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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Hamden Mourns the Passing of Mayor Barbara DeNicola, Celebrates & Honors a Life Well Lived

Hamden Mourns the Passing of Mayor Barbara DeNicola,
Celebrates & Honors a Life Well Lived


Hamden, CT - Mayor Curt Balzano Leng, on behalf of the Hamden Legislative Council and Hamden residents across Town, shares in the mourning of Mayor Barbara DeNicola's passing and celebrates her life and contributions to Hamden, to the Greater New Haven region, to Connecticut, and truly to so many lives across the world.  

Commenting, Mayor Leng said, "Hamden lost another civic giant, and frankly we don’t have as many as we once had in our hometown, as very sadly, former Mayor Barbara DeNicola passed away. In addition to serving as Mayor, she was a powerhouse always advocating for her 2nd District, an educator who taught in Hamden, East Haven, Greenwich, Durham, and Middlefield school systems, as well as Military schools in Japan, Turkey and France, an education leader and successful administrator, a civic leader, a family-first woman and so much more. Mayor DeNicola was such a good person, someone who you could learn a great deal from, and who would always work to help her Hamden neighbors. Our Sleeping Giant sheds tears today."

Mayor DeNicola served the Town of Hamden as Mayor from 1997-1999 and was active in Hamden Republic politics for many years. She resided in Hamden all of her life, and was the daughter of late Mayor John DeNicola Sr. She was a graduate of UCONN. Barbara's contributions to our community were profound, and extended far beyond the border of Hamden. Her legacy, and that of her wonderful family, will endure for ages to come. 

Barbara Ann DeNicola

Aug. 18, 1932 ~ May 18, 2021


View the complete obituary here: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?n=barbara-ann-denicola&pid=198710487

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