MERIDEN - Mary E. Wactowski Chall, 100, of 167 Centennial Ave., died Wednesday Nov. 10, 2004, at MidState Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Irving Chall. Born in Wallingford on Dec. 8, 1903, she was the daughter of the late John and Hannah Detz Wactowski. She was a member of New Life Church in South Meriden, and enjoyed all aspects of God's beauty. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara M. Chall of Meriden; two grandchildren, Sandra McCann and her husband Daniel of Enfield and Deborah Chall of Enfield; and five great-grandchildren, Jennifer Wilcox and her husband Steven of Enfield, Kelly McCann of West Hollywood, CA, Rebecca Schnaars of Enfield, Derek Schnaars of Enfield and Phillip Schnaars of Jacksonville, FL. She was predeceased by a son, Robert Chall; four sisters, Katherine Bruzie, Sophie Wactowski, Josephine Wactowski and Helen Wactowski and two brothers, Bernard Wactowski and Joseph Wactowski. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staffs at the St. Elizabeth Center at Curtis Home and at MidState Medical Center for their kindness and support. The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Life Church, 95 Main Street, South Meriden. The Rev. Will Marotti will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at New Life Church in South Meriden. If desired, contributions in Mrs. Chall's memory may be made to New Life Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. To send a condolence please see

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  1. Barbara, Your Mother had a wonderful long life and I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet her and enjoy the times we had together at New Life Church. I know you will miss her so much as we don\’t like losing the people we love. But we all know she is happy in her home with Jesus.My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you, Carolyn

  2. Barbara, your mother lived to 100-that is wonderful. I enjoyed all the good times we had at work and at your home. I am very sorry for your loss. Ginger

  3. Dear Barbara, You know how special your Mom was to me…she was so endearing. I will always treasure the times we had together, the laughter, the time spent in reading the Bible or listening to WIHS,the history of some of her life, and yes, the tears, and the lessons of love that I learned from you both…God\’s Blessing\’s to you. In His Love, Renee

  4. Dearest Sister Barbara: We grieve with you but not as the world grieves. We rejoice that our precious Mary is with Jesus. How could we want it any other way. No more suffering or trials for your mother just wonderful memories for us. Thank you for being so special in our lives. We love you and pray for God\’s grace to be upon you. Earl & Marvis

  5. so sorry for your loss. i enjoyed looking after mary she was a sweet lady. sincerely pat ferrie- caregiver comfort and care

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