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Concetta Marie (DeSisto) Trani

April 10, 1929 ~ October 14, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Concetta Trani Obituary

Concetta Trani, affectionately known as "Connie” and “Cuchy” was born on April 10, 1929, in East Somerville, Massachusetts, to her parents Carlo and Jennie (Santoro) DeSisto. She peacefully departed this world surrounded by family on October 14, 2023. Connie's life was filled with love, family, and cherished memories that will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew her.

Connie excelled academically and graduated with honors from Somerville High School. From an early age, Connie exhibited incredible strength and compassion. She was just 23 when her mother passed away.  She quit her job at John Hancock and her volunteer position at Massachusetts General Hospital to become the caregiver for her younger siblings. Her selflessness and dedication to her family were a testament to her character.

Connie's life journey led her to raise her family, daughter Donna and son Paul, in Medford before settling in Reading with her beloved husband, Armando "Mando" Trani. Together, they shared a passion for dance, gracing countless family weddings and celebrations with their exceptional style.

Connie was known for her meticulous nature, especially when it came to keeping her home in impeccable order. Her stove, in particular, received close attention with a thorough cleaning after every use. She was renowned for her culinary talents, with her cream cheese pie at the annual family cookout and her lemon and olive chicken dishes becoming family favorites.

Despite her love for food, Connie was disciplined about her diet, determined to ward off the family history of diabetes. She indulged herself with just two M&Ms each day, showcasing her commitment to a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Aunt Connie, as she was fondly referred to by her many nieces and nephews, had the remarkable ability to captivate her audience with her storytelling skills, sharing anecdotes of her visits to her grandmothers in Boston's North End. Nonna would give her a large box of Schrafft’s candy only to discover the box was empty by the time she arrived home.

Connie was a devout Catholic, and her faith was a significant part of her life. She lived her life in accordance with her beliefs, exemplifying kindness, love, and understanding. However, in her humble and consistent fashion, she requested that there be no formal service in her honor, as she never wanted to be the center of attention.

Connie's memory lives on through her surviving loved ones, including her son Paul Trani of Stoneham, Massachusetts, her cherished grandchildren Matthew Trani and his girlfriend Hannah Ciavarra of Hudson, Massachusetts, and Gina Trani and her partner Cynthia Rodriguez of Providence, Rhode Island, and her great-grandson Jaylen Trani who brought her much joy. She is also survived by her siblings Anna Johnedis and her husband Dan of Woburn, Massachusetts, Rosemary Stone and her husband Jake of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and Paul DeSisto of Tewksbury, Massachusetts.  Additionally, she is survived by her sisters-in-law, Ginny DeSisto and Margaret DeSisto both of Stoneham. She leaves many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who loved her dearly.

Connie was predeceased by her beloved husband Armando, her daughter Donna, her daughter-in-law Lisa, her sister-in-law Carolyn, and her siblings and their spouses Pasquale and Mary DeSisto, Katherine and Jack Black, Salvatore, Joseph, Carmen and Marie DeSisto, and Carl DeSisto.

In her lifetime, Connie Trani touched the hearts of all those who had the privilege of knowing her. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered as a caring and loving matriarch, a woman of deep faith, and a cherished friend and family member. Connie's legacy of love, strength, and faith will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to be a part of her life.

At the request of Connie's Family, services will be held privately. 

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