Nancy Saccani Hurlburt, former Hamden Town Clerk, died January 31, 2014, at Arden House surrounded by her family. She was born April 18, 1926 in New Haven, CT., the daughter of Harry and Elizabeth Mongillo Saccani. After her 1943 graduation from Commercial High School, New Haven, she moved to Hamden and remained a lifelong resident. She served on Hamden Legislative Council, First District ((1985), Hamden Democratic Town Committee (1985-2002) and First District Democratic Committee (1970-2002). Her political career was culminated in service as Hamden Town Clerk from 1987-1995. Prior to that position she was employed as Executive Secretary, Easter Seal Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, New Haven (1977-1986); Administrative Assistant, Project Life, Agency on Aging (1976-1977); Confidential Secretary to Mayor William L. Adams (1972-1974). Nancy was active in many service organizations including Hamden Lions Club. She was named a Hamden Notable Award Recipient in 1996. Nancy was predeceased by her husband, Howard A. Hurlburt, Sr., son, Howard A, Hurlburt, Jr., sister Lorraine Watson. She is survived by a son, Clark Hurlburt, Bethany, CT. and his wife Susan, and daughter, Betsy Hurlburt Gaffney and husband, Paul, Shavertown, PA. and four grandchildren, Elizabeth Hurlburt, Shannon Gaffney Castineira, Edward Hurlburt, Craig Hurlburt and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 10 a.m. Friends may call Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Interment will be in Centerville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to www.eastersealsgoodwill.org Easter Seals Goodwill Industries, 432 Washington Ave. North Haven, CT. 06473.

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  1. Clark, Susan, Liz and to the rest of the family, you are in our prayers and thoughts. May God and warm memories comfort you at such a difficult time. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you need anything. Much love from Mary Ellen and Zak

  2. I have fond memories of play dates with by my dear cousin Nancy and her sister. I marvel at her accomplishments as wife, mother and public servant. My condolences to Clark, his family and his sister. Betsy May.

  3. I personally and on behalf of the Hamden Lions Club offer our condolences to Nancy’s family. Nancy served her community and humanity in many ways and being a longtime member of our Hamden Lions is but one small example.

  4. Our deepest sympathy to Clark and the entire Hurlburt family on the loss of such an active and wonderful woman. We share the pain of your loss and the gratefullness of knowing that she has moved on to eternal life in a more peaceful and tranquil place.

  5. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Chris Devine and Family

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