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Agnes Arline

January 9, 1937 - October 11, 2017

Agnes Marie Arline of 150 Manhan Street was born in Gates County, North Carolina on January 9, 1937, to the late Junious and Virginia (Freeman) Arline. On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, she transitioned to be with the Lord. Ms. Arline was employed by and retired from Airpac. Agnes was the "cook" in the family and it was her pleasure to prepare an old fashioned meal, seasoned to perfection, for...
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Melva Corse

March 21, 1943 - October 2, 2017

Mrs. Melva McDaniel Corse, 74, of Waterbury agreed with her heavenly father and returned home to be with Him, Monday morning, October 2, 2017. She is now lavishing and basketing in the joy of the Lord----forever at rest. Melva was born on March 21, 1943 in Waterbury, CT to the late James and Alice (Smalls) McDaniel. Melva affectionately known to others as "Auntie Melva" attended schools...
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Carrie Lou Porter

July 13, 1941 - October 1, 2017

Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Much More. Ms. Carrie Lou Porter, 76, of Neill Street, passed away Sunday October 1, 2017 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Carrie was born July 13, 1941 in Union Springs, Alabama, a daughter to the late Naomi Bryant Harris and Willie Lee Campbell. She was educated in the Alabama school system before relocating to Connecticut in 1963....
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Sonia H. Miranda-Serrano

May 25, 1956 - September 28, 2017


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Dianna Eason

October 11, 1951 - September 26, 2017

Mrs. Dianna (McLean) Eason 65, safe passage according to God's promise came on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the wife of Mr. Willie Eason. Dianna Mclean Eason was born on October 11, 1951 in Lillington, NC. daughter and the youngest of five to the late Corenna McLean and Edward Spence. She was educated in the Waterbury public school system graduating from...
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Gloria E. Patterson

July 20, 1934 - September 26, 2017

Mrs. Gloria Ernestine (Knight) Patterson, 83, of Hartlely Drive, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Cheshire Regional Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Mr. Boisy Patterson Jr. Gloria was born July 20, 1934 in Waterbury, CT a daughter to the late Frazier and Geneva (Dildy) Knight. Mrs. Patterson was educated in the Waterbury public school...
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Ivan Flores

December 1, 1957 - September 22, 2017

Mr. Ivan Flores, 59, of Northampton, MA, formerly of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, September 22, 2017 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in MA. Ivan was born December 1, 1957 a son to Martha (Betancourt) Garcia of Waterbury and the late Angel Mercado. Mr. Flores was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he attended Kennedy High School. In his early years he was a...
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Leonard "Frankie" Savage

July 1, 1968 - September 22, 2017

Leonard F. Savage, Jr. 49 departed this life on Friday, September 22, 2017 with his family and loved ones by his side. Leonard, known as Frankie to family and friends, was born in Waterbury, CT on July 1, 1968 to Leonard F. Savage, Sr. and Cheryl (McKinney) Savage. Frankie lifelong Waterbury resident, he graduated from Crosby High School in 1986. Frankie was a bright student and excelled in...
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Sandra Arroyo

February 28, 1960 - September 14, 2017


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Mary Jane Cherry

June 26, 1943 - September 11, 2017

Ms. Mary Jane Cherry of 44 Woodhaven Street passed away quietly, Monday September 11, 2017 at Waterbury Hospital. Ms. Cherry was born June 26, 1943 in Waterbury, CT daughter to the late Geraldine Lewis. Ms. Cherry was educated in the Waterbury School System where she attended Wilby High School. She was a longtime member of Grace Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member until...
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David Rivera

March 16, 1993 - September 1, 2017

Mr. David Rivera 24, of Hillside Ave, died unexpectedly, Friday, September 1, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Rivera was born March 16, 1993 in Aibonito, PR to Angel David Rivera and Maria Mateo. David moved to Bridgeport, CT at the age of 15 where he was educated in the Bridgeport public school system before relocating to Waterbury where he resided until his passing. He had been employed...
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Gamalier Garin Rivera

May 24, 1939 - August 27, 2017

Mr. Gamalier Rivera, 78, of Waterbury passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Rivera was born May 24, 1939 in Jayuya Puerto Rico son to the late Manuel Rivera and Rosaura Vazquez. Mr. Gamalier was educated throughout the Public School System of Puerto Rico. "Garin" as he was affectionately known as was a true family man and loved his children and grandchildren....
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Iesha Marie Hughes

May 19, 2005 - August 23, 2017

Miss Iesha Marie Hughes, 12, of Waterbury passed away unexpectedly, August 23, 2017. Iesha was born May 19, 2005, a daughter to Tasha Hughes. Iesha was educated in Waterbury School system. She attended Gilmartin Elementary School; which she was an honor roll student. Iesha loved to be around her family especially her twin sister India and her brothers: James and Jacob. She adored her...
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Jermaine Vincent

December 21, 1973 - August 20, 2017

Mr. Jermaine Alexander Vincent, 43, of Manhan Street, Jermaine was called home to be with our Lord, Sunday, August 20 , 2017 at Waterbury Hospital. He was born December 21, 1973 in Brooklyn NY to the late Geraldine Ruth Vincent and Limbert Prichard. Jermaine grew up in East New York where he attended school, made many childhood friends and shared cherished times with his family. In 1991,...
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Jospeh Schovanec

March 3, 1963 - August 19, 2017

Mr. Joseph Stephen Schovanec, 54, of Waterbury passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, August 19, 2017 at his home. He was born March 3, 1963 in Bridgeport, CT son to the late Joseph Schovanec Sr. and Kathleen Halcott. Mr. Schovanec attended school throughout the Bridgeport public School System. He graduated from Central High school in Bridgeport in 1981. Joe was a true family man and adored...
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Terry Boog Smith

September 26, 1981 - August 12, 2017

Mr. Terry L. Smith, 35, of North Main Street passed away unexpectedly, Saturday August 12, 2017 Terry was born September 26, 1981 in Darlington, SC, a son to Terry Singleton and Beverly Smith. Terry attended North End Middle School and was a Wilby High School graduate. He later attended Full Sails University online for music. Boog as he was affectionately known worked at various...
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Jose "Cheo" Rivera

April 4, 1953 - August 11, 2017

Mr. Jose Rivera, 64, of South Main Street, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at Waterbury Hospital. He was the husband of Alba Rivera. Jose A Rivera A.K.A "Cheo" was born on April 4 ,1953 in Caguas Puerto Rico to Jose Rivera and Marta Figueroa. He was raised in Bronx, NY and later moved to Waterbury where he resided until his passing. "Cheo" was known for many things including his famous...
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William Goodman, Sr.

May 28, 1949 - August 11, 2017

Mr. William Louis Goodman Sr.,68, of Hazel Street, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital Vitas. Mr. Goodman was born May 28, 1949 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, a son to the late Ben and Louise (Riddick) Goodman. William was educated throughout the Virginia School system. "Teddy" as he was affectionately known. Worked at various companies in his early years...
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Norberto "Berto" Echevarria

January 24, 1962 - August 10, 2017

Mr. Norberto "Berto" Echevarria, 55 of Wall Street, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, August 10, 2017 at his home. He was born January 24, 1962 in Penuelas, PR a son of Noemi Sepulveda of Waterbury and Jose Echevarria of Puerto Rico. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
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Luz Maria Perez

November 29, 1936 - August 5, 2017

Ms. Luz Maria Perez, 80, of Waterbury, CT passed away August 5, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital Vitas surrounded by her loving family. Ms. Perez was born November 29, 1936 a daughter to the late Sebastian Perez and Maria Perez. She was educated in Puerto Rico before moving to CT as a youngster where she resided until her passing. During her younger years she loved to work and always made...
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Clem Peterson, Jr.

February 12, 1954 - August 4, 2017

Mr. Clem Peterson Jr., 63, of 309 Lincoln Street Waterbury CT, entered into eternal rest Friday, August 4, 2017 at Waterbury Hospital after a long illness. He was the husband of Rosa (Phillips) Peterson. Mr. Peterson was born February 12, 1954 in Tuskegee, AL to Flossie (Kenniebrew) Peterson of Tuskegee, AL and the late Clem Peterson Sr. Clem was educated and graduated from the Alabama...
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Hector Manuel Martinez

October 9, 1965 - August 4, 2017

Mr. Héctor Manuel Martínez, 51, of Goss Street, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of Lillian (Medina) Martinez. Mr. Martinez was born Oct 9 1965 in Fajardo, PR, a son to the late Teodoro Martinez and Josefina Rivera. Hector was educated in Puerto Rico. In his earlier years he enjoyed swimming and received many awards and medals. Some of his...
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Edwin "Choco" Cortes

March 8, 1958 - August 4, 2017

Mr. Edwin "Choco" Cortés, 59, of North Main Street, passed on Friday, August 4, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of Nereida (Santiago) Cortes. Edwin was born March 8, 1958 in Utuado, PR son to the late Francisco Cortes and Guillermina Rodriguez. He was educated in PR where he spent his younger years before relocating to...
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Norman L. Roberts, Jr.

November 12, 1984 - August 2, 2017

Mr. Norman L. Roberts Jr., 32 of Meriden Rd, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mr. Roberts was born November 12, 1984 in Waterbury, CT a son to Bernadette (Johnikins) Leak of Waterbury and Norman Roberts Sr., of Albany, GA. Norman was educated in the Waterbury public school system attending Kennedy High School...
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George Martinez, Jr.

November 11, 1969 - August 2, 2017

Mr. George "Junior" Martinez 47, of Cooke Street, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, August 2, 2017. He was the husband of Zairana (DeJesus) Martinez. Mr. Martinez was born on November 11, 1969 in Bronx, NY a son to Carmen (Marrero) Rivera of Waterbury and the late Jorge Luis Martinez. Junior as he was known by all was educated in the Waterbury public school system. During his spare...
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David Hammonds, Sr.

December 19, 1936 - July 25, 2017

Mr. David Hammonds Sr., 80, formerly of Waterbury, passed away Friday, July 25, 2017 at Grandview Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Hammonds was born December 19, 1936 in Columbia, SC a son to the late Clarence and Cora (Dayes) Hammonds. He was educated in the SC public school system. David attended school until the third grade ending his formal education. He began...
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Ernest Chapman

July 14, 1934 - July 25, 2017

Mr. Ernest Devon Chapman, 83, of Abbott Terrace, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his home. Mr. Chapman was born July 14, 1934 in Waterbury, a son to the late Edward G. and Lottie Mae (Kelly) Chapman. Ernie was educated in the Waterbury public school graduating from Slocum Grammar School and Leavenworth High School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean...
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David O. McIlwain

May 8, 1935 - July 17, 2017

Mr. David O. McIlwain, 82, of Main Street Danbury, CT, passed away, Monday, July 17, 2017 at Danbury Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Mr. McIlwain was born May 8, 1935 in York, SC a son to the late James and Ida (Morrow) McIlwain. "Jimmy" as he was called, moved to NY at an early age where he received his education in the NYC public school system. He then began a long career I the...
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Karisa Marie Porter

July 11, 1974 - July 16, 2017

Ms. Karisa Marie Porter, 43. Of Waterbury departed this life, unexpectedly Sunday, July 16, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital. Ms. Porter was born July 11, 1974 in Waterbury, a daughter to Brenda Porter of Waterbury and the late Joseph Minnifield. Karisa was educated in the Waterbury public school system. "Rissy" as she was affectionately known, was the epitome of a true and dedicated friend...
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Shiloh Ruffin

July 26, 1981 - July 14, 2017

Miss Shiloh "Shi" Marie Ruffin, 35, of West Farms Street passed away unexpectedly, Friday, July 14, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by her family. Shiloh was born July 26, 1981 in Waterbury, CT, a daughter to the late Thomas and Linda (Chachulski) Ruffin. Shiloh was educated and the Waterbury School system graduating from Wilby High School in 1999. Shiloh had worked for...
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Tijuana Nitisha Brown

September 24, 1975 - July 2, 2017

Miss. Tijuana Nitisha Brown, 41, of Danbury, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Danbury Hospital. Tijuana was born September 24, 1975 In Danbury, a daughter of the late Robert Brown and Della (Hines) Ward. She was educated in the Danbury public school system where she graduated from Danbury High School and later attended Paul Mitchell School of Hair. In her early years she...
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Grace "Nita" Rountree

December 21, 1940 - June 30, 2017

Mrs. Grace (Brown) Rountree, 76, passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 30, 2017 at her home. She was the wife of the late William "Herschel" Rountree. Grace was born December 21, 1940 in Altavista, VA, the daughter of the late Wilbert Melvin and Nannie (Fisher) Brown. She was educated in the Waterbury public school system graduating from Crosby High School and then continuing her...
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Elizabeth J. Fleming

April 26, 1930 - June 27, 2017

Ms. Elizabeth Jones Fleming 87, entered peacefully into eternal rest on June 27, 2017 in her home surrounded by family. She was born to the late William and Laura (Jones) Flemming on April 26, 1930 in Cheraw, South Carolina. She was a longtime resident of Waterbury, CT. Grandma Liz as she was affectionately known, played a significant role in the lives of all of her grandchildren. Most of her...
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John C Eason III

November 3, 1950 - June 24, 2017

Mr. John C. Eason lll, 66 of Stokes Ave, passed away Saturday June 24, 2017 at St. Mary's Vitas after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. Mr. John Corbett Eason lll was born November 3, 1950 in Washington, DC a son to the late Captain John C. and Alfreda (Wood) Eason Jr. "Johnnie" as he was affectionately known attended Massanutten Military Academy School in Woodstock, VA...
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Xavier "Samuel" Centeno

September 12, 1935 - June 10, 2017

Mr. Xavier Centeno, 81 departed this life on Saturday June 10, 2017 at St. Mary's Vitas in Waterbury. Mr. Centeno was born in Salinas PR on September 12, 2017 to the late Flora Martinez and Genaro Centeno. Xavier was educated in the Salinas School system in Puerto Rico. He attended Escuela Coco Nuevo in Salinas Puerto Rico. He relocated to New Jersey where he did Construction and...
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Edwin Santiago Vargas

November 12, 1953 - June 7, 2017

Mr. Edwin Santiago Vargas, 63, of South Street, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of Candida Guzman. Mr. Santiago was born November 12, 1953 a son to the late Ismael Santiago and Telefora Vargas. Mr. Santiago was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. He will be missed.
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Jeffrey Wright

March 14, 1961 - June 2, 2017

Mr. Jeffrey D. Wright, 56, was born March 14, 1961 in Waterbury, a son to Vera Morgan and William Wright Sr. Jeffrey entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 2, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital VITAS surrounded by his loving family, companion, Cheryl Stakely and her daughter Nikita Fair. "Jeep" as he was called was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he attended Crosby High...
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Laura Chapman

August 19, 1919 - May 20, 2017

Mrs. Laura (Franks) Chapman, of Driggs Street, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the widow of Mr. John Chapman. Mrs. Chapman was born August 19, 1919 in Maysville, NC a daughter to the late Charles McKinley and Alice (Ward) Franks. Laura was educated in the NC public school system where she attended Jones High School. She relocated to Washington D.C. for a...
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Luis Torres

April 27, 1984 - May 12, 2017

Mr. Luis "Negrito" Torres of Manhan Street passed away unexpectedly on Friday May 12, 2017. Luis was born April 27, 1984 in San Juan, PR a son to the late Georgianna Coralegein. He was educated in PR receiving his GED in 2002 before relocating to Waterbury in 2009 where he resided until his passing. He worked in construction in PR and also here in Waterbury with his step brother until he was...
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Brenda Barnes

March 5, 1965 - May 1, 2017

Ms. Brenda Lovera Barnes 52, of Bridgeport, formerly of Danbury, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Brenda was born on March 5, 1965 in Danbury a daughter to Nathaniel Ward of Danbury and the late Ann E. Barnes. Brenda was educated in the Danbury Public School system. She was a fun, loving and caring child. She loved music especially Reggae and gospel. She...
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Olga Casiano

December 12, 1954 - May 1, 2017

Ms. Olga Casiano, 62, of Hartford, CT formerly of Waterbury, passed away May 1, 2017 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Olga was born December 12, 1954 a daughter the oldest of six children to the late Samuel Casiano and Josefina Santiago She was educated in Puerto Rico before moving to CT as a youngster where she resided until her passing. Olga was a kind and loving...
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Coral "Carl" Barnes

November 6, 1947 - April 27, 2017

Mr. Coral Lee Barnes, 69, of Downes Street Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Waterbury Hospital. He was the husband of Eveylyn (Arroyo) Barnes. Mr. Barnes was born November 6, 1947 in Waterbury a son of the late Dent L. and Sarah Marie (Harrell) Barnes. Coral "Carl" as he was known by all was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he was a...
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Gary Dwight Foster , Jr.

December 29, 1990 - April 26, 2017

Mr. Gary Dwight "Duke" Foster Jr., 26, of Congress Avenue formerly of Stamford, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by his family. Mr. Foster was born December 29, 1990 in Stamford CT, a son to parents Bernadette Teele of Stamford and the late Gary D. Foster Sr. Gary was educated in the Waterbury public school system graduating from Wilby...
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Carol Davis

September 18, 1949 - April 18, 2017

Ms. Carol Davis 67, of Waterbury departed this life on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at St. Mary's Vitas in Waterbury after a long illness. Ms. Davis was born September 18, 1949 a daughter to the late John and Amanda (Stevenson) Slater. Carol was educated in the Waterbury public school system where she graduated from Crosby High School. She continued her education and becoming a Certified...
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Dayquan Robinson

April 24, 1994 - April 14, 2017

Mr. Dayquan Robinson, 22, of Naugatuck, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 14, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Robinson was born April 24, 1994 in Waterbury a son of Larreen Wade of Naugatuck and David Robinson of Jamaica. Dayquan was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he attended Wilby High School. He was a loving easy going young man. Dayquan spent a great deal...
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Raul Sandoval

August 6, 1965 - April 9, 2017

Mr. Raul Sandoval, 51, of Elmer Street, passed away, Sunday, April 9, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by his family. Mr. Sandoval was born August 6, 1965 in Rio Piedras, PR a son of the late Ramon Sandoval and Carmen D. Pizarro Martinez. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
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Vamaster McDonald

December 2, 1956 - April 8, 2017

Dr. Vanaster Mae McDonald, 60, of West Main Street, passed away April 8, 2017 at Waterbury Hospital. She was born December 2, 1956 in Lunenburg County Virginia daughter of the late George McDonald Sr. and Mary E. Shell. She was educated in the Waterbury Public School system where she graduated from Kennedy High School. She obtained a Master's Degree in Science in Human Services,...
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Willie Broughton

May 19, 1937 - April 8, 2017

Mr. Willie Broughton, 79, of Maybury Circle, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Eliza (Curry) Broughton. He was born on May 19, 1937 in Mobile Alabama to the late Walter Lloyd and Beatrice (Franklin) Broughton Sr. Willie was educated in the public school system in AL before moving to Connecticut where he lived in...
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Artie Mae Harris

June 12, 1939 - March 26, 2017

Ms. Artie Mae Harris, 77, of Waterbury, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 26, 2017, At Abbott Terrace Health Care Center. Ms. Harris was born June 12, 1939 in Tuskegee, Alabama a daughter to Artie Glen and Artie Lee (Stafford) Harris. She relocated to Connecticut in early 1950s. Artie enjoyed gardening, fishing, cooking and spending time with her family. She worked at the Salvation Army...
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Claudia Powell Askew-Stevens

December 13, 1948 - March 24, 2017

Mrs. Claudia Jean (Powell) Askew-Stevens, 68, of Enoch Street, entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 24, 2017 after a brief illness at Waterbury Hospital. She was the wife of Michael Stevens of Pine Bluff, AK. Claudia was born December 13, 1948 in Waterbury, CT a daughter to the late Solomon and Geraldine (Moore) Powell. She was born the third child of eight children, six girls and two...
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James Thomas Stallings

October 12, 1959 - March 22, 2017

Mr. James Thomas Stallings, 57, of Middletown, CT, formerly of Waterbury passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his home. Mr. Stallings was born October 12, 1959 in Gatesville, NC a son to Loden and Ethel (White) Stallings of Waterbury. He was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he attended Crosby High School. In his earlier years he had been employed by...
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Dorothy Woodson

July 22, 1928 - March 18, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy (Kee) Woodson, 88, formerly of Bishop Street, departed this life on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Mr. William Woodson. Mrs. Woodson was born July 22, 1928 in Hobbsville, NC a daughter to the late Stephen and Alverta (Eason) Kee. Dorothy was educated in the Gates County NC public school system and lived her...
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Willie Dilday, Jr.

November 26, 1968 - March 12, 2017

Mr. Willie "Boogalo" Dilday Jr., 48, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Willie was born November 26, 1968 in Waterbury son to Erma (Ware) Dilday of Waterbury and the late Willie Dilday Sr. He was educated in the Waterbury public school system and attended Wilby High School. He would attend Temple of Praise Church with his mother who is a mother of...
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Leonel Romero Gonzavay

July 13, 1973 - March 5, 2017

Mr. Leonel Romero Gonzavay, 43, of Waterville Street, passed away March 5, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital VITAS after a short battle with cancer. He was the husband of Maritza Santiago. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
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Mark Askew

September 1, 1963 - February 28, 2017

Mr. Mark Anthony Askew 53, the husband of Charito (Lugo) Askew was called home to rest on February 28, 2017 following a brief illness at St. Mary's Hospital. Mark was born September 1, 1963 at Waterbury Hospital to Carol (Savage) Williams and the late Edward Askew. Mark received his education through the Waterbury School System and graduated from Wilby High School. Mark worked at Belt...
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Kamisha Billingsley

September 25, 1973 - February 27, 2017

Miss. Kamisha Billingsley, 43, of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at New Britain Memorial Hospital. Miss Billingsley was born September 25, 1973 in Waterbury a daughter to Anthony Rucker of Waterbury and the late Doris Billingsley. "Misha" as she was affectionately known was educated in the Waterbury public school system graduating from Kennedy High School. ...
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Irene Cotto

March 25, 1929 - February 24, 2017

Mrs. Irene Cotto, 87, of Dorchester Ave, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Mr. Rafael Ortiz. She was born March 25, 1929 in Guaynabo, PR to the late Juan Cotto and Hiipolita Baez. Mrs. Cotto was raised and spent most of her life in PR until relocating to Waterbury in 2012 where she resided until her passing. Irene was a long time...
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Edwin Oppenheimer

September 14, 1983 - February 18, 2017

Mr. Edwin Oppenheimer (Salsa Barber), 33, of Bunker Hill Ave, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, February 18, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital. Edwin was born September 14th, 1983 in Ponce, PR to Rafael Oppenheimer and Igna Negron. Date of Death: February 18th, 2017 He attended Elvira M Colon in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico where he graduated in 2001. He worked at various jobs landscaping and...
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Gertrude Gibson

April 23, 1926 - February 10, 2017

Mrs. Gertrude Gibson, 90, of N. Barnes Street, passed away, Friday, February 10, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the widow of Bristol James Gibson. Mrs. Gibson was born April 23, 1926 in Lake Providence, LA to the late Alfred and Deborah (Humphrey) Newman. She was educated in the LA public school system where she graduated from Lake Providence Senior High School and also Shreveport...
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Eliacim Pantojas

March 25, 1990 - February 8, 2017

Mr. Eliacim "Siso" Pantojas, 26 of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. Eliacim was born March 25, 1990 in Humacauo, Puerto Rico son of Roman Pantojas and Veronica Martinez. He was educated in the Hartford public school system, United School District #1, where he graduated July 9th 2013. In his spare time he enjoyed riding motorcycles,...
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Essie Petty

December 4, 1952 - February 8, 2017

Mrs. Essie (Pullman) Petty, 64, of West Main Street passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at her home after a courageous 52 year fight against diabetes. She was the wife of Mr. Alan Petty. Essie was born December 4, 1952 in Tyner NC a daughter to the late Clarence Revelle and Vivian Pulliam. She was educated in the NC public school system before relocating to Waterbury in 1976 where she...
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Mary Root

November 1, 1966 - February 5, 2017

Ms. Mary Root, 50 of Clowes Terrace, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT. Mary was born November 1, 1966 in Derby, CT a daughter of William "Billy" Frederick Lange Jr. of CT and the late Judith Ann (Morris) Lange Jr. Ms. Root moved to Oxford, CT as a young girl where she was educated in the Oxford public school system. She worked as a flagger for...
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Troy "Flash" Caldwell

December 23, 1964 - February 2, 2017

Troy "Flash" Caldwell, 52, of North Carolina, formerly of Waterbury, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 2, 2017. He was born December 23, 1964 in New London, CT son of the late Dorsey Jenkins Sr., and Beaulah (Green) Jenkins. Troy is survived by his wife Deena Caldwell. Troy attended Waterbury Public Schools and was a dedicated employee at Stalite Lightweight Aggregate in Gold...
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Delores Louise Harris

December 29, 1939 - January 30, 2017

Delores Louise Harris was born December 29, 1939 in Wake County, North Carolina to the late Kirthmon Dozier Sr. and Bessie Wheeler Dozier Riddick. After Kirthmon's passing, Charlie Riddick raised Delores as his own. Delores departed this life on Monday, January 30, 2017. Delores was affectionately known as "Lois or LuLu" and was raised and educated in North Carolina. She graduated from Berry O...
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Melissa Minnifield

December 21, 1973 - January 29, 2017

Miss. Melissa R. Minnifield, 43, of Wildwood Ave, was called home Sunday, January 29, 2017 after a long illness. Melissa was born December 21, 1973 in Waterbury a daughter of the late Albert and Frances (Goodman) Minnifield Sr. She was educated in the Waterbury public school system. Melissa was a fighter here entire life. Even though she faced many life crises, she was a fighter until the...
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Savion Delante Bostic-Aponte

November 11, 1996 - January 28, 2017

Mr. Savion Delante Botic-Aponte, 20, of Waterbury, died tragically, Saturday, January 28, 2017. Savion was born November 11, 1996 in Waterbury. He was the son of Eleuterio and Ana Maria Porrata Burgos Aponte of Waterbury. He was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he attended Bunker Hill Elementary and West Side Middle School. Savion worked as a maintenance engineer at...
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A'Ziah Mirycal Silva

February 26, 2007 - January 26, 2017

Miss A'Ziah Mirycal Silva 9, passed away Thursday January 26, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 26, 2007 in New Haven, CT daughter to Anthony Silva Jr. and Samone Beamon. Although we were blessed with her for a short time, she will be forever in our hearts.
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Lucy Perkins Rogers

March 18, 1933 - January 23, 2017

Ms. Lucy (Perkins) Rogers 83 of Rowan Street, Danbury passed away peacefully Monday, January 23, 2017 at Bethel Health Care surrounded by her family and loved ones. Ms. Rogers was born on March 18, 1933 in Greenville, N.C., daughter of the late Clinton and Elvira (Worthington) Perkins. At a very early age Lucy relocated to Brooklyn, NY where she graduated from Central Needle Thread School,...
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Carmen Montes

June 28, 1942 - January 16, 2017

Mrs. Carmen Montes Echevarria, 74, of Abbott Terrace, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Carmen was born June 28, 1942 in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico a daughter of the late Jose and Virginia (Lugo) Echevarria. She moved from Puerto Rico in 1982 and has lived in Waterbury for the past 30 plus years until her passing. She was a homemaker who enjoyed...
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Ermelinda Del Valle

April 24, 1974 - January 14, 2017

Ms. Ermelinda Del Valle, 42 of Pine Steet, Passed away, Saturday, January 14, 2017at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by her family. Ermelinda was born April 24, 1974 in Chicago, IL to the late Florencio Del Valle and Dominga (Rodriguez) Del Valle of Connecticut. Ermelinda attended Jose Campeche High School in San Lorenzo, PR, and acquired a degree in Medical Coding at Huertas Junior College...
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Craine Alford

August 11, 1962 - January 11, 2017

Mr. Craine Lamont Alford, 54, of Waterbury, departed this life unexpectedly January 11, 2017. He was born August 11, 1962 in Waterbury a son to the proud parents, Raymond James and Ola Mae (Young) Alford. Craine was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he excelled academically. He was a jack of all trades and practiced his entrepreneurial skills in the area for most of his...
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Jasmin Albelo

September 21, 1983 - January 7, 2017

Miss. Jasmin Albelo, 33, of Waterbury passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Waterbury Hospital. Jasmin was born September 21, 1983 in Waterbury, CT a daughter to Reyes Albelo of Waterbury and the late Maria (Vincent) Albelo. She was educated in the Waterbury school system where she continued her education and received her certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She...
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Pattie Dozier

April 8, 1934 - January 6, 2017

Ms. Pattie Viola Dozier, 82, returned home to her heavenly father on the early morning of January 6, 2017 after a long battle with illness's with her family by her side. Her devotion to God and her faith guided her through many of life's trials and tribulations. Her favorite quote was "Have faith as a grain of a mustard seed." Her favorite songs were "God is a good God" and "Faith, Faith, Faith...
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Auguster Ward, Sr.

October 29, 1945 - January 6, 2017

Mr. Auguster "Gus" Ward Sr., 71, of Waterbury, passed away on January 7, 2017 unexpectedly at his home. Mr. Ward was born Octobefr 29, 1945 in Waterbury a son to the late James T. Ward, Sr. and Mable (Butler) Ward-Simmons. Auguster was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he was a graduate of Crosby High School. Soon after graduating he joined the United States Army where...
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Ana (Otero) Fisher

February 13, 1969 - January 3, 2017

Ana L. (Otero) Fisher entered eternal rest on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by family after a long year battle with cancer. Ana was born on February 13, 1969 in Waterbury the daughter of Jovita Lopez Otero from Naugatuck and the late Jose A. Otero Ana grew up in Waterbury and graduated from Crosby High School in 1987 and briefly attended Post University for her...
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Henry Stewart Harrison, Jr.

May 18, 1945 - January 3, 2017

Mr. Henry Stewart Harrison Jr, 71 of Waterbury, passed away, Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Masonic Healthcare Center in Wallingford, CT surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Harrison was born May 18, 1945 in Waterbury, CT a son of the late Henry S. and Minnie (Harris) Harrison Sr. Henry was educated in the Waterbury public school system. In his early years he had been employed by Scovill...
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Santos Rivera Sanchez

November 11, 1947 - December 29, 2016

Mr. Santos Rivera Sanchez, 69,of Meriden, CT passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at his home with his loving family around him. Santos was born November 11, 1947 in Mayaguez, PR to the late Castora Sanchez. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be missed.
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Frank Betancourt

July 9, 1992 - December 29, 2016

Frank Betancourt, 24, of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. Frank was born July 9, 1992 in Bronx, NY to Ana E. Betancourt of Waterbury. "Youngster" as he was known, was educated in the Bronx, NY and after relocating to Waterbury he attended Kennedy High School. He worked at various side jobs including pool cleaning and roofing. When...
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Jacqueline "TaTa" Rivera Pena

May 8, 1975 - December 26, 2016

Mrs. Jacqueline Rivera Pena, 41, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the husband of Jonathan Rivera. Jacqueline was born May 8, 1975 in Arecibo, PR a daughter of Ismael Rivera and Judith Pena. "Tata" as she was called worked as a Security Guard at Gold Bond Security. She enjoyed going to church, serving the Lord and...
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Reginald "Reggie" Bulluck

July 28, 1965 - December 23, 2016

Mr. Reginald "Reggie" A. Bulluck, 51, passed away Friday December 23, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the long time companion of June Wilkinson. He was born on July 28, 1965 in Rocky Mount, NC to Barbara (Bulluck) Wright of Waterbury and the late William Wright Jr. Reggie was educated in the Waterbury public school system graduating from Crosby High School in 1983. He worked for 13...
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Jose Luis Ortiz

July 31, 1961 - December 23, 2016

Jose Luis Ortiz, known as "Chegui", 55 passed away, 11:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at Saint Mary's Hospital. Jose was born July 31, 1961 in Lares, Puerto Rico a son on of Carmen Hernandez of Waterbury and the deceased Ramon Ortiz. He moved to the United States at the age of 12 and lived in Boston MA for many years. He then moved to Waterbury for a duration of 20 years. Chegui loved...
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Meregildo Ogando

April 15, 1935 - December 20, 2016

Mr. Meregildo Ogando, 81, of North Main Street, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Ogando was born April 15, 1935 in San Juan, Dominican Republic a son of the late Fermin Suero and Crusita Ogando.
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Elmore "Moe" Shell

November 21, 1939 - December 7, 2016

Mr. Elmore "Moe" Shell, 77, of Waterbury, CT was called home to glory from St. Mary's Hospital on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 surrounded by family. He was the husband of Gladys (Hallums) Shell for 53 years. Elmore was born November 21, 1939 in Columbia, SC. the son of the late Edgar and Susanna (Johnson) Shell. After moving to Waterbury in 1946, he graduated Slocum School in 1954 and W.F....
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Lucille Gray

May 22, 1943 - December 6, 2016

Mrs. Lucille Gray 73, of North Main Street, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Mr. Cornelius Gray. Mrs. Gray was born May 22, 1943 in Walterboro, SC a daughter to the late Josh and Marie (Williams) Brown. Lucille was born one of eight children born to Marie and Josh Brown. She was educated in the SC public school...
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Calvin S. Walton

March 5, 1935 - December 3, 2016

Mr. Calvin S. "Billy Preston" Walton, 81, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of Elnora (Ecklin) Walton. He was born March 5, 1935 in Gates County, NC to the late Robert and Mary (Kelly) Walton.
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Nellie Williams

June 5, 1918 - December 2, 2016

Mrs. Nellie Williams 98, of 24 Union Street, departed this life on Friday December 2, 2016 at Autumn Lake Healthcare Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Mr. Henry Williams. Mrs. Williams was born June 5, 1918 in Bainbridge, GA a daughter to the late Henry and Lessie (Rambo) Grimsley. From elementary school to high school, Nellie was educated in the Bainbridge public...
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Aaron Gabriel Toro

December 17, 1999 - December 1, 2016


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Marion Patricia Goodman

May 25, 1956 - November 21, 2016

Miss. Marion P. Goodman, 60, of East Main Street, passed away Monday, November 21, 2016, at Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation, after a long illness. She was born May 25, 1956 in Sunbury, NC to Helen "Odessa" (Jordan) (Goodman) Culbreth of Waterbury and the late Solomon William Goodman Sr. As a youngster, Marion and her family relocated to Waterbury in 1963. She attended and...
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Johnnie Summerling

April 14, 1939 - November 15, 2016

Mr. Johnnie V. Summerling, 77, of Waterbury passed away Tuesday November 15, 2016 at Waterbury Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Summerling was born in April 14, 1939 in Karnack, TX to the late Willie and Mary Sue (Mcray) Summerling. Johnnie was a smart man who loved school. He was educated in the Karnack Texas school system where he received his high school diploma. He continued his...
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Octavio "TITO" Vargas

November 4, 1955 - November 12, 2016

Mr. Octavio Vargas, 61, passed away November 12, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness. He was the loving husband of Carmen M. (Mateo) Vargas. Mr. Vargas was born November 4, 1955 in Brooklyn, NY son of the late David Vargas and Matilda Rivera. He attended St Joseph school in Staten Island New York. "TITO" as he was known by all, was a huge fan of the New York Giants. He loved...
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Frances Davis

November 24, 1943 - November 10, 2016

Mrs. Zola Frances Davis was born on November 24th, 1943 in Baltimore, MD to Eddie Guy Powell and Zola Frances (Biggs) Powell who will receive her in heaven also with her grandson, Tyries Xavier Davis. She attended Broder High School in Scarlletnet, NC. After Mother Davis moved to NY where she met and married her husband Charles M. Davis Sr. From that union they had 3 children; Janet L. Davis,...
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Anatolia Tallie Trent

November 17, 1994 - November 9, 2016

Anatolia Danielle Trent, 21, who was born to her loving parents Syetta Chapman and Jerome Trent on November 17, 1994. She passed away, unex-pectedly, on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Anatolia began her educational journey in the Waterbury School District and continued her educational path in the Southington school district as she aspired to become an anesthesiologist. However, she was...
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Leroy Chapman

December 27, 1936 - November 7, 2016

Mr. Leroy Chapman, 79, passed away, Monday, November 7, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Chapman was born December 27, 1936 in Society Hill, SC a son of the late Robert J. and Lizzie (Greene) Chapman. Leroy was educated in the South Carolina public school system. He relocated to Waterbury at the age of 18 where he resided until his passing. He was born the...
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Shawn D. Black

August 15, 1964 - November 4, 2016

Mrs. Shawn Denise (Sharpless) Black, 52, of Waterbury, passed away, Friday, November 4, 2016 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of James Anthony Black Sr. Shawn was born August 15, 1964 a daughter of the late Peggy Watts Jackson and Willy "Billy" Sharpless. "NuNu" as she was affectionately called was educated in the Waterbury public school system where...
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Hilda Aquino

March 29, 1940 - November 4, 2016

Ms. Hilda Aquino 76, passed away on Friday November 4, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center in Sringfield, MA surrounded by family. She was born on March 3, 1940 in La Libertad, El Salvador to the late Narciso Consuegra and Virginia Aquino. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
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Tiffany Harris

December 11, 1981 - November 2, 2016

Life began for Tiffany on December 11, 1981 in Danbury, CT. She was the daughter of Lucinda Harris-Shosan and the late Lloyd R. Smith. As a child and young woman, Tiffany led a focused, purpose driven life enriched through education, family, friends, and community. She attended Steelton High School in Harrisburg, PA, graduating in 1999. Motivated to achieve, she received her degree from...
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James E. Jones, Jr.

August 22, 1943 - November 1, 2016

Mr. James E. Jones Jr., 73 of Grove Street, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Waterbury Hospital after battling a long illness. Mr. Jones was born August 22, 1943 in Waterbury a son of the late James E. "Buddy" and Audrey (Ryder) Jones Sr. Jimmy was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he graduated from Webster Grammar School and attended Crosby High School. He...
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Anna Caraballo Velez

June 4, 1951 - October 31, 2016

Ms. Anna D. Caraballo Velez, 65, of Caroline Street, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Ms. Velez was born June 4, 1951 in Yauco, PR a son of the late Jacinto Caraballo and Carmen Velez. She spent her life caring for and nurturing her loving family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
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George "Mete" Leach, Sr.

August 23, 1946 - October 25, 2016

Mr. George A. Leach Sr., 70, passed away, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at VITAS at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Leach was born August 23, 1946 in Gates County, NC a son of the late Mathew and Ethel (Butts) Leach. "Mete" as he was known by all was educated in the NC public school system where he attended Belvidere High School. At the age of 17, George relocated to Waterbury where he resided until...
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Orlando Ramos

November 9, 1979 - October 20, 2016

Mr. Orlando Ramos, 37, of Alder Street, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, October 20, 2016 at his home. Mr. Ramos was born November 9, 1979 in Worcester, MA, a son to Orlando Ramos of South Carolina and Claribell Gonzalez of Puerto Rico. Orlando was educated in the Mssachusetts and Waterbury public school system before receiving his GED from Waterbury Adult Education. He worked at...
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