Theresa Mary Savino

August 18, 1922December 27, 2020

Theresa Mary Savino, 98, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2020, rejoining her beloved husband, Dominick Savino.

Theresa was born to the late James and Angelina Lanzo in Hartford on August 18, 1922. She was predeceased by her husband Dominick in 1985, her sister Mary Galipo in 2016, and her brother Eugene Lanzo in 2014. Theresa was a 1940 East Hartford High School graduate and worked for Underwood Typewriter and Pratt & Whitney in her early career. Once married and busy with her three sons, Theresa managed the cafeterias at O’Brien and Willowbrook Schools so that she could spend summers with her family.

Theresa “with an H,” as she often introduced herself, spent most of her youth attending movies, social affairs, and traveling to the beach with friends and family. Theresa was always most happy to be in the company of her sister Mary and her late cousin, Jean Mazzarella. Later in life, Theresa traveled to Italy, Germany, and Hawaii, while sending many postcards to her family.

Not to be forgotten was Theresa and Mary’s daily trip to Dunkin Donuts for their afternoon social. Together they were part of the fabric that was DD on East Hartford’s Main Street. Theresa was fanatical about having a clean house and showed that same zeal when it came to teaching and playing Skip-Bo with her grandchildren. Newcomers beware.

Theresa is survived by son Peter and his wife Heidi of Avon, and their children Emily and Nicholas; son Paul and his wife Pauline of New London, NH, and their daughters Kerry and Cory Kraucunas and her husband Dan; and son Perry of NY, his sons Sebastian and Alexander and his wife Carly, and their mother Karin Brenner. Aunt Theresa is also survived by five nieces and one nephew, their families, and by her cousin, Josephine Scott. The Savino family would like to send a special warm thank you to Thelma Everett from Seniors Helping Seniors for her devoted companionship and many games of Skip-Bo these past four years in Avon. Due to the current COVID restrictions, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at St. Mary’s Church, 15 Maplewood Avenue, East Hartford CT 06108 Committal immediately following at Hillside Cemetery, East Hartford CT. Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home 318 Burnside Ave. East Hartford, CT. 06108 are in charge of the arrangements for the family. To sign the online guest book to


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Robert&Nancy Scott

January 12, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Theresa was such a nice women. Did some plumbing work for her and your Aunt Mary. They were so nice to visit with and will be truly missed.

Janice and Bill Repass

January 12, 2021

Peter and Family...
So sorry to learn about your mother's passing. We have been looking for you for some time. Please get in touch when you can.
With love, Janice and Bill Repass

John Donlon

January 10, 2021

Peter and Family;

We were so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

John and Linda Donlon

Ann Marie Turisco

January 7, 2021

I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Your mom was amazing and I loved when I was able to fill in and spend time with her. She taught me how to play skip bo and I went out and bought my own game lol. She always talked about her time in East Hartford but mostly she talked about her son's. She was very proud of them. My sincerest condolences to you and your entire family. I will think of her every time I play skip bo. May she rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon her.

Patricia Scott sachonchik

January 5, 2021

To The Savino Family

I am so sorry to hear about Theresa’s death. I remember all the times I would go with my mom to see Theresa at her house and we would sit and have such nice talks and share a cup of coffee together. Your mom was always so kind and made me always feel so comfortable visiting. She always had such a nice smile when anyone came to see her. I remember your dad too, such a nice quiet man when he and Theresa would visit my mom and dad at their home. So sorry for your loss.
Patricia Scott Sachonchik

Josephine Scott

January 5, 2021

Dear Peter and Family

I am so sorry to hear about Theresa’s death. I will always remember the great times we had together visiting and playing cards together. I will dearly miss my cousin.

Josephine Scott

Joan Lanzo

January 1, 2021

My precious Aunt and Godmother Theresa is now at peace and back with her husband, parents, and siblings. I am sure she is enjoying fun times again with her cousin Jennie and snacking on coffee and donuts with her sister Mary and her brother, my beloved dad, Eugene. Those 3 always had a lot to say to each other down here, one can only imagine their conversation up there!
Thoughts of her always made me smile and forever will she be in my heart.

Alexander Savino

January 1, 2021