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She was a retired inspector for both Remington Arms and Harvey Hubble. Emma was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved to cook and enjoyed the many family gatherings.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her two devoted children, Paula Lopetegui and her husband Marcelino Lopetegui of Spain and Joanna Lia and her partner Eugen Senner of Bethany, CT; five cherished grandchildren, Mario, Carla and John Lia and Olivia and Nerea Lopetegui; two sisters, Angelina 'Angie' Pagliarella and her husband Remo of Stratford and Assunta 'Sue' Ferrari and her husband Felice of Trumbull; one sister-in-law, Pasqualina Pagliaroli of Italy and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two sons, Joseph Lia and John Lia; one brother, Amerigo Pagliaroli and a sister, Ida Cristini.
Friends are invited to visit with her family Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main Street, Stratford. Friends may attend her Funeral Service on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. by meeting directly at Our Lady of Grace Church, 497 Second Hill Lane, Stratford for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull.
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2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
497 Second Hill Lane
Stratford, Ct 06614
Daniels Farm Rd.
Trumbull, CT 06611