In Memory

Thomas Thorell

Thomas T. Thorell, 55, formerly of New Britain, died Thursday (September 29, 2005) in Hartford. Born in New Britain, son of the late Oscar and Constance (Wackelin) Thorell, he lived in New Britain until moving to Bloomfield almost two years ago. Thomas is a graduate of Pulaski High School Class of 1969 in New Britain and was employed as a night manager at Westway Manor in Hartford. He is a former member of The Salvation Army in New Britain and attended the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Glastonbury following his passion for ballroom dancing.

Surviving is Thomas' significant other Sue C. Ely of Bloomfield; his step-mother, Helen Thorell of Florida, NY; two sisters, Corrine Hayes and her husband, Kenneth of Oswego, N.Y.; and Robin Fraser and her husband, Alistair, also of Florida, NY; a brother, Robert E. Manning, Jr. of Reading, MA; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Monday, 2 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 78 Franklin Square, New Britain. Calling hours will also be held at The Salvation Army in New Britain on Monday from 12 noon until the time of the service. Burial will be private in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army. Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain is assisting the family with arrangements.

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