Dorothy W. Turner, 88, of Cheshire, passed away suddenly on July 4, 2012. She was the wife of the late Charles F. Turner. Born in New Brunswick, NJ on May 5, 1924 to the late H. Ralph and Helen Smith Whiteman. Dot leaves her children, Donna Turner Barone and her husband Douglas of Sherborn, MA, Karlee Etter of Hamden, Keith Turner and his wife Jennifer of Jackson, MS; grandchildren, Elisabeth Barone O'Neal, Michael Etter, Brianna Etter Speaker, Caroline Barone, and Graham Turner. Dorothy grew up in New Brunswick, NJ where she also taught for many years. She has lived in the New Haven area for the last 55 years and was a long time member of the Mt. Carmel Congregational Church. She was always active in her home communities as well as her church community. For the last 8 years, Dorothy has lived at Elim Park where she contributed to the care of the gardens and her fellow neighbors. She was a lover of people, pets and plants. Friends are invited to her Memorial Service on Friday, July 13th at Elim Park in Cheshire in Nelson Hall at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be private. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, in care of arrangements. Contributions in Dorothy's memory may be sent to the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111 or the Garden Conservancy,Garden Conservancy, P.O. Box 219 Cold Spring, NY 10516.

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  1. BOB AND I WOULD LIKE TO CONVEY OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY. WE SO ENJOYED SPENDING TIME WITH DOT EVERY FALL AT BOB AND JOAN HAMMEALS. SHE WAS SO MUCH FUN AND ALWAYS SMILING. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF THE FAMILY. BOB AND IVY KINSCHERF

  2. Dot Turner was an amazing woman. She and her family were our next door neighbors for many years. I knew her to be a wonderful wife, devoted mother, super good cook and gardener. She sewed and quilted beautifully and was a woman with a wealth of talent. Most of all to me she was a wonderful friend. It just could not have been better. She taught me so much about giving and what friendship means. We laughed, we cried and shared many personal things. It was a friendship of trust and understanding. Our families were very bonded and enjoyed each other so much. I could, in fact, write a book. You are incredibly lucky if in your lifetime you are blessed with a precious unforgettable person like Dot. With Love, Elaine

  3. I loved Dot and will always treasure the memories of her visits here to see Keith’s family. She was very kind and will be greatly missed. Let light perpetual shine upon her soul. I pray for all of the family as they grieve her death.

  4. Dear Karlee, Michael, Brianne and Family, Please accept our condolences for the sudden and tragic passing of your beloved Mother and Grandmother.May you be comforted by precious memories of your times together. With Sympathy, Helen, Robert, Haley and Molly Schaefer

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