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Born: Tue., Apr. 9, 1957
Died: Thu., Jul. 8, 2021


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 12, 2021
Location: Celentano Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Tue., Jul. 13, 2021
Location: St. Aedan's Church

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Laura Zaino Ariosto, 64, passed away peacefully July 8, 2021 after a brief illness with her loving family by her side. She was the widow of Luigi Ariosto. Laura was born in New Haven April 9, 1957 a daughter of the late Ciro and Nancy Mastrobuoni Zaino. She attended Saint Aedan Parochial School in New Haven, CT and Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden, CT. She grew up in the Westville area of New Haven and later moved to Hamden. She was a payroll supervisor for St Raphael Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital for over 30 years. She loved playing board and card games. Was a huge fan of soap operas and Elvis Presley. Loved to go on cruises, and vacations to Florida, and Myrtle Beach. Loved to cook and host wonderful parties and holidays. Loved to sit down and enjoy a good Danielle Steel book. She is survived by her children LisaMarie Sullivan and Frank (Kasey) Sullivan. Also survived by her sister Linda (Frank) Darling, niece Maria (Jerry) Cook , and nephews Robert Peckingham and Jonathan Peckingham, her stepchildren, Lisamarie (Joe) Stanelun and Luigi  (Amanda) Ariosto, and step grandchildren, Ona, Jojo, LJ and Angelina.
Friends and family may pay their respects Monday from 4-7 PM at the Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St., New Haven. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Aedan Church, 112 Fountain St., New Haven Tuesday at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow with her husband Luigi in Beaverdale Memorial Park.

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Nancy Ferraro
   Posted Sat July 10, 2021
Dear Lisa and Family,
I was so saddened to read about your mom's passing. Laura was such a lovely woman and always so friendly.
We are extending our heartfelt sympathy at this extremely difficult time.
Our prayer and thoughts are with you.
I attended St. Aedan and lived in Westville, too until 1960.
With deepest condolences,
Nancy, John, Jason, Wife Lisa, Mark, Wife Fernanda , and Baby Thomas Ferraro, and My mother-Nancy Porto.

124 East Gate

   Posted Sat July 10, 2021
Lisa you’ve always been a good friend of mine I met mom a few times, always felt heart warming to go and hang out with you all I know it’s been a very long time but my biggest condolences to you and the family I’m here if you need anything. May god bless you all

Vernette Gray
   Posted Mon July 12, 2021


Laura was an amazing coworker and friend and will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers with her family as they struggle through this difficult time of grief. Our deepest condolences to you all Yale New Haven Health Payroll Team!

Janet Swanson
   Posted Mon July 12, 2021
Lisa and Frank, I am so sorry for your loss. Laura was a wonderful sister-in-law and friend. I enjoyed all the game nights and poker. I loved our trip to Disney.
Love always, Janet

   Posted Mon July 12, 2021
Laura was a very good friend of mine. I feel blessed that I had her in my life and at the same time so sad that she is gone. I like to think she is with Lou and her mom, playing cards and catching them up on all they have missed. The world is a lonelier place without her but a better place because she was here. Good bye my friend. Laurie

   Posted Mon July 12, 2021
Our roommate escapades, cruise stories, hockey games, and cookie making fiascos are some of my fondest memories. You have touched us all, kept us together for impromptu game nights, and poker tournaments, picnics and parties. No one will ever be able to replace your kindness, generosity,humor and loyalty. Eleanor Roosevelt said : Many people walk in and out of our lives, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart. Dear treasured friend, you shall be greatly missed and never forgotten. RIP Love forever

Carmella Stanizzi (formally Zaino)
   Posted Mon July 12, 2021
To the family of Laurie…I was so sorry to hear of Laurie's passing.. I go back a lot of years. I had been away from the Zaino family for many years..I remember Gene and Nancy. They are all together now..I was pleased when I got a friend request some time ago from Laurie and we stayed in touch. Linda, please know that you and the family are in my prayers and thoughts during this sad time..🦋🙏🦋🙏🦋🙏

Victoria Rotino
   Posted Tue July 20, 2021
Laura was a beautiful soul. So kind and such a sweetheart 🖤 I am extremely sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. May God give your family love and comfort during this very difficult time.

-Victoria Rotino

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