Bereavements

Edward Silva
Retiree Edward Silva passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018. His obituary from The Day is as follows:

Edward David Silva, 69, formerly of New London, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2018.

He was born in Derby, on Oct. 25,1948, the son of Lorea Carpenter Silva and Edward Silva.

Edward attended Lee Academy in Pittsfield, Mass., and was a boilermaker of the Local 237 for 32 years when he happily decided to retire in 2004.

He lived in New London for many years and enjoyed boating, fishing, and catching some sun at Ocean Beach. He enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He looked forward to spending time with his grandkids and spoiling them as much as he could.

Edward will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He will always be remembered as a “Loving Grampy.”

He is survived by his two daughters, Rebecca Stefanelli, and husband Gerald Stefanelli, of East Lyme, and Rachel Branch, and husband Ricky Branch, of Uncasville; three grandchildren, Anthony Stefanelli and Calla Stefanelli of East Lyme, and Madison Branch of Uncasville; four siblings, Lorea Spath of Niantic, William Silva of Preston, Kelly Duncan of Preston, and Melissa Silva of Boston. He is also survived by his former wife and lifelong friend, Annaliesa Radomski of Waterford.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic. There will be a graveside service with his ashes at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, in Union Cemetery. Condolences may be shared on Mr. Silva’s memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com.

Robert Simon
Retired member, and son of former Business Manger James Simon, Robert Simon passed away on March 13, 2018.

His obituary from The Day is as follows:

Robert Carl Simon of Groton passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at his residence.

He was born in New London on July 18, 1960. Robert grew up in the Pleasure Beach section of Waterford and graduated from Waterford High School. He became a Boilermaker for the National Transient Division, working for Boilermakers Local 237 out of East Hartford for seven years before going out on disability pension.

His hobbies included clamming, scalloping, crabbing, fishing on Jordan Cove and collecting Budweiser memorabilia.

He is survived by his sisters, Cheryl Rydecki and husband, James and Wendy Preischel and boyfriend, Karl Smith; niece, Shannon Orenstein; brothers, James Simon and wife, Janet and their children, Jeanine and Lucas, Richard Simon and wife, Estelle and their children, Oliver and Grace; his girlfriend, Robin T. Gardiner; and several nieces and nephews.

His family will receive relatives and friends from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave. New London; followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m.

Milton Hudson Spath
Retired member Milton Hudson Spath passed away recently.

As more information becomes available it will be posted here.

Ryan Rafferty
Member Ryan Rafferty passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

Visiting hours will be Thursday morning from 9:00-10:30 AM in the Iovanne Funeral Home, 11 Wooster Place, New Haven, CT 06511. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Church, 731 Main Street, Branford, CT 06405 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery, Branford.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ryan’s family at this most difficult time.

Clyde Monts
Member Clyde Monts recently passed away.

A memorial service honoring his life will be held ton Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8 AM the Phillips Metropolitian CME Church. Funeral to follow at 9 AM.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this most difficult time.

Sandra Winchester
On Friday, April 22, 2016, member Raymond Winchester’s wife, Sandra, passed away.

A memorial service honoring Sandra’s life will be held this summer – additional details will be posted here when available.

In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

David McQuillian
On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, member David McQuillian passed away.

Unfortunately, no arrangements have been made, nor any any other details available.

Harry McFadyen Sr.
On Monday, November 23, 2015, retired member Harry McFadyen Sr. passed away.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 12 noon at the S.R. Avery Funeral Home, 3A Bank St., Hope Valley, RI 02832. A calling hour will precede the service, starting at 11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harry’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Charles Lathrop
On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, retired member Charles Lathrop passed away.

His family will receive friends on Sunday, Oct. 25th from 4-6 p.m. at the Mystic Funeral Home on Route 1 in Mystic.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, Oct. 26th at 10 AM, from the funeral home. Burial will follow with military honors at the Elm Grove Cemetery on Route 27 in Mystic

James William Pearce
On Sunday, September 30, 2015, James William Pearce – brother to Local 237 member Thomas Renfrow – passed away.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7 PM at the New Comer Funeral Home, 343 New Kamer Road, Colonie, NY 12205.Calling hours will precede the service from 4 to 7 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in James’ name may be made to: Make-A-Wish Foundation, 3 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205.