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M. Stella D'Angelo



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Mary Stella D'Angelo, devoted wife and mother, died peacefully at Hewitt Health & Rehab on October 3. Stella was born October 27, 1922, and raised in West Haven, one of eight children to the late Anna (Zullo) and John Civitillo.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs D'Angelo was employed by the Shelton Board of Education for 27 years. She started in the Guidance Department and moved to other positions in the course of her career there. Earlier in her career, she worked as the head biller for a large garment factory in New Haven.

She was an active member of St Joseph Church for most of her life and was also a former member of the Catholic Ladies of Columbus.

As a 30-year cancer survivor, she participated in cancer drives and local events. She also volunteered for many causes with her late husband of 58 years, Frank D'Angelo, who was actively involved in local, state, and national activities with the American Legion. One such cause was delivering gifts to patients and family in the West Haven Veterans Hospital during Christmas.

Mrs D'Angelo loved to travel with her husband and also liked to sew. One of her favorite things was reading and going to the Plumb Memorial Library in Shelton to see her friends who worked there. She developed an appreciation for their work, kindness, and friendship, which meant the world to her.

Her two sons, Anthony D'Angelo of Newtown and Frank D'Angelo and his wife, Brenda, of Beacon Falls, N.Y., daughter Paula Napychank of Hamden, and brother John Civitillo of West Haven survive her. Also surviving her are two grandchildren, Frank and Christina D'Angelo, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, an infant son predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her brothers Joseph and Simon Civitillo, and sisters Mary Petrucci, Victoria Onofrio, Julia Raucci, and Annette Demander.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, October 6, at the James T Toohey & Son Funeral Home, 92 Howe Avenue, Shelton, from 4 to 7 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, October 7, at 10 am in St Joseph Church, 424 Coram Avenue, Shelton. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Shelton.

To send online condolences, visit tooheyfuneralhome.com.

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