Stonington - Louise (DePietro) Sutherland, 96, of Liberty St., Pawcatuck, and most recently of Groton Regency, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. She was the wife of the late Richard E. Sutherland.
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Born in Westerly, she was a daughter of the late Emelius and Josephine DePietro.
Louise was a graduate of Westerly High School and was an original member of the Daughters of Isabella and a communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Church. She was very devoted to her family, and she will be sadly missed by them.
She is survived by her daughter, June Rathbun and her husband, George, of Pawcatuck; four grandchildren, Scott Rathbun, Kristine Curcio, Suzanne Fetter, and Karen Hanson; and eight great-grandchildren.
Louise was predeceased by a son, Richard Sutherland, who passed away last August; her brothers, Anthony and Fred DePietro and her sisters, Mary DePietro, Margaret Tomassini, Pauline Wucik, and Violet Murray.
Visiting hours are omitted. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m. on Thursday in Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St., Westerly. There is no procession from the funeral home to the church. Burial will follow in St. Sebastian Cemetery, Westerly.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Michael Capital Fund, 60 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT 06379, in Louise's memory.
For online condolences, please go to www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com
Published in The Day on Jan. 16, 2013