Patricia Riccitelli, 75, of Hamden, wife of the late Carmen Riccitelli (Ret. Dep. Chief HPD), passed away on October 18, 2019 at CT Hospice, Branford. She was born in New Haven on April 6, 1944, a daughter of the late William and Dorothy Calamita Hallisey. Loving mother of Amy Laydon (Sean) and Mindi Wydra (Thomas, Ret. Chief HPD). She also leaves her sister Kathleen Sullivan (Brian), and grandchildren; Sydney, Benjamin, Abigail and Chloe. After graduating from Quinnipiac University, Patricia went on to work for the Town of Hamden for over 40 years in the Department of Finance. During her time with the Town of Hamden, she was an active member of the Supervisor's Union serving as the president and vice-president for many of those years. She also served on the Hamden Employment Retirement Board during her career with the town. She was a devoted and long time parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Hamden. Friends are invited to visit with Patricia's family on Monday October 21 from 9:30-11:00am at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, Hamden. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30am in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Interment will follow in Centerville Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. My heart goes out to Amy, Mindi, her four grandkids, and of course Kathy, who, I know, were more than just sisters, but lifelong friends. Patti was my first cousin, but because I was four years younger growing up, I believe I fell more into the pest column. Our tradition of Sunday dinners at our grandparents house were special memories. Holidays, especially Easter and Christmas, were special because, in large part, I spent them with Patti, Kathy, and Bonnie.

  2. My mom …She was strong, loving, generous and loyal. She gave us everything she had and more. I can’t imagine this earth without her. I know she will watch over us and protect us. We will keep you alive in our hearts forever, mom. Thank you for everything you taught me. I am so proud to be your daughter. I will love you and miss you as long as I live .. Until we meet again.. Mindi- XOXO

  3. Thank you for being my biggest role model. I wouldn’t want anyone else watching over me. I’ll miss you forever, I love you more then you will ever know nanny. Rest easy

  4. There are so many great memories it is hard to pick, tho remembering Patti convincing Kathy and me to sneak into our grandparents’ bedroom to get a .preview. of what we were getting for Christmas comes to mind. But it’s these kinds of small family moments that will stay with us all, our Sunday dinners, daily visits to just touch base and keep company with each other. Throughout her life she has selflessly given love, time and care to all her family and friends without hesitation. I will miss her so much. Love Bonnie

  5. My sweet sister I will miss you forever sissy We had such wonderful times together and or nicknames for each other big punk and me being little punk I w will never forget you sissy Until we meet again Little punk

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