Amanda Noreen Gabianelli, 30, of New York City and formerly of Cheshire, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 27, 2005. She was born in NYC on Sept. 22, 1974, the daughter of the late Dr. John E. and Karen Knup Gabianelli. She was a graduate of Hopkins School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Syracuse University School of Business. After an early career as a financial analyst, she developed a business as an independent fashion designer. Amanda is survived by a sister, Stephanie K. Gabianelli of Hamden, an aunt, Geraldine A. Gabianelli of Hamden, an uncle and his wife, Stephen and Maureen Knup of Brookfield, CT, and cousins Sarah and Daniel Knup of Boston. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Wed., Feb. 2 at 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 10 a.m. Friends may call Tuesday from 5 - 8 p.m. Entombment in St. Lawrence Garden Mausoleum. Those who wish to make a donation in her memory may do so to the charity of their choice.

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  1. As one of my best friends at Hopkins, Amanda and I shared many good times together. I am so saddened by her passing, and only wish that I had done a better job of keeping in touch. I wish that I lived closer and could attend the memorial service in person. Stephanie, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts.

  2. Dearest Stephanie, Gerry, Steve and Maureen, May God hold each of you in the palm of His hand during this time of sadness and loss. Take comfort in knowing that Amanda is safe at home and back in the loving arms of her parents, my dear friends, Karen and John. Sincerely, Ellen (D\’Agostino) McGuire

  3. I was very sad to hear of Amanda\’s passing. My deepest condolences to Stephanie and her family. Amanda always had a bright smile in high school, and that is how I will remember her. Katerina

  4. I was very saddened to hear of Amanda\’s sudden passing away. From our days at Copper Valley and junior high I remember her as always being full of life and lots of smiles. My condolences to her family.

  5. Lovedy,I and family are saddened to learn of Amanda\’s untimely death. We send our deepest condolences. Ettore

  6. My deepest sympathies to Stephanie and your family. My love and thoughts are with you. With love from the McBride family.

  7. My heart is broken as I remember a warm and loving young girl with the most delightful little giggle. Amanda was a student of mine while at Shepard Glen School and I never forgot her nor all the joy she brought into my classroom and my heart. My prayers are with her sister and family. God be with you. Jeannine Amendola

  8. Our family is greatly saddened by your loss, we wish the very best for Stephanie and extend our deepest condolences and support. Matthew Ogurick Michael Ogurick Ginette Ogurick Richard Ogurick Meghan Ogurick

  9. Stephanie – I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathies and know that you are in my thoughts. Deborah

  10. Stephanie & Gerry- I was so saddened to hear about Amanda\’s untimely passing. From Dunbar Hill to Shepard Glen to Hopkins, we grew up together. Although I will not be able to be there in person to express my condolences, please know that you are in my thoughts. SAM

  11. Stephanie and Family Please know my thoughts are with you at this time.She will be missed but she is with Karen who always looked out for you both.Irene from Oakdale Theatre

  12. Stephanie and Gerry, I am so sorry for the loss of Amanda. She was such a special person and will never be forgotten. Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincere thoughts. David

  13. Stephanie, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. Please know that you and your family are in my heart and in my thoughts at this time.

  14. Stephanie-Please accept my sincerest condolences. I was so saddened to hear that Amanda had passed. Please know that you are in my thoughts, as well as in my parents\’. Love, Lynsey

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