Sponzo, Marion P. (Dalton)

Marion P. (Dalton) Sponzo, of Avon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 28th. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Michael T. Sponzo only one month ago. Born in Hartford, August 27, 1924, the daughter of Peter Dalton and Bessie (Breen) Dalton, she was a first generation Irish American. She graduated from St. Augustine’s School and Bulkeley High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society. During the height of World War II, she entered the work force and shortly after married her husband, then a young Army Captain. They eventually settled in Avon, Connecticut and raised their four children, enjoying summer vacations to Nova Scotia, winter skiing in Vermont and occasional trips to Europe, sometimes with her small children in tow. A lifelong avid reader, she delayed her college aspirations until her children were grown. She received her B.A. degree from Central Connecticut State University, as a Phi Beta Kappa. She returned to work first at the University of Connecticut School of Law, followed by the State of Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission and retired with her husband to a small country house in Colebrook, Connecticut. In their last years, they returned to Avon living at Farmington Woods and continued to enjoy travel and studies. She filled her home with laughter, literature, wit and kindness. She is survived by her four children, Dr. Thomas S. Sponzo and his wife Colly of Simsbury, Anne Marie Sponzo of Canton, Suzanne M. Bertrand of New Hartford and Michael T. Sponzo Jr., and his wife Mary of West Hartford; her brother, Dr. George R. Dalton and his wife Elaine of West Hartford, her sister-in-law Rose Sponzo of Farmington; her six grandchildren, Jem C. Sponzo, Esq. and her husband Bradford Stewart of Washington, D.C, Britt K. Sponzo of Manhattan, T.J. Sponzo of Manhattan, Erin M. Bertrand, PhD of San Diego, Michael D. Wolftrand and his wife Eve of Torrington, and Daniel J. Bertrand of San Diego. She was predeceased by her brother, Peter J. Dalton. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caring staff at the Avon Health Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday (Dec. 3) at 12:00pm in the Church of St. Ann, 289 Arch Road, Avon. Burial will be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Sponzo, Marion

Calling Hours

Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 12:00pm in the Church of St. Ann in Avon


Mount St. Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield

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5 Responses to 'Sponzo, Marion P. (Dalton)'

  1. Carter Jordan White says:

    I have warm childhood memories of your mother during the years we spent next door on Winding Lane. She was such a kind soul. I am sorry for your loss.

  2. Michael T. Sponzo Jr says:

    Thank You all for the kind words about my mother. She and my father were amazing people that will live on in our hearts and minds. Their influences will help to guide my siblings and me through the trials and heartaches that their absences leave us with now. Their rewards in heaven are great and most definately deserved.

  3. Ed and Joyce Cruess says:

    Ed and I are so sorry we can’t be with you at this time, but please
    know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We both loved and admired your Mom and Dad so much and do miss seeing them. fondly,
    Ed and Joyce Cruess

  4. Suzanne Tagan says:

    Dear Members of the Sponzo family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss . I enjoyed your mom and dad’s company when I took take of the hair need over the year. Both were so sweet. I’ll keep them in my prayers…

  5. Richard W. Hines says:

    I send my deepest sympathy to the Sponzo family. As often happens the lost of a loved one makes it hard to live on. However, you always have many fond memories.

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