Maryann Amendola Imperati went in the arms of the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 with her loving husband at her side. She was 81 years old. Born on May 25, 1940, in Waterbury, CT.
From a young age, Maryann loved to play the piano and dance. Later as a mother, she pursued her love of music by becoming a piano teacher from her home. She found joy in filling the house with music and teaching children for many years. Maryann was not only devoted to her family and music, but also deeply devoted to her faith. These two passions intersected when she became a choir director at St. Augustine Catholic Church in North Branford, CT. There she taught choir, played piano, and sang for weekly masses, weddings, and funerals for many years.
After the untimely death of her first husband, Michael (Mickey) Amendola, to whom she was married for 26 years, Maryann was lucky to find love again with her current husband of 30 years Michael (Mike) Imperati. To start the next chapter of their life together, they moved to Port St. Lucie, FL. Continuing to keep passionate in her faith, Maryann taught choir, sang, and played piano at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie, FL and St. Marks Catholic Church in Fort Pierce, FL. During her life in Florida, she directed many musical productions in her community of Cascades. Her love of dance and singing was enjoyed by all.
Maryann’s piano playing, infectious smile, big blue eyes, and devotion to Christ and her family – and the love she had for them – will be her legacy. She was a wonderful mother to all, friend, sister, and loving wife. She will be greatly missed, but always remembered in our hearts.
Maryann was preceded in death by her father Angelo A. Bergantino and her mother Josephine Bergantino, and her sister Elaine Dziubinski. Grieving her passing and celebrating her life of love is her devoted husband, Michael Imperati. Maryann is also missed by her brother William (Stacy) Bergantino of Orange, and her children, Michele (Robert Campagnuolo) Amendola of Killingworth, Michael (Barbara) Amendola Jr of Killingworth, Marc (Jennifer) Amendola of Madison, Marisa (Glyn) Faulkner of the UK, and JoAnn (Michael) Zendan of Charlotte, NC, and Laurie Brennan of Branford.
She leaves 10 grandchildren: Josephine, Maxx, Gabrielle, Andrew, Michael, Phoenix, China, Jason, Melissa, and Cadence; as well as nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place on April 21, 2022 at 9:00 A.M. at Keenan Funeral Home, 330 Notch Hill Rd, North Branford, CT 06471.
Mass will follow at St. Augustine Church, 30 Caputo Rd, North Branford, CT 06471. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery in North Haven.
The family would like masks to be worn for visitation and church services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 16th floor, New York, NY 10001.
The family would like to deeply thank the Branford Hills Heath Care Center nurses and staff for making Maryann feel safe and cared for during these difficult two years.
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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York NY 10001
Yale School of Medicine - Alzheimer Disease Research Unit
1 Church Street, 8th Floor, New Haven CT 06510