Mabel Violet Bristol, 91, of 140 Cook Hill Rd passed away June 21, 2003. She was the wife of 51 years to the late Frederick George Bristol. Mrs. Bristol was born in Meriden September 6, 1911 a daughter of the late Albert P. and Hannah Anderson Peterson and resided in Meriden for most of her life before moving to Cheshire. She graduated from Meriden High School in 1929 and played on the women's championship basketball team. Mabel attended the Meriden Nursing School and received her LPN degree. She was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist church, where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir, a graduate of hairdressing school and she taught crafts at the Cheshire Reformatory. She was a member of the Meriden Women's Club, and the New Haven Christian Women's Club Mrs. Bristol is survived by two daughters; Mrs. Bruce (Elizabeth) M. Jones of Sandwich, MA., Mrs. Edward( Fredericka) Paddock of Gardner, Ma., a son William G. Bristol of Meriden, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday June 24 at 10 AM at the Calvary Baptist Church. Rev. Joel Rissinger will officiate. Friends may call Monday at the Beecher and Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home 48 Cook Ave Meriden from 4 to 8PM, and Tuesday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. Burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Calvary Baptist Church, Campership Fund, 262 Bee St. Meriden, CT 06450.

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