Aldona Valeria Houston, 90, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2017. Born in Ansonia, the tenth of ten children, on December 8, 1926 to the late Charles and Mary Zigman Makarewich. Aldona was predeceased by her husband, Matthew Houston. She leaves her niece, Bonnie Makarewich of Durham, and many other nieces and nephews. Aldona enjoyed traveling with her husband. Whether it was to the Cape or hiking in Europe, she was ready for the adventure. She had a beautiful singing voice and was a member of the first female Barber Shop Quartet in the state. Aldona will be remembered for her love of people. She was a grand lady who could walk into a room of strangers and leave a friend of everyone. Friends are invited to visit with her family on Thursday, July 20th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, followed by her Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be in Centerville Cemetery. Contributions in Aldona’s memory may be sent to the charity of your choice.

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