Anne Macchiaverna

Anne Macchiaverna, 91 of Danbury, wife of the late John J. Macchiaverna, died at her home on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

Mrs. Macchiaverna was born in Lynn, MA, April 4, 1920, a daughter of the late Alfred and Lillian Heleotis.  She attended Massachusetts schools.

A WW II U.S. Army Airforce veteran, upon graduation from high school Mrs. Macchiaverna enlisted in the U.S. Army Airforce and served as a military photographer.

A resident of Danbury since 1945, she was employed by the Risdon Corporation for thirty-five years  as a quality control inspector. 

Mrs. Macchiaverna dedicated her life to her family and church. Affectionately known as “Noni”, some of her happiest times were shared with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She will be sorely missed. 

She was a member of St. Gregory the Great Parish of Danbury.

Mrs. Macchiaverna is survived by three daughters, Elaine Gillotte and her husband, Larry of Danbury, Johnis Macchiaverna of New Milford, CT and June Macchiaverna and her husband, Jim Brusek of Chicago, IL; a brother, Theodore Heleotis of Dorchester, MA; a sister, Golfo Drivas of Pembroke, MA; five grandchildren, Lauren Gillotte, Carly Miller and her husband, John David Miller, John-Christopher Foley, Joshua Cody Foley and Jana Brusek; four great grandchildren, Amanda Gillotte, Ryan Miller, Lucamac Miller and Avary Miller and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Macchiaverna was predeceased by a brother, Charles Heleotis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 10 AM in St. Gregory the Great Church, 85 Great Plain Rd., Danbury, CT.

Interment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in Mrs. Macchiaverna’s memory and honor may be made to Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western CT, 405 Main St., Danbury, CT 006810 or to one’s own favorite charity.


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