- January 19, 2012
- West Hartford, Connecticut
of Guido's Passing
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“I love you and miss you with all my heart grampy. Thanks for all the memories. Love, Frankie
1 of 14 | Posted by: Frank Dinucci Jr - NY - Grandson
“Dear Bob, Gretchen and your family,
I am so sorry to hear of Guido's passing. I was away or I would have been at the service. Every time I saw him,...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Carol Sapere - West Hartford, CT
“Dear Auntie Lucy, Frank, Lori and Bob,
I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Guido's passing and even more sorry not have been able to be there with all...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Leonora Lorenzo
“I was very sad to learn of Guido's death. I got to know him a bit more when he was visiting Lucy and I was visiting my mother at St. Mary Home. He...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Evelyn Benoit - West Hartford, CT
“Lucy,Frank,Lori, and Bob,My sincere condolences on the loss of Guido. He always brought a smile to my face and I loved hearing him speak Italian. He...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Phil Hultgren - Erie, PA
“Lori, Am very sorry to read of your Dad's passing. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you . Have moved to TX to be closer to my husband's family...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Ellie Plukas Smith - Colleyville, TX
“Dear Lucy, Lori, Frank , Bob and family...it wasn't too long ago that my daughter and I were in Lane & Lenge arranging for the flowers for her Oct...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: sandy whitman - Farmington, CT
“Frank, Lori and Bobby,I have always felt that your family was part of my family ... your Dad and Mom always made me feel welcome and set so many good...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: DAVE WEIGEL
“Frank...I remember the few times I met your dad he was a kind and gentle man. I know what you are feeling as our Dads passed on the same day. I hope...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: CUBBY KUBACHKA - NOANK, CT
“My sincere sympathy to the Dinucci Family. Having known the Dinucci's from the florist on Trumbull and Pratt when I was a police officer downtown....Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Jerry Martin - East Hartford, CT
“Dear Lucy, Many years have passed but You and Guido have always been an important and vivid part of my memories and thoughts. How difficult it would...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Joseph Leo Forte - friend
“May God bless you and your family in this very difficult time.
12 of 14 | Posted by: JoAnne DiMarco - FL
“To my classmate Robert, and your entire family, on behalf of myself and my family, please know that our thoughts are with you at this time of loss. ...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Henry J. Zaccardi and family - CT
“Our heartfelt sympathies in this, your time of grief.
14 of 14 | Posted by: Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home - CT
Guido J. Dinucci, beloved husband of Lucy Lenge Dinucci and retired owner of Lane & Lenge Florist of West Hartford died Thursday, January 19, 2012 at the age of 90. He was born in Milford, MA and moved to Hartford with his family in 1928.
Mr. Dinucci, a long time resident of West Hartford who enjoyed a second home in Fort Lauderdale, FL, was raised in Hartford and graduated from Hartford Public High School in 1940 where he was captain of the football team. He went to college but left to serve for 4 years with the Army, enlisting after the Pearl Harbor attack. Mr. Dinucci fought in the Pacific with the Americal Division during the war and ultimately served with the Army of Occupation in Japan. He left the service in 1946 as a decorated sergeant. In 1947, he married Lucy Lenge and joined the family business, Lenge Florists. For over 70 years, Mr. Dinucci led the business to prominence in Hartford and beyond, acquiring two other businesses and ultimately creating Lane & Lenge Florists. During his career he won awards for his design work with Lane & Lenge regularly being voted Best in Hartford. He was active in downtown Hartford business as a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Other organizations he was active with included Boys Town of Italy,
Lions Club, and UNICO. He belonged to the Old Guard and was long standing member of the Hartford Club, an avid golfer and a member of the Farmington Country Club for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lucy Lenge Dinucci, and his three children and their spouses, Phyllis & Frank Dinucci of Wilton, CT., Lori & Gavin Kahn of Wynnewood, PA., Gretchen & Robert Dinucci of West Hartford, and six grandchildren Dr. Daron Kahn, Ashton Kahn, Frank Dinucci Jr., Ted Dinucci and wife Becky, Tyler Dinucci, John Dinucci his sister Lillian Ambrose and sister-in-law Sue Dinucci.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, January 29, 2012 from 3-6 p.m. at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 S. Main St., West Hartford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, January 30, 2012 at the Church of St. Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant St., West Hartford. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. Contributions to his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.