Hamden - David D. "Shadow" Mastroianni, 67, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006 at his home. He was the husband of the late Barbara G. DeLucia Mastroianni. He was born in New Haven, March 17, 1939, a son of the late Joseph and Julia DelVecchio Mastroianni. He graduated from Hamden High School where he played four years of Varsity football. He graduated from Quinnipiac University and received his M.B.A. from the University of New Haven. He played semi-pro football with the Ansonia Black Knights and the Meriden Shamrocks. He retired as a Financial Systems Analyst for the U.S. Postal Service after 37 1/2 years. He was a member of the Hamden Lions Club. He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Mastroianni and Barbara and her husband, Al Burdick all of Hamden, a son and his wife, David and Carol Mastroianni of Durham, a brother, Joseph Mastroianni of Winter Haven, FL, six grandchildren, David Mastroianni of New Haven, Jillian Mastroianni and Michael Mastroianni both of Durham, Gina Burdick, Christian Burdick, and Matthew McCarthy all of Hamden, his fiancee, Jean Matchett of Hamden and her children Steven Matchett of Baltimore, MD and Kate Sipos of Milford, CT. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday, August 21 at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church in Hamden. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden is in charge of arrangements. Contributions in David's memory can be made to Father Michael J. McGivney Center for Cancer Care, c/o the Hospital of Saint Raphael, 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. A Better Place Cry for me no more the many tears of sadness My time in this world was over and it came for me to pass. Bring the photos of old time and see them not with tear-filled eyes But with eyes of joy and laughter and smile once more with me. Know that I am in a better place one without disease without hatred and without death This kingdom I now call home I wait here for you When your time comes to pass to ease the transition from the old to the new. Cry for me no more. Remember only the laughter. For I am in another realm And I wait to see you again. My condolences are with you & your family.

  2. Barbara, Dave and Kathy, I am very sorry for the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

  3. Dave and family Very sorry to hear of the loss of your father, my prayers are with you at this time.

  4. Dave and Family, Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family. You are in our thoughts and our prayers. The LaBrie Family Mike, Jane, Michael, and Kristen

  5. Dave will be greatly missed, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Michael worked with Dave at the NEA and spent many enjoyable business trips with Dave. He will always be in our thoughts at home for Dave and Mike completed the construction of our upstairs room over a weekend. Once again our deepest sympathy for Dave’s family

  6. Dave, I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. Remember the three F’s will get you all through these hard times. Faith, Family, and Friends. Depend on all three. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Sincerely Phil Bissonnette

  7. Dave, Kathleen, Barbara, and family…please accept my sincerest condolences for the passing of your father. I’m sorry I’ll be out of town and can’t attend the Memorial Mass on Monday. Your Dad…and Mom…were the truest of friends to each other, (in spite of all the wrinkles and bumps they went through), to me, and everyone’s lives they touched…I feel very fortunate to have had, and shared such a genuine friendship and special relationship with each of them, with each of you and your respective families over the years we have known each other. Your Dad was a true Gentleman in every respect, a giving person, someone you knew who would be there whenever you needed him…his passing will not be something easy to accept. In his last few years on this planet he was fortunate to have another wonderful lady in his life, Jeannie, who gave him a great deal of peace, love, joy and inspiration. He and I spoke of this quite often and the fate, twists and turns that life has. I’m sure she feels the same pain of his loss as you during this difficult time. It’s only 4 years since I lost my Dad …he was my strength as I’m sure .Shadow. was for all of you as well…it’s not easy…it’s a painful process, and somehow we survive. I’m so sorry for you to lose your Dad / Fiance’ and for me to lose such a good friend. Sincerely, Dom Contessa

  8. Dave,Barbara & Family, I am proud to say that I worked with your Dad during his days in New Haven and in Windsor. He was a fair, gentle, knowledgeable, and respected individual. I looked up to him as a person and as a peer. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Dave

  9. Dave,Barbara,Kathy,Carol & Al: I am very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. The Lockery’s

  10. Dave,Barbara,Kathy,Carol & Al: My deepest sympathy to all of you. May your wonderful memories get you through this difficult time. Your family is in my prayers.

  11. David and family, We were sorry to hear of your loss. Please know, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  12. David,Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your father.My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerly,Mario

  13. Dear Babara, Kathy and David, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He was a wonderful, gentle man and will surely be missed. May all your fond memories help you through this difficult time My deepest sympathies Brenda McKeever (Skeper)

  14. Dear Barbara and family, My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Sincerely, Janet Saddler

  15. Dear Dave (and sister, Barbara), I am saddened to learn of the loss of your father, Dave, Sr. Rejoice in the fun memories and warmth of the lingering love between you. Draw strength in knowing that you have Postal Service family members who are here for you. Just ask. Deepest Sympathy, Brenda A. Johnson

  16. Dear Dave and Family, I extend my deepest sympathy to you upon the loss of your father. My prayer’s are with you all during this difficult time.

  17. Dear Dave, Barbara and family, I am very sorry for your loss. No matter how old we are, losing a parent leaves a void in our lives. May you find some comfort and peace in your memories of all the happy times you shared together. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Dear Dave, Barbara and Family, So very sorry for the loss of your father. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this most difficult time. Sincere Condolences, Diane, Gina and Paul Massari

  19. Dear David, Barbara, and Family, Our heartfelt condolences to you, your families, and everyone your father touch during his time on earth. The loss of a parent is very difficult since he has been with you all your life. Take solice in knowing he is no longer in pain or suffering but that he is now with our Lord. Remember to keep him in your hearts and memories so he may live on forever. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim & Ana Cokkinias


  21. I will always remember Dave as that person who gave me my first opportunity to work in Finance. My condolences to Dave, Kathy and Barbara.

  22. My deepest sympathy for you and your family. I will keep in you my prayers. May the memories of all the years shared be treasured in your hearts.

  23. My prayers and thoughts are with you. I was part of a team that worked with .Rudy. over several years. Even though the work often covered many hours, Dave’s presence and participation made it a pleasure. He will be missed. Maureen Ryan

  24. One thing about your dad,if you could justify the expendure you got it otherwisee forget it.Sincerest sympathy.

  25. Please accept my families heartfelt condolences for your loss, you’re family is in our prayers. God Bless Pete & Dawn Lind

  26. Shadow and I were in the same homeroom for all 4 years of high school. He sat directly in front of me and often made me laugh from his many antics and pranks. I really liked him and am so sorry to know that he has passed. My deepest sympathy to his wife, children and family. Barbara

  27. So sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of Shadow from Hamden High. If any of you get to California, please look us up. We are in the phone book.

  28. To Barbara and Family, Now that I’m older I find myself reading the obits in the newspaper regularly. I was saddened at the loss of your father. My condolences. Gary.

  29. To Barbara May God be with you and your family in your time of need. Just remember all the good memories and that God will bring you threw. Sincerely Val

  30. To My Dearest Friends David, Kathy and Barbara, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad. I pray to God that your Father rests in peace.

  31. To my good friend Barbara and her family, Barbara we spoke so many times about the goodness of God and the beauty of heaven. Imagine your father there now in a state of joy that we can not yet comprehend. I am praying for your comfort and peace. Our hearts are with you and your family. God Bless You, Lisa Landone

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