Bernadette A. 'Bunny' (Zesleski) Mayer, age 77, of Hamden, passed away on June 2, 2016 at Conn. Hospice in Branford. Bunny was born in Phoenixville, PA on February 13, 1939 a daughter of the late Raymond & Margaret (Moore) Zeleski. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, James F. Mayer; her daughters, Krista Davis & her husband Richard of Belding, MI, Kira Barnes & her husband Craig of Hamden and Kendra Latorraca of Hamden; her son Kirk Mayer & his wife Janet of Waterbury; grandchildren, Hannah & Elijah Latorraca, Markus Burleigh, Jill & Jamie Yakushewich and Amanda & Nate Barnes and her sister Margaretta Giaquinto of Royersford, PA. Bunny was predeceased by her siblings, Marie Osting, Dolores Coccia and Joseph, Raymond, Frederick & Theresa Zeleski. She has been a resident of Hamden since 1967, she was a former Sales Rep. of Avon products from 1981 to 2005. Friends may attend her funeral on Monday, June 6th at 10:30 AM from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, with her Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:30 AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hamden, Friends may also visit with her family on Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Her interment will take place in St Ann Cemetery, 305 W. Pothouse Rd, Phoenixville, PA on Wednesday, June 8th at 2:00PM. Contributions in Bunny's memory may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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  1. Kira, Kendra and the rest of the Mayer family,

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother, wife, grandmother and friend.

  2. Vinny and I are so very sorry for your loss. May your mom rest in peace. Our sincere condolences

  3. i only met your mom 2x with one of those times she was pregnant. always enjoyed talking to her . my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  4. To Jim and all of the family. I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Bunny. I want to offer my sincerest sympathy and condolences to all of you. Bunny was my long time Avon lady for many,many years. She was always so pleasant to talk to and a pleasure to do business with. May she rest in peace in our Lord\’s home in happiness always.

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