Alice Riegels Hobolth, known by many as "Sweet Alice" 95, of Dorrance St., Hamden, formerly of Whidbey Island, WA and Grand Rapids, MI, died Tues., Feb. 6, 2007 at the Hospital of St. Raphael after a brief illness, mother of William A. Kraus and his wife, Lynne Yeannakis of North Haven, Sylvia Sanders of Hamden, step-mother of Hayes and Violet Hobolth of Fowlerville, MI. Also survived by twin grandchildren, Julie Kraus of St. Petersburg, FL and James Kraus of New York City, many nieces and nephews in Michigan, numerous cousins in Denmark, Canada and the US, also family and friends across the US and around the world including Japan, Africa and Denmark. She was predeceased by a brother, Carl E. Riegels. Her parents Carl & Inger Steensgaard Riegels immigrated to the US in 1904. Alice was born in Chicago, IL, July 6, 1911. She was a retired Registered Nurse. She had traveled to Japan, Mexico and her beloved Denmark, to which she visited 5 times and was proud of her Danish heritage and spoke the language. She loved gardening, sailing, bird watching, music and children. Memorial service Sat., Feb. 10, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 600 Shepard Ave., Hamden. Contributions in her memory may be made to The Ocean Conservancy, 449 Central Ave., Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 or to Amistad America, Inc., 746 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06510. Arrangements under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Dear Alice – Thank you for the memories. Have a great journey and we will see you again. To Bill and Sylvia and your families : You are in our prayers and in our hearts. Love from Tove and Dorte

  2. Dear Bill and Lynne and family, Bob and I know how important your family is to you and so we know how very sad the loss of your mother is to you all. No matter how long our parents are with us, when they are gone, the sorrow is great. You must have many memories stored up and we hope those will bring you peace and joy one day. Our thoughts are with you all.

  3. Sweet Alice was known and loved by many on Whidbey Island. She always made us feel welcome in her home; she asked little and gave much to her community. We will always remember her. Her love for us, for her daughter, son and grandchildren was deep and profound. There will never be another .Sweet Alice.. Love Karen and Bob

  4. Your passing is not a sadness, Alice. We had so much love and kindness from you and we know you are enveloped in the peace which comes with the journey you have undertaken. You will never be .gone. because the many memories of your long and glorious life remain and bring smiles to our hearts.

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