In Milford, Sunday, January 13, 2008, Thelma W. Pinski, 84, of West Haven. Widow of the late Walter Pinski and Herman A. Gagnon, Thelma is survived by sons Allan D. and Wayne C. Gagnon, both of West Haven. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Allan & Karen Gagnon, and Christina and Jason Gagnon. She was predeceased by sisters Wilma, Helen, Jessie, Allena and Susan MacFarlane and brothers John, Robertson, Hugh, and Smith Anderson MacFarlane. A daughter of the late Allan and Annie MacCallum MacFarlane, Thelma was born in Pictou Island, Nova Scotia, Canada on May 26, 1923. She had been a toll collector for the State of Connecticut in Branford, had worked for Silvers Pharmacy in the 1940's and had also worked at U.S. Motors in Milford and International Instruments in Orange. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of West Haven for 60 years, where she was a member of the Pebbles. Memorial Service Saturday, January 19, 2008 at The First Congregational Church, 464 Campbell Ave., West Haven at 11 a.m. Friends may call Friday, January 18 at BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven from 5-8 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to The First Congregational Church, Book of Remembrance, 1 Church St., West Haven, CT 06516.

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  1. A wonderful women, Aunt Thelma always had a smile for everyone and greeted them graciously. We will surely miss her warmth and the love she had for all of her family members-immediate and extended!

  2. Dear Mom, I Love You and I Miss You, and I shall appreciatte everything you ever did for Me and my Children, Jason and Christina. Love You Mom, Wayne

  3. Dearest Granma, I miss you so much, I dont know who too turn to now for help and advice and just a good laugh. I’ll always love you and appreciate everything you have ever done for me. Love Always, Jason

  4. Grandma, I’ll Love You Forever and miss You longer. You were more than a Grandmother to me, You were a Best Friend! I’ll miss how your smile could light up a room. I Love You Nana, Love Always, Christina

  5. I knew many of Thelma’s family when I lived on Pictou Island during the 1950’s and early 60’s. My father and mother were Vincent & Winnie Turple. I write Memories of Pictou Island for the Pictou Advocate. My prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Jason talked about you so much and I never got the pleasure to meet you. You’re a wonderful person with a very warm heart and will be greatly missed. R.I.P.

  7. Our condolences sent to the lose of one of ours, to their family and friends during this difficult time. Even though we never had the pleasure of meeting Jason spoke of her fondly and seems as her lessons of hospitality and respect were taught well. We here once again apologize for your lose. The Bettera’s and LaTrattoria Family with Love

  8. Sorry to read about Thelma’s death, we read her obituary in the New Glasgow news.We were Susan’s neighbours and I(John) worked with Thelma and Walter when they had the auction sale at Susan’s farm.Sincere sympathy to the family.

  9. Thelma you were so nice to welcome me in your house when I was with your grandson Jay I love you and Jay so much,now were together again Jay and I, I will forever take care of him for you and love him no matter. You used to make me dinner and you were always so kind I will miss you forever and always, love Jenn

  10. THELMA, YOU HAVE BEEN SUCH A WONDERFUL GRAMMA TO CHRISSI AND JASON, I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER AND APPRECIATE THAT YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE FOR THEM. YOU WERE ALWAYS SO GRACIOUS, WITH A WARM SMILE FOR ALL, YOU WILL BE MISSED.

  11. You were always a gracious hostess concerned with the comfort of your guests. Your family was obviously your only devotion and I am grateful for your kindness to Chrissy and Jason.

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