Maria Villani, age 77 of Westport CT, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2015. She was born to the late Teodoro and Caterina Coppola on April 30, 1938.
Maria or more affectionately, Nonna Maria as she was known by her family, was a homemaker born in San Mango, Italy. She emigrated from Italy to Stamford, CT in 1966 with her husband Antonio to make a better life for their family.
Family and cooking were Maria’s love and joy. She would cook delicious Sunday dinners for her husband, children and grandchildren. Her specialties were lasagna and homemade baked bread. She was a blessing to her grandchildren and would always sing them Italian songs and keep their bellies full of good Italian food.
Nonna Maria is survived by her loving and devoted husband Antonio Villani, her two children, daughter Marta Unker and her husband Ralph and son Claude Villani. She loved and adored all her grandchildren and great grandson, Kristina, Steven and his wife Jennifer and son Santino, Sophia, and Anthony. Also very dear to Maria was her late daughter, Anna Villani who she now joins in heaven.
The family requested a private viewing with immediate family. The family also wishes to thank all of those who cared for her at Norwalk Hospital over the last six weeks.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 20th at 10:00 AM, St. Luke’s Church, 49 Turkey Hill Lane, Westport, CT 06880. Entombment will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.