Alberta Gambardella (Perrotti) born in New Haven on October 14th 1935 to the late Louis Perrotti and Genevieve Romano (Barbato). After a long and courageous fight with lung cancer Alberta passed peacefully surrounded by her family in Branford hospice on August 24th at the age of 84. Alberta is survived by her four children. Jennifer Kohloff (Arthur) of Killingworth, JoAnn Gambardella( Miguel Ocasio) of New Haven, Tracy Gambardella of North Haven, and Vincent Gambardella (Kasey) of East Haven. She is also survived by her grandchildren Nicole Ortega (Graveline), Andrea Zumbo, Miguel Ocasio Jr. Vincent, Dominick and Genevieve Gambardella. Great grandchildren Natalia Ortega and Ezra Gambardella. She is survived by her Brother in law Andrew Gambardella , Sister in law Marie Gambardella and many nieces and nephews. Alberta was preceded in death by her husband Vincent Gambardella, sister Angela (Honey)Gambardella (Perrotti), her brother Louis Perrotti, brother in law Paul Gambardella and her great grandson Nathaniel Lyons.
Alberta graduated from Wilbur Cross High school in 1954. She married her sweetheart Vincent Gambardella in 1958 and started their family shortly thereafter. Alberta worked for many years at the former First Constitution Bank and then later at Beazley realtors. Alberta was a loving mother who taught her children how to be independent and driven and encouraged them to pursue their goals and dreams.
In her spare time Alberta was an avid reader who enjoyed making puzzles, bowling, shopping and crocheting. She loved her trips to Aruba as well as going to the Casino to play slots. She was an avid New York Yankee and UConn women’s basketball fan. She loved to sing but more importantly cherished time spent with her family.
There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend A funeral mass scheduled for Saturday August 29th at 10am at St. John Bosco Church. (formally St. Mary’s Church) 731 Main Street, Branford, Ct. Burial will immediately follow at All Saints Cemetery in North Haven Ct.
The family would like to thank the wonderful caring staff at Branford Hospice for the excellent care rendered. A special thanks to her primary home care nurse Nicole and her home care aide Kelly. Alberta will be greatly missed by her family and friends and will remain in the hearts of many.