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Eugene T. Lanzo

1920 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Eugene T. Lanzo Obituary

Eugene T. Lanzo went on to eternal rest on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. He was born February 5, 1920 in Hartford to the late James and Angeline Lanzo. Eugene was a resident of East Hartford, Port Orange, Florida and Niantic, CT. He lived 94 ½ years and enjoyed each moment of life. He was a WWII veteran having proudly served in the Army Air Corps in Italy. While serving his country overseas, he earned many accolades including a Distinguished Unit Badge, an American Theater Campaign Ribbon, a Good Conduct Medal, and a Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon. As a young man he went to work for the Metropolitan District Commission in Hartford and retired after 34 years of service. During his tenure at the MDC, he served as the President of the Retirees Club. In his early years, he also built a summer home in Niantic for his family and served as the President on the Board of Governors at the Giants Neck Heights Association. He and his family spent many wonderful summers on the Connecticut shoreline and the home he crafted still remains within the family. In his retirement, he and his beloved wife, Frances bought a home in Port Orange, Florida to spend the winters. He loved Florida and everything about it. Together they made many new friends there and created more memories. Besides his wife Frances, of 67 years, he leaves his daughter Genie Coulombe and her husband Wayne of East Windsor, his son, James Lanzo and his wife Linda of Bolton, and his daughter Joan Lanzo and her husband John Viveiros of Niantic. In addition to his children, he leaves his 5 grandchildren, Wayne Coulombe, Jennifer Stanton, Victoria Lanzo, Vincent Lanzo, and Stephanie Lanzo. He will also be dearly missed by his 7 great-grandchildren. Also to mourn his loss are his sisters, Teresa Savino and Mary Galipo both of East Hartford, along with 6 very dear nieces and nephews. Eugene was a very caring and loving man. He was beloved by the staff at the DCI Manchester Dialysis Center. A special thanks to all of his caretakers there, as they added grace and friendship during his time with them. An additional round of thanks to the Northeastern Nephrology Group in Vernon, specifically Dr. Eleas Chafouleas. The family appreciates the extraordinary care and compassion he and his associates provided. Always the socialite, Eugene made friends everywhere he went. He took great pride in residing at home with his wife Frances and his two cats, Mia and Minnie. Family was always the most important thing to him and was at the core of every decision he made in life. His mark was indelible and the magnitude of his loss is immeasurable. Funeral services will be Saturday (August 30th) with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 am at St. Christopher Church, 538 Brewer Street, East Hartford. (Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church on Saturday morning). Burial with military honors will follow at Veteran's Memorial Field -Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford. Eugene's family will receive friends and relatives at the D'ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford on Friday (August 29th) from 3-7 pm. Memorial contributions in Eugene's memory may be made to the Dialysis Clinic, Inc., 319 Main Street, Manchester, CT 06040. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopo.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 28, 2014
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