September 8, 1936 - November 26, 2021
Mary Ann (Grossi) Citino 85 of Waxhaw, NC the wife of Frank Citino passed peacefully on Friday November 26, 2021 surrounded by her family. Mary Ann was born in Hartford on September 8, 1936, to Angelina (Teti) Grossi and Guiseppe Grossi. Mary Ann attended Bulkeley High School. Mary Ann and her husband Frank shared 67 memorable years together. Mary Ann lived most of her life in Hartford until she and Frank moved to South Windsor in 2004 and most recently to Waxhaw, NC with her son Joseph and daughter-in-law Laurie. Mary Ann was very well known in the greater Hartford area as she and Frank were the proprietors of M & F Market, Danielle’s Restaurant and then Francesco’s restaurant all located in Hartford’s south end. During their retirement years, Mary Ann and Frank traveled far and wide. They enjoyed month long cruises to Europe where they made new friends. Trips to Italy, Hawaii, and San Francisco with their family. And road trips with their grand daughter Angela. And for the last twelve years, they wintered in Palm Springs, CA and summered on Cape Cod MA. Mary Ann was taught by her father at an early age the importance of community involvement. As a result, Mary Ann became an advocate of democratic politics. Mary Ann was well respected for both her insight and her influence in Connecticut politics. During her lifetime Mary Ann served as a democratic town committee chairwoman, she was also a past president of the Orders of the Sons and Daughters of Italy and past president of the democratic south-end ladies club of greater Hartford. More importantly, Mary Ann was loved and respected by all who knew her. Mary Ann was selfless always thinking of others first. Her home was often filled with laughter and lively discussion with family and friends. It was often said that her home resembled grand central station given the numbers of people who stopped by for a great meal and Frank’s home-made wine. Mary Ann’s proudest accomplishment was her family. Family always came first with Mary Ann. Mary Ann was actively involved in all of her children’s activities. She was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader and a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She could always be counted on to serve as chaperone on the many school trips taken by both her children and grand children. Mary Ann loved to celebrate holidays, even Flag Day. Mary Ann loved to dress herself and her children for Halloween often times making their costumes. Her children still talk about their creative and award winning costumes. Christmas Eve dinners at Mom’s were notable for their classic Italian fare of the seven fishes. Flag Day was one that was cherished by her grand children and great children, when their Nonni would dress them in patriotic outfits, and teach them all of the patriotic songs. They would then hold their own patriotic parade waving flags and singing together the songs our mom loved. Mary Ann leaves to remember and celebrate her life, her husband Frank, her three daughters Elizabeth Citino (Karen Antion) Truro, MA, Linda Saundry (Edward) Newington, Dawn Meucci (Jeffrey) Wethersfield and her two sons Frank (Nancy) Citino, Wethersfield Joseph (Laurie) Citino, Waxhaw, NC. Mary Ann was blessed with 10 grand children, Anthony and Dominic Meucci, Michael and Frank Beers, Danielle Newman, Angela Egan, Nicole DiGirolamo, Dawn Baeza, Joseph and Frank Citino. Mary Ann was blessed to also have 14 great grand children. Mary Ann’s children, grand children and great grand children were the light and loves of her life. Mary Ann also leaves her dearest cousin and lifelong friend Dolores DelCiampo and her dearest friend Michelle Pacquette. She also leaves her nephew John D’Alessandro. Her great nieces Sandy Casasanta, and Chrissy Monteiro. Mary Ann was pre-deceased by her parents, her infant daughter Angela, her brother John D’Alessandro , her sister Sylvia Casasanta, her brother Dominic D’Alessandro, and her nephew Robert Casasanta and her infant great grandson Michael Beers. A memorial service and celebration of Mary Ann’s life will be announced at a future date. Rest In Peace Mom. We know you have found your place in the sun.
Mary Ann (Grossi) Citino 85 of Waxhaw, NC the wife of Frank Citino passed peacefully on Friday November 26, 2021 surrounded by her family. Mary Ann was born in Hartford on September 8, 1936, to Angelina (Teti) Grossi and Guiseppe Grossi. Mary... View Obituary & Service Information
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