Obituary Notices

 

CARMELA MARIE SMERIGLIO- July 8, 2015

Carmela Marie Smeriglio, 87, a Stamford resident passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at her home. Born on June 15, 1928 in Port Chester, NY, the daughter of the late William Bologno and Marie (Bracciale) Bologno.

She is predeceased by her husband Louis F. Smeriglio and her sister Molly Fusco Ruspini.

Carmela was a graduate of Port Chester High School Class of 1946 and graduated from McDowell School for Design for dress making, costume design and tailoring.  She worked for Stamford Public Schools for 40 years, primarily as a media specialist at Stillmeadow School.

She is survived by her partner Frank (Doc) Orrico; her son Michael Smeriglio; her daughter Debra Hartlett and husband Fred; her sister Anne Greco; two grandsons Eric Hartlett and his partner Shannon Olsen, Bryan Hartlett; cousin Tony Smeriglio; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Entombment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, July 13 from 9:00 - 10:00 AM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ARMIDA SALAS ORTIZ DE ROJAS- June 30, 2015

Armida Salas Ortiz De Rojas, 69, passed away on June 30, 2015 at Stamford Hospital.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 10: AM at St. Mary's Church, 566 Elm Street, Stamford, CT. Burial will take place in Lima, Peru.

TRACY MILUCCI THOMAS- June 30, 2015

Tracy Milucci Thomas, 51, a resident of Trumbull passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Born on December 18, 1963 in Greenwich, the daughter of the late Joseph Milucci and Mary Lou (Murphy) Milucci.

She is survived by her beloved husband Christopher A. Thomas; her loving children Jamie L. Thomas, Taylor E. Thomas, Christopher M. Thomas; her brother Thomas J. Milucci and his wife Mary; and her in-laws Donald and Carol Panapadda. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A devoted wife and mother, Tracy was well known by her family and friends for her unconditional love, warm heart and caring ways.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home at 6:30 PM with Deacon Bill Koniers officiating. Interment will take place in private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 200 Executive Blvd, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.

JOSEPH GIANNATTASIO- June 26, 2015  

Joseph "Little Joe" Giannattasio, 67, a Stamford resident passed away at the Stamford Hospital on Friday, June 26, 2015 from complications due to a motorcycle accident.

Born on February 26, 1948 in Bronx, NY, the son of the late Lawrence Giannattasio and Anna Colangelo Giannattasio. He is predeceased by his brother Lee Giannattasio.

A proud father, Joseph is survived by his son Matthew M. Lester and his daughter Patricia Alleva and her husband Michael. He also leaves behind his brother Lawrence "Pepper" Giannattasio and his wife Geraldine; his sister Pamela Albero and her husband John; his longtime friend Roksolana; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was affectionately known as "Papa Joe" to his grandchildren who he adored, Dominic and Anthony.

He was a graduate of Rippowam High School and served in the United States Air Force with the Strategic Air Command. Joseph was a motorcycle and car enthusiastic with a special love for corvettes. He enjoyed spending time at the beach and would often be seen at Curley's Diner and Donut Delight.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will take place in private. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the VA Hospital,  950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516.

LOUIS M. BUZZEO- June 24, 2015

Louis M. Buzzeo, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Born in New York City of November 20, 1914, the son of the late Antonio and Filomena Buzzeo. He celebrated his 100th birthday on November 20, 2014.

He is predeceased by his wife Sylvia Buzzeo and sisters Clementina Buzzeo and Mary Antonelli. He is survived by his sister Lucy Caruso of Stamford and Michael A. Buzzeo of Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Louis graduated from Stamford High School in 1932. He entered the Postal Service in February of 1939 as a Distribution and Window Clerk at the Stamford Post Office.

His postal career was interrupted in March of 1941 when he enlisted in the infantry of the United States Army. He served overseas in the Pacific area from 1941 to 1942. He attended Officers' Candidate School at Fort Washington, Maryland and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in December of 1942. He was assigned to the Adjutant General's Office, Pentagon Building, Washington D.C. through 1946 and was separated from the service as a Major.

While in the military service he attended the Adjutant General's School at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, completed a three year logistics course at the Army Command and Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and attended courses given by the Army Industrial College and various Army management schools. He joined the U.S. Army Reserve and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1974.

He returned to the Stamford Post Office in June of 1946 as Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Mails. In September 1950 he was promoted to Superintendent of the Ridgeway Station. In October 1956, Louis became the Assistant Postmaster of Stamford, CT. At that time the assistant postmaster provided general direction of the processing of mails, finance, administration and service functions. He supervised approximately 600 employees. During the absences of the postmaster he assumed complete charge of the Stamford Post Office.  On November 10, 1973, during postal reorganization, he became the Sectional Center Director of Customer Services, responsible for customer service activates, delivery, retail and vehicle operations for 19 post offices in Fairfield County with a total complement of 1600 employees. He assumed charge of the sectional center post office during the absence of the Sectional Center Manager Postmaster, directed the preparation and submission of the sectional center budget amounting to over 28 million dollars annually. As a top level manager in the Postal Service he was called upon to serve on various committees and boards throughout the northeastern section of the Unite States.

Louis attended many postal management schools in finance, economic evaluation, labor relations, EEO, analytical methods for postal management, human relations and postal operations. He was the recipient of four superior accomplishment awards and in 1976 received the U.S. Postal Service Bicentennial Award.

Louis was a member of the Board of Directors, Italian Center, committee member on Employment of the Handicapped, Southwestern Connecticut; member of the Board of Directors, Mickey Lione Memorial Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors, Liberty National Bank. He also belonged to the following organizations: The American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society, Reserve Officers Association of the United States, National Association of Postal Supervisors. He has been active in various civic activities over the past 35 years such as the United Fund, Red Cross Blood Drawing projects, American Cancer Society and various affairs. He held a Connecticut real estate broker's license and was associated with William Pitt Real Estate.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902.

To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

CARMELLA NAPOLI HETT- June 21, 2015

Carmella Napoli Hett, 67, a Stamford resident passed away on June 21, 2015 at Greenwich Woods. Born on June 3, 1948 in Stamford, the daughter of the late Frank Napoli and Julia (Bevino) Napoli. She is predeceased by her husband Charles B. Hett.

She is survived by her sister Catherine Battinelli and husband Louis; one nephew Carmine Battinelli; her uncle Ernesto Napoli and wife Raffaela; cousins Donna and Jan Darula; her in-laws Charles and Harriett Hett; brothers-in-law Richard Hett, Billy Hett and wife Caroline; sister-in-law Irene Keeler and her husband Harold "Chuck."Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

Carmella worked at the former Cassone Bakery located in Stamford. She was a hairdresser for several years and also worked for caterers as well as catering parties herself. She was a devoted lover of animals, loved going to the beach, enjoyed shopping and spending time with family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 8:30 - 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

SALVATORE J. ROTANTE- June 21, 2015

Salvatore J. Rotante, 91, a Stamford resident passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015. Born on November 8, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Joseph Rotante and Giovannina (Jennie) Princiotti Rotante.

A Veteran of World War II, Salvatore was in Company A 33rd Armoed Regime during the Campaign in France. He worked at Economy TV and Pitney Bowes as an electronic inspector.He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Theresa (Coppola) Rotante; his children Joseph P. Rotante, Theodore P. Rotante, Jeanne Samela and husband Steve and Maria Gianetti and husband Rick. He also leaves behind his brother, Paul J. Rotante and wife Filomena; his grandchildren Marie, Joseph Jr., Gayle (Louis), Anna (Scott), Corinne (Tim), Cole, Michael, Steven; great grandchildren Laura, Brittney, Paige, Anthony, Kaylee, Alexis, Dominic; one great-great grandson, Bentley; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sister Rose Rotante-Kaminsky and husband Edward, and niece DonnaMarie Rotante-Morgano. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 9:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Stamford, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM.

Donations may be made to Justin Samela's Wings of Hope Foundation, 992 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06905. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ROSE B. RUBINO- June 17, 2015

Rose B. Rubino, 90, a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born on January 23, 1925, the daughter of the late James Bonomo and Philomena (Coperine) Bonomo. She is predeceased by her husband, Michael A. Rubino Sr.

Rose graduated from New Haven Teachers College and later attended Columbia University. She worked as an elementary school teacher for the Stamford Board of Education for many years and helped establish Westover Magnet Elementary School. She was past president of St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary. She is remembered by her family and friends as a generous and kind person who was dedicated to her children and grandchildren and to her community.   

She is survived by four sons; Anthony J. Rubino and his wife Suzanne, James M. Rubino and his wife Lori, Michael A. Rubino Jr. and his wife Linda, Frank J. Rubino and his wife Irma; her daughter Jeanne Marie Mangino and her husband James; and her sister Jean Robotti and husband George Robotti. She also leaves behind her grandchildren; Maria, Joseph, Victoria, Michael, Christina, Sara, and Emily.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 9:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, June 18, 2015 (TODAY) from 4:00 -8:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

LEO V. PLANTIER- June 16, 2015

Leo V. Plantier, 95, a Stamford resident passed away on June 16, 2015. Born on March 19, 1920 in North Adams, MA, the son of the late Felix Plantier and Bernadette (Cardinal) Plantier. He is predeceased by his wife Florence (Street) Plantier.

Leo worked as a lynotype operator for various printing companies. He was the past commander at American Legion Post 3 in Stamford.

He is survived by his brother, Valmore F. Plantier of Orleans, MA and his sister Loretta Januska of Stamford.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.

DONATA M. DESALLE- June 8, 2015

Donata M. Desalle, 84, a Stamford resident, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015. Born on Novemebr 12, 1930 in Stamford, the daughter of the late Joseph and Gertrude (Lacerenza) Gerardi.

Donata worked at American Cyanamid for many years. She was an avid New York Yankees and UConn Women's Basketball fan. She was a member of the Columbiettes and enjoyed playing bingo on Monday nights.

She is survived by her brother Peter Gerardi and his wife Pat, her sister-in-law Betty Gerardi, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. She is predeceased by her longtime companion, Peter Gasparino, brothers Jerry Gerardi, Lucian Gerardi, and her sisters Carmella Conetta and Catherine Palladino.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Inurnment will take place in Florida. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children's' Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

AMADOR D. ROMAN- June 5, 2015

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, June 9 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. Burial will take place in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

SAVERIO R. ROCCO- June 1, 2015

All services were conducted in private.

SUSAN FAZIO- May 31, 2015  

Susan Fazio, 93, a Stamford resident, passed away at home on Sunday, May 31, 2015. Born on March 3, 1922 in Greenwich, the daughter of the late Guiseppe and Rosaria Paduvano. She is predeceased by her husband, Victor E. Fazio and daughter, Darlene Fazio.

In her early career, she opened Susans Beauty Salon with her husband Victor. After several years, she went to work for Antones Hair Salon and became a partner in the salon. During her retirement, Susan volunteered at the St. Mary's Fair, St. Camilius, Stamford Voting Polls and at Soap and Suds. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing and loved to bake. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the love of her life.

Susan is survived by her loving daughters, Jo-Ann Andrasi and Patty Mancini and her husband Frank; her grandchildren, Linda Piacenza and husband Michael, Frank Mancini and wife Michele, Robert Andrasi and fiancée Jesscia Cosentino, James Andrasi and wife Michelle, 9 great grandchildren, and her longtime caregivers Marie Laguerre and Maggie LaPierre. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her sisters Carbina Longo, Rose Santora, Carmella Bounty, Theresa Riale Bounty, Antoinette Lodato and brothers, Frank Pedwano and John Pedwano.

A special thank you to Dr. Katsigiannis and VITAS Hospice Care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 9:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwich, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JOSEPH P. MARTIN SR.- May 29, 2015

Joseph P. Martin Sr., 89, a Stamford resident passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015. Born on December 9, 1925  in East Boston, MA, the son of the late William Martin and Lucy Daly Martin. He is predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Lorraine Levesque Martin.

He  graduated from St. Mary's High School in Lynn, MA, in 1943, and went into the Navy immediately after graduation. In 1970, Joseph along with his family, relocated to Stamford. He worked for the Purdue Frederick Company as a Comptroller and retired after 20 years of employment. He served on the Stamford Zoning Board from 1981-1985 and was an active member of the Hubbard Heights Association, and served on their Board of Directors for many years.

Joseph is survived by his children Michele Dougherty and her husband Mark, Joseph P. Martin Jr. and his wife Karen, Thomas Martin and his wife Martha, and Terrence Martin and his wife Laura. He also leaves behind his brother William Martin and his wife Jane, his sister Maureen Martin Conrad, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother, Edward Martin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will take place in private. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 4:00-8:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARIE M. LAGUARDIA- May 2, 2015

Marie M. LaGuardia, 86, a lifelong Stamford resident, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born on November 30, 1928, the daughter of the late Anthony LaGuardia and Sarah (Palucci) LaGuardia. She is predeceased by her brothers, Michael and Aniello LaGuardia and sister, Ann LaGuardia.

Marie worked as a secretary for the City of Stamford Board of Education Maintenance Department for many years. She was actively involved in the Special Olympics and was a member of the Sons of Italy in Norwalk.

She is survived by her beloved nieces and nephews, Denise LaGuardia, Christine LaDela (Saverio), Edward LaGuardia, David LaGuardia as well as many other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, May 5 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

FITZROY "TERMITE" LYLE- April 14, 2015

Fitzroy “Termite” Lyle died on April 14, 2015 in West Palm Beach, FL. He was 58.

Termite, was born to Cislyn Foster and the late Vernal Lyle Sr. in Montego Bay Jamaica. He immigrated to Stamford, CT in 1984 and relocated to West Palm Beach, FL in 2006.   Termite is survived by his mother Cislyn Foster, grandmother Elizabeth Reid, 11 children, 14 grandchildren, 19 brothers and sisters and his long time companions Lois and Resie.   Both the viewing and service will be held at Lacerenza Funeral Home in Stamford, CT. Viewing - April 22, 2015 from 4-8pm and burial service is on April 23, 2015 at 10:00a.m.  Repast location: 39 Hillcrest Ave, Stamford, CT.

All are welcome to attend and celebrate Termite's life.

JOSEPH SBRIZZI- April 16, 2015

Joseph Sbrizzi, 96, a lifelong Stamford resident, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Born on November 26, 1918, the son of the late James and Angelina Sbrizzi.

Joseph was a Veteran of WWII having served in the US Army for 4 years and was stationed in Okinawa. He was the President of Jewel Sheen Coating, Inc. of Long Island City, NY.  He earned a scholarship to Juillard School of Music and was a passionate musician and trumpet player during The Big Band Era. An avid pigeon flyer, Joseph was a member of The Stamford Pigeon Club and also a member of the Jewish Center of Stamford.

He is survived by his wife, Rita (Canelli) Sbrizzi, his son James Sbrizzi and his wife Keri, his daughter Jo-Ann Sbrizzi, his grandchildren Joseph, Nicole, and James and one great grandson, Rowan.. He is predeceased by his brother, Michael Sbrizzi and sisters, Phyllis Grimaldi and Mary Ann Sbrizzi.

There are no calling hours. Entombment will take place in private. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

DOMINICK A. MARINO JR.- April 16, 2015  

Dominick A. Marino Jr. "Doc", 81, a resident of Stamford, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at his home. Born on April 2, 1934 in Greenwich, the son of the late Domenico and Frances (Minnitti) Marino. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 43 years, Marie (Lettieri) Marino

A graduate of Greenwich High School Class of 1953, Dominick attended the University of Connecticut for 2 years. He entered in the U.S. Army on January 27, 1957.  He worked at Electrolux, Dart Industries (Liggett-Rexall) and at GTE for the latter 25 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 39, a longtime parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and a devoted UConn Basketball fan.

In addition to his wife, Dominick is survived by his sisters Marie Congelosi and her husband Joseph, Jane Tullo and her husband Vito, his brothers Stephen Marino and his wife Thelma, Frank Marino and his wife Helen, his brother-in-law Anthony Lettieri, sisters-in-law Tina Lorenti and her husband Vinny, Madeline Sabato and her husband Joseph, 26 nieces and nephews, 38 great nieces and nephews, many great-great nieces and nephews as well as numerous cousins.

He is predeceased by his brothers Patsy Marino, Anthony Marino and his sister Minnie Marino.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwich, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Sunday, April 19 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902.

THOMAS J. MARDI SR.- April 9, 2015

Thomas James Mardi Sr., 79, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Stamford Hospital on April 9, 2015. He was born on July 27, 1935 in Stamford to the late Peter and Jennie (DeSalvo) Mardi.

Tommy was married to the love of his life Patricia (Uva) Mardi. He was born and raised n Stamford and graduated from Stamford High School and served in the U.S. Army. Tommy was a Fireman with the City of Stamford for over 45 years.

In addition to his wife Patty, he is survived by his two children Jennifer and Peter also of Stamford, his sister-in-law Dorothy (Uva) Candito, his aunt Rosalie Pironto and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

He leaves many friends who adored him and his gracious smile. Tommy lit the room up the minute he walked in. He was often found at the Elks Club and the Knights of Columbus, making people laugh.

In addition to his parents, he's predeceased by his son Thomas James Jr., his in-laws Thomas and Antoinette  Uva, his brother-in-laws Val Candito and Joseph Uva, and a host of aunts and uncles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 14 at 11:00 AM at St. Cecilia's Church, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT.  Visitation will be held on Monday, April 13 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

The family would like to thank the amazing nurses at Stamford Hospitals Main 4S and the doctors and nurses in ICU.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made the Stamford Fire Department Burn Unit,629 Main Street, Stamford, CT 06901.

JAMES P. IENNER- April 9, 2015

James P. Ienner, 95, a lifelong resident of Stamford passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 9, 2015. He was born on September 11, 1919 to the late Edward and Maria (Romaniello) Ienner.

James was a founding member of the Stamford Pigeon Club  and served in the U.S. Army, WWII, in the Signal Corps Pigeon Service. He worked for the City of Stamford as a machine operator for many years. He was a true family man and loved by all.

He is predeceased by his loving wife, Yolanda, of 65 years and brothers Dominick, Ralph, Canio, Frank, William, Salvatore, Joseph and Daniel Ienner.

James is survived by his three daughters Christine Smith and husband James, Susan Valenzano and husband Frank, Debbie Bell and husband Tom, grandchildren Kelly (Jake), Kristin, Lauren (Tim), Lisa, Jimmy (Melissa), Tommy, Courtney and great grandchildren Caroline, Isabelle, Julia, Tyler, and Zach.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Clements Church, 535 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Sunday, April 12 from 3:00 - 6:00 PM.

To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ROSE M. TELESCO- April 7, 2015

Rose M. Telesco, 97, passed away on April 7, 2015 at home with her loving daughters by her side. Born on February 12, 1918 in Port Chester, NY, the daughter of the late Charles Cavallo and Theresa (Salvatore) Cavallo. She was predeceased by her husband in 1969, Anthony T. Telesco, the owner of Telesco Fuel & Masons' Material Company.

She is survived by her beloved two daughters, Theresa (Telesco) LaRusso and Elaine M. (Telesco) Blackman and her husband Thomas; her son-in-law Phil Raymond; grandchildren Philip (Melanie), Michele (Mike), Tommy (Alison), Brian (Nicole); great-grandchildren Christopher, Jared, Tyler and Ashley. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter in 2010, Katherine M. (Telesco) Raymond, her son-in-law in 2012, Anthony F. LaRusso, and her brother in 1984, Joseph "Trixie" Cavallo.

Rose dedicated her entire life to her children and grandchildren. An exceptional seamstress, she took pleasure in knitting and crocheting blankets. She enjoyed cooking and baking especially around the holidays. Rose was a member of the Sacred Heart Church Rosary Alter Society.

A special thanks to Rose's caregivers for the past 6 years, especially Adeline and Myla. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Michael Fusco for the care that he has given Rose all of these years.  A special thanks to Sister Donna and Fr. deMayo of Sacred Heart Church for their weekly visits and inspiration and hope given to Rose.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 12:00 PM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Sunday, April 12 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, 659 Tower Avenue, First Floor, Hartford, CT 06112.

To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

VINCENZO MALLOZZI- April 1, 2015

Vincenzo Mallozzi, 75, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  Born on March 17, 1940 in Minturno, Italy, the son of the late Giuseppe and Maria Antonia Mallozzi.

He was a member of the Laborers Union Local 146 and worked for F.D. Rich for many years until his retirement. He was a longtime member of the Minturnese Social Club. An avid gardener and bocce player, Vincenzo enjoyed playing cards and watching soccer.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Rosa (Fabiano) Mallozzi; three children, Toni Monteleone and her husband Domenick, Joseph Mallozzi and his wife Bridgenne, Vincent Mallozzi and his wife Melissa; two sisters Immacolata Salvatore and Vincenza Perrone and her husband Armando. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Nicolas, Joseph, Madison and Domenick as well as many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by two brothers Antonio and Stefano Mallozzi.

A special thanks to the visiting nurses from Bayada.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, April 6 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902.

To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

STEPHEN J. LOMBARDI- March 31, 2015

Stephen J. Lombardi, 56, passed away on March 31, 2015 at his residence. Born on November 23, 1958 in Yonkers, NY, the son of the late Luciano Lombardi and Maria G. (Paparella) Lombardi. He worked as an inspector for the Transit Authority.

Stephen is survived by his brother, Frank Lombardi and wife Regina and their children Matthew and Lauren; his sister Victoria Lombardi-Bodnar and husband Csanad and their daughter Alexandra Grace; and his sister Mary DeAngelis and husband Nicholas and their son Christopher. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Cecilia's Church, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Inurnment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, April 9 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Make A Wish Foundation, 4742 N. 24th Street, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016.

MARY V. CASSONE- March 29, 2015

Mary Vartuli Cassone, 83, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born June 12, 1931, daughter of the late Filomena and  Raffaeli Vartuli in Stamford, CT. She was married to the love of her life, Victor R. Cassone, on November 26, 1955.

She is survived by her loving husband Victor; six children, Domenico Cassone and his wife Donna of Branchburg, NJ; Juliet Cassone Savignano of Shelton, CT; Ralph Cassone and his wife Wendy of Overland Park, KS and Hillsboro Mile, FL; Attorney John Cassone and his wife Geralyn of Wilton, CT; Victor Cassone Jr. and his wife Stephanie of South Salem, NY; and Filomena Saxton and her husband Dean of Tuscon, AZ; 20 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brothers, Michael A. Vartuli; Frank Vartuli; sisters, Catherine Buchetto; Lucy Cardin.

Mary graduated from Stamford High School. After proudly raising her six children, she established Mary V. Cassone Realty in Stamford, CT. Upon retiring, Mary & Victor split their time between Milford, CT and Port St. Lucie, FL but it was Mary's children that gave her the greatest joy. She devoted herself to her husband and children and will always be remembered for her selflessness and tremendous strength.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April  1, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, March 31 from 3:00 - 8:00 PM.

ANNA C. ARCANO- March 20, 2015

Anna C. Arcano, 92, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2015. Born on July 26, 1922 in Stamford, the daughter of the late Joseph Festo and Mary (Battista) Festo. She is predeceased by her husband, Stephen Arcano; her daughter, Mary Lee; and four brothers and four sisters. Anna is survived by her son, Stephen Arcano and his wife Sandra; and grandchildren Adam, Aaron, Cheryl, Denise, Nina and Jim.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, March 24 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

MARY F. MONACO- March 19, 2015

Mary F. Monaco, 103, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Born on April 23, 1911 in New Canaan, CT, the daughter of the late Ottavio and Adelina (Franco) Forlivio. She is predeceased by her husband Sabattino Monaco.

Mary worked at the former Machlett Laboratory in Stamford. She was a member of the Rosary Alter Society at Sacred Heart Church and a member of the AARP in Riverside, CT as well as a member of the National Council in Stamford.

She is survived by her three daughters Adeline G. Santamaria, Divina L. Buchetto and Vincenza M. "Babe" Siciliano; her sister Helen McConnella; 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Mary is predeceased by her son Renaldo Monaco; brothers James, Ottavio and John Forlivio; sisters Frances Russo, Paula Nicastro, Angelina Nicastro, Louise Thompson, Josephine Casutto, Maggie Nicastro; and two granddaughters Sally DelPietro Santamaria and Linda Orrico Santamaria.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 11:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, March 24 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM.

LUCY PASQUA- March 19, 2015

Lucy Pasqua, 86, of Stamford, CT passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2015.  Born on May 5, 1928 in Minturno, Italy, the daughter of Antonio Romano and Josephine Mallozzi Romano, Lucy immigrated to the US from Minturno, Italy at the age of 6 with her parents and her younger sister, Lee.  Her treasured baby brother, Sam, arrived a few years later.  She quickly assimilated into American culture while remaining proud of her Italian heritage throughout her life.

Lucy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an accomplished cook, homemaker and consummate decorator. Her greatest joy was time preparing sumptuous meals and entertaining family and friends. Her optimistic demeanor and personality was contagious.  Her social calendar was continually filled and yet she always made time for those in need.

She was a trendsetter and had a passion for fashion and a style all her own. Her zest for life and zeal to shop was a joy to behold.

Lucy was a member of the Columbiettes and the Minturnese Social Club.

Despite significant health issues she endured during her life, she remained a vibrant, fun-loving and caring person until her dying day.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Anthony, her son, Richard and his wife, Linda of North Carolina, her son Ronald and his wife, Claire, of Stamford.

In addition to her children, she is survived by her grandchildren, Janine Pasqua, Jacqueline Petrizzi and husband Tyler and Jennifer Pasqua.

Lucy leaves behind her brother, Sam Romano and his wife, Phyllis of Ridgefield, CT, her brother-in-law, Fred Pasqua and his wife, Emily and sister-in-law, Ann.

Lucy is survived by many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her cherished niece and “daughter” Susan Smeraldi whose dedication to Lucy’s care, well-being and joy has been immeasurable.

Lucy was predeceased by her sister, constant loving companion, confidant and best friend, Lee Romano Pasqua.

Our family is forever grateful for the expert care, dedication and compassion Dr. Vipulkumar Bhalodiya provided Lucy over the past several years.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Lucy’s memory to St. Camillus Health Care Center, 494 Elm Street, Stamford, CT  06902.

ANTHONY J. CANALE JR.- March 17, 2015

Anthony J. Canale Jr., 84, a Stamford resident passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Stamford Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born on June 1, 1930 in Waterbury, CT, the son of the late Anthony J. Canale Sr. and Annette (Bandolilo) Canale. He was predeceased by his daughter Janice McGaughey.

Anthony served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers  Local Union 38.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Theresa (Sabato) Canale; his son Tom Canale and wife June; his daughter Jacquelyn Vartuli and husband Ralph; his son-in-law Michael McGaughey; three sisters Marie White, Nancy DiChiara, Judy Kostopoulos; and four grandchildren Erin, Lauren, Brendan and Alyssa.

A special thank you to Dr. Falkoff and the Bennett Cancer Center as well as the staff at the Stamford Hospital for the care that was given to Anthony.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. There are no calling hours and burial will be private. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bennett Cancer Center, 30 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06902. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARY S. PASQUARELLI-- March 13, 2015

Mary S. Pasquarelli, 88, a lifelong Stamford resident and beloved wife of Joseph J. Pasquarelli, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015. Born on February 1, 1928, the daughter of the late Frank and Fanny Mancuso.

Mary was an avid bowler and golfer.

She is survived by her son Joseph F. Pasquarelli and his girlfriend Diane Lown; daughter Janis Annunziata and her boyfriend Vinnie Pennatto; one brother Fred Mancuso and her loving sister Rose Ginter. She also leaves behind 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a multitude of nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brother Lawrence Mancuso and sister Gilda DeFelice.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, March 16, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Entombment will take place at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT on Tuesday, March17, 2015 at 11:00 AM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANTHONY DILORENZO SR.- March 12, 2015

Anthony DiLorenzo Sr., 74, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family after a long and brave battle with cancer.

Born on July 7, 1940 in Italy, the son of the late Vincenzo DiLorenzo and Mariangela (Alicandro) DiLorenzo. Anthony left Italy as a young man to build a beautiful life for his family. He worked as a tailor in Stamford and Greenwich for over 40 years. An avid soccer fan, Anthony enjoyed music and being in his garden with his grandson.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years Gioconda (Zarrella) DiLorenzo; two sons Vincenzo DiLorenzo and Anthony DiLorenzo and his wife Jessica; his sister, Caterina Alicandro and her husband Bruno; and two grandchildren Vincenzo and Daniel. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 12:00 PM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1952 Whitney Avenue #210, Hamden, CT 06517. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

GLORIA BUZZEO GERSTNER- March 11, 2015

Gloria Buzzeo Gerstner, 90, of 44 Hinckley Ave, Stamford, CT., passed away on March 11, 2015, at Stamford Hospital, as a result of complications from pneumonia and a concurrent heart attack.

Born on Nov. 25, 1924, to Raymond and Raffaella Buzzeo, she had three siblings: Harold, Raymond Jr., and Dolores.

She graduated from Stamford High School, attended business school, and was a lifetime hard-working mother. She served as Secretary to the Judges in CT’s Circuit Court, studied court recording, and was employed by Olin in computer programming and data processing for twenty years.

She is survived by her sister, Dolores Romano; her children: Gregory, Wayne, Todd, and Michael; grandchildren: Christine, Spring, Dorian, and Sophia; and five great-grandchildren, five nieces and a nephew.

A favored, trusted mother and confidant to all her son’s friends, she enjoyed an unflagging sense of humor and love of music.

A service for Gloria will be held on Saturday, March 21st  at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT.  Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

LINDA BOCCUZZI DEPRETA- March 9, 2015

Linda Boccuzzi DePreta, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born on September 3, 1943, she was the third child born to the late Gerardo Boccuzzi and Grace (Lionetti) Boccuzzi. Linda was predeceased by her sister Maryann Cornelio.

Linda was a hairdresser for 53 years, having worked at Chateau Coiffure in Greenwich and J Pierre Salon in Stamford. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Vincent J. DePreta; her son, Dean and his wife Nicoletta of Stamford; a brother Theodore of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; and a sister Yolanda Sapia of Norwalk. She also leaves behind her adoring grandchildren Joseph DePreta, Dean DePreta and Michaela DePreta.

She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. An avid golfer and tennis player. Linda's special idyll was her precious time at the beach with friends and family. She was universally loved for her unwaveringly positive outlook on life. An eternal optimist, she gave to others freely and always put the needs of others before herself. Linda was a constant presence at her grandchildren's football, baseball, lacrosse games and dance recitals which brought her unending joy. Linda was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by all.

Calling hours will be held at the Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will take place in private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bennett Cancer Center, 30 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06902.

To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

KATHERINE T. KENEFIC- March 8, 2015

Katherine Theresa Kenefic, 50, a Stamford resident passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Born on June 11, 1964, the daughter of the late Francis William Kenefic and Mary Elizabeth (Devine) Kenefic. She graduated from Mother of God Academy in 1983 and was a receptionist at the Stamford Hospital. She was a member of The Little People of America.

Katherine is survived by her loving son, Matthew C. D'Agostino and her sister, Charlotte M. Warner and husband Lee Krapovickey of Maine. She is also survived by a nephew Robert Waring and niece Debbie Waring.

Her strength and courage against the many obstacles she faced inspired all who knew her.

A special thanks to the Broadhurst and Femia families for their love and support to her son Matthew.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will immediately follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JOSEPHINE M. MELFI- March 7, 2015

Josephine M. Melfi, 87, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at her residence. Born on June 22, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Charles L. Davis and Josephine (Kaelin) Davis. She is predeceased by her husband, Vito J. Melfi. Josephine is survived by her three loving daughters, Jeanie Melfi-Smith and her husband Mark of Trumbull, Jo-Anne Melfi and her husband Donald Clark of Reston, VA, and Janis Melfi of Milford, and one loving son, Joseph A. Melfi of Norwalk and her grandpuppy, Waylon.  She also leaves behind her brother, Charles L. Davis Jr., and sisters Florence Morck, Barbara Kocak and Carol Moore, along with several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Melfi touched many lives through her work as a paraeducator in the Media Center at Westhill High School for the past 29 years.  She loved traveling with her family, shopping, reading and watching UCONN Basketball games.  Her positive outlook on life was an inspiration to all.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM at The Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist, 279 Atlantic Street, Stamford. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To leave a condolence visit the funeral home website at www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

RICHARD D. LACERENZA- March 2, 2015

Richard D. Lacerenza, a reputable member of the Stamford community for nearly seventy years, entered into eternal rest Monday March 2nd, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born on November 9, 1930 in Stamford Connecticut to his parents, the late Anthony J. Lacerenza and Anne Pannone. He was predeceased by his loving sister, Sally Ann Geremia in 2003. A graduate of St. Basils Preparatory School, Class of 1948, Richard attended New York’s American Academy of Embalming and Mortuary Research, Inc. following High School, graduating in 1949. He served in the United States Army from 1950-1952, and was stationed in France during the Korean Conflict. Richard began his career as a funeral director in 1949. At age 18, he was the youngest licensed funeral director in the state of Connecticut. He continued to preside over the business he loved- Lacerenza Funeral Home, a Stamford landmark started by his late father in 1926, right up until his death. Richard’s heart and soul were always with the families he and his family had the privilege of serving throughout the years. His kindness and calm reassuring manner set the standard for funeral care in this area. He was renowned for his generosity and concern for the people he served, whether prominent citizens or simply those in need. In 1947, he met his loving wife, Angela “Chickie” Tosches. They married in 1955, and celebrated their Sixtieth wedding anniversary this past January. Together, Richard and Chickie had four daughters, the pride of their lives. Together with their husbands, they gave Richard and Chickie fourteen grandchildren. Patti, and her husband Bob Robustelli, and their children Kristen Delmonico (husband Barry), Laura Romano, Brettlyn Robustelli; Luke Robustelli (wife Kristen) and Amanda Price (husband Jason). Sally, and her husband Michael Macari, and their children Richard Macari, Jenna Cingari (husband Tommy), David, Jordan and Joey Michelle Macari. Toni Lacerenza, and her children Jerry Jr (wife Amy), Danielle and Nick Macari. Tracey Lacerenza, and her children Candace, Richard, and Tony James Terenzio. Richard and Chickie have three great grandchildren, Giana Macari, Harper Belle Cingari and Juliana Macari. He is also survived by two sonin-laws, Jerry Macari and Richard Terenzio. Throughout his life, he found boundless joy in the company of his two beloved dogs, Diamond and Buddy. Richard was an active, though quiet, supporter of many local sports teams including Stamford Bocce, National Lione Little League, Stamford Babe Ruth and Recreational Softball programs. He supported numerous organizations, churches, and people in a lifetime of service to the community. He leaves us with a legacy - a life’s work and passion that were the beneficiary of all his energy. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday March 7th at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue in Stamford, CT. Richard will be reposed at the funeral home that bears his name, Friday March 6th, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friends are encouraged to contribute in his memory to OPIN- the Outreach to Pets in Need, at the Stamford Animal Shelter, 201 Magee Avenue. To leave a condolence message, please visit www. lacerenzafuneralhome.com

OLGA BIAGINI- February 27, 2015

Olga Biagini passed away peacefully on February 27, 2015 in Framingham, Massachusetts.She was 99 years old.  Born on April 9, 1915 in Lucca, Italy, Olga was the daughter of the late Pietro Biagioni and Anna (Nardinelli)Biagioni.She emigrated to the United States in 1929, enrolled in night school to learn the English language, and became an American Citizen in 1950.After working as a seamstress in a factory, she was employed by Clairol, Inc. in 1964until she retired in 1983.   Olgadreamed of returning to Italy to visit, and in 1977 her dream came true.She deeply loved and was loved by her family, andwas blessed with many friendswho enjoyed her humor, lively spirit, and endearing nature.

Olga is survived byher beloved daughter, Laura Steele, and son-in-law David; her grandchildren, Christopher and Erika; her brother-in-law, Henry Biagini; and her nephews and nieces, Albert Masetti, Larry Biagini, Susan (Biagini) Schectman, Angela (Biagini) Molgano, and Lisa (Biagini) Cooke.  She was predeceased by her brother Frank Biagioni, sister Divia (Biagioni) Masetti, sister-in-lawSusan (Loffredo)Biagini, and niece Anna (Biagioni) Hart.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:30am at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.Inurnment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 10:00-11:00 am.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

LOUISE TERENZIO- February 21, 2015

Louise Terenzio, 94, passed away on February 21, 2015. Born on October 29, 1920 in Settefrati, Italy , the daughter of the late Emilio Terenzio and Marianna (Vitti) Terenzio. She worked as a secretary for Globe Slicing formerly of Stamford.

Louise is survived by her beloved brother, Vincent Terenzio and his wife Alice; her niece Lisa Terenzio; two great nephews Anthony Meade and Emilio Meade and her great niece Valerie Meade. She is predeceased by her brother, Anthony Terenzio.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

AUGUSTINE C. BURRIESCI (GUS) - February 15, 2015

Mr. Augustine Charles Burriesci (Gus) passed away on Sunday, February 15th, 2015. His family moved from Bronx, New York to Stamford, CT where he was born on July 19th, 1925.  Gus was one of eight children and was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Francis (Santacroce) Burriesci, his brothers, Joseph, Joseph (Smitty) and Frank Burriesci; sisters Katherine DelVecchio and Katherine Sicilia, and his niece MaryJo Burriesci.  He is survived by his wife Gilda (Giannitti) Burriesci, his children Linda Burriesci Darling (James) Stamford, Rita Parenti, Norwalk and Gus Burriesci (Kathy), Milford, CT. He also leaves his sisters Jane Marsico and Evelyn (John) Spera; his brother in laws, Theodore Giannitti, Stamford and Anthony Giannitti of New Canaan. In addition he has four grandchildren, James (Jimmy) Darling, Sarah Darling, Anthony Parenti and Carly Burriesci.  He is survived by many nephews, nieces, grands and great grands.

Gus worked a total of 60 years between the Stamford Board of Education and the City of Stamford.  He was the Assistant Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for the Board of Education and later a consultant with the Engineering Department of the City of Stamford.  He was a Navy Veteran and proudly served his country during World War II on the USS Arkansas. After he returned, he continued to serve in the National Guard.  He was active in the community; was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and served as the Vice President of the then Municipal Employees Association.  Gus is known for his photographic memory of each of the school buildings he worked with including the design, engineering and construction changes associated with them. He supervised custodians as well as trades personnel and was proud to have worked with these dedicated men and women throughout the years. He loved working with the teachers, school and city administrators, all of whom he had a great respect.  Gus especially had fond memories of beginning his career at Burdick School. 

Gus will be greatly missed by all and the world is a little sadder place for having lost him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, February 20, 2015 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

SILVIA FOGLIO FORZANI- February 11, 2015

Silvia Foglio Forzani died Wednesday, February 11, 2015 after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Silvio Foglio and Rita Mongrandi Foglio of Stamford.

Silvia Forzani was born in Stamford, Connecticut on January 19, 1922. At the age of five she went to Italy to live with her beloved grandmother Emilia Foglio and her beloved aunt Irene Foglio, who raised her. She was educated inItaly. After graduating from college in Torino, she taught in the Italian school system in the Italian Alps in the 1930s and through the Second World War. After the war, she returned to Stamford where she married Joseph Forzani, who predeceased her in 1985. After she raised her children, she was a substitute teacher in the Stamford school system.

She was predeceased by her brother Homer Foglio and her brother Flavio Foglio. She leaves behind four beloved children, Carlo Forzani of Torrington, Miriam LaRusso and her husband William of Stamford, Richard Forzani and his wife Cheri of Weston, and Adriene Dawson and her husband Stephen of Stamford, nine grandchildren and three

great grandchildren, and many nephews, nieces and friends, all of whom she loved dearly. She also leaves behind her special friend Patrick Sullivan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM at St. Leo's Church, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Rockrimmon Road, Stamford. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JEAN A. RUSTICI- February 5, 2015

Jean A. Rustici, 89, of Stamford, passed away February 5, 2015. Jean was born in Stamford April 12, 1925. Daughter of the late Joseph and Louise (Tamburri) Rustici, Jean lived in Stamford her entire life. She was predeceased by her brother, Donald Rustici. Jean is survived by her nephew, Patrick Rustici, and her nieces, Ginny Ranson, Peggy Zalkind, and Donna Courchaine, as well as many cousins, grand- and great-nieces and nephews.
Jean graduated from Smith College in 1947, and earned graduate degrees from Columbia University. Her passion was early childhood education. Her mother had started a day care in her home during the depression, and Jean turned that into a highly-regarded nursery school in Stamford, that continued operation into the 1980's.
She was well-known in her field over many years. One of her proudest accomplishments was her involvement in establishing the original Head Start programs. She also worked for the Connecticut State Department of Education, and for the Yale Bush Center of Child Development and Social Policy, authoring many significant studies. After her retirement, she continued her involvement through the CAEYC, the Ct Association for the Education of Young Children.

Jean loved her whole family, immediate and extended, and was always there with her support. She will be missed by multiple generations.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will take place in private. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers please send donations in memory of Jean to the Childcare Learning Center, Development Department, 64 Palmers Hill Road, Stamford, CT 06902 or www.clcstamford.org

MINI V. FUSCALDO- February 3, 2015

Mini V. Fuscaldo, 86, a Cos Cob resident, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2015 at Greenwich Hospital. Born in New York City on June 20, 1928, the daughter of the late Vincent Vasco and Anne (Fedro) Vasco. She is predeceased by her husband, Pasquale J. Fuscaldo Sr.

Mini is survived by her beloved sons, Pasquale J. Fuscaldo Jr. and his wife Molly, Joseph "Milo" Fuscaldo; her sister, Jean Vasco; grandchildren, Joseph J. Fuscaldo II and his wife Bethany, Pasquale A. Fuscaldo; and her former daughter-in-law, Marion Fuscaldo. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her son, Craig L. Fuscaldo; brothers, Charles Vasco and Otto "Danny" Vasco; and sister, Frances Hildebrand.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwich, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, February 9, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers please go out and buy yourself something nice! To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

RALPH L. ROTANTE SR.- January 31, 2015

Ralph L. Rotante, Sr., 85, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Born on April 16, 1929, the son of the late Ralph Rotante and Mary (Romaniello) Rotante. He is predeceased by his wife, Marie (Tota) Rotante.

Ralph was a graduate of Stamford High School Class of 1947. He was the owner of Turn of River Shell from 1960-1970. From 1972 to the present, Ralph owned and operated Newfield Mobile. He was an avid and knowledgeable car enthusiast and enjoyed building and showing off his cars.

He is survived by his beloved son, Ralph Rotante Jr. and his wife Kim; his sister, Angela Penny; and grandchildren, Jaclyn and Michael Rotante. He is predeceased by his brother, Paul Rotante.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service which will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home at 2:30 PM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Smile Train, 41 Madison Avenue, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10010.To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com  

MARY C. IENNER- January 28, 2015

Mary C. Ienner, 88, a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Born on July 21, 1926, the daughter of the late Dominick Ienner and Mary (Mecsnoble) Ienner. She is predeceased by 9 uncles and 8 aunts.

Mary is survived by her beloved uncle, James P. Ienner; along with several cousins. She was a lifelong parishioner of Sacred Heart Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.

JOHN PROCACCINI- January 22, 2015

John Procaccini, 78, passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Fairview of Fairfield in Southport, CT. Born on May 29, 1936, the son of the late Luigi and Carolina (Russo) Procaccini.

John is survived by his sister Susan Wilson and brothers, Angelo Procaccini, Louis "Gene" Procaccini and his wife Mary; sister-in-laws, Lucy Procaccini and Jenny Procaccini. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He is predeceased by his sister, Sandra Procaccini and brothers; Joseph, Charles, Frank, Chris, and Luciano Procaccini.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at St. Ladislaus Parish, 25 Cliff Street, Norwalk, CT at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

GLORIA R. CURTO- January 22, 2015

Gloria R. Curto, 87, a Stamford resident passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015 with her daughters by her side. Born on May 2, 1927 in Greenwich, CT, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Fago) Melsenti. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles V. Curto.

Gloria is survived by her beloved daughters; Gayle Shonley and her husband H.G. Clopper, Deborah Ursone and her husband Gerald; her sister, Mary Pastore; brother, James Melsenti; grandchildren, Kelly Tortorelli and her husband Joe, Kirsten Shonle and her husband Jason Moore, Michael V. Ursone and his wife Jennifer, Macneil Shonle; great grandchildren, Io Moore, Titan Moore, Aeson Moore, and Ansel Shonle. She is predeceased by her brother, Charles Melsenti and sisters, Anna Chiappetta and Comfort Stroili.

She was a member of AARP Groups at St. Catherine of Siena Church and the Union Baptist Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwich, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Arthritis Foundation, 35 Cold Spring Road Suite 411, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARIE A.  PAGLIARO- January 14, 2015

Marie A. Pagliaro, 75, a lifelong Stamford resident, passed away at her residence on January 14th, 2015. Born on June 28, 1939, the daughter of the late Philip and Bertha Franchina. She is predeceased by her husband, Philip "Babe" Pagliaro.

Marie leaves behind her five sons; Randolph Sala and his fiancée Marcela Londono, Wayne Sala and his partner Christopher Hamilton, Kevin Sala, Philip Pagliaro and his wife Kristen, Dominick Pagliaro and his wife Heather; four grandchildren, Philip Joseph Pagliaro III, Evelyn Marie Pagliaro, Bay Louis Pagliaro, and Dominick Joseph Pagliaro; and also Karen Mohamadi and her husband Matthew and their children; Layla, Shala, and Matthew. She is predeceased by her son, Frankie.

The lights in heaven shined a little brighter as Marie entered the gates of heaven with her beautiful smile. Her contagious laugh, strength, and kindness will never be forgotten.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on  Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 11:30 AM at St. Maurice Church, 358 Glenbrook Road, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, January 19th, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. The family requests to wear a bright color in honor of Marie.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, P.O. Box 400, Wallingford, CT 06492. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

It's time to hold Papa Pags and dance around heaven with him.

"Live well. Laugh often. Love much."

JACQUELINE ZERRENNER- January 12, 2015

Jacqueline Zerrenner, 74, a Norwalk resident, passed away on Monday, January 12th, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Born on November 1, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Herman and Helen Suttenberg. She worked for the Stamford Housing Authority for 25 years and was a Teachers Aid for the Stamford Public School System for several years.

She is survived by her beloved children, Lisa Zerrenner Sabia, Laurie Zerrenner Viesto (Bob), William Zerrenner; and her brother, Eugene Suttenberg (Nancy). Also surviving are her loving grandchildren, Bobby Viesto (Ellie), Sherry Viesto Gessner (Chris), Christina Sabia, and Courtney Sabia; great grandchildren, Christian, Madyson, Gianna and Ryan; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister, Eileen Sydney and grandson, Christopher Viesto.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, January 15th, 2015 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

FANNY G. TELESCO- January 10, 2015

Fanny G. Telesco, 93, a Stamford resident passed away on Saturday, January 10th, 2015. Born in Rome, Italy on January 1, 1922, the daughter of the late Bernardo and Victoria Fabrizo. She is predeceased by her husband, Daniel A. Telesco.

Fanny is survived by her loving daughters, Victoria Bradley with her husband Bill, and Beatrice Telesco; Her three grandsons, Daniel Bradley with his partner Christina Goyette, William Bradley with his wife Andrea, and James Bradley with his partner Kelly Sierra. Also surviving are her seven great grandchildren: Mikaella Torres, Savannah Bradley, Daniel Bradley, Tighin Bradley, Victoria Bradley, Kevin Bradley, William Bradley Junior. As well as her two nephews, Samuel Telesco with his wife Tina and their three sons, and Joseph Santora with his wife Cyndi. She is predeceased by one brother and two sisters. All services were conducted in private. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

ROGER J. PASTORE- December 31, 2014

Roger J. Pastore, age 77, of Surprise, AZ., passed into eternal rest on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at Choice Rehab & Hospice Care in Surprise, AZ.

Roger was born on July 25, 1937, in Stamford, CT.

Roger was the son of the late Samuel Pastore & Mollie DeLuca Pastore. He is survived by his loving partner, Tamara Smith of Surprise, AZ., sister Karen T. Pastore, nieces Lyn M. Chatham, Christine D. Chatham & nephew Thomas R. Chatham and sister-in-law Dorothy Pastore. He was predeceased by his son Thomas Pastore-Varunes and his brother Thomas J. Pastore.

Roger worked for Cassone Bakery in his youth. He later became one of the State's top Insurance Agents. He was owner of Platt Valley Oil in Denver, Colorado. He resided in Bow Mar, CO., & Scottsdale, AZ., retiring to Surprise, AZ. He was an entrepreneur with interest in restaurant proprietorship, thoroughbred horse racing and oil drilling. He loved horse racing, golf & football, especially the Denver Broncos. He will be forever remembered for his love of life & family, his big laughter & big heart.

His family will receive friends on Thursday, January 15, 2015  from 9:00 - 11:00 AM at the Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Inurnment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT.  

SUSIE VIGGIANO- December 23, 2014

Susie Viggiano, 93, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on December 23, 2014. Born on November 25, 1921, the daughter of the late David and Louise Candelmo. She is predeceased by her husband, Peter Viggiano, Sr.

Susie is survived by her two sons, Peter Viggiano  and Dominick Viggiano; her twin sister, Carmella Montanero; grandchildren Jesse, Jake, Peter and Valerie. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A special thanks to Lynn and Vito Montanero, MaryLou and Mike Iovino, and Joanne and Larry Andronaco for your years of caring and dedication.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, January 2, 2015 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 6:30 PM. Interment will take place in private. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

NELLA M. ZINICOLA- December 22, 2014

Nella M. Zinicola, age 89, died December 22, 2014, in her home at Springfield, VA, from cancer.  Born in Minturno, Italy, Nella immigrated to the United States in 1950, and settled with her husband, Alessandro Zinicola, a US Army veteran of World War I, in Stamford.  Widowed in 1957, Nella raised two children and obtained US citizenship in 1985.  Nella was the long-time matriarch of her large family in Stamford and Italy.  Nella was the anchor for her family having helped many with their migration to the United States after World War II.  In 2006, Nella moved to Springfield. 

Nella is survived by her son, Vincent J. Zinicola of Springfield and daughter, Virginia M. DiGirolamo of Stamford and Minturno; son-in-law Andrea DiGirolamo of Stamford and Minturno and daughters-in-law Maureen P. Doherty of Springfield and the late, Gale S. (Mecca) Zinicola;  grandchildren, Francesca DiGirolamo of Rimini, Italy, Benedetto DiGirolamo of Minturno, Alexander V. Zinicola of Chicago, IL, and Amy D. Zinicola of New York, NY; great-grandchildren, Giada Maddelena and Ambra Pari of Rimini, and Bridgette Marie Shea of Springfield; siblings, Adelina Pensiero and Angelo Mallozzi of Stamford, and Erminia Mallozzi of Minturno as well as many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, Nella desired a donation be made to either of her devotions in Italy.  (1)  Madonna delle Lacrime (Our Lady of Tears) in Syracuse, Sicily, website: www.madonnadellelacrime.it/gestofferte/eng_offerteaddp.asp.   In the "offered motive"  field space, please state "In memory of Nella Zinicola."  Or,  (2)  Padre Pio, website: www.vocedipadrepio.com/donazione_fondazione.php?prefisso=PP.   In the "Notes" field space, please state "In memory of Nella Zinicola."

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, December 29, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANTHONY P. CALABRESE- December 20, 2014

Anthony P. Calabrese, 91, passed away on December 20th, 2014. Born on October 2, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Placido and Grace Calabrese. Anthony served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked as a tool and die maker for many years. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time in his woodworking shop creating elegant pieces.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Alice Calabrese; two sons, Ronald Calabrese and his wife Juliet; Robert Calabrese; his stepchildren Donald Mitchell and his wife Nancy, Douglas Mitchell and his wife Marsha, Carol Roberts and her husband Harold; his brother, Dominick Calabrese; his grandson, Lee Calabrese; and numerous other grandchildren. Anthony is predeceased by his first wife, Clara Calabrese; and his brothers, Joseph and Louis Calabrese.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 29th, 2014 at 11:30 AM at St. Maurice Church, 358 Glenbrook Road, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, December 29th, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM.  

MARIE R. VALENZANO- December 20, 2014

Marie R. Valenzano, 78, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.

A lifelong resident of Stamford, Marie was born on March 11, 1936 to the late Anthony and Mary (Mastrione) Racaniello. She was a graduate of Stamford High School Class of 1954 and went on to earn her bachelor's and master's degree in Education from the University of Bridgeport. Marie taught 3rd and 4th grade at K.T. Murphy for three years and then devoted her life to her husband and children. She was an active member of the Creative Homemakers Club and the Monday Morning St. Leo's Craft Group. She loved traveling, playing cards, reading, crafts, taking trips to the casino, and spending winters in Florida. Much of her time was spent traveling to any destination to watch all of her grandsons sporting events. She was an avid Mets, Giants, and Rangers fan. Marie's most favorite times were spent with her family and especially her grandsons, who were the light of her life.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Angelo "Jay" Valenzano, Jr. of 57 years; her loving children, Jeff Valenzano and his wife Nancy, Susan Valanzano Smart; her sister, Patricia Sutherland and her husband George; her grandchildren, Daniel Valenzano of San Diego, CA., Scott Valenzano of Stamford, and Nicholas Smart of Stamford.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 27th, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Maurice Church, 358 Glenbrook Road, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, December 26th, 2014 from 3:00 - 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Marie's memory to: Stamford High School LAX (Lacrosse), c/o Lisa Stone, 77 Hobson Street, Stamford, CT 06902 or Babe Ruth Baseball of Stamford, P.O. Box 17151, Stamford, CT 06907

PETER J. LACERENZA- Decemeber 20, 2014

Peter J. Lacerenza, 96, formerly of Stamford, Connecticut, died on December 20, 2014 in Milford. Born on May 22, 1918 in Stamford, Connecticut to Frank and Mary Manfredi Lacerenza, he was a retired antique refinisher who worked for William's Antique Shop in Old Greenwich for over 40 years.

He is survived by his son Frank and his wife Arlene Norko Lacerenza of Milford, as well as two grandchildren, Christina Smith, and her husband Gary, of Southington and Peter of Danbury; two step-granddaughters, Ellen Steer and her husband, Michael, of Issaquah, WA and Valerie Gospodarek and her husband, Andrew, of Lafayette, CA; a step-grandson, Adam Kindilien of Milford; two great-grandchildren, Carter and Reagan Smith, and two step-great-grandchildren, Ben and Sarah Steer. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Marie Lombardo of Trumbull, as well as several nieces and nephews, many of whom thought of Uncle Pete as a father. Pete was predeceased by his beloved wife, Theresa Russo Lacerenza, his son Peter, his parents, and his brother, Joseph, and sisters, Nellie, Angie, Lucy and Nettie.

Pete, a veteran of World War II, was awarded the Bronze Star, the P.O.W. Medal, and three Battle Stars for heroic and meritorious service while serving in the U.S. Army during the Battle of the Bulge in December, 1944, when he was taken prisoner of war and held until April, 1945. Pete was a musician who played banjo, guitar and, from 1940 to 1982, played tuba for many local concert bands and symphonies. He was an active member of the Sacred Heart Parish of Stamford's Holy Name Society, and was named their "Man of the Year" in 2002.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 from 9:00 - 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

SYLVIA M. GIORDANO- December 18, 2014

Sylvia M. Giordano, 82, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at her residence. Born on January 23, 1932, the daughter of the late Dominick and Carmella Uva.

Sylvia was a graduate of Stamford High School. She was the owner/operator of the former Corner Vue Cleaners located on Cove Road and was a member of the Senior Group at St. Leo's Parish.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Frank J. Giordano; her loving children, Gary Giordano and his wife Nancy, and Gina Giordano. She also leaves behind her brothers, Dominick Uva and Victor Uva; sisters, Theresa Bruno, Gloria Uva; two grandchildren, Tracey Neithercott and her husband Matt,  Jillian Giordano, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Sylvia is predeceased by one sister, Mary Pierni.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Leo's Church, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, December 19th, 2014 (TODAY) from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to The Erythromelalgia Association, 200 Old Castle Lane, Wallingford, PA 19086 or www.erythromelalgia.org

JOHN V. CAPUTO- December 16, 2014

John V. Caputo, 80, a lifelong resident of Stamford passed away on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014. Born on April 18, 1934, the son of the late Vito Caputo and Theresa (Racaniello) Caputo. He was a graduate of Stamford High School. John worked at O'Brien Lithography, formerly of Stamford for several years.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his son, Mark Caputo; brothers, Vito "Sonny" Caputo, Michael Caputo; and his sisters, Mary Roswall, Fannie Savona, Anna Jablonsky, and Alice Vaccaro.

John is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Ann (Piasecki) Caputo; his children, Joseph Caputo, Brian Caputo, Alicia Colon; grandchildren Erika and Shayna Colon; four sisters, Antoinette Caputo, Virginia Caputo, Elizabeth Dugan, and Josephin Ghiandoni. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

An avid football fan, John will be remembered most for his gentle, generous spirit by all his family and friends.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, December 19th, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ELEANOR MARIE SCLAFANI (SUROWIEC)- Decemeber 14, 2014

Eleanor Marie Sclafani (Surowiec) died peacefully in her daughter Adrienne's arms at her home located in New Canaan, CT on December 14th, 2014 at the age of 90. She had been living with her daughter for the last 10 years.

Eleanor was born on February 23rd, 1924 in Philadelphia, PA. Eleanor was the daughter of Joseph Surowiec and Magdalena (Kochanska) Surowiec. While she was growing up her family owned and operated a bakery at 21st and Pemberton in South Philadelphia. Eleanor attended for 2 years the University of Wisconsin but her education was cut short when she married the love of her life, Luciano V. Sclafani Sr. in 1944. She moved to Stamford, CT to live with her husband and raise a family.

For over 40 years her residence was in Stamford, CT. Eleanor was married to Luciano V. Sclafani Sr. for 47 years. Luciano V. Sclafani Sr. was the former president and director of Gus Sclafani Corp. (food importers) which has been in existence for 103 years. Luciano V. Sclafani Sr. preceded her in death in 1991. She had two brothers, John Scott and Frank Surowiec and one daughter-in-law, Lisa (Niejahr-Taylor) Sclafani who predeceased her.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her four sons; Gus J. Sclafani and his wife Sharon, Luciano V. Sclafani Jr. and his wife Rosa, Bruce F. Sclafani and his wife Angela, Ronald C. Sclafani and one daughter, Adrienne M. Schettino and her husband Jim. Also surviving are her loving grandchildren; Abbey Schettino, Adam Sclafani, Anthony Sclafani, Brooke Sclafani, Bryan Sclafani, Christopher Sclafani, Gabrielle Sclafani, Heather Dulski (Sclafani), James Schettino, Jennifer Trudo (Sclafani), Jessica Sclafani, Lee Schettino, Luciano Sclafani, Luciano Sclafani III, Nicholas Sclafani, Silvia Sclafani, Stephen Sclafani, Travis Sclafani; her great grandchildren, Adriana Sclafani, Audrey Sclafani, Brianna Sclafani, Caleb Sclafani, Domenic Sclafani, Elijah Sclafani, Isaiah Sclafani, Jasiah Sclafani, Naomi Schettino, Oden Dulski, Sophie Schettino. Victoria Sclafani; three nephews, Conrad Surowiec, Everett Mastrich, Robert Sclafani; four nieces, Andrea Canfield, Christina Surowiec, Tori Kearley, and Betsy Hammond.

Eleanor was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who cherished the concept of family. She was an active member of the Hubbard Heights Garden Club. Her passion was cooking for her family (her Sunday pasta sauce and homemade chicken soup from scratch was legend). She enjoyed gardening, antique collecting, watching classic movies and was well read. She loved her cats and dogs and treated them like family.

Eleanor was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by all.

Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Calling hours will be private. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 22nd, 2014 at 9:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent The Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts, c/o Our Lady of Grace Convent, 635 Glenbrook Road, Stamford, CT 06906.

 

VICTOR J. GUARINO- December 7, 2014

Victor Joseph Guarino, 79, a Stamford resident passed away on Sunday, December 7th, 2014. Born on July 6, 1935, the son of the late Anthony Guarino, Sr. and Vincenza (Longo) Guarino.

Victor is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Lois Brooks Guarino; 3 children, Victor Guarino, Jr., Janice DePalma (Anthony DePalma), A.G. Guarino (Tamara Raymond Guarino); and grandchildren, Aly, Amanda, Taylor, Joey, Nikki, Riley, Anthony, and Carley. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Nick DeMaio and sisters-in-laws, Claire McCarthy and Etta Riccio Guarino, and 18 nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Victor is predeceased by his brothers Samuel Guarino, Sr., Angelo Guarino, Joseph Guarino, Anthony Guarino, Jr. and sisters Louise Ferrara, Margaret (Molly) DeMaio, and Ida Guarino.

Born and raised in Springdale, Victor attended Stamford schools and served in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated along with his brother Angelo, the Thunderbird Luncheonette on Hope Street, and several other food related businesses. Victor worked at Blueline Sports for many years.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. John's Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien, CT. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Calling hours will be private. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

JOANNE M. FRATTURO- December 3, 2014

Joanne M. Fratturo, 63, died December 3, 2014 after a long battle with lung disease. Born in Port Chester, NY on April 22, 1951 to Anthony and Joan Labate along with her siblings Charlie, Susie and Anthony. She is predeceased by her father, Tony, sister Susie (Canada), and her loving aunt Marilyn Mott. Married to Harry Fratturo, Jr. (40 years last November) with three sons, Jason, Michael and Brian, grandson, Michael and daughter-in-law, Monica.

Joanne graduated Greenwich High and went on to Wright Tech to become a dental assistant, graduating at the top of her class. She worked in the field for a short time but chose to concentrate on raising a family. She was very active in the Springdale/Stamford community when her children were young, even volunteering to coach t-ball and soccer teams when no one else stepped forward. She was an early supporter of Stamford Youth Hockey Assoc. in later years she went back to work as an administrative assistant in both the Marine and then the Tech Industries where she was highly regarded for her work ethic and her attention to detail.

The Fratturo family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and staff at Stamford Hospital, as well as their associates  Dr. Sacks, Dr. Yu, and Dr. Shah for their compassionate care of Joanne. The dignity and respect with which they treated her made a difficult time much easier to bear.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will take place in private. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler, Stamford on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

ELIZABETH A. MCMANAMON- December 2, 2014

Elizabeth A. McManamon, 74, passed away on Monday, December 1, 2014. A lifelong resident of Stamford, Elizabeth was born on November 1, 1940. The daughter of the late Victor and Philomena (Giancola) Cosentino. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Carrie Whitney and her husband Richard; and her loving brother, Victor Cosentino and his wife Patricia. Elizabeth was an animal lover, having volunteered at several different animal rescue groups over the years. She was a lifelong parishioner of Sacred Heart Church.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Inurnment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to PAWS, 504 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.

ANTHONY F.X. PELLICCI- November 28, 2014

Anthony F.X. Pellicci, 77,  passed away peacefully on Friday, November 28th, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of Stamford, Anthony was born on February 12, 1937. The son of the late Frank and Frances (Rubino) Pellicci.

Anthony leaves behind his beloved wife, Ann; his loving children, Anthony Pellicci and his wife Sandra, Michael Pellicci and his wife Darlene, Johna Garcia and her husband Wilder, Joseph Pellicci and his wife Wendy, Lauren Forte and her husband Matthew; his sisters, Frances Pellicci Gross and her husband Angelo Caminiti and Toni Pellicci Lupinacci and her husband Anthony; his adored grandchildren; Ashley, Isabella, Angelina, Olivia, Angelo, Anthony, Michael, Dylan, Joseph, Tyler, Peyton, Oliver and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Anthony is predeceased by his cherished brother, Joseph Pellicci.

Anthony had many names; husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, son, friend, and boss...and today, a legend. We would like to thank him for everything he has done for us; his generosity was endless. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, infectious laugh and his brilliant artwork. We were blessed to have Anthony in our lives, he was the greatest piece of art.  We will never forget his kindness, his stories, his delicious food and the effect he had on everyone he came across. His memory and legacy will live on forever through his beautiful family and a whole city (and beyond) who loved and cherished him so much. Thank you Anthony for doing it your way!

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will take place at the Pellicci Family Mausoleum located at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 from 3:00 - 9:00 PM at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Stamford Hospital or the Bennett Cancer Center, 30 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06902.

ADELINE S. LUPINACCI- November 27, 2014

Adeline S. Lupinacci, 95. Born on March 29, 1919 to Joseph and Francesca Scaglione in Ibor City, Florida.

The family then moved to New York. Later in life she met and married Orlando Lupinacci. They adopted two daughters, Mary-Ann and Francesca. Adeline was a member of The Ladies Guild and Rosary Alter Society at Sacred Heart Church for many years. She also taught Catechism and was a Eucharistic Minister to residents in nursing homes, specifically The Tandet Center.  

She crossed the Golden Bridge on November 27, 2014. She leaves behind Mary-Ann Lupinacci Slinksy and her husband Paul and Francesca Lupinacci. She is at peace with her husband and family. She will be missed.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANNA MARIA GENTILE- November 27, 2014  

Anna Maria Gentile, 58, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Born on July 28, 1956 in Settefrati, Italy, the daughter of Carmelo Gentile and the late Angela Capocci Gentile. Anna Maria is survived by her siblings; Michael Gentile and his wife Carmella, Domenica "Dee" and Daniel Gentile. She also leaves behind her niece, Angela and nephew, Michael. In addition to her mother, she is predeceased by her grandparents and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Her family would like to thank the staff and patients at Regency Heights of Stamford for the compassionate care and unconditional love given to Anna Maria.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwich, CT.  Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, December 1, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902 or Regency Heights of Stamford, 53 Courtland Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ROCCO DOCIMO- November 23, 2014

Rocco Docimo, 89, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, November 23, 2014. Born on January 8, 1925 in Rose, Cosenza, Italy. He was a devoted son of the late Secondo Docimo and Annunziata Paese Docimo.

Rocco was a loving father and is survived by his daughters, Sarina Bria and her husband Domenico, Massimina Docimo, Rosina Binetti and her husband Frank, Lina Furnari and her husband Robert, his ten grandchildren, Albino, Massimo, Francesca, Ashley, Nikki, Victoria, Liam, Alexa, Zack and Cayla, 4 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his wife, Carmelina Bilotta Docimo, his daughter, Teresa Docimo Gelling, his brothers Gabrielle Docimo, Frank Docimo, his sisters, Teresa Bria, Rosina Marsico, and his granddaughter Samantha. He is survived by one sisters, Maria Imbrogno.

Rocco had a love of animals and a passion for his garden. He worked in Construction and as a landscaper in Stamford and Greenwich for most of his life. What he loved most was spending time with his family.

A special thank you to his wonderful caregivers Nona and David.

Friends may greet the family on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Clement Church, 535 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. Marys Cemetery, North Street, Greenwich, CT.

To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARY LAMOTTA AMBROSIO- November 20, 2014

Mary LaMotta Ambrosio, 90, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Waveny Care Center. Born on August 27, 1924 in Stamford, the daughter of the late Charles and Angelina (Fiore) LaMotta.
Mary attended Stamford Schools and worked at GE Credit and Whalstroms for many years.
Mary is survived by her beloved husband, Pat F. Ambrosio; her son, John Ambrosio and his wife Robin; her daughter, Patricia Sileo and her husband Daniel; her sisters, Frances Lupinacci and Mildred Arrico and brother, Jeremiah (Jake) LaMotta. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Marc Sileo and wife Kim, Daniel Sileo and wife Danielle, Jason Ambrosio, Kenneth Ambrosio and wife Kim and Christopher Ambrosio and fiancé Sarah; great grandchildren, Kaylee, Marc Jr., Kaitlyn and Daniel Sileo III, Joseph, Alaina, Nicholas and Evan Ambrosio; and her sister-in-law, Vincetta Sabia. She is predeceased by her sister-in-law, Josephine Suttile.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com


MARGARET MECCA GRIMALDI- November 20, 2014

Margaret Mecca Grimaldi, 97, passed away on November 20th, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Born on May 2, 1917 in Stamford, the daughter of the late Donato and Vita Mecca. She is predeceased by her husband, Anthony E. Grimaldi. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Rosanne G. Lewis and her husband Robert; her brother, Daniel Mecca; granddaughter, Jennifer L. Blackwell and her husband Michael; and two great grandsons, Robert L. Blackwell and Jacob L. Blackwell. She is predeceased by her sister, Anna Batinelli and brothers James, Joseph, and William Mecca

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

JOSEPH F. HLAVATY- November 10, 2014

Joseph F. Hlavaty, 96, passed away on Monday, November 10, 2014. Born on September 5, 1918 in Stamford, the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Masek) Hlavaty. He worked at the former Yale & Towne as a machine shop supervisor for many years.

Joseph is predeceased by his wife, Jane C. (Pace) Hlavaty; his son, Joseph D. Hlavaty; brothers, Charles and Edward Hlavaty and his sisters, Helen Coppola and Mary Masso. He is survived by his beloved granddaughters, Jamie Hlavaty and her husband Francis Scarfi; Jodi Hlavaty Savarese and her husband Joseph; his brother, Godfrey Hlavaty and his wife Blanche; sister, Emma Soff and four great grandchildren, Julia, Dominic, Joseph, and Charlotte.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM at The Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist, 279 Atlantic Street, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday,

November 17, 2014 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM.

JOHN F. GIGLIO- November 10, 2014

John Francis Giglio, 81, passed on November 10, 2014.  John was born January 8, 1933 in Stamford, CT.  Son of Joseph and Mary Bitetto Giglio.  In Stamford High School he met the love of his life, Carole Ann Svenningsen. 

John graduated high school, joined the Navy in 1951.  In 1952 he married Carole.  They had three children, Thomas John, Cathy Ellen (Hickey), Ann Marie (Romano), six grandchildren, Melissa Jane, Amy Leigh, Jason, Garrett, Alexander, and Jake. 

He is survived by two brothers, Joseph and Donald, and Carol, his wife of 62 years.  He was predeceased by brother Robert & grandson Jake Romano. 

John had two brilliant careers. First – Clairol, Bristol Meyers Squib, retired after 25 years.  In 1982 he started Custom Video, retired after 20 years.  His passion was sports, baseball & football.  He played and coached, Tiny League, Little League & Babe Ruth, with his son on each team.  Sundays were spent with his family and team members having pasta at his home and watching sports on TV. 

After all that we retired to Saratoga Springs, NY.  John became ill after two years there.  He had a heart attack, prostate cancer, diabetes and kidney failure, all leading to hospice care.  If you donate blood, please do so in John’s name, he would say thank you.

Many  thanks to son-in-law Bob Piorkowski for his love and 24/7 care, to Dr. O’Connell for his concern, the hospice care of Karen, Mary, Karin and Brian.  To all our friends, neighbors for all the cards and calls.  Do for John what’s in your hearts for he loved everyone.  He was in fact “a good man”.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Johns burial will be conducted on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Mountain Grove Cemetery, Harvester Road, Easton, CT.

FRANK M. MERLINO- November 1, 2014

Frank M. Merlino, 11/01/39 - 11/01/14. Born in Stamford, CT. Long time resident of NYC, NY and New Paltz NY.

Beloved spouse of Stephen M Feldman. Brother of Marie Pia. Uncle of Grace Pia, Michael Pia and Elaine Bartell and their families. Friend to many. He passed, surrounded by loved ones at his hospital bedside, on his 75th birthday.

A generous man of service to many causes which interested him and of a positive spirit that affected many lives. He valiantly fought AML, first diagnosed on 02/07/14, and came up just short of remission after multiple rounds of Chemo which would have qualified him for a promising but risky Stem Cell Transplant. The Chemo was approaching remission. But it also destroyed his Immune System and made him vulnerable to multiple infections that he succumbed to.

A service will be conducted on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will immediately follow. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT.

PETER A. YEZZI- October 21, 2014

Peter A. Yezzi, 69, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2014 at Norwalk Hospital. Born on March 30, 1945 in Stamford, the son of the late Arthur Yezzi and Virginia (Rodolico) Yezzi. Peter worked as a hairdresser for many years. He is survived by his loving sister, Joyce Mirizio and her husband Cosmo and his two nieces, Terry D'Agostino and Jenna Nowakowski.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Holy Spirit Church, 403 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford. Interment will be conducted in private. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

YOLANDA (LONNIE) PACELLI- October 7, 2014

Yolanda (Lonnie) Pacelli , a resident of Smith House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 after a long and difficult battle with dementia, and recent battle with cancer.  Born on February 22, 1930, she was the daughter of Pasquale and Maria Grace (Moccia) Sullo.  Lonnie was 84.

Lonnie attended Stamford Public Schools, and held various jobs through her lifetime, retiring in 1990 from the Stamford Board of Education.  She is survived by her daughter Debra Perry, and son-in-law Kevin, who were her primary caregivers until they were unable to care for her at home, and granddaughters; Jen Beauleau and her husband Daniel of Stamford,  Allie Perry and her husband Joe Milone of Hamden,  and  Alexandra Pacelli, Samantha Pacelli, & Emily Pacelli all of Panama City Beach, Florida.  Lonnie is also survived by two sisters, Gloria Letkowski of Danbury, and Sylvia Bologna of Stamford,  cousins,  nieces and   nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Michael, son Stephen, sister Mary, brother Pat, nephew Robert, nieces Barbara and Jeanne, as well as several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Inurnment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Family will receive friends at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials donations in Lonnie’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society in an effort to win the war against these debilitating diseases. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JOSEPH R. D'AGOSTINO, SR.- October 2, 2014

Joseph R. D'Agostino, Sr., 92, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born on March 15, 1922, the son of the late Rafael and Mary (Ganino) D'Agostino.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Concetta "Connie" (Totilo) D'Agostino; his sons, Ralph D'Agostino and his wife Donna, Jeffrey D'Agostino and his wife Gerarda "Dina", Joseph D'Agostino, Jr. and his wife Caroline; his sister, Mildred Galasso; grandchildren, James, Justin, Melissa, Arianna, Chelsea, and Rebecca; and great-granddaughters, Charlotte and Chloe. He is predeceased by his sister, Rose Popp.

Joseph was a decorated U.S. Navy World War II veteran, serving 27 months at sea, having been a part of one of the first troops to occupy Japan, and having participated in the campaign of the Philippines, Marshall Island, Tinian, Saipan, and Iwo Jima. He was the owner and operator of Josephs Decorating Studio, formerly of Stamford for 35 years.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church,37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, October 6, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

CAROL A. SORBO- September 30, 2014

Carol Ann Sorbo, 68, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at her home.  She was born on July 27, 1946 in Stamford, the daughter of the late Joseph M. Cyboski  and Dorothy M. (Burke) Cyboski. A lifelong resident of both Stamford and Greenwich, Carol is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Peter J. Sorbo Jr.; her daughter, Lisa Sorbo Woei and her husband Frank; her son, Peter J. Sorbo and his wife Michelle; her brother, John J. Cyboski and his wife Susan; sister-in-law, Sharon Cyboski; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brothers, Joseph M. Cyboski III and Thomas Cyboski. Carol managed the cafeteria at Rogers Elementary School for many years.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, sewing and quilting.  She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s RC Church’s Rosary Society.  St. Mary’s Quilting Group, and Rowayton Quilting Club. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart RC Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, October 3, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com 

MARIEARCHANGEL SPARAGNA- September 28, 2014

Marie Archangel Vaccaro Sparagna, 90, of Greenwich, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, September 28, 2014 in the home of her daughter, Agata Aspinwall. Until recently she lived in Greenwich. She was born in Stamford on March 1, 1924 to the late Louis and Fannie Vaccaro. She was the devoted wife to Mario Sparagna for 56 years.

She was an excellent cook and thoroughly took pleasure in preparing meals, especially for her family.

Marie was a family matriarch and a successful business woman. She will be truly missed by her family and friends.

Besides her husband, Mario, she is survived by her son, Carlo and his wife Marialta, three daughters, Agata Aspinwall and her husband Jon, Florentine Orosz and her husband Jospeh, Louisa Leigh and her husband Christopher, her sister, Marianne and Louis Robushi, her brothers, Carmine and Marie Vaccaro

and the late Joseph and Nina and Louie boy Vaccaro. She was also a sister-in-law to Angelina and Pasqualina, and the late Anthony and John; grandmother to Katie and Stephanie Sparagna, Jon III, Marie and Jake Aspinwall, Stephen and Andrew Orosz, Mario, Nicole and Allison Leigh, grandmother-in-law to Nicholas Moore Sparagna and great grandmother to Tyler Carlo Jameson. Many cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwich, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, October 3, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

CARMEN J. LORENTI- September 26, 2014

Carmen J. Lorenti, 54, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Born on October 6, 1959, the son of the late Carmelo Lorenti and Elizabeth Banford Lorenti. Carmen was the owner and operator of Lorenti Landscaping. He as an avid New York Yankee and New York Giants fan.

Carmen is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Barbara Jean (Perry) Lorenti; his loving children, Carmen J. "CJ" Lorenti, Lisa M. Lorenti, and Nicole E. Lorenti; his brother, Jimmy Lorenti; sister, Lee Sidlowski; and his adored grandson, Joseph Lorenti. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. In addition to parents, he is predeceased by his son, Jason R. Lorenti.

Carmen will be missed by all who knew and loved him. His love of life and generous spirit touched everyone he met.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, September 29, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

DONALD J. SERRICCHIO- September 9, 2014

Donald J. Serricchio, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on September 9, 2014. He was 88. Born on August 2, 1926, the son of the late Gaetano and Antonia (Colucci) Serricchio.

Donald is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret (DelVecchio) Serricchio; his son, Dante J. Serricchio and his wife Ellen; his daughter, Susan DeLeo and her husband Jack; his brothers, Rudolph Serricchio and his wife Jean, Adolph Serricchio and his wife Terry; his grandchildren, Jeffrey Serricchio, Jason DeLeo and his wife Christa, Matthew DeLeo, Jacqueline Garthwait and her husband Andy; his great grandchildren, Colton and Evan DeLeo, Mason and Sophie Garthwait; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his son, Gary Serricchio; his grandson, David Serricchio; brothers, Fred Serricchio, Michael Serricchio and his sister, Lucy DiMattio.

Donald was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a Veteran of the second World War, proudly serving in the U.S. Navy as an electrician's mate. He was a master electrician, having been a member of IBEW Local #3 for over 60 years. He enjoyed gardening, loved to go for walks and was an avid bowler. Donald will be sorely missed by all who had the honor and privilege of knowing him.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 4:00 -8:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANGELINA F. ESPOSITO- September 5, 2014

Angelina F. Esposito, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on September 5, 2014 at Stamford Hospital surrounded by her family. She was 103.

Born on July 8, 1911, the daughter of the late John and Antoinette (Alicandro) Esposito. Angelina worked as a seamstress for 64 years. She enjoyed traveling, cooking and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her son, John Esposito, and his wife Lexi; her daughter-in-law, Ida Esposito; son-in-law, James Macari; grandchildren, Angela Loran (Michael), Anthony Esposito, Josephine DelMazio (Philip), Laura Portanova (David), Joseph Esposito, and Rainelle Wolf (Kevin). She also leaves behind her great-grandchildren, Danielle Izzo (Matthew), Matthew DelMazio (Kelly), Alyssa Esposito, Michael Loran, Alexa Portanova, Gregory DelMazio, Joseph Esposito, Jonathan Portanova, Isabel Wolf, and Sydney Wolf and 1 great great-grandaughter, Mia Izzo.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Antonio Esposito; her son, Joseph Esposito; her daughter, Annette Macari, and her siblings, Jerry Esposito, Sarah Valentine, Mary Calendrelli, James Esposito, and Peter Esposito.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM AT St. Clement's Church, 535 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANTHONY F. LOVELLO, JR.- September 5, 2014

Anthony Francis Lovello, Jr., a lifelong resident of Stamford, died Friday, September 5, 2014 at Stamford Hospital after an extended period of failing health. He was 82.

Born on July 2, 1932, he was the son of the late Anthony F. Lovello, Sr. and Catherine Vitti Lovello. Educated in Stamford schools, he was a graduate of Stamford High School, Class of 1950. He was a standout baseball catcher and a passionate San Francisco Giants fan who was given a tryout by the former Boston Braves of Major League Baseball. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force, stationed at Wheelus Air Base in Tripoli, Libya. He was fortunate to continue playing baseball while serving, playing for the Tripoli Nomads. He was honorably discharged as an Airman First Class. Upon his return to Stamford, he played baseball for the Stamford Advocate. He was a founding member of the Stingers bocce team, enjoying many years of playing as part of the Stamford Bocce League at Scalzi Park.

Anthony was a voracious reader, loved to talk all things sports, and always had the house and backyard on Oakdale Road "ready-to-go" with cold beer and great conversation.

He was employed for many years as a manufacturing manager at Digitech in Ridgefield before leaving to establish Oakdale Maintenance, a commercial custodial services firm. He retired as the owner of Cove Liquors on Cove Road in Stamford.

Anthony is survived by his children, Duane, and his wife Gayle, of Trumbull; his daughter, Jill, of Stamford; his daughter, Christine, and her wife, Laura, of Monroe; his daughter, Susan Iacovacci, and her husband, Tom, of Stamford; his grandchildren, Michael and Stephen Lovello; Matthew, Samuel, and Raeanne Iacovacci; Charlie Sullivan; and his brother and closest friend, Richard, with whom he resided. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his former wife, Carol, and sisters, Joyce and Loretta.

The family would like to extend its deepest appreciation to the dedicated and caring staff of Stamford Hospital and Masonicare as they ensured Anthony's dignity and comfort throughout this ordeal.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, September 8, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

VICTOR E. FAZIO- August 30, 2014

Victor E. Fazio, 92, a resident of Stamford, passed away on August 30, 2014. Born on May 21, 1922, Victor was raised by his aunt and uncle, John and Rose Vetter of Erie, PA. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Victor retired from Machlettes, where he worked as a machinist for 30 years. He was a member of the Springdale VFW Post #9617 and also a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Victor is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Susan (Pedwano) Fazio, his loving daughters, Jo-Ann Andrasi and Patty Mancini and her husband Frank. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Linda Piacenza and husband Michael, Frank Mancini and wife Michele, Robert Andrasi and fiancée Jessica Cosentino, James Andrasi and wife Michelle, 8 great grandchildren and his longtime caregiver, Marie Laguerre. He is predeceased by his daughter, Darlene Fazio.

Victor loved to entertain and loved to make muffins. He was a great musician, who volunteered his time playing at nursing homes and schools. He was a volunteer for the Stamford Public School Systems where he taught reading as a second language and he also volunteered at the Democratic headquarters.

A special thank you to Dr. Katsigiannis and Dr. Reddy for their wonderful care.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwich, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

KENNETH E. CANTRELL III- August 25, 2014

Kenneth E. Cantrell III, a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away on August 25, 2014 at Stamford Hospital surrounded by family after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

Kenneth was born on June 18, 1954, the son of Kenneth E. Cantrell Jr. and the late Judith (Panella) Lamb. He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Debbie (Brookins) Cantrell, his son Kenneth E. Cantrel IV and wife Elena, his daughter Samantha Cantrell, stepmother Rose Cantrell and stepfather Quentin Lamb. He leaves behind his precious grandchildren Dilian and Jordan. He also leaves behind his sister, Debbie Prete and her husband Anthony, his sister Karen Garcia, his brother David Cantrell, brother-in-law, Roger Fregia. He also leaves behind many step siblings, Donna, Kathy, Herbie, Raymond, Marion, Tracy and Micki, along with many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by a son, Christopher Cantrell, his sister, Elizabeth Fregia and step siblings, Eugene, Dawn and Jimmy.

Kenneth was recently employed at FW Webb Co, formerly Sachs Plumbing Supplies for many years and previously at City Carting. He enjoyed spending time with his family and cooking for our many family gatherings. He also enjoyed fishing, music, karaoke and cruising.

We would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Lo, Dr. Katsigiannis and the entire nursing staff at Stamford Hospital on 3 North for the compassion over and above.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 9:30  AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will be conducted in private. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Crohns Foundation for his grandchild Dilian who is a Crohnie: www.online.ccfa.org/goto/KennethCantrell or checks payable to: CCFA Fairfield/Westchester, 30 Glenn Street Suite 407, White Plains, NY 10603.

PRUDENCE V. LIBRANDI- August 14, 2014

Prudence V. Librandi, 95, a Norwalk resident passed away on August 14, 2014. Born on March 26, 1919 in Stamford, the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Rosemarie (Piacenza) Vacca. She is predeceased by her husband, James Librandi. She worked as a book keeper for Spadone Machine Company in Norwalk for many years.

Prudence is survived by her godson, who she loving referred to as her son, Michael A. Fuscaldo and his wife Gina. She is predeceased by her brothers, Henry Vacca, Alphonse Vacca, Tripoli Vacca, Arnold Vacca and Michael Vacca and her sisters, Lucy Agnifilo, Victoria Pizzuti, Carmela Tobin, Anna Laureno and Frances Bellantonio.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

DANIEL MONIZ- August 11, 2014

Daniel Moniz, 78, a Stamford resident passed away on August 11, 2014 at his residence. Born on December 28, 1935 in New Bedford, MA, the son of the late Marianno and Mary (Furtado) Moniz. He worked for the Wilton Board of Education as a custodian for many years. Daniel is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Frances (Pope) Moniz, his son,  Brian Moniz, his sister Hilda Boucher and her husband Roland of New Bedford, MA, his sister-in-laws, Janet Moniz and Dot Moniz, a grandson, Brian Moniz and his wife Ashley, and 2 great granddaughters, Angelina and Audriana. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased his twin brother, Donald Moniz  and brother, George Moniz and sisters, Evelyn Rosa, Mary Silveira and Irene Lewis.

All services will be conducted in private. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

JAMES P. MANCUSI, SR- August 8, 2014 

James P. Mancusi, Sr., 99, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on August 8, 2014. Born on November 3, 1914, the son of the late Pietro and Isabella (LaGuardia) Mancusi. He is predeceased by his wife, Emma (Ranhousky) Mancusi, his son, James P. Mancusi, Jr. and brothers, Leonard Mancusi, Peter Mancusi and sister, Jean Zamfino. James is survived by his daughter-in-law, Anita Mancusi and grandchildren, Katie Josephsen and Jimmy Mancusi. He also leaves behind 3 great grandchildren, Emily, Adrienne and Abigail.  James always said "The first 100 years are the hardest."

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home at 12:00 PM. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARY L. BAFUNDI- August 7, 2014

Mary L. Bafundi, 95, passed away on August 7, 2014. She was born n Stamford, CT on January 6, 1919 to the late Michael and Concetta Cerreta Geronimo. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her step-father Raphael Cherchi, her husband Vincent (Jimmy) Bafundi; daughter Geri Ambruso Santopietro; brothers James Geronimo, Bernard Geronimo and sister Margaret O'Karma. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Zeiss, granddaughters Tammy McKinnon and husband Robert, Tina Dahms and husband Dylan; four great grandchildren, Christian, Kate, Claire and Carlin and by nieces and nephews as well as her dear friend Molly Orgera.

In her earlier years, while caring for her family, she worked at various part time jobs. She was employed for a number of years at the GTE Crop cafeteria in Stamford and always declared it to be her favorite job. In her retirement years she enjoyed swimming and sunsets at Cummings beach, day tripping and playing cards with her friends. Her greatest delight was time spent with her great grandchildren. She was a member of the Columbiettes and the last surviving member of the HI-HO girls, a group of lifelong friends from the West Side who met weekly at the old Italian Center on South Street.

In liue of flowers the family requests that donations be made in her honor to VITAS Hospice, 99 Hawley Lane, Suite 1204, Stratford, CT 06614.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. There are no calling hours and burial will be private.

 

BEATRICE A. SANTARSIERO- July 31, 2014

Beatrice A. Santarsiero, 90, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Born on September 4, 1923, the daughter of the late Dominick and Angelina (Santora) Samela. She is predeceased by her husband, Leonard C. Santarsiero, her son, Vito A. Santarsiero and sister, Lucy Rekos.

Beatrice is survived by her son, Dominick L. Santarsiero and his wife Lia, her daughter, Patricia Coppola, her sister, Margaret Rende and daughter-in-law, Joann Santarsiero. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Triscia, John, Pamela, Leonard, Erica and Angela and great-grandchildren, Noah, Ava and Alessandro.

Beatrice worked at Branson Instruments for many years. She enjoyed art work as a hobby. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuenralhomecom

BARRY J. DEYULIO- July 26, 2014

Barry J. DeYulio, 57, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away unexpectedly at home on July 26, 2014. Born on September 25, 1956, the son of the late Anthony and Angelina DeYulio.

Barry graduated from Marquette University with a BA in History. He then went into the family business of Interior Design and was the owner of Home Arts by DeYulio. He was the former president of Trout Unlimited, former president of The Men's Club Association of the E. Gannor Brennan Golf course and an avid supporter of the Bobby Fund. He loved golf, fishing, hunting and cooking.

Barry was a loyal friend to many and a true gentlemen. He is survived by a brother, a nephew, 2 nieces and many friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Barry's life on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 9:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

GELSOMINA A. CASINELLI- July 22, 2014

Gelsomina A. Casinelli, 78, a Stamford resident passed away on July 22, 2014. Born in Settefrati, Italy on March 5, 1936, the daughter of the late Michael Socci and Giusippina (DelCarmine) Socci.

Gelsomina is survived by her husband, Leonardo Casinelli, her sons, Alessandro Monaco and his wife Bettina, John Monaco and his wife Laura, daughter, Rosamaria Schmidt and her husband Robert, and two step-children, Louise C. Ryon and her husband Mort and Daniel Casinelli and his wife Sheila. She also leaves behind her brothers Angelo Socci, Gerardo Socci, Louis Socci, her sister, Antoinette Cinganelli and grandchildren, Cristina, Joe,  Alexa, Samantha, Ashley, Gabrielle, Jonathan, Emily, Deborah, Jack, Victoria, Stephen, Michael and Elizabeth. She is predeceased by her brothers Albert and Benny Socci.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 9:30 AM at St. Leo's Church, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford. Interment will follow at Mount St. Mary's Cemetery, Booth Memorial Avenue, Flushing, NY. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, July25, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

VITO V. LACERENZA- July 20, 2014

Vito V. Lacerenza, 93 passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 20, 2014.
Vito was born on March 14, 1921 in Stamford, Connecticut. He was the son of James and Catherine (Giorga) Lacerenza of Stamford. Vito graduated Stamford High School in 1940, during which he was a member of the Stamford High Choral Club, 'The Madrigals'. He joined Condé Nast Publications and when called upon to serve during World War II, Vito was part of Operation Torch. He was attached to Patton's Tank Division. Later, he served with the 8th Air Force in Africa and concluded his service in Foggia, Italy. After the war, he returned to Condé Nast while attending and graduating Traphagen School of Design i New York. Vito worked at Condé Nast for 28 years. In addition, Vito was a broker with Ridges Realty of Stamford, and was active until 1994.
In 1949, Vito married Rose Marie Schinella. In 1964, he began working for the Combined Insurance Company of America, now part of Aon PLC of London as District Manager, retiring in 1982. A member of the Piedmont Club of Darien, Vito's keen sense of humor, dedication to his family and friends and commitment to community organizations including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Toys for Tots was unwavering and will be sorely missed.
He is pre-deceased by his loving wife of 52 year, Rose (Schinella) Lacerenza, his sisters Carmela Lacerenza, Janet Gunipero, Beatrice Verastro, Ann Stramaglia, Lucy Pavia and brothers Anthony Lacerenza, Charles Lacerenza, Dominic Lacerenza, Dr. James Lacerenza, and Frank Lacerenza. Vito is survived by his sons, James, Lucien and Joseph, and two wonderful grandchildren, James and Noelle.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vito's memory to the Boys and Girls Club of Stamford, 347 Stillwater Ave, Stamford, CT 06902.
A private burial will be held for family only. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, Connecticut on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

THERESA J. LACERENZA- July 12, 2014

Theresa J. Lacerenza, 92, of Stamford, CT died on July 12, 2014. Born on November 11, 1921 in Stamford to her parents Albert and Josephine Gervasio Russo. She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Peter J. Lacerenza, her son Frank and his wife Arlene Norko Lacerenza of Milford, as well as a granddaughter, Christina and her husband Gary Smith of Southington, a grandson, Peter of Danbury, two step-granddaughters, Ellen and her husband Michael Steer of Issaqua, WA, Valerie and her husband Andrew Gospodarek of Lafayette, CA, a step-grandson, Adam Kindilien of Milford, two great-grandchildren; Carter and Reagan and two step great-grandchildren; Ben and Sarah. She is also survived by her sister, Marie Lombardo of Trumbull and her brother-in-law Michael Toreso of Stamford, as well as many nephews and nieces whom she loved like her own children.

Theresa was predeceased by her parents, her son, Peter, and brother, Ralph Russo, as well as several brothers- and sisters-in-law. Theresa was an active member of the Sacred Heart Parish Rosary Altar Society and worked in the Parish's Religious Education program for over 30 years.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 9:00 - 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARIANTONIA "ANTOINETTE" CALABRESE- July 5, 2014

Mariantonia "Antoinette" Calabrese, 91, entered into a peaceful eternal sleep on July 5, 2014 at Stamford Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Antoinette was born July 20, 1922 in Arena, Italy to the late Frank and Giovanna (Pisano) Franze.

Antoinette came to the United States in 1955. After working at Cutex for many years she began to work for Clairol and retired in 1985.

She was an avid gardener, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting and especially cooking for her family. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren will always remember her "Nonnie Cookies" which she baked to celebrate all of their accomplishments. Her family will always remember the love she had for each of them.

Her family was the most important thing to her. They will cherish her love, guidance and words of wisdom.

Antoinette is predeceased by her husband Frank Calabrese, her son Michael Calabrese, an infant daughter and a brother, Michael Franze.

She is survived by her daughter, Rose Vukson and her husband Bruce, grandchildren: Linda Kuehn and her husband Mark, Patty Lefort and her husband Lou, Matthew Calabrese and his wife Allison, great-grandchildren: Jonathan, Nicholas and Mackenzie Kuehn, Jenna, Jacob and Jeffrey Lefort, Lillian and Thomas Calabrese.

Her family would like to thank the staff at Stamford Hospital for the compassionate care they gave to Antoinette. A special thank you to Dr. Phi Tran for the care and support he provided.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Bennett Cancer Center, 30 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06902. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

PATSY J. FABRICATORE SR.- July 4, 2014

Patsy J. Fabricatore, 89 years old, died peacefully on July 4th, following a brief illness.  He passed to his next life at home, surrounded with love with his family and friends at his bed side.

A native of Stamford, he was born on July 14, 1924 of the late Carmella (Zaffino) and Angelo Fabricatore. He was the oldest of six children. Patsy was predeceased by his wife Jennie (Mancini) Fabricatore in 1982.

He is survived by 2 sons, Patsy Jr (Nadine), Perry A (Rosanne) and his daughter Deborah (Debbie) DeLuca. He was the proud grandfather of Jennifer Preiss (Donny), Alison Behm( Martin), Perry Jr. (PJ), Thomas, Annalise, Anthony, and Nathanial Fabricatore and great grandchildren Madison and Braden Preiss. He was pleased to know that a third great grandchild will be born in September. Other survivors include his brother Nicholas Fabricatore (Sharon) and sister Marie Porcheddu, and sister-in-laws, Mary Ellen Fabricatore and Carole Mancini. He was also loved by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. In addition to his parents and in-laws, he was predeceased, by brothers: Dominick, Joseph, and Egidio

In 1996 he entered into a domestic relationship with his “sweetheart” Rosalyn (Rose) Aulenti Arena. As his health diminished, she became his primary caretaker. Patsy took an active role in the lives of Rosalyn’s children and grandchildren, and he became a member of her family as well.

A sheet metal worker, he worked for Pomeroy Inc. and Century Fan Co. Following retirement, he worked as a school crossing guard, employed by the Stamford Police Dept. His love for the game of baseball took him out to the fields, where he umpired for Stamford Little League, City of Stamford Parks and Rec. League and the A.S.A. Stamford Softball Association. He called it a “labor of love”, and he was loved and respected by his fellow umpires and the players as well.

During WWII he served in the U.S Army- Company D 12th Infantry Regiment. He was awarded the Bronze star for meritorious achievement against the armed enemy in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations. He was honorably discharged in January of 1946.

 An avid bowler, he bowled for 25 years with the Father and Son league and also served as its president. He also bowled with the Man and Boy league, Sacred Heart church league, Stamford City league, and Industrial league.

Born a sportsman, he played baseball with the Stamford Tigers, Holy Name Athletic Club and Al-Ken Florists. He also played football for several local teams in Stamford. In January, 1996, he was honored by The Stamford Old Timers Association.

Patsy was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St Augustine Council #41, Stamford Softball Umpires Association, V.F.W. Post 6933 of  Noroton CT, and American Legion Post #3 in Stamford

Family and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home on Tuesday July 8th, from 4 to 8pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be said at Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday July 9th at 9 am. Both facilities are located on Schuyler Ave. in Stamford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be sent to Curtain Call Inc. at 1349 Newfield Ave, Stamford CT 06905  and A.R.I. of Stamford, CT. Inc. at 174 Richmond Hill Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

LUISA FALBO- July 4, 2014

Luisa Falbo, 87, passed away on July 4, 2014. Born on April 1, 1927 in Rose Province of Cosenza, Italy, the daughter of the late Luigi Siciliano and Adelina (Imbrogno) Siciliano. She is predeceased by her husband, Bernardo Falbo and brothers, Luciano Siciliano and Pasquale Siciliano.

Luisa is survived by her daughters: Marina Imbrogno and her husband Camillo, Mirella Bria and her husband Michael, her sister Maria Bria, and brothers Novembre Siciliano and Salvatore Siciliano. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Yolanda, Marinella, Rosaria, Rocco and great grandchildren, Michael, George and Paulie.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwich, CT. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

DAVID SILVERMAN- June 29, 2014

David Silverman, 92, a resident of Norwalk passed away on June 29, 2014. Born on August 20, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late Samuel Silverman and Rose Gruber Silverman. He is predeceased by his wife, Catherine Colabella Silverman.
David was a Purple Heart recipient who served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked as a foreman for Otis Elevators and Colorfilm for many years. He enjoyed golf and was an excellent dancer.
David is survived by his children: Jacalyn Silverman, Richard Silverman and wife Sue Wainacht, and Sheila Felix. He also leaves behind his brother Louis Silverman of Stamford, sister Ann Brown of Florida and his grandchildren: Tamara Dickson, Jennifer Silverman, Tyler Silverman, Ryan Silverman, Katherine Felix and Ethan Felix. He is predeceased by his brother Al Silverman and sisters Beatrice Falco, Minnie Scott and Ray Weinstein.
Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM with Rabbi Joshua Hammerman officiating. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, 287 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANTONIO ANIELLO- June 26, 2014

Antonio Aniello, age 57, a Stamford resident passed away on June 26, 2014. Born in Minturno, Italy on March 24, 1957, the son of the late Giovanni Aniello. Antonio is survived by his loving mother, Rosa Bergantino of Minturno, Italy; beloved wife, Anna Rasile Aniello and his children, John Aniello and his wife Wioletta and Roseanna Gjuraj and her husband Zef. He also leaves behind his adored grandchildren, John Anthony Jr., Christopher Michael and Adrianna Grace.

Antonio worked for O&G Industries as a security guard for 10 years. He enjoyed traveling and loved taking his grandchildren on adventures.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, June 30, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

DANTE A. BUZZEO (ZAZA')- June 25, 2014

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved Dante Anthony Buzzeo (Zaza'), who died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Stamford Hospital after a brief illness that he fought valiantly, with his loving sisters by his side. Zaza' was born on November 6, 1941 in Settefrati, Italy, the firstborn son of the late Michele Alborio & Giannetta Antonucci Buzzeo. Zaza' immigrated to the United States in 1955 and immediately began working as an apprentice to a stone mason, eventually becoming a master mason himself. He was instrumental in the building of Stamford as it looks today. After his retirement, he dedicated his life to scholarly pursuits, earning both his high school diploma and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut. His heart was never far from his beloved Settefrati, and he returned there every summer to spend months in his boyhood home. He is survived by his three sisters and brothers-in-law: Grace Ginsburg (Barton), Lillian Tropea (Ferdinando), and Elsa Gentile (Alfredo), and the greatest joy of his life, his five nieces and nephews: Joseph Tropea, Jessica Ginsburg, Stefanie Tropea, Melissa Ginsburg, & Michael Gentile, along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and longtime friends. Zaza' was a pillar in Stamford's Settefratese community, and he will be dearly missed.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church,3 7 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday (TODAY), June 27, 2014 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM. The family requests that instead of flowers, donations and contributions be made in Dante's name to Kids in Crisis, One Salem Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JOSEPH A. BOCCUZZI, Sr.- June 9, 2014

Joseph A. Boccuzzi, Sr., 64, a Norwalk resident, passed away on June 9, 2014  at his residence. Born on November 20, 1949 in Stamford, the son of the late Connio Boccuzzi and Carmella (Dedda) Boccuzzi. Joseph is survived by his son, Joseph A. Boccuzzi, Jr. and granddaughter, Mia Carmella Boccuzzi.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9:00 - 10:00 AM.

SUE BONGO- June 8, 2014

Sue Bongo, 96, passed away on June 8, 2014. Born on December 13, 1917 in Stamford, the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Alteri. She is predeceased by her husband, James F. Bongo, Sr.

Sue is survived by her loving children, James F. Bongo, Jr., Richard J. Bongo and Carol J. Lota and her husband Sam; her sister, Jennie Aniello and her husband Joseph and brother, Sal Alteri. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Andy, Kim, Matthew, Dan and his wife Nina, Hailey and Greg and great-grandchildren Gabe, Dylan and Chase. She is predeceased by her sister, Pauline E. Altieri and brothers, Peter Altieri and Canio Altieri.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Cecilia's Church, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 (TODAY) from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

NANCY HELEN (NOBILE) MARTINELLI- June 7, 2014

Nancy Helen Nobile was born in Long Island, New York to Frank and Josephine (Tedesco) Nobile on October 9, 1914. She was the second of what would eventually become a family of seven daughters. The Nobile sisters would become the first American born generation of this strong, closely knit Italian family. Nancy joins her sisters Florence McDonough, Frances  Hansen, Josephine Shoztic, and Petrina Bisacca, as well as her beloved husband of 36 years, Leonard Louis Martinelli (12/25/1910 to 07/02/1975).

Nancy grew up in Stamford. After graduating from high school, and completing some college coursework, she married Leonard Louis Martinelli on April 10, 1939. First born Gail was soon followed by Donald, and after their children were grown, Nancy returned to the workforce. She worked as a secretary for the Stamford Board of Education, as well as for the Recreation Department, and she continued to work well into her 80’s.

Gail married Steven Myers and they have two daughters, Melissa and Stephanie.  Melissa, her husband Marek Falkowski, and their 2 girls, Sophia and Isabella, live in Colchester, CT.They were the first of the grandchildren to make Nancy a proud great grandmother. Stephanie married Adrian Crocket, and made Nancy a great grandmother for the third time with the birth of their first child, Madeleine. They live in New York City. Nancy’s son Donald married Karen (Tatano) and they live in Greenwich, CT. They also have two children, Christopher and Elysabeth.

In 2005, Nancy moved from her lifelong home of Stamford to a new condominium upstate. She thoroughly enjoyed living in Manchester, which not only allowed her to live closer to her daughter, but also to her growing group of great grandchildren. Nancy continued to live her life as she had always loved to do, independent and alone in her own home to the very end.

Nancy also leaves with us here 2 of her younger sisters, Lena Valeri of Southbury, CT, and Pauline McKale of Westport, CT, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear, faithful, loving, and lifelong friends. Nancy passed away peacefully in her own home on June 7, 2014.  She will be missed by us all.

Calling hourswill be at Lacerenza’s Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on June 12, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon. A Catholic blessing will follow the viewing, and a procession will travel from Lacerenza’s to Nancy’s chosen burial site in the Crestview Section at Fairfield Memorial Park. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please make a donation to a charity of your choice. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ADELINE MOCCIA VENTURA- June 4, 2014

Adeline Moccia Ventura of Shelton, CT, a beloved mother and grandmother passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She was 87 years of age. Born in Stamford, CT on September 16, 1926 to the late Benny and Helen (Morsa) Moccia.

She is predeceased by a son Bert Ventura, Jr. She is survived by her daughter Deanna Ventura Faugno and her husband Gene of Stamford, CT, a daughter-in-law Kathleen Ventura of Shelton, CT, five grandchildren Mary Adeline Chudy and Edward Chudy II (Ned) of Stamford, CT, Elizabeth Ventura of Chelsea, MA., Bert Ventura III and Christopher Ventura of Shelton, CT., brothers Thomas Moccia (Mary), Joseph Moccia (Bernice) and Richard Moccia (Barbara) and several nieces and nephews.

Prior to her move to Shelton, Adeline was employed by Classin Corporation in Stamford, CT. After retirement she worked part time for Royal Bakery in Shelton, CT.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will take place in private. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, June 9, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the West Haven VA Hospital, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

GRACE BOCCUZZI- June 4, 2014

Grace Boccuzzi, 95, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on June 4, 2014. Born on September 15, 1918, the daughter of the late Jack Boccuzzi and Susan (Catino) Boccuzzi. Grace worked as a clerical employee at Clairol for 45 years.

Grace is survived by her brother, Nick "Bing" Boccuzzi and sisters, Mary Boccuzzi, Vera Zurkowski, her brother-in-law Steve Gospodinoff and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sisters, Anne Gospodinoff, Ida Fiordelisi and brother-in-laws, Jerry Fiordelisi and Henry Zurkowski.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

CARMINE A. PASSERO- May 30, 2014
Carmine A. Passero, 65, a lifelong Stamford resident  died on May 30th, 2014 as a result of his injuries sustained in a car accident. Born on April 4, 1949, the son of the late Libero and Josephine Passero.

Carmine was one of the most caring and intelligent people I know. He spoke many languages from traveling the world and he had the greatest love of food. A New York Jet fan through and through. He would breeze through Jeopardy every night and I would sit there in amazement of how he knew so much.

Carmine was a teacher for over 40 years with the Stamford School System. He loved it when a student came away with some knowledge of what he taught.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by a brother, Michael L. Passero. Carmine leaves behind a sister, JoAnn M. Passero of Stamford, CT, a brother George Vlahos of Fort Meyers, FL., nieces, Jennifer Passero of Stamford, CT, Jessica Kapadia of Philadelphia, PA, nephews Robert and Michael Passero of Stamford, CT and Mia, his best friend.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 13th, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary's Church, Elm Street, Stamford, CT. Inurnment will take place in private. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

BIANCHINA CARDILLO- May 23, 2014

Bianchina Cardillo, 88, a resident of Stamford for 60 years, passed away on May 23, 2014 at her residence. Born on May 18, 1926 in Minturno, Italy, the daughter of the late Pasquale and Angela (Tucciarone) Mammaro. She is predeceased by her husband, Michele Cardillo. Mrs. Cardillo worked at Clairol for many years. She was a member of the Minturnese Social Club in Stamford.

Mrs. Cardillo is survived by her beloved children, Joseph Cardillo and his wife Elizabeth of Roseland, NJ; Joanne DiPreta and her husband Rocco of Norwalk; her brother, Giuseppe Mammaro of Rome, Italy; grandchildren, Rocco, Jr., Christopher, Donna and two other grandsons. She is predeceased by two sisters, Maria Tucciarone and Antoinetta Stella.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Bianchina Cardillo to Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

GENEROSA I. SIBILIA- May 11, 2014

Generosa I. Sibilia, 83, passed away on May 11, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Born on November 16, 1930 in San Mango Sul Calore, Italy, the daughter of the late Carlo and Florinda (Lionetti) Coppola. She is predeceased by her husband, Teodoro Sibilia. Mrs. Sibilia is survived by her beloved children, Giovanni (John) Sibilia and wife Teresa, Fiorita (Rita) DiPietro and husband Salvatore, her grandchildren, Teodoro and wife Danielle, Carmela and husband Brian, Francesco (Frank) and wife Krista, Salvatore and great grandchildren, Sydney, Sophia, Brian and Giuliana.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

GENEVIEVE E. VACCA- May 11, 2014

Genevieve E. Vacca, 82, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on May 11, 2014 at her residence. Born on December 15, 1931, the daughter of the late Alfonse and Evelyn (Daddona) Vacca. She is survived by her 2 sisters, Sister Rosemarie Vacca of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church in Baltic, CT, and Evelyn Vacca Simone of Lincroft, NJ. She also leaves behind 3 nephews Joseph, Alfonse, Phillip Simone, her niece Lucretia Israel and 11 great nieces and nephews. Genevieve worked as an interior decorator for many years and retired from Sears having worked in the sales department. She was an avid poet, painter and writer.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Holy Family Mother House, 54 West Main Street, Baltic, CT 06330. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANGELA M. LORENTI- May 5, 2014

Angela M. Lorenti, 56, a lifelong resident of Stamford passed away on May 5, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Born on June 11, 1957, the daughter of the late Joseph Ioli and Lucy (John) Ioli. Anglea is survived by her beloved husband, James J. Lorenti and their loving daughter, JamieLyn Lorenti. She also leaves behind her brother, Dominick Ioli, her aunt, Carmela John along with several nieces and nephews and 2 great nephews.

Angela dedicated her life to the school system, having served on the Stamford Board of Education from 2003-2009. She was employed at CVS as a sales associate for many years.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will take place in private. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

EVA "DOLLY" ELLIOTT- April 30, 2014

Eva “Dolly” Elliott, nee Russo passed away on April 30th, surrounded by loved ones.  She was a lifelong Stamford resident.   She was predeceased by her husband, George Elliott.  Loving mother to George (Marion), Richard(Susan), David(Judith), Eileen, Eve Gambale (John) and Peter(Amy).  Loving grandmother to 20 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.Also predeceased by her brothers, Michael, Fred, George and Frank Russo.Survived by brothers, Peter Russo(Margaret) and Angelo Russo (Lorraine) and sisters-in-laws, Mary Russo and Joanne Russo.

Dolly was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she was active in the Rosary Society.  Always an avid sports fan, Dolly loved cheering on her children and grandchildren at various sports fields around town and around the country.  Dolly also loved watching the Yankees and the UConn Huskies women’s and men’s basketball teams. At weddings and parties, Dolly was always one of the first ones on the dance floor and one of the last to leave. 

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM at St. Mary's Church, 566 Elm Street, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Dolly was a frequent contributor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

ANNA DELLIPOALI- April 28, 2014

Anna Dellipoali, 96, passed away at home on April 28, 2014 surrounded by her loving daughter and son. She was born in Altavilla Irpina, Italy on August 28, 1917 to the late Antonio and Carmella (Marrone) Musco. She grew up in Carteret, N.J.

Anna was a long time sales associate at the former Bloomindales of Stamford.

She is survived by her loving daughter Margaret Dellipoali of Stamford, her son Louis Dellipoali of Norwalk, her sister Mildred Taglieri and her husband John of Somers, CT and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Anna was predeceased by her husband Louis Dellipoali, her brother Joseph Musco and two sisters, Elvira Golino and Olympia Toth.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 11:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Rockrimmon Road, Stamford. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

JEFFREY J. SMITH- April 6, 2014

Jeffrey J. Smith, 52, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning April 6th, 2014 at his home in Norwalk, CT. He was the devoted husband of Lori Ann Palkimas Smith and the loving father of daughter Lilah and son Julius Smith. Jeff was born in NYC on October 31st, 1961. The son of John J. Smith, Jr. and the recently deceased Jean R. Smith of Naples, FL, Jeff also leaves a brother John J. Smith III of Newburgh, NY.

Jeff grew up in Newburgh, attended Berklee College of Music, Boston, and earned a Bachelors of Science in Physics from NYU Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. 

An accomplished pianist, Jeff's passion was driven by classical and jazz music. He toured with acid jazz guitarist Melvin Sparks and performed with soul music legend Idris Muhammad among others.  Throughout his life, Jeff had an unquenchable desire to learn along with an obsessive interest in golf and baseball.  He was as likely to pontificate about a single golf shot as he was to elaborate upon quantum theory.

In his career in technology, he was among those computer scientists who helped change the way business and the internet come together.  Working with Netscape, Sun Microsystems, Innovativ, Agilysys and lastly OnX USA as a Senior Solutions Architect, Jeff attained numerous certifications and was recognized for excellence by his peers and employers as well.

Jeff's family would like to thank Dr. Barry Boyd of Greenwich and his staff for their caring attention, as well as Jeff’s colleagues at OnX for their kindness and support. His friends and family will miss Jeff forever, but will always remember his music, his brilliance and his loving heart.

A memorial celebration of Jeff's life will be held at 3 pm on the afternoon of Saturday, April 26th, 2014 at St. Paul's On-The-Green, 60 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT.  Internment will be private.  Arrangements are being attended by the Lacerenza Funeral Home, Stamford, CT.

ROSE "BABE" MISURIELLO- April 4, 2014

Rose "Babe" Misuriello, 96, a longtime Stamford resident, passed away on April 3, 2014. Born on March 6, 1918 in Stamford, the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria Luigia (Gerardi) Barone. She is predeceased by her husband, Paul and their son, Paul Jr. Babe is survived by her son, Kenneth Misuriello and his wife Agnes, her daughter Gail Yudain and her husband Ted, her sister, Josephine "Chickie" Vitti, grandchildren Sandie, Michael, Teddy, Cat and great grandchildren, Corey and Aaron. She is predeceased by 3 sisters and 1 brother.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John 's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ISOBEL J. VALENZON FRANCO- April 3, 2014

Isobel J. Valenzon Franco, 81, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on April 3, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Born on August 14, 1932, the daughter of the late James K. and Margaret (Brown) Johnstone.

She is survived by her children Richard Scott Valenzon (Faythe), Peter Valenzon III (Rachel), Susan Johannessen (Jon) and Lisa Ann Valenzon. Stepson in-law (Sandy) Thomas Dunn, Stepdaughter Debby Bennett (Gary) Isobel also leaves behind her sister, Margaret Edlund, grandchildren Heather, Robyn, James, Rachael, Sarah. 3 step grandchildren, Stacy, Kelly, Casey 12 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husbands, Peter “Scrappy” Valenzon Jr. and Armand Franco, her granddaughter, Armanda and her brother, James Johnstone Jr. Stepdaughter Beverly Dunn.

Isobel graduated from Stamford High School in 1950. While raising her wonderful children her home became the centerpiece for family and her children’s friends for the rest of her life.  Isobel also found joy spending her winters in West Palm Beach, Florida, where she enjoyed an active life with her friends. Isobel was especially loved by her many nieces and nephews.  

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, April 7, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 9:00 - 10:00 AM. A prayer service will be conducted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford with Rev. Dr. David R. Van Dyke of the First Presbyterian Church, Stamford officiating. Interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer, 30 Shelburne Rd, Stamford CT. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JAMES SAPIA- March 31, 2014

James Sapia, 82, a resident of Hamden, CT passed away on March 31, 2014. Born on November 25, 1931 in Stamford, the son of the late Alfonso and Josephine (Gellici) Sapia.

He is survived by his beloved sisters, Anna Ofiero of Darien, CT, Lucy Sapia of Rockyhill, CT and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers  Frank Sapia, Joseph Sapia, Anthony Sapia and sisters, Rose Giglio, Katherine Sapia, Mary Sapia, Frances Ambruoso, and Jennie Smith.  

James served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Henry-Richards in Stamford and Hamden for many years. James enjoyed playing softball, was an avid New York Giants fan and a semi New York Yankee fan.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will take place in private. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 9:00 - 10:00 AM.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brooskide Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARYANN CORNELIO- March 25, 2014

Maryann Cornelio, 79, a long time resident of Stamford, passed away on March 25, 2014. Born on March 23, 1935 in San Mango Sul Calore, Italy, the daughter of the late Gerardo and Grace (Lionetti) Boccuzzi. She is survived by her beloved children Joseph S. Cornelio and wife Lauren, David A. Cornelio and wife Elizabeth, and  Lisa A. Cornelio. Maryann is also survived by her brother, Ted Boccuzzi, sisters Linda DePreta and Yolanda Sapia, two grandchildren, Dean and Anthony, her former husband, Salvatore Cornelio and 3 nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANTHONY S. LOFFREDO- March 23, 2014

Anthony S. Loffredo , 88, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on March 23, 2014. He was born May 1, 1925, and was a World War 11 Veteran.  Anthony  was an active member of the Stamford and Greenwich Pigeon Clubs for many years and won numerous awards for racing homing pigeons.  He worked for Pimpinella Construction Co. in Stamford. Connecticut until he retired.

Anthony is predeceased by his parents, John and Antoinette (Troncone) Loffredo, his sister Susan Biagini, and bothers, Sam, Carmen and John Loffredo.

He is survived by his brothers, Phil and Ralph Loffredo and sister Millie Chirvolo, along with many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT.  Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery. Rockrimmon Road, Stamford, CT.  Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Wednesday March 26 2014 from 9-10 a.m.  To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenza funeralhome.com

PATSY J. BIANCARDI- March 17, 2014

Patsy J. Biancardi, 83, a lifelong Stamford resident, passed away to heaven on Monday, March 17, 2014, with his loving daughter Linda Ann by his side. Born on July 21, 1930, he was the son of the late Joseph and Amelia (Perna) Biancardi. He was predeceased by his wife and the love of his life, Nadia (Ratay) Biancardi. He is survived by his daughters, Linda Ann Biancardi of Stamford, and Diane Lynn Biancardi, as well as his brother, Joseph Biancardi, Jr. and his wife Yvonne of Arizona, and his sister Mary C. Biancardi of Stamford.

As a young man, Patsy worked for the family buisness, Biancardi Bakery, delivering bread to families throughout Stamford.  Patsy was a Corporal in the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict.  He was always very proud of his service to his country.  After getting married, he went to work as a postal clerk for the United States Postal Service, where he continued until his retirement.  Patsy loved gardening, working in the backyard and being outdoors, so after his retirement he took a part time job with the Stamford Parks Department.

Patsy enjoyed photography, and was always seen with his "camera in hand" at all holiday gatherings and special events.  Later in life, he became very interested in computer games and programs, and many friends and family enjoyed his personalized computer created greeting cards.

Most of all, Patsy will be remembered for his generous spirit, concern for others, and his wonderful sense of humor.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 10:30am at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.   Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT.  Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, March 24, 2014 from 4:00-7:30pm.  To leave a condolence, visitwww.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARION J. LUMENTO- March 15, 2014

Marion J. Lumento, 85, a Stamford resident passed away on March 15, 2014. Born on July 30, 1928 in New York City, the daughter of the late James and Mary (Costaldo) Palumbo. She is predeceased by her husband, Teddy Lumento and daughter, Cathy L. Heffron. Marion is survived by her son, James R. Lumento and his wife Julie, and son-in-law, Richard Heffron. She was a loving grandmother to Ashley Osterrieder, Rian Drenzek, Melissa Steeves, Robert Lumento, Kaitlyn Heffron, and great grandmother to  Grace Steeves.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sisters, Dolores Napolitano and Phyllis Bouton. Marion retried from Clariol as a product line supervisor and then worked at the Wedge Inn for many years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church,37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will take place at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

Nettie Messina, 89, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2014 at Stamford Hospital. Nettie was born on October 24, 1925 in Stamford, CT to Vito and Mary (Sabato) Gerardi.

NETTIE MESINA- March 13, 2014

Nettie Messina, 89, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2014 at Stamford Hospital. Nettie was born on October 24, 1925 in Stamford, CT to Vito and Mary (Sabato) Gerardi.

Nettie attended Stamford schools and was a dressmaker at a bridal shop in Stamford for many years. She also worked at Grants and as a teacher's aide at Springdale Elementary School.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart Rosary Society and Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.

Nettie was full of life and always had a smile on her face. She loved all sports and followed Joe through his baseball career as his biggest cheerleader. She baked, knitted and made crafts with her sisters and nieces. She loved sharing her treasure of family pictures, and the stories to go along with them, to all who visited her. She lived for her grandsons and had a very special relationship with them.

Nettie is survived by her son, Joseph Messina and grandsons, Joseph Jr. and Michael; her sisters, Vites Conetta and Anna Arena; and many nieces and nephwes. She was predeceased by her husband, Angelo Messina and her sisters, Rosalyn Gerardi, Josephine Ippolito and Mildred (Mickey) Ursone.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Inurnment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Stamford Hospice at the Stamford Hospital, Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06902. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

WILLIAM DOMINIC VUONO- February 14, 2014

William Dominic Vuono, Jr., 85, a Fairfield resident, passed away on Feb. 14, 2014. Bill was born on July 20, 1928, in Stamford, to the lateWilliam and Barbara Sheridan Vuono. Bill attended the King School and then joined the Marines in 1946. He was stationed in Guam. Upon his return, he graduated from Lehigh University and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After one year of study at Harvard Law School, he decided to pursue his true passions: the study of languages, and international business. While working for CARE in South America, he met his wife Nancy Jane Hamill. They were married in 1954 and moved to New York City where Bill earned his MBA from New York University in 1957. Together they raised 5 children in Fairfield, CT. Much of Bill's professional life was spent traveling around the world. When at home, he enjoyed many a match on the tennis courts and was often found at the beach sunning and swimming. A consummate linguist, Bill was fluent in Spanish, Italian, and French. He also spoke German and Portuguese. Upon his retirement, he dedicated his time and energy to teaching conversational Spanish and Italian at local Senior Centers. His appreciation of music and film is reflected in the hundreds of recordings he made and catalogued. Bill was predeceased by Nancy, his brother Irving L. Vuono, and his nephew Charles Jensen.. He is survived by his sister Rachel Jensen and her husband Dr. Charles W. Jensen Jr.; his children, Mary of Brookline, Massachusetts; Ariane and her husband Alfonso Procaccini of Florence, Massachusetts; Frances and her husband Paul Sims of Santa Rosa, California, William the III and his wife Anastasia of Santa Ana, California; Charles and his partner Kiet Ta of Chicago, Illinois; nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ADELINE S. (BABE) RUSSO MOLLO- February 14, 2014

Adeline S. (Babe) Russo Mollo, 84, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on February 14, 2014 at her residence with her loving family by her side. Born on September 26, 1929, the daughter of the late Leonardo and Frances (Forlivio) Russo. She is predeceased by her husband, Peter F. Mollo Sr., two sons, Peter F. Mollo Jr. and Joseph Mollo, and her sisters Palmina (Pam) Russo Cornelio and Paula (Russo) Leonard. Adeline is survived by her son, Leonard P. Mollo of Stamford, her sister Filomena (Russo) Rotante of Stamford, grandchildren Jason, Stephanie, Krista and Peter and her great grandchildren Jordan, Alexandra, Ashley, Romeo and Victoria. Adeline was the head waitress at the Rockrimmon Country Club and was the owner and operator of Babes Dog House for many years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

ELEANOR ANGOTTO- February 11, 2014

Eleanor Angotto, 85, of Greenwich and wife of the late Anthony Angotto, passed away on Tuesday, February 11.  She was born May 17, 1928 in Greenwich to the late Eugene and Angelina (Montimurro) Patrizi.

Eleanor is survived by her five sons and their wives, Gary and Linda of Norwalk, Chris and Anna of Greenwich, Terry and Darlene of Stamford, Jeffrey of Greenwich, and Eric and Deborah of Fairfield.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her two sisters, Rosina Gattuso and Mildred Mendrys, and by two granddaughters.

Before she began her full-time job as a mother, Eleanor worked as a secretary in the law offices of Hirschberg, Pettengill & Strong of Greenwich.  In her later years, she returned to the work force with jobs at Thrush Press in Stamford and in the payroll department for the Board of Education of the Town of Greenwich until her retirement.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Regency Heights, 53 Courtland Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, February 14 from 4 - 8 p.m.   A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside. Entombment will follow at Putnam Cemetery, Parsonage Road, Greenwich.

PETER V. KITLAS- February 11, 2014

Peter V. Kitlas, 71, a Trumbull resident, passed away on February 11, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 5, 1942 in Stamford, the son of the late Stanley C. Kitlas and Mary (DeNaples) Kitlas. Peter is survived by his beloved wife Sandra (Bemonte) Kitlas, loving daughter, Nicole Tabacco and her husband Vincent of Trumbull, his 3 grandsons Steven, Christopher and Michael, and sisters Barbara Cavolick of Japan, Patrice Kitlas of Stamford and Michele Weaver of Cheshire. Peter was a retired heavy equipment operator having worked for the City of Stamford for many years. He was an active parishioner at Holy Name of Jesus Church for over 60 years. Peter was a member of the Holy Name Athletic Club, an avid fisherman and gardener.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 4 Pulaski Street, Stamford. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JOSEPH L. CONTI- February 10, 2014

Joseph L. Conti Sr, 87, of Stamford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, February 10, 2014 at his home.  He was born on October 5, 1926 in Rochester, PA to the late Louis and Virginia Conti and they moved to Stamford when he was 9.

Joe was a WWII veteran, having joined the Navy when he was 17 and served aboard the U.S.S. Alabama in the Pacific.  Upon his honorable discharge, Joe resumed his studies in Stamford at J.M. Wright Technical School.  He established his own machine shop in Stamford specializing in ultra-precision work and was called upon for many aerospace projects for NASA, including work on the first space shuttle.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Marie M. Conti, his daughter, Virginia Lorenzo and her husband Alan and grandson Andy, his sons, Frank Conti and his wife Gail and grandsons Joey and Frankie, Joseph Conti Jr. and his wife Amanda and granddaughters Tessa and Sydney and grandson Zachary, his daughter-in-law Kari Conti-Hain and her husband Don and granddaughters Marlaina and Olivia, and loving sister Josephine Simonelli. 

Joe was predeceased by his son Louis Conti and sisters Angelena Cavaliero and Dorthy Jean Rotelli.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Leos Parish on 24 Roxbury Rd, Stamford, on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. To leave a condolence visit www.lacrenzafuneralhome.com

ANTHONY J. (TONY) SAPIA- January 29, 2014

Anthony J. (Tony)  Sapia, 85, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on January 29, 2014 after a fight with cancer. He left his loving family quietly and at peace. He was born on June 22, 1928, the son of the late Alfonso and Josephine (Gellici) Sapia. Tony was known as "The Best" fast pitch softball player. He was a respected coach in Springdale Little League having coached during the 1960s-1970s. Tony enjoyed teaching the game more than playing. He was a lifelong Yankee fan. Tony was a member of the Piedmont Club in Darien and was still a member at the time of his passing. He worked for Gaynor News formerly of Stamford for many years. Tony will be missed by all who knew him.

He is predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Flora (Crane) Sapia. He is survived by his loving son, Anthony E. Sapia and his wife Cathy of Port Chester, NY, his brother, James Sapia of Hamden, CT, sisters, Anna Ofiero of Darien, CT, Lucy Sapia of Rockyhill, CT, and two grandchildren, Peter and Tony. Also surviving is his brother-in-law, Louis DaPra of Norwalk, CT, brother and sister-in-law, Vinny and Arlene Bellissimo of Naples, FL, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers, Frank Sapia, Joseph Sapia, sisters, Rose Giglio, Katherine Sapia, Mary "Babs" Sapia, Frances Ambruoso and Jennie Smith.

 A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on FRIDAY, February 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will take place in private. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on FRIDAY, February 7, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society,  38 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

KEITH R. BELLANTONI- January 29, 2014

Keith R. Bellantoni, 58, a Norwalk resident passed away on January 29, 2014 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Born on November 17, 1955, he was the son of the late Rocco and Mary (Mancini) Bellantoni. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rita and loving sons, Rocco and John. Keith was the son in law of John and Mary Golino. He is also survived by aunts, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Keith is predeceased by his two sisters, Bonnie Lee Giordano and Rachel Zezima. Keith worked for 38 years as a plumbing and heating technician.

One of Keith's greatest joys was coaching the Bambino Little League in Norwalk and golfing with his friends. He cherished the good times spent with his family and most treasured days with his sons.

On behalf of Keith's family we would like to express our deepest appreciation and sincere thanks to all of our family and friends for the love, support and comfort during this most difficult time.

A special thank you to Dr. Edward Schuster, Dr. Santi Neuberger, Stamford, Norwalk and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital who took such great care of Keith.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JOSEPH D. FRANCHINA- January 28, 2014

Joseph D. Franchina, 83, of Stamford, passed away on January 28, 2014 at Stamford Hospital from cardiac arrest. Joseph was born in Stamford on December 9, 1930 to the late Margaret and Joseph J. Franchina.

Joseph was raised in Stamford, graduating Stamford High School in 1948 and earning a Degree in Broadcasting from Champlain College in 1952. He was also a veteran serving in the Naval Reserves during that time.  He enjoyed a long and colorful career working in TV and Radio as a DJ, Newscaster, Sportscaster and Morning Show Personality during the 50’s 60’s and early 70’s. In later years he was self employed in sales management, telemarketing, and sales consulting roles spending the last 25 years of his career working on new member recruitment for Independent Jewelers Organization before retiring in 2012. Joseph was active in the community where he served on the Stamford Board of Representatives and Republican Town Committee in the 1980s. In his later years, Joseph became an active member of the Stamford Baptist Church serving on the Building and Maintenance committee and a member of the Church Choir. He was devoted to his family and most enjoyed spending time with his wife and family whom he loved dearly.

Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Clara (Utterberg) Franchina, loving sons Michael and his wife Antonietta and John and his wife Elizabeth, his brother Phillip Franchina and his wife Donna and sisters, Patricia Long and Rose Marie Raiti as well as grandchildren, Michael, John, Ann and Alexandra Franchina.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by children from a previous marriage Joseph Franchina, Margaret Sarantos, Diane Giamba, and Michele Pavisic in addition to twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

Besides his parents, Joseph was predeceased by his sister Mary Grace Sabato.

A Memorial  Service will be held on Tuesday  February 4th, 2014 at 10 AM at the Stamford Baptist Church, 605 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT. Family and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Monday February 3rd, 2014 from 4-8 PM. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Miami, FL, 33134. To offer online condolences, please visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

GLORIA L. TISCIA- January 28, 2014

Gloria L. Tiscia, 83, a lifelong Stamford resident, passed away on January 28, 2014. Born on August 2, 1930, the daughter of the late Philip and Louise (Lupinacci) Cipri. She is survived by her beloved husband, Michael P. Tiscia and her loving children, Michael N. Tiscia and wife Beth, David Tiscia and wife Karie, Lisa DeNicola and husband Frank. Gloria is also survived by her brother, Mario Cipri and grandchildren, Ryan, Kevin, Jeffrey, Ethan, Matthew, Karlie, Travis, Tyler and Camryn. She is predeceased by her siblings, Joseph, Rocco, Carmine, Remo, her twin brother Philip, Edward, Grace, Rose, and Edith.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leo's Church, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARIGRACE R. SABATO- January 17, 2014

Marigrace R. (Franchina) Sabato, 80, of Stamford, wife of the late Austin F. Sabato, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2014. Marigrace was born in Stamford on May 10, 1933 and wasa lifelong resident. She wasraised in love by her parents, the late Margaret and Joseph Franchina.

Marigrace graduated from the Stamford Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. She had an accomplished career.  She worked at both Stamford and St. Joseph's Hospitals for many years. She was also employed as a Healthcare Sales Representative for Staff Builders, Inc. In her later years, she worked in the private healthcare sector as a registered nurse for a cardiologist and internist until her retirement in the mid 1990's. Marigrace was passionate about education, and became actively involved in local school politics as an advocate of quality public education. She was a member of the St. Leo's Social Concerns Committee. Marigrace enjoyed spending quality time with her children and grandchildren and was very fond of her sons-in-law. She loved to read and be educated in national and world events, and loved to cook for her family.

She lived her life with integrity and kindness. She was a devoted daughter and cared for her parents in their elder years. She was an active member of the Catholic Church.  She will be missed by her family and friends.

Marigrace is survived by her four loving daughters, Margaret Nemchek and her husband Peter, Marilyn Pellegrini and her husband Robert, Mary Ellen Stella and her husband Umberto, Anne Marie Leggett and her husband John, her brothers Joseph Franchina and wife Clara and and Phillip Franchina and his wife Donna and sisters, Patricia Long and Rose Marie Raiti as well as seven grandchildren, Nicholas and Christopher Pellegrini, Travis, Dante and Christian Stella and Lauren and Jason Leggett.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and her sisters-in-law Josephine Colangeloand Terry Canale and her husband Tony.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. Leo's Church, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford, CT. Entombment will follow at St. John RC Cemetery, Darien, CT. Family and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 4-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, 10001. To offer online condolence, please visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARIE H. BURRIESCI- January 5, 2014

Marie H. Burriesci, 89 years old of Stamford Connecticut, passed away in peaceful sleep with her family by her side on January 5, 2014.She is predeceased by her husband Joseph Burriesci, parents James and Lorenza and three brothers Ralph, Joseph and James DeCaro.
A native Greenwich residence, Marie attended Greenwich High School where her sassy personality got her voted class vamp of 1943. She worked at Pitney Bowes during World War II and Schick.
She then volunteered her time to the American Red Cross blood services. Her heart was really in the home raising her family. The house everyone would stop over to play cards and to sample her gravy and meatballs.
Survived by her sisters Florence DeCaro of Greenwich and Nicoletta Craig of Florida, daughter Barbara Cerulli and her husband William of Stamford, son Charles Burriesci of Arizona, grandchildren Diane Kwan of Stamford, Smith and Wesley Burriesci of Arizona and one great granddaughter Madeleine Kwan. Mema was the strong center to our family and will be profoundly missed. A special heartfelt thanks to her devoted longtime caregiver Eslyn.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 10 AM, followed promptly by entombment at St. John's Cemetery, 25 Camp Ave, Darien, CT. There will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. 
In lieu of flowers please send donations to St Jude Children's Research Hospital: 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105: 800-805-5856 Email: donors@stjude.org Website:www.stjude.org/donate