Anita Stella Falletti

Anita Stella Falletti, 47, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Hartford on March 14, 1965, the daughter of Fortunata Natina (Luccisano) Falletti and the late Anthony Falletti Jr., she had been a lifelong resident of East Hartford. She was a graduate of East Hartford High School Class of 1983 and attended Manchester Community College. She was employed for many years at Gerber Scientific, South Windsor, and Environ Corp., East Granby. She was an avid amateur photographer as well as a lover of cats, specifically her cat Tigger of 19 years. Anita was graced with wonderful friends and family. Her happiest moments were the times spent with her loved ones. She was a longtime communicant of St. Mary Church, East Hartford, and was a regular donor to the Red Cross.

Anita leaves behind her mother, Fortunata Natina Falletti of East Hartford, with whom she made her home; her six cousins, Isabelle Russo, her godmother from Middletown, William Falletti of Ashford, Patrick Falletti of Cape Cod, Robert Falletti of East Haddam, Phillip Sahadi of Hartford, and Nando Luccisano of Middletown; as well as many uncles, aunts, and cousins in Calabria, Italy. She also leaves behind Sandy Levesque of Vernon, a longtime friend and co-worker.

Anita's family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Beth Nelson and the entire staff at St. Francis Hospital for their professionalism, special care, and support given to Anita and her family. They would also like to thank their dear friend and neighbor, Anita Morrison, for her guidance and unwavering support.

Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 2, at 9 a.m. from the D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter St., East Hartford, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, corner of Maplewood Avenue/Main Street, East Hartford. Entombment will follow in St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Hartford. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home chapel on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Memorial donations in Anita's name may be made to the St. Francis Hospital Cancer Center, 114 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105.

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Funeral Home

D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel
30 Carter Street East Hartford, CT 06118
(860) 568-9420

Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, 2012