July 26, 1929 ~ December 22, 2020

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

Anne D. (Mascola) Ciardiello, 91, of Hamden, beloved wife of 62 years to the late Saverio J. (Sam) Ciardiello, passed away at Connecticut Hospice on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Born in East Haven July 26, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Constanzo) Mascola. Anne is survived by her five children; Steven (Dina) Ciardiello of Woodbridge, Peter (Rose) Ciardiello of Guilford, Rosanne (Dana) Leavitt of North Attleboro, MA, Paula (Andrew) Wilkes of Hamden, and Richard (Lyssette) Ciardiello of Guilford, twelve grandchildren; Steven, Lauren, Kristen, Rebecca, Matthew, Sarah, Michael, Nicole, Kevin, Victoria, Gabriella, and Nicholas, sisters Lori Esposito of Branford and Gail Gaffney of Waukesha, WI; brother Robert Mascola of North Reading, MA, and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sisters Adele Mascola of East Haven, Marie Doiron of Beacon Falls, and her brother John Mascola of East Haven. Anne was a graduate of East Haven High School Class of 1947, where she was Class Valedictorian and received The Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award. She went on to study at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in 1951. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Science at the University of Connecticut in 1952. After receiving her Master’s Degree, Anne worked in virus research at the Yale Medical School Department of Preventative Medicine. Working alongside Dr. Dorothy Horstman and in conjunction with Dr. Albert Sabin, they aided in the development and testing of the Sabin vaccine used in polio immunization. After raising her five children, Anne returned to school, earning a Master’s Degree in Education at Southern Connecticut State College and her certification to teach science in the secondary school system. She taught junior high and high school science until her retirement in 1996. Anne served as a Eucharistic Minister and CCD teacher at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Hamden for many years. Anne devoted her life to her family, all of whom will miss her dearly.
Friends may attend her Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated Saturday December 26th at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Whitney Ave, Hamden. Her entombment will follow in All Saints Mausoleum, North Haven. Face masks and social distancing must be observed. For those unable to attend, a live stream of the Mass will be available on the church’s website, www.olomc.org. Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home is in care of her arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations to the CT Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org/ct, can be made in Anne’s memory.


Mass of Christian Burial: December 26, 2020 10:30 am

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
2819 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. Dear Ricky an Pete
    My sincere condolences to you an your family I’m so sorry an life goes on right time waits for no one love u guys.
    Debbie Consiglio

  2. Peter and Rose, Frank and I are so sorry to hear about PETER’s mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…Diane and Frank Popolizio

  3. Paula, Rick & Rosanne, I’m so very sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. I remember her having such class and grace. My sincerest sympathy and prayers to your family.
    – Lisa Ferraro Gray

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mother Anne was one of the nicest people I knew in all my years of going to hockey games. She and your dad were so so proud of all of you. Arlene Donohue

  5. Rick . To you and your family . I am very sorry for the loss of you mother. We gain lasting memories that are always good and help us go forward as our loved ones who pass would always want us to do.
    Don Barese

  6. Steve, Peter, Rosanne, Paula, Ricky and families Our deepest sympathies to all, a huge void that is filled with beautiful memories of your Mom that will live on forever. Our love and and sincere sympathies.
    Auntie Mary and family

  7. Steven, Peter, Rosanne, Paula, and Ricky,
    To all of you and your families, we send our deepest sympathies. May the memories of your Mom and Dad bring comfort to you through your time of grief and beyond.
    Your cousin,
    J.P. (Michelle) Gaffney

  8. Rosanne,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. May memories comfort you now and always.

    Dale Norton

  9. Steve & Ricky,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I never had the pleasure of meeting her; what an amazing and accomplished life she had.
    You have both been so kind to me and my family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad & difficult time.

    Janet DeMarsilis

  10. Ciardiello Family,
    We’re very sorry for your loss.You’re mother had a very impressive life.I remember her as being very kind.

    Gary and Veronica Stevens

  11. Dear Ciardiello Family,

    We are very sorry for your loss. Wishing you and your loved ones our deepest condolences.


    Jeremy Rosner and the Levey Miller Maretz, LLC Family

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