posted: Nov 16, 2010 12:59 pm | Comments (1)
Margaret Waters Brooks was born on May 14, 1938, in New York City. Her father, the late Leslie W. Waters, was an engineer in the Army Corps of Engineers, who worked on WPA public works projects during the Great Depression, and then for the City of New York during construction of the aqueducts carrying water into New York City. Her mother was Violet Caddell Waters. Margaret spent her high school years in Roscoe, New York. Margaret attended Radcliffe College, graduating in 1959. She met Peter Brooks at Harvard College. They married in 1959, and during their 34 years of marriage, raised three children. Margaret pursued life with a passion. She was a French teacher for many years, 18 of them at The Foote School in New Haven. Margaret then ran a successful real estate brokerage company, Audubon Associates. In addition, she tutored secondary school children at top schools in New York. Margaret excelled at playing the piano and the flute. She supported the Neighborhood Music School, and particularly its Bach’s Lunch Program. Margaret was also a contributor to the Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, reading books for others to hear. In addition, Margaret loved New Haven and promoted many civic programs that contributed to the revitalization of the city. She was also actively involved in the Yale University community, and was a Fellow at Ezra Stiles College. Margaret was an avid student of literature and the arts. She lived many years in France, spoke French fluently, and visited her lifelong friends there frequently. Recently, Margaret voyaged to the Antarctic and India, and wrote passionately about her experiences there. Margaret died peacefully at her home in New Haven of natural causes on November 7, 2010. She is survived by her children, Preston Brooks and his wife, Seeley, of Los Angeles, California, Catherine Laing and her husband, Charlie, of Red Hook, New York, and Nathaniel Brooks and his wife, Jessica, of Chatham, New York; grandchildren Sophie, Nicholas, Sam, Phoebe, Charlie and Oliver, who all love and miss her greatly. The memorial service will be held on November 27, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Neighborhood Music School, 100 Audubon Street in New Haven. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Margaret W. Brooks Scholarship Fund at the Neighborhood Music School at www.neighborhoodmusicschoool.org, or to The Foote School in memory of Madame Brooks at www.footeschool.org.
posted: Nov 11, 2010 8:40 am | Comments (0)
Mrs. Mamie Lee Kornegay, born November 15, 1924 in Columbus, GA to the late Susie W. Thomas and John Hood entered into rest November 7, 2010. Mamie was married to the late Alexander Kornegay. Mamie lived in Columbus, GA most of her life until coming to New Haven. She was a nurse aide at the Hospital of St. Raphael and was a lifelong member of Christian Tabernacle Church of Hamden. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons, Ronald Jackson (Pat) of New Britian, Johnny Jackson (Gina) of New Haven; devoted niece, Edna Hood of West Haven; stepson, Keven McCormick of New Haven; brother, Matthew Thomas of OH; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters, Frances Armour, and Susie Hood Boddie. A celebration of her life will take place Friday, November 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church, 425 Newhall Street, Hamden. Interment will be in Hamden Plains Cemetery. To leave a message of comfort to the Kornegay family, please visit, www.hkhfuneralservices.com.
posted: Nov 4, 2010 11:50 am | Comments (1)
Ronnie Cohen “Cornbread,” 56, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, October 27, 2010 at the Hospital of St. Raphael surrounded by his friends and family. Ronnie was born in Spartanburg, SC September 28, 1954 to the late Shirley Cohen and L.C. Cheeks. He was employed by the Grant Street Partnership as a Residential Aide. Ronnie is survived by his longtime friend and fiancé, Keisha Frederick of New Haven; sons, Rameek Gordon of VA, Ronnie Gordon and Zane Frederick both of New Haven; daughter, Amaia Graham of VA; his six grandchildren whom he dearly loved, Isaiah Brockington, Ronnjae, Ronique, Ronnie, Romel, and Romaine Gordan; uncles, Odell and Gary “Shotgun” Cohens, both of New Haven, Fred Cohen of New Haven, Donnell Cohen of Ohio, Jerry Cohen of New Haven and host of cousins and friends. A celebration of his life will take place Friday, November 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Friendship Baptist Church, 26 Edwards Street Hamden, CT 06517. Friends may call Friday at the church from 9-11:00 AM. Interment will take place in Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven. To leave a message of comfort to the Cohen family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.
posted: Nov 4, 2010 10:45 am | Comments (1)
Bishop Eugene Walker, of New Haven, went home to rest on October 29, 2010 with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Adele Walker.
He was the son of the late Beady Marshall.
Prior to retiring, he was employed at Supermarket Distributor as a Truck Driver.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Avon, Cyril “Chuckie”, Bernard and James (Deborah) Walker and John Hughes; daughters, Wahwee Walker, Alice Pritchett and Wendy Mcleod; a sister, Esther Brawner; and many loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial service to celebrate Bishop Walker’s life and legacy will be held Thursday, November 4, 2010, at 5:30 PM at Deliverance Temple Pentecostal Church, 584 Congress Ave., New Haven. Memorial contributions may be sent to Mrs. Adele Walker, 64 Hallock St., New Haven, CT 06519. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com
posted: Nov 4, 2010 5:46 am | Comments (0)
Elizabeth “Betty” Yopp Thigpen Williams, 75 born in New Britain, CT to the late Edward “EK” Yopp, Sr. and Thelma Brown passed away October 31, 2010 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford, CT. Betty retired from the Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital after 30 years of service. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Thigpen; son, Michael Arthur Thigpen; special friend, Franklin Thomas of NY; sister, Annie Yopp; brother, John Artis Yopp, both of New Haven; daughter-in-law, Rosa Thigpen; grandsons, Shawn Thigpen, Xavier Thigpen, Michael Thigpen; granddaughter, Rosa Elizabeth Thigpen; great grandson, Shawn Thigpen, Jr. and a host of other family and lifelong friends. She was predeceased by brothers, Edward Yopp, Jr., Roger Yopp and sister, MaryAnn Williams. A celebration of her life will take place, Friday November 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Friends may call Friday at the funeral home from 9:30-11:00 AM. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405. To leave a message of comfort to the Williams family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.
posted: Oct 28, 2010 6:49 am | Comments (8)
Dae’onte’ L. Wolfork-Pisani, 11, passed away on October 22, 2010. Born in New Haven, July 26, 1999. Son of Karla Wolfork and Damian Pisani. He was a student at Edgewood Magnet School and a faithful member of Omega S.D.A. Church, both in New Haven, CT. Besides his parents he is survived by maternal grandparents Carolyn Chambers & Clarence Wolfork, and paternal grandparents Roxanne Pisani & Johnny Nesmith, 4 siblings,3 uncles, 4 aunts,2 great grandmothers, and a host of family and friends. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday November 1, 2010 11AM at Omega Seventh-Day Adventist 278 Winthrop Ave, New Haven, CT 0651l. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9-11AM. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery. To leave a message of comfort to the Wolfork Pisani family please visit our website www.hkhfuneralservices.com.
posted: Oct 28, 2010 6:02 am | Comments (0)
Lelia Salters-Jackson, 71, of New Haven passed away on October 18, 2010. Mrs. Salters-Jackson, daughter of the late Florenia Salters Burgess, the late Charles Montgomery and late James Harold Burgess was born in Kingstree, SC on May 4, 1939. Lelia was a great cook, patient, loving, fun and orderly. Lelia leaves to cherish her memory; husband, Edwood Jackson of New Haven; sons, Charles Salters of West Haven, Issac Oliver of New Haven; daughters, Yvonne Hammonds and Nijja Jackson both of New Haven, Deborah White of, VA; brothers, James (Dorothy) Burgess of West Haven, Lucious (Elizabeth) Burgess of New Haven and Leroy Jefferson (Georgiana) Burgess of SC; sister, Rose Marie Gamble, Annette (Ernest) Whack, and Angie (Fred) Amos all of, SC; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She also leaves special caretaker of many years, Miss Michelle Lowery. She was predeceased by son, Willie Salters, and sister, Helen Salters. A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday October 28, 2010 11:00 AM at Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 1324 Chapel Street, New Haven. Friends may call Thursday at the church from 10-11AM. Interment will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. For more information and to leave a message of comfort to the Salters-Jackson family, please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com
posted: Oct 27, 2010 1:19 pm | Comments (1)
Dolores E. Bush, 64, of New Haven, departed this life October 23, 2010.
Born in Pitt County, NC, October 21, 1946, she was the daughter of Gaytha Mae Bush and the late Clifton T. Bush, Sr.
Ms. Bush was employed at the Agency on Aging as a Case Manager and was a member of Varick AME Zion Church.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Erik Bush, brothers, Clifton T. Bush, Jr., Curtis R. Bush (Debra), Edward W. Bush (Trina) and Gary T. Bush (Sherry); sisters, Delzora and Willie B. Bush and Angela Pouncey; seven grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Bertha Bush.
A celebration of Ms. Bush’s life and legacy will be held Friday, October 29, 2010, at 11:00 AM at St. Paul UAME Church, 1267 Chapel St., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held at the church from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com
posted: Oct 27, 2010 7:56 am | Comments (0)
Elkanah W. Pitter, 88, of New Haven, departed this life October 18, 2010.
Born in Jamaica, West Indies, May 18, 1922, he was the son of the late James and Maudriana Pitter.
Mr. Pitter was employed for numerous years at Yale-New Haven Hospital as a Patient Transporter.
He is survived by a brother, Francis of Jamaica; nieces, Eugennie and Beatrice Pitter; nephews, Stanley Pitter (Gloria), Ivan Griffiths (Elaine); and Apton Folkes (Gloria); a host of great nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.
A celebration of Mr. Pitter’s life will be held Saturday, October 30, 2010, at 10:00 AM at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Burial will be private. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com
posted: Oct 26, 2010 7:41 am | Comments (0)
Rosetta Leonia Brown, 94, of New Haven, departed this life October 21, 2010. She was the widow of Ulysses Brown.
Born in Norfolk, VA, August 2, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Bartlett and Mary Ella Wilson.
She was employed for numerous years by Frank W. Stevenson Co. as an Operator and Seamstress.
Mrs. Brown is survived by a special niece, Linda Barnes of West Haven; her goddaughter, Mary Ella Smith (Tommy) of Mt. Vernon, NY; a special nephew, Anthony Barnes of Clinton, MD; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Ella M. Byrd-Herring.
A celebration of Mrs. Brown’s life will be held Monday, October 25, 2010, at 11:00 AM at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com