Marlene Calitri Saviano age 65, a longtime Norwalk resident, died Monday, Nov. 3, of cystic fibrosis at Norwalk Hospital with her family by her side. She was the wife of John J. Saviano. Her sister, Debra Manuel lives in Shelton.

She was born on Aug. 17, 1949 in Norwalk to the late John J. and Jean Zoppi Calitri.

Mrs. Saviano graduated from UConn and received her master’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University. Marlene was a special education teacher in the Ridgefield school system for many years, teaching at both the middle and high schools. Marlene also was a head teacher with the autistic program at the middle school inNoroton Heights.

Besides her husband and Shelton sister, survivors include her sister, Sandra Calitri Schutte of Ada, Mich., four brothers, John Calitri of New Canaan, Tim Calitri, Roy Calitri and David Calitri, all of Norwalk and her godson, William Schutte.

She was predeceased by her nephew, Troy Schutte; and her dog, Tasha.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Friday, Nov. 7, at 10, at St. Aloysius Church in New Canaan. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Calling hours were held Thursday, from 4-8, at Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main Street, New Canaan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, cff.org

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