Obituary Notices

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 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stamfordadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=marie-burriesci&pid=168974474&fhid=24253#sthash.4nov3b3s.dpuf

RITA LUCIA- December 26, 2013   

Rita Lucia, 78, a lifelong resident of Stamford, CT died on Thursday, December 26, 2013 of natural causes. She was born in Stamford, CT on December 10, 1935, daughter of the late Anna and Angelo Stabile. She worked as an office manager for the John B. Anthony Company for many years.

Family was extremely important to Rita as she cherished many happy celebrations and times spent together. She was very proud of her strong Italian heritage and fulfilled her life’s dream of visiting Italy and enjoying the many splendours of the country.

Rita is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years Angelo V. Lucia, daughter Andrea Stramandinoli, grandchildren Michael Stramandinoli, Jr., Bianca Stramandinoli and her faithful pet Emma (dog) Lucia, along with several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving daughter Annamaraia Lucia, and brother Louis T. Stabile.

Her family will receive friends on Monday, December 30, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at St. Bridget of Ireland Church, 278 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT, with burial to follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Darien, CT. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

DONATA (DONNA) TAMBURRO- December 2, 2013

Donata (Donna)Tamburro, 83, a Stamford resident passed away on December 2, 2013 at Stamford Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born on February 2, 1930 in Galinaro, Italy, the daughter of the late Gerardo and Anna (Tamburro) Quintiliani. Donata is survived by her husband, Mario Tamburro, her son, Antonio Tamburro and wife Jill, her daughter, Donna Porricelli and husband Joseph, seven grandchildren, Sophia, Travis, Nicholas, Colby, Chad, Jaden and Mariah, and her sister, Edda Quintiliani. She is predeceased by her brother, Nicola Quintiliani. Donata took pleasure in spending time with her grandchildren. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebratedo n Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. Mary-Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, 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.

BENJAMIN F. TENAGLIA JR.- November 14, 2013

Benjamin F.  Tenaglia Jr., 66, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on November 14, 2013 at his residence.  Born on December 23, 1946, the son of the late Benjamin F. Tenaglia Sr. and Angelina Spadoni.  He is survived by his loving children Gina Stewart and her husband Paul, Angela Kellberg and her husband John, Thomas Tenaglia, and step-daughter Raquel Lopez.  He also leaves behind his sister Barbara Steele and husband Robert, 4 grandchildren, Shawn Stewart, Sarah Stewart, Stephen Kellberg, and Alex Kellberg, and a niece and nephew, Cindi Steele, and Robert Steele, Jr.

Benny was a loving son, father, helped everyone and acted as a father figure to many.  He served in the United States Air Force, then opened Fairfield Automotive Body Shop, then went on to work and retire from the City of Stamford.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home at 2:30 pm. Interment will take place in private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: www.woundedwarriorproject.org. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

FRANK SABIA- November 13, 2013

Frank Sabia, age 87, a Stamford resident, died Wednesday November 13, 2013 in Stamford Hospital. Bom in Stamford on October 9, 1926. Son of the late Salvatore and Maria Lucia Racina Sabia. He was an electrician for the Board of Education and Stamford Municipal Buildings. He was a United

States Army veteran of World War II serving in Korea. Survivors are his wife, Carmela Colangelo Sabia. They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary this year. Daughter, Lucille and Richard Merry of Poughkeepsie, NY; Son, Salvatore and Elizabeth Sabia of Greenwich, CT; ten grandchildren and one great grandson: sister Carmella Pirone of New Canaan, CT; one brother Rev. Msgr. John Sabia of St Jude Church, Monroe. Predeceased by two sisters Nettie Sabia Annetta; Angle Sabia Mecca and Brother James Sabia and several nieces and nephews. A

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow in St John Cemetery, Darien, CT. Friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Wednesday November 20 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

PHILIP J. ANNUNZIATA- November 5, 2013

Philip J. Annunziata, 80, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren on November 5, 2013.  Born on January 2, 1933, the son of the late Andrew Annunziata and Levia (DeYulio) Annunziata. He is survived by his beloved wife, Dorothy (Trombetta) Annunziata, his children, Andrew J. Annunziata and wife Phyllis, Darlene Rovegno and Carl Fox, and his grandchildren, Alexandra, Victoria, Ashley and Tyler. Philip served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  He was a frozen food manager for Palmers Market and also worked as a dispatcher for Armour & Co.  Philip was a member of the Springdale VFW Post 9617. He was an avid bocce player for many years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Gabriel Church, 914 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 Friday, November 8, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, 761 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850 or The Bennett Cancer Center, 30 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06902. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

GIUSEPPE LARIA- October 31, 2013

Giuseppe Laria, 60, a Stamford resident passed away on October 31, 2013. Born on May 22, 1953  in Dasa`, Province of Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy, the son of the late Francesco Laria and Marianna (Fratea) Laria.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Maria A. (Tamburri) Laria; his loving children, Joseph C. Laria, Nina L. Laria and Adriana C. Rogers and her husband Bernhard. He also leaves behind his mother-in-law, Luigia Tamburri; sisters, Luigia Sette, Aurora Romano`, Evalina Condino, Ines Corrado, Angela Laria, Carla Buongermino, and 2 brothers. Giuseppe, along with his wife Maria, were the owners and operator of Harrison Ave. Farm located in Mamaroneck, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. 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 Sunday, November 3 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

IRENE S. CURRY- October 8, 2013

Irene S. Curry, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family October 8, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband, William Curry, Sr. Irene is survived by her three children: Patricia Ruscoe of Swannona, NC; Mickey Curry (Martha) of Plantation, FL , and William J. Curry, Jr.(Peggy) of Stamford, CT.

She is survived by her grandchildren Shannan Schanbacher and her husband Scott along with their sons Rylan, Haven and Brandt. Michael Curry and his wife Maribel along with their children Gabriella and Alexa; and Daniel Curry and his fiancé Jennifer Simpson. William Curry III, James Curry and his wife Jade, Matthew Curry, Meghan Curry, Nicole Curry and great grandson William Robert Curry.

Irene was born January 24, 1925 to William and Mary Lane and was one of ten children. She is survived by her sister, Marie Jara. She was predeceased by her sisters Dorothy Woodhall, Mildred Murphy, Alice McAuliffe, Rita Lane, Mabel Labore, Patty DelVecchio, Grace Smith and her brother William Lane. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Our beautiful flower has closed her petal’s to become the most beautiful light that will continue to guide our steps until we join her. Thank you Mom for the privilege you gave us to share in your infinite love. We treasure the years spent with you. Those who loved you lost so much in your passing, yet gained so much from your living. We will love you for all eternity.

A memorial mass will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. at Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Lunch will be served immediately following the service at Pelliccis Restaurant 96 Stillwater Avenue, Stamford, CT.

JOSEPHINE D. SUTTILE- October 22, 2013

Josephine D. Suttile, age 95, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away peacefully on October 22, 2013 at Stamford Hospital. Born October 23, 1918, the daughter of the late Joseph Suttile and Frances Dorrico Suttile. Ms. Suttile worked as an officer of the former Union Trust Bank for over 45 years. She also volunteered uncountless hours over the years at Saint Mary's Church and Saint John's Church in many capacities. She was predeceased by her sisters, Rose Journalist, Louise Turner, Frances Suttile, Helen Suttile, brothers Salvatore Suttile and Anthony Suttile, and nephew Ronald Turner. She is survived by nieces and nephews, Sally Higgins (James), Jo-Ann Smith, Frances Turner, Joseph Suttile (Sandra), Frank Suttile, Anthony Suttile (Caroline), Richard Turner (Carole), and also many great nieces and nephews. A special thank you to her caregivers and friends Maria Lundi and Marie Charles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Benedict- Our Lady of Monstserrt Church, 1 St. Benedict's Circle, 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, October 27 from 3-6 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

WESLEY M. SESSA- October 17, 2013

Wesley M. Sessa, 94, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away peacefully on October 17th after a brief illness. Born on April 30, 1919, the son of the late Thomas L. Sessa and May (Campanile)Sessa. He is predeceased by his beloved wifeof 61 years, Nettie M. (Claps) Sessa. Mr. Sessa proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was stationed at Ascension Islands;, a refueling station for Armed Services. He worked as an administrator in quality control for Bunker Ramo Corporation and since retirement has been a faithful employee of Palmer Electrical Motors and Pumps, Inc. for the past 30 years. He was a faithful communicant of Sacred Heart Parish. He was a lifelong avid Yankee fan and enjoyed gardening and nurturing his prized fig trees. Mr. Sessa is survived by his loving children, Wesley T. Sessa and Sheila-Beth Leonard and her husband Robert, four adoring grandchildren, Jonathan W. Leonard and Cara Elizabeth Cross of Boston, Katerina Noonan-Sessa of San Francisco and Wesley Michael Noonan-Sessa of Pennsylvania, and 2 great-granddaughters, Olivia and Addison of Boston. He is predeceased by 6 brothers, Francis, Alfred, Bertum, Elmer, Kenneth and Arnold Sessa, and 1sister, Violet Hughes. In addition, he is survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, 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 Tuesday, October 22from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com 

 

VITO A. ROMANO- October 16, 2013

Vito A. Romano, a lifelong Stamford resident, passed away on October 16. Born on January 21, 1924, he was the son of the late Vito and Carmella Iannone. He served in the U.S. army during World War II. Mr. Romano worked as an upholsterer for Stamford Chair Repair for over 30 years, formerly in Stamford, Mt Vernon Die Cast for 27 years and retired from the Greenwich YMCA. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 66 years, Catherine Riley Romano. He is survived by 3 daughters, Carolyn Walker of Suffern, NY, Patricia Romano, Janice Richichi and her husband Anthony of Stamford, 3 sons, Vito Romano and his wife Kathleen of Ridgefield, CT, Michael Romano and his wife Cheryl of Stamford, Robert Romano and Lisa of Milford, CT, 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, brother, Fiorino Romano and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 3 sisters, Margaret Delmont, Mae Forgue and Carmella DeCamp, 4 brothers, Daniel, Nicholas, Leonard and Salvatore Romano, 3 half brothers and 1 half sister.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 18 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Church, 1184 Newfield 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, October 18 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, 535 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

SALVATORE ZACCAGNINO- September 24, 2013

Salvatore Zaccagnino, 86, a Stamford resident passed away on September 24th at Calvary Hospital in Bronx, NY surrounded by his family and loved ones. Born on May 8th, 1927 in Waterbury CT, the son of the late Nicola and Anna (Imbrenda) Zaccagnino. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Grace (DeBartolomeo) Zaccagnino. He graduated from J.M. Wright Technical School in 1945. Sal served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was the owner and operator of Sal’s Variety Shoppe on Cove Road for 27 years. He leaves behind his loving daughters, Mary Ann Pasqua, Donna Pappas and husband Nick, Linda Rosito and husband John, Sally Lovallo and husband Bill; brothers, Anthony and Nicholas Zaccagnino; grandchildren, Jacqueline, Nicholas, Jennifer, Lauren, Michael, John, Christopher, Valerie, and William; as well as many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by two sisters, Beatrice Ambrosio and Maria Zaccagnino.  Sal was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus St. Augustine Council 41, and the past President of the North Stamford Lions Club. He was proud of his Italian Aviglianese heritage and spending time with his family especially at the “Zac Pak”. When he wasn’t cooking or making wine, he was sharing family history and traditions with his grandchildren. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed bowling and loved to play bocce especially in Florida. His proudest accomplishment was his family. He was an example and inspiration to all he came in contact with. His love, selflessness and generosity was felt by all.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 28 at 10 a.m. 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 Friday, September 27 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the North Stamford Lions Club, 53 Larkin Street, Stamford, CT 06906. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ROSINA MARSICO- September 24, 2013

Rosina Marsico, 85, a Stamford resident passed away on September 24. Born on October 1, 1928 in Rose, Province of Cosenza, Italy, the daughter of the late Secondo and Annunziata Docimo. Rosina is survived by her beloved husband, Eugenio Marsico;  her son, Franco Marsico and wife LouAnn, daughter, Mary Frabrizio and husband Robert; brother, Rocco Docimo, and sister, Maria Imbrogno . She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Amy, Robert, Franco Jr., and Michael, and great grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas, Joseph, Gabriella, and Olivia. Rosina worked as a custodian for the Greenwich School System for many years. Her most enjoyable times were spent with her family. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwich. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, September 26 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANNE GOSPODINOFF- September 22, 2013

Anne Gospodinoff, 83, from Stamford and longtime Greenwich resident passed away Sunday, September 22 at Gaylord Rehabilitation Center. Anne was born February 19, 1930 in Stamford, CT. The daughter of the late Jack and Susan Boccuzzi. She graduated from Stamford High School and worked for 35 years as an Early Childhood Teacher at St. Catherine of Siena Early Childhood Center in Riverside, CT, where she was loved by all her students and affectionately referred to as "Mrs. Anne." Anne was a parishioner at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside and sang soprano in the church choir for many years, she loved Big Band Music, Dancing and preparing special meals for the Holidays.

Anne is survived by her husband Stephan M. Gospodinoff of Greenwich; her sisters, Grace Boccuzzi, Mary Boccuzzi, Vera Zurkowski and Nick "Bing" Boccuzzi all of Stamford. She is survived by her children, son Stephan Gospodinoff and wife Deborah of Stratford, CT and daughter Jacqueline Gospodinoff of Greenwich, CT; and grandchildren Heather Kossluk and Michael Gospodinoff. Her love and devotion to her family, students and all those that came into her life will truly be remembered.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 26 at 10:30 a.m. 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 Wednesday, September 25 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANTOINETTE LACERENZA- September 20, 2013

Antoinette Lacerenza, 98, a Stamford resident passed away on September 20, 2013 . Born on June 18, 1915, the daughter of the late Vito and Elmarinda Cocco. Antoinette is survived by her beloved son, Dominick M. Lacerenza and his wife Geraldine, grandchildren, Dawn Ehlers, Jill Angotta, D. Matthew Lacerenza, great grandchildren, Anthony Angotta, Samantha Ehlers, and Mallory Ehlers. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. Antoinette is predeceased by an infant son, her brothers, Albert Cocco, Leonard Cocco, Joseph Cocco, and sisters, Mary DeLuca, Lena Stella, and Vera Gesualdi.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Leo's Church, 24 Roxbury Road, 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 Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

TERESA DOCIMO GELLING- September 8, 2013

Teresa Docimo Gelling, 45, born in Stamford to Rocco and the late Carmelina Docimo. Teresa passed away with her loving family at her side after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. 

Teresa attended Westhill High School and went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. After graduation, she worked as a professional photographer and makeup artist. She later went on to receive her Masters Degree in Special Education from Manhattanville College and worked in the Stamford Public School system. Teresa is survived by her two beautiful children Victoria and Liam, her sisters, Sarina and her husband Domenico Bria, Massimina Docimo, Rosina and her husband Frank Binetti, and Lina and her husband Robert Furnari. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Albino Bria, Massimo Bria, Francesca Bria, Ashley Binetti, Nikki Binetti, Alexa Furnari, Zack Furnari, and Cayla Furnari. She also leaves behind aunts, uncles and many cousins. 

Teresa was a very special woman who will be missed dearly by family, friends and all those who knew and loved her.  Teresa's family will receive the sympathy and condolences of friends and family on Thursday, September 12th from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. A Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated on Friday, September 13th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, 247 Stanwich Road, Greenwich, CT. Entombment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Greenwich CT.

BRUNO VACCAREZZA- September 1, 2013

Bruno Vaccarezza, 19, of Cos Cob, perished on September 1st , 2013. Born on December 31st, 1993 to Carla and Vittorio Vaccarezza, Bruno was a resident of Cos Cob, Connecticut.
Those who knew Bruno describe him a respectful young man that was eager to help others and who always had a big toothy grin on his face. Bruno was interested in understanding how cars and other machines worked. He enjoyed helping friends with their cars in his spare time as well as maintaining his pride and joy, "the Batmobile."
Bruno was studying automotive technology at Porter and Chester Institute at the time of his death. Even as a child, Bruno was very hands-on, building skateboard ramps with friends and working on a go-kart.
Bruno leaves behind his parents, an older sister, Gia Vaccarezza, and an older brother, Victor Vaccarezza, as well as his loving grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11am on Friday, September 13th at Saint Catherine of Siena in Riverside. Bruno's parents ask that instead of flowers, donations be made to a fund at Cos Cob Elementary School. Burial will be private. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

JOHN VITTI- August 23, 2013

John  Vitti, 66, a resident of Wilton passed away on August 23rd. Born on October 19, 1946 in Settefrati, Italy, the son of the late Alfredo Vitti and Francesca (Nizzardo) Vitti.  He retired from Pitney Bowes after  37 years as a Group Leader. John is survived by his beloved wife, Linda Jean (Bonis) Vitti; his son, John Vitti and wife Elizabeth; his brother, Antonio Vitti and wife Rina, his sister, Rita De Rubeis and husband Giovanni. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, John Edwin Vitti, Amanada Vitti, and Michael Vitti; and great grandson, Dominic Vitti. He is predeceased by his daughter, Jennifer Lynn Vitti.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 566 Elm Street, 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 Monday, August 26 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

FRANK M. BOLOGNA- August 22, 2013

Frank M. Bologna, 88, a Stamford resident passed away on August 22. Born on March 31, 1925 in New York City, the son of the late Pietro Bologna and Maria (Franco) Bologna.  Frank is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Sylvia (Sullo) Bologna; his son, Frank Bologna, Jr. and wife Loren; daughters, Donna Anderson and husband John, Patrice Caviola and husband Rick. He also leaves behind his brother, Michael Bologna; sister, Emma Piztininzi; grandchildren, Chris and Kaitlin Caviola, Robert Anderson, Jessica and Kevin Bologna; and several nieces and nephews . Frank was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired carpenter, having been a member of the Local Union 210. He was an avid reader and wood working hobbyist.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 26 at 10:30 a.m. 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 Sunday, August 25 from 3-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or a charity of ones choice. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JANET PIA- August 14, 2013  

Janet Rinaldi Pia, beloved wife of Tom for over 65 years died peacefully on August 14,2013 at 2:25am with her family at her side (“I hope – have to give last minute orders”). She is headed to meet her friends and family in heaven.
Born in Stamford on March 14, 1924, to the late Charles and Bessie Hawthorne Rinaldi. At three years old, they moved to Darien and she attended Baker School and Darien middle school until 9th grade when they moved to Stamford. She graduated from Stamford High School, class of 1942, and Short’s Secretarial School. At the age of 60 she took a two-year course in Religious Education at Fairfield University. She was employed at Jarumaha & Co. as secretary for twenty years, then owned a letter shop, Janna Mimeographing, for eight years; later she was employed as administrative assistant to the Stamford Education Association for 18 years. She worked as secretary for the Board of Education serving at Westover, Stark and Newfield Schools until her retirement in 1998. She served with the Civil Defense during the World II War.
She met and married Tom Pia and they raised four sons, Jerry, Tom, Jr., Charles and David. She led an active life with her sons as Cub Scout Den Mother for 12 years, Stark PTA for 21 years including two years as president, President of the Northrop Little League Auxiliary and president of the Belltown Babe Ruth Baseball Auxiliary. She served, and was still serving at St. Maurice Church in many capacities, including ten years on the Parish Council, and served as chairman for three years, Finance Committee, Liturgy Committee, etc. She taught CCD for fourteen years, and later served as DRE for five years. She was a Eucharist Minister and Coordinator for the Eucharist Ministers/Lectors schedule. Her faith, family and friends were her life. She always had a smile, and a unique personality. She loved to read her romance novels and the Yankees.
She is survived by her four sons, Jerry and his wife, Teddi, Tommy, Charles and his fiancée, Stephanie, and David and his wife, Lori. She is also survived by Jerry’s children, Jerry, Jr. and his wife Melissa and three great grandsons, Tyler, Jack and Luke; Elizabeth and her husband, Justin and her great grandsons Eric and Evan; Tommy’s daughters, Jaclyn and her husband Eric, and her great granddaughter, Lilah Grace, and Tami. Charles’ children, Charles, Jr. and his wife, Kelly and her daughter Mia, and Brittany and Taylor; and David’s children, John and his wife, Jen and great grandson Augustine, T.J, Philip, Mary, Annie and Nicole. And a foster brother, Richard Anderson.
She was the matriarch of her family and loved being together with them. Her life was her family, faith and friends. She was truly a member of a great generation. She will be fondly and sadly missed.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Clement's 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, August 18 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ACHILLE A. PRESTI- August 6, 2013

Achille A. Presti, 73, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on August 6th. Born on June 22, 1940, the son of the late John L. Presti and Vincenza (Vitti) Presti. He is predeceased by his wife, Joan P. (Burriesce) Presti. Achille is survived by his sons, Michael J. Presti and wife Sherri, John C. Presti and husband Jim Martin, and one brother, John B. Presti.

A Memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, August 10th from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will take place in private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Achille to a charity of ones choice. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MICHAEL J. COPPOLA, JR. - August 4, 2013

Michael  J. Coppola, Jr., 81, a Stamford native, passed away on Sunday, August 4th. He was born on June 29, 1932, the son of the late Michael Coppola and Eva (Fronio) Coppola. Mike is survived by his beloved wife, Katherine "Rena" Coppola, his  daughter, Mary Deborah Valentine, granddaughter, Dena Ann Valentine, and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers, Samuel Coppola and Joseph Coppola, and son-in-law, Michael Valentine.  

He attended Stamford public schools for his early education and then attended St. Basil's Prepatory School and Eastern Military Academy. Mike's last two years of high school, funded by a sports scholarship, were at the private school Edgewood in Greenwich where he was a three letter athlete, excelling in Baseball.

Locally, Mike played basketball with the Sacred Heart CYO team which captured the city title in 1949 and advanced to the state semi-finals. He was noted for his rebounding and shot blocking ability. Mike played in the Twilight League in Stamford and also with the Stamford Advocate Newspaper team, which led to his start in professional baseball when he was signed by the Boston Braves to their Class A farm team in 1951. Mike played two years in Class A leagues in Texas and Illinois prior to serving two years with the U.S. Army in Germany. While there, Mike played baseball and basketball with his company team.

In 1955 Mike returned to pro ball with the Kansas City farm team in Wythville, Va. In his first season back, he broke the long standing home run record for the league with 33 homers while batting 310 for the season. Mike continued his quest for a pro career playing in 1956 with the Pocatello Athletics in the Pioneer League in Idaho and in 1957 with Kansas City's Yakima Club in Washington. Despite hitting well over 300 each year and having 70 home runs over the two years, he was released by Kansas City to play winter ball in Mexico. Mike, however, decided to return home to Stamford to work in his family's business, the Stamford Tile Co.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 9th at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will be private. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, August 8th from 3-7 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

SALVATORE SEELEY II- July 31, 2013

Salvatore Seeley II, 70, passed away on Tuesday, July 31st at Stamford Hospital. He is survived by his children, Sandy Castillo, Christopher Seeley, Salvatore Seeley; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Salvatore started his career in construction at J. Gullotta Construction and then owned his own business, Sals Boiler Demolition. He was a member of Laborers Local 56 located in Greenwich, CT.  Salvatore was an avid can collector in Stamford where he touched the lives of many people he met while on his travels. Salvatore's message was one of hope and to forge ahead when times get difficult.

A Memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 403 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford. Inurnment will take place in private. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

SALVATORE CUCCO- July 27, 2013

Sal Cucco, 50, formerly of Stamford, CT died surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Danbury Hospital. He endured countless surgeries and procedures with an ever positive and courageous spirit that inspired all who loved him. Sal was born in Stamford on January 18, 1963 to Alberto and Giovanna Cucco. He graduated from Stamford Catholic High School in 1981. As an enterprising young man, Sal became the owner of several businesses including Galaxy Limousine and World Travel, Luna Rossa Restaurant and Cucco's Catering. His beautiful singing voice, and love for Italian music also led him to join James Daniel Entertainment, where he performed at special events for many years. He was also an experienced dog trainer and barber.
Sal was predeceased by his Mother Giovanna DeRubeis Cucco, his sister Maria-Rita Recchia, his paternal grandparents Pasquale and Caterina Cucco, his maternal grandparents Giuseppe and Marietta DeRubeis, his Uncles Michele and Mario Cucco and his cousins Theresa Cucco Ferrajina and Pasquale Cucco.
He is survived by his beloved wife Paula, daughter and "princess" Marisa, son and "partner" Giovanni, parents Alberto and Theresa Cucco, brother-in-law Domenic Recchia, nephew Tony Recchia (Sandy), great-nephew Anthony, great- niece Juliana, Nephew John Recchia, (Dominika), great-niece Adrianna and many aunts, uncles and cousins in Settefrati Italy and Canada.
For many years Sal was a member of he Settefratese Social Club. As a third degree member of the Virgillius Council 185 Knights of Columbus in Newtown he was recently awarded "Knight of the Year" and was head chef and chair for many of their council dinners and fundraising efforts. Sal was a parishioner of Saint Rose of Lima Church and was devoted to La Madonna di Canneto and Padre Pio.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 31 at 11 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT. 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 30 from 4-8p.m. There will be no visitation at the funeral home prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Cucco Family fund, via Diane Lav, 7 Buck Trail, Sandy Hook, CT 06482. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

THOMAS D. HOFFMANN- July 22, 2013

Thomas D. Hoffmann, age 66, died suddenly at Stamford Hospital on July 22, 2013. Thomas was born on April 1, 1947 in Kittery, Maine to Arlene Hoffmann and the late George Hoffmann. Thomas was predeceased by his wife, Margaret "Connie" Hoffmann. He graduated from Stamford High School. Thomas was employed at Student Transportation of America as a bus driver known as Tommy. He is survived by his five children, Dawn Farrell, James Hoffmann, Kim Davidow, Shirley Manginelli and Brian Hoffmann; three son-in-laws and one daughter-in-law. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way; his sister, Kathy Wilburn and brother, Mark Hoffmann. Thomas loved many things in life; Nascar and going to the Agri-science building at Westhill High School in Stamford. There he was loved by many and loved many. He especially enjoyed the field trips and went on as many as he could.

A Memorial service will be held on Friday, August 2 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Inurnment will be private. CT. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

DOMINICK W. TELESCO- July 22, 2013

Dominick W. Telesco, age 101, of Stamford, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2013, at Stamford Hospital, surrounded by family. Dominick was born on March 26, 1912 in Stamford, the son of Canio and Catherine (Colangelo) Telesco, and the eldest of their six children. He was blessed with a long and energetic life. Dominick was raised in Stamford and graduated from Stamford High School in 1931. He continued his education at Syracuse University where he majored in history and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1935. Dominick was married on June 29, 1940 to Genevieve (Kivlin) Telesco, his beloved wife of 63 years. She predeceased him in 2003.

Dominick had a passion for teaching. He began his career with the Stamford Board of Education as an American History teacher at the former Willard/Hoyt School and Stamford High School. Dominick served on the Stamford Board of Education from 1945 to 1955, including three years as the board’s president.

Dominick retired from teaching and began a new career in his father’s fuel business. In 1945, Dominick and his three brothers established The Telesco Fuel & Masons’ Material Co., located in Stamford. With Dominick serving as president, the business grew and two other locations were established in Brookfield and Danbury. As a result, the Telesco “Best-By Test”, red & white striped concrete trucks became a familiar sight in southwest Connecticut. Dominick retired after 40 years in business.

During his lifetime, Dominick made many contributions to the local community. A lifelong Catholic, Dominick became a member of the Knights of Columbus in 1937. He was awarded the distinction of Fourth Degree Honorary Life Membership in the Order by the Supreme Council in 1986, and was recognized as a 75 year member in 2012. Dominick joined The Stamford Rotary Club in 1946, and was named a Paul Harris Fellow in 1986, Rotary’s highest honor. Dominick served for 12 years on The Stamford Salvation Army Advisory Board. For over 60 consecutive years he “rang the bell” for The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle Campaign until the age of 98.

Dominick built his home on West Hill Road in Stamford in 1950. The home was affectionately called “The Ponderosa”, and it was the site of many family gatherings and celebrations. He spent countless hours personally keeping the house in tip-top shape, and lived in his home until 2005. For the past 8 years, he was a resident of the Edgehill Retirement and Continuing Care Community in Stamford where he was quickly befriended by all.

Dominick was a true family man. His family was central to everything that he believed in and did in life. He took great pride in watching the accomplishments of his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild. Dominick stressed the importance of getting a good education. He considered the opportunity to attend college a high privilege, an opportunity given to him by his parents, which he would not waste. Dominick had a quick wit and a wonderful sense of humor. He loved to laugh, worked hard, and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was passionate about everything he did and instilled this into the many lives he touched. Dominick’s legacy will live with us forever.

Dominick is survived by his children Carol Ann (Michael) Rice and Donald Telesco; sister Jennie Genovese; grandchildren Kevin Rice, Karen (Marc) Brimley, and Brian (Tracy) Rice; great-grandchildren Megan Oliver, Ethan Rice, Monica and Connor Brimley; great-great-grandson Drew Oliver.

Dominick was preceded in death by his parents Canio and Catherine (Colangelo) Telesco; wife Genevieve (Kivlin) Telesco; sister Anna DeClemente; brothers Anthony Telesco, William Telesco and Angelo Telesco.

Family and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 25, 2013. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on July 26, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Burial will follow in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum where he will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife, Genevieve.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Stamford Rotary Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 8026, Stamford, CT 06905, or to Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902.


TRIESTINA SOCCI- July 13, 2013

Triestina Socci, 95, a resident of Norwalk, CT passed away on July 13 at her residence. Born on January 23, 1918 in Settefrati, Italy, the daughter of the late Giuseppe Ciotto and Lucia (DiPreta) Ciotto. She is predeceased by her husband, Alberto Socci. She was a member of the Madonna Di Canneto Society. Mrs. Socci is survived by her beloved daughters, Delia Skidmore, Iole DelTorto and husband Joseph, Maria Boldt and husband Karl; her grandchildren, Diana and Martin O'Marra, Peter and Melissa Skidmore, Pamela Skidmore and Laura Froelich, Lisa DelTorto, Dylan Wright, Joseph and Gina DelTorto, Daniel and Julianna Boldt; and 7 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by 1 brother and 4 sisters.

A Mass of Christian burial will celebrated on Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m. 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 Friday, July 19 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARIE DERUBIS- July 13, 2013

Marie DeRubis, 81, passed away on July 13. Born in Stamford, CT on July 23, 1931, Marie was the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria DePreta. Marie was a resident of Stamford for 78 years and relocated to Lake Ariel, PA in January of 2010.

Marie graduated from Stamford High School, class of 1949. After graduation she married the love of her life, Lewis R. DeRubis. Marie and Lewis owned and operated Hubbard Heights Delicatessen for over 35 years.

Marie was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church in Stamford, CT, where she was a member and a past president of the Rosary Alter Society. She was a volunteer for the "Special Olympic" team for many years and very active with ARI of Stamford, CT. Marie was an avid golfer on the women's league at Hubbard Heights Golf Course in Stamford and for the past three years at Red Maples Golf Course in South Canaan, PA.

Marie was devoted to her family. She was a loving wife, mother of three and sister to seven siblings. Marie is survived by her three children, Jody Terenzio and husband Gene Terenzio of Lake Ariel, PA, Karen DeRubis of Lake Ariel, PA and Richard DeRubis of Stamford, CT, sisters Nancy Spezzano of Riverside, CT and Emma Muskus of Stamford, CT, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and nineteen nieces and nephews. Marie was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Lewis DeRubis, her siblings Nicolena Vetrane, Angelina Picciallo, Joanne Piro, Nunzie DePreta and Anthony DePreta.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. 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, July 18 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Marie's memory can be made to The Devereux Foundation, 1547 Mill Creek Road, Newfoundland, PA 18445 which provides services for the mentally challenged. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

NANCY B. DECARLO- July 9, 2013

Nancy B. DeCarlo, 89, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on July 9, 2013. Born on June 30, 1924, the daughter of the late Salvatore Ruggiero and Margaret (Pepe) Ruggiero. Nancy is survived by her beloved husband, Dante J. DeCarlo; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, 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 donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

GRACE RUSSO- July 9, 2013

Grace Russo, 91, passed away on July 9 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 14, 1922 in New Rochelle, NY, the daughter of the late Otto Moschillo and Josephine (DeVito) Moschillo. Grace is predeceased by her husband, Dominick Russo. She is survived by her beloved children; Connie Scalise and her husband Richard, John Russo and his wife Susan, Joanne Wood and her husband Mark, Dean Russo and his wife Kimberly; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Besides being a homemaker, Grace was a proficient seamstress. She enjoyed cooking authentic Italian food for her family and friends.  Grace treasured spending time with her family, had a great sense of humor and brought lots of laughter.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler

Avenue, Stamford. Inurnment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CRealitves and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, July 15 form 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com.  

LISETTA J. VERRASTRO- July 1, 2013  

Lisetta J. Verrastro, 100, a Stamford resident passed away on July 1 at her residence. Born on May 26, 1913 in Jona, KT St. Gallen, Switzerland, she is the daughter of the late Emil and Lisetta Helbling. Lisetta came to the U.S. in 1952 and became a citizen in 1960. She  was married to the late William A. Verrastro in 1955. A member of the Ladies Guild at Sacred Heart Church, Lisetta, along with another member would dedicate their time to create flower arrangements for sick parishioners and deliver them to local hospitals. Besides her husband, she is predeceased by 1 brother, 1 sister; and is survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 15th at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Inurnment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. In lieu of flowers donations in Lisetta's memory can be made to: Caring Hospice Services, 45 Church Street Suite 203, Stamford, CT 06906. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANNE "OCKIE" SAGNELLI AUTHELET- June 19, 2013

Anne "Ockie" Sagnelli Authelet of Holiday, Florida passed away peacefully on June 19, 2013 with her loving family by her side. Anne was born and raised in Stamford on March 30, 1923, the daughter of the late Maria Piccirillo and Salvatore Sagnelli.

Anne attended Stamford High School and worked at Baldwin and Gegenheimer in Stamford until her retirement at which time she then moved to Holiday, Florida 28 years ago.

Anne is survived by her loving daughter Donna M. Loglisci and her husband Ralph of Stamford, her granddaughter Lindsey A. Franzetti and husband Michael of Stamford, granddaughter Heather of Florida and her cherished great-granddaughter Katelyn Franzetti of Stamford.

Anne was predeceased by her husband Douglas Authelet and her sister Marie Taibl.

A funeral procession will leave Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 and proceed to Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT for a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 4 - 8 p.m. The family request that memorial contributions be made to HPH Hospice South Pasco, 6807 Rowan Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANTOINETTE PEDWANO LODATO- June 16, 2013

Antoinette Pedwano Lodato, age 87, a lifelong Cos Cob resident, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Guiseppe Paduvano and Rosaria Prete Paduvano. Antoinette was predeceased by her husband, Jasper Lodato, her daughter, Linda Lodato, her sisters, Carbina Longo, Rose Santora, Carmella Bounty, and Theresa Riale Bounty, and her brothers, Frank Pedwano and John Pedwano.

She is survived by her daughters, Cindy Lodato and Angela Munrow and her husband Harold, her grandsons, Christopher Munrow and Daniel Munrow, her sister, Susan Fazio and her husband Victor, numerous nieces and nephews, and her faithful dog, Casey.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT. 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 Thursday, June 20 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

MICHAEL MARCO VAGNONE- June 5, 2013

Michael Marco Vagnone, 85, a longtime resident of Norwalk entered into eternal rest peacefully on Wednesday, June 5 at Stamford Hospital. He was born in Settefrati, Italy on June 4, 1928 to Gerardo and Maria (Socci) Vagnone.

He served in the U.S. Army for several years based in Camp Polk Louisiana and Fort Drum New York. He then received an Associates Degree in Engineering and worked at Sikorsky Aircraft where his responsibilities included quality control for John F. Kennedy's Marine 1 Helicopter. After Sikorsky Aircraft, he accepted a position with the U.S. Department of Defense as a supervisor overseeing the manufacturing and completion of the Hubble Space Telescope. He was also involved in the NASA Space Shuttle Program. He retired from the Department of Defense in 1995 and then enjoyed his winters in Florida with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Antoinette (Toni Macari); daughters, Andrea and her husband John Schneider of Trumbull, Maria and her husband Rich Cohen of Norwalk; his grandsons, John-Stephen, Michael, and A.J.; his sisters, Antoinette DiPreta and Louise Tuomey and her husband Jerry; brother-in-law, John Macari and his wife Susan; sister-in-laws, Nancy Macari and Eleanor Macari. He was predeceased by a brother, Patsy Vagnone and sister-in-law, Antoinette; sisters, Catherine Mastronardi and brother-in-laws, Joseph Mastronardi and Rosino DiPreta.  He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk. Interment will follow at St. Mary's-St. John's Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Sunday, June 9 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850 or Smilow Cancer Hospital for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06510. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

THOMAS W. ROTUNDA- June 5, 2013

Thomas W. Rotunda, 72, a resident of Darien, CT passed away on June 5 at his residence. Born on September 22, 1930 in Bronx, NY, the son of the late Salvatore and Mildred Rotunda. He is predeceased by his wife, Mary Agnes Rotunda. Thomas worked at Pitney Bowes for 15 years. He is survived by his daughters, Aileen Mancini and husband Kevin, Claire Rotunda; grandchildren, Amanda Mancini and Salvatore Rotunda. He is predeceased by his sister, Theo Rotunda.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Saturday, June 8 from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Rockrimmon Road, Stamford. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

IOLANDA IUSO SMERIGLIO- June 2, 2013

IOLANDA IUSO SMERIGLIO – a Stamford resident for 43 years died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Stamford Hospital with her family by her side at the age of 86. She was born on August 30, 1926 in Luzzi Province of Cosenza Italy to the late Carmine and Luisa Docimo Iuso.
She was a homemaker and cared for her grandchildren. She enjoyed having her home filled with family and friends and cherished her Friday night get togethers known as Club Night.
Mrs. Smeriglio is predeceased by her loving husband of 58 years, Frank Smeriglio, and is survived by her beloved children, Michael Smeriglio and his wife Rosa of Stamford; Giuseppina Smeriglio and her husband Aldo Dodaro of Italy; Luisa Kemp and her husband Bill of Stamford; Rita Coppola and her husband Franco of Stamford; and Fran Marsala and her husband Gary of Seymour. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Rosetta Dodaro and her husband Franco Gallo of Italy; Toni Dodaro and his wife Emilia of Italy; Yola Smeriglio of Norwalk; Frank Smeriglio and his wife Sandra of Stamford; Francesca Dodaro of Italy; Frank Coppola of Wilton; Anna Lisa Coppola of Norwalk; Chris Kemp of Stamford; Laura Kemp of Stamford; and Julia Marsala of Seymour; and her adored great-grandchildren, Marco, Fabio, Francesco, Alexa, Giusy, Amanda, Ava, Tyler, Maria Pia, Jacquelyn, and Aldo. She leaves behind her sisters Michelina, Assunda, and Emilia Iuso, a brother, Francesco Iuso all of Italy; four brothers-in-law, Carmine Sena, Mario Smeriglio, Louis Smeriglio and his wife Jean and Tony Smeriglio; two sisters-in-law, Antonia Smeriglio and Yolanda Smeriglio; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by two sisters, Teresa and Carmela Iuso of Italy; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Michael and Giuseppina Smeriglio and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Clement’s Church, 535 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Rockrimmon Road, Stamford, CT. Friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Wednesday, June 5 from 4-8 p.m.  To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

DAMOULIS (DANNY) BIKAKIS- May 23, 2013

Damoulis (Danny) Bikakis, 60, of New Port Richey, FL, passed away quietly in his home on Thursday, May 23, 2013. He owned and operated Jeannies Restaurant on Little Road in New Port Richey since 1984. He is survived by 2 sons, Panagiotis (Peter) and Kostandimos and their wives, Vasiliki and Anna; 4 grandchildren, Evgenia, Damoulis, Evyenia, Yiorgos; 1 sister, Frederika Bikakis of Norwalk, CT; nieces and nephews, Despina, Eleftherios, Panagiotis, Efrosini; and several Aunts, Uncles, and cousins in Greece and Connecticut.

Services will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 29 at 11 a.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 238 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk, CT.  There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangement were made under the direction of Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

THERESA M. RUSSO- May 15, 2013

Theresa M. Russo, 88, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on May 15. Born on September 7, 1924, the daughter of the late Alphonso Russo and Anna (Romaniello) Russo. Theresa worked as an assembler at Clairol for many years. She is survived by her beloved sister, Irene M. Rotante, her loving niece, Judith Cahill (Jeffery), nephew, Richard G. Rotante, great-nieces, Lindsey Cahill, Jamie Cahill-Tartaglia (Leo), Skye Rotante, great-nephew, Richard Rotante, Jr. and several cousins.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 20 at 11 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 Monday, May 20 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ROBERT J. VALENTI- January 5, 2013

Robert J. Valenti, 79 of Stamford, CT, passed away January 5th at his home in West Palm Beach Florida. 

Bob is survived by his wife of 19 years, Ellen Ruteldge Valenti, his daughter, Diane Colletto of Stamford, his son Robert Valenti Jr. of Old Greenwich, and his grandson, Brett Colletto also of Stamford.  He is predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Lee Valenti, and his first wife, Gloria Kisken Valenti of New Canaan.

He attended St. Basils’ Preparatory School for Boys in Stamford, studied Engineering at Iona College and received a Masters degree in Engineering from NYU.  Bob worked for both the shell Oil Company and American Cyanamid (Cytec) until his retirement in 1995.  While at Cytec, he was the recipient of the Golden Oval Award for Outstanding Achievement.  In Bob’s spare time, he was an avid tennis player and car enthusiast. 

A memorial service will be held at (time, date) the Church of the Holy Spirit, on Scofield Town Road, Stamford.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at the Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT  06902, (203) 276-2000 are encouraged.

DONALD F. SABIA, SR. - May 9, 2013

Donald F. Sabia, Sr., 66, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on May 9. Born on October 9, 1946, the son of the late Dominick Sabia and Marjorie (Stramandanoli) Sabia. Donald graduated from Stamford Catholic High School in 1964. He is survived by his son, Donald F. "JR" Sabia, Jr. and wife Marlana, daughter, Kate Menzo, and his former wife, Maria (Tiscia) Sabia. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Trevor, Jenna, Mackenzie, Jaida, and several cousins.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. 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 Wednesday, May 15 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com


MARIA ANTONIA MALLOZZI - May 8, 2013

Maria Antonia Mallozzi, 107, a resident of Stamford for the past 46 years, passed away on May 8, 2013. Born on December 1, 1905 in Minturno, Italy, the daughter of the late Vincenzo Mallozzi and Giuseppa (Portogallo) Mallozzi. She is predeceased by her husband, Giuseppe Mallozzi. 
Marie is survived by her beloved children, Stefano Mallozzi of Santa Fe', Argentina, Vincenzo Mallozzi and wife Rosa, Immacolata (Filippa) Salvatore, and Vincenza and husband Armando Perrone. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Maria (Angelamaria) Raus, Gina (Luigia)Coppola, Antonio Salvatore, Cathy (Perrone) Danna, Annette (Perrone) Curto, JoAnn (Perrone) Pucci, Toni Monteleone, Joseph Mallozzi, Vincent Mallozzi 15 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She is predeceased by her son, Antonio Mallozzi, and brothers, Giovanni, Antonio and Pasquale. 
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will take place in Minturno, Italy. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, May 13 from 4-8 p.m. 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

ANNA M. SCARCELLA D'AMBROSIO- May 6, 2013

Anna M. Scarcella D'Ambrosio, 91, a resident of Norwalk, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 6, 2013. Born on January 1, 1922, in Stamford, she was the daughter of the late Peter Scarcella and Elizabeth (Madeo) Scarcella. She was predeceased by her husband, Nunzio D'Ambrosio, and brother, Peter Scarcella. She is survived by her beloved daughters, Anna Marie D'Ambrosio and Carolyn D'Ambrosio. Besides being a homemaker and mother, Anna worked as a secretary for many years. She taught catechism at Sacred Heart Church, was an avid gardener, artist and seamstress. A special thanks to her beloved caregiver, Kimberly Mitchell, and the staff at Brookdale Place for their care and compassion.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 11 at 9:45 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 Friday, May 10 from 4-7 p.m.  Donations in Anna's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090 or the American Red Cross, PO Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340 or Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902.

CATHERINE (KAY) SESSA- May 1, 2013

Catherine (Kay) Sessa, 97, a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away May 1, 2013 at Stamford Hospital. Born in Stamford on November 20, 1915, Kay was the daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Sabia) Claps. Kay graduated from Stamford High School, class of 1933. After graduation, Kay began a career in banking that spanned over 40 years. She worked her way from an entry level position at the Italian Loan to become the first woman Vice President in the banking industry in the State of Connecticut, a position she held in the Atlantic National Bank on Bedford Street. Kay also held the position of Corporate Secretary for the Bank. Kay completed her banking career with State National Bank in Stamford.
Kay dedicated her life to helping people. She was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church, where she was a member and officer of the Rosary Alter Society and a member of the parish council. Kay volunteered for the Red Cross and was a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society. Kay received an award for her volunteer services from the Bone Marrow Foundation. Kay and her late husband, Al Sessa, served as foster parents in the Fresh Air Children's program.
Kay was devoted to her family. She was a loving wife, sister and aunt. Kay is survived by her sister Batiste Claps (Alfred) Giuliani, brother-in-laws, Wesley T. Sessa and Robert Sessa, and many nieces and nephews. Kay was predeceased by her husband of 60 years Alfred Sessa, her sibling Angelina Lovello, Louis M. Claps, Anna Claps, Nettie Sessa and Elizabeth Claps.
Visiting hours will be Monday, May 6 from 4-7 p.m. at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford by Father Nicholas Pavia and Father Richard Futie. Entombment will follow at St. John's Cemetery in Darien, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kay's memory can be made to Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902 or VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 99 Hawley Lane, Suite 1204, Stratford, CT 06614. Her family would like to thank the staff at Brighton Gardens of Stamford for their care and support and the hospice nurses at Stamford Hospital for their comfort and outstanding care.
To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

DOMINICK R. VIVONA- April 5, 2013

Dominick R. Vivona, Sr., 83, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on April 5 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  Born on August 21, 1929, the son of the late Nicholas Vivona and Rose (Ganino) Vivona. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Maria (Lembo) Vivona. Dominick served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was the owner and operator of Dominick R. Vivona Electrical Company prior to working for the Stamford Board of Education as an electrician for 30 years . He leaves behind his children, Carolann Apuzzo and husband Joe, Donna Marie Sprio and husband Louis, Dominick R. Vivona, Jr. and wife Gloria, Matthew Vivona and wife Louise, his brother, Joseph Vivona and companion Marie, and grandchildren, Maria, Joseph, Matthew Andrew, Claire Skye, Mia Rose and Lucas Dominick. Dominick was an avid history reader, and a devoted fan of the Giants and Mets. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus St. Augustine Council #41 4th Degree, and the Stillwater Indian Social Club.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 9 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 Monday, April 8 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com


ANTONINA SGROI- April 2, 2013

Antonina Sgroi, age 94, a Stamford resident passed away on Tuesday, April 2. Born on June 17, 1918 in Castiglione, Sicily, the daughter of the late Francesco Fallone and Carmela (Alibrandi) Fallone. She is predeceased by her husband, Giuseppe Sgroi. Antonina is survived by her beloved daughters, Rosa Buccino and husband Eugene, Carmela Sgroi, Eleonora Siragusa, her grandchildren, Antonetta, Carlo, and Francesca Buccino, Roseann Hamilton and husband Brian, Joseph, Salvatore Jr., and Michael Siragusa, and great grandchildren, Quincy and Nina Hamilton. She is predeceased by 5 sisters and 4 brothers. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 6 at 9:30 a.m. 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, April 5 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANTOINETTE TELESCO- March 27, 2013

Antoinette Telesco, age 94, a Norwalk resident, passed away on Wednesday, March 27. Born on April 20, 1918 in Norwalk, the daughter of the late Natale Costabile and Vincenza (Gatto) Costabile. She is predeceased by her husband, Thomas Telesco. Antoinette attended Norwalk Schools and was employed at Kings Department Store and Woolworth 5&10 in Springdale. She was also a secretary for Irdgas Corp. of Darien for 30 years. She is survived by her 3 children, Thomas J. Telesco of Rowayton, John Telesco and wife Connie of Stamford, and Nanette Telesco-Chang and husband Andrew of Norwalk, and 2 beloved grandchildren, Thomas J. Telesco, Jr. and William John Telesco of West Haven. She also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.  She is predeceased by her brothers, Peter, John, Natale and James Costabile and sisters, Lucy Gaeta, Susie Verdone, and Evelyn Marinelli.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 2 at 10:30 a.m. 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 Monday, April 1 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492 or the American Cancer Society, 1074 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, CT 06708. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MADELINE R. (PELLINI) MACDONALD- March 13, 2013

Madeline R. (Pellini) Macdonald, 71, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on March 13 at her residence. Born on May 27, 1941, the daughter of the late Thomas Pellini and Delia (DeLuca) Pellini. She is survived by her beloved husband, John T. "Jack" Macdonald. Madeline worked at Electrolux Corporation for 26 years.
She was an outgoing person who loved gardening and fixing things. She was an avid bowler and bocce player. She was always there for family and friends in a time of need.  She is survived by her brother, Gerald J. Pellini, and a step-son, Brian Macdonald and his wife Charlene. Madeline also leaves behind 12 nieces and nephews, and 24 great nieces and nephews. Madeline is predeceased by her sisters, Dolores Fox and Gloria Lohotsky, and her brother, Sylvio Pellini. She is also predeceased by her nephew, Jerry Pellini, Jr.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will be in private. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, March 18 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

CATHERINE M. ROBERTUCCI - March 8, 2013

Catherine M. Robertucci, 87 of Trumbull, passed away peacefully at home after kissing her husband good morning one last time, on Friday March 8, 2013. Catherine was born on November 9, 1925 to the late John and Minnie Maruca Montagnesi. She was raised and resided in Stamford until moving to Trumbull in 1988. Catherine is survived by her beloved husband Fred, with whom she was to celebrate 67 years of marriage this upcoming September. She leaves behind a daughter Patricia Ganino and son-in-law Michael of Bridgeport and a son, Fred and daughter-in-law Betty of Orlando, FL. In addition, Catherine is survived by her grandchildren Michael Ganino and his wife Gloria, Catherine Sommer and her husband Ron, Christina Huydic and her husband Craig and Stacy Robertucci. Her most precious moments were spent with her nine great-grandchildren, Michael, Jonathan and Deanna Ganino, Christopher and Stefanie Sommer, Craig Jr. and Christian Huydic and Isabella and Madison Alexander. Catherine is also survived by a brother, Dante V. Montagnesi and sister-in-law Nancy of Greenwich and sister Grace Tambourine of Dallas, TX, as well as several special nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her brother Tony Montagnesi.
Catherine graduated from Stamford High School in 1943 and devoted her entire life to her family and their happiness. Whether remembered as Catherine, Kay, “Mom”, “Gram” or “Nani”, her memory will live forever through her family and the beliefs and traditions she valued. From as early as we could remember, her cooking made every holiday a special celebration and we have wonderful memories of Christmas Eve dinners and her anisette cookies that will last a lifetime. Although Gram said her recipes were “a little of this” and “a little of that”, she took the time to write each one down so her family could forever enjoy them.
The family would like to offer special and sincere thanks to all the professionals at Compassionate Care Companions, especially Deneika and Brenda, who not only provided support and comfort during her long illness, but also became part of the family.
Calling hours will be Wednesday March 13th from 4-8pm at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue in Stamford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday March 14th at 10:30am at St. Gabriel Church, 914 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Burial will be at St John’s Catholic Cemetery, 25 Camp Avenue, Darien immediately thereafter. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for Catherine on Saturday March 16th at 9:00am at St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main Street, Trumbull. Donations can be made in Catherine’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ADAM PIACENZA- February 28, 2013

Adam Piacenza of Hollywood, Florida died peacefully at home after a brief illness at the age of 86. He was born on August 31, 1926 in Stamford, CT to Leonard and Assunta Degulia Piacenza. Adam lived most of his life in Stamford where he graduated from Stamford High School, was a veteran of The United States Army, and worked for Stamford Taxi and Racaniello Florist.

He is survived by his companion of 30 years, Frances Coniglio Bobinski of Hollywood, a brother, Michael Piacenza and a sister-in-law, Theresa Piacenza of Stamford. He is also survived by two nieces, Susan Piacenza Macari of Stamford, and Donna Roberto Rosquist of Brookfield, and four nephews, Leonard Piacenza of Milford, Michael Piacenza of Oxford, Robert Piacenza of Norwalk, and Rocco Roberto of Greenwich.

Adam was predeceased by his brothers, Louis and Angelo Piacenza, and a sister, Rosemarie Piacenza Roberto.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 5 at 11 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, March 5 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ILONA G. LIBERTINI- February 23, 2013

Ilona G. Libertini, 89, a Stamford resident passed away on Saturday, February 23. Born on April 4, 1923 in Budapest, Hungary, the daughter of the late Janos and Ida Vargha. She is predeceased by her husband, Zoltan Libertini. She worked as an accountant at Pitney Bowes for many years. Ilona is survived by her beloved sons, Zoltan and his wife Ida, Attila and his wife Pam, and daughter, Eniko Nagy. She also leaves behind her 3 siblings, Edith Gerlits, Ida Karoly, and Victor Vargha, 9 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Leo's Church, Roxbury Road, Stamford. Interment will follow at Long Ridge Union Cemetery, Stamford. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, March 1 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANTHONY J. "SONNY" ANGOTTO- February 22, 2013

Anthony J. "Sonny" Angotto, 82, a lifelong Greenwich resident passed away on February 22, 2013. Born on August 2, 1930, the son of the late Michael Angotto and Carmella (Raina) Angotto. He is survived by his beloved wife, Eleanore (Patrizzi) Angotto. Sonny worked as a carpenter for the former Gisbourne Builders. He was an avid bowler and golfer, and loved his monthly poker games with his sons. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.  He leaves behind his loving sons, Gary Angotto and wife Linda, Chris Angotto and wife Anna, Terry Angotto and wife Darlene, Jeffrey Angotto, and Eric Angotto and wife Deborah, his sister, Angie Santarsiero, sister-in-law, Kathleen Angotto, 9 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brother, Michael Angotto, 2 grandchildren and 1 niece.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT. Entombment will follow at Putnam Cemetery, Parsonage Road, Greenwich, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, February 26 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ROBERT F. LUPINACCI- February 14, 2013

Robert F. Lupinacci, age 79, died February 14, 2013 at Norwalk Hospital. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Ronnalie “Lea” (Gonshreck) Lupinacci, stepchildren Meaghan Monahan, Kevin Monahan, Sarah (Monahan) Keller, Kate (Monahan) Fiola, eight grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his beloved daughter, Deborah Anne Lupinacci, his parents Charles and Guilia (Perillo) Lupinacci, brothers Joseph G, Charles A and Alfred Lupinacci, sisters Carolyn Cheries and Emma Marrucco. A native of Stamford, he was born on September 14, 1933, residing there until moving to Norwalk in 1985. He was a graduate of Stamford High School and J.M. Wright Technical School. Bob was an electrician, having worked for Stamford Hospital and retiring from IBEW.

Bob enjoyed travelling to agricultural fairs throughout the northeast with his wife, Lea. He was a member of the New England Ox Owners and Drivers Association, and the CT Draft Horse Association. He was also an avid volunteer. As a Mason and a Shriner, he drove children to their appointments at the Shriners Hospitals in Springfield and Boston. He also drove for FISH in Stamford, bringing the elderly to their medical appointments free of charge. One of Bob’s favorite volunteer activities was working with his wife along with their many therapy dogs. He often brought his pet therapy dog, Trooper, to area nursing homes to cheer up local residents. Bob and Lea spent many years raising and showing Shetland Sheepdogs. They also volunteered as a foster home for Sheltie Rescue. Bob was also a long time, active member of Sons of Italy, Pietro Mica Lodge in Norwalk.

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. Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to New England Sheltie Rescue, 274 Colburn Road, Canterbury, CT 06331. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com


MARIA A. CORDARO- January 27, 2013

Maria A. Cordaro, 81, a Stamford resident, passed away on Sunday, January 27 at her residence. Born on January 9, 1932 in Sicily, Italy, the daughter of the late Giuseppe Cordaro and Benedetta (Perricone) Cordaro.

Maria worked for 25 years as a pastry chef at her brothers restaurant, Il Falco, formerly of Stamford. She was a member of the Rosary Alter Society at Sacred Heart Church.

She is survived by her siblings, Anna Colletti, Settimo Cordaro, Vincenzo Cordaro, and Michelle Purpero. She is predeceased by one brother, Carmelo Cordaro. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery, 7202 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst, NY. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, January 29 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANGELINA PIA TOSCANI- January 25, 2013

Angelina Pia Toscani, 100, a Stamford resident, passed away on January 25, 2013. Born on November 9, 1912 in Norwalk, the daughter of the late Michael Lomazzo and Mary (Rapucci) Lomazzo.

She is predeceased by her first husband, Eli L. Pia, and second husband, James Toscani. Angelina worked as a seamstress for many years. She was an avid golfer.  She is survived by her beloved daughter, Annabell Fusaro, her grandson, Christopher Fusaro and wife Pamela, and great grandchildren, Benjamin and Allison. She also leaves behind her brothers, Joseph Lomazzo, Samuel Lomazzo, Michael Lomazzo, and sister, Margaret Heath.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 29at St. Leos Church, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford at a time to be announced. 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 28 from 3-7 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JOHN MARIANO, JR.- January 23, 2013

John Mariano, Jr., 86, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on January 23, 2013. He was born on July 5, 1925, the son of the late John Mariano, Sr. and Maria (Sarni) Mariano.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Jean Mariano. John served in the Marines during WWII. He worked for Continental Insurance of New York as an adjuster. He also leaves behind his  daughter, Donna Musilli and husband Diego, son, John Mariano and wife Karen, his sister, Angela Paidas and husband Nicholas, stepson, Rocky Progano III, stepdaughter, Marie Malwitz and husband Robert, 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brothers, Jerry, Fred, and Michael Mariano and sister, Antoinette Carella.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will take place in private. 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

PAUL PAPATHOMAS- January 19, 2012

Paul Papathomas, 60, died January 19, 2013 with his family by his side. Born on March 24, 1952 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

He worked at Poseidon restaurants as a chef then bartended for twenty years at Danielle & My Way Café. His passions included hunting with his best friends, Jimmy and Todd, and cooking for his family.

Paul is survived by his life partner, Beverly Giglio, Dawn Giglio and her fiancéJason Smith,  his grandson, Christian Michael Smith who he loved so much, and a brother in Greece.

A Memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, January 26 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Rev. Richard F. Futie officiating. Interment will take place in private. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

SALLIE BEATRICE "BEA" FOREMAN- January 15, 2013

Sallie Beatrice “Bea” Foreman, age 95, passed away peacefully at Long Ridge of Stamford on January 15, 2013.  She was born in Garysburg, N.C. on September 23, 1917, daughter of the late Douglas and Susie Ransom.  She was predeceased by her husband James Foreman, the first African American police officer in Stamford and her sister, Eleanor Sawyer.  Bea attended school in North Carolina prior to moving to Stamford and graduating from Stamford High School in 1934. She received her B.S. degree from Hampton University and her M.S. degree from Case Western Reserve University.
Bea taught in the public schools of Murfreesboro, TN, Cleveland, OH and Stamford, CT before retiring in 1978 from Westhill High School.  In addition to her 42 years as a teacher, she also served as a member of the Stamford Board of Education for 9 years, serving one year as president.

Bea was a well known community activist and dedicated educator.  In 1987, she received the J.W.V. prestigious award as Citizen of the Year.  She was also a member of many local organizations and boards including the Stamford Hospital Board of Trustees where she received a Certificate of Distinction award.  Other memberships she held are:  the Urban League Guild of Southwestern Connecticut, NAACP, Charter Member of the Fairfield County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she was honored with the Delta Dear Award, Life Member of The Fairfield County Chapter of Girl Friends, CTE Board of Directors, New Neighborhoods Board, Stamford Retired Teachers Association, Ladies Guild of St. Bridget’s Church, Fairfield County 100 Black Women, Police Wives Club, Democratic Women’s Club, Person to Person Scholarship Committee, Hampton University Alumni Association, Connecticut Justice Commission and S.N.E.T. Advisory Board.
Her primary interests were promoting affordable housing and scholarship opportunities for local youths.  She worked tirelessly for many years on both these efforts.
Survivors include her loving in-laws and caretakers Mary and Dr. Kenneth Childs of Stamford, several cousins, nieces,  nephews and a god son, John Kenneth Warden, Esq. of Philadelphia, PA, also a devoted nephew Donald Hall of Cleveland, Ohio, a loving niece, Leonora Abernathy, of Savannah, GA and caring dear friends Kim Cordwell and Doris Steedley of Stamford.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 23, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Bridget of Ireland Catholic Church, 278 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford. Family and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, on Tuesday, January 22, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in memory of Beatrice Foreman to The Girl Friends Fund, Inc. c/o Childs, 25 Bonner Street, Stamford, CT 06902, or to The Delta Foundation c/o The Fairfield County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  P.O. Box 9306, Bridgeport, CT 06601. To leave online condolences please visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANN D. FARINA- January 15, 2013

Ann D. Farina, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on January 15 in Cheshire, CT. Born on June 21, 1919, the daughter of the late Frank Rogalski and Elsie (Eichammer) Rogalski. She is predeceased by her husband, Frank J. Farina. Ann is survived by her beloved children, Frank L. Farina, Carol M. Bruneau and her husband Harold, Maryanne Farina, and Gail O'Neil and her husband John. She also leaves behind her sister, Gladys DeVincent, 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 18 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 Friday, January 18 from 9-10 a.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARIE SALVATORE SABIA- January 10, 2013

Marie Salvatore Sabia, 94, a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away Thursday, January 10th.

She has now joined her husband, Dr. Michael Sabia whom she lost in 1982 and her grandson, Kristian Michael Pierson. Her brothers, Michael Salvatore, Carmine Salvatore, and Anthony Salvatore; and her sisters, Louise DeMartino and Pauline Scarvey also predeceased her.

She was born in 1918 to Vito Antonio Salvatore and Benedetta Coppolo Salvatore. After attending schools in Stamford in 1939 she met the love of her life, Doctor Mike. They were married in 1941. She too was a member of the "Greatest Generation" sending her husband off to war the day their first child, Elaine Sabia Pierson, was born in 1943. She was not to see him again until he returned from the Pacific in 1945.

Her son, Doctor Michael Sabia, Jr. was born in 1946. She devoted herself to her husband and children. Each day of her life she made deposits in the memory banks of her children. A mother's children are portraits of herself and she  was to create two beautiful portraits.

Those that knew her well may forget some of what she said, may forget some of the things she did, but will never forget how she made them feel.

She loved to cook and life in the Sabia home revolved around La Cucina. If a visitor left her home hungry that person is yet to be found. Family gatherings and cooking for friends were her joy.

"Aunt Marie," as many knew her, travelled extensively with her husband to Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East. Of course, it was always special for her to go to Italy, the land of her family. In later years she was a regular visitor to Bermuda. She loved flowers and her life was lived as an amazing bouquet of goodness. Never was the home to be found without the smile of fresh flowers gracing a table.

Active? That would be a serious understatement. No one could ever get her to sit and rest as there was always one more thing she needed to take care of. She cross country skied, played platform tennis and court tennis. She was still playing tennis into her 80's, and when she broke a hip in Bermuda at the age of 89 she finally had to admit that her tennis playing days were over.

She thrived in social settings and gave every who knew her a hearty laugh when she once announced, "I'm not a social person!"

Vision loss these past few years slowed her a bit but with the aid of technology she was an avid daily reader of the Advocate.

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration, and inspiration. In every respect her life was a success.

In addition to her children she leaves behind her grandchildren, Steven Michael Sabia, of Stamford and Maria Thao Pierson White and her husband Lee of Virginia Beach, Virginia. She also leaves her precious great grandchildren, Kylie Thi Thu White and Gavin Pierce White, of Virginia Beach. Her daughter in law, Sharon Sabia, her son in law, Michael Pierson, her sister, Crystal Massare, and a myriad of other relatives and friends, all will mourn the loss, celebrate the life, and cherish memories of "Mama", as her grandson named her. Time is our precious resource and memories are the currency of time. She left us very rich in that regard.

Our family deeply appreciates the care and compassion extended to Marie by the staffs of the DanielCare Agency and The Stamford Hospital.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: The Italian Center Pre School; 1620 Newfield Ave.; Stamford, CT 06903 or Macular Degeneration Research; 22512 Gateway Center Dr.; Clarksburg, MD 20871.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 14th at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 403 Scofieldtown Road, 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 Sunday, January 13th from 3-7 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

LUCIA "LUCY" V. CONLEY- January 9, 2013

Lucia "Lucy" V. Conley, 88, a resident of Stamford for most of her life, passed away on January 7, 2013. Born on January 19, 1924, the daughter of the late Pasquale Tartaglione and Jenny (Coppola) Tartaglione.

Lucy retired from Machlett Laboratories where she worked as a technician. Upon her retirement, Lucy loved going to the Over 60 Club.

She is survived by her devoted and loving niece, Jennifer Pope-O'Hara, her son, John Martin, former Stamford Fireman, and two grandchildren, Michael and Natalle Martin of New Milford, CT. She also leaves behind her niece, Viola A. Schneider and other nieces and nephews.  Lucy is predeceased by her brothers, Salvatore Corridor, Joseph Corridor, Anthony Masso, and sisters, Carmela Cerino, Antionette DeLuca, and half sisters, Pauline Chapman, and Dora Taylor.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 12 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, January 11 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

GIOVANNI BARBALINARDO- January 3, 2013

Giovanni Barbalinardo, 81, a resident of Norwalk passed away on January 3.

Born on March 9, 1931 in Pisticci, Italy, the son of the late Giuseppe and Vita Maria Barbalinardo. He is predeceased by his wife, Natalina (Saccardi) Barbalinardo. Giovanni served in the Military and was a member of the police force while residing in Italy. He was the owner and operator of the San Remo Restaurant formerly of Stamford. He is survived by his loving children, Massimo Barbalinardo and wife Vilma, Mariella Barbalinardo, Pinuccia Barbalinardo, his grandchildren, Vincent, Giancarlo and Franco, and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by 5 brothers and 1 sister.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 11 at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk. Interment will take place in private. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, January 10 from 3-6 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JAMES J. SCARANO- January 2, 2013

James J. Scarano, Sr., 74, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on January 2, 2013.

Born on August 27, 1938, the son of the late George L. Scarano Sr. and Margaret (Candelmo) Scarano. He is survived by his beloved children, James Scarano Jr. and Kimberly S. Tobey and her husband Steven. He also leaves behind his sister, Dolores M. Binder and brothers, George L. Scarano Jr. and Louis R. Scarano and his wife Marjorie, his grandchild, Steven W. Tobey, his aunts, Edith Yorfino and Doris Scarano, 2 nieces, Karen Fowler and Lisa Waage and nephew, Louis Scarano.

James was an avid NY Yankee and Green Bay Packer fan. He was a wonderful father and brother. He held several positions and eventually became supervisor at Pitney Bowes for 44 years.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 9 at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 279 Atlantic Street, Stamford. Interment will take place in private. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, January 8 from 4-8 p.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

THERESA L. MALIZIA- December 28, 2013

Theresa L. Malizia, 86, a lifelong Stamford resident, passed away on December 28th. Born on September 7, 1926, the daughter of the late Joseph Zottola and Antonia (Semeone) Zottola. Theresa is survived by her beloved children, Joseph Malizia and Angela Nardi. She also leaves behind 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She is predeceased by 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Theresa worked as an assembler at the Omega Company for many years.

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. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

SALVATORE D. LUCIA- December 25, 2012

Salvatore D. Lucia, 87, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on December 25th at his residence.

Born on August 24, 1925, the son of the late Dominick and Maria (Guglielmo) Lucia. He is predeceased by his wife, Tina (Gredoni) Lucia.

Salvatore served in the U.S. Marines during WWII and  fought in the Battles of Okinawa and Peleliu. Along with his twin brother Canio, he hosted several boxing expeditions during the war. Salvatore worked as a sanitation worker for Tom Golden in Darien for 60 years.

He is survived by his beloved sons, Ronald J. Lucia and wife Deborah, Peter S. Lucia and wife Sharon; his sisters Catherine Gredoni and husband Dominick, Rosemarie Caputo and husband Frank.  He also leaves behind grandchildren, R.J. Lucia (Stephanie), Jonathan Lucia (Christin), Michael Lucia (Erin), Christopher Lucia (Megan); and 6 great grandchildren, Rocco, Valentina, Kylie, Carson, Arthur and Dominick. He is predeceased by his sisters, Lucy Corsini, Maggie Avantino, Nettie Ferrara, and brothers, Canio Lucia, Danny Lucia, and Angelo Lucia. Salvatore was an avid duck pin bowler, having been a pin boy at the Elks Club. He cherished his family, especially his grandchildren.  A special thank you to Sal's caregivers, Allison and Jodi, for their loving care over the last 2 1/2 years.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, 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 Wednesday, January 2 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ROBERT A. DALY- December 20, 2012

Robert A. Daly 75, a lifelong resident of Stamford, died following a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, December 20, 2012.

He was born in Stamford on December 13, 1937, and was the son of the late Frank & Estella Vuono Daly.

He graduated from Stamford High School in 1955. Bob proudly served his country in the Connecticut Army National Guard in various units for 27 years, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel from the 192nd Field Artillery Unit. He was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #41.

He grew up within the family business of the former Laddins Terrace that catered to weddings, dances and other social events. He also owned and operated the Franklin Liquor Store for the past 48 years.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of fifty-one years, Sheila and their three children, Robert M, his wife Zoila, and their children, Melissa and Jose, his daughters, Colleen M. and Patricia A. Daly. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Claire Daly, his two sisters, Marie Fecteau and Carol Legato, of Tequesta, FL., and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents Estella & Frank Daly, his brothers, Richard F., Charles J., Frank T Daly Jr. and by his sister Dorothy E. Daly.

 His family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the doctors and staff of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and Sleepy Hollow, NY,  Drs. Jeffrey Green, Catherine Troy, Joan-Ellen Macredis, N.D., Eloise Jordan and LaVette McMillian for their compassion and excellent care.

Friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, December 27, 2012 from 4:00-8:00pm. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:00am at St. Vladimir's Cathedral, 24 Wenzel Terrace, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's R.C. Cemetery, Darien. Donations may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, PO Box 27106, New York, NY 10087-7106 or the Wounded Warrier Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

GERTRUDE MARIE DITARANTO- December 19, 2012

Gertrude Marie DiTaranto (nee Melillo), beloved wife of Belisario Nino DiTaranto for fifty-five beautiful  years, departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, in Stamford Hospital surrounded by her loving family who will miss her beyond words.  She was born in Stamford to the late Joseph and Louise (LaBianca) Melillo, originally of Italy, on March 26, 1916. 

A lifelong resident of Stamford and graduate of Stamford High School and secretarial school, Gertrude was a true lover of music.  She enjoyed opera, dancing with her husband and singing in school musical productions (Cinderella, HMS Pinafore) and various choirs; notably the Greenwich Choral Society when it was directed by the late Mr. Furgiuele.  Gertrude was especially proud of one memorable performance with this choir in Carnegie Hall.  Her Catholic faith was extremely important to her and she felt very privileged to have received communion from St. (Padre) Pio of Italy, to whom she had a special devotion.  Gertrude was an especially devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother.  She retired from secretarial work at such companies as Conde Nast Publications and Dorr-Oliver, Inc. when her daughter was born to dedicate all her energy to being the most wonderful mother, homemaker and cook and treasured every moment with her grandchildren of whom she was very proud.  Gertrude enjoyed many trips to Italy where she met and married her beloved Nino (born in Gravina di Puglia) as well as many other memorable excursions with him in the States.  She made friends easily with her warm and nurturing nature and was known for her generosity, gracious hospitality, and very spirited personality.  Her faith in God and zest for life helped her beat NHL cancer in her mid-eighties and survive the numerous health challenges of late.           

In addition to her incredibly devoted husband, Gertrude is survived by her beloved sister, Victoria Lacerenza of Stamford, her beloved daughter and son-in-law Marianne and Ed Matunas of Marlborough, CT, and her two adored grandchildren, Adrienne and Greg Matunas, also of Marlborough, who were the light of her life.  Also surviving are beloved nieces Rosemarie Vacca, Janet Racanello (Joseph), Elaine Kanelias (George) of Stamford, and beloved nephews Joseph Lacerenza (Francesca) of New Canaan and Donald Lacerenza (MaryJane) of Stamford and several grandnieces and grandnephews, as well as her sister-in-law, Donatella Laddaga and many cherished nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews on the DiTaranto side of the family in Italy, cousins, and close friends, especially the Boccuzzis of Stamford, who were like sisters to her.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her oldest sibling, Michael, who died in infancy, her beloved older sisters Venerina Vacca and Clelia Melillo (who died as a young child), her brothers-in-law, Joseph Lacerenza, Sr. and Tripoli Vacca, her cousins, Venerina and Frank Melillo, Frank’s son Dominick Melillo, and her precious son, who died before birth.

The family will receive family and friends at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.  A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Leo’s Church, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford, where Gertrude was a parishioner for 52 years, on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at 10:30 a.m.  Entombment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Darien. Heartfelt thanks go out to Dr. Fang Wang and all the nurses (3 South) and staff of Stamford Hospital who loved and took such good care of Gertrude during her last long hospitalization as well as Dr. Neil Cohen of The Bennett Cancer Center, whose outstanding care made twelve more joy-filled years with Gertrude possible. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gertrude’s name may be made to The Carl and Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center at Stamford Hospital, 30 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06904 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105 To leave a condolence, visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com.

ERNEST P. PASSERELLE- December 17, 2012

Ernest P. Passerelle, 84, a Stamford resident passed away on Monday, December 17. Born on February 4, 1928 in Greenwich, the son of the late Ernest and Angelina (Perna) Passerelle.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Elizabeth (DeGruttola) Passerelle; his loving daughters, Danielle Pimpinella and husband Mario, Darlene Richichi and husband Dominick; brother, Angelo Passerelle and wife Rose. Also surviving are his grandchildren; Elizabeth Pimpinella-Pansino and husband Mario, Michele Pimpinella, Matthew Richichi and Lindsey Richichi. He is predeceased by his sisters, Rose, Helen, Florence and brothers, Joseph and Robert. Mr. Passerelle served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a carpenter for the Local 210 Union for 50 years. He was an avid golfer and Yankee fan.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be 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

 

MARJORIE (MARGE) SABIA- December 7, 2012

Marjorie (Marge) Sabia, a lifelong Stamford resident, died Friday, December 7, 2012 at home.  She was 94.  She died of congestive heart failure. 

Born May 30, 1918, in Stamford, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Maria D'Agostino Stamandinoli.

She was co-owner of Abbey Pharmacy with her husband Dominick Sabia for 38 years.  She then worked JCPenney for 12 years, then went to Lord & Taylor for 6 years before retiring.  She was an active member of the Sacred Heart Church Rosary Society.

She is survived by a son, Donald Sabia, Sr., a grandson JR Sabia and his wife, Marlana, a granddaughter, Kate Menzo of Goshen, NY and 4 great-grandchildren, Trevor and Jenna Sabia and Mackenzie Todd and Jaida Menzo.  She is also survived by 2 cousins who her parents raised their own, Millie Galasso and Joe D'Agostino.  She is also survived by her 2 devoted friends Adel Lagonigro and Jo Calvi. She was predeceased by her husband Dom Sabia, a brother Ralph Stramandinoli and sisters Helen Stramandinoli, Carmella Cosentino, Elda Ackerson, Kay Moavero and Jennie Sciglimpaglia.

Thank you to the Masonic Health Care and Hospice RN Viven Tota and nurses aid Lauren Wachtel.  A special thanks to RN Marge Kappas and husband George.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 9:30 am at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Ave, Stamford by priests Rev. Alfred Pecaric, Rev. Douglas Futie, Rev. Douglas Tufaro and Rev. Nicholas Calabro.  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, December 10 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

GLORIAJEAN SANTARSIERO FERRIS- December 3, 2012

GloriaJean Santarsiero Ferris passed away on December 3, 2012 with her family by her side, after a very courageous 16 month battle with cancer.

She was born on October 28, 1941, the daughter of the late Victor Santarsiero and Marion Bottomly Santarsiero Giordano. Gloria graduated from Stamford High School, and JM Wright Technical School of Hairdressing. She was a very talented hairdresser for 50 years working at Vincent & Richards Salon, Studio 1074, George's Barbers and most recently at The New Crescent Salon. Gloria also worked at Metro-Roofing as a bookkeeper for many years.

She is survived by her longtime companion Leo Ramsay, her stepfather City Rep. Philip J. Giordano. Her former husband Robert (Dobber) Ferris (Vicky), Aunt Rosemary Ferris, Aunt & Uncle, Emil and Dorothy Kowalski, many loving cousins, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and several loving friends.

Gloria is predeceased by her son, Teddy "T.J." Milone, her brother Richard Santarsiero Sr. (Debra),  Aunts, Shirlee Green (William), Jean Baxter (Warren), Uncle Robert Tymon (Ann), Uncle John  Ferris and several cousins.

Gloria loved line dancing, photography, the movies and her greatest passion was being at Cummings Beach along the channel with her son T.J. and her family.

Gloria was cared for at home by Leo Ramsay, and hospice. The family thanks Branford CT Hospice for Gloria's final days of care.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 7 at  9 a.m. 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 Thursday, December 6 from 3-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, Association of the Blind, and Branford CT Hospice. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

FRANCESCO "CICCIO" CHIAPPETTA- November 29, 2012

Francesco "Ciccio" Chiappetta, 65, of Monroe, CT, formerly of Stamford, passed away on November 29, 2012 after a long illness. Born on April 18, 1947 in Cosenza, Province of Calabria, Italy, he was the son of the late Michele Chiappetta and Carolina (Perri) Chiappetta. He is survived by his wife, Marie G. Chiappetta; his loving children, Stephanie Klein and husband Robert, Michael G. Chiappetta and wife Colleen and Melissa Chiappetta-Roberto and husband Matthew as well as his grandchildren; Alyssa, Robert and Andrew Klein, Keira Chiappetta and Gabriel Roberto; sisters, Francesca Ceci of Greenwich, Maria Covello of Italy and Rita Angotta of Stamford; and several nieces and nephews. Francesco had a love of his homeland, soccer, poker, cars and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. The family would like to express their eternal gratitude to Dr. Bharucha, Dr. Rosa, Dr. Tortorello, Dr. Green, Dr. Vietorisz, DaVita Dialysis Unit of Bridgeport , St. Vincent's Wound Care Center and The Monroe Senior Center, and all of their devoted staff for their excellent care given to Francesco throughout the years.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 1 at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, November 30 (TODAY) from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

MARIE DELLACORTE- November 27, 2012

Marie DellaCorte, 75, a Seymour, CT resident passed away on November 27, 2012. Born on March 26, 1937 in Stamford, the daughter of the late Canio and Ann DeMaio. She is survived by her beloved husband, Alfred J. DellaCorte and loving daughter, Andrea M. DellaCorte. She is predeceased by her brother, John DeMaio.

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

 

ANTONIO GENTILE- November 19, 2012

Antonio Gentile, 89, a Stamford resident, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2012. Born on June 16, 1923 in Settefrati, Province of Frosinone, Italy, the son of the late Stefano Gentile and Mariamichela (Tamburro) Gentile. He is predeceased by his wife, Teresa (Conetta) Gentile.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Mary Ann Bottigliero and husband Jim, daughter-in-law Marie Gentile, brothers, Carmelo Gentile and Agostino Gentile, and grandchildren Jimmy, Tony, and Paul. He also leaves behind his in-laws, Anthony and Mary Conetta, Michael Pompa and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his son, John S. Gentile; brothers, Giuseppe DelCarmine and Domenico Gentile; sisters, Giacinta Socci and Anna DiPreta.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 24 at 10 a.m. 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, November 23 from 4-8 p.m. 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

ANTHONY (TONY) CARUSO- November 11, 2012

Anthony (Tony) Caruso, 92, a resident of Stamford passed away November 11 at the Stamford Hospital. Tony was born May 9, 1920 to the late Carmella Vaccaro and Frank Caruso.

Tony is survived by his beloved wife, Lucy Buzzeo Caruso of 67 years, his loving daughter, Barbara Boccuzzi and son-in-law Mark Boccuzzi of Bridgewater, Conn., his grandson Mark Boccuzzi and his wife Maureen, his granddaughter Bethany Jonsson and her husband Magnus; four great grandchildren Luciana and Nicholas Boccuzzi, Ava and Mila Jonsson and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind a brother, Michael Caruso of California, sister-in-law Penny Caruso, brother-in-laws, Louis Buzzeo and Michael Buzzeo and wife Jill. In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his brothers James Caruso (Lucy), Peter, Frank (Rosemarie) Caruso, sisters Theresa Caruso and Josephine Burke, in laws Gaetano and Mary Antonelli, Clementina, Sylvia and Dolores Buzzeo.

Tony served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in Manila, Philippines. Upon his return Civilian Life, he worked for the 7UP Company for 25 years then went on to Clairol where he retired in 1985.He was a member of the Holy Name Society of Sacred Heart Church.  He served as a usher for many years at Sacred Heart Church.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford. Calling hours will be from 9 - 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20 at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. 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.co

FRANCESCA VITTI- November 13, 2012

Francesca Vitti, 92, a Stamford resident passed away on November 13, 2012.Born on December 9, 1919 in Settefrati, Italy, the daughter of the late Ludovico Nizzardo and Maria Tamburro Nizzardo. She is predeceased by her husband, Alfredo Vitti.

She is survived by her beloved children, Antonio Vitti and wife Rina, John Vitti and wife Linda, and Rita De Rubeis and husband Giovanni; loving grandchildren, Antonio Vitti and wife Stefanie, John Vitti and wife Liz and Giovanni De Rubeis.  She also leaves behind her great grandchildren, John Edwin Vitti, Amanda Vitti, Michael Vitti and Antonio Vitti III. She is predeceased her siblings, Michele Nizzardo, Antonietta Nizzardo, Mariono Nizzardo, Filippo Nizzardo, Pio Nizzardo, Gerarda Nizzardo and Pasquale Nizzardo, and her granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Vitti.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will take place in Settefrati, Italy at a later time and date. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, November 16 from 4-8 p.m. 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

DEBORHAH L. TASSIELLO- November 5, 2012

Deborah L. Tassiello, 49, of Norwalk, CT. passed away suddenly in her home on the morning of November 5th, 2012. She was born on July 15th is Stamford, CT. Debi, as known to many, is survived by her 3 daughters Amanda Feighery, Lauren and Kristen Tassiello, grandson Kody Kordas, brothers Louis and Richie Tassiello, sister-in-law Nadina Tassiello, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and her husband Darryl Hoyt. She is predeceased by her son Robert, sister Ronnie, and father Richard Tassiello. Debi was an avid animal lover and rescuer, artist, helper to many, and collector of all things. She would make the best out of any situation and her sense of humor was a category of its own and will not be forgotten. We will miss you dearly, but we know you are home with Rob now.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 12 from 5-7 p.m. at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford . In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations. Please come as you are as that's how Debi would want it.

 

RALPH M. ALTOMARE- October 30, 2012

Ralph M. Altomare, age 97, of Stamford died Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Stamford Hospital.

Ralph Altomare was born in Stamford on February 25, 1915, the son of the late Raffaelle and Mary Andrea Altomare. Ralph is survived by his wife, Dorothy and sister, Florence DeLuca of Stamford, sons Ralph of California and Ronald of Las Vegas, NV. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brother, N. Rex Altomare, sisters Vera Mecca, Amelia Shuermann and Joan Gustaveson.

Ralph was a WWII Vet. Sqt. in European Theatre Company 567th Heavy Ordinance Germany & England. Battlestar for Weisbattan Germany. He was a member of the Stamford Amateur Radio Association and past member of the Halloween Yacht Club - Power Squadron and Coast Guard Aux. #74.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 10:30  a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Rockrimmon Road, Stamford. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

DANIEL DAVID CIPRI

Daniel David Cipri of Stamford, CT passed away peacefully in his sleep, he was 63 years old.

Daniel "DANNY" Cipri was a Stamford native. Danny's younger years were spent traveling, living in Europe, Vermont, Florida and eventually settling back in Stamford. Danny was awarded a scholarship to Silvermine Art Guild and also studied at Parsons School of Visual Arts in NY. Danny pursued many passions throughout his life, some of them including; land surveying, landscape design build and tree work. As an artist Danny expressed himself in varied mediums, primarily wood sculpting. In the past years, Danny wintered in Florida and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and enjoyed deep sea fishing.

The greatest loves in Danny's life are his children Charlotte and Adrian, and his granddaughter Adriana. Danny spent his last days with his sweetheart, his children, and his granddaughter at his "magic place" Danny is survived by his mother Eleanor Smith , his brother Rocco "Rick" Cipri, and many loving family members including his niece Sonia Testa, and his nephew Rocco Cipri Jr.

All services were conducted in private. A gathering to celebrate Danny's life and art will be held in mid November, location and details to follow.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Loft Artist Association, 845 Canal Street Stamford, CT 06902 in care of Lorraine Agruto. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.  To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

BERT VENTURA JR.- October 25, 2012

Bert Ventura Jr., 64, a resident of Shelton, CT passed away on October 25, 2012. Born on January 17, 1948 in Stamford, the son of Adeline Moccia Ventura and the late Bert Ventura Sr.

In addition to his mother, Bert is survived by the mother of his children, Kathleen Donnelly Ventura; his beloved children, Elizabeth Ventura, Bert Ventura III and Christopher Ventura; his sister, Deanna Ventura Chudy, brothers, Frank Ventura and Paul Ventura; his niece , Mary Chudy and nephew, Ned Chudy.  

Bert graduated from Massanutten Military Academy and Touro University as a Physician's Assistant. He served in the United States Air Force.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Wednesday, October 31 from 4-7 p.m. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, November 1 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the West Haven VA Hospital, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

JOSEPHINE M. FUSARO- October 23, 2012

Josephine M. Fusaro, 96, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on October 23, 2012. Born on November 25, 1915, the daughter of the late Giachino Anzoli and Marion (Fulco) Anzoli. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Alvin  Fusaro. She is survived by her beloved children, Joseph A. Fusaro Sr., Virginia M. "Ginger" Gerardi and Arlene A. Moavero. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Josephine is predeceased by her brothers, Michael, Armando, Peter, Luciano and Paul Anzoli and sister, Gloria Lovello. She worked at C.O. Millers Department Store formerly of Stamford for many years.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 27 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 1170 Shippan 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 Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

SALVATORE J. LONGO JR. - October 22, 2012

Salvatore J. Longo Jr., 85, a resident of Cos Cob, CT passed away surrounded by his loving family on October 22, 2012 after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Born on September 23, 1927 in Greenwich, son of the late Salvatore R. Longo Sr. and Carbina (Pedwano) Longo.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Marie (Lorenti) Longo; his beloved children Anthony J. Longo and wife Kathy, Louise DellaPietro and husband Dennis DellaPietro Sr., and  Salvatore J. Longo III; his brother, Anthony J. Longo and sister, Eleanor Lodato. He also leaves behind his loving grandchildren, Sandra Longo, Michele Kolc and husband Mitch, Sally Gerosa and husband Mike, Dennis DellaPietro Jr., Ashley DellaPietro, Daniel Longo, Salvatore Longo IV, Luke Longo and great-grandchildren, Abbie Kolc, Matthew Kolc, Olivia Gerosa and Samantha Gerosa. He is predeceased by his sister, Louise Romanchock.

Salvatore was the original owner and proprietor of Sal Longo & Sons from 1940-1995. He took pride in his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 26 at 12 noon at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT. 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 Thursday, October 25 from 4-9 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

ROSINO ZEZIMA- October 17, 2012

Rosino Zezima, a Stamford resident, passed away on October 17th, 2012.

Born on February 20th, 1934 in Settefratti, Italy, he married Maria DiPreta on October 28th, 1956. He moved his family to the United States in 1971. He retired from the New Canaan BOE in 1999.

Rosino enjoyed being with family, the more the better. He also loved to garden and share the fruits of his labor with others. He would often be found tinkering in his garage. He also loved to make his own wine and offered it to everyone who came over.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Maria; his children, Felicita, Elena, Celestina, Franco and Giovanna; two son-in-laws, Theodore and Anthony and his daughter-in-law Adriana. He also leaves behind 15 grandchildren; Laura, Gianni, Dina, Danny, Anthony, Michael, Brian, Nicholas, Mark, Brandon, Leah, Travis, Trevor, Amy and Andrew; two great grandchildren, Andrew and Cole; his sisters, Gerarda and Antonetta; several brother and sister-in-laws and nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his daughter, Giovanna.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 20th at 10:30 a.m. 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, October 19 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

CAROLINA "KAY" WALTERS- October 14, 2012

Carolina "Kay" Walters, formerly Kay Cammarota, age 93, a Norwalk resident passed away on October 14, 2012 at Regency Heights of Stamford.

Born on August 6, 1919 in Stamford, the daughter of the late Antonio Cammarota and Rose (Lupinacci) Cammarota. She is predeceased by her two husbands, Frank Tedeschi and Jerry Walters.

She is survived by her loving and devoted daughter, Joan Tedeschi ; sister, Frances Salvatore and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sisters, Angelina Orrico, Margaret DeLuca-Martin, Mary O'Brien, and brothers, John Cammarota and Allie Cammarota.

Kay retired from the Board of Education having worked  in the Stamford School System for 10 years. She relocated to Florida in 1978 where she spent many happy years at Palm Lake Estates. Kay had many friends and especially enjoyed her time spent at the Over 60 Club in Stamford.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, October 18 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Over 60 Club Inc., 628 Main Street, Stamford, CT 06901. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

SUSAN ANN BIAGINI- October 13, 2012

Susan Ann Biagini, 83, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on Saturday, October 13th surrounded by her loving family.

Born on May 18, 1929, daughter of the late John Loffredo and Antoinette (Troncone) Loffredo.  She is survived by her devoted husband, Henry Biagini; beloved children, Larry Biagini and wife Jane, Susan Schechtman and husband Barry, Angela Molgano  Lisa Cooke and husband Douglas; her brothers, Tony Loffredo, Phil Loffredo, Ralph Loffredo and wife Pat, and sister, Millie Chiravolo and husband Tony. She also leaves behind her adored grandchildren; Shayna, Cassie and Jessy Biagini, Alexandra, Zachary, Jordan and Joshua Schechtman, Jeffrey, Richard and Thomas Molgano, Nicholas Terentino, Samuel and Charles Cooke, and many nieces and nephews.

In her earlier years, Susan worked for Yale & Towne then went on to work as a secretary at Branson where she met her husband Henry.

She is predeceased by her brothers, John T. Loffredo Sr., Samuel Loffredo and Carmen Loffredo.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Gabriel Church, 914 Newfield 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 Tuesday, October 16 from 3 - 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Susan's name to St. Gabriel Church, 914 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

RAYMOND P. LIBRANDI- October 7, 2012

Raymond Librandi, 77, of Pinebluff passed away Sunday, October 7, 2012.

He was born in Stamford, CT and his parents were Mary and Rocco Librandi of New Canaan, CT.Mr. Librandi retired from First District Water Co. in New Canaan, CT prior to moving to North Carolina. He was very active with the Animal Advocates of Moore County and volunteered at Pet Smart. He was also a former member of The Lions Club of Pinebluff and volunteered with the food bank.

He is survived by his wife, Beulah Librandi , of Pinebluff, his son, Gary Librandi of Norwalk, CT, his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Sandy Wollman, of Rye, NY, and 3 grandchildren, Sandra Librandi, of Lauf, Germany, Sydney Wollman and Zachary Wollman of Rye, NY. Also surviving are his aunts, Joan Chiello, Carmella Kosinski and cousin John Kosinski of Stamford, CT; aunt Gloria Chiello, and cousins, Pat and spouse Phil Phillips of Southern Pines, NC, Michael J. Chiello of Palm Bay, FL, Debbie Lucas, Craig Chiello, and Wayne Chiello of Stamford, CT, and uncle Anthony Chiello of Phoenix, AZ.

Additional survivors are step children, Joseph Greene, Vanessa Greene, and Daniel Greene of Bridgeport, CT and Darrell Greene of Norwalk, CT, and Jeanatte Gantt of Stamford, CT.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 16 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 Monday, October 15 from 3-7 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

LEONARD "CHARLIE" ALLINGER- October 6, 2012

Leonard (Charlie) Allinger, 83, joined his heavenly Father on Saturday, October 6, after a courageous battle with gallbladder cancer.

He was the devoted husband to Josephine, loving father of Charles Robert Allinger and his companion Kathy Johnson, Helen Allinger, Janene Allinger, Julie Allinger. Cherished grandfather to Cherie Allinger, Aimee Allinger, Debbie Andrews, Josh Andrews and Maria Pahoulis, and great grandfather to Shane Allinger.

He is also survived by his sister, Hazel Williams and brother and sister-in-law William and Mary Allinger, his sister-in-law Gayle Hand and other family. His sister, Mildred, pre-deceased him.

Charlie was a tool and die maker early in his life, then owned and operated Allinger Machine Company with his son for more than 30 years. He was born and lived most of his life in Stamford. He bravely served our County in the United States Army.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, October 9 from 4-7 p.m. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 10 at 11 a.m. with Rev. William Woodson officiating. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Charlie's memory to the American Diabetes Association,  2080 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or the American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06857. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

THERESA R. PALMERINI- October 1, 2012

Theresa R. Palmerini, 51, a Stratford, CT resident passed away on October 1, 2012 at her residence.

Born February 2, 1961 in Stamford, the daughter of the late Louis A. DeNapoles Sr. and Rose M. Gruner DeNapoles.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Mario A. Palmerini, her beloved children, Louis A. Palmerini and Rose M. Palmerini, loving brother Louis A. DeNapoles Jr. and loving sister, Diana Pisanelli. Theresa is predeceased by her sisters, Joan Cappazzo, Arlene Perrone, Janet Jeffers and Lois LoBue.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. Johns Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, October 4 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.co

 

GERARD "JERRY" GRECCO- September 28, 2012

Gerard "Jerry" Grecco, 64, a resident of Trumbull, CT passed away peacefully on Friday, September 28th, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.

Born on August 14, 1948 in Stamford, son of the late Daniel Grecco. He is survived by his devoted wife, Jennifer Williams Grecco, beloved mother, Margaret Cosentino Grecco, loving son, Gerard Grecco and wife Heba, loving daughter, Olivia Grecco, brother-in-laws, Charles Bardelli and wife Janet, Richard Williams and wife Lori, sister-in-law Diana O'Meara and husband Robert and his former wife, Jean Faugno. He is predeceased by his sister, Lucille Bardelli and brother-in-law, James P. Williams. Jerry also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends.

Jerry cherished his entire family, but his beloved children; Jerry Jr. and Olivia, were truly the shining stars of his life. There was never a day that passed that he did not show his love and devotion to them.

Jerry worked in the construction field for many years. In addition, he also worked for United Parcel Service. He was recently employed by Riko's Pizza.

Everyone that knew Jerry, whether it be an acquaintance, or a good friend of which he had many, knew him to be a man with a huge heart and a big smile. Jerry was always good for his amazing stories that kept you laughing, He was truly an unforgettable character and will surely, and sorely be missed.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. 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 Tuesday, October 2 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the educational fund for Olivia Grecco. Donations can be made out to: Morgan Stanley - Jennifer Grecco Educational Fund/Olivia, 1 Fawcett Pl., Greenwich, CT 06830 ATTN: Harold Trischman. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

TERESA BIANCA FORTE- September 17, 2012

Teresa Bianca Forte (nee Zasa), age 94, previously residing in Barrington, NJ, and formerly of Stamford, CT passed away peacefully at Lutheran Care of Moorsetown on September 17, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Nicola Forte, dear mother of Frances (Richard Gomolson) and Mary Rita (Manuel Brooks); loving grandmother of David Gomolson (Jennifer) of Barrington, NJ and Katherine Gomolson of Denver, CO; proud great-grandmother of Nicholas Gomolson. Teresa was one of nine children. She is survived by her sister, Civita Rasile of Stamford, CT and many nieces and nephews in the US and Italy. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 22 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Norwalk, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, September 21 from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Teresa's name to the Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 500, Marlton, NJ 08053. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JENNIE E. GAMBINO- September 16, 2012

Jennie E. Gambino, 95, devoted wife of the late Salvatore P. Gambino passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Jennie will forever be remembered for being the matriarch of the Gambino family. Her loving, caring and nurturing nature will be greatly missed.

Jennie enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family, working at her family run store The Capital Market, and her beloved Yankees. Born to the late Sebastiano and Salvatresa Buccheri. Jennie is survived by her Son, Lenny Gambino of Stamford, Daughter Grace Caminiti (Peppi) of Florida, Daughter Gloria Rosa (Bruce) of Stamford, daughter-in-law Renee Gambino of Seymour, 11 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Jennie was predeceased by her sister DiDia, Connie, brother Dr. Paul Buccheri of Stamford, son-in-law Frank Caputo Sr. and daughter-in-law Judith Gambino, granddaughter Toni Caminiti, and grandson Kurt Pohl.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Church, 403 Scofieldtown 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 Wednesday, September 19 from 3-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

ANDREW JOSEPH "AJ" HOENIG September 6, 2012


Andrew Joseph "AJ" Hoenig passed away Thursday, September 6th, 2012, with his loving parents by his side.

Born on July 18th, 2011 in Norwalk, CT, he was the son of Andrew Brad Hoenig and Christiana M. Raucci. AJ is predeceased by his maternal great grandfather Joseph George Terenzio of Stamford, maternal great grandparents Thomas and Ida Raucci of Hamden and his paternal great grandparents Oscar and Eleanor Hoenig. He is survived by his beloved great grandmother Carmella "Millie" Terenzio of Stamford, maternal grandfather Michael A. Raucci of Hamden, maternal grandmother and step-grandfather Donna Terenzio and Gary Dohrmann of Fairfield and paternal grandparents Sid and Gig Hoenig of Wilton. He has also left behind his Godparents Elizabeth Terenzio and Steven Terenzio and countless aunts, uncles and cousins who touched his life on a daily basis.

AJ was a beautiful boy with big brown eyes and dirty blonde hair. He was known as "Bubs" to those closest to him. AJ brought joy to everyone's lives daily with his continuous smiles, laughing and clapping. He experienced and enjoyed many things in his short life including visiting his extended family in Texas and South Carolina, and frequent trips to the "501 Club" in N. Pownal, VT. AJ also enjoyed trips to the playground at Calf Pasture Beach, frequent wagon rides for ice cream, and strolls to visit friends throughout the South Norwalk neighborhood. AJ's infectious personality will have a lasting impression on everyone who encountered him.
All are invited to celebrate a Mass of the Angels to be held Thursday, September 13th at 1pm at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 669 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Interment will follow at St. John's St. Mary's Cemetery, Norwalk, CT. Immediately following services friends and family will be received at The Ginger Man, 99 Washington Street, Norwalk, CT. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

CLEMENTINA PHYLIS BUZZEO- September 7, 2012

Clementina Phylis Buzzeo, a long time resident of Stamford passed away at Manchester Hospital, Manchester, CT surrounded by her family on September 7, 2012.

Clementina (Clemy) was born November 20, 1916 in New York City. She was the daughter of the late Antonio and Filomena Carella Buzzeo. She attended Stamford Public Schools and worked in several Stamford industries before accepting a position as a Postal Clerk in the Stamford Post Office from which she retired. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She made many visits to Tolland, CT to see them during the year.
She is survived by her granddaughter Megan Carmichael and her husband James, her two great grandchildren Ryan and Tyler, her son-in-law Donald Storrs, her two brothers Louis Buzzeo of Stamford and Michael Buzzeo and his wife Marilyn (Jill) of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and her sister Lucy Caruso and husband Anthony.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Marie Storrs, her sister Mary Antonelli and husband Guy, two sister-in-laws Sylvia Buzzeo and Dolores Buzzeo. In addition she is survived by eight nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 12 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Calling hours will be from 9 - 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12 at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association, 706 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

NICHOLAS ROMANIELLO, JR. - September 2, 2012

Nicholas Romaniello, Jr. passed away Sunday, September 2, at Stamford Hospital. He was 92 years old.

Born April 5, 1920, he was the son of Nicholas Romaniello, Sr. and Mammie (Martina) Romaniello. He was predeceased by his wife, Jennie (Valenti) Romaniello, and his son, Nicholas Romaniello III. He was also predeceased by five brothers: Dominick, James, Michael, William, Jim, and one sister, Nellie.

He is survived by his sister, Helen Pagniello; granddaughter, Valerie Romaniello; sisters-in-law Josephine (Babe) Romaniello,Theresa Romaniello and Margarete Augeri; brother-in-law, Joseph Valenti and his wife, Pauline. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Nick was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy aboard Navy repair ships. He was the heart of the Lower Fairfield County Bowling Association. People enjoyed reading the weekly bowling column he wrote for the Advocate for many years. In honor of Nick and his dedicated service to the sport of bowling, the Sunday Man & Boy League was renamed the Nick Romaniello, Jr. Father & Son League. Nick bowled in the Visitations Bowling League since its inception and continued bowling until he was 91 years old. Nick loved baseball and was a huge New York Yankee fan. He could often be seen at Cummings Park watching the games. Nick was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union and the VFW Post 9617 of Stamford. A native of Stamford, Nick was a faithful parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Stamford. His other daily activities included meeting his friends for coffee every morning at a local deli and working out at the Tully Center.

The family welcomes friends and relatives on Friday, September 7th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 8th at 10:00 a.m., at St. Mary's Church, 566 Elm Street in Stamford. Interment will be at Fairfield Memorial Park, 230 Oaklawn Avenue in Stamford. Donations can be made to the Nick Romaniello, Jr. Father & Son Bowling League. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

GLADYS CHRISTIANO- August 31, 2012

Gladys Giannattasio Christiano, or "Dolly" as known by many, age 86, passed away on Friday, August 31, in Boca Raton Florida. Born on April 16, 1926 in Stamford, Connecticut, she is the daughter of the late Luigi and Julia Giannattasio.

Gladys is the beloved wife of the late Thomas H. Christiano. She is predeceased by her brothers, Louis, Michael and Lawrence, and her sisters, Mary, Marguerite, Louise and Juliette. Gladys is survived by her husband's siblings Mary Stella and James Christiano, daughters Marguerite Camuccio and Julie Cinnamon, and her son-in-laws Joseph Camuccio and Neil Cinnamon. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Gina and Joseph Camuccio, Rachel, Leah and Frank Cinnamon. She also leaves behind her loving nephews and nieces.

In 1994, Gladys and her husband moved to Florida to be with her children and grandchildren. She will always be remembered for being the Giannattasio family caregiver and historian.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 8, 2012 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 Saturday, September 8 from 9-10 a.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com


FLORENCE PAPA TALAMELLI- August 31, 2012

Florence Papa Talamelli, age 83, of Stamford, CT, formerly of North Haven and Northford, died peacefully on Friday, August 31, 2012 after a short illness. Florence was born in New Haven on February 21, 1929 to the late Charles J. and Phyllis Valentino Papa. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Harry R. Talamelli, and siblings Michael A. Papa, Sadie Finoia, and Angelina Adinolfi.

Florence is survived by her children, Sharon Sabia and her husband Michael of Stamford, CT and Richard Talamelli and his wife Jean of Trumbull, CT. She was a beloved grandmother to Steven Sabia, Nicholas Talamelli, and Kathryn Talamelli and will be deeply missed by Ray, Paulette, Raymond, David, and Zachary Talamelli and many nieces and nephews.

Florence grew up in North Haven, surrounded by a community of family and friends. She graduated from Lyman Hall High School (Class of 1947) and married Harry in 1949. She and Harry were not only partners in life, but also in business. They worked together at L.G. Defelice Company, for many years, and then operated the F.P. Ryan Heavy Hauling Corp. in North Haven until their retirements.

After retirement, Florence volunteered her services at St. Monica's Church and the Stanley T. Williams School in Northford. Always the bargain hunter, Florence shopped often and wisely. She was always beautifully dressed and her home reflected her good taste.

Florence was a gentle, quiet, and kind lady who gracefully weathered life's many challenges. She cared deeply for her family and will be remembered and loved by those who knew her.

The family would like to extend their thanks to Mom's "family" at Sunrise Senior Living, to nurse Julie and the staff from Masonicare Home Health & Hospice and to the nurses and staff at Regency Heights and Stamford Hospital for their compassionate care.

The Talamelli and Sabia families welcome all friends and relatives on September 4th from 4-8 p.m. at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on September 5th at 10:30 a.m. at The Church of the Holy Spirit, 403 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Florence's name to: Alzheimer's Assoc. CT Chapter/Angels for Alzheimer's Cure, c/o Dazzo, 255 Strawberry Hill Ave., Suite C7, Stamford, CT 06902 or Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, 33 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com


WILLIAM W. LONGO "WILLIE"- August 28, 2012

William W. Longo "Willie", age 89, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away following a brief illness on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. 

Born on August 20th, 1923, the 5th son of the late Vito and Rosemarie Gerardi Longo.Willie is survived by his beloved brother Carmine Longo and wife Lucille and loving sisters Catherine (Kati) Longo, Carmella (Millie) Terenzio, and Margaret "Margie" DiDonato. He is predeceased by his siblings: Joseph Longo, Gerald Longo and wife Ann, Frank Longo and wife Asunta, Walter Longo and wife Sisko (Setsuko), and brothers-in-law Joseph "George" Terenzio and Anthony "Tony" DiDonato.  Willie leaves behind 21 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

He was a retired custodian for the City of Stamford, having worked at The Smith House for 30 years. Willie had a passion for manicuring his landscape at his home and enjoyed spending time with his family. He will always be remembered as "Uncle Willie."

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 1st, 2012 at 10 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 Friday, August 31st from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

LOUISE Y. PUGLIESE- August 11, 2012

Louise Yolanda Pugliese, a longtime Stamford resident died Saturday, August 11 at Pope John Paul Nursing Home in Danbury, CT. She was 89.

Born September 3, 1922 in Bovino, Italy she is the daughter of the late Agnese Respino and Michele Guarino.

She is predeceased by her husband, Charles R. Pugliese, formerly associated with E. Gaynor Golf Club in Stamford, along with her twin sister, Grace Kallas and brothers Mario and Samuel Guarino. Louise is survived by her three children, Charlene Vlahos and husband Charlie of New Fairfield, Louise Pugliese of Brookfield, and Charles  Pugliese and wife Frances of Milford along with her 5 grandchildren, Charlie Vlahos Jr., Victoria Pugliese, Brianna Pugliese, Blair Pugliese and Shannon Pugliese and her kid sister, Mary Saraceno of Ridgefield. Louise has many in-laws, nieces and nephews who are located on the East coast and West coast.

Louise was a loving, gentle woman with a strong sense of family values. Her family was the most important part of her life that she cherished even in the most difficult times. She worked many years at Barnes Engineering.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. Johns Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, August 14th from 8:30 - 10 a.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

MARY T. BARDELLI- August 3, 2012

Mary T. Bardelli, 94, a lifelong Stamford resident and a beloved wife and mother, passed away on August 3rd, 2012.

Born on April 19, 1918, daughter of the late Antonio Musarella and Palma (Milano) Musarella. She is predeceased by her husband, Louis J. Bardelli.

Mary is survived by her beloved children, Ambrose Bardelli and wife Rosemary, Charles Bardelli and wife Janet, Loretta Moore, Mary G. Bardelli and partner John Brucato, Pamela Hernandez and husband Felix, Linda-Ann Tolla and husband John, and Diana Solinas and husband Anthony.

She also leaves behind her sister, Josephine Donnelly and 44 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her son, Lawrence Bardelli and 12 brothers and sisters.

Mary was a devoted mother to her children and grandchildren. She loved being among her family.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. 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 Sunday, August 5th from 3-7 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

IRMA ADELE SCHULZ NEE ZOLLINGER- July 23, 2012

IRMA ADELE SCHULZ NEE ZOLLINGER died peacefully on July 23, 2012 at Wilton Meadows Nursing Home in Wilton, Connecticut.

She was born in Winterthur, Switzerland on March 7, 1913 to the late Alfred Zollinger and Adele Hausermann Zollinger.

Irma was educated in Switzerland and graduated from a professional finishing school for dress design and home economics in Geneva. In 1947 Irma married a Polish economist Hubert Schulz and had one son Steven A. Schulz. The Schulz family emigrated to United States in 1955.

Irma worked as a dress designer for the late Madame Courtois in Greenwich, CT until her retirement in 1977.

Irma was known throughout her life for her outstanding homemaking talents including being an excellent chef and for her wonderful, outgoing personality. Irma was an avid reader and she enjoyed gardening and knitting. She kept in touch with her friends and family overseas with letters and phone calls. She remained close to her childhood friends throughout her life.

When Hubert died in January 1988, Irma lost her best friend and confidante. Irma Schulz was predeceased by her parents and husband Hubert Schulz. She leaves behind her loving son Steven and daughter-in-law Hilkka and many cousins in Switzerland.

Funeral arrangements will be handled by Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services and will be private. There will be no calling hours.

Linda L. Corbo- July 14, 2012

Linda L. Corbo, 63, a longtime resident of Stamford passed away on July 14th, 2012. Born on December 18, 1948 in Port Chester, NY, the daughter of the late Rocco Pangallo and Rose (DeLuca) Pangallo. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Nicholas V. Corbo. Linda is survived by her devoted daughter, Tina Marie Corbo; her loving sister, Lorie Dent and brother, Rocky Pangallo. Linda along with her husband owned and operated Classic Car Graphics for 1960-1970 Music Cars, and also owned Deliveries Unlimited, a carrier service for the Stamford, CT area.  Linda was a caring person, who did a lot for the youth and community of Stamford. She was the founder of the Women's Auxiliary for the Stamford Babe Ruth League and was one of the founders of the John "Sharkey" Laureno Memorial Tournament and Scholarship Fund.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 26th 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 Wednesday, July 25th from 4-7 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

FREDERICK W. HERRMANN- July 18, 2012

Frederick W. Herrmann, 70, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on July 18, 2012 at Stamford Hospital.

Born on February 24, 1942 in Stamford, son of the late Frederick W. Herrmann and Lillian (Richardson) Herrmann. He is predeceased by his wife, Donna M. Lupinacci Herrmann. Fred is survived by his beloved daughter Janet Pike and husband Timothy of Brandenburg, Kentucky; his brother Robert F. Herrmann and wife Sharon; grandson Cody Pike; and his first wife Virginia Correa Herrmann of Brandenburg, Kentucky.  

He was a U.S. Marine Corp. Veteran. Fred worked as a construction worker for many years. He was a member of the Glenbrook Fire Department where he served as Captain and most recently was Assistant Chief. Fred was a long time member of the Elks Club, the Glenbrook Athletic Club and the Marine Corps League.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, July 23 from 3-7 p.m. Inurnment will take place at a later date and time. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

JOHN A. "SHARKEY" LAURENO, JR.- July 16, 2012

John A. "Sharkey" Laureno Jr., 66, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away suddenly on July 16th, 2012.

Born on February 9, 1946, the son of the late John A. "Sharkey" Laureno Sr. and Fay (Campana) Laureno. He is survived by his beloved son, John T. Laureno and many close friends which were his extended family. He is predeceased by his former wife, Cathy Shaw, and sister Judith Ann Laureno.

He graduated Stamford Catholic High School Class of 1964 and graduated from Sacred Heart University in 1968.  

Sharkey was one of the original members of the singing group "The Five Flames" and a founding member of the popular band, "Sharkey and the Unknowns." Having performed throughout the greater metropolitan area,  Sharkey brought joy to many through his singing and performing.  His father, John A. "Sharkey" Laureno Sr. was a sports icon, and the Sharkey Laureno Baseball Tournament is an annual community event that has funded countless scholarships to Stamfords youth. Sharkey was the owner of John A. Laureno Jr. CPA LLC.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 20th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gabriel Parish, 914 Newfield Avenue, 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, July 19th from 3-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Sharkey Laureno Scholarship Fund Inc., 2037 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

JOSEPHINE "DOLLY" SCIARABBA- July 9, 2012

Josephine "Dolly" Sciarabba, 86, passed away on July 9th, 2012 at Norwalk Hospital. Born on August 6, 1925 in Stamford, the daughter of the late Pasquale Tarantino and Maria Malozzi Tarantino. She is predeceased by her husband, Americo "Rick" Sciarabba.  Josephine is survived by her loving son, Vincent J. Sciarabba and wife Maria, granddaughters Angela Sciarabba and Lisa Sciarabba, great grandchildren Joann Canedo, Jonathan Canedo and Ivan Butova, and sister-in-law Lucy Tarantino. She is predeceased by her brothers, Philip, Tony, and Pat "Herb" Tarantino. Josephine was employed at Cassones Bakery and also along with her husband, owned and operated Ricks Liquor Store. She was a member of the Rosary Alter Society at Sacred Heart Church.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Entombment 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, July 12th from 3-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, it is the familys request that money donations will be made at the funeral home which will be recorded to help with funeral expenses.

 

JENNIE ROMANIELLO FARRINGTON- July 1, 2012

JENNIE ROMANIELLO FARRINGTON 88, a Stamford resident passed away on July 1, 2012.

Born December 5, 1923, daughter of the late Andrew Romaniello and Rosemarie Bacco Romaniello. Jennie retired from Omega Engineering. She is survived by her sister Philomena Hoyt, beloved children Beverly Giglio and husband Paul, Jennifer Morales and husband Orlando, Donna Sabia and husband Dan, and Harry Farrington and wife Patty. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Dawn Marie and fiancee Jason, Danielle and husband Derick, Edward and wife Lorraine, Rosemarie, Orlando and fiancee Stacylyn; and great-grandchildren Christian, Maya, Darin and Mia. Also survivng are several nieces and nephews.

Jennie is predeceased by her brothers Dominick (Doc) Romaniello, Joseph (Jesse) Romaniello, Daniel (Daisy) Romaniello and sister, Marie Telesco Sullivan.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, July 6th from 4-8 p.m. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, July 7th at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARY R. ANTONELLI- July 1, 2012

Mary R. Antonelli, 93, a Stamford resident passed away on Sunday, July 1st, 2012. Born November 14, 1918 in New York City, daughter of the late Antonio Buzzeo and Filomena Carella Buzzeo. She is the devoted wife of  the late Gaetano Antonelli. She is survived by her beloved children: Sister Marie Antonelli,  John Antonelli and wife Barbara, grandchildren John Antonelli Jr., James Antonelli and wife Debra, great-grandchildren Brittney, Jessica, Ashley and Christopher, brothers Louis Buzzeo, Michael Buzzeo and wife Jill, and sisters Clementine Buzzeo and Lucy Caruso and husband Anthony. She also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by sister-in-laws Sylvia Buzzeo and Dolores Buzzeo. Mrs. Antonelli was a seamstress, she worked for Ronson and Christian Dior and retired from G.T.E.  A loving, gracious women of faith, Mrs. Antonelli was known for her courageous spirit, selflessness and generous nature and will be missed by all who knew her.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 11 a.m. 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, July 5th from 4-8 p.m and on Friday, July 6th from 9-10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Religious Teachers Filippini Retirement Fund, C/O Sister Betty Jean Takacs, 455 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

ALBERT (IKE) AMBROSECCHIO- June 27, 2012

Albert (Ike) Ambrosecchio passed away Wednesday June 27th  at age 86 due to complications from a stroke.  He was Born December 25, 1925 in Stamford, CT.

Survived by his son Michael and daughter in law Janett, his daughter Renee and son in law Bobby Nieto, his granddaughters Nicole and Alison, several nieces and nephews. Also survived by many many friends that he has entertained with his antics over the years of his long and happy life.

He was pre-deceased by his daughter Denise Ambrosecchio and his wife Yolanda Uva. His sisters Philomena West, Viola Prince, Dorothy Vaccaro, Grace Hettich and brother Dominick, Mother Jennie DeLuca and father Nicholas.

Ike served in the Navy in WWII and was a lifelong Building Contractor and Master Carpenter who worked six days a week up until his death.  He was a daily swimmer at the Tully Center, a frequent dining enthusiast, a meticulous gardener, and an avid skier that spent many weekends at Bromley Mountain in Vermont where he also made an impact on all those who knew him as Aldo.

Thank you all for sharing in his life however you did.  A memorial service will be held in his honor Saturday June 30 from 1 to 4 pm at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue in Stamford. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Bromley Outing Club at P.O. Box 775, Manchester, VT 05255 in his memory.

JEAN MARIE BURRIESCI- June 13, 2012

Jean Marie Burriesci, 97, of Stamford, Connecticut, passed away peacefully into eternal life on June 13th.

Born in Stamford, CT to the late Mary Josephine and John B. Guglielmo, Jean was predeceased by her husband, Frank Burriesci, Principal of Hart school, and daughter MaryJo Burriesci, a teacher at Turn of River Middle School. She is survived by her daughter Frances Bello and her husband Robert, a grandson Christopher R. Bello, his wife Donna Bello and her five great grandchildren Ashley, Brittany, Christopher, Jr., Donnalyn and Robert Michael of Ridgefield, Ct.

Jean was a native of Stamford and employed by both Best and Company and Bloomingdales for a number of years. She was a member of the St. Bridget Rosary Society and the St. Leo's Senior's Club.

A Memorial Mass will be offered by Father Gill Babeu at St. Bridget of Ireland Church at a later date. At the request of the family, Interment will be private. In memory of Jean, donations can be made to St. Bridget of Ireland Church, 278 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, Ct 06902 or Connecticut Hospice, 1 Park Street, Norwalk, CT 06851 or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

 

SHIRLEY A. FORDHAM- June 8, 2012

SHIRLEY FORDHAM a Stamford resident passed away on June 8th, 2012 at her residence.

Born on March 17, 1945. She is predeceased by her mother, Lois Scofield and brother, Earl Evans. She is survived by her beloved husband, Herb J. Fordham, son James Fordham, grandchildren Brianna and Domenick, her sister Barbara Misourek and brother Douglas Evans.

Shirley collected baseball memorabilia and different types of dolls. She was affectionately known to her friends as the "Doll Lady."

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, June 11th, 2012 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Interment will take place in private. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

CARMELA M. D' ANDREA- June 4, 2012

Carmela M. D'Andrea, passed away on Monday June 4th, 2012 at the age of 94.

Born August 1, 1917, she was the daughter of Mary Perna D'Andrea and Lorenzo D'Andrea of Riverside. Carmela worked at Electrolux for many years and later at CBS in Greenwich. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by six sibilings, William Andrea, Louise Ponziani, Catherine Cavaliere, Emma Allegrini, Charles D'Andrea and Louis D'Andrea. Survivors include her sisters, Nora DeMilia and Angelina Sarni and her brother, Joseph D'Andrea as well as several nieces and nephews. Carmela was like a "second mom" to many of her nieces and nephews and was always there for a kind word, a cup of coffee and a cookie.Ms. D'Andrea's family would like to thank Greenwich Hospice for their loving and compassionate support.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 11th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Riverside, CT. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwich, CT. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

ANGELINA T. DUTERTRE- June 2, 2012

Angelina Theresa Dutertre, 78, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on June 2nd, 2012.

Born on October 24, 1933, daughter of the late Michele and Pasqualina Totilo. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert Dutertre Sr. and son, Gilbert P. Dutertre (Terry).

Angelina was a seamstress for Triple S in Stamford for many years. She will always be remembered for her loving heart for family and friends and her wonderful Italian cooking.

She is survived by her two sons Robert Jr. (Dorraine), Albert (Cindy), her grandchildren Jacqueline (Michael), Randall (Heather) , Gregory (Liz), Jayden, Jordan , great granddaughter Morgan and step-great grandson Tyler, and her step-grandchildren Jessica Yates (Robert), Lauren Eitelman and Brian Eitelman.  She also leaves behind three sisters Mary Gabriele, Connie D'Agostino, Natalie Sorbo and one brother Anthony Totilo. She is predeceased by her brothers Joseph Totilo and Nicholas Totilo.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 8th,2012 at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Church, Newfield 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 7th from 4 -8p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

ANTHONY F. LARUSSO- May 29, 2012

ANTHONY F. LARUSSO, 64, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on May 29th, 2012 with his beloved wife by his side.

Born December 3, 1947, son of the late Anthony LaRusso. He is survived by his devoted wife, Theresa (Telesco) LaRusso, his best friends and family members, sister-in-law Elaine Blackman and brother-in-law Tom Blackman, mother-in-law Rose M. Telesco, and several nieces and nephews.

Anthony served as a Sergeant for the 1st Air Cavalary Division during the Vietnam War. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star, received the Purple Heart and Vietnam Combat Certificate. Anthony was presented the Air Medal by the President of the United States. He worked as a self employed general contractor. Anthony was a antique car auto enthusiast and avid New York Yankee fan. He loved gardening, enjoyed baking and had wonderful culinary skills.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. 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 Monday, June 4th from 4-8 p.m. Interment will take place in private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The American Heart Association , 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492 or The American Lung Association , 45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

CARMELLA "DOLLY" SIBILIO- May 21, 2012

CARMELLA "DOLLY" SIBILIO, 94, a resident of Hallendale, FL passed away on May 21, 2012.

Born on January 9, 1918 in Stamford, daughter of the late Donato and Angelina Possidento . She is predeceased by her husband, Anthony "Tony" Sibilio. She is survived by her children, Donald Sibilio and wife Arlene, John Sibilio and Joan Gilchrist. Also survivng are 4 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, sister-in-law Annette Possidento and many nieces and nephews . She is predeceased by her brothers Joseph Possidento, Domenick "Titi" Possidento, and sister Marie Pugliese.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, June 4th, 2012 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JOSEPH N. PERNA- May 29, 2012

Joseph N. Perna, age 78 of Boynton Beach, FL, passed away on May 29, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, after a lengthy battle with diabetes and heart and kidney disease.

Born in Stamford on February 25, 1934, son of the late Salvatore and Yolanda Perna. He is survived by his loving wife, Frances (Rubino); his three sons, Joseph (Suzanne) of Shelton, Salvatore (Pirjo) of Boynton Beach, FL and John of Bethel and his grandchildren, Andrew (Christine) of Boylston, MA, Melissa and Emily Perna of Bethel. He also leaves behind a brother Nicholas Perna of Ridgefield. He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Jennifer Perna.

Joe graduated from Stamford High School and attended Hartt College of Music. He was an accomplished musician who played with many local symphonies, orchestras and bands. He was also a member of the Stamford Police Dept., and later was an accomplished business man before retiring to Florida.

Joe was a parishioner at St. Thomas More in Boynton Beach and was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at 10 a.m. 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 1st from 4 - 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Regional Hospice of Western CT, 405 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

FRANK X. REICHERT- MAY 28, 2012

FRANK X. REICHERT, 88, passed away on May 28, 2012 at Stamford Hospital.

Born on August 6, 1923 in Greenwich, son of the late Frank and Mary Reichert. He is survived by his beloved wife Doris G. Reichert, children Ellen Reichert of Norwalk, CT and David (Barbara) Reichert of New Smyrna Beach, FL. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Kimberly (Sean) Dinegar of Raleigh, NC, Christine (Michael) Mullen of Greenwich, CT and great grandchildren, Matthew, Diane, Jason and Joseph.

Frank served in the 180th Infantry Regiment 45th (Thunderbird) Division in the U.S. Army during World War II. Upon his retirement from the U.S. Postal Service, Frank started an oil distribution business (The Reichert Company.) He was a long time volunteer with the Boy Scouts in Greenwich, a member of the Ishoda Yacht Club in Norwalk, CT, and also a member of the Darien VFW and Glenville Vets. He was a past commodore for the Ponus Yacht Club in Stamford and the Cos Cob Yacht Club.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, June 9th, 2012 from 3 - 6 p.m. at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. A prayer service will be conducted at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will take place in private. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

ANNAMARIA LUCIA- MAY 19, 2012

ANNAMARIA LUCIA, 50, of Stamford, CT, died May 19, 2012 after a long battle with cancer.

Annamaria was born in Stamford, CT on March 30, 1962. Annamaria graduated from Rippowam High School. Annamaria is survived by her Parents Rita and Angelo Lucia, her Sister Andrea Stramandinoli, her Nephew/Godson Michael Stramandinoli, Jr., her Niece Bianca Stramandinoli and her faithful companion Emma (dog) Lucia. Annamaria was also survived by many close Cousins and other Relatives.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bridgets of Ireland Church, Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford. Inurnment will take place at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center, Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06902. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

LEONARD TELESCO JR. - May 22, 2012

LEONARD TELESCO JR., 55, a Milford, CT resident passed away on May 22, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born on February 26, 1957 in Stamford, son of Leonard D. Telesco Sr. and the late Rose (Fabrizio) Telesco. He is survived by his beloved wife Joanne (Chiappetta) Telesco; loving children Leonard Telesco III and Crystal Rose Green and husband Eric Jr.; and his adored grandchildren Taylor Rose and Addison Mari Green. He also leaves behind his brother Peter Telesco and sister Victoria Grace. Mr. Telesco worked for Research Auto Parts in Stamford. He was an avid boxing fan.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien, CT. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

CHARLES A. LUPINACCI- May 22, 2012

CHARLES A. LUPINACCI, A native of Stamford, died May 22, 2012 at the age of 87 at Stamford hospital.

He graduated from Stamford High School class in 1942 and the University of Connecticut in 1949, earning a degree in microbiology. He was a World War II combat veteran serving in the 103 Mechanized Infantry Division in the Vosges Mountains of Eastern France, Germany, Austria and Italy. Charles was a partner in Colonial Builders and Colonial Land Ltd, real estate investment company. He built numerous houses and small commercial buildings in Fairfield County. Charles was a Scout Master of Troop 17, and a charter member of the North Stamford Exchange Club. He was on the Board of Representatives of the City of Stamford, the Building Board of Appeals, Citizens Committee of J.M. Wright Technical School and Sterling Farms Golf Authority. Charles was an avid sportsman, participating in hunting, golf, judo and karate.

Charles was pre-deceased by his wife Irma Hyland Lupinacci in 2011, also father Charles and mother Giulia Lupinacci, sisters Caroline Cherries and Emma Marrucco, brothers, Joseph and Alfred. He is survived by his loving family: brother Robert Lupinacci, sons Carl and Mark, daughter-in-law Susan Bednasek Lupinacci, grandchildren Joshua Bednasek, Danielle Lupinacci, Nicole Braverman and her husband Cody Braverman, and great grandchildren Hailey and Jason Braverman whom he adored.

There will be no calling hours. There will be a private burial with family and close friends. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Re-Al Club P.O. Box 2782 Stamford, CT 06906. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

LOUISE MARCIANO BARTOLO- May 18, 2012

LOUISE MARCIANO BARTOLO a lifelong Stamford resident died Friday, May 18, 2012. She had celebrated her 101st birthday the week before on May 9th.

She is survived by her daughter Anna Pelazza; four grandsons, Michael (Lisa) Pelazza and John (Dawn) Pelazza of Stamford; Johnny (Donna) Polinsky and Larry Hardaway of KY; two sisters, Mary Simoneau & Frances (Ralph) Passaro, several great and great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and friend & caregiver Nellie Turzer. She was predeceased by her daughter Marie Russell, son-in-law Mario (Mike) Pelazza, and a grandson Dennis Polinsky.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. A prayer service will be conducted at 10:30 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Louise's favorite charity: St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, Source Code: IIQ040799001, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

EUGENE MONTE- May 15, 2012

EUGENE MONTE, a life-long resident of Stamford, and active member of the community, died on May 15, 2012, at the age of 81.

Born Egidio Nicolo Montefuscoli, he attended St. Basil's Preparatory School, graduating in 1948. He served in the army during the Korean War and was employed by Crystal Rock Water LLC for six decades. Gene was still working for that company until the time of his death. He was honored by numerous business organizations during his lifetime and recently, a coffee blend named 'Gene's Beans' was created in his honor. Gene was a trustee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Association for many years, and in 2001, the NY Mets gave him the opportunity to pitch the first ball at a game at Shea Stadium in recognition of his work with that charity. Gene had become a loyal Mets fan once the Dodgers abandoned the East Coast. In addition to his love of baseball, Gene was a generous patron of the arts especially opera, ballet and theatre. Gene loved to travel with his wife, Marjorie. Together they would travel as often as possible to hear opera sung by the world's best, including their revered Placido Domingo.

A self-made man, beloved by all who had the fortune to know him, Gene Monte loved and took great pride in his family and the company he worked for. He was a modest man of tremendous kindness and generosity; a man who left nothing but good things and goodness in his wake throughout his entire life. Gene Monte is survived by his loving family, Ruth Marjorie Thompson Monte; his son, Mark Eugene Monte and his daughters, Bonnie Jeanne Monte and Lisa Renee Monte; his brother, Nicholas Monte, and sister-in-law, Judy Monte; many nieces and nephews, cousins, siblings-in-law, dear friends, and his cat James.

A wake will be held on May 18, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Stamford, and visitation will be held at the same location on May 19, 2012 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. and will be followed by a burial at Fairfield Memorial Park Cemetery in Stamford. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given in memory and honor of Gene Monte to: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JOHN T. LOFFREDO SR. - May 10, 2012

John T. Loffredo Sr., 90, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on May 10th, 2012 at Waveny Care Center.

Born on July 24th, 1921 he was the son of the late John and Antoinette (Trancone) Loffredo. He is predeceased by his wife Angelina M. Loffredo and brothers Samuel and Carmen Loffredo.

John was a member of the Stamford Pigeon Club for over 70 years and won numerous awards for racing homing pigeons. He was a Pigeoneer in the Army in the 28 1st Signal Core during WWII and was stationed in Germany.

He is survived by his devoted daughter JoAnn Wolff of Stamford and loving sons John T. Loffredo Jr. (Laure) of East Haven, CT and Joseph M. Loffredo of Warwick, RI. He will be missed by his cherished grandchildren John T. Loffredo III (Ericka) and Tricia Loffredo and great-granddaughter, Emily Loffredo. He leaves behind 3 brothers, Tony Loffredo and Phil Loffredo of Stamford and Ralph Loffredo of Florida and 2 sisters, Sue Biagini of Stamford and Millie Chiravolo of Stratford along with several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Clements Church, 535 Fairfield 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 Monday, May 14th from 4-8 p.m. Donations may be made to Waveny Care Center, 3 Farm Road - Nursing Dept., New Canaan, CT 06840 or St. Judes Children's Research Hospital Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000 - Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38418-0142. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

PETER J. MANCUSI- April 28, 2012

PETER J. MANCUSI a lifelong Stamford resident, died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Stamford Hospital lovingly attended by his daughter, Barbarajean, at the age of 84.

He was born September 16, 1927. He was the son of the late Anthony and Caroline (Festa) Mancusi. Mr. Mancusi worked for Pitney Bowes for many years in the paint shop and later, as manager and union representative. In his later years he devoted many hours to the loving care of others, his wife Nancy (Perella) Mancusi, who predeceased him, and the many family members, friends and neighbors who cherished his gentle support. He also supported several charities dedicated to researching causes and cures of childhood disorders.

Described by his eldest grandchild as "quietly adoring" he managed to make each of his 12 grandchildren feel unique and special. A lifelong champion of the working family, he loved to debate his liberal viewpoint. Mr. Mancusi was also known as a sports enthusiast, at the ready to lightheartedly defend his favorite teams in a banter with children and grandchildren at any moment He was an avid reader who could discuss all manner of current political and national events and a devoted practicing Catholic.

He is survived by his beloved and devoted sister, Carolyn Torre and her husband, Andrew (Buddy) Torre, and his loving children, Peter J. Mancusi, Jr., and his wife Miranda Daniloff-Mancusi of Brookline, MA, Michael A. Mancusi, and his wife Darcy Mancusi of Bridgewater, MA, Barbarajean Segall, and her husband, Maurice (Mo) Segall of Wilton, CT and Donna Mancusi, of Cambridge, MA and his cherished grandchildren, Michaela, Craig, Anna, Jonathan, Daniel, Caroline, Ethan, Sophia, Stephen, Isabella, Andrew and Nicholas and 2 great-grandchildren, Ava and Lila. He was predeceased by his brother Anthony Mancusi.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 4,2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church; 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Rockrimmon Road, Stamford, CT. Friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38106

MARY DELUCA- April 27, 2012

MARY DELUCA 98, a lifelong Riverside, CT resident passed away on April 27, 2012. Born on June 8, 1913, the daughter of the late Peter and Josephine (Gallo) Perry. She is predeceased by her husband, Arthur DeLuca and son, Joseph DeLuca. She is survived by her brother Peter Perry and wife Rose; grandchildren Joseph DeLuca Jr. and Cathy Bousch; 3 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. DeLuca is also predeceased by her brothers Joseph, Louis and Michael Perry and sisters Carmela Pioli, Jennie D'Autilio and Louise Intrieri.

All services will be conducted in private. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARY C. PELLEGRINO- April 23, 2012

MARY C. PELLEGRINO 89, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on April 23, 2012. Born on April 15, 1923, the daughter of the late Louis and Louise (Frate) Pellegrino. She is survived by her brother, John Pellegrino; sister-in-laws Jeanne Pellegrino, Laura Pellegrino and Lorraine Pellegrino; nephews Lawrence Pellegrino, David Pellegrino and Joseph Pellegrino; niece Helen Pellegrino and great-nephew Kyle Buak. She is predeceased by her brothers Nicholas, Michael, Daniel, Justin and Joseph Pellegrino.

Mary worked at Chamberlains Card Shop and retired from the Stamford Board of Education where she worked for many years.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 27th, 2012 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 Thursday, April 26th from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

VINCENT P. CONNOR- April 21, 2012

VINCENT PATRICK CONNOR 67, of Stamford passed away April 21, 2012. He's the beloved husband of Lena and the cherished father of Stephanie.

Vin graduated from St. John's University in 1966. He proudly served in the United States Army as a Captain during the Vietnam War. For his service he was awarded The Bronze Star Medal in 1971. For over thirty years, Vin was employed as an actuary by General Reinsurance in Stamford.

He enjoyed playing golf and was an avid reader. Following his retirement he began volunteering at Voluntary Services for the Blind of Fairfield where he not only gave of his time but also his companionship.

Family and friends may visit Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Ave, Stamford on Wednesday (TODAY) April 25th from 4-8PM. Funeral services will be held on Thursday April 26th at 11AM at St. Bridget of Ireland, 278 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford. Burial will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park Cemetery on Oaklawn Avenue in Stamford. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Vin's name to Voluntary Services for the Blind of Fairfield. www.voluntaryservicesfortheblind.org or AmeriCares at www.americares.org.

DORA GERARDI- April 12, 2012

Dora (Florenza-Geregetano) Gerardi, wife of the late Daniel Gerardi, left this world, quietly and peacefully, Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.

Born in Calabria, Italy on January 1st, 1914, daughter of Alfredo & Nicolina Geregetano, she came to the USA as a young child. Dora worked as a seamstress until her marriage to Daniel Gerardi, owner of Dans Korner Store on Liberty St. Dora worked at the counter, and prepared some of the food items at home. Dora also worked as a volunteer at Sacred Heart Church, where she was a member of the Rosary Alter Society and a parishioner all her life, taking care of collection envelopes and other office chores. She loved reading long novels, Broadway shows, and Frank Sinatra music. Dora will be remembered for the many holiday gatherings at their house on Bridge Street, for family and friends. She loved sewing, and would hand craft coats, dresses and other clothing for her beloved grandchildren and other members of her extended family. Dora will live long in the memories of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, for her love of them and her daughter in law Cookie and son in law Lou, whom she treated as her own children.

Dora was also predeceased by her three brothers, Anthony, Dominick, and Albert and one sister Vera. She is survived by her sister Jean.

She leaves behind her loving family; daughter: Annette Benedetto and husband Louis; son: Bart Gerardi and wife Cookie; 8 grandchildren: Laura, Lisa, Lynn, Toni, Ann, Kim, Danny, Bart Jr.; 12 great grandchildren: Christie, Shay Lynn, Skylar, Shelby, Christian, Erin, Dylan, Kyle, Jake, Conner, James and Frianna; 2 great grandchildren: Austin and Aydan. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 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 Monday, April 16 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MICHAEL J. PELUCCI- April 11, 2012

MICHAEL J. PELUCCI, 59, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on April 11, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born on February 24, 1953, son of the late Belfiore "Bef" Pelucci. He is survived by his beloved mother Mary Forlenzo Pelucci; his devoted wife Evangaline Siman Pelucci; loving daughters Stephanie and Danielle Pelucci; his sister Diane Braziel and husband John; brother Michael John Henry; grandson Nicholas and two nieces Annmarie and Rachele. Michael was the owner and operator of Esquire Haircutter in the Springdale area for many years.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 10 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 Friday, April 13 from 4-7 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

RALPH A. PESIRI, MD- April 6, 2012

logo Dr. Ralph A. Pesiri, a Stamford resident, passed away peacefully on Good Friday, April 6 at his home.

He was born on January 19, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Ralph E. Pesiri and Mary Farina Pesiri. Dr. Pesiri was a graduate of St John's University in Brooklyn and the University of Ottawa Medical School in Canada. He also attended the University of Bologna Medical School in Italy. Dr. Pesiri moved to Stamford in 1960 and completed his internship and residency at Stamford Hospital. At the time, he was one of two Italian speaking Family Practice doctors in Stamford. He specialized in Family Medicine and had a private practice in Stamford for over 45 years. In addition to his Family Practice, Dr. Pesiri held the position of Medical Director for American Cyanamid, GTE and Bloomingdales Stamford store for a number of years as well as Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration. During his medical practice Dr. Pesiri served on several Boards and Commissions for the City of Stamford, including the Health Commission as well as being the doctor for the Police and Fire Departments. He was a Justice of the Peace and a fourth degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Patricia M. Pesiri, whom he met at St Joseph's Hospital 52 years ago. He is survived by his 3 children and their spouses, Mark and Diane Pesiri, Susan and Carl Ekstrom and Beth Pesiri Solomita and Michael Solomita, all of Stamford; and seven grandchildren; Victoria and Samantha Pesiri, Magnus and Soren Ekstrom, Grace, Jack and Ava Solomita. He is also survived by one sister, Carmelia Cafaro, of Long Island.

Calling hours will be 4 to 8pm Wednesday, April 11 at Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue in Stamford. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30am, Thursday April 12, at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Burial will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery in Stamford. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Kofi A. Genfi, Danielcare, Dr. Charles Littlejohn, Dr. Ann Williams, Dr. Emmi Lu, Smith House and Masonicare Home Health & Hospice. Memorial donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road in Branford, CT 06405. To leave a condolence visit. www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

 

ANTHONY A. RUSSO JR.- March 28, 2012

logo ANTHONY A. RUSSO JR., 85, A lifelong Stamford resident passed away on March 28th, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on September 10th, 1926, the son of the late Anthony A. and Josephine (Caporizzo) Russo. He is predeceased by his wife, Phyllis (Martinelli) Russo and son David Russo. He is survived by his beloved children Lisa Trombetta and husband Charles of Stamford, Anthony Russo and wife Donna of Stratford, John Russo and wife Mary Pat of Brookfield, Marc Russo and wife Sharon of Cheshire, Judy Russo Rovegno of Danbury and Thomas Russo of Stamford, his brother Ralph Russo and wife Evelyn and sister Marie Wuchiski. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Candice, Joseph, Anthony, Jamie, Sydney, David, Samantha, Shane, Christian, Elizabeth, great granddaughter Gia and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Anthony was a graduate of Stamford High School Class of 1944 and Pace University Class of 1951. He served in the Army during WWII. He founded Delta Auto Parts of Greenwich in 1964 . He was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Church, having been the past president of the Holy Name Society and a past member of the Sacred Heart Lay Advisory Board. Anthony was also a member of the Shore Haven Country Club and the Father St. Martins Club , where a group of lifelong friends still gather on Tuesday mornings.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 2nd, 2012 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 Sunday, April 1st from 3 - 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The David Russo Cancer Foundation, 3 Ridgewood Avenue, Stamford, CT 06907. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

CECILIO V. ONIS- March 27, 2012

CECILIO V. ONIS age 94, of Stamford, passed peacefully from this life on March 27, 2012.

He was born December 16, 1917 in Havana, Cuba, the son of the late Cecilio Onis and Maria del Carmen (Miguel) Onis. He came to the United States in the early 1960s with his beloved wife, the late Carmen (Cortes) Onis. Cecilio loved his adopted country, settling in New York where he worked as an accountant for several shipping companies. He moved to Stamford in 2002 to be with his children and grandchildren and enjoyed taking long walks around the Shippan neighborhood where they all lived. Cecilio was predeceased by his son, Jose Onis.

He is survived by his son Carlos, daughter in law Linda, grandaughter Lauren and grandson Charles (C.J.) Onis, as well as many extended family and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 1200 Shippan Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, 4902 Laurel Hill Boulevard, Woodside, New York. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, March 29 (TODAY) from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MICHAEL N. ROSA- March 15, 2012

MICHAEL N. ROSA, 80 New Milford, CT since 2003, died March 15 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease at New Milford Hospital.

He was born Nov. 23, 1931 in Stamford to the late Bartolomeo& Mary Sabia Rosa. He was the husband of Florence (Putzig) Rosa, married on April 30, 1960. Mike graduated from Stamford High School in 1950. He enjoyed baseball, and in his younger days played with a local club team, the Aberdeens, on the westside of Stamford. He served during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy and was granted an honorable discharge upon the passing of his father to lend support to his mother raising his siblings. He was an electronics specialist and was a former employee of Sorensen/Raytheonand thenFlygt Corp.,both formerly of Norwalk, until his retirement in 1992.

He was an avid gardener growing his prized tomatoes and pumpkins, along with a large variety of vegetables. Fishing was a favorite past time. He was a handyman, able to fix anything, including cars. He got much enjoyment from helping others with their repairs. He was a NY Yankee and college basketball fan, rooting for the UConnHuskies. Mike was a loving, caring gentleman who enjoyed being with his family and will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Rosa is survived by three children: Mark B. Rosa and his wife Roberta of Danbury, CT; Alan M. Rosa of Washington, CT; Susan L. Palmer and her husband Tony of Ridgefield, CT; grandchildren Nicholas, Alexander, Mairead, Annie, Aileen, Dane and Shane, as well as many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his sisters Rose Steward of Roaring Spring, PA; Catherine Lovello and her husband Leonard of Stamford, CT; brother Paul Rosa of Naugatuck, CT. He is predeceased by his brother Donald Anthony Rosa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. 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 Tuesday, March 20 from 4 - 8 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Connecticut Parkinson Disease Association, 27 Allendale Drive, North Haven, CT 06473. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JASON SUMNER- March 10, 2012

logo JASON SUMNER, 93, after a full life passed away at Greenwich Hospital on Saturday, March 10, 2012.

Born in Akron, Ohio, April 4, 1918. He was the son of Mac and Elizabeth Cassidy Sumner. He had been living with his daughter Katherine Bacon and his grandchildren for the past five years. He attended Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio. During his early years he worked in the summers for the family business Sumner Butter Company in Akron, Ohio, which was started by his grandfather Jason Sumner. He graduated from Colgate University in 1940 as an Economics major and was a member of the Phi Kappa PSI Fraternity.

Jason served over 3 years in WWII in the Navy as a First Lieutenant on the USS Knight and USS Fred T. Berry. On June 26, 1948, he married Cornelia Michaelian in NYC. Shortly afterward they moved to Riverside, Connecticut, and started a family as he worked as Vice President for his father-in-law Frank Michaelian for Michaelian & Kohlberg Company, an oriental carpet importing company in NYC and worked there for over 40 years. His wife preceded him in death after a long bout of cancer on July 19, 1969. Jason, fondly known as Jack by his friends and Da by his family, enjoyed the outdoors immensely. He loved the water living on Longmeadow Creek and going out on his boat in the morning to fish. He spent years making a wooden catamaran boat by hand. Later in life he bought a 45-foot houseboat and traveled to Florida and back. He was an adventurous spirit and loved to travel, and you never knew where he was heading. At the age of 89, he drove up to Canada by himself to the ice festival. Jason would always try new interests/hobbies. He bought a Airstream trailer and would travel about. He loved gardening and he grew all types of vegetables and grapes in his yard. Jack loved golf in which he won many tournaments. He was a member of Matthew Mead Sons of the American Revolution and traced back to several patriots including Private Thomas Sumner. During his life he was a longtime member at Innis Arden Golf Club in Old Greenwich, CT, and later the Maidstone Club in East Hampton, LI.

Jack was survived by his three children, Jason (Mac) Sumner of Hendersonville, NC,and his wife Carol Lyne, William (Teddy) Sumner and his wife Miriam of South Orange, NJ, and his daughter, Katherine (Katie) Sumner Bacon of Old Greenwich, CT. He will also be deeply missed by his five grandchildren Chelsea, Lauren, and Jason Bacon of Old Greenwich, CT, Jacob (Willy) and Dory Sumner of East Orange, NJ, and Mickey, a special family dog. He is was predeceased by his only sister Peggy Sumner Menkle. A private family memorial service will be held later in the year.

Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ROBERT E. SMART (BOB) - March 12, 2012

ROBERT E. SMART (BOB), Age 58, a Stamford resident passed away suddenly on March 12, 2012.

Born on June 30, 1953 in Kane, PA, the son of the late Robert Smart and Elizabeth (Betty) McKenna Smart. He is survived by his beloved son Nicholas R. Smart, sister Mary Smart Toth (Dave) of Hertford, NC, sister-in-law Sheryl Smart of Edinboro, PA and his former wife Susan Valenzano Smart of Stamford. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive. He is predeceased by his brother James Smart. Robert served in the U.S. Army from 1983-1987 and again in 1989 until 1993. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He was employed at M Communications in Stamford as an Audio Visual Technician.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Leo Church, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford. Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Sunday, March 18th from 3 -7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Nicholas R. Smart College Fund, checks payable to Joseph Capalbo ESQ Trustee, 1100 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06905. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

PETER GENTILE- March 12, 2012
PETER GENTILE 92, passed away peacefully on Monday March 12th.

Born March 2, 1920 in Settefrati, province of Frosinone, Italy and was a resident of Stamford over 70 years. He was the son of the late Raffaele & Luigia (Frattaroli) Gentile. He owned and operated the Virgil Live Poultry Market, and was also a licensed electrician. He serviced in World War II as an interpreter and driver in the 5th Army. He was the oldest member of the Settefratese Social Club. Peter loved gardening and already had his seedlings planted for this coming season.

He was predeceased by his wife Francesca, grandson Peter Christopher and brother Frank. He leaves behind his beloved family Ralph and Charlotte Gentile of Hackettstown, NJ. ,Anna and Ulisse Cataldo of Stamford, CT, Antoinette and Tony Giannotti of Valrico, FL. Grandchildren, Jeff, Scott & wife Elizabeth Gentile, Sandra (Cataldo) and husband Frank Smeriglio, Michael and wife Alessandra Cataldo, Marc Cataldo, Paul, Laura and Joseph Giannotti and great grandchildren, Jeffrey, Harrison, Maguire Gentile, Alexa, Amanda, Ava Smeriglio and Luca Cataldo.

The family will welcome family and friends at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, March 15 from 4-8p.m. A funeral procession will leave the Lacerenza Funeral Home on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate a Mass of Christian Buiral at Sacred Heart church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MICHAEL L. PASSERO- March 8, 2012

Michael L. Passero, age 59, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on March 8th, 2012.

Born on May 8, 1952, the son of the late Libero and Jospehine Passero. He is survived by his beloved children; Jennifer Passero, Robert L. Passero, Jessica Kapadia and husband Sheil and Michael C. Passero; his brothers Carmine Passero, George Vlahos; sister, Joann Passero and his former wife Sandra Durso Passero. Michael was an avid New York Yankees fan who loved watching and talking baseball with his children and friends. He worked as a construction contractor for most of his life. He enjoyed a long relationship with Trinity Catholic High School as both a coach and fan.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012  at  11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 566 Elm Street, Stamford. There are no calling hours. Interment will take place in private.  Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARY DENAPLES KITLAS- March 7, 2012

MARY DENAPLES KITLAS age 92, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on March 7th, 2012 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Born on February 27, 1920, the daughter of the late Vincenzo DeNaples and Vincenza Palo DeNaples . She is predeceased by her husband Stanley C. Kitlas; and 9 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her beloved children Peter Kitlas and wife Sandra, Barbara Cavolick, Patrice Kitlas and Michele Weaver and husband Robert. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. There are no calling hours. Interment will take place in private. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

CATELLO DI NARDO- March 5, 2012

CATELLO DI NARDO age 83, a Stamford resident passed away on March 5, 2012 at Stamford Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Born on March 5, 1929 in San Mango, Sul Calore, Italy, the son of the late Giuseppe Di Nardo and Maria Martino Di Nardo. He is survived by his devoted wife Gilda Angela D'Elia Di Nardo; beloved sons Joseph Di Nardo and wife Emanuela and Anthony Di Nardo. He also leaves behind 3 loving grandchildren Joey, Daniel and wife Nicole and Angela; and his brothers Eligio and Osvaldo of Italy. Also surviving are many cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Di Nardo was a retired tailor, having been employed at Richards of Greenwich and Darien Sport Shop.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. 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 Wednesday, March 7th from 5 - 8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MONIQUE G. PLANTIER - February 26, 2012

MONIQUE G. PLANTIER age 46, a Palm Coast, FL resident passed away on February 26th, 2012 in Florida.

Born on August 29, 1965 in Stamford. She is survived by her devoted mother Vivian Nosenzo; her beloved grandfather Leo Plantier; and loving children Michael Raguso Jr. and Brianna Plantier.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford from 5 - 7 p.m. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JENNIE SAMELA SALVINO- February 27, 2012

JENNIE SAMELA SALVINO age 98, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on February 27th, 2012.

Born on January 2nd, 1914, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Samela. She is survived by her beloved children James Salvino and wife Judy, Jean Francis, Christine Salvino and partner Alan Boulet and Joan Palumbo and husband Vincent. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Laura Salvino, Tom Salvino and wife Jill and Renee Blanchar and husband Michael; 2 great grandchildren Joshua and Baila Blanchar; and her godson Fred Salvino. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She is predeceased by her former husband, Thomas Salvino; brothers Nicholas and Bill Samela; her sister Margaret Colucci and grandson Robert Francis Jr. Jennie was employed as a seamstress at Fairfield Mills for many years.

Her favorite hobbies were crocheting, sewing, card games and traveling to Atlantic City to visit the Casinos. Most of all she enjoyed spending quality time with her family.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, 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 1st from 4 - 7 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JUDITH A. GAMBINO February 24, 2012

JUDITH A. GAMBINO age 61, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on Friday, February 24th, 2012 at Stamford Hospital.

Born on January 28, 1951, the daughter of the late Joseph Wasil and Julia Koba Wasil. She is survived by her devoted husband, former Sportscaster for WSTC Radio, Len Gambino; her beloved children Salvatore Gambino and his wife Emma, Jon Boucher, Marc Boucher and his wife Sarah, Gigi Pohl and Allyson Gambino. She also leaves behind her mother-in-law Jennie Gambino; brother Robert Wasil ; 2 adored grandchildren Tore and Tyler and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister, Virginia Wasil and son-in-law Kurt Pohl. Judith has been employed as a Senior Personal Banker at Webster Bank for many years. She enjoyed reading and was an avid New York Yankees, New York Giants and UCONN Women's and Men's Basketball fan. She loved going to Lake George and Cape Cod with her family. A special thanks to Cathie B. Faulkner and the entire staff at Stamford Hospital for their care and compassion given to Judith. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Bridgets of Ireland Church, 278 Strawberry Hill 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 Monday, February 27th from 4 - 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 99 Hawley Lane, Suite 1204, 2nd Floor, Stratford, CT 06614 or The Bennett Cancer Center, 30 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06902. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARGARET ANN HOFFMANN- February 14, 2012

MARGARET ANN HOFFMAN age 64, died suddenly in her sleep on February 14th, 2012 at home.

Margaret was born July 31st, 1947 in Stamford, CT, to the late Donata "Nettie" Russo LaSalle and to the late Alfred P. LaSalle. She attended and graduated Stamford public schools. She was employed at Student Transportation of America as a bus monitor. Known as Connie to many, never really liked to be called Margaret. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Thomas D. Hoffmann, and their three children; daughter, Dawn Farrell and spouse, James Farrell 3rd; son, James Hoffmann and daughter, Shirley Manginelli all of Stamford. She is also survived by seven grandchildren. Was loved by many and loved many. One of her favorite things to do was go to the Agriscience Building at Westhill High School in Stamford, CT. She loved that place, everyone loved her. She would always volunteer her time when needed. She will be sadly missed by everyone.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, February 24th, 2012 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. A prayer service will be conducted at 12 p.m. Inurnment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

BETTY LUPINACCI- February 19, 2012

logo BETTY LUPINACCI passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Stamford Hospital following a valiant struggle with cancer.

Born April 1, 1927 in the Bronx, NY, she attended school in Greenwich and Port Chester, NY. She relocated to Stamford, CT in 1947 and was later employed by the Olin Corporation for 21 years. Betty received certificates of achievements from Dunn & Bradstreet for completing courses in International Credit and Financial Analysis, and attended professional enrichment courses at Fairfield University and University of Bridgeport. Following retirement in 1992 she served as a Credit/Collection consultant to Bureau Veretas and later as assistant to Credit Manager at the Stamford Advocate. Betty was one of the Westover School PTA originators, past President of Lione Little League Women's Auxiliary, and the Stamford American Babe Ruth League Parent's Committee. She was Finance Director of the 1999 Senior Babe Ruth State Tournament, a member of St. Cecilia's Church, and the Tully Center Athletic Center. She enjoyed golf, swimming, reading, sewing and watching sports as an avid Yankees and NY Giants fan. Her favorite pass time was taking care of her home, her children and grandchildren and attending their sports and school events.

Betty is survived by four children: Louise A. Cronin; Anthony J. Lupinacci Jr. and his wife Toni (Pellicci); Robert A. Lupinacci, daughter-in-law Brenda Lupinacci, and Richard R. Lupinacci and his wife Ida. She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony J. Lupinacci, her loving daughter Donna Lupinacci Herrmann and her loving son-in-law Francis L. Cronin. Betty is survived by 12 grand children: Christine Mayer and her husband Michael; Brian Cronin and his wife Romana; Eileen Tufts and her husband Ryan; Sean Cronin and his wife Amber; Christa Pellicci, Michael Lupinacci and partner Denise Caputo; Christopher; Jessica, Mackenzie, Gregory, Joseph and Amanda Lupinacci. She is also survived by two great grandchildren, Macailagh Mayer and Anthony C. Lupinacci, a sister, Barbara Olivieri several nieces and nephews and Son-in-law Fred Herrmann.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Church, 1148 Newfield 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 Wednesday, February 22 from 4 -8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, much needed contributions to VITAS Hospice Care, 99 Hawley Lane, Suite 1204, Stratford, CT 06614 would be deeply appreciated. To leave a condolence, visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com.

DEANE L. SANTORO- February 18, 2012

As she lived her life, Deane L. Santoro, age 85, a Stamford resident went home to the Lord, quietly and peacefully on February 18, 2012.

Born on May 24, 1926, the daughter of the late N. C. Lane and Katherine Burney Lane. Her family meant the world to her, everyone was special. She shared her kindness and love with all. Her sense of humor, coupled with her quick subtle wit delighted many. Simple, ordinary things made her happy. She is predeceased by her husband Anthony R. Santoro, Sr. and her daughter, Lynn Rivera. Mrs. Santoro is survived by her beloved children Anthony R. Santoro, Jr. and life partner, Leslie Sabato, Steven Santoro and Gayle Baldelli and her husband Richard; her grandchildren Marie, Joseph, Vanessa, Gayle, Tania, Anthony and Monica; great grandchildren Laura, Brittany, Paige, Anthony, Jack and Vivian; and her siblings Bessie Adams, Henry Lane and Arnold Lane. She is also predeceased by 14 brothers and sisters. She will be forever missed.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Chruch, 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, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, February 21 from 4 - 7 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

EUGENIO GUARNIERI- February 17, 2012

Eugenio Guarnieri, age 97, a Stamford resident passed away on February 17, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.

Born on February 18, 1915 in Rose Province of Cosenza, Italy, the son of the late Rocco Guarnieri and Rosaria Orrico. He is predeceased by his wife Viola Ruffolo Guarnieri. He is survived by his beloved children Frank Guarnieri and his wife Anne Marie, Luigi Guarnieri, Rita DeBernardo and her husband Angelo, Tony Guarnieri and his wife Cindy, Rocco Guarnieri and Gina Leale and her husband Giuseppe. He also leaves behind 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.  He is predeceased by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 566 Elm Street, 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 Monday, February 20 from 4-8 p.m. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

GILBERT W. GRISWOLD- February 13, 2012

GILBERT W. GRISWOLD, age 57, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away at his residence on February 13, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.

Born on February 12, 1955 the son of the late Gilbert L. Griswold and Sarah Zerrenner Griswold. He was a retired school bus driver having worked for First Student for over 30 years. Gilbert is survived by his beloved sisters Mrs. Ann Furnaros (Skeets), Mrs. Ruth Harris (Roger), Mrs. Pat Williams (Joseph), Gail Fagan and Mrs. Nancy Borsey (Mark). He also leaves behind 13 nieces and nephews and 12 great nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sister Cathy Griswold. Gilbert enjoyed martial arts, tattoos, music, and Harley's. He was an avid traveler, who had a passion for all wildlife especially wolves, sharks and his beloved parrots Conure, Rascal and his cat Moorea.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Saturday, February 18th, 2012 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Interment will be conducted in private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Black Run, South Salem, New York 10590. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

PATRICIA ANN (MORGAN) BARNETT- February 9, 2012

Patricia Ann (Morgan) Barnett, a longtime resident of Stamford, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, February 9th at Stamford Hospital. She was 83.

Born on February 27, 1928 in Pittsburgh, KS, she was the daughter of the late Leah (Billingsley) Morgan and Lewis D. Morgan. Patricia worked for the A&P Supermarkets and Finest Supermarkets before retiring in 1994.

Pat's hearty laugh was contagious. Her smile warm and inviting. Her gentle and sweet nature endeared her to all.

She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years Irving Barnett, her brother Donald Morgan, and sisters Mary Margaret Kleinhas and Elizabeth McMahon.

Patricia is survived by her children Chris Barnett of Cranston, RI; Carol Colandro of Stamford and Laura Goldberg of Burlington, CT; her son-in-law Dominick Colandro and daughter-in-law Susanna (Makey) Barnett; her eight grandchildren Casey, John, Nick, Josh, Jenna, Zach, Alison and Molly; and two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Jack.

Funeral services and burial are private. Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford is handling the arrangements. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

FRANCES ROSE NIGRO (RODA)- February 9, 2012

Family and friends of Frances Rose Nigro (Roda) mourn her passing on Thursday, February 9th.

Frances was born July 28, 1925 and resided most of her life in Stamford but also in Darien and Norwalk. Her career was spent in the restaurant industry which she loved. She worked in several area restaurants, including 16 years at Howard Johnson's in Darien and 6 years at the 19th Hole in Stamford. Frances enjoyed cooking, reading and rooting for her beloved NY Yankees and UCONN women's basketball. She especially loved spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her parents, Carmelo and Lucia Roda, her husband Frank A. Nigro, Sr. and her sisters, Philamina Musacchio, Edith Sileo and Pauline Lovito. She is survived by her sisters Mary Roda, Carmella Vatelle, Betty (Leila) Russo and Anna Gallace. Her brother Sabbo Roda also survives her, as do her children Frank Nigro, Jr., Lucy Smith, Joseph Nigro and John Nigro. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Edward (Ted) Nigro and Madeline Nigro and by her many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Monday, February 13th,  2012 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at St. John's Roman Catholic Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien with Interment following at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien. To leave  a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANTOMARIE S. "NETTIE" LOMBARDI- February 7, 2012

Antomarie S. "Nettie" Lombardi, age 83, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on February 7, 2012.

Born on January 18, 1929, the daughter of the late Antonio D. Sabia and Catherine Lucia Sabia. She is survived by her devoted husband, Joseph A. Lombardi; beloved daughters Anne Marie Lombardi of Greenwich  and Catherine D'Agostino and her husband Sterling Green of Atlanta, GA; her sister Carmella Macari; and sister-in-laws Doris A. Horan, Lorraine Prowse and her brother-in-law Courtland J. Prowse. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brother Dominick Sabia;  sister-in-laws Angelina P. Sabia and  Mary Emma Lombardi; and brother-in-laws Frank W. Horan and Frank A. Macari Sr.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 11 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 Monday, February 13 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ADELINE ROSE (SESSA) MALLOZZI- February 5, 2012

ADELINE ROSE (SESSA) MALLOZZI age 95, died peacefully on February 5, 2012.

She was born on August 11, 1916 in Stamford, Connecticut, the daughter of Antonio and Concetta (Di Santo) Mallozzi. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Amalio Mallozzi, as well as her sister Mary (Sessa) Della Corte, and three brothers Anthony "Tony" Sessa, Silvio Sessa, and Jerry Sessa. She was also predeceased by a brother-in-law, Matthew Della Corte, and a sister-in-law, Nicoletta Sessa (Mrs. Anthony).

Mrs. Mallozzi is survived by her sister-in-law, Anne Sessa (Mrs. Jerry) as well as a niece Donna (Sessa) Carter (Jimmy); and three nephews: Andrew Della Corte (Donna), Anthony Sessa (Maryann), and Carl Sessa. She is also survived by great nephews and great nieces: David Carter, Aimee Carter, Matthew Della Corte, Andrew Della Corte, Jr. and Kimberly Joy Sessa, and two great, great nieces.

Adeline graduated from Stamford High School in 1933 and was employed for several years as a seamstress and served as Union President. Later, for a number of years until her retirement, she was a private secretary with American Bechler Company. Adeline was a loving, caring, giving, and charitable person throughout her life and was most devoted and loyal to her family and friends. She was especially devout and was a lifelong member and supporter of Sacred Heart Church in Stamford. She will be missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing her.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11 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 Wednesday, February 8 from 9 -10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Adeline Mallozzi's name to the charity of one's choice . To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzfuneralhome.com

ANNA CARELLA- February 2, 2012

Anna Carella, 84, of Stamford, CT passed away peacefully at home on February 2nd, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.

Anna, a Stamford resident for over 40 years, was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony. She is survived by her son, daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, a great grandson and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Born in the former Yugoslavia, Anna lived an accomplished professional life in the fashion industry, sharing her love of couture and talent for fashion design and tailoring. In her personal life, Anna will be remembered as an outstanding loving mother, nonna, and aunt. Anna will be greatly missed for her kindness, her sense of humor, and most of all for her compassion and generosity. Nonna Anna, you can now sing and dance in heaven with all those you love! The family wishes to thank all the caregivers, aids and nurses from Constellation Home Care and Vitas Hospice Care for their kindness, gentleness and dedication in helping Anna through her final days.

The family will receive family and friends on Monday, February 6th, between 3 and 7 p.m. at Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, February 7th at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place in private. 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

WILLIAM F. ZERRENNER JR.- February 1, 2012

WILLIAM F. ZERRENNER JR., age 77, a lifelong Stamford resident passed away on February 1, 2012 at Stamford Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Born on March 4, 1934, the son of the late William F. Zerrenner Sr. and Katherine Leonard Zerrenner. He is survived by his beloved wife Angela Zerrenner; his children Lisa Sabia, William F. Zerrenner and Laurie Zerrenner Viesto (Bobby); his sister Ann Zerrenner; grandchildren Robert Viesto, Christiana and Courtney Sabia; and great granddaughter Gianna Viesto. He is predeceased by his grandson, Christopher M. Viesto and sisters Sarah Grizwold and Vivian Kraus.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 4 - 7 p.m. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home at 6:00 p.m. Interment will take place in private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Christopher M. Viesto to the Stamford Marrow Donor Registry, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT 06902. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

NICOLENA A. VETRANE- January 30, 2012

NICOLENA A. VETRANE, a resident of Stamford for over 90 years, passed away at Stamford Hospital on January 30, 2012.

Born in Settefrati, Italy on February 7, 1913. She immigrated to the United States arriving on Christmas Eve, 1919. She is the daughter of the late Joseph DePreta and Maria Pia DePreta. She is predeceased by her husband David, her daughter Patricia, brothers Nunzie and Anthony DePreta, and her sisters Angelina Picciallo, JoAnn Piro and her grandson Robert Schneider. She is survived by her son David and his wife Marilyn, her sisters Nancy Spezzano, Emma Muskus and Marie DeRubis. Also survived are her granddaughters Christine Baskin, Pamela Fusaro, Maura Daly and Jennifer Pantanella, great grandchildren Benjamin Fusaro, Allison Fusaro, Ryan Daly, Colleen Daly, Jake Baskin and Nicole Pantanella and many nieces and nephews.