Obituary: Antoinette ‘Toni’ ( Venditto) Mazzaccaro, 103


Antoinette “Toni” ( Venditto) Mazzaccaro passed away on February 18th at the spry age of 103. Her energy and independence, even in her last days, were an inspiration to all those around her.

She was born in 1915, the daughter of Italian immigrants Giuseppe and Carmella Venditto and was predeceased by her brothers: Benjamin, Raymond, Thomas, and Edward Venditto, and her sisters Alice DeCarlo and Clara Coppola.

Toni was the wife of the late Joseph R. Mazzaccaro and leaves behind her two children: her daughter, Ann and husband Tom of Southington, son Joseph and his wife Liz of Avon, as well as many nieces and nephews. Her grandchildren, Kate Terricciano Sirignano and husband Erick, Jay and Jack Pleva, Nicholas Mazzaccaro, and great-grandson, Anthony Sirignano, were the loves of her life. Toni always enjoyed time spent with family and especially looked forward to Sunday dinner and playing cards around the kitchen table.

She was a lifelong resident of Southington and worked for many years in popular downtown women’s clothing stores Levy’s and Raphael’s. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church where she was a member of the Ladies Guild, St. Rita’s, and enjoyed cooking and baking in her spare time.

Even throughout her later years, people were amazed at her independent spirit and joy for living. And when asked to reminisce, she always recounted the ‘good old days” when Southington had horse and buggy home delivery, and cars were a newfound invention. She will be sorely missed by everyone around her, especially her daughter and granddaughter who spent every day visiting with her.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at 9:15 am from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington to St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., Southington for a Mass at 10 am.  Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 from 5-7 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Southington Rotary Playground fund ℅ Liberty Bank or directly to Southington Community Services.

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