portrait picture for Jennie Rissolo Melfi

Wake:Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 P. M. at Collins Funeral Home.Mass:Friday, October 13th, at 10:00 A. M. in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue.Interment:St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue.

Jennie Rissolo Melfi


April 2, 1916 ~ October 9, 2017

Jennie Rissolo Melfi, 101, of Norwalk, died at home Monday, October 9th. She was the wife of the late Nicholas J. Melfi.

Born in Norwalk, April 2, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Maria Donna Tuozzollo Rissolo. Mrs. Melfi, a lifelong city resident, enjoyed bowling with the Sons of Italy Lodge and bocce ball with both the lodge and the St. Ann’s Club. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Church and the Norwalk Senior Center.

Survivors include son, Louis Melfi, Sr. and wife Janet, of Easton, daughter; Janice Pomazi and her husband Stephen, of Redding, sons, Nicholas G. Melfi and wife Donna, of New Fairfield, Gary Melfi and wife Theresa, of Norwalk, eleven grandchildren; Louis Melfi, Jr., Donna Marie Baskin, Elisa Marie Cornish, Stephanie Wade, Laurie and Stephen J. Pomazi, Nicholas E. and Brandon A. Melfi, Gary Melfi, Jr., Joseph and Melissa Melfi, thirteen great grandchildren ad a great great granddaughter.

Mrs. Melfi is predeceased by nine siblings, brothers; Basil, Herman, Alexander and Leonard Rissolo, and five sisters; Louise DeMichael, Angelina Ricci, Esther Ferrino, Josephine Capuano and Rose Hadik. Many cousins, nieces and nephews also survive her.

Jennie so very much loved her family. “God was in my heart all my life. Dad and I had four healthy beautiful babies. We both always loved our whole family, love and kisses to all.”

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 13th, at 10:00 A. M. in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue.

Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 P. M. at Collins Funeral Home 92 East Avenue.

  1. Lou ,Janet and all the Melfi family we are sorry for your loss. Jennie lived a long full life. She was blessed with wonderful children and grandchildren. God bless. Lorraine and Joe Santo

    October 11, 2017
    Lorraine Santo -
  • Len and I are so sorry to hear of Aunt Jennie’s passing. Sadly, we will not be able to attend the wake and mass due to other commitments here in Delaware. Jennie was quite a spunky lady who impressed me with her wit and charm. It was evident that she was greatly loved by the many family members and friends who turned out to honor her on her 100th birthday.
    We extend our deepest sympathy to Jennie’s children, grandchildren and other family members. May all the fond memories help ease your sorrow.

    Rosa Watson and Leonard R Rissolo, Jr.

    October 11, 2017
    Rosa Watson -
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