Mary Brooks Snyder, 89, of Miami , FL, (formerly of Hamden) died on September 1, 2007 after a long illness. Born in Scranton, PA, August 8, 1918, to the late Clarence and Stella Paul Brooks. She graduated from Coughlin High School in 1937, and married the late Luther W. Snyder in 1941, moving to New Haven that same year. After being a homemaker for many years, she worked at Yale University, as a research assistant in Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory, before retiring in 1985. She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, and a founding member of the New Haven chapter of the Jack & Jill of America. She was predeceased by her husband, a son, Dale, and her brother, Clarence Brooks. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Iris Snyder of Miami, FL; daughter Jill Snyder of Hamden; grandsons, Darryl and Sean of New Haven; sisters, Sarah Brooks Dixon of New Haven and Lillian (Harry) Brooks Brown of Fayetteville, NC; plus several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m.

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  1. Dear Jill – please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. May you and your family be comforted by fond memories. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, sincerely, Liz.

  2. Dear Jill, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so glad that you were able to be with her these past few months. I know that this was a very special time for both of you. Please know that I am here to help you through this time and to share the special memories with you. God bless you and your family and may He watch over you all to lend His special strength to you.

  3. I was saddened to hear abou the news. Jill has been a dear frient of mine for many years. Mary sounded like a special individual from the many stories that Jill told me. My sincere sympathy for the family.

  4. Jill- I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. In time, your memories of her will comfort you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Robin

  5. Jill, I sure that your care of your Mom over the last several months probably meant a great deal to her. That should give you great comfort in the months ahead without her. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.

  6. Jill, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I am sure the last few months you spent with her meant a great deal to both of you and I hope it brings you a bit of comfort to have been there. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Deirdre

  7. Jill, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that memories of your mother will comfort you during this time. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Jo-Ann

  8. Jill, please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your .mom.. I know you greatly enhanced & extended your mom’s last couple of months with your presence & attention to her needs…May your loss be mellowed by the time spent together while she was alive. My prayers for her soul & your consolation in time of your sorrow.

  9. Jill, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Even though I won’t be there for the service I wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Jill: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was so beautiful — you can see, through her smile, that she was just as beautiful inside as out. I am glad that you were able to spend time with her during these last few months. God bless you and give you strength during this difficult time. Sandy

  11. Jill: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  12. To Jill — our thoughts and prayers are with you, your mom, and your family. We offer our condolences on your loss, and our friendship as you move forward.

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