Harriet R. Markle

Harriet Ranger Markle, age 85, of West Haven, passed away peacefully at her home in Woodbridge surrounded by her family on December 3, 2010. Wife of the late William Markle. Loving mother of Robert (Patricia Walsh) of Fairfax, VA, John (Deborah) of East Haven, and Sandra (Joe Santos) of New Haven and grandchildren Jessica of Chicago, IL and Seth (Leanne) and great-granddaughter Olivia all of Seattle, WA. She is survived by one brother, William Ranger (Lydia) of Honolulu, Hawaii. She was predeceased by six brothers and sisters. Harriet worked for many years in the West Haven Tax Assessor’s Office before retiring in 1993. After retirement, she worked in the West Haven Public Library system. In her later years, she enjoyed traveling with her daughter, reading, and playing with her cats. She also loved the many Sunday dinners at her home with children and grandchildren.

Funeral service at the Mishkan Israel Cemetery, Jewell St., New Haven Monday at 11am. A period of mourning will be observed at the home of John and Deborah Markle in East Haven until 8:00 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 1579 Straits Turnpike, Unit C, Middlebury, CT 06762.

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  1. andrew & francette Hames said,

    12.05.10 at 1:12 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. May God bless you and give you strength in the days and weeks ahead.
    Time heals, and yet to say goodbye to a mother is something that stays in the heart.
    May angels keep you strong, and surround you when you feel sad.
    Andrew and Francette

  2. Carl & Andi Goldbaum said,

    12.06.10 at 9:43 am

    Our sincere condolences. We have the most fond memories of your Mom.
    Carl & Andi

  3. Valerie and John Carubia said,

    12.06.10 at 10:54 am

    John, Deb, and all the extended Markle family,

    We are so sorry for your loss and truly understand how difficult these last years have been for you all. We hope the comfort of so many great memories console you always. We remember Harriet’s bright smile and warm words all the way back to when we all first knew one another. Such a lovely lady!

    Wishing you sympathy and peace,

    Val and John Carubia

  4. Joan O'Connor Weber said,

    12.07.10 at 7:11 pm

    ……With deep sadness on the loss of Linda Mattei in November, and now Harriet Markel. We all had such wonderful times being together at the West Haven Public Library. I will always cherish those memories.


    Joan O”Connor Weber
    33 Richmond Avenue
    West Haven, CT 06516

  5. Bobby & Rose Costanzo said,

    12.08.10 at 10:07 pm

    John, Deb, and Family,

    We are sorry for your loss, and will remember all in our prayers.

    Warm Regards,

    Bobby and Rose Costanzo