Anna L. (Montagna) DeVivo, age 104, of Hamden, passed away on November 16, 2017. Anna was born in New Haven on January 27, 1913, a daughter of the late Alfonso & Carmela (Perrelli) Montagna. She was predeceased by her husband William F. DeVivo; her sister Lena McCarthy, and brothers Louis, Cosmo, & Nicholas Montagna. Anna is survived by her son, William A. DeVivo, Sr. & his wife Bianca of Orange; grandchildren, William A. DeVivo, Jr. & his wife Mariaelena of Durham and Ann Marie Keaney & her husband John of North Haven; great-grandchildren, Francesco, Cristiana & Valentina DeVivo and Connor, Jack, William, Bianca & Marielena Keaney, and a sister, Alice Larrivee. A resident of the Mt. Carmel section of Hamden most of her life, Anna was a retired seamstress. Friends may visit with her family on Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden and may attend her funeral on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 9:00 AM from the funeral home, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in St. Rita Church. Burial will take place in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

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  1. Auntie Anna was always there for her family. She loved children and what they were interested in. I loved watching her cook and make her own pasta from scratch. I remember what we thought were long rides to CT with ALL the Toll Booths. We thought as children we would never get there. But once there, she always made us feel warm and loved. She would always want to teach you how to do things like cook, knit, crochet. We still have her slippers that she made us. We love you and will miss knowing you aren’t there anymore. In the Holy Bible 1 Corinthians 15:26 God mentions how Jesus will do away with the .last enemy death. Revelation also mention a better time for the earth Revelation 21:3 & 4 Hebrews tells us who causes death Hebrews 2:14 Like Jesus mentioned about his friend Lazarus in John 11:11-15 that she is sleeping but we will see Auntie Anna soon in the resurrection John 5:28-30

  2. Bill, My condolences on your Mom’s passing. As a child, I always loved visiting your parents. They were so proud of the Heathkit color television you built for them. Your Dad loved the remote control!

  3. May the stars carry your sadness away May the flowers fill your heart with beauty May hope forever wipe away your tears And above all may silence make you strong! Chief Dan George Praying for all your family.

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