Angelina C. "Ann" (Bucossi) Dessaint (1923 - 2018)

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Angelina C. "Ann" (Bucossi) Dessaint, 94, of Windsor Locks loving wife of 53 years to the late Leroy L. "Roy" Dessaint, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness.

Ann was born Dec. 15, 1923, in Wilmington, Vermont, the daughter of the late Carlo and Vita (Agusta) Bucossi. Ann and Roy along with their family owned and operated The Shoe Shack in Warehouse Point for over 20 years. They were snowbirds spending their winter months in Winter Haven, Florida. Ann was a faithful parishioner of Mary, Gate of Heaven Parishes for many years. She was a longtime member of the Windsor Locks Senior Center and member of the Windsor Locks Senior Bowling League. In the 1970s Ann was chairwoman for the Windsor Locks Ambulance Fund. She volunteered for many years with several charitable organizations, especially the Ronald McDonald House and the American Cancer Society. Ann enjoyed playing bingo and trips to the casino with her family and friends to play the slot machines.

She is survived by her three daughters, Karla Rowella and her husband, Robert, of Windsor, Alison Pohl and her husband, Jonathan, of Unionville, and Amy Moriarty and her husband, Kevin, of West Suffield; her nine beloved grandchildren, Ben, Danielle, Kristina and R.J. Rowella, Meaghan, Michael, and Jack Moriarty, Richard and Andrew Pohl; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Ann was predeceased by two brothers, Louis and Miro Bucossi; and two sisters, Mini Birchfield and Mary Frost.

Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family during visiting hours Sunday, July 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St., Windsor Locks.

A funeral procession will form at 10 a.m. at the funeral home Monday, July 16, for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, South Elm Street, Windsor Locks. Burial will be held privately in St. Michael Cemetery, Brattleboro, Vermont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Ann may be made to the Windsor Locks Lions Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 105, Windsor Locks, CT 06096.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from July 13 to July 17, 2018