March 11, 1966 ~ May 7, 2021

Born in: Meriden, Connecticut
Resided in: Hamden, Connecticut

Mary-Elizabeth LeDuc, 55, of Hamden, passed away on May 7, 2021, after a long illness. She was born in Meriden, CT on March 11, 1966 to the late Richard W. and Joan O’Brien LeDuc. Mary attended St. Rose School in Meriden and was a 1984 graduate of Mercy High School in Middletown. She had a successful career in corporate security, working at Norden Systems and US Surgical in Norwalk, and Ensign-Bickford Industries in Simsbury. While working full time, she furthered her education, putting herself through school. She graduated from Norwalk Community College in 1991 with an AS; Post University in Waterbury in 1998 with a BS; and Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2002 with a JD. She was admitted to the Connecticut and Federal Bars in 2002. Mary opened her own law firm, The LeDuc Law Office, in New Haven, where she engaged in the general practice of law with a focus on real estate transactions. She helped to negotiate and closed innumerable real estate deals, going above and beyond for her clients. Besides her beloved Morkie, Bella, Mary also leaves behind many close friends with whom she kept in constant contact. She was a very good friend to all and had a heart of gold. She attended summer camp at Camp Claire in Lyme for many seasons, and later served as a counselor. She made many life-long friends at camp and it held a special place in her heart. Arrangements are in the care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. There will be no calling hours, and services will be private. If you wish to make a gift in honor of Mary, please consider a donation to Camp Claire at www.campclaire.org/support-camp.

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  1. My first year Camp Claire I was a senior counselor and Mary my junior counselor. We had so much fun and up to her shenanigans, while I was on a night of she and another counselor took my bed and , Lord knows how she managed tied it up about 10 feet in between two trees, while setting up the bureau with flowers atop. I returned from the evening to nothing in the cabin and said, Mary! What are you up to!! She just laughed and said “what?” Lol I hadn’t a clue where the bed and bureau was until she said to go outside and sure enough it was in a tree. We all had a good laugh over it. She was fun and a prankster and a strong stubborn woman with a heart of gold. I am greatly saddened by her passing and my only peace is that she’s with her maker.

  2. Mary RIP my longtime old friend. Not many like you with a heart of gold, huge shoulders to cry on and huge ears that always listened. You will be forever missed but never ever forgotten, we love you! Donna and Patti❤️

  3. My heart is broken Mary. You will always be among the dearest of my friends. You took care of others and gave your heart and talents so freely. You found great joy in service. Your laugh was infectious and sense of humor hysterical. You had it all, a head of gorgeous blonde curls, an amazing mind, great sense of style, impish humor, and a generous soul. I love you Mary, you were there for me when my Gary died. My comfort is knowing that you are in heaven and at peace. Affectionately, Annise and Carmelo.

  4. LeDuc, you were an amazing friend. You had a heart of gold and always put your friends first.
    We reconnected after Robin’s death and you carried me for several years.
    You had a warm and inviting home on Woodward Ave. and we had so many great times.. Our Morkies, Sophia and Bella (siblings) were best of friends..
    You had the best laugh and always made sure your guests had everything that they loved..,
    Our vacations to Fire Island were so much fun..
    You were an amazing person and I will miss you so much.
    Your path to happiness was always challenged and you always, always persevered. Your parents were so lucky to have as their daughter.
    I am honored to call you my friend, until we meet again, Rest In Peace Mary ❤️❤️
    Love, Tracey

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