Elizabeth D. Giarratana
April 2, 1972 – April 14, 2018
Elizabeth Diana Giarratana 46, of New Britain Loving Daughter of Sebastiano & Josephine Giarratana passed away unexpectedly Saturday April 14, 2018. Elizabeth was born April 2, 1972 in New Britain. She graduated from New Britain High School and CCSU where she graduated with a degree in accounting. Elizabeth was employed by Stanley Black Decker for 15 years. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s church in New Britain. Elizabeth was a lifelong resident of New Britain and was a devoted daughter who cherished time spent with family. Elizabeth was a person loved by all, she was always considered to be the life of the party, bringing joy to everyone who was blessed to know her. Sacrificing her life, dedicating and devoting her time caring for her parents. She was a kind and generous always reaching out to help others and provide support to anyone in need. She loved good food and was always willing to try new things. She loved to dance, travel, and explore new places. She loved to enjoy the sun and the calming beach in the summer months. She was the one to keep family together and continuing traditions for each holiday with all her nieces, nephews, and friends. Elizabeth is survived by her parents Sebastiano & Josephine Giarratana of New Britain, her brother Salvatore & his wife Karleen Giarratana of Farmington, Nieces Kara, Kayla and nephew Sebastian Giarratana. She also leaves behind many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday April 20, 2018 at 9 AM from the New Britain Memorial-Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home 444 Farmington Ave. New Britain, CT. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St Joseph Church Divine Providence Parish. Entombment will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday April 19th from 4 PM to 7 PM at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers please donate to The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). For directions and online condolences please visit newbritansagarino.com
- Sebastiano Giarratana, Father
- Josephine Giarratana, Mother
- Salvatore (Karleen) Giarratana, Brother
- Kara Giarratana, Niece
- Kayla Giarratana, Niece
- Sebastian Giarratana, Nephew
- Elizabeth also leaves behind many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.
- Calling Hours Thursday, April 19, 2018
- Brief gathering prior to church Friday, April 20, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, April 20, 2018
- Committal Service Friday, April 20, 2018
Elizabeth D. Giarratana
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April 25, 2018
You will always be remembered as a real friend, who loved to care, help and laugh..., than a colleague...
Your passion to get things done... and celebrate the good moments with all around you...we miss you.
RIP. May God bless the family members with heavenly peace...
April 24, 2018
I worked with Liz at Stanley Black and Decker and every time we crossed paths she was in good spirits and always brought a smile to every situation. May God bless and keep the family during this time of sorrow.
April 22, 2018
I worked with Liz at Stanley Black & Decker, and remember when we hired her. She was a wonderful colleague, truly dedicated, extremely hard-working and we all loved working with her. She was always willing to help and was a deeply caring person. Liz had an endearing sense of humor and a heart of gold. She was thrilled to take the trip to Italy some years back, and had special memories of that. I am so saddened to hear of her passing and extend my sincere condolences.
April 19, 2018
The memories of our times together are getting me through the heartbreak I feel because you are gone. The first time I saw Wicked, you made me listen to the sound track ahead of time so I would be able to sing the songs with you during the show. We saw the Nutcracker in NY, went to more movies than I can count, visited so many restaurants where you got me to try new things. We loved our Thursday night book clubs, where we eventually stopped taking about the books and just caught up on life with our friends. You kept us all laughing even when we were tired and overworked. You serenaded us while we worked, singing Madonna and Rihanna songs with the "voice of an angel". Now you are an angel and are at peace. I love you and will miss you.
April 19, 2018
Deepest condolences to you and your family. May memories that you shared carry you through this difficult time.
Sending healing thoughts and prayers.
Dorene Masserio- Beach
April 18, 2018
There are no words to express my sadness....
I know you are in a better place and at peace now....
We wil always remember the great times we shared, the love and the laughter, over time the pain will fade, but the hole in our lives will never be filled... Elizabeth you were one of God’s Angels here on earth. We did not have all the answers here, may you find them in Heaven and Rest In Peace with all those that have gone before you. I will feel you in the sun, hear you in the gentle breeze and always remember and pray for you.....🙏🙏🙏🌹💞
You were a light in our lives...
April 18, 2018
We are all so heart broken over your loss and our deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family, all of us, for we lost a truly wonderful angel.
We loved you beyond words and you will be forever in our hearts. We always enjoyed your company and you truly were the life of all our cousin parties. We laughed and loved the way you always were the first to get the wild dancing started to all of our disco music, you sure knew how to dance allright! Your laugh was contagious and our sicilian, oh dio mio! It's okay, as long as we understood each other, we had a blast. You were so kind and always the first to show for all our events. You loved being with our big amazing family.
Heaven has truly gained an Angel and may you finally rest in peace...
Forever loved forever missed
You were the best!
April 17, 2018
How should I begin.... My Cousin wasn’t just my cousin, she was my sister, my best friend, my whole entire child hood and then some.... we were thick as thieves. We were inseparable!! No one will ever understand the bond we shared. I have many fond memories of our child hood and our adult hood. Memories that will last a lifetime!! When we were kids boy did we do some things we played in the brooks, climb the building of our elementary school to get all the balls that were up there, climb fences, ride bikes until after the street lights came on, build snow tunnels (igloos) we called them on her front yard, wrote, sang, and recorded Christmas carols. I can go on. As adults we would go and enjoy a weekend trip we tried to do it every year with our other cousin to Block Island for my birthday and have a blast. From renting mopeds and convertibles to ride around the island in, oh how I miss that. We shared the same love 💕 the serenity of the beach. We shared the same favorite number, the same favorite color and the same cloth shopping habits. Talk about spending a whole entire day in one store.... that was us!! I will leave everyone with this last thought.... my heart will be forever broken!!!! I lost my other half. My cousin was my sister and no one can take that bond away from us. I love you my Lizabetta with all my mind,body, and soul. You don’t have to worry no more. My sweet Angel.... Be free!! Forever your cousin/sister/friend you are irreplaceable in my heart and I will miss you immensely Laura Cirinna 😘😘 (kissy face)
April 17, 2018
I remember you.
I remember all of our trips together and you trusting that I would make the arrangements even though I never really booked the hotel until the last minute.
(I remember not telling you that part until I was sure we had a place to stay. ;) )
I remember you asking me to buy you a pair of roller skates because you had short legs and I walked too fast.
I remember all of the meals we shared together and how much you loved it when I cooked for you.
I remember playing “You Can’t Do That” until 2 in the morning.
I fondly remember the one time I actually won that game. :D
I remember our yearly girls only trip to Florida and the nights we laughed so hard it made us sore the next day.
I remember how hard you laughed at me as I tumbled through the water running for my life because I thought I was about to get eaten by a whale. Turns out is was just a manatee… or so I’m told.
I remember how disappointed you were when you found out that earplugs will not drown out the sounds of my snoring.
I remember some of the best times of my life were with you.
That is what I remember about you my cousin, my friend.
I hope you remember how much I love you.