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Cheshire Obituaries: Vincenza Iorillo Nero, 93

She was a generous, compassionate, strong willed and dedicated mother who loved cooking, gardening and flowers and watching daily mass on EWTN.

Vincenza Iorillo Nero, 93, of Cheshire, died peacefully Dec. 12, 2013.
Vincenza Iorillo Nero, 93, of Cheshire, died peacefully Dec. 12, 2013.


Vincenza Iorillo Nero, 93, of Cheshire, died peacefully December 12, 2013 at Southington Care Center. She was the wife of the late Salvatore Nero.

She was the loving mother of Filomena “Fanny” (Thomas) Bouffard and Louis (Marion) Nero and the sister of the late Mary Marshall, Ida Gaudio, Louis and John Iorillo. She also was the sister-in-law of Rosalind Riccio and the grandmother of Jennifer (Brendan) Schiffer, Leslie (Brett) Courtmanche and Louis (Cindy) Nero, Jr., the great grandmother of Samantha, Ashley, Payton and Colby and step great grandfather of Louis James “LJ.” 

Vincenza was born in New Haven January 26, 1920 to the late Antonio and Mariangela Franco Iorillo and moved to Italy with her parents as a child. She returned to the US in 1953 and began work at Style Wear, Amy Sue Pajama Co., as an assembler at Echlin Manufacturing and later as an assembler at Sargent & Co. before retiring in 1982.

She was a generous, compassionate, strong willed and dedicated mother who loved cooking, gardening and flowers and watching daily mass on EWTN. She attended the beatification of Pope John XXIII at the Vatican and in 2000 had an audience with Pope John Paul II.

Vincenza was a devoted and generous parishioner of St. Michael’s Church and St. Bridget’s Church.

Her funeral will leave the IOVANNE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 11 Wooster Pl. Saturday morning at 9:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael’s Church at 10. Burial will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Saturday morning from 8-9:30.

Sign Vincenza’s guest book online at: www.iovanne.com

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