Palma “Pam” Ratineri Longobardi, 90, formerly of Barnett Drive, North Haven and Alison Way, East Haven, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the Whitney Rehab, Hamden with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 58 years to the late Nicholas A. Longobardi. Pam was born in New Haven on July 22, 1928 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy Tagliatela Ratineri. She grew up in New Haven and attended local schools. Pam had worked for the former New Haven Clock Shop, Servamation, Bradley Smith Candy Company and retired from Chloride Systems in 1990. She loved to cook and bake and was infamous for her homemade rice balls and freselle’s. Pam loved to read, go to the casino, and crochet. Mother of Janice Kieslich and her husband Kurt, and the late Judith Ann Aceto. Mother-in-law of Donald Aceto. Grandmother of Marissa Dabkowski and her husband Darek, Nicole Dinihanian and her husband Mathew, Laura Aceto and Lisa Kieslich. Great-grandmother of Gianna, Gabriella, and Noah Dabkowski. Sister of Angela Cioffi, Natale Leone and the late MaryAnn Maltese and Santo Ratineri. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue on Monday morning at 10:15. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Pompeii Church at 11:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Sunday from 5 to 7 pm