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Virgina "Ginger" (Libero) Pugliese

December 9, 1936 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Virgina Pugliese Obituary

Virginia “Ginger” Libero Pugliese, 87, of Wallingford, passed away after a short illness on January 22, 2024, in her home of 50 years surrounded by her loving family.

Ginger was the beloved wife of Raymond Pugliese for 63 years; loving mother of Guy (Carole) Pugliese, Renee (Jim) Hannan, and Maria Nuterangelo;  dear sister to Carol (John) Cannon and the late Marie Inzero; devoted grandmother of Katherine Pugliese, Theo, Lori, Nicholas Hannan, and Sophia Nuterangelo; and special aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Ginger was born December 9, 1936, in New Haven and was the daughter of the late James and Grace Lenzi Libero.  She graduated from Wilbur Cross High School in 1954 and then attended Quinnipiac College. Ginger worked for SNET for several years and later after raising her children was employed as a secretary at ACES/Village School until retiring along with her husband in 1992.  They then traveled extensively, which included visiting all 50 states, Europe and Asia. Ginger and Ray spent the last 20 years wintering in Palm Springs, Florida, where they were fortunate to make lifelong friends as they had in Connecticut. 

Her interests included reading, movies, crossword puzzles, and playing games, especially Scrabble, Dominoes, and Rummikub. Ginger also loved to bicycle and cross-country ski. She was a member of the Oakdale Woods Book Club for 50 years The New Haveners, and the St. Raphael’s Women’s Auxilliary.  Ginger was inquisitive, an amazing storyteller and had a smile that lit up any room

Friends and family may call at Maresca & Sons Funeral Home, 592 Chapel St. New Haven, on Saturday, January 27, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Mass will directly follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church, 29 Wooster Place, New Haven. Condolences may be offered at



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January 27, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Maresca Funeral Home

Funeral Mass
January 27, 2024

11:30 AM
St. Michael s Church 29 Wooster Place, New Haven

Private Interment


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