1920 – 2020
Putnam – Norma L. (Lucchesi) Cassettari, 99, formerly of Perry Street, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at Westview Healthcare Center. She was the loving wife of the late Leonello Cassettari. Born in Webster, MA, she was the daughter of the late Duilio and Dina Lucchesi.
Mrs. Cassettari was the owner and operator of Lucchesi Fruit. She enjoyed quilting and traveling. She was a member of the Arc of Quinebaug Valley and the Council of Catholic Women.
Norma is survived by her daughters, Marian P. Smat and her husband Al of Putnam, and Adrianne J. Cassettari of Danielson; her brother Peter Lucchesi of Eastford; her sister Alma Douglas of CT; her grandchildren, Jeffrey Smat and his wife Karleen of Brunswick, ME, Peter A. Smat and his wife Nicole of Hampton, CT, and Lana Trudo and her husband Peter of Pomfret; her great- grandchildren, Ryan Smat, Nicholas Smat, Taylor Smat, Hannah Trudo, Sydney Trudo, Alan Smat, Petra Smat, and Cole Smat; and her great-great granddaughter, Mia Smat.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam. Burial to follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Arc of Eastern CT, 687 Cook Hill Rd., Danielson, CT 06239, to Camp Quinebaug, 54 Taos Dr., Danielson, CT 06269, or to St. Mary Church of the Visitation, P.O. Box 665, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.