December 5, 1961 ~ March 6, 2021
Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT
Denise Ruth Buono, 59, of Hamden, passed away suddenly on March 6, 2021. She was the beloved wife of 40 years to Mark Buono. Denise was born in New Haven on December 5, 1961 and was the daughter of Elvera Shura and the late Myron Shura. Loving Mother of Mark Buono (Renee) of Middletown and Teale Buono (Mark) of Hamden. Predeceased by an infant son born September 21, 1986. Grandmother of Olivia Buono and Christian Buono. Sister of Cherri Byrnes, Renee Russo (John), Stephen Shura (Brian) and Edgar Shura (Robin).
Denise worked for many years for the Hamden Public School System. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who cherished her grandchildren. Denise enjoyed gardening, spending time with her family and cooking meals for them. She loved being outdoors with her husband; fishing, crabbing and camping (especially at Yellowstone National Park and the Housatonic River with friends). She was a very warm and loving person with a gentle spirit that welcomed all, who always put others before herself.
Friends may visit with Denise’s family on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Beecher & Bennett, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. A Prayer Service will be held in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Masks and social distancing requirements will be followed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army (www.salvationarmyusa.org) or the Red Cross (www.redcross.org).