Linda (Muzio) Fontanella

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Linda (Muzio) Fontanella, 93, of Stafford Springs, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

She was born in Staffordville, daughter of the late Allesandro and Angela (Lazzaris) Muzio. She was married to Ateo Fontanella, also of Stafford Springs. Linda retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft where she worked as an administrator. She was a member of St. Edward Parish, the Stafford Grange No. 1, Stafford Senior Center, and was active in the Stafford Democratic Town Committee. She also enjoyed traveling, especially to visit her grandchildren. Linda lived her entire life in Stafford Springs until moving to Our Lady of Hope Assisted Living in 2011.

Linda is survived by her three daughters, Faye Scussell and husband, Douglas, of Stafford Springs, Valerie Wesner and husband, Richard, of Buchanan, Mich., and Laurie Pouliot and husband, David, of Miramar Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Gina (Scussell) Mungovan, Audrey (Scussell) Temelini, Rick Wesner, Rebecca (Wesner) Judd, Jason and Wesley Pouliot; 10 great-grandchildren; five sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her seven siblings, Tony, Bruno, Aldo, and Benjamin Muzio, Amy Amprimo, Mary Chamberlain, and Janet Netto.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014, with a procession forming by 9 a.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home Inc., 51 E. Main St., Stafford Springs, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Edward Church, High Street, Stafford Springs. Burial will follow in Staffordville Cemetery.

Calling hours are on Thursday, May 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made to Our Lady of Hope, 13700 N. Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23233.

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Introvigne Funeral Home Inc
51 E Main St
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
(860) 684-2538
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 28 to May 2, 2014