Food Culinary 08

Secondina Trovato

March 9, 1927 ~ November 21, 2022 (age 95)

Obituary

EAST LONGMEADOW – Secondina (DiBerardino) Trovato, 95, a longtime resident of East Longmeadow, peacefully passed away at home on November 21, 2022.  Dina, as she was affectionately known, was born in a small town named Corvara, located in the Abruzzi region of Italy on March 9, 1927.  She was the daughter of the late Gulia and Vincenzo DiBerardino.  Dina arrived in America with her husband, Giovanni, and two young sons on December 21, 1955, and settled in Springfield, MA.  She was employed as a Seamstress at many local clothing manufacturers, such as Joseph’s Brothers, Bobby Fashions, and Rainbow Coat Company.  She was a member of the Local Garments Union for many years and later retired in 1992.  Dina was a warm, loving mother and grandmother with a compassionate smile.  She enjoyed knitting, playing cards, and exercising at the Senior Center in East Longmeadow; however, her true passion was cooking for her family with fresh ingredients from her garden.  Dina was predeceased by her loving husband, Giovanni, of 61 years, and two brothers; Antonio and Peppino of Italy.  She is survived by her brother Giovanni of Canada, two sons; Anthony and his wife Marianna, Vincenzo “Jim” and his wife Ellen; three grandchildren; John Trovato and his wife Brandie, Dina Houle and her husband Bill, Anthony Trovato Jr.; four great-grandchildren; Tyler, Chase, Giovanna, and Channing.  Funeral services for Secondina will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2022 beginning at 8:45 a.m. from Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation, 220 N. Main St., East Longmeadow, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial, to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church burial following in St. Michael’s Cemetery, both in Springfield.  Calling hours will be held for 4-7 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2022 at the funeral home.  A special thank you to Jim and Ellen Trovato and the Baystate Hospice staff for their care and compassion.  Memorial contributions may be made in Secondina’s name to Baystate Hospice, 280 Chestnut St., Springfield, MA 01199. To leave an online condolence, visit www.forastiere.com.

 


Services

Visitation
Monday
November 28, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation
220 North Main Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Funeral Service
Tuesday
November 29, 2022

8:45 AM
Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation
220 North Main Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Liturgy of Christian Burial
Tuesday
November 29, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
123 William Street
Springfield, MA 01105

Cemetery

St. Michael's Cemetery
1601 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109

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