Clorinda DeVito Dzikas, 61, of Bethany, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Wife of Michael R. Dzikas. Clorinda was born in New Haven on April 8, 1951; daughter of the late Frank D. and Clara Teti DeVito; had worked as a Teacher’s Assistant at Beecher Road School for twenty-seven years; loved to dance and was a former dancing instructor; had a love for animals especially cats. Mother of Patrolman Anthony “A.J.” Santagata North Haven PD and his wife Patricia of Woodbridge, and Michael Santagata of Newport Richey, FL. Sister of Anthony “Twan” DeVito of Woodbridge. Grandmother of Aidan and Lucas. Also survived by her cat “Gizmo”.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Monday morning at 10:15. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Center Rd., Woodbridge at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Northwest Cemetery, Woodbridge. The visiting hours will be Sunday from 3-6.