Helen Giammarino, 91, of Bethel passed away April 26, 2013. Born to the late Rocco and Maria Bria on December 22, 1921. Helen is survived by a son Anthony (Shirley) Giammarino; daughters Carol (Anthony) Zagami, Bonnie (Mike) Conkey, and Debra (Don) Verboven; sisters Angie Parelli, Marie Palmer, and Barbara Parelli; 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband Emil Giammarino, she is predeceased by a son Emil "Butchie" Giammarino, Jr., a grandson Jason Conkey, brothers Joseph Bria and Rocco Bria, sisters Rose Martere and Theresa DeCarlo.
For 38 years she was a Nursery School teacher and a Nanny. She enjoyed knitting, especially Afghans. Helen loved taking trips to Mohegan Sun and will always be known as the fun crazy Aunt by her many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may visit at the Castiglione Funeral Home, Inc., 134 Hamilton Ave. on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 3:00 to 7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:00AM to 11:00AM at St. Roch Church. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Greenwich. Memorial contributions may be made in Helen's memory to:
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Castiglione Funeral Home
134 Hamilton Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830
Published in the The Journal News on Apr. 28, 2013