In New Haven, April 15, 2005, Helen Bagley Anderson, 100, of 28 Applewood Dr., Cheshire, formerly of Circular Ave., Hamden, wife of the late Raymond H. Anderson. She was born in Shelton, CT, Feb. 27, 1905 a daughter of the late Carter and Annie Kaster Bagley and was a graduate of Stone College. She had been a member of Whitney Christian Life Center Church. On Helen's 100th birthday, Feb. 27, 2005, Gov. M. Jodi Rell proclaimed it to be Helen Bagley Anderson Day. The CT General Assembly gave her an official citation and the City of Shelton, her birthplace, also gave her a special proclamation. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law with whom she resided, Kenneth E. and Louellen Anderson of Cheshire, brothers, Michael Bagley of Romoland, CA, George Bagley of Hamden, sisters, Ethel Johnson of Los Angeles, CA, Emma Patterson, Mary Thompson, Martha Bagley all of Easley, SC, grandchildren, Kenneth E. Anderson, Jr. of Bristol, Sheryl Schwink of Meriden, Faith and Robert Roth of Cheshire, Krista and John Wilonski of Hamden, Ellen Hennessey of Lutherville, MD, Thomas Hennessey of York, PA and Stephanie Adams of Cheshire, great-grandchildren, Kate and Christopher Roth of Cheshire, Caroline and Timothy Schwink of Meriden, Michael and Mathew Arthur of Lutherville, MD and Reid, Whitney and Kylie Slade all of Cheshire. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Betty Ann Anderson and sisters, Susan Anderson, Ruth Rifkin and Ella Bagley. Funeral service Sat., April 23 at 10 a.m. at Christ Community Church, 120 Main St., Cheshire. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Friday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Burial in Beaverale Memorial Park. Contributions in Helen's memory may be made to French House Restoration at Christ Community Church, 120 Main St., Cheshire, CT 06410.

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  1. My sweetest memories will always be with this wonderful little lady. Know one I ever knew was closer to God. Her knees were worn out from her many prayers for everyone! She will always be a shining light of an angel,,in my eyes.

  2. We send our condolences on the passing of your wonderful mother. We know how much you will miss her, but take comfort knowing that she is at home with the Lord.

  3. We were sorry to read of your mother\’s passing. She certainly had a long and remakable life. We know she will be missed.

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