Sherry Ann Costanzo, loving wife of Robert Costanzo and devoted mother, died peacefully at home on June 6, 2011, surrounded by her family and friends, after losing her courageous six year battle with cancer. Born April 16, 1959 in Winsted, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Ida R. Emerick. Sherry was a former employee of Connecticare Insurance Company. In addition to being a lover of animals, anything purple, and an avid Red Sox fan, Sherry was a true woman of faith, often reminding others that we are all in the good Lord’s hands. A loving wife and devoted mother, Sherry’s cheerful spirit spilled out to everyone who knew her and she will be missed by all who’s lives she touched with her kindness and selflessness. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons, Robert Costanzo, III, and Gregory Costanzo, both of Kensington; sister Nancy O’Connor; brothers Barry Emerick and William H. Emerick, Jr. and his wife Joan; father-in-law, Robert P. Costanzo Sr.; sister-in-law, Donna Bober and her husband, Tom; nieces Roxanne Hansen and husband, Tyler, Amber Gluss and husband, Jeremy, Kim Hillman and husband Robert, Jeanette Emerick and husband, Sterling; nephew Kyle Bober; great nieces MacKenzie Hillman and Hope Hansen and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Sherry will also be greatly missed by her adoring pets, Chelsea Rose, Shadow, Zoe and Kimba. She was predeceased by her mother-in-law, Vera M. Costanzo, her brother-in-law, Richard O’Connor and her great nephew, Patrick Hansen. Friends are invited to call on the family on Sunday, June 12 from 3:00-600pm at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, June 13 at St. Paul’s Church, 459 Alling St, Kensington, CT at 11:30am. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In order to honor Sherry’s joyful spirit, the family requests that those attending her services wear purple. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405 or Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111.
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