Obituary: Celeste “Sally” R. Verzaro, 76, of Monroe

Celeste “Sally” R. Verzaro, age 76, of Monroe, beloved wife of the late Louis Verzaro, died peacefully on August 30, 2014 at St. Vincent’s Hospital following a brief illness.

Born in Bridgeport on July 22, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John Peter and Anna Helen Coolis Minalga.

Mrs. Verzaro worked as an assembler for Dresser Industries of Stratford for over 30 years before her retirement in 2001. Prior to Monroe residence, Mrs. Verzaro resided in Ansonia for 8 years, previously of Fairfield and Bridgeport.

A woman of great faith, she was a dedicated member of the Anglican Cathedral Church of the Resurrection, where she was active in all facets and served in many capacities. She will be long remembered for her generosity to all in need; but moreover, for her unselfish love and kindness she so freely gave to all.

She is survived by her son, John (Patricia) Minalgo of Newtown; cherished grandchildren, Jay Minalgo of TX, Jesse (Poey) Minalgo of Monroe, Jody (Anthony) Morris of Southbury, Jamie (Jesse) Martinez of NY, Amanda Minalgo, and Alison Minalgo, both of OR; great-grandsons, Jack & Luke Morris and Blake Minalgo; a cherished sister and best friend, Patricia M. Little of Derby and brother, Michael (Gwendolyn) Minalga of Trumbull; a special niece, Donna Van Holtz of Trumbull, as well as several other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Stephen Minalgo and grandson, Joel Minalgo.

Funeral Service will take place at 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 6, 2014, from the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia. A Requiem Eucharist will be Celebrated by Bishop Rocco Florenza in the Anglican Cathedral Church of the Resurrection, 6 Church Street, Ansonia. Private interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Anglican Cathedral Church of the Resurrection.

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