Josephine 'Giuseppina' Grace Tammaro, 86, formerly of Morgan Lane, Hamden passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at the Hospital of St. Raphael. Born in New Haven on November 14, 1925 to the late Pasquale and Immacolata DePalma DellaRocco. Wife of the late Gabriele Tammaro, she is survived by daughters, Susan Ann and her husband Timothy Liston of Cromwell and Cynthia Parisi of Cheshire; grandsons, Paul David Campagne and Michael Roger Parisi and a sister, Helen Vorio of North Haven. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by brothers, Angelo, Thomas, Theodore and Louis DellaRocco and sisters, Jennie Gentile, Carmel Lawler, and Susan DellaRocco. Josephine was an avid bowler, a huge New York Yankees fan, enjoyed reading, and cherished time spent with her grandchildren. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden, Friday, January 13th at 10:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Ave., North Haven at 11:00 AM. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home Friday morning from 8:30 - 10:30 AM. Interment in Centerville Cemetery following the Mass.

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  1. Susan and Cindy–please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful woman and I have many happy memories of the CANA days. Know of my prayers during this time. Mary Joy Walsh

  2. Cindy, I was so sorry to hear about your mothers passing. Please accept my condolences and keep the best of memories alive. I miss seeing you and our many discussions.

  3. Dear Susan, Cindy and Families: I have only known your Mom for a short time, but it was always a pleasure to chat with her. Even thru her illness her attitude was upbeat all the time. My deepest condolences. Prayers are sent along the way for your Mom and your families. Sincerely, Helen Malicki of HHA

  4. My memories of Jo go back for so many years. She was a special friend of our family for as long as I can remember. She will be greatly missed.

  5. Sue and Tim, Although we never met your mom, she was surely one lovely lady. Our deepest condolences to you – always in our thoughts and prayers. Carol, Rick, Chiara, Liana, and Angel Chelsea

  6. We are so sorry to hear about your mom and grandma. I am sure she is happy to be with your dad/grandpa. Our love and prayers are with you. Kevin, Renee, Raymond, Gregory and Colleen

  7. DEAR SUSAN AND CINDY……MY SISTER RAE AND I JUST HEARD ABOUT AUNT JOSIE….WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS….AUNT JOSIE WAS ONE OF A KIND….OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU BOTH AND YOUR FAMILYS…LOVE COUSINS……JO-ANN (VOLLONO) PEARCE AND RAE (VOLLONO) SILVESTRO……………

  8. Sue and Tim, Although we never met your mom, she was surely one lovely lady. Our deepest condolences to you – always in our thoughts and prayers. Carol, Rick, Chiara, Liana, and Angel Chelsea

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