Castelli (Di Girolamo), Francesca
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Francesca Castelli (Di Girolamo) , age 87, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2012 in the home where she was born in Ausonia ( FR ), a small town on the italian countryside. Mrs. Di Girolamo was born on March 11, 1925 and lived for 64 years in Minturno (LT), the hometown of her late spouse Benedetto Di Girolamo. Here she devoted her entire life to farming and specialized in producing one of the best virgin olive oils in the region. She is predeceased by her husband Benedetto Di Girolamo and her brother Angelo Castelli. Francesca Castelli is survived by her two sons Domenico Di Girolamo of Minturno Italy and Andrea Di Girolamo of Stamford ( CT ); two daughter in laws Antonietta Fellone and Virginia Zinicola (Di Girolamo); three grandchildren Annamaria, Benedetto and Francesca Di Girolamo, all of whom live in Italy; one great grandchild Giada Maddalena Pari and a sister Annamaria Castelli. Francesca Castelli was a loving mother and grandmother who will be missed tremendously by everyone that had the pleasure of meeting her. She was known for having big heart and always had a special story to share. Her home was open to all and was filled with unconditional love for those who had the honor to spend time with her. A Memorial Mess will be celebrated Thursday November 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm by Rev Richard Futie at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue in Stamford.
Published in StamfordAdvocate on Nov. 14, 2012