MERIDEN - Anita M. Panella, 82, of Meriden, beloved wife of 62 years of Joseph Panella, died on Monday, June 2, 2014 at Masonicare after a lengthy illness.
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Born in Meriden on April 14, 1932, the daughter of the late Aurea Harnois and Adjutor Tremblay, she had resided in Meriden for all of her life. Mrs. Panella was employed by Gaylord Hospital for some 27 years before retiring. She was a parishioner of St. Laurent Church and a member of the Ladies of St. Anne Society and the Red Hat Society.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Teresa Hazelwood and her husband, Jack, of Wallingford; one son, Joseph Panella, Jr., of Meriden; two granddaughters, Tayler and Lauren Hazelwood; one brother, Fernand Tremblay, of Meriden; two sisters-in-law of Italy; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Rita McEvoy, of Meriden.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial to be held on Saturday, June 7, at 10 a.m. at St. Laurent Church. Burial will be in St. Laurent Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the
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, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492. Arrangements were under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, CT 06450. For online condolences, please visit www.jferryfh.com.
John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
88 East Main Street Meriden, CT 06450
Published in The Record-Journal on June 5, 2014