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Lawrence R. Blakey, 76

posted: Jun 1, 2011 10:27 am | Comments (0)

Lawrence R. Blakey, 76, of New Haven, passed away May 22.

He was born to the late Toliver Blakey and Effie Cunningham on Dec. 16, 1934, in Clifton Forge, Va.

A memorial service will take place on Thursday, June 2, at 6 p.m. at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St.

To leave a message of comfort to the Blakey family, please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Dorothy Mae Moore, 86

posted: Jun 1, 2011 6:41 am | Comments (0)

Dorothy Mae Moore, 86, of New Haven, departed this life May 29.

She was the widow of Leslie Roscoe Moore Sr. Born in Columbia, S.C., on Sept. 1, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Louella Holman.

Prior to retiring, she was employed at Olin Corp. as an assembler and was the owner of a day care center for numerous years. Mrs. Moore was a member of St. Matthew’s UFWB Church, where she served on the Usher Board over 50 years.

She is survived by a son, Lawrence Moore; a daughter, JoAnn Henderson; grandchildren Traci Heard and Andre Moore; great-grandchildren Ryan and Brandon Moore and LaNaysia Barrett; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by a son, Leslie Roscoe Moore, Jr.

A celebration of Mrs. Moore’s life and legacy will be held Thursday, June 2, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew’s UFWB Church, 400 Dixwell Ave. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. There will be no viewing or visitation.

Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. An online guestbook is available at www.curvinkcouncil.com.

Charles “Cano” Carrasquillo

posted: May 31, 2011 7:45 am | Comments (4)

Memorial

Charles “Cano” Carrasquillo—May 30, 2010

In memory of our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, who departed this life suddenly one day a year ago.
It’s lonely here without you. We miss you more each day, for life is not the same to us since you were called away.  Memories of the happy times will never fade away—you are always in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

You will be forever loved and forever missed. Your wife Lucy, children and grandchildren miss you beyond words. So does Gotti.

Love, Ivette, Joe and family.

Annie Yopp Hill, 70

posted: May 25, 2011 10:07 am | Comments (12)

Annie Yopp Hill was born in North Haven on June 6, 1940, to the late Edward Yopp Sr. and Thelma Brown Yopp. Annie graduated from North Haven High School and attended New Hampshire College.

Annie was an employee of the state of Connecticut for over 35 years. She began her career with the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee and later worked with the state Public Defender’s office as a pretrial investigator.

Annie’s work brought her into contact with people who did not have access to capital or political wealth, but she used her unique intellect and skills to ensure that every individual received legal representation when brought before the court.

Annie loved children, people, music, exercise and, most of all, to talk. During her life she traveled to the Bahamas and numerous cities across America.

Annie made friends quickly and was always willing to help when asked. She was loved by people from every community and was well-known throughout the city and the state for her quick wit and unusual ability to have the last word in any conversation.

Annie is survived by a brother, John Artis Yopp, and a sister-in-law, Lana V. Yopp, of New Haven and Matthews, N.C. She was predeceased by sisters Elizabeth “Betty” Yopp and Mary Ann Williams and a brother, Edward Yopp Jr.  Annie leaves many nephews, nieces and great-nephews and great-nieces. Annie had two lifelong, best friends, Mae Huckaby and Hilda Grace Kilpatrick, who shared many interests with her.

A celebration of Annie’s life and legacy will be held Friday, May 27, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 1324 Chapel St., with Rev. Samuel Ross-Lee officiating. Viewing and visitation will be held at the church from 10-11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Attorney John “Jack” Keyes, 420 E. Main Street, Branford, 06405 for the Annie Yopp Scholarship Fund that will help educate children from foster care or adoptions backgrounds.

Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St. An online guestbook is available at www.curvinkcouncil.com.

Mary Ellen Jackson, 90

posted: May 25, 2011 5:11 am | Comments (0)

Mary Ellen Jackson, 90, of New Haven, departed this life May 20. She was the widow of James E. Jackson.

Born in Bryantown, Md., on Jan. 29, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Grant Lee Thomas and Ida Moriah Warrington Thomas. Prior to retiring, she was a preschool teacher.

Mrs. Jackson is survived by a daughter, Judith A. Edwards; a stepson, Joseph Jackson (Christine); a stepdaughter, Althea Jackson Tyson; grandchildren Danika Mackey (Calvin), Donyel Edwards, Karen Gatison and Erica Bradley (Frankie); great grandchildren Mallory Gatison, Torrell Heyward, Jaiden McMorris and Zaria Bradley; a son in-law, Nelson Gatison; a goddaughter, Ann Reynolds; five step-grandchildren, a step-great grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by daughters Jacqueline Jackson and Geraldine Gatison; stepsons James Jackson, Jr. and Jerome Jackson; sisters Victoria Hammie, Margie Forbes and Hazel Butler; and a step-grandson, Ricky Tyson.

A celebration of Mrs. Jackson’s life and legacy will be held Thursday, May 26, at 11 a.m. at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. An online guestbook is available at www.curvinkcouncil.com.

Andre Ness, 60

posted: May 20, 2011 1:44 pm | Comments (0)

Fred Davis sent in this remembrance:

Andre Gabriel “Lurch” Ness died Monday May 16 at Hospice in Branford. He was 60.

Born in Belgium, son of the late Harry and Jacqueline Ness, he is survived by his daughter, Jacqueline Ness of New Haven, and siblings Blanche Crockett and Paul Ness of Maine, Jacqueline Canestri of New Haven, Francine Lucibello of Orange, Harry Ness of Florida, Jack Ness of Derby, and the late Claude Ness. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Andre was known to generations of New Haveners for living in a converted school bus camper and has been a fixture in the area since the early 1960s. He was a stout and hearty soul who seemed to know everyone, a big, tough man with an even bigger heart, known to offer “spoken word” poetry and always ready to lend a hand or share a laugh.

Andre had an amazing skill for fighting that surprised many folks unlucky enough to cross him. He was a skilled lumberjack who logged Water Company property for years, maintaining the forests and selling firewood. Andre was highly skilled as a self-taught mechanic and learned to read and write despite undiagnosed dyslexia, eventually authoring two books.

He loved his friends, his motorcycle and his daughter Jaqueline with all his heart, and will be greatly missed by many.

Many longtime New Haveners know Andre or have an “Andre story”—ask around!

A graveside service is at 1:30 p.m. today in Beaverdale Memorial Park, 90 Pine Rock Ave.

Click here to see an online guest book.

Willie Edge, 62

posted: May 19, 2011 2:15 pm | Comments (0)

Willie Frank Edge, 62, of New Haven, passed away May 13.

Edge was the husband of Annie Delois Edge and was born to the late Willie Douglas Edge and Mozell Lewis Edge on Aug. 27, 1948, in Longs, S.C.

Willie worked for Pratt & Whitney of North Haven and Hartford for 43 years as a lead machinist. Willie served his country in the Vietnam War in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1970. 

Besides his wife of 36 years, he leaves to cherish his memory: four children, Aisha G. James of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Brandon Edge, Ebony Edge, and Kendra Edge, all of New Haven; sister Clara Edge Wilson of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brothers James A. Edge (Elizabeth) of New Haven, Theron L. Edge (Sharon) of Mississippi, James Alvie (Patricia) Edge of Wampee, S.C.; uncle James Howard Edge of Wampee, S.C.; aunts Ella Ruth Edge and Dora Mae Edge, both of New Haven, and Bertha Edge of Wampee, S.C.; brothers-in-law Jasper (Queen) Williams of New Haven and Donnie Williams of Virginia; sisters-in-law Margie (Willie) Foreman and Bernestine (Lamar) of Maryland, and Celestine Williams of New Haven; four grandchildren; four godchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will take place on Friday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at Morning Star, 125 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Friends may call Friday at the church from 9-11 a.m. Interment, with full military honors, will be in Evergreen Cemetery. 

Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St., New Haven. To leave a message of comfort to the Edge family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Estella Hill, 69

posted: May 13, 2011 1:10 pm | Comments (0)

Estella Hill, 69, of New Haven departed this life May 7.

Born in Greenville, N.C., on March 23, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Louise Davis Spell. Ms. Hill had been employed at Priority Care as a home health aide for numerous years.

She was a member of Mt. Calvary Deliverance Tabernacle Church, where she served as a deaconess and as a member of the Daughters of Zion Choir.

Ms. Hill leaves to cherish her memory: daughters Corneil Hill-Williams (Mark) and Tracey McCutchen-Hill; a son, Kevin A. Hill, Sr.; three stepdaughters; brothers Willie Arthur, John Wesley (Nizelle) and Raphael Spell; sisters Josephine Murphy, Robena Lane (James), Verna Mae Grant (Jesse) and Judy Dupree (Blaney); grandchildren Kevin A.Hill, Jr., Tiffany Waddley, Noele B. Evans, Markev Nordby and Michael McCutchen; a great-grandchild, Kaiden T. Phillips; seven step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her companion, Zommie L. Waddley, and brothers James, Leroy, Clifton and Willie Eddie Spell.

A celebration of Ms. Hill’s life and legacy will be held Thursday, May 12, at 11:00 a.m. at Agape Christian Center, 90 Goffe St., New Haven. There are no calling hours, and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 2139 Silas Deane
Highway, Rocky Hill, Conn., 06067.

Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com.

Robert Cox, 73

posted: May 11, 2011 6:37 am | Comments (0)

Robert Lee Cox, 73, of New Haven, departed this life May 6, 2011. He was the husband of Rosa L. Cox.
Born in Farmville, NC, December 1, 1937, he was the son of Annie Cox Lane and the late Alston Lane, Sr.
Prior to retiring, he was employed at Sargent Manufacturing for over 50 years, most recently as a Supervisor and was also employed at Yale University for over 30 years.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Wanda Cox; an adopted sister, Irma J. Davis; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by a brother, Alston Lane, Jr.
A celebration of Mr. Cox’s life and legacy will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 9:00 AM at St. Matthew’s UFWB Church, 400 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held at the church from 8:00-9:00 AM. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com

Ernest E. Stewart, 78

posted: May 9, 2011 1:45 pm | Comments (0)

Ernest E. Stewart, 78, of New Haven departed this life May 1.

Born in New Orleans, La., on Nov. 25, 1932, he was the son of the late Charles Stewart and Caroline Chaney. Prior to retiring, Mr. Stewart was employed by the City of New Haven Board of Education at Roberto Clemente Middle School as a science teacher.

He is survived by his children, Vincent, Anthony, Cynthia, Ernest Jr., and Cortez Stewart; his companion, Betty Hargrove; the Hargrove Family; a brother, Wilbert Sutton; his former spouse, Mary Stewart; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Jean Mims.

A celebration of Mr. Stewart’s life and legacy was held May 9 at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com.

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