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Obituary: Natalina Pelino

Natalina Pelino dies at the age of 78.

Natalina Pelino (nee Venditti), of Monroe, devoted wife of Gaetano, died on Feb. 24, 2012, at St. Vincent's Medical Center. She was born in Ripi, Italy on March 20, 1934, and immigrated to the United States as a young teenager.

A proud American and active member of St. Raphael's Parish since 1947, she was a breast cancer survivor who enjoyed cooking and gardening. Her selflessness, loving heart, grace and kindness will be a light to the family and friends she leaves behind.

She is survived by her children: Elisa Chollet of Trumbull; Gina Hallock and her husband Matthew of Fairfield; Joseph and his wife Lisa of Mount Arlington, NJ; and Anthony of Phoenix, AZ; her six grandchildren Delphine, Christopher, Etienne, Justin, Elijah and Jacob and a sister, Sandra Griffin of Grafton, NH.

The family would like to express its gratitude to Dr. Paul E. Berard and his staff, particularly Medical Assistant Laurie for their compassionate care.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, from 4 to 8 pm at the , 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT, 06468.

Funeral mass will follow on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at St. Margaret's Shrine in Bridgeport, CT at 11 am. Entombment will immediately follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Mother Angelica of the Global Catholic Network at www.ewtn.com/donatenow or St. Vincent's Medical Center Swim Across the Sound, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606.

To offer condolences, please visit: www.spadaccinofuneralhome.com

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