Chapel Memorial Funeral Home

A Dignified and Sympathetic Service.

Chapel Memorial Funeral Home, established in 1961 family owned and operated. Valerie Jones-Perkins, owner/funeral director, and embalmer specializes in many types of services including traditional, non-traditional and cremations for all religious denominations. Valerie as well as her staff has a high level professionalism that can accommodate the needs of your family.


Our Obituaries

Abigail Mejil

May 12, 1937 - October 17, 2019

Ms. Abigail Mejil, 82, of Donahue Street, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital. Ms. Mejil was born in Guanica, PR, on May 12, 1937, a daughter to the late Raul and Ester (Cuevas) Mejil. "Mamita" as she was affectionately called by her friends and family, was educated in the Public School system in Puerto Rico and later relocated to Brooklyn NY. ...
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Erma Eason

April 4, 1925 - October 14, 2019

Mrs. Erma (Hurdle) Eason, 94, of Warner Street, departed this life Monday, October 14, 2019, at Abbott Terrace Health Center. She was the widow of Lester Eason. Mrs. Eason was born in Gatesville, North Carolina on April 4, 1925, a daughter to the late Jessie and Viola (Roscoe) Hurdle. "Sister" as she was also known as, was educated in the Gatesville Public School System and graduated from...
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Elias Nazario

August 13, 1960 - October 6, 2019

Mr. Elias Nazario, 59, of Hartford, CT, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 6, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, at Hartford Hospital. He was the husband of Virginia (Santiago) Nazario. Mr. Nazario was born in Bridgeport, CT on August 13, 1960, a son to Mr. Ramon Luis Nazario of Schenectady, NY and Evangelista Nazario of Waterbury, CT. Elias was educated in the Waterbury Public...
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Universal "UV" Yancey

May 1, 1989 - September 30, 2019

Mr. Universal Zequan Yancey, 30, of Waterbury, entered into eternal rest, unexpectedly, on Monday, September 30, 2019. Mr. Yancey was born on May 1, 1989, in New Haven, CT to Denise Haynes of New Haven, CT and the late Universal Yancey. "UV" as he was also known as, was educated in the New Haven Public School system. After high school, he obtained his Class-A CDL from New England Tractor...
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Jeffrey Zimmerman

December 23, 1960 - September 25, 2019

Mr. Jeffrey Zimmerman, 58, of Long Hill Road, Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at his home. Mr. Zimmerman was born in Waterbury on December 23, 1960, a son to the late James and Marcellous (Tyson) Zimmerman, Sr. Jeffrey was educated in the Wolcott Public School System and graduated from Wolcott High School. Jeffrey was a happy person and loved to stay...
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Cristian Quinones-Lugo

June 16, 2000 - September 24, 2019

Mr. Cristian Quinones-Lugo, 19, of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly, on September 24, 2019. Mr. Quinones-Lugo was born in Ponce, PR on June 16, 2000, a son to Angel Quinones and Silvia Lugo of Waterbury. Cristian was educated in the Waterbury Public School System and graduated from Waterbury Career Academy. While at WCA, he majored in manufacturing during his sophomore year, but later...
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Carol Hall

April 26, 1947 - September 21, 2019

Ms. Carol (Creddo) Hall, 72, of Waterbury, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at St. Mary's Hospital. Ms. Hall was born April 26, 1947, in Waterbury, CT, a daughter to the late Louis Creddo and Marie (Dematteis) Castellano. Carol was educated in the Waterbury School System and graduated from Wilby High School. After high school she worked at Southbury Training School for a short...
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Ronald Sheppard

June 25, 1966 - September 6, 2019

Mr. Ronald Justice Sheppard, 53, of Waterbury, passed away, on Friday, September 6, 2019. Mr. Sheppard was born in Brooklyn, NY, on June 25, 1966, a son to Shirley (Quintyne) Sheppard of Fort Myers, FL, and the late Willie Sheppard. Mr. Sheppard went to St. Fortuna grammar school in Brooklyn NY, and Long Island Holy Trinity High School. After high school, he went to stay with a special...
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Hector Lopez

March 17, 1951 - September 6, 2019

Mr. Hector Lopez, 68, of Platt Street, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at Waterbury Hospital after a long battle with cancer and is now resting in the arms of the Lord. He was the widower of Sheila Lopez Rivera. Hector was born March 17, 1951, in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico to Leonides Caban Lopez of Waterbury and the late Juan Lopez. The family relocated to Stamford, CT, in 1966 and then to...
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Mirian Collazo

September 26, 1964 - September 1, 2019

Mrs. Marian Collazo, 54, of Waterbury, passed away, unexpectedly, on Sunday, September 1, 2019. She was the wife of Mr. Luciano Lizardo. Mrs. Collazo was born in Springfield, IL, on September 26, 1964 to Carmen Vasquez and the late Alfredo Collazo. She was educated in the Springfield Public School System. She also attended and graduated from American College of Puerto Rico, with a...
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Arlean Fernandez

March 9, 1951 - August 19, 2019

Ms. Arlean (Thomas) Fernandez, 68, of Waterbury, gained her wings, unexpectedly on Monday, August 19, 2019 at her home. Ms. Fernandez was born March 9, 1951 in Tuskegee AL, a daughter to the late Robert and Rose Lee (Harvey) Thomas Sr. Arlean was educated in the Waterbury Public School System after relocating to Waterbury where she resided until her passing. She was employed by Coyne...
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Jean Carlos Rentas-Figueroa

August 3, 1991 - August 13, 2019

Mr. Jean Carlos Rentas-Figueroa, 28 of Cleveland, OH, formerly of Waterbury, died, unexpectedly, on Tuesday, August 13th. He was the husband of Stephanie Rentas. Mr. Rentas-Figueroa was born in Ponce, PR, on August 3, 1991, to Carlos Rentas of Ponce, Pr., and Nancy Figueroa of Waterbury.
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Linda Mae Dunham

April 25, 1950 - August 4, 2019

Ms. Linda Mae Dunham, 69, of Waterbury, passed away, at Abbott Terrace, on Sunday August 4th, 2019. Ms. Dunham was born in Waterbury, CT on April 25, 1950, a daughter to Josephine (McDonald) Dunham and the late Amos Linwood Mercer Sr. She leaves to cherish her memories one daughter, Tenecia Robinson and one son, Andrew Robinson. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her.
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Wilbert "Bill" Kinion, Sr.

September 16, 1932 - August 1, 2019

Mr. Wilbert W. Kinion Sr., 86, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Louvenia (Mosley) Kinion. Mr. Kinion was born in Jacksonville, NC on September 16, 1932, a son to the late Mr. John and Beatrice (Rhodes) Kinion and raised by his Stepmother, Beatrice (Alston) (Kinion) Johnson after the passing of his mother while a toddler...
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Elizabeth Maldonado Santiago

January 5, 1955 - July 28, 2019

Mrs. Elizabeth Maldonado Santiago, 64, of Waterbury, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital Vitas. She was the wife of Moises Caraballo Rodriguez, who was joined together in holy matrimony on February 9, 1974. Mrs. Maldonado Santiago was born in Ponce, PR, on January 5, 1955, daughter to the late Indalecio and Antonia (Caraballo) Maldonado. "Chava" as she was...
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Maxine Davis

March 25, 1941 - July 21, 2019

Mrs. Maxine Marie (Askew) Davis, 78, of Bishop Street, passed away after a long illness, on Sunday, July 21, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Davis was born in Waterbury, on March 25, 1941, a daughter to the late Wesley and Francina (Bostic) Askew Sr. Mrs. Davis was a lifelong resident of Waterbury and was educated in the Waterbury Public School System, graduating from Wilby High...
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Noemi Marquez

September 19, 1955 - July 20, 2019

Mrs. Noemi Marquez, 63, of Waterbury, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was the wife of Reverend Abigail Medina. Mrs. Marquez was born September 19, 1955, in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, a daughter to the late Francisco and Antonia (Gotay) Marquez. Mrs. Marquez was a resident of Waterbury for the past 26 years. She was a Missionary and member of La Nueva...
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Elsa Berry

August 18, 1966 - July 19, 2019

Ms. Elsa (Lopez) Berry, 52, of Harris Circle, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, July 19, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital. Elsa was born August 18, 1966 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Jose Lopez and Gloria Nunez. Elsie as she was affectionately called worked for American Red Cross in Manhattan. After relocating to Waterbury she worked for The Village of East Farms in Waterbury and was currently...
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Mason T. Pittman

September 11, 1938 - July 15, 2019

Mr. Mason Thomas Pittman, 80, of Nottingham Terrace, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital VITAS after a brief illness. Mr. Pittman was born September 11, 1938 in Edgecombe, NC a son to the late Willie and Hattie (Henry) Pittman. Mason was educated in the NC public school system graduating from George Washington Carver High School in Pinetop, NC class of 1956. After...
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Johnny Lee Caldwell, Sr.

June 3, 1951 - July 7, 2019

Mr. Johnny Lee Caldwell Sr., 68, of Southview Street, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday July 7, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital. Johnny was born June 3, 1951 in Covington, AL a son of the late Lamar and Berta Mae (McBride) Caldwell. He was educated in the AL school system before relocating to Connecticut at the age of 17. He worked at American Brass in Ansonia for over 10 years before moving to...
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Walter A. Cole, Jr.

July 12, 1955 - July 7, 2019

Mr. Walter A. Cole Jr., passed away unexpectedly, on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at home. Mr. Cole Jr. was born in Danbury, CT on July 12, 1955, to the late Walter and Andrea (Flood) Cole Sr. Mr. Cole was a loving and hardworking man that enjoyed camping, cooking on the grill, fixing cars, and landscaping. He was always a down to earth person and was the funny man that made everyone laugh and...
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James R. Barrows

September 27, 1948 - July 2, 2019

Mr. James R. Barrows, 70, of Whitewood Road, passed away, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at his home after a brief battle with cancer. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Heacox) Barrows. He was born on September 27, 1948 in Bridgeport, CT a son to the late Robert J. Barrows. He was educated in the Bridgeport public school system, graduating from Central High School in Bridgeport class of 1967. He...
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Bernice Jackson

July 27, 1917 - June 30, 2019

Mrs. Bernice N. Jackson, 102, of Waterbury, passed peacefully, June 30, 2019 at the Abbott Terrace Health Center. She was the widow of Mr. Earl Jackson. She was born in Kingston, NY on June 10, 1917 to the late Charles E. and Cordelia (Clash) Burke. Bernice moved to Oakville, CT at a very young age. She lived there until she met and married Earl S. Jackson to whom she was married to for...
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Terry Moore

July 27, 1954 - June 28, 2019

Ms. Terry Ellen Moore, 64, of Waterbury, passed away on June 28, 2019, at St. Mary's Vitas Hospice Care, after a brief illness. Ms. Moore was born in Waterbury, CT. on July 27, 1954, a daughter to the late Arthur and Lila (Richardson) Moore. Ms. Moore was educated in the Waterbury Public School System and graduated from Wilby High School. After high school, she became an employee of the...
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Melissa Karlsen

November 4, 1969 - June 17, 2019

Mrs. Melissa Anderson-Karlsen, 49, of Waterbury, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, at home. She was the wife of Guy E. Karlsen. Mrs. Anderson-Karlsen was born on November 4, 1969, a daughter to Kathleen (Atcherson) Bowers and the late Glenn Anderson. Melissa grew up in Bridgeport and Naugatuck and attended Naugatuck High School. She loved to cook and crochet. Melissa was fun to be...
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Adolph Humphrey, Jr.

June 3, 1959 - June 14, 2019

Mr. Adolph Humphrey Jr., 60, of Waterbury, passed away on Friday, June 14th, 2019 at Waterbury Hospital. Mr. Humphrey was born in Waterbury, CT, on June 3, 1959, a son to the late Adolph and Jean (Wiggins) Humphrey Sr. Mr. Humphrey was educated in the Waterbury Public School System and graduated from Crosby High School in 1978, where he was a great basketball star. After high school, Mr....
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Michael A. Kirkland

October 29, 1961 - June 8, 2019

Mr. Michael A. Kirkland, 57, of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, June 8, 2019, at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Kirkland was born October 29, 1961 in Philadelphia, PA, a son, to the late James and Sarah (Beamon) Kirkland. Michael was educated in the New Jersey and Waterbury School Systems, graduating from Wilby High School in 1979. After graduation, he worked at various jobs...
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David Domenech

May 2, 1947 - June 6, 2019

Mr. David Domenech, 72, died on Thursday June 6th, at Apple Rehab, after a long illness. Mr. Domenech was born in Utuado, PR on May 2, 1947, to Daniel and Mercedes (Melendez) Domenech.
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Valerie Renee Watson

February 1, 1966 - June 5, 2019

Mrs. Valerie Watson died Wednesday, June 5th, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was married to her best friend, Mr. David Watson, for 23 years. They shared a bond that is irreplaceable. Mrs. Watson was born in Thomasville, NC February 1, 1966, to George and Sally (Ettson) Baucom. "Renee" as she was also known as, was educated in the Bridgeport School System and graduated from Central High School...
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John "Jody" Frazier

February 18, 1968 - June 5, 2019

Mr. John Frazier, 51, of Waterbury, passed away, Wednesday, June 5th, unexpectedly, at Hartford Hospital. Mr. Frazier was born in Waterbury, CT, on February 18, 1968, to Catherine (Bennett) Frazier of Tallassee, AL and the late John Frazier. "Jody" as he was also known as, was educated in Tuskegee School system and graduated from Tuskegee Institute High School in 1987. He worked at various...
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Ada Rodriguez

March 9, 1962 - June 5, 2019

Ms. Ada I. Mendez, 57 of Waterbury, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Ms. Mendez was born on March 9, 1962, in Mayaguez, PR., to the late Salvador Mendez and Santa Rodriguez. Ms. Mendez was educated in Mayaguez, PR. and moved to the United States in 2018. She was a stay at home mother that enjoyed spending time with her family, listening to music, and watching TV. Her favorite shows...
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Michael Gotch

August 13, 1964 - June 2, 2019

Mr. Michael Todd Gotch, 54, of Danbury, passed away unexpectedly, on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Danbury Hospital. Mr. Gotch was born August 13, 1964, in Bronx, NY, a son to Mrs. Arlene (Little) Gotch of Bronxville, NY and the late Mr. Mitchel Castille Gotch. Michael's mother relocated to White Plains, NY where Michael was raised. Michael spent much of his life at Mont Lawn Camp in the...
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Earl Wilson, Sr.

April 28, 1945 - June 1, 2019


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Wendy Stith

February 13, 1965 - May 29, 2019

Ms. Wendy Stith, 54, of Waterbury, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Yale New Haven Hospital, after a long illness, surrounded by her loving family. Ms. Stith was born in Warrenton, GA on February 13, 1965, a daughter to the late Walter Jordan and Vernell (Lott) Stith. Wendy was educated in the Waterbury Public School System and graduated from Wilby High School. She went on to...
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Michael "Makaveli" Mills

March 24, 1961 - May 25, 2019

Mr. Michael Mills, 58, of, North Barnes Street, passed away, unexpectedly, on Saturday, May 25, 2019. He was the husband of June (Ballard) Mills of Virginia Beach, VA Mr. Mills was born March 24, 1961 in Copiague, NY, to the late Harold and Mildred (Smith) Mills Sr. "Makaveli," as he was also known as, received his education through the Copiague, NY school system. He worked for a Door...
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McKenely "Kenny" Dawson

May 14, 1934 - May 25, 2019

Mr. McKenely "Kenny" Dawson, 85, passed away, Saturday, May 25, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with cancer. He was the widower Dorothy (Dunn) Dawson. Kenny was born May 14, 1934 in Atworth, GA, a son to the late Mack and Rosetta (Wynn) Dawson . He was educated in Cleveland, TN where he worked on a horse ranch raising and breeding horses. The family who...
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Carmen Ponce

September 14, 1950 - May 20, 2019

Ms. Carmen Ponce, 68, of North Main Street, Waterbury, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital. Ms. Ponce was born September 14, 1950, in Aguadilla, PR, a daughter, to the late Eduardo and Eugenia (Crespo) Ponce. Carmen was a homemaker and she loved to shop. She also enjoyed learning about God and was a faithful bible study member. She was an amazing person and was...
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Juanita Reid

February 27, 1940 - May 14, 2019

Ms. Juanita Reid, 68, of Waterbury, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Grove Manor Convalescent Home. Ms. Reid was born February 27, 1940, in Gatesville, NC, a daughter, to the late James and Mary (Knight) Reid. She was educated in the Waterbury Public School System and was a longtime member of Zion Baptist Church in Waterbury. She was a very caring woman and found pleasure in...
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Bruce Bunn

July 29, 1963 - May 11, 2019

Mr. Bruce Bunn, 55, of Danbury, CT passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Danbury Hospital. Bruce was born July 29, 1963 in Danbury a son to Annie (Wilkins) Bunn of Brookfield, CT and the late Herman Bunn. Mr. Bunn was educated in both the Danbury and Brookfield school system graduating from Brookfield High School. After graduating he worked as a custodian at Whisconier...
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Erica Davis

April 21, 1976 - April 25, 2019

Ms. Erica Davis, 43, of Waterbury, formerly of Danbury passed away, unexpectedly, Thursday April 25, 2019. Ms. Davis was born on April 21, 1976, in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter to Walter and Lula (Davis) Hunter of Brooklyn, NY. "Munchie Poo" as she was so affectionately called, attended Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, NY where she graduated in June 1995. She went on to LIU College...
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Sidney Sumler, Sr.

April 28, 1946 - April 16, 2019

Mr. Sidney Francis Sumler Sr., 72, of Pearl Lake Road, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Abbott Terrace Health Care Center. He was the husband of Lualine (Jones) Sumler. Mr. Sumler was born April 28, 1946 in Waterbury a son to the late Calvin Trice and Barbara Joan (Arrington) Sumler. "Big Sid", as he was called, was educated in the Waterbury Public School System graduating from...
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Larry J. Chapman

May 5, 1953 - April 16, 2019

Mr. Larry James Chapman, 65, of 70 Lakewood Road Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at his home. Mr. Chapman was born on May 5, 1953, in Society Hill, South Carolina; son to Ethel Bunch Chapman of Waterbury and the late Wallace Jay Chapman. Larry was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he attended Wilby high school where he was an all-star...
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Ricardo "Ricky" Perez

August 1, 1967 - April 14, 2019

Mr. Ricardo "Ricky" Perez, 51, of Cossett Street, Waterbury, passed away on Sunday, April, 14, 2019, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Timira (Roscoe) Perez. Mr. Perez was born August 1, 1967, in Waterbury, a son to the late Teodoro Perez and Inez (Ramos) Perez of Puerto Rico. "Ricky" as he was called by all that knew him was educated in the Waterbury...
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Gertha Mae Clapp

February 28, 1939 - April 12, 2019

Mrs. Gertha (Stokes) Clapp, 80 of Waterbury, passed away, Friday, April 12, 2019, unexpectedly, surrounded by her sister and family. She was the widow of Thomas Wesley Clapp. Mrs. Clapp was born on February 28, 1939, in Lillington, NC, a daughter to the late Rufus Stokes and Corenna( Mcneil) (Stokes) McLean. "Gert" as she was so affectionately called, was educated in the North Carolina...
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Nancy Martinez

June 18, 1960 - April 9, 2019

Miss Nancy Martinez, 58, of N. Main Street, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at her home. Miss Martinez was born in Brooklyn NY, on June 18, 1960, a daughter to the late Luisa Freyta. She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters; Vanessa and Virginia Alvarado both of Waterbury, three sisters, and a host of family and friends. She was predeceased by one brother.
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Luz Padua

November 18, 1925 - April 9, 2019

Mrs. Luz Padua, 93, of Cherry Street, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at home. Mrs. Padua was born on November 18, 1925, in Sabana Grande, PR, a daughter to her late parents, Juan Gonzalez and Magdalena Padua. She will be missed by all those that loved her.
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Jose M Munoz

February 27, 1974 - April 6, 2019

Mr. Jose M. Munoz, 45, of Prospect Street, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019, after a long illness. Mr. Munoz was born in Santa Domingo, DR to the late Octaviano Munoz and Miguelina Hernandez of Waterbury. Mr. Munoz will be missed by all who loved him.
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Luz Rivera

January 30, 1989 - April 5, 2019

Miss. Luz Rivera, 30, of Bishop Street, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at Midstate Medical Center in Meriden. Luz was born January 30, 1989 in Camden, NJ a daughter to Juan Carlos Rivera and Arbilia Martinez. "Goldy" as she was affectionately known by all was a very special lady. An angel sent from heaven above In addition to her parents she leaves siblings, Ezequiel, Mariluz,...
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Carol DeJesus

August 29, 1962 - April 1, 2019

Mrs. Carol DeJesus, 56, of Waterbury, passed away on Monday, April 1, 201, after a long illness. She was the wife of Luis DeJesus. Mrs. DeJesus was born in Wilmington, DE, on August 29, 1962, a daughter to her late parents Pedro Martinez and Mercedes Rodriguez. "Tata" as she was so affectionately called, attended and graduated from the Hartford Public School System. She met the love of her...
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Charlie Riddick, Sr.

August 23, 1955 - April 1, 2019

Mr. Charlie "Charles" M. Riddick Sr., 63 of Torrington, formerly of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, April 1, 2019. He was the husband of Oletha (Clayborn) Riddick for 31 years. They were married on April 1, 1988. Mr. Riddick was born August 23, 1955 in Gates County, North Carolina a son to the late William Wiggins and Mildred E. Riddick. Charles as he was called by all was...
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Baby Jahsahn Savage

March 31, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Waterbury: Baby Jahsahn Savage passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Waterbury Hospital. He was born March 31, in Waterbury, to Jahnaya Cooper and Jordan Savage both of Waterbury. Although his life was short, he will be missed by all who's hearts he touched.
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Turk "Boy Boy" Edwards, Sr.

December 13, 1955 - March 23, 2019

Mr. Turk Derek Edwards, 63, of Warner Street, passed away, on Saturday, March 23, 2019 after a long illness. Mr. Edwards was born in Huntington, NY on December 13, 1955, a son to his late parents Wilfred Edwards and Ellen Vines . "Boy Boy" as he was affectionately called, was educated in the Huntington School District. While living in Greenlawn, NY, "Boy Boy" met Robyn Rogers, later to...
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LaKisha D. Willliams

May 30, 1980 - March 22, 2019

Ms. Lakisha Diane Williams, 38, formerly of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, March 22, 2019 at her home. Lakisha was born May 30, 1980 in Waterbury, a daughter to Cynthia Pittman of Waterbury and Ricky Harper of Bridgeport, CT. She was educated in the Waterbury public school system where she attended St. Ann grammar school. She relocated to Emporia, VA. for a brief time where...
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Violet Rose Brett

February 26, 1932 - March 15, 2019

Waterbury:Violet Rose Brett's journey through life began on February 26th 1932 in the parish of Kingston Jamaica. She was the daughter of the late George and Lurline Pitkin being the first of 3 children. Her siblings now deceased were Sydney and Gloria. Violet's first years of schooling were in Kingston. A few years later she went to London England and entered into a nursing program, but...
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Tonny E. Santiago

May 30, 1965 - March 13, 2019

Waterbury: Mr. Tonny E. Santiago, 53, of Bishop Street, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. He was the husband of Iris N. Diaz. Mr. Santiago was born in Dorado, PR. on May 30, 1965, a son, to Pedro Santiago of New London CT, and the late Carmen Casstellano. Tonny attended Crosby High School and later became a machinist and an auto mechanic. He loved God and attended services at the...
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Frederick Minnis, Jr.

October 2, 1939 - March 12, 2019

Mr. Frederick Minnis, Jr. 79, of Center Street, Waterbury, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2019, at Waterbury Hospital, after a long illness. Mr. Minnis was born On October 2, 1939, in Waterbury, a son, to the late Frederick and Lillie (Gatling) Minnis Sr. "Freddie", as he was affectionately called, was educated in the Waterbury Public School System and attended Kaynor Technical High School. ...
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Octavies J Nowell

July 31, 1927 - March 10, 2019

: Mr. Octavies J. Nowell, 91, formerly of Montclair, NJ passed away on Sunday March 10, 2019, at Regal Care Nursing Home, after many years of dealing with Alzheimer. Mr. Nowell was born July 31, 1927 in Gatesville, NC, son of the late William and Iris Ann (Simmons) Nowell. Mr. Nowell was a resident of Montclair, NJ for over 65 years until being transferred, by his family, to Waterbury in late...
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William R. Petty

May 4, 1935 - March 6, 2019

Mr. William Roscoe Petty, 83, of Bishop Street, passed away unexpectedly March 6, 2019 at his home. Mr. Petty was born May 4, 1935 in Durham, NC to the late Fred and Mae Lue (Monroe) Petty. Roscoe as he was called moved with his family to CT as a youngster living here until his passing. He was educated in the Waterbury public high school graduating from Leavenworth High School. Mr. Petty...
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Larry A. Stallings, Jr.

June 9, 1986 - March 2, 2019

Mr. Larry Alphonos Stallings Jr., 32 of Wooding Street, Bristol, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019, unexpectedly. Mr. Stallings Jr. was born on June 9, 1986, in Waterbury, to Larry A. Stallings Sr. of Waterbury and Francine (Powell) Hardy of Torrington. "Man Man", as he was so affectionately called, grew up in the Waterbury Public School System and graduated from Wilby High School in...
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David Lee Vasile, Jr.

June 18, 1991 - March 2, 2019

Mr. David Lee Vasile Jr., 27, of Waterbury, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019, unexpectedly. Mr. Vasile Jr. was born June 18, 1991, in Ridgewood, NJ to Mrs. Heidi Sekund of Toms River, NJ and the late David Lee Vasile Sr. David was educated in the Ridgewood public school system and graduated from Tom River South High School in Toms River, NJ. After high school, David worked in both...
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Rosa Cothrine

March 31, 1933 - February 24, 2019

Mrs. Rosa Lee (Anderson) Cothrine, 85 of Eastern Ave, Waterbury, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Mr. Titus Cothrine. She was born March 31, 1933 in Wilson, North Carolina the youngest of twelve children born to the late Jonah and Janie (Newsome) Anderson. As a child she was educated in the NC school system...
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Dorothy Mae Smith

February 15, 1934 - February 23, 2019

Mrs. Dorothy Mae Smith 85, of Center Street, Waterbury, surrounded by her family, passed away on February 23, 2019, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the loving companion of the late Harry Gatling Sr. Mrs. Smith was born February 15, 1934 in St. Louis Mo., to the late Riley and Nancy Pruitt of St. Louis, Mo. In 1962, Dorothy relocated to Waterbury where she resided until her passing. While...
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Jose F. Pena

February 3, 1958 - February 17, 2019

Mr. Jose F. Pena 61, of Willow Street, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. He was the husband of Carmen Pena of Davenport, FL. Mr. Pena was born February 3, 1958 in Dominican Republic to Carmen Pena of DR and the late Jose Pena. Jose was educated in the Waterbury Public School System and graduated from Wilby High School. He was employed as a meter...
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Joseph Howard Kulikauskas

August 12, 1992 - February 13, 2019

Mr. Joseph Howard Kulikauskas, 26, of Waterbury, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at his home. Mr. Kulikauskas was born August 12, 1992, to Mrs. Dorothy (Seeley) Kulikauskas of Waterbury and the late Algirdas Kulikauskas. "Joey" as he was so affectionately called by family and friends, was educated in the Waterbury Public School System and graduated from Wilby High School, where he...
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Rosa Maria Pauliano

November 27, 1926 - February 9, 2019

Mrs. Rosa Maria Paulino, 92, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born November 27, 1926 in Bani, Dominican Republic, daughter to the late Javier Paulino and Vicenta Gesualdo.
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Emanuel W. Jones

August 7, 1949 - February 5, 2019

Mr. Emanuel "Iggy" W. Jones Jr., 69, of Mortimer Street, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Jones was born August 7, 1949 in Gatesville, NC a son to the late Emanuel W. and Mamie (Rascoe) Jones Sr. He was educated in the NC public school system graduating from Central High School in Gatesville, NC. Emanuel relocated to...
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Leatha Julia Barnes

May 7, 1931 - February 5, 2019

Evangelist Leatha Julia Barnes, 87, of William Street, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday February 5, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Joseph Barnes. Letha was born to the late Olein and Lizzie (Britten) Collins on May 7, 1931 in Rains, South Carolina. Letha was the last surviving child of Lizzie and Olein. Evangelist Barnes moved up North as a...
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Alex Rafael Toledo

August 24, 1993 - February 4, 2019

Mr. Alex Rafael Toledo, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, February 4, 2019. Alex was born August 24, 1993 in New Haven, CT a son to Alex Rene Toledo and Mildred Marin. He was a father, son, grandson, brother, uncle and friend. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
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Carol Ann Williams

September 2, 1947 - February 2, 2019

Ms. Carol Ann Williams, 71, of Prospect, CT., transitioned on Saturday February 2, 2019 after a long illness. Mrs. Williams was born September 2, 1947, in Baltimore MD. She was the daughter of the late Dawson and Erma Lyles Savage Kerr, (Ellwood Savage). Carol Graduated from Crosby High School in 1966 and went on to obtain her CNA license, beginning her tenure at St Mary's Hospital, and...
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Jay Wallace Danzy, Jr.

February 12, 1962 - January 23, 2019

Waterbury: Mr. Jay Wallace Danzy Jr., 56, of Fern Street, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019, after a long illness. Mr. Danzy was born February 12th, 1962, in Danbury, CT., to the late Jay Wallace and Helen (Thomas) Danzy Sr. Visitation 5p funeral 6p, Friday February 1st at Chapel Memorial Funeral Home.
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Earl G. Page

September 9, 1959 - January 23, 2019

Mr. Earl Gaylord Page, 59, of Manchester, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Earl was born in Waterbury, CT., on September 9, 1959 to the late Earl and Elsie (Reid) Page. Earl was a student at Driggs Grammar school and later attended and graduated from Wilby High School where he was active in many school activities, including chorus, African...
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Anthony Foote

June 2, 1965 - January 22, 2019

Mr. Anthony Foote, 53, of Cooke Street, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Mr. Foote was born June 2, 1965, in Waterbury, CT., son to Mrs. Neomia Foote of Waterbury and the late Willie Foote Sr. Anthony was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he attended Kennedy High School. Anthony was the eldest of four children. He was fun a fun loving, happy person...
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Santa Gonzales

November 1, 1956 - January 22, 2019

Ms. Santa Gonzales, 62, of North Main Street, Waterbury, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019, after a brief battle with pneumonia, with her loving children by her side. Ms. Gonzales was born November 1, 1956, in Aquada, Puerto Rico, to the late Rafael Gonzalez and Bienvenida Cardona, but lived most of her life in Connecticut. She is survived by her children, Juan Nieves, Jose Rivera, Angel...
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Eric A. Gaston

August 28, 1950 - January 19, 2019

Mr. Eric Gaston, 68, of Garden Circle, Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, January 19, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of Sharon (Mack) Gaston. Eric was born August 28, 1950, in New Haven Connecticut, to the late Noble Gaston and Martha (Crosley) Gaston. He was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he attended Driggs Elementary and Wilby High School....
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Arnaldo Colon

January 21, 1958 - January 1, 2019

Mr. Arnaldo Colon, 60, of Dorchester Ave, Waterbury, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019, unexpectedly at his home. Mr. Colon was born January 21, 1958 in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, to the late, Pablo Colon and Eduvignes Serrano. Mr. Colon was educated in the Jayuya school system. He was a funny person that enjoyed playing instruments with his friends. He also liked working construction. It was...
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Raul "Lelo" Jimenez

April 12, 1985 - December 31, 2018

Mr. Raul Jimenez Jr. 33, of Waterbury, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Mr. Jimenez was born April 12, 1985 in Elizabeth, NJ to Raul Jimenez Sr. and Maria Solivan. "Lelo" as he was affectionately called by friends and family, moved to Waterbury in 1992 where he was educated in the Waterbury school system. He moved to Montgomery Alabama for a...
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Diane Myers

November 14, 1961 - December 26, 2018

Ms. Diane Myers, 57, of Wood Street, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital. Diane was born November 14, 1961 in Saluda, South Carolina to the late Luther and Zolee (Hollaway) Myers Sr. She was educated in the Waterbury public school system where she attended Crosby High School. She worked with her mother at Sherwood Manufacturing, she then spent her...
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Arthur "Art" Barker

October 31, 1956 - December 20, 2018

Arthur "Art" Barker, 62, of Waterbury, CT., sadly lost his battle to cancer on December 20, 2018. Arthur was born on October 31, 1956, to the late parents Howard & Ruth Barker, in Southington, CT. Arthur is survived by his Son, Austin Barker of Fort Collins, CO, A daughter Angelica Barker of Fort Collins, CO. A Brother William Barker and his lovely wife Christine, of Waterbury, CT., A...
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Patricia (Trish) Byrd

March 22, 1963 - December 16, 2018

Ms. Patricia (Trish) Ann Byrd, 55 of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly, December 16, 2018. Ms. Byrd was born March 22, 1963, in Waterbury, to the late Calvin Byrd and the late Jannette (Lewis) Byrd. Trish as she was so lovingly called by close friends and family was educated in the Waterbury Public School system and graduated from Kennedy High School. She worked as a teacher's assistant...
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Torrance Battle

April 11, 1974 - November 30, 2018

Mr. Torrance Battle, 44, of Waterbury, Passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 unexpectedly. Mr. Battle was born April 11, 1974, in Waterbury. He was the son of Waverly Battle Sr. and Gloria Styles. He was educated in the Waterbury public school system. He leaves to celebrate his life, his wife Stacy Battle, daughter, Zeonna Small and two grandchildren, Zi'Aire Wright and Zi'Yonna Goodman...
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Mary L. Jameson

November 14, 1930 - November 23, 2018

Mrs. Mary L. Jameson, 88, of East Main Street, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mary was born November 14, 1930 in Auburn, AL to the late Bennie and India (Ogletree) Card. She was educated in the AL public school system where she attended Lee County Training School in Auburn before relocating to Waterbury in the 60's where she resided until her passing. Mary...
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Victorine McKenna

September 27, 1928 - November 16, 2018

Retired Home Health Aide (VNA) Mrs. Victorine McKenna, 90, of Walnut Street, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018, peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family. She was the widow of Wilberforce McKenna. Victorine, "Vicky", was born on September 27, 1928, in Scarborough Tobago a daughter to the late Adolphus Claude and Kate (Waldron) Nichols. After migrating to the United States in...
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Willie W. Hurdle, Jr.

May 27, 1936 - November 8, 2018

Mr. Willie W. Hurdle Jr., 82, of Waterbury, departed his life unexpectedly on Thursday, November 8, 2018. He was the husband of Janie (Lewis) Hurdle for over thirty years. He was born on May 27, 1936 in Sunbury, NC oldest of nine children to Mrs. Hattie Mae Hurdle of Sunbury, NC and the late Willie W. Hurdle Sr. Willie was educated in the Gates County school system before relocating to...
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Diego Jose Mateo, Jr.

May 23, 2001 - November 6, 2018

Diego Jose Mateo Jr. 17, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 unexpectedly at his home. Diego was born May 23, 2001 in Waterbury a son to Diego Jose Mateo Sr. and Encarnacion Pedrogo of Waterbury. "Junie" as he was called was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he was currently a junior at Wilby High School. He enjoyed dancing, listening to music and singing. He was a...
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Lycell Johnson, Jr.

September 1, 1969 - November 4, 2018

Mr. Lycell Johnson Jr., 49, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, November 4, 2018 at his home. Mr. Johnson was born September 1, 1969, in Waterbury a son to Mr. Lycell Johnson Sr. of Waterbury and the late Willistine (Stevenson) Johnson. Fatboy as he was lovingly called by family and close friends was educated in the Waterbury public school system. He worked various jobs in the area. He loved...
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Willie Roberts

January 14, 1962 - October 29, 2018

Mr. Willie E. Roberts, 56, of Holladay Street, Suffolk, Virginia, formerly of Waterbury, transitioned Monday, October 29, 2018, at Sentara Obici Hospital. He was the son of the late Henry Roberts and Nellie Ruth (Nowell) Roberts. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Roberts and Ricky Roberts; one sister, Nellie Roberts. Willie was educated in the Waterbury...
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Michael Scott

February 2, 1967 - October 22, 2018

Mr. Michael "Mike" Allen Scott, 51, of Waterbury, passed away peacefully on Monday October 22, 2018. Michael was born February 2, 1967 in Waterbury a son to Dorothy Mae (Bogues) Scott of Wolcott and the late John Henry Scott, Sr. He was educated in the Wolcott and Waterbury School Systems, Mike graduated from Alcott Middle School and W.F. Kaynor Technical High School with a concentration...
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Angel Luis Ramos

July 1, 1962 - October 18, 2018

Mr. Angel Luis Ramos, 56, of Maple Street, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, October 18, 2018 at his home. He was born July 1, 1962 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, to Norma Gonzalez of Waterbury, and the late Pedro Juan Ramos Sr. He worked as a machine operator for a couple of years. His passion was working on cars. He was always willing to help others. He was a great son, brother, uncle,...
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Miguel Santiago

October 14, 2018

Mr Miguel Santiago, 81, of Platt Street, passed away after a long illness, Sunday, October 14, 2018. He was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico to the late Marcos Santiago and the late Otelia Ambert. He worked as a construction worker and loved playing dominoes with his children. He was also a New York Yankees fan. He was a great father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend to all that knew and...
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Alexander Foote

September 29, 1932 - October 11, 2018

Alexander Foote, 85, formerly of 226 Walnut Street, Waterbury, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Saint Mary's Hospital. He was the widower of Essie M. Foote. He was born November 29, 1932 in Tuskegee, Alabama, son of the late George and Hattie Jane (Phillips) Foote. He attended Macom County Rural School. He worked at Alloy Foundries until his retirement. He was a member of Zion...
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Enrique Soto

September 20, 1924 - October 7, 2018

Mr. Enrique Soto Valentin, 94, of Lakewood Road, a devoted husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 at his home. He was the husband to Luz Ramirez. He was born on Sept 20, 1924 in Hatillo, PR a son of the late Inocencio and Ricarda (Valentin) Soto. "Chago" as he was known, grew up spending his younger years in Puerto Rico. At the age of 19 he served...
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Louise Bobbitt Potter

June 7, 1923 - October 5, 2018

Louise Idella Bobbitt Potter ended her walk on earth on Friday, October 5, 2018, taking her last breath as she had her first 95 years earlier – in the cradle of God's arms and according to His perfect will. Hers is a love story between her and her Maker, who loved her unconditionally, cherished and chastised her alike, protected and provided for her supremely and according to His divine wisdom...
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Joaquin "Joaco" Almodovar

September 16, 1943 - October 4, 2018

Mr. Joaquin Almodovar, 75, of Waterbury, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018 at UConn Medical Health Center in Farmington. He was the widower of Carmen Almodovar. He was born September 16, 1943 in Ponce, PR to the late Sergio and Edith (Mercado) Almodovar. "Joaco" as he was called by all worked at Kyldel Manufacturing in Waterbury for over 15 years as a machinist where he was loved and...
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Recia Hollins

October 13, 1937 - October 2, 2018

Recia Mae Tucker Hollins, 80, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday October 2, 2018 at Western Rehabilitation Center in Danbury, CT surrounded by her family. Ms. Hollins was born on October 13, 1937 in Sunflower, Mississippi to the late William Tucker Sr & the late Irma Lee Peoples Tucker. She graduated from Washington High School in Caruthersville, Mississippi. Recia relocated to...
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Michele Tyson

July 6, 1959 - September 27, 2018

Michele Denise Tyson was born on July 6, 1959 and she received her wings on September 27, 2018, after a long fight against Lupus. She was the daughter of Jacqueline Locklear Tyson of Waterbury and the late Robert Hickson and the late William A Tyson Sr. Michele was the Shepherdess of Thy Kingdom Come Ministries; however, she actively participated in ministry at the Family Worship Center under...
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Tyanna Mitchell

June 19, 1980 - September 27, 2018

Ms. Tyanna Simone Mitchell of Waterbury, CT passed away on September 27, 2018 at the age of 38 after a lifelong illness. Tyanna was born June 19, 1980 in Waterbury to Donna Saunders of Fairfield, CA and Jeffrey Mitchell of Hampton, VA. Tyanna attended local schools and excelled academically. She was a person who loved to work even though she was often in the hospital and in constant pain....
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Vonsell Johnson

May 3, 1970 - September 21, 2018

Mr. Vonsell "Von" Keith Johnson, 48, of Waterbury, formerly of Danbury, passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 21, 2018 at his home. He was the husband of Emmanie (Dessances) Johnson. Vonsell was born May 3, 1970 in Danbury, CT son to Rita Johnson of Danbury and the late Jimmie Best Sr. He was educated in the Danbury public school system graduating from Danbury High School Class of...
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Guillermo Paz Aguiar

February 10, 1943 - September 17, 2018

Mr. Guillermo Paz Aguiar, 75 of Waterbury, passed away Monday, September 17, 2018. He was born February 10, 1943 in Havana, Cuba to Guillermo Paz and Gladys Aguiar. He will be missed by his family and all who knew him.
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Gregory A. Hadley, Sr.

November 27, 1952 - September 15, 2018

Alderman Gregory A. Hadley Sr., of Ives Street, passed away Saturday September 15, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital after a brief illness with his loving wife, Karen A. (Overton) Hadley by his side. Greg was born November 27, 1952 in Waterbury a son to Violet (Ridenhour) (Hadley) James of Waterbury and the late Rosebud P. Hadley. He attended Woodrow Wilson Elementary and was a graduate of Crosby...
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Lenora Bussey

September 13, 2018

Waterbury- Lenora M. Bussey (Jones), 76, passed away peacefully in the company of her loving family on September 13, 2018. She was the widow of Muhammad A. Rasheed. Lenora was born in Torrington, CT on February 12, 1942 to the late Marjorie (Wooster) Jones and Wilbur A. Jones, Sr. She graduated from Torrington High School, and lived most of her life in Waterbury, CT. Lenora worked as a...
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