|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1910|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 2009|
Anna H. Landi, 98, of Chestnut Street, died peacefully on Sunday (February 15, 2009) at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Winsted on June 24, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Rosario and Josephine (Cantone) Gozzo and had lived here all of her life.
Prior to her retirement, she was the owner and operator of Landi's Deluxe Package Store for over 45 years. She was the first woman in Connecticut to have a license to own and operate a package store. She opened her first store in a little hole in the wall on Main Street in the West End. When asked about financing, she simply smiled and said, "There was none." "I really started from scratch." The rent was $13 a month.
Eventually she was running one of the largest and most sucessful package stores in Litchfield County. The secret of her success was nothing more than long hours and hard work. During the flood of 1955, she not only suffered the loss of her business, but several apartment buildings located in the center of town. In 1957, she rebuilt her business and continued to operate the store for another 28 years, retiring at the age of 75.
She had a passion for cooking, collecting cookbooks and reading the Wall Street Journal and would often share receipes with her customers but her greatest passion and devotion was to her family. She was a charter member of the Winsted Senior Center, the Italian American Women's Club and was a communicant of St. Joseph Church.
Her survivors include her children, Corrine, Sylvia and C. William "Sonny Landi all of Winsted and Albert Landi and his wife Eileen of Simsbury; six grandchildren, Jason, Michael, Jennifer, Darren, Dean and Drake Landi; and four great grandchildren, Greg Deonna, Gabriel and Aubrey Landi; dear relatives and extended family, Molly, Frank and Mary Oddo of Torrington; the Nicosia Family of Winsted and Mary Dileo of New Hartford.
While ill at home for the last few years, she was cared for lovingly and tirelessly by Corrine and Sylvia. She was daily visited by friends and former customers who always commented on her cheerfullness and beautiful smile.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Maloney Funeral Home, 55 Walnut Street to St. Joseph Church for the Funeral Liturgy at 11:30 a.m.
Burial will be in St. Joseph New Cemetery in the Spring.
Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. and on Wednesday morning prior to leaving for the Chhurch.
Published in the Hartford Courant on 2/16/2009.
C. William Landi (1938 - 2010)*
New Saint Joseph Cemetery
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Feb 16, 2009
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