With heavy hearts we announce the passing of husband and wife, Antonio Scionti, 87 and Maria Scionti, 83 of Middletown, CT on January 15, 2022. They both passed peacefully at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT.
Antonio was born on August 25, 1934 and Maria was born on October 5, 1938 both in Melilli, Sicily, Italy. They are both survived by their son Joseph Scionti and wife Pinuccia of Wethersfield, CT. Daughter Angela Sciucco and husband Sal of Middletown, CT and daughter Rosalba Chiulli of Middletown, CT.
Antonio’s sister Adele Voli of Boynton Beach, FL. Maria’s brother Giovanni Carta of Montreal, Canada and sisters Angela Carta and Giuseppe Carta of Melilli, Sicily, Italy. They were both loved by 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Antonio’s passion was gardening, canning his sauce, peppers, olives, eggplant and making his wine to share with their family and friends. Married for 65 years they enjoyed family visits and did everything together until the end.
We would like to thank Dr. Michael Good and the North 2 Department at Middlesex Hospital for everything they have done.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 21st, at 10 a.m. in St. Sebastian Church. Burial will be in St. Sebastian Cemetery, Middlefield. The Coughlin-Lastrina Funeral Home, 491 High St, Middletown, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks, that you consider making a donation in memory of their name to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
John F. Campbell, 92, of Middletown, passed away peacefully in his home of 54 years on January 8. Born in Jamaica, Queens, son of the late Patrick and Mary (Barrett), he was raised in New York. He was predeceased by Ann, his loving wife of 54 years. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1951 and served during the Korean War until his honorable discharge in 1957. John then went back to work for NAPA, where he worked until his retirement in 1992, and where he forged life-long friendships. He moved his family to Middletown, CT in 1967, and was very involved in the lives of his four children, including volunteering as a little league coach. John was known for his easy-going demeanor and his good humor. He was a wonderful man, a great father, and was immensely loved and cherished by his family and everyone he met. During his retirement years, John enjoyed life by traveling and spending time with his children and his beloved grandchildren. A devout Catholic throughout his life, John was a parishioner of St. Pius X in Middletown for many years. John leaves four children, Carol Daly and her husband Jim of Palm Bay, FL, John and his wife Heidi of Madison, Tom and his wife Lynn of Farmington, and Joe of Lebanon; 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 12th at 8:30 a.m. from the Coughlin-Lastrina Funeral Home, 491 High St, Middletown, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Pius X Church at 10 a.m. Burial with full military honors will be in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 12th from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John’s name may be made to St. Pius X Parish, 310 Westfield Street, Middletown, CT 06457.
Irene Battistini of Middletown , passed away peacefully at home on January 7 from a long illness. She was 77 and lived a full life. Irene was born in 1944 and grew up in Southington with her brothers Joe and Robin. For many years she was a delivery driver for Purolator and later in life transported senior citizens for the town of Cromwell. Irene was a lover of all animals especially dogs and horses. She owned several horses in her life and helped to rescue and place many dogs, making sure they went to good homes. If there was ever an animal in distress, Irene would be the first to stop and help. In addition to the countless dogs Irene found homes for, she also cherished time with her own dogs over the years, including Emma, Loui, Abby, Princess, and most recently... Cooper. Cooper was a constant source of love and companionship through the final years of Irene's life. Irene was predeceased by William Battistini, her beloved husband of 47 years. We want to extend a special thanks to Irene's neighbor Lisa who cared for Irene and enabled her to live at home during her illness. There will be a private service celebrating Irene's life. Memorial donations can be made in Irene's name to the animal charity of your choice. The Coughlin-Lastrina Funeral Home, 491 High St. Middletown, is in charge of arrangements.