Violet (DeLuzio) Casasanta, 94, of Milford died on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Westborough after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Vittorio G. Casasanta, who died in 1999. The youngest daughter of the late Antonio and Luigia (Ferrucci) Deluzio, Violet was a lifelong resident of Milford. She was predeceased by her siblings: John (Virginia) Deluzio, Marie (Antonio) Petracca, James (Vicky) DeLuzio, Reno (Nancy) Deluzio, Carmella (Ray) Gagne, and Louise Miller-Howell. She was also predeceased by her daughters Linda (Nick) Zacchilli, Jamie (Mike Bruzina) Casasanta, and son Paul Casasanta.
Violet is survived by her son, Michael Casasanta and his children, Francesca (fiancé Jim MacClean) and Michael, and her grandchildren: Michael (Janel), Christopher (Lynn), and Peter Zacchilli; Jacqueline (Guille) Arce, Victor DeSegonzac; Paul Michael (Jessica), Antonio (Nikki), and Carmen Casasanta. She also leaves eleven great-grandchildren: Gianni, Mateo, Mia, and Luca Casasanta; John, Michael, Nicholas, Elliana and Maiya Zacchilli; and Cecilia and Violetta Arce.
Vi and her husband, Vic, shared fifty wonderful and active years together, and could often be found together on the tennis court or golf course as their children grew older. They were very active in the community. Early in their marriage, they taught ballroom dancing together at a studio in Framingham. When Vic started his home building career, Vi was able to stay at home and care for their children. They were also very active members of the Parish Council of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Milford, and were instrumental in the establishment of the Bell Tower Room and the Daily Bread Food Pantry.
Vi was an accomplished seamstress and an exceptional cook, skills she learned from her mother. When Vic retired from the building industry, they opened and operated Vittorio’s Restaurant in Milford for several years, where Vic served as the Host and Maitre D’ and Vi as Hostess and Pastry Chef. Vittorio’s was noted for its authentic Italian cuisine featuring many of the Casasanta and DeLuzio family recipes which had been in the family for years.
Family, extended family, and friends were of the utmost importance to Vic and Vi, and they were fortunate to be able to create lasting memories of their times together at their second home on Sagamore Beach, on the ski slopes of New England and on their travels to Italy. Vi was a strong woman who was able to endure the loss of her husband, and, more recently, three of her children because of her faith.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, November 6, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 5 East Main Street, Milford. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A calling hour will be held prior to the funeral Mass from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water Street, Milford, MA