Tuulikki Inkeri Andrada, 66, of Shepard Avenue, Hamden, passed away on September 9, 2006 with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of 35 years to Fernando B. Andrada. She was born in Lahti, Finland, on January 20, 1940, to the late Arvi and Tyyne Valli. Mrs. Andrada grew up in Finland and had a career as a pediatric nurse until in 1970 was asked by a professor at Yale University to come to the United States and take care of his premature infant. During her time in America she met her future husband. After returning to Finland for a year, she came back to marry Fernando and has been living in the New Haven area ever since. In her spare time, Mrs. Andrada enjoyed tending to her garden, reading, and greatly appreciated fine art and classical music. But most of all, she loved spending quality time with her family. Besides her husband she leaves her daughter, Fay Andrada of New York, her son Leo Andrada of Los Angeles, brother Seppo Valli and his wife Leena of Lahti, Finland, and niece Mira Sorvari and nephew Jori Valli, also both of Finland. Funeral arrangements will be private. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Avenue, is in care of arrangements. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Andrada name may be made to: Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405. To send a condolence, please visit www.beecherandbennett.com.

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  1. Dear Fernando, Fay and Leo, Tuulikki was a wonderful woman who always had a way to make us laugh. She made me feel part of your family whenever I visited and I really enjoyed her spunky and charming humor. We will never forget her and wish all the best to the Andrada family. We extend our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our warmest and deepest regards,

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Tuulikki’s passing. We shared many Shepherd Glen years together with Fay and my sons Steven and Michael. Fay and Leo, your mother was a great lady and I will always remember her. I send my best to your family.

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