Mary Anne (LaPlanche) Scarfo, 62, of New Britain, entered into eternal rest on May 12, 2017, after a long illness. Mary Anne was born to Norman and Evelyn (Hayden) LaPlanche on March 18, 1955, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a devoted wife of 38 years to Louis J. Scarfo.
During her life, she was very active in rescuing orphaned and abandoned cats. She was a 1973 graduate of New Britain High School and a member of St. Joseph Parish. She was predeceased by her parents, Norman and Evelyn LaPlanche. Besides her loving husband and cats, whom she loved like her own children, she leaves her sister Laura and her husband, Dennis Vernacatola; sisters-in-law Irene M. DiPace and Caroljoyce M. Cannito. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, Donna and Jeffrey Veach, Michael and Mary Scarfo, Diane and Tom Noel, Craig and Michelle Scarfo, Danielle and Jan Linert, Gregory Cannito and Steven Zindler, Lisa Vernacatola and Stacy Girardi. Additionally, 16 great-nieces and great-nephews will miss her.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 9 a.m. from the New Britain Memorial-Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave. New Britain, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church, 195 South Main St., New Britain, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, May 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111, Hungerford Nature Center, 191 Farmington Ave., Kensington, CT 06037 or ASPCA at www.aspca.org . To share a message of sympathy with her family, please visit www.newbritainsagarino.com .