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Rena Marie Grillo

June 15, 1920 ~ March 29, 2024 (age 103) 103 Years Old

Rena Grillo Obituary

Rena (Ghirardini) Grillo, 103, of Ashlar Village Wallingford, formerly of Hamden, passed away March 29, 2024.  She was the devoted wife of Louis J. Grillo for 72 years before he passed in 2018.  Rena was born June 15, 1920, to Frederico and Gaetana (Midolo) Ghirardini in New Haven and is predeceased by her siblings, Mary Rocco, Carmel Mele, Angelo, Gus, Fred and Bill Ghirardini, Gene Girard and Ellen Gabinelle.  Rena’s close family included 16 nephews and nieces, their children and grandchildren.

Rena worked for many years as an executive assistant to the Vice President of Marketing at The Union Trust Bank in New Haven and was active in the New Haven Quota Club.  Rena was also a member of the Sleeping Giant Women’s Golf League for many years.

Calling hours are Wednesday April 3, 9-10AM at the Maresca & Sons Funeral Home, 592 Chapel St., New Haven followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in  Blessed Sacrament Church (St. Paul VI Parish), 321 Circular Ave.  Hamden.  Entombment will follow in the St. Lawrence Garden Mausoleum, West Haven.  In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the American Heart Association, (www.heart.org/donate) or 5 Brookside Drive, PO Box 5022 Wallingford, CT 06492.  Maresca & Sons Funeral Home 592 Chapel St is responsible for arrangements.  For condolences visit www.marescafuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
April 3, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Maresca Funeral Home
592 CHAPEL ST.
NEW HAVEN, CT 06511

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
April 3, 2024

11:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church
321 Circular Ave.
Hamden, CT 06514

Committal
Wednesday
April 3, 2024

12:15 PM
St. Lawrence Cemetery

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