Maria Colucci Gentile, 97, of Trumbull, passed away peacefully into the hands of the Lord with her family by her side on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Bridgeport Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis P. Gentile.

Born in Bridgeport, on December 15, 1916, she was a daughter of the late John and Grace Basta Colucci.

Mrs. Gentile was employed at Sikorsky Aircraft for over 30 years, retiring as an assistant in the blueprint planning department.

She was a longtime parishioner of the Holy Name of Jesus Church in Stratford and St. Theresa Church in Trumbull. She enjoyed cooking and baking cookies for family events and the holidays and picking apples in the fall.

She is survived by her devoted daughter, Lois Gentile of Trumbull, a sister, Pauline Iannarone of Cheshire, two loving nieces, Joan Valente and her husband Brian of Cheshire and Jody Gentile Antosh of Shelton as well as many other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Mario Colucci and a sister, Sylvia Affannato.

Funeral services will be held on Friday December 27, 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. Theresa Church, Trumbull for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Long Hill Burial Grounds, Trumbull. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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