Visitation at Funeral Home
Mass of Christian Burial
Final Resting Place
Obituary of Fernanda Carlini
Fernanda Rossi Carlini, age 73, of Trumbull, beloved wife of Vincenzo Carlini, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Tecchiena, Province of Frosinone, Italy, Fernanda immigrated to the United States in 1976, settling in Bridgeport before moving to Trumbull. Upon her arrival she began to work alongside her husband in the family business, Vinny's Pizza Family Restaurant in Bridgeport and Sal's Family Restaurant and Pizzeria in Monroe. Fernanda was a hard-working woman who took on any task needed at the restaurants. She truly enjoyed interacting with her customers and putting a smile on all their faces. Unapologetically always herself, she was loved and admired by all who knew her.
As an avid cook and baker, Fernanda especially enjoyed cooking meals from her Italian heritage for her family and friends and creating exceptional Italian cookie platters for every special occasion and holiday. Her hobbies included crocheting, gardening, and watching Italian television. With her green thumb and jovial nature, she instilled life and joy to everyone and everything she touched. Fernanda had a big heart and would help anyone in need. But above all she was a loving and dedicated wife and mother. The unconditional love she gave and the values she taught will forever live in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Fernanda will be truly missed. Her passing will leave a void in many hearts and stomachs.
In addition to her beloved husband of 46 years, Vincenzo, and her two loving children, son, Andrea Carlini and daughter, Debbie Marie Carlini, Fernanda is survived by her brothers and sisters, Elio Rossi and wife Anna, Silvana Bonucci, Ines Cal, Antonio Rossi and wife Bruna, and Adriana Stornelli and husband Danielle, all of Italy, as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Orlando and Elena Calabrese Rossi and siblings, Rita Cal and Fernando Rossi.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Margaret Shrine, 2523 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Interment will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, Stratford. Relatives and friends may greet the family at a walk-through visitation on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull. Masks and social distance are required.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org.