Marion Rose (Rowland) Visel, 94, of Day Spring Avenue, Hamden, died peacefully Sunday, August 17, 2008 in Branford, CT, surrounded by her family. Marion was born on November 26, 1913 in New Haven to Marion Glynn Rowland and John Oliver Rowland. She graduated from The Teachers College of Connecticut in 1935, and taught in the Hamden School System. She remembered playing teacher as a child under the grape arbor in the back yard of her Second Street, Hamden home. She loved children and could teach any subject. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur J. Visel, Sr. She was predeceased by son, Arthur J. Visel, Jr. She is survived by son, John R. Visel, daughters Marion B. Visel, Alice Visel-Jackson all of Hamden, Irene (Visel) Eagan of Baltimore, MD, and Jean Visel of Branford. She loved her sons-in-law Richard A. Jackson and Edward Eagan, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Marion loved and appreciated her Visel and Fitch in-laws, and nieces and nephews on both sides of her family. Although she was the oldest she was predeceased by siblings, Pearl (Rowland) Warfield, John O. Rowland, Jr., Frederick and William Rowland. Marion loved nature, reading, travel and movies but most of all spending time with her extensive circle of family and friends. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 2819 Whitney Ave., Hamden, on Wed., Aug. 20, 2008 at 11 AM, with a reception and visiting with family immediately following in Laurel View Country Club, 310 West Shepard Ave., Hamden. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hamden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Friends of the Hamden Library, 2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06518 or to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405. Arrangements are in care of Beecher & Bennett, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden.

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  1. Ali- Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She is at peace with your dad now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Dick, Richard and Chris, as well as the rest of your family. The Mahoney Family

  2. Deepest sympathies on your loss. May your fond memories get you through the difficult days ahead. I had Mrs. Visel as a subsitute teacher many times back in the 1970’s and also as a catechism teacher. She was always so genuinely kind and understanding

  3. Johnny V and Family, We send to you our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom, she was so beautiful in the obituarie picture. May she rest in peace as she is now your Guardian Angel watching over you. God Bless her and your family. Love, Glenn & Debbie

  4. Our sincere and deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mother. Celebrate her life and cherish her memory. Love, Jim and Karen LoCascio and family

  5. We are very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a very sweet woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Deepest Sympathy, Dom & Lynn Acquarulo

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