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Alison White Muschinsky,
vice president, director of
Record-Journal Publishing

Alison White Muschinsky, 74, of Middletown, Conn., died April 17 at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown of cancer.

Muschinsky worked at her family’s business, the Record-Journal Publishing Co., based in Meriden, Conn., for more than three decades. She was a fourth-generation employee of her family’s company.

Record-Journal Publishing publishes the daily Record-Journal newspaper, based in Meriden, as well as several weekly community newspapers, including the Southington Citizen, Cheshire Citizen, Berlin Citizen, North Haven Citizen, Plainville Citizen, and the Town Times of Middlefield, all based in Connecticut. Record-Journal Publishing also owns The Westerly (R.I.) Sun, a daily newspaper.

She began at the Record-Journal in the 1960s as a society editor before leaving to start a family. In 1979, she was named to the board of directors. In 1980, she rejoined the company and was the Newspaper in Education coordinator. In 1987, Muschinsky was named vice president and human resources director of the company.

After retiring in 2007, she continued as a director of the company part-time and as a part-time adviser.

Muschinsky leaves two sons, Bodin and Evon; a granddaughter, Cora; a brother, Eliot, who is president and publisher of Record-Journal Publishing.




John R. Lacy

John R. Lacy, 84, of Glastonbury, Conn., died April 6 at Hartford (Conn.) Hospital after a brief illness.

Lacy was a reporter with The Hartford (Conn.) Courant for many years, and previously at The Day of New London, Conn., and at the former Manchester (Conn.) Evening Herald. He also had been the Connecticut correspondent for Time magazine.

He leaves five children, Ronelle, Anne Elizabeth, Carrie, John Jr. and Elizabeth; four granddaughters; three great-granddaughters.

David Hardy

David Hardy, 65, of South Boston, Mass., died March 31 in South Boston.

Hardy has been a member of the Boston Newspaper Printing Pressmen’s Union, Local 3, for more than 40 years. He was employed at The Boston Globe.

He leaves a partner, Florence; two brothers, James and Robert; a sister, Catherine; many nieces and nephews.

Christine Finn Leonard

Christine Finn Leonard, 97, of West Hartford, Conn., died April 6 in Hartford, Conn.

Leonard was a tour guide for The Hartford Courant and managed the Newspaper in Education program at the Courant.

Leonard leaves a son, Kevin; two daughters, Mary and Joyce; four grandchildren; two sisters.

Marion T. Lundfelt Odermatt

Marion T. Lundfelt Odermatt, 92, of Quaker Hill, Conn., and formerly of Cohasset, Mass., died March 29 in Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London, Conn.

From 1956 to 1987, Odermatt was a correspondent for Hanover, Mass., for The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass.

She leaves a daughter; Susan; a son; Frederick; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Roger James Hare

Roger James Hare, 79, died March 11 in his Marshfield, Mass., home.

He wrote a fishing column, Angler’s Corner, for the Marshfield Mariner.

Roger leaves his wife, Charline; two sons, James and Jeffrey; two daughters, Jayne and Joyce; five grandchildren; twin great-grandsons; a sister.


Diane M. Gabianelli

Diane M. Gabianelli, 54, of Ansonia, Conn., died March 28 in Griffin Hospital in Derby, Conn.

Gabianelli was employed at the former Evening Sentinel of Ansonia.

Gabianelli leaves her father, Reno; a sister, Carol; two uncles; several cousins and friends.

The obituaries were written, at least in part, from published reports by Bulletin correspondents Nimra Aziz, Macklin Hogan, Clark Luckhardt, Hamza Maanane, Yoel Melles, and Thomas Ward, undergraduate students at Northeastern University.

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