GULINO, Lucia M.
Lucia M. Gulino, 48, of Wethersfield, daughter of Sebastiana (Amenta) Gulino of Wethersfield and the late Sebastiano "Pasquale" Gulino, passed away peacefully on Saturday (June 2, 2012) at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by her loving and devoted family. She was born in Hartford on December 29, 1963. Lucia graduated from Bulkeley High School (1981), Rhode Island School of Photography (1983), followed by a B.A. from the University of Hartford (HARTT School). She next attended the Watershed School in Maine, where she perfected her pottery and obtained her Master of Arts from the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art. Lucia became an art professor at the University of Hartford, with later teaching assignments at Trinity College, Wesleyan Potters, Farmington Art Guild and the Metropolitan Learning Center (MLC) magnet school. The last six years of her career were at Sharon Center School in Sharon. Besides her mother, she is survived by her brother, Paolo Gulino and his wife Pina of Wethersfield, loving niece and goddaughter Gabriella and adored nephews Seby and Alex. Lucia is also survived by her aunt Lucia Amenta, aunt and uncle, Tina and Antonio Farina of Wethersfield, their son Michael Farina and his children Nicole, Jonathan and Ashley, cousin Angela and her husband Dean Taylor of Hebron, and their children Cassidy, Mia and Phoebe, aunt Nicoletta Gulino of Canicattini Bagni, Italy, aunt and uncle Concetta and Andrea Chiaramonte, of Canicattini Bagni, Italy and many other cousins, including Paul Cavaliere of Florida. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors of the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital for the care and compassion they provided Lucia, especially Becky. We would also like to thank Lucia's "Sunday Brunch Club", Lis-el, Wanda, Lyn and Rosie, and the rest of the girls; Leslie and Nicole and the staff at Sharon Center School for all of the support and love they've showed Lucia. A very special thanks to Rita, Marisa and Emily, lifelong friends of Lucia, who showed her the true meaning of unconditional love.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Church, 66 Bolton Street, Hartford. The burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral chapel. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.desopo.com.