Lorraine Mazzei Mulligan, 92, wife of the late Thomas F. Mulligan passed away April 9, 2020 after a brief illness. Beloved mother of Linda Gibbs of Ft. Mohave, AZ, Susan Stout of Rocky Hill, David and his wife Maureen Gerardi of Milford, and the late Alan Gerardi. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Phyllis Esposito. Lorraine was born in New Haven July 23, 1927, a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Leone Mazzei, and was a lifelong Hamden resident. She was employed as a secretary with the Hamden Board of Education before retirement in 1990, and was a member of the Hamden Women's Club. She enjoyed going to the casino, shopping with her many friends, and spending time with her family. A private service of interment will be in All Saints Cemetery with a Memorial Mass to be scheduled.

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  1. Linda, David,Susan Words can’t express how sad I am Your mom was such a warm loving kind gentle soul She was my moms best best friend for over 80 years They traveled together shopped till they dropped and talked on the phone for hours Their friendship was priceless A piece of my heart is now missing I love your mom she was like a second mom RIP sweet Lorraine Heaven gained an angel Linda David Susan we are family and are here for you for anything Love Patti

  2. Lorraine was a wonderful woman and loved by all who knew her..A great neighbor and a wonderful friend…Rest in peace our friend… Now the 3 neighbors are together again… Liz Civitello Alberino

  3. Lorraine was always very kind to me, and always made me feel included when I was around for holidays. Her loving energy lives on in Sue, who took such incredible care of her. She will be missed.

  4. Lorraine was my neighbor when I was growing up. She was always so kind. When I was a teen she got me a job at Arthur’s clothing store in the mart, working with her. I will always remember her smile.

  5. Sue- I met you and your mom when you were visiting your mom at Whitney manor having fell at meadow mills. You recommended meadow mills in Hamden for my mom who was also there rehabbing a broken shoulder and hip. Well mom was there since January 2019 and when I visited my mom in evening I always saw your mom with a smile on her face. She was such a happy woman and so easy to get along with. My mom-Madeline Squeglia, also passed – April 3-. A low fever at noon digressed to her passing early evening. I am sure you are feeling as I am- not being with mom before she passed. It is a cruel reality. I temper it with the fact that she enjoyed herself her last days being able to enjoy her freedom to use her walker everywhere in the facility. Your mom was the same way. I always saw her visiting the different houses, of course with a smile. Sincere sympathy to you and your family.

  6. Susan and David, My deepest sympathy to you and your family . Your mom was such a sweet and kind person. Such great memories that I will never forget . Much love, Wanda

  7. For a young boy dating her oldest daughter she was a sweet loving lady.She always was very kind to me.To her family my heart goes out. By reading everything written she was loved by many. R.I.P….. Sal Scalzo

  8. Linda, David, Susan. We are so sorry to hear the news. Lorraine was my mom’s best friend. So kind and loving. So glad I got to see her not too long ago. Sending loving thoughts to all of you. Love, Paula and Michael

  9. So sorry for your loss , I am sure your mom and mine have some catching up to do , your mom was a sweet heart when we were growing up -. my deepest condolences , and prayers for the family

  10. I knew your Mom from the Hamden’s Woman’s Club. She was a lovely lady and was always a joy to be around. She will be missed by many. May she Rest In Peace. Sending my prayers and condolences

  11. Sue, David, and Linda, I am sorry for the loss of your beautiful strong mom. Your mom was truly a friend in all the meaning of friendship to my mom. I know they are having coffee together out on their porch in Heaven. God Bless. love Jennifer

  12. I still remember our trip to Las Vegas. Your mom was a firecracker! Jeremy and I are so sorry for your loss.

  13. I loved your mom. I met her through the Hamden Woman’s Club. She was a lovely person inside and out, generous kind and funny. I worked with her on many club committees, she was tireless, enthusiastic, and selfless. Lorraine always smiled and never had an unkind word to say about anyone. She was a fabulous cook and we all looked forward to going to her house with the gourmet club! She made the best sauce! She was a faithful member of the club choral group as well. Everyone knew you could depend on Lorriane. I loved her. Please accept my condolences.

  14. Linda and family, I am very sorry to hear that your mom has passed. As a friend of Linda’s in my youth, I always felt welcomed in their home. In later years, I often ran into Mrs. Mulligan shopping in Hamden. She would have a wonderful smile as we caught up on happenings in our lives. A lovely woman. Janis Moore Panagrossi

  15. I wish we had run into each other when visiting our moms. I did see your brother occasionally. I am so sorry for your loss as well.

  16. Praying for strength and peace for the family. Lorraine’s always ready smile will surely be missed. Continuous Blessings Mabel Perry Meadow Mills, Hamden, CT.

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