Ann Prates Armeno, 85, of Hamden, passed away at the Hospital of St. Raphael, May 25, 2011, wife of the late Edward L. Armeno, mother of Julie French and her husband Richard of Durham, Elizabeth and her husband John DePalma of Cheshire and Edward C. Armeno of Hamden, grandmother of Jennifer Armeno Duca, Kimberly Armeno, Julia, Emily and William DePalma, Noah, Jack and Lily French. She was predeceased by a sister Angela Rossi, and brothers Peter, Steven and Christopher Prates. Ann was born in New Haven, June 23, 1925 a daughter of the late Alexander and Concetta Papa Prates. She worked as a salesperson for 30 years and for many years was the top saleswomen for Ann Taylor Sportswear and retired in 1994. She was a resident of Hamden since 1947 and assistant registrar of voters in Hamden for several years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and enjoyed cooking, spending time with her grandchildren, family and her many friends. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Sat., May 28 at 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 12 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 - 7 p.m. Interment in All Saints Cemetery.

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  1. My sincerest condolances. Thoughts and preyers are with all you of. I meet Ann years ago at Ann Taylor, went to high school with Ed and Liz was my daughter Ali’s kindergarden teacher. She was a wonderful, very kind and friendly lady.

  2. All that I am and all that I hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. This quote by Abraham Lincoln sums up just how I feel about my loving mother. She was the best! She will be missed but her kindness will live on in our hearts forever.

  3. To Ed Armeno & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow. With deepest sympathy, Hamden 911 Dispatchers

  4. When I think of Nana, the first thing that comes to mind is how warm and welcoming she always was. How she always made you feel welcome and part of the family. She always greeted you with a kind word or a smile. She was a great lady and will missed by all who knew her. I know she did a great job raising her family, because I see my dear friend, Liz and how she is always there for everyone with that same welcoming smile. My deepest sympathies are with you all at this most difficult time. God has one more Angel. Love to you all.

  5. I have so many great memories with Nana. From watching fireworks in Hamden to spending time at the Depalma’s I always enjoyed her warm and friendly personality. She truly liked everyone and was always so sweet. With her great sense of humor and sweet demeanor she brought joy to everyone. May she rest in peace. Love to all, Angela

  6. In the brief time that I had to spend with your mom I realized that she was a sweet beautiful lady. I was blessed to meet her and very saddened to hear of her passing. I am very sorry for your loss.

  7. Ed & family, Jan and I are so sorry to hear about your mother. I know it isn’t easy to loose someone you love, especially a parent. Again we are so sorry. Richie Reut

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