Josephine T. Catapano Laudano Picone, age 78, of Hamden, CT, passed away at St. Raphael Hospital on October 3rd, 2012 after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family. Born in New Haven on April 19, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Joseph & Theresa DePino Catapano. Josephine was predeceased by her husbands, Salvatore J. Laudano Sr. & Anthony J. Picone. She is survived by her children, Salvatore Laudano, Jr. of Hamden, Frank (Cheryl) Laudano and Joanne (Don) Dunlop all of North Haven; grandchildren Stephanie, Sara & Carissa Laudano and Rick & Nicole Dunlop; great granddaughter Braelyn Heusser; sisters Madaline Casale, Virginia Amarone & Viola Piscatelli; brother Andrew (Virginia) Catapano and sister in-law Marguerite (Edward) Laudano. She was predeceased by her brother Tony Catapano & her sister Ann Davis. Josephine's main focus was always spending quality time with her children, grandchildren and great granddaughter. She was a joy to have around and will be greatly missed by many. Thanks to all the staff at St. Raphael CTICU and Chaplain Sarah, Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. A. Kapoor for her care in her time of need. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:15 AM. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hamden. Interment will follow in East Lawn Cemetery, East Haven. Friends may also visit with her family at the funeral home today from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. To send a condolence to her family please see: www.beecherandbennett.com

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  1. My sympathies to Joanne and her family. Josephine lived w/Joanne for several months. Nice lady; wonderful daughter…….

  2. Mom was a special woman having to bring up three small children ages 2,6 and 8 after my dad died at age 33. Dad handled all the financial affairs so she had her hands full. We had a 4 family apartment house then to also tend to. Most would have sold it right away but she took the harder route and kept it to use as income. We all spent many a day painting etc the apartments. Years later she married our step father, they were married for some time only to have him pass away of cancer of which she took care of him along with us in his final months. I cannot thank Joanne (and Don) enough for taking care of mom in her time of need, in her final months. Most children would have put their parent in a unpersonal nursing home. And during the same time Joanne took Sal in when he threw his back out even though her husband also was out flat on his back. We would kid her that she was running a nursing home. You can see with Joanne the apple does not fall far from the tree. With love, Frank

  3. I miss you more and more every day, Gram. Not a single day passes that I don’t think of you. I love you so much, things will never be the same without your beautiful smile to light up the room. I love you.

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