Constance (Connee) Salerno Malouff, age 88, died after a brief illness on Oct. 15, 2021, at Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center in Walsenburg, CO. She was born on Nov. 6, 1932, the daughter of Sam Salerno Sr, and Erma (Paolino) Salerno.
Connee graduated from Holy Trinity Catholic School in 1950. Following graduation, she left Trinidad and moved to (then) Rivera (now Pico Rivera), California, living with her grandmother Paulina, 2 aunts (Anne and Lillian), and an uncle (John). She worked as a bookkeeper at Retail Credit in Los Angeles, and later as an account manager at Trans World Airlines headquarters, also in Los Angeles.
She returned to Trinidad and married Fred Malouff, Jr. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on July 26, 1969. She worked as a school secretary at Eckhart School for 23 years and was a member of the Epsilon Delta Alpha Sorority, a service organization. She sang in the church choir and sang in the community theater here in Trinidad.
She and Fred celebrated 50 years of marriage prior to his passing in September 2019.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her two brothers, Sam Salerno, Jr. of Yuma, AZ., and Robert Salerno, of Anaheim, CA. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Sam Salerno, III, Scott Salerno, Jarred West, Brent West, Cliff Bartell and Ron Arant.
Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, from 5 pm to 8 pm, at Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday at 10 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Sebastian Savarimuthu officiating.
The family has entrusted Mullare-Murphy Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Published by The Chronicle-News from Oct. 22 to Oct. 25, 2021.