Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home

318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT


Pauline Intravia Blesso

12 février 192724 mai 2020

Pauline Intravia Blesso, 93, a 60-year resident of East Hartford, CT, passed away on May 24, 2020 in Marlborough, CT.

Pauline was born in Binghamton, NY to Samuel and Anna Intravia on February 12, 1927. The family moved to East Hartford in the early 1930’s where she attended and graduated from East Hartford High School in 1944. She married Richard “Red” Blesso on September 20, 1947 at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, CT. After being a wonderful stay-at-home Mom to her two sons Thomas and Richard, she worked as a Cosmetologist for Sage Allen Stores representing Estee Lauder Cosmetics for many years. Over the years Pauline was involved in many social organizations including the Little League Auxiliary, Italian-American Club, South-End Senior Center and numerous ten-pin bowling leagues.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her sisters, Dorothy and Alice, and brother, Raymond. She is survived by her two sons, Thomas and his wife Janet of Billerica, MA, Richard and his wife Deborah of Marlborough, CT, her 3 grandchildren, Andrea Blesso Albuquerque and her husband Vital of Whalen, MA, Thomas Blesso and his wife Jacqueline of Sudbury, MA, Christopher Blesso and his wife Ana of East Hartford, CT and 4 great-grandchildren Samuel, Elsie, Lily and Charlotte.

Pauline had a real passion for watching her children and grandchildren playing sports and performing…… she was their biggest fan and rarely missed an event. She also loved her pets, traveling cross-country and visits from her nieces Caryl, Dale and Karyn whom she called “Her Angels”. She will always be remembered for her loving care, determination, strong work ethic, great sense of humor and pride of family and of being an American.

Pauline will be buried in a private service and memorialized at a later date to be determined by the family. Further information can be found and remembrances can be shared on the Newkirk & Whitney website at www.newkirkandwhitney.com . In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Pauline’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

The family of Pauline Blesso also wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the wonderful caring folks at Marlborough Health & Rehabilitation Center.


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Pauline Intravia Blesso

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Pat McCarthy

mai 31, 2020

Dear Ricky and Tommy

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. When I came back to town to visit my Dad I would stop by your house just to say hi to your Mom and catch up on life.

I remember her corralling us in the drive way when we were waiting for the bus to pick us up for school at Sunset Ridge. She did it with patience and a smile.

Our thoughts and prayers are coming your way from us in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Peace be with you.

Your Friend,
Pat McCarthy and family

Nancy Martin

mai 27, 2020

We are thinking of all of you during the passing of your Mom and Grandmother.
Nancy and Mike Martin