Sadie (Maniscalco) Deni

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Sadie (Maniscalco) Deni, 96, of Enfield, beloved wife of 57 years to the late Joseph Deni, entered into eternal peace on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at the Suffield House, surrounded by her loving family.

Sadie was born on May 7, 1917, in the Thompsonville section of Enfield, daughter of the late Salvatore and Angela (Pizzitola) Maniscalco. She was a lifelong resident of Enfield and communicant of St. Patrick Church. Sadie was a graduate of the former St. Joseph's School and Enfield High School Class of 1935. She was employed with the historic Bigelow Sanford Carpet Co. in the personnel department for 12 years and with the Town of Enfield tax department for 24 years, retiring in 1982. Sadie was a member of AARP, and loyal advocate of the Navy Seabees. She and Joe, who served in the Navy, attended Seabee reunions annually. Sadie and her husband, Joe, enjoyed a lifetime of extensive traveling in the states and abroad.

Sadie is survived by her brother, Ignatius Maniscalco, and his wife, Carol, of Enfield; her nieces, Joanne Beaulieu of Enfield and family, Barbara Scavotto-Earley, and her husband, Richard, of Enfield and family, Janet Centore, and her husband, Chip, of Enfield, and family, Kathleen Liucci of Arizona, and Cheryl Deal, and her husband, Douglas, of Somers and son; her nephews, Michael Maniscalco, and his wife, Peggy Powers-Maniscalco, of Massachusetts, and son, Attorney Mark Maniscalco, and his wife, Colleen, of Somers and son, along with several cousins. Sadie was also predeceased by her sisters, Carme Scavotto, and her husband, Louis, and Lucy Liucci, and her husband, Tony.

The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to the Suffield House and to the exceptional care given to her by nurses, Heidi, Pam, and Jennifer, and the social services of Kim and physical therapy of Terri.

Family and friends may gather on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield, followed by a procession to St. Patrick Church for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in St. Patrick's King Street Cemetery, Enfield.

Memorial donations in her memory may be made to St. Patrick Church, 64 Pearl St., Enfield; or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3, 2013