Audrey S. Hentz, 91, married to Donald N. Hentz for 66 years, died on February 27, 2013 at Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford. She was born in New Haven on May 26, 1921, daughter of the late Louis and Signe Samuelson Starbranch. She lived most of her life in West Haven. Audrey is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Paul) Cran of Branford and her son, Douglas Hentz, of Meredith, New Hampshire. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Erica Lindblad of New York City, PFC Douglas Lindblad, stationed at Fort Campbell, KY and Alexis Cran of Branford; Maura Hentz of California; Taryn Hentz of Colorado and Trevor and Max Hentz of Meredith, New Hampshire. Audrey loved to read and knit, crochet, cross stitch, crewel, bead, and chair caning. She enjoyed many summers at Camp Iroquois on Lake Winnespaukee, New Hampshire. Audrey was a faithful parishioner at Bethesda Lutheran Church, New Haven, where for many years she was actively involved in the annual church fair. A Memorial Service will be held on March 18, 2013 at 11:00 am at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 Saint Ronan Street, New Haven. Interment will be private. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Masonicare Home Health and Hospice, 33 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. So many memories of my Auntie Audrey. Sitting in the back seat of her awesome big old fashioned car. Going to NY World’s Fair. Her wonderful laugh and the beautiful friendship she had with my mom. The Guild Girls. Lake Winnepesaukee. Camping trip to North Carolina. But most of all how she loved her wonderful husband and children. Be at peace, Auntie Audrey.

  2. BARB, SO MANY MEMORIES OF YOUR MOM WHEN WE WOULD GO OVER YOUR HOUSE AFTER SCHOOL. LOVED STAYING FOR DINNER. THE BEST SALAD AND SALAD DRESSING EVER. MY LOVE TO EVERYONE.

  3. Dear Barb and Doug and family, So very sad to hear of your Mom’s passing….I will always remember her and the love she had for the lake and Camp Iroquios. She and my Mom will probably run into each other getting their hair done like at Ginny’s in Centre Harbor!! Please extend our condolences to your Dad. Love, Chuck and Cheryl

  4. Don, Barbara, Doug and family, We were sorry to hear about Audrey’s passing. She was always fun and interesting to be with and talk to. We pray that you will find comfort in the many memories you are left with. Love.Ellen & Chuck (always Charles to Audrey)

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