At CT Hospice on May 13, 2008 Dorothy Koelle Krempa, 86, wife of the late Walter J. Krempa of Haverford St., Hamden. Mother of Robert Krempa of MA and David Krempa of AL also survived by her 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Dorothy was born in New Haven on May 8, 1922, a daughter of the late Henry and Helen Molstre Koelle. She was a secretary for New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail Road and was a former member of the Edgewood Club of New Haven. Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother, & grandmother who will be greatly missed. Funeral service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Friday, May 16, 2008 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Interment will be at Beaverdale Memorial Park. Memorial contribution in Dorothy's memory may be made to ST. Paul's Episcopal Church 620 Chapel St. New Haven, CT 06511 or CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Dear Robert and David, I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing and that I wasn’t able to be there to personally express my condolences to you. I have many fond memories of days spent with your mother and the family. She was a very special lady. I know she’ll be greatly missed. Cousin Sherry Molster

  2. Dear Robert and David: I will always have fond memories of your mother. Cousin Dotty was very kind, thoughtful and sent all of us birthday cards through the years. She was a first class lady and my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. Cousin Karen Molstre Jordan

  3. Dear Russ and Mark, I’m sorry I couldn’t be there with you today. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. -Kevin

  4. I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there. Aunt Dot was always so good to us when we were kids…the dolls, having Christmas there…she made it such fun. And there would always be a birthday card! She was a very noble lady who went through a lot with the grace she always had. I am happy that she can now be with Uncle Walt. She missed him so much.

  5. Robert and David: Although we can not be there, we want you all to know that we are there in spirit, thoughts and prayers. Our condolences to you and your wonderful families.

  6. Robert&David I’m sorry to hear of your mothers passing,your mother was allways one great LADY and will be missed by all,and now she is with your dad. cousin jack

  7. To all Dot’s loved ones. Some of my favorite memories include: As a kid, I was always in awe of cousin Dot when we visited Uncle Heinie and Aunt Helen on Thompson St., East Haven. I wanted to be like her: I admired her maturity and sophistication. In our adult years Sam and I enjoyed Dot and Walt’s company at a number of social events at the Hamden Elks. They were one of the top dancers and always an elegant couple.

  8. to my cousins, David and Bobby and your families I extend my sincere condolences in this time of great saddness. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers and know that the saddness will diminish but the memories will always be with you. May God hold all of you close in the next couple of days. Love, Carol

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