Barbara Sweeney Gosselin of Hamden died on Tuesday, February 2, 2010. She was born in New Haven on May 25, 1927 a daughter of the late James U. and Evelyn Kennedy Sweeney. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Arthur H. Gosselin, and her five daughters; Michele (Robert) Post of Manchester Center, VT, Sandra (Christy) Pontillo of Clinton, Janette (Albert) Piscitelli of Bonita Springs, FL, Margaret (Douglas Watters) Gosselin of Toronto, Canada, and Elizabeth (Paul) Powers of North Haven. She also leaves 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She was predeceased by her brother, James U. Sweeney, Jr. A graduate of Day School in New Haven , Barbara received a B.A. from Albertus Magnus College and a M.S. from Southern CT State University. She was a teacher at the Helen Street School in Hamden . At her request, there will be no services. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave. , Hamden in care of arrangements. Contributions in Barbara's memory may be sent to, Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd. , Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Dear Betsey and your entire family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  2. Dear Mr. Gosselin, Shelley, Sandy, Jan, Maggie, and Betsey, I will always remember your Mom on the island, reading, reading, reading! May she rest in peace. With deepest sympathy, Jain

  3. Dear Mr.Gosselin,Shelley,and Sandy, I am so sorry to read of your wife/mother’s passing. As you may know, my Mom just died and was buried less than two weeks ago. I certainly feel your pain. I will always remember our early days in the Spring Glen(Middle Rd)neighbor hood–and our mutual friend: Marcia Glynne(Fortino).

  4. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you during this sad time. I always enjoyed seeing your mother and remember her as a warm woman, always smiling. She was lucky to have such a loving family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Dear Artie, Our sincere condolences on the loss of Barbara. We haven’t seen you in quite some time but our thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters. (Floyd and Helen Austin’s daughters)

  6. Dear Uncle Art,Shelly, Sandy,Maggie Jan, and Betsey, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We will miss your mom too.

  7. Dear Gosselin family, I am saddened to hear of the passing of my mother’s cousin, Barbara. My mother, Nancy Gillies Grandel, who also grew up in Hamden/New Haven area, is still alive at 90, but has suffered a severe stroke and is unable to communicate verbally. We extend our thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time. The Grandel family

  8. Dear Jan and family, I was very sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Try to keep a special memory in your thoughts to help you get through this difficult time.

  9. kerry and i wish to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you at your time of your loss. aunt barbara will be greatly missed by us…with love, judy and kerry

  10. There is no way to describe your loss; in time the pain will heal. The family will always have my love and support. Barb will always remain in our hearts.

  11. Art,For years & years I believed I was totally prepared for these events.I learned two years ago I wasn’t as prepared as I thought.Know that you have your daughters,son-in-laws,grandchildren & even a great grandaughter to support you now. Love,Christy

  12. Dear Mr. Gosselin, Jan, and Family, I wish to send my sympathy to you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Deepest sympathy to Barbara’s family. We were first cousins and although we have not seen each other in many years, I well remember Barbara’s beauty and sunny disposition.

  14. Dear Grandpa, It was so good to see you today and spend some time together. We will miss Grandma very much. Always know how much we support and love one another. You have the best daughters anyone could ask for! Take time to rest, reflect and enjoy all the great memories you and Grandma experienced over the years. Love you very much, Jenn

  15. To Sandy Pontillo and Family – We just learned of your Mom’s passing and wanted to let you know you are in our prayers at this time of sorrow. Love, Mary Ellen and Jerry

  16. I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the Gosselin Family. May their mother rest in peace. God Bless their Family always.

  17. Grandpa and Family, It has saddened us deeply for the loss that we share. Grandma was a huge part of our lives. I will always remember our times shared together. Some of the best memories are when we came to visit you on Cedar Island or in Treasure Island. I can still see Grandma making us little ham sandwiches and potato sticks for lunch on the beach. Know that every memory will be cherished. My fondst will be of Pop and Gigi with Isabella. We keep you in our thoughts and prayers every day. Know that we are here for support. Love, Sara, Todd and Isabella

  18. Dear Artie, Our sincere condolences on the loss of Barbara. We haven’t seen you in quite some time but our thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters. (Floyd and Helen Austin’s daughters)

  19. Dear Gosselin family, I am saddened to hear of the passing of my mother’s cousin, Barbara. My mother, Nancy Gillies Grandel, who also grew up in Hamden/New Haven area, is still alive at 90, but has suffered a severe stroke and is unable to communicate verbally. We extend our thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time. The Grandel family

  20. Dear Grandpa, It was so good to see you today and spend some time together. We will miss Grandma very much. Always know how much we support and love one another. You have the best daughters anyone could ask for! Take time to rest, reflect and enjoy all the great memories you and Grandma experienced over the years. Love you very much, Jenn

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