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06/29/2023 07:47 AM

Marie Nacca Romanacci

Marie Nacca Romanacci, 81, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on June 12 at her home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 56 years to the late Claudio C. Romanacci. Marie was born in New Haven on March 11, 1942, the daughter of the late Francis and Angelina Massaro Nacca. She had worked in the cafeteria at Quinnipiac University for many years.

Marie was devoted to her family; she enjoyed cooking and having them come to her home for many picnics, holidays, and especially Sunday dinners, but most of all, she enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who she loved unconditionally.

Mother of Sandra Artaiz (Drew Lesnieski), Teresa Penna, and Claudia-Lynn Bryant (Michael). Sister of Patricia Smith and Francis, Jr. (Angela). Grandmother of Andrew Penna, Nicholas Artaiz, Jason Bryant, Daniel Penna, Gabrielle Artaiz, Ryan Penna, and Alec Bryant. Also survived by four great-grandchildren and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to go directly to Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish at Saint Frances Cabrini Church, 57 Pond Hill Road, North Haven, for a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108. The Havens Family North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, has been entrusted with the arrangements.