Anna E. DeFeo Lorence, age 99, of Hamden, passed away on May 10, 2012. Anna was the widow of John Lorence, Sr. Born in New Haven on October 13, 1912; she was a daughter of the late Alberto & Maria Genoveffanicolai DeFeo and sister of the late Julia Gallo, Michael, Abe & Frank DeFeo. Anna is survived by her son John Lorence Jr. & his wife Alice of Hamden; her grandchildren Dorene Dadio & John Lorence III and 3 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her infant son, Albert Lorence. Anna was a seamstress, employed over the years at New Haven Coat, Columbia Mattress Company and Saxony Coat Company. Friends may visit with her family on Saturday, May 12th, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM and may attend her funeral service which will begin at 10:00 AM at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE, HAMDEN. Interment will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to SolAmor Hospice, 4 Oxford Road, Suite E4, Milford, CT 06460.

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  1. My Condolances on NaNa’s passing. She was the best Aunt one could ever ask for and I will miss her so much. I have so many years of happy memories with her. I remember being younger, all the picnics, all the get-togethers on Christmas eve at JuJu’s and the lunch dates with our cousins and NaNa and Julia. They are now together once again in heaven. I will forever keep her in my heart.

  2. So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this difficult time.

  3. I dont remember a time when our aunt was not in our life.all the memories,good times,tough times,nana was always there for my family.a sad sad day.she is with her family now.I will never forget

  4. I have so many wonderful memories of my beloved great aunt, Nana. I remember my grandfather taking my cousin Paul and I to Nana’s house on Sundays. We would swing from her Willow tree, (only when she wasn’t looking), and play with the tinker toys. It was so wonderful having such a close extended family to share all the holidays. Nana’s swedish meatballs and New Year’s Day was filled with so much love. I remember when I was pregnant with my twin boys (Joe & Phil) and how excited she was for me, knowing I was somehow following in her path. She loved her family and we loved her. It’s nice to know my grandmother has her sister to play Pinochle with again! My prayers and love go out to John, Alice, Johnnie and Doreen and their families. Love, Julie, Michael & Family`

  5. John and Alice, our condolences are with your family. .Nanna. was a sweet woman who we have fond memories of at various celebrations with the Gallos. They go before us to prepare for our arrival and I hope they’re having a wonderful reunion. prayers are with you, Rose and Andy Esposito

  6. To Dorene and Family, Deepest sympathy to you and your family. We know this loss is not easy and we will keep you in our prayers We love you Margo, Lorraine and family

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