Charlotte Ann Chase Thomson, 70, of Hamden, CT, passed away Sat. Jan. 13, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. Charlotte was the daughter of the late Robert F. and Charlotte Gilbert Chase, granddaughter of A.C. and Mary Gilbert and Alfred W. and Dolly Chase, all of New Haven, CT. She is survived by her sons, James M. Thomson of Harrison, NY and Robert C. Thomson and his wife, Darlene, of Durham, CT, and her five cherished grandchildren; Diana Grace, David Chase and Catherine Annie Thomson of Harrison, NY and Zachary Chase and Caroline Ann Thomson of Durham, CT. She also leaves behind her loving sister, Mary Ellen Chase Jacobsen and her husband, Roy of Windsor, CT and three nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, William G. Chase, husband to Susan M. Chase of Wilmington, DE. Charlotte, who graduated from Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, MA and Finch College in New York City, worked for many years at Paier College of Art and led a very active life. She loved to volunteer at The Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, each holiday season and at Planned Parenthood. She spent as much time as she could with her friends from all over the New Haven area, enjoying their great company dining and going to the theatre. But, most of all, she loved spending her summers at the beach with The Madison Beach Club "Gang", who were her second family! We all appreciate and thank all of her loving friends for making this past summer everything she could have asked for and so much more! We are forever grateful! There will be a gathering to celebrate Charlotte's life for her friends, and friends of her family, at the New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave., New Haven on Sunday, January 28, 2007 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN. Donations can be made in Charlotte's memory to either The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or to Planned Parenthood of CT, 345 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. .No matter where you are, you will always be. in our hearts. Charlotte’s courage, grace and dignity in the face of illness was admired by all her loving family and friends. I am privileged to have been one of them.

  2. Charlotte has been a generous and loyal friend of Planned Parenthood of Connecticut for many years. Our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.

  3. Rest in peace dear Charlotte you will be missed but remembered with each sunny beach day.

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