Wilhelmina Morgan Conquest passed away on March 28, 2015. She was born in New Haven to the late William H. and Cora Hayes Morgan and lived in North Haven for many years. She was predeceased by her husband, George DeForest Conquest; siblings, Cora A. Wright, Jeanne B. Jones, and William H. Morgan, Jr. Wilhelmina graduated from Hillhouse High School and Southern Connecticut State College with a B.S., M.S. in Reading and 6th yr. Diploma in Administration-Supervision. She taught in the New Haven School System for thirty-five years. Wilhelmina was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma International, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, The Bella Tan Social and Anic Club, and the Hamden Women's Club. During her professional career she was given the Louise Williams Educational Service Award and was also presented with a Special Proclamation out of the Office of the Mayor of New Haven, citing her commitment to the educational needs of children. She leaves a host of relatives and friends. Friends are invited to visit with her family on Wednesday, April 1st at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 111 Whalley Ave, New Haven from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service in church at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place in Beaverdale Memorial Park directly after the service.

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  1. Rest in peace Mrs. Conquest. You were my teacher many, many years ago, and you held a place in my heart then and now. I am sure you have a special place in Heaven.

    To the family: my sincere condolences. She was special!

  2. My thoughts and prayers to the family. Mrs. Conquest was my kindergarten teacher at Abraham Lincoln, many years ago. She was so nurturing and kind, and made the transition from home to school a pleasant experience. I always remember her fondly. Rest and enjoy your eternal reward.

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