Louise Claire Borgnine, 97, formerly of Charlton Hill, Hamden passed away in the Chestelm Health Care Center of Moodus, Tuesday March 8, 2005 after a brief illness. She was born in North Haven June 21, 1907 a daughter of the late John and Tersilla Columbaro Borgnine and was employed as a legal secretary for the law firm of Clark-Hall & Peck for 50 years prior to retirement. Louise resided in North Haven for many years before moving to Hamden in 1969 and attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Survivors include 2 nieces Viola Monaghan of OH, Evelyn Velardi of San Bernadino, CA, 4 nephews, Ernest Borgnine of Hollywood, CA., Donald Borgnine of Watertown, CT, Howard and his wife, Angeline Borgnine of East Haddam, CT and John Borgnine of North Haven and many great nieces and great nephews. She was predeceased by a sister Lenna Harvey, and 3 brothers, Joseph, Camille, and Frederick Borgnine. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Saturday, March 12, at 9:15 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10 AM. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 PM. Burial in Center Cemetery, North Haven. Memorial contributions may be sent to the CT Lions Eye Research Foundation, Inc. Memorial Program c/o Fred Curtin, 386 Main St., Cromwell, CT 06416.

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  1. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Borgnine and Rob Borgnine, Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss. Tracy Sommo Blum

  2. MY SINCEREST CODOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF DOLLY IT WAS MY PRIVILEDGE TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH HER DURING MY YOUTH AS I STARTED OUT AT CLARK HALL AND PECK. SHE WAS VERY INSPIRING I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HER SMILE SHE WAS A LOVELY SWEET LADY SINCERELY MAFALDA RABUANO NEE BUNNIE MIRANDA

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you all – I enjoyed many talks and walks with Louise during her time at The Village at South Farms. She was a very kind woman. Fran Ellsworth

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