Alexandrina Mongillo Was Native of Vineyard

Alexandrina (Shandra) Mongillo, 86, of Southington, Conn., died on Saturday, Nov. 30, at Bradley Memorial Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Lincoln C. Mongillo for 58 years.

Born on June 8, 1916, on Martha's Vineyard, she was the daughter of the late John and Maria Paiva Coutinho, who immigrated to the Island from Madeira Island, Portugal. She moved to Southington in 1934, and resided there for the last 68 years. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church and a founding member of its Ladies Guild in Southington. On the Vineyard, to which she returned summers for the past 38 years, she was a communicant of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Oak Bluffs.

She is survived by a son and daughter in law, Lincoln and Patricia Mongillo of Seattle, Wash.; two daughters and sons in law, Alexandrina and John Folcik and Dr. Mary Jane and Dr. Michael Williams, all of Southington; a brother, Frank, and his wife, Flora Coutinho of Martha's Vineyard; six grandchildren, John Folcik, Mellissa and her husband, William Whelan, Michael and Meredith Williams, Lincoln Mongillo 3rd and Peter Mongillo; three great-grandchildren, William, Kelsey and Catherine Whelan, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Mary Coutinho, Hilda Mongillo and Gloria deBettencourt, and by two brothers, Manuel and John Coutinho.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home to the St. Thomas Church for a 10 a.m. a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment was at the St. Thomas Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the St. Aloysius Church Building Fund, for the Religion Education Center, 254 Burritt street, Plantsville, CT 06479.