Bernadine Anne Henry "Dina", 90, of Danbury, CT passed away on September 17, 2021. She was born in Danbury, daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie (Butera) Scalzo. She is predeceased by her husband Edward Henry and brothers Sam and Frank Scalzo.
Dina's first job that she loved dearly was working as an usher at the Palace Theatre. She also worked as a dance instructor at Arthur Murray Dance Studio. In her early years, she worked for the former Mayor and prominent attorneys in the city of Danbury. During her career, she became an LPN, she worked at Boehringer Ingelheim and retired from Perkin Elmer.
Dina was known for her love of leopard print, elephants and roosters and always being perfectly put together from her hair to her nails and flawless skin. She was the owner of "Basket Creations by Dina," putting so much love into every basket and bow. Dina loved to dance and will be remembered every time a Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett song plays.
She will be missed by her daughter Doreen (Robert) Durgy, son Michael (Cyndi) Henry, son Bernard (Leslie) Henry and nephew Dr. David (Audrey) Scalzo. Lovingly known as "Nonnie," she will also be missed by her beloved grandchildren, Corryn (Tony) Patane, Alyse (Michael) Henry, Bernard (Michael) Henry, Alexandra Henry and great grandson, Tino Patane.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 10-11 AM on Wednesday, September 22 at Danbury Memorial Funeral Home (117 South St., Danbury, CT) with a prayer service to begin at 11am. A graveside burial at St. Peter Cemetery (71 Lake Avenue Ext., Danbury, CT) will follow the service.
Dina loved all children and animals. Donations can be made in her name to ASPCA, Danbury Animal Welfare Society or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
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Danbury Animal Wellfare Society
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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