Milford man dies about a week after his philanthropic mother

The son of beloved local philanthropist Ann Marie Tarinelli, who died Jan. 11 from complications following a broken hip, has also died, a little more than a week after his mother’s passing.
James Notarnicola, 53, of Milford, died Monday at Milford Hospital after a long illness. His father, Harry Notarnicola, also of Milford, said he had had liver disease for some time. His death came only days after the funeral for Tarinelli, a Trumbull resident well-known in the region for feeding the homeless under the John Street Bridge in Bridgeport.
Harry Notarnicola, who was divorced from Tarinelli, said the double loss has hit his family hard. “It’s such a tragedy the way this happened,” he said.
Before having to stop work for medical reasons, James Notarnicola worked for HN Food Service. His dad said he enjoyed traveling and would frequently visit his son, Christopher James Notarnicola, in Florida.
In addition to his father and son, he leaves behind longtime girlfriend Andrea Mastri. Funeral services for James Notarnicola will take place Friday at noon at St. Mary’s Church, 70 Gulf St., Milford. Interment will be private.
Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, 399 White plains Road, Trumbull.

Amanda Cuda