Margaret J. Kelly DeFonse, 102, of Hamden, passed away on Jan. 17, 2013 at the Masonicare in Wallingford. Wife of the late Ralph R. DeFonse. She was born in Wallingford on March 31, 1910, daughter of the late Frank and Katherine O'Donnell Kelly. She was an avid bowler with the seniors in Hamden. She loved gardening, baking, knitting, crocheting and was very talented in all.
Mother of Marie Brunelle of Cheshire and the late August R. DeFonse; grandmother of Tracey (Jean) Post of Melbourne, Fla.; great-grandmother of Kelly, Kyle and Conner Post. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers and five sisters.
Services were held Jan 21, 2013 from the North Haven Funeral Home, followed by a mass of Christian burial at the Church of the Ascension. Interment was held Jan. 22, 2013 in Beaverdale Memorial Park Cemetery, New Haven.