Name: Lisa Marie Andreana
DOD: May 25, 2016
With profound sadness we mourn the passing of our dear daughter, Lisa Marie Andreana, age 22, who entered into eternal peace on June 1, 2016 due to a heroin overdose after a long and courageous battle with addiction. While we are deeply saddened to see her go, we are relieved that her struggle has ended and she is now at peace. She grew up a happy spirited child with a love for family, the beach, soccer, running, reading, writing poetry, quilting (a love she shared with her Mema) and was an accomplished pianist. She was a very spiritual girl with a kind and caring soul. She touched so many people and always encouraged them to do their best even in her times of great struggle. She was quick to laugh and loved her family with all her heart. She was a 2012 graduate of Berlin High School and was a student at SCSU before her illness took hold. She leaves behind her mother Amy Andreana, her father Robert Andreana, her beloved brother Bobby Andreana, and her half-brother Nolan all from Berlin, CT; her grandparents Raymond & Ginger Rondini of Newington, and Eloise Andreana (Grand El) of Berlin. She also leaves her special Aunt Pam Lavery of Berlin and cousins Raymond and Samantha her sister-cousin. She is also survived by her Aunt Heather Andreana & Uncle Rob O’Connor of Chicago, her Uncle Jeff, of New London, her Mom’s significant other Jay Toner and his two daughters Megan and Madison of New Hartford and a loving supportive extended family with many Aunts, Uncles and close cousins. It is the family’s hope that the cruel disease of addiction will trend toward a broader degree of acceptance and de-stigmatization and a sense of urgency will be brought to this brutal health crisis affecting so many families. Lisa was a strong willed young lady who tried to fight addiction her way but ultimately lost the battle. We will love and miss her for the rest of our lives. Funeral services for Lisa Marie will be held Thursday, at 9:00 a.m. from the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Holy Spirit. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Britain. Relatives and friends are invited to call Wednesday from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Newington Memorial. Memorial donations may be made to the Walter Hoving Home, 40 Walter Hoving Road, Garrison, NY 10524. To share a memory with Lisa Marie’s family, please visit us at www.newingtonmemorial.com.