Theresa J. “Terry” Czaplicki Mastriano, 70, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at the Saint Raphael Campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital; after a long battle with leukemia surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of 48 years to Robert L. Mastriano. Terry was born in New Haven on June 4, 1943 to the late John and Lorrayne (Powers) Czaplicki; was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and Quinnipiac College; had worked for many years alongside her husband at the family business, Screen Tek Printing, which they formed together in 1972 and was previously employed by the Olin Corporation. Terry loved her trips to the casinos, spending time with her family and bargain hunting. A woman of devout faith, she was always active in her parish, especially St. Rose of Lima during her many years as a resident of Fair Haven. She was most recently a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in New Haven. Terry will be remembered for the devotion to her family and her courageous, fighting spirit which throughout her illness, served as an inspiration to all those around her. A loyal follower of the teachings of St. Therese, let us take solace in knowing Terry truly understood “I am not dying, I am entering life. Loving mother of Robert J. (Jodi) Mastriano, Paul L. (Carissa) Mastriano, John P. (Christine) Mastriano all of North Haven, and Tara (Dr. Jeffrey) O’Connell of Easton. Also survived by nine cherished grandchildren. Predeceased by her sister Marilyn DiMartino The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Dr. Johanna LaSala, her staff and 4th Floor West at St. Raphael’s for all the excellent care and comfort given to Terry.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Tuesday morning at 9:15 am. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, New Haven at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 pm. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Don’s Hat Rack c/o Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, 1 Park St., New Haven, CT 06504.