CHESHIRE – Mrs. Evelyn DiLonardo DeVito, 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at MidState Medical Center in Meriden.
Mrs. DeVito was born on December 15, 1929, in New Haven, Conn., daughter of the late James and Angelina (Grippo) DiLonardo. Mrs. DeVito was a graduate of Larson College, New Haven, and a retired admitting office clerk for St. Mary’s Hospital. Mom was a resident of New Haven, Woodbridge, and Cheshire. She loved going to the opera at Yale every season, loved shopping at Talbot’s, and was the original fashionista. She especially loved spending time with her devoted granddaughter Cara; they had many wonderful adventures together. A marvelous cook, Mrs. DeVito always looked forward to spending holidays with extended family, the larger the gathering, the better.
Mrs. DeVito is survived by her daughters, Cynthia DeVito-Schneiderman and her husband Henry Schneiderman, M.D.; and Angela Boylan of Florida. She will also be missed by her beloved grandchildren, Eric J. Hale of Oakland, Calif.; Cara Hale, Esq. and her husband Brian Jud of Cheshire, Conn.; Steven Boylan and his wife Sezen of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; and Melissa Boylan and her partner Charlie Hatcher of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; and by her great-grandchildren. Mrs. DeVito was predeceased by Joseph J. DeVito of Woodbridge, by their son, Dr. Thomas J. DeVito, and their grandson, Joseph J. Boylan.
Arrangements – A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 13, 2020, at St. Bridget Church/St. Bridget of Sweden Parish. Friends were asked to meet directly at church. Burial followed in St. Lawrence Cemetery in West Haven. There were no calling hours and The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire is assisting with arrangements. Memorial contributions in Evelyn’s name may be made to the Cheshire Fire Department Inc., 250 Maple Ave., Cheshire, CT 06410. For online condolences and to share a photo or a story, please visit www.fordfh.com.