Long time Hamden resident, Arlene B. Schlosser, died in the security of the knowledge of her salvation in Jesus Christ, on Saturday, March 28, surrounded by her family in her home in Cheshire. Arlene was 76 years old and succumbed after a long struggle with Lewy-Body Dementia. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward R. Schlosser. After graduating from Hamden High School in 1950, Arlene worked for Southern New England Telephone until 1960. She later owned and operated Power Equipment and Service in Hamden with her husband until she sold the business in 1984. She subsequently worked for Frost Company, and then Masonic Home and Hospital, both in Wallingford , until her retirement. Arlene was a member of West Woods Bible Chapel and later Cheshire Bible Chapel. She is survived by her daughter Lynn Stewart, son-in-law Glenn Stewart and grandchildren George and Jenny Stewart of Ridley Park , PA ; and daughter Ann Belcher, son-in-law Phillip Belcher, and grandchildren Jacob, Hannah, and Micah Belcher of Cheshire. Arlene is also survived by her three sisters; Mabel MacDonald of Uncasville, Gladys Bulpitt of Norwalk and Caroline Hyman of Guilford . She is also survived by her beloved aunt and uncle, Clara and Clarence Eliason of Cheshire and nine nieces and nephews. Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 11:00 in Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Relatives and friends may also visit with her family one hour prior (10 to 11 AM) to the service. Internment will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park in New Haven. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to: Cheshire Bible Chapel, P.O. Box 1050, Cheshire, CT 06410.

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  1. Arlene was like a mother hen to all of us in the MCF office in the 90’s. She was such a good sport and somehow cheerfully tolerated all of us practical jokers while fiercely protecting Big Bill and his calendar. You were one of my favorite Swamp Yankees, Arlene! Rest in peace.

  2. Arlene was one of the most gentle and kindest persons I’ve ever known. Just a beautiful human being, inside and out. She was a joy to work with, and will be sadly missed but often thought of. God bless her.

  3. Dear Ann, Lynn, Phil, George, kids and family: We are so sorry for your loss. We feel lucky to have met Arlene. She alwyas had a great sense of humor when we saw her at the office. I know she will be missed. God Bless. Regards: Anthony and Ann Marie Prezioso and Family.

  4. Dear Lynn & Ann, I just wanted to say again how sorry I am for the passing of your mom. I wanted to let you know that my visits to Connecticut are all fond memories. One thing I appreciated about your mom is that she always took time to talk to me specifically whether I was up there or she was down here. She wanted to know how I was doing and what was going on with me. Her interest in what I was doing always meant alot. She will be missed. Love you lots, Sharon

  5. I am a Danish Bensen cousin to Arlene. We met in 1985 on our first trip to USA. Arlene made a wonderfull picnic for the Bensen’s, we were surpriced, and we also met Arlene on the other trips last in 2004 in Cheshire. Arlene visited us twice in Denmark. We want to pay our last respect to Arlene. Greetings to her family. Jenny and Kaj Hansen Denmark.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of Arlene’s passing. I worked with Arlene for many years at Masonic in the Development Office. She was a wonderful lady, we had many laughs together. She will surely missed. My smypathy goes out to her family. Dawn Papallo

  7. Lynn and Anne, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time. We know it has been a long road. Caroline and her sisters looked forward so much to their weekend visits with your mom. She was a very special lady.

  8. i was saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. she was such a beautiful person….inside as well as outside. she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. .earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. sincerely diana kelley

  9. Lynn and Ann, I was just thinking about your mom recently, and my mom informed me that Arlene had .graduated. into the prescence of the Lord. It is interesting to read others entries in the guestbook. Your mom touched a lot of people! I have such fond memories of working for your mom and dad, my first official job! Having my own business with employees gives me an appreciation for the responsibility she carried so well. She was on top of the details, to be sure, but I have surely learned that such diligence is not optional if one is to succeed in business. I can still remember some of the things she said to me as if it were yesterday. I am very thankful for her friendship towards me; she definitely took an interest in me after I left Power Equipm’t, went to college etc. Her faith was real and genuine, and her love for God was connected to her kindness towards people, and I thank God often for the privilege of working for your mom and dad. I learned a LOT of valuable lessons which still are with me today.

  10. My cousins, Lynn & Ann…I miss my Aunt Arlene…however, I know she is with our Lord….I love you…Leslie

  11. Lynn and Ann, I was just thinking about your mom recently, and my mom informed me that Arlene had .graduated. into the prescence of the Lord. It is interesting to read others entries in the guestbook. Your mom touched a lot of people! I have such fond memories of working for your mom and dad, my first official job! Having my own business with employees gives me an appreciation for the responsibility she carried so well. She was on top of the details, to be sure, but I have surely learned that such diligence is not optional if one is to succeed in business. I can still remember some of the things she said to me as if it were yesterday. I am very thankful for her friendship towards me; she definitely took an interest in me after I left Power Equipm’t, went to college etc. Her faith was real and genuine, and her love for God was connected to her kindness towards people, and I thank God often for the privilege of working for your mom and dad. I learned a LOT of valuable lessons which still are with me today.

  12. Lynn and Anne, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time. We know it has been a long road. Caroline and her sisters looked forward so much to their weekend visits with your mom. She was a very special lady.

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