April 9, 1924 ~ September 5, 2020

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Angela Brunetti, 96, of Hamden, passed away on September 5, 2020. Born in New Haven on April 9, 1924, a daughter of the late Ralph and Frances Cordoglio Brunetti, she is survived by her loving sister Anne Caiafa, sister-in-law Patricia Brunetti, 7 nieces and nephews, 18 grandnieces and grandnephews, and several great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.  She was predeceased by her sister Hilda Catania, brother Rudolph Brunetti, brothers-in-law Dominic Caiafa, Sr. and Joseph J. Catania, and nephew Dominic Caiafa, Jr. After graduating high school in New Haven, Angela went on to work as a medical secretary at St. Raphael’s Hospital for 48 years until her retirement in 1990. She worked under Dr. Shapiro for the majority of her career. Angela was a trilingual interpreter, where she learned medical shorthand in English, Italian, and Spanish.  A devoted Catholic, Angela was part of the St. Brendan’s community, where she was a member of the First Friday Crusades.

Friends are invited to visit with Angela’s family on Friday, September 11 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish-St. Barnabas Church at 12 noon. Interment will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Yale New Haven Hospital-St. Raphael Campus, c/o Office of Development at Yale New Haven Hospital, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508, or by going to www.givetoynhh.org.



Visitation: September 11, 2020 10:30 - 11:30 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Mass of Christian Burial: September 11, 2020 12:00 pm

St. Barnabas Church
44 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473


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  1. I remember Angela as the consummate professional as she “managed” Dr.Shapiro’s radiology department. My condolence to the Brunetti family.

    Dr Ken Ciardiello

  2. My mother, Madeline Palmieri Zullo, was a very old friend of Angela’s and I believe her Godmother. My mom passed away in 2006. She spoke of Angela Brunetti and her sister Anne Caiafa so when I saw the name I had to offer my condolences on behalf of my mom. I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Angie you touch such a special place in my heart. I will miss you and all your witty ways.
    Love Joyce
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  4. “There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, the light remains.” I will love you forever, Auntie Angie

  5. We’re sorry that we can’t be with you today…sending you our prayers and condolences.

    Teresa, Tony & Family

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