Stonington - Drusiana J. (Franco) Lidestri, 86, of Lathrop Ave., Pawcatuck, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012, at the Westerly Nursing Home.
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She was the wife of the late Andrew "Henry" Lidestri. She was born in Westerly, a daughter of the late Gaetano and Vincenza Franco. Drusiana worked in payroll services and performed various other duties for United Builders Supply and also worked for the George C. Moore Company. She was a communicant of St. Michael Church and was a member of the Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed spending time with her family, attending the theater and travelling with her husband and friends. She was an accomplished artist earlier in life and enjoyed playing cards with her friends.
She is survived by her sons, Bernard J. Lidestri and his wife, Kathleen Means, of North Granby, John T. Lidestri and his wife, Linda, of Westerly and Robert F. Lidestri and his lifelong companion, Bill Dowd, of Marne, Mich.; sister, Galeana Ruggeri; three grandchildren, Andrew Lidestri, Daniel Lidestri and his wife, Lisa and Jonathan Lidestri and his wife, Selina; three great-grandchildren, Ayden, Ava and Ashlyn; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was beloved by her family and friends.
Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Mary's Church, 95 Main St., Stonington.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Michael School, 60 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT 06379 in Drusiana's memory.
For online condolences, please go to www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com
Published in The Day on May 27, 2012