Obituary: Mary V. Cappellirei, 87, of Milford

Mary V. Cappellirei, age 87, of Milford and formerly of Stamford, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 18 at Lord Chamberlain. Mary is the devoted wife of 64 years to Alfred Cappellirei.

She was born in Mount Vernon, NY on January 28, 1927 to the late James and Violet Smith Dunn.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved family parties especially at St. Patrick’s Day.

Survivors include her five daughters; Kathleen Monaco (Renaldo) of Milford, Eileen Noordyk (Neil) of NJ, Maureen McCabe (Robert) of Trumbull, Doreen Quell (Thomas) of Fairfield, Maryanne Kushner (Jerald) of Trumbull, sisters; Helen Kotos of Bridgeport and Barbara Cioffi of FL, 13 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Mary is predeceased by her sister, Ethel Vlacich.

Friends and family may call on Sunday from 6:00PM-9:00PM in The Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10:30AM DIRECTLY in Saint Ann Church, 501 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford. Interment will follow in Kings Highway Cemetery, Milford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Stroke Association or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff of Lord Chamberlain for the love and care given to Mary and to CT Hospice for the comfort and respect given during her final days.

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