Arlene (Girgenti) Kulesza

Published on Saturday, 2 December 2017 21:19


Arlene (Girgenti) Kulesza, 77, of Southington passed away on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Alexander F. Kulesza.

Arlene was born on Sept. 1, 1940, in New Britain and was the daughter of the late Santos and Josephine (Buscine) Girgenti. Arlene was a food service employee with the Southington Board of Education.

She is survived by her three children, AnnMarie Southland and her husband, Kevin, of Southington, Theresa Kulesza of Bristol and Alexander J. Kulesza Jr. of Stamford. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Felicia, Jennifer, Kimberly, Kevin and Justin, and a great-grandson Dalton. Arlene also leaves a brother, Joseph Girgenti of New Britain and a sister, Rosie Pavano of Florida, along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, Dec. 5 at St. Thomas Church, 99 Bristol St., at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. in Southington. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery. Donations may be made to The Meriden Humane Societ, 311 Murdock Ave., Meriden, CT 06450. For directions and online condolences, please visit

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Saturday, 2 December 2017 21:19. Updated: Saturday, 2 December 2017 21:22.