Vites Conetta

Vites Conetta, 95, of Stamford passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on September 8,
2023. She was born in Stamford on November 11, 1927, and was one of six daughters born to the late
Vito and Mary Sabato Gerardi.

Vites was a social butterfly who knew everyone and could make conversation with anyone. She loved
people and surrounded herself with her sisters, family and friends. Always an active member of her
community, Vites was a crossing guard for Hoyt/Northeast School on High Ridge Road and a familiar
face at the polls. Filled with boundless energy, she spent more than 20 years greeting and chatting
with customers of the F.W. Woolworth’s, keeping up with all the happenings of Stamford from her
post in the cafe. 

Dressed to the nines, she and Pete loved to go to dinner with friends and family, always running into
folks they knew around town. An avid bowler herself, Vites was her sons’ and grandchildren’s biggest
sports fan, always on the sidelines watching them play basketball, baseball, softball, and tennis. She
enjoyed the simple things in life – a hot cup of coffee, catching up with a friend while riding the bus,
and a chocolatey dessert at the end of the day. One of the friendliest people you could ever meet,
Vites’ outgoing and vibrant spirit is greatly missed. 

Vites is survived by her loving son, Dennis Conetta and his wife, M’Liss, her daughter-in-law, Lynn
Conetta, and her grandchildren, Kevin, Kaitlin, Jen (Tommy), Casey, Chris and Dennis, as well as her
great-grandchildren, Margot and Peter. She is also survived by her sister, Anna Arena of Florida and
many nieces and nephews.

Vites was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Peter S. Conetta. Vites was also predeceased
by her son, Peter M. Conetta, and her sisters, Josephine (Josie) Ippolito, Mildred (Mickey) Ursone,
Donata (Nettie) Messina, and Roslin Gerardi.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at Sacred Heart R.C. Church on Wednesday, September 13 at
10:30 AM.  Friends and family may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104
Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on the evening of Tuesday, September 12 from 5:00-8:00 PM.  The interment
will be held privately.

A special thank you to her “Angels” and caregivers, Monica Rosales and Monica Osei Addo, and to all
those who have cared for her over the years, including the caregivers from VITAS Hospice and Jewish
Family Services of Fairfield County. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Vites to the Boys and Girls
Club of Stamford at or Person to Person at
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