Maria (Verrilli) Gagliardi, 97, of Berlin, widow of Fedele Gagliardi, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. Born in Castelfranco in Miscano, Benevento, Italy, she was a former New Britain resident, moving to Berlin in 1999. Maria worked at the former Raphaelâ€™s Department Store in New Britain for 14 years.
Surviving is her son, William â€śBillâ€ť Gagliardi and his wife Ginger of Ocoee, Fla.; a daughter, Luanne Gagliardi of Berlin; a sister, Clelia Altieri of Trumbull; a sister-in-law, Ann Verrilli of Sun City Center, Fla.; a grandson, William J. Gagliardi and his wife Shana of Ocoee, Fla.; a great-granddaughter, Payton Gagliardi; and several nieces and nephews. A loving, caring woman, family was first in her life.
A private Mass was held Saturday at St. Jerome Church, New Britain. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at www.carlsonfuneralhome.com .