D'Esopo Funeral Chapel


Mary Tata

16 mayo , 193131 diciembre , 2020

Mary (Caracoglia) Tata, 89, of Hartford and formerly Wethersfield, beloved wife for 47 years of the late Salvatore Tata, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 31, 2020. Born in Hartford on May 16, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Lucia (Santangelo) Caracoglia. Mary worked for many years as a paraprofessional for the Hartford Board of Education. She was a co-founder and longtime member of the South End Ladies Democratic Club, and a member of the Floridian Society. Mary had a passion for cooking especially during the holidays and keeping up with family traditions that she passed onto her children and grandchildren. During the days of the family owned coffee shop, Tata's Cafe, customers would come in as strangers but Mary made sure they left as family. She leaves her beloved children, Angela T. Stearns of Wethersfield and Sebastian A. Tata and wife Maria of Coventry. Mary will also be forever missed by her grandchildren, Matthew Stearns, Anthony and Lydia Tata, a loving and caring sister in law, Tina Patrissi, brother in law Joseph Tata and wife Mary, brother in law Aurielo Tata and wife Mary. Mary also leaves behind many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly. She is now reunited with her five siblings, many family members and friends in the Kingdom of Heaven. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Avery Heights, Dementia Unit, Station 3, for the exceptional care and compassion shown to Mary. Due to current restrictions, funeral services will be private. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to the CT Children’s Medical Center, 282 Washington St, Hartford, 06106. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. To share a memory of Mary with her family please visit


Mary Tata


Roz Zagaja

7 enero , 2021

Dear Tata family,
Please know I send my deepest condolences to you all.
I have such wonderful memories of Mary when we worked together as well as our fun trips to Atlantic City!
I can hear her laughter as I write this note.
I know very well the journey you all traveled through Mary’s illness.🥲

Jeanne Lavoie

7 enero , 2021

Dear Angela and Family,
My mom, sisters and I send our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family on the loss of your dear mother. We have such fond memories of the long mornings spent at your coffee shop laughing and chatting with Mary and you. Your mother was very special and sweet and always made us feel like “family.”
We really missed spending time with you when you closed. Mary made your coffee shop feel like a second home. We will always be grateful.
We pray that the beautiful memories you created, and the love of your family will comfort you in the days to come.
Dee Stefano and daughters, Jeannie, Marie, Margaret and Theresa

Steven Goldenberg

7 enero , 2021

Your Mom always had a nice smile for me. I always loved dropping by the shop to see your parents, beautiful people.
You have my deepest condolences.


7 enero , 2021

Angela and Sebby - So sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful Mother. I remember her very well. Your Mom, Her Sister in Law Mary and my Mother and Aunt Mary were very close, as you well know. How blessed were we growing up with so much love, laughter and FOOD shared between our Families. I have great memories of all of us spending time together in the South End.
May God Bless her Soul. She was truly a Great Woman who gave her kindness and love to all of us. We are thinking of The Tata Family during this difficult time.
God Bless You All,
Sal LoBello and The LoBello Family

Daniel Pace

2 enero , 2021

Sorry to hear the sad news about your mother. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.


2 enero , 2021

Mrs. Tata was the sweetest lady and we always enjoyed spending time with her at the Italian family get togethers. We send our deepest sympathies to our cousins, the Tata family.
The DiNardi Family