Virginia M. Picci
June 27, 1924 ~ April 19, 2018
Virginia M. Picci, age 93, of Norwalk passed away peacefully on April 19, 2018 after a brief illness.
Virginia was born on June 27, 1924 in Bridgeport, CT. to Maria (Autore) & Frank Conte. She attended Norwalk schools and worked for local businesses.
In 1944 she married the love of her life, Ben, during WW II and they celebrated 72 years together.
Virginia was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing & knitting, cooking & baking, opera & politics. She loved to serenade her grandchildren with her treasured harmonica and teach them how to make meatballs.
Virginia was an advocate for all her domestic pets and the feral cats that lived in her neighborhood.
Ben & Virginia raised three children and served as foster parents for over 42 years.
Virginia is survived by her sons, Gary(Kathleen)Picci & Mark(Alison)Picci & her foster daughter, MaryAnn Conlan. Survivors also include a sister, Ann Russo of Norwalk and brother, Frank Conte of Florida and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ben and her daughter, Maria Michele(Missy). Virginia leaves her grandchildren: Elizabeth(Nicholas)Esposito, Garrett(Carolyn)Picci, Jennifer(Matthew)Prokop, Travis & Justis Picci and Kristina & Richard Conlan. She was loved and adored by her great grandchildren:Luca, Jaxon & Cara Esposito, Ella & Andrew Picci, Eleanor(Nora)Prokop, Jason & Justin Conlan.
A private memorial service will be held at a future date.