Lorraine Trizzino Dennen, 77

After a courageous battle, Lorraine Trizzino Dennen passed away peacefully on Aug. 10, 2015 with her loving family by her side. Lorraine’s passion and greatest pleasure was spending time with her family: her devoted husband Robert; her adoring four children and their spouses, Robert and Maryann Dennen of Bronxville, N.Y., Mark and Joanie Dennen of Healdsburg, Calif., Laura and Tim Callahan of Wilton, Conn., and Steve and Maura Dennen of Ashburn, Va.; and her beloved 12 grandchildren, Chris, Jessica, Cara, Tommy, Jack, Alexandra, Matt, Patrick, and Fiona Dennen, and Conor, Cait and Owen Callahan.
A 53-year resident of Norwalk, Lorraine was born Aug. 28, 1937 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Josephine and Frank Trizzino. Lorraine was a devoted parishioner and Eucharistic Minister at St. Philip Church, and was active in the community, including various roles at Central Catholic High School, president of the Wolpit School PTO, and leadership roles in the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. She was also a charter member of the Junior League of Norwalk.
After raising her children, Lorraine started successful careers as both a Realtor and an executive recruiter in the finance and pharmaceuticals industries, and launched her own firm, Concord Recruiting.  Lorraine and Bob were long-time members of Shore & Country Club.
Her family and friends knew that she would do anything for them, and she always saw the best in people. Her unwavering faith and love of family and friends during her illness gave her strength, which was a reflection of the love she gave to others throughout her life. The optimism with which she lived life serves as an inspiration to her family and friends; her selflessness and devotion to family are her legacy.
She is also survived by her mother, Josephine Trizzino; one sister-in-law Annette Trizzino, two sisters, Kathleen (Gene) Gaglione and Janice (Jay) Scansaroli; one brother John (Catherine) Trizzino; and many loving nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her father Frank Trizzino and brother Victor Trizzino.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7.
Her family will receive friends on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, at St. Philip Church, Norwalk, with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the food pantry c/o St. Philip Church, 1 Fr. Conlin Pl., Norwalk, CT 06850. For directions or online guestbook, please visit www.Magnerfuneralhome.com.