Angelina 'Angie' Theresa Possidente (Marcon), 92, of North Haven, died peacefully on October 1st, 2017. Born in Lakeville on January 15, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Maria (Sebben) Marcon, who emigrated from Frassene, Italy to settle in the bucolic northwest corner of the state. Angie graduated as valedictorian of both Housatonic Valley Regional High School and of Teachers College of Connecticut in 1947, then began her career teaching mathematics, moving to the 'big city' of New Haven. There, on a blind date, she met the love of her life, Bernie Possidente. They married in 1952 and together raised six children in a yellow house on Lynn Terrace in North Haven, surrounded by extended family. She and Bernie were longtime parishioners and volunteers at Saint Rita's church in Hamden. Angie spent many years teaching math at the Polly T. McCabe School for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents in New Haven, where she was an influential advocate for her students, helping them get the support they needed to complete their education and to raise their babies. Angie also loved spending summers in Woods Hole, MA with her family, tutored all fifteen of her grandchildren in math, and was a formidable tennis partner. She is survived by her children; Bernard Jr. (Deborah Recher) of Saratoga Springs, NY, Susan (Michael Good) of Durham, CT, Judy (David Kaufman) of Los Altos, CA, Karen (Richard Leibiger) of Durham, CT, Anne (Steven Santa-Maria) of Weston, CT, and Jan Possidente-Russo of Guilford, CT and by her grandchildren; Peter, Thomas and Maria Possidente; Jonathan and Rebecca Good; Jeffery, Rebecca and Alexandra Kaufman; Rachel and Emily Leibiger; Katie, Michael and Daniel Santa-Maria; Matthew Murchison and Richard Russo. She is also survived by her beloved sister Mary Stanton of Hamden, her dear brothers and sisters-in-law, and many cherished nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband Bernie, brothers Jack and Peter Marcon, and sisters Tina Marcon and Rena Britt. The family is most grateful for the loving care provided by the wonderful staff of The Village at South Farms memory care unit where Angie resided, and for her longtime companion Pauline. She reminded us daily that 'we are not put on this earth for ourselves, but for those less fortunate'. Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial for Angie on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Rita’s Church, 1620 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Guest are asked to meet directly at church. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. There will be no calling hours. Gifts may be made in memory of Angie Possidente to the Polly T. McCabe Center, attn. Irma Davis, 400 Canner St., New Haven, CT 06511. Please indicate 'In Memory of Angie Possidente' in the memo.

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  1. My first memory of Aunt Angie was before she & Uncle Ben were married. He took me with him to pick her up for a date. On an end table she had a little character that we would call a .bobblehead.. She let me play with it & I was so excited that I knew I wanted her to be part of our family. So glad she touched all of our lives.

  2. Dearest family of Angie, It was an honor and privilege to know her. She was a very thoughtful and loving person in my presence always. In addition she was so informed and never boastful of her many talents. I offer my deepest sympathy to all her beloved family. I will pray for you all that you are comforted that she is well again with Jesus and her beloved Bernie. I will be away on retreat, away from her service, but my prayers will be extra special there for you all.

  3. Angie and I taught together at Polly McCabe (across the hall) for many years. Her integrity, dedication, humility and kindness were admirable. But most endearing to me is that she became my friend. I have been blessed to have known her.

  4. Dear Cousins, I was sad to learn of the passing of your beloved mom. She was always so pleasant and interesting to be with. We had many fine conversations. I know she was a great mother, grandmother, and teacher. She surely rests in the arms of our Lord. Being obligated elsewhere, I will be unable to attend the Mass but will send a gift to Polly McCabe Center where I know she helped so many young women get their lives together. Her spirit lives on in all she touched. John 10:27-28: .My sheep hear my voice; I know them and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of My hand.. Love, Cousin Fran

  5. Sleep in heaven peaceful Angie. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound. I walk each day with your kind words and patience you taught me. Say hello to to Bernie for me. I love you both

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