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Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home

318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT

OBITUARY

Barbara T Magnotta

October 15, 1943November 1, 2019

Barbara (Tassone) Magnotta, 76, a lifelong resident of East Hartford, passed into eternal rest on November 1, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Bruno J. and Gertrude (Saxton) Tassone. She worked prior to starting her family at the 'boat' building (as her young kids would call it.). Later in life she volunteered at St. Rose Church and School before becoming the secretary at the rectory. She also worked for W.I.C in East Hartford helping many young families. She will be remembered for her Thanksgiving dinners with family and friends, her 'filled to the gills' Christmas tree and her world famous Christmas cookies. She is survived her two sons, John A. Magnotta and his wife Tracy and Michael A Magnotta, all of Tolland, her sister Catherine Page, of Fla., two grandsons Justin A. Joyal, of Coventry and Jacob A Magnotta, of Broad Brook, one granddaughter Jessica Ann Magnotta, of South Windsor and her great granddaughter Mykala Joyal, of Coventry. She was predeceased by her husband Anthony F. Magnotta, her sister Maryanne Cusano, a nephew Christopher Michael Chase as well as her long time friend Paul Rabenold. Visiting hours are Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 4-6PM at the Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford. Her funeral service will follow at 6PM at the funeral home. Burial is private. For more information, to view her Everlasting Memorial Video Tribute or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.newkirkandwhitney.com

  • FAMILY

  • Bruno J. Tassone, Father (deceased)
  • Gertrude (Saxton) Tassone, Mother (deceased)
  • Catherine Page, Sister
  • Maryanne Cusano, Sister (deceased)
  • Anthony F. Magnotta, Husband (deceased)
  • John A. Magnotta, Son
  • Michael A. Magnotta, Son
  • Justin A. Joyal, Grandson
  • Jacob A. Magnotta, Grandson
  • Jessica Ann Magnotta, Granddaughter
  • Mykala Joyal, Great Granddaughter
  • Christopher Michael Chase, Nephew (deceased)
  • Paul Rabenold, Friend (deceased)

Services

12 November

Visiting Hours

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home

318 Burnside Ave
East Hartford, Connecticut 06108

12 November

Funeral Service

6:00 pm

Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home

318 Burnside Ave
East Hartford, Connecticut 06108

Memories

Barbara T Magnotta

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ROYCE RABENOLD

November 10, 2019

Barbara was a wonderful and caring fiend to my dad. Our Christmas gatherings at my Dad's house always included a tray of lasagna and of course those wonderful cookies that she made for my dad to share with the boys. I came to know Barbara much more when my dad became ill. She was always there for him during that time, a true friend and companion. My brothers and I offer our sincere condolences. We will miss her as well.

KURT Rabenoldold

November 10, 2019

Barbara always made me feel welcome whenever Dad and I visited her and was such a gracious host. She had a great sense of humor as well. She was there for Dad in his final days. She will always be remembered. And I am glad I was able to meet her sons John and Michael . I am so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Barbara

Judy & Lenny Anderson

November 8, 2019

Barbara was a good friend and wonderful lady. She made us feel like we knew her forever. She will always be in our hearts. May she be in peace. Goodbye our friend.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY