Helen J. (Piotrowski) Toretto, 99, of Bristol, widow of Anthony Francis Toretto, passed away September 25, 2019 at Bristol Hospital. Born on November 8, 1919 in Bristol, CT, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Stella (Babouis) Piotrowski. Helen was a lifelong resident of Bristol. As a child, she and her family were one of the first parishioners of St. Stanislaus Church here in Bristol and remained an active member of the church well into her 90’s. During her life, she raised her children and supported her husband, Anthony. Helen was a very charismatic woman and was very active until this past week. Helen is survived by her son Nicholas Toretto of Cape Coral, FL; her daughter and son-in-law Helen and William Stevens of Port Charlotte, FL; five grandchildren Melissa-Jon, Dean, Allison, Mathew, and Dr. Deborah Terry, and five great grandchildren Dalia, Jack, Mia, Leighton, and Brynleigh. Helen was predeceased by her daughter Francine Zurell and her three brothers Joseph, Edward, and John Piotrowski. A funeral mass will be held Oct. 1st at 10am at St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday evening from 6-8pm at DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol, CT 06010.
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