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Kevin Kruszewski of Simsbury.”Momma” leaves 15 amazing grandchildren, Krista, Julia, Matthew, Timothy, Michael, Peter, Sarah, Kelly, Kaitlin, Susie, Connor, Kevin, Kate, Ryan & Colin; and five great-grandchildren, William, Timothy, Spencer, Natasha and Rylan and two great-grandchildren on the way. In addition, she leaves her brother, William Barry; three sisters-in-law, Norma Barry, Adelaide Barry and Mary Heslin and a brother-in-law, Joseph Donahue. Much loved brother James Barry and adored sisters, Betty Kocha and Justine Donahue predeceased her. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (Mar. 18) from 5:00-7:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday (Mar. 19) in the Church of St. Timothy, 1116 North Main St., West Hartford at 10:30am. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.