Ronnalie (Lea) A.
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Ronnalie (Lea) A. Lupinacci, 65, of Norwalk, Connecticut passed away peacefully on May 15, 2013.
Born on February 14, 1948 in New Haven to the late Fern and Stanley Gonshreck. Lea is survived by her children, Sarah (Monahan) and Erik Keller of North Wales, PA, Katie (Monahan) and Chris Fiola of West Deptford, NJ, Kevin and Jessica Monahan of San Carlos, CA, Meaghan Monahan and Sue Lesko of Bridgeport, Jen (Monahan) LaGreca of Stamford, and Tim Monahan of Bridgeport; her grandchildren, Jack, Audrey, Nora, C.J., Ryan, Grace, Jesse, and Tommy. Lea is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Susan (Gonshreck) and Glenn Oville, as well as nephew and nieces Nicholas Oville, Emily (Oville) Barto, and Audrey (Oville) Pereira. Lea was pre-deceased by her husband, Robert F. Lupinacci.
Lea led an active life. She enjoyed going to the opera with "The Girls" and spending time with her grandchildren. She was the office manager at Wilton Hospital for Animals which was perfect as Lea was passionate about animals and dog rescue. She was involved in the Sheltie Rescue of New England and Longshore Southport Kennel Club. Lea also served as secretary for the American Kennel Club (AKC) of Western Massachusetts and was the owner of Brigadoon Shelties.
When Lea wasn't spending time with her family, she loved going on new adventures. Sky diving, hot air ballooning, and snow boarding were among her favorites. When traveling the world, Lea loved looking for inspiration for her other passion, home renovations and decorating. She had a real eye for antiques. Lea will especially be missed by her roller derby team. Keep on rollin' Girls!
Mom could always be counted on for a smile and a laugh, so we know she would have appreciated the embellishments. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sheltie Rescue of New England, c/o Pam Mannes -President, Longshore Southport Kennel Club, 2 Maple Street, Wilton, CT 06897.
Calling hours will be on Monday, May 20th from 5:00-8:00pm at Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06881. A mass of Christian burial will take place Tuesday, May 21st at 10:00 AM meeting directly at Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Union Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06607. Internment will be private.
Published in The Hour from May 18 to May 19, 2013