Maria “Mary” C. Tencza, 90, of Hamden passed away peacefully on Monday, April 3, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 68 years to Joseph A. Tencza, Jr. Mary was born in New Haven on December 16, 1926; daughter of the late Anthony and Concetta Coppola Rossetti; she attended the former Boardman Trade School for two years; was a seamstress for many years at many different New Haven dress shops; enjoyed knitting, crochet projects and was a member of the CT Bead Society. Mother of Jean Tencza and Joseph Tencza III. Mother-in-law of Scott Yudkin. 

Private funeral services have been entrusted to the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. There will be no visiting hours. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joan of Arc Church, 450 West Todd Street, Hamden, CT 06518.