Aurora Joan (DiFrancesco) Guzze

Published on Saturday, 18 November 2017 21:06


Aurora Joan (DiFrancesco) Guzze, 92, of New Britain, passed peacefully in the Hospice Unit, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, following a long illness.

Born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Alcide and Laura (Marmo) DiFrancesco (later Pavano and Frauenhofer), who were well known in New Britain’s Italian community. A lifelong New Britain resident, Aurora graduated from New Britain High School in 1942, attended the New Britain General Hospital School of Nursing and was employed for many years at Fafnir Bearing as a timekeeper, Dept. A-5 and A-9, on the 3:00 to 11:00 shift.

She was predeceased by her husband, William A. Guzze Sr., to whom she was married for nearly 70 years, and by a daughter-in-law, Kathleen (Murphy) Guzze. Aurora found much contentment in the simple pleasures of her home and garden. She enjoyed cooking (especially chicken, chicken parmesan, meatloaf, eggplant parmesan and chicken soup, MANGIA!) crossword puzzles, game shows, detective novels and beautiful plants and flowers. She also enjoyed being on the Sound, where she and her husband maintained a summer home in Old Lyme for many years.

Aurora is survived by her sons, William Guzze Jr. and Glenn Guzze, both of New Britain, and John D. Guzze and his wife Roxanne Guzze of Kensington; six grandchildren, Todd Guzze, of Santa Ana, Calif., and Cara Belvin and her husband Shane of Scituate, Mass.; Kyle Guzze and his wife Kelly of Meriden, Sara Guzze and her fiance’ Joe Cleary of Coventry, Kori Guzze of Berlin, John Guzze and Chastity Beach of Manchester; nine great-grandchildren, Murphy, Cameron, Jack, Ella, Ava, Haley, Joey, Jason and Eli.; a sister, Diane, and brother-in-law Peter Sereno of Naples Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative, 185 Main St., #210, New Britain, or to Hospice c/o Hospital of Central CT, 100 Grand St., New Britain, CT 06050.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, on Saturday, 18 November 2017 21:06. Updated: Saturday, 18 November 2017 21:09.