Mary Kelly DellaGioia

Mary Kelly DellaGioia, age 78, of Stratford, beloved wife of Joseph DellaGioia, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012 in St. Joseph’s Manor, Trumbull.

Mrs. DellaGioia, a retired pre-school teacher, was born in the Bronx, New York to the late Edward and Elizabeth (Jones) Kelly, and has been a long time area resident.

She was and avid fan of the New York Yankees, Giants, and the Bunnell Bulldogs. Mary, was a member of the Marian Guild at Our Lady of Grace Church, and was Past President of SOAR, and was an advocate for the Kennedy Center, serving on numerous committees, representing the families of special needs children at the Connecticut State Legislature.

Survivors in addition to her beloved husband include her devoted children MaryAnn O’Connor and her husband Dennis of Stratford, Joanne Gallagher and her husband Andrew of Newtown, Michele Torok and her husband Joseph of Stratford, and Kelly DellaGioia of Bridgeport, 7 cherished grandchildren Joseph O’Connor and his fiancé Irasema, Kevin O’Connor and his wife Nikki, Elizabeth Lalama and her husband Joseph, and Joseph, Mary, Christopher, and Richard Torok, a great-granddaughter Malaya O’Connor, a brother William Kelly of FL, 2 sisters Beth Ann Samu of FL, and Judy De Socio of Middlebury, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will take place on Monday, December 31st at 9:15 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradise Green Pl Stratford, and at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church Stratford for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be private. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations in Mary’s memory to the Kennedy Center 2440 Reservoir Ave Trumbull, CT. 06611.

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