Maria T. Deeney

Maria T. Deeney, 77 of Danbury, formerly of Ridgefield, died on Monday, November 14, 2011 at Danbury Hospital.

Mrs. Deeney was the wife of the late Jack G. Deeney who died on September 14, 2011.

Maria was born in Casamari, Prov. Frosione, Italy, October 24, 1934, a daughter of Estie (Pallidinelli) Palmerini of Valhalla, NY and the late Ercole Palmerini.

She immigrated to the United States at the age of six and settling in White Plains, NY.  She attended White Plains schools and graduated from White Plains High School.

A resident of Westchester County until 1970 prior to moving to Ridgefield and later Danbury, she was a retired executive assistant with IBM for twenty-five years.

Active in community outreach programs, Mrs. Deeney was a former member of Holy Name of Jesus Church of Valhalla, NY and St. Mary Church of Ridgefield.

She enjoyed cooking, the NY Yankees and most especially the time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Deeney is survived by two sons, John Deeney and Jason Deeney both of Danbury; a sister, Frances Benedict of Valhalla, NY, three grandchildren, Claire, Angus and Owen and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 10 AM in Holy Name of Jesus Church, Valhalla, NY.

Interment will be private and at the direction of the family.

Contributions in Mrs. Deeney’s honor and memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

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