Friday, September 18, 2020


Rose (DePino) Serio

East Haven, Branford


Rose (DePino) Serio, 94, of Branford, formerly of East Haven, passed away peacefully at the St. Raphael Campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital on Jan. 23. She was predeceased by her husband Dominic Serio, Sr., who passed away just 71 days ago after 71 years of marriage. She was born in New Haven on July 5, 1925, to the late Salvatore and Anna Imperato DePino.

Rose worked in retail for much of her career, finally retiring from Kmart in 1995 after 20 years of employment. She loved her family and enjoyed staying at home and entertaining. She was also an avid bingo player, a knitter, and many years ago, was a member of the Westbrook Elks Club with her husband.

She is survived by three sons and their wives, Dominic (Susan) Serio, Jr., of Fort Meyers, Florida, Andrew (Terri) Serio of East Haven, and Anthony (Sally) Serio of New York, New York; a brother, Andrew DePino of Branford; a sister, Susan Sager of Ansonia; four granddaughters, Nicole Merritt, Danielle Serio, Christen Kindle, and Anna Serio; and four great-grandchildren, Aaron Jr., Andrew, Alessandra, and Gabriele. She was predeceased by two brothers, Frank and Alphonse DePino, and a grandson, Michael Serio.

A Memorial Service was held on Feb. 7 at the East Haven Memorial Longobardi–Brennan Funeral Home, 425 Main St., East Haven, 203-467-1708. Burial of ashes took place at East Lawn Cemetery, East Haven. Friends called prior to the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Ste. 6, Waltham, MA 02451. Please visit Rose’s memorial page at and sign her guest book.

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