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Elizabeth N. Melillo, 87, Of Danbury, Operated Don’s Flowers

DANBURY, Conn. - Elizabeth "Betty" N. Melillo of Danbury died Monday, Nov. 10. She was 87.

Melillo was born in Danbury to Thomas and Delia Crotty Wimsey. She was a 1940 graduate of St. Joseph School and a 1944 graduate of Danbury High School.

She and her husband, Don, operated Don's Flowers in Danbury until their retirement in 1982. She later worked part time as an administrative assistant at St. Peter Cemetery in Danbury.

She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Danbury. She was a charter member of Danbury Drum Corps Auxiliary and was its first president. She was also treasurer for the Grassy Plain Drum Corps.

Melillo is survived by her son, Donald J. Melillo Jr. (Cindy) of Westchester, Ohio; daughter, Joyce DeGross (John) of Danbury; and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Donald J. Melillo Sr.; and sisters, Mary Beard, Jeanette Walters and Kay Hartsburg.

Calling hours are Thursday, Nov. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Green Funeral Home , 57 Main St., Danbury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at St. Joseph Church, Danbury. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

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