WATERBURY — Mrs. Louise (Mirabilio) Sticco, age 87, of Carver Street, Waterbury, passed away peacefully surrounded by her devoted family on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Armond A. Sticco Sr.

Mrs. Sticco was born Feb. 4, 1924, in Waterbury, a daughter of the late Gabriel and Assunta (Cilfone) Mirabilio. She was a lifelong resident of Waterbury’s Town Plot area and a graduate of B.W. Tinker School. Louise was a graduate of Wilby High School and later in life earned a business degree from Mattatuck Community College.

Louise was a dynamic woman; she was the assistant town clerk of Waterbury for over 25 years, the co-owner of Gabriel Scrap Metal in Waterbury and an Avon sales representative for over 55 years. She was a lifelong communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, where she was a very active volunteer. She was a member of their Forever Young Society and the Carmelites of Mt. Carmel, volunteered at their Annual Feast and enjoyed their bingo every week. She was also a volunteer for Waterbury Hospital for over 20 years as well as many other organizations.

She was a member of the Prospect Senior Center and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed line dancing, swimming and going out with her friends. Louise was a “snowbird” for the past 30 years, spending winters in Stuart, Fla. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved cooking and caring for her family and will always be remembered for her style and kindness.

Louise is survived by her sons, John Sticco and his wife, Barbara, of Waterbury, Gabriel Sticco and his wife, Doreen, of Lakeland, Fla., and Armond Sticco Jr. and his wife, Annette, of Quincy, Mass.; her daughters, Maria Paulone and her husband, Arthur, of Waterbury and Janet Brown and her husband, Bruce, of Thomaston; her 10 grandchildren, Deborah Kraft and her husband, Donald, John J. Sticco, Steven Sticco, Angela Paulone, Matthew Paulone, Michael Paulone, Christina Brown, Joseph Brown, Lillian Sticco and Ben Sticco; four great-grandchildren, Christopher Sticco, Rebecca Sticco, Jenna Kraft and Julia Kraft; one step-great-grandson, Josh Kraft; her sister, Irene Riccuito and her husband, Nicholas, of Waterbury; as well as several nieces and nephews. Louise was predeceased by her brother, Charles Mirabilio, her sister, Ida Jacavino, and her longtime companion, Donald Hatstat.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who have been helpful in caring for their mother. And a special thank you to the hospice organization and her caregiver, Dora, for the exceptionally compassionate care they had shown to her.

A funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at 10 a.m. from the Maiorano Funeral Home, 95 Willow St., Waterbury, to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for a Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions in Louise’s name may be made to VNA Health Care Hospice, 50 Brookside Road, Waterbury 06708.

For more information and online condolences, visit www.maioranofuneralhome.com.

From The Waterbury Republican American