Merrilyn C. Dahlgard, 88, passed away on December 23, 2011 at the Masonic Healthcare Center in Wallingford. Wife of the late Julius A. Dahlgard, Sr, she is survived by daughters Karen Dahlgard and her husband Sidney Isenberg of Orange and Jill Gibbs and her husband Wayne of Cheshire; sons Julius A. Dahlgard, III and Patricia of West Haven and Craig H. Dahlgard of Cheshire; one sister, Lorraine C. Standish and one brother, Edward C. Carlson, both of West Haven, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A daughter of the late Edward O. and Edith Johnson Carlson, Merrilyn was born in Wollaston, MA on January 2, 1923. A graduate of Columbia University, she worked as a dental hygienist, retiring in 1986. A long time and active member of The First Congregational Church of West Haven, she was a resident of Orange for 27 years and was formerly of West Haven. Relatives and friends may attend a Memorial Service at the First Congregational Church of West Haven on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11 AM. Contributions in Merrilyn's memory can be made to the First Congregational Church Book of Remembrance, 1 Church Street, West Haven, CT 06516 or to Masonicare, PO Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave, West Haven.

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  1. She was quite a special person. I will always remember with a smile on her face. Always seen the good and positive. She will be remembered & missed by everyone who knew her, especially me!

  2. Dear Karen and Jay, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I have such fond memories of our long standing Canasta game with your Mom. With Sympathy, Marion McWeeney and family

  3. Karen and Sid, So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Christine and Wayne

  4. May you be at peace thinking of the many beautiful memories you have all shared with Merrilyn (Mac). My most sincere condolences to all her loving family.

  5. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers go out to the whole family. From: Bud & Betty Musler

  6. I have many fond memories of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with the Dahlgard family at this difficult time.

  7. Karen, Jill, Jay and Craig, So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I will always remember her cooking up those brownies in the kitchen on Milton Ave and the many dental appts with the most thorough hygentist. I hope your many memories of her will help to heal your loss in the time to come. She certainly created a wonderful family. Love to you all. Nancy and Kevin Stratton

  8. Jill, Wayne & Family-We were sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Hope you find peace & comfort in special memories of her. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

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