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M. Stella D'Angelo

October 27, 1922 ~ October 3, 2016 (age 93)

(Mary) Stella D’Angelo, devoted wife and mother, passed away peacefully at Hewitt Health & Rehab on Monday, October 3, 2016.  Stella was born October 27, 1922 and raised in West Haven, one of eight children born to the late John and Anna (Zullo) Civitillo.  Prior to her retirement, Stella was employed by the Shelton Board of Education for 27 years.  Stella started in the Guidance Department and moved to other positions in the course of her career there.  Earlier in her career, she worked as the head biller for a large garment factory in New Haven.  Stella was an active member of St. Joseph Church for most of her life and was also a former member of the Catholic Ladies of Columbus.  As a 30 year cancer survivor, she participated in cancer drives and local events.  Stella also volunteered for many causes with her husband, who was actively involved in local, state, and national activities with the American Legion.  One such cause was delivering gifts to patients and family in the West Haven Veterans’ hospital during Christmas.  Stella loved to travel with her husband and also liked to sew.  One of her favorite things was reading and going to the Plumb Memorial Library in Shelton to see her friends who worked there.  She developed an appreciation for their work, kindness and friendship, which meant the world to her.  Stella is survived by two sons and one daughter, Anthony D’Angelo of Newtown, and Frank D’Angelo and his wife Brenda of Beacon Falls; Paula Napychank of Hamden; and a brother, John Civitillo of West Haven.  Also surviving are two grandchildren, Frank and Christina D’Angelo and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Frank D’Angelo of 58 years, and an infant son.  Stella was also predeceased by her brothers, Joseph and Simon Civitillo; and sisters, Mary Petrucci, Victoria Onofrio, Julia Raucci, and Annette Demander.  Calling hours will be held Thursday, October 6th at the James T. Toohey & Son Funeral Home, 92 Howe Ave., Shelton from 4 to 7 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, October 7th at 10 AM in St. Joseph Church, 424 Coram Ave., Shelton.  Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Shelton.  To send online condolences, please visit

 Service Information

October 6, 2016

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
James T. Toohey & Son Funeral Home
92 Howe Ave.
Shelton, CT 06484

Mass of Christian Burial
October 7, 2016

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Church
424 Coram Ave
Shelton, CT 06484

October 7, 2016

11:15 AM
Riverside Cemetery
286 River Road
Shelton, CT 06484

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