Elizabeth M. CuneoApril 13, 1931 ~ May 8, 2017 (age 86)
Elizabeth M. “Mickey” (Mills) Cuneo, 86 of West Haven, beloved wife of the late Joseph T. Cuneo, passed away on Monday May 8, 2017 in the VITAS unit of St. Mary’s Hospital. Elizabeth was born in New Haven on April 13, 1931 to the late Raymond and Mary (Ash) Mills. She was a lifelong resident of Connecticut, residing in West Haven since the age of 19. Elizabeth was employed by U.S. Motors in Milford and later as a line supervisor for Parametrics in Orange for over 15 years until her retirement in 1985. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Victory church and was proud of her involvement with the Laurel Women’s Club. Elizabeth was also a member of the Milford Yacht club with her late husband. She is survived by her daughter; Patricia Blatherwick and her husband Jeffrey, as well as her granddaughter Sara Mary and Grandson Tyler Michael Blatherwick. She is also survived by a Goddaughter and niece; Marcy Hurley and her family of Greenville, Ohio. Elizabeth also leaves behind some special friends; Lois Rosenberg and Jeanne Warner whom she thought to be second daughters and loved very much, as well as Therese Laoue Carlson, whose lifetime friendship provided years of laughs and the ability to share priceless memories. She was predeceased by her son; Joseph R. Cuneo, and her sister; Vera Rhone Garner. Her family would like to thank her caretaker, Lynne Bernier, for her steadfast care and compassion even when Mom was being “fresh”. Also, her friends on Milton Ave., in particular Dave and Suzanne Collins, and Matt and Suzanne Williams, whose friendship and neighborly acts of kindness sustained her and provided a safe harbor. The family would also like to thank the nurses and social worker at VITAS Hospice at St. Mary’s Hospital for their extremely kind and compassionate care. Friends and family are invited to visit Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm St. West Haven, on Friday May 12, 2017 from 10:30-11:30am. There will be no service and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make an effort to be kind to one another or reach out to someone in need. If you wish to make a memorial contribution it can be made in Elizabeth’s name to The Humane Society of the United States Memorial Donations, 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037.