Obituaries for March 20

The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Plainville Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions:

David R. “Shoemaker” Desmarais,74, of Bristol, died Friday, Jan. 30 at Bristol Hospital.

Ronald Paul “Butch” Distin, Sr., 75, of Avon, husband of Rita B. (Lacroix) Distin, died Friday, March 6.

William J. “Billy” Furlong, III, 37, of Plainville, died suddenly on Friday, March 6.

Do you have an obituary that you would like printed in The Plainville Observer? Send the information to The Plainville Observer, care of the editor Mike Chaiken at, mail it to The Southington Observer, 213 Spring St., Southington, CT 06489, or fax it to The Southington Observer at (860)621-1841. Deadline is noon on Friday for the following week’s edition. The editor reserves the right to edit all notices for clarity, length, grammar, and style.