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Hamden Obituaries: Genevieve Ferraro, 80

Her greatest pleasure came from her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Genevieve Ann Cantafio Ferraro, 80, of Hamden, died Jan. 10, 2014.
Genevieve Ann Cantafio Ferraro, 80, of Hamden, died Jan. 10, 2014.


Genevieve Ann Cantafio Ferraro, 80, of Hamden, died Jan. 10, 2014 at Conn Hospice after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Gaetano “John” Ferraro.

Genevieve was born in New Haven on Oct, 17, 1933, the daughter of the late George and Mary Balzano Cantafio, and resided in Hamden most of her life.

An active member of Blessed Sacrament Church prior to moving to Shepard Ave., she was a member of Our Ladies League. Her greatest pleasure came from her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Mrs Charles (Annmarie) Masella and John G. (Donna) Ferraro, all of Hamden, grandchildren, Jennifer (Anthony) Ceniccola, John A. Ferraro, Jeffrey and Nicholas Masella, great-grandchildren, Dylan Masella, AJ and OLivia Ceniccola and nephews, Christopher and Thomas Clark. She was pre-deceased by her sisters, Sally Richkowski and Anne Marie Clark.

Her funeral will leave Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. from the Peter H. Torello & Son Funeral Home, 1022 Dixwell Ave., Hamden for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joan of Arc Church at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Conn Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT. 

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