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“You left a light behind that will shine for in our hearts for the rest of our lives. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Roberlie (Robin) Nelson - CT

“I will miss your mom, she was a good friend. We shared many great conversations and fun times together. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Terri Fedor Francis - Vernon, CT

“My heart goes out to JoAnn and her family. It's so hard loosing the ones we love especially Mom. I will be praying her and your family. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Margie McLea - Glastonbury, CT

“JoAnn, We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Keep all your memories close to your heart and they will help get you...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Ann and Rick Monge

“Joanne and family, so sorry to hear of your moms passing. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Juanita & Jim Dutton - CT

“Joann and family I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I know you will all have very fond memories of her for the years to come. I...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Phyllis Smigocki - New Britain, CT

“I'm so very sorry for your loss. I will be unable to be there Saturday but my heart will be very present. Losing Tiny is like losing a time in my...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Roberlie Nelson - East Hartford, CT

“Our sincere sympathies for your loss. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

Marion (Blessing) Garavelli, 95, of Glastonbury, beloved wife of the late Frank A. Garavelli, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Avery Heights, surrounded by her family. Marion was born in Glastonbury, CT, on February 13, 1923, daughter of the late Charles and Marie (Pelton) Blessing. A resident of Glastonbury for most of her life, Marion attended Glastonbury schools, and worked for Kamin’s Department Store, Popular Market, Pratt & Whitney, and Hartford Kosher Caterers. Marion enjoyed baking, crafts, and helping others. Marion will be remembered as a kind, caring, loving, and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She leaves her daughters, Donna Myers and her husband Lawrence of Windsor, and JoAnn Pagliughi and her husband Anthony of Glastonbury; and her grandchildren, Erica Myers, Angela Pagliughi, Anthony Pagliughi, and Allison Pagliughi. She was predeceased by her siblings, Raymond Blessing, Woodrow Blessing, Dorothy Lasker, her twin sister Thelma Merritt, and Constance Connery. Her family will receive friends on Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 11am - 12 noon, at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 12 Noon. Burial will be private at the request of her family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Glastonbury Volunteer Ambulance Association P.O. Box 453 Glastonbury, CT 06453 and /or Windsor Volunteer Ambulance 20 Williams Street., Windsor, CT 06095. Please visit us at for online condolences and guest book.