Mary Levanti Obituary

Mary F. Levanti
Mary F. Levanti

July 17, 1930 - February 1, 2019
Born in Mamaroneck, NY
Resided in East Lyme, Connecticut


EAST LYME- Mary F. Porretto Levanti, 88, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on February 1, 2019.

She was born in Mamaroneck, NY on July 17, 1930, the daughter of the late Dominick and Elizabeth Fortuna Porretto. She graduated from Mamaroneck High School in 1949. Mary worked for the East Lyme Board of Education for 19 years at Flanders School.

She married the love of her life, Peter R. Levanti on May 20, 1951 in Mamaroneck, NY at St. Vito’s Church. He predeceased her on April 1, 1997.
Her passion in life was her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to cook and was known for her homemade macaroni & meatballs. She was a big fan on the NY Yankees and the NY Mets. She enjoyed watching the UCONN Women’s Basketball. She also enjoyed many trips to Disney World with her husband, children and grandchildren.

She leaves behind 3 daughters: Kathleen E. Levanti of Uncasville, Paula M. Beckwith and her husband Edward, Donna Jo Rix and her son Peter J. Levanti Sr. and his wife Susan all of East Lyme. 3 grandsons: Bryon E. Beckwith and his wife Sarah of Rocky Hill, Bill J. Rix and his wife Rachel of East Lyme and Peter John Levanti II and his wife Katelyn of East Lyme. 1 granddaughter Kristie Lynne Williams and her husband Trevor of Rindge, NH. 6 great-grandchildren Corrine and Billy Rix, Chase Levanti, Austin and Colton Beckwith and Baby Boy Williams and 1 brother Frank Porretto of Larchmont, NY. Many nieces and nephews and her extended family, the Levanti’s. Her beloved friends Bill and Elenore Yuhas, Corrine and Norman LeFluer, Verna Giannelli and Emma De Esso.

Besides her husband she was predeceased by a sister Catherine Porretto and 5 brothers Carmine, Nicholas, Dominick, Stephen and Salvatore Porretto.

Our family would like to give many thanks and appreciation to all who have helped take care of our Mother. L&M Hospital, VNA of East Lyme, Hospice and Avalon Nursing Center and our private aide. Everyone gave our Mom the best care possible. She was treated like family, we also would like to thank many family members and friends for all their love and support.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday February 6, 2019 at 11 O’clock at the St. Matthias Church, 317 Chesterfield Rd. East Lyme. Interment will follow in East Lyme Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 pm at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home 48 Grand Street, Niantic. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or a charity of the donor’s choice.




Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Matthias Church
317 Chesterfield Rd
East Lyme, CT US 06333
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
11:00 AM


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