Margaret Rose Melonakos, (Luberto), a longtime resident of Stamford, CT, passed away on December 7, 2022 at Long Ridge Acute Care Center in Stamford. She was born in Greenwich, CT on January 20, 1927 and was one of four children born to the late Michael and Lena (Vizzo) Luberto. Margaret was 95 years old at the time of her passing.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Peter Melonakos, and is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Adeline and Michael D. Macri of Stamford, CT; sister-in-law Helen Comolli of Langhorne, PA; nephews, Michael A. Macri (Marilyn) of Ridgefield, CT, John M. DeCarlo (Susan) of Trumbull, CT; Dino Melonakos of Stamford, CT, James Comolli (Kristine) of Boston, MA; and nieces, Lori Ann Garst (Stephen) of Stamford, CT; Ann Trabucco (Vito) of Henderson, Nevada, Gia Liva (Dino) of Tuxedo Park, NY, Dina Samargian (Victor) of Topsham, Maine, and several great nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends that loved her.
In addition to her husband and parents, Margaret was predeceased by her siblings, Theresa (Luberto) DeCarlo and Lawrence Luberto; her niece, Mary Anne Macri; and nephew, Robert M. DeCarlo.
In her early years, Margaret attended Cos Cob School and worked at the Peter Rosa Sewing Factory. Once she married her husband, Peter, they enjoyed many trips to the islands on cruise ships and abroad as well as taking many day trips to places like the Bronx Zoo with their nieces and nephews. Among so many, they visited both countries from which their parents and grandparents had come from, Italy and Greece. Margaret learned how to make the many traditional Greek dishes from her mother-in-law which she was proud to share. She loved her family and embraced visiting with her many cousins. She enjoyed spending the day with her sisters shopping. In her later years Margaret was actively involved in the Social Seniors and the AARP Seniors. She was especially proud to be a long-time member of the Sacred Heart Rosary Society for 26 years. Margaret resided at Parsonage Cottage in Greenwich in the last couple of years where she met so many friends and so enjoyed all the events and daily activities. Margaret was a kind person who always found it easy to drum up a conversation with just about anyone.
Friends and family may call from 4:00PM to 7:00PM on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT. A mass of Christian burial will take place on Wednesday, December 14th at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. The interment will immediately follow mass at St. John Cemetery in Darien, CT.
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