Rose P. McLean, age 92, of High Rock Rd, Hamden, passed away July 19, 2009 at Harborside Arden House in Hamden. Rose is the widow of Allan L. McLean; mother of Linda & her husband Ronald Vanacore, Sr, of Hamden and the late Nancy McLean and grandmother of Ronald Jr. & his wife Alisa Vanacore of Hamden and Michael Vanacore of Middletown. Rose is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Born in Hamden on Dec. 8, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Ernest & Dorothy Peet Leuenberger. Rose's family would like to thank the Arden House staff, especially (4-AB) for the wonderful care and compassion they provided Rose in her time of need, and also her special sister in-law Charlotte Peet for everything she has done to help both Rose and Allan over the years. Relatives and friends may attend her Graveside Service on WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2009 at 10:00 AM in Hamden Plains Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2911 Dixwell Ave. Hamden, CT 06518.

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  1. Dear Linda and Ronnie – Please know that you and yours are in our thoughts, prayers and in our hearts always. In deepest sympathy, sincerely, Kib and Bev Dean

  2. Dear Family, We had the short time of knowing your mother .Sweet Rose. who was our Mother Delores Surato’s roomate at Arden House. Your mother was so dear and very sweet and gentle with our mom as well as the other residents she so tenderly wheeled in their wheelchairs.She would offer a gentle kiss and a touch on Mom’s cheek. I last saw Rose in her bed sleeping peacefully and I placed her baby doll in her hands to hold. Sadly, to learn days later she had passed. She is now at Peace and we were glad to have met her and had peace in knowing she and our Mom had a special bond. May you always keep the sweet fond memories close to you. Sincerely, Darlene & Eddie Surato

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