Josephine B. Russo Troiano, 87, of Wallingford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at her home. She was the wife of the late Pasquale Troiano. Born in Woodbridge on November 19, 1924; a daughter of the late Pasquale and Bessie Vitagliano Russo. A graduate of Hillhouse High School; she had worked at the former Bradlee’s Department Store for 25 years until her retirement. She loved shopping and being with family. Mother of Cheryl (William) Sullivan, Jr. of Woodbridge, Pasquale “Pat” Troiano of Cheshire, Susan (John) Uraco of Wallingford and Francis Troiano of Cheshire. Grandmother of Jordan Sullivan, Kristen (Sullivan) Thompson, Daniel & Morgan Troiano, Rachel Uraco, Dana & Gina Troiano. Great-grandmother of Rylie & Payton Thompson. Sister of Phyllis (Joseph) Triano of Wallingford, Marguerite Santagata of North Haven, Irene Stash of Hamden and Francis Russo of Mechanicsburg, PA.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Thursday morning at 9:15. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Assumption Church (Litchfield Tpke) Woodbridge at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 pm.