Desiree Anzalone
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Dennis & D'Arcy Funeral Home - Stratford
2611 Main Street
Stratford, CT
Desiree S. Anzalone
Desiree S. Anzalone, age 31 of Stratford passed Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Born in Norwalk on September 15, 1989 she was the daughter of Mario Anzalone of Stratford and Julia Arnaz of Milford. Desiree was an old soul who loved 60's and 70's music. Her talent was prolific including her art, song writing, poetry and playing piano. She was a talented photographer and enjoyed playing guitar with her father, singing and modeling photography. Desiree was a lover of animals and people but most of all she loved life. She will be missed deeply by all but will live forever in our hearts.
In addition to her father Mario and his wife Nancy and her mother Julia Arnaz and her husband Halbert Massey, she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Susan Callahan Howe, maternal grandfather, Desi Arnaz Jr., paternal grandmother, Carol Anzalone and paternal great-grandmother, Marjorie Broadhurst and her fiancé and caregiver, Chris Reynolds. She is also survived by her step brothers; Sammy and Joe, AJ and Nick as well as her uncle, John and aunts; Melissa, Janine and Sherry. She was predeceased by her beloved grandfather Mario Anzalone, Sr., and her great-grandparents Desi Arnaz Sr. and Lucille Ball.
Friends may greet the family on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Dennis & D'Arcy – Abriola & Kelemen Funeral Home, 2611 Main Street Stratford. Please follow pandemic guidelines by wearing a face mask, keep social distance and avoid lingering after paying your respects to the family. For online condolences, please visit www.dennisanddarcy.com.


Published by Connecticut Post on Sep. 30, 2020.
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Praying for your legacy to bring hope to other women.
Gene Schmidt
May 18, 2021
Dear Julie,
I'm sorry to hear of your daughters passing. Let the love from friend's and family carry through your grief.
My thoughts are with you. Take care.
Cyndy Lou
January 23, 2021
I'm very sorry for the our loss. I read the article on line. So said RIP
Dorothy
October 19, 2020
Rest in peace beautiful Desiree❤
Toni Neary
Friend
October 18, 2020
She'll be waiting with open arms.
Zoe Emiko
October 17, 2020
My condolences to the family and friends of this beautiful soul. SLEEP IN PEACE Desiree!
Pamela Cooper
Friend
October 16, 2020
Sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, sister, granddaughter, and friend❣ May she Rest In Peace !
Theresa Lynn
October 14, 2020
Dear Julia and family. We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Desiree. We have met you and Desiree only once at your birthday party the other year. We are friends of Charlie. We want to extend our sympathy to you and your family. No one should have to bury their daughter. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Bob and Lynne
Acquaintance
October 11, 2020
I'm deepest condolences for the loss of Desiree. She will always be a beautiful young soul watching over all.
Jacquenette Marie Howser
Acquaintance
October 11, 2020
I didn't know Desiree personally, but my heart goes out to her family. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time!!!!
Susan Smith
October 11, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Julie Szenger
Friend
October 10, 2020
A bright and shining star, gone way too soon. May you have so much fun in heaven with your family, already there, and waiting patiently for the rest to arrive. We are but a whisper, a gentle breeze, a bright sunrise and a slowly sinking sun on the horizon, sweet beautiful flowers, meant to bloom and then fade away at dusk. RIP
Lisa Jones
Friend
October 10, 2020
Rest peacefully in heaven Desiree
Debi Kydland
October 10, 2020
Jennifer Frenkil
Acquaintance
October 10, 2020
There are no words that anyone could say at this difficult time, yet this beautiful young woman lost her fight of breast cancer.. This lovely Angel is reunited with her grandparent Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz.
Jenifer Baribault
October 10, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the family.
Desiree was very beautiful. Gone too soon ! May She Rest In Peace
Now she may join her wonderful
Great Grandparents, Lucille and Desi
Teresa Lesini
October 10, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with your families! Rest In Peace Des ! ❤❤
Paula Pronovost
October 10, 2020
R.I.P. Beautiful Angel! You are now with your Great Grandmother Lucy❤❤
Debra Miele
October 10, 2020
Although I did not know Desiree or her family personally I feel compelled to send my condolences to her family. Some people's flame burns too bright for this world as I think was Desiree's case. May she now rest in peace & is joined with the loved ones that have passed before her. May God give you all, the strength to get through this most difficult time.
Patty Daigle
October 10, 2020
I did not know Ms. Anzalone personally but would like to send my deepest condolences to the family. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Siomara Ortega
Acquaintance
October 10, 2020
I did not know Ms. Anzalone personally but would like to send my deepest condolences to the family. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Siomara
October 10, 2020
My prayers are with the family. So sorry of your loss.
Laureen Garcia
October 10, 2020
I am so sorry for the passing of your beautiful daughter, in the article that I read, you said that no parent should have to go through losing a child, and I totally agree more than a hundred percent, I am one of those parents, I lost my 30 year old son just 2 years ago, it is the hardest thing as parents that we will ever go through, no matter how old our child is. I pray for your strength and comfort in the coming days.
Candi Preston
October 9, 2020
Our love, prayers, condolences are with you, I grew up watching your great-grandparents on tv, soar high dear Desiree
Alesha Lane
Acquaintance
October 9, 2020
You were a beautiful girl & obviously very strong. Too young to leave this earth. I’m so sorry not to have known you.
RIP Angel
Paula Ehrenfeld
October 9, 2020
Thank you Chris. Thank you Moe. You were always there. You were her everything.
Carol “Mama” Anzalone
Grandchild
October 7, 2020
I stumbled over an article about Desiree just now. Halfway through it, I decided I needed to send her a post. I used to watch my mother lose it watching "I Love Lucy." Hilarious. Then I was saddened to learn of her passing, and feel like crying because of when she passed. God bless her and you all.
Liz Williams
October 4, 2020
Beautiful person and an animal lover... She is in heaven now. Peace to her family and friends.
Jeni Slavant
October 4, 2020
Deepest sympathy to the family of Desiree. Such a young beautiful woman. I hope she gets to meet her and hug her great grandmother.
Terri welsch
Neighbor
October 4, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
The Russi family
Acquaintance
October 4, 2020
Julia, Our family extends our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences.
Cindy Eaton
Friend
October 4, 2020
So beautiful and vibrant. Prayers for the family and friends...
Lisa and Chris Poltrack
October 3, 2020
Blessings Julie, my heart is with you,
Anne Marie Friar
October 3, 2020
Desi, laughter awaits you in Heaven with Comic Healers, Artists, and Positive Light. They will bless you on your next journey. I am a UNT alum and feel lucky to know you shared your Artist Heart with Us. Forward in Flight. My best, Leilani Anderson
Leilani Anderson
Classmate
October 3, 2020
sorry for your loss rest in peace may god be with you our prayers go out to the anzalone family andrea &john
john celon
Friend
October 3, 2020
Sorry for your loss
Deb Dahlgren
Friend
October 3, 2020
Chris May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences. David & Fred
David/Fred
Friend
October 3, 2020
You'll always be my hero , your light will forever shine within all who knew you . Dance on sweet girl ~
Dale Byxbee
Friend
October 3, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you today and always. We were truly blessed to have you as long as we did.
Linda Frenette
Friend
October 3, 2020
As l try to write my condolences l think of Desiree as a true fighter always trying to overcome her illness.
l think of you Chris always by her side supporting her, caring for her and loving her - endlessly !
May God welcome her with open arms -may she rest in peace
Chris may you find comfort in the memories only You and Desiree shared together .
MJ
mj
Friend
October 3, 2020
Prayers for you and your family
Kathy Lancaster
October 3, 2020
You were and always will be a kindred spirit and sister to me. Although we never met in person, we had some lively chatscand you sure made some beautiful candles!! Not to mention your paintings, your music and animals. See you someday Brave One❤
Zarina Smith
Friend
October 2, 2020
You were and always will be a kindred spirit and sister to me. Although we never met in person, we had some lively chatscand you sure made some beautiful candles!! Not to mention your paintings, your music and animals. See you someday Brave One❤
Zarina Smith
Friend
October 2, 2020
I am so sorry for your lost! I only knew her through my Lucille Ball FB fan pages but it was obvious she was voracious for life. So very sorry! Cheryl B., Asheville, NC
Cheryl B
Acquaintance
October 2, 2020
Desiree you will be deeply missed by all. Chris especially. There is no deeper love than what he feels for you. You will meet again and have that love forever. Chris God bless you
Jewell and Tony Patrick
Friend
October 2, 2020
Dear Julie & Family No amount of words can express the pain that you are going through. Extending our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time. Our prayers and blessings are with you.
Perin Mcfadden
Friend
October 2, 2020
Rest in Peace, Beautiful Girl!
Lois Buchanan
October 2, 2020
Dear Julie, My name May, I am writing this for my sister, Aurora, she wanted to tell you; you were one of my favorite childhood friends. you were like a little sister to me. I remember you and your mom often I am so sorry for the loss. She seemed like a wonderful girl, so young and so much life ahead of her. May she rest in peace and may you feel the love and support of your friends, family and loved ones. My heart goes out to you. I'm so sorry.
Aurora Harmon
Friend
October 2, 2020
Dear Julie and family,
No words could ease the pain of such a tragic loss, such a beautiful girl gone too soon. May you all find peace in the precious memories of Desiree.
Marissa Focazio-Piper
Friend
October 1, 2020
My heart goes out to beautiful Desiree's mom Julia and the rest of her beloved family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was stunningly beautiful and such a sweet soul. May she rest in peace and soar with the angels until you meet again someday..... never to part again. God bless ❤ ❤
Audrey Demarinis
Friend
October 1, 2020
So very sorry on the loss of Desiree. Heartbreaking.
Scott Douglas
October 1, 2020
Julia, I am so sorry for your loss...Matt and I are keeping you close in our Prayers. Call anytime if you need a shoulder. Love you.....
Ann Kott
Friend
October 1, 2020
DESI YOU CAME INTO MY LIFE LIKE A FLASH. YOUR ARE UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS. FORLENZOS AND HANLEYS. GOD BLESS
Carol Forlenzo
Friend
October 1, 2020
So sorry for your lose God bless you and family...
Wayne Kellner
Friend
October 1, 2020
Dear Desi: I know that you are celebrating in the afterlife with our Heavenly Father and all of those who have gone before you. You living great grandparents have greeted you into paradise. May you rest in perfect peace. You will will be sorely missed. Julia and family, I am deeply sorry for your great loss. I wish you peace during this difficult time.
Donna Marie.
Friend
October 1, 2020
Desiree was an old soul with the kindest and most genuine heart. She radiated positivity and happiness and never ceased to put a smile on my face. Sending love and light to her family, and to her love Chris, who was always by her side. Fly high beautiful.
Kim Roberts
Friend
October 1, 2020
I met Desiree and her Fiancé, Chris, through Kim and Dave, at her benefit. She was a lovely person and I am so sorry for your tremendous loss!
Sending my condolences to Chris and Desiree's entire family.
Lisa Thompson
Lisa Thompson
Acquaintance
October 1, 2020
Desiree was a beautiful and caring woman who loved life and loved Chris who was by her side always. God, welcome this angel home with open arms and please give her family and friends the strength they need right now. Bless you beautiful lady, gone but never forgotten ❤
Ann Turner
Friend
October 1, 2020
Our hearts are broken. She was brought into our lives and left way too soon. Everyone in Stratford loves you Desiree and Chris. Our sincere condolences to the families. On behalf of the Benefit for D clan....we love you beautiful girl....god bless....hope to see your angelic smile again. Please take care of the families and dear Chris all.
Kimberly Pierwola
Friend
October 1, 2020
My prayers are with Desiree and her family. I always enjoyed her art work she would post from time to time. Sincerely Joe Rich Jr.
Joe Rich jr
Friend
October 1, 2020
Kimberly Pierwola
Friend
October 1, 2020
To Desiree's family, Love and prayers for you all. Let the memories console you.
Elaine Bissenden
October 1, 2020
Julia,I am so very sorry for your loss sending you much love and prayers
Laurene Strain
Friend
October 1, 2020
My deepest sympathies during this most difficult time. May she continue to live on in your hearts and in your memories. As she now lives as an ANGEL, I am sure GOD will have her watch over you. My thoughts, prayers and love are with the family
Lori Sudell
Friend
October 1, 2020
So sorry for your loss
Deb Dahlgren
Friend
October 1, 2020
Desiree you we're a special old soul. You amazed me in so many ways. I'm going to miss you so much and I love you.
Diane
October 1, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Instagram friend!!
Olga jauregui
September 30, 2020
Prayer to all family. So sorry for your loss.
Nikki Robbins
September 30, 2020
Sam we are so sorry for your loss.Our thoughts are with you. Jenn’ family is sending prayers and love your way.
Russell and Sylvia Schell
Friend
September 30, 2020
You were such a beautiful soul. My condolences.
Heidi S Salih
Friend
September 30, 2020
I am so sorry to your beautiful family Sincerely Michele Leonetti Schusky
Michele Leonetti Schusky
Acquaintance
September 30, 2020
Julia, I am so shocked to have seen this. I’m so truly sorry for your heartbreaking loss. I feel terrible that I didn’t know what you were going through. I feel like a terrible friend. My Condolences to all Desiree’s family. Julia if you need anything. Prayers to help you through this difficult time. May God stay with you every step. Hugs & God Bless.
Paula Stephens
Friend
September 30, 2020
God called an angel home no more suffering and pain . Desiree will truly be missed such a beautiful lady.
Sandra Crisp
Friend
September 30, 2020
Julia, I am so very sorry about the loss of your beloved daughter. Sending comfort, hugs, and prayer during this difficult time.
Tracy Moskowitz
Friend
September 30, 2020
We at I Love Lucy Junkie want you to that Desiree was a pleasure to talk to laugh with and share with us since 2012 we’ve gotten to know this amazing talented young Lady and I feel blessed she was part of our life Love Penny Miller & Kelly Herbert Administration for
Our Lucy Group please see the video we made for her here below
I Love Lucy Junkie
Friend
September 30, 2020
Heaven gained a beautiful angel, you will be missed but always in our thoughts and hearts
Mike Autry
Friend
September 30, 2020
I feel so blessed to have met Desiree for the brief time my friends Lonnie, Chad, and I came to visit for a project in 2009. She and her family are such special, loving people and I send Julia, Susan and family and friends my deepest condolences and love in this heartbreaking time. Desiree to me is beautiful inside and out, such a beacon of love and light, so talented and deserving of all the good she received and more. She accomplished much in her short time on this earth, and we are all better off for having been a part of it. May you find comfort in her love and memories.
Danielle Smith
Acquaintance
September 30, 2020
Thinking of you and your families during this most difficult time. Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss of Desiree.
Jennifer DeLauder
Friend
September 30, 2020
Dearest Julia and family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love you XOXOXOXO
Paula Knight
Friend
September 30, 2020
Words can’t express enough how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Much love to you , her family & friends. ~ Jennifer
Facebook friend
Jennifer Koziel
September 30, 2020
Desiree ~ you were very much loved , by your folks , family and friends...wished I was closer ...fly with the angels, my dear ~ we will remember you and speak of you I f t en.. ((( hugs)))
Gretchen Klain
Friend
September 30, 2020
Rae, I had 3 wonderful sons yet in my heart I wanted one more. A daughter. So when I became your step mom 13 yrs ago I was excited, thrilled & looking forward to everything mothers & daughters do. We had a lot of laughs, we had our ups & downs, our talks, our bargain shopping & ganging up on dad! All of it! Crammed in 13 short years. I never ever thought your life would be attacked by cancer. You were & are a warrior like your dad says. You are stunningly beautiful. You are amazingly strong & brave. You are your dad’s everything! But you can rest now. Dance with Jesus. Hug your poppy, sing with Tim & watch over us with my Michael. I love you ❤
Nancy Anzalone
Family
September 30, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Sandy Meyer
Family
September 30, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family my heart is broken with the lost of my beautiful great niece Desiree rest in peace
Teresa Black
Family
September 30, 2020
Deepest Condolences. Julie & Ricky Coperine
September 30, 2020
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