Corey Lynn (Nursick) Nadeau, 48, of Portland, CT, was called home to heaven on August 31, 2020, after a fearless battle with Type 1 Diabetes. She was born in Middletown, CT, on December 9, 1971. Corey was a graduate of Portland High School class of 1989. She loved tag-saling, trips to the casino and most importantly, spoiling her fur-baby Frankie. Corey is survived by the love of her life, her daughter Morgan Nadeau, her father, Stanley Nursick Jr., her mother, Lynda (Darley) Nursick and predeceased by her brother, Troy Nursick. Corey will be deeply missed and forever loved, by friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Corey Nadeau may be made to the American Diabetes Association at https://www.diabetes.org/donate or P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215. Donations for Gastroparesis research and awareness may be made at https://greatnonprofits.org/org/gastroparesis-patient-association-for-cures-and-treatments-inc .
Lillian May (Ray) Baines passed away at the age of 92 on September 4th, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born and raised in East Hampton, the daughter of Ellen (Byrnes) and William H. Ray.
Lillian moved to Portland when she married Edward Lawrence Baines in 1948. She loved to read and was an active volunteer in the Portland Schools, Portland PTA, Portland VNA, Portland Environmental Watch, and Middlesex Hospital. Lillian was a great cook, but was best known for her apple and blackberry pies. She took cake decorating classes and decorated birthday and wedding cakes for her family. She inherited a love for flowers and gardening from her mother and passed that along to her children. Lillian and Ed were married for 55 years until he passed in 2003. They loved to travel together, to such places as Alaska, Hawaii (plus many of the other 48 states), Canada, Australia, Ireland, England, Germany, and cruised thru the Panama Canal.
Lillian leaves 5 children: daughter Christine Kinney of Frisco, TX, son Kerry Baines of Portland, son Kim Baines (and Rebecca Frey) of Saratoga Springs, NY, daughter Lisa Sadler (and David Sawoska) of Harwinton, CT, and daughter Beth Baines (and John D’Angelo) of Portland. Nine grandchildren: Jeremy Kinney (Susan) of Mount Hope, WV, Robin Forsythe (Cory) of Frisco, TX, Nicholas Baines & Alexis Baines of Saratoga Springs, NY, Paden Sadler of Queens, NY, Phoebe Sadler of San Diego, CA, Iliana Sadler of Miami, FL, Grace D’Angelo of Portland, and Samantha D’Angelo of Amherst, NH. Two great grandchildren: Drake Kinney and Taylor Forsythe.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Ellen Webb and Emma Matterazzo and her brothers, William Ray Jr., James Ray and Donald Ray.
Special appreciation to Kerry, who cared for both Lillian and Ed, allowing them to live out their final years in their own home.
There will be no services, the family will gather at a later date for burial at the Veterans’ Cemetery in Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to the Portland Food Bank or the Portland Volunteer Fire Department.
The Portland Memorial Funeral Home, 231 Main St., Portland is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas F. Brennan Jr, 75, of Haddam passed away on Saturday, September 19th in Middletown. Born on March 10, 1945, in Middletown, son of the late Thomas F. and Adele (Ziel) Brennan, Sr. Thomas was a 1963 graduate of Middletown High School. He enjoyed cooking for his family. He was a former employee of Malloves Jewelers, Valley Oil Co., and Judge Chambers Restaurant and Bar. Thomas is survived by two sisters Dale King-Woitowitz and brother-in-law John of East Hampton, Jeannette Fox and brother-in-law Chris of Haddam. also two nephews and six nieces, several great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nephews. He is predeceased by a niece, Nicole. Funeral services will be private. The Portland Memorial Funeral Home, 231 Main St, Portland, is in charge of arrangements.