Vivian A. DeSorbo Santilli, 77, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 25, 2018 on her 56th wedding anniversary at the Masonicare Health Center, Wallingford. She was the beloved wife of Anthony E. Santilli. Vivian was born in New Haven on May 9, 1941 and was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary Scalesse DeSorbo. She had worked for the former Dr. Jimenez office of Hamden, then as an Office Manager for the Legionnaires of Christ, Cheshire, and later for Circle Media of North Haven. Vivian enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting but most of all her family whom she loved unconditionally. Mother of Anthony Santilli (Dawn), John Santilli (Leisha), Joseph Santilli and Jeffrey Santilli (Aran). Grandmother of Erika, Maria, Anthony, Hannah and Emma Santilli. Sister of Joseph DeSorbo and the late Philip DeSorbo, Sr. Sister-in-law of Maria DeSorbo and the late Joann DeSorbo.
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 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 11:30. Interment will follow in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery, Derby. The visiting hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm.