Elizabeth M. Slauson, age 89, of Bethany, formerly of Hamden, passed away on August 23, 2014. Born in Hartford, CT on February 24, 1925, she was a daughter of the late James Burleigh Morton & Helen Chatfield Morton. Elizabeth was the widow of Harvey Benson Slauson, Jr; mother of Suzanne Carpenter & her husband Frank of Virginia Beach, Harvey Slauson, III and Robert Slausen & his wife Ona-May all of Bethany; grandmother of Adam & Drew Carpenter, Robert Slauson, Jr, Cassandra & Odessa Slauson and sister of the late Louise Bangs, Stella Bisaccia & George A. Morton. Elizabeth was a former saleswoman for Caldor's Department Store in Hamden. She was a member & past president of the Hamden Women's Club and a former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her funeral service will be held Thursday, August 28th at 10:30 AM in BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. Friends may also visit with her family at the funeral home on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to her service. Interment will follow in Centerville Cemetery, Hamden. Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854.

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  1. Aloha Harvey, Suzanne, & Robert… I’m sending you my heartfelt condolences from far away Hawaii in honor of your mother’s passing to the other side. Your mother certainly lived a long and full life, with incredible dedication to her family and loved ones. What lovely photo you posted of her. She was known to me as Aunt Elizabeth’… with those charming Morton features from our shared grandmother. I have fond memories of the times I spent with Aunt Elizabeth and all of you. I remember her hearty laugh especially, and her big smile, which was more like a grin from ear to ear. It doesn’t matter how long a person lives in life, as much as how they lived – and your mom lived a life of heart, love, and generosity. The fact that she lived such a long life is a tribute to the love that must have kept her going during her last years. I hope that in your sorrowful moments, as you morn her loss, you also draw on the love she shared and the wild and wonderful memories that will live on inside each of you forever.

  2. Dear Harvey, Suzanne and Robert, I was sorry to hear that Aunt Elizabeth passed on, but happy to know that she lived a long and happy life. How blessed you all were to have had a mother who was so caring and loving. She took great pride in her family. I always looked forward to the Aunts, Uncles and cousins all gathering at grandmother’s home. The many picnics with summer foods cooked on the grill and all of our adventures enjoyed in that massive back yard. I hope that your fond memories will help you through this difficult time of loss. Love, Polly

  3. Dear Harvey, Suzanne, and Robert, I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your Mom, my Aunt. She always had such a sweet smile and laugh. I enjoyed the times I spent with her growing up and over the past several years. We always had wonderful conversations. She will be missed by many. My prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time. Love, Carrie

  4. Harvey, Suzanne & Robert…I am so very sad to hear of the passing of Auntie Liz. She was definitely one of a kind.So sweet & kind & I can still hear her laugh after all these years. My love & prayers to you & your families.I will not be able to join you Thurs morn but I will hold you in my thoughts.

  5. Harvey, Suzanne and Robert- I am so, so sorry for you loss. As I think about Aunt Elizabeth, I’m flooded with memories-many more than a half century old, some more recent. She touched my life and I suspect the lives of many others. As you sort through your own memories at this difficult time, know that your Mom touched many lives. Take care.

  6. Suzanne, Harvey & Robert, So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Craig and I were just talking about her the other day and wondering how she was. I hope you and your families are all well. Love & Prayers. Craig and Janet

  7. Suzanne, Harvey and Robert. We are so sorry to hear about your mothers passing. She was a very kind person who was totally devoted to her family. We hope that during this difficult time, all of you will be able to smile somewhat when you reflect on all the happy memories you have of her. Hopefully she has been greeted by your Dad and they are enjoying a good hug right now. With our sympathy, The McKeon’s. Foster, Amy, Emily & Grace.

  8. We have so many wonderful memories of Elizabeth it’s hard to pick out just one, but in all of them, she is smiling. Her Virginia .family. will miss her.

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