Antoinette M. Palanzo Nissly

July 15, 1924March 5, 2014
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Antoinette (Toni) Palanzo Nissly, 89, of Danbury, died at Danbury Hospital on Mar 5, 2014 from complications after heart surgery. She was the wife of the late Loren B. Nissly.

A lifelong resident of Danbury, Toni was a daughter of the late Daniel and Josephine (Angelotti) Palanzo. Toni worked for many years in the housekeeping department of Danbury Hospital. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She will be sadly missed by her sons: Gerald and his wife, Peggy, Martin and his wife, Gloria. Her daughters: Anita Godfrey and Lore Genender and her husband, Jay. Her 10 grandchildren : Jacqueline McCool (Joseph) Melissa Lawlor (John) Elizabeth Nissly, Monica Barrett(Raymond) Martin Nissly and Holly Broadhurst (William) Sean and Colleen Godfrey, Tyler and Ella Genender; 11 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and her sister-in-law Evelyn Palanzo.

Besides her husband of 68 years, Toni was pre deceased by two brothers, Gerald and Michael Palanzo and three sisters Marie Tesstani, Bernice Novella and Anna Spina.

The family would like to extend their gratitude and thanks to the staff and doctors of 8W of the Danbury Hospital including Dr. Abhijith Hegde, Matthew Proac , Susan Mani and nurse Ailile; and the staff of Bethel Health Care for their compassionate care of Toni.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10am at St. Gregory the Great Church, Danbury. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4pm to 7pm at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Toni’s memory may be made to the St. Gregory the Great Living Trust Fund, 85 Great Plain Road, Danbury, CT 06811.

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  • Visitation Sunday, March 9, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Monday, March 10, 2014

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Carol (Newby) Renfro

March 12, 2014

Prayers go out to all. Aunt Toni was a great aunt, I have some sweet memories. For ever a special place in my heart!

Duane and Wanda Meyers

March 11, 2014

The world is a much sadder place without Aunt Toni in it. She was so much fun.

March 8, 2014

Aunt Toni was a very special aunt to our family and will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Love, Donna, Jennifer, and Roberto

March 8, 2014

Gerry and Family,
Our prayers are with you my friend.
May she rest in peace.
Phil Cammarano etal

Galante Family

March 8, 2014

My sincere sympathy and prays to the entire family

March 8, 2014

Sincere sympathy on the loss of your mom.
Betty Wasbhicko

Jerry Davis

March 8, 2014

sincerest condolences

holly broadhurst

March 7, 2014

Gram you will always have a lit candle, rest in peace