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Nero Williams

posted: Jan 27, 2011 5:36 am | Comments (1)

Nero Williams, 58, of New Haven, departed this life January 23, 2011.

Born in Montgomery, AL, January 22, 1953, he was the son of the late John Henry Williams, Sr. and Lettie Mae Williams.

He is survived by his companion and fiance, Manon Christopher; children, Rynetta Harris, Shirley Williams and Tiywan Williams; a stepson, Joseph Dixon, Jr.; a sister, Lizzie Mae Vinson; brother, John H. Williams, Jr.; thirteen grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by a son, Nero Williams, Jr.; sisters, Florence Wyatt and Bernice Bruno; and brothers, Eddie, Neil and Johnny Williams.

A celebration of Mr. Williams’ life and legacy will be held Friday, January 28, 2011, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Burial will be in Hillside, IL. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com

Arthalia Godwin

posted: Jan 21, 2011 2:43 am | Comments (0)

Arthalia Godwin, 98, of New Haven, departed this life January 15, 2011. She was the widow of Forest Godwin.
Born in Raeford, NC, July 7, 1912, she was the daughter of the late James and Carolina Chavis Ross.
Mrs. Godwin was employed as a Seamstress for numerous years.
She was a member of Walk of Faith Church Disciples of Christ where she served as a Mother.
Mrs. Godwin is survived by; daughters, Doris Galberth, Helen Louise Dudley and Oteller Butler; sons, Forest and Benjamin Godwin and Ronald Gambrell; a sister, Margaret Shaw; 39 grandchildren; 94 great grandchildren; 57 great-great grandchildren; 5 great-great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by sons, J.C. and Almer “Bo” Godwin; a daughter, Eleanor Johnson; sisters, Belle, Theresa, Mary and Helen; brothers, Benjamin, Wille and Waddell Ross; three grandsons and a granddaughter.
A celebration of Mrs. Godwin’s life and legacy will be held Friday, January 21, 2011, at 11:00 AM at Bethel AME Church, 255 Goffe St., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held at the church from 10:00-11:00 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

John Lee Hopkins

posted: Jan 20, 2011 2:14 pm | Comments (0)

John Lee Hopkins, 70, of New Haven, departed this life January 15, 2011. He was the widower of Mae West Hopkins.

Born in Bethel, NC, January 26, 1940, he was the son of the late Henry and Millie Hopkins.

Prior to retiring, Mr. Hopkins was employed at Yale University as a General Services Attendant.

He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Hopkins; a son, Darrell Hopkins; a brother, Henry Hopkins, Jr.; a sister, Margaret Hopkins; grandchildren, Bryon A. and Shamon Welch and Larry Wiggins; a great grandchild; an aunt, Bertha Lee Staton; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by a son, Anthony Hopkins; brothers, John T. Bullock and Isaac, David and Willie Mack Hopkins; and a sister, Helen Hopkins Brown.

A celebration of Mr. Hopkins’ life and legacy will be held Saturday, January 22, 2011, at 9:00 AM at Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 100 Webster St., 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.

Edward J. Konze

posted: Jan 20, 2011 1:45 pm | Comments (0)

Edward J. Konze, 20, of New Haven, CT passed away on January 12, 2011. Born to Karl Konze and Nancy
Geraci both of New Haven, CT.

He leaves to cherish his memory; sisters, Alexis and Cheyanne Konze of New Haven, CT; maternal grandmother, Nancy Geraci; paternal grandparents, John Konze and Patricia Sylvia and a host to aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by maternal grandfather Edward Geraci.

A celebration of his life will be held TODAY Friday, January 21, 2011 from 1-3PM at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT. To leave a message of comfort to the Konze family please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Pamela Caddell

posted: Jan 20, 2011 4:41 am | Comments (0)

Pamela “Ms. U.S.A.” Caddell, 43, of New Haven CT, departed this life on January 12, 2011. She was born in New Haven, CT on August 30, 1967 to Fannie and Chester Caddell. She graduated from Lee High School in 1985.  Pam was a committed employer of Schick Manufacturing Inc for the past 11 years. In addition to her parents, Pam will be deeply mourned and sadly missed by her children; Desmond Caddell and Thomas Boyd Jr of New Haven, CT; and a grandson, Desmond Caddell Jr. Pamela is also survived by a sister, Priscilla Lacey; brothers, James Lacey (Darlene) and Jarvis Caddell; fiance, John Morangello; stepsons, Anthony and Donovan Morangello; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Dinea Lacey.
A celebration of Pamela’s life and legacy will be held Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at 11:00 AM at St. Matthew’s UFWB Church, 400 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held at the church from 10:00-11:00 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

Ramon Carrion

posted: Jan 20, 2011 2:16 am | Comments (0)

Ramon Carrion, 62 of New Haven, CT passed away on January 16, 2011.  Born to the late Bernardo Carrion and Antonia Mercado in San Juan Puerto Rico on September 3, 1948.  He leaves to cherish his memory; brother, Miguel Carrion of Brooklyn, NY; sisters, Irma Carrion of Brooklyn, NY and Carmen Moreno of New Haven, CT and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Besides his parents, Ramon was predeceased by 1 brother, Rafael Carrion.  A viewing will take place on Thursday January 20, 2011 from 6-8PM at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT.  Interment is private.  To leave a message of comfort to the Carrion family, please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com

Gladys Santiago

posted: Jan 20, 2011 12:33 am | Comments (0)

Gladys Enid Santiago Estremera of New Haven passed away on January 17, 2011 at the age of 57. She was born in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico to the late Domingo Santiago and Rosalina Estremera on March 6, 1953.  She leaves to cherish her memory; son, Gilberto Rivera Jr.; daughters, Rosa & husband Kenneth Roque- Bragg of Bristol, and Dadmaris & husband Rafael Rivera-Zayas of New Haven; brothers, Enio, Julio, Eduardo, Benjamin, Domingo, Gerardo, Fernando, Abimael, and Melvin Santiago; sisters, Ana Sein, Magda Baez, Judith, Carmen &  Migdalia Santiago and soul sister Emiliana Schneider. Gladys had a host of nieces, nephews, and countless friends. She was a security officer for the New Haven schools . A celebration of her life will take place on Friday January 21, 2011 at 7PM at Star of Jacob Christian Church, 506 Howard Avenue, New Haven, CT. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 6-7PM.  Interment will be private. Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT. To leave a message of comfort to the Santiago family, please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com

Gertrude Koletsky Slopak

posted: Jan 19, 2011 11:09 am | Comments (0)

Contributed Photo New Haven native Gertrude Koletsky Slopak died Sunday. Following is a sermon prepared for her Monday funeral by Rabbi Jon-Jay Tilsen of Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel in Westville.

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Celestine Bradley

posted: Jan 19, 2011 11:08 am | Comments (0)

Celestine Bradley, 63 of New Haven, CT passed away on January 13, 2011. Born to the late Willie Sr. and Noami Myers in Wilmington, NC on February 13, 1947. Celestine leaves to cherish her memory; son, Henry Bradley Jr. of New Haven, CT; daughter, Yolanda (Willie) Telford of New Haven, CT; brother, Bobby Myers of Wilmington, NC; sisters, Willie Mae McDuffie of Wilmington, NC, Annie Myers of New Haven, CT; 6 grandchildren, Dontae, Dontrel, Chilana Gaines and Ralph Knox Bradley, Deja Telford, Andrew Jordan and a host of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 2 brothers, Willie and Wade Myers and 1 sister, Delphine Myers. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday January 21, 2011 at 11AM New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 109 Butler Street, New Haven, CT. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10-11AM. Interment will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. To leave a message of comfort to the Bradley family, please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com

May Ellis

posted: Jan 14, 2011 11:17 am | Comments (0)

May Ellis, 84, of New Haven, departed this life January 10, 2011. He was the husband of Dollie Ellis.
Born in Lloyd, FL, August 29, 1926, he was the son of the late Joe and Ginnie Ellis.
Prior to retiring, he was employed at Schiavone Co. as a Crane Operator.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Willie Joe, Bennie and Bobbie Ellis; a daughter, Mary Ellis; twenty-three grandchildren; and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by ten brothers, three sisters and three grandchildren.
A celebration of Mr. Ellis’ life and legacy will be held Saturday, January 15, 2011, at 9:00 AM at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held from 8:00-9:00 AM. Burial will be in Hamden Plains Cemetery. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com

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