Lillian Atnes, 86, died Jan. 6, 2014 after a brief illness.
Born in New Haven to the late Salvatore and Mary Scandone, Lillian was a lifelong Hamden resident.
She is survived by her loving children, Robert (Patti) Richo of Hamden, Susan (Jack) Melia of Wallingford and Richard Richo of Hamden, as well as her beloved grandchildren, Steven, Michael, Andrew and Amy Richo, a sister, Josephine Bango of Hamden and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Warren Atnes, whose children, the late Roger (Malin) Atnes, W. Gerry Atnes and Barbara Dunsmoor, and their children and grandchildren became part of Lil’s family. She was predeceased by her brothers Salvatore and Peter Scandone, and sister Julia Schaeffer.
Lillian devoted her life to her family and many dear friends and will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
Services will be private. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the “Closer to Free” Fund www.GiveClosertoFree.org - PO Box 7611, New Haven, CT 06519-0611.