In the Hospital of St. Raphael, Oct. 25, 2009, M. Genevieve 'Jennie' Masto, 98, formerly of New Haven. She was the devoted wife of the late Daniel Masto, Sr. Mother and mother-in-law of Daniel and Linda Masto of Branford and the late Andrew J. Masto. Also survived by her daughter-in-law, Sharon Masto of Venice, FL and her former daughter-in-law, Donna Masto of Milford. Sister of the late A. Thomas Gambardella, Theresa Grimm, Louise Maresca, Anna Candido and James Gambardella. Grandmother of Christopher Masto, Jennifer Masto, Stephen Masto, Jacqueline Vigilante and step-granddaughter Florie Earle and also survived by eight great-grandchildren. Jennie was born in New Haven on Dec. 6, 1910 a daughter of the late Andrea and Immaculata Franco Gambardella. She was a secretary for the Hamden Board of Education for more than 35 years before retiring in 1977. She and her husband traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe. At one time or the other her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews were 'treated' to vacations. Jennie was very involved as a dedicated campaign worker for many years in New Haven politics. She was also active at the Atwater Senior Citizens Center. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Thursday, Oct. 29th at 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church, 115 Blatchley Ave., New Haven at 10:00 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 - 8 p.m. Entombment in St. Lawrence Garden Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made in Jennie's memory to the Masto Family Scholarship, c/o Amity Charitable Trust, P.O. Box 4129, Yalesville, CT 06492. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Orange Health Care Center for the kindness extended to Jennie.

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  1. I have warm and wonderful memories of my sweet, generous Aunt Jennie. Uncle Danny, my cousins, Chapel Street, the festivals, the cherry tree, vacations are just a few. She will be fondly remembered.

  2. Many of our fondest summer memories include Aunt Gen’s visits to Dover with Mom Gambardella. They both loved to shop, especially at our local Boscov’s… Bobby, Lucille, Gina and Andrea

  3. My sympathy to the Masto family. My memory of Aunt Gen was when I was a little girl, about 6 years old, when she came out to CA to visit family and she made a stop to visit with my mother Rose Senatore, sister to Daniel Sr. My mother enjoyed her visit immensely. Mary Senatore-Lutes

  4. Our Family extends it’s deepest sympathies to our Cousins of the Masto clan. Aunt Jennie was a kind and dear person, as you all are. Sincerest Sympathies, The Mostacciuolo’s of Virginia // Dan & Gale Anthony & Danielle, Hailey & Hayden Angie & John Fiore, JD and Nicholas

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Masto Family now…Aunt Gen as I knew her was always sweet, kind, and fun to be around. God Bless her, and all her family who I know will miss her dearly. Sending love and prayers, Adelle and family

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Aunt Jen was always very kind to us when we lived in Connecticut. I remember when she brought dinner to our home and made me feel like I was back home in California. We will fondly remember our visits with her and Uncle Dan. Wishing we could be with the family at this time. Our love to all,

  7. We were so sorry to hear about Grandma Masto. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry that we will be unable to attend the funeral mass, but will pray for her at mass here on Thursday. Love, Eileen and Ed Hickey

  8. We were so sorry to hear about Grandma Masto. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry that we will be unable to attend the funeral mass, but will pray for her at mass here on Thursday. Love, Eileen and Ed Hickey

  9. We were so sorry to hear about Grandma Masto. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry that we will be unable to attend the funeral mass, but will pray for her at mass here on Thursday. Love, Eileen and Ed Hickey

  10. Dear Danny & Linda, May we extend to you our sincere sympathy at your loss. Although we never had the privilege of knowing your Mom, We know how deply you must be affected. Please accept our heartfelt condolences in this hour of sorrow. Very Sincerely Sam & Marilyn Giglio

  11. I remember Aunt Gen’s visit to California several years ago when I was a young teenager. She visited my mother, Rose Senatore, at our family home in Los Angeles, CA. Mother would often talk about the family from Connecticut and her roots in New Haven. I remember Aunt Gen as a warm and friendly person and I was glad to know her. I am sure her family is of the same character. Please accept my heart felt condolences on your loss. Sincerely, AJS

  12. TO THE MASTO FAMILY I AM SO SORRY TO SEE OF YOUR MOMS PASSING. I HAVE GREAT FOND MEMORIES OF YOUR MOM AT CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS TEACHING MEW HOW TO STUFF ENVELOPES, RUN THE MIMEOGRAPH MACHINE, WHEN I WAS ONLY A TEENAGER. SHE WAS A DEDICATED KIND AND FUN LADY WHO HONESTLY THOUGHT THE HEAD QUARTERS WAS HER JOB AND TREATED IT LIKE SO. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT WAS MY START IN POLITICS AND I WOULD LATER BECOME TOWN CHAIRMAN. IT WAS PEOPLE LIKE YOUR MOM AND THOSE GREAT MEMORIES THAT MAKES POLITICS WORTH IT. I AM SORRY I CANT JOIN YOU FOR THE FUNERAL I AM HOME WITH BRONCHITUS, BUT I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER AND CHERISH THOSE GREAT MEMORIES OF YOUR MOM. THANKS FOR SHARING HER WITH US!

  13. We extend our sincerest condolences to Danny and the entire Masto family. Jennie was a wonderful person and will be missed by all.

  14. We were sorry to learn of the passing of your dearly beloved mother. Although it will be difficult, try to remember the wonderful times that you shared.

  15. Danny I am so sorry about your Mother, she was a great and delightful lady, I always remember her especially for the squash flowers she made for me. My condolences to you and your family. Diana Mayo

  16. She is in a better place with friends and family. A wonderful person and a very special Aunt! Love You Aunt Gen!

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