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Antoinette Socci, 95, Of Darien

DARIEN, Conn. – Antoinette Socci, 95, of Darien, died Friday, July 3.

She was born in 1920 in Settefrati, Italy, to Antonio and Loreta Pellicci. She emigrated with her family from Italy in 1930 and spent most of her life in New York City and Bronx, New York, before moving to Darien 25 years ago.

Prior to working at the Darien YMCA for over 15 years caring for children, for 50 years she worked as a seamstress in New York. Her greatest pleasure was to gather family and friends around a table of delicious food that she enjoyed cooking for everyone. She loved music, the theater, opera, God and she loved to sing.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paolo Socci, in 1981. She was also predeceased by a sister and two brothers.

She is survived by her children, Cary Socci (Maria) of Ronkonkoma, New York; daughter Nancy (Anthony) of Darien; son Thomas Socci (Eileen) of Darien; six grandchildren; and various nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday, July 8 from 3-8 p.m. at the Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Ave., in Stamford, Connecticut. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, July 9 at 11 a.m. at the St. John Parish, 1986 Post Road in Darien. Her entombment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery, 280 Secor Road, Hartsdale, New York.

In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations made in her memory to the Darien YMCA, 2420 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820, for their scholarship and special needs programs.

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