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Clark, Everett J.

CHESHIRE – Everett J. Clark, 94, passed away Friday, October 2, 2015 at The Hospital of Central CT-Bradley Memorial Campus. He was the husband of Beverly (Knodel) Clark.

Mr. Clark was born on November 18, 1920 in New Haven, the son of the late Jesse and the late Bertha (Bornman) Clark. He was a lifetime Cheshire resident who served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an Equipment Operator for J. T. Furrey in Hamden for many years.

Besides his wife of 65 years, Mr. Clark is survived by his son, Kenneth “Ken” Clark of Cheshire; his daughters, Kathy Gagnon (Doug) of Maine, Joan Walter (Lee) of Waterbury, and Barbara “Barb” Clark of Cheshire; and his four grandchildren, Lee Walter, Julie McMahon, Douglas Gagnon Jr., and Russell Gagnon; as well as five great-grandchildren (Samantha, Tyler, Katie, Jaime and Bryce). He was predeceased by his sister, Jeanette Domorod.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Cheshire Hillside Cemetery, 166 Wallingford Rd. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or a charity of your choice. For online condolences and to share a photo or a story, please visit

Gray, Grace S.

Grace S. Gray passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 29, at Elim Park Baptist Home. She was born on August 29, 1923, in New Hartford, the daughter Clifford and Lillian Scovel.

Grace was predeceased by her husband, L. Dean Gray, and her brother, Frank Scovel. She is survived by two sons, Richard and his wife Dianne of Cheshire, and Robert and his wife Patricia Sayre of New Milford, New Jersey. She also is survived by three grandchildren, Whitney, Drew and Nicholas, and great-granddaughter, Alessandra.

Grace lived in Norwich until her retirement as a bookkeeper at the former Ted’s Salesroom, moving to Fort Myers, Florida in 1981. After the death of her husband, she moved back to Connecticut and was a resident of Cheshire for the past 15 years.

An avid painter, Grace’s oil and watercolor paintings often reflected her love of flowers. Upon her return to Connecticut, she also pursued her interest in ballroom dancing. During her time in Fort Myers, she sang in the church choir and was a member of the bell choir. Grace was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and was an active member of the Cheshire Senior Center where she served as treasurer.

A graveside service will take place at Maplewood Cemetery, Norwich, on Saturday October 10, 2015 at 11 a.m. The family wishes to express their deepest thanks to the staff at Elim Park Baptist Home who took such loving care of Grace over the past years.

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