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Ruth Wilson

December 22, 1929 - November 22, 2015

Ruth M. Wilson, 85, of Hamden; born December 22, 1929 in New Haven to the late Robert Mullings and the late Elizabeth Roston, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2015. Ruth was a retired teacher with the City of New Haven. Some of her favorite pass-times were her IPAD, reading and visiting with friends. Married for over 60 years to her "soul" mate and husband William "Babe" Wilson, their...
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Linda S. Freeman

July 18, 1951 - November 21, 2015

Linda S. Freeman, 64 of Bloomfield, CT departed this life on November 21, 2015. She was born on July 18, 1951 in Hartford, CT., to Samuel and Ida (Campbell) Freeman of Bloomfield. She leaves behind brother, Phillip Jordan, sister, Karen Freeman and a host of nephews, nieces other relatives and friends.
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Theodore Roosevelt Hines, Sr.

April 13, 1926 - November 19, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt Hines, Sr., 89, of New Haven; born April 13, 1926 in Wilson, NC to the late Robert Hines and Alberta Newsome, went home to be with the Lord on November 19, 2015. He had been self-employed at TR Hines & Sons Paving and Construction as well as The Hines Family Restaurant before his retirement. Mr. Hines enjoyed fishing, baseball and cooking and was a fan of the music of James...
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Tamar Lawrence

August 25, 1996 - November 17, 2015

Tamar Lawrence, 19, of New Haven; born August 25, 1996 in New Haven to Richard Lawrence and Celestine Bradley, passed away on November 17, 2015. He had been employed at The Whitney Center in Hamden, CT and Walmart in Milford, CT. Tamar loved sports, especially the New England Patriots, and listening to Rap Music. Along with his parents, he leaves to cherish his memory; brothers Tabias Boomer...
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Robert L. Antrum

June 8, 1929 - November 17, 2015

Robert L. Antrum, 86, of New Haven; born June 8, 1929 in Hartsville, SC to the late Leroy Antrum and Viola Bounds Antrum, passed away on November 17, 2015. He was a proud Air Force Veteran who was trained as an Air Policeman. Robert was a Prince Hall Mason who owned and operated the Ebony Lounge in Hamden for 26 years before he retired. He was a self described news junkie who loved the NY...
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Ann Henderson

October 15, 1923 - November 15, 2015

Ann Henderson , 92, of New Haven, CT, born October 15, 1923 in Rock Hill, SC to George Wylie and Ada Cunningham passed away November 15, 2015 in Hamden, CT. Anne was devoted to her family and loved to fish and cook. She leaves to cherish her memory: daughter Ruby Blue; son Dewitt Henderson; grandchildren Malcolm H (Jennifer) Blue, Jr. of Bethany, Mia (Joseph) Blue-Becton of North Haven, Medria...
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Pearlie J. Boykin

March 16, 1949 - November 15, 2015

Pearlie Boykin, 66, of New Haven; born March 16, 1949 in Camden, SC to the late Eugene Boykin, Sr. and Helen Gary Boykin, passed away on November 15, 2015. She was a retired employee of the City of New Haven who was known for her catering. Pearlie enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons Thomas (Regina) Boykin and Clarence (Marlo) Boyd of New Haven; brothers...
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Sondra Y Lay

April 18, 1969 - November 14, 2015

Sondra Y. Lay, 46 of Hartford, CT passed away on November 14, 2015. She was born to Samuel E. Lay and Bennye M. Turner in Hartford, CT on April 18, 1969. Sondra is survived by brothers Sylvester (Brenda)Turner, Taariq Jaamal, sisters, Lori(Ronnie)Williams, Michelle(Randy) Griffith, Regina McCoy and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Ida C Bernard Rush

February 1, 1915 - November 14, 2015

Rev. Ida M. Bernard Rush, 100, of Hamden, CT departed this life on November 14, 2015. Mother Rush, as she was affectionately known, was born on February 1, 1915 in Donaldson, Georgia to Cora Lee Bell. Her mother later married the Reverend J. C. Collier who brought Ida up as his own. At the age of 19, Ida left school and married Willie O. McGhee and together they had two sons, Willie, Jr. and Paul...
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Bernice P. Evans

August 13, 1918 - November 13, 2015

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Arlyne R. Dildy

August 21, 1926 - November 13, 2015

Arlyne R. Dildy, 89, of Hamden; born August 21, 1926 in New Haven, CT to the late William Ruffin and Zita Blount, passed away on November 13, 2015. She was one of the founding members of The Cornell Scott Hill Health Center in New Haven. Arlyne leaves to cherish her memory; daughter Deirdre (Roscoe) Jones of Hamden; Children of the Heart Cheryl Brown and Samuel Gomez; brother William Ruffin of...
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Andrew Wilson, Jr.

January 29, 1944 - November 13, 2015

Andrew Wilson, Jr. 71, of Bloomfield, CT passed away on November 13, 2015. He was born to the late Andrew and Della (Buchanan)Wilson in Cheraw; SC. Andrew was a retired Sanitation Worker for the City of Hartford. He spent his retirement fishing, enjoying the outside and spending time with his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. Andrew is survived by his soul mate and mother of his children ...
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Terralynn Brunson

April 1, 1955 - November 11, 2015

Terralynn Brunson, 60, of Hamden; born April 1, 1955 in Sumter, SC to Willis and Sadie White, passed away November 11, 2015. She loved her children to no end and was extremely proud of them. Terralynn enjoyed traveling, cooking, crocheting and loved gospel music. She worked for the US Department of Veteran Affairs in West Haven, CT and was President of the Senior Choir and a member of the Steward...
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Gwendolyn "Boom Boom" Fitch - Caldwell

August 10, 1940 - November 11, 2015

Gwendolyn C. Fitch-Caldwell, "Boom Boom", 75, of New Haven; born August 10, 1940 in New Haven to the late Collins Fitch and the late Arlene Denby Fitch, passed away November 11, 2015. Gwendolyn enjoyed gardening, reading, puzzles and studying world events including donating to Africa. She was a retired 20 year employee of SNET. Gwendolyn loved her family and leaves to cherish her memory:...
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Michelle P Willingham

September 10, 1985 - November 10, 2015

Michelle P. Willingham, 30, of Hartford, CT passed away unexpectedly on November 10, 2015. She was born to Michael and Rochelle (Willingham) Holmes on September 10, 1985 in Hartford, CT. Michelle was educated in the Hartford Public School System; she was a graduate of Howell Cheney Technical High School in Manchester, CT., the class of 2004. Michelle continued her education and received a...
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Beverly B. Cortes

October 11, 1933 - November 8, 2015

Beverly Glass Cortes, 82, of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 8, 2015 was born to the late Jessie and Edwin Glass. She earned her Bachelor degree in Social Services. She was a retiree of the Department of Motor Vehicle and Elderly Services for the City of Hartford. Beverly was a long time member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Windsor and was a Honorary member of the Concert...
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Alberta "Bert" Butler Frazier

November 26, 1938 - November 4, 2015

Alberta (Bert) Butler Frazier, of Hartford, departed this life on November 4, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 26, 1938 in Statesboro, GA to the late Roosevelt and Marie (Watkins) Cooper. She was the first member of the Cooper family to travel to Connecticut from Jacksonville, Florida. Now, there are five generations in the area. Bert led a life where God...
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Jesse "JesWes" Cherry

December 29, 1983 - November 2, 2015

Jesse "JesWes" Cherry, 31, of West Haven; born December 29, 1983 in New Haven to Jesse Johnson and Ruth Cherry, passed away November 2, 2015 at home. Jesse enjoyed working out, basketball, and listening to the music of Usher. Along with his parents, he leaves to cherish his memory; sons Jesse Cherry, Jr. and Jahseim Cherry; daughter Emani Pouncey; special friend Tanya M. Howlett of West Haven;...
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Phyllis Cynthia " Miss Cynth" Miller

June 20, 1933 - October 30, 2015

Phyllis "Miss Cynth" C. Miller, 82, of Hartford CT., passed away peacefully on October 30, 2015. She was born on June 20, 1933 in St. Elizabeth, JA; to Triscillion and Ada (Bucknor) Wilson. Phyllis 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. Phyllis had...
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Eula Mae Whitley

August 21, 1947 - October 30, 2015

Eula Mae Whitley, 68, of New Haven; born August 21, 1947 in Abbeville, SC to the late James Harrison and Jessie Bell Davis, passed away on October 30, 2015. Eula loved dancing, especially to the music of James Brown, and cooking. She leaves to cherish her memory; her beloved husband Lynwood Whitley, Jr.; son Lynwood Whitley, III; daughter Kimberly A. Whitley; brothers Robert Gaskin and Edward...
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Gregory V. Jenkins, Jr.

August 25, 1987 - October 29, 2015

Gregory V. Jenkins, Jr., 28, of New Haven, CT; died unexpectedly on October 29, 2015 from a brief illness. He attended James Hillhouse High School and was a bright student. Gregory played semi-pro football for the New Haven Venoms and was a standout at his position. He enjoyed listening to Jazz and was a huge Giants fan. Son of the late JoAnn Horton and Gregory V. Jenkins, Sr., he was born in...
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Malissa T. Bowles

November 5, 1928 - October 27, 2015

Malissa T. Bowles, 86, of Hamden; born November 5, 1928 in Salem, MA to the late John and Mamie Thomas, passed away on October 27, 2015. Malissa was a highly educated woman having received a BA from Southern CT State University, an MBA from NY Institute of Technology and an MS from the University of New Haven. She retired from Girl Scouts, CT Trails, after 13 years as the Director of...
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Malcolm Henry Blue, Sr.

August 17, 1942 - October 24, 2015

Malcolm Henry Blue, Sr. , 73, of North Haven, born August 17, 1942 in New Haven, CT to Henry Lewis Blue and the late Joyce Perry Blue, passed away October 24, 2015 in Branford. Malcolm worked as a Chef at Yale for 40 years. He was a family man who was a fan of boxing and animals. He enjoyed the music of Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, and Cece Winans. He leaves to cherish his memory: beloved wife...
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Annie Lee Gaines

December 3, 1948 - October 23, 2015

Annie Lee Gaines "Sister", "Ms. Bell" , 66, of New Haven, CT went home to be with the Lord on October 23, 2015. She was born December 3, 1948 and moved from Millen, Georgia to Connecticut in 1958. She attended New Haven public schools and was employed by several New Haven factories. Annie loved to cook, visit the casino and watch old movies. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons Arnold A. Bell,...
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Mildred Mullings

June 25, 1952 - October 21, 2015

Mildred D. Mullings, 63, of New Haven; born June 25, 1952 in Hartsville, SC to Annette Dawson and the late Joel Dawson, passed away October 21, 2015 in New Haven. Millie had worked as a CNA. She enjoyed visits to the Casino and listening to Gospel and Jazz music. She leaves to cherish her memory; her mother Annette Dawson of SC; beloved husband David Mullings of New Haven; son Derrick Mullings of...
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Yvonne Davis

December 16, 1943 - October 19, 2015

Yvonne Davis (Jackson), 71, of Hartford, Connecticut, passed away peacefully at home on October 19th, 2015. She was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, on December 16th, 1943 to the late Alex Jackson, Sr. and Eddie Lee Jackson (Adams). Yvonne was a graduate of Hartford Public High School. She also worked as a Cash Vault Teller for Bank of America for over twenty years. Yvonne was a very quiet...
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Dolores Groomes

February 10, 1934 - October 18, 2015

Dolores Groomes, 81, of New Haven; born February 10, 1934 in New York, New York to the late Herbie and Hattie Allen, passed away October 18, 2015 in Branford, CT. Dolores was a homemaker who loved old school R & B music. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons Willie Groomes, Jamal Groomes, Anthony Groomes and Bobby Groomes; daughters Vendetta Groomes, Delores Groomes and Natasha Groomes; brother...
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Betty Davis

October 22, 1948 - October 17, 2015

Betty Davis, 66, of New Haven; born October 22, 1948 in Hemingway, SC to Mary Davis and the late James Davis, passed away October 17, 2015 in New Haven. Betty had worked at Yale University as a Supervisor of Custodial Services. She enjoyed visits to the Casino, shopping and eating out. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons Charles (Karen) Eaddy of North Carolina and Dewayne Eaddy of New Haven; ...
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Vera Veronica Burgess

April 28, 1942 - October 16, 2015

Vera Veronica Burgess went home to be with her Savior on October 16, 2015. Sis Vera, as she was known to most, was born on April 28, 1942 on her beloved island of Trinidad, in New Village, Point Fortin. She is the eldest of eight children of the late Noami Mascall Sammy and the late Reginald Barry. She is survived by her siblings Vernon Sammy, Fitzroy Sammy, Melina (Arnold) Williams, Alenia Sammy...
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Joyce Small

July 21, 1933 - October 13, 2015

At age 82, Joyce Small completed her journey in this life on October 13, 2015 after fighting Multiple Sclerosis for more than 40 years. She was born on July 21, 1933 in Hartford to the late Leroy and Fannie Duncan. Joyce attended Hartford schools. As a youth she was a member of the Tigerettes, a softball and basketball team established for African American girls in Hartford. She was also a...
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Robert L. Geter

August 20, 1942 - October 12, 2015

Robert L. Geter was born on August 20, 1942 in Winnsboro, SC to the late Randolph Geter and Maggie Moore-Geter. Robert made his transition to be with the lord on Monday, October 12, 2015. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. Robert retired from MDC after 22 years of service. He leaves to cherish his memory his two sons, Orlando Jenkins and Roger (Contessa...
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Constance Teresa Green

October 23, 1939 - October 12, 2015

Constance T. Green, 75 of Hartford, CT., passed away on October 12, 2015. She was born in Hartford CT, on October 23, 1939 to the late Joseph Beninato and Pauline Scata Beninato. Constance is survived by her children, Brian(Eyvette)Mills, James Dunning, Jr., Linze Brown, Jr, Dyanne Brocco, Paula Beninato, Darlene (Anthony) Young, Nicole Brown; brother Michael(Dee) Beninato, sister, Lucille...
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Janice Anita Carmichael

November 14, 1930 - October 9, 2015

Janice Anita Carmichael, 84, of Stagecoach Road in Durham died October 9, 2015 at Middlesex Memorial Hospital. Born in Manchester on November 14, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Burton and Gertrude (Carey) Halladay. She is survived by sons Gary (Jane) Carmichael and Don (Carol) Carmichael of Durham, and Rick (Rebecca) Carmichael of Middlefield; a brother, Maurice Halladay, and sister, Jean...
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Thomas M. "Tommie" Dixon

February 11, 1946 - October 9, 2015

Thomas M. Dixon, "Tommie" 69 of Hartford, CT ended his musical ministry on October 9, 2015. He was born on February 11, 1946 in Hartford, CT. Thomas was educated in the Hartford Public School System. He was an accomplished musician leading quartet, sextets and bands in multiple music genres, especially gospel. Thomas is survived by his daughter, Sherelle Watson, brothers; Rev. Howard ...
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Lucille W. Hyatt

December 1, 1927 - October 9, 2015

Lucille W. Hyatt, 87, of New Haven; born December 1, 1927 in Charlotte, NC to the late Lawrence Wray, Jr. and Modell Lineberger, went into an eternal rest on October 9, 2015 after a long illness. Lucille was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who retired after a long career at Pratt and Whitney of North Haven. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons Gregory Hyatt, James A. Hyatt, Jr., John...
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Ovril Reid

February 25, 1937 - October 9, 2015

Ovril Reid, 78, of New Haven; born February 25, 1937 in Kingston, Jamaica to the late William Archer and Lauris Abrahams-Campbell, passed away October 9, 2015 in New Haven. Ovril was retired from Yale New Haven Hospital. She loved Gospel, Reggae and Country music. Singing and entertaining children was her passion. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons Cluet (Mary) Blair; Kironde (Nichola)Reid...
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Bishop Andrew McCrorey, Jr.

August 6, 1939 - October 8, 2015

Bishop Andrew McCrorey, Jr. 76 of Hartford, CT., passed away on October 8, 2015. He was born in Winnsboro, SC., on August 6, 1939 to the late Andrew McCrorey, Sr., and Clara Young McCrorey. Bishop McCrorey graduated from The Hartford Seminary. He served as minister for 35 years and became Bishop in 1993. Bishop Andrew is survived by his sons, Andrew (Desiree) McCorey, III, Eric H. (Angela)...
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Molly Jones

June 2, 1929 - October 6, 2015

Molly B. Jones, age 78, entered eternal rest after a brief illness on October 6, 2015 at the St. Raphael's Campus of Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born on June 2, 1937 in Camden, SC to the late Clara Douglas Jones. Molly attended local schools, graduated and began a longstanding work history with Ginsburg Furs until their closing, Pleasant Hill Manufacturing until their closing and the...
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Agnes Beatrice Timpson

October 19, 1924 - October 6, 2015

Agnes Wethers Timpson, 90, of New Haven, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2015. She was the wife of the late Dr. Richard H. Timpson, Jr. Born in Washington D.C. on October 19, 1924, Agnes was the daughter of the late William and Lilian (Wilkerson) Wethers. She is survived by her six children; Richard (Peggy Goetz) of Takoma Park, MD; Theresa (Thomas Walker) of San Francisco, CA; Robert (Holly...
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Eluteria Laureano

April 8, 1923 - October 6, 2015

Eluteria Laureano, 92, of New Haven, CT died October 6, 2015. Born on April 8, 1923 in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Ceverano Roman and Felizita Rivera. Eluteria enjoyed planting and cooking and "Bachata" music. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons Hector Laureano, Jose Laureano and Angel Laureano; daughters Eva Laureano and My Marliee Laureano; 15 grandchildren; 28...
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Kent "300" Bunkley

August 19, 1968 - October 4, 2015

Kent Bunkley, 47 of New Britain, CT departed this life on October 4, 2015. He was born on August 19, 1968 in Hartford, CT; to Kent Ryan and the late Margaret Bunkley. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Rakent, Rashadd, Kennedi Bunkley and Arrissa Jones and host relatives and friends.
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Quran Hicks

July 27, 1992 - October 3, 2015

Quran Hicks, 23 of East Hartford, CT departed this life on October 3, 2015 He was born on July 27, 1992 in Hartford, CT; to Crystal Little and Troy (Lisa) Hicks, Sr.
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Franklin Hopkins

January 6, 1935 - October 2, 2015

Franklin D. Hopkins, 80, of New Haven; born on January 6, 1935 in Bethel, NC to the late Lyman Hopkins Sr. and Roberta Mecks, passed away October 2, 2015 at Arden House in Hamden. Mr. Hopkins retired from Yale University. He leaves to cherish his memory; sons Brian Hopkins (Joy) of Bridgeport, CT; Damon Hopkins (Tlona) of Stratford, CT and Apostle Randy Furlow (Autumn) of New Haven, CT;...
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Walter Stagalee Lockwood, Jr.

July 16, 1928 - October 1, 2015

Walter E. Lockwood, Jr, of Hartford, CT departed this life on October 1, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born on July 16, 1928 in Brewton AL. Walter retired from Colts Firearms of Hartford, CT. His most favorite past time besides his love of football was being out on the sea fishing. Walter was a member of the North End Senior Center. He leaves behind two daughters, Wallette Lockwood,...
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Coston B. Marjorie

June 9, 1935 - September 29, 2015

Marjorie B. Coston of Rocky Hill, CT passed away peacefully on September 29, 2015 she was born in Littleton, NC, on June 9, 1935 to the late William H. Brown and Rena Martin. Marjorie is survived by her son Robert Coston, Jr., of West Hartford, CT; 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Robert L. Coston, Sr. and 2 brothers.
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Annie Cannon

May 25, 1917 - September 28, 2015

Annie Cannon, 98, of New Haven; born May 25, 1917 in Augusta, GA to the late Len Cofer and Mattie Cofer, passed away September 28, 2015 at Arden House in Hamden. Annie Cannon retired from Yale New Haven Hospital after 30 years of service. She was president of the Usher Board at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Hamden for over 30 years. She played the piano, enjoyed doing crossword...
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Willie Bacote, Jr.

January 21, 1947 - September 25, 2015

Willie Wilson Bacote, Jr. of Meriden, CT; born January 21, 1947 in Darlington, SC to the late Willie Wilson Bacote, Sr. and Mamie Alston, passed away September 25, 2015 at home. He was retired from Pratt and Whitney where he worked as a machine operator for 48 years, beginning in North Haven and then transferring to East Hartford. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the...
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Hayes Lee Red

August 18, 1971 - September 22, 2015

Hayes Lee Red, 44 of Hartford, CT., passed away on September 22, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Lake Charles, LA on August 18, 1971 to the late Hayes Jones and Shirley Red of Lake Charles, LA.
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Terry R. Ealy

March 15, 1965 - September 22, 2015

Terry R. Ealy, of Hartford, CT passed away on September 22, 2015 he was born in Hartford, CT, on March 15, 1965 to the late John Ealy and Carrie Butler Ealy of Hartford. He was a graduate of Conard High School in West Hartford. Terry had worked in the warehouse of Raymour & Flanigan. Besides his mother Terry is survived by 1 son, 2 daughters, 2 brothers, 1 sister, 3 granddaughters and 1...
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Jule D Hester

April 18, 1946 - September 22, 2015

Jule D. Hester, 69 of Hartford, CT., passed away on September 22, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Thomasville, GA on April 18, 1946 to the late Ralph, Sr. and Susie Ree (Revels) Davis. Jule is survived by her loving husband, Henry Hester, son, Troy Hester, 1 brother, 5 sisters, 4 grandchildren, 1 great grand child, a host of other relatives and friends.
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Odessa Gore

July 18, 1927 - September 18, 2015

Odessa Gore, 88, of Hartford, CT passed away on September 18, 2015. She was born in Jacksonville, FL., to the late Joseph and Janey (Green) Webb on July 18, 1927. Odessa is survived by her loving daughter-in-law, Brenda Oates of Hartford, CT, grandchildren; William, Brian, Bruce, Anthony Oates and Jalon Heard and a host of great grand children.
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Gregory S. Clark

August 12, 1988 - September 17, 2015

Gregory S. Clark 27, of Windsor, CT went into eternal rest September 17, 2015. He was born August 12, 1988 in Hartford, CT to a loving mother Gloria Goodwin and a devoted father Gregory Clark, Sr. Gregory better known as Scrap was a very outgoing, energetic and loving individual. He was very family orientated and cared deeply about his loved ones. Gregory graduated High School in 2006. He was...
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David E. Jones

September 17, 1938 - September 17, 2015

David E. Jones, 77, of New Haven, CT died September 17, 2015. Born on September 17, 1938, in Greenville, NC, he was the son of the late William Henry Gray and Lillie (Jones) Williams. He is survived by his beloved, dedicated and devoted wife Doris (Godwin) Jones; a brother Connie Dale Gray of Greenville, NC and a sister Joyce Cross of Scottsdale, NJ. He was predeceased by one brother, Keith Gray.
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William "Willie" McCargo, Jr.

July 19, 1933 - September 16, 2015

William "Willie" McCargo, Jr. , 82, of New Haven, CT born on July 19, 1933 in Roxsboro, NC to the late William McCargo and Fannie Simmons, passed away September 16, 2015 at home. William had worked as a sign fabricator for Sign Lite. He loved playing pool, bowling, and fishing. He was know as a "funny man" who loved watching western movies and listening to oldies. He leaves to cherish his memory...
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Riley Faith Hudson

September 15, 2015 - September 15, 2015

Riley Faith Hudson was born September 15, 2015 in New Haven, CT to David and Andrea Hudson Jr. She was our miracle baby and God's angel who took her wings on September 15, 2015. Leaving to cherish her memory are her parents, grandparents; Vincent & Cynthia Graham, David Hudson Sr. and Stephanie Dorsey-Chandler, great-grandparents, Caletha McCrea, Cleo Fuller and Mamie Grinnan, aunts, Yolanda...
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Vermond A. Atkinson

May 20, 1935 - September 14, 2015

Vermond A. Atkinson, 80 of Granby, CT passed away peacefully on September 14, 2015. He was born to the late Lester and Agnes (Wilson) Atkinson on May 20, 1935. He was a Plummer by trade. Vermond love to socialize he was very friendly and an avid cricket player. He was very active and loved to ride his bicycle. Vermond leaves to cherish his memory son Vernon Atkinson of East Hartford, CT;...
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Mary Lou Smith

December 19, 1939 - September 13, 2015

Mary Lou Smith, 75, of West Haven, CT born on December 19, 1939 in Kinston, NC to the late Robert Lee and Icerleen (Wilson) Freeman, passed away September 13, 2015. Mary Lou had worked as a realtor (broker) at Coldwell Banker. She loved trips to Mohegan Sun and watching tennis but, most of all, loved spending time with family and friends. She was also an active church member at St. Matthew's...
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Lawrence Young, Sr.

September 23, 1923 - September 13, 2015

Lawrence Young, Sr, 91 of West Haven, born September 23, 1923 in Eagle Mill, AR to Felix and Maude Young entered eternal rest on September 13, 2015. As a youth, he trained as a woodworker in Little Rock, AR as a part of the National Youth Administration program for young men. After attending trade school in Hartford, CT, he was hired by the Winchester Rifle Company in New Haven, CT. There he...
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Joanne Marjorie Ross

December 22, 1931 - September 11, 2015

Joanne Marjorie Ross, 83, of New Haven, CT born on December 22, 1931 in Westfield, NJ to the late Elinor Brown, passed away September 11, 2015. Marjorie had worked at Sargent for 25 years. She loved trips to Mohegan Sun, playing bingo, traveling and listening to the music of Otis Redding. Most of all she loved spending time with her family. She leaves to cherish her memory; daughters Marjorie ...
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Eddie L. Windley

June 13, 1955 - September 6, 2015

Eddie L. Windley, 60, of New Haven, CT born on June 13, 1955 in Georgetown, SC to the late Robert C. Windley and Ira (Grier) Windley, passed away September 6, 2015. Eddie was gainfully employed as a maintenance worker at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, CT for several years. He enjoyed leisurely activities such as fishing, basketball, and playing cards. He was also a very active church member and...
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Dawn Renee Bostic

November 28, 1965 - September 5, 2015

Dawn Renee Bostic, 49, of Hamden, CT; born November 28, 1965 in Florence, SC to the late Caldonia Bostic and Geraldine (Moody) Bostic of Hamden, passed away September 5, 2015. She worked in the healthcare industry as a medical biller. She will be remembered for her love of dance and song, especially singing to her children. Along with her mother, she leaves to cherish her memory; son, Isiah...
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Ranford Lilly

June 13, 1931 - September 5, 2015

Ranford Lilly, 84, of Windsor passed away peacefully on September 5, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Ranford was born on June 13, 1931, in Trelawny, Jamaica to the late Victor and Florence (Williams) Lilly. He served as a Senior Deacon, Executive Board Member and a Trustee at Jackson Memorial Church of God in Hartford,CT where he was a member for over 58 years. Ranford was a Bus Operator...
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Delores B. "Cookie" Casey

August 9, 1934 - August 31, 2015

Delores B. Casey "Cookie" 81, of Bloomfield, CT passed away on August 31, 2015. She was a retired School Teacher for the State of Connecticut where she taught at A.I. Prince Technical High School of Hartford, CT. Delores is survived by her loving husband William " Bro" Casey, Jr, sons, Anthony Casey, Llewellyn (Lee) Casey, daughter, Pamela Casey, brother, James L. Bryant, Sr., 7 grandchildren;...
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Diane Robinson

June 17, 1952 - August 28, 2015

Diane Robinson, 63, of Wolcott, CT born in Chester, SC on June 17, 1952 to the late James Spring and Joan Robinson Parker of Waterbury, passed away August 28, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital. She graduated from John F Kennedy high school and worked at Uniroyal for many years. She leaves to cherish her memory son Emilio Robinson, brothers; James Robinson of Hamden, Robert Parker of Waterbury, Eldee...
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Rennard R. Washington

September 18, 1975 - August 25, 2015

Rennard R. Washington, 39, of Hartford went home to be with the Lord on August 25, 2 015. Rennard was born on September 18, 1975, in Lutcher, LA to the late Milton Dorsey and Glassy Washington of Gramercy, LA. He was baptized at Golden Grove Baptist Church as a child. Rennard graduated from Lutcher High School in 1994. He moved to Hartford CT., where he completed the Electronic Technician...
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Dewey B. Johnson, Jr.

February 7, 1947 - August 25, 2015

Dewey B. Johnson, Jr. was born in New Haven, CT on February 7, 1947 and departed this life on August 25, 2015. He was a 1965 graduate of Cross High School and served in the US Army. Dewey was an employee of CAAP Company in Milford, CT until his retirement and relocation to Tucson, AZ. Dewey was a faithful Minister/Sunday School teacher at Greater Emmanuel Grace Apostolic Church in Tucson, AZ...
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Rev. Mary M. Chapman-Poteat

September 21, 1932 - August 23, 2015

Rev. Mary M. Chapman - Poteat, 82, of Hartford, CT passed away on August 23, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband Robert E. Poteat and her children.
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Raymond M. Wilkerson

December 24, 1963 - August 23, 2015

Raymond M. Wilkerson Jr, 51 of Fairfield, CT. Born in Brooklyn, NY to Raymond M. Wilkerson Sr. and Marjorie (Blackett) Wilkerson both of Brooklyn, NY, passed away suddenly August 23, 2015. Mr. Wilkerson was gainfully employed as a bus driver with Dattco for over 20 years. A true New Yorker his favorite baseball team was the NY Yankees and he enjoyed leisurely activities such as fishing and...
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Geraldine A. Gerry Horton

July 8, 1954 - August 22, 2015

Geraldine Ann Horton (Geri) was born in Hartford, CT on July 8, 2015 to Bradley A. Horton and Frances A. (Marley) Horton. A beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend Geraldine was called home unexpectedly to be with our Heavenly Father on August 22, 2015. A graduate of Buckley High School where she was known to be a leader on social issues and one of the first to lead a protest march, Geraldine...
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Mary A. Brown

August 4, 1946 - August 22, 2015

Mary A. Brown, 69, of Hamden was born on August 04, 1946 to the late William Brown and Isabel (Price) Brown, passed away August 22, 2015. Mary graduated from Stone Academy of Business. Mary was employed at the New Haven Housing Authority for over 25 years until her retirement. She leaves behind to cherish her memory 3 daughters; Edwina Brown and Melinda (Anthony) Streater both of New Haven and...
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Edward Baker

January 18, 1927 - August 21, 2015

Edward S. Baker, age 88 of Boynton Beach, FL died peacefully on August 21, 2015 at the VA Hospice Unit in West Palm Beach, FL.Edward was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He lived in Connecticut for many years before moving to Boynton Beach, Florida in 1995. He attended New Haven Public Schools, received a BA degree from Hampton University and retired as a government employee at the VA after 30...
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Joseph Wilson

June 19, 1943 - August 18, 2015

Joseph Wilson, 72, of Hartford, CT passed away on August 18, 2015. He was born to the late Allan and Clara (Johnson) Wilson, on June 19, 1943, in Uniontown; AL. Joseph had worked for Pratt & Whitney. He attended Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Alabama and was baptized at the age of 12. Joseph always talked about the Lord. He loved to joke, laugh and dress. Joseph was known to be a sharp dresser. ...
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Robert Allen Dixon

May 23, 1934 - August 17, 2015

Robert Allen Dixon, 81 of West Haven, born May 23, 1934 in Ayden, NC to the late Willard Odell and Lethabelle (Langley) Dixon, Sr. entered eternal rest on August 17, 2015. Robert was a member of New Light Holy Church, Inc in New Haven where he served as the Superintendent of the Sunday School. Some of his favorite hobbies included collecting coins and watching wrestling and baseball. He was...
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Carolyn McKnight

February 23, 1952 - August 16, 2015

Carolyn Sowell-McKnight, 63, of New Haven born in Ayden, NC on February 23, 1952 to the late Willie McCathern and Mary Lee Evans-McCathern passed away August 16, 2015 YNHH St. Raphael's Campus. Mrs. McKnight held a gratifying position as a Home Health Aide for the Masonicare. She will be remembered as a woman of virtue; she was an avid Bible reader and enjoyed gospel music. She was also an...
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Bertha Lee Williamson

July 8, 1951 - August 15, 2015

Bertha Lee Williamson, 64, of New Haven born in Kingstree, SC on July 8, 1951 to Willie Johnson Sr. of New Haven and the late Berthena Nelson Johnson. Bertha was also predeceased by her late husband "Super" John Williamson. She will be remembered for being a loving, caring, wife, and mother as well as for her kind spirit. Bertha was always very humorous with a heart of gold and held a special...
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Aneta Morgan

July 26, 1926 - August 13, 2015

Aneta E. Morgan, 89, of Hamden was born in Jamaica on July 26, 1926 to the late James Walters and Elizabeth (Bolton) Gordon, passed away August 13, 2015 at YNHH. Mrs. Morgan was a homemaker for many years and enjoyed activities such as gardening, baking, cooking, listening to her favorite gospel music, playing UNO and, most importantly, spending time with her children and her grandchildren. She...
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Walter C. Williams-Mabery

December 25, 1994 - August 13, 2015

Walter C. Williams-Mabery, 20, of Ansonia, born December 25, 1994 in Augusta, GA to Carolyn A. Williams-Mabery entered eternal rest on August 13, 2015. Walter was a member of the Unity Boys Choir of New Haven and a very active member of Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church where he served faithfully in the Men of Faith Choir, the Young Adult Choir, the Male Chorus, the Usher Board and the Soup...
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Rose C Calloway

December 22, 1930 - August 13, 2015

Rose Christie Calloway, affectionately known as Rosa Mae in childhood, was born in Columbia, SC on December 22, 1930 and departed this life on August 13, 2015. Raised by Mable Leacy Christie in Fort Motte, SC, Rose graduated from high school at the young age of 16. In 1947, Rose married Robert H. W. Saulsbury, Sr., which resulted in two beautiful offspring, Robert Jr. and Joanne. Rose moved to...
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Alice M. Prebish

January 18, 1925 - August 12, 2015

Alice M. Prebish, 90, of Hartford, CT., passed away peacefully on August 12, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. She worked for the City of Hartford as a Crossing Guard for many years. Alice also worked for the Easter Seals as a Security Guard. She was a very Christian woman who loved going to church, reading the bible and taking care of her family. Alice lived by the cross, by the word of...
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William C. "Bill" King, Jr.

March 18, 1975 - August 11, 2015

William C. "Bill" King, Jr, 40, of Hartford, CT passed away on August 11, 2015. He was born on March 18, 1975 to the late William C. King and Nancy (Todd) King of Hartford. William was a very humble person who loved being a dad. He loved to play video games with his son.  William also loved music. He had an affectionate smile that everyone loved and was known to everyone as (Bill). Besides...
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Esther M Brooks

August 21, 1934 - August 11, 2015

Esther M. Brooks was born to the late Bishop George and Nellie Brooks on August 21, 1935 in Brunswick, Maryland. Esther departed this life in the early morning of August 11, 2015. Esther attended school in Ansonia, Connecticut. Shortly after the family moved to New Haven where her father became pastor of Beulah Heights First Pentecostal Church. During her time of worship at Beulah Heights...
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David E Moore

October 25, 1945 - August 9, 2015

David E. Moore of Hamden born on October 25, 1945 to the late Charlie and Rena Moore, passed away August 9, 2015. He was employed as a computer operator for SNET for several years. David enjoyed leisurely activities such as traveling, reading and listening to smooth jazz. He leaves to cherish his memory loving wife Ella M. Moore of Hamden, son Rodney (Donna) Moore of Hamden, brother Fula Themba ...
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Betty Maloy

June 10, 1940 - August 6, 2015

Betty Maloy, 75, of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital on August 6, 2015. She was born to the late Ulysses and Emma Thomas in Montgomery, AL. Betty worked in Customer Service at Nardis Bakery. She was a very active member at The Salvation Army-North End Corps where she served as an Honor Guard, Senior Solider, Home League member and choir member. Betty loved to write...
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Dellie Hoskie

August 10, 1947 - August 6, 2015

Dellie Hoskie, 67, of Lithonia, GA born in Portsmouth, VA on August 10, 1947 to the late Dellie Hoskie and Ardelia West, passed away unexpectedly August 6, 2015. Dellie will be remembered by family and friends for his work as a talented musician. He also held a rewarding position as a softball coach where he will be sorely missed by his team. He leaves to cherish his memory sons; Dellie Hoskie Jr...
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Lawrence Allen Atkins

February 26, 1980 - August 5, 2015

Lawrence A. Atkins, 35, of New Haven born on February 26, 1980 to Lawrence A. Rambert of Hamden and Wanda Atkins of New Haven, passed away suddenly on August 5, 2015. He leaves to cherish his memory loving wife Lakisha (Gaymon) Atkins of New Haven, son Lawrence Allen Atkins Jr. of New Haven, daughters Lanaijah (Schanelle) Atkins and La'maya Aden Atkins both of New Haven, siblings; Cassine Dingle,...
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Jimmie Lee Davis

April 26, 1948 - August 3, 2015

Jimmie Lee Davis Jr., 67, of Meriden born on April 26, 1948 to the late Jimmie L. Davis Sr. and Earlene Timmons, passed away August 3, 2015 after a long illness. Jimmie held employment at All Molded Plastics, in Wallingford, Connecticut as a machinist after being honorably discharged from the US Army where he received the National Defense Medal. While at home he enjoyed relaxing activities such...
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Duane L Hilton

September 7, 1966 - August 2, 2015

Duane L. Hilton, 48, of New Haven born on September 7, 1966 to Ruth Hilton of Hamden and the late Ollie Hilton, passed away unexpectedly on August 2, 2015 at his residence. Duane was gainfully employed in the flag pole manufacturing business as a salesman for several years. He will be remembered for his knack at playing the drums and those that knew him will remember his passion for food. He...
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Clara (Rogers) Davis

June 22, 1940 - August 1, 2015

Clara (Rogers) Davis, 75, of West Haven Born on June 22, 1940, to the late Bert and Elinor Brown Rogers, was granted her angel wings on August 1, 2015 at CT Hospice. Clara will be remembered for her love of cooking and gardening, and she was also a member of the Dixwell Newhall Senior Center. She leaves to cherish her memory sons; Frank R. Rogers of West Haven and Anthony B. (Ruth) Rogers of New...
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Fred Anthony

January 2, 1929 - July 30, 2015

Fred Anthony, 86, of New Haven born on January 2, 1929 to the late Morris Anthony and Annie Bell (Hawkins) Anthony, passed away July 30, 2015 at Mary Wade Nursing Home. Mr. Anthony was gainfully employed as a construction worker with the Local 455 Union up until his retirement. He will be remembered for his vocal abilities which he exhibited in gospel quartets; Gospel Travelers and Marian Gospel...
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King The Bulldog

April 28, 2013 - July 30, 2015

King the Bulldog, much loved by his family, peacefully passed away the afternoon of July 30, 2015. He leaves to cherish his memory loving owner Jessica Reyes.
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Evelyn Murray

November 14, 1944 - July 29, 2015

Evelyn Murray, 70, the daughter of the late George Murray and Ida Lou Montague (Mack),she was born November 14, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA. She departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, as she entered into her eternal rest after a long illness. Evelyn attended the public schools of Hartford, CT. She was converted at an early age. Joined the Mt. Olive Baptist Church (1970) and...
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John Norman Ealy

January 4, 1935 - July 26, 2015

John Norman Ealy, 80 of Hartford, passed away July 26, 2015. He was born in Shellman, GA on January 4, 1935 to the late Charlie Ealy and Katie L. Sassett. John is survived by his wife Carrie Ealy, sons, Terry Ealy, Thomas (Tashima) Ealy, Tarik (Shannon) Ealy, daughter, Sylvia Butler, sister Otia Palmer, 20 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, a host of relatives and...
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Alan F Goodson

September 13, 1968 - July 25, 2015

Alan F. Goodson Jr., 46, of New Haven born on September 13, 1968 to the late Alan F. Goodson Sr. and Bernice Ford Goodson of Middletown, CT, passed away July 25, 2015 at CT Hospice. Alan was self employed as an electrician for six years. He will be remembered for his talent in drawing and model making; he also had a passion for motorcycles and was an avid watcher of the Steelers football team....
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Louise S Morris

February 10, 1951 - July 25, 2015

Louise S. (Chambers) Morris, 64, of Hamden born on February 10, 1951 to the late Albert Chambers and Alice (Morris) Chambers, passed away July 25, 2015 at Arden House Nursing and Rehabilitation. Louise worked for the City of New Haven's Board of Education after retiring from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield; she also held a gratifying position as a CNA for 5 years. She enjoyed simple past times such...
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Reverend Stephanie D. Whitehead

December 19, 1964 - July 24, 2015

Rev. Stephanie Denise Whitehead a resident of Canal Winchester Columbus, OH area departed this life peacefully on Friday, July 24, 2015 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Stephanie was born December 19, 1964 to the parents of Roosevelt and Onnie Foster at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Hartford, CT. She lived a fulfilling life as adolescent enjoying playing double dutch jump rope, basketball and softball....
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Muriel F Arline

July 24, 1938 - July 23, 2015

Muriel F. "Mitzi" Arline, 76, of Waterbury born in New Haven on July 24, 1938 to the late Samuel Jackson and Grace White, passed away peacefully July 23, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital. Muriel was a graduate of Hillhouse High School class of 1956, and later became gainfully employed as an aircraft parts inspector for an aircraft manufacturer up until her retirement in 1991. She enjoyed such...
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Janet Crockett

April 15, 1935 - July 23, 2015

Janet Crockett of Bridgeport went to be with the Lord on July 23, 2015. She died peacefully at home. Janet was a school teacher at Columbus School in Bridgeport for 30 years. She loved saying, "Those kids are going to learn something in my class…they're not going down to the principal's office." She really enjoyed watching her soap operas and Judge Judy. She also liked to listen to Kirk...
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Alberta L. Birdie Stephens

June 6, 1934 - July 22, 2015

Peacefully on July 22, 2015, Alberta L. "Birdie" Hilton Stephens went home to be the Lord. She was 81. Known best as "Birdie", she was born on June 6, 1934, to O'Donnell and Isabel Brockington Hilton in Ansonia, CT. Birdie graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1951 and attended Hampton (Institute) University. She later graduated from Quinnipiac University. Birdie retired from the Bursars'...
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Lorraine "Rainebow" Collins

December 15, 1947 - July 22, 2015

Lorraine "Rainebow" Collins, 67 of Bloomfield, departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Lorraine was born to the late George and Evelyn L. (Jackson) Smith on December 15, 1947 in Pompano Beach, FL. Lorraine retired from the Connecticut Department of Children and Families as a Processing Technician. Lorraine is survived by her 2 sons, Michael (Tamara) Collins and Willie ...
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Kevin Lee Lewis Jr.

September 20, 1982 - July 21, 2015

Kevin Lee Lewis, Jr., 32, New Haven, CT resident born on September 20, 1982 to the late Kevin L. Lewis Sr. and Monique Harrell of New Haven, passed away suddenly on July 21, 2015 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Kevin was employed as a moving technician at JW Movers before his passing, but will be remembered for his talent as a rap artist and his always comical personality. He was also a dedicated...
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