AVELLINO (PIERRO) Ruth Vichiola Pierro Avellino, age 71 of Bridgeport, beloved wife of John Avellino, passed away of Saturday, December 20, 2008 in the home of her son. Born in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Vichiola Sr. and Elizabeth Whitting Vichiola. She had been employed with F.A.S.T. of Stratford. Ruth enjoyed bowling at the Barnum Lanes, but most of all she loved spending time with her family. Survivors in addition to her husband are a son, Louis R. Pierro Jr. and his wife, Annemarie of Stratford; a daughter, Margaret A. Comeau and her husband, Alonzo of Naugatuck; one brother, Hans Vichiola and his wife, Gerry of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; six grandchildren, Louis Pierro III, Anthony, Ray and Danny Pierro, Amy and Cary Comeau; one great-grandson, Louis Pierro IV. She was predeceased by his brother, Alfred Vichiola Jr. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. meeting directly at St. James Church, Stratford for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Visiting hours will be held Monday, December 22, 2008 from 4 to 8 p.m in the Dennis & D'Arcy-Abriola & Kelemen Funeral Home, 2611 Main St. Stratford. Donations in her memory can be made to the Leukemia Society, Connecticut Chapter, 300 Research Parkway, Suite 310, Meriden, CT 06450.