Obituary: Jean Marie (Mary) (Gurrieri) Zumbo, 81, of Shelton

Jean Marie (Mary) (Gurrieri) Zumbo, age 81 of Shelton, beloved wife of the late Joseph M. Zumbo, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 26, 2014 in St. Vincent Medical Center, Bridgeport with her loving family by her side.

Born in Norwich, CT on April 2, 1932 and raised in Bridgeport, CT she was the daughter of the late Ignazio and Celestina (Capinta) Gurrieri.

Jean Marie was a retired employee, where she worked for over 20 years, at Central High School, Bridgeport in the cafeteria and Jennies Pizzeria.

Survivors include her beloved children, Gale Tartaglia and husband Anthony and beloved grandsons Anthony, Michael and Robert Tartaglia who she lived with in Shelton for many years, Celeste Zumbo of West Haven, Joseph Zumbo and wife Elizabeth of Bridgeport, Jean DeFrancesco of Hamden, Frank Zumbo of Cheshire, and Paul Zumbo of Shelton, 12 grandchildren, Joseph, Jennifer, Eric, Danielle, Michelle, Frank, Rachel, Jessica, Paul, five great gr andchildren and several nieces and nephews. She will also be sadly missed by her Yorkshire Terrier dogs, Rocky and Sammy.

She was predeceased by three sisters, Connie Dostilio, Millie Gurrieri and Jennie Faustine, and two brothers, Sam and John Gurrieri.

The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and staff of St. Vincent Medical Center, 9 South for their love and care of Jean Marie.

Services were held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM DIRECTLY in St. Margaret’s Shrine 2523 Park Ave., Bridgeport with a Mass of the Christian Burial. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Ave., Bridgeport, handled arrangements.

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