H. Marie Schrade McKay, 99, of Whitney Center, Hamden, CT passed away, April 5, 2010. She was born August 4, 1910 and had lived in Wilmington, DE all her life until moving to an apartment in Whitney Center in 1988. She was the widow of Marvin W. McKay and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Glenn Hartsoe of North Haven, CT, grandson and wife, Ted and Terrie Hartsoe of Wallingford, CT, granddaughter and husband Lauren and Gary Rule of Portland, OR, and three great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, Daniel and Kelsey Hartsoe of Wallingford, CT and several nieces and a nephew. She was predeceased by a sister A. Dorothy Collins and a granddaughter, Lynne. Daughter of the late Harry Andrew Schrade and Helen Carrie Smedley Schrade, Marie was a graduate of the Wilmington High School and a lifelong Methodist; first in Wilmington, as a member of the Harrison Street United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and was active in the United Methodist Women; and later at Peninsula-McCabe United Methodist Church. After moving to CT, she became a member of the Hamden Plains United Methodist Church. She was a vibrant and active member of the Whitney Center community until shortly before her death. A private graveside service will be held at Silverbrook Cemetery, Wilmington, DE. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 2 PM at the Hamden Plains United Methodist Church, Dixwell Avenue and Church Street, Hamden, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hamden Plains United Methodist Church, Book of Remembrance, 15 Church Street, Hamden, CT 06514; or Whitney Center Memorial Fund, Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT 06517.

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  1. I grew up on Sherwood Drive in North Haven by the Hartsoes and very fond memories of .Mom-Mom. and her husband .Pop-Pop. visiting from Wilmington when Laurie and I were kids. The Hartsoes are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time. With deepest sympathy and love.

  2. My memory of Marie go back to when I was a teenager, and she involved me in teaching of the Sunday School at Harrison Street United Methodist Church. I also cherish the memory of Marie and Marvin dancing at our wedding. I will miss the annual Christmas notes that we have exchanged through the years.

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