Cretella, Lena F. (DeParolis) - May 19, 2014


KENSINGTON - Lena F. Cretella, 86, of Kensington, widow of Anthony Ralph Cretella, died Monday (May 19, 2014) at Ledgecrest Health Care. Born in Hartford, September 17, 1927, daughter of the late Michael and and the late Catherine (Rosetti) DeParolis, she retired from Stop & Shop Superstore in Wethersfield after over 30 years employment, having received many awards for outstanding service. She was a communicant of Corpus Christi Church, Wethersfield. Lena will be remembered as a warm and caring person with a big heart. She loved her family and enjoyed getting together for special occasions and holidays, and loved cooking. She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ralph and Shirley Cretella of South Carolina, Michael and Jeannie Cretella of Newington, and Anthony Cretella of Newington. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers Anthony DeParolis of East Hartford and Peter DeParolis of Hartford, a sister-in-law Elena DeParolis of East Hartford, and a daughter-in-law Debra Cretella of Newington. A private graveside service was held in Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, The Rev. Shawn T. Daly officiating. Her family would like to express their thanks to Ledgecrest Health Care, and Masonicare Partners Home Health & Hospice for the wonderful care to their mother. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Masonicare Partners Home Health & Hospice, 111 Founders Plaza, Suite 200, East Hartford, CT 06108.

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