Carmela Marie Modugno Petrone, 85, of Oxford, formerly of Stamford, wife of the late Ralph G. Petrone, Sr., entered into rest on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in Ansonia.
She was born on May 22, 1927 in Stamford, Ct., daughter of the late Felice and Rosa Garutti Modugno.
She was formerly employed as a legal secretary for Hilti, Inc. Carmela moved from Stamford to Oxford seven years ago. She was a devout communicant for St. Mary’s Church in Stamford.
She was an avid golfer and reader, a great cook and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. She especially loved being with her family and friends. She enjoyed spending time at her residence in Florida.
Her loving family includes her son, Ralph G. Petrone, Jr. and his wife Christine of South Jordan, Utah, and two daughters, Deborah A. Petrone of Ansonia and Wendy L. Petrone of Milford, a sister Lee Skidd of Southbury, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by two sisters and four brothers.
A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date followed by Inurnment at Fairfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Stamford. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Miller-Ward Funeral Home 260 Bank Street, ‘Rte 67’ Seymour (opposite Klarides Village).
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Carmela’s memory to The Center for Cancer Care @ Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby, CT 06418.
To light a virtual candle or to leave online condolences, please visit www.millerwardfuneralhome.com.