March 25, 1928 ~ October 7, 2016
Natalie Katzman, 88, loving wife of Chester Katzman, formerly of North Haven, passed away at the Masonic Home Friday, October 7, 2016. Born in New Haven on March 25, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Rose Fien Wasserman. Beloved mother to her three children, Karen H. (Andrew) Brecher of Newington, Terri L. (Tim) Connellan of Southington, and Bruce J. (Robin) Katzman of Cheshire. Also survived by 6 grandchildren, Rachel (Clay) Daricek of Cambridge, MA, Sherry Brecher of London, Jonathan (Kelly) Connellan of Southington, Kevin (Annie) Connellan of Avon, Katie Connellan of Southington, and Michaela Katzman of Cheshire, and 3 great-grandchildren, Brianna Connellan, James Connellan, and Ethan Daricek, plus another great-granddaughter due in November. She was predeceased by her sister & best friend, Phyllis Weber and her brother, Joseph Wasserman. Natalie worked as an Office Manager at a dental office for many years. Outside of her work, she was very involved with Laurel Link and the Girls of the Golden Court. Natalie also enjoyed sewing, needlepoint, and was an avid UConn Women's basketball fan. Granny, as she was known by her family, was famous for her banana bread muffins and would always have a pot of chicken soup on the stove if someone was sick. Above all, she loved her family, especially her grandchildren, who were truly everything to her. The family would like to thank everyone at the Masonic Healthcare Center, Ramage 3, for taking such wonderful care of Natalie for 8 years. Friends are invited to visit with Natalie's family on Thursday, October 13th from 9:00-10:00 AM in BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Her Funeral Service will follow at 10:00 AM in the funeral home. Burial will take place in Walnut Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Natalie's name can be sent to Dreaming & Working Together, PO Box 148, Glastonbury, CT 06033 or to the Alzheimer's Association of CT, 200 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.