Mary Susan Cassella, 96, of West Haven, wife of the late Louis Cassella, passed away on December 21, 2011. She was born in Hamden on December 2, 1915 to the late Joseph and Antoinette Reinzo Cassella. Mary is survived by her children, Marie Keenan and her husband John of West Haven, John Cassella and his wife Patricia of West Haven, Louis Cassella and his wife Diane of Milford; brothers, Geremia of Clinton, James of Higganum, Michael of North Haven; sister, Angie Consiglio of North Haven; seven grandchildren. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Frank, John, Anthony, Joseph, Ralph, and Pasquale Cassella and her sisters, Carmel Macolina, Susan Jarvie, and Margaret Barletta. Mary grew up in Hamden on her parents fruit farm before moving to West Haven when she married her husband. She enjoyed time spent at the West Haven Senior Citizens Center, but more than anything else, quality time with her family was most important. Funeral procession will leave BEECHER & BENNETT- TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven on Saturday, December 24th at 8:30 a.m. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in the Church of Saint Louis, 89 Bull Hill Lane, West Haven at 9:00 a.m. followed by interment in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. Friends may visit with her family on Friday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions in Mary's memory may be sent to the Alzheimers Association 2911 Dixwell Ave., Suite 104, Hamden, CT 06516

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  1. I am saddened by the passing of my dear Aunt Mary. She was a loving and giving lady. Fond memories of her will remain forever in my heart. There will never be another like her. She is happy now, in Heaven with all her family and awaiting the day when we will all be together again. Condolences to all my cousins who mourn her passing. I love you all. Cousin Nette – Annette Cassella McKitrick.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. It was certainly a long haul for Aunt Mary she had a long run. Hopefully she is at peace and with her sister and brothers united in Heaven. Peace be with all of you and know you all did the best you could all do under the strain of watching her fail. Please know our prayers and sympathy are with you. God Bless Joe & Linda Barletta

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