Ann J. Federico, age 92

Ann J. Federico, 92, of Ansonia, peacefully entered into eternal rest on February 13, 2013, in the comfort of her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Federico Sr.

Mrs. Federico was born in Derby on Oct. 29, 1920, daughter of the late Raphael and Marie Cavallaro Carotenuto. She was a resident of Ansonia since 1980, previously having lived in Derby.

Ann was a waitress at the former Wetherbys Restaurant in Derby and later, along with her husband, were the owners of the former Charlie’s Apizza in Derby.

She was a devoted communicant of Holy Rosary Church in Ansonia where she worked faithfully at the annual Italian Festa in the Ziti and Pizza Booths. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, family get-togethers and especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by a son, Charles “Chick” Federico Jr. (Carol), two daughters, Ann Marie Checkley (John Sr.) and Dolores Constantino (John) all of Ansonia, a sister, Mary Warecke of Shelton, 6 cherished grandchildren, Sheri Camputaro (Lou) of Wallingford, Nicholas Constantino (Margarita) of Middletown, John Checkley Jr. (Paula Beamer) and Joshua Checkley (Jackie) of Ansonia, Jason Gardella (Michele) and Brian Federico of NY, 8 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and devoted loving caregivers, Claire Beamer of Ansonia and Karen Blakeman of Waterbury.

She was predeceased by a grandson, Charles Federico III, brothers, Frank, Domenick, Patrick, and Carmen Carotenuto and sisters, Josephine Ambrose and Lillian Sharkey.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday February 15, 2013, from 4-7 pm in the chapel of the SPINELLI-RICCIUTI/BEDNAR-OSIECKI FUNERAL HOME, 62 Beaver Street in Ansonia. On Saturday friends and relatives are invited to attend her funeral at 11:15 am from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 Noon at Holy Rosary Church in Ansonia. Interment will follow in Mt. St. Peter’s Cemetery in Derby.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ann’s memory may be made to CT Down Syndrome Congress through the funeral home.

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