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Adele C. Plancon

Adele “Tootsie” Clementina (Colonna) Plancon, 89, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 after a brief illness.

Born in Springfield on October 20, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Enrico & Lena (Mezzetti) Colonna.

Tootsie was a graduate of Springfield Trade High School. After graduation she became a fashion buyer for both Brigham and Lerner Department stores. She later worked in the Springfield College post office while managing Mushy's Restaurant & Driving Range in Agawam.

She was a member of St. Anne's & Oak Ridge Country Clubs, and enjoyed many rounds of golf, then fun with friends in the 19th hole!

In 1980, she married William Plancon and relocated to Hallandale, FL before settling into Pine Tree Mobile Home Park in Deerfield Beach; a place she dearly loved. Together they ran the valet car service at the Barefoot Mailman Resort in Pompano Beach until his death in 1981. She then moved into the resort’s kitchen, at Charlie Brown's Restaurant, as a baker and was famous for her Key Lime Pie & artisan breads! Tootsie, who loved to keep her home tidy, then opened a cleaning service and had many satisfied customers up and down A1A until her retirement.

Tootsie was also predeceased by her brother, Alfred Colonna, Sr. this past May, and sister-in-law, Albertina (Lungarini) Colonna in 1992.

She is survived by her nieces & nephew, Karen DiClementi & husband Mauro of W. Springfield, Carolyn Napolitan & husband Ron of E. Longmeadow and Alfred Colonna, Jr. & wife Heidi of Westfield. She will be dearly missed by her great nieces & nephews, Christina DiClementi (Brandon Jackson) & Gianna Crean (Darron) of W. Springfield, Cameron Napolitanof Hudson, Alexa Napolitan of E. Longmeadow, and Kevin O’Brien & Alfred James “AJ” Colonna of Westfield.

Tootsie's family would like to thank her wonderful neighbors at Pine Tree Park who looked out for her, and the Residence at Dania Beach & Vitas Hospice for taking such good care of her.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, October 17 at Tazzini Funeral Home, 22 Locust St., in Springfield; masks and social distancing required. A private burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104.

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