Meriden- Margaret Jean (Berggren) Traue, 52, beloved wife of 26 years of Thomas Traue, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at Masonic Healthcare Center in Wallingford. She was born August 20, 1956 in Meriden a daughter of Harry Berggren and the late Lydwina (Schipke) Berggren. Margaret was a parishioner of St. Mary Church, and was also the financial secretary and After-School coordinator at St. Mary School. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister who will be deeply missed. In addition to her husband Tom, she is survived by two sons, Eric and Scott Traue both of Meriden, a daughter, Abby Traue of Meriden, two sisters, Jean and her husband Thomas Fields of Southington, Nancy and her husband William Mudry of Meriden and a brother, Jay Berggren of Meriden as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 11:00am at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. The Rev. David Carey will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Friday October, 17 (TODAY) from 4-8pm. Contributions in Margaret's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O.Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450.

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  1. Dear Tom and Family, May you find comfort in your loving memories of Maggie and in the family and friends that share them with you. We send our Most Heartfelt Sympathy. We Love Maggie and will miss her deeply.

  2. I was very sad to hear the news of Margaret’s passing. On behalf of my family, please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this hard time. Sincerely, Pauline Valenti, Edward Gerard, Shannon Gerard, James Valenti and Jacqueline Valenti

  3. Kim and I wish to give our sincere condolences to you and your family. I will try to get a sitter to get there for the services. If there is anything that I can do, please don’t hesitate to call. Ken & Kim Johnson

  4. Our most heartfelt love goes out to you in this time of your great loss. Her battle is over, and we are certain that Maggie is in a place where her suffering will be no more. The love and courage shown by your whole family over these past years is an inspiration to all who have known you. God bless you and keep you always.

  5. Our sincerest sympathy – May God give you the strength you need to get through this troubled time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Mike and Joy

  6. Tom and children, Michael and I are so very sorry for the loss of a wonderful wife and mother, Maggie. Our prayers will continue to be with you. May God give many blessings and comfort to you all. Love, Mike and Nancy

  7. Tom and Family, Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. May your faith continue to give you strength and may your memories always keep Maggie close in your hearts. Love, Steve and Toni

  8. Tom and family, We had a lot of good times at ole St. Mary – and a lot of it was due to Margaret. I wish the best to all of you.

  9. Tom and family, We wish to extend our sincere condolences to you at this time. We are very sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Tom we are saddened to hear the news of Maggie’s passing. You’ve all been through so much over the years.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Tom & Trish

  11. Tom, My deepest sympathies to you and your family, and may you all be granted much strength in the days ahead.

  12. Tom, Our deepest heartfelt sorrows are with you and your family at this difficult time. May you be blessed with the comfort of each other and find strength in the memories that will forever warm your hearts. Mark and Linda Stevens

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