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.