DeVivo, Louis Anthony - August 23, 2015



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KENSINGTON – Louis Anthony DeVivo, 83, a lifelong resident of Kensington, loving husband of Irene (Welna) DeVivo, died early Sunday morning (August 23, 2015) at home with his family at his side. Born in New Britain, son of the late Louis and Annie (Caccavale) DeVivo, he graduated from Berlin High School, served in the US Army, and attended Hillyer College (now part of University of Hartford). Along with his brother Edward and Michael Tolomea he formed D&T Transportation which is now DATTCO, Inc. where he was the owner and CEO. He was active in the bus and transportation industry and was a past President of the Connecticut Bus Association and a lifetime member of the New England Bus Association. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church in New Britain and the Berlin Kiwanis Club. He grew up on the family farm and loved his gardens and old tractors. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Pat DeVivo of Kensington, a daughter, Diana I. DeVivo of Kensington, two grandsons Kyle and his wife Alex, and Kevin DeVivo, who he adored, a sister-in-law Patricia DeVivo of Kensington, brothers-in-law, Henry Welna of Victor, NY, and Dr. Joseph Welna and his wife Marianne of New Britain, along with many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Edward P. DeVivo and Alphonse “Phonsie” P. DeVivo. He also leaves the employees of DATTCO, who he considered to be part of his family. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday (August 27, 2015) at 8:30 a.m. from Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington, with a funeral liturgy at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 158 Broad Street, New Britain. Burial will follow in the South Burying Ground, Kensington. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday (August 26, 2015) from 4-8 p.m. Directions to the funeral home can be found at www.portersfuneral.com. A shuttle will be available from Roger’s Market/Bella Restaurant parking lot if needed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the “Louis A. DeVivo Memorial Fund” at University of Hartford. Please address donations to Louis A. DeVivo Memorial Fund, University of Hartford, Institutional Advancement, West Hartford, CT 06117. You may also donate online at http://www.hartford.edu/givingtouofh/ (click on Make A Gift, list designation as “Other” and add “Louis A. DeVivo Memorial Fund”).


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