CHESHIRE, CT – (From Wallingford Funeral House) Kito Martinez, 101, of Cheshire, was born on August 23, 1919, the spouse of the late and beloved Miguel Martinez and the daughter of the late Juan and Florinda Fernandez, handed away peacefully on November 21, 2020.
Kito was born in Havana, Cuba, the youngest of seven kids. She made an unthinkable determination, that will alter the life she knew, to flee the Castro regime by making use of for political asylum in the US.
The kids’s visas had been accepted first and taking a leap of religion and braveness, they had been positioned on a airplane via the Peter Pan airlift to freedom.
Kito’s prayers had been answered as your entire household reunited months later. She and Miguel created a good looking life watching their younger household thrive of their adoptive land.
Kito’s life centered round her love of household and expensive associates.
She was an important cook dinner and at all times had an open-door coverage for dinner company. She was additionally an unimaginable seamstress, embroiderer, and created stunning promenade robes and Halloween costumes for her grandchildren.
A inventive expertise, earlier than the household settled in Connecticut, she labored making elaborate costumes for Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the place they resided for the primary three years in the US.
Kito lived in Meriden and labored for the Napier Firm retiring after 25 years of service. Upon her retirement and after her husband’s dying, she moved to Cheshire and resided at Hillshire Village for the previous 30 years.
Kito was predeceased by her first-born toddler daughter, Caridad. She is survived by her three kids: two sons, Michael Martinez of Cheshire and Robert Martinez and his spouse Ann of Wallingford, a daughter Marilyn Zanetto and her husband Invoice of Meriden.
She can be survived by ten adoring grandchildren, Officer Michael Martinez of Franklin, TN, Alyson Millares (Enrique) of Cheshire, Carin Lopez (Brian) of Cheshire, Molly Martinez of Nashville, TN, Dr. Jane Martinez of Fairfax, VA, Robert Martinez (Shannon) of Cheshire, Alex Martinez (Kristy) of Chelmsford, MA, David Martinez (Miranda) of Branford, Amy Hamlin (Alex) of Dobbs Ferry, NY, and Mark Zanetto (Catherine) of Greensboro, NC.
She additionally leaves 13 stunning nice grandchildren, Sophia Millares, Ava Millares, Mia Millares, Helene Lopez, Connor Lopez, Ryan Lopez, Brianna Martinez, Eli Martinez, Norah Martinez, Gabriella Martinez, Benjamin Martinez, Isabel Hamlin, and William Baron Zanetto.
Additionally survived is her particular daughter-in-law, Patti Comard and 5 very particular nephews, Antonio Galvez, Enrique Hugues, Luis Garcia, Mario Fernandez and Reinaldo Togores.
There are not any phrases that may specific the deep gratitude by the Martinez household for Kito’s care by her loving, dedicated, and angelic associates who took care of her all through these previous years, Maria Peguero and Maria Garcia, thanks, you had been her angels right here on Earth.
A graveside service shall be held on Wednesday Nov 25, at 10:15 am at Sacred Coronary heart Cemetery in Meriden. (COVID precautions shall be adopted and masks required).
A livestream of the service shall be out there on her on-line obituary web page situated at ww.wallingfordfh.com for these unable to attend in particular person.
Presents in her reminiscence could also be despatched to St. Jude Kids’s Analysis Hospital (www.stjude.org).
Preparations are below the course of The Wallingford Funeral House.