CONTI Pauline Imperato Romano Conti, age 88, of Derby entered into rest on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Griffin Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born in Derby on April 27, 1921, daughter of the late Frank and Rose DeLallo Imperato and was a lifelong Derby resident. Pauline started her restaurant career with her first husband, the late Frank Romano, operating Frank's Dinner and then Hotel Clark, both of Derby and finally the Square Deal restaurant in Ansonia. She continued her career with her second husband, the late Edward Conti, operating Conti's Restaurant in Milford and Southington and Pine Valley Country Club. In her retirement, she enjoyed helping her son, Frank, at Frankie's Grill in Derby. Mostly, she enjoyed entertaining her family and lifelong friends. She is survived by her beloved sons, Joseph Romano and his wife, Linda, Frank Romano and Paul Romano and his wife, Lisa; a daughter-in-law, Paula Romano; 10 loving grandchildren, Robert, Jr., Kelly, Cari, Joseph, Jr., Katherine, Julia and her fiancï¿½, Tom Soda, Victoria, Kyle, Alison and Thomas; three great-grandchild-ren Rebel, Jessyka and Gavin; a beloved niece, Judy Dunne and her husband, George and their family; many other nieces and nephews; and her extended family, Kenny DiCapua and Marco Rumbin. Besides her two husbands, she was predeceased by her son, Robert Romano; five brothers, Nicholas, Anthony, Louis, Eugene and Frank Imperato; and a sister, Eugenia Imperato. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home 253 Elizabeth St. Derby. Her funeral pro-cession will leave the funeral home on Monday at 10:30 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Mary Church. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery. At the request of the family memorial contributions may be made to the Imperato Family Scholarship Fund, c/o the Community Foundation, 2 Enterprise Dr., Suite 303, Shelton, CT 06484 or through the funeral director. If you unable to attend please leave condolences at www.adzimafh.com.
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Published in Connecticut Post from Oct. 30 to Oct. 31, 2009