Margaret M. Ogren 95, formerly of 75 Washington Ave., Hamden died at Hamden Health Care Center on April 12, 2010. She was the wife of the late Alfon Ogren. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 27, 1914, daughter of the late Dagmar Ahrenkiel Madsen and Hans Ahrenkiel. She worked at the former Malley's Dept. Store, was a member of the Freden Lodge #12 DDS and Bethesda Lutheran Church. Mrs. Ogren is survived by two sons, Paul A. Ogren (Margie) of Easley, SC and Karl L. Ogren (Julie) of Hamden, six grandchildren: Eric Ogren, Cynthia Arnold, Lisa Marchitto, Kurt Ogren, Todd (Bobbi) Ogren and Kraig Ogren. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren: Nicole, Cody, Haley, Kara, Cecely, Elizabeth and Ryan as well as step-grandchildren Megan and Chloe. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother Raymond P. Madsen, Sr. and two sisters, Ruth Widmann and Elin Ahrenkiel. Private funeral service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. Burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to Bethesda Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund, 305 St. Ronan St., New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. Dear Karl and Julie, The picture of Margaret is lovely, and just like her. She was always happy, and smiling and kind to others. She was so blessed to have such a wonderful family who truly loved her. Someone would always be there, she never felt alone. I’m so glad my mother and I had that special time to share together with her. It is a special bond, one that I will always feel, and cherish forever.

  2. Dear Karl and Julie,What a wonderful picture of Margaret. She was such a lovely person and it certainly shows in the wonderful family that she had. You both have been so good to her and your children have been a constant in her life. She was very lucky to have such caring and loving family by her side at all times. It is so hard to loose a parent, even though we know that it is time for them to go. The good thing is that we are left with such wonderful memories of all the family gatherings and times that you shared together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as well as our love.

  3. Dear Karl, Julie and Family, Our prayers and condolences are with all of you at this difficult time. May your Mother rest in peace with the Lord Jesus. Love, Ralph and Madeline Battista

  4. Dear Julie & Karl, Although I only knew Margaret for a very short time, I feel truly blessed to have known her. I witnessed such incredible devotion that you and your children had towards Margaret. She was a very special person who was surrounded by such a loving and caring family. May the Lord give you strength and peace during this difficult time. Love, Alicia

  5. Dear Julie and Karl, both Judy and I were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was such a sweet, loving and caring person. As I visited my mom at Hamden Health, I always spoke to her and she smiled. We will miss our mothers but take comfort in knowing they are in a better place. You and Julie were wonderful to her and her passing cannot take that from you. God bless you both and your families.

  6. Dear Julie and Karl, I have such fond memories of Mrs. Ogren. She was the quintessential grandmother. I recall how she was always delightful and interested in all the neighborhood children. Margaret Ogren was truly a lady. i am so sorry to hear of her passing. John and I want to extend our deepest sympathies to both of you.

  7. Dear Karl & Julie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Margaret was a beautiful woman and loved all of you. You and your family always seemed to be with her and kept her looking like a queen which was so wonderful. It surely showed how much you all cared. Our love to all of you. John & Betty

  8. Dear Karl and Julie,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Margaret always had a big smile for me and was always up for a milkshake.God Bless

  9. Dear Paul, My husband and I remember your mother very well. She was a lovely lady, very pretty, very friendly and she had a lovely smile. She and your father were the nicest couple. We were very sorry to hear that she had passed. Please give our condolences to your brother Karl also. Len and Gail Hansen DeNardis

  10. Lisa, I am so sorry about the passing of your grandmother, although I only met her once or twice, you always spoke so lovingly about her. Karl and Julie, I am very sorry for your loss, and I’m sure that she is in a better place.

  11. Karl, I was very sorry to read of your mother’s passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Ken

  12. Margaret was an active member of Feden Lodge #12 Danish Sisterhood of America. Our older members have many fond memories of time spent with her. We send you our thoughts and prayers. Jenifer O’Connell President of Freden Lodge #12.

  13. The members of Freden Lodge were so sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. We send our condolences and sympathies to the family. Margaret was a member of Freden Lodge for over 72 years. She joined in 1938. Please contact me for information on Margaret’s Death Benefit with the Danish Sisterhood. Regards, Carole E. Pierorazio Secretary, Freden Lodge # 12

  14. Dear Paul, My husband and I remember your mother very well. She was a lovely lady, very pretty, very friendly and she had a lovely smile. She and your father were the nicest couple. We were very sorry to hear that she had passed. Please give our condolences to your brother Karl also. Len and Gail Hansen DeNardis

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