2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014


Our Obituaries

William "Bruh" Evans

March 16, 1941 - January 24, 2015

William "Bruh" Evans, 73 of New Haven, born March 16, 1941 in Wake County, NC to the late Joe Nathan And Della Mae Evans entered eternal rest on January 24, 2015. After 35 years, he retired from Tri-State Tires of Wallingford. William leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his loving wife of 58 years, Eva Evans of West Haven; sons, Stanley Evans, Reginald Evans, Tony Evans (Robin), Kenneth...
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Willie "Toby" Evans

March 15, 1958 - January 23, 2015

Willie "Toby" Louis Evans, 56 of New Haven, born March 15, 1958 in Durham, NC to William and Eva Evans of West Haven, entered eternal rest on January 23, 2015. Willie will always be remembered for his love of family. He adored his mother and admired his father, who he called, "Pop." Although Willie never had biological children, he always treated his nieces and nephews as his own. Willie leaves...
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Jeannie Biggs

August 19, 1969 - January 20, 2015

Jeannie Biggs, 45 departed this life on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Hartford Connecticut. Jeannie Biggs was born on August 19, 1969 in Hartford, CT., to the late Leola Mae Sutton and Harrison Biggs of Hartford, CT. She attended Hartford Public Schools. Jeannie worked in retail in her early years. Jeannie was a very loving devoted person. She loved to cook, listen to music and dance. ...
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Charles L. Hubbard

February 26, 1951 - January 19, 2015

Charles L. Hubbard Jr. born February 26, 1951, to the late Charles and Rebecca Hubbard in Nottoway, Va. transitioned from this life on January 19, 2015 in New Haven, CT. Charles graduated from James Hillhouse High School where he played football. He worked at various restaurants as a chef. He also worked at Edge of the Woods Whole Foods Market where he met and touched the lives of many. He loved...
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Shirley Lee

January 18, 1950 - January 19, 2015

Shirley Lee, 65, of New Haven born on January 18, 1950 in Camden, SC to the late Ruben Lee, Sr. and Sarah (Kelly) Lee, passed away January 19, 2015 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She will be remembered for her civic service as a postal mail carrier for the United States Post Office. Past times she enjoyed were listening to classic Bob Marley and watching jai alai games. She leaves to cherish her...
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William A. Jackson III

December 7, 1955 - January 18, 2015

William A. Jackson, Jr., 59 born December 7, 1955 in New Haven, CT to the late William A. Jackson, Sr and Melcena (Bailey) Jackson of Hamden entered eternal rest on January 18, 2015. He had for Greyhound for many years. He leaves to cherish his memory; wife Donna Barrow of MD; son William A. Jackson, III of MD; brother Wayne (Rosalind) Jackson of Hamden;cousin Charles (Verna) Goodwyn,...
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Frank Lee, Jr.

October 29, 1953 - January 16, 2015

Frank Lee, Jr., 61, born October 29, 1953 in New Haven, CT., to the late Frank Lee, Sr. and Betty Ann (Barrow) Lee, passed away January 16, 2015. He leaves to cherish his memory brothers, Larry Barrow of Florida; Robert (Linda) Lee of New Haven; Timothy (Delores) Lee of West Haven; god brother, Robert Rice, many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Besides his parents Frank was...
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Lisa Mayo Tinney

November 27, 1964 - January 16, 2015

Lisa Lorraine Mayo Tinney, 50, born on November 27, 1964 in Richmond, VA to Dr. Reginald and Patsy (Wallace) Mayo, entered eternal rest on January 16, 2015. The first thing one noticed about Lisa was the beautiful infectious smile, with which she greeted everyone. Her closest family and friends remember her as a terrific host who went the extra mile to make her guests comfortable. Lisa was an...
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Elizabeth C Brevard

January 3, 1929 - January 16, 2015

Elizabeth Christine Brevard, 86 of New Haven, born January 3, 1929 in Camden, SC to the late James Evans and Rosa Lee (Allen) Thompson entered eternal rest on January 16, 2015. Elizabeth worked as an Information Specialist for many years at CT Transit. Prior to her years at CT Transit she worked as a nurse assistant at Winchester School, New Haven. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons,...
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Melvin H. Younger

February 28, 1926 - January 15, 2015

Melvin H. Younger, 87 of New Haven born February 28, 1926 in Kyle, West VA to the late Edward and Minnie Younger entered eternal rest on January 15, 2015. He was a retired Coal Miner for over 20 years and also retired Tractor Trailer Driver for Stop & Shop for 25 years and a retired WW II Veteran from the U.S Navy. Melvin leaves to cherish his memory, His loving wife of over 66 years Frances:...
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Willis A Brooks

November 6, 1936 - January 13, 2015

Willis Albert Brooks- was born November 6, 1936 in New Haven, CT to the late Luke and Alberta Brooks (Reeves). He was educated in the New Haven Public School system. Willis worked for Saint Raphael's Hospital for over 20 years. He was very athletic and excelled in swimming and soccer. Willis was a social butterfly just like his mother. He enjoyed doing jig saw puzzles in his free time. Willis...
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Robert L. Gay

December 23, 1932 - January 12, 2015

Robert L. Gay, 82 born December 23, 1932 in Farmville, NC to the late Albert and Odessa (Joyner) Gay entered eternal rest on January 12, 2015. He leaves to cherish his memory; daughters, Andrea Gay of Hamden, Brenda Gay of NC, Debra Jean Bridges of NY; brothers, John Gay of NY, Albert Gay of NY, Richard Gay of West Haven, Rudy Gay of MD; sisters, Patricia Williams of NY, Rose Kollie of NY,...
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Harrison Douglas Bonner

November 13, 1939 - January 12, 2015

Retired Pastor, Dr. Harrison Douglas Bonner, 75, peacefully departed from Beacon Health Center on January 12, 2015 to follow the Good Shepherd. His unfailing belief propelled him while his soul anticipated the promised "rest". Not long after his birth to Ira and Essie Belle Bonner, in Fairhope, Alabama on November 13, 1939, Dr. Bonner soon began to pursue the Good Shepherd resulting in his...
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Linda D. Cohens

April 10, 1964 - January 11, 2015

Linda D. Cohens, 50, of Hamden born April 10, 1964 in New Haven, quietly passed away on January 11, 2015 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Linda worked, for 18 years, as a firefighter and paramedic for the City of New Haven. She was the second black female paramedic in New Haven's history and a member of the New Haven Firebird's Society. Linda was appointed to cadet at the New Haven Regional Fire...
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Paula Ree Cash

December 10, 1951 - January 10, 2015

Paula R. Cash, 63, of New Haven born on December 10, 1951 to Paul and Katie Jones-Rigbee of New Haven, passed away January 10, 2015 at YNHH. She will be remembered for her caring occupation as a CNA at Mary Wade as well as being a graduate of Gateway Community College. Some pastimes she enjoyed were social media, playing cards, scrabble, crocheting, and most especially being with her grandchild....
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Eugene Teague

September 23, 1938 - January 10, 2015

Eugene Teague, 76, of New Haven born on Sept. 23, 1938 to the late Bishop Walter Teague and Betty (Green) Teague, passed away January 10, 2015 at West Haven Paradigm. He will be remembered as a veteran for his honorable service in the United States Army and for his skilled trade as an Ironworker with the Local 15 & 424 Iron Workers Union in Meriden, CT. He leaves to cherish his memory loving...
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Celeste Y Davis

March 21, 1955 - January 8, 2015

Celeste Yvette Davis of Hamden, CT was called home to be with the Lord on January 8, 2015. Celeste was born on March 21, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Hiran and Rebecca Davis. In 1979 Celeste moved to New Haven, CT. She received her early education from the Philadelphia public school system and her Bachelor's Degree from West Virginia State College, her Master's Degree from Southern...
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Abraham Williams

May 10, 1933 - January 8, 2015

Abraham Williams, Jr. was born in New Bern, NC on May 10, 1933 to the late Abraham Williams and Sarah McClease Williams. At an early age of 12, at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Abraham accepted Christ as his personal savior, and later served as a Sunday School Teacher. He was educated through the New Bern City School System and graduated from West Street School in 1952. After graduation,...
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Corinne A. "Auntie" Redmond

March 7, 1919 - January 7, 2015

Corinne A. Redmond (Auntie), 95, of New Haven born on March 7, 1919 to the late Kenneth R. Redmond and Lillian (Hicks) Redmond, passed away on January 7, 2015 at CT Hospice in Branford. Corinne will be remembered for her work as an Administrator at the Department of Public Information for the City of New Haven. She most enjoyed listening to jazz and was a devoted swimmer, but most especially, she...
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Mary Molli Oliver

December 27, 1948 - January 6, 2015

Mary Molli Oliver, 66 of Htfd, passed away on January 6, 2015. She was born in Whiteville, NC, on December 27, 1948 to the late James and Dorothy (Coleman) Oliver. Mary is survived by her son Jerome (Carol) Cade, four brothers, three sisters, twelve grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Julia Mae McKenzie Mink

October 8, 1922 - January 6, 2015

Julia Mae (McKenzie) Mink, 92 of East Hartford, CT, passed away on January 6, 2015. She was born in Ellaville, GA., on October 8, 1922 to the late John and Addie (Bronson) McKenzie. Julia had worked as a Care Taker for Senior Homes. Julia was a life long member of Hopewell Baptist Church of Windsor, CT. She also was a stay at home mom who raised seven children. Julia was a very sociable person...
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Lorenza Hall

December 29, 1942 - January 5, 2015

Lorenza Hall, 72, of New Haven born on December 29, 1942 to the late James Hall and Claretha (Hagans) Hall, passed away January 5, 2015 at St. Raphael's Hospital. He will be remembered for his noble work as a fireman for Pratt and Whitney. He leaves to cherish his memory wife Christine Hall, children Celesti Hall, Charles (Sharon) Traylor of Arizona, Tonja Carbral of No. Haven, Tammie Sargent and...
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Elmer Huckaby

November 1, 1940 - January 4, 2015

Elmer L. Huckaby Sr., 74, of West Haven born on November 1, 1940 in New Haven was the first child born in the Elm Haven Housing projects to the late Eugene Huckaby, Sr. and Annie (Smith) Huckaby. Elmer passed away January 4, 2015 at Arden House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He will be remembered for his skilled work as a machinist at U.S. Repeating Arms; as well as O.F. Mossberg and Sons Gun...
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Anita L Huff

December 11, 1958 - January 4, 2015

Anita L. Huff, 56, of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully at home on January 4, 2015. She was born in Hartford, CT on December 11, 1958 to the late Norman O. and Dorothy (Davis) Huff, Sr. Anita was a graduate of Bloomfield High School class of 1976. She had worked as a Housekeeping Aide for Hartford Hospital. Anita loved her family she was kind, loving and cared about everyone. Anita was an...
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Annie Ruth Gant

November 20, 1963 - January 3, 2015

Annie Ruth Gant, 51, of Hartford, CT., passed away on January 3, 2015. She was born in Norwich, CT on November 20, 1963 to the late George and Rosemary Gant, Jr. Annie is survived by her son, Donnell Gant, Jr., brothers: Clarence Gant, Dennis Gant, sisters; Georgiamae Gant, Bettie Gilmore(Gant), Shirley Gant, Theresa Gant, Sandra Cobbs, a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews,...
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Richard Rawlins

November 19, 1929 - January 3, 2015

Richard R. Rawlins, son of the late Rufus and Beatrice Newsome Rawlins, passed away on Saturday January 3, 2015 at the St. Raphael's Campus of the Yale New Haven Hospital. An Episcopalian all his life, Richard was a parishioner of St. Luke Episcopal Church where he was a choirboy in his youth and became the Church Treasurer several years later. He attended local schools, graduating from James...
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Hezzie J. Young

May 6, 1922 - January 2, 2015

Hezzie J. Young, 92, of Northford, born on May 6, 1922 in Newberry, S.C to the late Jerry Young and Cora (Farrow) Young, passed away January 2, 2015 at Connecticut Hospice. Hezzie will be remembered as a Veteran in the United States Air Force and for his work as a truck driver after leaving the military. In his downtime he enjoyed playing checkers and was an avid hunter. He was a member of...
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Alonzo H Wright

January 1, 2015

Alonzo Wright, 82, of New Haven born on December 23, 1932 in Pineland, SC to the late Lonnie Wright and Artlee Powers-Wright, passed away January 1, 2015 at Arden House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He will be remembered as a veteran of the United States Army; after separation from the military Alonzo pursued self-employment as a truck driver, as well as becoming a Mason member. He enjoyed,...
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Rainey Randolph

January 1, 2015

Rev. Rainey Randolph of Stratford born in Charleston, S.C. to the late Rainey Randolph Sr. and Viola (Jennings) Randolph, passed away January 1, 2015. He will be remembered for his work as a program director at the State of Connecticut Dept. of Correction's halfway houses. He also held the position of assistant pastor at New Covenant Church of God. He leaves to cherish his memory loving wife...
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Joe Mathis

November 14, 1936 - December 30, 2014

Joe Mathis, 78 of New Haven, born November 14, 1936 to the late Judge and Annie (Tarver) Mathis passed away on December 30, 2014. Joe was an owner of a community garden on Stevens Street, New Haven where he will be missed dearly. He leaves to cherish his memory; brother, Jessie Mathis of New Haven; sisters, Alma Mathis of New Haven, Mary Ann Blackman, Annie Lee Dunlap, Farah Mathis, MaryLou...
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Eric G. Edmonds

July 15, 1965 - December 30, 2014

Eric G. Edmonds, 49, passed away unexpectedly on December 30, 2014. He was born in New Haven, CT July 15, 1965 to the late John A. and Joan (Jaynes) Edmonds of Hamden. Eric received his early education from the Hamden Public School System and graduated in 1983 from Hamden High School. He completed two years at Morgan State University prior to obtaining his computer science certification from...
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Dorothy W Harper

July 6, 1935 - December 27, 2014

Dorothy Harper was born on July 6, 1935, in her grandmother's house at 20 Young Street on Staten Island, NY, to the late Mr. Pierre Metrash Williams and Mrs. Emily Dixon Williams. The family moved to Brooklyn in 1936 where they remained for five years. The family's next move was to New Haven in 1941 where Dorothy remained. Dorothy (Dottie), as she was affectionately called, started school in...
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Lillian Edwards

August 19, 1928 - December 26, 2014

Lillian W. Edwards, 86 of New Haven, entered peacefully into eternal rest on December 26, 2014 at Saint Raphael's campus of Yale- New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut with her family by her side. Lillian affectionately known as "Lily White" and "Mother Lily," was born in Greenville, North Carolina August 19, 1928 to the late Henry and Marion Freeman of Greenville, North Carolina. She is...
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Ola Mae Smith

September 9, 1919 - December 25, 2014

Ola Mae Smith, 95, of Bloomfield, CT passed away peacefully on December 25, 2104. She was born in Buena Vista, GA on September 9, 1919 to the late Cullen and Rainey (Scott) Dunkin. Besides her parents Ola was predeceased by sons, Floyd and Jessie Dunkin and one brother.
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Harriet Ervin Beckett

August 16, 1955 - December 24, 2014

Harriet Ervin Beckett was born on August 16, 1955 in New Britain, CT. She was the beloved daughter of Robert L. Ervin and Verdell V.(Jones) Ervin. Harriet departed this life on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Harriet worked for 15 years at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as a jet engine parts inspector where she was awarded for her excellence in identifying possible imperfections to the parts that...
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Larry A Pinkard

October 7, 1948 - December 23, 2014

Larry A. Pinkard, 66, of Hamden, born on October 7, 1948 in Chattanooga, TN to the late James E. Pinkard and Bessie (Sorrells) Pinkard, passed away December 23, 2014. He worked for some time as an electrician for North East Utilities. He was also an avid listener of gospel. He leaves to cherish his memory loving wife Madeline Pinkard, daughters Patricia Rice of North Carolina, Deneen A. Dixon of...
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Jerry Riddick

March 22, 1931 - December 22, 2014

On December 22, 2014, Gerald Carl (Jerry) Riddick, Sr. entered his Eternal Rest. He was born on March 22, 1931 to the late Ruth (Hinton) Granby and William Riddick in Brooklyn, NY, and was raised in Gates County, NC. He came to Waterbury, CT in 1953. Jerry married Sally (Booker) Riddick on October 29, 1955. Jerry was very active in the Waterbury community. He was a member of Grace Baptist...
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Lamar Robinson

August 5, 1955 - December 21, 2014

Lamar Robinson Jr. was born August 5, 1955 to the late Lamar Robinson Sr. and Edith Robinson of New Haven, Connecticut. He departed his life on Sunday December 21, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Lamar (Sunny) was predeceased by his brother Paul, and sister Sharon. He leaves to cherish his precious memories, his mother, Edith Robinson, his son; Carmello Dekane and daughter in-law Ericka, and...
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Ardie Gooch

November 16, 1942 - December 19, 2014

Ardie Gooch, 72 of West Haven, born to the late Willie Walker and Ella Mae Daniels Huggins, entered eternal rest on December 19, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons, Richard Walker, Myron Gooch; daughters, Roxanne Green, Pamela Walker; brother, Willie Huggins; sister, Geraldine Anderson; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
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Mabel Y Jones

November 15, 1930 - December 19, 2014

Mabel Y. Jones of Branford, CT passed away on Friday, December 19, 2014 at Connecticut Hospice at the age of 84. She was born on November 15, 1930 in Kyle, West Virginia to the parents of the late Edward Younger and Minnie Worthen Younger. She was the loving wife of the late William G. Jones to who she was married to for 62 years. She worked as a factory worker for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 30...
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Myron T. Leach

January 5, 1966 - December 18, 2014

The gates of heaven opened and very peacefully welcomed this loving father, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend home on Thursday December 18, 2014. Myron Timothy Leach also known as Roach the son of the late Milton Water and Mary Foster-Leach was born on January 5, 1966 in Hartford, CT. Sly My-Ty as he was affectionately known as by close friends attended Hartford Public High School in the...
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Victoria Burton

October 4, 1920 - December 17, 2014

Victoria R Burton, was born October 4, 1920 in Savannah Georgia to the late Joe and Rosa Roberts {James). Victoria grew up with her four siblings in the South until her late adolescence when she moved up North. Victoria relocated to Danielson, Connecticut where she found work in a local factory. In the 1940's she moved to Hartford, CT, where she met, William J Burton. Victoria and William...
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Ronald Oliver Campbell

March 2, 1936 - December 17, 2014

Ronald Oliver Campbell, 78of Hartford, CT, passed away on December 17, 2014. He was born March 2, 1936 in St. Elizabeth, JA. Ronald had worked in the Construction Industry. He loved to play cricket, dominoes and to socialize with his family and friends. Ronald was a well loved, kind man with a good heart. He is survived by daughter, Paula Campbell of Hartford; sons; Calvin, Bryan, O'Neil...
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Nancy Joan Maraj-Hernandez

March 2, 1960 - December 14, 2014

Nancy Joan Maraj Hernandez born on March 2, 1960, was a beloved mother, wife, and friend. She is survived by her spouse, Angel Hernandez, two children, Camille and Richard Lavache, four step children, Matthew, Angel Jr., Peter, and Kyle Hernandez, and sister, Jean Ashbury. Both her mother, Basso Narine, and father, Ramroop Maraj, are deceased. Nancy truly was an angel created and sent down to...
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Carmen Lidiá Melendez-Perez

October 25, 1932 - December 14, 2014

Carmen Lidiá Melendez-Perez, 82, of New Haven, CT passed away peacefully on December 14, 2014. She was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, on October 25, 1932 to the late Isabelo Melendez and Teresa Flores. Carmen is survived by her daughters; Wanda Roman-Melendez, brothers, Audelino Melendez Perez, Eddie Melendez Perez, sister, Hilda Delia Melendez Perez, fifteen grandchildren, ten great...
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Leroy Hatfield

December 12, 2014

Leroy Hatfield, 91, of West Haven; born August, 1923 to the late James Dukes and Annie Hatfield Dukes, passed away December 12, 2014. He retired from Milford School Systems in 1992 where he worked as a school teacher. Some hobbies he enjoyed were cabinet making, macramé, gardening, and fishing; he also loved to travel. He leaves to cherish his memory wife of 60 years Eunice (Forbes) Hatfield...
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Clifford E Pittman

April 1, 1941 - December 10, 2014

Clifford Earl Pittman, 73, of Hamden; born on April 1, 1941 to the late Henry and Rosella (Williams) Pittman, passed away December 10, 2014. He retired as a plumber from Hungerford's Pump Services located in North Haven. He will be remembered for his love of fishing, bowling, and "Big Band" jazz. He also enjoyed the casino in his spare time. He leaves to cherish his memory wife; Valerie...
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Miss Monique Lewis

December 10, 2014

Miss Monique "Spruill" Lewis, 42, of New Haven, CT departed from this life on December 10, 2014 after a long battle of breast cancer. She was an employee of Yale University. She leaves to mourn her husband Christopher Lewis, Sr., sons Christopher Lewis, Jr. & DeAndre Lewis, and daughter DaMonique Lewis. Granddaughter Aubrii Lewis and Grandson Levi Lockett. Mother MaryAnn Stewart and Mother-in-...
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Margaret Brock

March 9, 1932 - December 9, 2014

Margaret Brock, 82, of Hartford, CT., passed away on December 9, 2014 with her loving family by her side. She was born on March 9, 1932 to the late John S. and Elizabeth (Garner) Greene. Margaret was a loving and caring grandmother who raises her grandchildren. She was very domesticated and loved to cook; Margaret loved reading mystery books, crossword puzzles, doing jigsaw puzzles and...
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Betty M. Dyett

November 15, 1924 - December 9, 2014

Betty M. Dyett (affectionately known as Nannie), 90, the daughter of the late Sidney & Elva Johnston, was born in Worcester, MA on November 15, 1924. She departed this life on December 9, 2014 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus. After completing her secondary education, she enrolled at Mercy School of Nursing in Pennsylvania. While there, she met the love of her life, future...
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Alfed J McAlpine

April 25, 1945 - December 8, 2014

Alfred J. McAlpine, 69, of New Haven; born April 25, 1945 to the late William L. McAlpine Sr. and Eva Carol Pierce, passed away December 8, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He will be remembered as a veteran of the United States Army. He leaves to cherish his memory brother William (Mable) McAlpine Jr. of Clinton; sisters Anna Nunez of Florida, Carol Bozeman of New Jersey, Lucille (Roy) King of...
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Gloria Whitty

December 8, 2014

So many hearts are hurting today thinking of our lost loved one Gloria Whitty-Cruz, 50, of New Haven, born June 24, 1964 to Lessie Whitty and the late Harry Bonner, Jr., after eighteen years of battling with breast cancer she passed away peacefully on December 8, 2014 at CT. Hospice Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memory (daughter) Tylo Cruz, (sons) Fabian (Candace) Cruz, Juan Cruz, Gabriel...
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Robert Perry

December 6, 2014

Robert T. Perry, 82, passed away on December 6, 2014 in New Haven, CT. He was born in Duxbury, MA on February 6, 1932, son of the late Frank Montiero Perry and Rose (Lopes) Perry. Bob was a loving, caring and devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He served with the Air Force in Korea. He leaves two sons Robert Barboza and Travis Perry; one stepson Kylon Perry; five daughters Ramona...
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George Sweeney

March 14, 1932 - December 5, 2014

George Sweeney, 82, of Hamden, CT, entered into eternal rest on December 5, 2014 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was born on March 14, 1932 in New Haven, son of the late James and Leonora Sweeney. He is predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Joyce P. Sweeney and a brother, Alfred Sweeney. George is survived by his sister, Evelyn Singley. He was the loving father of Karen Sweeney of New Haven and...
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Linda A. Townsend

August 27, 1952 - December 3, 2014

Linda A. Townsend, age 62 of North Haven, peacefully entered eternal rest on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Linda was born on August 27, 1952 in Fairmount, NC. She was the sixth of ten children born to the late Leroy and Minnie Townsend. Linda leaves to cherish her memory, nephew and caretaker, Wayne Miller of Meriden; brother, Wade Townsend (Lillian) of Hamden;...
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Joseph N. Robinson, Jr.

June 14, 1942 - December 2, 2014

Joseph N. Robinson, Jr., 72 of Hartford, CT, passed away on December 2, 2014 at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Hartford, CT., on June 14, 1942 to the late Joseph and Ruth (Thomas) Robinson, Sr. Joseph was educated in the Hartford Public School System and graduated from Hartford High School. He served in the U. S. Air force as a Air Policeman, after his service in the Air force he went on to...
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Barabara Robe

September 20, 1939 - December 1, 2014

Barbara Robe, 75, of New Haven; born September 20, 1939 in Kingston, Jamaica to the late Arthur and Clarabelle Robe, passed away December 01, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memory sons Patrick Headlam of New Haven, Antonio Lewis of Massachusetts, Paul Lewis of Georgia, Carl Bowman of New Haven, and Clive Marshall of Hamden; daughters Brigett Lewis of New Haven, Paula...
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Amos L Mercer

September 14, 1954 - November 30, 2014

Amos Linwood Mercer Jr., 60, of Waterbury; born September 14, 1954 to the late Amos Linwood Mercer, Sr. and Josephine Dunham, passed away November 30, 2014 at his residence. He will be remembered for his volunteer services at the Berkley Recreational Center, and his love for Cadillac's, fishing, sports and being with family. He is survived by his wife, Tawana Mercer; son Amos L. Mercer, III of...
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Darrell Tyson

May 5, 1927 - November 29, 2014

Darrell F. Tyson, 87, of Hamden; born to the late Samuel M. Tyson and Henrietta Dowell, passed away November 29, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He will be remembered for his service in the army and as an executive manager at SNET Communications. In his pastime, Mr. Tyson enjoyed listening to jazz and Frank Sinatra and playing billiards. He was also a long standing and faithful member of St....
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Itorie Terry Adgers

April 1, 1933 - November 29, 2014

On Saturday, November 29, 2014, at 10:30 am, Iotrie Terry Adgers, at the tender age of 81, was Promoted to Glory while under the care of Bloomfield Healthcare Center in Bloomfield, CT. Iotrie Adgers was born to the late Gussie Terry Bruke & Richard Williford in Sale City Georgia, on April 1, 1933. She was united in marriage to Willie Adgers who predeceased her. She worked at the Maverick...
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Shirley Higgins

November 27, 2014

Shirley Threatt-Higgins, 63, of West Haven; born to the late L.C. Brantley, Sr. and Caldonia Threatt, passed away November 27, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Some pastimes she enjoyed were cooking, sewing, knitting, playing candy crush, casino games, and watching wrestling. Shirley retired from Marrakech, Inc. after 20 years of service. She leaves to cherish her memory, husband Andrew Higgins;...
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Wanda Elaine Butler

November 15, 1942 - November 25, 2014

Wanda Elaine Butler, 72, of Manchester, CT., passed away peacefully on November 25, 2014. She was born in Hartford, CT., on November 15, 1942 to the late Leroy Gardner and Ossie Mae Halley Butler. Wanda retired from The Hartford Insurance Company as a Printing Specialist, from there she went on to spend many years as a Personal Care Assistance; she took care of her patients as if they were her...
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Willie Gainey, Sr,

February 20, 1933 - November 20, 2014

Willie Gainey, Sr., 81, entered into eternal rest on November 20, 2014 at Aurora Senior Living in East Hartford, CT. May he rest in peace. He was born February 20, 1933, in Jeffersonville, GA (Twiggs County) to Morgan Gainey and Alberta Gainey. He was the fifth of seven children. He moved to Hartford in 1971 and became a dedicated employee to the Bast Hatfield Construction Co. in East Windsor,...
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Evelyn McCray

April 16, 1940 - November 19, 2014

Evelyn McCray, 74, of New Haven; born, April 16, 1940 to the late Major and Evelyn Lloyd, passed away November 19, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memory daughters; Vanessa McCray-Page of Lawrenceville, Georgia and Sheilah McCray Fields of New Haven; brothers, Major Lloyd, Carlton Lloyd, and Ricky Lloyd all of North Carolina; 17 grandchildren; and sisters Mabel Carroll...
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Darleen McDaniels

June 16, 1957 - November 17, 2014

Darleen McDaniels, 57, of Bloomfield, CT, formerly of Hartford went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 17, 2014. She was born on June 16, 1957. Darleen was a vibrant, caring, spiritual woman. She was a member of Breakthrough Deliverance Outreach Ministry. Darleen loved to collect stuff animals, loved to write and was in the process of writing a book. She also loved gospel and jazz music....
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Fred Fulcher

November 14, 1928 - November 16, 2014

Fred Fulcher, 86, of New Haven; born November 14, 1928 in North Carolina to the late Clem Fulcher and Elizabeth (Gibbs) Fulcher, passed away November 16, 2014 at St. Raphael's Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memory wife Almena (Haynes) Fulcher; son Fred (Anna) Fulcher of Naugatuck; daughters Khaliah (Lahcen) Abdus-Sabur, Brenda Fulcher both of New Haven; brother Clifton (Audrey) Fulcher of...
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James Charles, Jr.

February 12, 1935 - November 15, 2014

James Charles, Jr. the son of the late Hattie and James Charles Sr. was born on February 12, 1935 in Society Hill, SC. He left this earthly life for the heavenly Father's embrace on November 15, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital after a brief illness. He was a long time resident of West Haven, CT and the widower of Lowell Vanita Arnold Charles. His long work career included employment at B.F....
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Torpholos Cyril Jones

February 26, 1925 - November 13, 2014

Torpholos Cyril Jones, 89, of 49 Ownley Ave., West Haven, passed away on November 13, 2014 at his home where he was receiving hospice care. He was born in the Dominican Republic on February 26, 1925, to the late Frederick Jones and Christobel Wilkinson Jones. After the death of his mother, while still a young man, he was raised by the Reverend William Thomas. He also served as an acolyte at St....
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Marilyn L. Williams Hudson

February 7, 1937 - November 10, 2014

Marilyn L. (Williams) Hudson, 77, of Windsor, CT entered into a peacefully rest at Hartford Hospital on November 10, 2014. She was born in Hartford, CT on February 7, 1937 to the late Robert Lee and Mattie Lee (Pittman) Williams. Marilyn attended Hartford Public Schools and was a long time member of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker who was very proud of her family and...
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Delores Gray

August 2, 1937 - November 9, 2014

Delores Gray, 77 of Hamden, born August 2, 1937 in Rocky Mount, NC to the late Madison Gray and Lulabelle (Batchelor) Gray entered eternal rest on November 9, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory; husband, Tom Branch; sons, Gerald Gray of New Haven, John Gray of CO; 3 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
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Willie "Pookie" Burleson

October 5, 1946 - November 8, 2014

Willie "Pookie" Burleson, 68, of East Hartford, CT passed away on November 8, 2014. He was born on October 5, 1946 in Hartford, CT., to the late Willie Burelson and Lina B. (Thomas) Green of East Hartford, CT. He had worked in the Circular Paper Department of ADVO Systems. Willie was well loved, well known, he was a jokester and an all around good guy. Willie also loved to watch Western Movies,...
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Robert Williams

December 10, 1957 - November 5, 2014

Robert C. Williams, 56, of Waterbury; born December 10, 1957 to the late Samuel A. Williams and Vivienne Williams of Waterbury, passed away November 5, 2014 at St Mary's Hospital in Waterbury. He will leave to cherish his memory brothers Clifford A. Williams (Cathy) of Portland, Maine and Claude E. Williams of Waterbury.
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Vera Nelson Askew

November 26, 1922 - November 3, 2014

Vera Nelson Askew, 92, of Stamford; born November 26, 1922 in Eastman, GA to the late Isaac C. Nelson, founder of Antioch Dempsey Baptist Church, and Mary Jane Peterson, passed away November 3, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory sons Alvin Askew of MA; Larry Askew of Stamford; daughter Gwen Garnett (William) of Stamford; 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by...
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Margaret Bates

August 4, 1925 - November 2, 2014

Margaret Bates, 89, of Bloomfield, CT passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on November 02, 2014. She was born in Granby, CT., on August 4, 1925 to the late Mancelle and Leola (Dixon) Simmons. Margaret worked as a Crossing Guard for the City of Hartford for many years. She was a Deaconess at Archer Memorial AME Zion Church. Margaret was active in politics; she was a Foster Grand...
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Doris Gonzalez

June 30, 1947 - October 30, 2014

Doris Gonzalez, 67, of Hamden; born June 30, 1947 in Vega Baja, PR to the late Pedro Ortiz and Maria Gonzalez, passed away October 30, 2014. She worked as an administrator for Covidien, and she will be remembered as a loving wife of 48 years and as a woman of peace and faith who always conveyed a positive outlook on life. She will also be remembered by her church, St. Rosa Lima, for her hard work...
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Doris Nicholas Rodman

May 7, 1926 - October 30, 2014

Doris Nicholas Rodman, 88, passed away October 30, 2014 in the Mary Wade Nursing Home in New Haven. She was the widow of LeRoy Rodman, Jr. Born in New Haven, CT on May 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Albertha (Stanley) Nicholas and the step-daughter of the late Rosanna Benjamin. She retired from Colonial Bank (Now Bank of America) in 1986. She is survived by one son, LeRoy...
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Hector L. Hernandez

August 7, 1996 - October 29, 2014

After a long, courageous battle with cancer Hector Hernandez of New Haven, CT passed away peacefully on Wed., Oct., 29 2014 with his family by his side. Hector known as Bebo was born in Boston, Mass on Aug 7, 1996. Son of Rosa Gracia of New Haven and Hector Hernandez of New Jersey. Hector graduated from Wilbur Cross H.S. He is survived by his stepfather, Jolly Diaz, his two sisters, Yaremi and...
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Myrtha Lee Davis

August 19, 1941 - October 29, 2014

A celebration of her life will take place Monday, November 3, 2014 at 12:00 am at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services On August 19, 1941, Myrtha Lee (Rollins) Davis of Hartford, CT was born to the proud parents of the late Bob and Lizzie (Mack) Rollins in Leesburg, GA. She was the third of thirteen children. She attended the public schools of Lee County in Leesburg, GA. Later she moved to...
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Norman Walters

February 5, 1933 - October 26, 2014

Norman Walters, 81, of New Haven; born February 05, 1933 in Augusta, GA to the late Norman Reilly and Carrie Lou Walters Moody and the stepson of Webster Moody, passed away October 26, 2014 at VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, CT. He retired from the New Haven Housing Authority and later worked at the Stamford Housing Authority, and was also a proud Korean War Veteran. He will be...
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Sid John Harmon

October 5, 1925 - October 26, 2014

Sid John Harmon, 89 of Bloomfield, born October 5, 1925 to the late Marion Harmon and Ora Lee Gray, entered eternal rest on October 26, 2014. Mr. Harmon was a Sharp Shooter for the United States Army. He loved working on cars, watching boxing and was an avid baseball fan, always cheering for his favorite team, the New York Mets. He leaves to cherish his memory; wife, Beulah Harmon of Bloomfield...
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Calvin Rondell Henderson

December 8, 1982 - October 23, 2014

Deacon Calvin Rondell Henderson, 31, of East Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 23, 2014, after a long illness. He was born in Hartford, CT on December 8, 1982, to Deacon Dennis D. Henderson, Sr. and Missionary Cynthia T. Henderson. He grew up in Hartford and attended Hartford schools where he made lifelong friends, graduating from Weaver High School in 2001 and then...
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Marie Moton

September 11, 1920 - October 23, 2014

Marie Jackson –Moton was born September 11, 1920 in Blackville, South Carolina to the late Henry Jackson and Mabel Mills. Marie Moton's schooling was in South Carolina, later she migrated to New York City in the early 30's. She then became a second mother to four of her cousins Rene Jackson Sanders, Elijah Jackson, Verdell Jackson-Thurston, and Juanita Jackson Vickers (deceased). While in...
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Edward Dwayne Knox

March 9, 1968 - October 22, 2014

Edward Dwayne Knox "Dwayne", of Coram, NY, formerly of New Haven, CT died Wednesday October 22, 2014 at home after a long battle with cancer. Edward was born March 9, 1968 in New Haven, son of John E. and Beverly L. Knox. He graduated from Wilbur Cross High School where he later worked and coached football and basketball. He also coached at Connetquot High School and Longwood Youth Sports...
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Ernestine R. Murray

June 21, 1928 - October 22, 2014

Ernestine R. (Elliott) Murray, 87 of New Haven, born June 21, 1927 in Yonkers, NY to the late Joseph Fidalgo and Vandina Stephens, entered eternal rest on October 22, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons, Joseph Elliott (Cheryl), Jr. of NC, John Elliott (Rochelle), Michael Elliott, Bernard Murray all of New Haven; daughter, Geraldine Elliott of Hamden; only surviving sibling, Lorraine...
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Charles Henry Graham

September 15, 1933 - October 20, 2014

Charles Henry Graham, 81, of Hartford, CT., passed away peacefully at Bloomfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation on October 20, 2014 . He was born in Lee, FL on September 15, 1933 to the late Will and Lula (Morris) Graham. Charles was a retired Custodian for The Hartford Board of Education. Charles is survived by his niece, Catherine Lewis and other relatives and friends Besides his...
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Mary E. Woffard

August 16, 1932 - October 20, 2014

Mary E. (West-Styles) Woffard, 82, of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on October 20, 2014. She was born in Hartford, CT., on August 16, 1932 to the late Willie and Lela K. (Brannon) West. Mary attended Hartford Public Schools. Mary retired from the Juvenile Court System of Hartford and she was employed as a Secretary for the Department of Public Health for many...
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Minnie "Mary" Rogers

April 17, 1940 - October 18, 2014

Minnie "Mary" Rogers, 74 of North Branford, born April 17, 1940 in New Haven to the late Gladys Rice entered eternal rest on October 18, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory; daughter, Cheryl Ann Horner of North Branford; sons, Lance Scott Rogers of East Haven, Joel Michael Lipsey Rogers of North Branford; grandchildren, Jocelyn Ceasar, Lauren Horner, Stephanie Rogers, James Murry, Candace...
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William R Jeter

December 6, 1942 - October 18, 2014

William R. Jeter age 71 of New Haven, CT loving husband of Brenda Ferguson-Jeter departed this life on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Mr. Jeter was born December 6,1942 in Stafford County, VA to Martha Dickerson. He was the stepson of Thomas Dickerson, Sr. He attended Stafford Public School System. He was employed for Gabriel Construction Co. for over 28 years. He was an avid Giants/Yankees fan...
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Matthew A Hudson,, Sr.

April 5, 1947 - October 16, 2014

Matthew A. Hudson, Sr., 67, of Hartford., CT., passed on October 16, 2014. He was born in Charlotte, NC., on April 5, 1947 to the late Archie Hudson and Susie (Hall) Hudson. Matthew worked as a Cab Driver for Yellow Cab. He also had a Hot Dog Stand for over 49 years at the Bushnell Park Carousel. Mathews was known to be an entrepreneur who collected all kinds of things. Matthew loved his wife...
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Willie Ray McCotter

January 8, 1952 - October 15, 2014

Willie Ray McCotter, affectionately known as, Ray, entered eternal rest on October 15, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was born on January 8, 1952 at Wilson County Hospital in North Carolina; the son of the late Willie Jay McCotter and Dorothy Virginia Dixon. He was educated in the Pitts County Public School System in the town of Ayden, NC. In 1968 he relocated to New Haven, CT. Ray obtained...
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Frannessa V. Holland

December 12, 1960 - October 14, 2014

Frannessa V. Holland, 53 of New Haven, born December 12, 1960 in New Haven, CT to Willie Marie Holland and William Dallas Outlaw entered eternal rest on October 14, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory; sisters, Germaine (Gordon) Williams of Hamden, Beatrice Holland of New Haven; brother, Michael (Lilian) Holland of CA and host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. She was predeceased by her...
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Loretta E Foster

March 31, 1963 - October 14, 2014

Loretta E. Foster, 51 of New Haven, born March 31, 1963 in Clover, VA to McArthur and Pinkey (Coleman) Foster entered eternal rest on October 14, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory, Julius Reeves of New Haven; children, Keith Providence of GA, Tonisha Foster of North Haven, Lawanda Foster of West Haven; siblings, Arthur Foster of DE, Angulas and Jeannette Foster of New Haven; 3 grandchildren...
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Alicia Cooper

January 2, 1961 - October 14, 2014

Alicia Cooper, affectionately known as "Lisa" 53 of Hartford, CT., departed this life on October 14, 2014. She was born in Bronx, NY. on January 2, 1961 to the late Laurie Ardley and Edell Cooper. Lisa was a Domestic Housekeeper and she took care of the needs of her family with love and care. Lisa is survived by her sons; Leslie, Kendall and daughter India Cooper all of Hartford, CT. Her...
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Georgiana A. Miller

December 29, 1927 - October 11, 2014

Georgiana Miller, age 87 of New Haven passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 11, 2014 in her home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Samuel Miller. Georgiana was born in Wilmington, DE on December 29, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Nettie Mae Benson and George Macklin of New Haven. Georgiana worked for Mite Manufacturing Corporation for 25 years. She also...
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George Chambers

July 19, 1955 - October 11, 2014

George Chambers, 59 of New Haven, born July 19, 1955 in New Haven, CT to the late Albert and Alice (Morris) Chambers entered eternal rest on October 11, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory; siblings, Ray Chambers, Francesca (Jessie) Thomas and Louis Morris. He predeceased by siblings, Albert Chambers and Alerta McCrary.
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Gladys "Bit" Whitney

February 2, 1924 - October 9, 2014

Rev. Gladys Kee Whitney "Bit," 90 of West Haven, born February 2, 1924 in Montclair, NJ to the late William Garland Kee and Gladys Ferguson Kee entered eternal rest on October 9, 2014. She was a graduate of both Fisk and Southern CT State Universities; served as a Deacon at St. Luke's Episcopal Church and was a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. She leaves to cherish her memory;...
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Melvin Aulston

August 26, 1910 - October 8, 2014

Melvin Aulston, 104 of New Haven born August 26, 1910 in Norfolk, VA to the late Charles and Cassie Aulston entered eternal rest on October 8, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory; daughters, Betrill Hall of FA and Ophelia Aulston of New Haven; grandchildren, Bruce Aulston, Kevin Hall, Vaughn Aulston, Glenn Aulston; great grandchild, Scott Aulston and a host of relatives and friends.
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Willie McFadden, Jr.

August 30, 1963 - October 8, 2014

Willie McFadden, Jr., 51 of Meriden, born August 30, 1963 in Lamar, SC to Willie and Josephine (Ervin) McFadden, Sr. entered into eternal rest on October 8, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory, Mother, Josephine McFadden of Meriden; son, Leevon McFadden of Meriden; daughters, LaTeesha Copper of Meriden and Ataira Copper of Bristol; brothers, Larry McFadden of Meriden, James Pete Brown of SC;...
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Dr. Richard Gerald Gatling

August 29, 1944 - October 6, 2014

Bishop Dr. Richard Gerald Gatling, Sr. 70, of 182 Atwood Road in Thomaston, CT., passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014 after a long illness. He was born on August 29, 1944 in Waterbury, CT . He was predeceased by his parents Edward and Esther (Gatling) Burrus and his grandparents Martin Luther and Annie (Sears) Gatling. Bishop Gatling served as an ordained Deacon, Sunday School teacher,...
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Willie "Chef" "Butch" Jones, Jr.

September 11, 1947 - October 5, 2014

Willie Jones, Jr., affectionately known as "Chef Will" by his students and "Butch" by his friends, of New Haven, CT entered into eternal rest after a courageous battle with prostate cancer on Sunday, October 5, 2014. He was born in Wilmington, North Carolina to Avery Green Jones and the late Willie Jones, Sr. on September 11, 1947. He is survived by his brothers Randall N. Jones of Wilmington,...
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