December 3, 1957 ~ November 27, 2020

Born in: Altus, Oklahoma
Resided in: Wallingford, Connecticut

Barbara C. (Stevens) Natale, age 62, passed away on November 27, 2020 at Masonicare in Wallingford after a long illness. She was born December 3, 1957 in Altus, Oklahoma, a daughter of the late Richard and Irmgard (Kozar) Stevens. Barbara is survived by her sons, Jeffrey Natale and his wife Marisa of Santa Barbara, CA and Matthew Natale and his wife Brianna of North Haven; her granddaughters, Kendall and Shay Natale; her former husband Anthony M. Natale of Branford, and her sister Margaret Voltzow of Plano, TX. A longtime resident of Hamden, Barbara was a special education teacher for the New Haven Board of Education for over 22 years.
Funeral Service will be private. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, Hamden. Contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to the CT Frontotemporal Dementia Foundation at:

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  1. Our deepest sympathy to the Natale family.
    We have many great memories of the times we spent watching the countless innings of baseball when Jeff and Dave played for the Bombers.
    Dana and Randy Adams

  2. Our heartfelt sympathy to the Natale family. We have so many fond memories watching the boys play ball and hanging out together. May Barbara’s memory be a blessing at this difficult time. Fondly, Nancy and Bernie Cohen

  3. Tony and family–we are saddened to learn of Barbara’s passing. Many memories were created over the years. She was always one of my favorites. May she rest in eternal peace.
    With deepest sympathy…..
    John & Patty Lujick

  4. Joe and I are so sad and sorry to hear of the loss of Barbara. I can picture her pushing Matt around the rink in the stroller, chatting at the hockey games, and then teaching together at Troup Middle School. I actually recommended her to our principal Mr K when there was a special Ed vacancy. She connected well with our students. May she Rest In Peace and remembered with love. Sue Gudas

  5. Tony and family,
    I am so saddened to hear of Barbara’s passing. She was a wonderful woman and a great mom. I think of the years we spent in hockey rinks all over the state and Northeast. She was always so positive and we had many a laughs hanging out together at so many different tournaments.

    My thoughts and prayers to all of you during this time.
    Cindy Redman Valenti

  6. Tony & Family,
    We were saddened to hear of Barbara’s passing.
    She was a great person and there are lots of fond memories of travel hockey with Matt & Andrew.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
    Greg, Theresa & Andrew Buonocore

  7. We are so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. Many fond memories of the baseball games going back to T-Ball. May she Rest in Peace.
    The Hulk Family

  8. Anthony and family, I was so very sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing..I hope your happy memories will help you through this very difficult time and heal your broken hearts ❤️

  9. So sorry for your loss, Barbara was a very lovely person. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Dear Tony, Jeff, Matt, and your families,

    We are sorry for the loss of your dear, sweet wife and mother. You may recall that Barbara and I both went to Mercy together, and when we crossed paths by chance at S & S one day, it was wonderful to discover that we were both residents of Hamden. You can imagine that we talked up a storm that day in the store aisle!

    Barbara was funny, always pretty & smiling, and so good-hearted. She will be missed by all whose paths she crossed.

    With sympathy, Diane & Ralph Del Cervo, Frank, Anthony, Amanda & Heather.

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