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Mary Daniels

Mary (Tinella) Daniels, 89, of Bristol, passed away on Dec. 1, 2015, at the Bristol Hospital. She was the widow of Gerald R. Daniels Sr.

She was born in Bristol on June 21, 1926, the daughter of the late Peter and Filomena “Fannie” (Masi) Tinella. Mary resided in Bristol her entire life and was a lifetime member of St. Anthony Church.

She is survived by three sons, Richard A. Centoni and his companion, Gail Sullivan, Gerald R. Daniels Jr. and his wife, Maggie and Michael A. Daniels; three daughters, JoAnn (Centoni) Calcinari and  her husband, Bob, Deborah (Centoni) Porrini and her husband, John and Lisa (Daniels)  Basile and her husband, Scott; one sister, Roccina Brzeski; ten grandchildren, Chris, Gerald III, Christopher, Stacey, Jill, Christine, Sarah, Nicole, Natalie and Michael; five great-grandchildren, Donovan, Olivia, Kaitlyn, CJ and Makayla; plus several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three brothers and a sister, Dominic Tinella, Joseph Tinella and Eva (Tinella) Klaczany.

Funeral will be held on Friday, 9 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, Bristol. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol, CT 06010 or Celebration of the Eucharist - WJMJ Radio, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712.

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My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time of your loss.

Eric Beebe Dec 5 2015 12:00 AM

This wonderful lady was my second "mom" growing up on 246 Terryville Rd. If I wasn't at her house everyday I must have been sick. Growing up around the Daniels family was the best times of my younger days. I thank Mary and Gerry Daniels for welcoming me into their home and lives. She was the best neighbor I ever had. Even when I left Bristol and joined the Navy I made it back to Bristol to see her and the Mike at my old stomping grounds. She was always concerned of how myself and my sisters Eunice and Maureen were doing. Always asked how my Mom and Dad were. I am so saddened by this news but I know she is happy now that she has rejoined her wonderful husband. I am going to miss her and I truly did love Mary Daniels. R.I.P my other mom.

George G Taylor IIand Family Dec 4 2015 12:00 AM

To Lisa and family...I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

terry derosier Dec 3 2015 12:00 AM

Debbie , John and family,

We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ann Santoro Dec 3 2015 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Daniels

Karen Bernier Dec 3 2015 12:00 AM

On behalf of the parish of St. Anthony I would like to express my condolences to the family of Mary on the occasion of her death. We will pray for the happy repose of her soul.
Father Al Fontana, Pastor
St. Anthony Church

Father Al Fontana Dec 3 2015 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

Janice & Joseph Mercieri Jr. Dec 3 2015 12:00 AM

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