Mary A. Palermo Piccirillo, 92, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Saturday October 6, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick Piccirillo. Mary was born in New Haven on May 13, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Dominic and Anna Tenezio Palermo. She was a cafeteria worker for the New Haven School system for many years. Mary loved spending time with her family and enjoyed traveling with her husband, cooking and going to the casino. Mother of Robert (Rita) Piccirillo and Annamaria Masella and fiancé Don Russo. Beloved grandmother of Jennifer and Anthony Piccirillo, Melissa Conner and Karen Chartier. Loving great-grandmother of Joseph Masella, Noella Canizares, Ryan Chartier, Gabrial Conner and the late Makayla Aseltine. Sister of Nicholas Palermo, Lorraine D’Addio, Lucielle Virgulto, Madeline Palermo and the late Raymond Palermo. The family wishes to extend a special “Thank You” to Torina Halloway, Mary’s nurse’s aide who took loving care of her for the past six years and will be a part of our family forever and also the Season’s Hospice and Palliative Care of CT and The Keep Me Home Agencies.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Wednesday morning at 11:00. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Frances Cabrini Church at 11:30. Entombment will follow in the All Saints Mausoleum. The visiting hours will Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 1579 Straits Turnpike, Unit 1E, Middlebury, CT 06762