portrait picture for Tessie Vivirito

Wake:Wednesday, August 8, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home.Mass:Thursday, August 9, at 11:00 AM at St. Philip Church, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk.Entombment:Ferncliff Cemetery,280 Secor Rd, Hartsdale, NY.

Tessie Vivirito


August 3, 1929 ~ August 5, 2018

Tessie Vivirito, resident of Norwalk, CT, was born in New York, New York on August 3, 1929. She entered into heaven on August 5, 2018 at the age of 89 at Stamford Hospital.

She was the daughter of Giuseppe and Rose Pecoraro, and the sister of Nina Manno and Joseph Pecoraro.

She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Philip Vivirito. During her lifetime she was the owner of Cove Pizza Restaurant located in Stamford, CT for over 30 years. As well as the owner of Long Hill Deli & Catering located in Trumbull, CT for 5 years. Tessie is survived by her two sons, Joseph and Barney Vivirito, along with his wife Rosalba and their three children; Michael, Krista and Deanna. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews of the Manno, Palin, and Pecoraro families. Tessie loved spending her time with her family. Tessie was a beloved mother, grandmother, and aunt. She was incredibly strong, full of happiness, joy, and love and had the biggest heart. Tessie was most special to her family and will be especially missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated of Thursday, August 9, at 11:00 AM at St. Philip Church, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk. Entombment will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery, 280 Secor Road, Hartsdale, NY. Friends may call Wednesday, August 8, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.

  1. Dear Joe,

    We are sorry for your loss. May memories of happier times bring you comfort as your beloved mother is welcomed into Heaven with open arms and love.

    In Christ’s everlasting love,
    Peter Reed & Family

    August 8, 2018
    Peter Reed -
  • Joe,
    You have an incredible family, and your mom is dear to our hearts. Her warm smile and love would radiate from her every time you would see her! She will be deeply missed! May God bless you during this difficult time. Please let us know if we can help in any way. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    God bless you,
    The Howard Family

    August 8, 2018
    Julianne Howard -
  • Barney and Joe-
    It’s been years since I’ve seen you, but, I remember you all very well.
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sam Lotstein

    August 8, 2018
    Sam Lotstein -
  • Joe, so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May your fond memories help you through this sad time. Felita (Agulay) Sheehan

    August 9, 2018
    FELITA -
  • Barney and Joe.
    My condolences to you and your family. From The Pride family

    August 9, 2018
    Samuel Pride -
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