Craig Alan Otto, age 47, of Hamden, passed away April 7, 2013 at his residence. Born in New Haven on January 4, 1966, he was a son of the late Henry G. 'Dutch' Otto, Ret. HPD and Faith A. Wachtelhausen Otto with whom he resided. Craig is also survived by his daughter, Signe Reese Otto of Riverview, FL; his son Justin Otto of New Haven; his step-daughter Miranda Adinolfi of New Haven; his grandson Christopher Aiden Romero; his sisters Mary Lynn (Luis) Nieves of Wallingford, Mary Eileen, Barbara and Kathy Otto; brother Jay (Kit) Cei of Wallingford; sister in-law Marisa Cei of Deptford, NJ; 1 special niece & 5 beloved nephews. Craig was predeceased by his brother Mark Cei. He was formerly employed at Messy Marvin's Carpet Cleaning, Stop & Shop Warehouse and he was a technician at Yale New Haven Hospital. Friends may visit with his family at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Wednesday, April 10th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. His Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 AM in the funeral home, followed by interment in Hamden Plains Cemetery.

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  1. .Faith, We were saddened to read of Craig’s passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  2. Dear Jay, Kitt, & family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God keep you and your family close during this sad time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers Sincerely, LauriAnne DeMartino & family

  3. Faith – May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you,

  4. Faith and Family – I was so shocked to hear of Craig’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. It has been a long time since I saw him but I will always remember fondly that smart aleck kid who used to hang out in my dad’s office and tease my sister and I and make up words – to this day I’m not sure I will ever know what .inframigated. meant but it was one of his favorites.

  5. Faith and Family, So sorry to hear about Craig’s passing. I’ll always remember when he would visit me when I was working at the Hamden Police Department. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Stay strong Faith.

  6. Faith and Family, We always enjoyed talking with Craig when the Wachtelhausen family got together for one reason or another. He always asked how our sons were doing and what they were up to. We have very fond memories from our little talks. Good guy and a great sense of humor. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. Tom, Sue, Gregg and Tyler Wachtelhausen

  7. Faith, Jill and I were so sorry to hear of Craigs passing. Please accept our condolences. Our thought and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.

  8. Faith, just heard this morning about Craig’s passing, words cannot express my sympathies to you and your family. So sorry Faith.. Love Ann, Megan and Bart Brooks

  9. Faith, So sorry to hear about the passing of Craig. He was always respectful to my dad and family. He was a good hearted person. Now he is with Dutch and my Dad watching over us. Sincerely, Linda, Tina, Laurie Guerra and Sally Dixon

  10. goodbye my brother. From small children until now. We have shared so many memories together. You will always be missed and thought of often.

  11. i am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you he will be greatly miss by all ………………..malcolm and elenor alderman

  12. i was very sad to learn of Craig.s passing. The last time I saw Craig was at my father.s wake and he offered me his sincere condolences. As I tell myself at the loss of a loved one, they are truly in a much better place. My sincerest condolences to all his family.

  13. Kathy, I am soooo sadden for you and your family. I know there is very little I can say to easy the passing of your brother. You are in my thoughts and tons of prayers are coming your way. Make sure you know where your feet are and breath. One step at a time my friend.

  14. So many memories of my little brother…we shared many great times, many tears. They will always be in my heart. May you rest now in God’s Grace and Peace. Love your sister Kathi xxoo

  15. To Faith and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. With deepest sympathy. Robyn and Bobby Buchter

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