D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT


Concetta (Marena) Borea

June 19, 1929June 9, 2019

Concetta (Marena) Borea, 89, of Wethersfield, beloved wife for 62 years of the late Michele “Mike” Borea, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at The Atrium, Rocky Hill. Born in San Mango Sul Calore, province of Avellino, Italy on June 19, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Alphonso and Maria (Vozzella) Marena. Mike and Concetta grew up together in Italy and were childhood sweethearts who married and loved each other their entire lives. She was a fabulous cook who loved to entertain friends and family. She also liked dancing, walking and being outside. She and Mike enjoyed travelling and together with family they traveled all over the world. She loved her entire family and was always there for them, no matter what they needed. She was the most honest, hardworking, smartest person you could ever meet. Most of all, she cherished time spent with her sons and grandsons, who were her pride and joy. A loving mother, Concetta will be forever missed by her two sons, Morris Borea and Claudio Borea and his wife Deborah, all of Wethersfield. She will also be missed by her five adored grandsons, Michael Borea and wife Azure, Daniel Borea and wife Francesca, Christopher Borea, John Borea and Robert Borea. She is also survived by her sister, Phyllis Carney of West Hartford; two brothers, Mario Marena and Ellen Sacchetti of Hartford and Ted Marena and wife Fran of Vernon, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members. Special thanks to her caregivers, Teresa and Margaret for their tender loving care.

Funeral service will leave Friday (June 14) at 9:15 a.m. from the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Parish (Corpus Christi Church), 601 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the funeral chapel. To share a memory of Concetta with her family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.


  • Public Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Burial Friday, June 14, 2019


Concetta (Marena) Borea

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Louise Rivard

June 13, 2019

Mike, wishing you and your family charished memories of your grandmother. Your memories will always bring you to a place of for reflection. Peace to all of you. Prayers for Concetta (Marena) Borea. Fondly, Louise Rivard

Bonnie Marquez

June 11, 2019

My dear cousins.
I want to send my deepest condolences to you all. Zizi was a wonderful woman of whom I have many happy and wonderful memories.
As a small child she took care of me and we would always be in the garden.
I remember she took me to St. Augustine carnival and bought me a candy apple 🍎. And I lost my first tooth after I bit it. I was crying and she hugged me tightly and said it’s ok dolly. You are going to be a big girl now. Made me happy. And then gave me her chocolate cookies. To make me feel better. So many wonderful memories to share.
She was always loving to my kids. And she adored them so. Her heart was as big as the universe. I loved her very much ❤️😢.
I’m glad I got to spend time with her this past Christmas and in Florida. Where she would talk with me about how much she adored me and Ariana made her so happy and kept her smiling.
My husband, Ariana ,Joanna, Jacob and I send much love to all of you. And Zizi was the best aunt ever! She is now in Heaven a beautiful Angel watching over all of you.
May God bless you always and help you thru this difficult time.
Love always,
Bonnie And Candido Marquez
And family

Terryl Mitchell Smith

June 11, 2019

Dear Claudio and Deb ~
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. What a lovely lady! She and your dad obviously raised two very intelligent gentlemen of whom I'm sure they were extremely proud.

It was an honor and pleasure to have met Ms. Concetta and I know the love she shared and lessons she taught you will continue to guide you for as long as you live. May you forever know the gentleness of her touch and the peace of her spirit.

My prayers and God's blessing on you and your family.
With much love,
Terry (Rod's friend)