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David Edward Shaver, 79

October 19, 2017 Obituaries No Comments

David Edward Shaver, 79, of Destin Florida passed away October 17, 2017. He was born July I, 1938 in Hartford Connecticut to Donald and Dorothy Widen Shaver. David grew up in Canton Ct. and attended Canton schools, and Bucknell University Pa. David had a 36 year career with United Parcel Service as an Industrial Engineer, working in many regions in the United States.

He was preceded in death by his father when he was 8 years old.  His mother Dorothy married Robert W. Kennedy. David and his step-father had a very special relationship! He was preceded in death by his first wife Alice (Dolly) Chartier Shaver. David is survived by his wife Linda Shaver, daughter Susan Lynn Shaver, stepsons Michael Meaders (Kim) and Scott Meaders (Lori). Two sisters Penny Frank (Doug) and Linda Mahoney. Two brothers Donald Shaver (Bobbie) and Robert Kennedy (Meg). Sister in law Clare Chartier Wolf (Steve). Nine grandchildren and two great grandsons.

There will be a service October 30th 2017 at Vincent’s Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike Canton, CT. 06019.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society via www.cancer.org or American Heart Association at heart.org.

Online guest book can be found at rollerfuneralhomes.com/Chenal.

Interment at Calvary Cemetery after service.

Memorial Service for Lucille Battles Cecon is May 5

May 4, 2017 Obituaries No Comments


Lucille Battles Cecon, a long-time resident of Canton, died April 4 at Brookdale Managed Care Facility in Farmington.

On Friday, May 5 at 2 p.m., there will be a Memorial Service at St. Patrick Church in Collinsville. Father Ronald May the former Pastor of St Patrick”s will officiate. A reception will follow in the Church Hall.

Lucille had been an active member of St Patrick’s and served with many of its ministries.

Amongst other ministries she was Parish Council President for 2 terms and felt deep devotion to the service that the Haiti Team provided.

Jason Almeron Smith, 23

November 19, 2016 Obituaries No Comments
Jason Almeron Smith

Jason Almeron Smith

Jason Almeron Smith, 23, of Canton, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. He was born August 1, 1993 in Hartford and was a graduate of the Forman School, Class of 2012. Jason was studying Finance at Syracuse University, where he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He was a PADMI-certified Master scuba diver and was an avid fan of the New York Rangers and the Boston Red Sox. Jason will be remembered for his beautiful smile, huge heart, and excellent sense of humor and adventure.

He is survived by his mother, Linda Cournoyer and stepfather Marc of Canton, and his father, Craig A. Smith and his fiancée Jennifer Jones of Monson, MA; his maternal grandmother, Carol Edick of Sun City, AZ; his grandparents, Dave and Carol Cournoyer of East Killingly, his aunt, Michelle Cournoyer Joseph and his cousins, Sarah and Ryan Joseph, all of Tilton, NH. Jason also had innumerous friends who meant the world to him. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Thomas Edick, and paternal grandparents, Jack and Jane Smith.

Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike in Canton on Saturday, November 26th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. A graveside service will follow in the Village Cemetery in Collinsville at 2:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program at www.uclahealth.org/brainsport. Please visit Jason’s “Book of Memories” at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences. Jason will be missed and loved by all who knew him.

Allison ‘Ally’ Lauren Doyle, 13

April 27, 2016 Obituaries No Comments
Allison Doyle

Allison Doyle

Allison “Ally” Lauren Doyle, 13, of Canton, died Sunday, April 24, 2016 due to a tragic accident. Beloved daughter of Michael and Angie (Aparicio) Doyle, she was born in Hartford and lived most of her life in Canton. Ally was in the 7th grade at Canton Middle School where she was a straight A+ student and field hockey player. A competitive gymnast since she was very young, Ally is a 2015 Balance Beam State Champion. Ally was an amazing writer and loved to draw and make art projects. She played the flute and taught herself how to play the piano. She practiced calligraphy and was learning sign language. She loved her family and was a genuine and thoughtful friend. Although only 4’7” and 70 pounds, Ally stood tall and strong with unbelievable will power and determination.

Besides her parents, she leaves her brother Tyler Doyle and sister Isabella Doyle; grandparents Nim and Luz Aparicio of Avon, Bill and Penny Doyle of Collinsville; great grandmother Herminia Javier of CA; aunts and uncles Jennifer Burton of Orleans, MA, Christopher and Bonnie Aparicio of West Hartford, Jose Aparicio of Avon, and Nim and Jennifer Aparicio of Manchester; cousins Carinia, Alexandra, Aaron, Zachariah, and Austin Aparicio.

Ally’s family will receive friends on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 4 – 8 PM at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 11 AM at Valley Community Baptist Church, 590 West Avon Road, Avon. In lieu of flowers, contributions to honor her memory may be made to the Allison Doyle Scholarship, Canton Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 671,Canton, CT 06019. For directions or condolences, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

Family, Friends to Mark Late Mickey Barlow’s Birthday

By John Fitts

On the evening of Oct. 4, 2015, Mickey and Cathy Barlow took what would be the last of their daily walks.

But while Mickey’s heart failed him that evening, the Barlow family takes some comfort in the fact that his day had been filled with some of the activities he loved.

In the morning, he attended the Cartober Fest in New Hartford. After lunch, he and son Kevin screamed at the television set and were left elated as the New York Giants decided to stay in the game and beat the Buffalo Bills 24-10.

Later, he and Cathy went for their daily walk, a time-honored routine.

The ending was heartbreaking but Kevin Barlow is thankful the day included much of what his dad loved – the Giants, cars and family.

“He left on a very positive note,” Kevin Barlow said.

The unexpected death of Michael William Barlow sent shockwaves throughout town. He was 69, seemed to be in great shape, was still working and active.

For many it’s still hard to go into LaSalle Market, McDonald’s or out to the mailbox and not his fleck of white hair, twinkling eyes and mischievous grin.

Mickey wasn’t afraid to speak out on town politics and he was known to play a few pranks in his day but overwhelmingly family, friends and residents remember his generosity – the friendly conversation or a wave on the mail route, the time spent fixing someone’s car, the thought behind a food delivery and the care when visiting the sick or elderly.

“He was just really good with people,” said his wife Cathy. “He’d do anything for anyone.”

Mickey would have turned 70 on Sunday, March 6 and the family is inviting friends to share coffee and pastries and memories that morning at LaSalle Market in Collinsville.

“Hopefully people will sit around and tell some good stories or share memories,” Kevin Barlow said. … Continue Reading

Dan Carcio Remembered for Honesty, Fairness, and Unwavering Work Ethic

The late Dan Carcio. Photo courtesy of Carcio family

The late Dan Carcio.
Photo courtesy of Carcio family

By John Fitts 

“I thank my crew. I thank my customers. I thank my family most of all.”

Those words were recently expressed by the late Daniel John Carcio, who, after a bought with cancer, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, some 37 years after he opened Canton Village Exxon on Route 44. Prior to closing late last year, the gas and service station had been one of the town’s most enduring businesses.

Carcio lived in Avon with his wife Lynn and their two children Anthony (A.J.), Angela. He also had a son, Christopher.

“My favorite hobby was my family,” Carcio told Canton Compass during an interview shortly before his death. More than anything he said he wanted to thank Lynn and his family for taking care of him as well as his employees and long-time customers for their support and continued well wishes.

One of Carcio’s favorite family activities was boating on Long Island Sound and elsewhere.

Carcio also loved the New York Giants and spent more than 15 years as Sunday School superintendent at West Avon Congregational Church.

“I loved those kids at school,” he said.

Dan Carcio and family. Photo courtesy of Carcio family

Dan Carcio and family.
Photo courtesy of Carcio family

In Canton, of course, most knew Carcio as the man at the helm of his business, which operated as Canton Village Exxon for 28 years, before it became Canton Village Sunoco and eventually, Canton Village Gulf. But for many, it was always known as Exxon, or simply “Danny’s.”

During his time there, he became known for his customer service, willingness to fit people into his busy schedule, offering advice, safety checking cars for customers, supporting youth sports teams and more.

Linda Driggs of Canton said she and her husband were customers from the beginning. Carcio would always take time when an issue came up, no matter what his work load.

“Danny always made sure I was safe,” she said. “He was never too busy to help.”

Carcio expected honesty and hard work from his employees but he was fair and led by example, said Nate Taylor, who spent 13 years working at the station.

“Dan had high standards,” Taylor said. “It was quality work and honesty.” … Continue Reading

Samantha Jean Seger, 26

November 18, 2015 Community, Obituaries No Comments
Samantha Jean Seger

Samantha Jean Seger

Samantha Jean Seger, 26, of Canton, died Sunday, November 15, 2015. She was born January 14, 1989 in Torrington, beloved daughter of Daniel J. Seger of Canton and Pamela (Adams) Seger of Simsbury. Samantha was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 2007. She had always aspired to work in the Emergency Medical Response (EMT) field because she had such a caring and nurturing soul.  She enjoyed fishing, hiking, geology, music and off-roading, and most of all, spending time with her children. … Continue Reading

Peter James Everett, 44

October 8, 2015 Community, Obituaries No Comments
Peter James Everett

Peter James Everett

Peter James Everett, age 44 of Collinsville and Fairfield, died suddenly on Saturday, October 3, 2015 as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was the beloved son of John and Jean (Farrell) Everett of Fairfield; the brother of Christopher (Sonya) Everett and the cool uncle of two lovely nieces, all of Mount Airy, MD. He was born in Chelmsford, Essex, England and came to the United States with his family at a very young age. Peter had a happy upbringing in Fairfield and had many wonderful memories of camping, sailing, rock climbing and enjoying the beauty of the outdoors with his family. He graduated, with honors, from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Industrial Design. His design talents then led him to a successful career as a freelance artist and most recently with Group 4 Design in Avon, where his creativity flourished for the past 15 years.

Peter fit the bill as a true Renaissance Man. Beyond his proficiency at work, he was brilliant on many other levels. He was an accomplished builder, especially of boats. Drawing, painting and music were the prime outlets for Peter. He played a mean cello in addition to other stringed instruments and performed often with the band Robot IQ or casually at parties with friends. He was a leader and mentor to many and effortlessly gained trust and respect from colleagues and friends. Peter’s unique personality, loyalty to his family and altruistic support of his friends will be forever missed.

Friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Rd. in Fairfield Center. Friends may greet his family from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made in Peter’s name to: Rails-to-Trails Conservatory at http://www.railstotrails.org/support-us/memorial-contribution/.

To send an online condolence, please visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com.

Editor’s Note: This post was submitted by Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home

Canton Obituaries, Sept. 25 to Oct. 6, 2014

October 8, 2014 Obituaries No Comments

The following obits from legacy.com involve people with ties to Canton. Our condolences to family and friends. If any family would like to publish and obit in Canton Compass, simply email the text and photo to cantoncompass@gmail.com.


Arthur Watson Sweeton III

Ralph H. Syversen

Richard Arthur Olson
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Canton Community Mourns Death of Ralph H. Syversen

September 29, 2014 Obituaries No Comments
Screen shot from Hartford Courant obit.

Screen shot from Hartford Courant obituary.

The Canton Community has been saddened to hear about the death of Ralph H. Syversen, age 69, of Burlington.

Mr.  Syversen, a long-time physical education teacher, coach and drivers-education instructor in Canton, passed away on Sept. 26 after a bout with cancer. Syversen not only spent almost 30 years teaching in Canton but was also a U.S. Army veteran, scoutmaster, Eagle Scout, Burlington Volunteer Fire Department, Community volunteer and family man.

Calling hours will be at the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30 with funeral services on October 1. Donations can be made to the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.  See more in his full obituary.


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