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Ilona Ranaudo

Ilona G. Ranaudo

Tuesday, March 21st, 1950 - Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Oakville, CT Ilona G. (Mueller) Ranaudo, 70, wife of Gregory Ranaudo, died peacefully on July 7, 2020 in the VITAS Hospice Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Ilona was born on March 21, 1950 in Germany, the daughter of the late Sigismund and Berta Mueller. Upon arriving in the United States in 1954, she lived in Torrington, and then Naugatuck with her family. After getting married, she and Greg moved to Oakville where they raised their family. Ilona attended Ray-Vogue Art School in Chicago and Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL. She was an avid gardener and a skilled seamstress with a passion for designing and making bridal gowns and accessories; some of which have become precious family heirlooms. She also enjoyed cooking, reading, and spending time at the beach. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to Greg, her husband of 40 years, Ilona is survived by her daughters, Elisabeth Maki and her husband, Peter Maki; Krista Ranaudo and Victoria Ranaudo; her grandchildren, William, Cal and Lyle Maki and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Ilona was predeceased by her brother, Waldemar Mueller.

All services will be private due to current circumstances. A Celebration of Ilona’s Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. In lieu of flowers and to honor Ilona’s memory, donations can be made to Special Olympics CT, 2666 State Street, #1, Hamden, CT 06517.
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Christine Currie

Posted at 07:55am
I met her in Chicago. We hung around. In those days we laughed. My nice, sweet friend..I will miss you. I will pray for God comfort the family. Love you, Loni.
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Cindy Cross Herb

Posted at 07:44pm
My sincere sympathy to the Ranaudo family. Ilona was a beautiful person inside and out. Many times as I pass by her family’s home on Hoadley Street I have thought of her and remember a lot of good times we girls shared. God Bless
Cindy Cross Herb
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David & Diane Rykoski

Posted at 01:43am
Ilona’s Loving Family... Greg, Lisa, Krista & Victoria,
We have no words to convey how heartbroken we are for your loss. Ilona holds a very special place in my heart & the memories are endless beginning from 2nd grade at Western School & of course making my wedding gown for our wedding you were both in 41 years ago this month. We are all so blessed to have loved and been loved by her.
With So Much Love,
Dave & Diane
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Marc Mancini

Posted at 10:56am
We want to send our deepest condolences and love to the Ranaudo family. Ilona was a great person with a heart of gold and will be greatly missed. I will always remember how much time and caring she put into keeping her yard and flowers so pristine. We were neighbors for 35 years or so and she was one the nicest ladies i knew. Rest in peace, Ilona. -Marc and Rose Mancini
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Gary G Richardson

Posted at 09:37am
Greg and Family,
So very sorry to learn that Ilona has passed. To echo what many will and have said, she simply was a wonderful person. Kind, caring, and always a joy to be around. I still remember our early days at western school where she became my first real female friend, My sincere condolences to you all.
Gary G Richardson
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