CHESHIRE - Laura Clementsen, 89, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at her residence. She was the widow of Arthur Clementsen who predeceased her in 2008.
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She was born in Oct. 20, 1924, in Montpelier, Vt., daughter of the late Mary (Warren) (Burnham) Soper. Laura was a graduate of Woodbury High School, Post Junior College, and Southern Connecticut State University where she received a bachelor of arts, master of science and sixth year certificate. She served as a Ph M 2/C in WAVES during World War II. Laura was a school psychologist for the Bristol Public Schools prior to her retirement, and spent the last year as a columnist for the Cheshire Citizen. Laura was a member of the Yalesville United Methodist Church, the Hartford Lodge Sons of Norway. She also volunteered at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven.
She leaves behind a sister, Bettymae Bond; her brother, Lisle Burnham; nieces, nephews; a cousin; and many loving friends. She was predeceased by her son, Clark Clementsen; her brothers, Sid Burnham and MacWilliam Burnham; and her half-brother, Elmer.
A memorial service for Laura will be held Saturday, April 26, at the Yalesville United Methodist Church, 8 New Place St., Yalesville, at 11 a.m. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery, Attleboro, Mass. There are no calling hours. Donations in her name may be made to Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, 345 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT 06511, or to the Yalesville United Methodist Church, 8 New Place St., Yalesville, CT 06492. The Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 S. Main St, is assisting with the arrangements. To view these arrangements online, send a condolence, or light a memorial candle please visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.
Alderson Funeral Homes, Inc.
615 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
Published in The Record-Journal on Apr. 22, 2014