Lois W. Miller, 80, wife of the late William P. Miller, Jr., passed away surrounded by her loving family at Masonic Care Hospice January 4th, 2012. Lois was a resident of Whitney Manor in Hamden and formerly lived in Bella Vista in New Haven. Prior to Bella Vista, Lois resided in Cromwell and North Haven. She was born in Hartford November 3rd, 1931, a daughter of the late George and Marie Rice Wilson. Lois received her Bachelor's Degree from the New Haven State Teachers College and a Master's Degree in Education from Southern Connecticut State College in 1975. Lois was an elementary school teacher in Hamden at Church Street School and Newhall Street School. While at Bella Vista she had many friends and enjoyed a rich social life. She loved playing bingo, being the score keeper for bocci and could always be found listening to her favorite musician Andre Rieu. She was a devoted mother to her children and their spouses, Deborah M. Ferguson of New Haven, Robin and Mark Curcio of North Haven, Alison and Will Crowe of Hamden, David and Sally Miller of Bristol and Gary and Laura Miller of Hamden. Beloved grandmother (Meme) of Kyle Miller, Maxwell and Samantha Curcio, Bailey, Katelyn and Collin Crowe. Loving sister of Joyce Kibbe of Scituate, MA. She was predeceased by a son in law Robert Ferguson, sisters Helen Sullivan, Mary Sullivan, Jeanne Miller, Barbara Danzell and her brother George Wilson. The family would like to thank the staff at Whitney Manor for the wonderful care they provided during her time there. The family would also like to thank the staff at Masonic Care Hospice for their compassion, kindness and excellent care. FUNERAL - from Beecher & Bennett 2300 Whitney Avenue., Hamden, Monday January 9th at 10:30am. Mass of Christian burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 11am. Prior to the mass at the church, a memorial service will held at the funeral home at 9:45 am. Friends may call Sunday January 7th from 4pm to 7pm. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery.

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  1. To all the children and family of Mrs. Miller, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. I hope that time will heal the loss and memories keep her in your heart forever. Love Nancy Esposito

  2. Doug and I want to extend our sincerest sympathy to all of the Miller family. Wishing you peace and comfort in the days to come

  3. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Lois was a funny, sweet, loving lady. You can not think about her without smiling. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Our warmest condolences, Melissa & Jeff Abelli

  4. We are so sorry to hear of Lois’ passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Miller family at a time of great loss. Mary Jean and Susan Vining

  5. Debbie & family, I am sorry to hear about your mom. My prayers are with you and your family at this time. Marie Cusano

  6. I can’t even express how much I will miss Lois. I was her caretaker, but she was my friend.Lois was compassion, humility, gentleness, kindness and patience, all in one. Her heart was so full of love for everyone, especially her family. Everyone was her friend. Lois saw the world as beautiful, wonderful and gorgeous. Those were her favorite words. I’m going to miss her and her wonderful smile so much. A passage in the Bible describes her well., from Colossians 3:12-.Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience..

  7. Our love & prayers to all of you, Deb,Robin,Alison,David and Gary. I will always remember your mom with a beautiful smile on her face! She just always looked so happy!My mom passed 6 years ago but somehow she always feels close by. I guess that’s the job of a mother! Love to you all and your families, Gene & Dave Willis

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