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Lillian Delores (Amenta) Cota

February 17, 1921 ~ June 6, 2022 (age 101)


Lillian (Amenta) Cota

1921 – 2022

Lillian Delores (Amenta) Cota, 101, of Cromwell, wife of the late Charles L. Cota, passed away from this life into the arms of Our Lord on Monday, June 6, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Antonino and Lucia (Rosano) Amenta. Lillian was a life-long resident of Cromwell where she and Charlie raised their seven children and were members of St. John Church.  She participated in many church, school and community organizations throughout her life. Lillian loved spending time with her family and friends, was always “on the go” even though she never drove a car and was devoted to attending daily Mass on television.

Lillian is survived by her loving, dedicated and attentive family including her three daughters,  Barbara (Cota) Bohn and her husband, Don (with whom she made her home for the last 32 years of her life), Elizabeth “Liz” Cota  and Pete DePaulo of Niantic and Andrea Cota of Rhode Island; her four sons and daughter-in-laws, Leon “Lee” and Beth Cota of Cromwell, Charles “Chuck” and Barbara Cota of Cromwell, Joseph and Corinne Cota of Florida, Robert and Lynn Cota of Southington. Lillian is also survived by sixteen grandchildren and their spouses who all adored her, Jenna (Bohn) and Jon Driscoll, Jason and Dorothy Bohn, Brian and Alyssa Cota, Kevin and Julie Cota, Chas Cota, Cindy (Cota) and Ed Hertwig, Kristen (Cota) and James Sutton, Kate (Cota) and Anthony McElligott, Kyle Cota, Trevor Cota, Christian Eigner, Jacob Eigner, Justin Eigner, Catherine Cota, Robert Cota, Lewis Cota and her fourteen great-grandchildren who treasured her deeply, Mason Bohn, Matthew, Kiley and Andrew Bohn, Analiese, Aidan, Kieran and Conor Driscoll, Ella Hertwig, James Sutton, Paul James and Calvin Cota, Alejandro and “Baby Sibling” McElligott.

Lillian is also survived by her youngest sister, Marie (Amenta) Milardo of Portland. Lillian and Marie spent their time together each week at hair appointments, lunch, shopping or just visiting with each other, cousins or friends. She is also survived by many nieces,  nephews and cousins.

Besides her husband, Lillian was predeceased by six siblings, Minnie Marino, Angela Arcidiacono, Vencenza “Jennie” Amenta, Constance Halstead, Ann Bradley and Sebastian V. Amenta.

  Lillian's family is grateful for the kind, compassionate & loving care provided to her in her final weeks by the entire staff at Elim Park in Cheshire, CT.  We are also thankful for the companionship & love given to her in her home by Sharon Dahlmeyer-Giovannitti.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 23rd at 11:30am at Saint John Church.  Per the family, masks are required in church. Burial will follow at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Lillian's memory may be made to the Divine Mercy Chapel, St. John Church, 5 St. John Court, Cromwell, CT 06416 or The Office of Radio and Television, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712.  Cromwell Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.



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Mass of Christian Burial
June 23, 2022

11:30 AM
Saint John Church
5 Saint John Court
Cromwell, CT 06416

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