Delores C. Tetreault, 84, passed away on March 8, 2020 at the Masonic Home in Wallingford. Born in New Haven on August 10, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha Lutz Carter. She is survived by her two children, Joseph Tetreault of Hamden, and Denise Ahrens of Ocala, FL. Delores 'Dee' was employed full-time in the real estate business for many years as both an agent for the F.C. DeVita Real Estate agency in New Haven, and later the Zukel Real Estate agency in Hamden, as well as a property manager. She was an active member of the Republican Party and went on to serve as the first Administrative Assistant to the Mayor for former Hamden Mayor Lucien DiMeo, and then as the Office Manager for United States Representative Lawrence J. DeNardis. After several years working for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Dee retired from the Bayer Corporation after 12 years of service. An avid reader and disciple of Ayn Rand, Dee was always incredibly supportive and encouraging of her daughter Denise's studies in ballet and her son Joey's advancement as a figure skater. She loved traveling to Germany to see family and visiting Lake Placid and Las Vegas. All that knew and loved her knew that she wanted to be remembered by 'She Tried!' Not only did she try, she succeeded in all things. Services for Dee will be private. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. I remember Dee frondly from working with her at Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. I found our conversations very interesting. RIP

  2. Denise and Joey, Colin and I want to express our condolences on the loss of your Mom. She was such a beautiful, intelligent and stylish woman who put some sparkle on Stanley Road many years ago! She always was such a fabulous conversationalist with lots of opinions regarding politics. My parents thought very highly and fondly of her. You both will miss her very much, but treasure all the special memories you shared over the years together and hopefully that will help comfort you during this sad time. Sincerely , Nancy & Colin Yankee

  3. Joey and Denise, very sorry for your loss. It has been many years, but some people are unforgettable. Sincerely, david campbell

  4. To the family of Dee, I had the privilege of being a .gym. friend of Dee’s for many years. She and I would share stories while on the treadmill and she always had such interesting ones. She then became a patient of mine in my dental office. We all loved her there and we send our deepest sympathy to you. Such a bright and articulate women. Dee made a lasting impression. Sincerely, Claudia Earley, RDH

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