Obituary Notices

MARIE ANN PARADY- September 8, 2016

Marie Ann Parady was born on June 19th 1925 to Frank and Anna Grassi in Stamford, CT. She died on Thursday September 8, 2016 after a long illness.
She was a resident of Regal Healthcare in Prospect, Ct. for the last 10 years.
Marie worked for GE in Stamford, CT. She loved to cook, bake, and knit and was an avid Mets fan.
She leaves behind her beloved family, her daughter Paula Lisowski and her husband Gene, her sons, Roger Foglio, Russell Foglio and his wife, Ann. Her son Albert Parady 4th and her son Frank Parady. She leaves her grandchildren, Allan Gregoire Jr., David Gregoire and his wife Laurie, Lisa Parady and Eric Parady. She also leaves her great granddaughters, Briana, Anna, and Haley Gregoire.
The family would like to thank the all the staff at Regal Care for the incredible love and care they gave Marie during her illness, but especially the staff on Yankee Wing. You are truly God's angels.
A private funeral will take place at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schyler Ave. Stamford, CT on Wednesday September 14th. There are no calling hours with burial to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in New Rochelle, NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Marie's name be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Regal Care 25 Royal Crest Drive, Prospect, CT. 06712-7060.

SR. ANTONIA KUDLICK, M.S.M.G- September 8, 2016

Sister Antonia Ann Kudlick, 85, was a Missionary Sister of Mother of God for 65 years. She peacefully fell asleep in the Lord at Rosary Hill Hospice, Hawthorne, NY on Thursday morning, September 8, 2016; the liturgical Feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God. Born on February 19, 1931 in Syracuse, NY, she was the youngest child of the late Andrew and Tekla Kudlick. The family belonged to the local Ukrainian Catholic Parish of St. John the Baptist.

Sr. Antonia entered the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Mother of God on June 30, 1951, and professed her Final Vows on January 1, 1960. She obtained her bachelor's degree from the College of New Rochelle and took graduate courses at Fordham University. She taught at the high school of Mother of God Academy in Stamford, CT for over 25 years. As a Missionary Sister, she lived a full and active religious life: conducting catechism classes, baking altar bread, teaching liturgical music, helping at St. Ann's nursery school, and serving as community sacristan and council secretary. For many years, until her death, she had the responsibility of House Superior at the Stamford convent. Sister Antonia will be remembered for her sweet voice and gentle manner, and for always greeting everyone with a warm smile.

She was predeceased by her siblings John (Olga) Krull, Mitzi (Helen) Krull, Joseph (Amelia), Michael (Helene), Helen Kudlick, Stephen (Joyce), and Mary (Stephen) Hoefer. Sister Antonia is survived by many cherished nieces and nephews and their families.

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 24 Wenzel Terrace, Stamford, CT, there will be a viewing at 8 AM, followed by a Requiem Divine Liturgy at 10 AM. Burial service will be at Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Langhorne, PA.

ANGELO V. LUCIA- August 20, 2016

Angelo V. Lucia, a longtime resident of Stamford, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 of natural causes. Angelo was born June 27, 1931 in Waterbury, CT. He was the son of the late Vito Donato and Catherine Lorusso Lucia. He was a 1949 graduate of Stamford High School. Angelo enlisted in the US Navy in January 1951.

He was an Aviation Machinist Mate third class on the USS Bennington. He was honorably discharged in November 1954 and was awarded the following medals: Good Conduct, National Defense, and Navy Occupation Service (EUR Clasp).

Angelo was employed at Teleregister, Bunker Ramo, and retired from Pitney Bowes. Upon his retirement he was employed part time by the City of Stamford as a voting machine mechanic. He was a participating member of the Holy Name Society at St. Bridget's of Ireland Church.

Angelo is survived by his daughter, Andrea Stramandinoli and his grandchildren, Michael Stramandinoli, Jr., Bianca Stramandinoli, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind his puppy, Lily.

In addition to his parents, Angelo was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Rita Stabile Lucia who passed away in December 2013 and his daughter, Annamaria Lucia who passed away May 2012. He is also predeceased by his siblings, Anna, Leonard, and Canio "Kelly" Lucia.

Friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 9:00 - 10:30AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 11:00AM at St. Bridget's of Ireland Church, 278 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT.

Angelo lived his life to the fullest with his beloved wife and children.

CHARLES P. REILLY- August 17, 2016

Charles Patrick Reilly (Pat), 68, a lifelong resident of Stamford peacefully passed away after a long battle with melanoma, on August 17, 2016, at Norwalk Hospital.  Pat, who served two tours in Vietnam in the US Marine corps, was born on November 22, 1947, in Portchester, NY.  He was the son of the late Thomas F. and Esther O'Neil Reilly.  Pat was a business owner of the former Adam's Deli in Stamford, and more recently a self-employed tile setter.  He enjoyed gardening, playing softball and darts, making his Italian wedges, helping out at Springdale Florist, and spending time with his grandchildren. 

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Jacobucci Reilly of 42 years, and his daughter, Jessica Reilly Cree and her husband, Jon Cree (all of Stamford, CT); his two grandchildren, Jocelyn R. Cree and Jameson J. Cree; his sisters, Sally Evaristo (Stamford, CT), Dorothy Drago (Wilton, CT), Cathy Domanick (Stamford, CT), and his brother, Gary Reilly (Stamford, CT); several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Pat was predeceased by his brothers, James, Thomas, Joseph and Michael Reilly.

His family will receive friends on Thursday, August 25, 2016, from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT, with a burial service immediately following at  St. John's Cemetery, 25 Camp Avenue, Darien, CT.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial donations to be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation at melanoma.org.

DANTE J. DECARLO- August 14, 2016

Dante J. DeCarlo, a lifelong Stamford resident, passed away at home  on August 14, 2016. He was 94. Born on July 3, 1922, he was the son of the late Peter DeCarlo and Clotilda DeAngelas.

Dante attended Stamford High School and State Trade School now known as Wright Tech. A veteran of World War II, Dante served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Haverfield Destroyer Escort.  He served in the European Theater of Operations in the Atlantic and the Pacific, and was awarded the Presidential Citation One Star. Mr. DeCarlo was a tool and die maker and over the years was employed by Yale & Town Manufacturing, Stamford Tool & Die Company and Cognitronics Company.

One of his favorite pastimes was watching sports on TV especially golf, the New York Yankees and New York Knicks. Dante was an all-around athlete. He played baseball, basketball and he bowled for many years in the Sacred Heart League at Bowlarama in Stamford.  He was avid golfer, playing every weekend and then every day after his retirement.  He often spoke of the time he made a hole in one at Hubbard Heights Golf Course.  He was known for “making the coffee” every day in the blue room of the clubhouse well into his early 90’s.

Dante is survived by sister-in-laws, Jean DeCarlo and Selma Ruggiero; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy B. DeCarlo; four brothers, Ernie, Blaze, Danny and Rudy.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 8:30AM - 10:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Entombment with full military honors will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854.

BENOIT JERRY-July 26, 2016

Jerry Benoit was born July 4th, 1981 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Stamford, CT. He was a talented writer and his dream was to launch his music career. He is survived by his parents Ferdinand and Margueritte Benoit. Siblings Pearl Benoit, Delta Benoit, Andrew Simeon, Sledge, Amanda Reyes and indira Griffin.

He is also survived by Uncles: McMillan Medard and Family, Gabriel Medard and Family, Titus Medard and Family, Cyprian and Family.

Aunts: Justina Timothee and Family, Irene Mitchelle and Family, Hetha Frederick and Family, Monica Medard and Family, Elisha Medard, Dagma Dian and Linda Beckles and Family.

He has numerous nieces and nephews including D'marq Edwards.

He will be missed by his girlfriend Kiesha Evans and best friends Jovan Goodwin and Jonelle. Family friends, Felicity Labadie and Family, Marlene Lawrence and Family.

Jerry benoit will always have a place in our hearts and our eternal love.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, August 8th from 9 am to 11:30 am at The Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT.

A prayer service will be conducted at The Lacerenza Funeral Home at 11:30 am.

Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery, 66 Woodland Place, Stamford,

WILLIAM C. LUNDBERG- July 18, 2016

William Charles Lundberg, 68, of Stamford CT, was born February 13, 1948 and went to heaven on July 18, 2016 after an 8 year battle with prostate cancer. William was born and raised in Port Chester, NY and a resident of Stamford, CT for over 30 years. William was a Disabled Vietnam Veteran who served his country as a part of the U.S. Navy and Navy Seabees. William had an unwavering work ethic and worked as custodian for the Greenwich, CT Post Office for 14 years before retiring on October 31, 2012.

William was the oldest of four children born to Dora and the late Charles Lundberg and was the beloved husband of Lauren Lundberg for 37 years. William will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, and son who will be deeply missed for his caring and compassionate nature. He is survived by his wife Lauren Lundberg of Stamford, CT; his sister Marion Savitt of Dunedin, FL; two sons Mark Lundberg of Stamford, CT and Charles Lundberg of Fletcher, NC and two grandsons Jesup and Bryce.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 5:00-7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 10:30AM at St. Maurice Church, 358 Glenbrook Road, Stamford, CT. Interment will take place in private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Avenue, Room 320 New York, NY 10001.

JOHN P. PRIZIO- July 17, 2016

John P. Prizio, a Stamford, CT resident, died peacefully in his home on July 17, 2016 at the age of 66.

Born on December 27, 1949 in Stamford, CT to the late James and Rose Prizio. John graduated from Rippowam High School in 1968. He went on to join the Carpenters Union and worked on many well known projects in Stamford including Lord and Taylor before branching out on his own. He later started his own business, Prizio Roofing and Siding Co., Inc., which grew into one of the most successful Roofing and Siding Companies in Fairfield County. It was his pride and joy. John and his family moved to New Canaan where he and his ex-wife, the late Jan Prizio, built their dream home and raised their family.

John had a thirst for life that was contagious and whether it was spoiling his grandsons, traveling, riding his motorcycle or playing golf, you never knew what he would do next.

John is survived by his children, Lori Prizio Costello (Christopher) of Trumbull and Jonathan Prizio (Heather) of New Canaan; his partner in life, Mary Sara of Darien; his beloved grandsons, Jason and Kyle Costello; his sister, Joyce Prizio (Peter) of Glastonbury and Joseph Prizio (Karin) Brookfield; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and a great nephew.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 4:00 - 8:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:30AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Stamford, CT.

THOMAS A. BUCHANAN- July 9, 2016

Thomas A. Buchanan was born on June 14, 1957, in Stamford, CT. Thomas passed suddenly in his home on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the age of 59.
He served in the US Army and loved fishing and was an Avid NASCAR fan. He was a professional truck driver who enjoyed his job. He loved spending time with his loving granddaughter.
He was survived by his mother, Joyce Rioles and his loving companion of 18 years, Carol Pugliese. He is survived by his three sons, Michael Buchanan, Joseph Buchanan and Thomas Buchanan, one daughter Michele Figueroa and granddaughter Deijah Acres, his two brothers George Buchanan and James Buchanan, and his sister, Donna Kikitorides. He was a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT from 4-8PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford, CT on Thursday, July 14 at 11 AM. Interment will be private.

MADELINE FOGLIO- July 4, 2016

Madeline Foglio died peacefully and surrounded by family on July 4, 2016 in Stamford, CT at the age of 97.

A lifelong Stamford resident, Madeline is survived by her daughter Rita Ferri and her husband William Ferri and their daughters and sons-in-law, Stefanie and Steven Pilla and Kimberly and James Stoddard. She is also survived by her son William Foglioand his wife Terry Foglio and their daughters and son-in-law, Marissa and Graig Vicidomino, Casey Foglio and Danica Foglio. Madeline “Meema” Foglio also leaves four great grandchildren, Thomas, Juliana and Audriana Pilla and Madelyn Stoddard. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews, Madeline is predeceased by nine brothers and sisters.

Madeline impressed all with her sharp wit and clear memory. A 75-year member of the Sacred Heart Rosary Society, she maintained an unwavering faith in God and family. She will be best remembered for her kind and gentle heart, which endeared her to everyone who crossed her path. Her family takes great comfort in knowing that Madeline and Flavio have been reunited in heaven.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 8, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery in Stamford.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sacred Heart Church, where she has been a parishioner for over 90 years.

LUCY C. VERRASTRO- July 2, 2016

Lucy C. Verrastro passed away on Saturday July 2, 2016 at the age of 99 in Seymour, CT.
She was born in Stamford, CT on October 22, 1916 to Peter and Mary Scurek Smolen. She lived in Stamford until 2013, when she relocated to Shady Knoll Healthcare Center in Seymour. She will be remembered fondly by her friends and family for her unique perspective on life, quick smile, and sense of humor.
She was the wife of the late Angelo D. Verrastro (d.1981). She is survived by her niece Kathi Hunt Pawlak (Walter) of Ansonia, nephews Stanley Bogacki (Marilyn) of New Canaan and Richard Bogacki of Allensville, PA., Stepsons Victor Verrastro (June) of Monroe, Angelo Verrastro Jr. (Carol), Anthony Verrastro (Pat), granddaughter Marlo Verrastro-Ruggiero and great grandson John "L. J." Ruggiero of Seymour.
Besides her parents and spouse, she was predeceased by her three sisters - Anna Bogacki, Helen Hunt and Irene Byrne.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 from 10:00 - 11:00AM. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to: The Recreation Department, Shady Knoll Healthcare Center, 43 Skokorat Street, Seymour, CT 06483.

PETER J. CEBO- June 22, 2016

Peter Joseph Cebo was born on June 22, 1959, and passed away suddenly on June 22, 2016, his 57th birthday.

Peter was the son of the late Josef and Louise (Pierzecki) Cebo, born and raised in Stamford, CT. He was a graduate of Westhill High School, Class of 1977. Peter was the owner and operator of Cebo Material Movers, Inc.

Peter is survived by his loving family Tami (Pirro) Cebo, daughter Julie Cebo and son Jack Cebo.  He was extremely proud of his children. Peter had many lifelong friends that were treated as his family. In addition, Frank and Judi Pirro, Todd (Virginia) Pirro, and Jill (Brandon) Wilder, whom always treated him as more than an in-law; and his loving stepmother Emily (Lewandowski) Cebo, brother John (Joyce) Cebo, sister Renee (Dennis) Piper, and many nieces and nephews.

Peter was a hard worker, loved his garden, being in the sun, and was always willing to help everyone he knew. 

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 4:00-8:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11:00AM at St. Leos Church, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Stamford, CT.

DANIEL F. SILEO- June 19, 2016

Daniel F. Sileo, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.

A former resident of Stamford, CT and Vero Beach, FL, the son of the late Frank and Sylvia (Cerulli) Sileo. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1958. A member of the International Brotherhood of Electical Workers, he worked many years for  Locals 501 and 3. Daniel coached Little League from 1971-1975, was a member of Tashua Senior Men's Golf League and played for the bocce league in Vero Beach, FL. An avid golfer, Daniel enjoyed a "Hole in One" on September 29,1 991.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Jeane Santarsiero Sileo; his children, Debbie (Danny) Terenzio, Terri Sileo, Frank (Marianne) Sileo, David (Christine) Sileo; his grandchildren, Dania (Evan) Corsello, Tina, Damian, and Carla Terenzio (John Finn), Jordan (Tarryn) Cutler, Taylor (Matt Hackney), Kyle Cutler, Ryan and Andrew Sileo, Daniel and Kristen Sileo; his great-grandchildren, Kaiden and Tanner Cutler, Carmella Jeane Finn, Gemma Corsello, and a great-grandson due in July. He also leaves behind his siblings, Sylvia Robertson, Carol Ienner and Billy Sileo.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 4:00-8:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, CT.

ANN ZINICOLA- June 19, 2016

Ann (Trezza) Zinicola of Shelton, CT passed away peacefully on Sunday June 19th at The Bishop-Wicke Nursing Home in Shelton CT.
Ann was born in Stamford, CT on June 7, 1922 to Eleanor and Philip Trezza.  She was 94 yrs. old.  She worked as a receptionist in Stamford for Refectone among other companies until her retirement, at which time she moved to Shelton, CT.  
Ann was predeceased by her parents and her only sibling Samuel James Trezza who passed away in 1999. She is survived by her niece Lori Ann Trezza of Stamford, her nephew Gary P. Trezza of Plantation, FL and her sister-in-law Jerri Lupinacci Trezza of Stamford. 
Ann enjoyed the simple things in life and her many trips to Florida.  She loved her family deeply and will be missed. 
All services will be held in private.

CANDIDA MANCUSI- June 17, 2016

Candida Mancusi, age 88, of Stamford, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016.  

She was born in Stamford to the late Sabitino and Grace Sgritta on November 10, 1927. Candida attended Stamford Public Schools.  She graduated from Danbury State Teachers College and earned her master's degree in education from the Columbia Teachers College. Candida taught in the Stamford Public School System for 35 years.

Candida was predeceased by her husband, Leonard Mancusi, brother Savatore Sgritta and sister Connie Sgritta. She is survived by two daughters, Lenore Rompre and Lisa Sette; her sister-in-law, Ann Sgritta; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Candida was a devoted grandmother to her three grandsons.

She enjoyed cooking, baking and entertaining friends and family.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Saint Jude's Childrens Hospital.

All services will be conducted in private.

CARMELLA V. PIACENTINI- June 17, 2016

Carmella (“Carm”) Virginia Piacentini, 78, a lifelong resident of Darien, CT, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016.

Born on July 13, 1937 in Stamford, the daughter of the late Fortuna and Caroline (Guarino) Piacentini. Carmella's father owned and operated Fortune Metalcraft in Darien. She is survived by her aunt and uncle, Yolanda (Guarino) and Anthony Perugini; her cousin and caregiver, Judy (Perugini) Coppola and her husband Ted; her cousins, Lorraine DeNicola of Charleston, South Carolina;Frank Blefari of Pawling, NY; Louis Cannella (wife Barbara) of Shelton; Frank Cannella(wife Pam) of Darien and Angelina Fabricatore of Stamford.Carmella was a graduate of Darien High School and received a BA from the University of Connecticut. Her professional career spanned over 35 years at Olin Corporation.  When asked what she did at Olin, she took pleasure in saying “I give money away” as Sr. Corporate Contributions Manager.  Carmella served as a member of the Fairfield County Contributions Group, and the Contributions Advisory Group in New York City.  She served on the Board of the United Way of Norwalk/Wilton and chaired the Foundation Committee of the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk.  Carmella was honored in 1974 by the Young Women’s Christian Association “Salute to Women” for her accomplishment in business and her contribution to civic activities.  Carmella was also an accomplished classical pianist.  She was a student of Maria Luisa Faini from 1952 and throughout her training at the Hartford School of Music until her graduation in 1959.  Carmella served on the faculty of the Hartford and West Hartford Schools of Music as assistant teacher to Ms. Faini, the Westport School of Music and Yale School of Music.  From 1956-1959, Carmella performed solo recitals, radio performances and chamber music recitals in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York City.  Carmella’s musical career began in 1961 when she and violinist Mary Lou Galen performed 35 concerts throughout Mexico.  During that tour, they played a command performance for Mexico’s then President Adolofo Lopez Mateos.  Her crowning achievement was her debut at Carnegie Hall in 1965.

Throughout the 1970’s, Carmella helped to bring superior classical music and opera productions to lower Fairfield County.  She was one of the founding members of State Opera, Inc. of Stamford and served on its Board of Directors.  Carmella performed at many of the benefit concerts for the State Opera, most often with the organization’s Artistic Director and renowned tenor, Giovanni Consiglio.

Later, as a member of Stamford’s Committee for the Performing and Visual Arts, Carmella performed several benefit concerts in Stamford’s Old Town Hall.  The impressive staircase and the balcony became the backdrop for her performances.The Darien Review wrote that these concerts found the audience “spellbound” and “captivated by the quality of the performance”.In addition to her music, Carmella also loved the Italian language and culture.  She spoke fluent Italian  andalwaysstrived to improve her conversational Italian.  Carmella most delighted in expressing her musical talent when she played for her family.  Any holiday or family gathering became a joyous event when all the Italian sheet music appeared and we gathered around her piano to sing along.  Those events were almost always followed by her homemade cream puffs or cakes.  Her talent was placed on hold in the early 2000’s when she cared for her mother, Caroline, until her death in 2010.  Carmella was a devoted daughter to the mother who cheered “Brava!” at every concert!Carmella’s talent, love of family and joy for life will live in our hearts always!Carmella’s family wishes to thank: Dr. Henry Beecher and the doctors and staff at Stamford Hospital Bennett Cancer Center’s Hematology Oncology department, especially Dr. Michael Bar and Dr. Salvatore Del Prete. Stamford Hospital’s dedicated and compassionate oncology nursing staff on 3 North. The Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County team of Dede, Ruthann and Rev. Karen. Your compassion, encouragement and comfort ministry will never be forgotten.  St. John’s Fr. Frank and Geri who brought Christ and His love to Carmella.A special thank you to Carmella’s daily caregivers: Laure, Kettely, Jackie and Selina.  Your devotion to Carmella’s medical, emotional and spiritual well-being is appreciated beyond words.  Carmella’s family is extremely grateful for the love and comfort you provided her in these past few months.      

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 3:00-7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10:30AM at St. John's Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien, CT. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Carmella’s name tothe Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts, 635 Glenbrook Road, Stamford CT 06906 or to Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County, P.O. Box 489, Wilton CT 06897.

 

THERESA GRACE RICCARDI- June 13, 2016

Theresa (“Tess”) Grace Riccardi entered into eternal rest at Stamford Hospital on June 13th, 2016 after a long battle with vascular dementia.

Theresa was born in Stamford, CT on November 2nd, 1922 to the late Gaetano and Anna Della Corte.She was an accomplished student, graduating from StamfordHigh School in 1939 at the age of 16.Theresa worked for Air Radio during World War II. After the war, she married Victor Riccardi of Hibbing, MNin 1947.Theresa worked at Springdale School and at Machlett Laboratories until her retirement.She was a devoted wife, the mother of four boys, and a friend to many, always putting others ahead of herself.Theresa loved cooking for family and friends. She was a voracious reader and was exceptionally artistic, having createdmany drawings. She enjoyed arts-and-crafts and crossword puzzles, and rarely was anyone able beat her at Scrabble. She also loved to dance. Tess and her brother, Matt, were avid dancers and would compete regularly in local Lindy hop competitions.Theresa’s loving husband, Victor, predeceased her on March 6, 1978. Theresa is survived by her sister, Grace Palermo, her sons Victor Jr. (“Rick”), Dennis (Suellen), Thomas, and Gary (Lisa). She is also survived by two cherished grandchildren, Samantha and Victor. In addition to her late husband, Theresa was predeceased by her brothers, Matthew and John. Theresa was fortunate to have been blessed with caregivers who enabled her to live in the comfort of her own home.With the assistance of these devoted women, her quality of life remained on a plateau that would not otherwise have been possible. The Riccardi family would like to extend special thanks to Lorraine, Sheila, Jackie, Clara, and Joan for the superb care they provided to Tess in her final years.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Monday, June 20, 2016 from 4:00-7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT.

In lieu of flowers, the family would sincerely appreciate donations in Theresa’s memory to The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (www.alzfdn.org) or the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org)

GLORIA J. SANTORO- June 12, 2016

Gloria June Santoro, 84, born and raised in Stamford, CT, passed away peacefully at Bridgeport Hospital on June 12, 2016 with her husband and children by her side.
Gloria is survived by her husband Rocco Santoro Jr. of 65 years and her children Christine Damon, Lynette Petersen, Rocco Santoro III, Gerald Santoro, Sharon Patane, William Santoro, and Todd Santoro. Along with two sisters Elsie Carretto and Genevieve Zurzola. Gloria was predeceased by her daughter Gloria Jean McGraw and her sisters Evelyn Vanech, Doris Bruno, Myrtle Kieskiewicz and Dorothy Crosta.
Gloria was born September 10,1931 to Effie and Joseph Crosta. She worked as a secretary at Therma Tool. Gloria was the sweetest and most loving mimi to her 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She will always be remembered as a loving peaceful angel of God. Gloria loved going out, loved to dance and enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Her family will receive relatives and friends at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue in Stamford, on Thursday, June 16, from 4pm to 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday June 17, 2016 at 11am at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John R.C. Cemetery in Darien, CT.


RALPH J. BOCCUZZI, JR.- June 12, 2016

Ralph J. Boccuzzi, Jr., 84, a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away peacefully at Stamford Hospital on June 12, 2016 after a brief struggle with cancer.  His wife and children were at his side.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Corinne (Matteis) and his children, Bennett, Rosemary and Joanne.  He was predeceased by his son, Stephen.  He was a loving Papa to his 11 grandchildren, Lori, Ann Marie, Stephanie, Matthew, Bradley, Nicholas, Thomas, Gianna, Nadia, Bridget and Andrew. He has one great grandson, Gregory Stephen.He was the loving brother of the late Gene, Joseph and Michael Boccuzzi.  His other siblings include brothers’ Theodore, Edward and Carmine Boccuzzi and sister, Barbara Downey.A lifelong resident of Stamford, he was born July 2, 1931, to Ralph and Carmella Boccuzzi.  He worked at MarLe Company for over 40 years, starting as a delivery driver and retiring as a price consultant.  For the last 3 years, he was a proud Crossing Guard for the City of Stamford.Ralph was also a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #41. As a corporal in the US Army, he served as Military Policeman at Fort Lee, Virginia, from 1952 to 1954. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue in Stamford, on Wednesday, June 15, from 4pm to 8pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 9:30am at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.  Entombment will follow at St. John R.C.Cemetery in Darien, CT. 

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

SALVATORE P. ALTIERI- June 9, 2016

Salvatore P. Altieri, 88, a lifelong Stamford resident, passed away on June 9, 2016 at Stamford Hospital.

Born on July 19, 1927, the son of the late Joseph and Anna Marie Altieri. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired from Barnes Engineering where he worked as an electronic technician.  Salvatore is survived by his sister, Jenny Aniello and her husband Joseph; and three generations of nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his sisters, Susan Bongo, Pauline Altieri; and brothers Peter Altieri, and Canio Altieri.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Inurnment 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, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 198 Selleck Street, Stamford, CT 06902

MAE MONTANARO- June 6, 2016

Mae Montanaro, 91, a lifelong Stamford resident, passed away on June 6, 2016.

Born on October 1, 1924, the daughter of the late Joseph Mancusi and Pauline Galasso Mancusi. She is predeceased by her husband, James P. Montanaro. Mae once worked with special needs children as a teacher, then volunteered at the Tully Center where she retired some years ago. She is survived by her beloved children, Paul Montanaro and wife Tammy, Jimmy Montanaro, Janet Montanaro and her husband Joseph Fusaro; her grandchildren, Jim Fusaro and wife Connie, Jessica Potolicchio and her husband Joseph, Dan Montanaro, Janet Stark, Jamie Black; and three great grandchildren, Joseph and Luke Potolicchio, and Joseph Fusaro. Mae is predeceased by her brother, Shay Mancusi; sisters, Katie Valenta, Lucy Donovan, and Grace D'Andrea.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 10:30 at St. Cecilia's Church, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT. Entombment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 4:00-8:00PM

JUDITH ANN MARTINELLI- June 3, 2016

Judith Ann Martinelli, 77 of Norwalk, the beloved wife of the late Dominick Martinelli for 48 years, passed away on June 3, 2016 in Westchester Medical Center with her loving sons by her side. She was born in Stamford, Ct on August 20, 1938, to the late Clifford Johnson and surviving Marie Jara. Judy grew up in Stamford, graduating from Stamford High School. Judy was an accomplished craft-maker, who loved to spend time at the beach with her friends and family. Judy is survived by her mother Marie Jara of New Canaan and her loving children: Donald and wife Linda of Oxford, CT, Jayme and wife Nancy of Hopewell Junction, NY and Robert of Norwalk; Five cherished grand children: Donald Jr, Nicole, Michael, Christina and Deanna. She is also survived by her brother Glen Johnson, and sisters Gail Pellini and Nan Sarantos, as well as her many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Dominick, Judy was predeceased by her brother Jeffrey Johnson  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 11:00AM 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, CT on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 4:00 - 8:00PM.

 

BRUNO GIORDANO- May 27, 2016

Giglio Bruno Giordano born July 29, 1929, aka Bruno Egilio Giordano, a former native and Mayor of Stamford (1967-1969) passed away May 27, 2016 in Voorhees, NJ.  

Bruno had many nicknames “Mr. G” and “Coach” was the most common. He began his civil service in 1942 when he sold the most War Bonds as a young Advocate newsboy to support his brothers and all who were serving in the armed forces.  His leadership skills were first recognized during his Sr. year at Stamford High School, where he was Captain of both the track and cross country teams. He went on to attend the University of Connecticut from 1947-1951, completing a Bachelor of Science Degree.  Bruno became an All-American Cross Country runner and standout athlete on the indoor/outdoor track teams in the one and two mile distances.  He was also the Captain of the cross country squad during his Jr. and Sr. years. He was selected for Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities in 1951. Bruno was inducted into UCONN’s Fairfield County Sports Hall of Fame in Nov. 2014.

During his tour of duty in the Air Force (1951-1955), he earned a Masters of Education degree from Boston University. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He also qualified for the U.S. Olympic Competition Marathon but was unable to attend because of the Korean Conflict. Bruno is survived by his former wife, Carmella Guglielmo, who he married in 1953.

Soon after the Air Force, he returned to Stamford, and began a teaching career in Physical Education at Burdick Jr. High School.  His passion for helping others soon extended to civic affairs as well; In April 1959, the personnel committee of Stamford’s Italian Center recruited Bruno as the Executive Director.  Under his leadership, there was an increased emphasis on children and young adult activities. In August 1960, he brought about an effort to realize the merger of the Italian Center with the Italian Institute. He received the second highest honor given by the Italian government for his outstanding work at the center and service on the American Committee on Italian migration. The Italian Center doubled their summer camp registration.  Other initiatives included a part-time nursery school, revived the drama club, opened numerous teenage clubs, as well as introducing a popular MARDI GRAS costume ball. One of the highlights for the teenagers was their participation on Dick Clark’s “American Band Stand”, one of the most popular TV shows of its time. A businessmen’s club and also a women’s club, the Ladies Association for Civic Effort were very active in fundraising efforts for the Center and its programs.  The Ladies Association held a dinner dance in 1961raising over $100,000. This illustrated the widespread community support of the Italian Center. In 1962, expansion and renovations of the building on South Street were completed, providing a new home for the Italian Center. In 1966, Mario DeCarlo, President of the Italian Center announced that the membership was over 3,000.  The city of Stamford took notice of Bruno’s leadership. His last year as Executive Director came one year prior to running for Mayor.

Bruno’s election to the office of Mayor of his beloved city in 1967 was a true testament of his personal commitment to civic responsibility.  He served one term as Mayor during a very challenging time. Nonetheless, his accomplishments were numerous and noteworthy. Serving during the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, his actions prevented riots throughout the city as our nation mourned – no easy task, as violence was rampant throughout urban America during this time. Stamford had its worst storm to hit the northeast since 1900 in February of 1969. Nearly 2 million people saw more than 30 inches of snow.  As Mayor he kept the town up and running.  The Urban Renewal Commission began a plan for the beautification of Stamford.  In May 1968, Ladybird Johnson came to Stamford to open Kiwanis Park bringing more than 2,200 people to celebrate this achievement. He has been credited for being the first Mayor to fund the Police, Fire and Custodian Pensions and contributed to the success of the South End Community Center and Glenbrook Community Center. Bruno Giordano acquired 128 acres for the city of Stamford to be used as the Sterling Farms Golf Course on December 8, 1968.  It has become one of the busiest municipal golf courses in the country. This returns over $300,000 in annual revenue to the City.  In addition, his love of the arts and youth services is continued by four buildings on this land dedicated to the Kweskin Theatre programs and now administered by Curtain Call Inc. A plaque honoring his vision and dedication was installed on June 6, 2013.

In the years that followed, he became the founder, publisher and co-editor of the Stamford Forum, a free weekly newspaper from 1970-1973, as well as the Superintendent of Stamford Parks and Recreation until his retirement from public service in 1991.  As Superintendant for nearly 18 years, his efforts supported many programs including Youth Soccer, Miss Softball America and recreational centers throughout the city. During his retirement in New Jersey he was a Senior Adviser for the U.S. Army Veterans Support Command, Vietnamese POW-MIA a private, nonprofit agency serving the nation and recognized by the U.S.Congress.

His memberships, awards & honors include but not all: Boy Scouts of America: Eagle Scout, Honorary Life Member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Chamber of Commerce Young Man of the Year  (1956), President of the United Way Executives Council (1964), Stamford’s Historical Society (he donated many of his working papers), Stamford Recreation Commission, Knights of Columbus, , President of Stamford Lions Club, Honorary Member of Stamford Kiwanis Club, Chairman of Connecticut Catholic War Veterans and Gravinese Mutual Aid Society, Honorary Police Chief of Stamford Retired Police Association, Received honorary title of “Doctor of Humane Letters”: Tiber University, Roma Italy, Co-Chairman of St. Jude’s Children Cancer Hospital – Stamford Fundraising Committee.

 He is predeceased by his son, Bruno R., brothers Angelo, Frank and Michael (Rose), sister Angelina (Neal) Ferullo, sister-in-law Marian and parents Eglio and Veneranda Giordano.

 His surviving loved ones: daughters Esther-Marie and Vera-Lynn (Wolf), and sons Vincent (Susan) and Angelo (Karen), daughter-in-law Cecelia Lampitelli, grandchildren: Daniel, Christin, Joshua, Lynn, Carina and Alana, brothers: Ralph (Rose) , Jim (Betty), and Philip, and nieces, nephews, cousins, friends  in Stamford and New Jersey.

 A private burial is planned with a public Memorial Service on August 7, 2016 from 1-3 at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT.  The Giordano family is grateful to the Lacerenza family for their generous gift from their father to ours. 

 In lieu of flowers: Please consider making a donation in Bruno’s memory to Stamford Recreation Services, Mayor’s Youth Recreation Scholarship Initiativehttp://www.stamfordrecreation.com/nm/articlefiles/159-donation%20flyer%202013.pdf

 

MARIO TAMBURRO- May 22, 2016

Mario Tamburro, 82, of Stamford, CT passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on May 22nd, 2016.

He was the son of the late Giuseppe Tamburro and Antonietta Pampa Tamburro. He was born August 22nd 1933 in Settefrati, Italy. He is predeceased by his wife Donata Quintiliani Tamburro.
He is survived by his children Donna Porricelli, Antonio Tamburro and their husband and wife Joseph Porricelli and Jill Tamburro. Also surviving are his beloved grandchildren, Sophia Porricelli, Travis Tamburro, Nicholas Porricelli, Colby Tamburro, Chad Tamburro, Jaden Tamburro and Mariah Tamburro.
He emigrated to Stamford in 1972, a few years later after establishing himself as a cobbler. After establishing himself in the United States his wife and their two children joined him in America shortly after his arrival.

His most precious time was being with his grandkids and family. Mario was an amazing storyteller, he loved his vegetable garden and took pride in his fig tree. Mario was truly an amazing man with many physical challenges but he had incredible strength, patience and kindness. He was a devoted christen and loved to read his bible, up to the day he passed. His memories will live through all of us. Mario will be missed dearly.
Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 8:00-10:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Entombment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwich, CT.

MICHAEL ANTHONY SIRAGUSA- May 21, 2016

Michael Anthony Siragusa ,30, of Stamford, CT died Saturday May 21, 2016. 

Michael was born on October 11 1985 and graduated from Darien High School in 2003. Michael went on to Johnson Wales Culinary Institute, and was currently employed by United Parcel Service.  Always courageous and industrious despite his learning disabilities, Michael was also working with his father at Sal’s Electric of Darien while studying to get his Electricians license. A unique soul, Michael will always be remembered for his ambition, his generosity with his friends and family and his ability to always keep them laughing. Michael loved his family, boating, working on cars, his mother’s cooking, and his dog Hunter. Michael is survived by his father Salvatore Siragusa, mother Elenora (Sgroi) Siragusa, his brothers Joseph and Salvatore JR Siragusa, both of Texas, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and his new niece Olivia.  

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford CT. Interment will take place in private.

In lieu of flowers the family requests Masses said for Michael or donations to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

LOUISE V. SABIA- May 20, 2016

Louise V. Sabia, 90, passed away on May 20, 2016 at The Villa at Stamford.  Born on June 15, 1925 the only child of Joseph and Carmella Rosa Gatti, she lived in Stamford all her life. 

Louise graduated from Stamford High School where she met her beloved husband James Sabia, who predeceased her by seven months.  Louise enjoyed playing golf and was a member of Hubbard Heights Women’s Golf Association for many years.  As a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church, she was active in the Rosary Society and served as the church organist for many years.  Music was her passion and she played the piano from her childhood to her death. More than music was her love for her family.  Typically Italian, she spent many hours in the kitchen cooking and baking.  Family gatherings were filled with good food followed by singing around the piano.  Most of all Louise was happiest being the mother of her five children.   She leaves behind her daughter, Annette Sabia of Winstead, CT and four sons; James Sabia and wife Michele of Stamford, Joseph Sabia of Boca Raton, FL, Fred Sabia and wife Michelle  of Winchester VA and David Sabia and wife Dina of Sandy Hook, CT.  She was blessed with 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  She will be dearly missed by her cousins, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews as well as friends. 

She touched the lives of many through her kindness and caring.  And just maybe, somewhere up there, sweet music is filling the heavens. 

Family and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, May 23 from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:30 AM.  Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Rockrimmon Road, Stamford. 

Donations in memory of Louise may be made to The Villa at Stamford, 88 Rockrimmon Road, Stamford, CT 06903.

JOSEPHINE BOCHICCHIO- May 17, 2016

Josephine Pompa Bochicchio, wife of 59 years to Rocco Bochicchio and daughter of the late Jennie (Guglielmo) and Anthony Pompa, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2016 at Stamford Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born February 27, 1934.

Josephine is survived by her five children, Anthony, Joanne, Carol Anne (Mike) Duda, Daniel (Karin),and Joseph. She is also is survived by her grandchildren, Brittany, Courtney & Katrina Duda,and Matthew Bochicchio.

She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an avid NewYork Mets and Dallas Cowboy Fan. She was loved by many and will be sorely missed.

The family would like to thank the staff at Stamford Dialysis and Long Ridge Nursing Home.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 8:30 - 10:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org

CARMINE V. LONGO SR.- May 14, 2016

Carmine V. Longo Sr., 88, beloved husband of 59 years to Lucille (Pastore) Longo and son of the late Vito and Rosemarie (Gerardi) Longo of Aviglivano, Italy, passed away peacefully in Stamford on May 14, 2016, with his family and friends by his side.
He is survived by his 3 sons Robert Longo, former daughter-in-law Lisa Longo and their children Lindsey, Jason and Jamie, Carmine Longo and his wife Laurie and their children Nicholas, Brittany and Timothy, Michael Longo and his wife Laura and their children Michael Jr., Brianna and Dylan, his daughter Lori Legierse, her husband George and their dog Baxter, one great grandchild Jagger Leon and two sisters, Carmella (Millie) Terenzio and Catherine Longo all of Stamford, along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law and friends.
Carmine was born on August 25, 1927, in Stamford, Connecticut where he was a lifelong resident. He served in the United States Army from 1950-1952 during the Korean Conflict. He was a Special Police Officer for the City of Stamford, A member of the Stamford Personnel Board, member of the Knights of Columbus, Democratic Town Committee, Board of Representatives, the Stamford Bocce League and was the President of the American Italian Association. During his time as president of the AIA he cofounded and helped sponsor a Little League and Babe Ruth League for Stamford Youth. He was also a proud member of the COTTAGE GRILL "CHIPS AC" ; The Stamford baseball team that won the Mayor's Trophy in 1949. In 1976 he was the Grand Marshal in The Columbus Day Parade where he walked along side his friend and Governor at the time, Ella Grasso. He began his employment at ACME Plating, Gar Precision and Conetta Manufacturing before transitioning into a position with the City of Stamford where he retired as the Supervisor of Traffic and Parking. After retirement, he remained a hearings Officer for the City Of Stamford for many years.

He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, proud papa, great grandfather, special uncle and friend. Besides the love for his family he had a passion for cooking (because he made the best chicken scarp) a love for The New York Yankees and Frank Sinatra (Because he did it his way!) But he will be remembered mostly for his favorite hobby....Yelling at his loved ones.
Carmine was also predeceased by his 5 brothers Frank Longo (Sunda), Gerald Longo (Sis), Walter Longo (Setsuko), Joseph and William, one sister Margaret DiDonato (Tony), his brother-in-law Phillip Rappa and two granddogs Lipton and Xena Legierse.
He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. We love you very much and will never forget you.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Cecilia's Church, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:30am. Interment will follow at St. John's R.C. Cemetery, Darien, CT. Family and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 3-8pm.
So Long.....YOU WERE ONE OF A KIND!......Sleep in Heavenly Peace

CAROLINE IOVANNA- May 9, 2016

Caroline Iovanna, a Stamford resident of 64 years, passed away peacefully Monday night at Stamford Hospital surrounded by her loving family and caretakers.

She was born in New York City on November 11, 1919. When she was eight years old the family moved to the Bronx. She attended St Luke’s Elementary School andwas a very active member of the parish. She later attended and graduated from James Monroe High School, where she was distinguished by her academic performance, including her perfect score on the math regents exam.

She met her loving husband to be in 1937, Nicholas Iovanna a Stamford resident, who was attending NYU. Later while he was in dental school they became engaged and married in May of 1942. While Dr.Iovannawas serving in Burma during WWII, Caroline worked at First National City Bank, now Citi Bank, on 5th Avenue and continually won praise for selling more war bonds then anyone in the bank.

After the war they built a home in Stamford and the two worked together in the dental practice for 50 years. She was a kind and generous woman who would drive patients home who couldn’t get a ride.

She was a devoted wife, and mother raising three children.  The family joined St Cecilia’s parish while it was still a small church on Weed Hill Ave. She was among a generation of parishioners, mostly young parents who contributed to the building of the new St Cecilia’s which is now located on Newfield Ave. 

In May of 1992 she celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary and enjoyed five more years of a wonderful marriage until her husband’s death in 1997.

Over the years she increasingly became a much beloved Matriarch of her family and her larger family of nieces and nephews, winning the love and respect of each new generation. She was known for her beauty inside and out. She is predeceased by her husband Dr. Nicholas Iovanna, her parents Francis and Nicola DeSalva, a brother Dr. Salvatore DeSalva and a baby sister Agnes who died when she was 2 years old.

She is survived by her three children,Frances Iovanna O’Haganand her husband Dr. Richard O’Hagan of Williamsburg Virginia; Carol Iovanna, an Emmy winning reporter and film maker of Stamford; and Nicholas Iovanna of New York City; her grandchildren Christopher O’Hagan, Esq. of Dallas Texas,Tara O’Hagan of London England,Caroline O’Hagan Lazearand her husband Brad, also of Dallas Texas – and her brother, Anthony DeSalva of Redding Connecticut.

Those wishing to pay their respects may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home on Schuyler Ave in Stamford on Friday May 13th from 4 to 8 pm. The Funeral will be on Saturday May14th from St Cecilia’s Church on Newfield Ave Mass at 10:30 am.  Interment will be at Queen of Peace Cemetery Stamford. 

GERALD "JERRY" JOSEPH PELLINI- May 6, 2016

Gerald “Jerry” Joseph Pellini, age 83, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016, surrounded by his children at the Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Jerry was born on September 26, 1932, the son of the late Ottavio Pellini and Delia Deluca Pellini.   He was a lifelong resident of Stamford. Jerry is survived by his five children: Pamela Pellini of Stamford; Wendy Layman and her husband Robert of Bethel; Tracy Robushi and her husband Wayne of Stamford; Gary Pellini and his wife Michele of Stamford; and Jill Mailhot of Stamford.  Jerry is predeceased by his son, Gerald A. Pellini, and his four siblings: Sylvio Pellini, Gloria Lohotsky, Dolores Fox and Madeline MacDonald.  He will be fondly remembered by his twelve grandchildren, and countless nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.After graduating from the Stamford Trade School (now known as JM Wright Technical School), where he concentrated on carpentry, Jerry joined the United States Navy and served as a seaman during the Korean War.  Jerry became a family man during his time with the United States Navy.  Later, he left the service to raise his children with his former wife, Gail Johnson Pellini, also of Stamford, and worked as a self-employed carpenter in Stamford.  He had great pride in his business and he deeply valued the genuine, life-long friendships that came as a result of his diligence.  Over the years, his expertise and charismatic reputation led him to a career as a Building Inspector for the City of Stamford.  Following his retirement, Jerry established GP Associates  and continued his work in the construction field as a permit expediter and modular home contractor.Jerry was a sports enthusiast and avid golfer throughout his life.  When he was not in the office or spending time with his family, he would be on the golf course with his friends.  He loved to be with his family and friends, enjoying a good meal, listening to Frank Sinatra and telling a great story.  He also enjoyed playing cards with his best buddies, and traveling around the world when in the Navy and later on in life. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT.  Interment will follow at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, 25 Camp Avenue, Darien CT.  Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Gerald J. Pellini’s name to the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

NEIL PAGNOTTO- May 3, 2016

Neil Pagnotto age 66 passed peacefully in his home on May 3rd.2016. He is predeceased by his parents John and Angelina Pagnotto. He is also survived by several cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. There are no calling hours. Interment will take place in private. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT.

ASA (ACE) W. SCANLON, JR.- May 3, 2016

Asa (Ace) W Scanlon, Jr., 88 years old, passed away on May 3, 2016.

Born on December 29, 1927, he was the son of Asa W Scanlon and Mary Elizabeth (McGuire) Scanlon. He is survived by his wife Helen (Montella) Scanlon of 61 years. Beloved daughters Barbara Marques (Joseph), Karen Scanlon and grandson Michael Marques. Also survived by sister Kathleen Uva, brother Richard Scanlon and sister-in-law Mary Montella. Predeceased by sister Ida Mae DeLeo, brothers James Scanlon, John Scanlon, and Robert Scanlon. Beloved uncle of many neices and nephews. Asa served in the United States Army in the 192nd Field Artillery Battalion during the Korean war. He worked as a custodian at West School in New Canaan for 25 years. A member of Knights of Columbus, Council 41. The family would like to thank Dr. Angelo Mallozzi and the staff at Stamford Hospital.Family and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:30am. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Darien, CT.

 

RENE PODESTA- May 2, 2016

All services will be conducted in private.

CARL C. "COLLIE" GALASSO- April 25, 2016

Carl C. "Collie" Galasso Sr., passed away peacefully on April 25, 2016 surrounded by his family. Born on April 3, 1918, he was the son of Angelo Galasso and Angelina Mancusi.

Carl grew up and lived his entire life in Stamford, CT. He was married for 73 years to Mildred Galasso (D'Agostino) and together they had four children, Carl Galasso Jr., deceased, Angela Galasso (Donald Hartman), Jacqueline Schonberg (Peter), and Lucy Galasso (Dr. Alan McCollom).

Carl was a private first class in World War II and fought in the largest battle of the war "The Battle of the Bulge" in the Ardennes region of Belgium, where he bravely and proudly defended his country. Most of his career was spent at Birch Meadows Corporation where he was the Superintendent of a large estate where he architected and maintained sprawling lawns and gardens . His work was featured in Bartlett Tree Catalogues.

Carl's lifetime hobby was pigeon racing. He founded the Stamford Pigeon Club and held the position of vice president for many years. He genetically produced a line of pigeons that were bred for long distance flying. Contributions to this gene pool came from the lofts of Queen Elizabeth and Benito Mussolini. Carl tirelessly trained his flock and  was the recipient of many awards and trophies.

Carl is most importantly remembered as a dedicated and loving husband, father, and grandfather to Gena Galasso Russo (Brian), Torrie Marie Hartman, Jordan Galasso McCollom (Tracy), Steven Perry Schonberg and great-grandfather to Logan Carl Russo, Leah Grace McCollom, Reid William Russo and Owen James McCollom. He was the uncle to many nieces and nephews. Carl was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Galasso and sisters Lucy Posidento and Catherine Galasso.

Heartfelt appreciation is extended to his dedicated caretakers especially Yomayra Martinez who sincerely loved and skillfully nursed him, she is quoted here, "I feel so honored to have taken care of such an amazing man that had a unique and gorgeous smile and an unrelenting warm personality."

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM.

CARMELLA J. DEFELICE- April 23, 2016

DeFelice, Carmella J., 85 of Stamford went home to heaven with her loving family by her side.

She was born in Stamford on February 25, 1931 to the late Samuel and Philomena Debrisco. Everyone who knew her knew her family was the most important thing in her life. She was a diehard Yankee fan. Carmella was a former employee at Thrush Press before her retirement.

She was pre deceased by her loving husband and best friend Daniel D. DeFelice in 1993, her brother Louis and his wife Anna Debrisco.

She is survived by her loving children Patricia (Tom) O'Neil, Cindy (Glenn) Perry, Danny (Lyn) DeFelice, 7 Grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, sister and brother- in- laws. She also leaves behind her beloved sister Angie Piersanti.

A Memorial Service will be held at Sacred Heart Church on Schuyler Ave, Stamford on Thursday, April 28th at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will follow at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, 25 Camp Avenue, Darien. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

ROSARIO R. D'ELIA- April 23, 2016

Rosario R. D’Elia, 79 of Stamford passed away peacefully on April 23, 2016 at Stamfo

rd Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Rosario was born on December 23 1936 in San Mango Sul Calore, Italy to the late Giuseppe and Generosa D’Elia. Rosario immigrated to the United States in 1962 just in time for the birth of his first child. He
loved spending time with his family and making everyone laugh. Everyone knew that if Rosario was in the room there was going to be lots of laughing. He was a kind, loving and generous man
and a friend to everyone he met. Rosario was also a very hardworking man working most times 2 jobs to provide a good life for his family. He operated his own landscaping business working until the very end. Rosario is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Angela Ottaviano D’Elia, his devoted children; Joseph and wife Anne Marie, Jenny D’Elia Rivera, Filomena and her husband Shiva Lamichhane, Lia and her husband Steve Checca, his 6 adoring grandchildren; Anthony, Frank, Michael and Nicholas Rivera, Amanda and Olivia D’Elia. Rosario is also survived by a sister, Angela DiNardo, three brothers; Nicola and his wife Adriana, Antonio and his wife Clemendina, and Teodoro D’Elia, a sister-in-law, Gerarda D’Elia and many nieces and
nephews. Besides his parents, Rosario is predeceased by his brothers Raffaele and Elio D’Elia.
Friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday April 26th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday April 27th at 9:00am; Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, 25 Camp Avenue, Darien.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Heart Association in Rosario’s memory.

 

ALFRED J. DELLA CORTE- April 22, 2016

Alfred J. Della Corte, 92 of Seymour and long-time Stamford resident passed away on April 22. 

He was born to the late Andrew and Mary (Gervasio) Della Corte.  He was a retired City of Stamford employee; and he was a proud Veteran. 

He is survived by his daughter, Andrea, of Seymour.  He was predeceased by his wife, Marie (DeMaio) Della Corte, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. 

All services will be conducted in private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


ISABELLA DiCAMILLO- April 15, 2016

Isabella DiCamillo, 97, of Stamford passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 15, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 3, 1919 in Bridgeport, CT.  She was a graduate of Stamford High School and worked at Pitney Bowes for many years until her retirement in 1990.

She was a devoted parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish throughout her lifetime, active in many parish activities, and a long-time secretary of Our Ladies’ Guild.Isabella was a gifted seamstress making holiday and birthday dresses for her nieces as well as drapes, upholstery, bedspreads, and bridal creations.  Her baking reputation preceded her, especially her lovingly made cream puffs and pizzelles.  Her homemade ravioli were a much anticipated family tradition.Isabella was beloved by her sisters, brother, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great niece.  She and her sister brought the family together for holiday feasts and barbecues holding the family tradition.

She is survived by her devoted sister, Nancy DiCamillo, and loving nieces Laura Galasso DeMarco, Joyce DiCamillo (Malcolm Hoffmeister), Kathryn Galasso McGrath (Martin), and Gloria DiCamilloSinaguglia (Joseph). She is also survived by her great nieces and nephews Jason Hoffmeister (Susanna), Danielle DeMarco, Kelly DeMarcoLaccona (George), Christian Hoffmeister, Christopher McGrath, David McGrath (Alison), Joseph Sinaguglia, Matthew Sinaguglia and her great great niece Olivia Laccona.She was predeceased by her parents Ben & Laura (Pietrantonio) DiCamillo, brother Nicholas, sister Angelina Galasso, sister-in-law, Louise Di Camillo, brother-in-law, Daniel Galasso, and great niece Nica Sinaguglia.

The family wishes to thank Father Martin deMayo and Sister Donna Brodmanof Sacred Heart Parish for their care and compassion.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 10:30 AM 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, CT on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

JOSEPHINE JOYNER- April 9, 2016

Josephine Joyner 85 passed away peacefully on April 9, 2016.

She was born on August 20,1930 to Bruno Russo and Rose Valenti

Mrs Joyner was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was predeceased by her husband of 45 years Jesse Joyner. She was a lifelong Stamford resident who enjoyed times with her grandchildren and family.

 She is survived by son's Todd Joyner of Norwalk and Ronald Joyner of Stamford. She is also survived by sisters Theresa Passero of Norwalk, Lucy Anderson of New Canaan and a brother James Russo Sr. of Norwalk, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on  Tuesday April 12, 2016  from 4:00pm-8:00pm at the Lacerenza Funeral Home 8 Schuyler Ave Stamford, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday April 13, 2016 at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Church 37 Schuyler Ave in Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Darien.

MARY J. RINALDI- April 4, 2016

Mary J. Rinaldi, 98, of Stamford, CT, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Waveny Life Care Center, New Canaan, CT.

Mary was born in Stamford on July 23, 1917 to Raffaele and Philip Mercede.  She was predeceased by her husband Harry Rinaldi.  Mary was also predeceased by her brothers, Frank, Daniel, Nicolas, John, Michael, Anthony and her sister Angelina.

Mary is survived by her daughters Gail Yeagley and her husband Larrie, and Jane Vigilante and her husband Frank; five grandchildren:  Lisa LoRusso, her husband Richard; Gina Ventre, her husband Gerald; Dana Glander, her husband Robert; Michael Vigilante, his wife Susan; and Christopher Vigilante and his wife Adrienne; thirteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren, and her extended family Richard E. Gabriele.

Mary worked for many years at the Yale & Town in Stamford.  She then pursued a career in banking at the State National Bank of CT.  She was a member of the Sacred Heart Rosary Society. 

Mary and her husband Harry retired to Florida, living there for 25 years.  There they lived the easy southern lifestyle playing golf and enjoying new friends.  Moving back to Stamford 20 years ago, they enjoyed spending time with their children and grandchildren. Mary enjoyed cooking and baking for the family and giving away her cookies to the grandchildren. 

There will be no calling hours.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 9th at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT.  Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Darien, CT. 

Special thanks to the loving and caring nursing and administrative staff of the Waveny Life Care Center.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mary’s name to the Waveny Life Care Center.

VICTOR R. UVA- March 27, 2016

Victor R. Uva, age 76, passed away in Ocala, Florida on March 27, 2016 after a brief illness. He was born January 23, 1940 in Stamford, CT to the late Carmella Faugno and Dominick Uva. He attended Stamford Public Schools.

He is survived by his son, Todd Uva and wife Angel and grandson, Quinn of Woodstock, VT, sisters Theresa Bruno of Norwalk, CT, Gloria Uva of Stamford, CT, brother Dominick Uva, Jr. and his wife Renee of Sebastian, FL, and brother-in-law, Frank Giordano of Stamford, and his long-time companion, Bernadette McIntyre of The Villages in Florida. Also surviving Uncle Vic, are niece Diane DiNapoli and husband Michael; nephews Joseph Pierni, Jr., Gary Giordano and wife Nancy, Joseph A. Bruno and wife Denise, Angelo D. Bruno and wife Mary Jane, Dominick M. Uva and wife Patrici

a, nieces Camille Smuniewski, Gina Giordano, nephew Gerald Pierni and husband Dom, niece Stephanie Mastino and husband Chris, and several great nieces and nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, Vic was predeceased by sisters Mary Pierni and husband Joseph, Sylvia Giordano, brother-in-law, Joseph Bruno, niece JoAnn Bruno Teed, and great nephew, Robert Smuniewski.

Vic worked for Graphic Color Plate in Stamford for many years and most recently for the Norwalk School System.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 10:30 AM 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, CT on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.

M. CONCETTA (CONNIE) WHITE- March 27, 2016

M. Concetta (Connie) White, born in Avigliano Italy in 1920, she was the daughter of Pietrioantonio and Vita Creszenia Esposito Cammarota, immigrated with her family to the US in 1920.  Wife of William (Buck) White, beloved mother of Nora (Donald) of Milford  and  Bill White of Stamford.  Grandmother to Michael (Meredith) Sabia and Joseph Sabia and great grandmother to Finn and Mallory Sabia.  She is also survived by her brother Joseph and sister Carmela from Port Chester.

Pre deceased by her husband and parents, brothers John, Daniel, and sister Josephine. 
Connie graduated from Port Chester High school. She was a Stamford resident for 56 years.
Connie and Buck owned White's Delicatessen in Waterside on Greenwich AV. for many years. After her husband died Connie worked for US Marine Lines, Bartlett tree Experts and the Stamford Advocate until she retired. 
Connie was active in the Stamford community by starting a chapter of Widow and Widowers . She was also president of the VFW women's Auxillary for many years, and an active member of the Stamford Over 60's club.
She will be remembered as an avid crocheter of afghans and a competitive bingo player. She will be missed by her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 10:30 AM 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, CT on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

ADRIAN HYDE- March 19, 2016

Adrian Augustus Hyde, age 83 passed away peacefully at his home in Stamford, CT on March 19, 2016.
He was born on February 26, 1933 in Jamaica, W.I., where he met and married his wife, Agatha Hyde, they were married for 50 years.
Adrian and his family arrived in the United States in 1984 and was a resident of Stamford for 32 years. He was employed for several years as a machine operator for Pitney Bowes. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching football and boxing and was renowned for telling funny narratives.
Adrian was a loving husband, father, and friend. He is survived by his wife Agatha, sons Clive and Phillip, and daughters Lois, Claudia and Tracey, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Tuesday March 29th, 2016 from 4:00pm -7:00pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 30th at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien, CT.

FRANK CESARIO- March 16, 2016

Frank "Frankie the Chef" Cesario, who was born in San Fili, Calabria, Italy on October 1, 1940 had  passed away peacefully at St. Camillus Nursing Home in Stamford, on March 16, 2016. 
Frank came to Stamford, from Italy, in 1953. Started working at The Brass Rail Restaurant for John Tassitano. He went from washing dishes and cleaning tables to becoming a well known Chef here in Stamford. Frank worked in many area restaurants including Jack Daniels in Greenwich, Italian Center Mens Club and The Piedmont Club, just to name a few. 
He is survived by his daughter Angela Frantzis, Son in law John, grandchildren Steven (Cesario) Evangelos and Niki Frantzis and his ex-wife and Friend, Joanne Cesario. 

He is also survived by his Sister in law, Diane Mollo, Brother in law, Donald Vitti and many Nieces and nephews. He was pre deceased by his parents Giovanni and Marietta, his Sisters Tina Sammarco and Rose Iantorno, and Brother Antonio. 
We wish to thank St. Camillus third floor staff for the care of Frankie and extend Thanks to his roommate and Friend, Benjamin Whittaker.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10:30 AM 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, CT on Friday, March 18, 2016 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM.

SILVIE DORCELY- March 14, 2016

Silvie Dorcely, 33, passed away on March 14, 2016. Born in Haiti on May 8, 1983, the daughter of Charles and Elise Dorcely.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. A service will be celebrated on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM at the Schilo French SDA Church, 977 Hope Street, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT.

CONCETTA (CONNIE) SGRITTA- March 14, 2016

Concetta (Connie) Sgritta, a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016. The daughter of the late Sabitino and Grace (Meli) Sgrita.

Connie graduated from Stamford High School and was employed at Reproductions of Stamford, Machletts, and Bloomingdales of Stamford. She was an avid Yankee Fan and enjoyed genealogy and crocheting.She is survived by her sister Candida Mancusi of Stamford , her sister-in-law Ann Sgritta of Cos Cob, and several nieces, grandnephews, and cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Salvatore Sgritta. Connie was a kind, sweet, loving sister and aunt who was very loved and will truly be missed. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Friday March 18, 2016 from 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM. A prayer service will be conducted at 12:30 PM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children's' Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Make A Wish Foundation, 126 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611.

FILOMENA ROMANO- March 6, 2016

Filomena Conte Romano, 74, of Stamford, CT passed away peacefully at Stamford Hospital on Sunday, March 6 surrounded by her loving family. Filomena was born in Minturno, Italy on September 19, 1941 to the late Antonio Conte and Teresa Orgera.

Filomena found joy in giving. She especially loved to cook and feed family and friends, everyone was welcome at the table. She loved to garden too.

Filomena was a proud homemaker. She was survived by her loving husband Francesco Romano, four children Nicholas, Pia Conte, Antonio wife Sondra, Teresa Franchina husband Philip and grandchildren Christina, Anthony and Lauren, Tommaso, Brooke, Rachele, Charles, Rachel, Francesco. Also survived by three sisters, Lina Aversa , Silvana Orsaia , Maria Alicandro of Minturno, Italy and Sal Conte and many nieces and nephews and cousins.
Filomena was a true family women and will be greatly missed.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 9:00 - 10:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Entombment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT.

FRANCES M. VERRASTRO- March 2, 2016

Frances M. Verrastro, 86, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2016 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport, CT. Born in Brooklyn, NY on February 4, 1930, the daughter of the late Anthony Arrigo Sr. and Carmella Liccardo Arrigo. She is predeceased by her husband, Salvatore Verrastro.

Frances was employed by Jet Industries, formerly of Stamford, as an Administrative Assistant. A former resident of Stamford, she resided in both Trumbull, CT and Port St. Lucie, FL.  She cherished the time spent with her family.She is survived by her beloved children, James Verrastro and Margaret DiMasi and her husband Vincent; her loving grandchildren, Eve Verrastro, Alisha DiMasi Etlinger and her husband David, Derek DiMasi, and Alex (A.J) DiMasi. Frances is predeceased by her brother, Anthony Arrigo Jr., and daughters-in-law, Angela and Gloria.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 11:00 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 Friday, March 4, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or donations may be made through their website, www.michaeljfox.org

DONATO LABRIOLA- February 27, 2016

Donato Labriola passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 27, 2016 just two months short of his 100th birthday.

He was born on April 23, 1916 to the late Canio and Teresa-Martino Labriola in Ripacandida Potenza, Italy.  He was united in marriage to Addolorata Gabriele at Chiesa Madre and they would remain married for 63 years until her death on

November 28 , 2002.  Donato served in the Royal Italian Army for 8 years in the campaigns of North Africa, the Balkans and the Iberian Peninsula.  After the war he returned to Ripacandida where he and Addolorata raised three daughters together. During this time he worked in agriculture for nearly 25 years.  In 1967 at the age of 51 he moved with his wife and youngest daughter to the US and settled in Greenwich, CT. 

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather whose happiest and proudest moments were spent with his family.  He will always be remembered as the strong patriarch of his family who was passionate with his convictions.  Having spent nearly 50 years in the United States he was very patriotic and ever grateful to be living the American dream.  He was an avid gardener who was always generous with his bountiful harvest.    

He is survived by three daughters Teresa (Michele) Larossa, Antonietta Labriola and Lucia (Tomasso) LaRocca, along with 9 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by three sisters, Teresa Santomauro, Carmela

Santarsiere, Ida Labriola and a brother Pasquale Labriola.  He will live on in the hearts, minds and lives of his family and everyone that he touched.

Visitation will be from 5-8 on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Saint Catherine of Siena, Riverside CT. Entombment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwich, CT.

DAVID L. ROBERTS- February 23, 2016

David L. Roberts, 79, returned to his heavenly home on February 23, 2016 after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s. David was born to the late Leonard (Bert) and Alice Oestmann Roberts, in Stamford, CT.

David was blessed with a loving family and many cherished friends. He married his best friend and the love of his life, Nancy Giancola, in July of 1960 in Stamford, CT.

David is survived by his wife, Nancy; his daughter Elizabeth A. Metcalf and her husband John; and his pride and joy, his grandson Jonathan DiBenedetto. 

David is also survived by one nephew, Richard Wesson and his wife Barbara and by great-nephews: Brian Wesson (Kellen) and Derek Wesson of Grafton, WI, Austin King of Washington, D.C., and Travis King of Melbourne, Australia, and great-nieces Ashley Wesson and Megan Wesson, of Grafton, WI. 

He was predeceased by his parents, Bert and Alice Roberts; his only sister, Doris Roberts Wesson, a brother in law, George Wesson of Brown Deer, WI and a niece, Professor Caren Wesson-King.
David was a graduate of Stamford High School class of 1954.  After graduation, he entered the United States Navy where he began his career as a naval photographer.  He was honorably discharged in 1957 and continued his career as a photographer with the Stamford Advocate.  During this time, he became a Stamford Firefighter to which he served many years.  His career with the Fire Department was his passion.  He retired with the department after 33 years of service.

Family and friends may call at Lacerenza Funeral Home on Saturday, February 27, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. with a mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of the Holy Spirit, Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT.  Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery Oaklawn Ave., Stamford, CT.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in David's name may be made to The Stamford Firefighters Local 786 Burn Foundation, 629 Main Street, Stamford, CT 06901 or Alzheimer’s Chapter, South West Region Office, 607 Main Ave. Norwalk, CT 06851

The family would like to thank to Danielcare, and give special thanks to Gladys Amponsem for the love, outstanding care and tenderness that she has provided Dave during the many months of his illness. Thank you to Dr. Michael Fusco for his assistance and Caring Hospice Service for their guidance. A special thank you to Monsignor Kevin Royal and Deacon Paul Jennings for their prayers and support.

PATRICIA R. MCQUILLAN- Febraury 19, 2016

Patricia R. McQuillan, 80, peacefully entered into eternal rest on February 19, 2016, at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. She was surrounded by her family and went home with true grace and dignity.

Mrs. McQuillan was born in Stamford on Sept. 24, 1935, daughter of the late Timothy and Anna Moffett Ryan. She was born and lived in Stamford before moving to Derby fifteen years ago. Patricia was employed as a city bus driver for CT Transit in Stamford for many years and loved all her co-workers and regulars on her route. She was a devoted mother who gave her strength, heart and soul into raising 4 children on her own. At times working 3 jobs to support them. She enjoyed playing her guitar and singing when she was younger. Her time spent with her best friends Suzanne Abrams (Zaro) and Sandy Frangione (Brookins) helped her through many struggles in life and she was forever grateful. Following her retirement she worked part-time as a shuttle bus driver at SCSU.

She is survived by sons, Mark McQuillan of FL. and Edward McQuillan (Toni) of Norwalk, a daughter, Diane Heche (Adam) of Milford, a brother, Michael "Buster" Ryan of Stamford, a sister, Mary Misencik of Stamford, cherished grandchildren, Jeffrey Curriere, Allison McQuillan, Michael McQuillan, David "DJ" McQuillan Jr., Ryan McQuillan, Mallory McQuillan, Johnathon Yaggi, James McQuillan and Kevin McQuillan, great grandson, Cameron Sweeney and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, David McQuillan Sr. and by 4 brothers John, Timothy, William and Edward. As well as two sisters Anna Adams and Ellen Kennedy.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Griffin Hospital Hospice facility for their comfort and amazing job they did in helping us through the most difficult day of our lives. Also, we would like to thank Robert Ricciuti at Spinelli-Ricciuti funeral home for taking such loving care of mom in her preparation for the Stamford Services.

Flowers may be sent to Lacerenza Funeral Home 8 Schuyler Ave, Stamford, CT.06902. Calling hours and prayer service will be held Saturday February 27, 2016 at Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Ave, Stamford, CT 06902 from 12pm to 3pm.

PAULINE A. POWELL- February 11, 2016

Pauline A. Powell, of Trumbull, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the age of 82. She was born in Stamford on January 13, 1934 to the late Alfredo and Lena Ceccolini.

Pauline was employed as a customer service specialist with Pitney Bowes for thirty years, and during retirement she split her time between Trumbull and Naples, Florida. She was a devoted wife of sixty-four years, and loving mother and grandmother. She was an avid golfer, and belonged to many women's leagues which she won several trophies.

Pauline is survived by her loving husband, Bud Powell, and three daughters, Patti Jones (husband David), Linda Modugno (husband Paul) and Lisa Clements (husband Frank) and three grandchildren Matthew, John and Jordan. She is also survived by her sister Louise Burger of Naples, Florida.

A Catholic Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM at The Church of St. Cecilia, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT. There will be no calling hours. Interment is private at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Arrangements are being handled by Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Stamford, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Autism Speaks.

 

MARY CHURLEY- February 10, 2016

Mary Churley, 90, passed away at her home on February 10, 2016. Born on November 29, 1925 in

Philadelphia, PA., the daughter of the late Stephen and Eva Kronk. She is predeceased by her husband, Stephen Churley.

Mary is survived by her brother, John Kronk and his wife Joan and her loving caregiver, Judith Shaw.

Calling hours will be held at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 9:00 - 10:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM at The Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist, 279 Atlantic Street, Stamford. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Stamford.

MARIE V. PROCHEDDU- February 7, 2016

Marie V. Porcheddu, 82, a resident of Norwalk passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Born in Stamford on May 18, 1933, the daughter of the late Angelo and Carmella Fabricatore.

She is survived by her children, Antonio Porcheddu, Mark Porcheddu,  Marie Porcheddu and Lori Courtney, her brother, Nicholas Fabricatore and his wife Sharon. She also leaves behind her loving grandchildren Joelle, Luis, Dominique, Jordan, Kyle, Justin and great-grandchildren, Gio, Savannah, and Peyton. Marie was predeceased by her husband, Antonio, her two sons, Nicholas and Peter, and brothers, Patsy, Dominick, Joseph and Egidio.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 12, 2016 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 Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

SUSAN R. TOSCHES- February 1, 2016

Susan R. Tosches died peacefully in her home surrounded by family on February 1, following a long illness.

She was born in Greenwich on September 2, 1926 to the late Salvatore and Josephine Rowella. She attended local schools graduating from Greenwich High School in 1944 and the Greenwich Hospital School of Nursing in 1947.  Her career at the Hospital spanned 40 years where she spent most of her time as a nurse in the emergency room. 

In addition to her beloved husband Carmine she is survived by children, Susan and Cynthia of New York, NY, Steven (Carole) of Princeton Jct., NJ, Christine Lambert (Guy) of Bel Air, MD, and Maria Hitt (Randall) of West Suffield, CT, grandchildren, Jason and Casey Tosches, John and Thomas Lambert, Natalie and Robbie Hitt, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother whose happiest moments were spent with her family. She will always be remembered as a compassionate friend who welcomed all into her heart and home. She was also an accomplished homemaker, avid gardener and active member of her Nurses’ Alumnae.

The family would like to thank the dedicated medical community of Greenwich Hospital, especially Dr. Dickerman Hollister, Dr. Laura Hodges, Dr. Lisa Kurian, and the compassionate staff of Greenwich Hospital Home Hospice.

A Mass of Celebration will be held at St. Mary Church, 178 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT, Friday, February 5, 2016, 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Nurses Alumnae of the Greenwich Hospital Association, c/o Greenwich Hospital, 2 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 attention Sue Martin, Treasurer.

RODOLFO DIAZ- January 29, 2016

Rodolfo Diaz, 70, passed away on January 29, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Guatemala on April 15, 1945, he is survived by his loving wife Maria Diaz. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Andrea Diaz; his stepchildren Larry Talledo, Charly Talledo, and Sara Talledo; and two grandchildren Adriana and Anthony.Rodolfo worked as a building and customer manager at Inspirica Inc. for 17 years. He enjoyed watching soccer and was an avid Mets, Giants, and Jets fan.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, 566 Elm Street, Stamford on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM. 

MICHAEL CALOMINO JR.- January 27, 2016

Michael Calomino Jr. was born on November 10, 1937 in Stamford, CT and peacefully passed away at his home on January 27. Michael was the son of the late Michael and Victoria Calomino. He is survived by his wife, Marcia Kallaway Calomino, of 53 years and three children Allison Calomino and her partner Steven Habetz, Michael Calomino III and his partner Hernan Bohorquez of Stamford, Cindy Calomino-Krom and her husband Kenny Kromof Monroe. He is also survived by three adored grandchildren, Kailea Krom of Monroe, and Bradley and Brett Mayer of Stamford and their father, Brad Mayer of Norwalk.  He is also survived by three sisters Ida Magnifico and Dolores Berger of Stamford and Rose Calomino of Greenwich, as well as his sister-in-law, Margaret Kallaway of Norwalk.  Also surviving are many nephews and nieces.  Michael was predeceased by his sister Ann Judice and brother Frank Calomino, both of Stamford.  His two cats, Apollo and Simone remained at his side. 

Michael was a graduate of Stamford High School and upon graduation served in the US Army in Munich Germany for three years.  He was then a Sales Manager at Polycast/Cast Optics Company and then owned the Lemon Tree Café in Stamford for many years until his retirement.  He enjoyed spending time at the beach at his home in Naples, FL.  His greatest joy was his grandchildren. 

Family will receive the sympathy of family and friends at Lacerenza Funeral Home, Eight Schuyler Avenue in Stamford from 4-7pm on February 1.  A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue on February 2 at 10:30 am, burial following at Fairfield Memorial Cemetery in Stamford. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Fairfield County or Rise and Walk Foundation, 971 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605.  Online condolences may be made at www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com.

IDA ARRUZZA- January 24, 2016

Ida Arruzza, 84, a Stamford resident passed away on January 24, 2016 at her home. Born on March 2, 1931 in Italy, the daughter of the late Umberto Nocella and Antoinetta Pimpenella.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Vincenzo Arruzza; her sons, Joseph Arruzza (wife Mina) and Riccardo Arruzza; one brother John Nocella; and her grandchildren Amy M. Arruzza, Nicholas R. Arruzza, and Jasmine N. Arruzza.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Stamford. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM.  

HELEN CATINO- January 24, 2016

Helen Catino, 88, of Nashville, TN., formerly of Darien, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2016.

She was predeceased by her parents, Concetta and Anthony  Levier, her husband Louis and sisters Louise Ambrosecchio and Phyllis Arlotta.She is survived by loving son David Catino and his wife Gina of Brentwood, TN and grandchildren; Danny, Jessi and husband Chris, and Vinny.Visitation is at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Saturday, January 30 from 9:00-11:00 am followed immediately by internment at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

CODY R. THOMAS- January 23, 2016

Cody Randall Thomas,  27, of Stamford passed away on Saturday January 23, 2016 he was born in Stamford on January 8 1989 to Matthew G. Thomas and Anna Colaurcio Thomas.   Cody was an English teacher at Staples High School in Westport, CT 

 He is survived by loving mother Anna Colacurcio Thomas and father Matthew G. Thomas both of Stamford, his sister Callie-Rose Thomas, grandparents Vito and Rosa Ciminnelo Colacurcio also of Stamford, his Grandmother Janis Thomas Goodcuff of North Port Florida, by his Uncle Randall M Thomas (Carolyn) and Aunt Kathleen T. Giordano (Richard), his uncle Felice Colacurcio (Georgia), his cousins Annamaria Downey Gueco and Sean and Liam Downy of Seattle Washington, cousins Alex Giordano of Stamford, Racquel, Veronica and Tiffani Colacurico of Stamford, and cousins Logan and Lena Thomas of Trumbull, CT.   He was predeceased by his Grandfather Louis J. Thomas and Grandfather Lawrence Goodcuff and Aunt Tracy Thomas of Stamford, and his Aunt Callista C. Downey of Seattle, Washington.Cody was a musician, poet, writer, mentor and altruistic educator.   He was a graduate of New York Arthur Carter institute of Journalism, University and had a Masters of Education from The University of Connecticut Before joining the staff at Staples High School he was a writer for the Stamford Advocate, and editor of the rock journal Revolver.   As co-advisor with the Staples High School newspaper Inklings he helped bring them to the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Convention where they received a gold medal award.  His love of music led him to study music at NYU and play in many local bands after graduation.   Cody was loved by friends, family and students alike, he was known to go above and beyond what was expected of him as a teacher he didn’t just make kids better students he made them better people.   One of his students commented that he has molded too many minds and touched too many people to disappear anytime soon.Cody was an intelligent and articulate young man who’s drive to do better brought him many successes in life, he will be missed by family, friends, the students at Staples High School, his co-workers and all the people whose lives that were touched by his.  Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 2:00 - 8:00 PM. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford.

Donations may be made in memory of Cody Randall Thomas to Staples Tuition Grants, PO Box 5159, Westport, CT 06681-5159 or staplestuitiongrants.org.

CHARLES J. (CHUCK) BURRIESCI

Charles J. (Chuck) Burriesci of Sun City, Az., and formerly of Stamford passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side after a brief illness.

Born in Greenwich, Ct. on May 5, 1954 to Marie and Joseph (Smitty) Burriesci, Chuck grew up in Stamford in a large Italian family in the innocence of the 1950s.He attended Stamford Public Schools and graduate from Rippowam High School in 1972. He graduated from the University of Bridgeport in 1977 with a Bachelor's degree in Music. He received a Master's degree in Science in 1995.The former resident was very active in music, performing in a number of groups and played in many venues from Stamford to the Caribbean. While living in New York, he worked at Hal Prince Music and Entertainment, a premiere booking agency there. The Stamford native taught music in the Stamford Public School System for many years, taught at Project Music, and gave private lessons.He continued teaching public school music and performing when he moved to Arizona in the mid-1990s at the Deer Valley School System.While living in Arizona, Chuck became a licensed counselor and worked in the behavioral health field. He was last employed by Concentra and the Recovery Innovations Crisis Center of Arizona.Chuck was a loving and caring individual and always maintained a keen sense of the need of others, sometimes offering help even before they would ask. Chuck was a devoted family man. He also enjoyed golf, watching the Yankees, going to the shooting range, car racing and washing his prized BMW. When younger, he rebuilt the family Chevy and raced it at local tracks.He is survived by his wife, Brenda Goding-Burriesci, his two sons, Smith Burriesci of Arizona and Wesley Burriesci of California; and his stepchildren Rachel Goding and Devin Smith both of Arizona.He is also survived by his loving sister Barbara (Bill) Cerulli, his niece Diane (Alan) Kwan and his great-niece, Madeleine Kwan all of Stamford. He was predeceased by both of his parents.The family would like to thank everyone for their kind words and expressions of sympathy and stories of how Chuck touched their lives.

Calling hours will be Friday, January 29, 2016 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM at the Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, Ct. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, Ct. Interment will follow at ST. John Roman Catholic Cemetery in Darien, Ct.

ROSE L. DELUCA- January 10, 2016

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Rose L. DeLuca of Stamford.  She was predeceased by her husband, Geno and her seven brothers; Nick, Louis, Tony, Fred, Frank, Albert & John Genovese.  She is survived by her four children, Eugene, Michael, JoAnn & David with their spouses and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was a self-employed hair dresser and loved a good party as well as dancing and cooking and spending time with her family.Calling hours will be on Thursday, January 14th from 9 – 10:30AM at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Ave., Stamford, CT 06902 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM., at St. Gabriel’s Church, 914 Newfield Ave., Stamford, CT with a processional to Queen of Peace Cemetery in Stamford, CT.

Donations may be made to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County, 461 Glenbrook Rd., Stamford, CT  06906 in Rose’s name.

CARL C. GALASSO JR.- January 7, 2016

Carl C. (Collie) Galasso Jr. passed away peacefully on January 7, 2016.  Born on March 24, 1945, he was the son of Carl Galasso Sr. and Mildred D’Agostino.  Carl grew up in Stamford, CT and attended Rippowam High School, class of 1963 where he excelled in both academics and sports especially weight lifting. He attended The University of Connecticut, Quinnipiac College and Norwalk Community College.  He majored in English.  He served in the Marine Corps. He worked for the city of Stamford and Birch Meadow Corporation.  Carl is survived by his mother and father and sisters and brothers-in-law, Angela Galasso (Donald Hartman) Stamford, CT, Jacqueline Schonberg (Peter), Norwalk, CT and Lucy Galasso (Dr. Alan McCollom), Bedford, NY. He is also survived by nieces Torrie Marie Hartman, Gena Galasso Russo (Brian Russo), nephews Jordan Galasso McCollom (Tracy McCollom) and Steven Schonberg, and grandnephews Logan Carl Russo, Reid William Russo, Owen James McCollom and one grandniece, Leah Grace McCollom. He was also preceded in death by Ruth Reeves, his long time companion.

Carl is best known for his culinary skills.  He was adept at preparing gourmet meals and baked delicacies.  He enjoyed listening to opera, especially such masters as Enrico Caruso and Mario Lanza.  He generously supported children in Africa. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed surprising them with unexpected gifts.  Contributions can be made to The American Heart Association.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM 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 Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

JOHN J. GOLINO- January 3, 2016

John Joseph (Butch) Golino, 87, of Stamford, CT, passed away peacefully at Stamford Hospital on January 3, 2016.

John, better known as “Butch” to family and friends was born in Stamford, CT to the late Cecelia Sorbo Golino and Antonio Golino on February 25, 1928.  He graduated from Stamford High School in 1946. He served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953 with an honorable discharge and belonged to the VFW Post 9617. John was an avid Yankees and Giants fan. John worked as a Maintenance Forman for Pitney Bowes for 35 years. He also coached the company’s softball team and sang in their talent shows, but his most precious time was spent with his family and friends. No matter what sport his grandchildren played Pop was always in the stands to cheer them on. He was their number one fan and never missed a game.    John is predeceased by his brothers Patrick, Joseph, Antonio, and Peter Golino. Also his sisters Rose Mecca, Madeline Ceci, Nancy Perone and Patricia (Tootsie) Whitehead, and Son-in-law Keith Bellantoni.    John is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Mary Gentile Golino. Three daughters, Rita Bellantoni of Norwalk, Cecelia Pelazza and husband Mark of Stamford, Tina Cosentino and husband Frank of Norwalk, six  grandchildren Rocco and John Bellantoni, Mark and Jenna Pelazza, Nicole and Frank Cosentino.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 8th, 2016, at 11:30 at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. Johns Cemetery, 25 Camp Ave, Darien, CT. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements were made by the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. 

The family of  John Golino wishes to extend their sincere thanks to  Dr. Fusco, Dr. Miller, Dr. Madhoun, Doctors and friends at The DeVita Center.

MARGARET (MAGGIE) GRECCO- January 2, 2016

Margaret (Maggie) Grecco passed away on January 2, 2016 at the age of 97 at her place of residence. She was born on December 6th 1918 in Stamford Ct, the daughter of the late Raffaele Cosentino and Elisabetta (LaScala) Cosentino. She is predeceased by her husband Daniel, her daughter Lucille Bardelli, son Gerard Grecco, Sr., two sister’s Catherine Greco & Antoinette Crescio and four brothers Ralph, John, Frank, and Victor Cosentino. She is survived by her son-in-law Charles Bardelli, Sr. and wife Janet of Stamford, daughter-in-law Jennifer Grecco of Trumbull, and her grandchildren Lisa Urbano and husband Joseph of Stamford, Charlie Bardelli, Jr. and Anthony Bardelli both of Derby, Joseph Bardelli of Stamford, Gerard Grecco Jr., his mother Jean & wife Heba of Stamford and Olivia Grecco of Trumbull. She had four great grandchildren Kyle & Shawn Urbano, Masen Bardelli and Gerard Grecco III.
Margaret was a supervisor at Mechtronics Corp. from which she retired and then took care of her family. She was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, loved to play Bingo and watch her game shows. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church
Margaret, better known as “Maggie” to family and friends was truly a very giving and kind person. She had a perpetual smile that warmed your heart! You were always welcomed at Maggie’s house, where her generosity and great tasting meals were present. She never forgot your name nor went without asking how you and your family were doing. She was a great woman and will be surely missed!
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday January 7th 2016 at 10:30 at Sacred Heart Church 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, 124 Rock Rimmon Rd., Stamford. Relatives and friends may call at Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, on Wednesday January 6th from 3:00 – 7:00 PM.

ROMARIO MENDEZ- December 31, 2015

Romario Mendez, 17, passed away on December 31, 2015. Born on June 11, 1999, the son of Mario and Elis Mendez.

A Service will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM at The Real Tabernacle Church of God, 795 Atlantic Street, Stamford. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Stamford.

PATRICIA F. GERARDI- December 31, 2015

Patricia F. Gerardi (Pat) 76, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on December 31, 2015.Pat was born in Stamford, CT on April 18, 1939 to the late Charles and Maria (Rinaldi)Trombetta.Pat married the love of her life, Peter Gerardi, on June 13, 1959, where they resided in her childhood home.

She was predeceased by her parents, her brother JosephTrombetta and his wife, Josephine, her sisters Theresa DeMasi and her husband Michael, and Rosalie Garfano and her husband Ciro (Jerry).  She was also predeceased by her in-laws Joseph and Gertrude (Lacerenza) Gerardi, Rocco Vita, Nicholas Fusaro, Philip Annunziata, Gerald Gerardi, Lucian Gerardi and his wife Rita, Carmella Conetta and her husband Richard, Katherine Palladino and her husband William, and Donna DeSalle and her partner Pete Gasparino.

She is survived by her loving husbandof 56 years, her son, Peter Gerardi, Jr and his wife Gail; daughter Barbette Barlow and her husband Rick; daughter Marlana Sabia and her husband JR; and daughter Jodi DiPreta and her husband Sal, as well as 9 grandchildren: Sal DiPreta III, Jacob Barlow, Nick DiPreta, Joshua Barlow, Trevor Sabia, Tony DiPreta, Jenna Sabia, Peter Gerardi III, and Ryan Gerardi.  She is also survived by her sisters; Mary Vita, Antoinette Fusaro, Dottie Annunziata, sister-in-law Elizabeth Gerardi and many nieces and nephews.

After a successful hairdressing career, Pat worked for many years as a secretary at St. Gabriel Middle School, which is part of the Catholic Regional School System. She retired from Bed, Bath & Beyond where she worked as an assistant to the branch managerfor over ten years.

Pat enjoyed many years of family vacations in Florida and many camping trips and lots of laughs at Lake Waramaug with Dottie, Phil, Andrew and Darlene. Pat and Pete were instrumental in creating a support group and an annual Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma fundraising walk for the Scleroderma Foundation for Stamford in the Tri-State area starting in 2005.  Pat was also a proud member of the Columbiettes and the Holy Name Rosary Society. 

Pat enjoyed watching each of her grandchildren play sports and treasured all of the special times she had with each of them.  Memories were created that will be treasured for a lifetime.  She also loved to host the annual New Year’s Eve Party for many years with the tradition of spaghetti at midnight to ring in the New Year.  Pat was a kindhearted, loving wife and mother who will be truly missed by all who knew her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Sunday, January 3, 2016 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: Scleroderma Foundation, Tri-State Inc. Chapter, 59 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905.

ELENA DESANTIS LUPINACCI- December 24, 2015

Elena DeSantis Lupinacci of Stamford, died peacefully at home December 24, 2015.  She was pre-deceased by her parents, Gino and Maria DeSantis of Willimantic, CT and by her husband of 64 years, Geno Joseph Lupinacci.
She is survived by her son Geno and his daughter Briana Nash, her son Renzo and his wife Denise.
Elena was born January 23, 1920 in Monson, MA.  She graduated with a degree in education from the Connecticut State Teachers College and pursued a distinguished career in elementary education and as a remedial reading specialist during a tenure of 33 years in the Stamford school system.
Her unconventional method of teaching...  weaving humor, stories and (along with her accomplished piano skills) music into the established curriculum endeared her to a vast number of children who would remember her and the experience of her class well into adulthood. Some would later declare their 6th grade teacher was pivotal in pointing them to a career in education. Others, new to the United States, were to benefit from her well spoken Italian and French which aided and eased their transition into a new life.
She will be remembered for her intelligence and compassion, her elegance, her unique "International" style and... she will be missed.
Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services at 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from 8:30am to 10:30am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery, Hoyt Street, Darien, CT.

PETER CHANNING O'ROURKE- December 22, 2015

Peter Channing O’Rourke, born May 13,1985, passed away suddenly on December 22, 2015.  He leaves behind his devoted and loving partner of several years, Carly Maurer, their one-year-old daughter Hope who was his sunshine, and a son whose birth he was eagerly awaiting.

Peter was beloved by his parents, Peter Guglielmo and Cindy O’Rourke and adored by his grandparents, James O’Rourke and Laurie O’Rourke - Accousti and Antoinette Guglielmo and Peter Guglielmo, Sr.  In addition, he will be deeply missed by his many aunts and uncles and his ten cousins with whom he grew up. Peter was blessed with a generous and affectionate nature and a heart that was loyal to all those he loved.  Peter would go out of his way to help someone in need; he knew how to put caring into action.  His blue eyes and engaging smile belied an inclination to create mischief and delight everyone he touched.  His grandparents’ childhood nickname for him was “Dennis the Menace.”   Peter was extraordinary and his passing leaves us with aching hearts and a void in our family that can never be filled. 

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will take place in private.

Peter had a special love for pit bulls so in lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the Connecticut Pit Bull Rescue, P.O. Box 242, Plainville, CT 06062.

ALBINO V. LAVALLE- December 22, 2015

Albino V. LaValle, 81, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully with his family by his side at home in Stamford, CT on December 22, 2015. 

Albino is survived by his loving wife Ilda of 55 years; his childrenAmy LaValle, Ferdinando LaValle and his wife Tricia and his three devoted grandchildren Jessica Holding, Carly Holding and Alexander LaValle.  He is also survived by his brothers Dino Mandarino, Mario Mandarino and Vincenzo Mandarino.Born January 18, 1934 in San Vincenzo La Costa, Italy to Erminia Marchese and Ferdinando LaValle, Albino came to the United States, the country he loved and was proud to be a citizen of, in 1959.  He worked as a master tailor at Minute Men Cleaners from1964 until he retired in October 2015. He enjoyed his work immensely and cared deeply for all of his friends at Minute Men.

Albino was an avid soccer fan and spent many hours watching his favorite team—Juventus of Italy.  His passion for soccer was only surpassed by his deep devotion, dedication and love for his family.  His quiet manner and insightful advice will be missed by his family and friends.

Calling hours, at the Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT, will be on December 27th, 2015, from 2pm to 6pm, family and friends are welcome. A mass will be celebrated on December 28, 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.  Albino will be laid to rest at St John's Catholic Cemetery, 25 Camp Ave, Darien, CT. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Albino’s memory (www.donate.cancer.org)

JAMES BRENNAN- December 19, 2015

James Brennan passed away at home on December 19th after a brief illness.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Wanda; daughter Paula Eytel; and Grandchildren David and Jennifer Eytel. He was predeceased by his brother Eddie and sister Nancy Dinneny. He is survived by his brothers Andy (Josie) Sean, Connie, (Mary) and his sisters Peggy Whelahan (Tom) Molly Deneny and Brigid McClure (Robert) and brother and sister in law John Dinneny and Margaret Brennan. He’ll also be missed by his Godchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was born in 1926 in County Cavan, Ireland. He came to America as a young man. He was employed with New York Telephone Co. for 40 years in a position of management.

A favorite hobby of his for many years was making stained glass Tiffany style lamp shades and Irish lamps with harps and shamrocks on them. All of his family have his lamps in their home as a bright memory of his love.

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.

EDITH YORFINO- December 15, 2015

Edith Yorfino (Babe), 93, passed away peacefully at Stamford Hospital on December 15, 2015.

Edith was born in Stamford, CT on August 2nd, 1922 to her late parents, James Vincent Scarano and Mary Teresa (Fiore) Scarano. She was predeceased by her husband, Dominick J. Yorfino, Sr. (Buddy), her six siblings, Joe and wife Eugenia, George and wife Margaret, Frank and Helen Scarano, Faustie and husband Nicholas Papallo and Santa and husband Lou Mazza. She was also predeceased by her nieces and nephews, John Papallo, Joan Grodzicki, and Angela (DeNicola) Verrastro.

Edith was a machinist during WWII and several years after. In later years, Edith worked for several corporations in the foodservice industry. She also volunteered in rehabilitation centers and other charitable organizations, most recently with the Columbiettes. She was very passionate about donating to animal organizations and charities. She was a die-hard Yankees fan.

Edith is survived by her two loving children; her daughter Terry Sweeney and her husband, Kevin Sweeney; her son Dominick J. Yorfino, Jr. and his wife, Cheryl Yorfino, as well as her three devoted grandchildren, Matthew Sweeney, C.J. Yorfino and Lindsey Yorfino. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Marion DeNicola and her husband Pat DeNicola (Skippy) and her sister-in-law, Doris Scarano and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday December 21st, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Leo's Catholic Church, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford, CT 06902. Interment will take place in private. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Sunday, December 20th, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06611 or online at www.cthumane.org

CATHERINE MEAD- December 12, 2015

Catherine Mead, age 83, a lifelong resident of Stamford Connecticut, passed away on Saturday (December 12, 2015) at Stamford Hospital with her loving family at her side.  She was born January 8, 1932 to James and Ephra (Riberty) Couremenos.  She was pre-deceased by her husband, William Mead. 

She is survived by her sister Nancy Macari of Brookfield, her daughters Tamara (Steve) Stanley of Portsmouth, Virginia, Nancy Iglesias of Stamford, her grandchildren, William and Jose Iglesias of Stamford, Amanda, and Alyssa of Portsmouth Virginia, Andrew Stanley of Wilmington, Delaware, her step-granddaughter Ashley Godfrey of Texas, her four step-great-grandchildren, Gage, Mackenzie, Brennan, and Tristen of Texas, her nephews Michael and Jerry Macari of Stamford and her niece Diane Pastor of Brookfield.  

She will always be remembered for her joyful personality, her excellent attitude, and her wonderful smile.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11 A.M. at St. Mary's Church, 566 Elm Street, Stamford. Interment will take place in private.

NICHOLAS M. DEMAIO JR.- December 6, 2015

Nicholas M. DeMaio Jr. (Jay) 84, passed away peacefully at home on December 6, 2015 after a four-month battle with cancer. 

Nick was born in Stamford on September 14, 1931 to the late Mary (Abate) DeMaio and Nicholas M. DeMaio Sr. Growing up in Stamford’s historic west side, Nick maintained strong roots there, later becoming a 57 year resident of Darien.

After graduating from J.M. Wright Technical High School in 1948, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies baseball organization. He went on to play minor league baseball for several years, including the K.O.M. league based in Commerce, Oklahoma.

Nick joined the Armed Forces during the Korean War and continued to play baseball for the U.S. Army team. At the conclusion of his service, he continued his 50 year career in printing at Communications Corporation in Stamford where he was plant manager.

Nick married the love of his life, Molly, in 1956 and moved to Darien in 1958. He was a longtime member and former president of the Piedmont Club in Darien, as well as a proud member of the Stillwater Indians baseball organization. Apart from his family, Nick’s greatest legacy is in country music. Nick was known to his legions of fans as “the Ambassador of Country Music”, and as a respected vocalist and authoritarian of this genre.

He was a member of “The Country Singing Pals” for 17 years before joining his sons in the band “Gunsmoke” for the past 23 years. Nick was widely known in the country music and western swing communities from Connecticut to Nashville, forming relationships and performing with country legends such as Ray Price, Hank Thompson, and Hank Williams Jr. Nick was proud to have performed for both President George H. and President George W. Bush during their campaign tours. Yet above all of his career highlights, Nick had no greater joy than sharing the stage with the three generations of family in “Gunsmoke.”

He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Michael DeMaio and his wife Margaret (Molly) DeMaio of 54 years.

He is survived by his loving sons, Nicholas M. DeMaio III and his wife Marilyn of Darien; Jeffrey DeMaio and his wife Margaret of Darien, as well as his four devoted grandchildren, Nicholas DeMaio IV, Christina DeMaio, Jessica DeMaio and Rebecca DeMaio. He is also survived by his sister in laws, Etta Guarino of Darien, Lois Guarino of Fairfield, and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 10:30 at St. John's Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien, CT. Entombment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 2151, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101-2151

HILDA ZECCA ROMANO- December 6, 2015

Hilda Zecca Romano, a resident of Stamford passed away on December 6, 2015 at Stamford Hospital. Born on December 27, 1928 in New York City, the daughter of the late Joseph Zecca and Anna Mancuso.

Hilda is survived by her husband, Fiorino Romano; her son, Ralph Romano; her daughter, Anna DeVito and husband Dan; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

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.

GEORGE P. KIRIAKIS- December 4, 2015

George P. Kiriakis, 82, of Norwalk, CT went home to be with Jesus on December 4, 2015.

He is survived by his beloved wife Marion, his loving 4 daughters, Deborah, Gina, Kristin and Denise. He also is survived by his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

George was an accomplished guitarist, songwriter and founder of his own music ministry.

Calling hours and services will take place at Bethany Assembly Of God, 2 Scofield Town Road, Stamford on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Calling hours from 9:30 - 11:30 AM with services from 11:30 - 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford.

Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

ALEXANDER J. VLAHOS- December 2, 2015

Alexander J. Vlahos, 60, of Stratford CT recently passed away at his home. Alex is the youngest of 3 children born and raised in Stamford, CT. Alex worked for the Stamford US Post Office for many years and in his free time enjoyed music, photography and long walks with his dog, Barney. Alex will be missed by his older brother, Charles Vlahos of New Fairfield and his middle brother, Stephen Vlahos of Clearwater, FL, his sister-in-laws Charlene Vlahos, Lucia Vlahos and Eleanor McBrien and his nephew Charles Vlahos, JR along with other family members and friends. Alex is predeceased by his wife Mary McBrien Vlahos, his mother, Anna Vlahos and father Charles Vlahos. Calling hours are 4-6pm at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Thursday, December 10, 2015.

MICHAEL J. RUSSO- December 1, 2015

Michael J. Russo, 43, of Middletown, Delaware, and Stamford, Connecticut, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 1st.  He was born on December 16th, 1971,in Norwalk, CT.

He was the son of Lina Pimpinella Russo and the late Angelo Russo. He attended Norwalk High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Sacred Heart University. He was employed at Capital One Associates in Wilmington, Delaware as a Principal Operations Associate. He enjoyed many things including coaching his daughter’s soccer teams, rooting for his precious Miami Dolphins and Azzurri Italian soccer team, a good braciola, and of course, spending time with his very good friends and family.

Mike is survived by his beloved wife, Tammy Frano Russo, adored children, Christopher and Julianna Russo, stepchildren, Corporal Jeffrey S. Wilson, Jr., USMC, and Kelly Wilson, his brother, Anthony Russo, and his wife, MaryBeth, of Hillsborough, NJ, his sister, Angela Golden, and her husband, Meloyed, of Bridgeport, CT, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours at the Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT, will be on Monday, December 7th, 2015, from 8:30-11 A.M; family and friends are welcome. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT.

In lieu of flowers, donations made, in Mike’s memory, to The American Heart Association would be greatly appreciated.

FLOYD (SONNY) KROM- November 23, 2015

Floyd (Sonny) Krom, age 76 husband of Arlene (Haug) Krom passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015 at Stamford Hospital. Born in Ellenville, NY on December 26, 1938, son of the late Floyd and Doris Krom the eldest of 5 children. He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Roy O. Hale as a radio man before joining the Stamford Police Dept in 1968 He spent the next 34 years as a Police Officer, retiring in 2002 for 2 weeks before resuming work in the Records Div as a Police Aide until his death. A PADI certified Instructor he was Captain of The Police SCUBA Team where he was instrumental in training the Stamford Fire Dept in cold water ice rescue and recovery. A member of the Pistol Team, Swat Team and motorcycle Div. A dedicated employee, with high work ethic. Records Div became his second family. Known as a practical joker w/a quick wit, right Tom? He loved his daily newspaper run, crosswords, lottery tickets, Foxwoods and feeding his pet chipmunk. Survived by wife Arlene, sons Dave, Jim, Ken (Cindy) daughter Tammie (Thomas), grandchildren Tiffany, Kailea, Christopher, Anthony and great grandson Tyler. Brothers Peter of WV and Paul of FL. Predeceased by Brother Robert Allen, sisters Donna and Pat.
Special thanks to Dr Katsigiannis & staff, Stamford Hosp ICU, nurses & Docs on 3N; members of Stamford Police Records, family, friends for their love, support & prayers.
Calling hours will be held at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Sunday, November 29 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 4:00 PM. Interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St Judes Children's Hosp at stjude.org/givethanks

TREVOR ANTHONY PIRC- November 21, 2015

Trevor Anthony Pirc, 39, of Mrytle Beach, SC pased away unexpetedly  November 21, 2015.

He was born May 24, 1976 in Greenwich, CT to Elaine Robinson and James Morris. He attended school in Bethel, CT and later found his career in sales and recruiting. He married his soul mate and best friend, Kelly Jean Sayles on February 14, 2004 in Shelton, CT.

He was a movie buff who loved spending time with his friends and family (particularly outdoors), cooking, collecting and reading comic books, playing video games, spending time on his boat and living his life to the fullest.He leaves behind to cherish his memories his loving wife Kelly and their fur baby Sammy, his mother and stepfather Elaine and Broderick Pirc, his father James Morris, his brother Shawn and sisters Christian, Tiffany, Amy and Jennifer, his grandmothers Vicenza Siciliano and Caroline Morris, his brother-in-law Christopher Sayles, and numerous other family members and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Saturday, November 28 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

ANGELO E. MALLOZZI- November 18, 2015

Angelo E. Mallozzi, 89, died peacefully in his home on November 18, 2015 after a long illness.

Angelo, a devoted husband and family man is survived by his wife, Susan; children, Carol McFarland (Wallingford), Danny Mallozzi (Redding), Lorraine James (Stamford), and Eugene Mallozzi (New London, NH). He is preceded in death by his father and mother (Eugenio &Thomasina Mallozzi),sister (Alexandria Cornacchio), all whom also lived in Stamford, CT.

Angelo, was born on February 14th, 1926 in Stamford, CT, son of Eugenio &Thomasina of Mintuno, Italy. He attended Stamford High School and enlisted in the US Navy in 1944 where he became a trained and skilled tool and die maker. He received several medals (Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal), for his efforts during the war and returned to Stamford where he met and married his wife Susan Belleau of Ontario, CA.

Angelo, was an accomplished at tool and die craftsmen until he retired in 1993. He was a devoted husband and family man. His favorite sports were fishing and baseball and loved spending time with family and friends. Many happy days spent at the Stamford beaches and parks.

The family would like to thank the Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County for their care and dedication.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 20th from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. A prayer service will be conducted at 6:00 PM at the funeral home. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Angelo's life. Interment will take place in private.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT in memory of Angelo.

EDOARDO "EDO" STIMMA- November 17, 2015

Edoardo “Edo” Stimma, of Norwalk, died November 17, 2015. He was 49. He transitioned peacefully at Norwalk Hospital with his family by his side.

He is survived by his mother Libera Vitiello Stimma and father Salvatore Stimma, brothers Anthony Stimma and Michael Stimma and many loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends.

Born in Naples, Italy Edo moved with his family at age 6 to the United States. At age ten he was fortunate to have found his permanent residence at LFRC an assisted living home in Norwalk, CT. He was loved by many and brought joy to all who entered his path. He was a beautiful soul always to make sure everyone was taken care of. He enjoyed many things like visiting his family on weekends, finding bags for his beloved books and eating ice cream to name a few. 

The Stimma family is forever grateful to everyone who has worked with Edo, especially everyone at Lower Fairfield Regional Center and Star, Inc.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 23, 2015  at 12:00 PM at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph's Mausoleum in Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Parents & Friends of Lower Fairfield Regional Center, 146 Silvermine Avenue, Norwalk, CT, 06850

YOLANDE MASCIA- November 15, 2015

Yolande Mascia, 92, of Stamford, passed away at her home on Sunday, November 15, 2015. She was born on May 5, 1923 to the late Anthony and Rose Morelli Gulla.

She attended Stamford schools and graduated from Stamford High School in 1941. Her husband, Angelo, predeceased Yolande in 1990. Surviving are her daughters, Elayne (Fred) Cuttitta of Monroe, CT, Laura Suggs of Washington, NC, and her sister, Jeanette Gesseck of Sayville, NY. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Rachael, Emma, and Nicholas Cuttitta of Monroe, CT, Jennifer Jolly (Nathan) of Winterville, NC, Kristen Rogers (Preston), also of Winterville, NC, and Cody Lee Suggs (Julie) of Washington, NC. Her great grandchildren, Bryan and Jonathan O'Neil and Jacob Suggs, also survive Yolande. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Her siblings, Florence Albrizio, Mary Gulla and Michael Gulla predeceased Yolande.

Calling hours will be Friday, November 20th from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 21st at 10:00 AM at St. Leo Parish, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in Yolande's name to MAKE-A-WISH Foundation - CT 126 Monroe TPKE, Trumbull, CT 06611.

CHRISTOPHER F. SWEENY- November 15, 2015

Christopher Fultz Sweeny passed away peacefully on November 15, 2015.  He was born May 7, 1953 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey to the late Charles Edward Sweeny and Daphne Pullen Sweeny. He was a long time Stamford resident, and most recently a resident of Norwalk.

Chris owned and operated several restaurants in the Stamford area. His joy in life was tending bar, listening to his customers, and telling his perfectly delivered jokes. Everyone who knew him considered him to be a loyal friend and confidante.

Chris was an avid golfer, in addition to being a New York Giants, Mets and Ranger fan.

Chris leaves behind his beloved wife Lisa Cassone Pisano and her children Rebecca and Thomas.  He is survived by his daughter Sarah Sweeny and her loving partner Dan Rysz of New Britain, brother Charles Edward Sweeny, Jr. (June) of Wilmington, NC, and brother Peter Ross Sweeny (Joanne) of Greenville, SC. He is also survived by his former wife, Susan Kaye Sweeny of Stamford, and her brothers, Phillip Kaye (Linda), who was  like a brother to him, and Matthew Kaye (Mary), along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Chris was also predeceased by his beloved son, Christopher “CJ” Sweeny, Jr.

A graveside service will be Saturday, November 21st at 11:00 a.m. at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Rockrimmon Road, Stamford.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

FRANCESCO VIVONA- November 14, 2015

Francesco "Nonno" Vivona, 92, of Stamford, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday November 14, 2015 at Stamford Hospital.

 Born in Dasa, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy on June 2, 1923 to the late Giuseppe and Catena (Schiavello) Vivona, Francesco was a World War 2 Veteran who fought for Italy and was a Prisoner of War from September 1943 to May 1945. Francesco emigrated from Italy to Argentina in February 1949 where he met his beautiful bride, Elena (Tallarico) Vivona. Francesco again immigrated in September 1969, this time to the United States, where he worked as an orthopedic shoemaker. He was also employed by Pitney Bowes. His passions were playing music and loving his family. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his loving wife, Elena Vivona. He is survived by his loving son, Jose Vivona, and his wife Elizabeth; his loving daughter Alicia Liliana Labrosciano. Also surviving, his grandsons, Michael Labrosciano and Jessica, of Milford, CT, Dennis Labrosciano and Melissa, of Ridgefield, CT, Sergio Labrosciano and Morgan of Stamford; granddaughters Michelle Vivona, and Lauren Vivona, both of Stamford; Great-Grandfather to Stella and Sebastian Labrosciano, of Ridgefield, CT. He is also survived by a sister, Francesca Villegas, of Buenos Aires, Argentina; many nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends. Francesco will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM.

FRED A. ROBERTUCCI- November 14, 2015

Fred A. Robertucci, 92 of Trumbull, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday November 14, 2015.  Fred was born on April 2, 1923 in Stamford to the late Joseph and Mary Parella Robertucci.  He was raised and resided in Stamford until moving to Trumbull in 1988.  Fred is predeceased by his beloved wife, Catherine Robertucci.  He 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, Fred is survived by his grandchildren, Michael Ganino and his wife Gloria, Catherine Sommer and her husband Ron, Christina Huydic and her husband Craig and Stacy Robertucci.  His favorite times were spent with his nine great-grandchildren, Michael, Jonathan and Deanna Ganino, Christopher and Stefanie Sommer, Craig Jr. and Christian Huydic and Isabella and Madison Alexander.  Fred is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Grace Tambourine of Dallas, Texas and Nancy Montagnesi of Old Greenwich as well as several nieces and nephews.  Fred is predeceased by his brothers, Peter and Joseph Robertucci and his sister Mary Louise Berg.  
Fred graduated from Stamford High School in 1941, Norwalk Community College in 1973 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Iona College in 1975.  Fred served in the U.S. Army in January of 1943 in the North Africa Campaign and the China-Burma-India Theater of War.  He was proudly honorably discharged in 1946.  He joined the Stamford Police Department in 1949 and served for twenty-eight years, retiring in 1977 with the rank of Sergeant.  He was an Inspector in the Division of Criminal Justice for the State of Connecticut for the State Chief Attorney Office.
Fred will be remembered by so many as “Gramps.”  He was so proud of his family, his Country and his service as well as his Italian heritage.  He loved his time as part of the Retired Police, Knights of Columbus, Stamford Senior Babe Ruth Baseball League and the Stamford Old Timers attending the annual dinners and enjoying every moment of them.  His favorite term of endearment for those he loved was simply “Babe.”
The family would like to offer special and sincere thanks to the professionals at Compassionate Care Companions, especially Widelyne and Kerece as well the entire staff at Grasmere Adult Day Center in Fairfield.
Calling hours will be Tuesday November 17th from 4-8pm at Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue in Stamford.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday November 18th at St. Gabriel Church, 914 Newfield Avenue, Stamford at a time to be announced.  Burial will be at St John’s Catholic Cemetery, 25 Camp Avenue Darien immediately thereafter.  A memorial mass is also being planned for St. Theresa Church in Trumbull and will announced as the time is set.  Donations can be made in Fred’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas, 66675.  To leave condolences visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANN ESPOSITO OSUCH- November 13, 2015  

Ann Esposito Osuch, at age 92, Ann passed away at her home on November 13, 2015 with her family by her side. She had lived with Parkinson's Disease for many years but still lived her life fully.

Ann was born on November 7, 1923 to the late Jerry and Jenny Esposito. She attended Stamford schools and graduated from Stamford High School in 1941. She had worked in Sally's Dress Shop before marrying her husband Adam in 1948.

Ann was the most loving and caring Mom and Grandma who devoted her life to raising her children and grandchildren. She had also shared a love for the casinos with her husband Adam and loved watching the NY Mets and loved to read.

Predeceased by her husband Adam in 2008, Ann is survived by her children Alan Osuch of Ashland, Ky, Gary Osuch and his partner Jim McNerney of Savannah, Ga, Jennifer Osuch of Stamford, Ct, Ann Pixley and her husband Dale of Newtown, Ct, Lori Redfield of Norwalk, Ct, and Jayne Osuch of Stamford, Ct; also her grandchildren Heather Osuch, Sherry Poljacik, Holly Larkin and Samantha Redfield. Ann is also survived by her sisters Irene DeLuca and Jeanette Zezima and predeceased by her brother John Esposito and sister Antoinette Inzitari.

Friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 10 AM at St. Leo's Church, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford. Burial will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Stamford.

To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARION CAMILLE JACKSON- November 11, 2015

Marion Camille Jackson, 90, passed away peacefully on the morning of November 11 at home surrounded by her family and with her devoted husband of 69 years, Charles Jackson, by her side.

Nonny, as she was called by her family, was born on June 6, 1925 to the late Salvatore and Dora [Florentine] Summa. A lifelong Stamford resident, she loved her parents dearly and would often tell her family stories of her childhood, as a young woman she would sing at her father’s tavern and she sang her favorite song, "Always", at her sister’s wedding. Over the years, she waitressed at classic Stamford restaurants- Hamburger Den, Reddi Rooster and Al's Dog House. Throughout the years, you would find her every Saturday dancing the night away with her husband at the Piedmont Club, the Ponus Yacht Club, Knights of Columbus and many more. Their travels took them on various cruises, family trips down south and yearly trips to the Poconos and the Catskills. Holidays, birthdays and picnics were legendary and she loved to plan and cook for them. She had a tasteful sense of style, bawdy sense of humor, a fierce loyalty to her family, and a sideways glance like no other.  Her greatest joy was being with her family. The matriarch of 5 generations, her purse was filled with photos to share with her friends of all her children, grand, great and great greats. 

She was a dear wife to her loving husband Charles, devoted mother to son Alan Jackson of Stamford, daughter Carol Jackson Bogacz and son in law Mark of Stratford, adoring and proud grandmother to granddaughters Darci Rabinovitz [David] of Madison, Dana Bogacz of Stratford, Jennifer Bogacz Henry [Jim] of Fairfield, Shelby Jackson-Schlotter [Tom] of Bethel, Stephanie Jackson Lucia [RJ] of Stamford. Great-Grandchildren Kristy, Zachary, Matthew Gray and Katie Gray Kuban [Dave], Jack and Sophie Dulemba, Emily, Megan and Ashley Henry, TJ and Jackson Schlotter, Rocco, Valentina and Dominick Lucia. Great-Great-Grandchildren Huckleberry and Wolfgang Gray, Ruby and Darla Kuban. Sister to Camille Jackson and aunt, cousin and friend too many. She was predeceased by her brother Vito Summa and sister Eleanor Summa in infancy.

Nonny, you are deeply missed. You will be remembered daily with your voice singing our names. You will live on through your family. Until we meet again-Love you. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 11 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford. Calling hours will be held at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on  Sunday, November 15, 2015 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

CARMELLA ROSE (BABE) MONTANARO- November 11, 2015

Carmella Rose (Babe) Montanaro, a resident of Stamford died November 11 at Notre Dame Nursing Home in Norwalk, CT of natural causes. She was 93 years old. She was surrounded by her children and went peacefully. She was married to Ralph F. Montanaro who predeceased her on May 1, 1976.

She is survived by her three children, daughter Mary Louise Iovino and her husband Mike; daughter, Joann Andronaco and her husband Larry and her son, Vito A. Montanaro and his wife Linda. She had six grandchildren, Gina LaFerlita, Michael B. Iovino, Mark Montanaro, Greg Montanaro, Larry Andronaco and Eric Andronaco.She was blessed with eight great grandchildren, Dominick and Frank LaFerlita, Michael and A.J. Iovino, Cole and Jack Montanaro, Ava and Gianna Montanaro. Born in Stamford on November 25, 1921 with her identical twin sister Susie Viggiano who predeceased her on December 23, 2014. She was a life-long resident of Stamford who worked as a care-giver for many years. She was blessed with many friends who helped her enjoy Cummings Beach in Stamford for many summers. She also loved cooking for her family and friends. Especially her famous "Italian meatballs."Her smile and happy personality will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, November 13, 2015 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Notre Dame Convalescent Home, 76 West Rock Road, Norwalk, CT 06851.

DOROTHY M. STROM- October 27, 2015

Dorothy M. Strom, 64, a Norwalk resident passed away on October 27, 2015.

Born on May 14, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Martin Strom and Ellen (Rasmusson) Strom. Dorothy worked as an Administrative Associate IV at Perdue Pharmaceutical for many years.

She is survived by her companion, Gary Hunt; her sister, Martha Cruz and husband Angel; her nephew Eric and wife Jennifer; her niece Dana and husband Tom; great nieces, Lyra, Simone, Vivian and one great nephew, Maxwell.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 4:30 PM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Avenue, Suite 1802, New York, New York 10001 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org

GIOVANNI "JOHN" MARENA- October 24, 2015

Giovanni “John” Marena, 59,  of Stamford, CT passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 19, 1956 in Italy, the son of the late Salvatore Marena.

He is survived by his wife, Lola (Bertucci) Marena; his mother, Teresa (Uva) Marena; sons, Salvatore Marena and wife Margaux, Frank Marena; sister Eugenia Fraccaroli and her husband Romeo; and grandchildren Dylan and Lily. He also leaves behind many sister and brother in laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

John loved to laugh and had an amazing sense of humor. You could always count on him to tell a great joke and for being the life of the party. He was an avid sports fan and a lover of his mothers home cooking. John was adored by many and touched the lives of everyone he met.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers the family would like to encourage you to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. www.organdonor.gov

HELEN K. MCNAMARA- October 22, 2015

Helen K. McNamara passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the age of 99.  She is survived by her son Gregory, his wife Ellen and her grandson Gregory.

There will be an 11 a.m. service on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Holy Name of Jesus Church, 325 Washington Blvd, Stamford CT. 

 

MARGARET IDA DIDONATO (MARGIE)- October 22, 2015

Surrounded by her loving family, Margaret (Margie) peacefully entered into the Kingdom of the Lord at the age of 90 on October 22, 2015, after a brief illness.

Margie was born in Stamford, CT on August 16, 1925, to the late Vito and Rosemarie (Gerardi) Longo.  Margie was the wife of the late Anthony Joseph DiDonato.She is survived by her daughters,Patricia and Howard Dufine, Annette and Ricky Velanzon, and sons, Santo and Lisa DiDonato, Anthony DiDonato and Peter DiDonato.  Grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jennifer Dufine, Jennifer and Joseph Desmond, Ricky Velanzon, Christine and Jacob Cummings, Angela and Joseph Colabella, Jaclyn DiDonato, Jainee DiDonato and Peter John DiDonato, as well as six great grandchildren, Allyson, Diane, Lucas, Valerie, Katelyn, and Bianca.Also surviving are sisters, Carmella (Millie) Terenzio and Catherine Longo, brother Carmine and Lucille Longo, and many nieces and nephews. Margie was predeceased by her husband, Anthony and brothers, Frank, Gerald, Walter, Joseph, and William Longo.Margie loved spending time with her family, cooking, entertaining, and playing bingo, bocce, and bowling.She worked in the Stamford Public School system for over 30 years, was an avid New York Football Giants fan, and loved arts and crafts. She looked forward to the annual “Longo” family picnic where she would make her legendary giambotta and pizza fritta, and sing along to the family favorite “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” Margie will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

For those that wish to pay their respects to the family, calling hours will be Monday, October 26, from 3:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m. at  Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Ave., Stamford, CT.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 27, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Schuyler Ave.  Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery, Darien.

SANTIAGO COLLAZO- October 20, 2015

Santiago Collazo, 84, a resident of Stamford passed away on October 20, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.

Born on September 16, 1931 in Morovis, Puerto Rico, the son of the late Isidro Collazo and Adelina Ramos. He is predeceased by 3 sons, Sandy, Andrew, and Jose.He is survived by his wife Margarita Tirado Collazo; 10 children, Ana, Mercedes, Andrea, Ruby, Gilbert, Jackie , Aigsa, Carmen, Kathy, Santiago; his sister, Ana Martinez and brother, Fermin Collazo. He also leaves behind many grandchildren.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Inurnment will take place on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Stamford, CT.

FELICE MOCCIO- October 18, 2015

Felice Moccio, 84, passed away on October 18, 2015.

All services were conducted in private.

MARIE P. SORRENTINO- October 5, 2015

Marie P. Sorrentino of Old Greenwich died Monday, Oct. 5, in The Nathaniel Witherell home in Greenwich. She was 89.  Mrs. Sorrentino died after a brief illness. 

Born July 15, 1926 in Norwalk to the late Antonio and Antoinette Fusaro Audino, she moved with her family to Stamford and grew up on the West Side. After marrying Joseph C. Sorrentino in 1948, the couple moved in 1955 to Old Greenwich, to the home she lived in and loved until her death.Mrs. Sorrentino attended Stamford High School and worked at The Hat Corporation of America and Conde Nast, among other local institutions. She also helped out her father at times in the composing room at The (Stamford) Advocate. 

Mrs. Sorrentino will be remembered and deeply missed for her unfailing devotion and generosity to her family and friends. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, her son Joseph Sorrentino Jr.,  her brother Anthony Audino and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to charity in her name. Among Mrs. Sorrentino’s favorite charities were the Veterans of Foreign Wars, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Arrangements are by Lacerenza Funeral Home, Stamford. 

ADORICO BARTOLOME, SR. - October 4, 2015

Adorico Bartolome, Sr., passed away on October 4, 2015. Born on February 8, 1948 in the Phillippines.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avnue, Stamford. Interment will take place in private.

ALTAMONT (AL) G. ROBINSON- October 3, 2015

Altamont (Al) G. Robinson, 81, passed away on October 3, 2015 at home in the presence of his loving wife; born on September 14, 1934 in Kingston, Jamaica; son of The Late James Robinson and Maud Thomas. Al worked as a machinist at Pitney Bowes for over 30 years. He enjoyed photography; music, and story-telling. He is survived by his wife Gloria M. Robinson; sons Anthony C. Robinson(wife Hyacinth) and Gerel Nezbitt-Robinson; sisters, Margaret Robinson and Isabel Chamberlain; brother, Oscar Chin-Loy; former wife Etta Robinson; granddaughters, Keshia and Shakeena; and a host of nieces and nephews and their descendants.

A viewing will be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1231 Washington Blvd., Stamford, on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 9 AM with a service at 10 AM. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Darien. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford.

JAMES A. SABIA, SR.- October 1, 2015

James A. Sabia, Sr. 90, of Stamford passed away on October 1st after a brief illness. Born in Stamford on May 31, 1925 to William and Antoinette DeVito Sabia, he was the oldest of seven children in a close knit Italian-American family. He was raised on the West Side where his late parents were part-owners of the family restaurant, Sabia’s Open Door, a popular Italian eatery. Jim graduated from Stamford High School in 1943 and then served in the Navy during World War II. Upon returning to Stamford, he went to college on the GI bill and married in 1947. He began his teaching career at J.M. Wright Technical School.  He was then employed by Stamford Public Schools as a librarian at Rippowam High School and later at Westhill High School. During his tenure with Stamford Public Schools, Jim worked part-time at the Ferguson Library.  Following his retirement, he worked another ten years as a full-time employee of the library. 

Throughout his life he was an active member of Sacred Heart Church, serving as a Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Holy Name Society and secretary of the church board. He and his wife raised their family in the Hubbard Heights section of Stamford near by Scalzi Park. He often walked down to the park to watch his sons play baseball or escaped to Hubbard Heights Golf Course for a round of golf. He continued playing the game he loved until earlier this year.  Always sports-minded, he was an avid fan of Giants football, Yankee baseball, and both the UCONN men’s and women’s basketball teams. He especially enjoyed family gatherings, with his wife playing the piano and everyone singing along. Frank Sinatra tunes were always his favorite.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Louise Gatti Sabia, along with his five children, Annette Sabia of Winsted, CT, James Sabia, Jr. and wife Michele of Stamford, Joseph Sabia of Boca Raton, FL, Fred Sabia and wife Michelle of Winchester, VA and David Sabia and wife Dina of Newtown, CT. He was blessed with ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He also leaves three sisters, Angie Maple, Barbara Rioux, and Clara Coviello, all of Stamford, two brothers, William Sabia, Jr. and wife Carole of Old Saybrook, CT and Joseph Sabia of Milford, CT along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Rose Previte.  This loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and loyal friend will be dearly missed.
Calling hours will be held at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Rockrimmon Road, Stamford, CT.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Caring Hospice Services 45 Church Street, Stamford CT 06906 or to Sacred Heart Church 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902.

CATHERINE IEVOLI- September 25, 2015

Catherine Ievoli, 102, a Stamford resident passed away on Friday, September 25, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Born on August 19, 1913 in Italy, the daughter of the late Rafael and Filomena Stellato.

Catherine is survived by her beloved children, Ralph Ievoli and his wife Angela, Mary Pensiero and her husband Nicholas; grandchildren, Scott Pensiero, Jason Pensiero, Caroline Sasser and her husband Duffy, Thomas Ievoli and his wife Maria, Cathy D'Amico, John Ievoli and his wife Donna; and 11 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her brothers Sam Stellato, Vincent Stellato; sisters Jessie Sorbo, Rose Napoli, and her loving brother-in-law Dominick Napoli. Catherine was a dedicated parishioner for years and served as president of the Sacred Heart Seniors at Sacred Heart Church.  Though she hadn’t lived in Manhattan for years, she had an everlasting love of the city and always considered herself a New Yorker.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on  Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at Saint Raymond's Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY. Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on  Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 9:00 - 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. www.npcf.us

CAROL ANDERSON- September 20, 2015

Carol Procaccini Anderson, 70, passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2015 in Meriden. Born on January 10, 1945 in Stamford to the late Frank and Florence (Forlenzo) Procaccini. She is survived by her loving sons, Bruce Anderson Jr., and his wife Veronica, Brian Anderson and his wife Melissa both of Meriden. In addition, she is survived by her brothers Louis P. Procaccini, Sr. and his wife Michelle and Frank J. Procaccini Jr. and his wife Deborah of Stamford. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents Carol was predeceased by her husband Bruce Anderson Sr. 
Family and friends may call on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 9:00am-10: 30am. Services will be held at 10am at Lacerenza Funeral Home. Internment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carol's name to The Curtis Home-St. Elizabeth Center, 380 Crown Street, Meriden, CT 06450. Our family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at The Curtis Home-St. Elizabeth Center.

DOROTHY W. SANFILIPPO- September 17, 2015  

Dorothy W. Sanfilippo, 89, a lifelong resident of Stamford passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born on June 5, 1926, the daughter of the late Harold Webb and Katherine (Joss) Webb. She is predeceased by her husband John W. Sanfilippo, and her sister Loretta Boccodoro.Dorothy worked as a medical assistant for Dr. Ralph Pesiri for over 40 years. She was a member of The American Medical Association. She enjoyed shopping, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She is survived by her beloved daughters, Donna Lynn Krah and husband James, Judy Lynn Marsalisi and husband Michael, and Jo-Ann Myers; her grandchildren, Margot Baugher and  husband John, Valerie Gray Krah, Chelsey Lynn Ripperger and husband Charles, Allison Marie Myers, Alexander Robert Myers, and Shay Nicole Myers; her nephew Carl Boccodoro and wife Karen and their twin daughters, Laura and Christina.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 10 AM at St. Gabriel Church, 914 Newfield 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, CT on Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.

FRANCES M. FRATTAROLI DESALVO- September 16, 2015

Frances M. Frattaroli DeSalvo, 83, a lifelong resident of Stamford passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Born on January 26, 1932, the daughter of the late Mario Frattaroli Sr. and Antoinette (Pompa) Frattaroli. She is predeceased by her husband, Frank DeSalvo.

She is survived by her sister, Eleanor Frattaroli Koenig; sisters-in-law, Rosalie DeSalvo Paronto, Bernice Frattaroli; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Frances worked in the mortgage department at Bank of America for over 50 years. An active supporter of the Special Olympics, Frances was an avid bowler, loved to play bocce and enjoyed traveling.Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Monday, September 21, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. A prayer service will be conducted at the funeral home at 1:30 PM. Interment will take place in private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Our Vision, C/O Jack Breeden, 3 Dorchester Drive, Westport, CT 06880.

ROSE CONETTA GALATRO- September 15, 2015

Heaven has a new angel, Rose Conetta Galatro passed away on Tuesday September 15, 2015 at her home with her family by her side. Rose was born the tenth of eleven children, to Pasquale and Rosa Pia Conetta on May 5, 1928. She would have celebrated her 67th anniversary to her husband, Vincent Galatro on Sunday September 20.
She was dedicated to her faith, praying the rosary every day. She looked forward to her visits from Father Joseph Gill, who gave her strength as she fought her struggle with illness.
She was a devoted wife, mother, a loving Grandma Rose, and a proud Grammy Rosie. She especially loved to cook for her family. She was so very happy to see her loves enjoying her lavish meals, which included the best soup and meatballs in the world. In December 2003, the Advocate ran a piece on Rose's 'Italian Traditions' featuring her love of cooking and family.
Rose and her husband enjoyed spending time at their home in Delray Beach, Florida. She kept her traditions there, as she enjoyed friends and visits from 'the kids.' Whether she was in Connecticut or Florida, she was focused on her walks, swimming and get togethers. She loved celebrations with family and friends.
Rose is survived by her loving family: husband Vincent; daughters Janet Deluca and husband Bob; and Gail Galatro; son, John and wife Maggie all of Stamford; daughter Patricia Mastrianna and husband Jeff of Wilton. Grandchildren Jenna DeLuca Rosen and husband Sean of Stamford; Vincent Galatro and wife Lindsay of Washington D.C., Kyle and Johnny Galatro of Stamford, Jeffrey, Michael and Jack Mastrianna of Wilton. Great-grandchildren Bobby and Molly Rosen of Stamford. Her Godson John Rubino of Stamford and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents, sisters Louise (Dom) Scappatura, Jennie (Frank) Baldassare, and Mary 'Dolly' (Anthony) Rubino; brothers Angelo (Mary), Michael (Phyllis), Vito (Marge), Pasquale 'Patsy' (Louise), Richard (Mildred), Anthony (Anna) and Dominick Conetta.
Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford on Friday, September 18, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Saturday September 19, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart RC Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Mission of Our Lady of the Angels, 3808 W. Iowa St., Chicago, IL 60651 or The Bennett Cancer Center, Stamford Hospital Foundation, 1351 Washington Blvd., Suite 202, Stamford CT, 06902.


FRANK J. ZEMA- September 3, 2015

Frank J. Zema, 65, a resident of Norwalk, passed away on September 3, 2015. Born on May 5, 1950, the son of the late Joseph A. Zema and Mary Rose (Zuccarelli) Zema. Frank was a shipping and receiving manager at Cytec for over 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, Angella (Lindsay) Zema; his son, Jason Zema; two sisters Rosemary Levy and her husband Louis, Carol Matthewson and her husband Brian; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sister, Annmarie Gonzalez.

Frank was beloved by many and will always be remembered for his big smile, caring personality and witty humor.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 9:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, NY Relatives and friends may call at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JEAN I. PERKINS- September 3, 2015

Jean I. Perkins, 75, a resident of Norwalk, passed away from brain cancer on September 3, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born on June 9, 1940, the daughter of the late Dominick Falzetti and Margaret (Franchina) Falzetti. She is predeceased by her husband, Mario Guarino. After retiring from Clairol, Jean was employed at Stamford Healthcare Credit Union until 2007.

Jean was a devoted mother, sis- ter, friend and grandmother. She was a feisty woman and spoke her mind. She would always lend a hand to whoever needed her help. She loved spending time with family and friends and enjoyed dancing, singing and spoiling her grandchildren.

She is survived by her beloved daughter, Debbie Gower and husband Keith; her brothers Joseph Falzetti and wife Sue, Dominick Falzetti and wife Alice; her sisters Mary LaBlanc and Clara Piro; her adored grandchildren Christopher Gower and Gina Gower. She also leaves behind nephews Robbie and wife Cindy, Brian and wife Rosanne, Dion, Michael, Richard and nieces Sophia and Autumn. Jean is predeceased by her brothers Chester Falzetti, Peko Falzetti and Johnny Falzetti; brothers-in-law, Robert LaBlanc and Joseph Piro, sister-in-law Patricia Falzetti and nieces Joanne Falzetti and Linda Piro.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10:30 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, CT.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you just take a moment to surround yourself with family and friends and let them know how important they are in your life and how much they are loved. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MICHAEL ANTHONY DEBARTOLOMEO- August 31, 2015  

Michael Anthony DeBartolomeo, 59, a lifelong resident of Stamford passed away on August 31, 2015 with his family beside him due to complications of pneumonia.

Born on May 17, 1956, Michael was a graduate of Stamford High School Class of 1977. He was a longtime Boy Scout and an athlete of the Special Olympics since 1974. Michael won scores of medals and trophies. He worked at ARI Sheltered Workshop.

He is survived by his loving mother, Marie "Chickie" (Nocita) DeBartolomeo; his sister, Renee Perrin and her husband Kim David; brothers Anthony DeBartolomeo, Tim DeBartolomeo and his wife Donna; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Michael is predeceased by his beloved father, Michael A. DeBartolomeo Jr., who was waiting for him with open arms.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Bridget of Ireland Church, 278 Strawberry Hill 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, September 2, 2015 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to ARI, 174 Richmond Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ANNA REPPUCCI- August 27, 2015  

Anna Reppucci, 86, a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away on August 27, 2015. Born on June 30, 1929, the daughter of the late Edmond and Susie Reppucci.

She is survived by her brother Michael Reppucci and his wife Ann; nieces Lisa Solazzo, Michele Russo; one nephew Eddie Reppucci; and many great nieces and nephews.

Anna worked as a book keeper at Stamford Anesthesiologist Association for 25 years. She was a lifetime parishioner of St. Gabriel's Church. Anna enjoyed playing cards with her lifelong school friends and had a great love for the water and fishing.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Gabriel Church, 914 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 Monday, August 31, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

JUAN F. ROMAN JR.- August 16, 2015

Juan F. Roman Jr., 97, a Stamford resident passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Stamford Hospital. Born on March 20, 1918 in  Quito, Ecuador, the son of the late Juan F. Roman Sr. and Dolores Yepez Roman. He is predeceased by his wife Maria Natividad.

Juan is survived by his children Erika Roman, Mario Roman, Jaime Roman, Juana Roman, and Esperanza Roman.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Burial will immediately follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT.

TAMAR LOUIS- August 7, 2015

All services were conducated in private.

CARMELA MARIE SMERIGLIO- July 8, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

ARMIDA SALAS ORTIZ DE ROJAS- June 30, 2015

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

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

TRACY MILUCCI THOMAS- June 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

JOSEPH GIANNATTASIO- June 26, 2015  

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOUIS M. BUZZEO- June 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

CARMELLA NAPOLI HETT- June 21, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

 

SALVATORE J. ROTANTE- June 21, 2015

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

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

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

ROSE B. RUBINO- June 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

LEO V. PLANTIER- June 16, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

DONATA M. DESALLE- June 8, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

AMADOR D. ROMAN- June 5, 2015

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

SAVERIO R. ROCCO- June 1, 2015

All services were conducted in private.

SUSAN FAZIO- May 31, 2015  

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

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

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

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

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

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

JOSEPH P. MARTIN SR.- May 29, 2015

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

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

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

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

MARIE M. LAGUARDIA- May 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

FITZROY "TERMITE" LYLE- April 14, 2015

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

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

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

JOSEPH SBRIZZI- April 16, 2015

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

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

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

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

DOMINICK A. MARINO JR.- April 16, 2015  

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

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

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

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

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

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

THOMAS J. MARDI SR.- April 9, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JAMES P. IENNER- April 9, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

ROSE M. TELESCO- April 7, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

VINCENZO MALLOZZI- April 1, 2015

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

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

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

A special thanks to the visiting nurses from Bayada.

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

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

To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

STEPHEN J. LOMBARDI- March 31, 2015

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

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

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

MARY V. CASSONE- March 29, 2015

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

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

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

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

ANNA C. ARCANO- March 20, 2015

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

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

MARY F. MONACO- March 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

LUCY PASQUA- March 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANTHONY J. CANALE JR.- March 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARY S. PASQUARELLI-- March 13, 2015

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

Mary was an avid bowler and golfer.

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

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

ANTHONY DILORENZO SR.- March 12, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

GLORIA BUZZEO GERSTNER- March 11, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

LINDA BOCCUZZI DEPRETA- March 9, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

KATHERINE T. KENEFIC- March 8, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

JOSEPHINE M. MELFI- March 7, 2015

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

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

RICHARD D. LACERENZA- March 2, 2015

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

OLGA BIAGINI- February 27, 2015

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

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

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

LOUISE TERENZIO- February 21, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SILVIA FOGLIO FORZANI- February 11, 2015

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

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

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

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

JEAN A. RUSTICI- February 5, 2015

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

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

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

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

MINI V. FUSCALDO- February 3, 2015

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

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

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

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

RALPH L. ROTANTE SR.- January 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

MARY C. IENNER- January 28, 2015

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

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

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

JOHN PROCACCINI- January 22, 2015

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

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

GLORIA R. CURTO- January 22, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

MARIE A.  PAGLIARO- January 14, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Live well. Laugh often. Love much."

JACQUELINE ZERRENNER- January 12, 2015

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

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

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

FANNY G. TELESCO- January 10, 2015

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

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

ROGER J. PASTORE- December 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

SUSIE VIGGIANO- December 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

NELLA M. ZINICOLA- December 22, 2014

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

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

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

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

ANTHONY P. CALABRESE- December 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

MARIE R. VALENZANO- December 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

PETER J. LACERENZA- Decemeber 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

SYLVIA M. GIORDANO- December 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

JOHN V. CAPUTO- December 16, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

ELEANOR MARIE SCLAFANI (SUROWIEC)- Decemeber 14, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VICTOR J. GUARINO- December 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

JOANNE M. FRATTURO- December 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

ELIZABETH A. MCMANAMON- December 2, 2014

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

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

ANTHONY F.X. PELLICCI- November 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

ADELINE S. LUPINACCI- November 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

ANNA MARIA GENTILE- November 27, 2014  

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

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

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

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

ROCCO DOCIMO- November 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

To leave a condolence visit www.lacerenzafuneralhome.com

MARY LAMOTTA AMBROSIO- November 20, 2014

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


MARGARET MECCA GRIMALDI- November 20, 2014

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

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

JOSEPH F. HLAVATY- November 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

JOHN F. GIGLIO- November 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRANK M. MERLINO- November 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

PETER A. YEZZI- October 21, 2014

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

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

YOLANDA (LONNIE) PACELLI- October 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CAROL A. SORBO- September 30, 2014

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

MARIEARCHANGEL SPARAGNA- September 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

CARMEN J. LORENTI- September 26, 2014

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

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

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

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

DONALD J. SERRICCHIO- September 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

ANGELINA F. ESPOSITO- September 5, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VICTOR E. FAZIO- August 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

KENNETH E. CANTRELL III- August 25, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRUDENCE V. LIBRANDI- August 14, 2014

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

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

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

DANIEL MONIZ- August 11, 2014

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

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

JAMES P. MANCUSI, SR- August 8, 2014 

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

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

MARY L. BAFUNDI- August 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

 

BEATRICE A. SANTARSIERO- July 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

BARRY J. DEYULIO- July 26, 2014

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

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

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

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

GELSOMINA A. CASINELLI- July 22, 2014

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

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

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

VITO V. LACERENZA- July 20, 2014

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

THERESA J. LACERENZA- July 12, 2014

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

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

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

MARIANTONIA "ANTOINETTE" CALABRESE- July 5, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PATSY J. FABRICATORE SR.- July 4, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LUISA FALBO- July 4, 2014

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

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

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

DAVID SILVERMAN- June 29, 2014

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

ANTONIO ANIELLO- June 26, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUE BONGO- June 8, 2014

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

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

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

NANCY HELEN (NOBILE) MARTINELLI- June 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADELINE MOCCIA VENTURA- June 4, 2014

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

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

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

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

GRACE BOCCUZZI- June 4, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BIANCHINA CARDILLO- May 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

GENEROSA I. SIBILIA- May 11, 2014

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

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

GENEVIEVE E. VACCA- May 11, 2014

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

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

ANGELA M. LORENTI- May 5, 2014

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

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

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

EVA "DOLLY" ELLIOTT- April 30, 2014

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

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

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

ANNA DELLIPOALI- April 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

JEFFREY J. SMITH- April 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROSE "BABE" MISURIELLO- April 4, 2014

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

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

ISOBEL J. VALENZON FRANCO- April 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

JAMES SAPIA- March 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

MARYANN CORNELIO- March 25, 2014

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

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

ANTHONY S. LOFFREDO- March 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

PATSY J. BIANCARDI- March 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

MARION J. LUMENTO- March 15, 2014

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

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

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

NETTIE MESINA- March 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

WILLIAM DOMINIC VUONO- February 14, 2014

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

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

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

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

ELEANOR ANGOTTO- February 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

PETER V. KITLAS- February 11, 2014

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

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

JOSEPH L. CONTI- February 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

KEITH R. BELLANTONI- January 29, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

JOSEPH D. FRANCHINA- January 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

GLORIA L. TISCIA- January 28, 2014

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

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

MARIGRACE R. SABATO- January 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

MARIE H. BURRIESCI- January 5, 2014

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