Denamarie Blancato

August 11, 1976November 2, 2018
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Denamarie Blancato, 42, of Berlin, passed away unexpectedly of a pulmonary embolism on November 2nd 2018. She was born August 11th, 1976 in New Britain, CT. She attended New Britain Schools. Graduated from New Britain High School in 1994 and received her Bachelor of Arts from CCSU in 2001. Dena was employed by Yale/New Haven Hospital.

Dena was a beautiful young person who was loved by all. She dedicated her life to her son Giovanni, who was her everything. Dena was known for her infectious laugh, sense of humor and radiant smile. She illuminated the world with her kind and generous heart. She was always ready to help others and provide support to anyone in need, especially animals.

Dena spent her summers in Westbrook with her family on the Long Island Sound and spent weekends boating with her loving partner Bob. One of their favorite places to vacation was Block Island. Dena loved anything that encompassed water, sand and sun.

Dena is survived by her mother Sharron Amenta Blancato, her son Giovanni, the love of her life Bob Angellillo of Burlington, her brother Mark and his wife Lisa Blancato of Glastonbury; nieces Anabella, Farrah, Soleil and nephew Hudson. She also leaves behind many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and great friends, and of course her dog Sophie. She was predeceased by her father Benjamin Blancato and her grandparents Former State Senator Paul S. Amenta and his wife Marion.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday Nov. 8th at 9:00AM from the New Britain Memorial-Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 461 Alling St., Kensington. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Nov. 7th from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at the funeral home. For directions and online condolences please visit


  • Benjamin Blancato, Father
  • Sharron (Amenta) Blancato, Mother
  • Giovanni Faraci, Son
  • Bob Angellillo, Partner
  • Mark and Lisa Blancato, Brother
  • Paul S. Amenta, Grandfather
  • Marion Amenta, Grandmother
  • Dena is also survived by nieces Anabella, Farrah, Soleil and nephew Hudson. She also leaves behind many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and great friends, and of course her dog Sophie.


  • Calling Hours Wednesday, November 7, 2018
  • Brief Gathering Prior to Church Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, November 8, 2018

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Tanya Colon

November 8, 2018

Dear Dena - Hearing the news of your passing today has hit me harder than I could imagine. We met during our days in radiology and quickly became friends. From your baby shower to the birth of your pride and joy we could talk for hours. You always had a smile on your face and a willing ear to listen. People come into each other lives for a reason and I'm happy to have gotten to know you. You were a wonderful person inside and out and will truly be missed and never forgotten.

Sandra Negron

November 7, 2018

I am so saddened by this news. I was Denamarie’s hairdresser and I always enjoyed our visits. She was just a beautiful soul. She always took time to send me pictures of her hair and let me know how many compliments she would get, then follow it with a text that she wanted to be just a little bit blonder. She always made me laugh. I really enjoyed the short time I knew her. She touched so many people's lives and the world will be a sadder place without her here. My prayers go out to you. May she Rest In Peace.

Kay Sagarino

November 6, 2018

Our expressions of sympathy to you and your family on the sudden loss of your daughter. She will always remain in our prayers.
Kay, Louise and Rob Sagarino

Johnson Family

November 6, 2018

Dear Blancato Family:

I wish to convey my deepest condolences to your entire family. Losing a loved one especially a husband in death is one of the hardest things we have to deal with. Thankfully you can look forward to seeing Dena in the near future. I will be praying for you.

Ann Mazur

November 5, 2018

Dear Sharon,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family. May Dena rest in peace and God be with her.
Deepest Regrets
Ann Mazur

Victoria Farrell

November 5, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Blancato/Amenta and extended family for your loss. Dena will never be forgotten in your hearts and thoughts and her smile and love will live on in your memories of her. Prayers and hugs to all of you.