Vanessa (Tomlin) Pannuto, 45, beloved wife of David G. Pannuto, died on Saturday (July 23, 2022) at John Dempsey Hospital, Farmington due to complications from Covid.
Vanessa was born on February 3, 1977 in Winsted and was raised in Bristol where she attended Bristol Eastern High School and graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Post University.
A Burlington resident for the past 17 years, Vanessa was an active member of the community and volunteered at several Booster Club events. She worked for the Law Office of Julie Porzio in Waterbury as a paralegal. She enjoyed music, being outdoors, travel, and was an avid reader who would devour her books. Her greatest joy in life was her family. She loved her children and took an active role in their sports as their biggest cheerleader. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend who, despite her little feet, has left huge shoes that can never be filled.
In addition to her husband of 18 years, Vanessa is survived by her two children: Evan David Pannuto and Grace Laura Pannuto; her mother: Laura (Orfield) DiMauro and step-father, Dave of Bristol; her father: Jeff Tomlin and step-mother Elaine of Plymouth; siblings: Jordan and Caitlyn Tomlin, Angela Sieller and husband Jason, and David DiMauro, and wife Marissa; grandparents: Eleanor Tomlin and John Chapin; father -in-law and mother-in-law: Robert and Rita Pannuto of Marshfield, MA; sister-in-law: Suzanne Stevens; brother-in-law: Robert Pannuto; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by a son and Grace’s twin: Dylan Robert Jeffrey Pannuto.
Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, on Thursday between 4 and 7 PM. A private funeral and burial will be held on Friday for the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Evan & Grace Pannuto Educational Fund, c/o Webster Bank, 1 North Riverside Ave., Terryville, CT 06786
Or to Special Olympics, 2666 State St., Suite 1, Hamden, CT 06517.
Please visit Vanessa’s memorial website at www.FunkFuneralHome.com.