Gabriella Marie Castillo, 16, of Northford was granted her angel wings on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 following a long battle with osteosarcoma. Her last days were spent at her beloved Camp Rising Sun surrounded by friends and staff who loved her. She was born in Bridgeport on August 30, 1995 and was the beloved daughter of Kathleen Sullivan Castillo of Northford and Jose Castillo of Shelton. She was faced with many challenges throughout her short life which she faced with stubborn determination and courage. She is also survived by her sister Juliana Castillo of Northford; maternal grandparents Thomas and Tabby Sullivan of Hooksett, NH; paternal grandparents Flor Castillo of Branford and the late Jose Castillo; aunts and uncles Kim Sullivan of Stafford Springs and Mark Sullivan of Stratham, NH, and cousins Samantha, Kelsey and Jake Sullivan. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins on her paternal side.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Saturday morning at 10:30. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Monica’s Church, Northford at 11:00. Interment will follow in the Northford Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Friday from 5 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Camp Rising Sun Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 310611, Newington, CT 06151-0611.