Obituary: Anna Mastroianni, 102, of Waterbury

Mastroianni leaves two sons, including James Mastroianni of Middlebury, and one daughter.


Anna (Freni) Mastroianni, 102, formerly of Waterbury, died Sunday March 4, 2012, at the , in the presence of her loving family. She was the widow of Nicholas Mastroianni.

Mastroianni was born in Waterbury on April 12, 1909, daughter of the late Carmello and Maria (Guelfi) Freni. She was an experienced seamstress and made all types of clothing including wedding gowns, dresses and especially hats.

She was a proud housewife, having raised her three children and enjoyed her 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and two great great grandsons. She and her late husband loved to dance and spent many nights dancing at the Hamilton Park Pavilion. She was a communicant of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

Besides her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandsons, Mastroianni leaves two sons, James Mastroianni of Middlebury and Nicholas Mastroianni and his wife Carol of Munson, Mass., and a daughter, Anna Maria Pannullo and her husband Louis of Prospect, formerly of Waterbury and Marion.

She was the last of 10 siblings, including the late Albert Freni, William Freni, Melinda Smith, Jane Miller, Josephine Leyrer, Adeline Newins and Sally Smith.

Calling Hours: 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, Waterbury.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, from Chase Parkway Funeral Home to to the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception for an 11 a.m. mass.

Burial: Following in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Watertown.

Contributions can be made in Mastroianni's memory to either:

  • Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 74 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702
  • St. Mary’s School, 43 Cole St., Waterbury, CT 06706


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