Rose Simoniello Calabrese, 97, wife of the late Louis F. Calabrese, passed away September 8, 2011 in Arden House. She was born in New Haven Oct. 22, 1913, a daughter of the late Anthony and Nora Laucella Simoniello and was a resident of Hamden since 1961. Before retirement she was employed at the Olin Matheson (Winchester) Co. She will be remembered by her family as a loving caregiver. Rose is survived by her daughter, Barbara J. Calabrese of Hamden, her son Louis F. Calabrese and his wife Lynn Ramsden Calabrese of Southington, her grandchildren, Scott Calabrese and his wife Farrell of Johnson City, TN, Jennifer Calabrese of Lexington, SC., and a brother Edward Simoniello of West Haven. She was predeceased by brothers Michael, John, Richard and Nicholas Simoniello and a daughter in law Carolin Mayhew Calabrese. Friends and relatives may visit with her family on Monday, Sept. 12 at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEYAVE, HAMDEN from 9-11 am. Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Ascension at 11:30 am. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the Church of the Ascension, 1050 Dunbar Hill Rd, Hamden, CT 06514.

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  1. Barbara and Sonny, my warmest regards and heartfelt sympathy to you on your mom’s passing. She was the best Godmother ever to me. I always felt her warmth and love as did all those around her. The Sunday mornings on Winchester Ave. and Christmas gatherings will always be the fondest of memories. With sincerest respect, Michael M. Simoniello Jr.

  2. Rose was a kind and generous woman whose heart was open to one and all. She always had time for those she loved and she managed to work many hours while maintaining a lovely home and cooking marvelous meals. I wish peace to all those friends and family members whom she so loved.

  3. LOU AND BARBARA JUST LEARNED ABOUT THE PASSING OF YOUR MOM. I JUST WANTED TO SAY HOW SORRY I AM. I HAVE MANY FOND MEMORIES OF FOOTBALL SUNDAYS AT HER HOUSE, AND ALL THE GOOD FOOD. SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. FRANK

  4. Barb, I just wanted you to know how sorry I am of the loss of your mom. It sure was strange not to redirect your mom to the diningroom or to her room. She was a lovely lady and would never hurt anywone. She had a heart of gold. She will be missed. It was a pleasure to know her. May God be with you and your family at this time.

  5. Dear Barbara & Family, So sorry on your loss-she was a sweet lady & your loving memories will keep her with you forever. Our prayers are with you.God Bless & Take Care.

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