Esernia, Mary Ann (Andreachio) - September 27, 2015


NEW BRITAIN - Mary Ann (Andreachio) Esernia, 90, beloved wife of the late Louis W. Esernia, passed away Sunday (September 27, 2015) at Arbor Rose, Jerome Home, New Britain, where she resided the past 8 years. Born and raised in New Britain where she attended local schools, her family moved to Kensington in 1959, and she co-founded Connecticut Fast Freight with Louis where she served in several administrative roles for many years while balancing a devoted effort to raising her children. Maryís cooking and baking expertise were a joy for family and friends throughout the years, especially at holiday times. She was a member of St. Paulís Church and the St. Paulís Ladies Guild, the Lady Red Birds of the Red Hat Society, and AARP #3035 of Berlin. She is survived by two sons and their spouses, Anthony and Joyce Esernia of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Dennis and Priscilla Esernia of East Berlin, her beloved grandchildren, Lori, Michael, and Jill Esernia, a devoted and loving sister, Rose Wollman, several dear cousins, nieces and nephews, a sister-in-law, Jackie Etheridge and her husband Jim, and her friends at Arbor Rose. She was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Andreachio. Maryís family would like to thank all of the wonderful staff at Arbor Rose and Jerome Home who provided such a vibrant and caring atmosphere for their residents. Funeral services will be held Tuesday (September 29, 2015) at 9:30am from Porterís Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Berlin, with a Funeral Liturgy at 10am at St. Paulís Church. Burial will follow in Maple Cemetery, Berlin. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home Tuesday (September 29, 2015) from 8:30-9:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vitas Healthcare, 628 Hebron Avenue, Suite 300, Glastonbury, CT 06033, or to St. Paulís Church, 467 Alling Street, Kensington, CT 06037.

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