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Marie Pizzanello Coburn


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Marie Pizzanello Coburn Obituary
Marie Pizzanello Coburn, 89, of West Hartford, CT, passed peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. She was the widow of Richard G. Coburn and the daughter of Dominick and Anna (Amaio) Pizzanello. Marie was born in West Hartford on January 8, 1930. She grew up in Hartford and graduated from Bulkeley High School in 1947. She joined Connecticut General Life Insurance Co's Claim Department shortly after graduating from high school. After 40 years of service in various managerial positions, Marie retired as Assistant Vice President, CIGNA Individual Financial Services Company.
After her retirement, Marie traveled extensively throughout the world. Her favorite places were Italy and Antarctica. She loved all kinds of music, but favored operatic and symphonic music. She enjoyed her many friends, referred to as her high school friends, downtown friends, CIGNA friends, church friends, gym friends and her neighbors.
Marie was predeceased by her older brother, Ronald, and younger brother, Philip. Marie leaves 6 nieces and nephews, Ronald and Charlene Pizzanello, Joanne and Joe Armenio, Arthur Pizzanello, Diane and Peter Carabillo, Dan and Jennifer Pizzanello, and Jane Mastromarino; 8 great nieces and nephews and five great-great nieces and nephews. She also leaves her brother Ronald's long-time friend, Denise Lacoste.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 12th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Brooklawn Funeral Home at 511 Brook Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.
Donations may be made to Elizabeth Park Conservancy, 1561 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-0361, or Riverfront Recapture, Inc., 50 Columbus Blvd. Hartford, CT 06106-1984.
Published in The Hartford Courant from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2019
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