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Born: Sun., Feb. 13, 1938
Died: Fri., Oct. 16, 2020


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Sat., Oct. 24, 2020
Location: Celentano Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Sat., Oct. 24, 2020
Location: St. Aedan's Church

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Mary Mason Farricielli, 82 of East haven Connecticut passed away on 16 October 2020
She was born to parents Daniel Mason and Anna Pyatok Mason on 02/13/1938 in New Haven, Ct
She graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1957 she went on to work as a receptionist for the Greist Manufacturing Company of New Haven, CT
Mary is survived by Salvatore Farricielli Jr son, Daniel Farricielli and grandchildren Daniel and Michael.
She was preceded in death by Salvatore Farricielli Sr, Husband, Charles Farricielli, son, George Mason, brother and Anne Mason Ford, sister.
The family has entrusted Celentano Funeral Home with the arrangements, visiting hours will be Saturday October 24,200 from 930 AM- 10:30 AM followed by a Christian Mass at Saint Aedan’s Church, 112 Fountain Street New Haven, CT
Mary lived an inspirational life and loved her family and her neighbors. She opened her heart and home to family, friends and neighbors without hesitation. She was caretaker and center of the family for many years. She had a great sense of humor, loved to travel, enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino, and volunteering whenever she could.
Mary had a deep love for her family and would often say she was blessed to have a son Charles with Down Syndrome who made the family more loving and compassionate, and who inspired and touched many lives including his brother who became a Special Education Teacher and his cousin Michael who is the Senior Vice President and CFO of the Connecticut Special Olympics.
Mary was an active member and parishioner of Saint Brendan’s Church for over 50 years, she received the Archbishop Medal of Honor with a special mass and reception at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Harford. She always put others before herself and always had a positive attitude guided by her strong faith.
Volunteering also played a big part in her life. She volunteered at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital as a baby cuddler for infants. Mary also volunteered at the Connecticut Special Olympic Office for the State and World Games.
Mary’s love story began in New Haven where she met her husband of forty years when they were ballroom dance instructors. She would always tell the story of how they met as instructors and “Had” to dance with others but “Wanted” to dance with each other. They later told each other, why didn’t you just ask me to dance? Well the question was asked, and that dance turned into a forty-year love story and continues as they are reunited now.
Mary loved her sons Salvatore and Daniel and was proud of them, and even though Daniel moved away, and she was unable to see her grandchildren she always thought of them. She never lost that bond that only a mother and son could have.
Mary is remembered as a welcoming receptionist at f Studio, Farricielli Hair and Skin of New Haven and Miami Beach. She enjoyed trips to Key West to watch the sunsets, spending time on Ocean Drive in Miami and finding the nearest Bingo. Traveling was a big part of her life. She traveled to Italy on numerous occasions and spent time with the sisters of Our Lady of The Garden in Rome.
Mary was known around town with her service dog Mia who misses her very much, she could be seen any given day on the green, the beach, or in the store with her son Salvatore. They made many friends whether on the beach or in the store they had celebrity status around town and brought joy to everyone they met.
Mary was always grateful for those in her life and always expressed her gratitude. And for all who knew her, I am sure we are the grateful ones to have had her in our lives inspiring us with her love and kindness. We Love You and We Miss You.

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Gina D'Andrea
   Posted Fri October 23, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to Danny and Sal. Mary was larger than life and always full of love for her family and friends, my childhood memories of her are vibrant and full of laughter. May she rest in peace. Gina

Nate Keaton
   Posted Fri October 23, 2020
We moved across the street from the Farricielli household in 1974 and were immediately welcomed to the neighborhood by the Farriciellis. My brother and I quickly became brothers with Danny and Sal.
Mrs. Farricielli was always warm and welcoming to us and many times invited us over for "macaroni" and other delicious delights. Sundays, we would all pile in the car to go for a "ride".
I have so many precious memories of the times spent with the Farraciellis.
Our sincerest condolences go out to Danny and Sal. Your mom was a beautiful spirit and I thank you guys for sharing her with us.

Bill Minalga
   Posted Fri October 23, 2020
Sal, I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. You have my deepest sympathy. May God Bless.

Jean Egri
   Posted Fri October 23, 2020
Dear Sal and Danny,

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Jean Egri and Family

Rachel LaCourt, Security/Bassick High School
   Posted Fri October 23, 2020
Sal and Dan. May God Bless you both in this time of sorrow. See you soon Sal. Rach

Rosanne Golia Morse
   Posted Sun October 25, 2020
My family and I are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was the best friend to my mother and they had many happy memories of their fun times together, especially at bingo. Sending prayers to your family during this time.

Pat AllingBradley
   Posted Mon October 26, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mary was a great person and fun to be with. The bus trips to the flea market in NY to bowling and bingo. May she be at peace

Sandy Bell
   Posted Mon October 26, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family during this time!!

Jean Egri
   Posted Mon October 26, 2020
Sal and Danny,

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jean Egri and Family

Bassick High School
   Posted Tue November 17, 2020
Rest in peace, Mrs. Farricielli

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