Rita Helen Bee

rita bee
Hamden- Rita Helen Bee, 77, beloved wife of 48 years of John M. Bee, Jr., passed away March 27, 2007 in the Hospital of St. Raphael. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, April 18, 1929 a daughter of the late John and Helen Hughes McGreevy and had resided in Hamden since 1958. Rita was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and was a Past President and longtime member of the Marion Guild. Loving mother of Patricia Bee of Hamden, John M. Bee III and his wife Christine of Wallingford, Kevin M. Bee and his partner Michael of New Haven, James E. Bee and his wife Tamara of Groton. Grandmother of Olivia, Matthew, Ian, and Declan Bee. She was predeceased by a sister Therese Sibre and a brother Francis X. Yetman. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, Saturday morning March 31 at 9:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10 a.m. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Mercy of Merion, 515 Montgomery Ave., Merion Station, PA. 19066-1297.

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  1. Dear Bee Family, May the memories you hold deep within your hearts help soothe and comfort you at this difficult time. We are sure that the memories and love of family and friends will help carry you through.

  2. Dear John &Family We are sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved wife . Please accept our prayers and condolences to you whole family. Sincerely Bruce & Lorraine Burdge

  3. Dear John and Family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are sorry not to be with you at this difficult time. John … We have known each other for almost 60 years starting with Boy Scouts and have had many lunches at Patricia’s. I’m sure that you have many fond memories of you travels and on .Rita’s Mink.. Talk with you when we get home. Carleton

  4. Dear John and family, So sorry to hear about your mom. Please accept our deapest condolences. Laura Baur and family

  5. Dear John Bee Jr. and John Bee III, Having retired from Yale and Rib-X, I no longer speak with you regularly, but I am sorry to learn that you have lost your wife and mother. Sincerely, Betty Freeborn

  6. Farewell sweet lady, I am so better off for having known you. Take your peace you suffered long. We will miss you at Simmy’s but we will never forget you Rita Bee. Rest In Peace.

  7. John, Christine & family Our sincere sympathy to all of you in the loss of your Mom/Grandmother. May you get through this difficult time with ease and enjoy the memories of her. Love, Karen, Gary & Christie Kesilewski

  8. Jojn – I sent you a lengthy codolence to you at Garlicjohn@earthlink.net But I iguess it is floating somewhere in cyber space, because .they. (whoever (they. is,)couldnt deliver it. My sympathy to you and the family, and I’m so very glad you have family around here for you. When Dana went, I didn’t have that, but then I didn’t want to move to Virginia , so It was my choice. So enjoy your family! I snt a remembrane to the Sisters of Merion, and I hope the US Postal system, is more reliable that cyberspace! Let me know your email address– Again,my thoughts are with you! Jane Hill

  9. Sorry John and children to hear of Rita’s death. You will be remembered in my prayers and thoughts at this time. I always enjoyed Rita and had lots of good times together many years ago. A donation has been made in her honor to the Sisters of Mercy today from the Archambault Family.

  10. To Patricia & Family, My condolence and deepest sympathy on the lost of your Mom. May her memory always be in your heart for she will always be with you. Love, Josephine

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