Theresa Larobina Fedeli, 91, died Tuesday, January 5, at home after a long illness.
She was born in Stamford on January 11, 1930, the youngest daughter of Mary Stramandonoli Larobina and Dominick Larobina.
Theresa attended Stamford public schools and graduated from Stamford High School in 1947. She attended J.M. Wright Techical and graduated in 1948 with a license in beauty culture.
In 1950, Theresa married her childhood sweetheartt, Dante B. Fedeli. They were married for 68 years before Mr. Fedeli’s death in 2018.
She worked in Stamford beauty parlors for 14 years including Vanity Fair and Tint and Tone.
Theresa later worked as a teacher’s aide at Rice Elementary School and Saint John’s Parochial School, where she forged life-long relationships with many of her students.
She was a parishioner of St. Clement Church for 70 years.
A longtime member of the Saint Clement’s Ladies Guild, she used her organizational and social skills to plan and operate many parish events including church fairs, tag and bake sales and raffles. Theresa was a longtime member of the Columbiettes.
She was awarded Mother of the Year by the District Council of Catholic churches in 2003. Theresa was awarded the prestigious Saint Augustine Medal of Service by the Diocese of Bridgeport in 2006.
She practiced her Catholic faith by working in Stamford soup kitchens and other local charities for many years and often performed personal acts of charity for Stamford’s poor, sick and homeless people.
Theresa was a vivacious fun-loving woman who greatly enjoyed parties and family get togethers. Always the life of the party, she loved a good story or a good song by Sinatra, Elvis and Fats Domino, often singing along with them on the radio.
She was a kind, unselfish and generous wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved her extended family with absolute loyalty.
Theresa was predeceased by her husband Dante B. Fedeli, her sister Katherine Macari and her parents, Dominick and Mary Larobina.
She is survived by her three children: Frank M. Fedeli and his wife, Mary Ann, Richard J. Fedeli and Mary Lisa Fedeli all of Stamford, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, three nieces and four nephews.
The Fedeli family is very grateful for the fine and loving care Sil Tarozza gave to our mother for four years.
Contributions in Theresa’s name may be made to Saint Clement Church and to ARI of Connecticut (Always Reaching For Indepence).
Visitation will be held from 9 am to 11 am on Monday, January 10, 2022 at THOMAS M. GALLAGHER FUNERAL HOME (same building as Cognetta Funeral Home) 104 Myrtle Ave Stamford, CT (203)-359-9999. A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at 12 pm on Monday, January 10, 2022 at St Clement of Rome 535 Fairfield Ave Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at St John Cemetery Darien, CT. The arrangements are under the care of Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home. To send on-line condolences to the family, please visit www.gallagherfuneralhome