We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home of Berlin
Linda Lucy (Bascetta) Sorrentino of Berlin, beloved wife of Sebastian (Sonny) Sorrentino of Berlin, passed away on November 2, 2021 after 74 years of life. She fought a mighty battle against a rare Mitochondrial Disease until passing peacefully in her sleep, family by her side, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain.
Born in Hartford, CT on May 27, 1947 to Sebastian and Nina (Ianforelli) Bascetta, Linda attended the Gilbert School in Winsted. On October 26, 1968 she married Sonny, the love of her life. Together, they built a life full of travel, camping, countless trips to Disney World, and a big, beautiful family. The couple raised four children: Maria Sorrentino of Newington, Diana Sorrentino-Schlauch (Raymond Schlauch) of Annapolis, MD, John Sorrentino (Beth Sorrentino) of Berlin, and Michael Sorrentino (Annie Scranton) of NYC. Linda loved her children more than life itself, until they gave her grandchildren.
She leaves behind eight adored grandchildren, who were the center of her world: Riley and Brayden Sorrentino of Newington; Thomas, Anson and Christian Schlauch of Annapolis, MD; Ryan and Erika Sorrentino of Berlin; and Rose Scranton-Sorrentino of NYC.
Linda was a giver. She loved nothing more than having her family gathered in her kitchen, where she prepared arguably the best Italian meals on the planet, recipes handed down from generations past. She loved volunteering at church, playing golf, spending her summer days at Hammonasset Beach, long drives with Sonny, and doting on her grandchildren. She lived each and every day to its fullest. Whether it was an impromptu trip to Maine for lunch or a drive to see one of her grandkids take part in an activity, she was always ready for the next adventure, no matter how big or small. Her presence will be missed by many, but her energy and compassionate love lives on in her family and friends.
Calling hours will be held at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home of Berlin/ Porter’s on Thursday, November 4 from 5-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Friday, Nov 5 at St. Paul Church in Berlin. Burial will be in Wilcox Cemetery, East Berlin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Ronald McDonald House.