ALLEVA, Emma (Santilli)
Emma (Santilli) Alleva, 83, of Wethersfield, beloved widow of Joseph S. Alleva, died, Wednesday, (June 27, 2007) at Wethersfield Health Care. She was born in Hartford, daughter of the late Louis and Fenizia (Fabrizi) Santilli and had lived in Wethersfield for 48 years. Emma was a member of the Wethersfield and South End Senior Centers and a former member of the South End Seniors Bowling League. She loved playing bingo and going to the casino, and she was an avid gardener. She loved her family, particularly her grandchildren and great grandchildren, she will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by a son Richard J. Alleva and his wife Debra of Cromwell, two daughters, Donna LaPenta and her husband Theodore LaPenta of Wethersfield and Jo-Ann Hotham and her husband Clark Hotham, Sr. of Cromwell; six grandchildren, Justin and Amanda Alleva, Lori (LaPenta) Keleher and her husband Ralph Keleher, Amy (LaPenta) Chodorowski and her husband Tom Chodorowski, Clark Hotham, Jr., Kevin Hotham and his wife Monica; and eight great grandchildren, two brothers, Emido"Jake" Santilli and his wife Millie of Wethersfield, Jordan Santilli of New York, two sisters, Gloria LaBella and her husband Joe of Wethersfield and Anna Santilli of Rocky Hill, two sisters-in-law, Rose Fortunato and Anna Fererra and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers Fluvio and Edmund Santilli. The funeral will be Friday, June 29, 9:15 a.m. from the Dillon-Baxter Funeral Home, 1276 Berlin Tpke. Wethersfield, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect Street, Wethersfield. Burial will be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Visiting hours will be TODAY 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions in her memory may be made to: The American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave. P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450-1004. To share a memory with the family, please visit, www.dillonbaxter.com.