A lifelong resident of Southington, she was born in Southington on May 29, 1926, the daughter of the late Louis and Filomena (Picone) DellaVecchia. She graduated from Lewis High School in 1944. While in school she helped her father and brothers at their auto repair business, the Southington Garage, on North Main Street, where Renaldo’s Restaurant now sits. Later, she was an owner of Imperial Spring Co., along with her husband and their sons. As part of their business she and her husband traveled to
She was a parishioner first of St. Thomas Church and then of St. Dominic.
She was a Scrabble enthusiast, but family, music and religion were her passions. For more than 30 years, the St. Dominic choir was her second home — Wednesday night rehearsals, funerals, and of course, Sunday mass. She was a gifted pianist.
She is survived by five sons: Louis B. Palazzo of Marion, Lawrence P. and wife Robin (Driscoll) Palazzo of Plantsville, Paul F. and Lorraine (Iannello) Palazzo of New York, Michael J. Palazzo of Bristol and Benjamin M. and wife Maria Serrano-Palazzo of Meriden, and five grandchildren: Christopher, Lee and Daniel; Alejandra and Benjamin. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters, Jenny DellaVecchia, Frank DellaVecchia, Sisto DellaVecchia, Florence Triano, Helen Fietkiewicz, Viola DellaVecchia and Anthony DellaVecchia.
Her funeral will be held on Friday at 9:15 am from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. to St. Dominic Church at 10 am for a Mass. Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Thursday from 3-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Southington Catholic (School), 133 Bristol St., Southington, Ct. 06489.
For online condolences and directions please visit www.dellavecchiafh.com