Published DateWALLINGFORD, Conn. — Audrey S. Hentz, 91, married to Donald N. Hentz for 66 years, died on February 27, 2013 at Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford, CT. She was born in New Haven, CT on May 26, 1921, daughter of the late Louis and Signe Samuelson Starbranch. She lived most of her life in West Haven, CT. Audrey is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Paul) Cran of Branford, CT and her son, Douglas Hentz, of Meredith. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Erica Lindblad of New York City, PFC Douglas Lindblad, stationed at Fort Campbell, KY and Alexis Cran of Branford; Maura Hentz of California; Taryn Hentz of Colorado and Trevor and Max Hentz of Meredith.
Audrey loved to read and knit, crochet, cross stitch, crewel, bead, and chair caning. She enjoyed many summers at Camp Iroquois on Lake Winnespaukee, New Hampshire. Audrey was a faithful parishioner at Bethesda Lutheran Church, New Haven, CT where for many years she was actively involved in the annual church fair.
A Memorial Service will be held on March 18, 2013 at 11:00 am at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 Saint Ronan Street, New Haven, CT. Interment will be private. Beecher & Bennett, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Masonicare Home Health and Hospice, 33 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492. To send a condolence please see www.beecherandbennett.com.