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Anna Como

Anna M. Como

Wednesday, June 19th, 1940 - Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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Anna M. (Balzano) Como
1940 - 2020

Middlebury, CT Anna M. Como, 80, wife of Joseph Como, died unexpectedly on August 11, 2020.

Anna was born on June 19, 1940 in Pozzuoli, Italy a daughter of the late Renato and Gelsomina (Ianniello) Balzano. Anna lived in Middlebury for the past 30 years having formerly lived in Naugatuck. For 31 years, Anna owned and operated Anna’s Coiffures on Church Street in Naugatuck. Anna loved her family and she loved cooking and baking cookies for them. She enjoyed going to the casino, gardening, taking care of animals and feeding the birds in her yard.

Besides her husband Joe, Anna leaves her son, Joey Como and his significant other, Bonni McAvoy; her daughter, Lisa Como; her grandsons, Joey, Matt and Chris Como; her sisters, Albertina John and Victoria Traficanti and her husband, Gerard Traficanti and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Anna was predeceased by her sisters, Geppina Testa and Irma Costigliola; her brother in law, William John; her step-father, Salvatore Balzano and her nephews, Philip John, Tim Keeley and Steven Traficanti.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11:00am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Calling hours are Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. Everyone attending will be required to wear a facial covering and to adhere to social distancing guidelines. In lieu of flowers and to honor Anna’s memory, donations can be made to Middlebury Animal Control, 1 Service Road, Middlebury, CT 06762.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, August 17th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    Monday, August 17th, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
    Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home
    82 Fairview Avenue
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, August 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, August 17th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Francis of Assisi Church
    318 Church Street
    Naugatuck, CT 06770
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The Rev. John Kuzhikottayil
  • Interment

    Monday, August 17th, 2020 |
    Monday, August 17th, 2020
    St. James Cemetery
    Cross Street
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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France Roozen

Posted at 08:29pm
This was so unexpected. I had just seen Anna, happy and healthy a week before she passed away. I will miss her very much!

Much love,

France Roozen

Thelma Wojtczak

Posted at 03:47pm
Joe and family,
Our deepest condolences on your loss, you will be in our prayers. We have not yet returned from Florida but you are with us in our hearts, Anna was a very special person she will be missed greatly. Love Joe & Thelma Wojtczak

Love to all Vicky and Gerard

Posted at 11:32am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Posted at 09:50am
Our Love & Heartfelt Condolences, Bob Traficanti, Joann&Bob Waggoner, Susan,and Bob&Heidi Traficanti
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Bill Treffery

Posted at 08:47am
my thought and prayers go out to you Lisa and your family. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you cherish . God bless

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