Shirley Ann Visel, 87, formerly of 2653 Whitney Ave., Hamden passed away January 31, 2007 after a long illness. She was born in Hamden, Nov. 27, 1919 a daughter of the late Raymond and Sarah Fitch Visel and was a lifelong Hamden resident and communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Shirley was a graduate of the former State Teachers College and taught in the West Haven School System for over thirty five years before retirement in 1977. She is survived by sisters, Arlene K. Vining and Elizabeth Cassidy both of Cheshire, a beloved niece, Wendy A. Vining of Wallingford and several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Raymond, Arthur and Edward Visel. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, Saturday, Feb. 3, at 8:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 9 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday prior to the Mass. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions may be sent to SARAH, Inc., Enrichment Center, 246 Goose Ln., Guilford, CT. 06437.

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  1. Shirley was a wonderful Aunt, all of the nieces and nephews remember the Easter Egg Hunts, the Button Button game and many other fun family times. I remember going with her to Forest Street School to help set up the room. I always think of Shirley when I hear a Harry Belafonte song or watch The King and I. I will always remember the many visits for tea at Whitney Avenue – I will always love and miss her.

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