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“For every life has a purpose to fill, a purpose which us humans can seldom infer. But she was a gift from heaven, whose purpose was to make this...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Jackie "Bromell" - Aldae - PA

“To the Alston family you have my deepest condolences and sympathy at this time during the loss of your wife and mother. May God continue to watch...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: delores Batttle-Carter - newhaven, CT

“To the Alston family you have my deepest condolences and sympathy in the loss of your wife/mother. May God to continue watch over you during this...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Delores Battle-Carter - CT

“My condolence to the Alston family and my sister Stephanie , Mrs Alston will always be in my heart, you all r in my prayers. ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Melanie Heyward - New Haven, CT

“Steve & Jeffrey, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate your beautiful mom's life and legacy. May you find peace remembering the good...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Kimberly Griffith Lewis - SC

“Dear Stephen, I was saddened to hear of Mattie's passing. I am thinking of you and your granddaughters and want to let you know you are in my...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Kathleen Lutz - Milford, CT

“Ms. Mattie was such a sweet lady. I first met her at Dear Day Care then later at Highville. She always nice to Kanai(daughter) and I. My condolences...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Kevin Hailey - Hamden, CT

“Mr. Alston, Steve and Jeff my sincere condolences to you all on your loss, may God continue to bring you strength and comfort at this difficult time...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Nadene Byrd - New Haven, CT

“Mattie was a Friend & Co-worker,.Mattie and I worked side by side at Pratt & Whitney for a number of years, we got along very well., She was a...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Theresa Miller - North Haven, CT

“Mr. Alston,Stephen and Jeff, Mrs Alston meant a lot to me, her kind heart and unconditional love will be remembered always. All of you are in my...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Monica Heyward - New Haven, CT

“god bless miss austin she was a ver nice person she will be misssed are condolinsit to the family ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: james an angelalamb - easthaven, CT

“Unable to be there physically in your time of sadness; however, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Mattie was my friend during and...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Sister Mattie was a very kind and gentle woman who will truly be missed... I am sorry for your loss may God bless you all ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Jennifer - Ansonia, CT

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“It can be so hard to face the new year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Steve and Jeff I so sorry to hear of my loss. My prayers are with you and your family. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Debra McNair-Outlaw - Hamden, CT

“Dear Stephen and Family, we are saddened by the passing of our friend Mattie. May God give you long life to cherish the times and memories you...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Ralph & Ann Justice - Raleigh, NC

“Mattie and Steve were schoolmates of mine. Mattie was in my class. I remember her to be a very sweet person, friendly and able to get along with...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy J. Webster - Raleigh, NC

“Dear Steve & Family,So sorry to hear of Mattie's passing. May you be comforted by the love and prayers of family & friends. May you find peace in God...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Debra Ralls James - Hamden, CT

“Prayers to the family ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Stephanie baker from Marylanf - MD


Mattie L. (Hester) Alston, 74, of Putnam Ave., Hamden, CT departed this life on December 10, 2013 surrounded her family. She was born to the late Willie and Mildred (Stone) Hester on October 23, 1939 in Durham, NC. Mattie had a passion for traveling and was a life-loving, generous and happy person. Mattie was employed at Pratt and Whitney as an Inspector for U.S. Navy and Air Force products. Mattie retired after 30 years of service. Her charismatic and beautiful spirit will never be forgotten. She leaves to cherish her memory; devoted husband of 55 years, Stephen Alston; sons, Stephen Jr. of FL, Jeffrey of New Haven; brothers, Robert Hester of NC, James Hester of MN; sisters, Mary Castillio of MD, Anna Mae Hester of MN; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by brothers; Willie, Lathan and Richard Hester, Echol Lewis and Bobbie Nelson.