The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)

Debra M. Liistro


Debra M. Liistro, 65 of Middletown, beloved wife of Luigi Liistro passed away at her residence on Monday, February 27th. Born on April 8, 1957 in Hartford, daughter of the late Dr. Robert and Carol (Hazzard) Miller. She had been a lifelong resident of Middletown and a 1975 graduate of Mercy High school. A member of St. John’s Church, Middletown, and was employed by Sanditz Travel as a travel agent for many years. She was a member of Middlesex Vocal Chords and former president of St. John’s Parish Council where she also sung in the church choir. She was an avid gardener and beach lover. She enjoyed traveling to new places, especially Sicily with her husband and family. Her greatest joy was spending time with her two grandchild­ren. Besides her husband of 42 years, she is survived by her loving family, two sons Salvatore and his wife Laura (Saponare) Liistro of Middletown, Stefano Liistro of Middletown, two sisters Victoria Delgado and Laura Gennaro, her brother Robert and his wife Gabriella Miller Jr, her grandchild­ren Leonardo and Siena, her two sistersin-law, Vincenza Italia and husband Salvatore, and Loredana Marina and her husband Daniele, and nieces and nephews. Predecease­d by her sister-in-law, Rosanna Airo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 4th at 11 a.m. in St. John’s Church, Middletown. Burial will be in the family plot in St. Sebastian’s Cemetery, Middlefiel­d. Friends may call at the CoughlinLa­strina Funeral Home, 491 High St., Middletown, on Saturday, March 4th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributi­ons to St. John’s Church, 19 St. John’s Square, Middletown, CT 06457.

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