Frances M. (Paolillo) DiLauro, of Brookfield, wife of the late Frank DiLauro, died unexpectedly at her home May 23, 2010.

Mrs. DiLauro was born June 26, 1924, in Jamaica, N.Y., daughter of the late Nicholas and Elvira (Dello Joio) Paolillo.

After their marriage, Frank and Frances moved to Floral Park, Long Island, where she devoted her life to raising her family.

Mrs. DiLauro was passionate about her family and enjoyed delighting them with her culinary skills.

She was an avid gardener and, until recently, had also been an avid golfer who had a hole-in-one at the Sand's Point Country Club in 1985.

She will be missed by two sons, Frank (Skip), and his wife, Eileen, of New Fairfield, and Ron, and his wife, Pat, of New Milford; grandchildren, Paul DiLauro, and his wife, Ada, Valerie Durney, and her husband, Kip, Christine DiLauro, and Keith DiLauro.

She is also survived by five great grandchildren, Alexandra, Danielle, Ava, Zoe, and Connor. She was predeceased by five brothers and a sister.

The Brookfield Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.