Edna Talmadge

Edna (Strever) Talmadge, 94, of Naugatuck, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Beacon Brook Health Care Center of Naugatuck.  She was the wife of the late Harry William Talmadge, Jr.


She was born on August 23, 1923 in New Haven, daughter of the late Stanley William and Emma (Smith) Strever.  In her early years she worked at Waterbury Button and U.S. Time.  She married Harry “Bud” Talmadge in 1950. He developed his own business and Edna became the Secretary at Ta-la Bal Company.  When her husband passed away in 1977, she sold the business and went to work at Veam in Watertown, and worked there until her retirement.


She is survived by two daughters: Gwenn Fischer and husband George B. of Prospect, and Deborah Talmadge of Woodbury; five grandsons: Timothy Behlman;  Matthew Behlman;  Robert LeBlanc; Benjamin LeBlanc; and Michael LeBlanc; great grandchildren, Samantha; Madilynn; Emma Behlman and Colby Behlman, one niece and one nephew.

She was predeceased by her brothers Charles and Henry Arthur Strever.


A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm at Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Road, Prospect.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 2:00 pm until the time of the service.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her memory to: Prospect Volunteer Fire Department, Scholarship Fund, PO Box 7001, Prospect, CT 06712.