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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.

Robert Herazo, 28

posted: May 5, 2011 9:50 am | Comments (5)

Robert Herazo Sr., 28, of New Britain died in a motorcycle accident on May 1. Herazo was a judicial marshal for the state of Connecticut.

He was the husband of Jennifer Adorno Herazo; father of Isabel and Robert Jr.; son of Tomas and Evelyn Herazo; and brother of Tomas Jr., Enrique and Evelyn C. Herazo.

Friends may call at Maresca & Sons Funeral Home, 592 Chapel St., Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Robert Herazo Memorial Fund, c/o Klemonski & Rose Law Offices, 1100 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, Conn., 06110.

Offer condolences at www.marescafuneralhome.com.

Nuvia Vasquez

posted: May 3, 2011 10:00 am | Comments (0)

Nuvia Vasquez, 56, of New Haven passed away April 29.  She was born to the late Joe Vasquez and Rosa Marie Colon in New York, N.Y., on July 3, 1954. 

She leaves to cherish her memory: sons Jesse R. Rivera and Dante Martinez, both of New Haven; daughter Evalisa Martinez of New Haven; brothers Carlos Gonzalez (Benita), William Colon and Jesse Colon (Nicole), all of New York; three grandchildren and a host of family and friends. 

A celebration of her life will take place on Wednesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. at Christian Faith Church, 141 Sylvan Ave., New Haven. Viewing will be at the church on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. Interment will be on Thursday, May 5, in St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx, N.Y. 

Service by Howard K. Hill Funeral Service, 1287 Chapel St., New Haven. To leave a message of comfort to the Vasquez family, please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Ethel Stewart

posted: Apr 28, 2011 9:07 am | Comments (0)

On Saturday, April 23, the Lord called His angel Ethel A. Stewart to rest after battling a long illness. She was born August 3, 1926 in Standish, N.Y., to the late Jessie Stewart and Pauline Westfield, both of Greenville, S.C.

As a dedicated employee, she devoted 13 years of her expertise in the Building Services Department at Yale-New Haven Hospital where she later retired.

She was predeceased by her siblings Marie Jordan, Catherine Thomas, and Howard Stewart. She is preceded by her sister Adeline Washington of Orlando, Fla. Left to cherish her memory are her six children, Gloria Stewart of Richmond, Va., Deborah Ferguson of Hamden, and Anthony Stewart, Diane Stewart, Carolyn Stewart and Allen Stewart, all of New Haven. She is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great-grand children, a great-great grandchild, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A celebration of life will take place Monday, May 2, at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 1324 Chapel St., New Haven. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9-10:30 a.m.

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

Ralph John Turcio, 92

posted: Apr 25, 2011 11:17 am | Comments (2)

Ralph John Turcio, age 92, of New Haven, passed away on April 21, 2011. He was born on April 18, 1919 in New Haven, Connecticut to the late John Turcio and Immaculata Della Donna. He married the love of his life, his late wife of 61 years, Anne Thorpe on Novembar 15, 1949. He owned the Park Gate Spa in New Haven in the 1950’s. He owned and operated R.J. Construction for approximately 20 years and retired from the City of New Haven in 1992. He never truly retired. He enjoyed spending his time working at the Batter’s Box.

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Nathaniel Harris, 83

posted: Apr 25, 2011 11:07 am | Comments (0)

Nathaniel Harris, 83, of New Haven, departed this life April 17.

Born in Durham, N.C., on Aug. 5, 1927, he was the son of the late Will and Christine Harris.

Prior to retiring, he was employed at Elm City Plumbing Supply Co. as a truck driver.

He leaves to cherish his memory: sons Joseph Toomer, William, Nathaniel Anthony, Deon and John Harris; daughters Brenda Toomer, Bernell Fulton (Clay), Christine Harris Steele (Vincent), and Valerie, Patricia, Natalie and Joanne Harris; his companion, Doris Phillips; 26 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Margie Steward; son in-law Alvin Steward; brothers James L. Harris and Carl Mims; and a sister, Williemae Parker.

A celebration of Mr. Harris’ life and legacy was held Monday, April 25, at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. An online guestbook is available at www.curvinkcouncil.com.

Edmond Oliver White

posted: Apr 18, 2011 6:32 am | Comments (0)

Edmond Oliver White, 68, of New Haven passed away April 14. Edmond was born Oct. 3, 1942, in Sumter, S.C. to the late Edward and Mary (Daniels) White.

He leaves to cherish his memory: wife Lucy White; sons Edmond O. White Jr. of Hamden and Ronald Smith of New Haven; daughter Leslie White DePriest (Lyman) of West Haven; brothers Willis White (Sadie) and James White, both of South Carolina, and Mozel White (Roberta) of New Haven; sisters Flossie York, Earline Bradley and Ethel Leaf, all of South Carolina, and Peggy White of New Haven; grandchildren Lyman “Jay”, Daesia, Justin, Ronnie Jr., and Syrani; and a host of family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by six brothers: Harvey Lee Jones, Ulysses Daniels, David White, Ezell White, Leon White and Johnny White.

A celebration of his life will take place Tuesday, April 19, at 11 a.m at Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 1324 Chapel St., New Haven. Friends may call Tuesday at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will take place in Beaverdale Memorial Park.

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

Marian Ann White

posted: Apr 13, 2011 4:40 am | Comments (0)

Marian Ann White, 57, of New Haven went home to be with the Lord April 7. Marian was born November 14, 1953, in Stamford to the late James H. White and Marie Porter-Wilson of New Haven. 

Marian was a member of Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, New Haven. Along with her mother and stepfather, Mat Wilson, those left to cherish her memory include: sons Shawn Keith White of Vermont and Roy Lee McKeithen Jr. of New Haven; brother Malik White of Hamden; sisters Gayle Hillman of Texas, Luciene Penny of Virginia and Dawn White of Hamden; four stepsiblings, eight grandchildren and a host of family and friends. 

A celebration of her life will take place Wednesday, April, 13 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 1324 Chapel St., New Haven. A closed casket calling period will be held Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. at the church.

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

Carolyn Birdine

posted: Apr 11, 2011 6:36 pm | Comments (0)

Carolyn Birdine, 55, of New Haven went home to be with the Lord on April 6. Carolyn was born June 20, 1955, in Bethel, N.C., to John and Lillie Doward of Rocky Mount, N.C.

She leaves to cherish her memory: daughter Keisha Birdine-Ewell (Derrick) of New Haven; brothers Wadie Stanley of New Haven and Jessie James of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sister Doris Jean Doward of New Haven; two grandchildren, Sapphire and William Birdine, both of New Haven; and a host of relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Willie James Birdine, son William Tarvel Birdine, and brother Donald Ray Doward. 

A celebration of her life will take place Tuesday, April 12, at 11:00 a.m. at Agape Christian Center, 200 Goffe St., New Haven. Friends may call Tuesday at the church from 9-11 a.m. Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery. 

To leave a message of comfort to the Birdine family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

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