Mary V. Malavasi

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Mary V. Malavasi, 93, entered into eternal rest on August 29, 2013 at Masonicare in Wallingford. She was the loving wife of Ernest Malavasi. Born in Cambridge, MA on September 29, 1919, daughter of Selma and Salvatore Valente. She was a long time resident of New Haven and a member of St. Aedan's Parish until her illness. She was employed at A.C. Gilbert before her marriage and worked at the Edw. Malley Co. She leaves behind three children, Joanne (Frank) Quinto and Carole Mendygral of North Haven and Ernest (Maryjane) Malavasi of East Haddam. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Missy (Frank) Orosz, Kerri (Richard) Cannavaro, Amanda (Christian) Pipenbacher, Steven (Jacqueline) Mendygral and Scott (Kristy) Quinto and two step-grandsons, Peter and Joseph Plude. There are also 4 great-granddaughters. She is the sister of Regina Locke, Santina Voulo and Raffelina Russo. All will miss her greatly. She was predeceased by a son-in-law, Stanley Mendygral. Mary loved to play Bingo and card games with her many friends. She enjoyed dancing on Saturday night with her husband and making holiday dinners, usually her famous lasagna. She was an avid NY Yankee fan and enjoyed watching UCONN Girls Basketball. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Aedan's Church, 112 Fountain St, New Haven. Burial in Beaverdale Memorial Park will follow. Family and friends may pay their respects Monday from 5-7:00 PM and Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, c/o The Masonic Charity Foundation of CT, 74 Cheshire Rd, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492. To donate online visit, and click on the 'Donate Now' link.

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  1. Grandma, the holidays will never be the same. You always made the best lasagna. I will miss you and always love you.

  2. Great Grandma Mary– Madelynn, Kaitlin, Marley and Brooke will miss playing with your shoes, coloring on your floor and stealing your potato chips. Missy & I will miss the red kisses on their cheeks from your lipstick. We all love and will miss you.

  3. Mary, I always enjoyed sharing holidays and family events with you. You were always a stylish lady, and a caring mother and grandmother. Many will miss you. Love, Maria Carpenter

  4. To . The late Mary V. Malavasi Family member’ s: Thank you for sharing your mom with our family . Love Always : Barbara ( Kershonoski) , Mike , Michelle Kaczur

  5. Your mom was a very lovely and friendly women, and we enjoyed the few times we met. I was sorry to hear she had died and John and I wish you our sympathy. John and Cari Eckert

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