In Hamden, May 13, 2006, Catherine P. "Tootsie" Granata, 85 wife of the late Anthony A. Granata formerly of Bayshore Dr., West Haven. Mother of Anthony M. Granata and daughter-in-law Mackey Granata of North Branford, Raymond J. Granata and daughter-in-law Diane Granata of Seymour, Kathy Sicignano of Hamden and Carol Jones and son-in-law Charles Jones of Clearwater, FL. sister of Joseph Cordano of East Haven and the late Charles Landino, Florence Landino, James Landino, Rose Vitale, Concetta Bonessi and Carmel Milano. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Tootsie was born in Woodbridge on January 25, 1921 a daughter of the late Mario and Genevieve Messore Cordano. She was a waitress at Tony's Drive In at Savin Rock and also worked for Laspino's Diner and Milford Fairlanes. She was a seamstress for New Haven Coat Co. and a member of St John Vianny Church. Funeral leaving BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave. at Court St., West Haven, Tuesday, May 16th at 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. John Vianny Church, West Haven. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 5-8 p.m. Interment in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven.

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  1. Carol Jones: So sorry to hear about your mom. I always remember her as such a kind and caring lady. Please give my condolences to all your family. I am hoping to come to the service tonight, but I wanted you to hear from me personally just in case I couldn’t make it. Please call me at 203-287-8110 if you want to talk or email me at jjshea@snet.net. I am retired now and I would love to hear from you. You are in my prayers. Love Carole and husband John

  2. KATH I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. WHAT I REMEMBER MOST ABOUT YOUR MOTHER IS HER STRENGTH, ESPECIALLY EMOTIONALLY. SHE SEEMED TO ALWAYS KNOW HOW TO HANDLE CRISIS SITUATIONS AND KEEP HERSELF TOGETHER AT THE SAME TIME. I REMEMBER HER ALWAYS BEING THERE FOR YOU AND THE KIDS, ESPECIALLY DURING THE MOST PAINFUL TIMES IN YOUR LIVES. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL WOMAN WHO HAD A BLESSED LONGEVITY. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH HER ALWAYS. LUCILLE, ALEX AND LORENZO

  3. My name is Jim Laspino I am the son of Ann and Jim Laspino owners of Laspino’s Diner. We would like to express our sympathy to your family. I remeber Catherine when I was growing up working in the diner. She was always so pleasant and very nice to me. We are sorry for your loss. The Laspino Family

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