In Hamden, Oct. 13, 2005, Mary Serbin Kisil, 95, wife of the late Nicholas Kisil, formerly of Oberlin Rd. and Woodruff St., Hamden, mother of Nancy K. Langer of Hamden, grandmother of Donna Langer Lodynsky and her husband Jerry R. Lodynsky of Cheshire and Hope Langer-Marshall and her husband, Bruce W. Marshall of Plainville, great-grandmother of Adam T. and Andrew M. Lodynsky of Cheshire and Stuart J. and Nadia J. Langer-Marshall of Plainville, sister of Mrs. Helen Prestash of Hamden and Mrs. Anne Havel of West Hartford (both formerly of New Britain). She is also survived by 5 nephews, 2 nieces and their families. She was predeceased by son-in-law Stuart M. Langer and by brothers John, Michael and Peter Serbin. Mary was born in New Britain, Feb. 5, 1910, a daughter of the late Theodore and Katherine Suski Serbin. She was a parishioner of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Haven where she served as a recording secretary of the Immaculate Conception Society, a member of the church choir and for many years was a member of the church Pyrohy Workers. During her earlier years she was a seamstress and had also been employed as a department manager at W.T. Grant Co., Hamden. She was also an avid gardener. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden (203-288-0800) Tues., Oct. 18 at 9 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Friends may call Mon. at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. with a Panahyda Service at 7 p.m. Interment in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 569 George St., New Haven, CT 06510 or to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Hello Hope & family, I have always viewed your family as being a wonderful example of the all American family. Close family ties, deep faith and connection to the church. I was always in awe of how active your grandmother was and mostly how closely your mom resembles your grandmother. May your grandmother rest in peace, Love Karolyn Dunn

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed knowing Mary while she was at Hamden Congregate. I work as an attendant there. We often talk of Mary. May she rest in peace.

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