June 9, 1918 ~ October 12, 2013
Harriett M. Ortseifer, 95, wife of 67 years of the late Graton Hiriam Ortseifer, passed away Oct.12, 2013. She was born in New Haven on June 9, 1918; a daughter of the late George E. and Margaret Wendell Clark; and had resided in West Haven, Orange and Randolf Center, VT. Harriett was head cashier and later became bookkeeper at the Food Basket Store on Campbell Ave. After her retirement from the Food Basket Store she worked with her son Michael at 'Forget Me Not Flower Shop,' also on Campbell Ave. She was a devoted gardener and a member of the West Shore Garden Club. She also was a baker and cherished all of her children and grandchildren. Beloved mother of Joan Altvater of Venice, FL, and G. Michael Ortseifer of Port St. Lucie, FL, and the late Virginia Abate and Rosella Kelly. Loving grandmother of Rosella Crowley, Kathleen Abate, Debbie Macolino, Ginny Lynch, Louise St. Clair, Kim Wollman, Jerry Kelly, Claudia Kelly, Cynthia Kelly, Mark Altvater, Lisa Mancini and Jennifer Harkey. She is also survived by 31 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren. Harriett was predeceased by her sisters, Doris Bowman & Edith Kohler, and her brothers, Howard & Robert Clark. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with her family at BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday evening Oct. 15 from 5-8 pm. Funeral service will be Wednesday morning at 11 AM in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Church St. West Haven. Interment in Beaverdale Memorial Park.