Teresa M. “Teri” Piccirillo DeZenzo, age 59, of Stratford passed away after a courageous battle with brain cancer on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Albert L. “Buddy” DeZenzo, Jr.
Teresa was born in Bridgeport, on January 31, 1953 to Gabriella “Ella” Tecca Piccirillo of Trumbull and the late John M. Piccirillo Sr. Teresa worked for HealthNet as a claims supervisor and in the Appeals and Grievance Department for many years.
As a graduate of Trumbull High School Class of 1971, Teresa later graduated St. Vincent’s School of Radiology and is a nationally recognized medical coder.
Teresa was a die-hard NY Giants and NASCAR fan. However, her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family, especially her grandson, Logan, whom she affectionately called Noogly. Teresa also took great pleasure in cooking Sunday dinner for family, sharing laughs with friends, spending time on Daytona Beach, and shopping with her daughters.
Teresa’s home was filled with love and comfort for all who entered. Even though she will be greatly missed by all that knew her, Teresa’s legacy will live on in the hearts of all the lives she touched.
In addition to her mother and beloved husband of 38 years, Buddy, other survivors include her daughters, Amy DeZenzo Matto and her husband Matthew, and Christina “Tina” DeZenzo Ziobro and her husband, John III, and her cherished grandson, Logan Ziobro, all of Naugatuck. She is also survived by her brother, John Piccirillo, Jr. and his wife Lisa of Milford, and sister, Lisa George of Ansonia, and many other loving family and friends.
Teresa’s family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Neal Fishbach, Dr. Gary Zimmerman, her nurse, Shante, and her two aides, Don and Joann for the wonderful care they provided.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull, and at 11:00 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Trumbull for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The National Brain Tumor Society, 124 Watertown St., Suite 2D, Watertown, MA 02472, www.braintumor.org or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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