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Michelina Urso (Miki) entered into eternal life on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 95. Miki is predeceased by the love of her life, her husband, Pio G. Urso. She was the daughter of Atalina and Gaetano Lacalamita, and is predeceased by her sisters, Isabella Daddona, Anita Richau, Tina Katen, and her brother, Michael Katen.
Miki will be lovingly remembered by her daughter and her husband, Felice and Keith Werwin and her son, Pio G. and his late wife, Yvonne Urso; her granddaughters and their spouses, Michelle and Michael Rybnick, Elizabeth and Richard Fontana, and Victoria and David Wish; and her grandson and his spouse George and Juliet Urso, She also has eight great-grandchildren: Emily and Holly Rybnick, Jackson Fontana, Rebecca and Daniel Urso, and Summer, Hudsen, and Maxell Wish. She is also survived by her niece and husband, Cecilia and Brian Fitzgerald and their sons, Edward and Andrew.
Miki was born in Staten Island, New York and lived in Greenwich, CT. She graduated from Greenwich High School and lived there for many years until moving to Norwalk. She met her loving husband while working for Western Union Telegraph Company where they sent and delivered telegrams during World War II. She later worked as a Communications Manager for Dorr-Oliver in Stamford and Stolt-Nielsen Chartering in Greenwich.
Miki was devoted to her family and her great pleasure was in treating them to special Sunday and holiday dinners. She will always be remembered for her strawberry shortcake, tiramisu and many Italian deserts passed down throughout the generations. She loved gardening and was a member of the Connecticut Horticulture Club for many years. She was a member of the St. Ann Club and the Evening Women’s Club (EWC) of Norwalk. She was especially dedicated to raising funds through the annual Heart Ball for the Cardiac Unit of the Norwalk Hospital.
Visitation will be held at Magner Funeral Home (Mott Avenue, Norwalk) on Tuesday, April 10th from 5 to 8 PM. The St. Ann Club will process at 7PM. The funeral will begin with Mass at St. Philip Church, 1 Fr. Conlon Place, Norwalk, at 10 AM and interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greenwich.
Our family would like to especially thank Maplewood of Strawberry Hill for the love, care and dignity they provided to our mother. We also thank the dedicated and compassionate staff at Notre Dame Convalescent Home and at Norwalk Hospital. We also wish to thank her long-time physician, Dr. Donald Leone. Memorial donations may be made to St Philip Church, Norwalk, CT.