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Mary DeRosa Obituary
DeROSA, MARY CASSELLA Mary Cassella DeRosa, 88, of West Haven, wife of the late Charles DeRosa, passed away surrounded by her loving family on February 21, 2014 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Loving mother of John (Maria) DeRosa of Hamden, Cathy Briggs of Clinton, Jeanne (Vincent) Youmatz of New Hampshire, Karen (Earl Sickinger) DeRosa of Orange, Judy (Richy) Bellucci of East Haven, Patricia (Mica) Cardozo of Woodbridge and David (Susan) DeRosa of Stratford. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Sister of Carmela Solimene and Dominic Cassella, both of West Haven, and Andrea Cassella of Florida. Mary was born in New Haven on December 27, 1925, daughter of the late Joseph and Philomena DeMartino Cassella. Prior to her retirement, Mary worked in the claims department for the CT Laborers Union Local 455 and retired from the accounts payable department of the University of New Haven. Mary’s home was always open to all, as was her kind and loving heart. To her, food was love and she showed that love every day by cooking some of the most delicious food any of us have ever tasted. Mary often said that all she had to give was love and food, and she gave so very generously to all, strangers, family and friends alike. Those of us who knew and loved Mary appreciated what a treasure we had. Her memory and legacy will remain in our hearts forever. Her funeral procession will leave the PORTO FUNERAL HOME, 830 Jones Hill Road, West Haven, MONDAY morning at 8:45 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Paul Church at 9:30 A.M. Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Friends may call SUNDAY from 4pm to 7pm. In honor of Mary’s generous spirit, in lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of one’s choice are welcome. Sign Mary’s guest book online at www.portofuneralhomes.net
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Published in The New Haven Register on Feb. 22, 2014
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