Anita S. Drown
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Anita S. Drown
  • August 13, 1951 - July 28, 2017
  • Niantic, Connecticut

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Anita Sarrantonio Drown of Niantic died peacefully on July 27, 2017. She was born in Hartford, the youngest child of Angelina and Duilio Sarrantonio and enjoyed a happy childhood in a loving extended family. She was predeceased by her parents; her brother Valerio Sarrantonio and her sister Marianna Starace. She was the loving and faithful wife of Timothy Drown for 43 years. She is survived by her beloved husband of Niantic; her loving sister, Barbara Sarrantonio, and her husband, Edward Marlowe, of Ivoryton; her brother-in-law, Anthony Starace and his partner, Victoria Miske, and two very special nieces, Carrie and Nancy Starace, all of Niantic; her lifelong friends, Joyce and JoAnne Rucci; and by many cousins and other friends, including the ever-helpful staff and neighbors at AHEPA. She was a modest, sweet and kind woman who made friends easily and who bore chronic illness bravely. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Agnes Church, 22 Haigh Ave., Niantic on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM followed by a reception immediately after the Mass. A private burial shall be held at a later date. In her memory, please perform an act of kindness to, or make a donation to any charity helping, the disabled.