In Loving Memory of Nora Lee Vayser

December 10, 1925
Bridgeport, CT
June 25, 2020
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

July 07, 2020


Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Visitation for family and friends.

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT 06824

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Visitaion from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.


Lawncroft Cemetery

1740 Black Rock Turnpike,
CT 06825

July 07, 2020

Family Gathering


St. Vincent's Medical Center Fundation-Swim Across the Sound

2800 Main St.,
CT 06606

Nora Lee Vayser

Nora Lee (DelBuono) Vayser of Fairfield, CT and Boynton Beach, FL, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 25, 2020 after a brief illness at age 94. Born in Bridgeport, CT on December 10, 1925 to Joseph and Josephine (DeGirolamo) DelBuono. Nora had a deep relationship with her Lord and Savior. A devoted member of Trinity St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Fairfield, CT, she was dedicated to her family, friends, and community, and the Lord shone through her beautiful soul her entire life. Nora graduated from Rodger Ludlowe High School in Fairfield, CT in 1944. Later, while raising her three children, Nora worked as a professional seamstress and took evening classes in woodworking; she would go on to make most of the furniture that occupied her home. For most of her adult life, she split her time between Fairfield and Florida, and would continue to do so after retiring from Textron Lycoming in 1991. Nora was an active member of the Fairfield, Easton, and Boynton Beach Senior Centers and incredibly social. She could spend hours in conversation, dancing, or playing games with any one of the many cherished friends she made over the years. An extremely talented cook and baker, Nora was perhaps best known for her ambrosia and brown bobbies. Proud of her Italian heritage – she would travel to Italy several times over the course of her life – she became an accomplished Sr. Racquetball Player at the Italian Community Center. She also developed a love for golf and would be a longtime member of the Smith Richardson and Par-3 golf clubs. A lover of sports, she was also a member of two bowling leagues and an avid fan of the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team. We would like to give a special thank-you to her close friends, Gail and Dick Soucy of Fairfield, CT, and Ethel and Roger Abbott of Boynton Beach, FL. They cared for her immensely, going above and beyond when she needed them the most. Nora is survived by her children, Lora Florentino and husband, Gene, Mary Jo Tierney and husband, Michael, five grandchildren, Katelynn (Steven), Ashley and PJ (Mari) Florentino, Cary Ann and Kristyn Tierney and 5 great-grandchildren. Nora is also survived by her brother, Joseph DelBuono (Kay), sister-in-law Dorothy Vayser D’Amato (Mike), as well as several nieces, nephews and friends, to whom she was close. Nora was predeceased by her husband John, her son, John, her brother, Robert DelBuono (Irene), and sister, Marian Verilli (Anthony). Calling hours are open to family and friends on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Spear Miller Funeral Home at 39 S Benson Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. Social distancing and face masks will be required. Due to gathering limitations, only 25 people will be allowed inside at a time. There will be a private prayer service from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. for family and close friends. Immediately following, Nora will be laid to rest at Lawncroft Cemetery, Black Rock Tpk., in Fairfield. To leave online condolences, please visit The family is accepting flowers and asks that any monetary donations be made to St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation Swim Across the Sound at or at St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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22 Guestbook Entries for Nora Lee (DelBuono) Vayser

  1. My deepest condolences to the Vayser family on the loss of Nora. She was by far, one of the kindest, compassionate, loyal, and spiritual lady I have ever had the pleasure to call my mother n law, if only for the briefest time. For all of these years, she continued to treat me as family. Through the years we were still blessed to see each other on occasion, and I marveled at her beauty, grace and tenacity. She raised a wonderful family who I love very much. Go rest high on the mountain Nora, for your work here on earth is done. Until we all meet again. Love Adrienne

    • Adrienne…thanks so very much for the beautiful note. Mom will really be missed!

      Love, Mary Jo and family.

  2. Our deepest condolences to Nora’s family. She was a beloved patient, always so sweet and a social butterfly. We are honored we got to know her and care for her for so many years. May she rest in peace, God bless.

  3. Lora, Mary Jo & all Nora’s family,

    Bob & I are very sad to hear about your mother’s passing. She was 1 of the first people I met at High Point and definitely one of the best. We will miss her beautiful smile, especially at game night.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Losing a loved one is never easy. I will pray for the family and friends to find peace in their time of grief. I believe we should celebrate her life and her greatest achievement, her family of several generations. Carry on remembering only the good times and love in your hearts.

    • Thanks so very much for your really nice note. Mom will really be missed.

      Best, Mary Jo, Lora and family

  5. We will miss Nora immensely, especially on game night. She enjoyed playing Rummycube with us and my cousin Alice. Nora was blessed with a one in a million personality as she spread her sunshine throughout the High Point Community in Florida. She will continue to do so in her next life, we are sure.

  6. Sending much love & deep condolences to Mary Jo, Mike & all the family on your loss. Although I never met Nora, she sounds like someone who was easy to love – a beautiful, warm, caring, interesting and fun person! A proud Italian, creative & social who loved to dance – My kind of lady! It’s never easy losing a mother but knowing she had 94 years is a blessing! Her love and light shines through you all now. May your wonderful memories be a comfort to you!
    Peace & love always,
    Kim Simmons

  7. Mary Jo, Mike and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    • Linda…thanks so very much for your thoughtful note. Mom will really be missed.

      Hope you are well.

      Love, MJ, Mike and family