Louise Veronica Zito, 97, of Guilford, formerly of Branford and Hamden, wife of the late Amedio J. Zito, passed away on September 17, 2019 at The Guilford House. She was born in New Haven on July 25, 1922, a daughter of the late Frank and Rose Rinaldi Bisutti. She is survived by her loving daughter Louise R. Zito and her devoted son-in-law David Miller of Branford. She is predeceased by her sisters, Amelia Juliano, Helen Carofano, Rose Braemer, Lena (Rina) O'Leary; and her brothers, Mario Bisutti and John Bisutti. Louise worked as a sales representative and manager for many years for Sykes-Libby, Rogers Peet, Esther's, Subar Inc. (Arthur's), and Howland's. She was a pearl stringer for Towne Jewelers and designed and created jewelry for her business, L & L Designs. Louise loved to cook and care for people, especially children. She was 'Nonni' to many. She loved a good poker game, a good laugh, a good party, and a great martini. Louise was often seen with a book in her hand and a cat on her lap. She lived well and was well-loved. Her family extends their heartfelt gratitude to The Guilford House for the care, attention and love shown to her. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Family Centered Services of Connecticut, 235 Nicoll St., New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. Aunt Louise was the prettiest, wittiest, and nicest lady I knew! She taught me how to play cards! She was so good to everyone . Her home was welcome to all who passed thru her doors. There was always cheesecake and cut fruit and coffee. Aunt Louise just loved people and gatherings. Bet there is a card game in heaven now!!! Give Stephen a kiss from me!

  2. -Louise Senior- was my -other mother-. One day she returned home from work to find that her daughter Louise and I had tie-dyed previously white kitchen curtains and a table cloth to perk up the kitchen. She loved the transformation. I am lucky to have known her for 50 years! Rest In Peace, Sweetheart. Love, Bill

  3. Louise was the classiest woman I knew and she was beautiful and well put together. It was a pleasure to have known her and I am glad our paths crossed when I was young and delivered her newspaper to her and Amedio when they lived on Messina Drive in East Haven. This was meant to be because it brought the Zito family together again. I know my Father was there to welcome her to Heaven along with the other Zito family members.

  4. Louise,

    We want to offer our sincere sympathy to you in the loss of your mom. She and your dad were such great friends to us when as newlyweds, we moves to 14 Highview Terrace in Hamden. Our kitchens were kitty corner to each other. We have very fond memories of the times we shared with both your parents in our first home. That was such a long time ago. We moved into our first new apartment in August of 1961 and were so fortunate to have had your parents, and you, as our very close neighbors.

    Helen and Rich Palleria

  5. We are so sorry to read of Aunt Louise’s pasting . She was a very sweet and giving person. When we were just engaged (1965) she and Uncle Joe took us to New York to a night club(Copa) ,the first time we had ever been, and treated us so very well. We will never forget that night or them. May she rest in peace .
    Mike and Betsy Zito
    Durham, ct

  6. Louise, I just learned of the passing of your mom, one lovely lady. I remember her as a pleasure to be with. Remember the sendoff we got before going to our first prom, and with instructions to our dates! She, nor my mother, left no stone unturned.
    I remember her always ironing in the kitchen with her coffee and fancy cigarettes close by. Life was good. She was so proud of her daughter even when she would find out about our antics .she seemed to understand.
    Roy and I send you our deepest, heart felt sympathy.

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