Loretta A. Spezzano

8 febrero , 193116 junio , 2021

Loretta Spezzano, longtime resident of Riverside, CT, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2021 at the age of 90 with family by her side.

Born in South Norwalk, CT, on February 8, 1931 to Lena (Mastriano) and Pasquale Testa. She was predeceased by her son, Pasquale Spezzano, and four sisters.

She graduated from Norwalk High School. She worked in the banking industry. She was a co-owner of Michael’s Beauty Salon in Greenwich along with her spouse. Additionally, Lori served as bookkeeper for Greenwich Floor-Covering.

Lori was a devoted homemaker. She enjoyed knitting (especially personalized Christmas stockings for her family), crocheting (blankets for the new babies), needlepoint and sewing. She loved traveling and dancing. Lori was a card shark and loved the slot machines. She had a knack with numbers and enjoyed crossword puzzles. She will be remembered for her warm smile, big heart and love of her family. She was a wonderful, strong independent woman and quite the role model for so many.

She is survived by Michael Spezzano, Jr, husband of 68 years, daughters Shayne Muller (Ken) and Tina Grabowski (Mark) and son Michael Spezzano, III (Liz). She is also survived by loving granddaughters Erica Sabatino (Jonathan), Jessica Grabowski (Adam), Shelby Greger (Ben) and grandsons Michael (Jackie) and Scott (Monica) Spezzano and Jason Grabowski (Christina) and nine great grandchildren, all of whom she treasured.

Family and friends will gather in Loretta’s memory on Sunday, June 20th from 5-7 pm, at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 31 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT 06830. A Mass will be held Monday, June 21st at 10 am at St. Catherine of Siena in Riverside.

For more information or to place an online condolence,


  • Remembrance Gathering

    domingo, 20 junio , 2021

  • Memorial Mass

    lunes, 21 junio , 2021


Loretta A. Spezzano


Deborah Jezierski

26 junio , 2021

Ms. Spiz,
You had a wonderful spirit and a wonderful way of talking to people. You were a sparkling star and I know that you will be shining above. You will be missed here. I know that you loved your family so much, you had a special bond with each one of your children.
I also know. how much you meant to them. They adored you and. so. did all your grandchildren.
May God open the doors of heaven and they are lucky to have you,
Rest in peace on this earth, but you will live in eternity in everyone's hearts!
I have known this family for more than 20 years and I am so sorry to all of them, they have been through so much in the last two years.
knowing that you taught them to love, be kind and respect others is how you have left your imprint on. their lives, You have made them better for it .
I loved to get together and make your famous Christmas cookies that is a day I will never forget. Also being your chef for the evening for homeade waffles for your Birthday.
You shared your family with everyone and included everyone as your family,
You will be missed greatly!
But on to what you were called to do. Still seeing your family grow from a place where you're needed to do greater things outside this earth and in the heavens,

My sincere condolences to the family!
Deborah and Jeff Jezierki

Dara Schneider (Stroffolino)

21 junio , 2021

We were so sorry to hear of Aunti Lori’s passing and for your loss. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hoping you find peace and solace in the sweet memories and love that you shared.

Deepest of Sympathies,
❤️ Dara, Kathy and Rich

Jackie Eaton

19 junio , 2021

Dear Aunt Lori,
You taught me so much about womanhood, loyalty, hard work, and honoring family. I will miss you and I thank you, Aunt Lori! Dance in the stars!

William Vigna

19 junio , 2021

I met Loretta through Pasquale the few times I went to the New York to visit Pasquale. She was such a lovely spirit and I know Pasquale and Loretta are laughing and having a ball in the after life. My best to all the family and to Michael.

Shayne Muller

18 junio , 2021

Mom, it’s been just over 48 hours since you left us. I wake each morning and immediately think my Mom is gone. Still can’t quite believe it’s true. You were one of the strongest people I know. You fought so many illnesses and hospital stays. We all really thought you’d win this battle too. But even a warrior gets tired and needs a rest. You earned that rest. Be in peace knowing how much we cared and loved you.