Gloria Possidente, 92, of Hamden, CT died on February 9, 2019 after a brief illness. Born in West Haven, CT on August 20, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Pauline (Ferrucci) Angelo, who emigrated from Faicchio, Italy in the Italian region of Campania. She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Alex Possidente. Gloria is survived by her two children, Carol Marlowe (Joseph) of Cherry Hill, NJ and Dr. Carl Possidente (Lorna) of Jericho Center, VT, and by her adoring grandchildren, all of whom she was very proud; Dr. Lauren Marlowe (Michael Bulboff), Justin Marlowe (Lindsey Sullivan), Bret Marlowe (Katie Logan), Adam Possidente, Esq. (Barbara), Alex Possidente (Amy), and great-grandchildren; Reed, Anna, Nora, Luke, and Riley. She is also survived by her dear sisters-in-law, Lillian Angelo, Jane Malinconico, and Lucille Lamberti, as well as many loving nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by brothers Carmen, John, Frank, Albert, and Louis, and sisters Molly Sanso, Mary Melillo, and Florence Mierzejewski. She worked for nearly twenty years for Sears Roebuck as a Sales Associate. Her greatest passion was her family. She was very devoted to her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also was an outstanding cook and baker and did both with ease, love and creativity. Her fabulous cooking inspires her children and grandchildren to continue her legacy with her recipes. After her husband passed a year ago, she moved to Moorestown, New Jersey to live at the Evergreens Community to be closer to her daughter and family. There she made many caring and loving friends. The family is very grateful for the wonderful care she received from Evergreens' medical staff and health care services, and the entire Evergreens community. Friends and relatives may visit with her family Saturday, February 16 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rita's Church, 1620 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at All Saints Cemetery, North Haven, CT. Donations in Gloria Possidente's memory may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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  1. To the Family of Gloria,
    It was an honor and privilege to know Gloria. I will always remember her as a lovely, friendly human being. I’m so sure she is now home with Jesus.
    May you be comforted knowing she is in heaven loving us all.
    Grace Pascarella

  2. May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss. Our deepest sympathy to Gloria’s family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Anne Caiafa & Family

  3. Dear Carol and Carl & Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I so enjoyed our chats .. she was the one I would always call when I had questions about family history- she had a great memory and would always come up with wonderful stories. Or I would call her to talk about my dad, she would never fail to make me laugh. And of course she was the one that I would call for Mamae’s recipes. She would always end our conversations talking with such pride about her family.. Her love for all .. Carol and Carl, and her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. I miss her already.
    Judy & David

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