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Victoria Pinto Bortolot, age 95, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Norwalk Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Norwalk, CT on August 5, 1922 to the late William and Filomena Pinto, she remained a lifelong resident.
For over 70 years, Victoria was the loving and devoted wife of her late husband Richard V. Bortolot, her high school sweetheart. They were together as a couple for over 76 years until his passing in 2015. She graduated from Norwalk High School Class of 1941, and wanted to help the war effort after the U.S. became involved in World War II. She worked for General Electric in Bridgeport where her job performance promoted her to supervisor of her shift, making the gun turret controls and camera controls for the B29 Bomber and was awarded a Certificate of Merit from President Roosevelt. She left GE in 1945 upon the birth of her first child to start a family.
She is survived by her children Carole Sementini and her husband Ed of Redding, Richard V. Bortolot, Jr. of Westport, Victoria J. Bortolot of Bethel, Raymond Bortolot and his wife Anne of Redding, and Jeffrey Bortolot and his wife Marlene of Norwalk; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Gary W. Bortolot. She is also survived by her two youngest siblings, Lucy Ely of Norwalk and Billy Pinto of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
She was an Honorary Life charter member of the Columbiettes K of C Council #46 and a member of the St. Jerome's Church Women's Guild. During their retirement, Victoria and her husband were active members of the Southport Square Dance Club where they both taught square, round, and ballroom dancing for many years.
Victoria will always be remembered for her quick wit and sense of humor, but mostly for her unselfish devotion and love for her family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Saturday, January 27 at St. Jerome Church, 23 Half Mile Road in Norwalk. Interment will be at St. John Cemetery on Richards Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Victoria's name may be made to St. Jerome Church.