April 3, 1943 – June 24, 2021
Margaret “Midge” DellaVecchia Farina, 78, of Southington, passed away at home on June 24, 2021 after battling ALS. Margaret (Midge to many friends), was born on April 3, 1943 to the late Frank and Mary DellaVecchia. She was a lifelong resident of Southington. Before starting her family, Midge worked in retail at Riccio’s clothing store with her sister-in-law Ruth Riccio. She later worked at Susan’s Health Food store, and in office administration and sales at Manpower and UTC/Carrier. Midge was active in the community as a member of the Southington Junior Women’s Club and served as its President. After retirement, she volunteered at the Southington Community Services Food Pantry and the Holiday Food Basket program. Midge was very active at the Barnes Museum as a greeter, docent, and served as the Treasurer of the Friends of the Barnes Museum. She enjoyed gardening, home decorating, and traveling with her husband Robert to Maine, Italy, South Carolina, Florida, and Colorado to see family. She enjoyed many a holiday at the Connecticut shore in Westbrook with her family.
She is survived by her husband Robert Farina; three children Mary (Michael) Baker of Southington, John (Sharon) England of Arvada, Colorado, and Kate (David) Danforth of Clinton; stepchildren Patty (Alan) O’Neill and Kevin Farina of Southington; and eight grandchildren Evan (Kayla) Baker, Daniel Baker and fiancé Jill Keddy, Mitchell Baker; Jack Canning; Matthias and Arabella England; and Jason and Alex O’Neill. She leaves behind her cherished sisters Filomena Schwartz and Dolores (Richard) Daly and many nieces and nephews. Midge was predeceased by her first husband John F. England, Sr. and second husband Robert C. Doolan.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Street, Southington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021 at St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., Southington at 12 p.m. followed by a burial at St. Thomas Cemetery.
The family extends gratitude and thanks to the Hospital for Special Care, the Franciscan Home and Hospice Care staff and aides from Dynamic Touch. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the CT ALS Association, www.webct.alsa.org or Southington Bread for Life, https://southingtonbreadforlife.org. For online condolences visit www.dellavecchiafhsouthington.com
- ALS Association
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, July 2, 2021
Friday, July 2, 2021
Dave & Melissa Hallgren
July 8, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was quite a lady. Keeping you in our prayers.
The Hallgren Family
July 2, 2021
To the family of Midge. Midge was a cousin who always reminded me of a special ray of sunshine. Midge with her beautiful smile and terrific personality just lit up a room when she entered. Midge had a big heart and loved her family. I always enjoyed my chats with Midge and I was saddened to learn of her passing. I know for certain Midge will be shining down on her family and friends and will be happily reunited with her mom and dad. May she Rest In Peace and walk with the angels. I will miss seeing her beautiful smile. With love and sympathy, Joanne DellaVecchia Palmieri
Donna & Jimmy Babetas
July 1, 2021
Dear Kate Dave and Jack ,
We will always remember her at your wedding! She made such an impression on me by just being the lovely lady that she was ! May she be out of pain and Rest In Peace !😇🙏🏻
Whenever you see a cardinal know that she is near !❤️
June 29, 2021
One Christmas Eve
June 28, 2021
Aloha O'e ,Dear sweet Midge,
You'll always be remembered in my heart for sharing your cottage and beach with "our band of sisters". Wonderful teenage memories. Truly, all of our happy days.
Rest in love,
June 28, 2021
Mary, sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. God has called her home. May you find peace and comfort. May the family be eternal blessed.
June 28, 2021
I remember her smile and contagious laugh. She would get together with her cousins (Irene-my Mom, Lois- my Aunt) and all they did was giggle and laugh. Hold close the good memories. May she now Rest In Peace. Sending prayers to you all.
Lisa (Sorensen) DiLorenzo
June 26, 2021
Heaven has another angel. My heart is broken with the loss of my beautiful aunt. Nothing I say will express how amazing she was and what an important role she played in and impact she had on my and my entire family's lives. She helped without being asked. She was the life of the party. She was so, so strong overcoming adversity with grace and dignity. She was always wonderful company always making us laugh and smile. Auntie you are and will always be loved beyond words. 💕💕❤️❤️💕💕
June 25, 2021
Words aren’t enough for the sorrow of losing Midge
Our times at the beach shopping sprees breakfasts and dinners shared as well as all the school days years ago
I will miss her so much and treasure the time we had over the years
May she Rest In Peace and fly with the angels
Loved so much