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Assunta Petrone passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the age of 83. Born in Rose, Cosenza (Italy) on August 10, 1929. She immigrated from Italy in 1968 along with her sister so they could be involved in the lives of their nieces and nephews. She was best known to many as "Susie" during her 35 years working at Porricelli's Food Mart. Her customers and co-workers were always guaranteed to be greeted with a smile. She enjoyed cooking, dancing, and spending time with her family. She was a devoted sister and aunt to her many nieces and nephews whom she loved like her own children. She was a person who always put her family before herself. She was preceded by her parents Francesco and Concetta Petrone, her sister Clementina Petrone, and her brother-in-law Amerigo Nania. She is survived by her sister, Ida Nania. She is also survived by her nephew John Agostino whom she helped raise. She is survived by nieces Concetta and Nancy Nania, Kimberly and Samantha Nania, and Emma DiBattista. She is also survived by nephews Larry Nania, Daniel G. DiBattista, and Daniel Anthony DiBattista. Friends and family may visit at the Castiglione Funeral Home, Inc., 134 Hamilton Ave. in Greenwich on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:00AM at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside . Entombment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Greenwich.
Published in StamfordAdvocate from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2012