EILEEN SMALDONE

Eileen Smaldone, 84, of Melbourne, Fla., and formerly of Wantagh, N.Y., the wife of Peter J. Smaldone, died May 12, 2010.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Daniel and Ann Barry, she received her bachelor's degree from Notre Dame College in Staten Island, N.Y. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, painting, shopping and volunteer work. Above all, she loved her family's visits to Florida and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Smaldone is survived by her five children, Carolanne Festa and her husband, Arthur of Lancaster, Pa., Peter D. Smaldone and his wife, Marsha of Melville, N.Y., Michael J. Smaldone and his wife, Theresa of Fairfield, Nancy Holland of Dix Hills, N.Y., and Jamie B. Smaldone and his wife, Helen of Fairfield. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Michael Joseph Barry of Park Ridge, N.J.; her sister, Anita K. Barry of Ridge, N.Y.; and many other relatives.

A private memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Church on Monday, May 17; interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association, 279 New Britain Road, Suite 5, Kensington, CT 06037 (www.alz.org/ct).

The Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield, has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send an online condolence, visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com