January 18, 1951 ~ January 9, 2021

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Denise Helen Letkowski, 69, of Hamden passed away on January 9, 2021 at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a short illness. Born in New Haven on January 18, 1951 to the late Anthony and Marion Nugent Martin. Denise spent her career as a payroll clerk for SNET. After retiring she worked as a sales associate at the jewelry counter at Kohl’s. When not working she took delight in puzzles, trivia, and anything Harry Potter. She also enjoyed trips to the casino. Time spent with family and friends was very important to Denise, but time with her grandchildren was cherished.
Denise will be lovingly remembered by her children and their spouses, Robin & Ed Shura of Wallingford, R.C. & Katherine Letkowski of Madison, and Heather Letkowski & her husband Colin Morris of East Haven; her grandchildren, Justin Letkowski , Morgan, Madison, & Hayley Shura, and Riley & Corey Letkowski; and her siblings and their spouses, Diane & Jim Stackpole, Jim & Deesha Martin, and Linda & Jim Mentillo.
Friends are invited to visit with her family on Wednesday, January 13th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions in Denise’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave. Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451 or at www.heart.org.


Visitation: January 13, 2021 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. Denise, I will miss you and Deesha said you were like the sister she never had. She will miss the long phone calls and visits. RIP Your brother Jim

  2. So very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Please accept our deepest condolences!
    Jack and Claudia

  3. Denise, we were bff for over 50 years. We always joked we were “soul sisters”. You were always there for me, the wisest person I knew. I will miss you more than I can ever say. Rest in the arms of the angels.

  4. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the whole Family. I have very fond memories of my Aunt Denise and how fun she was to talk with. You will be missed and always in my thoughts and prayers.
    Rest In Peace.
    Vicki Stackpole

  5. Robin, RC, and Heather,
    Frank and I send you our deepest sympathy for your loss. We all have fond memories of your mother. She was truly a wonderful and kind women who will be greatly missed. Some of my favorite childhood memories include your mother and father, Easter, Halloween and endless dinners at my parents kitchen table.
    Sending you all our love and prayers.
    Nicole(Pawlowski) and Frank D’Aria

  6. We are sending our deepest sympathy to Denise and her entire family. Our wish for you all now and in the future, is for comfort and peace.

    Sincerely, Lance and Janet Kruger

  7. To Heather and Family,

    We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers comfort you and your family. We love you. 💛💔

    From Melvin, Loretta and Christopher Davis

  8. RIP Denise. condolences to family and friends. I loved you like a sister. sorry you are gone. despite everything, you will remain forever in my prayers. Barb

  9. Denise, you were, at one time, like a sister to me. rip my lost friend.
    my deepest condolences to all family members. will continue to pray for you, as I always said I would. you were, and will be missed.

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