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Alduina "Dewey" (Bucci) Gurtowsky

1929 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
TORRINGTON - Alduina `Dewey` (Bucci) Gurtowsky, 82, passed away on July 9, 2012, at Litchfield Woods Health Care Center. She was the widow of Edward Gurtowsky and the daughter of the late Fred and Augustina `Gussie` Bucci. Dewey was born in Torrington on Sept. 17, 1929.
She attended Torrington High School, Class of 1948. While there she enjoyed playing sports, especially tennis and basketball. She was employed for over twenty years at The Bake Shop in Torrington and later by Globe Cleaners until her retirement in 1991. She was a communicant of St. Francis Church. She was a resident of the Torrington Towers until moving into Litchfield Woods Health Care Center four and a half years ago. She enjoyed living at Litchfield Woods and considered the staff her extended family members.
A member of the Silver Belles and Beaux singing group, she was an avid reader who especially enjoyed books on archeology as well as a good mystery. She enjoyed bowling, golf, and playing cribbage. She was an excellent cook and baker who owned a large collection of cookbooks and recipes which she handed down to her granddaughter.
Dewey is survived by her five children: Edward Gurtowsky and his spouse, Katherine, of Bristol, Anthony Gurtowsky and his spouse, Maria, of Torrington, Robert Gurtowsky of Simsbury, Deborah Nardi and her spouse, Julie Smith, of Canton, and Karen Lombard and her spouse, Richard, of Torrington. She also leaves seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Dewey was predeceased by her younger brother, Phillip Bucci, and an infant sister.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 12, at Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield Street, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Friday, July 13, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Francis New Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dewey`s name to Litchfield Woods Health Care Center Resident Council in care of Allan Bado, 255 Roberts Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Condolences to Dewey`s family may be sent to www.cookfuneralhomect.com.
Published in The Register Citizen on July 11, 2012
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