Hundreds of family members and friends paid their respects Saturday to four of the eight men who were killed by a co-worker at Hartford Distributors in Manchester on Aug. 3.
and were held at various locations on Saturday morning and afternoon.
Bryan Cirigliano, 51, of Newington, was president of Teamsters Local 1035 and had worked at Hartford Distributors for 29 years. Described by those who knew him as a churchgoing man and softball enthusiast, Cirigliano coached his daughter's team for several years when she was younger. He had two children, Megan and Lindsay, whom he raised with his wife, Patti.
His funeral service was held at St. Mary Church in Newington Saturday, followed by the burial at West Meadow Cemetery in Newington. The family asked that donations be made in his memory to the Bryan Cirigliano Memorial Foundation, in care of his daughters, 26 Sleepy Hollow Road, Newington, CT 06111.
Victor T. James, 60, of Windsor, had planned to retire from Hartford Distributors this year after driving a truck for the company for 30 years. James, the father of Darlene Napolitano of East Hampton and Denise Mikalonis of Colchester, had four grandchildren. His mother, Gloria Wilson, 86, lived with him at their Windsor home. A memorial service for James was held Saturday afternoon at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be private. His family asks that donations in James' memory be made to Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation Inc., 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106.
Craig A. Pepin, 60, of South Windsor, was born in Hartford and lived in South Windsor for more than 29 years; he worked at Hartford Distributors for 35 years. He was the father of three sons, Kevin, Ryan and Mark, and a daughter, Kristen, with his wife, Joan. Pepin was known as a mentor and a coach for several travel soccer teams through the South Windsor Soccer Club and for his involvement in he town's recreation department. He also played on a local softball team, which won its game the night before he died. A Mass was celebrated in his memory at St. Margaret Mary Church in South Windsor on Saturday. A private burial will be held at St. Bridget Cemetery in Manchester. Donations in his memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., 1-91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.
Douglas A. Scruton, 56, of Manchester and Middleton, N.H., was a few months away from retiring from Hartford Distributors, where he had been employed for nearly 30 years. He lived in Manchester and worked on the company's warehouse dock during the week and on the weekends, traveled to Middleton, N.H., where he and his wife, Mikel O'Brien, have a home. Scruton's funeral service was held Saturday morning at South United Methodist Church in Manchester. Burial will be private. His family asks that memorial contributions in his name can be made to the UCONN Foundation 2390 Alumni Drive Unit 3206 Storrs, CT 06269.
The other victims were 51-year-old William Ackerman, 51, of East Windsor; Francis Fazio, 57, of Bristol; Louis Felder, 50, of Stamford; and Edwin Kennison, 49, of East Hartford.
Funeral services for Felder were held earlier this week in Stamford.
Kennison will be remembered during calling hours at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St., Manchester today from 2 to 6 p.m. Family and friends are asked to meet at St. James Church at 896 Main St., Manchester on Monday, for a Mass at 10 a.m., followed by the burial at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Enfield.
A mass for Ackerman will be held Monday at 11 a.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 673 Ellington Road, South Windsor. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours.
Fazio will be remembered during a Mass on Tuesday at St. Stanislaus Church in Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol. Calling hours are Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, 191 West St.
A community candlelight vigil for all the victims will be held today at 7:30 at Center Park in Manchester. Candles will be provided, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. For information, contact Beth Stafford at 860-647-0440 or Rev. JoAnn Post at 860-649-5311.
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