Obituary: Geraldine (Milbrandt) Arduini, 79

Geraldine (Milbrandt) Arduini, 79, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on her favorite holiday, Christmas Eve, Tuesday (December 24, 2019) with her family by her side.  Geraldine was born in Bristol on April 2, 1940 and was a daughter of the late George and Frieda (Killian) Milbrandt.

Geraldine was born and raised in Bristol and was a life-long and dedicated Lutheran, being a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Bristol. Geraldine was a pioneer in her time having worked as a director for the State of Connecticut Labor Department. Also, during her sophomore year of college, she was the president of her sorority. She was known for her independence and strength in all that she did, including surviving cancer for over five years. She was an avid reader, baker and seamstress, but, above all else, she was devoted to her family. She was an incredibly loving and supportive mother of three and grandmother of seven. She was the rock of the family and always put everyone before herself. She will be terribly missed by all who knew her.

Geraldine is survived by her three sons: Victor and his wife Lorie Reardon of Glastonbury, Michael and his wife Doreen of Florida, Robert and his wife Cynthia of Plantsville; her sister: Holly Cote of Indiana; her seven grandchildren: Jillian, Steven and his wife Kathryn, Nicholas, Hayley, Lindsey, Chelsey, Hannah; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her three brothers: Dennis, Bruce and Jon Milbrandt.

A funeral service will be held on Monday (December 30, 2019) at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1125 Stafford Ave, Bristol at 11 AM.  Burial will follow at West Cemetery, Bristol. Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave, Bristol on Sunday (December 29, 2019) between 1 and 3 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, Florida 33607.

Please visit Geraldine’s memorial web-site at www.FunkFuneralHome.com.