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Lydia Cherlong

Lydia Cherlong (Inguanti)

Wednesday, October 21st, 1936 - Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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Obituary

Lydia (Inguanti) Cherlong, 83, of Windsor Locks, beloved wife of the late George "Neal" Cherlong (Sept. 10, 2019), passed away Tuesday Oct. 29, 2019 at Bickford Healthcare. Born in Alexandria Egypt and raised in the village of Palazzolo in Sicily Italy, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Antonia (Serieux) Inguanti. She lived in Windsor Locks since 1966, where she and Neal raised their family. She made the most wonderful Italian cookies and was famous for her Friday night home cooked Italian Pizza, which the neighborhood children eagerly awaited. She taught Italian through Adult Education classes in CT and MA for over 20 years. She was active at St. Robert Bellarmine Church where she donated her time organizing the annual Christmas Bizarre and Parish trips. Lydia was employed as an usher at the Bushnell in Hartford and loved seeing operas and performances. She enjoyed traveling all over the world enjoying and experiencing so many different cultures. Lydia loved Angels, cats, and most importantly her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Lydia is survived by three daughters, Christine Decker, Victoria Walsh and her husband Daniel, and Jessica Dewey, all of Windsor Locks; eight grandchildren, Justin and Trevor Dewey, Olivia Senter, Paige Decker, Andrew Cabral, Kevin and Owen Walsh and Debora Cherlong, and two great-grandchildren, Alaina Senter and Carson Dewey, two nephews, Angelo and Michael Rizza Lydia was predeceased by a son, Daniel Douglas Cherlong, and a sister Clotilde Rizza. Her family wishes to thank the Nurses and staff at Bickford Healthcare for the wonderful care they provided for Lydia. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family for visitation on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, from 2 - 5 p.m. at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St., Windsor Locks. A funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to CT Cat Connections, 40 Stevens Mill Rd., Windsor, CT 06095. For online expressions of sympathy or directions please visit www.Windsorlocksfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Windsor Locks Funeral Home
    Address
    441 Spring St
    Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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  • Service

    Monday, November 4th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, November 4th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Windsor Locks Funeral Home
    Address
    441 Spring St
    Windsor Locks, CT 06096
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Monday, November 4th, 2019 |
    When
    Monday, November 4th, 2019
    Location
    St. Mary's Cemetery, Windsor Locks
    Address
    Spring St.
    Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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Donations are being accepted for: CT Cat Connections.

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Gerry

Posted at 12:10pm
Love, Thoughts and Prayers to Lydia and George's Family. They are together again in Heaven and smiling down on all of us who loved them. God Bless !
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Hollie Tenerowicz

Posted at 12:38pm
Christine, Victoria, Jess and all Lydia's family~
I am so very sorry for the passing of your mother. She was a very warm and caring person. You [girls] are a testament to her devotion to you, her love and caring. You each possess a part of your mom which will live on through your children- as well. I can remember going to the house in the fall- her kitchen table filled with cookie trays of crafts and cookies for upcoming bazaars. No matter when I came over, the house smelled so wonderful and had a very "homey" feel to it! And then there is the cat I gave her! To learn it was eating lasagna and Italian cookies was quite the surprise, but Lydia must have known what that cat needed- as it lived a long and loved life!
Please know that my thoughts are with you ALL during this most difficult of times. May you ALL find comfort and peace among yourselves. Hoping the comfort you receive from family and friends during this time gives you some comfort during this most difficult time.
Christine, my dearest friend, my heart breaks for you- I am so sorry I wont be able to be by your side this time, but know that I am ALWAYS thinking of you and your family and I am a phone call away. I love you more than can be said- and wish you strength to get through the next few months, peace knowing your parents are together again [also with Dan] and know you are LOVED!!
Please hugs the girls for me-- tell them I love them too.
DL

Dale M LeFebvre

Posted at 06:50am
Will always remember your Mom from St Roberts and all she did for the Women’s Society and Bazaar. She gave if herself selflessly and was a friend to all. She was a kind and loving woman who loved her family that was evident to all who knew her, my heart goes out to the family especially since the recent passing of your Father. In my prayers, Dale LeFebvre
DM

Donna Marinak

Posted at 04:29pm
I only knew Lydia for a short period of time at Bickford Health Care Center. I can say that she always responded with a slight smile and eye contact whenever I said hello or spent time talking to her. I remember on many occasions speaking about my travels to anywhere I knew she had been. It was also obvious she loved the care and attention given to her by her children who were spending time with her day and night! The most precious gift of all! My deepest condolences and sympathy to Christine, Victoria and Jessica and their families. Your losses this year are heartbreaking! Donna Marinak
JJ

Jolynn Johnson

Posted at 12:10pm
I just heard about your Mom I'm truly so sorry. I have the best memories of our conversations and her stories. But probably the best was first time I met her I locked myself in her bathroom. She got me out... Again I'm so sorry ❤️Jolynn
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