November 22, 1976 ~ April 1, 2007
Krisanne Forte Barbara, 30, of Hamden passed away Sunday, April 1, 2007. Loving wife and mother of Luciano and Andrew Barbara of Hamden, she is survived by parents, William & Susan Forte and grandmother, Eleanor O'Connor of Hamden, aunts and uncles, Michael & Jackie O'Connor of Hull, MA, Anne & Larry Soybel of Stafford, VA, Ellen O'Connor of East Haven, Dennis & Sharon O'Connor of Hamden, John O'Connor of Derby, Tim & Melissa O'Connor of Madison and Mario & Joan Forte of New Haven, mother & father-in-law, Stephen & Lucia Barbara of Hamden, brother-in-law Stephen Barbara, Jr., of Hoboken, NJ, aunt and uncle Fred & Caterina Romano of Hamden, and Antonia & Enzo Ferrucci of Amorosi, Italy. She is also survived by loving cousins Geoffrey & Michael Soybel, Kevin, Cameron & Cassidy O'Connor, and Caroline & Sydney O'Connor. Krisanne was born in New Haven, November 22, 1976. She grew up in Hamden where she graduated from Hamden High School in 1995 and from Hofstra University with a BA in Dance Performance, where she was a member of Phi Epsilon. Krisanne taught dance in Connecticut at Dance Unlimited in Hamden, Gloria Jean Studio of Dance in North Haven & West Haven and Luis Pabon Dance Art Center in Taftville and in New York for 10 years and has been involved with the Miss America Organization for 10 years. She actively worked in Breast Cancer Awareness with the Huntington Breast Cancer Coalition in Huntington, NY running dance work shops for women recovering from breast cancer, utilizing the Labed Method. Krisanne's joyful spirit, infectious smile, and grace will be remembered and missed by all. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at St. Rita Church at 10 a.m. Friends may call Tuesday (TODAY) from 4-8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in memory of Krisanne Barbara can be made to the Huntington Breast Cancer Coalition, 746 New York Ave., Huntington, NY 11743.