Alma D. (Dahlen) Silano

October 28, 1918 ~ July 13, 2022 (age 103)


Alma (Dahlen) Silano passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at the age of 103.  Her daughter was by her side.  She married the late Michael Silano in 1940 and celebrated 69 years of marriage.

Alma was born October 28, 1918, in Harwinton, CT, the daughter of the late Bernard and Philomena “Minnie” (Rinaldi) Dahlen. She was a graduate of Western Connecticut State University and taught elementary grades with the Harwinton school system for 40 years, until her retirement. She was a Charter Member of the Harwinton Women’s Club where she belonged to from 1965 to the present.

Alma was a wonderful cook and hostess that always had a place at her table for anyone.  We will miss he fabulous food and parties.

She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Fusco (Andrew) of Marlborough, CT, Rosemary Pennington (Gary) of Fairlawn, OH; five grandchildren, Michael Silano (Marlene), John Fusco, David Fusco (Monica), Katie Pennington, Jackie Pennington; two great grandchildren Jack and Maddie Silano, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Frederick Silano, one brother, Bernard Dahlen, and two sisters, Bernice Sirota, and June Scoville.

The family would like to thank Brandywine of Litchfield and Vitas Hospice for their compassionate care.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 25, 2022, with the cortege leaving at 10:30 a.m. from Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington, to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (Our Lady of Hope Parish), 78 Litchfield Rd., Harwinton, CT. Burial will follow at St. Francis New Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call on Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home.

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Calling Hours
July 25, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Cook Funeral Home
82 Litchfield St.,
Torrington, CT 06790

Mass of Christian Burial
July 25, 2022

11:00 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
78 Litchfield Road
Harwinton, CT 06791


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