Doris D. Garcia, age 87, of Hamden, passed away at her home on October 8, 2014. Doris was the widow of Ernest Garcia. Born in New Haven on March 14, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Clarence & Lena Brown Dawson. Doris is survived by her daughter Carol Esposito with whom she lived with; her granddaughter Tara Miller & her husband Michael of Hamden; her grandson Marc Esposito & his wife Kristen of Milford and several nieces and nephews. Doris was also predeceased by her daughter, Nancy J. Diaz-Taylor and her son in-law Robert 'Bobby' Esposito. A lifelong resident of Hamden she was employed many years for SNET Co, retiring as a Payroll Supervisor and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, at 9:30 AM from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden followed by her Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in the Blessed Sacrament Church, Circular Ave, Hamden. Burial will take place in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Friends may also visit with her family at the funeral home on Saturday Morning from 8:00 to 9:30 AM.

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  1. Carol!! I am so upset but not shocked!! I loved your mom so very much and miss her constantly!! She is in a better place that she can be happy on with Your dada and Nancy!! My love to you always!!

  2. Carol, You don’t know me. I didn’t work for your Mother, but was always with the crazies that did, back in the 60’s and 70’s. Some of us have passed on, but her name would come up every so often. We worked for some tough women. Your Mother was not like them she was the best and loved us all as we loved her. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  3. Dear Carol and Family, I am very sorry for the loss of you Mother, Doris. You cared for her with great love. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Pat McCardle

  4. Doris was a beautiful and empathetic woman we will miss greatly. Our talks will always be in our hearts. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family

  5. Doris you will be dearly missed. We always enjoyed our time with you when we visit CT. May you rest in peace. We love you.

  6. I am so sorry for the loss of Doris. She had a beautiful smile that lit up the room every time. Growing up with Doris and Ernie will be cherished memories. I am proud to have our family call you both our friends. May God bless you and your family.

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