Mary Rush Hunt, 71, of Deltona, Florida formerly of South Street, West Haven passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Select Specialty Hospital, Daytona Beach, Florida with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 45 years to William J. Hunt.  Mary was born in New Haven on October 29, 1944; daughter of the late Alphonse and Anna DeNicola Severino; she had worked for the SNET Company for many years until her retirement. Mary was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the CT Union of Telephone Workers where she served as union steward. She was an avid bowler, was a UCONN Huskies Women’s basketball fan and the New York Yankees. Mother of Jeannine DelVasto (Deron) and Kerry Close (Chris). Grandmother of Melissa and Brandon DelVasto, and Samantha Close. Sister of Rita Severino and the late Virginia Perrotti and Josephine Orteneau.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Saturday afternoon at 12:00 with the Rev. Timothy Meehan officiating. Family and friends may call from 9:00 am until time of service. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611.