Mildred M. Festa, age 97, of Hamden, passed away on December 23, 2014. Mildred was the widow of Salvatore Anthony Festa. Born in New Haven on October 12, 1917 she was a daughter of the late Simon & Augusta Russof Rozokot. Mildred was proud to be a US Army Veteran of WWII. A family woman at heart, she was a devoted member of Grace & St. Peter's Church and a volunteer for many years at the American Red Cross. A resident of Hamden most of her life, she was a former Administrative Assistant for many years for a phone book delivery company. Mildred is survived by her son Peter Festa of Hamden. She was also predeceased by her son Paul Festa; her sister Eda Willis and her brothers William & Albert Rozokot. Friends may visit with her family at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Sunday, Dec. 28th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and may attend her Service on Monday Dec. 29th at 11:00 AM in Grace & St. Peter's Church, 2925 Dixwell Ave, Hamden. Burial will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven. Contributions in her memory may be made to American Red Cross, 703 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511. To send a condolence to her family please see: www.beecherandbennett.com

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  1. We were next door neighbors of the Festa family in the 50\’s 60\’s & 70\’s. I last saw & talked to Mildred when I would drive her on My-Ride to some of her appointments. She was a wonderful woman. RIP Mildred

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