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Rose Valluzzo Straiton, 94, Danbury Resident

DANBURY, Conn. – Rose (Valluzzo) Straiton, of Danbury, wife of Walter Straiton Jr., died Wednesday, April 6 at Hancock Hall. She was 94.

She was born in Danbury on Jan. 25, 1922, daughter of Charles and Celestine (Barbarita) Valluzzo.

She was a graduate of St. Joseph School and Danbury High School, Class of 1940. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Danbury, and was a past member of the Colonna Women’s Lodge. She loved to read, watch Turner Classic Movies and spend time with her family.

She is survived by her two daughters, Celeste Waters and her husband, Calvin of Bethel, and Lisa Peck and her husband, Arthur, Jr., of Rochester, N.H; her daughter-in-law, Marguerite Straiton of New Fairfield; five grandchildren, Christopher Waters and his wife, Amy, Stephanie Waters, Courtney Kowcheris and her husband, Jeremy, Melissa Tohill and her husband, Bill, and Daniel Straiton and his wife, Jennifer; and eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son, Walter J. Straiton III; her sisters, Vincetta, Lillian, and Anna; and her brother, Rocco.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, Danbury. Burial in St. Peter Cemetery will follow.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Hancock Hall, Patient Recreation Fund, 31 Staple St., Danbury, CT 06810; or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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