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Lucy Cavalieri

Lucy (Centrella) Cavalieri
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Lucy (Centrella) Cavalieri, a longtime Bristol resident, passed gently from this world Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, at Bay Pointe Terrace in Hollywood, Fla., after a brief illness. She was born May 17, 1911, in Winsted, the daughter of the late Angelo and Teresa (Tirosi) Centrella. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph C. Cavalieri in 1959; a brother, Edward; and sisters, Joanne and Ida. She leaves a sister, Amelia of Winsted; two daughters and a son-in-law, Louise and Chester Hardenburg and Noreen Dee, all of Hollywood, Fla.; four grandchildren, Lynn Hicks, Danielle St. Leon, both of Hollywood, Fla., Jonathan Dowling of Easton, and Robert Houle of Austin, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Christian, Cameron, Daryn and Gregory, all of Hollywood, Fla. Lucy was a member of St. Anthony's Church and a devoted member of the Rosary Society, with a special devotion to the Blessed Mother. She was also a member of the Altar Society. She enjoyed an active life beginning with swimming as a youngster at Highland Lake in Winsted. She was a championship bowler in her younger days. She worked as a gifted designer and dressmaker. Her talents also included knitting and crocheting as well as gardening. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 19, 10 a.m., in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol, followed by a memorial Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Church. Dunn Funeral Home, 191 West St., Bristol, is in charge of local arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Anthony School Fund, 111 School St., Bristol, CT 06010, or Vitas Hospice Care, 5420 NW 33rd Ave., Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. Her family is thankful for having her walk upon this earth and teaching them patience, determination, courage, faith and love.

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