posted: Mar 22, 2011 4:08 am | Comments (0)
Garfield Coleman Jr., 78, of New Haven, departed this life March 18. He was the husband of Rose L. Coleman.
Born in Tuckahoe, N.Y., on Aug. 28, 1932, he was the son of the late Garfield Coleman Sr. and Marion Coleman. Prior to retiring, he was employed at G&O Manufacturing as an inspector.
Mr. Coleman was a member of St. Martin de Porres Church. He was an Army veteran and was awarded the Purple Heart.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Ronald Coleman (Alice McNeil); daughters Theresa Coleman-Davis (Henry L. Jr.) and Geraldine Coleman-Dotson; a sister, Ellwood Jean Coleman; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Coleman, and a sister, Rosemary Ellis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 24, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Church, 136 Dixwell Ave., (corner of Webster St. and Dixwell Ave.) New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held at the church from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Hamden Plains Cemetery.
Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com.
posted: Mar 21, 2011 11:07 am | Comments (0)
Allen H. Hudson, 86, of New Haven, passed on March 14.
Born in Franklin, N.C., March 29, 1924, he was the son of the late Arthur and Blanche Hudson. Mr. Hudson retired from Volvo City West as an automobile detailer in 1991. He was a World War II Army veteran.
He leaves to cherish his memory children Brenda Hudson, Allen Hudson, Jr., Vivian Crawley (Bobby), Jeffrey Smith, Allen W. Hudson (Lisa), Vallerie Hudson-Brown (Ronnie), Vincent Hudson, Frederick Adams, Steven Adams, and Alisa Adams; fourteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his eldest sister, Mary Wiley; and a number of loving family members and friends.
The funeral service was held March 18 at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Hudson was buried in Hamden Plains Cemetery. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com.
posted: Mar 17, 2011 4:22 am | Comments (0)
Richard Goldfarb-Robinson, 62, of New Haven, passed away March 13.
Husband of Daisy Bromell and born to the late Albert Goldfarb Sr., Rudolph John and Mary Robinson-John on February 20, 1949, in New Haven. Besides his wife, he leaves to cherish his memory sons Richard Robinson Jr., Tyvon (Donella) Goldfarb, and Laurence Bromell, all of New Haven, and brothers Albert Goldfarb Jr. of Long Beach, Calif., and Rawl John of West Indies. He is survived by 10 sisters: Gaynell (Willie) Martin, Deborah (Millard) Williams, and Donna Bridges of Hamden; Nancy (Walter) Traynham, Dawn John, Marie Boulware and Beatrice Faulk of New Haven; Elizabeth Burgess of Lake City, S.C.; Gloria (Herman) Coleman of Florida; and Muriel Boyce of West Indies. He also leaves five grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
Viewing will take place on Sunday, March 20, from 5-7 p.m. at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St., New Haven. A celebration of life will take place on Monday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at Union Temple UFW Baptist Church, 638 Elm St., New Haven.
Viewing hours on Monday at the church are from 10-11 a.m. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Service by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St., New Haven.
To leave a message of comfort to the Goldfarb-Robinson family, please visit our website at www.howardkhillfuneralhome.com.
posted: Mar 9, 2011 4:48 am | Comments (0)
Giovana MaDonna Green, 56, of New Haven, went on to celebrate her birthday with the Lord on Monday, February 28, 2011. She was a hard-working, spiritual, strong-willed and determined woman, who always did more for others than she did for herself. She was very free-spirited and open-minded. Born in New Haven, CT, February 28, 1955, Giovana was the daughter of Rosa Lee Glenn and the late Laurencet Glenn. In addition to her mother she leaves daughters, Tatashima McMillan, Unique Green and Bianca Campbell; sons, Jamaine and Harold Glenn; sisters, Teishea Daniels, Tamboura, Tahnee and Audrey Glenn; brothers, James and Henry Beasley and Frank Daughty; four grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by a brother, Richard Beasley; and sisters, Nancy Brown and Semyrao (Sam) Glenn-Cates.
A celebration of Ms. Green’s life and legacy will be held Monday, March 7, 2011, at 10:00 AM at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held from 9:30-10:00 AM. Burial will be private. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com
posted: Mar 7, 2011 4:40 pm | Comments (1)
Howard Lee Wilder Sr., 74, of New Haven, passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital on March 2. Beloved companion and friend of Pauline Sims, he was born to the late Gertie Ashe on February 27, 1937, in Nashville, N.C.
Prior to living in New Haven, he resided in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He leaves to cherish his memory five daughters, two sons, a stepdaughter, two daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister, a brother, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service to celebrate the life of our beloved, which will be held on Monday, March 7, at 5 p.m. at St. Matthew Free Will Baptist Church, 400 Dixwell Ave., New Haven.
Service by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St., New Haven. To leave a message of comfort to the Wilder family, please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com.
posted: Mar 3, 2011 3:21 pm | Comments (1)
Lillian Dorothy Williams Walker, wife of the late Shepherd L. Walker and lifelong resident of New Haven, entered into eternal rest Feb. 26 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was the daughter of the late Edwin R. Williams and Blanche L. Browne Williams. She was born on February 2, 1911, at her childhood home in New Haven. Lillian graduated from New Haven High School in 1929.
posted: Feb 25, 2011 1:25 pm | Comments (2)
Tonya Melissa Rountree, 41, of New Haven, departed this life on Feb. 20 at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
She was the daughter of Ida Mae Rountree-Green of New Haven and the late Fred Brunson and the stepdaughter of James Green. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 19, 1969.
Tonya worked for the New Haven Board of Education as a food service worker at the Helene Grant Head Start program.
She leaves to cherish her memory: daughter Tinicquia Rountree and son Shane Dunkley Rountree, both of New Haven; brothers Lt. Terrance Rountree (Shelly) of New Haven, Cy Greene and Reggie Greene, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sister Sherrie Blake, of Brooklyn; grandson Anthony Sledge Jr.; maternal grandparents Hazel and Mary Rountree of Tyner, N.C.; aunts Catherine Rountree of New Haven, and Carol Thompson and Maggie Pearson of Brooklyn; uncles Johnnie Lee Rountree (Mary) of New of Haven and Willie Rountree (Clementine) of Sunbury, N.C.; a dear friend, Gerald Nicholas; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by a son, Gerod Gaskin Jr., and a brother, Steven Rountree.
A celebration of life will take place Feb. 26 at 12 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, 26 Edwards Street, Hamden. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Interment is private.
Service by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven. To leave a message of comfort to the Rountree family, please visit our
posted: Feb 23, 2011 10:59 am | Comments (0)
Wilbert Hicks, 72, of New Haven passed away Feb. 16.
He was born to the late Lester and Fannie Hicks in Oriental County, N.C., on Dec. 8, 1938.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Maggie Hicks; sons Tyrone Hicks of Worcester, Mass., and Wilbert Hicks Jr.( Donna) of Woonsocket, R.I.; daughter Gwendalina McClain-Digby (David) of Maryland; and grandsons Tyrone M. Hicks of Worcester, Mass., and David Digby of Maryland. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Hicks of North Carolina, Hannah Gaskins of Hamden, and John Hicks (Alvenia) of New Haven. He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.
A celebration of his life will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Gideon Faith Fellowship Church, 363 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Friends may call at the church Thursday from 10-11 a.m. Interment will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park.
Service by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St., New Haven. To leave a message of comfort to the Hicks family, please visit our website, www.hkhfuneralservices.com.
posted: Feb 14, 2011 3:18 am | Comments (1)
Lillian P. Watson, 65, of New Haven, departed this life Feb. 10.
Born in Newport News, Va., on April 20, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Lillie Watson.
Prior to retiring, she was employed at Bank of America as a Proof Department Manager for over 30 years. Upon retiring her favorite pastime, which brought her great joy, was cashiering at Target part-time.
Ms. Watson was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as Church Clerk for many years.
She is survived by daughters Antoinette Jones Perry (Brett) and Michelle Jones; sisters Ella Deloise Jones and Nancy Elizabeth Alberez; grandchildren Rashard A. Jones and Hugh M. Edwards III; a great granddaughter (the joy of her life), Beyonce M. Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A celebration of Ms. Watson’s life and legacy will be held Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 100 Lawrence St., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held at the church from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. On line guest-book available at www.curvinkcouncil.com
posted: Feb 11, 2011 12:00 pm | Comments (2)
Jill Lynette Williams, 52, of New Haven passed away on Feb. 5. Born to the late Frederick “Jerry” Williams Sr. and Jeanne Randolph Williams on May 8, 1958, in New Haven.
Among her many passions in life, Jill loved children, line dancing, swimming and cooking. She was famous for her potato salad and macaroni salad, which was a favorite family recipe.
Jill leaves to cherish her memory: brothers Frederick “Jerry, Jr.” (Terry) Williams and Jeffrey Williams, both of New Haven, and James Williams of Lithonia, Ga.; nephews Jeffrey and Tylan Thompson, and Byron Pinkston; nieces Danielle Williams and Shanae Walters; goddaughter Shannell Sykes; special grandson, Brandon Ellison Jr.; and special cousins, Cheryl Williams and Joyce Blandon. Other survivors include uncles Raymond, Jr., William and Kenneth Randolph; and aunts Hattie Evans, Sandra Randolph and Pamela Jones.
A celebration of life will take place on Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. at Christian Tabernacle Church, Newhall Street, Hamden. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9-11 a.m. Interment will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Service by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven. To leave a message of comfort to the Williams family, please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com