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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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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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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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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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Teshemia M. " Mia" Gay

August 8, 1961 - April 27, 2015

Teshemia M. "Mia" Gay, 53 of Hartford passed away on April 27, 2015. She was born in Hartford, CT; on August 8, 1961, to the late Trazan and Ethleen (Gay) Whitecloud. Teshemia is survived by 1 son, 3 daughters; 3 brothers; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Nelson "Gat" Gatison

May 24, 1932 - April 24, 2015

Nelson James Gatison, 82, of West Haven, beloved husband of the late Geraldine "Jerry" W. Gatison, peacefully passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Nelson was born in Derby, Connecticut on May 24, 1932 to the late James and Sylvia (Snipes) Gatison, grew up in Ansonia and was educated in the Ansonia school system. Nelson served four (4) years in the United...
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Effie J. Dunlap

April 21, 1943 - April 23, 2015

Effie J. Dunlap, 72, of West Haven born on April 21, 1943 in Dumas, AR to the late Charlie and Bertha Stokes, Sr. passed away April 23, 2015. Effie was gainfully employed at SNET for 25 years. She loved to shop, cook, listen to Gospel music and watch old time movies. She will be remembered for serving religious and community organizations. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 49...
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William I Thigpen

January 2, 1937 - April 23, 2015

Mr. William I. Thigpen was born on January 2, 1937 to the late Amos and Flossie Carmon Thigpen in Greenville, North Carolina. He attended Greenville Public Schools. Mr. Thigpen was a member of St. Matthew's U.F.W. Baptist Church for over 40 years. For the past 44 years, William resided in Hamden, CT. He was employed at Cintas formally Leasetex Technologies of Branford, CT; Clark Janitorial; CT...
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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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Maxine Martin

September 30, 1958 - April 20, 2015

Maxine Martin, 56 of Hartford, CT passed away on April 20, 2015. She was born in Hartford, CT.; on September 30, 1958 to the late Royal and Laura (Macking) Martin of Hartford. Maxine is survived by her children, Tyvon Martin, Michael Oliver, Takie Oliver, Louis Oliver, Shanda Martin, 5 sisters, 9 grand children and a host of other relatives and friends.
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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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Juanita Reese

May 20, 1938 - April 18, 2015

Juanita Reese was born and raised in Lumberton, NC. She came to New Haven, CT in 1957 where she settled and raised seven of her children. In 1975 she began a career at West Haven Fashion and worked there twenty years until they closed their doors in 1995. Ms. Reese was a devoted mother whom loved her children dearly and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She...
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Ismael Alamo

June 26, 1956 - April 18, 2015

Ismael Alamo, 58 of Hartford, CT passed away on April 18, 2015. He was born in Puerto Rico, on June 26, 1956 to Juan and Gloria (Cruz) Alamo.
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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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