Carmen J. Riccitelli, Ret. Deputy Police Chief, HPD, age 76, of Hamden, passed away September 2, 2019. Born in New Haven, CT on October 5, 1942, he was a son of the late Carmen and Antoinette (DeMatteo) Riccitelli. Carmen was the husband of Patricia (Hallisey) Mulhern-Riccitelli; father of Renee Coleman (Paul) of Hamden, Amy Laydon (Sean) and Mindi Wydra (Thomas, Ret. Chief, HPD) all of North Haven, and the late David Riccitelli (Tammy) of Hamden; brother of Mary Ann Fink of East Haven and the late Joseph Riccitelli. Carmen is also survived by 8 grandchildren. Carmen was a resident of Hamden most of his life. He was employed by the town of Hamden Police Department in 1965. A longtime Detective, he acquired every rank until he retired as Deputy Police Chief in 2002. Carmen was a member of the Police Benevolent Association. Friends may attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. by going directly to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 2819 Whitney Ave, Hamden. BURIAL WILL BE PRIVATE. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden.

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  1. On behalf of the Wilbur Cross Class of 1960, I would like to offer my Most Sincere Sympathy to Carmen’s Family.
    I grew up with Carmen in Fair Haven & went to Strong School, Fair Haven Junior High, & Wilbur Cross High School with him. He was a true gentleman. So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
    Sincerely, Madeline Cavaiuolo Dart

  2. Our condolences to the entire Riccitelli family on the passing of Carmen. A great guy and a gentleman. With deepest sympathy, Mike & Debbie Kingsley

  3. Our Sympathy & Condolences to All the Riccitelli Family. May the Lord Bless You During this Most Difficult Time! John DeRosa & Family

  4. My sister Cindy and i worked with Carmen back in our Bradlee days in the 1970’s. He was always a pleasure to work with. My Condolences to the Riccitelli family. Thanks so much for your service, may you rest in peace.

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