Robert Jay Mitchell, 84, of Hamden, passed away on April 24, 2012 after a long illness. He was born in North Attleboro, MA on February 23, 1928 to the late Leon and Madeline McNulty Mitchell. Robert leaves his beloved wife of 63 years, Kathleen O'Brien; daughter, Joanne Mitchell of New Haven; granddaughter, Tina Geer Rodriguze of Charlestown, NH. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Robert J. Mitchell, Jr.; brothers, Leon G. Mitchell, Jr. and Raymond Mitchell; nephews, Leon G. Mitchell III and Joseph Mitchell. Robert grew up in New Haven before moving to Hamden where he and his wife raised their family. He was a WWII Army Veteran. For 25 years he worked as an insurance agent for Prudential and also worked for Comcast Cable for many years. He had volunteered his time at the Hospital of St. Raphael for 17 years, was a member of the Nights of Columbus, and the Model A Club. Robert had an appreciation for old cars, enjoyed the computer, old movies, and music. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden will be taking care of the Private Arrangements. Contributions in Robert's memory may be sent to the Hospital of St. Raphael Foundation Inc., 1450 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband/father. Years ago, when my parents lived down the street, my mother used to come by when the kids came home during their school lunch break to fix them lunch. During this time she considered herself their lunch mother and your family was her extended family. My mother shared many lovely and warm memories of your family and the time she spent with all of you. We will always remember your husband/father as the kind and thoughtful person he was.

  2. My deepest sympathy on your loss,Joan. I enjoyed having your dad as a neighbor & miss your mom & her lovely gardens.She shared stories of all the fun she & your dad shared during their healthy years.Good memories.

  3. So sorry about the passing of your husband and father. It brings back such wonderful memories of the times I shared with your son and brother, and my best friend, Jay who left us at much too young an age. Not a week goes by when I don’t think of and pray for him. I miss him dearly to this day.

  4. Our deepest sympathies to you and your extended family on the passing of your father and your mother. I lived across the street with my parents on Landsdowne and I know my parents and your parents were good friends and neighbors. Sincerely, Kevin Brumleve and family

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