Angelina DiGiacomo LaPorta, 85, formerly of Gorham Avenue, Hamden, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at the Hospital of St. Raphael with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Pasquale LaPorta. Angelina was born in Cusano Mutri, Italy on September 25, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Andrea and Elisabetta Crocco DiGiacomo. Angelina was devoted to her religion and to her patron Saint Anthony. Mother of Anna A. LaPorta and her husband Joseph Balsamo MD of Clinton and the late Maria C. Crocco. Mother-in-law of Rocco A. Crocco and his wife Maria of Hamden. Grandmother of Marisa and Cristina Crocco. Sister of Tonia Quattrociocchi of Canada, Grazia, Luigi and Antonio DiGiacomo all of Italy and the late Giuseppe DiGiacomo.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Monday morning at 9:30. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church at 10:00. Entombment will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park Mausoleum. The visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, Angelina would have appreciated the planting of some type of perennial at your home or a special place in her memory.