Carolen L. Hurd, age 90, of Hamden, passed away on July 19th, 2017 at Conn. Hospice in Branford. Carolen was the widow of Robert B. Hurd. Born in Hamden, CT on December 9, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Leonard & Caroline (Hindinger) Lewis. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Massaro & her husband Vincent and Deborah Miller & her husband James; her son Stephen Hurd & his wife Sandra, all of Hamden; her brother Michael Lewis & his wife Ann of Gainesville, FL; 9 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren. Carolen was predeceased by her sister Hazel Gordon, and her brothers Wallace & Raymond Lewis. A resident of Hamden all her life, she was a member of the Womens Fellowship and the last of the founding members of her church, Dunbar United Church of Christ. Friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Saturday, July 29th at 11:00 AM in Dunbar United Church of Christ, followed by her interment in the Church's Columbarium. Contributions in Carolen's memory may be made to the Dunbar United Church of Christ, 419 Dunbar Hill Road, Hamden, CT 06514. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline

Guestbook

  1. We will greatly miss Aunt Carol. I have so many sweet memories of time with her and Uncle Bob in my childhood. Aunt Carol knew exactly where she was going, I am feel certain her and Uncle Bob are looking down at the huge legacy they left behind with pride.

  2. Aunt Carol was always the matriarch of this family. Many many great memories growing up on the hill. She will always be remembered with love and those memories will be cherished by all. We love you Aunt Carol and will miss you terribly. Sean, Kelly, Danny, Dylan and Drew

  3. Sending love and condolences to Carolen Hurd family from Maine. I have so many found memories growing up on Dunbar Hill Rd and Dunbar United Church! Such a vibrant community ! LOVE you all, hugs all round. Xxoo Elissa Lewis

  4. As a member of the Dunbar United Church of Christ now for about 21 years, I’ve been involved with music at the church. Carol would always come up to me with that wonderful smile and let me know how much she enjoyed the music. I always looked forward to passing of the peace as there was something about her that made me feel good inside when I shook her hand. Sweet and wonderful, that smile will remain in my memory. My sincere condolences to her family who I can tell her warm personality and love for others has left an indelible mark.

  5. Hi Sue and Debbie and Stevie and Michael….Very sorry for your loss….she was really a sweetheart. Les Warner, Bethany

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook