West Haven- Emma Lydia Stamp, 87, wife of the late Vernon E. Stamp of Bellevue Ave., passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2006. Mrs. Stamp was born in New Haven, April 26, 1918 a daughter of the late Robert and Marie Coblenzer Scheib and had resided in West Haven since 1955. She was a lifelong member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of New Haven, having served as church secretary for 22 years, was a member of the church council and the Lutheran Church Women. Mrs. Stamp is survived by a daughter, Lillian A. Twarog and her husband, Edwin Twarog of Princeton, MA, two sons, Vernon "Mike" Stamp and his wife, Terri Stamp of Milford, David L. Stamp and his wife, Margaret "Peg" Stamp of Branford, three grandchildren, Evan Twarog and his wife, Nancy Twarog of Shippensburg, PA, Cathy Twarog of Hypoluxo, FL, Yvonne Shoff and her husband, Peter Shoff of Milford, CT, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 3 sisters, Pauline Stacoffe, Mary Smith, Bertha Ordazzo, and a brother, Robert Scheib. Funeral service Friday, Feb. 17. at 10 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, New Haven. Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT -TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave. at Court St., West Haven. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, 292 Orange St., New Haven, CT 06510.

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  1. Aunt Emma will forever be sorely missed. Her gentle, giving heart is not something you come across everyday. I remember how she would come over to my house, after my son, Brandon, was born, and hold and cuddle him, when so many others were afraid to hold him, with all of his health problems. She would tell me since his Grandma was in Heaven, Aunt Emma would just have to give him the hugs and kisses for her. I can’t put into words how much that means to me, even now — when both Brandon & now Aunt Emma are angels. I’m sure my Brandon is up in Heaven teaching Aunt Emma how to fly. Love, Helen

  2. First of all, my deepest sympathy to Mike, Lillian, Dave and the rest of the family during this difficult time. What can I say about Aunt Emma? She was one of the warmest, kindest individuals I have ever met. The memories overflow my mind right now…I remember, when attending St. Boniface School, back in the early 70’s, I would often walk down the street to visit her at Trinity Lutheran Church, and even though she was busy with office chores, she always had a moment to stop what she was doing and chat. I always looked forward to those visits. When my Mom’s illness became severe, Emma was always there to make sure Mom was comfortable and the rest of us were getting through it. When Mom passed away, in the early 90’s, Emma was a daily visitor with her warmth and strengthening support, especially for my Dad. She was always greeted at the front door with a hug and kiss. I always saw a smile on Dad’s face when she entered the house…their long-abiding friendship and closeness showing no signs of age. When my Dad became ill, I know her visits always cheered him up. On one occassion, after Emma had left, I turned to my Dad and said, She’s such a special lady, to which Dad replied, That she is. When Dad passed away a few years ago, Emma was again a pillar of strength for our family. When I walked her to her car, she always said, If there’s anything you need, don’t hesitate to call. Following Emma’s heart surgery, I would phone her and we’d always have a nice chat, reliving happy memories. I would like to think, that now, she is in heaven, reliving those happy memories with Vern, Roy, Helen, Earl, Dot and all the other members of her family that went before her…and, I’m sure, that once again, she is being greeted with a hug and a kiss.

  3. I shall miss Emma who was one of my many friends at Trinity Lutheran Church. She was certainly a well mannered and lovely lady and fun to be around with. I shall always remember the fun times we had with the Womens’ Group at Trinity. My sympathy goes out to her family whom she treasured. My prayers are with you at this time.

  4. My condolences to Emma’s family. Emma was a great lady and fun to be around. I remember all the times in summer at Camp Calumet. She loved her family very much and spoke of them often.

  5. My deepest sympathy to the Stamp family. Emma was a great lady and I sure she has brightened the light in heaven.

  6. My sympathy, thoughts and prayers goes out to all of the family whom she treasured so dearly. I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Emma. They will be as precious to me as Aunt Emma has been. She will be missed dearly but always in my thoughts and heart.

  7. To Ed&Lil, Mike&Terry, Dave&Peg, Evan&Nancy,Yvonne&Peter and Kathy, There are no words to properly describe this gratious and loving Lady. .Mimi. welcomed us into her family even before her grandson Evan became our son-in-law. We will always remember the strong and loving lady she was. I am sure she is now in Heaven to help my Mom watch over their precious great-grandchildren, Kyle and Monica, that they both loved so dearly. Love and condolences to you all. Joni & Don Boulanger

  8. We are writing from our home in Phoenix, Arizona. Where we have been living since June of 1995 when Bruno’s job brought us here. We have so many happy memories of Emma and we hope you will cherish those happy memories too! Love to all, Bruno and Dottie Wegner

  9. When my mom died 12 years ago, Emma, Doris and Betty Claire invited me to start going to lunch with them every Sunday. We kept up the tradition until a couple of years ago. We also shared wonderful times at Camp Calumet for our winter and summer retreats. I loved Emma very much and will never forget her hugs and affection so freely given. Louise

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