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Tuesday11 August 2020



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.




Ingely Hansmann Forbes was born in Basel, Switzerland, on Aug. 11, 1935, to Ernst Hansmann and Alma Taennler who were married in 1933. In 1938, they immigrated to the United States and became naturalized citizens. They lived in New Bedford, Mass., with her parents, and her sister, Margaretha Elizabeth (Birknes), now deceased.


Claude John Nusom, Jr., 82, passed away on January 15, 2019 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. He was the husband of fifty-three years of Mary (McGarty) Nusom. Claude was born in Corning, New York and had been a Litchfield resident for the past 47 years.


Marion was born on September 6, 1939 and passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018. Marion was a resident of Torrington, Connecticut at the time of passing. A Registered Nurse, she graduated from the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing, earned her BS Degree from Boston College, and was inducted into Yale University's International Honor Society of Nursing while she was pursuing her Masters.


Marilyn J. Lecko died at home on Tuesday August 22, 2017 after a long illness under the care of loving friends and family. Born March 14, 1939 to Almon and Dorothy Drost of Bristol.


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.


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

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

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

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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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.