Veronica Elizabeth (McCarthy) DiFranco

Veronica Elizabeth (McCarthy) DiFranco of Georgetown, CT wife of the late Russell DiFranco died peacefully at her home, Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Veronica fought a difficult battle with cancer for two years. It was her faith in God that sustained her and gave such courage to carry on. Veronica was born in Danbury, CT on November 19, 1921 to the late John and Loretta (Clohessey) McCarthy. She is survived by her four children, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Veronica touched many lives with her sweet and gentle ways. Veronica lived life to the fullest and had many passions. Veronica would express that her most precious moments were of time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family was the most important thing to her.

 She shared her passion of golf with her late husband Russell as a member of the Redding Country Club for over 40 years.  They also shared together their love of dancing which was highlighted by their winning The Harvest  Moon Ball tango contest in the 1940’s.Veronica’s love for life was also expressed through her artwork and paintings and also her creative gourmet cooking.

With her husband Russell she raised three daughters and one son. Veronica is survived by her daughter Veronica Venus and  husband, Michael of Ridgefield, Russell DiFranco Jr and his wife, Charlotte of Wilton, Laura DiFranco of Georgetown, and Maria Calder and  husband, Jamie of Palm Coast, Florida.

Veronica had nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. They are:
John Venus and his wife, Isabelle and their three children, Adriana, Gabriella and Michael.  Julie Petroccio and her husband, Marce and their 2 children, Gianna and Aleah. Patrick Venus, Kelly Maloney and her husband, Pete and their son, Logan.
Melissa Rinaldi and her husband, Mark and their daughter, Olivia. Michelle Odysseos and her husband, Avram and their son, Alex.
Joe Lanigan and his wife, Kathleen and their 2 children, Ashley and Bobby. Alex and Nicolas Calder sons of daughter, Maria. Veronica is also survived by her sister, Arlene Parille Pugliatti of New Fairfield, Ct. She was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy and her brothers, Buddy, Bobby and Jack.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Georgetown, Ct on Monday, November 8th at 10AM.
Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Sunday, November 7th from 3PM to 7PM.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. DiFranco’s memory and honor may be made to the Georgetown Fire Dept., 6 Portland Ave., Georgetown, CT  06829.


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