Barbara Gross, 82, of Hamden, passed away peacefully April 17, 2014 at Hamden Healthcare Center after a long illness. She was a retired longtime teacher in the Hamden Public School system. She is survived by her longtime loving companion, Bill Collins; her daughter Kathy and husband Kevin Hall of New Russia, NY, and two grandchildren, Caleb and Megan Hall. Friends may attend her Mass of Christian Burial celebrated on Thursday, April 24th in St. Rita's Church, 1620 Whitney Ave., Hamden, at 11:00 AM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden.

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  1. All my sympathies to Mrs. Gross’ family for her loss. Mrs. Gross was my sixth grade teacher in 1987. She was a very thoughtful and involved educator, with a kind heart. Rest in peace Mrs. Gross.

  2. Mrs Gross was here to teach and that she did. One of the finest! All my best to her family. Steve Lapham former student 5th Grade 1973

  3. Teaching is an art and the students the canvas. Mrs. Gross was one of the best artists around and she taught her students well. She was fair and wanted only the best for her students. She made an impact on 1000s of students during her career and the Lapham brothers. I remember her fondly as my 5th grade teacher at Alice Peck Elementary School 1978-79 school year. My thoughts to her family.

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