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Angeline Armillei

1925 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Angeline Armillei Obituary

Angeline "Ann" (Procaccini) Armillei, 88, of Wethersfield, wife of the late Ezio Armillei, died Saturday May 3, 2014 at Avery Heights in Hartford. Born in Hartford on December 29, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Carmela Procaccini. Ann loved people! Growing up on Woodbridge Street in Hartford, the youngest of 10 children, she was surrounded by family and friends. She loved living there and spoke often of her happy memories. She met her future husband at the Polish American Home where she and her friends would go dancing. After living in Torrington for four years they moved to Wethersfield where she resided in a home she loved for 50 years prior to moving to Avery Heights nursing home. She was the neighborhood advocate of Goodwin Park Road. Ann had many, many friends and could easily make a new friend (and did!) by speaking to someone in line at the market or Caldor. She always had kind or encouraging words for family, friends or strangers. Her mottos were to "spread cheer" and "to leave the world a better place for having been here". Her entire face would light up when she smiled, always with a twinkle in her eyes. Ann loved music! She had a large collection of jazz and big band records and loved the piano, playing a little herself. She had the ability to recognize and sing along with many, many songs played on the radio or anywhere. She could match anyone with "name that tune" in just a few notes. What a thrill it was for her when her grandchildren began playing the piano and other instruments. She always said music was the best gift one could give a child. Ann also loved collecting verses and would often give copies of special ones to friends and family. It was her pleasure to give away hundreds of prayer plaques, so many that the company she ordered from thought she had a business! Ann was a secretary at Aetna Life & Casualty prior to marriage and children and also at the Connecticut Department of Labor for 20 years, retiring in 1996. Retirement allowed her to spend more time with her grandchildren and to take her "day trips" with the many senior centers she belonged to. Anyone wanting to know what was going on just had to ask Ann! She also belonged to church women's clubs. Ann was predeceased by her husband, Ezio and her brothers and sisters Umberto, Mike, Victor, John, and Tony Procaccini, Florence Uterstaedt, Helen Miley LeBlanc and Louise Narkwich. Ann will be remembered by her children, Maureen Horowitz and her husband Ralph of Wethersfield, Wayne Armillei and his wife Lucy of West Hartford and Karen Armillei Prado of Wethersfield; her much-loved grandchildren who brought her such joy, Hannah Horowitz, Maria Armillei, Tyler Armillei, and Christian and Ryan Prado; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She ordered: "When I go say: She was a nice gal, but then go on-don't waste your time mourning, but go on with your lives and dear families." Special thanks to the staff at Avery Heights: Anna, Justina, Linda, John, Sandra and so many others for their care and kindness. This was the best place for mom to be. The funeral will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd. Wethersfield, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Corpus Christi Church, 601 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, CT 06109. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday (May 6) from 4 to 7 pm at the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel. For on-line expressions of sympathy, please visit www.desopo.com. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Ann's favorite charities: The American School for the Deaf, 139 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107 or St. Jude's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Published in The Hartford Courant on May 5, 2014
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