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James Wilkins

posted: Mar 15, 2010 11:08 am | Comments (0)

On Monday, March 8, 2010, James Arthur Wilkins (aka Freddy), 61 slipped away from us at approximately 10:00 AM in his apartment.  Freddy was born June 8, 1948 in Bethel, North Carolina to the late Helen and Elijah Wilkins.  Freddy moved to Connecticut in the early 1970’s and he has resided in cities such as Hartford and New Haven.  Freddy was an active individual in his earlier years as he spent time with his wife and family members and helped whenever he was called upon.  Freddy enjoyed cooking and dancing until his health deteriorated and became a barrier to such an active and vibrant lifestyle.  Freddy was a quite man, but he always cared about his family and seemed loyal to those he loved.  His unforgettable laugh, which is a strong trait of the Wilkins family, was a signature to his personality and will be sorely missed.  Freddy attended Bethel High School in Bethel, North Carolina.  His employment history included working a Yale University dining hall as a general service assistant, and Winchester Manufacturing Inc., as a manufacturer.  Freddy was married to his late wife of 17 years, Patricia Taylor Wilkins.  Although this union did not produce any children together, they had plenty of nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Freddy leaves to cherish to cherish his memory, 1 brother, Columbus Ray Wilkins, 2 sisters, Alice Lynette Wilkins and Gladys Jean Ward.  He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Freddy was predeceased by his mother, Helen Wilkins, father, Elijah Wilkins, wife, Patricia Taylor Wilkins and 2 brothers, Elijah Ray Wilkins and Elijah Thomas Wilkins. A celebration of his life will take place on Monday March 15, at The Howard K. Hill Funeral Home, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT. Viewing will be 10-11AM, service starts at 11AM. Interment will be at the State Street Cemetery, Hamden, CT.  Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services. To leave a message of comfort to the Wilkins family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Frank Rowe

posted: Mar 12, 2010 11:30 am | Comments (0)

Frank Rowe, Jr., 72, of New Haven, departed this life March 9, 2010. He was the husband of Sylvia Rowe.

Born in Hobson City, AL, January 27, 1938, he was the son of the late Frank Rowe, Sr. and Caroline Quicksey Butler.

Mr. Rowe was employed at Porce-len Co. in Hamden as an Inspector.

In addition to his wife, he leaves to cherish his memory, daughters, Monique and Lakisha Quicksey; stepchildren, William Quicksey, Jr., Franklin Quicksey, Deborah Quicksey-Meade and Gail Quicksey-Wilder; brothers, Archie Butler, Jr., and Robert Lindsey; a sister, Marilyn Butler; grandchildren, Mone’ and Reshawn Blue; and a host of step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Archie Butler, Sr. and a brother, Ricky Lee Butler.

A celebration of Mr. Rowe’s life and legacy will be held Monday, March 15, 2010, at 11:00 AM at Church of Christ, 16 Gem St., New Haven. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Viewing and visitation will be held at the church Sunday from 6:30-8:30 PM. Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com

Jayden & Jada Heard

posted: Mar 12, 2010 11:28 am | Comments (0)

Born March 6, 2010 Jayden Moshay & Jada Arlett Heard, children of Carrissa and Shephaine Heard.  Gone but not forgotten, always in our hearts, our little angels.  A celebration of their lives will take place on Thursday March 11, 2010 12PM at Howard K. Hill Funeral Home, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT. Interment will take place at Hamden Plains.  Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services.  To leave a message of comfort to the Heard family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com. 

Roger Tucker

posted: Mar 10, 2010 4:53 am | Comments (0)

Roger Tucker, 87 of New Haven, CT passed away March 5, 2010.  He was born in Bermuda on December 5, 1922 to the late Benjamin R. Tucker and Eleanor Anderson. He leaves to cherish his memory; beloved wife of 35 years, Patricia Tucker; children, Eleanor (Richard) Bell, Pamela (Rene’) Senegas, Blanch Alrita (Kenneth) Philips-Wilkinson, Colleen Ann Muhammad,  Marvin Smith, Wendall Smith, all of Bermuda, Peggy Johnson of Manchester, CT Roslyn (Lorenzo) Evans of Hamden, CT, Keith Edwards of New Haven, CT, Marion (Ron) Sailor and Maurine Edwards both of Atlanta, GA; siblings, Ernest (Jeanette) Tucker of Montreal, Canada, Benjamin W. (Emily) Tucker of Bethany, CT, Vivian (James) Pearman of Bermuda, Eleanor Robinson of Richmond, VA, Richard Tucker and Errolyn Tucker of Bermuda, Fran Tucker of Florida, Sheila Blankeney of Bermuda; 25 grandchildren, over 70 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Roger was predeceased by siblings, George Tucker and Paula Jaquin.  A celebration of his life will take place on Thursday March 11, Mt Zion Seventh-Day Adventist, Hamden, CT 06517 at 11AM. Viewing will be Thursday from 10-11AM. Interment is private.  Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services. To leave a message of comfort to the Tucker family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Michael Deron Smith Jr.

posted: Mar 5, 2010 2:01 pm | Comments (0)

MICHAEL DERON SMITH JR born in New Haven to Michael Smith and Tamiya Gary on Oct. 28, 2009. He was a happy, energetic baby that brought joy into the lives he touched.
Our little angel blessed us with his presence until Feb. 28, 2010. Besides his parents, he leaves to cherish his memory; sister, Areriona Bowens; brother, Antione Clark; great grandfather, 3 great grandmothers, 2 grandfathers, 2 grandmothers, 4 aunts, 4 uncles and a host of other relatives and friends that loved him deeply. A celebration of his life will take place at Howard K. Hill Funeral Home 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT on Wednesday March 10, 2010 at 11AM, calling hours are 10-11AM. Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery. To leave a message of comfort please visit our website www.hkhfuneralservices.com

Len Brazell

posted: Mar 5, 2010 10:13 am | Comments (2)

Suddenly in New Haven, Mr. Len Brazzell “Lenny Boy”, 73 of 436 Middletown Ave passed away.  He was born in New Haven December 2, 1936 to L.N. and Ellen (Beamon) Brazzell.  He was the widow to Lillian Reeves Brazzell.  Lenny was a US Marine Veteran, a retired limousine bus driver for ABC Bus Co. of North Branford and Peter Pan Bus Co. of Springfield, MA.  He was an avid golf fan, loved music, and a lover of classic autos.  A true people’s person who will be missed. He leaves to cherish his memory; daughter, Pam Brazzell of NC; stepson, Michael Reeves of New Haven; sister, Loretta Grey of MD; grandchildren, Dwayne and Dasiah Brazzell and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.  He was predeceased by siblings, Dorothy Lee, Carol Atwell and twins, Edward “Leon” and Elmer “Louis” Brazzell. Services were private.

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Robert Hayward

posted: Mar 5, 2010 1:04 am | Comments (0)

Robert Hayward, 75 of New Haven departed this life March 2, 2010.  He was born in Georgetown, SC to the late Hammond Hayward and Phyllis Washington Hayward.  He leaves to cherish his memory; wife, Hattie Hayward of West Haven; sons, Johnny Hayward of West Haven, Danny and Richard Hayward, both of New Haven; daughters, Cynthia Hayward-McClendon (Marvin) of New Haven, Celeste Hayward (Clarence Collins) of Hamden; Cynthia Frazier of New Haven; brothers, David Hayward (Mary) of Hamden; sisters, Olivia Neal (Charles) of New Haven, Gloria Vaughn (John) of Hamden, Mary E. Brown (Willie) of Brooklyn, NY, Sarah Wearing (Jeremiah) of New Haven, Barbara Vought of Myrtle Beach, SC; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.  He was predeceased by son, Robert Hayward, Jr; brothers, Hammond Hayward, Jr., Prince Hayward; sisters, Beatrice Dease, Corine Dease, Lillian Greggs.

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James Benson III, 30

posted: Mar 3, 2010 4:21 pm | Comments (0)

James Benson, III, 30, of New Haven, departed this life February 26, 2010.

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James E. “Jimmy” Lloyd, 65

posted: Mar 2, 2010 4:54 pm | Comments (0)

James E. “Jimmy” Lloyd, 65, of New Haven, departed this life February 26, 2010.
Born in Martin County, NC, June 15, 1944, he was the son of Evelyn Lloyd and the late Major Lloyd, Sr.

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Earmatine Woods, 59

posted: Mar 2, 2010 6:29 am | Comments (0)

Earmatine “Earma” Wearing Woods 59 departed this life Saturday, February 27, 2010. She was born in Georgetown, South Carolina on April 19, 1950 to the late Sam Wearing and Lucille Johnson Wearing. She was employed at Yale New Haven Hospital for 41 years.

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