June 11, 1928 – August 3, 2018
Carmelina ( Calafiore) Bordonaro, 90, of Plainville, formerly of New Britain, died August 3, 2018, surrounded by her family. Born on June 11, 1928, in Solarino, Sicily, she was the middle child of three. The daughter of Paolo and Santa (Miano) Calafiore. She moved to the United States in 1947.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Bordonaro in 1988. She is survived by her sister, Maria Calafiore and her husband Nunzio of Bristol and predeceased by her brother, Salvatore Calafiore and sister-in-law, Maria of Kensington. Carmelina will forever be remembered by her daughter, Paula DiMauro and son-in-law, Joe DiMauro. Early on she was employed at American Bazar and then went on to focus on raising a family. She will never be forgotten by her 17 nieces and nephews and many dear friends and neighbors.
She enjoyed knitting and spent countless hours making afghans for every niece and nephew. In her spare time, she was an avid gardener with a passion for hydrangeas. Carmelina was a longtime dedicated parishioner of St. Ann Church.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 9AM from the New Britain Memorial-Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave. New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM at St. Ann Church,101 North St. New Britain. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday August 7th from 4PM to 7PM at the funeral home. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.newbritainsagarino.com.
- Paolo Calafiore, Father
- Santa (Miano) Calafiore, Mother
- Joseph Bordonaro, Husband
- Paula and Joe DiMauro, Daughter
- Maria and Nunzio Calafiore, Sister
- Salvatore and Maria Calafiore, Brother
- Calling Hours Tuesday, August 7, 2018
- Brief Gathering Prior to Church Wednesday, August 8, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, August 8, 2018