Mary Lou Magoveny, 85, of Whitney Ave, Hamden, wife of the late George S. Magoveny, passed away peacefully May 22, 2012. She was born in Hamden Aug. 23, 1926, a daughter of the late Henry and Marie Depkin Pekari and was a long time Hamden resident. Mary Lou enjoyed playing bridge at the Miller Library and the North Haven Senior Center and was a former member of the Wallingford Country Club. She was famous for her 'mac & cheese' and cheese cake. Loving mother of Loralee Magoveny of Hamden, Glenn S. Magoveny of Hamden, Stuart Magoveny and his wife Brenda Magoveny of Northford and the late Clint Magoveny and his wife Jean Magoveny of East Haven. Also survived by her sister Eleanor Magoveny Modena and her husband Jack Modena of North Haven. Beloved grandmother of Misha Serfillippi and her husband Vince Serfillippi, Ryan & Jeff Magoveny, Joseph, Sam & George Morbidelli, Brandon Burr and Robert Herlihy, and her great-granddaughter Evelyn Claire Serfillippi. Relatives and friends may visit with her family on Saturday, May 26 from 2-5 pm at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE, HAMDEN. A remembrance service will be at 4:30 pm. Contributions in her memory may be sent to fisherhousect.org, Friends of Fisher House CT, PO Box 575, Bristol, CT 06010.

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  1. Mary Lou will always be remembered as a loving, sweet woman. She had so much class. She always took care of her family the way a great mom should. As a close friend over the years I have many fond memories of her. She would invite me to eat over on mac and cheese night. I followed her around the kitchen until she did! It was the best! I was lucky to know such a wonderful woman. My condolences to the whole family. Love, Sue Zeender

  2. My deepest condolences to the Magoveny family. I had the pleasure of knowing Mary Lou and playing golf with her at Laurel View & Sleeping Giant Golf courses.She stands out in my mind as a true lady and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Again , my sincerest sympathy. Eileen Tozzo

  3. My deepest condolences to the Magoveny family. I had the pleasure of knowing Mary Lou and playing golf with her at Laurel View & Sleeping Giant Golf courses.She stands out in my mind as a true lady and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Again , my sincerest sympathy. Eileen Tozzo

  4. Glenn and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you.. Commercial Air Svc- MaryAnn , Don Sr. Don Jr., Dianne,Nick,Mike,Timmy and Anne

  5. Glenn, Lol Lee, and Stewie: Your mom was one of the kindest adults on the planet. She was always pleasant. Even when she was scolding us. Her frequent quote, .Boys will be boys., will always be with me. The last time I saw her was last summer at Stop & Shop. I was wearing sun glasses standing in the main isle talking to my cousin, when I get pushed into some cereal boxes by your mom asking me . Who are you hiding from? I know it’s you behind those dark glasses.!!!! We had a good laugh. She was really cool.

  6. Mary Lou was one of the 3 .mom icons. of our old neighborhood on Skiff Street where we all grew up. In recent years she called us the .Skiff Street Gang.. I have many, many fond memories of growing up and Mary Lou is part of many of them. She was also one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Always smiling, always very kind and always very sweet. My condolences go out to Glenn, Stewey and Lol with whom I also have many fond memories. Mary Lou, You were one of the good ones and you left way too soon.You will be missed by all of us. Al

  7. Stu, Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our condolences to you, Brenda, and the rest of the Magoveny clan. Tom and Jo-Ann Anderson

  8. Stu, Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our condolences to you, Brenda, and the rest of the Magoveny clan. Tom and Jo-Ann Anderson

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