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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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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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Julia Sturdivant

March 19, 1936 - July 21, 2015

Julia Sturdivant, 79, born in New Haven on March 19, 1936 to the late John Sylvia and Rebecca Scott, passed away July 21, 2015 at CT Hospice in Branford, CT. Mrs. Sturdivant, pre-deceased by her husband James Sturdivant, held a gratifying position as a Certified Nurse's Assistant in the healthcare industry up until her retirement. She leaves behind to cherish her memory brother John Sylvia Jr....
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Minister Joyce E. Craig-Murray

June 21, 1942 - July 17, 2015

On Friday, July 17, 2015, the sweetest spirit of Minister Joyce Eugene Craig-Murray entered into peaceful eternal rest. She has gone on to glory, to be with her Savior in that home not built by hands, but whose maker and builder is God. She was born on June 21, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Reverend Dr. David Samuel Craig and Gena Lois Bonds-Craig. Minister Murray served as Minister...
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Ray Anthony Roberson

November 27, 1960 - July 15, 2015

Ray Anthony Roberson nicknamed "Bobo" transitioned from this world July 2015. He was born November 27, 1960 in New Haven to the former Janie Nesmith & the late Raymond Roberson. In the late 1960's the family moved into the now demolished "Elm Haven Housing" better known as "Ashmun Street PJ's". This is the neighborhood in which he cultivated relationships that ultimately resulted in lifetime...
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Janice Anita Allen

February 9, 1958 - July 15, 2015

Janice A. Allen, 57 of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully on July 15, 2015. She was born to the late John and Annie (Hurd) White on February 9, 1958 in Queens, NY. She leaves to cherish her memory daughters, Janice A. Allen, Jr., Annie Allen, Shelby Walton all of Hartford, CT., 3 brothers, 5 sisters, 7 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
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William E. Shepard

August 25, 1946 - July 12, 2015

William Shepard, 68, of New Haven born on August 25, 1946 in Blakely, GA to the late Johnny Shepard and Bernice (Douglas) Shepard, departed this life on July 12, 2015. Mr. Shepard will be remembered for his honorable service in the United States Army as a Vietnam Veteran from 1967-1970. He then held employment with the City of New Haven as a custodian until his retirement. He leaves to cherish...
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Dorothy Braswell

March 17, 1933 - July 11, 2015

Dorothy Braswell 82, of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully on July 11, 2015. She was born to the late Arthur and Lonie Stainback on March 17, 1933 in Granville County, NC. Dorothy worked at Hebrew Home & Hospital for 30 years. Dorothy is survived by her loving daughter Tamara Wilkerson, 2 grandchildren, 1 sister, 1 brother.
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Lawrence Elliot Small

August 8, 1976 - July 11, 2015

Lawrence Elliot Small, 38 of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully on July 11, 2015. He was born to the Lawrence T. Small and Barbara (Mills) McNair on August 8, 1976 in Hartford, CT. Besides his parents Lawrence is survived by son, Lawrence E. Small, Jr., daughter, Jakyra Q. Small, 1 brother, 2 sisters, 1 grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Craig M Freeman

August 22, 1950 - July 10, 2015

Craig M. Freeman, born on August 22, 1950 in Jacksonville, FL to Alvin Singleton and Lena "Bobbi" Dixon, died unexpectedly on July 10, 2015. Besides his parents, his memory survives with his children: Sean M. Williams of New Haven, Terrence L. Freeman of Arizona, daughter Carly Nicole Freeman of Washington, DC. He was predeceased by his daughter Michelle M. Silver of New Haven. He is also...
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Frances Albertine Skeete

January 22, 1931 - July 10, 2015

Frances A. (Williams) Skeete, 84 of Hartford, departed this life peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2015. Frances was born to the late Roosevelt and Elizabeth Evans on January 22, 1931 in Montgomery, AL. Frances leaves to treasure her memory seven children, Agnes Dillon, Curtis Holman, Debra Dillon (Michael), Harriette (Elvis) Buckhalter, Marjorie (James) Terry, Cameron Tappin, and Deirdre...
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Rose Ellison

April 24, 1944 - July 10, 2015

Rose Ellison, 71 of New Haven, born April 24, 1944 to the late Alex and Mary (Bates) McCoy entered eternal rest July 10, 2015. Rose was a dedicated member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Mother Board. Her personal hobbies include cooking, gardening, playing solitaire on the computer and watching wrestling. Her love for her family, church, and surrounding...
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Mary Scott

August 27, 1936 - July 8, 2015

Mary Scott, 78, of New Haven born on August 27, 1936 in Kingstree, SC to the late Drayton McElveen and Alice McElveen, passed away July 8, 2015. Mrs. Scott will be remembered for her rewarding position with the Department of Children and Family Services as foster parent and caregiver. She leaves to cherish her memory sons; Joequian McElveen of NY and John Solomon of Bridgeport, daughters; Sharian...
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Gloria J. Grant

April 30, 1950 - July 7, 2015

Gloria J. Grant, 65, of New Britain, CT passed away peacefully on July 7, 2015 She was born in Hartford CT, on April 30, 1950 to John W. Grant and Dorothy Thomas Grant Jacobs.
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Larry "Juicy" Hamilton

February 22, 1951 - July 6, 2015

Larry Hamilton, 64, of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully on July 6, 2015. He was born in Eufaula, AL on February 22, 1951 to the late Willie and Bessie (Thomas) Hamilton. Larry is survived by daughter Rhonda Hamilton of Hartford, CT; brother, Willie (Sally) Hamilton of Rochester NY; grandchildren, Ke-Ron Teal, Jazmine Reid and host of other special cousins, relatives & friends. Besides...
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Frank Lawrence Beck

December 30, 1938 - July 6, 2015

Frank L. Beck, (Ernie) 76, of Hamden passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015 at Connecticut Hospice after a brief illness. Frank was born on December 30, 1938 in Augusta, GA to the late Frederico I. Beck and Laura P. (Edwards) Beck. During his youth the family relocated to New Haven, CT. A 1957 graduate of James Hillhouse High School, Frank was known for his academic and athletic abilities. Frank...
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Larry T. Young

August 10, 1969 - July 5, 2015

Larry T. Young, 45, lifelong resident of New Haven, CT born on August 10, 1969 to the late Larry T. Wilkins and Glenda (Young) Sherrod of West Haven, passed away suddenly at YNHH St. Raphael Campus. Mr. Young was a self employed entrepreneur since 1992, he could be seen hosting and promoting many events throughout the New Haven area. He also attended Springfield College where he received his...
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John Abertha Pittman

November 20, 1941 - July 4, 2015

John Abertha Pittman 73, of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully on July 4, 2015. He was born to the late Percey and Addie (Harsley) Pittman on November 20, 1941 in Dillon SC. John is survived by his loving wife Tillia (Harrison) Pittman, 7 children, 10 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 1 Goddaughter and a host of other relatives and friends.
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John Junior Perry

July 17, 1933 - June 30, 2015

John "Junior Perry, 81, of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully on June 30, 2015 he was born in Webster County, GA on July 17, 1933 to Ruben Perry and Sophie Stevens.
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Donald B. Lumpkin

September 9, 1934 - June 29, 2015

Donald B. Lumpkin, 80, lifelong New Haven Resident born on September 9, 1934 to the late Elihu Lumpkin and Lillian Benford, passed away June 29, 2015 at YNHH. Donald Lumpkin graduated from Wilbur Cross High School in 1953. He played football during his junior and senior years. As an outstanding halfback, he helped lead the Governors to an impressive 31-4-1 record during the 1951 and 1952...
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Jacquelyn M. Martin Shaw

May 2, 1962 - June 27, 2015

Jacquelyn M. Martin Shaw, 53, of Hartford, CT passed away on June 27, 2015. She was born to Freddie H. and Florence L (Jasper) Martin on May 2, 1962 in Hartford, CT. Jacquelyn was a graduate of Weaver High School Class of 1980. Besides her parents Jacquelyn is survived by her husband, Joseph Shaw and her son Gerald J. Daniels. A memorial celebration of her life will take place, Monday, July 6...
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Stephanie C Holden

August 18, 1959 - June 26, 2015

Stephanie Holden, 55, of New Haven born on August 18, 1959 to the late Bishop Ivory Holden and Bertha Holden of New Haven, passed away June 26, 2015 at YNHH. Ms. Holden was gainfully employed as an office manager for the Archdiocese of Hartford. She will be remembered for her willingness to help others in need; she also enjoyed cooking, listening to music, and watching the home shopping network...
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Jerome Maurice Myers, Sr.

August 13, 1966 - June 26, 2015

Jerome M. Myers, Sr., 48, lifelong resident of New Haven born on August 13, 1966 to Jerome Myers of New Haven and the late Brenda Smith, unexpectedly passed away June 26, 2015. Mr. Myers was employed by Railroad Savage as a salesman. He leaves to cherish his memory grandmother Cora Lee Williams of New Haven, sons; Jerome Jr. and Jervon Myers both of New Haven, and Jermaine Myers of FL, daughters;...
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Nathaniel Rene Rudolph

August 31, 1970 - June 25, 2015

Nathaniel Rene Rudolph, 44 of Vernon, CT passed away on June 25, 2015. He was born in McKenzie, AL; on August 31, 1970 to the late Joe N. and Carol (Hutchinson) Rudolph. Nathaniel was employed with Greif Brothers, Inc. in Windsor Locks as a Machine Operator. He was an avid fan of University of Alabama football team. Nathaniel was a beautiful person who was helpful, dependable, and supportive; he...
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Dolcie A. Honeyghan McFarlane

November 1, 1927 - June 20, 2015

Dolcie A. (Honeyghan) McFarlane 87, of Bloomfield, CT passed away peacefully on June 20, 2015. She is survived by her children Selma Taylor, Monica Reid, Lloyd Gordon, Richard Gordon and Jillian Reid.
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James A Moore

July 14, 1935 - June 20, 2015

James A. Moore, 79 of Waterbury born on July 14, 1935 in Greenwood, SC to the late Clifton Moore and Bessie (Lee) Moore, passed away June 20, 2015 at ST. Mary's Hospital. He is survived by his wife Helen (Chapell) Moore of 59 years. He was educated in Greenwood SC. Mr. Moore served our country and was awarded the following medals; National Defense Service and Army of Occupation (Germany) and...
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Ernest Bulls

September 13, 1957 - June 19, 2015

Ernest Bulls, 57, of New Haven born on September 13, 1957 in Darlington, SC to the late Demus Bulls and Lillie Mae Bulls, passed away June 19, 2015. Mr. Bulls was gainfully employed for several years as an assembler for Easter Seals-Goodwill. He leaves to cherish his memory sons; Quincy and Carlos Hough and Ernie and Anthony Bulls all of New Haven, daughters; LaSheeka and Felicia Hough and Levita...
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David S. Busch

May 13, 1937 - June 18, 2015

David S. Busch entered into eternal rest June 18, 2015. Son of the late Edward & Mary Busch was born May 13, 1937 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Graduated from I.C. Norcom High School in 1955, received his bachelors from St Paul's College in 1959, a Master's degree from Central CT State College in 1963, a Master's degree from Southern CT State College in 1969 and a 6th Year Certificate in Secondary...
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Marjorie James

November 3, 1924 - June 16, 2015

Marjorie Carroll James age 90 passed away after a long illness on Tuesday June 16, 2015 at the Advanced Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Haven, Connecticut. She was the mother of Stuart Carroll. Mrs. James was the youngest child born to Joseph Aubrey and Mary Louise Carroll on November 13, 1924. She was educated in the New Haven public school system and graduated from James Hillhouse...
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Herman L. "Butter" Harbrook

July 8, 1941 - June 15, 2015

Herman L. Harbrook "Butter", 73 of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully at Saint Francis Hospital on June 15, 2015. He was born to the late Johnnie and Annie Mae (Beuford) Harbrook on July 8, 1941 in Valley Parks MS.
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Larry Marshall Hill

July 16, 1947 - June 15, 2015


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Ethel B. Holley

March 5, 1913 - June 14, 2015

Ethel B. Holley lifelong resident of New Haven, CT, born on March 5, 1913 to the late John and Carrie Smith and wife of the late Edward Holley, passed away peacefully June 14, 2015. She was graduate of James Hillhouse High School and post graduation she worked as a dressmaker and alterationist for many years for various dress and tailor shops in New Haven. she retired from the State of...
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Bria C. Gray

February 12, 1994 - June 13, 2015

Bria C. Gray, 21, of North Haven, CT born on February 12, 1994 to Brian Gray of New Haven and Camille Bethea of North Haven, passed away unexpectedly on June 13, 2015. Bria will always be remebered for her fun and care free spirit with a passion for drawing and creativity, a young artist in her own right. She loved to dance and enjoyed listening to music; especially her favorite R&B singer Sade....
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Alfred Ollie Gomez

March 29, 1929 - June 12, 2015

Alfred V. Gomes-Gomez, known affectionately as "Ollie" passed away peacefully after a long illness Friday, June 12, 2015 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, Connecticut with his nephew by his side. Mr. Gomes was the son of the late Jose Gomes and the late Annie L. Golds Gomes. He was born on March 29, 1929 in New Haven , Connecticut and educated in the New Haven Public School System. Mr....
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Kenneth G. McDermott

December 5, 1934 - June 11, 2015


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Susan Scott

June 3, 1942 - June 10, 2015

Susan Scott, 73, of Lancaster, CA., passed away on June 10, 2015. She was born to the late Lucius Canty and Lillie R. Canty Estwick on June 3, 1942 in Hartford CT. Susan is survived by sons; James (Kim) Scott, III. and Mwandishi Hawkins, daughters; Yvette (Dajuan) Williams and Glenda Godbolt, sister, Leona Collier, 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 6 sisters-in-law, her long time...
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Harrison H. Mero

February 11, 1941 - June 6, 2015

Harrison Hannibal Mero, 74, of Hamden, passed away on June 6, 2015 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT. He was the husband of Shirley (Mitchell) Mero. Mr. Mero was born on February 11, 1941 to the late Alice (Wilson) and Albert Mero, Sr., of New Haven. He attended local schools and is a graduate of Hillhouse High School. Mr. Mero went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services from...
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Tamaje C. Lewis, Jr.

May 31, 2015 - June 5, 2015

Tamaje Carl Lewis, Jr. born May 31, 2015 in Waterbury, CT to Shauniqua Davis and Tamaje Lewis passed away peacefully June 5, 2015. He will be sorely missed and always remembered by his parents Shauniqua and Tamaje, maternal grandmother Selestine Doward, maternal step-grandfather Clinton Doward, paternal grandmother Sandra Gomez, paternal grandfather Scott Lewis, paternal step grandmother...
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Gertrude H. Duarte

September 16, 1938 - May 31, 2015

Gertrude H. Duarte, 76, of East Haven born on September 16, 1938 to the late Luiz Duarte and Georgiana (Lewis) Duarte, passed away May 31, 2015 at her East Haven Residence. Gertrude was a supervisor for the telephone communication company SNET until her retirement in 1991. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and held a special love for all her family and will be sorely missed. She leaves to cherish...
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Julius W. Bacote

January 1, 1919 - May 29, 2015

Julius W. Bacote, 96, of Ansonia born on January 1, 1919 in Society Hill, SC to the late Terry Bacote and Julia Antrum Bacote, passed away May 29, 2015 at YNHH. He graduated from Butler High School in Hartsville, SC and college at Coulter Memorial Academy in Cheraw, SC. Julius taught 8th grade in the South Carolina school systems before he was drafted in the army. Julius will be remembered for...
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Emily M Hall

November 18, 1933 - May 29, 2015

Emily M. Hall, 81, of Hamden, CT born on November 18, 1933 in Ancon, Panama to the late George Nathan Cameron and Mary Murray, passed away May 29, 2015. Emily was a bookkeeper for several years until her retirement. She enjoyed past times such as cross word puzzles, knitting, listening to music, and was an avid follower of celebrity entertainment. She leaves behind to cherish her memories,...
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Ruby V. Allen

January 17, 1934 - May 29, 2015

Ruby Viola Charles Allen, 81, of 25 Hard Street, New Haven, CT., entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 29, 2015 in Connecticut Hospice. She was born on January 17, 1934 in Darlington County, South Carolina to the late Montess (Byrd) and Benjamin Charles, Sr. Ruby attended the Ansonia Public School System until graduating in 1952. She most enjoyed watching the girls UCONN basketball games....
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Velma M. Richard Boyd

July 20, 1945 - May 25, 2015

Velma Marie Boyd was born in Springfield, MA on July 20, 1945 to the late Lester and Mattie (Woodall) Richard, passed away peacefully on May 25, 2015. She was a resident of Hartford CT most of her life. Velma graduated from New Hampshire College with a degree in Social Work and was currently furthering her studies in this field. Velma retired from the Village (also known as The Village for...
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Kathleen Bynum

May 30, 1938 - May 25, 2015

Kathleen Bynum, 76, of Middletown born in Charleston, SC on May 30, 1938 to the late George and Rena Aiken, passed away May 25, 2015. Prior to taking ill, Kathleen was Pastor of House of Prayer for all people for many years. She leaves to cherish her memory loving sons Arnel Carter of Middletown, CT, Horace Carter, Mark (Brenda Combs) Carter, Andre Carter, Absolom (Bonita) Davis all of Phoenix,...
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Maggie L. "Sneek" Thomas Bannister

August 18, 1950 - May 24, 2015

Maggie L. (Thomas) Bannister "Sneek", 64 of Hartford, CT., passed away on May 24, 2015. She was born in Richland, GA., on August 18, 1950 to the late Charlie Shepard and Sophie Stevens. Maggie spent years as a Homemaker; she took care of her family's nutritional needs, cleanliness when it came to the household; she assisted with their educational training and disciplining. Gardening was her...
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Deborah Ann Reid

December 3, 1956 - May 23, 2015

Deborah Ann Reid 58, lifelong resident of Waterbury passed away unexpectedly on May 23, 2015. Ms. "Deb" as she's known to many was born on December 3, 1956 in Waterbury, CT. She was the daughter of the late Joyce Geraldine Washington Gibson. Ms. Deb was the eldest of ten children and became the matriarch of the family after the passing of her mother. She believed in family and that's what we...
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Essie Beaver

February 25, 1926 - May 23, 2015

Essie Beaver, 89 of Bloomfield passed away peacefully on May 23, 2015. She was born in Winnsboro, NC; on February 25, 1926. Over the years she worked as a caretaker for several Nursing Homes. Essie was a devoted wife and mother. She was a hard worker but, in her spare time you could find her gardening. Essie is survived by her son Robert Beaver of Bloomfield, CT; daughter Jessie Smith of...
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Oscar Clark, Sr.

March 6, 1928 - May 23, 2015

Oscar Clark, 87, of Branford born in Aiken, SC on March 6, 1928 to the late Andrew Clark and Minnie Sue Gerry, passed away May 23, 2015 at CT Hospice. Oscar worked for several years as a truck driver for US Repeating Arms. He leaves behind to cherish his memory loving wife Helen Clark of New Haven, 4 sons; David L. and Henry L. Clark both of New Haven, Joseph (Jackie) Clark of NC, and George E....
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Matthew D. Brown

February 23, 1969 - May 22, 2015

Matthew D. Brown, 46, of New Haven born in Bridgeport on February 23, 1969 to Geraldine Brown and Step Father Hezekiah Turner of Bridgeport, passed away May 22, 2015 at YNHH. Matthew held employment with Precision Metal Products as a CNC Machinist, but mostly enjoyed past times such as deep sea fishing, camping and cooking. He leaves to cherish his memory loving wife Becky Brown of New Haven, 3...
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Luis A. Rodriguez

April 3, 1960 - May 21, 2015

Luis A. Rodriguez, 55, of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital on May 21, 2015. He was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on April 3, 1960. He had worked as a Dietary Aide. Luis loved his family; he was an avid New York Yankee fan. Luis also loved to watch old Cowboy and Kung Fu movies; he would spend his free time riding his bike. Besides his mother Teresa Molina-Rodriguez...
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Robert Emery

May 15, 1962 - May 21, 2015

Robert Emery, 53 of Hamden, born May 15, 1962 entered eternal rest on May 21, 2015. He leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his beloved parents, Charles and Shelly Emery Holness and Ernestine Emery; six children, Ireyna Cogswell, Robert Emery-Thomas , Nathaniel Faison, Tierra Emery, Jacobi Emery, Jade'a Emery; grandchildren, Emonie Jinks, Jaime Jinks, Jr., Sommer Gardner, Nathan Faison,...
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Cheryl Moore

November 13, 1958 - May 19, 2015

Cheryl Moore, 56, lifelong resident of New Haven, CT. Born on November 13, 1958 to the late Charles Moore Sr. and Ella Collins Moore-Tate of New Haven, CT, entered in eternal peace on May 19, 2015. She will be remembered for her charitable work as a peace worker for Easter Seals/ Goodwill. She leaves behind to cherish her memory one sister Kim (Anthony) Moore-Bacote of New Haven, CT. Three...
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Madison L McAdoo , Sr.

September 15, 1927 - May 18, 2015

Madison Lindsay McAdoo, Sr., 87, passed on Monday at his home. Mr. McAdoo worked at Winchester, Hull Dye and Sikorsky Air Craft for over thirty years. Survivors are: wife Willie Mae McAdoo, sons; Madison (Denise) and David (Carren) McAdoo, brother Roy (Winnie) McAdoo, granddaughter Vontella Thomas, and a host of relatives and friends.
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John & Sylvia Hare

August 11, 1958 - May 17, 2015

John Roland Hare (son) was born August 11, 1958 in New Haven, CT; the son of the late John and Sylvia Powell Hare. When he started public school in New Haven upon completing first grade, his academic performance was so outstanding that he was tested and was recommended to receive a scholarship to the private Foot School here in New Haven. He attended Taft school in Waterbury and graduated from...
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Jean V. Harris

December 10, 1927 - May 16, 2015

Jean V. Harris, 87, of New Haven born on December 10, 1927 in Waynesboro, VA to the late Monroe Harris and Flora Anderson, passed away May 16, 2015. Jean retired from a gratifying career as a school teacher at Roberto Clemente Middle School, but will be remembered, by those who knew her best, for her appreciation of art and the fine art of opera. She leaves to cherish her memory daughters...
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William Carlos Hines

June 7, 1937 - May 13, 2015


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Stanley L McMullen

May 15, 1941 - May 13, 2015

Stanley Levon McMullen, 73, of Roxbury MA, passed away on May 13, 2015 in East Hampton CT 2 days before his birthday. He was the second son of the late Louise (Collins) and Christopher Storer McMullen. He was predeceased by his sister Barbara and leaves to cherish his memory his brothers Ronald and Carl, his sister-in-law Gloria (Fernandes) McMullen, a niece Karen McMullen and 3 nephews:...
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Lillie Mae Green

January 19, 1931 - May 13, 2015

Lillie Mae Green, born January 19, 1931 in Greenwood, SC to the late Willie Pompey, and Willie and Mamie Marshall went from glory to reward on May 13, 2015. Lillie was a graduate of Middlesex Community College, and retired from the State of CT. Lillie was an active and faithful member for many years of the Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Prior to her illness she was an active and faithful member of...
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Louis Pugh

November 27, 1948 - May 12, 2015


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Ruby L. King Cohens

January 5, 1916 - May 12, 2015

Ruby L. (King) Cohens, 99 of Bloomfield passed away peacefully on May 12, 2015. She was born in Americus, GA; on January 5, 1916, to the late Jack and Ella King. She had married to the late Charles W. Cohens and together they had 4 children, Charles W. Cohens, Jr., of Middletown, CT; Charlotte Gaston of West Hartford, CT; Ruby D. Harrison of Bloomfield, CT; and the late Thomas Cohens. She had...
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Bernice Sears

August 30, 1924 - May 8, 2015

Bernice Sears, 90 of Bloomfield passed away peacefully on May 8, 2015. She was born in Jacksonville, GA; on August 30, 1924, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Motry. In 1944 she married the late Paul Sears they had 2 children Ronald Sears of Hartford, CT.; and the late Regina Sears. She them moved to Connecticut in 1950 where she worked as a Nurse's Aide for Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown, CT....
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Emmer Jean Brown

March 14, 1940 - May 7, 2015

Emmer Jean Brown, 75 of Hartford passed away on May 7, 2015. She was born in Greensboro, NC; on March 14, 1940, to the late Samuel L. and Clara (Garrett) Shoffner. She retired form the Secretary of State of Connecticut Office after many years of services. Emmer was a caring person who loved pets especially her dogs and cats. She is survived by her brother, Percy Shoffner of Virginia; sister,...
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Evelyn Bernice Davis

February 17, 1945 - May 6, 2015

Evelyn Bernice Fowler Davis, 70, of Hamden, born February 17, 1945 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Jay W. and Frances N. (Bonner) Fowler and reared by her paternal grandmother, Daisy King Fowler Brockman, passed away May 6, 2015. Evelyn served as an environmental services agent for the Veterans Affairs Hospital, West Haven Campus, where she retired in 2000 after 32 years of service. She leaves to...
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Juanese Brooker

August 27, 1947 - May 3, 2015

Juanese Brooker, 67, of Hamden born on August 27, 1947 to the late Henry Brooker Sr. and Odessa Tilley, passed away May 3, 2015. Ms. Brooker will be remembered for her rewarding career as a school teacher at Carrigan Intermediate School with the West Haven Board of Education. She leaves to cherish her memory sisters Sallie Brooker of New Haven, Georgia (Harold) Spurgess of GA, Mary and Joanne...
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Myron G Tate

November 14, 1952 - May 1, 2015

Myron G. Tate, 62, of Harford passed away on May 1, 2015 at ST. Francis Hospital. She was born on November 14, 1952 in Bessmer, AL; to the late Connerree and Lula Bell (Gray) Heavens. Myron was a loving and caring mother, sister, grandmother and aunt. She will be dearly missed. Myron is survived by her sons; Matthew Jr., Kenneth, Abdul Tate, daughter LaShauna Tate, grandson, Justin...
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Flora "Flo" Millikens

January 20, 1920 - April 29, 2015

Flora Isabella Marymagdaline Downs born January 20, 1920 to Sam & Mattie Downs in West End, North Carolina. She passed away April 29, 2015. During the early part of her life she moved to Highpoint, North Carolina where she met and married James Millikens. Then they had a daughter name Betty A. Milikens and years later they moved to Brooklyn, New York and had a daughter name Carol C. Millikens....
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Louise Smith Clark

August 25, 1930 - April 29, 2015

Louise Clark, 84, of West Haven born on August 25, 1930 to the late Mary Rucker, passed away peacefully April 29, 2015 at her home residence. She will be remembered for her joyous spirit and her love of traveling, entertaining, shopping, and enjoying life to the fullness. Louise leaves to cherish her memory husband Henry L. Clark, daughters Elois Harris and Cindy Smith both of West Haven,...
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Jean (Baynes) Good Parker

December 28, 1928 - April 28, 2015

Jean (Baynes) Good Parker, 86, of Hartford, CT, went to glory on April 28, 2015. Jean was born in New London, CT on December 28, 1928 to the late Clarence and Violet (Thompson) Baynes and lived all of her adult life in Hartford, CT. Jean was a foundational member of the Warburton Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ (UCC) and held the position of Deacon Emeritus. She retired...
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