Josephine Blanche DeNigris, 84, wife of the late Edward J. DeNigris passed away Aug. 4, 2012. She was born in New Haven Oct. 1, 1927 a daughter of the late Francis and Antoinette Capecelatro Gabriel and had resided in Orange for 35 years before moving to Hamden in 2001. Mrs. DeNigris was a first grade school teacher in the West Haven School system for 35 years prior to her retirement in 1992. During that time she was named Teacher of the Year. She was a graduate of Wagner College and was a parishioner of Holy Infant Church and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. She is survived by her daughter Atty. Laurie G. DeNigris and her husband Joseph A. Zeoli of Wallingford, and two grand daughters Allison Gabrielle Zeoli and Natalia Anne Zeoli. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 WHITNEY AVE HAMDEN Thursday morning Aug. 9 at 9:30am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10 am. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 pm. Entombment in St. Lawrence Garden Mausoleum. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the American Heart Assoc., 5 Brookside Dr. Wallingford, CT 06492 or americanheart.org For information or to send a condolence please see obituary @www.beecherandbennett.com.

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  1. DEAR LAURIE AND FAMILY, MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF YOU. SINCERELY, NANCY FRANCO-PORTO IAM SORRY THE PORTO AND FERRARO FAMILIES ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND YOUR MOM’S WAKE AND FUNERAL. WE WILL BE ON CAPE COD.

  2. DEAR LAURIE AND FAMILY, OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO YOU DURING THIS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. WITH DEEPEST CONDOLENCES, NANCY,JOHN,MARK, JAY, AND HIS WIFE LISA FERRARO. NANCY FRANCO-PORTO’S DAUGHTER.

  3. Dear Laurie & Family, My condolences to your family. I had the honor of working with your Mom in Noble School & Savin Rock School. She was an outstanding teacher and a loving caring person. She was my daughter’s first grade teacher.

  4. Laurie, Joe, Allie and Natalia, We are so sorry to hear of your dear mom and grand mom’s passing. We remember her so fondly as a kind and generous spirit. Let us know if we can be of any help. With our deepest condolences, The Paret Family. Ron, Janet, Katie, Julie and Hayley

  5. Dear Laurie, Joe, Ali, & Natalia; We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom/grandmother. Know that you made her happy with all your love. Sincerely, Jon & Sue goldberg

  6. To the DeNigris family: We extend our heartfelt condolences to all of you. Josephine was a very special lady. Sincerely, Teresa and Nick Rapuano

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