Elia (Losanno) Zullo, 83, of Milford passed away, Monday, September 26, 2022 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of late Gerardo Zullo who passed away in 2018. She was born in Bonito, Italy daughter of the late Gabriele and Concetta (Goccia) Losanno and moved to Milford in 1969. When they arrived in the United States, Elia went to work for the former Anthony Roberts in Milford until they closed in the 1980’s.
Mrs. Zullo retired in 2005 from Boston Scientific where she was employed as a medical supplier. She was a communicant of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.
Elia’s parents passed away while she was very young. Shortly after her parents death her uncle, the renowned fashion designer Salavatore Ferragamo, invited Elia and her sister to come to work for him in his fledging shoe business in Florence. Her family forbade her from moving to Florence and insisted that she stay in Bonito to tend to the family farm where she harvested olives, strung tobacco and tended to the livestock. She is survived by her children, Elisa and her husband Christopher Loew of Attleboro, Antonio Zullo and his wife Judi of AZ, three grandchildren, Ethan Loew, Joshua Loew and Gabriella Zullo. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Anthony and Leontina Ruscitti for their love and support in the later years of Elia’s life.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Nicola Losanno, Victorio Losanno, Federico Losanno,Alfonzo Losanno, Michael Losanno, and three sisters, Antoinetta Loconte, Rosaria Ciriallo and Ada Cristallo.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, October 3, 2022 at 10 A.M. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 7 East Main St. The burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
A calling hour will be held prior to the funeral Mass from 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. at the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St., Milford