Hamden- Rose Montalto DeLuca, 86 of Hamden, wife of Joseph DeLuca for 59 years, passed away on Thurs., Nov. 10 at St. Raphael's Hospital. She was born May 17, 1919 in Summerville, MA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Raillo) Montalto. She was a communicant of Blessed Sacrement Church. Her love of cooking and her family will always be remembered. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Roseann and William McMillian of Hamden and Patty and Joe Iwaniec of Wallingford, a sister, Carmella "Millie" Franco of New Haven and a brother, Joseph Montalto of California. She also leaves four grandchildren, Tricia Palluzzi, Kylie McMillian, Joanne and Scott Iwaniec and one great-granddaughter, Lilian Rose Palluzzi. She was predeceased by three brothers: Vincent, Salvatore and William Montalto and one sister Mary DeLuca. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Mon., Nov. 14 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2819 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial will follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery in West Haven. Relatives and friends may call at the BEECHER & BENNETT Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Mon. from 8-9:30am prior to the service.

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  1. Dear Pat and family, We are miles apart, thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Much Love, Jean, Santi, Jill and Michael

  2. Dear Patty, My prayers are with you and your entire family during this difficut time. It’s strange how no matter how much time goes by, there is still a special closeness between us. Even though we don’t talk or get together much, please know that I think of you often. I wish all of you well and although there’s not much I can say to help you get through your pain, know that your mom was wonderful, and she’s in a good place watching from above! Love, Patti

  3. Dear Roseann and Pat, My deepest sympathy goes out to you both on the loss of your Mom. I’ll never forget the thanksgiving I spent with your family while I was in nursing school. Just when I thought we were done eating,the next course came out! What a feast!I’m glad she got to meet her great grandchild. Please tell your Dad that I will remember him in my prayers. sincerely, Betsy

  4. Our hearts were saddened by the news of Rose. We will remember her in our prayers. Joe has many memories of their childhood together, especially of their trip to the Boston world fair in 1939. We sincerely hope God will give strength for your family to handle the such sorrow. Love and God Bless you, The Joseph Montalto Jr. Family

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