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Died: Mon., Sep. 27, 2010

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Ethel Rose "Rusty" Iannuzzi, 76, of Woodbridge, passed away Sept. 27, 2010 at The Arden Courts, Hamden surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Carmine N. Iannuzzi. Rusty was born Feb. 11, 1934 in Chaffee, MO., daughter of the late Leonard and Mary Louise Ziegler Schmitt. Upon her marriage in 1953, Rusty and Carmine Sr. established their home in Woodbridge where they raised their seven children. In the late 1960's, Rusty established her home day care center. For more than 35 years, she dedicated herself to providing hundreds of area children and their families with a safe, loving and nurturing environment. She was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church. An avid cook and gardener, she loved her flower and vegetable gardens. She is survived by four daughters, Gloria (Michael) Calhoun of Bethany, Cynthia Iannuzzi of Westport, Teresa Iannuzzi (Elliott Schlessel) of Woodbridge and Lisa Iannuzzi of New Haven; three sons, John (Susan Randall) Iannuzzi of New Smyrna Beach, FL., Carmine Iannuzzi Jr. of Bethany and William Iannuzzi of Woodbridge; four grandchildren, Victor (Catherine) Calhoun, Andrew, Anthony & Melinda Calhoun; and one great granddaughter, Rose Calhoun. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Arden Courts for their tender and loving care given to Rusty in the last years of her life. Friends may call at The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Center Road, Woodbridge Thursday, Sept. 30th at 9:00 AM. Contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, CT. Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Hwy., Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT. 06067.

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