Mastroianni, Antonio Antonio Mastroianni of North Haven, died peacefully at home September 1, 2013 surrounded by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years Giulia A. Romano Mastroianni and their loving children Pam Popolizio, Joanne (Ronald) Garbatini and Lisa (Bryan) Bogen. He is the brother of Palmina, Augusto, Mario and Placido Mastroianni and the late Raffaela Matarazzo. Loving grandfather of Steven, Nicole, Gina, Thomas, Adriana and Julia. Also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews. Antonio was born in Amorosi, Province of Benevento, Italy April 19, 1925 to the late Giovanni and Felicia Resso Mastroianni. He bravely served in the Italian Army and was a proud police officer in Florence, Italy prior to emigrating to the United States. He was a skilled laborer at Plasticrete. He also worked at the Platt-LaBonia Co. and the New Haven Register. Antonio was an avid gardener and made exceptional homemade wine. He was a true example of strong work ethics. His #1 joy in life was spending time with his family. He loved reminiscing about his life experiences with his grandchildren. Antonio influenced many with his generosity, patience and reassuring attitude. His gentle, kind nature will truly be missed. His funeral will leave the IOVANNE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 11 Wooster Pl., Friday morning at 9:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Therese Church, North Haven at 10. Committal services will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4-8pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Academy, 265 Benham St., Hamden, CT 06518. Sign Antonio's guest book online at www.iovanne.com.
Published in The New Haven Register on Sept. 4, 2013