November 1, 1920 ~ April 20, 2021

Born in: Bristol, CT
Resided in: North Haven, CT

Mrs. Nancy Joan Novaro passed away peacefully in her North Haven home on April 20, 2021 at the age of 100. Nancy was born Nunzia Marchione in Bristol on November 1, 1920 to the late Pietro and Angelina Arre Marchione. Nancy was predeceased by her seven siblings, Julia Petrucci, Minnie Carey, Lena, Mary, Matthew, Frank, and Joseph Marchione.
Nancy married James P. Novaro on August 14, 1943 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Hamden. Nancy and Jimmy cherished their life together until his passing in 1966. Nancy was employed by Camco in Hamden. She enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Farms Country Club. She also enjoyed playing cards with friends. Nancy was an excellent cook and baker, and one of the highlights of the holiday season was getting a plate of her amazing Christmas cookies. Nancy will be remembered for her calm, caring disposition and her warm smile.
Funeral service will be private. Arrangements are in care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Nancy was a dear friend for many years of my mom, Teresa Rapuano. Nancy, my mom and two other friends used to play Bridge weekly at the Farms Country Club for many years and enjoyed luncheons while playing, too. We know she will be missed by many. With sincere sympathies to the entire family, Judy Rapuano Wall and Janet Rapuano Hammond and families

  2. Nancy was a kind and wonderful person. My dog Tanner and I would visit her weekly . We would sit outside watching the people go by and listening to the birds etc. she loved Tanner and gave him lots of cookies during our visit. He always made her smile and laugh and it usually made her day. Her heart was blessed and she shared her blessings with usually. I will miss her. God bless!

  3. Nancy was a kind and gentle soul. My dog Tanner and I would visit her weekly. She would share memories with us and loved our visits. Tanner was her favorite. Nancy would give him lots of cookies and share her lunch with him. She was a very special person and I feel fortunate to have met her. May her soul Rest In Peace. God bless!

  4. I am 93 years old. When I was a child, I lived on Second Street in Hamden and Nancy lived across the street. She was my babysitter. She also walked me to school when I was in kindergarten. I remember her fondly.

  5. I am Marie Scharf, and I was married to Albert H. Scharf, Jr. I remember Nancy working for Camco and my Father-in-Law, Albert, Senior. Her and Her husband were at our wedding 62 years ago.

  6. God Bless you Aunt Nancy, you lived a long an beautiful life.
    My grandmother was Julia Petrucci and my Dad, Robert Petrucci. I remember visiting Aunt Nancy when I was young; she had African Violets growing in a terrarium/planter under black lights in her entry way. So beautiful.

  7. I remember visits to Nancy’s home back in the 1970s. She was my mother’s aunt and always made us kids feel welcome. Nancy was a very gracious hostess and conversationalist.

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