Mary Slattery Collett, 76, of Hamden, CT passed away peacefully at her home on August 3, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles E. Collett, Sr. Born in Bala Cynwyd, PA on January 17, 1937, daughter of the late Thomas and Imelda Blake Slattery. She is survived by her children, Catherine C. Fredericksen of Wolcott, Charles E. Collett, Jr, of Hamden, Lucy A. Collett of Rockville Centre, NY, Daniel J. Collett of Bolton, MA, Thomas A. Collett of Rockaway, NJ and Jonathan R. Collett of South Glastonbury. Mary is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Friends may visit with her family on Thursday, Aug. 8th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden and may attend her Mass of Christian Burial Friday, Aug. 9th, to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 2819 Whitney Ave, Hamden. Burial will be Private. In Lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Autism Speaks at http://events.autismspeaks.org/tributes/collettsibs.

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  1. May you feel peace and comfort at this difficult time. Much love to you Cathy and the rest of the family. Your mom always made me feel very welcomed when Duane and I would visit. Cherish the wonderful memories – she will never be far away. Cherise Booth

  2. The entire Hoskinson family, and your Academy Hill / West Woods neighbors, benefited so much from your mom’s presence in their lives. We share the pain of your loss, but we are soothed by the memory of her love. All the best to all of you, Jimmy Hosk

  3. To Charlie, Karen, Michele and Renee: So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to your entire family at this time. We will keep her in our prayers. Bob, Cindy and Caitlin Murphy.

  4. To Dan, Diane and Family, Our deepest sympathies extend to you. May fond memories of the past carry you through the days, weeks and months ahead knowing that another angel is guiding from above.

  5. To Lucy & Dick Thomas & family…May the love & laughter that Mary brought to you live on in your hearts. I am blessed to have known her and will cherish our time together. Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints. Psalm 116.15 May God bless you and bring you peace that passes all understanding.

  6. TO THE COLLETT AND SLATTERY FAMILY, SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER. REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES. ROBERT AND CHRISTINE GALLO

  7. To the Entire Collett Family~ Our love and deepest condolences on Mary’s passing~ Her memory and legacy continues in all of you!! With love Always Staci Brody and kids Karissa ,and tyler Stevens Herb Brody

  8. To Tom and all the Collett Family, So many fond memories of your family. I am truly saddened to hear about mom. I remember her great smile and laugh. I hope happy memories help you through. Love and prayers, Margaret Thompson and family

  9. To Tom and family, keep your best memories of your Mom in your thoughts and in your heart.Praying for your comfort. Patti Cotton

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