Loretta Ann Pascarella Cuozzo, 75, of Northford, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Benchmark Senior Living in Hamden.  She was the beloved wife of the late Alfonse Joseph Cuozzo.  Loretta grew up at 7 Brown Street, in the Wooster Square section of New Haven, and proudly graduated from Wilbur Cross High School in 1958.  She earned her Associate Degree in Accounting from Gateway Community-Technical College in 1999 at the age of 58, and was a successful bookkeeper who held various positions over the course of her career.  Loretta was a league bowler, and she loved to do yoga.  She was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed skeet shooting with her family at the Hamden Fish & Game Protective Association.  She also proudly earned her green belt in karate.  Loretta was quite the card shark, enjoying pinochle the most.  She was a member of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America and was often spotted driving around town in her bright red Mercedes.  She was a talented cook, seamstress, and enjoyed gardening at her beloved home on Idylwood Drive.  She was a long time bird lover.  Best known for her fashion sense, quick wit and sense of humor, Loretta was often described as "sassy".  Loretta was the daughter of the late Anna DeCrescenzo Russo; the beloved mother of David William Cuozzo of New Haven, Gary Steven Cuozzo and his wife Natasha of Northford, and Cheryl Ann Cuozzo of Northford.  Adoring “Nonnie” to her grandson Nicholas Aleksander Cuozzo.  Cousin to Josephine Valente and her husband Ettore of Hamden.  Sister in law of William Cuozzo and his wife Margaret of Arizona and Judith Ahern of Florida.  The Cuozzo family wishes to express their unending heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Paul Monaco for years of kind and thoughtful care, and to all the RCAs and staff at Benchmark Senior Living in Hamden for their exceptional skill and unwavering caring and compassionate support.

Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Saturday morning at 9:30. A Mass of christian burial will be celebrated in St. Therese Church at 10:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 pm. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473.