October 22, 1908 ~ May 17, 2009
VERLIE MARGARET (DOYLE) KIDNEY Verlie M Kidney, 100, of North Haven, passed away suddenly and peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2009, during one of her frequent visits to Cape Cod . She was the wife of the late James A Kidney. She is survived by a son, James A Kidney of North Haven . Born on October 22, 1908 in Hartford , CT she was the daughter of William J and Margaret (White) Doyle. Her sisters Gertrude Simpson and Mae Smith predeceased her. She retired from the bookkeeping department of the Second New Haven National Bank in 1973. During the 57 years she resided in North Haven , she was a member of Saint Rita Church. In her early retirement years, she was an active member of Open Door at Spring Glen Church UCC. Verlie is survived by many dearly loved nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, and friends. Owing to her cheerful, caring, and congenial personality, several of her dearest neighbors and friends consider her an elder member of their families. Among her closest surviving relatives in Connecticut are Kimberly Smith, Karen Smith, Kristen Smith, Joanne Hetrick, Joan Kidney, and David Kidney and, in Virginia, Joan Gupton, James Simpson, and Jason Simpson. Highlights of her 100th year were a trip to Richmond , VA to attend and dance at her nephew's wedding and a surprise birthday party arranged by neighbors, friends, and family members. Friends may visit with her family at the BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Friday between 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM, before proceeding to a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in Saint Rita Church. Internment will follow in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Whitney & Evergreen Aves., Hamden. Contributions in her memory may be made to Saint Rita Church, 1620 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517 or to a suitable charity of one's choice.