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Florence Triano October 29, 1915 - May 9, 2013 Southington - Florence (DellaVecchia) Triano ,of Southington, beloved wife of the late police Detective Captain Frank J. Triano Sr. passed away on May 9, 2013, with her family at her bedside. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Filomena (Picone) DellaVecchia. She was born on October 29, 1915 in Southington and was a 92 year resident until her move to Plainville in Jan. 2007 to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and William Petit Sr. In addition to Barbara and Bill she is survived by daughters: Johanna and her husband Joseph Ierna of Hartford; and Andrea and Jim LaChapelle of Southington and her son, Frank J. Triano Jr. and Emily Tan. She also leaves her grandchildren; Dr. William A. Petit Jr. and his wife Christine; Glenn Petit and Cheryl Velasquez, Michael and Erin-Nora Petit, Johanna Petit Chapman, Jayme Ierna and her husband Bradley Russell; Joseph Ierna Jr. and his fiancé Alison Congdon; and Sarah Triano and Jared Ober. Her step-grandchildren include: Jennifer and Patrick Donovan, Steven Hounchell and his wife Alison, Rachael and David Buchanan, Alicia Petit Irizzarry, Corey LaChapelle, and Jaimie LaChapelle. "Gram" Triano was very involved in the lives of her 11 great-grandchildren. She attended basketball, baseball, volleyball, crew races and soccer games as well as plays and musical performances. "Gram T" inspired her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with her belief in the importance of family and its traditions as well as the importance of religion. Teaching them how to make the family's favorite Italian dishes brought her great delight. "Gram T.'s " nine great-grandchildren include Abby and Andrew Chapman; Brooke, Michael, Tristian and Paige Petit; Josh and Kathryn Ierna and Hannah Russell. Her step-great grandchildren include Jacob Irizarry, Molly Barrett and Sara Buchanan. Mom's heart was broken by the deaths of her granddaughter Jennifer Hawke Petit, wife of Dr. William Petit, and her great granddaughters Hayley Elizabeth Petit and Michaela Rose Petit in a home-invasion in Cheshire, CT in 2007. She leaves one sister, Mary Palazzo of Southington and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by three brothers: Sisto, Frank, and Anthony DellaVecchia and three sisters; Viola and Jenny DellaVecchia and Helen Fietkiewicz. She also recently suffered the loss of her granddaughter Johanna's husband Dennis D. Chapman. She was a lifelong member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. She was a member of St. Thomas' Ladies Guild, a Charter member of the Altar Society, ensuring that the altar linens were perfectly crisp, the Daughters of Isabella, Mercy Circle #739, AARP and Calendar House. She was also a past president of the Southington Police Wives Association and Secretary of the Southington Council of Catholic Women. The family would like to thank her doctors and their staffs for caring for her over many years including Dr. Andrew Guest, Dr. Robert Malkin and associates. All of the staff at Apple Rehab from administration to nursing and nursing assistants to dietary to rehab and recreation cared for our mother with love and compassion, we thank you for that. Her Funeral will be held Tuesday at 9:15 A.M. from DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St to St. Thomas Church at 10 A.M. Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday from 4-8 P.M. Donations may be made in Florence's memory to the Petit Family Foundation, P.O. Box 310, Plainville, CT 06062 For online condolences and directions visit www.dellavecchiafh.com

Published in Norwich Bulletin on May 12, 2013
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