Mary-Louise Metcalfe, 74, of Hallmark Dr., Wallingford, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2006. She was born in New Haven July 23, 1931 the daughter of the late Albert and Else Larsen Brigham. After graduating from Hamden High School, Mary-Louise attended Stone School of Business in New Haven. After finishing her schooling, she opened Meadowbrook Fashions, a clothing store in Hamden. Later she managed the Jean Hutchinson store, also in Hamden. She was a past president of Quota Club International Hamden chapter. Ten years ago after retiring from retail, Mary-Louise began working part-time as an agent for North Haven Travel. Mary-Louise enjoyed golf and she could be found many days practicing her swing at the New Haven Country Club. Her most cherished moments, however, were spent with her family and her many friends. Mary-Louise was a loving mother to two sons, Brigham Metcalfe and his wife, Marianne of Cheshire and Stephen Metcalfe and his wife, Claudia of La Jolla, CA. She also leaves her four grandchildren, Lindsey, Heather, Olivia, and Wesley Metcalfe, and her brother, Peter Brigham, of Tallahassee, FL. She was predeceased by her longtime companion, Lincoln Henthorn, of Cheshire. A memorial service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN on Thursday, April 6 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wed. from 4-7 p.m. Burial will be private.

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  1. Always so generous, loving and caring- I will love and miss my wonderful grandmother and best friend. I will always be incredibly appeciative of all the love, support, knowledge and happiness she has given me and others.

  2. Brigham & Steve, Read about your Mother in the Herald.The Coughlan family will remember her & your family in their prayers. The Coughlans of CHS

  3. Dinner parties in Florida and Connecticut were always FIRST CLASS. We will miss her greatly.

  4. Hello Brigham and Steve, I’m so very sorry to hear about your mother. I remember coming to your house and being in awe of her physical beauty and grace as well as her warm and welcoming personality. I don’t know how current that picture is, but it appears she was as beautiful when she died as she was when we were kids. When all is said and done, I’d love to hear from you. I’m passing this on to Niqui (yup, we’re still best buddies!) melanie

  5. I am so sorry to learn of Soupies passing. I have known and loved her everysince highschool I modeled for her for many years and we have been in touch by way of e mails these past years. We even shared a dislike of getting older. I had no idea she was ill. love, Lois

  6. nothing but good memories of time spent with granny metcalfe…. dinners at the country club, and of course the lobster salad…. lucky to have known her -john

  7. Summers were BBq’s, swimming and lobster salad at Grammy Metcalfe’s home. I’ve never met a classier woman.

  8. Thank you, Mary-Louise, for being such a kind and loving person, and for being such an incredible friend to our family. You will be truly missed.

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