Anna Concetta Leone Fiorita, a resident of Darien since 1976, died on July 11. Mrs. Fiorita, 81, was born on July 7, 1932 in Rose, Cosenza in Italy.
She married Pietro Fiorita on Nov. 5, 1950. Mrs. Fiorita and her husband immigrated to the United States on July 27, 1968 to build a better life for their family, her family said.
Mrs. Fiorita worked at Stamford Hospital for over 20 years in the nursery. A highlight of her time at the hospital was when she was named the “guardian angel” of an infant whose life she saved, her family said.
“Nonna” as she was lovingly referred to by her family, was a hardworking, caring and devoted mother and grandmother, who relied deeply on her faith. She felt privileged to live in the United States and one of her favorite sayings was, “God Bless America,” her family said. She tended to her plentiful garden and lived off her land, her family said.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Fiorita is survived by her son, Angelo Fiorita and Carmen Bires of New Jersey, Angelo’s children, Krisanne and Marc Faubel, Nadia Fiorita, Peter Angelo and Marysa Fiorita of Stamford, her daughter Sarina Fiorita and daughter Jessica Gleason of Stamford, her daughter Carla Catanzaro and son-in-law Peter Catanzaro and their children Peter, Cristina and Anna of Greenwich, daughter Viola Koproski and son-in-law TJ Koproski and their daughters Isabella and Kayla of Darien, and her son Paul Fiorita and daughter-in-law Missy Fiorita and their children Emma, Matthew, John and Lila Grace, also of Darien. She is also survived by her siblings, Antonio Leone, Theresa Chiapetta, Viola DeRose, Assunta D’Aiello and Frank Leone, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Carlo and Rosaria Leone and her brother, Lorenzo.
Funeral services were held Monday at St. John’s Church in Darien. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greenwich.