Entered into eternal rest Wednesday December 27, 2006 at Ct. Hospice, Isa Atwater, 93, of 183 Hotchkiss Grove Rd. Branford. She was the wife and business partner of Louis C. Atwater who predeceased her in 1983. Mrs. A, as she was known to many, was born in Yalesville on January 26, 1913. She was a daughter of the late Hedley and Mary Jane Rowe. She was a graduate of Lyman Hall High in Wallingford, class of 1931. She lived in Branford for 66 years and was a partner in the Atwater Paving Company for more than 30 years. The family matriarch, she was a smart business woman and a hard worker, generous to a number of philanthropic causes, an avid gardener, an animal lover, a great cook, a creative designer of six homes in Branford, a highly perceptive listener, an intelligent conversationalist and a lover of ideas. She leaves two daughters, Edith Kane of Branford and Dawn Atwater-Haight of Stockton, CA. She also leaves five grandchildren: Kimberly Kane of Norwich, CT., Michael Atwater Stratton of New Haven, Richard Kane of Branford, Piper Isa Stratton-Gara of Pingree Grove, IL., and Wendy Stratton-Aleman of Corte Madera, CA. Great-grandmother of Sabra Drew Stratton, Nathaniel Hugh Stratton, Isa Ruby Stratton, Jack Stratton Gara, Caleb Michael Gara, and Sergio Atwater Aleman. Aunt of Ida Mae Iarusso, Mary Jane Obeir and Richard Rowe. She was predeceased by her brother, Richard Rowe of Durham, Ct.
A graveside ceremony will be held at Branford Center Cemetery today, Friday afternoon at 1:00. The W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 504 Main St. Branford is in care of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Ct. Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, Ct. 06405 or to the Sarah Endowment, 2488 Boston Post Rd. Guilford,Ct. 06437.
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