Mary Ann Cimini, 70, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Friday April 27, 2018 at Yale-New Haven/Smilow Cancer Hospital with her family by her side. She was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on February 2, 1948 and was the daughter of the late William and Dorothy Collins Gross. Mary Ann was a 1965 graduate of Pittsfield High School in Massachusetts and a 1969 graduate of The College of Our Lady of the Elms. She taught in the Pittsfield school system before relocating to Connecticut. She retired from Anthem, Blue Cross+Blue Shield in North Haven. Mary Ann was a woman of great faith. As a parishioner of Saint Rita Church, Divine Mercy Parish in Hamden, she served as a Eucharistic minister. She was also a charter member of the Saint Rita Columbiettes. Mary Ann was well known for her kind heart and caring nature which touched many people. Many times she would fill her table with sandwiches for the homeless through the Midnight Run. Also a devoted mother and grandmother, Mary Ann took great joy in gift giving. Christmas was a family event of great proportions, starting with “the great cookie project.” Her greatest joy was watching others open their gifts. Mary Ann is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Ronald Cimini. She is also survived by her two loving sons, Scott Cimini (Cassi) and Matthew Cimini (Tiffany); her two loving grandchildren, Aidan and Anabelle Cimini; her brothers John Gross (Julia) of Altamont, NY and Paul Gross (Ellen) of Pittsfield, MA and sisters Bonnie Carnate (Gerry) of Aiea, HI and Nancy McIntire (William) of South Windsor, CT.
Family and friends are invited to go directly to St. Rita’s Church, 1620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden on Wednesday morning at 10:00 to attend a Mass of Christian burial and are also invited to attend the committal service immediately following in the All Saints Mausoleum. The visiting hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. Should friend desire memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St. I-91 Tech Ctr. #3, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.