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Article Published January 9, 2019
Antoinette (Marinello) Nuzzo
East Haven

Antoinette (Marinello) Nuzzo, 90, of East Haven passed away Jan. 4 at St. Raphael Campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was born Sept. 29, 1928, in New Haven to Dominic and Grace (Bencivenga) Marinello.

Antoinette is survived by her loving children Peter Nuzzo, Jr., (Patricia) of East Haven and Donna Collins (James) of East Haven; two grandchildren, Jennifer Chauvin (Sean) and Justyne Mouning (Marcus); and one great-grandson, Owyn Chauvin. She is also survived by her sister Grace Lukaszek. Antoinette is preceded in death by her parents; husband Peter Nuzzo (2011); and sisters Rosie Marinello, Angelina Frione, and Maryann Santarcangelo.

Antoinette was a high honors student and the valedictorian of Hillhouse High School, Class of 1947. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling with her husband, reading, listening to Italian music, and playing bingo. She was a member of the Jolly Time and the East Haven Senior Center, and she would always ask Peter Jr., “Can you take me to the Senior Center?” She was a proud wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister who felt “blessed” seeing her grandchildren get married.

The family received friends on Jan. 8 at the Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home (Clancy Funeral Home), 43 Kirkham Ave., East Haven. Her funeral procession left Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home on Jan. 9 for a Mass of Christian burial in St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Taylor Avenue, East Haven, followed by Committal at All Saints Cemetery, North Haven.