Evelyn Erickson McLellan, 85, of Hamden, wife of the late Edmund J. McLellan passed away at the Regency House in Wallingford on May 23, 2015. She was born in New Haven on February 15, 1930, daughter of the late Frank & Josephine Meehan Erickson and had lived in North Haven for many years before moving to Hamden. Mother of Thomas E. McLellan of Wallingford. Grandmother of David C, McLellan of Brooklyn, NY, Daniel P.McLellan of Milford, CT, Shannon L McLellan of Fairfield, CT. and Ryan McLellan of Walliingford. Great-grandmother of Maximillian D. McLellan. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law Lynette Ahrens McLellan, and 3 nephews Keith, Robert, and Edward Erickson. In addition to her parents and her husband, she is predeceased by her sons, David M. and Timothy McLellan, and her brother Edward F. Erickson. Evelyn was the Director of the Sterling Library at Yale University for many years, and she enjoyed going to Block Island with her friends, attending Ryan's hockey games, and the NY Rangers. Her family would like to thank the staff at the Regency House for their loving care. Friends may visit with her family Thursday morning May 28, at BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 Whitney Ave Hamden from 10- 11 AM followed by a funeral service at 11 am. Interment will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park.

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  1. My heart goes out to all of Evelyn’s family. She was my supervisor in my first job at Yale, and I remember working for her with great fondness. She was fierce and smart and kind and a woman of great integrity. She is missed.

  2. Evelyn knew everything about the Circulation department at Sterling Memorial Library. When she retired, she took so much knowledge with her– some things she did were never done again, because no one knew how.

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