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Leslie Ann Romano Duane

Updated: Dec 14, 2023




Leslie Ann Romano Duane: February 5, 1958 - December 5, 2023


Leslie Ann Romano Duane, affectionately known as "Hessi" to her friends and family, peacefully departed this world on December 5, 2023, at St. Raphael’s Hospital in New Haven, CT. She was 65.


Born and raised in West Haven, Leslie graced those around her with her infectious humor and unwavering optimism. Her remarkable journey as a four-time cancer survivor showcased her resilience and belief that every obstacle could be overcome. Leslie leaves behind a profound legacy through her five children: Ja-Nae Duane, Michael Jr. Duane, Victoria (Vicci) Messina, Samantha-Lee Romano, and Joshua Jesse Romano. To her grandchildren, Maximilian, Alexandra, Gianna, Maximus, and Liliana, she was known as "NoNa," and she cherished each of them. In addition to her immediate family, Leslie is survived by her two brothers, John (Jay) and Michael Romano, and two nieces, Autumn and Brittany, along with two nephews, Justyn and Nicholas. 


Leslie asked that whenever a rainbow presents itself to you, that you know she is sending her love. A public service will be held at St. John Vianney's Church in West Haven, CT on December 27, 2023 at 10:00am, providing an opportunity for friends and family to celebrate Leslie's life, share cherished memories, and find solace together. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: WHEAT, 674 Washington Ave, West Haven, CT 06516,  in honor of Leslie’s memory.

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My dearest cousin Hessi I'm missing you so so much!! No matter how much time has passed whenever we get together it was like no time had passed. We may not be blood related but we always felt that way from the moment Frank introduced us and that was over 30 years ago and we will always be cousins and you will always be in my heart until we are together again. Love you cuz!!!!♥️♥️🙏

love,

cousin Natalie

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