Fulton-Theroux Funeral Service

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Antoinette Josephine Avitabile

November 23, 1924February 1, 2020

Antoinette "Ann" Josephine Avitabile, of Mystic, and formerly of Hull, Massachusetts and Bridgewater, NJ, passed away on February 1, 2020. She was the widow of Louis J Avitabile.

She was born on November 23, 1924, in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Felice and Rose Guliana Quagliariello.

Family was at the center of everything Ann did. She was most happy when her entire family was in the kitchen cooking and celebrating together. She enjoyed being outside and took walks every day. She also spent a lot time gardening and was an avid reader. Eating out was also a favorite pass time and in her two years as a Mystic resident she frequented restaurants downtown. Ann was always eager to help others and was a volunteer to various organizations throughout her life.

Ann is survived by her sons Thomas Avitabile of St. Thomas, USVI, Louis Avitabile and his wife Anne of Phillipsburg, NJ; daughter Laura Wankel of Mystic; grandchildren Kathryn Fuller and her husband Barry, Bret Wankel, Nicole, Michael, and Kayla Avitabile; and great grandchild Grayson Fuller. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her siblings Virginia Ferreri, Betty Fasano, Christy Gallo, Vincent, Frank, and Santo Quagliariello.

A memorial mass to celebrate Ann’s life will be held 10AM Monday February 3rd, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Church (32 East Main Street, Mystic, CT).


  • Memorial Mass Monday, February 3, 2020


Antoinette Josephine Avitabile

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Maria and Paul Ferreras

February 4, 2020

Ann was the sweetest person! We enjoyed her visits to our home in St Thomas US Virgin Islands. She and our mother in law, Mary , would sit on the deck for hours playing cards and chatting. She was so easy going and happy. Never wanted to trouble you! We always had a wonderful time and we will miss her. All our love and prayers.
Maria and Paul Ferreras

Patricia and Richard McCarthy

February 2, 2020

My immediate memory of my Aunt Ann is of course the time I
was so fortunate to spend with her here in Florida. I often missed my Mother so much that my Aunt brought me comfort and joy.
I would confide in her as one would with their own mother and she always shared with me her wisdom and brought love and happiness to my life with every story, a smile that would light up a room and hugs that would warm every heart.

Phyllis & GIna Moreno

February 2, 2020

So many wonderful times and fabulous memories shared with Aunt Ann. She was truly an amazing and wonderful woman. The highlight of our family.
She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with her.

Robert and Gilda Gough

February 2, 2020

We will always remember our Aunt Ann as the happy and smiling person she always was. We were a large family and she enjoyed seeing and being with all of us. She was interested in hearing everything about our children and grandchildren . We will miss our Aunt Ann terribly.