May 17, 1919 ~ November 10, 2005
Hamden- Rose Montalto DeLuca, 86 of Hamden, wife of Joseph DeLuca for 59 years, passed away on Thurs., Nov. 10 at St. Raphael's Hospital. She was born May 17, 1919 in Summerville, MA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Raillo) Montalto. She was a communicant of Blessed Sacrement Church. Her love of cooking and her family will always be remembered. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Roseann and William McMillian of Hamden and Patty and Joe Iwaniec of Wallingford, a sister, Carmella "Millie" Franco of New Haven and a brother, Joseph Montalto of California. She also leaves four grandchildren, Tricia Palluzzi, Kylie McMillian, Joanne and Scott Iwaniec and one great-granddaughter, Lilian Rose Palluzzi. She was predeceased by three brothers: Vincent, Salvatore and William Montalto and one sister Mary DeLuca. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Mon., Nov. 14 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2819 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial will follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery in West Haven. Relatives and friends may call at the BEECHER & BENNETT Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Mon. from 8-9:30am prior to the service.