Cover photo for Victoria DeGioia's Obituary

Victoria DeGioia

July 29, 1923 — February 23, 2024

Southington, CT

Victoria DeGioia

Victoria (Mazzeo) DeGioia, 100, of Southington, CT and formerly of Wantagh, Long Island, NY, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Southington Care Center. She was the beloved wife of the late John DeGioia Sr. for 35 years before his passing in 1980.

Victoria was born on July 29, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Antonio and Maria (Sottile) Mazzeo. She grew up in Brooklyn and moved to Long Island where she worked as a ticket taker at Jones Beach Theatre in her early years. Victoria was an active volunteer in the Ladies Auxiliary of the North Bellmore Fire Department, Company #2 for many years. 

Victoria is survived by two children; son, John DeGioia Jr. and wife Gail of Plantsville and daughter, Diane Muscarello of Conyers, GA, daughter-in-law, Gail DeGioia of Vero Beach, FL, 6 grandchildren; Alissa Muscarello, Matthew Muscarello, Justin DeGioia, Derek DeGioia (Christina), Brett DeGioia (Lynne) and Jesse DeGioia (Kassey) and 5 great-grandchildren: Benjamin, Ava, Caroline, Eliana and Amelia. She is also survived by two sisters, Laura Sessa and husband Joe of Boca Raton, FL and Linda Southard and husband Robert of Setauket, NY and many loved nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband John, she was predeceased by her son, Louis DeGioia.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 11:15 a.m. at the Church of St. Barnabas, 2320 Bedford Ave., Bellmore, NY. Burial will follow in St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY. Visitation will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Wantagh Abbey, 3374 Park Ave., Wantagh, NY. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.wantaghfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

7:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The Parish of Saint Barnabas the Apostle

2320 Bedford Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710

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Burial

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

St. Charles / Resurrection Cemeteries

2015 Wellwood Ave, Farmingdale, NY 11735

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