Victoria Girasuolo passed away peacefully in her West Haven home on December 13, 2009 after a short illness. She was predeceased by her husband Rocco Girasuolo, whom she married in 1940. A daughter of the late Michael and Margaret Rubano Civitello, Victoria was born in New Haven on March 6, 1921 and was a lifelong resident of West Haven. She had been employed as a seamstress by Chevron Ties in West Haven for many years. Victoria is survived by her children, Stella Greene, Rocco Girasuolo, Robert 'Jocko' Girasuolo and his wife Nancy, and Denise Rosenkrantz and her husband Stuart. She is also survived by daughter-in-law Annette Girasuolo; grandchildren Debra Gilhuly and her husband Dave, Richard Greene and his wife Kimberly, Michelle Girasuolo, Michael Girasuolo, Jr. and his fiancee Anna Bonaguiso, Stephen Girasuolo, Stacy Grussi and her husband Andy and Robert Girasuolo, Jr.; great-grandchildren Michael Criscuolo, Anthony Cunningham, Zachary Gilhuly, Alexis Gilhuly and Richard Greene, and siblings Michael Civitello and his wife Frances, Eleanor Nocerito and Grace Onofrio. In addition to her husband and parents, Victoria was predeceased by a son Michael 'Mickey' Girasuolo, a grandson Michael Greene, a brother Samuel Civitello, a sister Isabella Sousa, and brothers-in-law Dominic Nocerito, August Onofrio, and Raymond Sousa. Friends may visit with the family Wednesday, December 16th from 5-8 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park, Sec. N, in New Haven.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers to Denise and all her family…May the memories of her beautiful and long life be comfort for you all in this sad time.

  2. Dearest Denise and the Girasuolo family, Peter and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you during this most difficult time. Vickles will be remembered so fondly. Margery

  3. The Girasuolo Family We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Steve and Lisa Romano

  4. Dear Denise,Stuart and the Girasuolo family, I send you and your family my prayers and sincere sympathy during this very difficult time.May your cherished memories sustain you at this time and always. Your mom was a lovely, warm and beautiful lady! Sincerely, Naomi

  5. Ron and I are saddened to hear of your loss. What a special and wonderful woman she was. I hope it helps to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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