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Angelina "Lee" (Capozziello) Scarpetti age 85 of Trumbull, the beloved wife of the late Raymond D. Scarpetti Sr., entered into eternal rest on Friday (March 22, 2013) in Bridgeport Hospital with her loving family by her side. Born in Faeto, Foggia, Italy on November 3, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Carmine and Jennie (Campanella) Capozziello, arrived at Ellis Island at the age of 3 and moved to Bridgeport. After she married, Lee moved to Trumbull and lived there most of her life. Lee was a 7 term State Senator for the 22nd District, Assistant Majority and Minority Leader, Chairwoman of Public Safety. She was a member of the Internship committee which was near and dear to her heart. Lee was a member of the Trumbull Town Council and Town Committee. She was the first woman and Trumbull resident to be Commissioner for the Greater Bridgeport Transit District (GBTD). Lee was a realtor for Century 21 and also an entrepreneur starting Casa Décor in Trumbull, Grinder City in Monroe and Faeto Pasta Shop and Pasta Fresca Restaurant in Newtown. She frequently visited schools to inspire young people especially girls to strive to be their best. She is survived by four children, Doreen Scarpetti-Weihing and husband Thomas, Raymond D. Scarpetti Jr. and wife Millie, Richard Scarpetti and wife Deborah, Darlene Scarpetti-Odegaard and husband Brandon; five grandchildren, Michael Stefani, Gina Scarpetti, David Scarpetti, Richard Scarpetti Jr., Victoria Odegaard; one sister, Josephine Kopec, niece Deborah Gintoli and nephew Teddy Kopec and several other nieces and nephew. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations may be made to the , Connecticut Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT. 06067 in memory of Lee.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. DIRECTLY in St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main St., Trumbull with a Mass of the Christian Burial. Interment in St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Ave., Bridgeport. To sign an online guest book or to send private condolences please visit www.parentelauro.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 23, 2013
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