In Loving Memory of Rosaria M. Vento

July 23, 1935
Bronx, New York
July 23, 2019
Westport, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Monday 5-8 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

July 29, 2019


Assumption Church

Mass of Christian Burial

98 Riverside Avenue,
CT 06880

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:00 a.m.


Family Gathering


Assumption Church

98 Riverside Ave.,
CT 06880

Earthplace-The Nature Discovery Center

10 Woodside Lane,
CT 06880

Connecticut Humane Society

455 Post Road East,
CT 06880

Rosaria M. Vento

Rosaria M. Vento, age 84, of Westport, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in her home. Born July 23, 1935 in the Bronx, NY, the daughter of the late John and Raffaela (Corsano) Vento, she had been a Westport resident for the last 58 years. Rosaria was known to many as "Ra" and identified by friends and strangers alike around town by her Bronx accent. While her children were young, Ra worked as a crossing guard for the Westport School System, and later worked for many years as the secretary to the Director of Public Works for the Town of Westport. Ra volunteered at the Norwalk Hospital Gift Shop, and was an active parishioner of Assumption Church in Westport where she served as co-president of the Catholic Daughters of Assumption. Ra loved the theater, and served as an usher at the Westport Country Playhouse, the Westport Community Theater, the Palace Theater in Stamford, and the Regina M. Quick Center at Fairfield University. She was a former member of the Sons of Italy of Westport. Wherever she was, she took the opportunity to meet new people and found it interesting to chat on a multitude of topics. She loved life and had many interests and hobbies including gardening, decorating, cooking, baking and entertaining at her home. She loved walking along Compo Beach. Ra loved animals of all kinds, and lovingly took in and cared for many lost cats throughout the years. But mostly, she loved her family and she will be dearly missed by her two loving children, Jane Miraval and her husband Jack of Fairfield and John Vento and his wife Elizabeth of Milford; two cherished granddaughters, Marissa Miraval of New York, NY and Megan Miraval of Denver, CO; a brother, Richie Vento and his wife Eileen of Westbury, NY; a niece, Jennifer Johnson, and two nephews, Richard and John Vento. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. meeting directly at Assumption Church of Westport. Interment will be private in St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Bronx, NY. Friends may greet the family Monday, from 5-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, friends may consider a donation in Ra's memory to Assumption Church, 98 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880, Earthplace - The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06880, or the Connecticut Humane Society, 455 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. As a friend of Marissa’s, I was first introduced to the adventures of Nonna in 2007. Over the course of 12- years of friendship there hasn’t been a conversation that has included asking after Nonna. And in 2016, I had the privilege not only of meeting her but experiencing her driving. The visit would have included dinner but Nonna had plans. As she always did – the tales of her making meatballs for seals, selling flowers, attending yoga and living to the fullest with her accent, charm and a touch of mischief (and at times, rebel) is the stuff of legends. Nonna was and will always be someone to admire and aspire to be like. I am devastated for Marissa and all of her family and know that with her passing, the world will be a little less colourful but it has been a privilege even from afar to know and know of Nonna. Sending love and gratitude and hope (may we all embrace life and those around us as she did) – Riki, Paris.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Rosaria’s passing. She such a lovely person. She was so easy to talk to, so friendly. She was interested in so many things. Nice to everyone. I am so glad I got to know her a bit and was touched by her. Jane, jack and Marisa and Megan I am so sorry for your loss!
    Nancy Held