Natalie Ritchie VanHise, age 99, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 at her home with Seasons Hospice, surrounded by her loving family.

A lifelong Milford resident, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Anna Ritchie.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she is survived by her loving husband, of 77 years, Burton VanHise, dedicated son Errol VanHise and his wife Ruthann of Milford, grandchildren Trevor, Susan and Corrinne VanHise and nine great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, September 8, 2014 in Milford Cemetery at 2pm with Rev. Adam Eckhart. Donations may be made in her name to First United Church of Christ, Congregational, 34 East Main St., Milford, CT 06460. Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 Broad St., Milford is handling the arrangements.

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