Nicolina Vozzolo (a.k.a. “Lina”), long time resident of Norwalk Connecticut, passed away peacefully of natural causes at her residence while surrounded by her family on Monday, June 22, 2021. Nicolina was 96 years old.
Nicolina was born in Minturno, Italy in 1924. She was the youngest daughter of the late Nicola Adipietro and Giovanna Laracca Adipietro. She lost both of her parents at a very early age and was raised by her beloved maternal grandmother. In the 1950’s, she immigrated to the United States and took residence in Norwalk, Connecticut. She worked as a seamstress for a local manufacturer of swimwear and then at Diane Knit Fabrics until she left to begin raising her family.
She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. For as long as her body permitted, Nicolina created beautiful gardens annually. She derived great pleasure being outdoors tending to many plants & flowers and growing a wide array of organic vegetables & fresh aromatic herbs. She also enjoyed canning her own tomato sauce, fruit preserves, and pickling vegetables.
Nicolina was predeceased by her husband Francesco Vozzolo and all of her siblings: Vittoria Adipietro, Giuseppe Adipietro, and Rosa Pietra. She is survived by her daughter Elisa Paladino & her beloved son-in-law Ronald Paladino and her daughter Giovanna Vozzolo. She is also survived by her loving granddaughter, Diana Christopher & her husband Jason and three great grandchildren: Brayden Michael, Francesco Dominick, and Lorelai Gianna (who fondly refer to her as “Nonna Lina”).
Prior to implementing CDC recommendations for social distancing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, her great grandchildren would go to her house regularly and play in her toy-filled living room. She would always join them at the kitchen table for an enjoyable Saturday or Sunday lunch.
Whenever a loved one would enter the room and ask how she was doing, she would always respond with one word: "wonderful".
There will be a small private service for immediate family members only. She will be laid to rest at Saint John's Cemetery in Norwalk.