May 24, 1925 – February 9, 2020
Luigia Emanuele, 94, of Danbury, CT died on February 9, 2020. Luigia was born in Fano, Italy and came to this country at the age of 30.
Luigia worked for several families in Danbury and met and married the love of her life, Ralph Emanuele. They worked together at Heli Coil in Danbury for over 20 years. They bought and remodeled a home and hosted many family dinners and holidays. She was famous for her Italian Cooking and everyone loved her homemade chicken soup and Lasagna.
After Ralph's passing Luigia walked to work each day and took great pride in her job. She maintained her home and lived there until her death at the age of 94. She talked about her Ralph daily and how she was longing to be with him again.
Luigia is survived by her niece, Rita Agostini of Woodbridge, VA, great nephew, Luigi Agostini and his wife Janea, of Woodbridge, VA, nephew, George Valzania and his wife Barbara of Bridgewater, CT, great nephew, Mark Valzania and his wife Kimberly of New Milford, CT, Tyler Valzania of San Francisco, CA, Jamie Valzanie of Danbury, CT and grand nephew Brian Valzania and his wife Lisa Donofrio of Branford, CT. She is also survived by several other nephews in Italy.
We are grateful to her dear friends Bill and Lisa Cray who watched over her daily for the past few years.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 10am to 11am with a funeral service at 11am at Green Funeral Home in Danbury, CT. Burial will immediately follow at St. Peter Cemetery in Danbury, CT.
- Visitation Wednesday, February 19, 2020
- Funeral Service Wednesday, February 19, 2020
- Burial Wednesday, February 19, 2020
February 17, 2020
My daughter, Kim, is married to Louisa’s great nephew, Mark Valzania, so I have had the pleasure of being in Aunt Louisa’s company at many family gatherings -
Louisa was a character and spoke with a very thick Italian accent which was always a challenge for me but one that I enjoyed - In our conversations over the years it became very apparent to me how much she missed her husband, Ralph -
The time has come, Louisa,
you have lived a long life,
you will be missed,
and may you ‘rest in peace’
with your beloved Ralph 🎚