portrait picture for Maria Spennato Buono

Services:

Visitation will be held at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, on Monday, September 9 from 4 pm to 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, September 10 at St. Jude’s Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull.

Donations:

Maria’s family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers at Notre Dame for their kindness and loving care. Donations in her memory may be made to Notre Dame Health and Rehabilitation Services (ndhrehab.org).

Maria Spennato Buono


August 18, 1928 - September 4, 2019

Maria Spennato Buono passed away peacefully on September 4, 2019 surrounded by her daughters, at Notre Dame in Norwalk. Born in Barano d’Ischia, Italy on August 18, 1928, the daughter of Alfonso and Francesca (DiIorio) Spennato, she emigrated to the US with her family shortly after WWII and worked as a seamstress at factories in South Norwalk. Maria returned to Italy in 1953 to marry Arcangelo Buono and they made their home in Norwalk where they raised their family. Maria worked for several years at Umberto the Tailor in Wilton, where she honed her skills as a seamstress. She went on to create exquisite wedding dresses for her three daughters and her daughter-in-law, as well as countless baptismal outfits, communion and prom dresses. She loved her family above all, her friends, gardening and cooking wonderful meals.

Maria is survived by her sister, Madeline Cohen; her daughters: Stella (Michael Becker), Frances (Paul Rogers) and Rosemarie Brady; and her son, Frank. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, David (Erica) and Andrew (Jessica) Becker, Paul (Megan) and Maria Linton, Nick and Emma Rogers, Matthew and Jessica Brady, Michael, Jeffrey (Gabby) and Eric Buono. Her great-grandchildren, Christopher, Shelby and Hattie Becker and Brynn Linton, were the light of her life. Maria will be missed by Jim and Michele Linton, their sons, Jonathon and Nick, and many nieces, nephews and extended family. Maria was predeceased by her husband, Arcangelo, her brothers, Ralph and Peter Spennato, her daughter-in-law, Deborah Buono and her granddaughter, Kaitlyn Brady.

Visitation will be held at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, on Monday, September 9 from 4 pm to 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, September 10 at St. Jude’s Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull.

Maria’s family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers at Notre Dame for their kindness and loving care. Donations in her memory may be made to Notre Dame Health and Rehabilitation Services (ndhrehab.org).

  1. “Your mother was such a lovely woman. We often think about all the times we spent together and all the amazing meals your mom cooked. She was such a pleasure to have around. We have learned so much from her and will remember her always. We love you and are truly sorry for your loss.”

    “Our heart aches for you and your family during this time. She will truly be missed, Our condolences to you.”

    September 6, 2019
    Jim & Michele Linton -
  • Maria was a gem and will always hold a special place in our hearts. She was fiercely devoted to her Lord, her family and her friends. A talented seamstress, you could always count on her to sew exquisite clothing, tablecloths, drapes, …you name it. My favorites were the ponchos she made for me as a little girl in the 70’s. As my little brother’s devoted godmother, she always watched over him and made him feel special. She was a steadfast, lifelong friend to my parents and to me and my brothers. We cherish the many wonderful memories of the times we shared together in Norwalk and Florida. Rest in peace, cara Maria. Madalena, Stella, Fran, Rosemarie, Frank and the entire Spennato-Buono family, we are united with you in grief and thank God for the gift of Maria and her big, beautiful heart.

    September 6, 2019
    Maria Vuoso DiOrio -
  • I will miss my dear friend and hold you all close in my heart and prayers at this difficult time. May Maria rest in eternal peace.

    September 6, 2019
    Sisina Vuoso -
  • We at Notre Dame Health and Rehab Recreation Dept miss Bella as we all call her
    She was very religious and would be at mass every day.We all loved herewith lost a soul and Heaven gain an angel
    May your soul rest in peace.Prayers goes up for the family

    September 8, 2019
    Kethrine -
  • It was always my joy and pleasure to visit Mrs. Buono during my trips to Connecticut. I was always greeted with a hug, a kiss, and a smile! She will be missed by everyone, but Heaven has a new shining star. May she rest in peace.

    September 8, 2019
    Sally Razak -
  • Dear Cousins,
    I just learned of your mother’s passing. I was hospitalized Saturday and released this evening. We did not open our newspapers until now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mother was a strong, caring and loving woman. I will always remember her smile above all. My condolences to you all in your time of sadness.
    Sincerely and with love,
    John & Kathy Spennato

    September 10, 2019
    John Spennato -
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