New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)
May 4, 1943 - March 16, 2023
Corinne Sommo, 79, of Wallingford, CT, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2023 at Midstate Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of Lawrence (Larry) Sommo for 57 years.
Born in New Haven, CT on May 4, 1943, Corinne was the daughter of the late Michael and Concetta (Connie) Lucibello.
Corinne married, became a homemaker and devoted herself to raising her family. The consummate volunteer, Corinne was a room parent, library volunteer, Girl Scout leader, PTA president, and ‘catechism’ teacher - by far, the most rewarding of her volunteer experiences. After many years of dedicated service sharing her faith, Corinne was commissioned as a Lay Minister in 1993 and two years later received her certificate in Youth Ministry studies from the Archdiocese of Hartford. She served Our Lady of Fatima Church as Director of Middle School Religious Education, Confirmation Coordinator and organized a Peer Ministry team, guiding teen members to develop leadership skills necessary to guide younger members of the parish in faith and action. In 2018, Corinne was recognized by the Archdiocese of Hartford for her 45 years of service to Our Lady of Fatima Religious Education and was nominated for Catechist Honors 2019 – which celebrates the dynamic mission of gifted catechists, parish catechetical leaders and youth ministers.
In addition to her husband Larry, she is survived by her daughter Tracy Sommo Blum, husband Richard and cherished grandchildren Lauren and Zachary (fiancé Fiona), Jennifer Barner, husband David, and their children Tyler and Hunter and Cori Branco, husband David and their son Dean; brother Michael Lucibello and wife Carol of Branford as well as several nieces and nephews.
Corinne’s family will receive relatives and friends at The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main Street Ext on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 4 -7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 23, 2023, directly at Our Lady of Fatima Church at 11 a.m. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Gifts in her memory may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or The Franciscan Life Center, 271 Finch Ave., Meriden, CT 06451.