Lorraine Ann Colacicco (married name Lorraine Marzullo) passed away peacefully on April 22, 2019 while surrounded by her loving family and friends. Lorraine was a fiercely independent woman with an easy smile who was born on August 11, 1946 in Stamford, CT to the late Maria Clementina (Rugerrio) and Alfonso Colacicco.
Lorraine’s favorite job was as an order processor at Pitney Bowes in Stamford, CT and in her retirement she worked for years as a beloved cashier at Shop Rite in Brookfield, CT. She loved cooking to create community and was best known for her Italian pasta sauce and meatballs with raisins.
Lorraine is survived her two children, daughter Michelle A. Marzullo and son Knowva King (aka Richard A. Marzullo), former husband Richard S. Marzullo, sisters Ida Esposito and Lucile “Lucy” Kamberi, brother Anthony “Tony” Colacicco, her beloved granddaughter Krishana "Shawna" Thakordeen and her loving friends Louisa “Lou” Foster (Espitee) and Yvonne Johnson among many other friends and family. Lorraine is predeceased by her brother Samuel “Sammy” Colacicco and sisters Susan Zoppi, Antoinette “Aunty” Longo, and Theresa Pedwano.
Though she is no longer with us in body, we know that Lorraine will nonetheless always be with us in spirit, as Walt Whitman said toward the end of the poem "Song of Myself" (1972):
I depart as air, I shake my white locks at the runaway sun,
I effuse my flesh in eddies, and drift it in lacy jags.
I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love,
If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.
You will hardly know who I am or what I mean,
But I shall be good health to you nevertheless,
And filter and fibre your blood.
Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
Missing me one place search another,
I stop somewhere waiting for you.
A Mass of Catholic Burial will be held on Saturday May 4, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Church (8 Robinson Ave, Danbury CT 06810) to begin at 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at terrace of the mausoleum at Wooster Cemetery (20 Ellsworth Ave, Danbury CT 06810). To light a candle or leave a condolence in her memory, please visit www.DanburyMemorial.com
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