1939 – 2021
Brooklyn – Angela (Minio) Putnam, 81, of Brooklyn, CT, died Thursday, July 8, 2021. She was the loving wife of Stanley Reno Putnam for 41 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of Sicilian immigrants Eugenio and Alfia (Castorina) Minio.
The family moved to Northeast Connecticut to lead operations at V. La Rosa and Sons Macaroni Company, located at 90 Wauregan Rd, Danielson present day SiriWire. She graduated from Killingly High School in 1958. Shortly thereafter, she moved back to Brooklyn, NY to live with her paternal grandparents. She returned to Northeast Connecticut in 1969, where she raised her family.
Over the years she held many different jobs, starting with a position at a potato chip factory in Brooklyn, NY. Upon her return to Danielson, she held positions at Jacob’s Rubber in Danielson, CT and Citizens National Bank in Putnam, CT. She became a dedicated homemaker after her marriage to her second husband Stanley Putnam, 1929-2017. Later in life she worked in the kitchens of Killingly Public Schools and EastConn Headstart. She enjoyed hobbies such as embroidery, latch hook, oil painting, card games with friends, and puzzles.
Angela is survived by two daughters, Carolyn R. LePine (Todd) of Plainfield, CT and Joanne T. Putnam of Dayville, CT; son, Rick J. Putnam (Christine) of Margate, FL; and brother, Anthony Minio (Eileen) of Brooklyn, CT. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Kayla E. Burgess, Edward J. Carvalho Jr., Isabella A. LePine, Gabriella N. LePine, Jeffery D. Putnam, and Christopher E. Putnam, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sister, Josephine Ann Minio.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather at 10:00 am on, Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church Street, Putnam, CT, 06260, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am. Burial to follow at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester, New Hampshire. Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd, Southington, CT, 06489. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
To watch Angela’s Memorial Service from the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory please click on the following link https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1151641