Aline E. Tavella
Aline E. Tavella, age 78, of Norwalk, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Norwalk Hospital. Born in Norwalk on September 9, 1935, she was the beloved daughter of the late Gerard and Marie (Luneau) Emond.
Aline was married to the love of her life, Joseph D. Tavella, for over 57 years. A graduate of Norwalk High School -Class of 1953 and member of the National Honor Society, she served as the reunion committee treasurer. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society, Norwalk Senior Center, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish and St. Ann's Club Women's Auxiliary. Aline worked at C.R. Gibson as a Cost Analyst and later was the Vice President of the Norwalk Municipal Employees Credit Union for over 30 years.
A beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, she was an avid quilter and embroiderer. She enjoyed spending Wednesdays with her club girls and spending time with her precious grandchildren, who meant the world to her.
In addition to her devoted husband Joseph, she is survived by their children Patty Perschino and her husband Glenn, Joseph Tavella Jr. and his wife Cheryl and Terry Quell (late husband Jack); five cherished grandchildren Katie Quell Tarczali and her husband Mike, John Quell, Joseph Tavella III, Robbie and Alyssa Perschino; siblings Pauline Landman, Ray Emond and his wife Pat and Claude Emond; sisters- in-law Flora Tavella and Jane Gilchrist and her lifelong friends affectionately known as the club girls. She will always be remembered for her incredible strength, as well as her love and passion for her family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 3rd at 11am at St. Philips Church, Norwalk, with burial to follow at St. John Cemetery. Her family will receive friends on Sunday, March 2nd from 3 - 7pm at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk. St. Ann's club will meet at 6pm.
Her family would like to especially thank the staff of 6 East at Norwalk Hospital for their wonderful care and compassion.
Memorial donations may be made to the Whittingham Cancer Center c/o Norwalk Hospital Foundation, 34 Maple St., Norwalk, CT 06856. For info, service updates due to weather, or to leave an online condolence, please go to magnerfuneralhome.com