Margaret Ann Talmadge, age 76, of Hamden, passed away on March 20, 2012 in St. Raphael Hospital. Margaret was the wife of Burton A. Talmadge, Sr. Born in Detroit, Michigan on July 13, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Earl D. & Susan Veronica Dufina Chamberlain. Margaret was a teacher at Our Lady of Lord Convent in Detroit before moving to Hamden in 1968. After her move she taught at the Hamden/New Haven Cooperative School. Most important to Margaret and her family was the time she spent with them, especially her grandchildren. Besides her husband she is survived by her sons, Burton (Chip) Talmadge, Jr & his wife Kimberley of Hamden, Thomas A. Talmadge & his wife Chaoum of Hamden and Richard S. Talmadge & his wife Sharon of White Plains NY; her grandchildren, Brandon, Mason, Kaden, Nathaniel, Kathryn & Elizabeth Talmadge and her sister Florence Flinkman of Michigan. Margaret was predeceased by her siblings, Helen Jean Gray, Elaine Busher, Susan Peters, Dorothy Shinever and Robert & Earl Chamberlain. Friends may visit with her family on Sunday, March 25th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden and may attend her funeral service that will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hamden. Contributions in Margaret's memory may be made to the CT Burns Care Foundation, Children's Burn Camp 601 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT 06460.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy to the family, Aunt Margaret was loved by all and will be truly missed. She is rejoicing with her family once more in heaven.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. There are no words to describe the loss of a loved one, especially a woman as special as Aunt Marge. I apologize for my absence to the services, Kurt will be there for all of us. My condolences. Our prayers are with you all.

  3. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. We have been neighbors for many many years and I am saddened to hear of your loss.

  4. I am truly sorry for your loss. The following are scriptures that have helped me in dealing with the loss of my loved ones. Eccl. 9:5 For the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all, neither do they anymore have wages, because the remembrance of them has been forgotten. Rev. 21:4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. God and His Son, Christ Jesus, have a plan set in place that will reverse the ongoing condition of death that Adam inflicted upon us. This plan will revert everything back to its original purpose, to live on Earth forever, without dying again. In a paradise. This plan will take place in the near future.

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