Obituaries for May 17


The following obituaries will be published in the May 17 Observer. For more information, look to our print edition on Friday or are e-edition on Friday.

Lucien L. Gilbert, 90, of Bristol, widower of Bertha (Lachance) Gilbert died on Wednesday, May 8 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford.

Carolyn (McCormick) Russell, 85, formerly of Forestville, died peacefully on Sunday, May 5 at the Ingraham Manor, Bristol. She was the widow of Patrick J. Russell.

Jeanne Poirier Duval, 83, died May 6 after suffering with Alzheimer’s for 25 years, and is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert Duval.

Marjorie “Marge” J. (Pipke) Ferro, 74, of Bristol, widow of James Ferro Sr., died Thursday, May 2 at St.FrancisHospital and MedicalCenter, Hartford.


Hazel Robinson, 97, of Terryville, widow of George Robinson, died Monday, May 6 at The Pines at Bristol.