Charlotte Mullen Gordon, 86, a long-time resident of Guilford, died October 9, 2019 at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was the wife of the late Francis William Gordon, the love of her life. Born in New Haven on October 22, 1932, she was a daughter of the late William and Alice Smith Mullen. She was predeceased by her sister, Irene Cheslock, and her son, William Francis Gordon. Charlotte is survived by her daughters, Gail Ackman and her husband Alan of Guilford, and Wendy Dunham of Sarasota, FL; her son, Scott Gordon and his wife Kim of Douglas, MA; eleven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. Charlotte and her husband were founding members of the Guilford High School hockey program. Connecticut Valley Industries was her last place of employment. She was an avid fan of UCONN Women's Basketball, the Yankees, and playing bingo. She was known for her long and winded phone conversations, except when watching her favorite sport teams. Charlotte spent her life taking care of others, beginning with her mother's death when she was just 12 years old. She was fiercely loyal, generous, and opinionated. Her strength and tenacity were accompanied by a wicked sense of humor and were unmatched. Charlotte will be missed. Friends are invited to join her family on Monday, October 14th at 2:00 p.m. at Beaverdale Memorial Park, 90 Pine Rock Ave, New Haven for a Graveside Service to celebrate Charlotte's life. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden in care of arrangements.

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  1. To entire Gordon family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a great person.
    I remember her fondly when we would go to my
    parents cottage on Rogers Lake for the weekends.
    May she rest in heavenly peace.

  2. We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved grandmother. We send our sincere condolences to the Gordon family. Your beloved grandmother is in Gods hands now, May She Rest In Peace. 🏻

  3. Dear Gail, Alan and all of Charlotte’s family,
    I just loved Charlotte from the moment I started working at Guilford Smilow. She was a wonderful, strong woman. I truly enjoyed seeing and knowing her. I am so glad that I got to hug and say good bye to her. I have a piece of jewelry she gave me (we know she loved the jewelry channel, HSN….) and I cherish it. My most sincere condolences for such a great loss. Jen Pyle

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