Elena “Helen” Fradiani Giammattei, 91, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Lido Giammattei. Elena was born in Buffalo, New York during a blizzard on November 15, 1924; daughter of the late Nicholas and Casimira Carocci Fradiani; was a member of the North Haven Senior Center and spent many days at the Mary Wade Adult Day Care. She enjoyed Marchegian style cooking and was devoted to her family especially her grandchildren. Mother of Joan (Frederick) Slater, Nancy (Louis) Diana, Diane (Donald) Tenedine and James Giammattei. Grandmother of Alison (Marc) Broad, Leslie and Kristen Slater and Jessica Giammattei. Sister of Marie Cusano and the late Lydia Casalini and Nicholas Fradiani. The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Elena’s daughter Diane, granddaughter Kristen who attended to her needs at the Connecticut Hospice, her aide Alice Stewart and staff, and to the staff of the Mary Wade Adult Day Care Center.

Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Saturday morning at 11:00 with the Rev. Timothy Meehan officiating. Family and friends may call from 9:30 till time of service. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd. Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.