1936 – 2022
Putnam – Maria I. (Pellegrini) Lucchesi, 85, of Woodstock Ave., died Tuesday morning, April 26, 2-22 at Westview Healthcare. Beloved wife of the late Giancarlo Lucchesi. Born in Granaiola, Bagni di Lucca, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Valentino and Alina (Citti) Pellegrini.
On October 17, 1957, in Italy she was united in marriage to Giancarlo Lucchesi who predeceased her on September 3, 1989. Maria emigrated to the United States in 1958 and gained United States citizenship on February 10, 1972.
Mrs. Lucchesi along with her husband Giancarlo owned and operated the A. L. Jette Appliance Store. Prior to she was a cook at Putnam Catholic Academy for many years.
Mrs. Lucchesi enjoyed ceramics, gardening, sewing, and all animals. Above all, Maria treasured the quality time she spent with family and friends.
She was a member of the Italian Club of Putnam and was a parishioner of St. Mary Church of the Visitation.
Maria is survived by her two daughters, Laura Williams and her husband Donald, Jr. of Brooklyn and Marina Syphers and her husband Todd Adams of Southington; and her grandsons, Alex J. Syphers of Southington and Kristofor P. Sypher of Kailua, HI. She was predeceased by her brother Ilio Pellegrini.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Maria’s family from 9:30a.m. to 11:00a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2022, in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30a.m. in St. Mary Church, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT 06260, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Maria’s memory may be made to P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 191, Eastford, CT 06242 or St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, Tribute Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Laura and Marina sending hugs, she was very special to me, for being so good to my mom. Have lots of great memories of our trips to Italy, Be comforted knowing she is at Peace and with your dad, lots of wine and laughs going on with all the Italians in heaven
Gigi Farrah Munslow
Laura and Don,
Heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. May she find eternal peace. Sending you much love during this difficult time.
Gigi and Stan Munslow
Jeanne M. Trudo
Maria was a great lady. Always liked to talk with her. Saw her last year when I came back East. My deepest sympathy for you all.
Suzanne St, Onge
Laura, My deepest condolences to you and your family. May she rest in peace.
MaryLynn & Barry
So many wonderful memories we shared as a family. She was always warm, funny as well as strict! We hope that all the memories created with Zia throughout your lives will help soften the pain of her loss. ML & Barry
Your mom was a great person licia is my friend and she said so many wonderful things of you mom she is in heaven with your dad
We were blessed to have Maria as our neighbor for the last 10 years. She would give the kids treats on Easter and Halloween and her Christmas cookies were amazing!! We will miss seeing her in her gardens and our back yard chats. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her entire family.
Beth, Mike, Reagan and Ben
You have my condolences for your mother’s passing. I hope you find peace and solace in your fondest memories of your lives.
Thinking of the family.At this difficult time. Maria always had a smile and a nice word for all. She will be missed. My husband spent many Sundays at the Italian club in Putnam. Playing bocce. So I got to meet Maria . And seeing her at ceramics. Sincerely Leah Berti
Sorry for your loss. Maia was a very sweet lady. God bless.
Sending our deepest condolences to the Williams family. We had the great pleasure of working for Maria at her home and sharing stories of her love of Italy, family and cooking. She was a wonderful lady and we will miss her.
Ed and Carolyn Ledogar