Anna M. Como – 1940 – 2020 – mother of Joe Como

Anna M. Como – 1940 – 2020 – mother of Joe Como

MIDDLEBURY — Anna M. Como, 80, wife of Joseph Como, died unexpectedly on Aug. 11, 2020.

Anna was born on June 19, 1940, in Pozzuoli, Italy, a daughter of the late Renato and Gelsomina (Ianniello) Balzano. Anna lived in Middlebury for the past 30 years having formerly lived in Naugatuck. For 31 years, Anna owned and operated Anna’s Coiffures on Church Street in Naugatuck.

Anna loved her family and she loved cooking and baking cookies for them. She enjoyed going to the casino, gardening, taking care of animals and feeding the birds in her yard.

Besides her husband, Joe, Anna leaves her son, Joey Como and his significant other, Bonni McAvoy; her daughter, Lisa Como; her grandsons, Joey, Matt and Chris Como; her sisters, Albertina John, and Victoria Traficanti and her husband, Gerard Traficanti; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Anna was predeceased by her sisters, Geppina Testa and Irma Costigliola; her brother-in-law, William John; and her stepfather, Salvatore Balzano.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Calling hours are Monday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck. Everyone attending will be required to wear a facial covering and to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

In lieu of flowers, and to honor Anna’s memory, donations can be made to Middlebury Animal Control, 1 Service Road, Middlebury, CT 06762.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.buckmillerthurstonmengacci.com

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