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Leo Caisse Jr.,
Air Force vet
JENSEN BEACH, Fla. — Leo Caisse Jr., of Jensen Beach, died Aug. 20, 2021, after a brief illness.
Born Oct. 30, 1937, in Thompson to Leo Caisse Sr. and Stacia Slota Caisse, he was also predeceased by his brother John R. Caisse. He leaves his sister Dianne Mastergeorge (Joseph) of Florida; daughters Adrienne Nero, Sharon Bates (Kory) of Connecticut; sons Jeffrey Caisse (Lisa), Brian Caisse (Tracy) of Florida; grandchildren Jeffrey Caisse, Zachary Caisse (fiancée Rachel Barcia), Noah Caisse and Jonah Caisse of Florida, Jessica Nero, Jennifer Rodriquez (Michael) and Jillian Nero of Connecticut; a great-granddaughter Kayla Nero of Texas; niece Darlene Miller (John) of Connecticut.
He went to St. Mary’s School. After graduating from Putnam High School in 1955 he joined the U.S. Air Force, where he served as an aircraft mechanic. He then had a long career at Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut and Florida and as well as retiring from the Hamden Police Department in 1977.
The Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. May 21 at the First Congregational Church, 23 S. Main St., Wallingford.

Lorraine J. Salvas
PUTNAM — Lorraine J. Salvas, 85, formerly of Five Mile River Road, died May 5, 2022, in Putnam.
She was the wife of the late Warren G. Salvas for 58 years. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Philip L. and Jeannette (Morin) Ducharme.
Lorraine was a devoted and loyal wife, mother, sister and friend. Her children were the center of her world.
She had a strong passion and love for New England’s quintessential and quaint nautical charm.
She especially loved lighthouses, which like mothers, are symbols of resilience, beacons of light, providing guidance, security and refuge.
She enjoyed reading Yankee Magazine, watching birds at her birdfeeder in anticipation of spotting cardinals, and listening to her vast library of Barbra Streisand CDs, as well as one of her favorite songs, “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart.
She was a passionate and talented multidisciplinary creative at heart.
She seamlessly navigated between the mediums of cooking, ceramics, painting, knitting, embroidery, tailoring, and complex quilts she sewed meticulously by hand.
She leaves her children, Lois A. Salvas (Ree) of Geelong, AU, Jocelyn M. O’Rourke (Mark) of Wethersfield, Wendy B. Roberts (Bill) of Beverly, Mass., Warren B. Salvas (Lisa) of Putnam, and Jay P. Salvas of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Spencer, Stephen, Kelly, Kimberly, and Rebecca; great-grandchildren, Grace Kelly, Layton, Kaius, and Magnolia; sister, Diane R. Herlihy of Putnam.
She was predeceased by her infant son, Warren J. Salvas; her granddaughter Erika Lyn Salvas; her sister, Dorothy P. Jarvis; and her brother, Lucien E. Ducharme.
Visitation is at 11 a.m. May 12 for a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, Putnam.
Burial will be private. A Celebration of Lorraine’s life will take place this summer at the Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine.
Donations: To the preservation of Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine, at 800-625-0321; or The National Audubon Society at 844-428-3826. Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Phaneuf Service
Janet and Lawrence Phaneuf’s Graveside Service will be at 11 a.m. May 28, 2022, at St. Mary Cemetery, Putnam. Janet died in 2020 and Lawrence died in 2006.
A celebration of life will follow.

Paul R. Stanton
Service Announcement
Paul R. Stanton, 97, formerly of Woodstock, died March 6, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. May 21, 2022, at the First Congregational of Woodstock, 543 CT-169, Woodstock, CT. Arrangements are with Smith & Walker Funeral Home in Putnam.


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