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Plantsville Funeral Home
Tuesday November 23rd, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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First Congregational Church
Wednesday November 24th, 2021

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Jane E. Viviano

Jane E. (Esselstyn) Viviano, 77, of Southington, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

Born on July 26, 1944 in Hudson, NY to the late Albert and Edith (Hiscox) Esselstyn, Jane grew up in Claverack, NY and had been a longtime Southington resident.

She earned her Associates Degree from Albany Business College and retired from UCONN Health Center where she worked as the Assistant to the Dental Dean for nearly 30 years. Jane was a dedicated member of the First Congregational Church in Southington and was active in Stephen Ministry and Bible Studies. Jane enjoyed writing and photography and was an avid animal lover, fostering many pets over the years.

She is survived by her three children; daughter, Lisa Bleau and her husband Chris of Bolton; son, Stephen Viviano and his wife Lisa of Southington and son, Jeffrey Viviano and his wife Marci of Lake Balboa, CA and four grandchildren; Kayla, Adam, Siena and Jordan Viviano. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Elvina Esselstyn of Hudson, NY, her niece Karen Hardy of Essington, PA, her nephew Peter Esselstyn of Crested Butte, CO, and her nephew Doug Esselstyn of Greensoro, NC. Jane was predeceased by two brothers, James and Albert Esselstyn; sister-in-law, Marie Esselstyn and her nephew, Timothy Esselstyn.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jane’s memory may be made to First Congregational Church, dedicated to Stephen Ministry, 37 Main St, Southington, CT 06489 or to Southington Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 10, Southington, CT 06489 (https://www.southingtonanimalrescue.org/).

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at the First Congregational Church, 37 Main St, Southington. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S, Main St, Plantsville. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

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Lisa, Stephen and Jeffrey,
My deepest condolences.
Jane was Hilltop Drive to me and my family. Her many kindnesses to people and animals knew no bounds. She never spoke an unkind word and loved life. She will be missed by all. God Bless you and your families. Her love will live on through you.

Diane Harmon Nov 24 2021 7:46 AM

Lisa, Stephen and Jeffrey,
My sincerest condolences on the loss of your mom. She was an incredibly warm and caring individual who had a tremendous impact on the lives of everyone she worked with at the School of Dental Medicine. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this difficult time.

Steven Lepowsky Nov 22 2021 11:14 AM

Deepest condolences from the Van Epps family.

Scott & Gini Van Epps Nov 22 2021 11:06 AM

Lisa, Stephen & Jeffrey,
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom. We wish you loving memories to hold in your hearts forever.
O'Shea Family
Norton, Ma

O'Shea Family Nov 21 2021 8:25 PM

Our neighborhood will miss Jane's kind and caring presence. She always inquired about our families as we gave pets to her furry companions on her many walks around the neighborhood . I like to think that the many animals she fostered are with her once more. 💜
Our sympathies to family in your time of sorrow.
The Berglands

The Bergland Family Nov 21 2021 7:59 PM

So sorry for your loss! Heaven has a new angel watching over you

Chris, Steve, Amelia and Sam Nov 21 2021 7:02 PM

I know of no greater legacy for a human being to leave behind. Then that of Kind and Compassionate children who took that cue from their Mother. I see your humanity and goodness every time we share the same space. It is an enormous comfort to know you reside on the same planet and that you have regarded me as your friend. I hope in this time of great suffering. You know that I am with you and pray for you to find understanding and the wisdom to know their is indeed a plan.
My Blessings to you, Jeff
And your family.
Love Terry York II & Family

Terry York II Nov 21 2021 4:41 PM

So very sorry Jeff. I know your heart is breaking. You mom looks like a wonderful woman.

Jill Goodman Nov 21 2021 3:37 PM

Lisa, Stephen and Jeffrey I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mom and I were very good friends for many years after working at the School of Dental Medicine together. Our first lunch together after retiring started at noon and ended at 4:00. We shared our love for animals and I loved her dearly and will miss her so very much. May all your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

Barbara Rudnick Nov 21 2021 2:20 PM

Lisa, Stephen & Jeff, I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Your Mom also had a sparkle in her eyes and a smile on her face. She lifted many of us up during difficult times. I'm thankful I got to met your Mom in the late 80's! Keep your happiest memories of her close to your heart. With deepest sympathy and love, Nancy Dean

Nancy Dean Nov 21 2021 8:24 AM

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