Antonetta Chiola Grandis
Antonetta Chiola Grandis
  • September 24, 1923 - October 28, 2017
  • Greenwich, Connecticut

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Antonetta Chiola Grandis, 94, of Greenwich, CT. and formerly New Britain, CT. passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 27, 2017. She was born on September 24, 1923 in Cugnoli, Italy to Sabatino and Carmella Chiola.

Antonetta married Luigi Grandis in 1949; together they left Italy and immigrated to the United States to make a better life for their family. They settled in New Britain with their three daughters. Antonetta worked at the Emhart Corporation. Antonetta was adored by her friends and family for her love of life and youthful spirit.

Antonetta is survived by her daughters Cinzia Johnson (Greg) and Loredana Grandis (Thomas), her grandchildren Dylan, Maria, and Byron Gwin, Daria and Erica Johnson, Antonia, Francesca, and Isabella Libassi, and her four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Gabriel Chiola and his family in Hillsdale, NJ. along with her siblings in Italy: Gigino, Angelo, Anthony, and Maria. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Luigi, eldest daughter, Vinia Gwinn, son-in-law, Bruce Gwinn, and siblings, Iolanda, Ilda, and Vincent.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 6th at 9:30am at Saint Catherine's of Sienna Church in Riverside, Connecticut. Burial will follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery on Stanley Street in New Britain, Connecticut. In lieu of flowers it was Antonetta's wish to have donations made to the American Cancer Society in her daughter Vinia and son-in-law Bruce, names.

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