Rose L. Reggiano, 88, of Sandy Hook, died August 21, at Masonicare at Newtown. She was born in Smithers, W.Va., October 28, 1924, one of ten children of Angela (Castro) and Mario Lodato.
She was a graduate of Montgomery High School in Smithers. Following high school, she moved along with her family to Stamford, where she worked for Lodato’s 5 and 10 Cent Store, American Cyanamid, and United House Wrecking.
In 1957 she married Arthur A. Reggiano, Jr. They were married for 48 years until Mr Reggiano’s death in 2005. Together they raised their three children. While in Stamford, Mrs Reggiano was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and was a member of the Columbiettes. She also was a volunteer at Fisher House.
A resident of Sandy Hook since 2004, she was a Communicant of St Rose of Lima Church and a member of the Newtown Senior Center. She was an avid bowler and bocce player. She enjoyed going on Senior Center trips, loved to play bingo, and go to the casinos. Mrs Reggiano was an accomplished baker.
Three children, Mary Ann Viesto of Newtown, RoseAnn Reggiano of Sandy Hook, and Arthur Reggiano III, and his wife Anna, of Trumbull; two brothers, Mario Lodato of Ridgefield and John Lodato of Stamford; two sisters, Toni Zezima of Wilton and Josephine Cunningham of Norwalk; six grandchildren, Angela, Bianca, Theresa, Michele, Gabriella, and A.J; and numerous nieces and nephews survive Mrs Reggiano. Her siblings Ross, Pauline, Mattie, Phillip, and Angie predeceased her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, Monday, August 26, at 11 am. Interment will follow in St Rose Cemetery. Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, Sunday, August 25, from 4 to 8 pm.
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