At the CT Hospice, Joseph Rascati, 95, of Branford, peacefully passed away on September 29, 2011 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Maryann E. Bonitata Rascati.
Devoted father of Marygrace (Nick) Pacelli of Northford, Marla (Alan) Morris of Hamden, and Russell (Moira) Rascati of Old Orchard Beach, ME. Brother of Laura Carlson of Hamden. He also leaves 2 stepsons, Dan (Vivian) Bonitata of Madison and Mark (Lori) Bonitata of Auburn, CA, 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 2 great step-grandchildren, along with many wonderful nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary E. Rascati, and his two sisters, Jessie R. Carlson and Rita R. Moomjian. Joseph was born on Dec. 8, 1915, a son of the late Louis and Margaret Ardolino Rascati.
He was a US Navy veteran and proudly served during WWII. After the war, he returned home to help run the family business, Rascati's Market on Shelton Ave. in New Haven, with his father, which eventually, he would co-own with his brother-in-law, Carl (Dick) Carlson and sister, Laura, until their retirement in 1980. Joe was an avid boater and fisherman, and spent so many of his happiest times out on Long Island Sound with his family and friends, and was always happy playing a good game of pool as well.
Friends are invited to gather with the family on Fri. Oct. 7, from 5 – 7 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT,2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. A mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church in Branford, on Sat. Oct 8, at 11 a.m. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to either, CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, 06405, or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 2969 Whitney Ave., Hamden 06518.
Courtesy BEECHER & BENNETT
Theresa Marie Chirico Savenelli
Theresa Marie Chirico Savenelli, 84 of North Haven died Friday, September 30, 2011 at the Connecticut Hospice Branford after a short illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent "Jimmy" Savenelli.
Mrs. Savenelli was born in New Haven on February 27, 1927, a daughter of the late Aniello and Carmela Sirico Chirico, and had rsided in North Haven since 1955. She was a salesperson for the former Trim Fashions of North Haven for ten years retiring in 1988.
Mrs. Savenelli is survived by two sons, James Savenelli and Neal (Ellen) Savenelli of North Haven, and three grandchildren, Rachel, John and Alex Savenelli. She was predeceased by six sisters, Jennie and Carmel Chirico, Anna Esposito, Mary Balsamo, Vincie Manzi, and Rose Chiaramonte, and two brothers, William and Anthony Chirico.
THERE WILL BE NO CALLING HOURS. Relatives and friends are invited to go directly to St. Frances Cabrini Church, Pond Hill Rd., North Haven for a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated Monday at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.
The Torello-Iacobucci Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven has been entrusted with arrangements. www.washingtonmemorialfh.com