Gertrude 'Trudy' M. Wildman, age 83, of Hamden, passed away on February 22, 2013 surrounded by her family. Born in Waterbury on June 20, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Leo & Ellen Ryan Steinle. Trudy is survived by her husband George R. Wildman; her son Karl & his wife Joy Wildman of Hamden; her grandchildren Kelsea, Alexa & Reagan Wildman and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Leona Sullivan & Willetta Steinle. Trudy was a former school teacher, she also did volunteer teaching at the United Nations in NYC and volunteered for the American Cancer Society. She was a member of the Allegro Club, enjoyed many events along with her husband with the National Cartoonist Society and had a passion for her knitting and other crafts. Friends may visit with her family on Tuesday, Feb. 26th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden and may attend her Prayer Service beginning at 6:00 pm during her calling hours. Interment will be at a later date. Contributions in Trudy's memory may be made to the Vitas Charitable Foundation, 199 Park Road Extension, Middlebury, CT 06762.

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  1. I have such fond memories of knitting with Trudy. I won’t forget her patience, enthusiasm and sense of humor . George, Karl, Joy, Kelsea, Regan and Alexa, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. My dear Trudy,I am so sorry. I will always remember our many wonderful trips. You were such a good friend. May you rest in peace. I will always miss you. I am sure you will be in heaven.

  3. George and Karl, we are so very sorry for your loss. Praying that God will comfort you during these difficult times. Love Scott and Judy Nolan

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