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|Edith (Nicoletti) Knight|
Edith (Nicoletti) Knight, born February 1920, died December 14, 2012, at the age of 92. She passed peacefully at home, surrounded by her beloved family. She was the daughter of Amalia Franchesca Nicoletti and Samuel Nicoletti, of Park St., Bristol. Edith was a devoted employee at for many years at E. Ingraham. She married Milton Knight, and they settled in Bristol, where she lived out her life after her husband's passing.
"Aunt Edie" loved gardening, crossword puzzles and chocolate. She loved to cook, especially for her family, passing down special Italian recipes. Edie was the keeper of many memories, and enjoyed passing down family history, including recalling amazing details from her parents' emigration from Italy, and life in the U.S. She is survived by her sister, Pauline Santoro of Waterbury and her brother, Fred Nicoletti of New Hampshire, many nieces and nephews including Jackie Bond of Burlington, Karen Nicoletti of Barkhamsted, Teri Nicoletti of Rhose Island, Donna Nicoletti of San Francisco, Calif., Lisa Plaisted of New Hampshire, and Leonard and Jane Nicoletti of Massachussetts. Also, Edie greatly loved her numerous great- and great-great nieces and nephews, and enjoyed following the lives of all. Her warm, caring spirit and fun loving humor will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from Dunn Funeral Home, 191 West St., Bristol, to St. Anthony Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St Jude Children's Hospital are requested. The Family would like to thank Iris, Edie's' wonderful caregiver, for her excellent attention and love. "Other things may change us, but we start and end with family" Rosaleen Dickson
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The beloved Florence T. Pivinsky, 89, of Bristol passed away peacefully on, December 1, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.
Florence was the wife of the late Stanley C. Pivinsky who passed away in 1999.
She was born in Bristol on May 30, 1923, the daughter of the late Frank and Vinzincina (Aquisto) Segretario. Florence resided in Bristol her entire life. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grand mother and was very much active in her community. Florence loved her family deeply and took pride in raising both her children and grandchildren. She loved family and friends' gatherings and enjoyed baking and cooking for the holidays and special occasions. Also she was in Ceramics and talented with Arts and Crafts.
Florence was a dedicated worker in various companies such as Ingram's, Dunbar's, Raytric Mills, Superior Electric and New Departure. She retired at age 85 from Gould Electronics of Plantsville, CT, in 1987.
Florence was President for three years and Vice President one year of the Elderly Home "Mountain Laurel Manor" where she resided her remaining years. She was a very spiritual woman; inspired by God she touched many by her giving and teaching of her religion. She was a longtime member of St. Anthony's Church where she taught catechism of the fourth grade from 1990-2000. She sang for the church choir from 1980-1990. Florence belonged to the Rosary Society, the Lady of the Hill Prayer Group for 25 years and the Monday afternoon prayer group. Florence had the honor in crowning the Blessed Mother May 2001 and donated the Divine Mercy Picture, all to St. Anthony Church.
She is survived by a son, Barry Pivinsky of Wolcott; two daughters, Darlene Testa and Dianne Davis, both of Bristol; two sisters, Yolanda Doyle of Bristol and Rose Melogonis of Newington; four grandchildren, Stephanie "Testa" Paparello and her husband Bryn of West Springfield, Tia and her husband Shannon Hawkins of Virginia Beach, VA, Jada Davis and Demel Davis of Bristol, plus six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews along with many special friends all of whom she touched with her generous and loving spirit. She will be deeply missed and remain forever in our hearts.
She is predeceased by her brother, Salvatore Segretario of Bristol, and two sisters, Patrina Hasapasis and Jenny Boisvert
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dunn Funeral Home, 191 West St., Bristol on Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
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|Domenica Spinello Bisignano|
Domenica Spinello Bisignano, 86, died peacefully after a courageous, determined fight with Alzheimer's Disease, November 28, 2012 in Orlando, FL, surrounded by her loving sons, John A. Bisignano Jr. and Thomas F. Bisignano. Domenica, "Callie", as she was known to all who loved her, was a daughter of the late Frank and Ester (Colipietro) Spinello. She was born in Gary, West, Virginia, resided in Bristol most of her life before living in Orlando, FL for the past several years. She worked over thirty years for the Wallace Barnes Corporation. She was an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, and of St. Christopher Catholic Church in Celebration, FL. She was a member of the Elks Club, where she and her husband, John, spent many Saturday nights dancing with dear friends. "Callie" had a love of travel and conversation, especially when it included visiting her children and grandchildren, and took great pleasure in attending her grandchildren's school, dance, and sports events and sharing heartwarming stories about each of her grandchildren. She will be most remembered as a warm, gentle, loving, caring, and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was predeceased by her brothers, Angelo Spinello, Anthony Spinelli, and Steven Spinello. Survivors include daughters, Linda B. Conlin and husband, Shaun, of Fairfax, Va. and Paula B. Rimer and husband S. Robert Rimer of Stuart, Fla.; sons John A. Bisignano Jr. and wife, Kathleen, and Thomas F. Bisignano and wife, Terri, all of Orlando, Fla.; her grandchildren, Army Major Shaun S. Conlin Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Newport, RI, Sarah C. Heinz and husband, Marine Corps Captain Derek Heinz of Beaufort, SC, Keegan P. Bird and Hanna J. Bird of Stuart, Fla., Kelsey F. Bisignano and Justin T. Bisignano of Orlando, Fla., and John A. Bisignano III and Emily K. Bisignano of Orlando, Fla.; her sisters, Ann Padavic of Benton, IL, AnnSue Wojenski and husband Joseph, Rose Bouchard, Mary Tribruzio and husband, Peter, and Joan Nicastro all of Bristol; her sister-in-laws, Angie B. Roberts, Mickey B. Pasqualicchio, Ann B. Bisignano all of Bristol; Yolanda Androillion, her loving and devoted Caretaker of Orlando, FL; and many nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral will be held Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 a.m. from Dunn Funeral Home, 191 West St., Bristol to St. Anthony Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
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