Sharon Day Durfee woke up in heaven on April 19, 2014 after a courageous fight with cancer. She will always be our hero.
Daughter of Arnold and Ethel Day, Sharon is survived by her brother, Leroy and Deborah Day; sister, Linda Fitch and Steve Brown. She leaves her mark on this world through her children Sherri and Donnie Davidson, Theresa and Wes Ridlon, Stacy and Gene Morrell, Spike and Buffy Ward, Paul and Dale Ward, Kelly Durfee, Angela and Mickey Mullaney, 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
She had great love for her dogs, Notagain and Foxy. After retiring from hairdressing Sharon volunteered at Community Concepts. She loved her Friday night bingo girls, doing arts and crafts and dancing to her favorite songs along with being with family and friends. Her family will miss her deeply: daughter, sister, mommie, mother, Mumf, Mom, Ma, Momma Mia, Mimi, Sharon and friend. Love from The Hardwood Gang.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 04:46
Lois Skilton, 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 17, in Charlotte, N.C. after a brief illness. Lois had lived in Charlotte for the past seven years where she enjoyed many happy moments with "the southern family."
Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 04:25
Armand "The Barber" Martineau, of Willimantic, Conn., died on April 16, 2014.
He was born in Willimantic, Conn., on January 28, 1929 son of Albert and Marcelle LeClerc Martineau. Armand was united in marriage to his beloved Josephine Aligata on June 24, 1949.
He is survived by his daughter Joyce Hofmann of Lebanon, Conn.; his son Tony and his wife Gail Martineau of Fryeburg, Maine; and his son Steven and his wife Lynn Martineau of Dunwoody, Georgia; his grandson Jason Christian Hofmann and his wife Rebekah; granddaughter Melissa Ann Hofmann of Lebanon, Conn.; granddaughter Erica Lyn Martineau-McGuire and Chris McGuire of Scarborough, Maine; grandson Timothy Ian Martineau of Fryeburg Maine; granddaughter Sydney Amber Martineau of Dunwoody, Georgia and his four great grandchildren, Madison, Maisey, Skylar and Gunnar all of Lebanon, Conn., and his sister Dorothy Martineau of Willimantic, Conn., and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Armand was predeceased by his wife Josephine, his brother James Martineau and his son-in-law Christian Hofmann.
Armand's father Albert signed for him to join the United States Navy during World War II. He was stationed on the U.S.S. Virgo in the Pacific Theater. Armand was the ship's barber. His barber profession lasted until November 2010 when he "retired" from his volunteer work at the Lebanon Senior Center.
Armand always found time to volunteer and served his community as an Alderman and as a selectman in Willimantic. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus, the French Club of Willimantic, and other service organizations including the Elks, VFW, and American Legion Post 180.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 04:23