Mary Irene D'Alessio, 93, formerly of Wintergreen Ave, Hamden, passed away Nov. 16, 2009. Widow of Roland G. D'Alessio; mother of Linda D'Alessio and Beth and her late husband, Anthony DelGrego all of Hamden. Also survived by grandsons, David DelGrego of Hamden and Gary DelGrego and his wife Eileen of Houston, TX and a great-granddaughter, Megan Deanna DelGrego of Houston, TX. Mary was predeceased by brothers, David & James Quigley and a sister, Helen Quigley. She was born in New Haven, May 29, 1916 a daughter of the late Thomas & Rose Mitchell Quigley. She was a member of the New Haven Emblem Club, the N.A.L.C Women's Auxiliary & St. Peter's Holy Rosary Society. Mary & her family are much appreciative of the Clelian Adult Day Center for her time spent there & would like to give special thanks to Deb Calandro, Maureen Dean and Martha Huckabey for their many years of care and compassion. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Thursday, Nov. 19th at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Rita Church at 10:00 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 8 - 9:30 a.m. Interment will take place in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Clelian Adult Day Care Center, 261 Benham St., Hamden, CT 06514.

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  1. Dear Linda and Beth, I was sad to learn that your Mom passed. She looked very pretty in the picture you chose for the paper. What a small world that you grew up practically in my husband’s backyard (the Carneys on Morgan Lane). Dave got such a kick out of talking to your parents, especially your Dad, at cousin Anthony and Christine DeCaprio’s wedding so many years ago – he still talks about it whenever we talk about family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time and know that Mom is in a better place. Love, Wendy and Dave (George and Winnie D’Alessio’s youngest daughter.)

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