OBITUARY

Lena "Occhi" Somers

August 22, 1942April 26, 2019
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Lena Carol Occhipinda Somers, “Occhi”, of Monroe, CT passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday April 26, 2019, at age 76. She was born on August 22, 1942 in Bridgeport, CT. Lena dedicated her life to helping others, spending over 30 years as an operating room nurse at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

With a beautiful soul, she brightened any room she walked into. With her love of cooking, she made sure that anyone who came into her home left with a full belly and a tupperware to go.

She was the sun of her family’s universe, holding them all together.

Lena was predeceased by her parents John and Geraldine Occhipinda, her husband Robert Somers Sr. and her grandson JJ.

Lena is survived by her sister Rita Laychak of Bridgeport, her children John Agnello, Franca Adams, Scott, Timothy, Robert and Kimberly Somers and her grandchildren Nina, Vanessa, Amanda, Scotty, Shawn, Cheryl, Sarah, Amy, Angelina and Jacquelyn and several nieces and nephews and great grandchildren.

Her family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Tpke., Monroe, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Jude Church, 707 Monroe Tpke., Monroe, CT on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.spadaccinofuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 30, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Lena "Occhi" Somers

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Joyce Rich

April 29, 2019

I’m a CRNA who worked at St Vincent’s with Lena for 8 years. She made the OR so much fun and she was an extremely skilled surgical tech. Sometimes we would laugh all day. The world has lost some joy. With sincere sympathy, Joyce Rich

Judy Connell

April 29, 2019

So sorry for your loss.
I know there are no words.
Please know that my heart is with yours and I am sending love hugs and prayers.
I believe that her spirit is all around you. Look for the signs and you will find her right beside you
Forever in your hearts. Love never dies. Memories are forever.
Judy Connell

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