Vincenza Ruggieri Cassella of Summit Dr., Orange entered into rest eternal surrounded by her loving family and friends on March 14, 2001 at the age of 98. She was born on May 4, 1902 in Basilcia, Province of Benevento, Italy. As an infant, the family moved to San Marco LaCatola, Province of Foggia, Italy where she lived until she emigrated to the United States in 1921. She married Michael Cassella in 1923 and has been an Orange resident for 42 years. She was a member of the Holy Infant Church Ladies' Guild and the New Haven Council of Catholic Women. Mrs. Cassella was a communicant of Holy Infant Church of Orange. She leaves a daughter, Ann Tagliatela; a son-in-law, Frank J. Tagliatela and two grandsons: Atty. Mark Tagliatela and Atty. Michael Tagliatela all of Orange and dear friends Gail Catania-Lewis, Connie D'Elia, Melissa Lewis and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Michael Cassella and sons, Louis and John and brothers John and Luigi Ruggieri. She was the daughter of the late Innocenzo and Giovannina Accetura Ruggieri. She was a devoted and loving mother, mother-in-law and grandmother to her family and as well, to all her many friends and relatives. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Funeral leaving from BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., at Court St., West Haven, Sat. March 17 at 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at Holy Infant Church, Orange at 10 o'clock. Friends may call Friday (today) from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 61 Burban Dr., Branford 06405

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