Trofemina “Trofie” Grippo Perrelli, 84, of Wallingford passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Perrelli. Trofie was born in New Haven on February 11, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Carmine and Rosalie Pappalardo Grippo. She had worked behind the counter at Lucibello’s Italian Pastry Shop, New Haven for many years until her retirement. Trofie enjoyed cooking and baking many delicious dinners for her family and friends. Beloved mother of Louise Luschenat and RoseMarie Gabriel. Loving grandmother of Tyler Luschenat, Danielle and Marisa Gabriel. Sister of Peter Grippo, Antoinette DiGiuseppe and the late Philip, Frank and Salvatore Grippo, Josephine Cimmino, Ann D’Auria and Marie Scasino. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephew.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Thursday morning at 11:00. Family and friends may call from 9:00 to 11:00. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Church of the Resurrection at 11:30. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.