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Died: Thu., Dec. 17, 2009

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Concetta (Jennie) Morico Tamborini, age 100, formerly of 169 Platt St., Milford and Fountain Terrace, New Haven passed away Dec. 17, 2009 in St. Raphael's Hospital. She was the widow of Louis Tamborini. Mrs. Tamborini was born in New Haven Nov. 27, 1909, daughter of the late Liberato and Maria Ricciardi Velardi. She worked as a machine operator for the former Strauss Adler Co. for 13 years until her retirement in 1976. Prior to that, she worked at Berger Bros. Co. and at Seamless Rubber Co. She was a former member of The New Haven Council of Catholic Women, the Ladies Eucharistic League at St. Aedan's Church and was a member of a bowling league at Berger Bros. On the occasion of her 100th birthday in November, she received congratulatory messages from President and Mrs. Obama, Sen. Dodd, and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro. Both Gov. M. Jodi Rell and Milford Mayor James L. Richetelli proclaimed Nov. 27th 2009 as "Concetta Tamborini Day". She is survived by two sons, John (Lucille) Morico and Robert (Marilyn) Morico, both of Hamden; two daughters, Lorraine (Robert) McNabb of Milford, Joyce Ruocco of Milford and her friend, Harry Forbes of East Haven; 15 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Lawrence Morico; five brothers, Nicholas, Salvatore, Anthony, Ernest & Lawrence Velardi; and five sisters, Lillian LaVorgna, Theresa Rapuano, Esther Albinger, Josephine A. Ferretti and Anna Velardi. Funeral from The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven Wednesday, Dec. 23rd at 9:20. Mass in St. Aedan's Church at 10:00. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 to 8 PM. Interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

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