Denise Aranda Procko, 69, of Ludlow, Vt., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, peacefully at her home. Born on April 5, 1948, in New Britain, Conn., Denise was the daughter of the late Claire and Vincent Aranda. She graduated from Mary Immaculate Academy in New Britain. Denise was an incredibly passionate and talented artist. She moved to Vermont in 2004 where she was able to devote most of her time to her painting.
Along with her parents, Denise was also predeceased by her longtime companion, John Holt of New Britain and her sister, Dale Aranda of Holland, Mass. She leaves behind two daughters, Nicki (Procko) DelSanto of Los Osos, Calif., and her two sons, Kevin and Ryan Seddon and Randi (Procko) Manafort of Berlin, Conn., her husband, David Manafort, and their three sons, David Jr., Anthony and Joseph. Denise’s Family would like to thank Patricia Brown and Andria Donohue at the Ludlow Health Center for their unwavering care and support.
Services will be private. Donations may be made online to: COPDfoundation.org or sent to: COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134.