Celebrity Obituaries

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Hettie M. "Boots" Petteway

August 10, 1925 - April 21, 2015

Hettie M. "Boots" Petteway, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, of Waterbury, CT went on to glory Tuesday April 21, 2015 at Abbott Terrace surrounded by family. Mrs. Petteway was born on August 10, 1925 in Allendale, SC, daughter of the late Andrew and Julia Craig. She was a lifetime member of Mt. Olive African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, where she sang in the senior choir. She leaves to...
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Jericho O. Scott

August 27, 1998 - April 19, 2015

Jericho Scott of New Haven, Ct was called home on April 19th 2015. He is survived by his parents Leroy and Nicole Scott, brothers; Brandon Scott, Alex (Al Bundy) Scott, and Christian Scott, sisters Sahara (mama) Scott, Angaleea (Bocci) Scott, and Carizma (Rizzy) Scott, Aunts; Dominique (BFF) Buonome, Cheyenne Leigh, Deborah Cappabianca, Felicia Scott, and Tasha Jacobs, Uncles; Greg Leigh and...
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Leona M Whitford

May 25, 1945 - April 15, 2015

Leona May Whitford of New Haven passed away suddenly on April 15, 2015. She was born on May 25, 1945 in Salem, NJ, to the late Claudine (Sutton) Kelley. She will be remembered for her easy going spirit and enjoying past times such as reading, going to the theater, and eating out; she was an avid bowler. She was a member of the Ebony Social Club where she enjoyed traveling the Caribbean. Leona...
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Margaret Louise Rooks

July 14, 1930 - April 15, 2015

Margaret L. Rooks, 84, lifelong resident of New Haven born on July 14, 1930 to the late Manuel Teixeira and Irma King, passed away April 15, 2015. She leaves to cherish her memory 3 sons; Jeffrey (Maria) King of New Haven and Anthony (Manulynn) King of West Haven and Donald (Delores) King of IN, 2 daughters Juanita Teixeira of Hamden and Denise (James) Files of VA, sister Eleanor Lawhorn of New...
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Druesilla T. Thornton

April 20, 1931 - April 12, 2015

Druesilla Thornton, 83 of Hartford, CT passed away on April 12, 2015. She was born in Mudd, GA; on April 20, 1931 to the late Mr. Talley and Bertha Hill. Druesilla loved to garden and sew, her favorite flowers were Tulips. She was the matriarch of her family; who she loved so dearly. Druesilla is survived by her daughter, Josephine McCalop of Manchester CT, brothers, Larry Hill, Frank Hill,...
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Walter L. "Junie" Latimer, Jr.

September 4, 1954 - April 11, 2015

Walter L. "Junie" Latimer, Jr., 60 of East Hartford passed away on April 11, 2015. He was born in New Haven, CT; on September 4, 1954, to the late Walter L, Sr., and Angelina (Cornacchia) Latimer. Walter worked as a Machine Operator for Elg Utica Alloy, Inc. of Hartford, CT for many years. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and singer. Walter loved his family and was known to be a hard worker...
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Thelma Odell Granny Jones

December 29, 1919 - April 10, 2015

Thelma Odell Jones "Granny", 95 of Hartford passed away on April 10, 2015. She was born in Lineville, AL; on December 29, 1919 to the late Benjamin and Nancy Jones.
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Garvin H Libert

October 20, 1961 - April 9, 2015

Garvin H. Libert, 53, of New Haven born on October 20, 1961 in Arima, Trinidad to Henry Ramirez and Merle Libert, passed away April 9, 2015. Garvin will be remembered for his service in the United States Marine Corp from 1984 to 1991. After retiring from military service Garvin began his own car detailing business called Spotless. He was also employed by Roadtex as a truck driver for two years....
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Pauline A. Sims

September 21, 1951 - April 7, 2015

Pauline A. Sims, 63, of New Haven born on September 21, 1951 in Virginia to the late Paul Gregory and Mary Pettus Jackson of New Haven, passed away April 7, 2015. She leaves to cherish her memory daughter Patrice Sims (Lamar Oliver) of New Haven, granddaughters Jordan and Londyn Oliver and grandson Nicholas Ware all of New Haven, and a host of relatives and friends.
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Edith Annette Ward

March 6, 1958 - April 7, 2015

Edith A Ward, 57, of Garner, NC was born on March 6, 1958 in North Carolina to the late George O. Wright and Dazell Bumpers Wright of Wendell NC, passed away April 7, 2015. Edith maintained a rewarding career in the healthcare industry as a personal care associate. She will be remembered as a faithful church goer, a former member of the Zion Baptist 5th Sunday Choir, and a fan of gospel music. In...
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Rosetta Johnson

June 25, 1942 - April 7, 2015

Rosetta Johnson, 72, of Hamden born on June 25, 1942 in Virginia to the late Robert T. Johnson and Viola Lemons, passed away April 7, 2015. Rosetta held advantageous employment at Yale University as a librarian for many years. She leaves to cherish her memory son Paul Sherard III and daughter Jennifer Sherard both of New Haven. She is predeceased by husband Roland Johnson and daughter Paula...
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Thomas Lawson , Jr

August 23, 1941 - April 3, 2015

Thomas Lawson Jr., 73, of Meriden born on August 23, 1941 in Memphis, TN to the late Thomas Lawson Sr and Lula (Dunkin) Lawson, passed away April 3, 2015. After serving his country in the United States Army, Thomas received an honorable discharge. He leaves to cherish his memory loving wife Diana Lawson of Meriden, children Andrea Lawson and Thomas Lawson, III both of Seattle, and Tina Lawson of...
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Eugene Miller

March 10, 1937 - April 2, 2015

Eugene Miller, 78 of East Hartford, CT., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife on April 2, 2015. He was born in Shaw, MS; on March 10, 1937, to the late Eumura Miller and Ethel Copeland. Eugene served in the United States Air Force as an Airman. He retired from the West Hartford Board of Education where he worked as Custodian for many years. Eugene also worked for the...
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Thaddeus "Ted" Duncan

December 15, 1919 - April 1, 2015

Thaddeus "Ted" Theophilus Duncan, 95 of West Haven, born December 15, 1919 to the late Wellington and Edith (Dicks) Duncan entered eternal rest on April 1, 2015. He leaves to cherish his memory; son, Michael Harris of New Haven; daughter, Marva Samuel of West Haven; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Ursula Harris Duncan.
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Tracy D. Artis

August 13, 1974 - March 31, 2015

Tracy D. Artis, 40 of Hartford passed away on March 31, 2015. He was born in Orlando, FL; on August 13, 1974, to Sheila Artis Dennis. Tracey was a good person and was known to be a giver. He loved to cook. Besides his mother Tracy is survived by his step father, Abraham Dennis, daughter, Alyha, sisters, Kimberly S., Torey M., LaShawnda M. Dennis, aunts, Sandra, Clara, Karen Artis, uncles...
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Annie P Lewis

November 28, 1942 - March 29, 2015

Annie P. Lewis, 72, of New Haven born on November 28, 1942 in Rockingham, NC to the late Walter Hailey and Martha Jane Patterson, passed away March 29, 2015. Annie was gainfully employed, for some time, with American Medical Response (AMR) as a claims manager. She will be remembered for her caring and helpful personality and her strong will. She was also a devoted mother and loving wife for over...
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Josephine Alberta Tavaris

November 19, 1922 - March 28, 2015

Josephine A. Tavaris, 92, of Hamden born on November 19, 1922 to the late Wiley Pearson and Olivia (Tribbett) Pearson, passed away March 28, 2015. Josephine will be remembered for her caring and giving personality, she could be seen visiting the sick or volunteering in the local soup kitchen on a given day. In lieu of her volunteering efforts she was the recipient of a volunteer award. She leaves...
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Mary L Holloway

March 31, 1950 - March 27, 2015

Mary L. Holloway (Gray), 64, of New Haven born on March 31, 1950 in South Carolina to the late Robert L. Gray and Carrie (Drennon) Smith of New Haven, passed away March 27, 2015. Mary retired from Family Care Nursing as a C.N.A and prior to that she was employed by the New Haven Register for several years. She will be remembered by loved ones for her way of unselfishly caring for others and their...
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Joy Ella Adelaide "Tinkerbell" Reddick

November 13, 1955 - March 27, 2015

Joy Ella Adelaide Reddick "Tinkerbell", 59 of Hartford, passed away on March 27, 2015. She was born in Hartford, CT, on November 13, 1955, to the late Denver, Sr., and Susie L. (Slappy) Reddick. Joy was educated in the Hartford Public School system; she graduated from Weaver High School Class of 1974. Joy worked as Home Care Companion for Interim Healthcare. She had a great sense of humor, very...
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John E Wilson

June 23, 1927 - March 26, 2015

John E. Wilson, Jr. 87 passed away on 3/26/15. He was born in New Haven to the late John & Ann Wilson; predeceased by his wife Agnes Martins Wilson; siblings Sarah Kimble, James Wilson, William Wilson, Margaret Jackson, Julia Lovelace, Mary Wilson & grandson Darius Davis. A retired sales rep of Brescome Barton, John most recently resided at Atria Larson Place, Hamden. Survived by daughters...
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Betty J Hall

April 3, 1943 - March 26, 2015

Betty J. Hall, 71 of New Britain, passed away on March 26, 2015. She was born in Fort Gaines, GA; on April 3, 1943, to the late James D. and Bessie (Clark) Hall. Betty loved her family. She also loved cooking, painting, arts and crafts. Betty had a love for red lipstick and red nail polish. She will be missed by all who knew her. Betty is survived by her sons, Steven and Andrade Hall, brother...
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Stephanie Sims-Cannon

March 9, 1959 - March 22, 2015

Stephanie Sims-Cannon, 56 of Hartford, passed away on March 22, 2015. She was born in Boston, MA, on March 9, 1959 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Sims. Stephanie worked in the Healthcare Field as a Nurse's Assistant. She loved here family dearly. Stephanie also loved reading the bible, walking, traveling and she had a green thumb for plants. Stephanie is survived by her husband, Otha Cannon of...
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Lonnie E Chase

November 11, 1950 - March 21, 2015

Lonnie Everett Chase, 64, born 11/11/1950 in Alabama, passed away 03/21/2015. The start of his career began when he won a scholarship to Harkness Ballet in NYC and studied with them and the Joffrey Ballet until he joined the Broadway production of "Mame". He then toured the USA & Canada before going to Las Vegas where he danced in many of the top shows on the strip, including Casino de Paris,...
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Iesha Alexus Johnson

December 23, 1990 - March 21, 2015

Iesha Alexus Johnson 24 of Hartford, CT., departed this earthly home for her new heavenly home on March 21, 2015. She was born in Hartford, CT., on December 23, 1990 to Austin Esedebe of Baltimore, MD., and Patricia Johnson of Hartford, CT. Iesha was a member of the Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Hartford, CT. She loved to sing, dance and poetry. Besides her parents Iesha leaves to...
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Myrna M Campbell

November 3, 1955 - March 20, 2015

Myrna Campbell, 59, of Hamden born on November 03, 1955 in Portland, Jamaica to Barbara Hudson, went home to be with the Lord on March 20, 2015. For many years Myrna was employed at Tower One-Tower East as a Resident Service Coordinator. She will be remembered for her love of cooking and dancing to her favorite reggae music. She leaves to cherish her memory husband Roland Campbell; loving...
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Teneil Maurice Mack, Sr.

August 19, 1983 - March 19, 2015

Teneil M. Mack, Sr., "Buck" 31 of Bloomfield passed away on March 19, 2015. He was born in Hartford, CT; on August 19, 1983, to the late Johnny Safford and Lorrain Mack. Teneil was a graduated of Bloomfield High School Class of 2001. He worked as a Cook for Noodles & Company. Teneil was loving, caring, funny and was known for being jokester. He was an avid fan of the Indianapolis Colts. Teneil...
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TaLea B Turnage

August 16, 2006 - March 18, 2015

TaLea Briana Turnage, 8, of New Haven born on August 16, 2006 to Thomas Brian Turnage III of New Haven and Tamika Knight of Manhattan, passed away March 18, 2015. At an early age TaLea had a love of music; she played the violin and was a member of the United Girls Choir. She also enjoyed reading, playing with her Barbie dolls, and dancing to her favorite song the Cha-Cha Slide. TaLea attended...
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Carmen A. Acevedo

November 2, 1941 - March 18, 2015

Carmen A. Acevedo, 73 of Austin St. New Haven, born November 2, 1941 to the late Juan and Cruz (Lopez) Rivera entered eternal rest on March 18, 2015. Carmen was a member of 1st Star of Jacob where she was a member of the Women's Society and treasurer of the church. She was a member of the Bella Vista Association and attended the Assemblies of God Bible Institute. The poetry she often wrote...
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Anna M Fulcher

March 3, 1955 - March 15, 2015

Anna M. (Silva) Fulcher age 60 of Naugatuck, was born on March 3, 1955 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Arthur J. Silva and Anna C. (Rozario) Silva. Anna passed away at Waterbury Hospital on March 15, 2015. She spent her last days surrounded by her loving family and friends. Anna enjoyed simple past times such as arts and crafts, cooking, and listening to jazz. She leaves to cherish fond memories...
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Lucille L Mapp

March 26, 1927 - March 15, 2015

Lucille Little Mapp of Branford, CT, died peacefully during the morning of March 15, 2015. Lucille was a devoted wife of 63 years to her husband, Edward F. Mapp, and a loving and model mom to her two children, Karen L. Mapp of Boston, MA and Kevin F. Mapp of Oakland, CA. Lucille was born in Norfolk, VA to the Rev. Henry C. Little and Carrie R. Little of Ansonia, CT. Lucille began a...
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Wilbert Henry McPherson Crump

February 15, 1942 - March 14, 2015

Wilbert Henry McPherson (Crump) 73 of Hartford, CT; departed this life on March 14, 2015. He was born on February 15, 1942 in Calvary, GA to the late Wilbert H. Crump Sr. and Madie McPherson. Wilbert loved his family dearly. Wilbert was known to many as "Worldwide". He worked as a Barber for 50+ years, which was his passion, but had love for hats, sports, playing the drums and being a race...
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Diamond Li'Asia Collins

May 22, 2006 - March 11, 2015

Diamond Li'Asia Collins, of Hartford, CT., passed away peacefully at Hospital Connecticut Children's Medical Center on March 11, 2015. She was born in Hartford, CT on May 22, 2006 to Antoine Collins and Katrina Wiggins. Besides her parents Diamond leaves to cherish her memory her maternal grandparents, Linda Wiggins (Mima) primary care giver of Hartford, CT; Michael McFarnum of Hartford, CT; of...
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Sonya Louise Augustine

November 28, 1928 - March 8, 2015

Sonya L. Augustine, 86, of New Haven, born on November 28, 1928 to the late Reginald Jackson and Agnes (Alexander) Jackson, passed away March 8, 2015. Sonya was a cancer survivor who battled breast cancer twice and went on to live a long full life. She was baptized and attended St. Luke's Church where she sang as a member of the choir as a child. A lifelong resident of New Haven, Sonya...
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Keith E Lawhorn

September 16, 1951 - March 5, 2015

Keith E. Lawhorn, 63, of New Haven born on September 16, 1951 to the late Richard Lawhorn and Thelma Aldrich Lawhorn of West Haven, passed away March 5, 2015. Keith will be remembered for his honorable service in the U.S. Airforce from 1972-1976. He also held employment as a cook at Yale New Haven Hospital. Keith enjoyed several hobbies which included playing football, basketball, and wood...
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Retha Mae Folston

March 24, 1928 - March 3, 2015

Retha Mae (Parker) Folston, born in Rockyford, GA, was called home on March 3, 2015. She has been a Hartford resident for 50+ years, where she was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church for many years prior to joining Breakthrough Deliverance Outreach Ministries. She is survived by her children: Margaret Peters, Ruth Patricia Parker, Johnnie Folston, Flora Hunter, James (Dorothy) Folston,...
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Larry S Grant

March 10, 1954 - March 2, 2015

Larry S. Grant entered into eternal rest on Monday March 2, 2015. He was born on March 10, 1954 in New Haven, CT. He was the youngest son born to Aubrey and Evelyn Grant. He was a rambunctious child who loved animals so much so that often times his Mother's Day gifts were "pets" that he wanted to take care of for himself. He and his older brother Aubrey Jr along with neighborhood friends...
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Marvelle Y Williams

March 5, 1952 - February 28, 2015

Marvelle Yvette Williams, 62, born on March 5, 1952 to the late Frank Williams and Dardinella M. Smith, passed away at home February 28, 2015. She will be remembered for her advantageous employment with Cigna Insurance Company, based out of Dallas, TX, as a Financial Analyst. Marvelle's favorite things to do when she was not at work was traveling around the world, and relax to music by her...
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Shirley A. Rhule

February 22, 1948 - February 25, 2015

Shirley Ann Rhule, 67 of Hartford, CT., entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. She was born on February 22, 1948, in Hartford CT., to the late William and Mittie (Holmes) Coleman. Shirley was educated in the Hartford Public School Systems; she later went on to work as a Certified Nurses Assistant for over 18 years for Maple View Manor. Shirley is survived by her son,...
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Cynthia Ann McClendon

January 30, 1953 - February 24, 2015

Cynthia A. McClendon, 62 of Hartford, CT., entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. She was born on January 30, 1953, in Hartford CT., to the late Tommy and Grace (Dixon) Thomas. Cynthia is survived by her daughter Lisa McClendon Smith, sons, Mark (Rasheda) McCalop, Tyron (Michelle) McClendon, daughter-in-law, Nicol McClendon, brother, Barry Thomas...
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Marilyn Ann Hoffler

February 12, 1958 - February 23, 2015

Marilyn Ann Hoffler, 57, of Meriden born February 12, 1958 to the late Gaston Ireland and Clara (Pope) Ireland of Waterbury passed away February 23, 2015. Marilyn Ann enjoyed the company of family and other favorite past times such as cooking, singing, watching Judge Judy, and other court shows, and making sure her house was in order. Marilyn was a member of Zion Baptist Church's Youth Choir....
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Pearl Moore

June 20, 1920 - February 22, 2015

Pearl Moore, 94, of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully, on February 22, 2015. She was born on June 20, 1920 to McKinnley and Clara P. (Starling) Finch, in Hartford, CT. Pearl retired from the City of Hartford.
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Elaine Michelle (Day) Mims-Mitchell

August 17, 1962 - February 19, 2015

Elaine Michelle (Day) Mims-Mitchell,52, of Hartford, entered into eternal peace at 6:24AM. Thursday, February 19, 2015 at The St. Francis Masonicare Hospice in Hartford, CT., surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 17, 1962 in Hartford, CT; to James E. Day and Lillian (Dunaway) Day Sawyer. She is survived by her mother, Lillian Sawyer of Florence, SC; two daughters, Michelle and...
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Ronald A Cox

December 28, 1955 - February 17, 2015

Ronald A. Cox, 59, of New Haven born on December 28, 1955 to the late Abraham Washington and Ethel L. Cox of New Haven, passed away February 17, 2015 at St. Raphael's Hospital. He will be remembered for his gainful employment through the State of Connecticut as a maintenance engineer at Southern Connecticut State University. Ronald was an avid sports fan some of his favorite teams included the...
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Kameron S Quinones

October 19, 2014 - February 14, 2015

Kameron Seth Quinones was born October 19, 2014 to Samya A. Quinones and James E. Kendrick. "Kam Kam", as he was affectionately called, was the love of his mother's life and brought great joy to his family. Kameron was called home on February 14, 2015, Valentines Day, an indication that heaven was missing a sweet Angel and needed him returned. However, his passing shocked and devastated his...
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Arthur Lee Teal, Sr.

June 27, 1945 - February 11, 2015

Arthur Lee Teal, Sr., 69 of Windsor, CT., departed this life on February 11, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 27, 1945 in Hartford, CT., to the late Willie and Thelma (Whitfield) Teal. Arthur graduated from Hartford Public High school. From there, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut, a Master's degree in Social Work from...
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Deirdre D Christie

June 26, 1969 - February 9, 2015

As God walked through His garden on Monday evening, February 9, 2015 at 9:40p.m., He found a beautiful rose, fully grown, blossomed and ready to be plucked. Deirdre Christie quietly, sweetly and peacefully started her heavenly soar – "To be absent in the flesh is to be present with the Lord." Deirdre Christie was born June 26, 1969 in Hartford, CT. She is the daughter of Cheryl Harold,...
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Johnnie J Barnes

April 7, 1926 - February 9, 2015

Johnnie Jack Barnes, devoted husband of 63 years to Oralee Ada Savage, departed this life on February 9, 2015. He was born on April 7, 1926 to the late Mary Etta Parker and Jack Barnes in Gatesville, North Carolina. He relocated to New Haven, Connecticut in 1959 to make a better life for his family and was joined by his wife and four children in 1961. Over the span of his work career, Johnnie...
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Eugene L Chavis

September 13, 1961 - February 6, 2015

Eugene L. Chavis, 53, of New Haven born on September 13, 1961 in Lumberton, NC to Gloria (Chavis) Perkins of New Haven, passed away February 6, 2015 at CT Hospice. He leaves to cherish his memory Step-father Harry Perkins, son Eugene Lee Chavis, and brother Michael Chavis all of New Haven, and a host of friends and relatives.
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Willie Grace Adams

November 25, 1938 - February 5, 2015

Willie Grace Adams, 76 of Windsor, CT., departed this life on February 5, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 25, 1938 in Richland, GA., to the late L. B. Brown, Sr. and Addie M. Thomas Brown. In 1954, Willie Grace married the love of her life, Oliver Adams, Sr. they relocated to Hartford, CT in 1956. God blessed Willie Grace and her husband with 59 years of marriage...
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Ramona Cohens

February 21, 1969 - February 2, 2015

Ramona Cohens, 45, of New Haven born on February 21, 1969 to Jackie Goodman and Doris Hood of New Haven, passed away February 2, 2015 at CT Hospice. She will be remembered for her rewarding service as a CNA in the health care industry. When she was not working she enjoyed leisurely activities such as cooking, reading, and crossword puzzles. She leaves to cherish her memory loving daughters...
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Willie C. Thompson

May 1, 1931 - January 31, 2015

The joy of eternal life began for Willie Coley (W.C.) Thompson of Hartford, Connecticut on Saturday morning, January 31, 2015. W.C. was born in Clay County, Georgia to the late Lula Hall and Willie Ross Thompson on May 1, 1931. He grew up in a family with eleven siblings and graduated from Asbury Speight High School in Fort Gaines, Georgia. Upon graduation, W.C became a student at Albany State...
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Genevieve A Butler

March 10, 1926 - January 31, 2015

Genevieve Stallings Butler, a life-long resident of New Haven passed away on, January 31, 2015 at the age of 88. She was born in New Haven, Connecticut, March 10, 1926, the seventh child of the late Enoch M. and Alice Williams Stallings. Genevieve was a graduate of New Haven Commercial High School and Connecticut School of Cosmetology. After successful completion of her course of study and...
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Noemi Santiago

June 2, 1966 - January 30, 2015

Noemi Santiago, 47, of New Haven born on June 2, 1966 in Bronx, NY to Jose A. Santiago and Ines Torres, passed away January 30, 2015 at YNHH. She will be remembered for her gratifying career as a teacher in New Haven, CT. In her times of relaxation she enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening and spending time with family. She leaves to cherish her memory children Kinioeth Arocho, Johely and Naiomi...
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Michael Claudy Leon

March 1, 1968 - January 28, 2015

Michael C. Leon 46 of Hartford, CT. departed this life on January 28, 2015. He was born on March 1, 1968 in St. Luciato late Louis Nelson Leon and Iona (Marose) Leon of Hartford. He was a self employed Mechanic who love spending time with his family. Michael also had a love for reggae and saco music. Besides his parents Michael is survived by his daughters, Madalin Leon, Destiny Leon, brothers...
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Ethel C Archibald

May 29, 1930 - January 27, 2015

Ethel C. Archibald, 84, of North Haven born on May 29, 1930 in Huntsville, AL to the late Berry Cowan and Mattie Watkins, passed away quietly January 27, 2015. She will be remembered for her employment as a daycare administrator. Some of her favorite enjoyments were cooking, gardening, listening to the "blues"and spending quality time with her grandchildren. She leaves to cherish her memory...
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Esther I Dudek

October 17, 1942 - January 26, 2015

Esther I. Dudek, 72, of New Haven born on October 17, 1942 to the late William Flemister and Erma Stalling, passed away January 26, 2015 at YNHH. She will be remembered for her gainful employment as a counselor for the State of Connecticut. She enjoyed visiting the beaches of Florida and listening to her favorite singer Marc Anthony. She leaves to cherish her memory daughter Monique Dudek of West...
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Gladys Bowden

April 20, 1929 - January 26, 2015

Mrs. Gladys Bowden was born on April 20, 1929, to the union of William Webb and Sophia Thorpe in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, WI. Gladys received her formal education through the Jamaican Public School System. In 1961, she married the late George Bowden and enjoyed 44 years of marriage. No children were born from this union, however, they raised Simone Edwards as if she was their own. In 1977, she...
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Dynale Ramon "Diggs" Martin

March 12, 1973 - January 26, 2015

Dynale Ramon "Diggs" Martin, 41, of West Hartford went home to be with the Lord on January 26, 2015. Dynale was born March 12, 1973, in Hartford, the only son of Jacqueline Martin and the late Ronald Iverson. He graduated from Weaver High School, attended St. Augustine College in NC and was employed by Payless Auto for over 20 years. He is survived by his loving & supportive wife, Tomeka...
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Raheim Saadiq Huff

May 17, 1996 - January 26, 2015

Raheim Saadiq Huff 18, of Vernon, Connecticut transitioned peacefully at Rockville Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Monday, January 26, 2015. Raheim was a member of the Rockville High School senior class of 2015. He was a young man of great character and knew how to make you laugh. Raheim also knew his way around the kitchen. And according to Raheim, grilled cheese was his...
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Teresa Lynette Butler

August 25, 1976 - January 25, 2015

Teresa Lynette Butler, 38 of Hartford, CT, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on January 25, 2015. She was born on August 25, 1976 to Archie W. and Ernestine (Jamison) Butler. Teresa was a very happy spirited, loving and caring person. She loved music, movies, all sports and going for walks. She is survived by her maternal grandmother, Jaunita Jamison, Flint, MI; ...
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Joseph Chester

March 28, 1943 - January 25, 2015

Joseph Chester, 71 of Bloomfield, CT transitioned from this life in his home on Sunday, January 25, 2015. Joseph was born in Cusseta, GA, on March 28, 1943 to the late Elisha and Dorothy Chester. He graduated from Buena Vista High School and enlisted in the United States Army and earned a marksman medal. After moving to Connecticut, he enlisted in the United States Army Reserves where he...
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William "Bruh" Evans

March 16, 1941 - January 24, 2015

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

March 15, 1958 - January 23, 2015

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

August 19, 1969 - January 20, 2015

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

February 26, 1951 - January 19, 2015

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

January 18, 1950 - January 19, 2015

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

December 7, 1955 - January 18, 2015

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

October 29, 1953 - January 16, 2015

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

November 27, 1964 - January 16, 2015

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

January 3, 1929 - January 16, 2015

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

April 19, 1986 - January 15, 2015

Deion J. Manuel, 28, of New Haven born on April 19, 1986 to Donald Faison and Beverly Manuel of New Haven, passed away January 15, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memory loving siblings Davon and Dante Manuel of New Haven, Domonique Manuel, and Diamond Manuel-P-Faison.
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Melvin H. Younger

February 28, 1926 - January 15, 2015

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

November 6, 1936 - January 13, 2015

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

December 23, 1932 - January 12, 2015

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

November 13, 1939 - January 12, 2015

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

April 10, 1964 - January 11, 2015

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

December 10, 1951 - January 10, 2015

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

September 23, 1938 - January 10, 2015

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

March 21, 1955 - January 8, 2015

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

May 10, 1933 - January 8, 2015

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

March 7, 1919 - January 7, 2015

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

December 27, 1948 - January 6, 2015

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

October 8, 1922 - January 6, 2015

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

December 29, 1942 - January 5, 2015

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

November 1, 1940 - January 4, 2015

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

December 11, 1958 - January 4, 2015

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

November 20, 1963 - January 3, 2015

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

November 19, 1929 - January 3, 2015

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

May 6, 1922 - January 2, 2015

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

January 1, 2015

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

January 1, 2015

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

November 14, 1936 - December 30, 2014

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

July 15, 1965 - December 30, 2014

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

July 6, 1935 - December 27, 2014

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

August 19, 1928 - December 26, 2014

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

September 9, 1919 - December 25, 2014

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

August 16, 1955 - December 24, 2014

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

October 7, 1948 - December 23, 2014

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

March 22, 1931 - December 22, 2014

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

August 5, 1955 - December 21, 2014

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