September 6, 1927 ~ March 14, 2018
Marie Sperry Surprise, age 90, of Hamden, formerly a long time resident of Bethany, and loving wife to the late Earle J. Surprise, passed away on March 14, 2018 at CT Hospice Branford. She was born in New Haven on September 6, 1927 to the late George and Katherine Dunn Sperry. Marie is survived by her children Patricia Brodka (Walter), Robert Surprise (Debra), and Ellen D’Agostino (Andrew). She also leaves her grandchildren Marlene, Emily, and Karl Brodka (Kathryn), Jeffrey (Sarah), Kevin (Meghan), and Lisa Surprise, Mary Ellen Heilman (David), Andrew D’Agostino, and four great grandchildren. She is pre-deceased by her brothers George, John, and Robert Sperry. After graduating from West Haven High School, she went to work at the Yale University Library. She then moved to Bethany with her husband Earle and after raising her three children, went to work for the Bethany Board of Education as Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools for many years until her retirement. In her free time she was a member of the Orange Blossom Tap Dancers, enjoyed square dancing, reading, and traveling. Above all else she loved and cherished her family whom will all deeply miss her. Funeral from Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, Hamden Saturday, March 17 at 11am for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:30am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Friends may visit with Marie’s family from 9-11am. Interment will be held in Carrington Cemetery, Bethany. In lieu of flowers donations in Marie’s name may be made to CT Hospice, Branford. The family would like to thank LaMae of Charisma Homecare and the staff at CT Hospice for their loving attention.