The Hamden Hall Development and Alumni Office would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the family of the late Franklin Howard Rose, Class of 1953 for remembering his alma mater in his estate planning. Franklin, who died Sept. 29, 2018, made a planned gift in honor of his late mother, Louise Clark Rose, who taught fifth grade at Hamden Hall in the mid 1940s. Known as "Howard" to his friends and family, he began his time under the pines in fifth grade and often spoke of Hamden Hall as a place he cherished.
Howard graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a teaching degree. He taught for a few years and decided to change his career path. In 1962, Howard moved to Florida to take a civilian post with the U.S. Army. His career with the Army spanned 30 years. Howard was instrumental in developing computer programming and email systems, earning him the Army’s Achievement Medal for Civilian Service for his “superior electronic mail support.” He later moved to Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife Jeanne Brossard Montaldo Rose.
Howard wanted to acknowledge the positive impact Hamden Hall had on his life. It was a “haven where his mind could grow,” he said. He was forever grateful to his teachers and Headmaster Stanley E. Taylor and his wife, Margaret, for the support he received during his time at Hamden Hall. “Hamden Hall gave Howard the intellectual finesse and knowledge he was made to have,” according to his wife Jeanne Rose. “This gift is straight from the heart of Franklin Howard Rose.”
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