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Eleanor Geraldine Finoia

Obituary for Eleanor Geraldine Finoia

January 11, 2017
Hamden, Connecticut

Loving Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother and Great Grandmother


Eleanor Geraldine Iassogna Finoia, 87 of Hamden died peacefully at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford after a short illness on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of sixty six years to Joseph Finoia, Jr. Eleanor was born in New Haven on October 3, 1929, a daughter of the late Pasquale and Mary Padzinski Iassogna, and had resided in Hamden for most of her life. She was the president of Technical Allied Products of Wallingford for twenty eight years, retiring in 2007. Eleanor is also survived by one daughter, Janice Mandel of Shelton, two sons, Joseph (Brenda) Finoia, III of Cheshire and Michael (Cherie) Finoia of Wallingford, one sister, Mary Kaliszewski of Durham, two sisters in law, Edith Banner of Orange, and Roseann Iassogna of Branford, seven grandchildren, Jennifer and Sean Mandel, and Joseph Finoia IV, Nicholas, Daniel, Brittney and Christina Finoia, and five great grandchildren, Michelle and Rose Mandel, and Kayla, Maverick and Mani Finoia. She was predeceased by six sisters, Mae Cerrotti, Alice Flanagan Cropper, Helen Armatino, Victoria Kornacki, Concetta Rapuano and Frances Marra, and three brothers, Alexander and Dominick Banner and Joseph Iassogna.

Eleanor's family will receive relatives and friends on Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. Her funeral procession will leave from the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of the Ascension, 1050 Dunbar Hill Rd., Hamden. Burial will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Eleanor's name may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or online at

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