Putnam- Amelia G. “Amel” (Gerardi) Mancini, 87 died peacefully at home Tuesday January 24, 2006. She was the wife of the late Peter D. Mancini. Born in Thompson, she was the daughter of the late Vincent J. and Ester (Sasso) Gerardi. She was a lifelong Putnam resident.
Mrs. Mancini was a self-employed hair dresser for many years. She also worked for Montgomery Ward and Gerardi’s Supermarket. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church of the Visitation and was a member of their League of Catholic Women and the Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed painting, gardening, collecting antiques, and playing the piano.
She is survived by 2 brothers, Joseph Gerardi of Wethersfield, CT and Rudolph Gerardi of Summerfield, FL and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Ida Pasay, Anna Barker, Wida Gerardi, Henry Gerardi and Ernest Gerardi.
A funeral will be held 10:30 Saturday in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church Street with a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon in St. Mary’s Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence Street, Putnam. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling Hours are Saturday 10:30- 11:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Mary’s Church, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT 06260