Sistine Reifsnyder Obituary

Sistine   Reifsnyder
Sistine Reifsnyder

January 6, 1921 - May 10, 2015
Born in New York, New York
Resided in Niantic, CT


Sistine Reifsnyder, 94, formerly of Niantic, Connecticut, died peacefully on Mother's Day, May 10, 2015 at Greentree Manor in Waterford. Born on January 6, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Domenick and Rose Lallo Domenick. Sistine grew up in New York in a large family having seven brothers and two sisters.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert, whom she married in 1942. Both Sistine and Robert were active participants in their church, St. Agnes in Niantic, as well as the American Legion where Sistine was a chaplin for the Women's Auxilliary.

She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Russo and her husband , Robert, of East Lyme, a son Robert Reifsnyder and his wife, Margit, of Newton, MA; five grandchildren, Jennifer Russo, Kristin Olsen (Kevin), Stephen Russo (Mariela), Adrian Reifsnyder, and Evan Reifsnyder; and four great-granddaughters, Livia, Katelyn, and Lindsay Olsen and Gabriella Russo.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 48 Grand Street, Niantic, Connecticut.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Friday at St. Agnes Church located at 22 Haigh Avenue, Niantic. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Niantic.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish to donate, contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 128 Niantic, CT 06357.

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Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Thursday, May 14, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Agnes Church
22 Haigh Avenue
Niantic, CT US 06357
Friday, May 15, 2015
11:00 AM
Union Cemetery
East Pattagansett Road
Niantic, CT US
Friday, May 15, 2015

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