MERIDEN - Neddy Lynn Lawrence, 39, died Friday, March 28, 2008, at MidState Medical Center. She was the common-law wife of Alex Porrini. Born in Calais, Maine on Dec. 9, 1968, she was the daughter of Gloria Digris and stepdaughter of Anthony Digris of Southington. She was a stay-at-home mother and was a member of the Salvation Army. Besides her common-law husband and parents, she is survived by two children, A.J. Porrini and Matthew Porrini; two sisters, P.J. Gontarz and her husband, Joseph of Wallingford and Amy Digris of Meriden; and a brother, John Tupper of Maine. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at the Salvation Army, 22 St. Casimir Drive, Meriden. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett-Flatow FuneralHome, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Contributions in Neddy's memory may be made to The Salvation Army.

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  1. Alex, Life has been so harsh to you. My love & prayers are with you and the boys. Donations should be made to Neddy’s young sons, AJ and Mathew who have lost their mother. Your sister, Heidi

  2. Alex, My heart goes out to you and to your children. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Melanie Gottlieb

  3. Dear Dad, A.J. and Matty, My Thoughts and Prayers are with you forever and always. Love, Monique

  4. Dear Gloria & Tony Your love for your family & friends have touched our lives deeply and your faith gives us strength. Sincerely, Vance & Norma

  5. Dear Gloria and all your family. My prayers are with you and especially with Neddy and her family. My the good Lord give you consolation and His Peace Fr. Brian Jeffries

  6. my dearest neddy with every breath i take i miss you dearly the boys miss you yer mother is a stranger to us as always nothing new sleep i love you good night neddy

  7. We would like to pass along our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends in their time of sorrow.

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