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Vivian Bergonzi

Vivian Bergonzi

Saturday, March 1st, 1930 Thursday, August 6th, 2020

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Obituary for Vivian "Vita" Bergonzi

Vivian (Vita) Mauro Bergonzi, 90, of Newtown, CT (formerly of Closter, NJ), passed away peacefully on August 6, 2020.

She was born in Brooklyn, NY, on March 1, 1930, daughter of the late Frank G. and Lillian (Tumminelli) Mauro and married the love of her life, Frank, in 1954. Vivian graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hunter College with a degree in linguistics and was inducted into the National Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi. Her life’s work was as a Spanish teacher at her beloved Academy of the Holy Angels. Her dedication to her family and her faith was truly inspiring. She was loved for her gentle kindness and big heart.

She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Frank, their children, Janice (Mark), Peggy (Christopher), Frank, Jr. (Mary-Lisa), Katherine (Enrico) & Linda (Bobby). She was adored by her 11 grandchildren, Mark, Jr., Alyssa, Julie, Daniel (Kelsey) Constantino, Vivianna, Frank III, Grace Bergonzi, Emily & Carly Recine and Evan & Jaden King. She is also survived by her brother, John Mauro (Cyndy), and only niece, Susannah.

Private family viewing will take place at Honan Funeral Home, Newtown, CT, on Wednesday morning, August 12th. Friends are asked to go Directly to St. Rose of Lima Church 46 Church Hill Rd. Newtown, for an 11:30 am Mass of Christian Burial. For the Livestream please go to StRoseChurch.com and click on voice of St. Rose at the time of the Mass. Burial is private at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Academy of the Holy Angels, 315 Hillside Ave., Demarest, NJ. 07627.

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    Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 | 11:30am
    St. Rose of Lima Church
    46 Church Hill Road
    NEWTOWN, CT
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    Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
    11:30am
    Officiant
    Monsignor Robert Weiss
  • Interment

    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    HAWTHORNE, NY
    Hawthorne, NY

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Frank Bergonzi

I miss you Mom, I will always love you
frank jr.
Comment | Posted at 09:56am via Condolence
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Kathy Healey

Mr. Bergonzi, Janice, Peggy, Frank, Kathy and Linda, so sorry for your loss. I have many good memories of summers with your family. Your wife and mom was a wonderful person. Praying for you all.
Comment | Posted at 01:34pm via Condolence
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KathyRecine

Thank you Kathy. Wonderful memories for all of us.
Posted at 10:06pm

Bobbi Mullins

As a long-time friend of John and Cyndy, I'm sending my condolences to all of you, as well as this beautiful poem by John O'Donohue. Even though Vivian lived a long and fruitful life, it never seems long enough to those who loved her.

On the Death of the Beloved

Though we need to weep your loss,
You dwell in that safe place in our hearts,
Where no storm or night or pain can reach you.

Your love was like the dawn
Brightening over our lives
Awakening beneath the dark
A further adventure of colour.

The sound of your voice
Found for us
A new music
That brightened everything.

Whatever you enfolded in your gaze
Quickened in the joy of its being;
You placed smiles like flowers
On the altar of the heart.
Your mind always sparkled
With wonder at things.

Though your days here were brief,
Your spirit was live, awake, complete.

We look towards each other no longer
From the old distance of our names;
Now you dwell inside the rhythm of breath,
As close to us as we are to ourselves.

Though we cannot see you with outward eyes,
We know our soul's gaze is upon your face,
Smiling back at us from within everything
To which we bring our best refinement.

Let us not look for you only in memory,
Where we would grow lonely without you.
You would want us to find you in presence,
Beside us when beauty brightens,
When kindness glows
And music echoes eternal tones.

When orchids brighten the earth,
Darkest winter has turned to spring;
May this dark grief flower with hope
In every heart that loves you.

May you continue to inspire us:

To enter each day with a generous heart.
To serve the call of courage and love
Until we see your beautiful face again
In that land where there is no more separation,
Where all tears will be wiped from our mind,
And where we will never lose you again.

John O'Donohue
Comment | Posted at 07:18am via Condolence

Darlene Whitmore

Sorry to hear your Mom passed away Linda. Our deepest condolences to you, Bobby and the kids.
Comment | Posted at 05:21pm via Condolence
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