Francesca “Maria” Puperi Frioni, 96, of North Haven, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Village Green of Bristol. She was the wife of the late Luigi Frioni. Born in Ferentino, Frosinone, Italy on May 28, 1916; daughter of the late Giuseppe and Anna Bucanelli Puperi. Mother of Vincent (Natalia) Frioni and Gina (Louis) Montauti all of North Haven. Grandmother of Laura (David) Federico of Northford, David (Jennifer) Frioni, Cynthia (Anthony) Amuro, John Montauti and his fiancé Sara Barrows all of Wallingford, Diana (Matthew) Yorkavich of North Haven. Great-grandmother of Nicholas Federico, Jack & Kate Frioni, Adrianna & Victoria Amuro. Sister of Nicola (Marisa) Puperi, Clementina Puperi Pennacchia all of Italy and the late Vittoria Puperi Cialone and Luigina Puperi Passa. Also survived by many nieces and nephews in the U.S. and Italy.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Wednesday morning at 9:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady Mt. Carmel Church at 10:00 AM. Entombment will follow in the All Saints Mausoleum. The visiting hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm.