Joann Mongillo Amarone, 77, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 21, 2016 at th St. Raphael Campus/Yale-New Haven with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 52 years to the late Nicholas A. Amarone Sr. Joann was born in New Haven on January 8, 1939; daughter of the late John F. and Clementine Izzo Mongillo; she enjoyed going to the casino, playing bingo, but her greatest joy was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she loved unconditionally. Devoted mother of Andrew (Nancy) Amarone, Nicholas (Lori) Amarone, John Amarone, Josephine Amarone, Frank (Lisa) Amarone and the late Benny M. Amarone.  Loving grandmother of Andrew (Jayme) Amarone Jr., Nicole (Emanuel) Caccomo, Ashley Amarone, Brandon (Bethany) Amarone, Veronica (Alex) Limbos, Frank Amarone Jr., Jessica, Nikki, Marissa, Michael, Joann and Kristen Amarone.  Loving great grandmother of Jaydon, Jace, Kieran, Sophie, Michael, Bence, Dominic, Maximino and Luke. Sister of Madeline Mongillo, Arthur (Mara) Mongillo, Linda (Mark) Vincent, Robert (Janet) Mongillo and the late Rose Asperelli, John Mongillo Jr. and Bette Giordano. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to all the nurses and staffof Verdi 4 West and Arden House for their outstanding care and boundless compassion they provided to Joann.  

Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Wednesday morning at 9:15.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Michael’s Church, New Haven at 10:00.  Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery.  The visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm.