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Mari Louise D'ONOFRIO

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Mari Louise D'ONOFRIO Obituary

D'ONOFRIO, Mari Louise

Mari Louise D'Onofrio, 55, of Newington died on Wednesday (April 18, 2012) at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. Born in Hartford, daughter of the late Mario and Helen (Bushnik) D'Onofrio, she lived in Newington since 1978. Mari graduated from Northwest Catholic High School in 1974, attended Hartford College for Women and graduated from Amherst College with B.S. in Psychology and from UConn with a B.S. in Nutrition. She worked as a registered dietitian at the Whiting Forensic Institute, Middletown. In 1993 Mari left the workforce due to the advanced development of Multiple Sclerosis. She fought her disease hard for over 20 years, and received special care from her two dedicated and loving care givers Tina and Tash. Survivors include her brother and his wife Thomas and Mary Beth D'Onofrio of Ellington, her sister and her husband Karla and Steve Ludwig of Glastonbury, niece and two nephews Katie, Tommy and Christopher, and her best friend and love of her life Ray Morse of Bristol.
Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 26, at 11:30 a.m., at Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington. Burial will be in West Meadow Cemetery, Newington. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Newington Memorial. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 659 Tower Ave., First Floor, Hartford, CT 06112. To share a memory with her family, please visit us at www.newingtonmemorial.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 22, 2012
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