Wallingford-Hazel Southerton Buchan, 88, wife of Thomas J. Buchan, Sr., for 65 years, of Ashlar Village, passed away March 30, 2003. She was born in New Haven, a daughter of the late Joseph and Hattie Cornelius Southerton and had resided in North Haven for 40 years before moving to Wallingford in 1987. She was a member of St. John Episcopal Church of North Haven and Golden Rod Chap. # 34 O.E.S. of West Haven. In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons; Thomas James Buchan, Jr. of Hamden and Dennis Southerton Buchan of Rochester, NY, five grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sisters, Lillian Southerton Fitzsimmons, Bernice Southerton McGill and two brothers, Edward & Perry Southerton. Funeral service Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at St. John Episcopal Church at 10 a.m. Burial in Center Cemetery, North Haven. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. John Episcopal Church, 3 Trumbull Place, North Haven, CT 06473 or to the Grant & Aid Fund, c/o Masonic Charity Foundation, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Dear Tom, This comes with my deepest sympathy and regrets that I cannot attend Hazel\’s service today. You and Hazel have been stalwart members of St. John\’s for many years and have been an inspiration to me. You are in my prayers. Sincerely, Carol

  2. I am the former wife of Neil Elwood Theilgard, deceased since 1997. His father, Neils Theilgard was a good friend of Mr.& Mrs. Buchan through Corinthian Lodge No. 103 and the Order of Eastern Star. I remember attending a wedding in the Buchan\’s home in North Haven around the time of my marriage to .Bud. Theilgard. Nice Memories. I am sure my dear mother-in-law enjoyed that wedding too. She was Clara Erickson Theilgard and a wonderful person. I was elected in March, 2003 as Treasurer of Mystic Chapter No. 20 OES here in North Haven and am also Grand Representative to Oregon. A great honor and I hope my Theilgard folks are smiling down from heaven at my success in OES. God Bless America, Shirley Theilgard

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Hazel was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed. Love, Joan Clinton

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