Andrew M. Amarante, 90, loving husband of 58 years of Lillian Morro Amarante of Hamden, passed away Sept. 3, 2012 after a brief illness. He was born in New Haven, Aug. 14, 1922, son of the late Matthew and Mary Zlotkowski Amarante and was a Hamden resident since 1970. Andrew was employed by the Armstrong Rubber Co. as a quality control technician and later worked for Quinnipiac University before retirement. He was a parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Church and then St. Rita Church and he enjoyed gardening and spending time with family. Andrew was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In addition to his wife Lillian, he is survived by his children and their spouses, Cheryl (Frank) DeMatteis of Hamden, Andrea (Richard) Kaman of North Haven, Joseph (Susan) Amarante of Cheshire, Michael (Diane) Amarante of Wallingford and Paul Amarante of Bethany, brother of Helen Bassett, Ann Faulkner, Edward, Stanley and Joseph Amarante. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. Mr. Amarante was predeceased by sisters Grace Lavorgna and Marion Fragola and a brother, Matthew Amarante. Relatives and friends may visit with his family on Wednesday (TODAY) from 4-7 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated directly at St. Rita Church, Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Interment in All Saints Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the St. Rita Church/School, 1620 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517.

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  1. Dear Andrea and Family I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a very handsome man and a very nice one, too. He will be sadly missed. Madaleen and Family

  2. Dear Mike & family, I am very sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a loved one, especially a father. Please accept my sympathy and prayers for you and your family at this time. May God bless you all! Rob

  3. To the Amarante Family, We are very sorry for your loss and send our symapthies and prayers. It is never easy to lose a loved one, but keep the good memories at heart, and he will always be with you. Sincerely,

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