Zena H. Pohlman, 77, wife of the late Irvin Pohlman, of South Shore Dr. East Haven passed away January 24, 2005 in Middlesex Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in New Haven daughter of the late Ludvic and Bertha Klein Hoffman and had resided in Hamden for 47 years before recently moving to The Village at Mariner's Point, East Haven. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Janice (Randy) Stone of Shutesbury, MA., June (Robert) Chan, of Fairfield, CA., Judy ( Paul) Petrulis of Higganum, CT., Joyce Pohlman of Austin, TX., a son and daughter-in-law John (Barbara) Pohlman of FT Meyers, FL., 8 grandchildren; Carrie & Timothy Stone, Lucien, Gregory & Aaron Chan, Daniel & Andrew Petrulis, Jessica Pohlman, and a sister-in-law Mabel Hoffman. She was predeceased by her two brothers William and Ernest Hoffman. Mrs. Pohlman and her husband were founding members of the Christ Lutheran Church of Hamden. She enjoyed gardening, a joy she passed on to her daughters. A memorial service and reception will be held on Friday January 28, at 10am at the Trinity Lutheran Church, New Haven. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden Memorial contributions may be sent to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 292 Orange St. New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. Dear Janice, I was shocked to find out that your mother had passed away, and I imagine that you were not prepared for this event. I am with you in thought and want to offer my support at this sad time. Wishing you strength and courage, until I see you again in Blaisdell. Love, MF

  2. I will miss my sister in law very much . We talked on the phone almost daily. She was a good person and accepted lifes changes as they came. My heartfelt condolescenes go to her children and family.

  3. My sincere condolences to Judy and her entire family. May you find strength and comfort in her memory always.

  4. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Judy and the rest of the Pohlman family. The best thing you can say about anybody is that they raised a very nice family — that certainly is true of Mrs. Pohlman. Joe, Ellen, Lisa & Mike D\’Aniello and Sue D\’Aniello and Sal Frumento

  5. To the family..so sorry for your loss. Zena and Irvin were dear friends for many. many years. I know that Zena had a wonderful spirit and was also a very happy person never letting her problems interfer with her friendship. we shall have her in our prayers.

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