Rose M. Negri

TORRINGTON - Rose M. Negri, 79, of Sunny Lane, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008. She was the widow of Francis E. Negri Sr., who died in 1993.

She was born Dec. 24, 1928, in Winsted, the daughter of Michael and Rosella (Benedict) Nigri. For many years, she was employed as a bookkeeper for Nu-Stars in Torrington.

She enjoyed playing cards with her friends at Georgetown Apartments and was a member of the Sullivan Senior Center in Torrington. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Negri is survived by two daughters, Patricia Grigos and her husband, Raymond, of New Hartford and Michelle Jamieson and her husband, Sean, of Torrington; two stepsons, Francis E. Negri Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Joseph Negri of Dunedin, Fla.; four sisters, Dolores Giuliano of Torrington, Lucy Sineath of Manassas, Va., Faith Black of Warrenton, Va., and Janet Garovoy of Torrington; a brother, Edward Dziedzic of Torrington; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m., at Montano-Shea Funeral Home, Winsted. Burial will be held at St. Francis Cemetery in Torrington at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.

Montano-Shea Funeral Home has care of the arrangements. Visit an online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford, CT 06108.

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