Josephine Ann Pinto, 80, of Hamden, passed away on April 6, 2010 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born in New Haven on March 30, 1930 to the late Guy and Margaret Diana. Josephine leaves her daughter Margaret Pinto of North Haven; grandchildren, Jonathan and Jessica Attruia of North Haven; brother, Dr. Guy Diana of Pottstown, PA and cousins Paul and Mary Ellen Diana of Easton. She leaves beloved nieces and nephews, Dr. Stephen Diana of Quaker Hill, Dr. Laura Braaksma of CA, John Diana of AZ and David Diana of MA and their families. Josephine also leaves special childhood friends, Phyllis Terrasi and Marie Sagnella of West Haven. Josephine grew up in Fair Haven and graduated from Commercial High School class of '47. She had been a bookkeeper for Cooley Chevrolet and worked at the Home Insurance Company. She retired as a legal secretary for a local law office. She participated in St. Rita's Prayer Shawl Ministry and also helped her daughter with the bulletin boards at church. Josephine also enjoyed knitting, reading, shopping, and animals, but most of all she cherished the time spent with her grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 10th at 11:15 a.m. at St. Rita's Church. Friends may visit with her family on Saturday morning at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven. Contributions in Josephine's memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., Meriden, CT 06450 or CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. To Aunt Tootsie’s family – So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you. I’ll miss Aunt Tootsie.

  2. May your mother have eternal rest. My sincere condolances and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  3. Your Mom was a wonderful person. She always brought a smile with her and shared it with everyone! Condolonces, Bob John, and Tom Fortuna

  4. To the family of Josephine – I am very sorry to hear of your Mom. I have known her many years through her neighbor Lucille. Josephine was a good person. Thinking of you!

  5. I’m so sorry. I hadn’t opened my email. I didn’t know Sunday. My prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Margaret, I happened to run across your mother’s obituary and just wanted to express my condolences to you. I only met her once but she was SO proud of you (and rightly so) as well as a bit protective! You have undoubtedly brought much relief and healing to the sick and I know she is looking down on you and saying .job well done.. –Tony

  7. Margaret, I’ll always remember your mother’s smile, both when we were growing up and just as bright years later when I lived on Elihu. My mom loved her, now they are together again. Blessings to you and Jonathan and Jessica. Lisa

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