Louise A. Grimaldi Petrillo, age 83, wife of the late James S. Petrillo, passed away May 21, 2013 at Pomeroy Lodge in Beaverton, OR. She was formerly of North Haven. Louise is survived by her daughter Lisa Perrone of Savannah, GA; sons, Stephen Petrillo of Irving, TX and Jeffrey Petrillo of Portland, OR; her sister Adele Haas of Hamden; her brother Albert Grimaldi of Windsor Locks and 8 grandchildren. She was born in New Haven, Nov. 6, 1929, a daughter of the late Alphonse and Anna (Iezzi) Grimaldi. Louise worked as an accountant for Buckingham-Routh, Co. She also possessed a unique craftsmanship and patience that allowed her to be quite successful in the area of antique doll restoration, subsequently working for Whitney Ridge Doll Hospital. Louise was an excellent cook and baker who appreciated superbly prepared foods and was a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother. Friends may visit with her family on Monday, June 10th, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden and may also attend her Funeral Service at 12 noon on Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Centerville Cemetery, Hamden.

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  1. Dear Lisa, Stephen and Jeff, My sister will be missed by my children and me. She was a fantastic baker and cook, and had hands of gold fixing broken antique dolls and making authentic costumes for them. Louise was blessed to have had three wonderful children and several grandchildren that loved her very much. I know that she is now at peace and in the loving hands of our Lord. My love, Aunt Adele

  2. Dear Stephen, Jeff and Lisa, Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time of great sadness. Your mom (and Dad) will always be remembered as two of our family’s dearest friends. We hope you find comfort in knowing she is at peace now and that we will all be reunited someday. Her sweet and loving nature will live forever in the hearts of all of us who loved her and we will cherish our fond memories forever. Sincerely, The .Maiocco. Family

  3. Mom, thank you for all your love and caring for all these years. You were ALWAYS there for me, offering guidance and support in my times of need. I will miss you terribly, but I also know you are in a better place now. I LOVE YOU.

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