Cheshire - Antoinette Helen Silvestri, 93, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020, after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Maurice Silvestri.
Antoinette was born on October 19, 1926, in Waterbury, CT, the daughter of the late Pellegrino and Concetta (Lombardi) Santolupo. Antoinette was the matriarch of her family. She doted on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved spending time with her large extended family. She enjoyed baking, sewing, knitting, and was an avid reader. She will be remembered for her warm and caring heart and quick wit.
Antoinette leaves her daughter Gail Lucchina of Cheshire, her grandchildren, Andrew (Jessica) Lucchina, Joshua Lucchina, Christopher Silvestri, Stephanie (Louis) Bruni, Alexander Silvestri, a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Cruse, two great-granddaughters Claire and Meredith Bruni, two sisters Josephine Dixon and Concetta Urso and many cherished nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Gary Silvestri and her brother Louis Santolupo.
There are no calling hours. Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire is assisting with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Health of New England Emergency Medical Services, 15 West Dover St., Waterbury, CT 06706.