MCLEAN Charlotte L. McLean, age 100, of Shelton, entered into her eternal rest on Sunday, December 21, 2008 at the Birmingham Nursing Center. She was the devoted wife of the late Harry G. McLean Mrs. McLean was born in Derby, on September 26, 1908, daughter of the late Henry W. and Charlotte M. Pittis Bassett and was a life long resident of the valley. She was the first woman teller in the former Birmingham Bank in Derby and went on to enlist in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a nurse's assistant. She was a former member of the Second Congregational Church of Derby, the Derby Historical Society, and then became an active member of the Huntington Congregational Church, where she was a member of the woman's circle. She was also a volunteer for the Visiting Nurses Association. She is the beloved mother of Janice Curtiss, Harry D. McLean, and the late Russell M, and Alan D. McLean. She is the loving sister of Julia Lyon, and the late Henry W. Bassett III, William E. Bassett, Ellen Cookson and Elizabeth Nelson. She also leaves nine cherished grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to greet family at the Huntington Congregational Church, 17 Church Street, on Saturday January 3rd 2009 from 11a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Her funeral service will follow in the church at 12 p.m. with the Rev. John Collins officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery Shelton. At the request of her family memorial contributions may be made to the Huntington Congregational Church 17 Church Street Shelton, CT 06484, or The Derby Historical Society P. O. Box 331 Derby, CT 06418. The Riverview Funeral Home 390 River Road Shelton, has been entrusted with her arrangements. Leave condolences to her family at www.riverviewfh.com.
Published in Connecticut Post from Dec. 24 to Dec. 31, 2008.