Lois C. Sanderson, 85, wife of nearly 64 years to Rev. Owen J. Sanderson of Hamden, passed away peacefully at St. Raphael's Hospital on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Born in the Bronx, NY September 14, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Frederick W. Hashagen, Sr. and Grace Bell Hashagen. Loving mother of Linda Sanderson of Colorado Springs, CO and Karen (Joseph) Cappucci of Wallingford. Grandmother of David (April) Robertson, Bryan Robertson, Catherine (Michael Marinuzzi) Cappucci, Kimberly (Nathan) Shideler, and Matthew Cappucci. Great-grandmother of Jeffrey and Hailey Robertson. She is also survived by her sister, Doris Beatty of Marietta, GA, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her twin brother, Frederick Hashagen, Jr. Lois graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and a majorette, and first met her husband Owen while in the marching band together. The two married in 1956 and relocated to Hamden in 1958, where they raised their two daughters and became active members of the community. She was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church, where she served as a Past President of the LCW Committee. For many years, she worked at the Membership Desk of the Hamden YMCA. As a Bronx native, she was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, and also enjoyed watching UConn basketball and the Game Show Network. A loving mother and grandmother, she never missed a school concert, play, or sporting event, and was looking forward to becoming a great-grandmother for the third time this summer. A Memorial Service celebrating Lois's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Owen and family, We were sorry to read of Lois’ passing. We pray that God will bless her memory among you, and pray that he will bring you peace and comfort. Blessings! Chuck & Linda Starbranch NORFOLK, VA

  2. Owen, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family over the loss of Lois. I always mad the utmost respect and admiration for her. I will keep her memory in my prayers. .Skip. Polio

  3. To: Rev Owen Sanderson, Dear Rev, our deepest condolences go out to you and your family on the passing of your wife, Lois. Although we have known you for over 50 years, we never had the honor of meeting Lois. That was our loss. We can only assume that she was equally as nice as you especially since she was so involved in the community, just as you have been. We appreciate your friendship over the years and please know that we will pray for Lois and you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Bill & Gayle O’Donnell

  4. We are so sorry to hear of Lois’s passing. She always brought a smile to everyone who walked in the door and always made our members feel special.

  5. Dear Padre, We were so very sorry to learn of your wife’s death. You and she will be in our hearts and our prayers. May happy memories soon overtake these recent, very difficult ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Vin and Dinah virgulto

  6. Sorry to be so late in sending this note. Both Nancy and I send you our best wishes and prayers. you were a great husband and father.You still have your parish to take care of. Keep strong and know that we love you. nancy and john cronin

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