Dorothy L. Bredenberg, age 98, of Southbury, formerly of Bethany & Hamden, passed away on December 10, 2018. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey on August 4, 1920, she was a daughter of the late James & Dorothy (Whitney) Lewis. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband LeRoy N. Bredenberg in January, they were married over 80 years. She is survived by her sons, Eric Bredenberg & his wife JoAnn of Southbury and Allan Bredenberg & his wife Susan of Bradenton, FL; grandchildren, Sherri Bredenberg Hostage and Edward Bredenberg; her great-granddaughter Julia Hostage; sisters Janet Gill of Chestertown, NY & Carol Lewis of Oxford, CT, and brother James Lewis of Gales Ferry, CT. She was predeceased by her sister Eula Brennan and her brother George Lewis. Dorothy was a extremely gracious woman, warm and accepting to all and supportive in anyway she could be. She loved to browse and shop, always looking for the best value. Dorothy will be greatly missed. Friends may visit with her family on Friday, December 14, 2018 at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and may attend her Funeral Service on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven.

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  1. Dot and Lee were our neighbors on Hop Brook Road in Bethany for many years. We could not have hoped for better! They were always helpful as we started our new family in our very little house. These were wonderful people.
    We send our love and deepest sympathy to the family,
    Chris and Patty Murphy
    Bear Hill Road, Bethany

  2. We send our condolences to Aunt Dot’s family and friends. We were delighted to reconnect with her and Uncle Lee five years ago at a memorial service for my Dad and her brother George. They were always so kind to us as kids. With fond memories, Paula (Lewis) and Jody Day

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