Mary V. Christoforo passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law on November 28th, 2013 after a long illness. Mary was born in Hamden on December 21st, 1923, the beloved daughter of Antoni and Jadwiga Gachewicz Cichocki. She was the wife of the late Mattio C. Christoforo and the beloved mother of Rose Ferrigno of Hamden and Edwina O’Neill and her husband Frank of North Haven. She was predeceased by brothers Walter and Joseph Cichocki and sisters Helen Adams and Sophie Pesce. She also leaves two sisters, Pauline Grzybowski of North Haven and Jean Slubowski of East Haven. Mary was a life long communicant of St. Stanislaus Church in New Haven. She was loved by all for her unassuming ways and her willingness to help others. She was very committed to the family. She loved to prepare meals to share with her family. She leaves many beautiful memories for those who loved her. Special thanks to the caring and compassionate nurses from Connecticut Hospice Home Care who cared for her in her final days and to Dr. Bjorn Ringstad who always made time for Mary.
Family and friends may call at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 am. A mass of Christian burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Church at 11:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or St. Stanislaus Church, 9 Eld St., New Haven, CT 06511.