1919 – 2019
Woodstock – Gertrude M. (Moynihan) Latici, 99, of Roseland Park Rd., died Saturday evening, January 5, 2019 at the home of her daughter, with her loving family. She was the loving wife of sixty-six years to the late Bruno N. Latici who died on September 24, 2011. Born in Dorchester, MA, she was the daughter of the late Henry Joseph and Ethel Agnes (Mellavin) Moynihan.
She was a 1938 graduate of the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing. One of her first assignments was to tend victims of the infamous Coconut Grove Nightclub fire.
Mrs. Latici worked as a nurse anesthetist at Day Kimball Hospital for thirty years and Framingham Union Hospital for ten years.
In 1963, Gertrude and her husband Bruno purchased their beloved cottage, “Tuckaway” on Nantucket Island, which they generously shared with their friends and family. After her retirement, they moved to the Island and remained there until 2009. While on Nantucket, she was a member of the Nantucket Anglers Club, a volunteer at the Hospital Thrift Shop and the annual daffodil show where she won many ribbons for her prized daffodils. Gertrude was an avid skier, reader, gardener, and enjoyed listening to music and bird watching. She was also active in the Woodstock and Pomfret communities serving as a member of the Woodstock Theft Detecting Society, Woodstock Fire Department as an EMT, the Pontefract Boat Club, past President of both the New England and Connecticut Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and along with her friends, had a seat at the Boston Symphony Orchestra for over 20 years.
Gertrude is survived by two sons, Steven Latici and his wife Laura of Gilmanton, NH and Renald Latici of Woodstock; three daughters, Cristina Latici and her husband Justin McAvoy of New York, NY, Elena Latici of Bologna, Italy, and Jennifer Latici of Woodstock; a sister, Phyllis Coulp of Hampton, NH; a brother in law, Donald Latici of Montvale, NJ; five grandchildren, Justin Latici, Margot Stern, and Finn, Blaise, and Millicent Latici-McAvoy; and three great grandchildren Emma and Alden Latici and Joslin Stern; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Fred Moynihan and three sisters, Elaine Herindeen, Barbara Drinan, and Helen Moynihan.
The family wishes to thank all of the wonderful caregivers over the past 14 years, in particular, Danielle Burgess, Angela Fontaine, Mary Kimball and Carol Petrucci as well as all of the visiting nurses from Day Kimball Homecare.
A Memorial Mass at Most Holy Trinity Church will be held in the Spring. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. Memorial donations in Gertrude’s memory may be made to Day Kimball Homecare- visiting nurses, 320 Pomfret Street Putnam, CT 06260 or the Nantucket Land Council, P.O. Box 502, Nantucket, MA 02554. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.