Teresa (DeFeo) Cavallo, 71, of Plainville, passed away in her sleep on October 18, 2022. She was born on July 31, 1951 to the late Luigi and Mary (Andriano) DeFeo of New Britain.
Teresa graduated from Pulaski High School in 1969 where she met her husband of 49 years, Anthony Cavallo Sr. After graduating from Saint Francis Nursing School, she undertook a lifelong career as an ER nurse at St. Francis Hospital and finished her career as a school nurse at Wheeler Elementary School. She was a student favorite, always providing grandmotherly support and comfort.
Teresa was also a proud wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to grocery shop and cook for her family, and made sure that no man, woman, child or dog went unfed. She especially loved spoiling her grandchildren and grand puppies despite constant protests from their respective parents. There was no discipline with Grandma Teresa around! Teresa was also a loyal friend who rarely missed coffee with friends or visits with those closest to her. She would do anything for a friend or family member in need.
Teresa leaves behind a close-knit family of three children, Anthony Cavallo Jr. and wife Monique (Davis) of Southington, Gina Cavallo of Bristol, Amy (Cavallo) Kowynia and husband Victor of Wolcott; her brother, Jack DeFeo of Southington; grandchildren, Antonia Cavallo, Lorenzo Cavallo, Isabella Davis, and Noah Kowynia; and her precious grand puppies Albert, Ghost, Lemmy and Storm. She was recently predeceased by her husband, Anthony Cavallo Sr. and by her, parents, two sisters-in-law, Paula Ludko (John) and Theresa Lussier (Leo), and brother-in-law, Americo Cavallo Jr.
In lieu of flowers, Teresa may be remembered with contributions to the Anthony “Tony” Cavallo Memorial Scholarship, 110 Mill Street, New Britain, CT 06051, Attn: Miriam Reyes.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 22 at 9 a.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Burial will be held privately. Family and friends may gather on Friday evening, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com.
Anthony “Tony” Cavallo Memorial Scholarship Attn: Miriam Reyes.
110 Mill Street, New Britain CT 06051