In Wallingford, April 12, 2005, Edith Frances Jones Sprague, 88, of Ashlar Village, wife of the late Harold F. Sprague, formerly of West Haven and Heritage Village, Southbury. She was born Nov. 28, 1916 in New Haven, the fourth of six children to Edward and Anna Frank Jones She worked as a bookkeeper and receptionist for several area firms, including DeForrest Hotchkiss and Karp Floor Covering. She married Harold F. Sprague in 1936 and moved to West Haven, where she was an active member of the First Congregational Church for many years. Upon retirement, the Spragues moved to Heritage Village in Southbury. Edith became a valued member of the Southbury Congregational Church serving as co-chairperson of the annual rummage sale for several years. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Deanna and grandchildren, Charlotta, Julie, Tracey and Eric. She also leaves behind 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are private and under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, 12 Charter Oak Place, Hartford, CT 06106.

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  1. Dear Deanna, My sincaerets sympathy on your loss. I remember your mother fondly as she was my first friend in West Haven. If you recall, you and she used to take my son, Chuckie for walks to give me a break as he was colicky child. I have pictures of him dressed in a suit yur Mom made for him & pictures of you holding him in you arms, taken in your back yard. I waish I had known she was at Ashlar Village as it is not far from my home in Cheshire. I have never forgotten her kindness shown to me. Again ,my sincerest sympathy Margaret Soby

  2. Dear Deanna, We were sorry to read of your Mom\’s passing. She was a wonderful lady who will be missed by all.We have wonderful memories of her and will cherish them always. Please accept our sympathy. Joan And Ed and the girls

  3. The women of the Women\’s Fellowship of the UCCSby noted with sadness the death of our former member, Edith Sprague. We especially remember her dedicated leadership of our semi-annual rummage sales and missed her greatly when she and Harold moved to Wallingford. Our deepest sympathy to her daughter, Deanna, whom some of us remember too, and to her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. With our love and condolences –

  4. We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Edie\’s death. I have such wonderful memories of her and Uncle Harold while I was growing up – she will always have a special place in my heart – I loved seeing all the new creations she would make for the craft fairs – she was a very talented lady. Please know that I will always have the fondest of thoughts. Kathy (Quirk) Shea Rich and Nick too, who have heard me speak of her and Uncle Harold often.

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