Emma Emily Hoefer, age 95, of Durham Rd. Madison, formerly of Helen St. Hamden, passed away November 2, 2008 at Conn. Hospice in Branford. Emma was the widow of Max Hoefer, mother of Edward Hoefer (Eileen Holt) of Madison and sister of the late Leida Heidtman, Irene Copperith & Richard Milchert. Born in East Haven on September 14, 1913 she was a daughter of the late Louis & Matilda Kellert Milchert. Growing up in East Haven she was at one time employed at Burger Brothers, she later worked along with her husband at Yale University. Emma was a member of the Hamden Garden Club and the Harugari Singing Society in West Haven. Friends and Relatives may visit at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave. on Wednesday Nov. 5, 2008 from 10 to 11 AM and may attend a Funeral Service at 11 AM. Burial will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park, Hamden. Memorial contributions may be made to: Christ Lutheran Church, 600 Shepard Ave, Hamden, CT 06514.

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  1. Dear Ed and Eileen: It was a privilege to know Emma. She just radiated a kindness and joy that was an inspiration to all around her. She loved you beyond measure, and you were really there for her. Some day I think you’ll hear the words, .well done my good and faithful servants.. You were exemplary caregivers. God bless and comfort you both. Fondly, Helen Brown

  2. Dear Edward Our deepest sympathy to you in your loss. Your mother was a dear friend to the Loos Family, (Helene, Al & Karen Loos Acampora). Our prayers are with you.

  3. My deepest sympathies are with you at this time. When I was first married I lived at 164 Helen Street in a three family house with Max and Emma Hoefer–wonderful people. I am very curious–in 1989, my husband, Bob Stiles, was a patient at St. Raphael’s Hospital for five months when he was dying of cancer. He had a wonderful nurse, Eileen Holt, who took such good care of him. Would this be the same Eileen Holt? Again my deepest sympathies. Marilyn Stiles

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