Obituaries: Lucille R. Castiglione


Lucille R. Castiglione, 82, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2018 at The Pines of Bristol. She fought bravely in her battle of dementia, always with dignity, grace, a smile, giggle and a boo!

Lucille was a selflessly devoted loving mother and grandmother. She leaves three daughters, Terri Kaplinski, Tracy and Joe Croze, Laurie and Bryan Wojnarowski all of Bristol; a son Bernard Castiglione of Ellington; her four outstanding grandchildren, Allison Madden, Joe Croze, Michelle Croze and Tyler Wojnarowski and two great-grandchildren, Emma and Jack Madden.

Lucille was predeceased by her beloved brother Philip Rhault of North Brookfield, MA. She also leaves behind her paternal siblings, Muriel Boulanger, Robert Rhault, Pearl Rhault, Leo Rhault and Richard Rhault and her maternal siblings, Faye Batchelor, Kathy Ridz, Fred Smith and Donald Smith.

Born in Putnam on April 1, 1936, the daughter of the late Rita Fortin and Leo Rhault. Lucille was the proud owner of Frank’s Apizza, once located at 926 Stafford Ave. for 25 years. She employed many from the area and made wonderful connections and friendships with her loyal customers. We would like to thank everyone at The Pines who had a hand in caring for our beloved mother. Especially Cathleen Gavin who worked endlessly to help our family! Nurses Kim Carroll, Gail Pizzuto and CNA Belinda Eason who always took the time to make Mom beautiful. Special thank you to Tom and Maureen Lapham for their special gift.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday November 10, 2018 from 10 AM until 11 AM at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville/Bristol followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11 AM. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.


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