CT Women of HOPE



Teal Angels

Ann K. Miller


"Ann will be remembered for her sense of adventure, her sense of humor, her generous spirit, her advocacy for person and animal alike, her love for bird watching and her love of life.” Ann became a Teal Angel at the young age of 63.

Wendy Lee Kirkland

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Wendy was an artist, a writer, a knitter, a reader, an avid gardener, cook, and baker. Wendy was a strong advocate of animals and loved her dog and cat deeply. her favorite place in the world was her church at Camp Calumet Lutheran in West Ossippee, NH. Wendy became a Teal Angel at the young age of 73.

Lydia Gagnon


"She had enormous strength and held on to this strength until the end. Her battle and strength inspired her family to continue to battle in her place."  Lydia became a Teal Angel at a young age of 52.

Margaret Taulbee


Margaret was funny, spontaneous, artsy, caring, a traveler... she took cruises every chance she got. She went to Australia three times. Margaret became a Teal Angel at the young age of 60.

Elisa Brayall


"Elisa had a strong desire to work with animals all her life, finally realizing her dream in 2007, when she became a receptionist at a local animal hospital in Middletown, Connecticut. Elisa served the community faithfully with her time, treasure and talent."Elisa became a Teal Angel at the young age of 52.

Melinda S. Cosman


Melinda lived most of her life in Manchester, graduating from Manchester High School Class of 1998. She was employed at the Portland Care and Rehabilitation Center. "Melinda Cosman is a real angel, so sweet and a devoted mother". Melinda touched the lives of so many people. She was a fighter. Melinda became a Teal Angel at the young age of 38.