Anne Marie (Delldonna) Aloia (1953-2019)
On April 24th, 2019 I was called to God’s side. There I will join my twin sons Steven and David born prematurely on June 20th, 1980. I was diagnosed at age 46 with breast cancer. Had 5 years in remission and then a different form of breast cancer showed its face. After a bilateral mastectomy I thought I had done what was needed to enjoy a long life. I was right I got to see my sons get married and have their first children. My luck at staying cancer free ended May 2017. I was diagnosed with MDS (pre-leukemia syndrome). My only chance to be helped was by having a bone marrow transplant. My youngest brother Thomas was a perfect match. My transplant didn’t take (Thank you my dear brother for trying) and neither did all the chemo and pills.
In my lifetime, with my wonderful husband Frank, I enjoyed 42 years of great memories. We also enjoyed many trips with our special friends and many family get-togethers. My church, St. James in Higganum, CT was always a special place for me. We were married there, had our first baby baptized there and our oldest son got married there.
I leave in God’s hands my precious family. Frank, my husband; Brian, our oldest son; Darin, our youngest son and their wives Ashley and Chrissie respectively. I also leave the biggest loves of my life my grandsons –Cayden Daniel (Darin and Chrissie) and Witten David (Brian and Ashley). I will always be watching you grow. I also leave my mother Winifred DiStefano, my sister Deborah Amenta ; my brother Gary Delldonna; my brother Thomas Delldonna; my step-sisters Elise Cotrone and Hilary Phelps and many other loved ones.
I have chosen cremation as my way to leave this earth. I ask you at my celebration of life service that you DO NOT SEND FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS. Instead it is my wish that everyone in attendance bring a single rose that will be placed in a vase all together. This will symbolize how you all came together to be the great parts and relationships of my life. Please take a rose when you leave. A Memorial Service will be held Friday May 3rd at 5:00PM in St. James Episcopal Church 501 Killingworth Rd. Higganum, CT. A dinner will follow after the memorial service.
In remembrance, my family and I would love for you to make a donation to:
ST.JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
PO Box 574 Higganum, CT 06441 (In memo line of check please write general fund)
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
**A Note From Spencer Funeral Home: Unfortunately we are not able to remove the ability to purchase flowers through our website, but Anne clearly stated in the obituary she wrote herself, that she would prefer friends not send flowers to her service. But rather bring a single rose to place in a vase at church and to then bring it home with you after the service has ended.