Mary Elizabeth Braden O'Connor

mary elizabeth o'connor

May 19, 1928 ~ September 20, 2021

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Mary Elizabeth (Braden) O’Connor, age 93, passed away at her home in Hamden on September 20, 2021. She was the widow of William T. O’Connor, Sr. Born in New Haven on May 19, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Matthew Harry and Catherine (Allen) Braden. Mary is survived by her children, Ellen (Lou) Cusano, Mary Beth (Bob) Stewart, and William (Peggy) O’Connor, all of Hamden; her grandchildren, Ryan (Meghan) and Brendan Pogonelski, William and Timothy O’Connor, Caitlin (Joseph) Innamorato, and Daniel Cusano; great-grandchild Connor Joseph Innamorato; and her sister, Regina Cummins of Branford. Mary was predeceased by her grandson Richard Pogonelski, and her brother John Braden. Mary worked at one time for Southern New England Telephone and later as a saleswoman for the Bridal Loft. Along with her husband, she always enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, many times involved with their Hamden Youth Hockey and High School Hockey teams. Mary’s family would like to thank Bonnie Greco for her care of Mary in her time of need.
Friends may attend her funeral on Monday. Sept. 27th at 9:00 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden followed by her Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 2819 Whitney Ave, Hamden. Friends may also visit with her family on Sunday, Sept. 26th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital at:


Visitation: September 26, 2021 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Mass of Christian Burial: September 27, 2021 10:00 am

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
2819 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. Dear MaryBeth and Family,
    We’ll always remember watching hockey games with your Mom!! She was one of the girls and
    would cheer just as loudly as we did. Mary was a fine women and always such a fun one to be
    around. You all have our deepest sympathy.
    Bill and Claudia Earley

  2. Dear Mary’s family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember my time working with Mary and the stories she would share with me of all of the happy memories she had with her family. She holds a special place and will live on in all of our hearts!
    With deepest sympathy,
    Ashlee Feliconio

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