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Sharon Bartolotta Torello, 64, of East Haven was called home to God on July 15 in Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) surrounded by her loving family after a short battle with lung cancer.
She was the beloved mother of Billy (Brittany) Torello, Jr., of New Haven and Jamie (Derek Jones) Torello of Branford. She was the cherished grandmother of Shane, Zander, Dylan, and Mia Sunflower Torello, and Emma Oyanedel. She is also survived by her former husband Billy Torello of New Haven and mother-in-law Barbara Torello of East Haven. She was the sister of the late Salvatore “Butch” Bartolotta.
Sharon was born in Middletown on Feb. 17, 1955, daughter of the late Sebastian and Isabelle Allen Bartolotta. At the time of her death Sharon was a hair stylist for LiVolsi Salon of Hamden. Sharon’s greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and family. She loved gardening, cooking, yoga on the beach, and shopping for antiques.
Her funeral procession will leave the Porto Funeral Home, 234 Foxon Rd. (Rte. 80), East Haven, July 19 at 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish at Our Lady of Pompeii Church at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be private. Friends may call on July 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Smilow Cancer Hospital at YNHH, c/o the Healing Garden, 25 Park St., New Haven, CT 06510. For an online obituary or to sign Sharon’s guest book, visit www.portofuneralhomes.net.
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