Torrington: Mary (Mangione) Gendreau, 91, formerly of Winsted, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019. She was the wife of 64 years to the late Henry “Hank” Gendreau. Born on October 21, 1927, in Santa Caterina, Sicily, Italy. Mary was the daughter of the late Charles and Carmela (Miserendino) Mangione. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, the Italian American Women’s Club and the Catholic Women’s Club. Mary enjoyed cooking, and was on the cafeteria staff at the Gilbert School for many years. Most of all she cherished her special times spent with her grandchildren and family. Mary is survived by her son, Edward Charles Gendreau, daughter Geralyn G. Kittredge and husband Gary; her granddaughter Shawnna Leigh Antico and husband Erik; her grandson Brandt Gendreau Kittredge along with several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her sisters Flora Diulio, Lucy DeSanti, Jenny Diulio, Vanzy (Fran) Gelzinis, and her brother, John Mangione. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 10th at 11:00 a.m. from the Maloney Funeral Home, 55 Walnut Street, Winsted, to St. Joseph Church for the funeral liturgy. Burial will follow in St. Joseph new Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home that morning from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd S #4b, Southington, CT 06489.
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