Lovando Banton


WATERTOWN — Lovando Banton, 68, formerly of Naugatuck, died peacefully May 30, 2023, at her home.

Lovando was born July 19, 1954, in Waterbury, daughter of Evelyn C. (Brown) Banton and the late Alfred N. Banton, and was raised in Naugatuck. Lovando retired from WARC in Waterbury, where she worked for more than 30 years.

She enjoyed sewing classes at the Yankee Quilter in Seymour, and piano lessons with Nanette Jordan. She loved Motown music, watching news, attending church services, arts and crafts, cooking and assisting her housemates with sewing buttons.

In addition to her mother, Evelyn Banton of Naugatuck, Lovando is survived by her sisters, Frederica Banton of Naugatuck, Melody Banton of Waterbury, and Miava Banton of Cheshire; her brothers, David Banton of Waterbury, and Normandy A. Banton of Naugatuck; her aunts, Betty Brooks, Eleanor Moore, Helen Petty, Juanita Brown, Cynthia Dozier and Vivian Weatherspoon.

In addition to her father, Alfred N. Banton, Lovando was predeceased by her brother, Alonzo Banton; her uncle, Felton Brown Jr.; and her aunts, Vera Brown and Marvaleen Brown.

A funeral service was to be Monday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m. at House of Prayer Church, 1245 Thomaston Ave., Waterbury. Everyone attending was asked to please meet directly at church. Burial was to follow in Grove Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. There were no calling hours and arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.

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