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Josephine Vellaccio Savo, 88, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Nov. 4 at Yale-New Haven Hospital/St. Raphael Campus with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 66 years to the late Dominic V. Savo who passed away this past May 30. Josephine was born in New Haven on Oct. 18, 1931, the daughter of the late Dominic and Josephine DeChello Vellaccio.
She worked as a bookkeeper for the former Wallingford Convalescent Home and later at the Arden House until her retirement. Josephine enjoyed traveling and watching old movies, but her what gave her most joy and love was spending time with all of her family.
She was the mother of James (Paula) Savo, Dominic (Irene) Savo, and Anita (Kenneth) Rupley. She was the grandmother of Kristi (Jon) Stern, James (Tiffany) Savo, Jr., Jamie (Brett) Ferguson, Dominic (Desiree) Savo, Dana Rupley, and Danielle (Michael) Freda. She was the great-grandmother of Leila, Reygan, Brynn, Monroe, Kylie, Brayden, Carmella, Vienna, Gianna, and Bella. She was the sister of Dominic “Butch” Vellaccio, Annette (Vincent) Cirillo, Elvira (Joseph) DeLucia, and the late Anna Rienzo, Mary Pagliuca, Terese Santomasso, Frank Vellaccio, and Angelina Gagliardi. She is also survived by two special cousins, Catherine Vorio and Rose Kozolis.
The visiting hours were Nov. 7 at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave. Her funeral procession left the funeral home for a Mass of Christian burial celebrated in St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 57 Pond Hill Rd., North Haven. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Clelian Adult Day Care, 261 Benham St., Hamden, CT 06514. For an online obituary, visit www.northhavenfuneral.com.
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