Maria Angelica Calandriello, age 48, of Westport, loving mother to Giana, passed away on August 20, 2014 in Yale New Haven Hospital.
In addition to her cherished daughter Giana, Maria will be remembered by her parents, John and Carmela Cincotta Calandriello, of Westport; her siblings, Joanna Larkin, and her husband, Kenneth, of Norwalk, John Calandriello, and his wife, Amy, of Fairfield; her longtime companion, Anthony Catalano, of Westport; niece and nephews, Colton and Chase Larkin, Madison and Daniel Calandriello; her extended Calandriello and Cincotta families, including her uncle John Altieri, godmother Marie Mascitelli, and her husband, Frank, all of whom were very supportive during her illness; several dear friends.
Born in Norwalk, Maria was raised in Westport, and was a graduate of Staples High School, Class of 1984. She received her certification in Massage Therapy from Healing Hands Institute in New Jersey. Talented in her skill, she had been caring for the clientele of Noelle's Wellness and Day Spa in Stamford for 15 years.
Maria loved spending time with her daughter, boyfriend, family, and friends. She enjoyed visiting the local beaches and trips to Disney. Maria served as a former member of the Purchase, NY Volunteer Fire Department. She also volunteered her time to several animal and canine care organizations. Maria will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Calling hours will be held on Friday (TODAY) from 4-8 PM in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 9:30 AM directly in Assumption Church, 98 Riverside Avenue, in Westport with her interment to follow in Willowbrook Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to: The Giana Calandriello Education Fund, c/o: Anthony Catalano, 86 Newtown Road, Westport, CT 06880.
To order flowers online, travel directions, or to sign her online register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Published in The Hour on Aug. 22, 2014