Alice Christina Anderson Sartorelli, age 82, died at her home on March 9, 2011. She was born on June 21, 1928 in New Haven, the daughter of George and Gumborg Anderson. She attended Hamden High School and graduated Larson College in 1948. She began her career as a receptionist for the Law firm of Pouzzner, Hadden, Kopkind & Hadden in New Haven. From 1959 - 1962 she worked for Carwin Company (Upjohn) of North Haven as Secretary to the president. In 1962 she was appointed Registrar of Yale University School of Medicine where she worked until 1970. From 1970 - 1971 she was the Administive Assistant to the Executive Director of the Concilium on International and Area Studies at Yale University. From 1971 - 1973 she served as Administrative Assistant for the Chairman of the Psychiatric Nursing Program of the Yale School of Nursing finally completing her career at the University by serving as Registrar of the School of Nursing for several years before an early retirement to spend more time with her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Alan Sartorelli, who is the Alfred Gilman Professor of Pharmacology at Yale Medical School, her three daughters Linda Richey of Norwalk, Suzanne Richey of North Haven and Sandra Sartorelli of New Haven, six grandchildren, Jessica Root, Joseph Pagano, Erica Garipian, Kimberly Umans, Christina Arcangelo and Michael Arcangelo and seven great grandchildren. Alice was a multi talented beautiful lady with a smile that would light up a room. She loved to sing and early in her life she sang soprano at Bethesda Lutheran Church in New Haven. Later because she was so close to her grandchildren she composed both the music and words to a new lullaby which she had recorded. In addition, she was an accomplished prize winning poet. Relatives and friends are invited to call Friday evening 4-8 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516. A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, March 12 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at the Mausoleum at Beaverdale Memorial Park, 90 Pine Rock Avenue, New Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice Inc., 2 Trap Falls Road, Suite 406, Shelton, CT 06484.

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  1. Alice was a warm and wonderful woman, whose charm and grace will be remembered by all of us who had the honor and pleasure of knowing her. We will all miss her smile and her gentle humor.

  2. Dear Dr. Sartorelli, We are so sorry. You and your family are in our thoughts. We have such fond memories of Mrs. Sartorelli. Rick, Karen, and Samantha Finch

  3. Dr. Sartorelli, I am so sorry for your loss. You spoke so fondly of your wife, and I know that she was very loved. Will say a prayer for you and for her. Warm Regards, Laura Olson

  4. I will always remember your smile and friendliness at those wonderful Christmas parties. May God watch over you and hold you in His arms. You will be remembered in my prayers.

  5. Linda I was so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember how close you were to her and know how much you must miss her. You can see from the pictures how beautiful she was and from the write-up how accomplished she was too. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. And my best to you and your daughters and your growing family. They will be a consolation.

  6. Suzanne, Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Suzanne: Now I know where you get your good looks from. Your Mom was Beautiful and you look just like her! May her memeories live on in your heart. God Bless you and your family during this difficult time -I will be praying for all of you.

  8. We will always remember your kindness and graciousness. It was our privilege to have known you. Philip, Janet and David Penketh

  9. Dear Alan: How well I remember Alice’s cheerful, graceful manner during the time I knew her at the Medical School & as a gracious hostess at your home. Years have flitted by, but fond memories remain.

  10. Dr. Sartorelli, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. You’ve been such a great husband…taking care of your wife during her illness over the years. I’m thinking about you and your family during this time. Hold all the good memories close to your heart…they’ll comfort you forever. Olga

  11. To Alan and Family, We will always remember Alice as this beautiful, talented and kind lady. Whose love and devotion to her family were legendary. Now she is in a better place to keep looking after the people she loved.

  12. Dear Alan & Family I am sorry for your loss. I have just returned from England and regret that I was unable to attend the services. I was in attendance of Betty Maxwell 90th Birthday and the boys asked me to send regards. Will talk with soon Bob

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