Carmelina (Attardo) Botti

Carmelina (Attardo) Botti, 93, the widow of Emilio Botti passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 surrounded by her family at Manchester Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Hartford, the daughter of Salvatore and Guiseppina (Motta) Attardo. She worked as a secretary, but her primary focus was raising her family.  She enjoyed cooking and loved spending time with her grand-children and great grand-children.  She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on December 19,1992 and was a member of the Manchester Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses since then. She enjoyed meeting with those of like faith and spending time sharing Bible truths with others in her ministry as she was able. As a faithful member of that congregation she will be dearly missed by all. 

Carmelina is survived by her children and their spouses: Constance Santariga and her husband Anthony, Bruce Botti and his wife Angela, Richard Botti and his wife Hope, and Laura Unterreiner and her husband William; her grand-children: Stephanie Santariga, Christine Santariga and Greg, Jennifer Tripoli and Mark, Amber DiBernardi and David, Leah Legare and Shane, Joseph Botti and Erica and Jason Botti and her great grand-children: Breanna, Darcy, Norah, Branson, Nathan, Benjamin, Emilia, Olivia and Charlotte Willow.  She also leaves behind several special nieces and nephews, and friends.  Besides her husband and parents, she was pre-deceased by 5 sisters.

The family would like to offer special note of thanks to the staff, aides, nurses and residents who treated her like family at Welles Country Village.

Funeral Service will be held Friday February 15th at 10 a.m. at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home 219 West Center Street Manchester, CT followed by burial in St. James Cemetery 368 Broad St. Manchester.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday February 14th from 4 – 7 pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  For online condolences, please visit