NEW HAVEN - Margaret Gasser DelFranco, 95, of New Haven passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late James V. DelFranco.
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Born in New Haven on April 9, 1919, daughter of the late William and Sophie (Smith, Zuppe) Gasser. Margaret had lived in the Wooster Street area until 1959, before moving to Fair Haven. She was a loving and caring woman who was devoted to her family. She enjoyed baking and cooking for her friends and family which she has shared throughout the years.
She was the mother of Sophie (Angelo) Appi, of New Haven and the late Antoinette (Andrew) Laudano and Sam DelFranco; sister of Frances (Richard) McCann, of Florida, James Zuppe, Jr., of West Haven and the late John Gasser, Rose (Bernard) Zambrano, Dorothy (Wallace) Hansen, Catherine (William) Seales, Catherine Stadolnik, Ann Grasso and Phyllis Gianelli; sister-in-law of Nicholas Grasso and Stephen Gianelli. Also survived by six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends. She also leaves behind the caring hands from nursing aides Michelle, Nancy, Wilmika, Kay and Marisole.
Her funeral procession left the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Monday, April 14. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated in St. Barnabas Church, North Haven. Interment was followed in St. Lawrence Cemetery.
North Haven Funeral Home, Inc.
36 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473-2309
Published in North Haven Citizen on Apr. 18, 2014