January 7, 1932 – May 14, 2018
Aurora Villani, age 86, beloved wife of Angelo Villani of Canterbury, CT passed away on May 14, 2018 after a long illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 7, 1932 in Panni, Italy to the late Michael and Clementina “Palma” Mastrangelo. After emigrating from Italy to the United States her family settled in Mamaroneck, NY. In 1955 she married the love of her life, Angelo, they settled in Mamaroneck, NY where they raised their family. Aurora worked as a seamstress for many years and owned a fabric and alteration shop in Mamaroneck, NY before her family relocated to Madison, CT where she became a hairdresser. She was a member of Living Word Ministries in West Haven, CT and played an active role in their christian bookstore and new member activities. She enjoyed her summers on the Madison Wharf and browsing the local boutiques and eateries. Aurora had a passion for cooking and loved to share her recipes and those handed down from her mother and grandmother. Aurora will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband Angelo; a son, Stephen Villani of Savannah, GA; Daughters, Diana Turco (Michael) of Marlborough, MA. and Alisa Mierzejewski (Marek) of Canterbury, CT; Grandchildren Antonio, Juliano and Gabriel Villani; Michael Turco (Kristen) and Matthew Turco; Great Grandchildren Gianna Villani; Luca and Mia Turco. She is also survived by her sister Louisa Manserra of Panni, Italy, sister-in laws Ginna (Jack) Scalice and Catherine (Keith) Baarsch; brother-in-law Gabriel Villani, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins residing throughout the United States, Canada and Italy. In addition to her parents, Michael and Clementina, Aurora was pre-deceased by her brothers Rocco Mastrangelo of Madison, CT and Joseph Mastrangelo of Fredericksburg, VA. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the many friends and family who showed many acts of kindness and support during this difficult time. All services were held privately at the request of the family.
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May 31, 2018
I remember visiting the family in Madison with my sister Joanne. There was plenty of food to eat, laughter and joy. They always had dogs so I would play and cuddle with them. Our dog Cana used to run over there house whenever there was a thunderstorm so we always knew where to find her. Aurora used to cut my hair and we talked about the happenings in our families. I couldn't leave without having a bit to eat, it was that Italian thing! My condolences to the family. I will miss her.