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Angel Cosme, Marine, Vietnam war vet
PUTNAM — Angel Cosme, 73, of Five Mile River Rd., died July 3, 2022, at Hartford Hospital.
Born on June 26, 1949, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Maria and Eleuterio Cosme.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corp, as Lance Corporal from July 1967 until October 1969, and was awarded the Purple Heart for his contributions during his service in Vietnam, as well as other respective awards and accolades.
He retired from AT&T (formally SNET) where he enjoyed a long career as a telephone lineman.
Angel loved being near water, especially the ocean.
He enjoyed swimming, scuba diving and being on his sailboat.
He was a music fanatic, and you could often see him on his guitar or playing his harmonica.
He was the life of a party with his witty sense of humor and his desire to ensure everyone was having a good time.
He always made sure you knew his home was your home.
He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, and friend and will always hold a big place in our hearts.
He leaves his wife of 40 years, Debra (Hayes) Cosme; his son, Angel E. Cosme (Paula), and grandson Aidan of Norwalk; his daughter, Maria Cosme of Danielson; his sisters, Lilian and Maria Cosme of Altadena, Calif., Miriam Galarza of Vacaville, Calif., and Lydia Cosme-Santiago of Brewster, NY; brothers, Manuel Cosme and his wife Sandra of Maiden, N.C., and Jimmy Cosme (Donna) of Harriman, Tenn.; stepsons, Gary Cutler of Seattle, and Shawn Cutler of Gardner, Mass.; stepdaughter, Crystal Ethridge of Putnam, and two step-grandsons, Nathan and Jacob Cutler of Pomfret.
The Funeral is private.
Donations: Soldiers, Sailors & Marine Fund, 864 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford, CT 06114-3184; or Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.
Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.

Florence K. Aucoin
PUTNAM — Florence (Squarcia) Aucoin, 92, of Sabin St., died July 2, 2022, at home.
 She was the wife of the late Raymond U. Aucoin.  Born in 1929 in Portsmouth, N.H., she was the daughter of the late Domenick Squarcia and Eva (Abram) Squarcia.
Mrs. Aucoin owned and operated Modern Lumber from 1957 to 1967.  She also owned the Buccaneer Inn in St. James City, Fla., from 1971 to 1984, and the Buccaneer Boats Marine, and St. James Restaurant. She also worked for IBM.
Florence loved playing bingo, making puzzles, and playing cards with her amazing caretakers Robert and Judy Billings. Mem, as all the family called her, loved her family and family gatherings were such a comfort to her.
She leaves her son Peter Aucoin (Elizabeth) of Putnam; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, her daughter, Susan Aucoin, and her two sisters, Leonora Durand and Theresa Kolat.
The Funeral was private. Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam.