Amanda Kathleen Cartier, 22, of North Haven, passed away suddenly on March 19, 2013. Adored by her family and friends, she was the daughter of Deborah and Anthony Cartier, sister of Sarah, granddaughter of Anne and the late Anthony G. Teodosio Sr. of West Haven, and Robert and the late Giselda T. Cartier of West Haven. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a loving boyfriend, John Bonini of Wallingford. Amanda was born on May 24, 1990, and raised in North Haven, CT. She was involved in many extra-curricular activities. She was an altar server with St. Barnabas Church for eleven years; a dancer at Gloria Jean’s Dance Studio for ten; a talented clarinet player and a member of her high school marching band. She was also a stellar student, with accolades that include an induction into the National Honor Society, and CAPT Scholor. She was also a member of the Key Club, VOAG Club, and Future Farmers of America. In 2012, Amanda graduated from The University of Connecticut with degrees in Biological Science and Philosophy. She was a member of the Pre-Dental Society, The UConn Liberal Arts Community, Women in Math, Science, and Engineering, where she coordinated many events, and manager of HuskyTech. She also volunteered with the Mission of Mercy Club, which provided free dental care for those less fortunate. In pursuit of her dream of becoming a dentist, she attended dental classes at Central Connecticut State University while working for Apollonia Dental in Middletown. Amanda also spent many days with her family dentist, Lizbeth Steen DMD, at her Hamden office shadowing her as she moved on to college. Liz was more than a dentist. She was a true family friend and a mentor to Amanda. Amanda was a very humble, caring, gentle, and affectionate person. She looked forward to spending time with her friends and family, loved gardening as well as being outside, taking hikes, and bird watching. Amanda went on many trips with her family since she was a child, creating cherished memories. While she enjoyed being active, she also found pleasure in quieter activities as well. She was an avid reader and enjoyed time alone with her music and her cat, Ollie. She is a beloved member of the Teodosio, Cartier, and Bonini families. Her gentle smile, contagious laugh, and kind nature will be forever missed.
Family and friends are invited to go directly to St. Barnabas Church, 44 Washington Avenue, North Haven at 10 o’clock on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 to attend a mass of Christian burial and are also invited to attend the committal services immediately following in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be on Tuesday March 26, 2013 from 4-8 pm at the North Haven Funeral Home, Washington Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the:
Amanda K. Cartier Memorial Scholarshipc/o People’s United Bank/Sarah Jayne
79 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473.