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Antoinette "Toni" J. (Zimmerman) Landor

June 13, 1933 ~ February 24, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Antoinette "Toni" Landor Obituary

Torrington- Antoinette J. “Toni” Landor, 90, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas L. Landor.

            Antoinette was born in Torrington on June 13, 1933, daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Matava) Zimmerman, and had been a lifelong resident of the area. She was a loving homemaker until widowed at the age of 45. She then reentered the workforce as a teller and worked her way up as a valuable member of the Marketing Department at First Federal Savings Bank of Torrington and Webster Bank. She was proud to have furthered her education and attended Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

            Antoinette, a devout Catholic, was a communicant of St. John Paul the Great Parish, Torrington. She had been an active parishioner of the former Sacred Heart Church, where she had served as a Eucharistic Minister, was a member of the Altar Society, and in her younger years, the Sodality and CYO.

            Over the course of 55 years, Toni served as Financial Secretary, Treasurer and President of Wreath 86 of the Slovak Catholic Sokol Club. In fact, she met her husband, Thomas, at one of many picnics at Sokol Park. She’ll be fondly remembered for purchasing gifts for hundreds of children over the years at the annual Sokol Christmas party, using funds raised by members. She had a knack for knowing what toys each age group would enjoy.

            Antoinette had also been a Brownie Leader, Girl Scout Leader and camp counselor at Camp Maria Pratt, using the nickname “Toni the Tiger.” She enjoyed reading, watching Hallmark movies and traveling (particularly with her sister) with Cape Cod holding a special place in her heart.

            Toni considered her greatest achievement to be “my five girls, they were my life.” Survivors include her daughters, Cheryl A. Gruner and her partner, Kenneth Johnson, Karen M. Landor, Bernadette J. Rossi and her husband, Donald, all of Torrington, Sandra J. Gollenberg and her husband, Keith, of Naples, FL, and Mary Beth Baril and her partner, Chris Lambert, of Fort Worth, TX; her sister, Theresa Formaggioni of New Hartford; seven grandchildren, Peter Gruner, Scott Gruner and his wife, Melissa, Thomas Gollenberg and his wife, Irene, David Gollenberg, Matthew Baril, James Baril, and Catherine Rossi; three great-grandchildren, Kensey Gruner, Kody Gruner and Kolby Gruner; three step-grandchildren, Gianina Lambert, Isabella Lambert and Lucianna Lambert, and many nieces and nephews. Antoinette was predeceased by two brothers, Stephen Zimmermann and Paul Zimmerman.

            Toni’s daughters would like to thank the ED and ICU departments of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital for their respectful and compassionate care of their mother.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 9:00a.m. from Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect St., Torrington, to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 160 Main St., Torrington, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00a.m. Burial will follow in New St. Francis Cemetery, Torrington. Friends may call Friday, March 1, 2024, from 5:00 to 7:00p.m. at Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home.

            At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Paul the Great Parish, 160 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, (stjude.org/donate) or Operation Smile (operationsmile.org)

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Services

Calling Hours
Friday
March 1, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home
258 Prospect Street
Torrington, CT 06790

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 2, 2024

9:00 AM
Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home
258 Prospect Street
Torrington, CT 06790

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
March 2, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Francis of Assisi Church
160 Main Street
Torrington, CT 06790

Burial
Saturday
March 2, 2024

11:15 AM
New St. Francis Cemetery
863 South Main Street
Torrington, CT 06790

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