Suzanne (Salamone) Giannotti, age 71, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at The Connecticut Hospice, Branford. She was lovingly surrounded by family.
Suzanne was born in Harrison, NY on September 29, 1947 to the late Frank and Gilda (Mazzucca) Salamone. She had a long, successful career as the Administrator for the Yale Cardiac Surgical Group, retiring in 2015 after 35 years. After retiring, she embraced golf and spent many days enjoying time with her friends at the New Haven Country Club. She was a long-time resident of Northford, CT where she resided with her beloved husband of 45 years Carl Giannotti, Retired New Haven Police Captain. She was mother to Douglas (Tara), of North Branford and Stephen (Karina) of Panama City, Panama. Lovingly, she leaves her grandchildren, Luca, Daniel and Giancarlo Giannotti of Panama and Brinleigh Giannotti of North Branford. They were the light of her life. She also leaves her only sister, Mildred (Salamone) Anderson of Clinton as well as her niece Erin Anderson and nephews Matthew and Brian Anderson. She leaves her mother-in-law Genevieve Giannotti, sister-in-law Meg Giannotti, brother-in-law Paul (Diane) and the late Joseph Giannotti. Besides family, Suzanne was supported and loved by many loyal and caring friends. Suzanne and her family would also like to express their sincerest gratitude to the wonderful nurses and doctors who took care of her at Smilow Cancer Center, especially Dr. Scott Gettinger.
The visiting hours will be Friday, January 18th from 5 to 8 pm at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. Her funeral procession will leave the funeral home on Saturday, January 19th at 9:30 am. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish at St. Barnabas Church, 44 Washington Avenue, North Haven at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and to honor Suzanne’s wishes, please consider a contribution to the Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Thoracic Oncology Translational Research Fund. Please make check payable to Smilow Cancer Hospital and mail to YNHH Development, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508. Please include honoree’s name on the memo line. Secure online gifts can be made at