Tana DeSiato of Fernandina Beach passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Baptist Nassau after a brief illness. She was born in Pascoag, Rhode Island on June 20, 1943. Growing up in Mansfield, Connecticut, Tana was among the first students to attend E.O. Smith High School and took first place in the Ms. Mansfield Pageant. She later raised her family in Windham Center, Connecticut and spent summers on Columbia Lake.
She spent the past 30 years in Florida, working as a bank teller, housekeeper and provided child care for growing families who became very attached to her.
Tana was energetic, giving, hard-working and independent. She loved baking cookies from scratch and sharing with family, neighbors and co-workers. She also hemmed countless garments for co-workers. Tana spent the last several years in Fernandina Beach working for Osprey Village and Angel Watch Homecare.
She was the beloved mother to Tammy & Marc Trudeau (Connecticut), Melissa & Bob Evans (Massachussets), Kim Aspinwall & Cliff Little (Fernandina Beach). She is survived by her 7 grandchildren, Jocelyn Loukas, Justina Ingerson, Katlyn Byrnes, Myles Byrnes (Connecticut), Kassie Godin (Fernandina Beach), Benjamin Evans, Tori Evans (Massachusetts). She is also survived by 4 great grandchildren, Dimitri, Constantino, Angelina & Jamieson (Connecticut) as well as her “adopted” family, Vicki Gruber and Jonathan Thomas (Fernandina Beach).
Tana loved her family dearly and will live forever in our hearts.
Tana’s family will receive friends for a visitation on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Oxley Heard Funeral Home.