Teresa Avitabile of East Haven died on Sunday July 22, 2018 at the Mary Wade Home in New Haven. She was the wife of the late George Avitabile. She was the mother of Gail Donahue (Mike) of Hamden and Arthur Avitabile (Sharon Mae) of Louisville, KY. She was the sister of Louise Sansevero of Northford, John Lomartra of Middletown, Joe Lomartra of Branford, Charles Lomartra of Branford, Maryann Macci of Hamden, and Anthony Lomartra of Branford. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Jean DeLeo and her brothers James and Louis Lomartra. Teresa was born in Branford on August 11, 1926, a daughter of Guiseppe and Rose Balda Lomartra. She worked as a seamstress for many years at the Sero Shirt Factory. Teresa loved to cook and bake, and everyone enjoyed whatever she prepared. She also loved to garden, sew, and read, and when she was younger, she enjoyed barn dancing at Love Days with her sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 at the W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St. Branford. Burial will follow at St. Agnes Cemetery in Branford. Friends may call prior to the service from 10:00 - 11:00.
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