Marion A. Tripp Mitchell, age 91, of Oak Street, West Haven, passed away on July 4th 2010. Born in Hartford, CT on Dec. 21, 1918 she was a daughter of the Arthur & Marie Schmidt Tripp. Marion was the widow of Orion C. Mitchell, Sr; mother of Mrs. Eileen & her husband Raymond Thompson of Swanzey, New Hampshire and Mrs. Karen & her husband Bob Gilmore of West Haven & the late Orion C. Mitchell, Jr; grandmother of Susan Latvis, Raymond Thompson, Jr., Wendy Sampson, Heather Smith, Robert Gilmore & Ryan Gilmore. Marion is also survived by 7 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sisters, Mary Leith & Helen Barber and brothers, Walter, Charles, William and James Tripp. Marion was one of the first graduates in the Grace New Haven Hospital Nurses Aid Program. She worked as a nurse's aide for many years at the former Arterburn Nursing Home. Relatives and friends may attend her Funeral Service on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 11:30 AM in the BEECHER & BENNETT - TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave. West Haven and may also visit with her family at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 to 7 PM. Interment will take place in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Contributions in her memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 2911 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06518.

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  1. Dear Karen, Eileen and families- I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. As you both know, she was a great mom and grandmother. Cherish your wonderful memories and hold them dear to your hearts and she will then remain with you always.

  2. So sad to lose such a great Aunt. My thoughts and prayers are with Karen and Bob, Eileen and Ray and their families. Rest in Peace, Aunt Marion.

  3. My mom was one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. The words that come to mind when I think of her is Loving, kind,generous,nurturing,grace,humerand friend. She was a big part of my life and I will miss her dearly.I will think of her everyday with a smile. I love you mom. xoxo

  4. My Mom-In-Law was one of the kindest persons that I have ever met. A common adjective used by those of us who were close to her and by those who just met her was cute’. This summed up both her personality and her physical appearance very well. She was generous and always more than willing to lend a hand in any way she could when we were raising our boys or when any family member was struggling. I will miss her silent laugh, her singing, her fresh baked bread, her companionship and her great sense of humor. Karen, myself, Rob and Ryan will keep you in our hearts and memories forever.

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