Obituary: Gaetanne A. Desjardins, 80

Gaetanne A. Desjardins died on Wednesday, Feb.17, 2016.

Gaetanne A. Desjardins died on Wednesday, Feb.17, 2016.

Gaetanne A. Desjardins, 80, of Southington, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb.17, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Aurele Desjardins for 60 years.

She was born in St. Anne, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of the late Albert and Alice (Martin) Picard. She was married in Van Buren, ME where they became American Citizens and then they settled in Southington, CT for the past 51 years. She was employed at a Spring Co. and then became a waitress in many local restaurants where she loved being with people. Gaetanne was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother; her hobbies were sewing oil painting, and arts and crafts. She also enjoyed traveling, dancing and ice skating.

In addition to her husband she leaves two daughters, Susan Turcotte and husband Angelo Santoro of Wolcott and Debbie Pizzitola and husband Anthony M. Pizzitola also her cherished grandchildren Anthony (TJ), Trisha, Nicholas and great-grand son Dominic Pizzitola, as well as a sister Thelma Chamberland all of Southington and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers Allen and Martin Picard.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at 10 am St. Dominic Church, 1050 Flanders St. Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery. There are no calling hours. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. is assisting with arrangements.

Donations may be made in her memory to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Ave. New York, NY 06112

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