Tina Marie Vanacore Tina Vanacore, 44, of Hobson Ave. Hamden, beloved wife of John Vanacore, Jr. passed away Saturday Dec. 11, 2010. She was born in Queens, NY August 14, 1966 a daughter of Arthur Buzzell and Blanca Buzzell, and had resided in Hamden for many years. She was employed as an expeditor at Home Depot of North Haven and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church. Tina was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. She touched the lives of many people with her charisma, beautiful smile and generosity. Tina always maintained her trademark sense of humor. In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by her two children Robert Vanacore and Courtney Vanacore, of Hamden, her three sisters and one brother in law, Iris Williams of Hamden, Angie Gonzalez of Orlando and Nicole and Rich Quinones of Orlando. She is also survived by her two brothers and two sister in laws, Michael and Ivette Gonzalez of Meriden, Joseph and Karen Gonzalez of Daytona Bch, FL, as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 WHITNEY AVE. HAMDEN, Wednesday morning Dec. 15, at 9:15 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church at 10 am. Friends may call Tuesday from 4-8pm. Interment in Centerville Cemetery.

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  1. An angel was called back early. Tina, my beloved cousin you were and will always be in our hearts. I cherish the time we had together and our many conversations through the years.Your beauty will transcend time and space. May God Bless You. A brilliant light has dimmed but lives on in your children and in our hearts. GOD SPEED! Love you foirever and till we meet again, PATTY AND NADIA

  2. There has never been a day that went by that Tina didn’t know how to put a loving smile on your face. Heaven will now be a better place because Tina is there to make everyone’s spirits soar. You will deeply be missed. Love you. My deepest sympathies to John, Robert and Courtney. Love Anna Devin and Jaelyn Meckler

  3. Tina, even though i havent seen you and john in a great while, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. You will be missed. My deepest sympathies to John and his family

  4. Worked with Tina at the North Haven Store before my transfer, always visit to say hello to my friend & co-workers. Always got a big hug & smile from Tina, I will miss her deeply

  5. Life is short and when the lord took Tina home with him. He also took her wonderful bright smile and cutest dimples. Tina brought smiles and laughter to all our lifes and into our hearts. She will never be forgotten. Our deepest sorrows and condolences. Love always Mama, Tio Mickey, Titi Maxine and Amber. We will always love you. So long our Angel until we are all together again.

  6. The world lost a beautiful person, Tina was a loving, generous, giving person, who always had a smile, and a big hug to share, she spoke with such love of her family. We will miss her dearly, our heartfelt sympathy to John, Robert and Courtney…

  7. To John, Robert and Courtney, Tina was an angel who was called back to our Lord. Her smile and her joy of each day, made a bad day bright. Tina will be missed. Tina was great in giving help and supplies for the Girl Scout Troop both Sarah and Courtney were a part of.

  8. John,Robert,and Courtney, My brothers and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies for the loss of Tina. She was a genuine, loving, caring person who touched the hearts of all she came into contact with. She was a special friend to my mom and brother and for that I am eternally greatful. Her infectious smile would always bring a ray of light to even the gloomiest of situations. Life is not always fair and apparently there is a shortage of angles in Heaven and God chose the best he had. Stay strong for each other and remember that she will always be watching over each you. Love and Prayers.

  9. Tina was a loving, caring, genuine soul. She will be greatly missed. My love and support go out to all of her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Mary

  10. I LOVED TINA SINCE THE DAY SHE WAS BORN.I HELD HER WHEN SHE WAS 2 DAYS OLD. TINA LIVED IN FL. WITH US FOR AWHILE. SHE WAS ADMIRED,RESPECTED CLIMBED THE LADDER. WE HAVE A BIG FAMILY.& DON’T SEE EACH OTHER OFTEN.OF ALL THE KIDS SHE WAS THE MOST UPBEAT, HAPPY, FUN KID IN OUR FAMILY. THE PICTURE IS REALLY THE SMILE OF HER LIFETIME.EYES ALWAYS SPARKLED. SHE ALWAYS LAUGHED & SMILED. TINA KEPT OUR FAMILY CLOSE BY KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH HER COUSIN. THIS WAS A LADY THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM US AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE, BUT I KNOW WHERE SHE IS NOW. WHERE THERE IS NO PAIN AND NO SUFFERING. AS A LITTLE GIRL AT HOLIDAY TIME, I VIVIDLY REMEMBER THE ENTIRE FAMILY GETTING TOGETHER. SHE WAS !!!THE LIFE OF THE PARTY! SHE MADE US LAUGH. THIS YOUNG LIFE NOW GOES WITH GOD. I LOVED HER VERY MUCH & HAVE MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES. SHE ALWAYS WANTED AS A SMALL CHILD FOR ME TO PUT HER ON THE MONKEY BARS. MY HEART HURTS FOR ALL ESPECIALLY HER MOTHER BLANCA. I LOVE YOU ALL VERY MUCH. TITI JANIE

  11. I was sadden to hear to that we have lost one of the great ones.I have many memories of her and wish her family my best at their time of loss. Thank You Tina for all the wonderful memories.You will be missed<3

  12. TINA I WILL MISS YOU,I CHERISH THE TIME YOU WAS IN MY LIFE. YOU WAS A BRIGHT STAR IN LIFE,AND YOU WILL SHINE EVEN BRIGHTER IN HEAVEN. YOUR SMILE WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART.GOD ONLY TAKES THE BEST.WATCH OVER JOHN, ROBERT ,AND COURTNEY. TILL WE MEET AGAIN LOVE CAROLE

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