Lena Terese Gianninoto

May 27, 1926September 18, 2022
Lena Terese Gianninoto, age 96 of Newington, passed peacefully in her sleep Sunday, September 18, 2022. She was born in New Britain to the late Joseph and Amabile Conti on May 27, 1926. Lena attended New Britain Schools and Morse School of Business. She worked at CCSU for 25 years as a secretary in the Maintenance Department and later in Personnel retiring in 1990. Lena will always be remembered for being a compassionate, loving and beautiful person. She was known for her wit, humour, perpetual smile and readiness to tell a joke. A loving mother and wife, Lena was an amazing cook and accomplished seamstress; she loved spending summers in Old Lyme and Sunday dinners with her family at Shuttle Meadow Reservoir where her father was caretaker. Lena is survived by her daughter whom she lived with for many years, Mary-Jo Dagata and husband Robert; son Thomas Gianninoto and wife Lynn; grandchildren Lindsay Dagata-Ramirez (William); Jamie LaPointe (Richard); Scott Gianninoto (Jenna) and Johnnie Gianninoto (Carly); seven great grandchildren—Isabella, Lena Terese, Michael, Johnny, Ricky, Frankie and Julia; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, sister Ada Olson, brother Lino Conti and best friends Marian Ward and Rose DiLoreto. The family wishes to thank the staff at Brookdale Senior Living for the care, compassion and friendship during Lena’s stay. Services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans

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