Ann Denise DeMatteo, 56 of Hamden, formerly of East Haven died Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus after a long courageous battle with breast cancer
. Ann was born in New Haven on October 5, 1956, a beloved daughter of Ann A. Silvestro DeMatteo of Hamden and the late Joseph G. DeMatteo, Jr., and had resided in Hamden for most of her life and in East Haven for twenty years. Ann was a journalist
and news reporter for the New Haven Register for the past thirty five years, spending most of that time covering Hamden and North Haven, and had most recently been named Managing Editor of the Middletown Press. She was a 1974 graduate of Hamden High School, and a 1978 graduate of the University of Bridgeport where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. Ann was on the Board of Directors of the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant, was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and was the former National President of Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority. She is also survived by her loving brother Joseph G. DeMatteo, III and his wife Patricia of Hamden, her treasured niece and nephew Rebecca Lynn and John Anthony DeMatteo, several loving aunts, uncles and cousins, and many loving friends. She was predeceased by her beloved sister Karen Rose DeMatteo.
Ann's family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Torello-Iacobucci Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. Her funeral procession will leave from the funeral home on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 11:00 in Blessed Sacrament Church, 321 Circular Ave., Hamden. Burial will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park, Hamden. Memorial contributions in Ann's name may be sent to the
, 538 Preston Ave., Suite 1, Meriden, CT 06450 or online at www.cancer.org/donate www.washingtonmemorialfh.com