Emilia Bonesse Leonetti, 93, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 14, 2017 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Fortunato Leonetti and was born in Melissa, Italy on January 23, 1924; was the daughter of the late Francesco and Palma Bonesse. She was a parishioner of St. Bernadette Church. Emilia looked forward to Sundays, going to mass and then cooking for her family whom she loved unconditionally. Beloved mother of Louis (Susan) Leonetti, Anthony (Lina) Leonetti, Frances (Aniello) Tagliamonte, Theresa (David) Rascati, Joseph Leonetti, Louisa Degaetano, Peter (Karen) Leonetti and Palma (Neil) Carangelo. Also survived by 21 Grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, two sisters and three brothers. Predeceased by her grandson Frankie Leonetti, son-in-law Joseph Degaetano, brothers Nicolo and Giacomo Bonesse and sister Vittora Drago.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Saturday morning at 9:30. A Mass of Christian will be celebrated in St. Therese Church at 10:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Friday from 5 to 7 pm. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Academy, 265 Benham Street, Hamden, CT 06514.