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Elizabeth Adams

posted: Jun 16, 2010 7:36 am | Comments (2)

Elizabeth “Libby” Adams, of New Haven, CT passed away at home with family on June 9, 2010. Elizabeth was born on November 15, 1923 to the late Howard and Letisha Coy-Lewis in Salem, NJ.  She worked at Yale University for more that 22 years and retired in 1986.  She leaves to cherish her memory; daughter Catherine Candy Adams of New Haven, CT; son, Michael Adams of New Haven, CT; brother, James Jimmy B. Lewis of Salem, New Jersey; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.  She was predeceased by daughter, Barbara Adams, son, Garry W. Adams, grandson, Damien L. Adams, brother, Randolf Lewis and sister, Martha Babe Lewis. A celebration of her life will take place on Thursday June 17, 2010 at St Matthews Unison Free Will, 400 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511.  Service will begin at 10AM, friends may call at the church on Thursday 9-10AM.  Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Service, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511.  To leave a message of comfort to the Adams family, please visit our website www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Theodore Holmes

posted: Jun 14, 2010 3:00 pm | Comments (1)

Theodore Holmes, Sr., 80 of Hamden passed away June 5, 2010.  Son of the late James A. Holmes and Flossie Badger, Theodore was born in New Haven, CT February 26, 1930. He graduated from Boardman Trade School. Theodore will be most remembered as a man with a great sense of humor, a loving father, grandfather and family man, quiet and a hard worker.  Commonly known as “Homie,” Ted coached for the Walter Pop Smith Football league in the mid 60’s, Director of St. Luke’s Drill Team and Director of Newhallville Recreation Center.  He leaves to cherish his memory; sons, Theodore (Veronica-Nedab) of West Haven and Craig R. Holmes, Sr. (Dawn) of Hamden; brothers, Ronald Holmes (Patricia) of New Haven; sister, Betty Jones of MD; 5 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.  He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Holmes and brother, James A. Holmes, Jr.  A celebration of his life will be held Monday, June 14, 2010 at 11 AM at St. Paul UAME Church, 115 Dwight Street New Haven.  Friends may call Monday at the church from 9-11 AM.  Interment will take place in Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven.  Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06511. To leave a message of comfort to the Holmes family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com. 

George Fitch

posted: Jun 14, 2010 2:53 am | Comments (0)

George Malcolm Fitch, Jr. of New Haven passed away June 6, 2010. Affectionately known as “Malcolm,” he was born September 30, 1942 in New Haven, CT to George and Lucille Grant-Fitch.  He was self-employed as a Bail Bondsmen for over 25 years after having worked in various occupations in cooking, sales and management.  Malcolm was co-founder of the original “Malcolm’s Jazz Café”. He was presently serving as Chairman of the Past Masters Council, but served in various roles with the Grand Lodge of CT, Eureka Chapter #1 and #2 and Order of the Eastern Star and Arabic Temple No. 40.  After moving through the ranks of various Masonic Orders, he was elevated to the 33° by the United Supreme Council. Malcolm was also a member of various Civic organizations throughout the Greater New Haven community.  He leaves to cherish his memory, Wife, Jewell Fitch of New Haven; son, James (Jay) Fitch; sister, Helene Fitch, four grandchildren, one great grandchild, two aunts and many cousins. A celebration of his life will take place Saturday June 12, 2010 at 9 AM at Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 1324 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06511.  Friends may call Friday, June 11, 2010 at the church from 5-8:00 PM and Saturday June12, 2010 from 8-9:00 AM.  The Masonic service will be held Friday at the church at 6:00 PM. Interment is private. Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06511. To leave a message of comfort to the Fitch family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com. 

Alfred Howard

posted: Jun 14, 2010 2:50 am | Comments (0)

Alfred A. Howard, 85 of New Haven passed away June 5, 2010.  Son of the late Alfred A. Howard and Clara Moore, Alfred was born in Kingston, Jamaica on April 19, 1925. Alfred was a member of the I.B.P.O.E. of W. East Rock Lodge #141 for over 40 years. He leaves to cherish his memory; sons, Eddie, Paul, Ken, Clyde, Trevor Howard; daughters, Debbie, Ava-Marie Howard (Simmons), Paulette Anderson, Melissa Howard and Shanea Hylton; brothers, Oswald, Kebble, Neville Howard; sisters, Lillian May, Edalyn, Eda, Una Howard and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends and other relatives.  He was predeceased by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.  A celebration of his life will take place Friday, June 11, 2010 at 11 AM at Bethel AME Church, 255 Goffe Street New Haven, CT.  Friends may call Friday at the church from 10-11:00 AM.  Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, CT. Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06511. To leave a message of comfort to the Howard family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com. 

Bertha Greaux

posted: Jun 9, 2010 10:58 am | Comments (0)

Bertha Mae Rose Greaux June 20, 1939-June 3, 2010. Affectionately known as “Lil Sister” was born in Suffolk, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Lucille B. Rose. In her memory, she leaves four children and spouses, Tracy L. Rose Greaux and Pauline, Sharon Y. Randolph and Tim Lucinda A. Sawyer and Darrell, Bryant K. Greaux and Charlotte and a Daughter in law, Jacqueline McKisson Greaux, Nine grand children and three great grandchildren, two nephews, Lewis and Glenn Myrick and a niece Lynn Myrick and a host of other relative and friends. She was also predeceased by two siblings, William T. Rose Jr. and Barbara D. Myrick and a son Jeffery E. Greaux.  She also remember the ones Jehovah placed in her life to serve as family, Sister Inez Brooks, Sis Francis Walker, Sister Icerene Cooper and Sister Virginia McKnight, Bro Rufos and Betty McKissom.  Her nurse, Linnel Tambori, Home Health Aide, Minnie Sherod who has assisted her faithful for years. Bertha Mae Rose Greaux was a devoted Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Sister and friend. Whatever capacity you knew her in, she blessed our lives. She was a dedicated baptized Jehovah’s Witness for forty-two years as she demonstrated that through years of service by keeping the greatest commandment in Matthews 28:19,20 “Go therefore and make disciples of people of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all the things that I have commanded you, And look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of this system of things.” By any means necessary, Sister Greaux was determined to make disciples on foot, by bicycle, over the phone in a letter, through street witnessing or door to door when her health permitted. She would take advantage of every opportunity to engage anyone in Jehovahs word because she knew this was the only way to have a hope of a better future.  We thank her a life of service to Jehovah in which she touch the lives of many. As a mother and grandmother she was a loving, caring, nurturing woman who instilled great values in her children by living a life of integrity and virtue through her obedience to Jehovah’s word. She demanded nothing less than she displayed in our lives because of such an expectation it allows us to be here today. As a Aunt, a friend, second mother to many, she proved to be a giving woman who put the needs of others before herself. She always had a word of encouragement and would always try to accentuate the positive in someone by pointing out the negative. As we celebrate her memory and look back over years of declining health we are encouraged by her ability to persevere through pain, the disappointments and the situations that life brings her way. We are blessed for the gift named Bertha that Jehovah lent to us. She was formerly employed by YNHH. She also worked as a server and helper in various food service establishments. She was self employed as a domestic aid which allowed her to pioneer for years and be available for her children as a single Mom. You will forever be in our hearts. It’s so hard to believe that you’re really gone and to know that we will no longer see your smiling face or hear the sound of your laughter.  You left so many memories, which will never part.  You will always live deep inside our hearts.  We are thankful that Jehovah graced us with someone as special as you.  It’s hard to believe your life on Earth is really through.  In loving memory of Bertha Mae Rose Greaux who returned back to the Earth until we meet again. 

Elsie Johnson

posted: Jun 9, 2010 10:57 am | Comments (0)

Elsie M. Johnson, 63, of New Haven, CT wife of Robert Johnson, sister of Ira Robinson Jr. of Miami, FL went home to be with the Lord June 3, 2010.  She leaves a host of nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews to mourn her loss.  A service of remembrance will be held on Thursday June 10, 2010 at Howard K. Hill Funeral Home, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT from 5-7PM. Burial is private.  To leave a message of comfort to the Johnson family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Marco Ogando

posted: Jun 8, 2010 9:55 am | Comments (0)

Marco A. Ogando of New Haven passed away June 5, 2010.  Son of the late, Juan Bautista Ogando and Maria Erminia Hernandez, Marco was born October 10, 1945 in the Dominican Republic.  He leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Candida Ogando of New Haven; sons, Marco Ogando, Jr., Alberto Ogando (Margarita), Andre Ogando; daughters, Ermina Orgando and Elizabeth Orgando, all of Santiago, Dominican Republic; brothers, Radames Ogando (Lucy) of New Haven; sister, Anna Duque (Fredy) of New Haven; 15 grandchildren; 3 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  A celebration of his life will take place Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from 5-9:00 PM at the Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Interment will take place Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven.  To leave a message of comfort to the Ogando family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com. 

Cassie Williams

posted: Jun 8, 2010 4:59 am | Comments (0)

Cassie Mae Colia Williams, 71 of New Haven passed away June 2, 2010. Daughter of the late Nathaniel Cloud and Euzell Allen, Cassie was born April 21, 1939 in NC.  She leaves to cherish her memory, husband, Walter Williams of NYC; sons, Anthony Williams and Rashad M. Williams, both of New Haven; daughters, Jean Threatt of Hartford, Veronica Cassis (Jason) of New Haven; brothers, Apostle Howard Cloud (Corinthia) of SC, Harold Cloud (Virginia) of Bridgeport; sisters, Eugenia Burkett (Marcus) of New Haven, Mary Frances Anderson of NC; special “daughters,” Renee McGriff and Cheryl Townsend both of New Haven; 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and a host relatives and friends.  She was predeceased by sons, Walter, II and Zackery Williams; brothers, Robert and Willis Cloud, sister, Aurgenia Bryant, great-grandchild, Tyron Williams. A celebration of her life will take place Wednesday June 9, 2010 at 8:00 PM at the United House of Prayer for All People, 100 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511.  Friends may call Wednesday at the church from 7-8:00 PM.  Interment will take place Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 10 AM at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven. Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06511. To leave a message of comfort to the Williams family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Dolores Files

posted: Jun 8, 2010 3:51 am | Comments (0)

Dolores Files, 75, of New Haven, departed this life June 2, 2010.
Born in Plainfield, NJ, December 29, 1934, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley Rogers and Marie Mosco Rogers.
Prior to retiring, she was employed by the New Haven Board of Education as a Cook.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Michelle Jones (Leon), Tracy Files, Linwood Files (Donna) and Neekal Files (Will Johnson); a brother, Thomas Rogers; a sister, Janice Kershaw; thirteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by a son, Kent Hilton and a brother, John Rogers, Jr.
A celebration of Ms. Files’ life and legacy will be held Tuesday, June 8, 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 private. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com

Paula Durham

posted: Jun 4, 2010 5:28 am | Comments (2)

Paula L. Durham, 55, of New Haven, departed this life June 1, 2010. She was the wife of Bobby Durham.
Born in Wilmington, NC, January 15, 1955, she was the daughter of Rachel Palmer and the late Billy Oliver Bellamy.
Mrs. Durham was employed for several years at the Hill Health Center as a Family Support Worker. She was a member of St. Matthew’s UFWB Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters, Aaliyah Thomas and Raychelle Durham; a son, Bobby Durham, Jr.; sisters, Carolyn Wallace, Emma Pitts, Priscilla Cole (Richard), Rachel Hargett and Tammy Palmer; grandchildren, Naziar Samuels and Bobby Durham III; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A celebration of Mrs. Durham’s life and legacy will be held Monday, June 7, 2010, 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 Beaverdale Memorial Park. Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com

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