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Marie Estelle Hammie James

May 23, 1931 - April 19, 2014

Marie Estelle Hammie James, 82, a longtime resident of Branford, CT prior to relocating to Davisboro, GA entered into eternal rest Saturday, April 19, 2014. She was born to the late Amos A. and Mary Moore Williams May 23, 1931 in New Haven, CT. She was the beloved wife of Jessie James who predeceased her on March 31, 2014. For many years she was employed by Sero Shirt Manufacturing of New Haven...
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Governor McArthur Brown

March 11, 1952 - April 18, 2014

Governor "Mack" Brown, 62, formerly of Hartford, CT passed away on Friday April 18, 2014, in Wilmington, NC. He is survived by his beloved wife, Theresa (Womack) Brown, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Govenor Brown, sister, Cynthia A. Brown, brothers; Andrew, Iley, Michael, Reginald, stepchildren; Paul and Stephanie Womack and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Doran Thomas

July 10, 1956 - April 15, 2014

Doran Thomas, 57 of Mix Ave. Hamden, CT entered eternal rest April 15, 2014 at Arden House. He was born to Elsie Simons and the late Nolan Thomas July 10, 1956 in New York City, NY. He was a fan of the NY Yankees and enjoyed playing golf and listening to Jazz hits. He leaves to cherish his memory; mother, Elsie Simons of NY; loving companion, Sheryl Garrison; daughters, Kristin and Kelley Thomas...
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Harold Poncho Roebuck, Jr

July 9, 1953 - April 14, 2014

Harold Roebuck, Jr., "Poncho", 60, of Hartford, CT passed away on April 14, 2014. He was born in Hartford, CT., on July 9, 1953 to the late Harold and Essie Anderson Roebuck, Sr. Harold loved his family and fishing. He sang in the man choir for many years. He was a very vibrant and friendly person who will be missed by all who know him. Harold is survived by his loving fiancé, Denise...
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Shawn Dudek

July 29, 1964 - April 14, 2014

Shawn D. Dudek, 49, of Meadowbrook Court, West Haven, CT entered eternal rest April 15, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born to Esther and the late Peter Dudek on July 29, 1964 in New Haven, CT. She was a very joyful and caring woman who loved her grandsons dearly. Her humble personality will never be forgotten. She leaves to cherish her memory; mother, Esther Dudek; son, John Smith Jr.;...
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Ruby Lee "Pat" Harmon

April 27, 1941 - April 13, 2014

Ruby L. Harmon "Pat", 72 of Springfield, MA passed away on April 13, 2014. She was born in Charlotte, NC. on April 27, 1941 to the late Earnest and Katie (Robinson) Henderson. Ruby was an active member since 1972 and served as a Missionary with United House of Prayer for All People. She was a very artistic person. Ruby loved antique furniture, animals especially cats and to travel with her church...
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Carolyn "Big D" Glenn

January 9, 1948 - April 10, 2014

Carolyn "Big D" Glenn, 66, of Woodhouse Lane, Savannah, GA entered eternal rest April 10, 2014 with family by her side. She was born to Lester Eason and the late Elizabeth (Davis) James January 9, 1948 in Waterbury, CT. She had a humble sense of humor and enjoyed comedy and listening to old school R&B. She leaves to cherish her memory; father, Lester Eason; daughter, Catherine (Genene) McKnight ...
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Evelyn M Elliott

August 1, 1945 - April 7, 2014

Evelyn M. Elliott, 68 of Austin St, New Haven, born August 1, 1945 in Atlanta, GA, to the late Alfred Booker, Sr. and Elency Booker passed away April 7, 2014. She was retired from St. Raphael's Hospital. Evelyn enjoyed ceramics, listening to R & B and gospel music. She leaves to cherish her memory, sons, Jerome Monteeth, Jr., of East Haven; Matthew Monteeth of Hamden; daughter, Veronica...
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Josephine Chapman

January 7, 1944 - April 4, 2014

Josephine Sylvia Chapman, 70, Hamden, CT; born, January 7, 1944 to the late John and Rebecca (Scott) Sylvia, passed away April 4, 2014 at St. Raphael Hospital. She will be remembered for being family oriented, her love of animals, cooking and caring for others. She leaves to cherish her memory; loving husband, Sloan E. Chapman, Jr. of Hamden, CT., son; Sloan Chapman, III, grandson, Evan...
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Angela Bass

August 18, 1945 - April 3, 2014

Angela Bass, 68 of Hartford, CT passed away on April 3, 2014. She was born in Quincy, FL., on August 18, 1945 to the late Willie M. and Genevea (Sweet) Bass. Angela was a loving and nurturing person, who spent time mentoring others. Angela is survived by her sons, Lorenzo (Wanda)Bass of East Hartford, CT; Eric Bass of Bridgeport, CT; daughters, Sayvonna and Zina Bass both of Hartford, CT;...
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Annie L. Mitchell

May 31, 1944 - April 1, 2014

Annie L. Mitchell, 69 of Huntington St, Hartford, born May 31, 1944 in New Haven to the late Elbert Mitchell and Luisa Gomes passed away April 1, 2014. She leaves to cherish her memory; siblings, Theresa Mitchell of Bridgeport, Anthony Mitchell of CA, David Mitchell of Hartford, Garfield Richardson, Jr., Agnes, Pauletta, Nancy Richardson, Gloria Rogers, all of New Haven; and a host of relatives...
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Delores A. Jackson

February 19, 1954 - April 1, 2014

Delores A. Jackson, 60, of Hamden, CT entered eternal rest April 1, 2014 with family by her side. She was born to the late Edna Jackson February 19, 1954 in Meigs, GA. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening. She leaves to cherish her memory; companion, Lester Coggswell; son, Lester Jackson Jr.; daughters, Jennifer Foster, Erika Jackson, Yolanda Foster; brother, Jimmy C. Cox; sister, Edra Rauls; 4...
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Catherine Moody

September 30, 1931 - March 29, 2014

Catherine (Moore) Moody entered eternal rest March 29, 2014. She was born to the late Philip Moore and Annie Thomas September 30, 1931 in Gryton, GA. Catherine worked effortlessly in dedicating her life to serving God. Her life motto throughout the years was, "If I can help somebody along the way, then my living will not be in vain." She leaves to cherish her memory; daughters, Annie Gaines,...
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Benjamin Prestley, Jr.,

January 23, 1934 - March 27, 2014

Benjamin Prestley, Jr., 80, of Hartford, CT passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014. He was born in Horry City, SC. on January 23, 1934 to the late Ben and Josephine (Rowley) Pressley. Benjamin served in the United States Army. He was a self employed Auto Mechanic. Benjamin loved to fish and listen to his favorite Sam Cooke music. Benjamin was a very outgoing and humble man. He leaves to...
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Kelwin A. Kennedy

March 26, 1962 - March 26, 2014

Kelwin A. Kennedy, 52 of Hartford, CT passed away on March 26, 2014. He was born in Hartford, CT., on March 26, 1962 to the late Arthur and Mildred (Brooks) Kennedy. Kelwin was employed with FM Facility Maintenance as a Dispatcher at the time of his passing. He was well known and well loved by everyone he came in contact with. He was a very soft spoken, happy person, who loved to compose...
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Taijhon Washington

December 15, 1996 - March 24, 2014

Taijhon Washington, 17, of New Haven, CT entered eternal rest March 24, 2014. He was born to Tishan Washington and Natasha Pettigrew December 15, 1996 in New Haven, CT. He enjoyed playing video games, listening to music and most importantly, spending time with his family. He leaves to cherish his memory; loving mother and father, Natasha and Tishan; brothers, Tyree Epps, Treyvon, Tishan, Tajuan,...
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Vernell Matthews

September 7, 1948 - March 23, 2014

Vernell Matthews, 65 of Bloomfield, CT passed away on March 23, 2014. She was born in Trenton, NJ. on September 7, 1948 to the late Vernon and Louis (Gunter) Matthews. Vernell was a member of Harc program, she loved to paint and she served as an usher at her church. Vernell loved to watch episodes of Touched By An Angel and Little House On The Prairie. She leaves to cherish her memory her...
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Vincent Burnett

August 20, 1935 - March 23, 2014

Vincent Burnett, 78, of New Haven, CT entered eternal rest March 23, 2014 at Paradigm Helathcare of West Haven, CT. He was born to Attelia Mattis on August 20, 1935 in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, West Indies. Vincent loved his family, gardening and fixing things up. His quiet spirit will be truly missed. He leaves to cherish his memory; loving wife and companion, Myrtle Burnett; son, Gary Williams ...
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Curtis Banks

March 26, 1954 - March 21, 2014

Curtis (Curt) James Banks Sr. of New Haven passed away on March 21, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital at St. Raphael's. Curtis graduated from Wilbur Cross High School and Albertus Magnus College. Early on in his career he worked in retail management. He then went on to work in real estate and as a paralegal in a New Haven firm. Curtis leaves behind his husband and partner of 22 years, James (Jim)...
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Thelma McFadden

June 14, 1959 - March 21, 2014

Thelma McFadden, 54, of New Haven, CT entered eternal rest March 21, 2014 at Connecticut Hospice. She was born to Tillman and Sarah (Spry) McFadden on June 14, 1959 in Mayesville, SC. Thelma loved cooking, children, her community and of course, her hats. Her vibrant spirit will be truly missed. She leaves to cherish her memory; parents, Tillman and Sarah McFadden; long time companion, William...
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Audrey Denise Holmes

August 18, 1958 - March 19, 2014

Audrey Denise Holmes, 55, of Foxon Hills Rd. entered eternal rest March 19, 2014 at St. Raphael's Hospital. She was born to Willie A. and Addie S. Holmes August 18, 1958 in New Haven Connecticut. Ms. Holmes graduated from Northeastern University in 1980 and became involved in many different organizations such as the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and a former member of the NANBPWC, Inc. In 2009,...
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Rosalyn J. Vaughn

May 25, 1949 - March 19, 2014

Rosalyn J. Vaughn, of Hamden, CT entered eternal rest March 19, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born to Charline (Grant) and the late John E. Vaughn on May 25, 1949 in New Haven, CT. She leaves to cherish her memory; mother, Charline; son, Aaron Brown; daughter, Anadria Brown; brothers, John and Donald Vaughn; sisters, Donita Vaughn, Pamela Jeffries; two grandchildren and a host of...
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Viola Mae Hampton-Burruss

September 20, 1939 - March 15, 2014

Viola Mae Hampton-Burruss, 74, of Clifton Ave., New Haven, CT entered eternal rest March 15, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born to the late Silas Hampton and Ann Davis September 20, 1939 in Kingston, NY. She often helped out at the VFW and was very active at her church, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory; son, Shawn Garner (Terry); daughters, Desirey,...
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Elianot Prosper

October 23, 1943 - March 15, 2014

Elianot Prosper, 70, of Steven St., New Haven, CT entered eternal rest March 15, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was born to the late Monaèl and Anasia (JiSome) Prosper October 23, 1943 in Aquin, Haiti. Mr. Prosper moved to the United States in 1974 and started his family shortly after. He enjoyed cooking and later became a culinary chef. He leaves to cherish his memory; devoted wife of 34...
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Robert Crenshaw

February 14, 1932 - March 14, 2014

Robert L. Crenshaw Jr., 82, of Barclay St., New Haven, CT entered eternal rest March 14, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was born to the late Verzaine (Page) and Robert L. Crenshaw Sr. February 14, 1932 in Brewton, Alabama. Mr. Crenshaw was employed with Barton Johnny Wine & Liquors of North Haven, CT for over 30 years. He enjoyed listening to R&B jams and was a fan of the NY Knicks. He...
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Gary Z Quicksey

October 26, 1968 - March 14, 2014

Gary Z Quicksey of Sherman Parkway, New Haven, CT entered eternal rest MArch 14, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was born to Zeb and Loretta (Jones) Quicksey October 26, 1968 in New Haven, CT. He leaves to cherish his memory; loving mother and father, Zeb and Loretta Quicksey of New Haven, CT; brother, Timothy Quicksey of New Haven, CT; sister, Colette Boyd (Robert) of West Haven, CT, Amy...
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David Lee Calhoun, Sr.

October 27, 1947 - March 12, 2014

David Lee Calhoun, Sr. 66, of Hartford, CT, passed away on March 12, 2014. He was born to the late Ed and Mary (Robinson) Calhoun on October 27, 1947 in Mobile, AL. He worked as a Cab Driver for The Yellow Cab Company for many years. David was very sociable and well liked by many. He loved his family dearly. David was an avid cartoon watcher with the Smurfs being his favorite. David leaves...
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Robert Lee Williams

October 28, 1946 - March 11, 2014

Robert Lee Williams, 67, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Carolyn Lawson Williams for 46 years. Mr. Williams was born in Lamar, S.C., on Oct. 28, 1946, a son of the late Johnny and Ira Lee Williams. He had been employed at Cytec Industries, Inc., as a machine operator until his retirement in 2012. He also worked part time at Custom Carpet in...
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Margie Lee Lecky

February 19, 1945 - March 10, 2014

Margie Lee Lecky, 69 of Hartford, CT, passed away on March 10, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born in Carrollton, AL on February 19, 1945 to the late Andrew B. Pruitt and Louise Jones. She worked as a Buyer for Electrical Wholesales for over 20 years. Margie loved giving and caring for others. Margie is survived by her loving husband Lloyd Lecky, sons, Carlton (Susan) and Anthony ...
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Joseph Sauveur Yves Alabré

August 16, 1930 - March 7, 2014

Joseph Sauveur Yves Alabré, 83, he was born in Saint-Jean-Du-Sud Haiti, on August 16, 1930 to the late Polvèrel Alabré and Eliomise Jean-Baptiste. He was a very simple man who loved his wife and family dearly. Joseph loved to watch the UCONN ladies basketball. He also loved to watch the Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. Joseph is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years Elizabeth Alabré,...
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Egbert M. Rosie Rozetta

July 13, 1921 - March 4, 2014

Egbert M. Rozetta, 92 of Hartford, CT, passed away on March 4, 2014. He was born Clark's Town, JA, W.I., on July 13, 1921. Egbert love to garden, cook and take pictures. Egbert is survived by his loving and devoted wife Mildred Rozetta, sons, Lloyd(Euna) Rozetta of Bloomfield; Rupert Rozetta of JA; Egbert "Eddie" (Florence) Rozetta, Jr. of Hartford, CT; step son, Milton Johns of CA; devoted...
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Lloyd N Reid, Sr.

June 22, 1923 - March 3, 2014

Lloyd N. Reid Sr., 90, of Harold St., West Haven, CT entered eternal rest March 3, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital with family by his side. He was born to the late Cornelius and Leahnora (Harris) Reid June 22, 1923 in Jamaica Queens, NY. Mr. Reid was a fan of the NY Giants and always put his family first. He leaves to cherish his memory; loving wife, Dora (Crook) Reid; son, Quintus Reid;...
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Cleophus Turner

July 24, 1931 - March 1, 2014

Our beloved father, uncle, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in East Windsor, CT. He was 82. Cleo was a model of inner strength and a man of courage who actually entertained us with his now infamous one-liners, "Everything's Cool" and "Right On!" Remarkably, he fought a life-altering illness for almost 30 years and never once complained. Cleo's...
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Leabert Stephen "Bigdaddy" Brown

July 14, 1934 - February 27, 2014

Leabert S Brown, 79, of Bloomfield passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, on July 14, 1934, to the late Hubert and Adina Brown. He attended school in Brighton St. Elizabeth at Clapham Primary School in Jamaica. In 1951 he migrated to the United States as a farm worker and later settled in...
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Ivy Gong Gong Herron

August 29, 1921 - February 26, 2014

Ivy "Gong Gong" Herron, 92, of Stamford, CT passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 26, 2014 at Long Ridge of Stamford. She was born to the late Felix and Caroline Herron on August 29, 1921 in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, West Indies. Ivy leaves to cherish her memory; daughters, Imogene Lee, Tatlyn Stone, Norma Richards (Teddy), Carolyn Douglas (Earl); sons, Leon Tomlinson (Iris) and Rudyard...
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Elsie Roberta Sansbury

November 4, 1945 - February 26, 2014

Elsie Roberta Sansbury 68, of Bloomfield, CT, passed away on February 26, 2014 surrounded by her two loving daughters. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, on November 4, 1945, to the late Luther and Lula Sansbury Mack. Elsie was raised in Timmonsville and Lamar, South Carolina. For many years Elsie worked in Medical Records at The Hartford Dispensary. She was the eldest of six children, a mother of...
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Chrishonna Marie Butler

April 29, 1971 - February 24, 2014

Chrishonna Marie Butler, 42, of Citizens Ave. Waterbury, CT entered eternal rest February 24, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born to Bishop Joseph Norfleet and Delories Williams April 29, 1971 in Waterbury, CT. She leaves to cherish her memory; loving mother, Delories and father, Joseph; brothers, Joseph Norfleet Jr. (Tamika) of NC, Jason Norfleet (Nicole) of FL, Cameron Norfleet (Reeshemah...
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Donald Charles Hilton

April 15, 1936 - February 24, 2014

Donald Charles Hilton was born in Ansonia, Connecticut on April 15, 1936 to the late Isabel (Brockington) and O'Donnell Hilton in Ansonia, CT. He was the seventh child born of this union. He attended New Haven Public Schools and graduated from Hillhouse High School. Following graduation, he entered the US Army serving during the. Korean War. During his enlistment, he was stationed in Germany. He...
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Isolina Caraballo Maldonado

May 30, 1927 - February 23, 2014

Isolina Caraballo Maldonado, 86, of Hamden, CT entered eternal rest February 23, 2014. She was born to the late Celestino Caraballo and Benigna Maldonado on May 30, 1927 in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico. She was a proud, kind, loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She leaves to cherish her memory; son, Jose Plaza Caraballo; daughters, Virginia...
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Sherman Manson

May 24, 1963 - February 22, 2014

Sherman Manson, 50, of Hartford, CT, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014. He was born in Hartford, CT, on May 24 1963, to Willie Waden and George Manson. Sherman was a kind, loving, happy person. He loved all sports the Chicago Bulls and Dallas Cowboys were two of his favorite teams. Besides his father and his long time companion Charlene Tolar of Camden, AL, he leaves to cherish...
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Willard David Hyman, Jr.

February 7, 1970 - February 21, 2014

Willard D Hyman Jr., 44, of Forest Rd., New Haven, CT entered eternal rest on February 21, 2014. He was born to the late Willard D Hyman Sr. and Mary Barr on February 7, 1970 in Bridgeport, CT. He leaves to cherish his memory; wife, Andrea Williams; daughters, Shirley London and Larhonda Hyman both of New Haven; sons, Machale Williams of Hamden, Willard D Hyman III and Dai'quan Hyman of New...
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Santos Nunez

October 15, 1948 - February 20, 2014

Santos Nunez, 65, of State St. New Haven, CT entered eternal rest February 20, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was born to the late Carmelo and Damasa (Rios) Nunez October 15, 1948 in Guanica, Puerto Rico. He was a fan of the Yankees baseball team and loved to salsa. He leaves to cherish his memory; loving companion, Wendy Erb; son, Cermelo Nunez; daughters, Donna, Aracelli, and Jade Nunez;...
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Daisy Mae Shanklin

June 12, 1930 - February 18, 2014

Daisy Mae Shanklin, 83, of Sylvan Ave. Meriden, CT entered eternal rest February 18, 2014. She was born to the late Frank and Lilly Bacote on June 12, 1930 in Darlington, SC. Ms. Shanklin loved to go bowling and listen to music. One of her favorite hobbies was crocheting. She leaves to cherish her memory; son, Kevin of Meriden; daughter, Thelma Shanklin of Meriden; son-in-law, Harry Parrish of...
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Lori Beth Bell

July 13, 1962 - February 16, 2014

Lori Beth Bell, 51 of Hartford, CT passed away on February 16, 2014, at Hartford Hospital. She was born in Hartford, CT., on July 13, 1962 to Austin and Edna (Jones) Bell. Lori worked for the University of Hartford for some years. She was a very sociable person who was sweet, fun loving, great cook and loved to dance. She had compassion and love for everyone. Lori Beth Bell is survived by...
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Joel L. "Booman" Williams

July 13, 1943 - February 14, 2014

Joel "Booman" L. Williams 70, of Hartford, CT, passed away on February 17, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born July 13, 1943 in Omaha, GA to the late Bill and Beatrice (Walker) Williams. He was a quiet man who kept to himself. Joel love to sing and listen to quartet music. He is survived by daughter, Sandra Williams of Hartford; long time companion, Shirley Walker of Hartford;...
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Alice Randolph

January 2, 1936 - February 14, 2014

Alice Randolph entered eternal rest on February 14, 2014. She was born in Atlanta, GA on January 2, 1936 as the daughter of the late Annie Lee (Craddock) and Alexander Hamilton. Alice's early years were spent on a farm in Georgia until the family relocated to New York City where she attended the public school system. In 1956, she married Charles Randolph Jr. while continuing a close bond to...
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Gerald Alan Brissett

February 16, 1936 - February 12, 2014

Gerald P. Brissett, 77, of Butler St., Meriden, CT entered eternal rest February 12, 2014. He was born to the late Osburne and Eunice (Leslie) Brissett on February 16, 1936 in Mount Hannah Hanover, Jamaica. Mr. Brissett was a fan of the Yankees and enjoyed listening to his favorite Jamaican music. He leaves to cherish his memory; sons, Bentley and Mark Brissett; daughters, Angela Darkins, Carol...
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Kyle Barnett Brown-Edwards

December 27, 1991 - February 10, 2014

Kyle Brown-Edwards, 22, of Wintergreen Av, Hamden, CT went to be with the Lord on February 10, 2014. He was born to Dennis Ray Edwards, Sr and Patricia Brown-Edwards on December 27, 1991 in New Haven, CT. Mr. Brown-Edwards was a graduate of Hamden High School. He leaves to cherish his memory; parents, Dennis Ray Edwards, Sr and Patricia Brown-Edwards; maternal grandmother, Ann B. Brown;...
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Mary Ann Mobley

April 4, 1954 - February 9, 2014

Mary Ann Mobley, 59, of Forest Rd., West Haven entered eternal rest February 9, 2014 with family by her side. She was born to the late Willard and Mary (Barr) Hyman on April 4, 1954 in Florence, SC. Mary Ann Mobley had a huge loving heart and loved cooking soul food. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons, Victor, Clinton, Zollie (Zack) Hyman; daughters, Cynthia, Marilyn, Lakeshia Hyman;...
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Ventura Yves Majors

October 9, 1964 - February 6, 2014

On Thursday evening, February 6, 2014, Ventura Yves Majors quietly answered the Heavenly Father's call at her place of residence in Hartford Connecticut. "Yves" as she was affectionately called was the youngest of three daughters born to Johnny and Loretta Ibanez on October 9, 1964 in St. Albans. Queens, New York. She was a very happy, loving, joyful child that was the center of God's love and...
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Carol Arlene Graham

March 26, 1959 - February 4, 2014

Carol Arlene Graham, 54 of Hartford, CT passed away on February 4, 2014. She was born in Hartford, CT., on March 26, 1959 to Walter C. and Murl (Poindexter) Graham. Carol loved to cook, bake, watch old western movies and play cards "Tunk". She was a very sociable, happy go luck person who was very humorous. Carol is survived by her loving mother, Murl P. Graham of Hartford, CT; sons, Malon...
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Samuel Jones

April 22, 1927 - February 4, 2014

Samuel Jones, 86, of Pond St., New Haven, CT entered eternal rest February 4, 2014. He was born to the late Conrad IV and Lessie (Johnson) Jones on April 22, 1927 in Franklin County, NC. Mr. Jones enjoyed detailing and working on cars, hunting, fishing, the NY Yankees and his loving family. He worked for the New Haven Housing Authority for 33 years. He leaves to cherish his memory; devoted wife...
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Carolyn Ann Crocker

April 25, 1944 - February 4, 2014

Carolyn Ann Crocker, 69, of Bristol St., New Haven, CT entered eternal rest February 4, 2014. She was born to the late Louis and Leola (Bell) Crocker on April 25, 1944 in Kings Mountain, NC. Ms. Crocker enjoyed cooking and family. She leaves to cherish her memory; special nephew, Carl Crocker; son, Thomas Crocker; daughters, Lascenda Crocker, Tavonda Williams, Earline Crocker all of New Haven;...
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Wilhelmenia Houston

May 18, 1935 - February 2, 2014

Wilhelmenia Houston of New Haven CT passed away February 2, 2014. Wilhelmenia was born May 18,1935 in Sumter SC to the late Timothy and Maggie Spann Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory; daughter Deion Brunson, son William J Brunson Jr (Mary); 3 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Arnold Houston. Special thanks to special...
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Gladys Mae Rivers

July 20, 1935 - February 1, 2014

Gladys Mae Rivers, 78 of Colchester and Hartford, CT passed away on February 1, 2014. She was born in Winnsboro, SC., on July 20, 1935 to the late Luke and Lottie (Williams) Boyd She was a very talented seamstress who loved to sew. Gladys was fun loving, caring, she loved to cook, listen to oldies music and dance. Gladys is survived by her loving companion John McCarthy, of Colchester son,...
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Betty Murphy

March 6, 1952 - February 1, 2014

Betty J. Moore-Murphy, 61, of Newhall ST., Hamden, CT entered eternal rest February 1, 2014. She was born to the late Dock and Armelia (Bevens) Moore on March 6, 1952 in Bethel, NC. Mrs. Murphy was the president of the missionary board at her church. She enjoyed reading the bible and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She leaves to cherish her memory; husband, Ronald; sons, David...
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Havard Byrd, Sr.

May 2, 1920 - January 31, 2014

Havard Byrd, Sr., 93, of Bloomfield, CT, departed this life on Friday, January 31, 2014 while at The Hebrew Home. He was born on May 2, 1920 in Winnsboro, SC to John and Daisy (Brooks) Byrd. Havard Byrd, Sr. was fondly known as "Mr. Byrd" to many people. He was loved and respected by everyone, wherever he went. He had the kindest heart and most loving spirit for his wife, his children,...
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Ruby Hazel Slade

September 13, 1937 - January 31, 2014

Ruby Hazel Slade, 76, of Winthrop Ave. New Haven, CT entered eternal rest January 31, 2014 with family by her side. She was born to the late Alberta (Russell) and George Slade Sr. on September 13, 1937 in New Bern, NC. She worked at the New Haven Child Development as an Education Coordinator until she retired. Ms. Slade was a humble woman with a very sweet and gentle personality. She loved...
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Jaime Coote Polite

August 7, 1969 - January 30, 2014

Jaime Troy (Coote) Polite aka "Swagga," 44, of Mohawk Dr., North Haven, CT went home to be with the Lord on January 30, 2014 surrounded by family. He was born to the late Nelson Polite and Susie Langston in Bridgeport, CT on August 7, 1969. Mr. Polite served in the United States Airforce and received an honorable discharge. Mr. Polite served with Engine Company 6 of the New Haven Fire...
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Willie David Dickey

December 8, 1959 - January 28, 2014

Willie D. Dickey, 54, of Dorman St., New Haven, CT entered eternal rest on January 28, 2014 . He was born to the late James and Louise (Eaddy) Dickey on December 8, 1959 in Lake City, South Carolina. Mr. Dickey was a very loving and supportive father to his son. He was also very outgoing and loved to dress nice. His sense of humor and smile will never be forgotten. He leaves to cherish his...
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Bernadine Johnson

September 26, 1923 - January 28, 2014

Bernadine Johnson, 90 of Hartford, CT, passed away on January 28, 2014. She was born on September 26, 1923. Bernadine worked for the United States Postal Service for over fifty years as a mail sorter. After her retirement she enjoyed taking trips to Atlantic City and doing crossword puzzles. She was known to other as sweet, kind hearted woman who can be a jokester at times. Bernadine is...
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Mattie Ruth "Miss Mattie" Williams Bell

October 29, 1934 - January 28, 2014

Mattie Ruth Williams Bell, 79, passed away peacefully after a long illness at her home in West Hartford surrounded by her family. She was born October 29, 1934 to the late Cliff and Mary Hawkins Thomas in Sumter County, Georgia. She attended school in the 28 district of South Georgia and an early age she joined the Mount Oliver Baptist Church where she attended faithfully until her health...
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Samuel Edgar Dixon, Jr.

October 12, 1954 - January 28, 2014

Attorney Samuel Edgar Dixon Jr., 59, of Ivy St. New Haven, CT entered eternal rest January 28, 2014 at Grimes Center. He was born to Samuel E. Dixon, Sr. and Jeannette (Mero) Thomas on October 12, 1954 in New Haven, CT. Mr. Dixon was the Chair of the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe and had a passion for geneology research. He was also a fan of many sports; his favorite teams were...
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Delois Evelyn Person

April 7, 1956 - January 25, 2014

Delois Evelyn Person, 57, of Barraclough Ave, Hamden, CT entered eternal rest January 25, 2014 at Branford Hospice. She was born to Rebecca (McNeil) and the late Lindburg Pender in Wilson, NC on April 7, 1956. Mrs. Person was a faithful tither who enjoyed spending time with her family, and working out. She leaves to cherish her memory; loving husband, William E. Person Sr.; son, William L....
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Shelton Summerset

August 30, 1928 - January 24, 2014

Shelton Summerset, 85, of Collins Dr., West Haven, CT went home to be with the Lord on January 24, 2014 at the West Haven Veterans Hospital. He was born to the late James Hill and Ruth Barrett in Chadbourn, NC on August 30, 1928. Mr. Summerset served in the US Navy for 20 years. He also enjoyed gardening, jazz, and spending time with his loved ones. He leaves to cherish his memory; daughters,...
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Carol Ann Matthews

November 12, 1940 - January 23, 2014

Carol Ann Matthews 73, of Hartford, CT, passed away on January 23, 2014. She was born in Hartford, CT, on November 12, 1940, to the late Claude R. and Marion L. (Whaley ) Hardrick. For over 40 years Carol worked as a Paraprofessional at Rawson School, where she molded and shaped the lives of three generations of children. Even after retirement Carol continued to run the RAMSAAC School Inc....
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William Wilson, Jr

January 2, 1939 - January 23, 2014

William Wilson Jr., 75, of Cornell Rd. Wallingford, CT entered into eternal rest on January 23, 2014 at St. Raphael's Hospital. He was born to the late William and Mary (Overby) Wilson in January 2, 1939 in Beacon, NY. Mr. Wilson defended our country while serving in the US Air Force for some time. His favorite hobbies were fishing and old movies. He leaves to cherish his memory; loving wife,...
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Byron Walker

August 23, 1961 - January 20, 2014

Byron Walker, 52, of Knollwood Dr., Wallingford, CT entered eternal rest on January 20, 2014. He was born to Carolyn Chambers on August 23, 1961 in New Haven, CT. Mr. Walker loved painting, cooking and gospel music. His sense of humor and smile will never be forgotten. Byron was an employee of AT&T for over 26 years starting with SNET in 1986. He worked in their Information Technology...
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Durell Patrick Law

July 10, 1993 - January 20, 2014

Durell Patrick Law, 20, of Daggett St., New Haven, CT entered eternal rest on January 20, 2014. He was born to Delroy Clarke and the late Ladavia Law on July 10, 1993 in New Haven, CT. Durell was very active and participated in several sports during high school such as track and football. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. His warm smile will never be forgotten. He leaves to...
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Kizzie Staton

July 28, 1925 - January 20, 2014

Kizzie Lee Staton, 88, departed this life quietly January 20, 2014 in the morning at her home in Hamden, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 28, 1925 to Mary and William (Robert) Staton in Fountain, NC. She loved to cook, sew, enjoyed word find puzzles and music (Marvin Gaye). She was a very kind person and a loving mother and friend to all who knew her. She was baptized at St....
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Alonzo Nails

January 18, 2014

Alonzo Nails of Hartford CT, passed away on January 18, 2014. He was born in Hartford, CT., to the late Huddie and Dorothy Matthews Nails. He was an outspoken fun loving social man. Alonzo loved oldskool R&B music, fishing, the LA Raiders football team and the color white. Alonzo is survived by his wife, Valerie D. Thomas-Nails, sons; Alonzo Nails, Jr., Devalle Little, daughter, Leikiesh Nails...
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Charles Cogdell

August 3, 1955 - January 18, 2014

Charles Cogdell, 58, of Donald St., West Haven, CT entered eternal rest on January 18, 2014 at Branford Hospice. He was born to Lillian Tyson (Cogdell) and the late Leroy Jones on August 3, 1955 in Greenville, NC. Mr. Cogdell was a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and enjoyed bowling and fishing. He leaves to cherish his memory; loving wife, Ada Cogdell; son, Charles Tyson(Nicole) of Hamden;...
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Maebell Ezell

May 15, 1918 - January 17, 2014

Maebell Ezell, 95, of Hartford, CT, passed away on January 17, 2014. She was born in Charleston, SC on May 15, 1918. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ for forty years. Maebell was a very quiet woman who kept to herself. She loved her cat "Tawny", liked to do hair, crafts and adored her plants. Maebell is survived by her loving daughter, Audrey Brown of Hartford, CT,...
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Melvin E Long

June 13, 1944 - January 17, 2014

Melvin E. Long, 69, of Shephards Knoll Dr., Hamden, CT entered eternal rest on January 17, 2014. He was born to the late George and Thelma (Roberts) Long on June 13, 1944 in New Haven, CT. Mr. Long was a fan of New York Knicks and enjoyed photography and listening to Jazz. He leaves to cherish his memory; devoted wife of 51 years, Edwina; son, Melvin E. Jr.; daughters, Tracey Long, Rosalind...
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Kenneth McFarlin

May 11, 1959 - January 16, 2014

Kenneth McFarlin, 54 of Hartford CT, passed away on January 16, 2014. He was born in Hartford, CT., on May 11, 1959 to the late Howard McFarlin and Nancy Miller. Kenneth joins the United States Army after graduating from Weaver High School. He was an avid football player and was known to be a sport fanatic. Kenneth was a great father and loved his daughter dearly. He is survived by his...
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John Rideau, Jr.

April 4, 1935 - January 15, 2014

John Rideau Jr., 78, of Spring St. New Haven, CT entered eternal rest on January 15, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. John worked for Connecticut Mental Health (CMHC) 34 Park Street New Haven, CT for 30 years. He was born to the late John and Ida (Therry) Rideau on April 4, 1935 in Denver, CO. He leaves to cherish his memory; nephews, Daryle M. Dolphin, Arnold Dolphin (Alfreda), Grayton Dolphin...
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Calvin Agent Brown

May 17, 1939 - January 15, 2014

Calvin Agent Brown, Jr. of Hartford, Connecticut departed this life on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Affectionately called "Junie," Calvin was born on May 17, 1939, in Trenton, New Jersey to the late Calvin Brown, Sr. and Larlie (Hill) Brown, and was a long-time resident of Hartford. Baptized by the late Reverend Goode S. Clark, Calvin was a devoted member of Mount Olive Baptist church for over...
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Pearline Rogers Greene

January 14, 2014

Pearline (Rogers) Greene, affectionately known as "Ma", "MaMa", and "Mother Pearl" entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Pearline was a resident of Hartford and a retiree of United Technologies. She was actively involved in church, community, and civic organizations. She was a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church...
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Judene Brae

November 16, 1973 - January 12, 2014

Judene Brae, 40, of Harrison St., Meriden, CT entered eternal rest on January 12, 2014. She was born to Sherron and Ivarine (Williams) Brae in Brompton St. Elizabeth, Jamaica on November 16, 1973. Judene graduated from Platt High School of Meriden in 1992. After graduating, she furthered her education and worked with DMR until her passing. She leaves to cherish her memory; loving parents,...
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Alton R. Thomas, Jr.

November 23, 1963 - January 12, 2014

Alton R. Thomas Jr., 50, of Eastern St., New Haven, CT entered eternal rest on January 12, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was born to Alton and the late Mary (Smith) Thomas on November 23, 1963. He leaves to cherish his memory; father, Alton Sr. son, Michael Thomas; brother, Bryant Thomas and a host of relatives and friends.
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Damion Gay

August 16, 1990 - January 8, 2014

Damion "DayDay" Gay, 23, of Cherry Ann St., Hamden, CT entered eternal rest on January 8, 2014. He was born to Anthony Gay and Andrea Williams on August 16, 1990 in New Haven, CT. He leaves to cherish his memory; loving parents, Anthony and Andrea; stepfather, Willard Hyman Jr.; stepmother, Maritza Acosta-Gay; daughter, Damoni Gay; 4 brothers; 4 sisters and a host of relatives and friends
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Sylvin "Robert" Wilson

January 1, 1953 - January 7, 2014

Sylvin "Robert" Wilson, 61 of Hartford, CT, departed this life Tuesday, January 7, 2014. He was born in ST. Ann, Jamaica on January 1, 1953. He had a special love for his family. Sylvin, loved soccer, reggae music, going on ventures and being of a jokester Sylvin leaves to mourn his passing 3 children, Chince Wilson, Malika Wilson, Desiree Skyers, and their Mother Robin Shannon, Four...
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Bessye Smith

June 25, 1928 - January 7, 2014

Bessye Lucille Smith, 85, of Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT peacefully entered eternal rest on January 7, 2014. She was born to the late Henry and Gladys (McBeth) Fox on June 25, 1928 in Columbia, SC. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons, Clayton Smith (Alteria) of VA, Kenneth M. Smith of New Haven; daughters, Jacqueline Dantzler of New Haven, Diane Smith of GA, Barbara Park of GA; 28 ...
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Ese-Osa Odunayo Uwuoruya

February 18, 2005 - January 6, 2014

Ese-Osa Odunayo Uwuoruya was born at 10:30am on February 18, 2005 at Yale New Haven Hospital to loving parents Festus and Kemi Uwuoruya. Ese-Osa means God's gift while Odunayo means Year of Joy and she certainly brought much joy to her family during her years on Earth. Ese, as she was affectionately known, was a wonderful child whose smile lit up the room with its warmth and sincerity. She loved...
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Constance Williams

February 28, 1961 - January 5, 2014

Constance Williams, 52, of Butler St Hamden, CT entered eternal rest on January 5, 2014. She was born to Johnnie and Wilhelmena (Holmes) Williams on February 28, 1961. Constance's beautiful spirit will be missed. She leaves to cherish her memory, daughters, Yashika and Erica Williams of Hamden, Tiffany and Tyshena Williams of New Haven; sons, Denis Williams of New Haven and Justin Williams of...
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Gwendolyn N Lee

January 30, 1927 - January 3, 2014

Gwendolyn N. Lee, 86, of Windsor, CT, died January 3, 2014. She was born January 30, 1927in Minneapolis, MN to the late Herman Roland Lee, Sr. and Mary (Johnson) Lee. Gwendolyn worked for the Board of Education and retired from Phoenix Ins. Co. She was a pass Commanders of Arabic Court No. 95 member of the Daughter of Isis, Oasis of New Haven; she enjoyed being a foster grandparent to many...
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Walter Lomack

July 7, 1946 - December 30, 2013

Walter Lomack, 68, of Derby Ave. New Haven, CT entered eternal rest on December 30, 2013. He was born to the late Samuel and Della (Maynor) Lomack on July 7, 1946 in Raeford, NC. Mr. Lomack enjoyed watching western movies, socializing, and spending time with his grandchildren. He leaves to cherish his memory; loving wife, Elaine; son, Walter C. Lomack (Carolyn), daughter, Dashiki Lomack; 7...
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Carmel "Mello" Florance Davis

March 19, 1935 - December 30, 2013

Carmel "Mello" Florance Davis 78, of East Hartford CT, died peacefully on December 30, 2013. She was born in St. Catherine, JA, WI on March 19, 1935 to the late Frank and Myrtle (Watson) Jones. Known to many as "Carmen", she was regarded as a caring and skillful beautician in the Hartford area. She was a selfless, compassionate and strong woman whose faith in her Heavenly Father sustained her...
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Sylvia Vera Vernon

July 16, 1927 - December 30, 2013

Sylvia V. Vernon, 86, of Loller Rd., Hamden, CT entered eternal rest December 30, 2013 at CT Hospice. She was born to the late Norman Vernon and Ida Noel on July 16, 1927 in Forest Reserve Fyzabad, Trinidad. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons, Robert Baldwin (Hyacinth), William Baldwin, Nigel Baldwin (Nicole), Damon Baldwin, Colley Baldwin (Carol); daughters, Gloria Arnold, Angela Baldwin ...
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George Mack

February 5, 1954 - December 24, 2013

George L. Mack, 59, of Dixwell Ave., New Haven, CT entered eternal rest on December 24, 2013. He was born to the late Leroy and Sarah (Smalls) Mack on February 5, 1954. Mr. Mack loved to cook and listen to Old School R&B. He leaves to cherish his memory; daughters; Stephanie Darden, Kimtasha Darden, Charmain Wilson; brothers, Edward, James, Clyde Mack; sisters, Marie Eleazer, Gloria Jackson,...
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Allen Ray Smith

June 30, 1955 - December 24, 2013

Allen Ray Smith, 58, of Clark St., West Haven, CT entered eternal rest December 24, 2013 at West Haven VA Hospital. He was born to Louise and the late Sydney Smith on June 30, 1955 in Waterbury, CT. He leaves to cherish his memory; devoted wife, Bonnie Syphrett-Smith; son, Tyree Smith; loving mother, Louise; sisters, Cindy Smith, Elois Harris; 3 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends....
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James Willie Baxter

April 7, 1948 - December 23, 2013

James Willie Baxter passed away on December 23, 2103. He was born on April 7, 1948 in Newberry, SC to the late Robert and Eria Kenard Baxter where he received his education.  He left Newberry, SC to reside in Hartford, CT at the age of 20. James worked in the Sanitary Department for the City of Hartford for many years.  James was known to everyone as Wolf. He was known to be very funny. He...
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Harold Williams, Jr.

October 23, 1926 - December 23, 2013

Harold Williams, Jr. 87 of Bloomfield, born October 23, 1926 in Plant City, FL to the late Harold and Ethel (McClendon) Williams, Sr. entered into eternal rest on December 23, 2013. Mr. Williams was an avid baseball fan, enjoyed travelling, and loved the outdoors. He served his country in the United States Navy and received an honorable discharge. He is survived by; daughter, Noraine Broadie...
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Curtis Moore

April 9, 1957 - December 22, 2013

Curtis Moore, 56, Winthrop Ave. New Haven, CT entered eternal rest on December 22, 2013 with family by his side. He was born to Gilberta (Malone) and the late Alonzo Moore on April 9, 1957 in Long Branch, NJ. Mr. Moore was an outgoing man. He also enjoyed jazz and listening to music. Mr. Moore's warm smile and personality will never be forgotten. He leaves to cherish his memory; loving...
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Marvin Leroy Smith

July 24, 1951 - December 21, 2013

Marvin L. Smith, 62, of Sheffield Ave., New Haven, CT entered eternal rest with his family and friends by his side on December 21, 2013 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Known as "Leo The Lion" he had a serious passion for music and was a hard working entrepreneur for many years. His warm spirit will always be remembered. He was born to the late Coy and Zeline (Cuyler) Smith on July 24, 1951 in...
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Nettie B. Williams

November 6, 1921 - December 19, 2013

Mrs. Nettie Williams of New Haven, CT passed away on December 19, 2013. She was born to the late Bud and Nancy Richardson on November 6, 1921 in Nashville, NC. She was retired from Yale University after 30 years of service. Nettie loved listening to gospel music. Her soft and gentle spirit will never be forgotten. She is survived by three daughters, one sister, one son, three grandchildren,...
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Celeste Thomas

September 29, 1938 - December 18, 2013

Celeste Davis Thomas, 75, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the Milford Health Care Center in Milford, CT. Celeste was born on September 29, 1938 in New Haven, CT and was one of three children. Celeste graduated fro Hillhouse High School in New Haven and married David Thomas. In their union they were blessed to have thee children. Celeste was active in high...
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Ailene Clark

June 1, 1958 - December 18, 2013

Ailene (Syphrette) Clark, 55, of Foxon Hill Rd New Haven, CT entered eternal rest on December 18, 2013. She was born to Ezekiel and Iris (Belton) Syphrette on June 1, 1958. Ailene's beautiful spirit will be missed. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 33 years, Gregory Clark; parents, Ezekiel and Iris; daughters, April and Audra Clark; son, Gregory Clark Jr; sisters, Cathey...
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Deborah Nixon

October 17, 1956 - December 13, 2013

Deborah D. Nixon, 57, of Winthrop Ave. New Haven, CT peacefully passed away on December 13, 2013. She was born to Joyce (Lewis) and the late Alfred Sesler on October 17, 1956. Deborah was a fan of the NY Giants who loved to dance and listen to R&B music. She leaves to cherish her memory; loving husband, Willie L. Bowman; mother, Joyce Sesler; children, Roylee and Tennille Nixon of New Haven;...
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Sammie L. Perry

September 14, 1951 - December 12, 2013

Sammie L. Perry, 62 of Charlotte, NC, passed away on December 12, 2013. He was born In Leesburg County, GA., on September 14, 1951. Sammie had a love for family, he was self employed, love to play cards and chess, the Philadelphia Eagles was his favorite team. Sammie is survived by sons; Brian K. Perry of East Hartford, CT; Todd Perry of New Britain, CT; sisters, Mamie Jewel Carter of...
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