Santina Privitera

November 3, 1923April 12, 2019

Santina (Romano) Privitera, 95, of Cromwell, formerly of Hartford, died peacefully on Friday April 12, 2019 She was the wife of the late Paul Privitera. Santina was born November 3, 1923 in Floridia, Province of Siracusa, Sicily, Italy to Francesco and Carmela (DiMauro) Romano. She migrated to Hartford, CT in 1949, returned to Sicily to marry Paul in 1952 and settled in Hartford. There they made their home and raised their family. She was a gifted seamstress and dressmaker, taking great pride in designing and sewing many of her clothes. She worked many years at local dress companies in the southend of Hartford before retiring at the age of 65. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was also a very generous person. She will best be remembered for the hundreds of cookies and pies she made for all her family and friends for each and every holiday. She leaves behind her devoted daughter, Josephine Petrycki and her husband Myron, her devoted son Peter Privitera and his wife Sheila and her most cherished grandsons, Paul and Ryan Privitera. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the Masonicare Home Health and Hospice staff for their exceptional dedication, compassion, care and support, including the ACU Sturges Unit which made her last days comfortable. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday (April 23) at 10 a.m. at St. Josephine Bakhita Parish (St. James Church) 767 Elm St., Rocky Hill. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday (April 22) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd. Wethersfield. Donations in Santina’s name may be made to Masonicare Hospice c/o The Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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22 April

Public Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109

23 April

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am

St. Josephine Bakhita Parish (St James Church)

767 Elm St.
Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067

23 April


11:15 am

Cedar Hill Cemetery

453 Fairfield Ave.
Hartford, CT 06114


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Josephine Garren

April 20, 2019

Dear Josephine, Myron, Peter and Family

I will always cherish your mom's loving hugs and warm smiles. She always made me feel welcomed in her home and we shared many happy memories throughout the years. May the comfort from close friends and family help you through this difficult time and may her spirit remain close in our hearts. We express our deepest sympathy.


Juzia and Dale

Michael Aparo

April 18, 2019

Josephine and Peter: sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Mom. May she rest in peace, and may your faith, family and friends be a source of comfort to you.

Judy Martin-Bell

April 14, 2019

Dear Josephine, Myron, Peter and entire family,

I am very sorry for the passing of your mom. I remember all the times I used to see her when I would visit on Montowese St. or going with Josephine to pick her up from work and seeing her in Cromwell. She was always very warm and welcoming.
I wish you God's strength and prayers for you all.