Jean E. DeRosa October 11,2016 Jean E. DeRosa, 86, beloved wife of the late Arthur F. DeRosa formerly of Norwalk, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, in Cape Coral, Florida. Born on January 20, 1930, in Norwalk, she was the daughter of the late John T. and Nicolene S. (Santella) SantoPietro. Jean worked as a Special Ed Aide for many years at Brien McMahon High School. Her students adored her, as much as she adored working with them. Recently during her free time, Jean enjoyed visiting with friends and participating in activities at The Baldwin Senior Center in Stratford, CT and later when she moved to Florida, she frequented The Lake Kennedy Senior Center in Cape Coral, FL. She enjoyed going on day trips and dancing Zumba. But best of all, Jean greatly enjoyed spending time with her family and those she loved. Nothing gave her more joy than being a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother. She was a proud grandmother. Jean will be missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her. Jean is survived by her son, Alan DeRosa and his wife Darlene of Stratford, CT, daughter, Doreen Peterson of Cape Coral, FL. her grandchildren, Nicky and Alec, her sister-in-law, Eleanor Fufaro of Largo, FL. and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the dedicated and loving nurses and staff at the House Hospice in Cape Coral, FL for their care and compassion they showed Jean. Calling Hours will be held on Tuesday, October 18, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 19, at 10:00 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Visit www.collins-funeral.com to leave condolences.
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