Obituaries

Charlotte Keller
B: 1924-06-16
D: 2018-11-08
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Keller, Charlotte
Charles DeCosa
B: 1934-10-06
D: 2018-11-03
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DeCosa, Charles
Cassandra Bigos
B: 1990-02-26
D: 2018-11-03
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Bigos, Cassandra
Albert Ducharme
B: 1945-08-19
D: 2018-10-28
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Ducharme, Albert
Sharonlyn Arenz
B: 1944-06-12
D: 2018-10-28
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Arenz, Sharonlyn
Frances Palmer
B: 1928-06-06
D: 2018-10-24
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Palmer, Frances
Stuart Clem
B: 1943-02-17
D: 2018-10-24
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Clem, Stuart
Barbara Fincken
B: 1941-08-21
D: 2018-10-21
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Fincken, Barbara
Barbara Williams
B: 1945-08-28
D: 2018-10-21
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Williams, Barbara
Eileen Field
B: 1932-02-03
D: 2018-10-18
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Field, Eileen
Patricia Rickard
B: 1947-06-08
D: 2018-10-17
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Rickard, Patricia
Martha Eggenberger
B: 1930-10-05
D: 2018-10-14
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Eggenberger, Martha
Peter Dalton-Morris
B: 1930-11-23
D: 2018-10-12
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Dalton-Morris, Peter
Ronald Nodine
B: 1934-03-23
D: 2018-10-12
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Nodine, Ronald
Carla Montesi
B: 1960-03-04
D: 2018-10-12
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Montesi, Carla
Roger Mahieu
B: 1940-04-19
D: 2018-10-08
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Mahieu, Roger
Alison LePage
B: 1949-02-18
D: 2018-09-28
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LePage, Alison
Sally Anderson
B: 1927-07-27
D: 2018-09-27
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Anderson, Sally
Connor Smith
B: 1997-03-21
D: 2018-09-24
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Smith, Connor
James Blass
B: 1961-01-17
D: 2018-09-21
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Blass, James
Margaret Kelley
B: 1928-03-13
D: 2018-09-17
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Kelley, Margaret

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Death Certificates

Perhaps the single most important document you’ll need in the coming weeks, the death certificate is important for:

Legal Reasons: The death certificate is a permanent legal record of the fact of death. State agencies always stipulate that a death certificate is to be filed. It provides important information about:  the decedent, the cause of death, and final disposition.  

This information is used in the application for insurance benefits, settlement of pension claims, and transfer of title of real and personal property.  The certificate is prima facie evidence of the fact of death and, therefore, can be introduced in court as evidence when a question about the death arises.

Personal Reasons: The death certificate in many cases provides family members with closure, peace-of-mind, and documentation of the cause of death. It also provides peace-of-mind by facilitating efficient processing of needed benefits as those described above.

Vital Statistics Reasons: The death certificate is the source for state and national mortality statistics.  It is needed for a variety of medical and health-related research efforts. It is used to determine which medical conditions receive research and development funding, to set public health goals and policies, and to measure health status at local, state, national, and international levels. This data is valuable as a research tool and by influencing research funding.

Before the business and legal issues of the estate can be pursued, it will be necessary to obtain certified copies of the death certificate. You can order them from:

  1. Your Funeral Director
  2. The Registrar of Vital Statistics/City or Town Clerk in the town where the death occurred

The State of Connecticut charges $20.00 per certified copy so you probably won't want to order more than you think you need.  Keep in mind that we can always order more if you do need them.


If you have questions about obtaining copies of a Death Certificate, please call us. We’re here to assist you.