Carolyn (Pagani) Ginolfi "Auntie," wife of Raymond Ginolfi of 68 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, with her husband by her side.
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Born in Manchester on Aug. 5, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Plato and Evelyn (Farr) Pagani and had been a lifelong resident of Manchester. She attended St. James School and graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy High School in West Hartford and was employed for many years with the State of Connecticut until her retirement. After her retirement she spent her winters in Florida. She was a member of the Goodspeed Opera House, where she and Ray enjoyed many plays and musicals. She was involved in many charities and also served as a Eucharistic deacon for the Church of the Assumption. Auntie touched so many people throughout her life and was known for her selflessness and giving. She was a wonderful, generous, and kind woman whose door was always open to her friends and family. She was a devoted wife, daughter, sister, and aunt. Auntie will truly be missed by those she touched.
Besides her husband, she leaves to cherish her memories her sisters-in-law, Philomena (Fani) Pagani of Coconut Creek, Fla., Margaret Ginolfi of Vernon, and Lorraine Naticchioni of Leomaster, Mass. Auntie was always part of the Pagani family and leaves behind her nieces and nephews, Karen Ann and Fire Chief Peter Massaro of West Haven, retired Somers Fire Chief Edward Pagani Jr., and Charlene of Somers, Laura Jean and Adam Raimondi Jr. of Manchester, Donald and Cheryl Pagani of Coventry; and Bob and Barbara Pagani of Bolton. She also leaves many other nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, Edward.
Her family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester, followed by a funeral Mass of Christian burial at the Church of the Assumption, Manchester. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Manchester.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Carolyn's memory to the Church of the Assumption, 285 W. Center St., Manchester, CT 06040.
Published in Journal Inquirer from Feb. 4 to Feb. 8, 2014