Carl T. Pleines, 84, of River Rd. Hamden, husband of the late Muriel Reif Pleines passed away suddenly, Sat., May 18, 2003 in Yale-New Haven Hospital surrounded by his family. He is survived by a daughter, Judith Smith and her husband, George Smith of Stafford Springs, CT, a son, Daniel Pleines and his wife, Cathy Pleines of Marshfield, MA, a brother, Donald Pleines of Branford, CT, 6 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr Pleines was predeceased by a son Carl T. Pleines, Jr, and a sister Elizabeth Hawken. He was employed at United Aluminum Co. as a shop foreman, machinist, for 25 years retiring in 1985, and prior to that he was a machinist at Winchester Repeating Arms Co. He served in the US Navy during WW II and also during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Pleines was a communicant of St. Joan of Arc Church where he sang in the choir, he was a member of the American Legion Post # 88 of Hamden, a lifelong resident of Hamden and as an avid golfer, a member of the Meadowbrook Golf Club. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Wed., May 21, 2003 at 9:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Joan of Arc Church, West Todd St. Hamden, at 10 a.m. Friends may call Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Burial with military honors in St. Mary Cemetery.

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  1. It just so happened that Howard, Robert and I were all together at our brother Dick\’s house in Killingworth when he received the phone call that your dad had passed away. We were spending the week in Conn after meeting in Washington D.C. We left the next day to continue our vacation in New York state and Canada, otherwise we would have attended services. Actually the three of us were driving around town seeing what has changed since last home and drove by your dad\’s house just a few days prior. It\’s too bad we did not take the time to stop. Don\’t know if he was at home or already in the hospital. My condolences to you for your loss. I remember some real fun times at your folks\’ house and in the pool. It was a nice accident that Mom and I bumped into you and the kids last time we were in Conn. several years ago. God Bless…

  2. My sympathy to Judith & Danny. Sorry about the loss of your father. On occasions I found myself in the vincinity of your old neighborhood and I would drive by and it would put a smile on my face thinking of all the fun we shared with you, your brother Carl, & family. I always smile when I think of the time we caught fish in the pond and put them in your swimming pool. On one occasion I happened to see your dad standing outside the house & I stopped and we shared some laughs together. He bragged about the grandchildren and told me how well Danny was doing in Boston. He was very proud of all of you. I will think of him fondly. Take care and regards to all. Joe Taragowski

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