Natalie Del Mastro Caponera of 235 Centerbrook Road, Hamden passed away on February 14, 2010 at Connecticut Hospice. Daughter of the late Anthony & Madeline Fazzone DelMastro, she was born in Shelton, CT on December 25, 1915. After raising her family in Orange, CT she moved to Hamden where she lived for many years. She loved music and playing the piano and was an excellent cook and seamstress. She was the owner of the former Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in the Chapel Square Mall in New Haven. Natalie was the loving mother of Alberta Lucas and her husband Jess of Fayetteville, GA, Madeline Brozek and her husband Richard of Wallingford, and Raymond J. Muratori and his wife Linda of Old Saybrook, and the loving grandmother of Rebecca Peckham of Atlanta, Amanda Lucas of Nashville, Sarah Suerth of Madison, Raymond Muratori, Jr. of Old Saybrook and Janelle Muratori of Manhattan, N.Y. She also leaves three cherished great-granddaughters; Madeline and Kathryn Peckham and Regan Suerth and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husbands Renato J. Muratori and Ray Caponera, as well as her sisters Julia Landino and Mary Isella, and brothers John, Frank and Thomas Del Mastro. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden, Wednesday, February 17th at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Burial will follow in Mount St. Peter's Cemetery in Derby. Friends may also visit with the family prior to Mass from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Natalie's name may be sent to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Our loving thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories give you strength and help you through the days ahead. Love, The Ambruso and Monacella families

  2. Dear Raymond Sr., Linda, Aunt Marie, Janelle and Raymond Jr.- I am saddened to hear about the loss of Natalie and would like Raymond Sr. to know that I am thinking of him and the profound moment of loss this must be for him. It is trite but be grateful for the many years that you had with her. I shall always remember her as a very lovely lady whom I had the pleasure to get to know at the many family gatherings that you had. It was clear that Natalie had a zest and zeal for life all troughout her privileged longevity. I shall always remember her as a most gracious, loving, and kind person who always had a beautiful smile for me and who loved to speak with me in Italian and chat about ‘bell’Italia.’ I will always cherish those memories. Again, Raymond Sr.,my most sincere condolences to you and to Linda, Aunt Marie, Ray Jr. and Janelle.

  3. Dear Alberta, Madeline, Raymond and Families – On the behalf of my brothers and I, I would like to extend our sympathy to you and your families for the loss of your Mother Natalie. We planned on attending the services but were unable to due to the weather and we are very sorry that we were not in attendance. Although I had not seen your Mother in many years, I do have many memories of her and Aunt Mary visiting with my Grandmother Julia in her kitchen in Hamden. It is sad that she is the last of that generation of Del Mastros but I’m sure they are all together now celebrating their reunion. We hope your memories of your Mother console your sadness and know that she will be with you in spirit and in heart forever. With sympathy, From the families of: Mary-Beth Fedak Bob DeMarco Bill DeMarco

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