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Maria Jiovanna "Jean" (Maulucci) GUGLIETTA

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Maria Jiovanna "Jean" (Maulucci) GUGLIETTA Obituary

GUGLIETTA, Maria Jiovanna "Jean" (Maulucci)

Maria Jiovanna "Jean" (Maulucci) Guglietta, 95, of Newington, died February 27, 2013. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Dominic Peter Guglietta and they were together in marriage for 58 years. Maria was born in Hartford and was the daughter of Guiseppe (Joe) Maulucci and Philomena "Minnie" (Devito) Maulucci, and was predeceased by four brothers, Anthony, Salvatore, Sam and Joseph Maulucci. Maria leaves her beloved son Dominic J. (Tom) Guglietta and his wife Sandra of West Hartford; her brother Richard Maulucci and his wife Beverly, whom she had great affection for, of Wethersfield; two sisters-in-law Minnie (Guglietta) Migliore, Cynthia (Guglietta) Presmarita; four much loved grandchildren Steven Guglietta and his wife Nicole, of Farmington, Matthew Guglietta and his fiancé Amy Deak, of Bristol, Devin Guglietta, of Newington and Ryan Guglietta, currently living in Beverly Hills, CA; two great-grandchildren Jason Matthew Guglietta and Gina Marie Guglietta, of Farmington; her special friend Josephine Pannone of Hartford; and many greatly beloved nieces and nephews. Maria began her life on Darling Street in East Hartford and along with her five brothers she lead a very active life climbing trees, having snowball fights and caring for her younger brothers. The family lost their home in the great flood and moved to a tenement on Russell Street in Hartford's North End. She left her "tomboy" years behind her when she went to Hartford High School and enrolled in Beautician School and became an accomplished hair stylist and later an expert in hair coloring. Jean was featured by Schultz Beauty Salon in many ads in the Hartford Times and Hartford Courant and soon built a large following. Jean was always a fashionable and stylish dresser and was a determined and hard worker. After many years at Schultz she left and opened her own salon in her residence in Farmington, where she remained until in her 60's. She travelled to many nursing homes to use her skills and her cheerful personality, helping the elderly to look "nice" as she would say. Maria always was a great cook and a generous person who helped many in her family. She enjoyed the boisterous family parties and would often "dress the part" in outrageous costumes and performances. She also could stand on her head for what seemed like hours and was famous for doing the "Za-Zu" dance which only she had heard of. A devoted wife to her husband Tom and a great cook, she left the hairdressing field for good, moved to a condominium and took care of her ailing mother Minnie and her husband Tom, as well as her son, grandchildren and others in the family as the need arose. Generous to a fault she would open her home to all and feed them sumptuous food whether they were hungry or not. She would often make Italian fried dough for the neighbors, family, friends and several of her doctors who were delighted for the treats. After her beloved mother and husband passed, she began to slow and eventually moved to Avery Heights which would be her final home. She quickly became a favorite of the staff and was content even though she suffered from dementia. She was aware nearly to the end of her life of 95 years and loved the visitors that came to see her. She will be missed by many.
Maria's funeral service will begin on Saturday, March 9 at 10 a.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in West Meadow Cemetery immediately following the Mass. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Newington Memorial. Memorial donations may be made to Avery Heights, Village of CH, 705 New Britain Ave., Hartford, CT 06106. To share a memory with Maria's family please visit us at www.newingtonmemorial.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 7, 2013
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