Santina Manzitti DiTommaso

March 31, 1923November 24, 2018

Santina DiTommaso passed away at the age of 95 early morning on Saturday, Nov. 24 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Giovanni DiTommaso. Born in Matrice, Provincia di Campobasso, Italy on March 31, 1923. Both she and her husband immigrated to the United States in 1956 living first in Vineland, NJ before settling in New Britain CT in 1959. She became a United States citizen in 1962. She was employed by the American Bazaar company where she was worked for many years before retiring. She was also a member of St. Ann’s Church and a member of the Sons of Italy. Throughout her life, she was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and neighbor, who enjoyed gardening and cooking making sure her family was always well fed. Santina loved to sing and could be heard singing Italian songs even while riding on the back of her daughter’s boyfriend’s GoldWing. She is survived by her only child, Mariella Fiorino, and her grandchildren, Jeffrey John Fiorino and Dina Marie Fiorino. Nothing would make her happier than cooking pasta for them and seeing their smiles. She also leaves her sister, Olga Scarano, 103, who lives in Campobasso, Italy. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28th, at 8:30-9:30AM at the New Britain Memorial Funeral Home on 444 Farmington Ave, New Britain CT followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Ann’s Church on 47 Clark Street in New Britain at 10:00AM. Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 1309 Stanley St., New Britain, Conn. The family would like to thank the staff at Middlebrook Health Care in Middletown, CT. for their care and compassion. She was always so grateful for their kindness in doing so and for all the kindness everyone showed her in her later years. She was a person who appreciated all acts of kindness shown to her. To extend condolences and share a memory with the family please visit www.


  • Giovanni DiTommaso, Husband
  • Mariella Fiorino, Daughter
  • , Jeffrey John Fiorino and Dina Marie Fiorino, Grandchildren
  • Olga Scarano, Sister


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Burial Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Santina Manzitti DiTommaso

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Dennis & Patty LaVette

November 28, 2018

Dear Mariella & Dan, Jeff and Dina:
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother and Grandmother. I know the past few years have been very difficult but all of you are wonderful examples of how our family should be treated...with much kindness, devotion and love. Your Mother/Grandmother was a beautiful and delightful person from our limited experiences with her. Rest assured she is in a far better place. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dennis & Patty

Tom Pecka

November 27, 2018

My deepest sympathy on your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Debbie Bailey

November 27, 2018


I was sad to hear of your mom's passing. She lived a great, long life! Hold on to those memories; you have lots of good stories to share!

Thoughts and prayers,


Ann Layton

November 27, 2018

Mariella, Jeffrey and Dina,

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. What a life your beloved Mama lived, and with so many family and friends. I so enjoyed hearing stories of the family in typical, enthusiastic, Mariella style.

She took care of you first, then you all took care of her. I'm praying for you in your grief, and hoping that those stories and memories can sustain you in your sorrow.

I'm sorry I can't be there to give you a hug, and maybe one last dessert for Mama!

Ann Layton

PS I hope that picture of your mom on Dan's motorcycle makes it into a tribute. What a hoot your Mom was!

Doreen Krupp

November 26, 2018

Heartfelt condolences to Mariella. Jeff and Dina. You were blessed with having a spirited mom and grandmother who loved you all very, very much. I remember her singing; her doing leg exercises while she was still in bed; her graciousness in sewing my glee club dresses in high school and her wonderful cooking. May years of memories,especially those when she really laughed and smiled heartily, be comforting to you in the days ahead.