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Thursday22 November 2018



Sometimes it’s hard to think of what to engrave on a memorial.
It’s such a personal matter to each individual. 
We offer this page for when the right words come to your mind and need to be shared.




Roberta V. Kruppa, 81 August 12, 2016

Roberta V. Kruppa, 81, beloved wife of Paul F. Kruppa Sr., passed away on August 12, 2016 after a 38 year courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Roberta died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She brought much joy, love and laughter to her family and was an inspiration to those around her.


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Gennaro `Gerry` Zaffina - February 2, 2014

Gennaro `Gerry` Zaffina
, 67, of Torrington, CT, peacefully passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.


He was the beloved husband of Giovanna (Mastroianni) Zaffina for 42 years. Gerry was born April 6, 1946, in Sambiase, Italy, son of Giovanna (Guadagnuolo) Zaffina and of the late Michele Zaffina who preceded him in death on September 11, 2013. Gerry served his country with the US Army. He was employed by the City of Torrington with the Water Pollution Plant until his retirement

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Henry (Heinrich) Roehl - December 1, 2013

Henry (Heinrich) Roehl, 82, of Torrington, CT, passed away on Sun., Dec. 1 at his home.

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Lavinia Ann Fritch Breakell - March 14th, 2014

Lavinia Ann Fritch Breakell, “Binnie”, 81, of Goshen passed away peacefully Friday evening at home. 

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Janet D. (Kelson) Zanderigo March 18, 2014,

Janet D. (Kelson) Zanderigo, 80, of Torrington, CT, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Pompano Beach, FL. She was the beloved wife of Louis Zanderigo for 62 years.


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Paul J. Dmytryck May 7, 2014


Paul J. Dmytryck, age 78, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Valerie Manor, in Torrington, CT, surrounded but his loving family and friends after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was the husband of Lea (Toto) Dmytryck for 53 years.
Paul was a First Lieutenant in US Army serving from 1958 – 1961 as the Commander of the EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) Unit at Fort Niagara in Youngstown, NY. Later, he spent 25 years at Hartford Hospital as the Director of Management Engineering until his retirement in 1997.

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Muff Maskovsky February 13th 2015 (1930 - 2015)



Our group mourns the passing of Muff Maskovsky whose article from the Register is excerpted below.  Muff was with our group for a few years as he transitioned from home to Emeritus before moving to Massachusetts last year to be closer to his children.

Muff was a long-time educator in Torrington as a high school teacher and principal, assistant superintendent and interim superintendent before moving on to Region 6 as superintendent.  His determination, diplomacy and foresight created a legacy that includes the Warner Theater and Torrington's UCONN branch.  He was a community activist who helped to make Torrington a strong, caring town where children could grow in an enriching environment.
Please keep Muff's family in your prayers.



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Ralph G. Murphy Former assistant attorney general

ralphTORRINGTON — Ralph Gerald Murphy, 95, husband of Dorothy (McKeon), passed away peacefully on March 19, 2015 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.

A resident of Torrington, Conn., he was born in Bronx, NY. on July 24, 1919 to Thomas and Catherine (Quinn) Murphy. Ralph completed his studies at Fordham University in New York and then entered the U.S. Army in the summer of 1941.

He served in the East Indies Campaign in the Southwest Pacific during World War II, rising to the rank of staff sergeant before his honorable discharge in 1945. He was recently honored by state Sen. Kevin Witkos as the October, 2014 World War II Veteran of the Month.

After the war, Ralph returned to New York to earn his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. He was member of the New York and Connecticut bars.

Ralph began his legal career at the firm of Menken, Ferguson and Idler in Manhattan, N.Y. and then moved on to serve as a contract administrator at United Aircraft Corp./Sikorsky Aircraft Division, in Stratford, Conn. He came to Northwest Connecticut as a field claims adjuster for Nationwide Insurance Co.

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registercitizen_bolusangela_20150121Angela Flaminia Mottai Bolus ~ November 7, 1926 - January 12, 2015 Faith, Love, Grace. Angela entered into eternal peace just after daybreak, at home in her sleep. She had recently enjoyed happy days and peaceful nights – there had been no sign that her passing was near. She is forever in the hearts of her beloved husband John, their son John “Bub” Bolus and daughter Julie Bolus, and also of her children’s dearest friends, Lolly Schroeder and Dave Stewart and his sons Gray and Harry Stewart. She cherished her beautiful family – dearest sisters Adeline Stoughton and Mary Richard, adored nieces, nephews and cousins, and beloved parents Cristina and Louis. Her greatest joy was the happiness of those she loved.


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Greater Torrington Area Parkinsons Support GroupThe Mission of the Torrington Area Parkinson’s Support Group is to maximize strength, minimize disability and achieve and maintain full potential of people with Parkinson’s and their caretakers.