Francesca "Maria" Puperi Frioni, 96, of North Haven, passed away Jan. 26, 2013 at the Village Green of Bristol. She was the wife of the late Luigi Frioni.
Born in Ferentino, Frosinone, Italy on May 28, 1916; daughter of the late Giuseppe and Anna Bucanelli Puperi. Mother of Vincent (Natalia) Frioni and Gina (Louis) Montauti all of North Haven; grandmother of Laura (David) Federico of Northford, David (Jennifer) Frioni, Cynthia (Anthony) Amuro, John Montauti and his fiancé Sara Barrows all of Wallingford, Diana (Matthew) Yorkavich of North Haven; great-grandmother of Nicholas Federico, Jack and Kate Frioni, Adrianna and Victoria Amuro; sister of Nicola (Marisa) Puperi, Clementina Puperi Pennacchia all of Italy and the late Vittoria Puperi Cialone and Luigina Puperi Passa. Also survived by many nieces and nephews in the United States and Italy.
Services were held Jan. 30, 2013 from the North Haven Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Mt. Carmel Church. Entombment followed in the All Saints Mausoleum.