Ann Marie (Doolan) Didato, 79, passed away peacefully at her home in Middletown (CT) surrounded by her family on Sunday, Dec. 21, following a long illness.
She is survived by her faithful husband of 58 years, Joseph Didato; two children, Jo-Ann (Didato) and her husband, Steve Wollman, of Berlin; Tom and Susan Didato of Camden, S.C; a sister, Jean (Doolan) Jackson and her husband, Bud, of Cromwell; sisters-in-law Lucy Talamona and Dorothy “Dot” Didato, both of Middletown; and two grandchildren, Jillian and Kyle Wollman of Berlin. She also had 21 nieces and nephews, more than 20 grand nieces and grand nephews and other extended family members.
Born in and a lifelong resident of Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Delia and Daniel Doolan of Middletown and stepmother, the late Sally Doolan. She was also predeceased by a brother, Robert Doolan, formerly of Wallingford.
A 1954 graduate of Middletown High School and a longtime and faithful member of St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church in Middletown, she worked as a teacher’s aide at McDonough and Farm Hill schools in Middletown before leaving the school system to take care of her two grandchildren during their formative years. She was very involved in the lives and development of Jillian and Kyle.
A deeply religious woman, she was an active member of the St. Sebastian School PTO, the St. Sebastian’s Church Woman’s Circle and the Middletown Italian-American Civic Order Ladies Auxiliary.
A visitation will be held at D’Angelo Funeral Home in Middletown on Wednesday, Dec. 23 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Sebastian’s Church at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23 An internment service will follow at St. Sebastian’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made in her name to Mercy High School in Middletown.