Adeline 'Mickey' Buenger, 89, of Hamden, wife of the late Robert Buenger, Sr. passed away surrounded by her family on April 26, 2014 in the St. Raphael Campus of YNNH after a brief illness. Loving mother of Donna Smith, Karen Grahn and Robert (Deborah) Buenger all of Hamden. Sister of George (Phyllis) Froehlich of West Haven, Harold (Frances) Froehlich of Hamden and Donald (Eleanor) Froehlich of West Haven. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother William Froehlich, and two sons-in-law, Jack Smith and James Grahn. Mickey was born in West Haven January 9, 1925, the daughter of the late William K. and Marie E. Schwaller Froehlich. In her youth she loved roller skating. She was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church. She was a 50 year member of the New Haven County Bowling Assoc. and enjoyed league bowling in her earlier years at Hamden Lanes, and later Colony Lanes. Mrs. Buenger was an avid gardener, enjoyed snowmobiling in VT, and was well known for her holiday village decorations. She enjoyed politics and also volunteered at the polls on Election Day. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all. Relatives and friends may visit with her family on Wednesday April 30 from 4-8 pm, and Thursday morning from 9-9:30 AM at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN. Her funeral service will be held Thursday morning at 10 am at Christ Lutheran Church. Interment in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Christ Lutheran Church, 600 Shepard Ave., Hamden, CT 06514.

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  1. I am missing my Aunt Micky. She has always been my awesome heroine since I was a little boy. She always took me into her home and gave me the love and attention I did not receive elsewhere. I remember the pizza, Dunkin Donuts, the greatest lasagna; but most of all I can still hear her voice as she always asked what I might need. I was made part of her family, and always felt that I was. She willingly shared her love with everyone, but especially with the little nephew I remember being. She taught me how to bowl as well. Imagine that! Living so far away on the west coast has denied me the closer contact I would have had, but I have the treasured memories of a sweet aunt who took care of me often, as she has taken care of many throughout her life, be it a little boy or a family member or friend. She leaves a legacy that the world should see more of. Bill Froehlich Central Point, Oregon 28 April 2014

  2. My deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your mom. I’m sure her presence will be felt by all through memories for an eternity. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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