Anna Mary Fortunato

January 19, 1928January 13, 2021

Anna Mary (Diana) Fortunato, 92, of East Hartford, loving wife of 65 years of the late Louis J. Fortunato, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on January 19, 1928, a daughter of the late Vincent and Emilia (Rotondaro) Diana, she had been a resident of East Hartford since 1956. Anna Mary was a graduate of Weaver High School in Hartford, class of 1946. A devout catholic, she was a faithful communicant of St. Isaac Jogues Church and St. Rose Church both in East Hartford and a longtime member of the Tekakawitha Ladies Guild. Anna Mary was a member of the Luna Club of Hartford and the former Italian-American Club in East Hartford. She enjoyed making ceramics and cooking for her family and friends and was a loyal fan of the New York Yankees. Most of all, Anna Mary was a proud homemaker and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who cherished her time with all of her family.

Anna Mary is survived by her two sons, Guy T. Fortunato and his wife Deborah of The Villages, FL, and James “Jimmy” Fortunato of East Hartford with whom she made her home; three special grandchildren, Amy Mordarski and her husband Jamie of Oakville, Guy T. Fortunato, Jr. of Suffield, Lauren Weinholtz and her husband Philip of Longmeadow, MA; five adored great-grandchildren, Megan and Jack Mordarski, Tommy and Sam Fortunato, and Emma Weinholtz. She also leaves a sister-in-law, Marion Diana of Wethersfield; a cousin, Gerri Bonetti of East Hartford; several nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Besides her beloved husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Anthony Diana of Wethersfield.

Funeral service will be Wednesday (January 20, 2021) with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Main Street/Maplewood Avenue, East Hartford. Burial will follow at Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, (Section Y), Bloomfield. There are no calling hours. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church on Wednesday morning and is required to wear a face covering and adhere to all of the regulations due to the current health crisis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Anna Mary’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517 or to a favorite charity of the donor’s choice. Anna Mary’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the nurses and entire staff at Hartford Healthcare at Home – Patient Hospice Care for their professionalism, care, love, and compassion given to Anna Mary and her entire family. The D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit


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    Wednesday, January 20, 2021


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Sue Patria

January 23, 2021

Guy and Deb I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a beautiful person. I still remember our trip in 8th grade Guy when our moms sat together , meeting for the first time, and had the time of their life talking Italian and learning about each of their heritages. My prayers and thoughts of you and your family.

gloria diana

January 21, 2021

Guy,Jimmy and families, was saddened to hear of the death of your mother, We have many good and happy memories. my thoughts and prayers are with you all. gloria

Lorraine Booth

January 19, 2021

It is with great sadness that I learned of Anna Mary's passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. She was always a kind person to me when I saw her while visiting my mother-in-law Alice who lived next door. I am sure she will be truly missed by all who knew her.

Debbie Lonon

January 19, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the entire Fortunato family for the loss of your mother and grandmother. She was a beautiful human being whose love for others was apparent to all who were lucky to have known her. May your memories sustain you through this difficult time and bring you peace in knowing that she is watching over you always and guiding your journeys until you meet again.


Ronald Manzo

January 18, 2021

My sincere condolences to the entire Fortunato family . I have known Jimmy and his family for 39 years. During those years we have become family. We have shared many good times and stories over the years.
God bless her soul. Ana Mary, rest in peace. You are in a better place now.

Ron Manzo