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Jane E. Viviano

July 26, 1944 — November 18, 2021

Jane E. Viviano

Jane E. (Esselstyn) Viviano, 77, of Southington, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

Born on July 26, 1944 in Hudson, NY to the late Albert and Edith (Hiscox) Esselstyn, Jane grew up in Claverack, NY and had been a longtime Southington resident.

She earned her Associates Degree from Albany Business College and retired from UCONN Health Center where she worked as the Assistant to the Dental Dean for nearly 30 years. Jane was a dedicated member of the First Congregational Church in Southington and was active in Stephen Ministry and Bible Studies. Jane enjoyed writing and photography and was an avid animal lover, fostering many pets over the years.

She is survived by her three children; daughter, Lisa Bleau and her husband Chris of Bolton; son, Stephen Viviano and his wife Lisa of Southington and son, Jeffrey Viviano and his wife Marci of Lake Balboa, CA and four grandchildren; Kayla, Adam, Siena and Jordan Viviano. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Elvina Esselstyn of Hudson, NY, her niece Karen Hardy of Essington, PA, her nephew Peter Esselstyn of Crested Butte, CO, and her nephew Doug Esselstyn of Greensoro, NC. Jane was predeceased by two brothers, James and Albert Esselstyn; sister-in-law, Marie Esselstyn and her nephew, Timothy Esselstyn.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jane’s memory may be made to First Congregational Church, dedicated to Stephen Ministry, 37 Main St, Southington, CT 06489 or to Southington Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 10, Southington, CT 06489 (

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at the First Congregational Church, 37 Main St, Southington. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S, Main St, Plantsville. For online condolences and directions, please visit

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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