Harriet Lamb, age 98, of Wallingford, formerly of West Haven for over 70 years, passed away on March 9, 2011. Harriet was the wife for over 62 years of Merle H. Lamb before his death in 2001. She was the mother of Alice Graves of Wallingford & the late Louise L. Hamilton; grandmother of Wayne Hamilton & his wife Rosemarie, Roy Hamilton & his wife Sue, Larry Graves & his wife Lyn, Charles Graves III & his wife Mary, Linda (Barnes) Graves and the late Mark Hamilton. Harriet also leaves 12 great grandchildren & 1 great great grandchild. She was born in Bloomington, IL on Oct. 6, 1912 and was a retired School Teacher from Seth Haley School in West Haven. Harriet was a life long member and deaconess of the First Baptist Church in West Haven, where she devoted her time to the Sunday School Education Board and many mission groups. She was a member of the Ladies Mizpah Circle and served on the CT. State Board of the American Baptist Women. She was a 60 year member of Eastern Star Golden Rod Chapter #34 of West Haven, the American Red Cross for over 30 years on many Boards there and recipient of many awards and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Friends may visit with her family on Monday March 14, 2011 from 9:00 to 10:30 am at BEECHER & BENNETT - TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven. Her Funeral Service will begin at 10:30 am in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, West Haven. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to the American Red Cross, 703 Whitney Ave, # 6, New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. Dear Alice and family. I was assigned by Masonicare to be a Hospice Volunteer for Harriet, and am very happy that I had a chance to get to know her in these past few months. Harriet had a wonderful sense of humor and I greatly enjoyed our conversations about her past, her family, food, flowers and numerous other things. It’s always difficult to lose a parent, but I hope you all have fond memories, as I do, of Harriet. I am unable to come to the funeral, but my thoughts are with you all. –Sally

  2. I was very sorry to read of your mom’s passing. She and your dad were wonderful neighbors for over 40 years to the Tom Lillis family of Wallace St. in West Haven. And I have fond memories of both of them and Louise and Alice as young adults. Our whole family will remember them in our prayers. Mary Ellen Lillis Koalchic.

  3. She closed her eyes and felt the rushing air, The whispered secrets of her ebbing tide. Angelic fingers gently brushed her hair. Her errant spirit fled, her body died. Now what majestic visions fill her view, What brilliant stars to light her on her way. Her soul set free, in lofty spiral flew Leaving behind a useless hulk of clay. Winging her way across celestial heights, Traveling onwards in a heavenly sea, Marveling at the wonder of such sights, She claims her portion of Eternity. We extend our deepest condolences to the Lamb family. Vaya con Dios, Harriet.

  4. Dear Alice Linda Amanda Nathan.Sorry for your loss. May your memories be a comfort to you.Thoughts and prayers are with you

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