DELeonardo, Theresa B. Theresa Baldino DeLeonardo, 96, of the Mary Wade Home, died there, May 13, 2012 after a long illness. She was the widow of Enrico "Harry" DeLeonardo. Theresa was born in New Haven, Feb. 6, 1916, the daughter of the late Carmine and Josephine Baldino and cared for her mother for many years. She knew she wanted to pursue a nursing career but knew it would be difficult. She retired from Yale-New Haven Hospital after 20 dedicated years of nursing service. She is formerly of Hamden and a longtime communicant of St. Ann's Church. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Tim (Ann) DeMatteis of Hamden and Mrs. John (Marie) Ruggiero of Cumberland, RI, grandchildren, Susan Ziaks, Michael DeMatteis, John and Matthew Ruggiero and great-grandchildren, Brendan & Ryan Ziaks, Alyssa, Natalie, Tyler Ruggiero, Brian & Amanda Wetherell. She was predeceased by a son, Anthony Francis DeLeonardo and sisters, Mary Baldino, Belinda Erba, Antoinette Proto and Angelina Esposito. Funeral Saturday at 9:15 from the Peter H. Torello & Son Funeral Home, 1022 Dixwell Ave., Hamden and at St. Ann's Church at 10 o'clock. Interment in Beaverdale Mem. Park. Friends may call Saturday morning from 8 to 9:15 A.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the
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Published in The New Haven Register on May 18, 2012