Barbara Ann Giaquinto, 76, of New Haven, wife of the late Joseph Giaquinto, passed away at her home on October 6, 2017. Born in New Haven on January 21, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Walter & Ann (Patterson) Chase. Beloved mother of Lori Ann Barlow and Wilbur D. Forsyth, and stepmother of Diane Tomasi, Gary Giaquinto, and Robert Giaquinto. Also survived by 9 grandchildren; Christopher J. Horrocks, Michael Feely, Melissa Paige, Heather Ann Forsyth, Robyn Nicole Barlow, Lisa Giaquinto, Karen Giaquinto, Greg Giaquinto, & Brian Giaquinto, and 9 great-grandchildren (plus another on the way). She was predeceased by her siblings; Robert MacNeill, Edward Chase, Walter Chase, Margie Howe, and Mildred Lipka. Friends & relatives are invited to visit with Barbara's family from 5-7 PM Saturday, October 14 in Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Her Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.

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  1. To Lori, Will, and families, I just heard the news, I think I just can’t believe it and wished I had gotten to see her one more time. She was someone I looked up to; a strong, honest woman who I called a dear friend. We shared many laughs and hard times at work, she taught me so much too. I also enjoyed many occasions with her and Joe. Such a lovely couple, now she is with him. I know it broke her heart when he passed, so I see joy in them reuniting, heaven has a couple of special angels!

  2. So sorry Lori and family on the passing of your mother. It’s been a long time Lori that we have been neighbors, you were very young on Willow Street-you lived above me. I was married to Ed and we had a daughter Melissa, she was around 3 when you moved in. I remember on New Year’s Eve you used to run downstairs and bang on pots and pans. I remember both of your parents. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Cheri Cwiertniewicz

  3. Willy and Lori I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you. Aunt Barbra was one of a kind. She was the most straight forward person I have ever known. She didn’t have an easy life, but she loved the best she could. I will truly miss her, but she is with rest of our crazy family watching from above. There is truly a party going on. Sending hugs and prayers. Love Carolina

  4. Willy and Lori, I am so sorry for your loss, but so grateful you had so much time with Mom. I’m glad she will no longer be in pain and will be re-united with Joe, her Parents and siblings. There will be a party in Heaven. Sending you my love and prayers!

  5. Lori I I am so sorry for the loss you and your family are going through on the death of your mom my thoughts and prayers are with you all. My only memory of your mom was from decades ago when were going to school but she was always so sweet and kind. Deepest sympathies

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