Norma Elisea Montesi Bernacchia, 91, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at her home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Nullo A. Bernacchia.  Norma was born in New Haven on July 2, 1924; daughter of the late Olympio and Bruna Antonetti Montesi; had worked for the SNET Company and later for US Surgical. She was a member of the Marchegian Society.  Mother of Carla M. (John) Laydon, Maria M. (Brian) Bomely, Dennis G. (Mary-Beth) Bernacchia and Raymond M. (Jeanette) Bernacchia.  Grandmother of Jeffrey (Christa) Bernacchia, Christopher (Deonna) Bernacchia, Brianna, Amanda and Lauren Bomely.  Sister of Ricardo Montesi and the late Enzo and Edward Montesi.  Sister-in-law of Irene and Rosemarie Montesi and the late Marlene Montesi. Also survived by her dear friend of Helen Palmieri and her lifelong friend Phyllis DiNello.  Norma was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend; being with her family brought her so much joy and happiness, especially her grandchildren whom she loved unconditionally, she will truly be missed.  The family would like to extend a "Special Thank You" to her care givers.

Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Wednesday morning at 11:15.  Family and friends may call from 9:00 am to 11:15 am.  A Mass of Christian burial will follow in St. Therese Church at 12 Noon.  Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.  Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT  06489