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Born: Mon., Apr. 9, 1934
Died: Sat., May 22, 2021


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., May 28, 2021
Location: Celentano Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

9:00 AM Sat., May 29, 2021
Location: St Anthony's Church

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Anita (DiBianco) Fernino, 87, formally of Cheshire and West Haven, passed away on May 22, 2021.  For the past 5.5 years, she resided at Masonicare in Wallingford.

Born to Maria and Pasquale DiBianco, Anita grew up in New Haven attending St. Anthony’s School and Hillhouse High.  She worked at Kresge’s Department Store before moving onto banking.  In 1957 Anita married Joseph Fernino and raised 3 children.  She later became a grandmother who the kids named Meme.  With much love and devotion, Anita always put family first.  Small in size but tough, she would always watch over her kids and not take anything from anyone.  That’s our mom!!!

Anita is survived by her children Rosemarie (Louis) DeLucia, Donna (Robert) DeSalle, and Thomas Fernino:  her grandchildren Deena (Louis) Scigliano, Derek (Catherine) DeLucia, Andrew, Amanda, and Ashley DeSalle; and her great grandchildren Sophia and Josie.  She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Fernino in 1995 and her parents Maria and Pasquale DiBianco.

Friends and family may pay their respects to Anita and her family,  Friday, May 28th from 5-7 pm at  Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St., New Haven. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 29th, at 9 am in St. Anthony’s Church, 70 Washington Ave., New Haven. Anita will be placed to rest with her husband in All Saints Cemetery, 700 Middletown Ave., North Haven immediately following Mass.

If you wish to make a donation in honor of Anita, please send to The Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd S #4B, Southington, CT 06489

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