Power, Megan Megan Power, 27, of Hamden died peacefully at home Tuesday, November 27, 2007. Daughter of Marjorie (William) Pfeffer and Robert (Elizabeth) Power, step-sister of Christopher Pfeffer, Sr., Jeffrey (Nicole) Manente, Heidi Pfeffer and fiance Christopher Wayne, and Lisa Fabrizi, granddaughter of Elsie Pfeffer and aunt of beloved nephew Christopher Pfeffer, Jr. and Michael Manente, and nieces Alison Steferak and Gabriella Fabrizi. Megan is also survived by numerous uncles including Dave Power, Theodore (Liz) Maguder, James (Eva) Maguder, aunts including Gail Tarczali, Jane Brady and Linda Riccardi, cousins, and friends, especially Karen Riccardi, Patricia Archibald, Ty, Beth, Hanna, Adam and Paige (godchild) Perez, Michael, Jennifer, Angela and Ava Marenna and her loving pets Clarence and Madison. She was predeceased by grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Power, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Maguder and Mr. William F. Pfeffer. Megan was a graduate of Hamden High School, studied at Loyola College of Baltimore and graduated with her BA, with high honors, from Albertus Magnus College of New Haven. She was very caring about others and strongly dedicated to the needs and welfare of all people. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Stanislaus Church, 82 Akron, Meriden at 11 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2007. Burial will follow at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, also in Meriden. In lieu of flowers, donations in Megan's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN.

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  1. Bill and Marjorie, Our hearts go out to both of you. Take solace in that you shared her life for 27 years and that she now is in a better place.

  2. Bill, Marge, and Chris- I want to send deep and heart-felt condolences for your loss. Please know that many people all over the country that have been touched by Megan are feeling this loss alongside you. I always looked forward to every moment that I could spend with Megan. From taking her to homecoming in Highschool, to driving her home for Thanksgiving from MD a few years ago, to catching up with her and bringing her to a formal while I was in college: She was always a pleasure to be around and always put a smile on my face and that of many others. I still do not really have any words to convey my heart-felt sympathy to each of you and your entire family for your loss. Please know I am thinking of you all and don’t hesitate to contact me with anything I can do to help. ~Tom Digliani

  3. Coach, Marge and Family- I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will never forget how helpful Megan was to me; when I first started at HHS- she was a team mate and a great leader. Again I am so sorry to hear of her passing.

  4. Coach, Marge and Family~Words cannot express how saddened I was to read of Megan’s passing. She was an incredible, beautiful person that always could light up a room and bring a smile to one’s face. I was honored to be her teammate and still today can see her smiling face. Megan will always hold a sacred place in our hearts and those of so many people as she touched the lives of so many. Coach and Marge, please hold onto all those wonderful memories you shared with Megan, she will always be by your side. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love: The Donohue Family

  5. Dear Bill and Family, I cannot express my sadness at your loss. I met Megan at a school party when she was a youngster. Such a lovely young girl. My thoughts and prayers are with you. .Mike. Bartolotta

  6. Dear Bill and Marge, On behalf of my family, I wanted to tell you how deeply saddened we were to hear of Megan’s passing. I have so many fond memories of her, and have shared many .firsts. in my life with her–my first R-rated movie at her birthday party, my first trampoline jump, and my first high school soccer game. And of course, I couldn’t have asked for a better co-captain. She will always be remembered for her kindness, generosity, and lively spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you.

  7. Dear Elizabeth and Family, My sincere condolences on your loss. May your fond memories sustain you in your grief. Sincerely, Eudis Mirsky (retired Fairfield teacher)

  8. Dear Marge, Bill and Family Words cannot come to describe 0ur shock and sadness upon hearing of Megan’s passing. She was a delightful young worman. Always happy, always caring, always friendly, and always wanting to make others happy. She was very special to our family – not just as a teammate, but as a true friend. Please hold onto what was and is good – noone can take from you what is in your heart – and Megan Victoria Power will live there forever. With love, prayers and thoughts, The Donohues

  9. Dear Marge, I was shocked to read about Megan’s passing, but now she is with the Lord and her suffering is over. Please accept my deepest sympathy; I know how much you loved her. Love, Ellen Costa

  10. Dear Marge, The loss of a child is the greatest loss of all. May God grant you the strength to deal with the loss of your beloved Megan. There are no words adequate to comfort and console you, so all I ask and pray for is that God be with you during this darkness. I especially ask the Blessed Mother to be with you as she does know the meaning of the loss of a child. I also pray that wherever Megan is, at peace now, she looks down on you, her wonderful, loving mother, and helps you find solace and peace. I will keep you in my prayers. Anne Pasco

  11. Dear Margie and Bill, Although I cannot fathom what you are going through, I want you to know that you raised an exceptional daughter, a young woman to be proud of. I have great memories of Megan from our times together as children, from swimming at your house and the New Kids on The Block concert to wreath making at the farm. I remember a fun, vibrant girl who loved to laugh. She clearly touched many hearts. I know that Megan is smiling down at you from Heaven. God Bless you. Elizabeth Strole

  12. Dearest Marge, I wrap my arms around you with the biggest, warmest hug I have. As a mother, my heart breaks for you, though i can only guess at the depth of your pain. i will be praying for you in the months ahead. Gail

  13. I always looked up to Megan, she was a senior in High School and I was a freshmen, she took me under her wing. We played soccer together my freshmen year.She was the friendliest, caring person and really helped me out as a freshmen. I will always remember her.

  14. I am deeply saddened by the loss of Megan. She was a great person and a dear friend. I will never forget the times I shared with her. She will be missed.

  15. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I know loss all to well. Last month I was at Beecher for my youngest brothers services. Megan was a wonderful person and one of the most caring people I have ever met. Her and I were great friends in High School. She would come see my band the Stepbacks play shows. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and remember Megan as your beautiful daughter, because she truly was. Sincerely, Mike DeMatteo

  16. I am honored to say that I knew Megan. I am so glad that I was able to see her recently at the diner while she enjoyed breakfast with her mom and grandmother. She was just so happy to chat about what was going on me with as well as those I still stayed in contact with. After high school I saw her many times around town and I will hold those chats very close to my heart. I will never forget the support she gave me when I was just a lonely girl who joined the soccer team. Sending much love and many hugs to all of her family…

  17. I am so deeply sorry for your loss, a profound loss for anyone who ever had the pleasure of knowing Megan. So full of promise, energy, and verve; I pray she is unburdened now.

  18. I am so sorry to hear about Megan. My thoughts are with you at this time. Although we had not seen each other in many years we shared many fun moments in High School and she was ALWAYS smiling.

  19. I am so sorry to hear about Megan’s passing. She was a great friend. My deepest sympathy to your family. Sincerely, Sarah Federico (Bozzuto)

  20. I am so sorry to hear of of Meg’s passing. She was the type of person that made others strive to be better people. Her decency and kindness were unmatched. My thoughts are with you.

  21. I am truly sorry for your loss. I knew Megan while at Hamden High and have only the fondest memories of her. She always had a smile on her face and that is how i’ll remember her.

  22. I can say it was my pleasure to have known Megan for the short time I did. Being her Academic Coordinator at AMC, we met briefly but often. I admired her will and sense of determination but it is her smile that I will always remember. .What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.. ~ Helen Keller

  23. I didn’t know Megan all that well but she did go to school with two of my seven siblings, Justin Saleski and Dan Laffin. I think my father, Peter Laffin, was her gym teacher at Hamden High School. We were also close to Tara Bartram. I’ve only heard wonderful things about her and on behalf of my entire family, we wish you the strength and courage to heal. Take care. Our thoughts are with you.

  24. I was two classes above Meg in high school. I always found her to be a sweet, warm, beautiful person with a wonderful sense of humor. She will be missed.

  25. I’m incredibly saddened by the news of Megan’s passing. Megan was such a thoughtful, warm, intelligent, and witty person. She could make you laugh and yet, challenge your thinking on any topic. I have the fondest memories of Megan- her dressing up as Iris the Greek goddess in 6th grade, taking pictures of her jumping on her trampoline for my 10th grade photography class at HHS, looking out during my wedding ceremony and seeing her there. It goes without saying that Megan touched countless individuals through her friendship, her human relations club efforts, and through her simple honesty. I will miss her so very much.

  26. Marge & Bill, My deepest sympathies on the loss of Megan. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. Steven Blumenthal

  27. Marge and Bill- My family and I just read about Megan’s passing today. I am so sorry for your loss. We always remember you and Megan as wonderful neighbors when we first moved to Peachtree Lane in Milford. I had a lot of good memories with you both. I am truly sorry to hear that she is no longer with us. Its been a long time since we have seen you and I hope the Lord gives you all the strength you need at this time. You will be in the Reh’s family’s prayers. With Sympathy, Courtney Reh and Family

  28. Marge, Saw the notice on our local paper. I’m so sorry about you loss. I can’t imagine how you must feel. My prayers are with you and your family

  29. Margie, there are no words I can think of to comfort you. As I told Bill , put your arms around Margie and give her a big hug for us. We are so saddened for your loss of Megan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the precious memories of your Megan be a comfort to you at this time. Love, Cousin Carolyn and Kirby

  30. Megan had and always will have such a genuinely nice and warm spirit. In high school, she was so nice to me, and always had a smile, and was just someone you always felt comfortable with.

  31. Megan was intelligent, caring, and a leader.She was the big sister I never had… From the chauffeur driving me home from soccer, lacrosse, SPA, Student Council, and every other activity under the sun to being a mentor, a friend, and a guide.She was the one cheering you on when you knew you didn’t deserve it, but it still made you feel so much better. Megan’s smile and positive attitude was contagious and one can only thank her for spreading it as much as she did. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  32. Megan was one of my favorite students at HHS. She was in my Struggle for Human Rights class, and she impressively displayed kindness and caring for her fellow students. She was a very hard worker, and achieved to a high level. I remember that she gave me a most relevant book for Christmas, Chideya Farai’s .The Color of Our Future.. After reading it, I had it added to the suggested reading list for this course. Though very few things in life can be worse than the death of one’s child, I hope Bill, Marge, and her father will always treasure the good times they had with Megan.

  33. Megan, your strength may have alluded you at times. Maybe it is because you gave it all to others. God now holds you in His arms so you may rest. May He give strength and peace to those who love you.

  34. My deepest sympathies are with your family and everyone else who has ever loved Megan. That is a good many people. The world was better with her in it, and now Heaven is. She will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered. I wish you all eventual peace.

  35. My god, where to start… it’s so difficult. honestly, to write the perfect words are impossible. she touched my heart and hearing about her passing has taken me back years. she was an amazing woman and i will miss her dearly… Merry Christmas Megan, god bless you! Steve

  36. One look at her smile, and you knew right away that she was just so sweet and caring.I have great memories of Megan while we were in high school together, and I was always happy to chance upon her when home in Hamden. It always gave me great pleasure to make her laugh when we were clowning around. I will never forget her warm personality, her laugh and her smile.

  37. Please know my thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time. I was shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. Although we hadn’t stayed in touch I will always remember all the fun we had in middle school and high school. I have fond memories of hanging out and going to plays and just laughing. Megan was an extremely kind, loving, and wonderful person; she will be sorely missed.

  38. Reading through the guestbook, I see the same words used to describe Megan: kind, thoughtful, caring, energetic. It is no accident that so many people had the same experiences with Megan. She truly embodied all of these traits. I remember giving her a hard time once, in good fun, about how her friends had finished off her homemade blueberry pie before I even got to taste it. A couple days later, I found a full blueberry pie on my doorstep. She had a big heart, and will be missed. My deepest sympathies to all her friends and family.

  39. She was the spirit of our soccer team and I am honored to have been her teammate. Whenever I saw her after high school, she was always able to smile and be happy for me and whatever was going on in my life, no matter what was going on in hers. I admired her strength and determination to achieve her goals. I am sorry to know that she did not have time to achieve all of them. However, I know that Pfeff and his family will be proud of what she did achieve and the beautiful woman that was their daughter! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Pfeff, Marge, Christopher Jr. and the rest of your family! Kaitlin (Piccirillo) Johns

  40. So sorry to hear about this. Megan was a great person and an positive influence on me during our time in the Students Preventing AIDS group at Hamden High School together. She’ll be missed.

  41. Though I regret losing touch with Megan after high school, I could never forget our times together. I will always remember Megan’s beautiful smile and happy eyes. I admired her confidence and groundedness which are rare qualities to find. I pray that she is in a better place now, and that her family and friends have the strength to cope with the loss of such an unforgettable girl.

  42. To Marjorie, Bill and family, We were very sad to learn of the passing of Megan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. From Janet and Ray Sola

  43. We are so sorry to hear about Megan’s passing. She was a great person with a good heart. May she rest in peace.

  44. We were so sorry to hear of Megan’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  45. We’re so sad to hear of Megan’s passing. She was a warm, wonderful person and our thoughts are with you.

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