Our Obituaries

Nada Treadwell Green

February 29, 1944 - September 11, 2014

Nada Treadwell Green, 70 of East Hartford CT, passed away on September 11, 2014. She was born in Hartford, CT., on February 29, 1944. She had worked as a Nurse's Aide for many years. Nada is survived by sons; Robert, Brian and Darren Treadwell, daughter, Lasonia (Terry) Frazier, sister Odell Thomas Bokins, eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends...
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Lloyd Cashmere Bromell

January 4, 1969 - September 2, 2014

Lloyd aka Cashmere Bromell of West Haven, CT was born on January 4, 1969 in Georgetown, SC. He is survived by his parents Clarence and Ollie Bromell of Georgetown, SC, one (1) brother Clarence Bromell Jr., of Georgia, three (3) children, Cinquie Bromell of New Haven, Sharniece Reddick of North Carolina, Trayvon Bromell of Florida and a host of relatives and friends.
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Beulah Mae White Miller

January 16, 1932 - September 2, 2014

Beulah Mae Miller was born in January 16, 1932 to the late Herbert and Rosa B. White in Sampit Georgetown, South Carolina. She was the oldest of nine siblings. Beulah attended Sampit Public School in Georgetown County. At the age of thirteen, she became a member of the Eastern Star Masonic Lodge, the I.A.H. Club. She continued at Andrews Jr. High School. She relocated from Georgetown, SC in 1953...
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Lillian M. Whitaker

May 18, 1931 - August 31, 2014

Lillian M. Whitaker departed this life surrounded by family and loved ones on Sunday, August 31, 2014 after a long illness. She was born May 18, 1931 in New Haven, Connecticut to the late Uriah Norman, Sr. and the late Arleatha Norman. Lillian was married to the late Forest Whitaker, Jr. for over 50 years. To this union were born three children; Paulette, Forest III and April. Lillian...
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Leo John Francois

February 11, 1945 - August 31, 2014

Leo John Francois, 69 of Hartford, CT, passed away on August 31, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Brooks, LA., on February 11, 1945 to the late Nollie Francois and Albertine (Etienne) McCrorey of Hartford. Leo worked as a Welder in the Construction Industry. He had a great since of humor and was known to be a jokester who loved to party. Besides his loving mother...
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Tyland G. Jeffries

December 29, 1977 - August 31, 2014

Tyland G. Jeffries, 36 of New Haven, born December 29, 1977 to Allen B. Jeffries and Bettie (Cousins) Muhammad entered eternal rest on August 31, 2014. Along with his parents, he leaves to cherish his memory; step-father, Robert Muhammad; daughter, Tynae Jeffries; brothers, Darius and Gerald (Deneta) Fullwood; fiancé, Kate Coldren all of New Haven and a host of relatives and friends. He was...
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Gwendolyn Louise Buskey

April 24, 1961 - August 27, 2014

Gwendolyn Louise Buskey was born on April 24, 1961 in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Frank T. Buskey Jr. and Janie Benjamin Buskey. Gwen passed away suddenly in a car accident on August 27, 2014. Gwen and her family moved to New Haven, CT in 1966. She was educated in the New Haven Public School system. She was employed by the New Haven Board of Education as a Substitute Aide...
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Cleotha Walker Lippett

December 29, 1910 - August 26, 2014

Mrs. Cleotha (Walker) Lippett 103 was born in Colquitt, GA on December 29, 1910. She departed her earthly tabernacle on Tuesday August 26, 2014 at her residence in Windsor, CT surrounded by her family and pastor. She was the daughter of the late Captain Walker and Janie Mackey Burr. She was the wife of the late Chester Lippett and they were married for 60 years. The mother of Louis...
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Wendell F. Arline

August 26, 1940 - August 26, 2014

Mr. Wendell Franklin Arline of 137 Santa Maria Drive, Waterbury went on to glory Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by his loving wife Felicia Harris-Arline and family. Mr. Arline was born August 26, 1940 in Gatesville, NC, the son of the late Junious and Virginia Arline. He was educated in Hobbsville, NC. He was a member of Mt. Olive African Methodist Episcopal...
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Jane Roberta Cofield

October 9, 1930 - August 25, 2014

Jane"Nana" Cofield, 83 of West Hartford, CT passed away on August 25, 2014, at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Manhasset, NY., on October 9, 1930 to the late Robert Peters belonging to the (Possepatuck Tribe) and Ethel (Nelson) Peters belonging to the (Matnecoc Tribe). Nana loved music, back in the day her and her late husband William K. Cofield, Jr., sang in a band. Jane loved taking care of...
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Floyd M. Smith

September 19, 1937 - August 24, 2014

Floyd M. Smith, 76 of New Haven, born September 19, 1937 to the late Claud Smith and Armissy Harris entered eternal rest on August 24, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory; sons, Ted Smith and Jonathan (Rosa) Outlaw, both of New Haven; sister, Shirley Williams of NY; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by siblings, Chess Smith, Jay...
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Iris Felicia Maxwell

September 14, 1970 - August 22, 2014

Iris Felicia Maxwell, 43, of Hartford, CT passed away suddenly on August 22, 2014. She was born in Hartford, CT., on September 14, 1970 to George R. Maxwell of Bloomfield, CT., and the late Patricia A. Burrell. Iris was a High Honors graduate of Prince Technical High School of Hartford, CT. She attended Central Connecticut State University where she received her BS in Graphic Communications....
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Hector L. Williams

July 28, 1956 - August 19, 2014

Hector L. Williams, Jr., 58, of Hartford, CT., passed away peacefully at Bloomfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on August 19, 2014. He was born in Manassas, GA on July 28, 1956 to the late Hector Lloyd Williams, Sr. and Polly Loraine (Harris) Williams of Hartford, CT. Hector is survived by his mother Polly Loraine Williams, sisters, Brenda Slayton of Hartford, CT., Elaine Hairston of...
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Lucille Wallace

October 11, 1935 - August 18, 2014

Lucille Wallace 78, of Bloomfield, CT, passed away on August 18, 2014. She was born on October 11, 1935 the youngest of four children in Brundidge, AL to the late Gussie Lee Blake and Dinkins Lucious Hurt. She attended Pike County Schools in Alabama. Lucille worked for Royal Typewriter in Hartford, CT., and Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, CT. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 43...
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James William Engram III

January 3, 1964 - August 16, 2014

James William Engram, III, 50, of East Hartford, passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital on August 16, 2014. He was born in Hartford, CT.; on January 3, 1964 to the late James Williams and Barbara (Sutton) Engram Jr. James attended school in the Hartford Public School System. He worked as a Cook in the Restaurant Industry. James loved his family, he also loved to dance and cook. James...
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Earlene Ross Thigpen

July 11, 1938 - August 16, 2014

Earlene Ross Thigpen was born on July 11, 1938 to the late Eddie Ross, Sr. and Katie Cotton Ross in Darlington, SC. She attended Darlington Public Schools. Mrs. Thigpen was a member of St. Matthews UFW Baptist Church for over 40 years. For the past 43 years, Earlene resided in Hamden, CT. She was employed at New Haven Moving Equipment as a seamstress for 25 years. She departed this life after...
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Rosemary L. Meisner-Towles

June 12, 1937 - August 13, 2014

Rosemary Meisner-Towles, born June 12, 1937; a woman of beauty, talent and faith left this Earth on August 13, 2014 to join her daughter, Jody Meisner; father, Benedict Johnson and mother Mary Mazzacane. She leaves to behind her loving husband, Albert Towles; daughter, Christine Nape; son, Eugene Allen Meisner, Jr.; sisters, Dorothy Johnson Holohan and Deborah Johnson; a host of grandchildren;...
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Mark A Holland

January 15, 1958 - August 11, 2014

Mark Holland, 56 of New Haven, born January 15, 1958 in New Haven, CT to the late George and Cora (Thomas) Holland entered eternal rest on August 11, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory; son, Pierre Wright; daughters, Quiana and Kiama Holland; sisters, Carol Holland, Estelle Spearman; brother, George Holland; 4 grandchildren and host of relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his brother,...
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Johnny Fred Gaines, Sr.

March 15, 1945 - August 7, 2014

Johnny Fred Gaines, Sr., 69, of Bristol, CT., passed away at home on August 7, 2014. He was born in Americus, GA on March 15, 1945 to the late John B. and Anna Mae (Clay) Gaines. Johnny was a Truck Driver for the Board of Education for over 35 years. He loved going to the casino, hunting and fishing. Johnny was a very quiet and religious person. Johnny is survived by his sons, Johnny Gaines...
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Aldena R. Bright

May 22, 1922 - August 2, 2014

A LIFE TO REMEMBER Daughter ~ Mother ~ Friend ~ Sister in Christ Jesus Mrs. Aldena Rawlins Bright Mrs. Aldena Rawlins Bright, 92, entered eternal rest peacefully on August 2, 2014. She was born May 22, 1922 in the city of New...
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Gregg McFarland

July 25, 1952 - July 29, 2014

On Tuesday July 29, 2014, Gregg McFarland answered Our Heavenly Fathers call to come home. Gregg was the eldest of three sons born to the late Walter and Millicent M. (Van Beverhould) McFarland on July 25, 1952 in Queens, NY. He was a very bright, happy, loving and joyful child that was the center of love to his mother and father. As a child Gregg and his younger brother Jerome grew up in Far...
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Eva Mae Lattimore

April 3, 1942 - July 28, 2014

Eva Mae Lattimore, 72 of New Haven, born April 3, 1942 in Meridian, MS to the late Oscar and Eva (Whigham) Lattimore entered eternal rest July 28, 2014. Eva was employed at Yale New Haven Hospital for 30 years as a PCA in the Psychology Dept where she retired in 2012. She was a member of the Eastern Star and will always be remembered as a "Community Mom." Her life was her family who will deeply...
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Ben L. Brunson

December 25, 1938 - July 27, 2014

Deacon Ben L. Brunson, Sr., 75 of Hamden, CT went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was born to the late Joe Earl and Florence China Brunson, December 25, 1938, in Sumter, SC. He received his education in the Sumter County public school system. Deacon Brunson, as he is affectionately called married the late Almeta H. Brunson on July 21, 1960. Deacon Brunson was employed by...
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Leslie Eugene Russell

February 2, 1951 - July 27, 2014

Leslie Eugene Russell of Charlotte, NC, formerly of New Haven, born February 2, 1951 to the late Joseph Henry and Isabell (Johnson) Russell entered eternal rest on July 27, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory; loving wife, Marjorie Payne Russell; daughters, Ashlie Russell of New Haven; Tiffanie Russell of PA; sister, Frances C. Russell of Hamden and a host of relatives and friends. He was...
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Florence Elizabeth Caufield

September 17, 1935 - July 27, 2014

Florence E. Caufield, 78, of Bloomfield, CT., passed away peacefully on July 27, 2014. She was born in Raleigh, NC on September 17, 1935 to the late Alphonzo and Martha (Upchurch) Lewis. Florence spent many years as a Homemaker; she took care of her family's nutritional needs, cleanliness when it came to the household, assisted with their educational training and disciplining. Music was her...
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Arvel "Buddy" Rooks

September 6, 1939 - July 23, 2014

Arvel W. Rooks, "Buddy", born September 6, 1939 in Baltimore, MD passed away on July 23, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory; loving wife, Margaret King Rooks; son, Arvel Rooks, Jr.; stepsons, Donald, Jeffrey, Anthony King; stepdaughters, Juanita Teixeira and Denise Files; brother, John Rooks, Jr. and sisters, Florence and Rosalee Rooks. He was predeceased by siblings; William, Paul, Pauline...
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Daisy B. Smith

April 30, 1940 - July 21, 2014

Daisy B. Smith, 74 of New Haven, born April 30, 1940 in Orangeburg, SC to the late Jake Riley and Albertha Griddle entered into eternal rest on July 21, 2014. She was retired from the Visiting Nurse Association. She leaves to cherish her memory; son, Nathan Smith; daughters, Denise, Diane, Barbara Smith, Donchelle Fidalgo; brother, Joseph Riley; sisters, Julia Randolph, Effie Chambers; 27...
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Jane Elizabeth Nixon Gaddy

May 24, 1938 - July 21, 2014

Jane Elizabeth was born to Kenneth and Elizabeth Nixon, May 24, 1938. She graduated from Hill House High School , and attended Howard University. After, she married and began a family. Jane had six children, she was a devoted and loving mother, teaching all of her children to read before they were in first grade. She also taught bible school and loved to share her faith with her friends and...
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Lena Olive Cooper Cyrenius

February 12, 1925 - July 21, 2014

Lena Olive Cooper Cyrenius, 89, of New Haven, died July 21, 2014 at Connecticut Hospice at Branford. "Olive" as she was known by many of her friends and family was born on February 12, 1925, in Fifth Company Village, Moruga Road, Princess Town, Trinidad, West Indies. Lena is predeceased by her parents the late Louis Arthur and Ancil Mariam Woods Cooper. She is survived by her brother, Winston...
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Johnnie Mae White

August 19, 1931 - July 21, 2014

Johnnie Mae White, 82 of New Haven, born August 19, 1931 to the late Paul and Helen (Foster) Jones entered eternal rest on July 21, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory; son, Thomas White of New Haven; daughters, Karen White of New Haven, Pamela Fitzpatrick of Wallingford, Rhonda Hayward of Hamden; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild and a host of relatives and friends. She predeceased by her...
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James E Blanchard, Sr.

June 26, 1946 - July 20, 2014

James E. Blanchard, Sr., 68 of Waterbury, born June 26, 1946 in Waterbury to the late James W. and Pansy (Ferguson) Blanchard entered eternal rest on July 20, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory; wife, Barbara Blanchard; sons, James and Duane Blanchard; daughter, Tasha Blanchard; brother, Alfred Blanchard; sister, Linda Wiggins; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild, and a host of relatives and...
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Jill Monique Coles

April 5, 1964 - July 15, 2014

Jill Monique Coles, 50 of New Haven, born April 5, 1964 to the late Robert and Mary (Nash) Coles entered eternal rest on July 15, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory; son, Christopher Chapman; brother, Todd Coles; sisters, Gail Bagley, Lisa Moore, and a host of relatives and friends.
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Jeanette Tutler Hogan

March 31, 1940 - July 13, 2014

Jeanette Tutler Hogan, 74, of East Hartford, CT., passed away on July 13, 2014 with her loving daughter by her side. She was born on March 31, 1940 to the late Mamie L. Tutler Bethea and Benny McCallister. Jeanette retired from Pratt & Whitney after working as an Assembler for over 30 years. She loved to read books, to do crossword puzzles and playing cards. She is survived by daughter,...
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Tyshawn Rondell Crawford

April 6, 1986 - July 12, 2014

Tyshawn R. Crawford, 28, of Hartford, CT passed away on July 12, 2014. He was born in Hartford, CT on April 6, 1986 to the late Lee Anthony Bozeman and Shiraleen Crawford. Tyshawn leaves to cherish his memory one brothers, Alvin B. Crawford, Lee Bozeman, Jr., sister, Leeyah Bozeman, a host of other relatives and friends.
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Martin Smith

May 7, 1928 - July 10, 2014

Martin Smith was born on May 7, 1928 in Anderson, South Carolina to his parents Essie Vinson Smith and William Guy Smith. Martin moved to Hartford in 1952 where he settled with his young wife and family. The "Fedora" was his trademark choice of hat while, Martin would frequently "hit the road", as he was always on the go. His warming smile, calm demeanor and wholesome heart, is what made...
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Charles R Wooding, Sr.

January 12, 1953 - July 10, 2014

Charles Wooding, 61, of Hartford, CT passed away on July 10, 2014. He was born in Berwind, West Virgina, on January 12, 1953 to the late Otha Wooding, Sr., and Alonza Mae Carmichael. Charles served in the United States Army after which he worked as a Bus Driver for Connecticut Transit. He was a quiet very loving and caring person. Charles loved his children and loved to play basketball. ...
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Dennis Charles Matthews

May 1, 1946 - July 9, 2014

Dennis C. Matthews, 68, of Hartford, CT., passed away peacefully at home on July 9, 2014. He was born in Hartford, CT on May 1, 1946 to the late Francis J. and Georgiana (Countryman) Matthews of Hartford, CT. Dennis was the youngest of the first black triplet boys born in Hartford, CT. He graduated in 1966 from Weaver High School. Dennis worked as a Factory Worker for Fatner Barbarians in...
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Mae Belle Calloway

September 3, 1915 - July 9, 2014

Mae Belle Calloway, 98, of Windsor, CT passed away peacefully on July 9, 2014. She was born in Cuthbert, GA on September 3, 1915 to the late Mr. Shelley and Mary Lou (Mitchell) Shelley. Mae Belle was a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church for over 20 years. She worked as a Machinist for Arrow Hart and Hegeman, Inc., in Hartford, part time for JP Vincent School in Bloomfield, she also...
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Marjorie H. Diggs

September 26, 1921 - July 8, 2014

Marjorie Hodge Diggs, 92, of New Haven departed this earth on July 8, 2014 at Whitney Manor in Hamden, Conn. Marjorie was born on September 26, 1921 in Bridgeport, Conn to the late Zack, Sr. and Lucy Early Hodge. She was the wife of the late Henry Edward Diggs. She was baptized on May 2, 1934 at Messiah Baptist Church in Bridgeport. She leaves her children Linda Diggs-Gray of Modesto, Ca., Barry ...
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Andrew Rosemond, Jr.

January 17, 1953 - July 6, 2014

Rosemond, Andrew. Jr., of New Haven, CT, died on July 6, 2014 in his home at the age of 61. Born Jan. 17, 1953 in New Haven, CT, son of the late Annabelle (Burnette) and Andrew Rosemond Sr. Andrew graduated from West Haven High School. Upon his graduation Andrew "Uncle Buford" Rosemond Jr. worked at odd jobs as a technician. His love of music, fishing, antiques, wood carving, and playing the...
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Charold E Banks

February 21, 1953 - July 5, 2014

On Saturday, July 5, 2014, our beloved Sharon Banks passed away peacefully at Hebrew Home in West Hartford, Connecticut. Born February 21, 1953 to Mildred Banks and Harold Johnson, Charold E. "Sharon" Banks affectionately known as "Jazzy" was a loving, kind and spirited person with a zest for life and a love for God and family. Growing up, Sharon's mother was a great influence in her life...
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Patricia Ann Reddick

March 12, 1957 - July 1, 2014

Patricia Ann Reddick, 57 of New Haven, CT born March 12, 1957 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Earl and Wincie (Cobb) Reddick entered into eternal rest on July 1, 2014. Patricia was raised in Wolcott, CT and a graduate of Wolcott High School Class of 1975. During Patricia's teen years she was a member of the Mary Harrison Memorial Ensemble (a gospel choir), under the direction of Sister Mary English...
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Maude L. Saucier

December 10, 1926 - July 1, 2014

Maude L. Saucier, 87 of Sherman Pkwy, New Haven, born December 10, 1926 in New Haven, CT to the late Frank and Maude (Madson) Wiley entered eternal rest on July 1, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons, Donald and Dennis Saucier; daughter, Veronica Saucier; brother, Paul Wiley; 13 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. She predeceased by her husband, Louis Saucier; daughter,...
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Bre'Nyah Leona Gineyard

June 29, 2014 - June 29, 2014

Bre'Nyah Leona Gineyard, of Hartford, CT passed away on June 29, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Hartford, CT., to Nicole Wallace and Brandon Gineyard. Bre'Nyah is survived by her brothers, Brandon Gineyard, Jr., of Waterbury, CT; Tylon Butler, Jr., of Hartford CT; Naeem Gineyard of Hartford CT; uncles; Quinton Spicer of Vernon, CT; Timothy...
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William "Coach" R. Thompson

October 4, 1941 - June 29, 2014

William R. Thompson "Coach," 72, of New Haven, born October 4, 1941 in Fairmont, NC to the late Musethel Thompson entered eternal rest on June 29, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory; beloved wife, Joan Thompson; two daughters, Jacqueline Taft (Jonathan) and Vanessa Thompson; three grandchildren, Dominique Bowman, Paris Taft and Arianna Taft; brother, Gene Thompson (Shirley) of West Haven; two...
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Melrose Williams

July 19, 1917 - June 29, 2014

Melrose Williams, 96 of Hamden, born July 19, 1917 in Darlington, SC to the late Anderson and Mel (Simon) Flynn, Sr. entered into eternal rest on June 29, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory; sister, Anna Flynn of West Haven and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon Williams and 7 brothers.
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Vincent Elwin

April 6, 1954 - June 27, 2014

Vincent Elwin, of West Haven, born April 6, 1954 to the late Hubert and Cresida (Lake) Elwin entered into eternal rest on June 27, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory; brother, Clement E. Mitcham, of NYC; sisters, Eveta Elwin of NJ, Evana Elwin of SC and a host of relatives and friends.
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Lena Love Gomez

November 19, 1928 - June 27, 2014

Lena Love Gomez, 85, of Dixwell Ave, New Haven born November 19, 1928 in Lewisburg, West Virginia to the late David and Lettie (Shelton) Harris entered into eternal rest on June 27, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons, Samuel Gomez of West Haven and David Gomez of New Haven; daughter, Dorothy Gomez of New Haven; sister, Beatrice Wright of FL; 8 grandchildren; 19 great grand children and...
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Bernard Young

January 20, 1959 - June 24, 2014

Bernard "B" Young, 55 of Hartford, CT passed away on June 24, 2014. He was born in Hartford, CT., on January 20, 1959 to Sidney, Sr., and Mable (Jones) Young. Bernard attended Hartford Public Schools. He worked as a Security Officer at Tri-City Security Company. Bernard was a laid back mild manner person, who loved all ball sports except golf. Spades was his game when it came to card playing....
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Aqwan Rondell Huff

April 8, 1988 - June 19, 2014

Aqwan Rondell Huff, 26, of Hartford, CT., passed away unexpectedly Thursday June 19, 2014. Aqwan was born on April 8, 1988 to Natasha Huff and Gabriel Anderson with a devoted dad Antoine D. Jenkins Sr. Aqwan was educated in the Vernon Public School System. He played football for Rockville High School and as a youth played baseball for North-end Little League in Hartford. He graduated from...
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Alvin Hemingway

March 20, 1918 - June 15, 2014

Alvin Hemingway, 96 of Waterbury, born in Brittons Neck, SC on March 20, 1918 to the late Thomas and Golder (Gause) Hemingway went home to be with the Lord June 15, 2014. He was a retired U.S. Army Veteran of War. He leaves to treasure his memory a daughter Avis Hemingway (Jerry), 2 stepdaughters, Veronica Scott and Nellie West, a stepson William Scott (Judy), 1 sister Hazel Harrison, 12...
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Amir Kalon Tamel Stanley

April 22, 2014 - June 14, 2014

Amir Kalon Tamel Stanley passed away peacefully on June 14, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 22, 2014 to Shayna McGarrah and Arthur Stanley. Besides his parents Amir leaves one brother, Arthur Stanley, Jr., ten aunts; Tashawna, Shamaya, Shavonne, Meshalay, Joyce, Nikki, Michelle, Valerie, Denise, Debra, six uncles; Kendall, Calvin, Leonard, Robert, William, Nick, his...
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Kenneth M. Brown, Jr.

February 4, 1991 - June 11, 2014

Kenneth Maurice Brown, Jr., 23 of New Haven, CT departed this mortal life on June 11, 2014 while sleeping peacefully in his bed. He was born February 4, 1991 in New Haven, CT to Kenneth Brown, Sr. and Charlene Minder. He was the only boy of six children. At the tender age of 23, he understood what it meant to be humble and loving to all, through his upbringing at St. Matthew UFW Baptist Church...
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Tyron Leroy Taylor

May 24, 1981 - June 11, 2014

Tyron Leroy Taylor 33, of Hartford, CT, passed away on June 11, 2014. He was born in Hartford, CT to Douglas Taylor and Shirley Williams, on May 24, 1981. Tyron was educated in the Hartford Public School System. He was a quiet person who loved his family dearly. Tyron loved rapping, watching his favorite basketball team the New Jersey Nets, he was known to be a jokester and he loved to spend...
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Leroy R. MIddleton

March 8, 1942 - June 10, 2014

Leroy R. Middleton, 72, of New Haven passed away peacefully on June 10, 2014. He was born in St. Stephens SC on March 08, 1942 to Simon and Elouise (Gadsden) Middleton. Leroy retired from Mossberg where he worked as a Grinder. Leroy is survived by his sons, Leroy R. Middleton (Shelia) of Fredericksburg, VA; Darian L. Middleton (Stephanie) of Orange, CT; daughter, Michelle Middleton of New Haven,...
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Judith A. Walker

April 24, 1936 - June 10, 2014

Judith A. Walker passed at the age of 78, she was a native of Hartford CT. She graduated from Weaver High School in Hartford CT; she worked for the Hartford Club in various roles which eventually led to a position with CIGNA Insurance Co. where she retired after 25 years of service. Judith was an avid jazz enthusiast, known for her astounding alto and full bodied voice. She loved to sing, two...
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Richard "Kirk" Kirk

December 7, 1937 - June 9, 2014

Richard Kirk, "Kirk" 76, of Hamden, CT departed this life on June 9, 2014. He was born to the late George and Thelma (Williams) Kirk on December 7, 1937 in Albemarle, NC. Richard retired as a Machinist from Pratt and Whitney after 25 years of service. Richard leaves to cherish his memory daughter, Stacey (Kirk) Lewis of Hamden, CT; brother, Charles (Delores) Kirk of Maryland; grandchildren,...
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Willa J. Proter

October 5, 1926 - June 8, 2014

Willa J. Porter, 87, of New Haven, CT entered into eternal rest June 8, 2014 with family by her side. She was born to Charles E. and Ethel Mae (O'Neil) Porter on October 05, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY. Willa worked as a Bar Maid for Racebrook Country Club for many years. She had a great sense of humor; Willa could be bossy, very stylish, out spoken and enjoyed listening to Jazz. She leaves to...
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Derrick D. Fuller

May 30, 1970 - June 5, 2014

Derrick D. Fuller, 44, of Chesapeake VA, formerly of New Haven, CT, passed away peacefully at home on June 5, 2014. He was born in Wilmington, NC on May 30, 1970 to Joyce Fuller. Derrick spent many years working as a Carpenter for several contractors in the Chesapeake, VA area. He loved riding motorcycles, playing basketball and music. Besides his loving mother, Derrick is survived by...
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Terence C. Brown

July 30, 1983 - June 5, 2014

Terence C. Brown, 30 of Knox St., West Haven, born July 30, 1983 to Holbert Brown and Ruby Harriott Brown entered into eternal rest on June 5, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory, son, Terence Brown, Jr.; daughters, Ashiya and Jakayla Martin; brothers, Travis of Bridgeport and Holbert (Pete) Brown of New Haven; sister, Lisa Myers of South Carolina; girlfriend, Ebony Martin, and a host of...
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James W. "James Boy" Credle

September 22, 1947 - June 2, 2014

James W. "James Boy" Credle, 66 of Bristol Street, New Haven, born September 22, 1947 to the late James Mann and E. Christine Howard of Hamden entered into eternal rest on June 2, 2014. Along with his mother, he leaves to cherish his memory; son, Amos Jenkins; brothers, Robert Howard of New Haven, Christopher (Faith) Howard of Hamden, and Thomas (Lisa) Howard of New Haven; sisters, Evon Moore of...
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Coston Davis, Sr.

September 17, 1933 - May 31, 2014

Coston Davis, Sr., of Vernon, CT passed away peacefully, May 31, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 80. He was born in Red Springs, NC on September 17, 1933 to the late Lonnie, Sr. and Arlene (McDougald) Davis. Coston was for over 15 years a Trustee of Welcome Baptist Church under the Leadership of Rev. E. H. Bragg, presently known as Victory Cathedral. He retired from Metal...
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Samuel D. Foster

June 12, 1946 - May 27, 2014

Samuel D. Foster, 67 of New Haven passed away peacefully at home on May 27, 2014. He was the beloved Husband of Patricia Newton-Foster, preceded by parents, Samuel & Doris Foster. He leaves to mourn him, sons: Daniel & Akim Foster, Daughter, Carol Santana; Stepson, Davon Newton; Sisters, Margo Walton, Doris Reddick, Marjorie Fitzgerald, Betty Cruso, Brother: William Foster, 8 grandchildren and...
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Harold Leroy Setzer

November 12, 1931 - May 22, 2014

Major Harold (Haskel) Leroy Setzer, son of the late Glenn Setzer, Sr., and Mary Lawrence Setzer Whittle, born November 12, 1931 in New Haven, CT entered into eternal rest on May 22, 2014 in San Jose, CA. Loving memories will be cherished by his children; Harold David Setzer of New Haven and LaChelle Setzer Mullins (Thomas) of NC; grandchildren, David D. Setzer and Madison Mullins; sister,...
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Walter L Radcliffe

May 21, 1919 - May 22, 2014

Walter Lewis Radcliffe was born May 21, 1919 in New Haven, CT to Harry and Sadie Radcliffe, one of eight children. He and his family lived on Orchard Street and attended St. Martin dePorres Church. Walter took on the nickname "Mickey" after his favorite cartoon character Mickey Mouse, whom he loved to draw. Music was a part of the Radcliffe family life, his father belonging to an ensemble of...
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Daisy L Jenkins

February 22, 1921 - May 21, 2014

I have fought a good fight I have finished my course I have kept my faith II Timothy 4:7 We celebrate the home going of Mother Daisy L. Jenkins. She was born February 22, 1921 in Shellman, GA to the Late Ellen (Lovett) and John Frank Zackery she was one of ten children. Daisy with her family was one of the first families to worship at Welcome Baptist Church now known as Victory Cathedral. ...
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Kenneth Leroy Brockman

January 22, 1935 - May 18, 2014

Kenneth Leroy Brockman, of Manchester, CT passed away peacefully on May 18, 2014, at home. He was born January 22, 1935 in Kansas City, Kansas to the late William L. and Lois G. (Thompson) Brockman. Kenneth served our country honorably in the United States Air Force. He was employed with Hamilton Standard for over twenty years and also worked as a Counselor with The Urban League of Greater...
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Beverly Elizabeth Gomez

July 12, 1939 - May 17, 2014

Beverly Elizabeth Gomez, 74, of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully on May 17, 2014, at home. She was born in Hartford, CT on July 12, 1939 to the late James and Claudia (Harris) Gomez. Beverly was a Domestic Worker for many years. She was very sociable, a Missionary in her church, a spiritual person who always talked about the Lord. Beverly enjoyed reading, watching the soap operas; the Golden...
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Lena G. Pittman

April 6, 1962 - May 17, 2014

Lena G. Pittman, 52 of North Main Street, Naugatuck, born April 6, 1962 in Waterbury, CT to the late Alford and Cora (Dafney) Nealy entered into eternal rest on May 17, 2014. She will always be remembered as someone who never met a stranger and loved everyone she ever met. She leaves to cherish her memory; her loving husband, Shawn Pittman; sons, Terrel Nealy, Ernest Caldwell, Isaiah Freeman;...
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Ruth C. Ford

June 4, 1935 - May 16, 2014

Born on June 4,1935 in New Haven, Connecticut, Ruth May Curtis was the oldest child of Alberta Brown and James Harvey Curtis. Bright and protective, she often took care of her siblings, Lucille (Lolly) and James (Jimmy.) After the divorce of Ruth's parents, she lived with her Paternal Grandparents in Westville. Her youngest brother Albert (Al) came along as Ruth neared graduating from Boardman...
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Virgiree Moore

April 10, 1948 - May 15, 2014

Virgiree Moore of Hamden, Connecticut was born on April 10, 1948 in Salters, South Carolina, to the late Charlie Easterling Moore and Ruth Grannison Moore. She is the fourth child of eight children. She entered into eternal rest on May 15, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Virgiree attended public school in Charleston, South Carolina until the death of her father. After which her mother decided...
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William B. Gause, Sr.

May 20, 1951 - May 14, 2014

William Bell Gause, 62, of New Haven, CT, passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He is the son of the late Elroy Gause and Lula Belle Dozier Gause and the brother of the late Paul Gause (Anne), Martha Ann Gause-Vereen (Heyward), Calvin Dozier Gause (Carol), and Charlee Gause. Mr Gause leaves behind his lovely wife Glorestine (Fleming)...
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Julien L. "Poo" Morant

November 1, 1975 - May 13, 2014

Julien L. Morant "Poo," 38, of Warwick St., New Haven, born November 1, 1975 to the late Franklin Levi and Linda Morant of New Haven, entered into eternal rest on May 13, 2014. Julien was a member of Christian Union Full Gospel Outreach Ministries, Oriental Lodge No. 6, F&AM, PH, owner of Moe Love's Barber Shop on Lombard St and was employed with the Department of Corrections, State of CT. He...
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Kwame Anthony Beckford

July 4, 1969 - May 13, 2014

Kwame Anthony Beckford, 44 of Hartford, CT passed away on May 13, 2014, at home. He was born in Hartford, CT., on July 4, 1969 to the late Franklin Beckford and Elissa (Hermenta) Beckford of Hartford, CT; Kwame attended Fox Middle School and after graduating from Weaver High School Class of 1987 he began working as a Maintenance Man. He was friends with everyone, very sociable, an avid sports...
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James Carl Harris

February 7, 1945 - May 9, 2014

James Carl Harris, 69, of Hartford, CT, passed away on May 09, 2014. He was born in Hartford, CT., on February 7, 1945, to the late Andrew J. and Annie L. (Smith) Harris, Sr. He was educated in the Hartford Public School System. James had a love for drawing, dancing and baseball. James leaves to cherish his memory sister, Cheryl H. (Roger) Bell of Hartford, CT; sister-in-law, Margaret Harris...
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Ethel Mae Shaw

March 27, 1927 - May 9, 2014

Ethel Mae Shaw, 87 of Bloomfield, CT passed away on May 9, 2014. She was born in Hartford, CT., on March 27, 1927 to the late Newton and Dorothy Woodson. Ethel was employed as a Cafeteria Worker for Pratt and Whitney for many years. She was a loving and giving person. She loved to go out to eat with her family. Ethel loved to cook and always enjoyed a cup of Lipton Tea. She would love to watch...
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John W. Hoff

September 29, 1926 - May 8, 2014

John W. Hoff, 87, of New Haven, CT entered eternal rest May 8, 2014 at Branford Hospice. He was born to the late Rebbie (Adams) and William Hoff September 29, 1926 in Congaree, South Carolina. He leaves to cherish his memory; sister, Viola Henderson (Albert); and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was predeceased by brothers, James, Albert, Sylvester, and Walter Hoff.
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Rubina E. Watts

January 25, 1963 - May 4, 2014

Rubina E. Watts, 51, of Orchard St. New Haven, CT entered eternal rest May 4, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born to Nelister (Nixon) George and the late Rupert Sterling George January 25, 1963 in Marigot, Comm. of Dominica, West Indies. Mrs. Watts was very active in her church and enjoyed reading the bible. She was a humble servant of God and would often volunteer in outreach...
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Abraham Mose, Jr.

September 3, 1948 - May 3, 2014

Abraham Mose Jr., 65, of Valley St. New Haven, CT entered eternal rest May 3, 2014 with family by his side. He was born to the late Nettie Barr Mose and Abraham Mose Sr. September 3, 1948 in Kingstree, SC. He is the eldest of 14 siblings. As a child he attended Shiloh Baptist church where he was baptized. He attended Roosevelt High School in Lake Wales, FL. He was inducted into the army May 24,...
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Charles Rivers

October 8, 1918 - April 29, 2014

Charles Rivers, 95, of Bloomfield, CT passed away on April 29, 2014. He was born in Cordele, GA., on October 8, 1918 to the late William and Anna Belle (Bray) Rivers. Charles served as a Corporal in the United States Army; He retired from Aetna after 37 years of services as a Supervisor of Engineering. Charles loved spending his time with family, playing pool, bowling, cookouts and cards. He...
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Despri Darlene Grimes

July 9, 1954 - April 27, 2014

Despri D. Grimes, 59, of Hartford, CT passed on April 27, 2014 into eternal rest at home. She was born in Hartford., on July 9, 1954 to the late John "Pete" and Beverly (Grimes) Huff. Despri had a full life that brought her many happy times. She had an 18 year career in computers with Fleet Bank that is now Bank of America. She had many hobbies that she enjoyed doing such as, bowling,...
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Catherine McCall-Newton

June 6, 1930 - April 26, 2014

Catherine B. McCall-Newton, 83 formerly of Trumbull Ave, Bridgeport, CT, born June 6, 1930 to the late Richard and Martha (Monroe) Brown entered into eternal rest on April 26, 2014. Catherine was a member of First Baptist Church of Stratford for over 40 years where she served on the Usher Board and sang on the choir. She is a past Worthy Matron for the Order of Eastern Star. She will be...
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Kevin Douglas Hoff

April 16, 1959 - April 25, 2014

Kevin Douglas Hoff, 55, of Eastern St, New Haven, CT entered eternal rest on April 25, 2014. Kevin also affectionately known by his family as "Hank" was born on April 16, 1959. He was born and raised in Hamden. He is a graduate of Hamden High School, and also attended South Central Community College. He was one of three children born to Jane (Hughes) and the late Walter Hoff of New Haven. For...
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Ethnie B. Johnson

February 15, 1928 - April 21, 2014

Ethnie Bernice Johnson was born on February 15, 1928 in the Republic of Panama to the late Edith Albertha Trotman Austin and Harris Harrigan Austin. For many years she courageously battled health challenges. On April 21, 2014 Ethnie passed away peacefully. Ethnie completed her primary and secondary education in the public schools in Panama. She was also a trained seamstress who was sought out...
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Marie Estelle Hammie James

May 23, 1931 - April 19, 2014

Marie Estelle Hammie James, 82, a longtime resident of Branford, CT prior to relocating to Davisboro, GA entered into eternal rest Saturday, April 19, 2014. She was born to the late Amos A. and Mary Moore Williams May 23, 1931 in New Haven, CT. She was the beloved wife of Jessie James who predeceased her on March 31, 2014. For many years she was employed by Sero Shirt Manufacturing of New Haven...
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Governor McArthur Brown

March 11, 1952 - April 18, 2014

Governor "Mack" Brown, 62, formerly of Hartford, CT passed away on Friday April 18, 2014, in Wilmington, NC. He is survived by his beloved wife, Theresa (Womack) Brown, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Govenor Brown, sister, Cynthia A. Brown, brothers; Andrew, Iley, Michael, Reginald, stepchildren; Paul and Stephanie Womack and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Doran Thomas

July 10, 1956 - April 15, 2014

Doran Thomas, 57 of Mix Ave. Hamden, CT entered eternal rest April 15, 2014 at Arden House. He was born to Elsie Simons and the late Nolan Thomas July 10, 1956 in New York City, NY. He was a fan of the NY Yankees and enjoyed playing golf and listening to Jazz hits. He leaves to cherish his memory; mother, Elsie Simons of NY; loving companion, Sheryl Garrison; daughters, Kristin and Kelley Thomas...
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Harold Poncho Roebuck, Jr

July 9, 1953 - April 14, 2014

Harold Roebuck, Jr., "Poncho", 60, of Hartford, CT passed away on April 14, 2014. He was born in Hartford, CT., on July 9, 1953 to the late Harold and Essie Anderson Roebuck, Sr. Harold loved his family and fishing. He sang in the man choir for many years. He was a very vibrant and friendly person who will be missed by all who know him. Harold is survived by his loving fiancé, Denise...
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Shawn Dudek

July 29, 1964 - April 14, 2014

Shawn D. Dudek, 49, of Meadowbrook Court, West Haven, CT entered eternal rest April 15, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born to Esther and the late Peter Dudek on July 29, 1964 in New Haven, CT. She was a very joyful and caring woman who loved her grandsons dearly. Her humble personality will never be forgotten. She leaves to cherish her memory; mother, Esther Dudek; son, John Smith Jr.;...
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Ruby Lee "Pat" Harmon

April 27, 1941 - April 13, 2014

Ruby L. Harmon "Pat", 72 of Springfield, MA passed away on April 13, 2014. She was born in Charlotte, NC. on April 27, 1941 to the late Earnest and Katie (Robinson) Henderson. Ruby was an active member since 1972 and served as a Missionary with United House of Prayer for All People. She was a very artistic person. Ruby loved antique furniture, animals especially cats and to travel with her church...
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Carolyn "Big D" Glenn

January 9, 1948 - April 10, 2014

Carolyn "Big D" Glenn, 66, of Woodhouse Lane, Savannah, GA entered eternal rest April 10, 2014 with family by her side. She was born to Lester Eason and the late Elizabeth (Davis) James January 9, 1948 in Waterbury, CT. She had a humble sense of humor and enjoyed comedy and listening to old school R&B. She leaves to cherish her memory; father, Lester Eason; daughter, Catherine (Genene) McKnight ...
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Evelyn M Elliott

August 1, 1945 - April 7, 2014

Evelyn M. Elliott, 68 of Austin St, New Haven, born August 1, 1945 in Atlanta, GA, to the late Alfred Booker, Sr. and Elency Booker passed away April 7, 2014. She was retired from St. Raphael's Hospital. Evelyn enjoyed ceramics, listening to R & B and gospel music. She leaves to cherish her memory, sons, Jerome Monteeth, Jr., of East Haven; Matthew Monteeth of Hamden; daughter, Veronica...
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Josephine Chapman

January 7, 1944 - April 4, 2014

Josephine Sylvia Chapman, 70, Hamden, CT; born, January 7, 1944 to the late John and Rebecca (Scott) Sylvia, passed away April 4, 2014 at St. Raphael Hospital. She will be remembered for being family oriented, her love of animals, cooking and caring for others. She leaves to cherish her memory; loving husband, Sloan E. Chapman, Jr. of Hamden, CT., son; Sloan Chapman, III, grandson, Evan...
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Angela Bass

August 18, 1945 - April 3, 2014

Angela Bass, 68 of Hartford, CT passed away on April 3, 2014. She was born in Quincy, FL., on August 18, 1945 to the late Willie M. and Genevea (Sweet) Bass. Angela was a loving and nurturing person, who spent time mentoring others. Angela is survived by her sons, Lorenzo (Wanda)Bass of East Hartford, CT; Eric Bass of Bridgeport, CT; daughters, Sayvonna and Zina Bass both of Hartford, CT;...
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Annie L. Mitchell

May 31, 1944 - April 1, 2014

Annie L. Mitchell, 69 of Huntington St, Hartford, born May 31, 1944 in New Haven to the late Elbert Mitchell and Luisa Gomes passed away April 1, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory; siblings, Theresa Mitchell of Bridgeport, Anthony Mitchell of CA, David Mitchell of Hartford, Garfield Richardson, Jr., Agnes, Pauletta, Nancy Richardson, Gloria Rogers, all of New Haven; and a host of relatives...
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Delores A. Jackson

February 19, 1954 - April 1, 2014

Delores A. Jackson, 60, of Hamden, CT entered eternal rest April 1, 2014 with family by her side. She was born to the late Edna Jackson February 19, 1954 in Meigs, GA. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening. She leaves to cherish her memory; companion, Lester Coggswell; son, Lester Jackson Jr.; daughters, Jennifer Foster, Erika Jackson, Yolanda Foster; brother, Jimmy C. Cox; sister, Edra Rauls; 4...
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Catherine Moody

September 30, 1931 - March 29, 2014

Catherine (Moore) Moody entered eternal rest March 29, 2014. She was born to the late Philip Moore and Annie Thomas September 30, 1931 in Gryton, GA. Catherine worked effortlessly in dedicating her life to serving God. Her life motto throughout the years was, "If I can help somebody along the way, then my living will not be in vain." She leaves to cherish her memory; daughters, Annie Gaines,...
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Benjamin Prestley, Jr.,

January 23, 1934 - March 27, 2014

Benjamin Prestley, Jr., 80, of Hartford, CT passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014. He was born in Horry City, SC. on January 23, 1934 to the late Ben and Josephine (Rowley) Pressley. Benjamin served in the United States Army. He was a self employed Auto Mechanic. Benjamin loved to fish and listen to his favorite Sam Cooke music. Benjamin was a very outgoing and humble man. He leaves to...
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Kelwin A. Kennedy

March 26, 1962 - March 26, 2014

Kelwin A. Kennedy, 52 of Hartford, CT passed away on March 26, 2014. He was born in Hartford, CT., on March 26, 1962 to the late Arthur and Mildred (Brooks) Kennedy. Kelwin was employed with FM Facility Maintenance as a Dispatcher at the time of his passing. He was well known and well loved by everyone he came in contact with. He was a very soft spoken, happy person, who loved to compose...
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Taijhon Washington

December 15, 1996 - March 24, 2014

Taijhon Washington, 17, of New Haven, CT entered eternal rest March 24, 2014. He was born to Tishan Washington and Natasha Pettigrew December 15, 1996 in New Haven, CT. He enjoyed playing video games, listening to music and most importantly, spending time with his family. He leaves to cherish his memory; loving mother and father, Natasha and Tishan; brothers, Tyree Epps, Treyvon, Tishan, Tajuan,...
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