portrait picture for Virginia M. Picci

Services:Private.

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.

  1. Gary, So sorry to read about the passing of your mother. You were very fortunate to share her life all these years. Kathi & I will include your Mom in our prayers this Sunday at church. Al & Kathi Britto

    April 25, 2018
    Al Britto -
  • I have so many wonderful memories of your Mother, my Aunt Virginia. She was always so hospitable and the entire family spent many times together at your home enjoying luscious food and unending desserts. I especially remember the week every summer that I spent in Norwalk with my beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins playing Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. I am greatly saddened at Aunt Virginia’s loss and I am especially saddened for You, Gary and You, Mark and You, Maryanne, and Kathy and Allison and your children and grandchildren. I know you will miss her even more. I know your Mom loved you and all your children so much. Along with Uncle Ben, you all were the light of her life. I am gladdened that she and Uncle Ben had so many years together but it is never really enough. I will be praying that you all be comforted by the “God of All Comfort” and be sustained by him. She will continue to live on in our hearts.

    April 27, 2018
    Marilyn Valenti -
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