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    Clarence “Skip” Bowman

    Clarence “Skip” Bowman, 71, of New Haven, departed this life on February 10, 2020. He was born in New Haven, CT on March 3, 1948, son of the late Clarence Bowman and Bernice Bowman. Mr. Bowman was most recently employed by the City of West Haven as a Parking Attendant. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from…

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    Luz M. Perez-Lopez

    Luz M. Perez-Lopez, 72, of New Haven, departed this life on February 17, 2020. Ms. Perez-Lopez was born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, on December 3, 1947, a daughter of the late Gudelio Olivencia and Fidela Perez Olivencia. Prior to retiring, she was employed at Laurel Woods Apple Rehabilitation Center as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant. She leaves to cherish loving memories,…

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    Doris Ann Bowden

    Doris Ann Bowden, 76, of New Haven, departed this life on February 11, 2020. Ms. Bowden was born in Mt. Gilead, NC on November 13, 1943, a daughter of the late Thomas Bowden and Inna Mae Little Bowden. She leaves to cherish loving memories, daughters, Monica and Vanessa Bowden; a son, Anthony Bowden; grandchildren, Jimeeka Moye, Angel and Terry Evans…

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    Thomas Atwill “DJ Atwill” Harris

    Thomas Atwill “DJ Atwill” Harris, 57, of New Haven, departed this life on February 5, 2020. Mr. Harris was born on August 10, 1962, in Ft. Myers, FL, son of Helen G. Perry and Solomon Harris. Graveside service will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Lee Memorial Park, Ft. Myers, FL. Hickson Funeral Home, 3308 Martin…

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    Jerome Bradley

    Jerome Bradley, 77, of Hamden, departed this life on January 28, 2020. Mr. Bradley was born in Greelyville, SC on October 14, 1942, son of the late Kelly Bradley and Virginia Bradley. He had been previously employed by the former Winchester Repeating Arms as a Lead Person. Mr. Bradley is survived by daughters, Alexis Bradley-Powell (Clifford) and Felice Bradley; a…

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    David Earl Ford

    David Earl Ford, 57, of Groton, departed this life on January 26, 2020. Mr. Ford was born in Georgetown, SC on April 9, 1962, a son of Pearlene Ford and the late David Ford. He was employed at General Dynamics Electric Boat. In addition to his mother, he leaves to cherish loving memories, daughters, Lekeisha Davina Johnson (Darrell) and Tajhma…

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    Rachael O.L. Lowman

    Rachael O.L. Lowman, 82, of West Haven, departed this life on January 21, 2020. Ms. Lowman was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 10, 1937, a daughter of the late Amos Locklear and Rachael Smiling Locklear. Prior to retiring, she was employed at the former U.S. Motors and Emerson Electric Company as a Customer Service Representative; and had also been…

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    Alfonzo Tyson

    Alfonzo Tyson, 83, of Cheshire, departed this life on January 11, 2020. He was the beloved husband of WaLillian Tyson. Mr. Tyson was born in High Point, NC on January 21, 1936, a son of the late Sidney and Lillie Ree Tyson. Prior to retiring, he was employed by NovaCor Chemicals and Dattco Bus Co. Mr. Tyson was a longtime…

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    Pamela L. Council Hughes

    Pamela L. Council Hughes entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 13, 2020. A celebration of Pamela’s life and legacy will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM at Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ, 285 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Viewing will be held at the church from 8:00 – 9:00 AM. Burial will be in…

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    Patrillah Gore

    Patrillah (Trilla) Gore was born on November 13, 1972 in Trenton, New Jersey to Lewartha Gore Salmond and Jestro Hart, but the late Edward Salmond, Sr. Raised Patrillah as his own daughter. Patrillah made her earthly transition into eternal rest on December 31, 2019 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends. Patrillah was educated in…

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    Paul Lawrence Gee

    Paul Lawrence Gee, 83, of Bridgeport, departed this life on January 2, 2020. He was the husband of Deloris Gee. Mr. Gee was born in Branchville, VA on December 28, 1936, a son of the late Howard Gee and Annie Mariah Gee. Prior to retiring, he was employed by Hemingway Transportation as a truck driver. After retirement, he became the…

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    Terry L. Miller

    The union of Leland and Delores Bingham Miller brought forth, among many wonderful things, the birth of a beautiful soul, Terry Leland Miller who came into the world on a mild and sunny day in Connecticut.  Terry took his first breaths at 10:52pm on Friday, May 10, 1946 at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport. After the untimely passing of his…

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    Cecile Dorothy Bailey-Manuel

    Cecile Dorothy Bailey-Manuel, our beloved sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and dear friend departed this earth on December 22, 2019. Cecile was born on June 30, 1921 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Marguerite Elizabeth (1896-1958) and Walter Timothy Bailey, Sr. (1898-1928). Cecile attended public schools in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Cecile first married in 1940 to…

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    Robert Lee Frizzelle, Jr.

    Robert Lee Frizzelle, Jr., 47, of New Haven, departed this life on December 23, 2019, after complications of kidney disease. Mr. Frizzelle was born in Greenville, NC on March 12, 1972, son of Cheryl Frizzelle and the late Robert L. Frizzelle, Sr. He was employed as a cafeteria food preparer by the City of New Haven Board Education. Robert was…

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    Judith A. Forbes

    Judith A. Forbes, 80, of Hamden, departed this life on December 14, 2019. Ms. Forbes was born in New Haven, CT on December 21, 1938, daughter of the late Gordon John Brown and Doris Brown. Prior to retiring, she was employed at Yale-New Haven Hospital as a Control Substance Technician. Judith was a longtime member of Community Baptist Church in…

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    Lillie Sands-Hay

    Lillie Sands-Hay, 80, of Hamden, departed this life on December 15, 2019. A celebration of Ms. Sands-Hay’s life and legacy will be held Friday, December 20, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Varick Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 242 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Viewing will be held at the church from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Burial will be private.

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    Dr. Lewis Davis

    Dr. Lewis Davis, a retired educator, philanthropist and community servant, of North Branford, Conn., passed away on December 8, 2019.  Lewis was born in Gadsden, South Carolina. He was one of seven children born to the late Reverend Clem and Margaret Davis. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Allen University, Master of Arts degree from Atlanta University, now…

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    Bobby L. Ewing, Sr.

    Bobby L. Ewing, Sr., 72, of New Haven, departed this life on December 5, 2019. He was the husband of Scarlet Ewing. Mr. Ewing was born in Vienna, GA on September 1, 1947, a son of the late James and Lucille Ewing. Prior to retiring, Mr. Ewing was employed as Lieutenant for the State of Connecticut Department of Corrections. In…

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    Norman Scipio, Jr.

    At sunrise on November 1, 1948, Norman Scipio, Jr. was born to the late Mr. & Mrs. Norman Scipio, Sr. and Emma (Pierce) Scipio of Darlington, SC. Norman entered into eternal rest at sunrise December 3, 2019, in New Haven, CT. Norman was educated and attended church in Darlington as a youth. Norman was affectionately called “June/Jr.” by family and…

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    Robert A. Smith, Jr.

    Robert Augustus Smith, Jr., 68, began his homecoming journey on November 28, 2019. Robert, “Bob” as known by his loved ones, was born in Wheeling, WV on January 27, 1951 to Robert Augustus Smith, Sr., and Sally Naomi Davis Smith (Jackson). Robert Sr. was a steelworker at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel and Sally was a buyer for a goods company while also…

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    Robert A. Smith, Jr.

    Robert Augustus Smith, Jr., 68, began his homecoming journey on November 28, 2019. Robert, “Bob” as known by his loved ones, was born in Wheeling, WV on January 27, 1951 to Robert Augustus Smith, Sr., and Sally Naomi Davis Smith (Jackson). Robert Sr. was a steelworker at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel and Sally was a buyer for a goods company while also…

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    Mildred Lorraine Cuffee Gray

    Mildred Lorraine Cuffee Gray of Ansonia, CT grew up in Springfield, MA before moving to New Haven, CT in 1963 with her husband William “Pete” Gray. The second youngest child of Frederick and Barbara Cuffee, Mildred attended Elias Brookings Elementary School and Classical Junior and Senior High and graduated from the Senior High in 1955. After graduation, Mildred jumped into…

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    Mildred Lorraine Cuffee Gray

    Mildred Lorraine Cuffee Gray of Ansonia, CT grew up in Springfield, MA before moving to New Haven, CT in 1963 with her husband William “Pete” Gray. The second youngest child of Frederick and Barbara Cuffee, Mildred attended Elias Brookings Elementary School and Classical Junior and Senior High and graduated from the Senior High in 1955. After graduation, Mildred jumped into…

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    Sarah D. Dirton

    Sarah Davenia (Morrison) Dirton died November 15, 2019, at The Arden House in Hamden, Connecticut. Sarah was born in Cedartown, Georgia, on April 13, 1933. She was the sixth of seven children born to the late Sarah Davenia (Ward) and Moses Morrison. After graduation from Cedar Hill High School in 1951, she relocated to New Haven, Connecticut, to join her…

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    Vale Jean Edwards

    Vale Jean Edwards, 80, of West Haven, departed this life on November 13, 2019. Ms. Edwards was born in Greenville, NC on July 30, 1939, a daughter of the late Jessie Staton and Mae Lucy Daniels Staton. She was previously employed at Meyer Wire for 10 years; worked part-time at Hamden Health Care for more than 20 years; and retired…

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    Clarence E. Stewart

    Clarence E. Stewart, 94, of Milford, formerly of New Haven, departed this life on November 8, 2019. Mr. Stewart was born in Richmond, VA on June 20, 1925, a son of the late Roosevelt Stewart and Kelsie Stewart. Prior to retiring, he was employed as a Radar Technician at the Federal Aviation Administration. Mr. Stewart received an honorable discharge after…

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    Isaac R. Blanding

    Isaac R. Blanding “Big Zeke,” 47, of Torrington, CT, departed this life on November 5, 2019. He was born in Bridgeport, CT on January 4, 1972, a son of Jennifer Blanding of New Haven and the late Isaac R. Blanding, Sr. In addition to his mother, he leaves to cherish memories, a son, Isaac Blanding, III of Waterbury; a brother,…

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    Mary Kendrick

    Mary Kendrick, 85, of West Haven, departed this life on October 22, 2019. She was the widow of Virgil Kendrick. Mrs. Kendrick was born in Greenville, NC on August 31, 1934, daughter of the late Heber and Sarah Spell. She was retired from Bayer Pharmaceuticals. She leaves to cherish loving memories, her children, Jerry Kendrick, Sylvia (Ronald) Waller, Glen (Kathy)…

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    Marquise T. Gary-Bailey

    Marquise T. Gary-Bailey, 40, of Hamden, departed this life on October 3, 2019. He was born in New Haven, CT on February 25, 1979, a son of Isaac Gary and Karen Bailey. In addition to his parents, Marquise leaves to cherish loving memories, sisters, Staci Gary (Quasy Alexander) and Monique M. Gary; a brother, Trey J. Gary; his grandmothers, Shirley…

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    Carroll “CC” Challenger

    Carroll “CC” Challenger, 81, of Wesley Chapel, FL, entered his eternal rest on October 6, 2019. Carroll was born in New Haven, on April 23, 1938, the son of the late John Henry Challenger and Virginia Harrison Challenger. He retired from St. Johnsbury Trucking Co. Carroll leaves to cherish his loving memories, a daughter, Joy Challenger Slaughter (Brian); two sisters,…

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    Lorraine E. Dotts

    Lorraine E. Dotts, 68, of New Haven, departed this life on October 5, 2019. She was the daughter of the late James E. Dotts and Audrey Corbett. Ms. Dotts began her career as a Teacher in the New Haven Public Schools in 1979, retiring in 2010; and was a longtime member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She leaves to…

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    Laura Bell Staton

    Laura Bell Staton, 89, departed this life and entered her new life on September 19, 2019, with her family by her side. Laura Bell was born on February 24, 1930 in Pitt County, North Carolina, to the late Maggie Brown Foreman and Rev. Luke Foreman. She grew up closely with 7 siblings. Laura attended the Pitt County Public Schools. In…

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    Delores Robinson

    Delores Robinson, 78, of Bridgeport CT, entered into eternal rest on September 9, 2019. She was the wife of the late Joe Henry Robinson. Mrs. Robinson was born in Birmingham, Alabama on October 1, 1940, a daughter of the late Fred and Doris Millhouse. She leaves to cherish loving memories, her children, Cedric (Val-Jean) Robinson, Kenneth (Jessica) Robinson, and Patricia…

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    Mae K. Soares

    Mae K. Soares, 92, entered eternal rest on September 9, 2019. She was the wife of John Soares. Mrs. Soares was born in Augusta, GA on May 15, 1927, a daughter of the late Rev. Paul Kelly and Georgia Allen Kelly. Prior to retiring from the New Haven Public Schools, she worked in daycare as an Early Childhood teacher. Mae…

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    Eleanor D. Harris

    Eleanor D. Harris, 80, of Hamden, entered eternal rest on September 1, 2019. She was the widow of Fred Harris. Mrs. Harris was born in New Haven, CT on October 13, 1938, a daughter of the late Wilbert Williams and Alice Willoughby Williams. Prior to retiring, Eleanor was employed by the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health as a…

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    Eleanor D. Harris

    Eleanor D. Harris, 80, of Hamden, entered eternal rest on September 1, 2019. She was the widow of Fred Harris. Mrs. Harris was born in New Haven, CT on October 13, 1938, a daughter of the late Wilbert Williams and Alice Willoughby Williams. Prior to retiring, Eleanor was employed by the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health as a…

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    Yvonne F. Edwards

    Yvonne F. Edwards, 67, of North Haven, entered eternal rest on August 28, 2019. She was the widow of Clarence Edwards. Mrs. Edwards was born in Thomaston, AL on October 4, 1951, a daughter of the late Chapman Bennett and Irma Grace Bennett. She was a longtime member of St. Matthew’s U.F.W.B. Church where she served on the Bereavement Ministry.…

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    Willie James Stall(worth)

    Willie James Stall(worth), 88, of Hamden, entered eternal rest on August 13, 2019. He was the husband of Macie Stall. Mr. Stall was born in Dallas County, AL on April 8, 1931, a son of the late Julia Harvell Hardy and Hunter Stallworth. Prior to retiring, he was employed by Local 455 as a Construction Laborer. Willie was a member…

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    Dorothy L. Murphy

    Dorothy L. Murphy, 79, of New Haven, died July 31, 2019. Ms. Murphy was born in Laurinburg, NC on January 1, 1940, a daughter of the late Dannie F. Shaw and Lenora Shaw. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and prior to retiring, was employed at Midstate Medical Center, Middlesex Hopsital and the former CHCP…