Ninna Gagliardi

September 22, 1934January 2, 2019
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Antonina “Ninna” (Miano) Gagliardi age 84 of Hobe Sound, FL formerly of New Britain has been received by God joining her beautiful daughter Cinzia in Heaven on Jan 2, 2019. She was the daughter of Salvatore and Angela (Mancarella) Miano. Born in Siracusa, Italy she was a resident of New Britain for 35 years before moving to Florida 28 years ago. After raising her loving children, she was employed at her brother’s business at the West Main Deli on West Main St. Ninna was the matriarch of her family, a good friend to all and devoted to the Lord. She was full of kindness and grace and loved to cook and take walks. Ninna opened her heart and home to everyone, showing unconditional love and she will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. Ninna is survived by her husband of 60 years Carmelo Gagliardi, one son Richard and his wife Lisa of Spokane, WA. two sisters Paula Gagliardi of New Britain and Luci Scerrato of Farmington, one brother Joe Miano and his wife Natalina of New Britain, five grandchildren, Jackie DeConti and husband Brett, Kaylen Buck and her husband Hunter, Jill DeConti and her finance Patrick Byrnes, Alexis Gagliardi and Ricky Gagliardi and two great grandchildren Madison and Carson Buck. A sister-in-law Maria Costanzo of Italy, a brother-in-law Ruggerio Perri of Canada plus many nieces and nephews. Ninna was pre-deceased by her daughter Cinzia DeConti, two brother-in-law’s Paul Gagliardi and Carmelo Costanzo and a sister-in-law Palmina Perri. Funeral Service will be held on Monday Jan. 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM from the New Britain Memorial-Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home 444 Farmington Ave. New Britain followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St Maurice Church, St. Katharine Drexel Parish 100 Wightman Rd. New Britain. Entombment will be in St. Mary Garden Mausoleum, NB. Visitation will be on Sunday Jan 6th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers Memorial donations may be made to the donor’s choice. For directions and online Condolences please visit


  • Salvatore and Angela (Mancarella) Miano, Parents
  • Carmelo Gagliardi, Husband
  • Richard and his wife Lisa, Son
  • Paula Gagliardi, Luci Scerrato, Joe Miano and his wife Natalina, Siblings
  • Jackie DeConti and husband Brett, Kaylen Buck and her husband Hunter, Jill DeConti and her finance Patrick Byrnes, Alexis Gagliardi and Ricky Gagliardi, Grandchildren
  • Madison and Carson Buck, Great Grandchildren
  • Maria Costanzo, Sister-in-law
  • Ruggerio Perri, Brother-in-law
  • Cinzia DeConti, Daughter
  • Paul Gagliardi and Carmelo Costanzo, Brothers-in-Law
  • Palmina Perri, Sister-in-law


  • Calling Hours Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Brief Gathering Prior to Church Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 7, 2019

Ninna Gagliardi

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Terry Lafferty

January 6, 2019

My sympathy and prayers for Carmen and Nina's family. I had the pleasure of working with Miss Nina at what was HSCC now HSELC , she always gave my son David extra mac n cheese. We also attended church with together for a short time. I loved talking about the things of God with her. She loved her Savior with everything in her. I knew if I asked her to pray about something, it was done. She will he greatly missed in this life, but the life she now has far passes everything here. She is singing and dancing with her Jesus. "Go rest high on that mountain, child your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a shouting, love for the Father and the Son." See you in Heaven Miss Nina.....Miss Terry

Joseph A. Mangiafico Sr

January 5, 2019

Dear Cousins; It was with great shock and sadness that Trish and I heard of Nina's death from my sister Mary Carey. Trish and I wish to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to her family for there loss.
Joe $ Trish Mangiafico

Valerie Zuniga

January 5, 2019

I was a little girl staying with my nonna, Paola Conte when I last saw Zia in New Britain, CT. My memories are faded but I do remember her smile and kindness. May you rest in peace zia and be at peace with your beautiful daughter Cinzia. Sending love and peace to the family.

fernando perri

January 5, 2019

This beautiful Zia of mine was called home to Jesus continue His work as an Angel in Heaven .She was petit in stature but a giant amongst humanity ...who always had a smile and a warmth about her ...she embraced you with love and kindness and always an open heart ❤️ .she loved her family immensely and had love and affection for all to share and multiply .Very gently ,by example she taught us about love,about God’s love for us through His only Son Jesus Christ...She taught us about kindness and compassion,about gentleness and understanding and to me a very important lesson about talking about our departed loved ones ,and not avoiding the conversation to “protect “ others talking about them is keeping them continuously in our heart and part of our daily lives...after all they are still with us in Spirit and in their love for us !
By example ,about her departed beloved daughter Cinzia who passed at 47 beautiful cousin ...she was able to give me that beautiful gift of understanding and strength .
Zia .Ninna ..I always loved and admired you and I love 💗 your Family ...Rest In Peace in Heaven....stay close to your Family and continue Your Great work from this other Dimension !

Alice Galeotti

January 5, 2019

I did not know Miss Nina, as I am recently friends with her son Rick and DIL Lisa in Spokane, WA, but I, like Nina, do know Jesus as Lord and Savior, and have assurance of a new body and life eternal in Heaven with Him. I hope to meet Nina some day when I get to Heaven. May the Lord comfort and give peace to all who mourn her loss, especially her husband of 60 years and her other many family members.

Colleen Gitschier

January 4, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Miss Nina at the Hobe Sound Early Learning Center years ago. She was such a great lady who wore a beautiful smile on her face everyday. We shared many laughs together as Nina had a fun side to her. On several occasions the two us were known to do the polka in the school hallway! This is my memory of this wonderful lady. My sympathy goes out to Carmen and her family.

Mary Carey

January 4, 2019

Dearest Cousin, I will always treasure the moments we had together.

Patricia Seigle

January 4, 2019

Nina’s faith in Jesus was her strength in every situation. She was a true prayer warrior, and whenever I needed to be uplifted, Nina was always there to encourage and support me, as well as everyone else who needed it. We’ve shared many joyful events, as well as difficult ones. I’m thankful that now she rests in the arms of Jesus, along with her precious daughter.

Mary Ellen Croteau

January 4, 2019

My condolences to your family. Nina always had her beautiful smile and her spunk was amazing. I remember finding her Bible on Woodwinds St., she had left it on her car from church and it made it all the way home.Prayers to all 🙏🏻