Our Obituaries

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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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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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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Courtney Croome

July 1, 1974 - October 3, 2014

Courtney Croome, 40 of Hartford, CT., departed this life on October 3, 2014. She was born in Chicago, IL. on July 1, 1974 to the late Jessie Croome and Pamela Y. Hawkins Croome of Hartford, CT. Courtney had worked as a Certified Nurse Aide for Saint Francis Hospital. Courtney was a happy person who gave to anyone in need. She also, loved to spend time at home with her family listening to all...
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Arthur M. Fallen

February 29, 1944 - October 3, 2014

Arthur Fallen, of Hartford, CT., passed away on October 3, 2014. He was born in Halifax, VA., on February 29, 1944, to the late Orr Fallen and Mary Jackson of Albany, NY. Arthur was a self-employed Mechanic, he was a all around handyman who could fix anything. Arthur was a very gently, helpful man who had a big heart with a great sense of humor. Beside his loving mother Arthur is survived by...
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Ramberto Ortiz

March 2, 1948 - September 29, 2014

Ramberto Ortiz, 66, of Hartford, CT., passed away peacefully on September 29, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Pounce, Puerto Rico on March 2, 1948 to the late Secundino Ortiz and Maria Delgado. Ramberto loved his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved to play the 12 string guitar at Sacred Heart Church where he was a devoted member....
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Anthony Wortham

September 5, 1977 - September 28, 2014

Anthony Wortham, 37, of Hartford, CT., passed away on September 28, 2014. He was born in Hartford, CT on September 5, 1977 to the late Cassandra Wortham and Allen Sutton. Anthony was a fun, loving, sociable person, who loved spending time with family. He loved football and he also enjoyed fishing. Anthony is survived by his brother, Allen Wortham, of Hartford, CT., sister, Shaday Wortham...
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Catherine Graves

May 8, 1926 - September 26, 2014

Catherine Graves, 88 of New Haven, born May 8, 1926 in Pitt County, NC to the late Joseph and Martha (Sanders) Provet entered eternal rest on September 26, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory; sisters, Folger Freeman of New Haven, Mable Smith of FL and a host of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Jacob Graves; siblings, Joseph and Edward Provet, Washington Earl and...
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Frances Cherry

October 16, 1911 - September 24, 2014

Frances Cherry, 102 of Bloomfield, CT., passed away on September 24, 2014. She was born in Americus, GA., on October 16, 1911 to the late William Casey and Kizziah Peterson. Frances was a domestic goddess who took care of her family with love. She was a very spiritual person who loved singing and humming spiritual songs. Frances also had a love for birds. Frances is survived by her many nephews...
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Wallace Jones

September 23, 1938 - September 22, 2014

Wallace Jones, 75 of New Haven, born September 23, 1938 in Rock Hill, SC to the late Robert and Nina (Phillips) Jones entered into eternal rest on September 22, 2014. He leaves to cherish his memory; his loving wife, Lillie Jones of New Haven; children, Jeremiah Jones of New Haven, LaRhonda Cooper (Scott) of New Haven, Candace Groom (William) of Texas; 3 sisters-in-law; 11 grandchildren; 15...
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Hanson "Uncle Hamp" Adams

August 11, 1924 - September 21, 2014

Hanson "Uncle Hamp" Adams, 90 of Windsor, CT., passed away on September 21, 2014. He was born in Richland, GA., on August 11, 1924 to the late General L. Adams and Minnie Mathis. He retired from Emhart Glass as a Machine Operator. Hanson is survived by his brother; Wilburn Adams of Columbus, GA; sisters-in-law; Willie Grace Adams and Emma Carson both of Windsor, CT; granddaughter; Tamisha...
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Ernesta Carmen Aird

September 12, 1921 - September 18, 2014

Ernesta Carmen Aird, 93, departed this life on Thursday, September 18, 2014, after a long illness. She was born on September 12, 1921, in the Republic of Panama to the late Charles Reid and the late Eldica Reid. She was married to the late Randolph Aird for over 60 years. She leaves to cherish her memory: her sister, Maria Reid; her children, Enola Aird (Stephen Carter) and Delber Aird ...
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Mary Francis Smith

January 20, 1949 - September 17, 2014

On Wednesday September 17, 2014, Mary Francis Smith was called home to be with the Lord. She was born in Georgetown, SC on January 20, 1949 to the late Van Smith and Georgia Greene Smith. Mary was a former member of House of Jacob Church, West Haven, CT. Mary was a loving and giving person. In her spare time, Mary would listen to her collection of 45 records, Albums, and 8 track tapes. She leaves...
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Inez Todd

May 6, 1937 - September 16, 2014

Inez Todd, 77 of New Haven, born May 6, 1937 to the late Willie C. and Lee Ethel (Edge) Todd entered into eternal rest on September 16, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory; Son, Terrence Todd (Lawanda) of NC; daughters, Sharon Sumpter (Richard), Sheratter Todd, both of New Haven and Sherell Todd of West Haven; brothers, Covell Todd of SC, Ronald Todd of NC; sisters, Loraine Todd of NC,...
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Eula Mae Adams

September 17, 1915 - September 16, 2014

Eula Mae Adams was born on September 17, 1915 in Stewart County, Georgia to the late Jasper and Marie Jones, Sr. Even though she grew up in Georgia, Eula was a long time resident of Hartford and Windsor, Connecticut. Prior to her failing health, she was a dedicated member of Phillip Metropolitan CME Church, Hartford, Connecticut. Her faithful service included being an active member of the...
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Rosa D. Young-Little

November 4, 1942 - September 13, 2014

Rosa Young-Little, 71, of Hartford, CT went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Rosa was born in Demopolis, AL on November 4, 1942. She is survived by Houston Little her husband and mate for 44 years, her son, Frajous L. Young (Ivy), her step children, Alonzo Little (Lorna), Brenda Jones (Byron), Anthony Little (Shawnie), Ray Winston, her sister Nadine Young-Ivory (Joseph),...
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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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Nellie F. Castro

September 16, 1963 - September 9, 2014

Nellie F. Castro 50, of Hartford, CT, passed away on September 9, 2014. She was born in Hartford, CT., on September 16, 1963 to late Casimiro Castro, Sr., and Irene Theraique of West Hartford, CT. Nellie worked as a Certified Nurses' Aide. She was a loving, caring person and was known to many as a nurturer. Nellie will be missed by all who had the chance to know her. Besides her mother she...
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La-Trice V. Grant

November 9, 1971 - September 6, 2014

La-Trice V. Grant, 42 of Hartford, CT., passed away on September 6, 2014. She was born in Hartford, CT., on November 9, 1971 to the late Eugene Jones and Barbara Grant of Bloomfield, CT. LaTrice had worked as an Medical Billing & Coding Clerk for Women's Health. She was a loving and giving person. La-Trice loved her family and her dogs. Besides her mother she leaves to cherish her memory...
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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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