Antoinette LaMothe, 82, Bristol, peacefully passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at her home surrounded by family.
She was the wife of the late Richard LaMothe with whom she raised six children. Antoinette was born Feb. 15, 1936, in Bristol, the daughter of Anthony and Rose Venditti. As a life-long resident of Bristol, Antoinette attended St. Anthony School and graduated with her nursing degree from St. Francis School of Nursing. Upon graduation, she worked in the lab at St. Francis Hospital before her employment at Bristol Nursing Care Center where she retired as the head nurse. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Society and volunteered for many church functions.
Antoinette’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the pride and joy of her life. Her legacy of kind spirit, love of artistic painting, joy of Italian cooking, passion for reading and trying new things from horseback riding to parasailing will live on through them. Her longtime canine companion, Angelo, also brought much joy to her life.
She is survived by three sons, Richard LaMothe (Kathleen), Greg LaMothe (Susanne) and Michael LaMothe (Dawn) and two daughters, Cindy Marrero (Joe) and Maryann Rafaniello (Chippy); ten grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren as well as many relative and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy LaMothe and her granddaughter, Ericka Merrero.
On behalf of Antoinette, the LaMothe Family would like to extend a special thank you to all her valuable and compassionate caregivers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. at The Parish of St. Francis de Sales, formerly St. Anthony Church, 111 School St, Bristol, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Calling hours will be held on Nov. 21, 2018, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave, Bristol, CT. Memorial contributions may be made to The Parish of St. Francis de Sales, formerly St. Anthony Church, 180 Laurel St., Bristol, CT 06010. Condolences may be sent to Antoinette’s family by visiting her memorial website at www.FunkFuneralHome.com .