CHESHIRE – Mrs. Evelyn DiLonardo DeVito, 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Mid-State Medical Center in Meriden.
Mrs. DeVito was born December 15, 1929 in New Haven, CT, daughter of the late James and Angelina (Grippo) DiLonardo. Mrs. DeVito was a graduate of Larson College, New Haven, and a retired admitting office clerk for St. Mary’s Hospital. Mom was a resident of New Haven, Woodbridge and Cheshire. She loved going to the opera at Yale every season, loved shopping at Talbot’s, and was the original fashionista. She especially loved spending time with her devoted granddaughter Cara; they had many wonderful adventures together. A marvelous cook, Mrs. DeVito always looked forward to spending holidays with extended family, the larger the gathering, the better, ideally with a glass of Prosecco.
Mrs. DeVito is survived by her daughters, Cynthia DeVito-Schneiderman and her husband Henry Schneiderman, M.D.; and Angela Boylan of Florida. She will also be missed by her beloved grandchildren, Eric J. Hale of Oakland, CA; Cara Hale, Esq. and her husband Brian Jud, of Cheshire, CT; Steven Boylan and his wife Sezen of Tarpon Springs, FL; Melissa Boylan and her partner Charlie Hatcher, of Tarpon Springs, FL; Cristina Marie DeVito-Indiveri, and Michael T. DeVito; and by her great-grandchildren. Mrs. DeVito was predeceased by Joseph J. DeVito of Woodbridge, by their son, Dr. Thomas J. DeVito and their grandson Joseph J. Boylan.
Arrangements - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, November 13, 2020, at St. Bridget Church/St. Bridget of Sweden Parish. Friends are asked to meet directly at church. Burial will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery in West Haven. There are no calling hours and The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire is assisting with arrangements. Memorial contributions in Evelyn’s name, may be made to the Cheshire Fire Department Inc., 250 Maple Ave., Cheshire, CT 06410.