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Washington Memorial Funeral Home of North Haven

At Washington Memorial, we take special pride in our utmost attention to detail in all aspects of the service and ceremony. We are perfectionists in everything - from the preparation of the loved one for open-casket ceremonies, to flower arrangements and everything in between.

We attend to all details of the arrangements – the ceremony, church arrangements & funeral processions. We will assist you in securing a grave site or cemetery plot. We will oversee the proper handing of the death certificate and assist you in obtaining Social Security benefits, Title XIX benefits, Veteran's benefits and Life Insurance if applicable. We are with you every step of the way to help ease the trauma and let you focus on healing and comfort at the most difficult of times.

We provide a spacious, beautiful new facility that offers peace and tranquility and has been designed specifically to serve the needs of the bereaved families and friends.

Our Funeral home director speaks Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.


Our Obituaries

Maria Esmeralda Peréz

September 21, 2016

Maria Esmeralda Rivera Peréz, 58 of New Haven died peacefully on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford after a long illness, and her beloved family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Efrain Peréz. Maria was born in Bridgeport on April 2, 1958, a daughter of the late Angel Rivera and the late Esmeralda Otero Nuñez. She had resided in New Haven for the past...
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William J. Ceravone, Sr

April 17, 1944 - September 2, 2016

William J."Bill" Ceravone, Sr. 72 of Branford, formerly of New Haven died peacefully on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a short illness. Bill was born in New Haven on April 17, 1944, a son of the late Peter and Catherine Ferraro Ceravone, Sr. He had resided in Branford for the past five years, and previously in the Fair Haven section of New Haven for most of his life....
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Jacqueline Santiago

August 23, 2016

Jacqueline Rosario Santiago, 36 of East Haven died peacefully on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford after a long illness, and with her beloved family by her side. Jacqueline was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on September 6, 1979, a daughter of Benito and Margarita Reyes Rosario of New Haven. She had resided in New Haven for fifteen years before moving to East Haven several...
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Maria Virgen Melendez

August 18, 2016

Maria Virgen Melendez, 68 of New Haven died suddenly at her home on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Maria was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico on December 4, 1947, a daughter of the late Santiago and Elpidia Soto Melendez, and had resided in New haven for the past eighteen years. She worked for several area manufacturing companies, and for Lindsey Food Services for a total of fifteen years until 2001. Maria...
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Benny Infante

August 17, 2016

Benny Infante, 89 of Hamden died peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Grimes Center, New Haven with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Catherine DiRienzo Infante. Benny was born in New Haven on April 4, 1927, a son of the late Matteo and Rose Guidone Infante, and had resided in Hamden for most of his life. He was a retired assembler with the G & O...
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Elizabeth Ann Remette

August 10, 2016

Elizabeth Ann Herring Remette, 65 of North Haven, formerly of East Haven died peacefully at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 after a short illness, and with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of forty eight years to Frederick R. Remette, Jr. Elizabeth was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island on April 5, 1951, a daughter of the late Ernest and Elsa...
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Mary "Mae" Cummings

August 10, 2016

Mary Frances "Mae" Richardson Cummings, 97 of North Haven entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Mae was born on August 20, 1918, in New Haven, to the late Robert and Catherine O'Grady Richardson. She was the devoted wife of the late George Joseph Cummings. Mae was the mother of Catherine (John) Deppen and Brian Cummings, both of North...
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José Nasario Rizek

August 9, 2016

José Nasario Rizek, 94 of West Haven died peacefully on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Gladys Ten Rizek. José was born in San Francisco de Macuris, Dominican Republic on August 13, 1921, a son of the late Nasario and Alejandrina de los Angeles Rizek. While in the Dominican Republic, José owned and...
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Benjamin "Junior" Gonzalez

August 2, 2016

Benjamin "Junior" Gonzalez, 52 of New Haven died peacefully on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, after a long illness, and with his family by his side. Junior was born in New Haven on July 12, 1964, a son of Virginia Gonzalez of New Haven and the late José Benjamin Gonzalez, and was a lifelong New Haven resident. He loved cars, working on them, and had a need for speed! Junior...
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Luigi Carnale

July 28, 2016

Luigi Carnale, 98 of West Haven died suddenly on Thursday, July 28, 2016. He was the beloved husband of the late Ermelinda Corsi Carnale. Luigi was born in Supino, Province of Frosinone, Italy on October 14, 1917, a son of the late Vittorio and Clelia Boni Carnale, and had resided in West Haven for the past sixty years. He retired from Marlin's Firearms formerly of North Haven in 1983, and during...
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Luis Antonio Rodriguez

July 26, 2016

Luis Antonio Rodriguez, 80 of New Haven died peacefully on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Masonicare Hospice, Wallingford after a long illness, and surrounded by her loving family. He was the beloved husband of Esther Bonilla Rodriguez. Luis was born in Coamo, Puerto Rico on November 15, 1935, a son of the late Primitivo and Mercedes Vasquez Rodriguez, and had resided in New Haven for the past forty...
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Antonia "Belen" Colón

July 25, 2016

Antonia "Belen" Colón, 73 of New Haven died peacefully on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Ms. Colón was born in Manatí, Puerto Rico on February 13, 1943, a daughter of the late Teofane and Felipa Baez Colón, and moved to New Haven in 1991. She is survived by her sister Lydia Colón of New Haven, brothers Mateo Colón of Puerto Rico and Wenceslao Colón of Indiana, nieces...
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Madelyn DeDomenico

July 21, 2016

Madelyn Cioffi DeDomenico, 77 of Hamden passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Hope Hospice Care Facility in Ft. Meyers, FL after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick J. DeDomenico. Madelyn was born in New Haven on July 19, 1939, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Frances Pucillo Cioffi, and had resided in Hamden for most of her life. Predeceased...
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Anna Lena Ciuffi

January 28, 1933 - July 2, 2016

Anna Lena Mastronardi Ciuffi, 83 of New Haven died suddenly at her home on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Anna was born in Yonkers, NY on January 28, 1933, a daughter of the late Felice and Magdalena Calbi Mastronardi,and had resided in Yonkers for much of her life before moving to New Haven fifteen years ago. While living in Yonkers, Anna worked for many years in the banking industry as a bank clerk....
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Manuel Chaves

June 21, 2016

Manuel Chaves Mederos, 60 of New Haven died suddenly at his home after being stricken by an apparent hear attack. Manuel was born in Santiago, Cuba on June 17, 1956, a son of the late Manuel and Nila Mederos Chaves, and had resided in New Haven for many years. He formerly worked as a food server at McDonald's for several years before being forced to leave his employment due to illness. Manuel...
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Mary Dombroski

June 16, 2016

Mary Dombroski of North Haven, age 93, beloved wife of sixty two years to the late Leonard Dombroski, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford with her family by her side. Mary was born in Poland on December 31, 1922 to the late Vincent and Bernice Pernal Mahalik. Loving mother of Janice Coyle and her husband Matthew Coyle and Leonard "Chuck"Dombroski and his...
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Jesus Vargas

June 16, 2016

Jesus Vargas, 77 of New Haven died suddenly at his home on Thursday, June 16, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Alba Torres Vargas. Jesus was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico on November 9, 1938, a son of the late Saturnino and Guadalupe Colon Vargas, and had resided in New Haven for the past thirty nine years. He was a machine operator for the former Simkin Industries of New Haven for twenty three...
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Gloria Sanders

June 5, 2016

Gloria Sanders, 74 of New Haven passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at CT Hospice, Branford after a short illness, and with her loving family by her side. She is the wife of Larry Brown of Milledgeville, GA. Gloria was born in Ansonia on January 22, 1942, a daughter of the late Jesse and Virginia Sanders and had resided in New Haven for most of her life. She is also survived by her...
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Elvin Xavier Ayala

June 5, 2016

Elvin Xavier Ayala, 39 of West Haven, formerly of New Haven died at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side. Elvin was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on August 25, 1976, a son of Francisco Ayala and Irma Rosa Amaro of West Haven, and had resided in West Haven for most of his life. Besides his parents, he is survived by two daughters, Jaylene and Jazlynn Ayala of Kissimmee, FL,...
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Angel Luis Diaz Estrada

May 15, 2016

Angel Luis Diaz Estrada, 68 of New Haven died peacefully at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Sunday, May 15, 2016 with his beloved family by his side. He was the husband of Marguerite Nuzzo Diaz. Angel was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on May 27, 1947, a son of the late Juan and Carmen Estrada Diaz. He had resided in East Haven and West Haven for several years before moving to New Haven twenty years...
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Anna Marie Gonzalez

May 13, 2016

Anna Marie Waltner Gonzalez, 83 of New Haven died peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of forty years to Isidro Gonzalez. Anna Marie was born in Newark, NJ on March 26, 1933, a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Tuttle Waltner, and had resided in Newark for forty six years before moving to New...
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Yolanda Cecilia Nieves

May 10, 2016

Yolanda Cecilia Nieves, 48 of Rocky Hill, formerly of New Haven died suddenly on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. Yolanda was born in New Haven on March 12, 1968, a daughter of Menen Osorio Fuentes of New Haven and Geraldo Nieves of Cleveland, OH. She had resided in New Haven for most of her life, and in Rocky Hill the past four years. She was a Registered Nurse, and had worked at Yale...
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Alma Echevarria

May 7, 2016

Alma Echevarria Ruiz, 69 of New Haven died Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Advanced Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, New Haven after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late José Antonio Oliveras. Alma was born in Aguada, Puerto Rico on April 9, 1947, a daughter of the late Ramon and Rosa Ruiz Echevarria, and had resided in New Haven for the past thirty years. She was a former member...
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Perpetua Rivera Cuevas

May 5, 2016

Perpetua Rivera Cuevas, 88 of New Haven died peacefully on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus, with her loving family by her side after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Cayetano Rivera. Perpetua was born in Hatillo, Puerto Rico on August 4, 1927, a daughter of the late Jesus and Maria Avila Cuevas, and had resided in New Haven for the past...
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Radames Guante

May 2, 2016

Radames Guante, 36 of Clinton, North Carolina, formerly of New Haven died Monday, May 2, 2016 at the UNC Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC after a short illness. Radames was born in Queens, New York on March 3, 1979, the beloved son of Alfredo Guante, Sr. of New York City, and Iluminada Nicasio of Clinton, NC. He had resided in New Haven for twenty three years before moving to Clinton, NC five years ago....
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Marieann Steir

April 29, 2016

Marieann Idone Steir, 77 of North Haven died peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of fifty six years to Paul F. Steir. Marie was born in New Haven on May 11, 1938, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Mocco Idone, and was a lifelong North Haven resident. Marie was a school bus monitor for the Town of North Haven, Board...
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Alberto Baez, Sr.

April 25, 2016

Alberto Baez, Sr., 52 of West Haven died suddenly on Monday, April 25, 2016 in New Haven from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Alberto was born in New Haven on September 24, 1963, a son of Gilberto and Rosario Rey Rodriguez Baez of Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico. He had lived in New Haven for most of his life, in Branford for twelve years, and West Haven for the past three years....
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Cruz "Freddy" Concepcion

April 21, 2016

Cruz "Freddy" Concepcion, 72 of New Haven died suddenly at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016. He was the beloved husband of forty four years to Maria Quiñones. Freddy was born in Añasco, Puerto Rico on March 20, 1944, a son of the late Sebastian Concepcion and Maria Echevaria, and was a lifelong New Haven resident. He was a newspaper packer for the New Haven Register for ten years, retiring...
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Peter P. Palmieri, Sr.

April 19, 2016

Peter P. Palmieri, Sr., 82 of Hamden died peacefully at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. He was the beloved husband of fifty eight years to Patricia Nizen Palmieri. Peter was born in New Haven on June 18, 1933, a son of the late Michael and Rachel Paolillo Palmieri, and had resided in Hamden for the past fifty four years. He was in the home heating oil business for over forty...
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Alex Cruz, Sr.

April 16, 2016

Alex Cruz, Sr., 62 of West Haven, formerly of New Haven and the Bronx, NY died peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Silver Springs Care Center with his loving family by his side. Alex was born in the Bronx, NY on October 27, 1953, a son of the late Juan and Antonia Ramos Cruz. He had resided in the Bronx for most of his life before moving to New Haven in 1993 where he lived for twenty...
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Frank P. Covone

April 1, 2016

Frank Peter Covone, 84 of Hayward, CA formerly of Hamden died Friday, April 1, 2016 at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley, CA after a short illness. Frank was born in Hamden on November 27, 1931, a son of the late William and Concetta Morelli Covone, and had resided in Hamden for most of his life before moving to the Oakland, CA area twenty two years ago. He was a laborer for more than...
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Miguel Alicea

March 19, 2016

Miguel Alicea, 90 of New Haven died peacefully on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Concepcion Padilla Alicea. Miguel was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico on September 25, 1925, a son of the late Avelino and Monserate Alicea. He moved to New Haven in 1953 and resided in New Haven for forty years before...
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Bruce S. Pepe

March 18, 2016

Bruce Steven Pepe, 58 of New Haven died suddenly on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Bruce was born in New Haven on August 7, 1957, a son of Harold and Grace DiElsi Pepe of New Haven, and was a lifelong city resident. He worked for Sargent Manufacturing Co. of New Haven for the past thirty five years. Bruce loved martial arts training and was a black belt in jiu jitsu. In...
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Anthony G. Teta

March 17, 2016

Anthony "Tony" G. Teta, 90 of Northford, died peacefully on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Guilford House in the company of his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Rosalie Salzano Teta. Tony was born in Hamden on May 15, 1925, a son of the late Alessandro and Maria Santillo Teta, and had resided in Northford for the past fifty five years. He worked for the railroad for many years,...
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Ruben A. Gonzalez Alvarez

March 13, 2016

Ruben Atilano Gonzalez Alvarez, 91 of New Haven died suddenly at his home on Sunday, March 13, 2016. He was the beloved husband of the late Isolina de Armas Morales. Ruben was born in Sancti-Spiritus, Cuba on October 5, 1924, a son of the late José Gonzalez and Edelmira Alvarez, and moved to New Haven from Cuba in 2012. He was a retired auto rental dispatcher in Cuba. Ruben is survived by his...
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Vicky George Lucas

March 11, 2016

Vicky George Corombos Lucas, 91 of Cheshire passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016 after fighting a great battle with Parkinson's over the last eight years. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward George Lucas, Sr. Vicky was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan on August 5, 1924, a daughter of the late George Theodore and Marika Maimone Corombos, and had resided in Cheshire for the past forty six...
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Margaret "Marty" Barletta

March 6, 2016

Margaret "Marty" Schnelle Barletta, 60 of Sebastian, FL, and former longtime resident of North Haven entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Sebastian River Medical Center with her beloved husband Mark by her side. Marty was born in New Haven on October 5, 1955, a daughter of the late Francis and Catherine Gauggel Schnelle. She graduated from St. Mary High School in New Haven...
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Maria S. Melendez

March 6, 2016

Maria Sanchez Melendez, 81 of New Haven died peacefully with her loving family by her side on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus. Maria was born in Gurabo, Puerto Rico on June 1, 1934, a daughter of the late Rufo and Berta Sanchez Melendez, and had resided in New Haven for the past forty eight years. She was a seamstress for five years in the garment district in...
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Bethzaida Pagan Santiago

March 5, 2016

Bethzaida Pagan Santiago, 52 of New Haven died peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with her loving family by her side. She is the wife of Eliezer Santiago, Sr. Bethzaida was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on February 4, 1964, a daughter of Salvador and Martha Iris Rivera Pagan of Ponce. She moved from Ponce to Staten Island, NY in 1989 where she resided until 1998 when...
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Shawn Anthony Franco

March 4, 2016

Shawn Anthony Franco, 16 of East Haven, formerly of New Haven died suddenly on Friday, March 4, 2016. He was the beloved son of Magdalena Rivera of East Haven and the late José Antonio Franco. Shawn was in his sophomore year at East Haven High School, and previously attended Eli Whitney Technical High School of Hamden. In addition to his mother, Shawn is survived by two sisters, Taisha Franco...
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John Vitello, Jr.

March 3, 2016

John Vitello, Jr., 83 of Northford, formerly of West Haven and New Haven died peacefully at home on Thursday, March 3, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. John was born in New Haven on February 13, 1933, a son of the late John and Angelina Barra Vitello. He had resided in Northford for the past six years, and in West Haven for most of his life. John was a steelworker for C.W. Blakeslee Co. of...
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Andrew F." Bing" McWeeney, Jr.

March 2, 2016

Andrew F. "Bing" McWeeney, Jr., 74 of Wallingford, formerly of North Haven and New Haven died peacefully at Regency House surrounded by his loved ones. Andrew was born in New Haven on August 29, 1941, a son of the late Andrew F. and Viola Frisco McWeeney, Jr., and was a lifelong New Haven area resident. He was a retired self-employed remodeling contractor. All his life, Bing was about his art,...
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Esperanza Gutierrez

February 29, 2016

Esperanza Gutierrez, 76 of New Haven died Monday, February 29, 2016 at the Yale-New Haven Hospital Smilow Cancer Center. She was the beloved wife of fifty two years to Leonardo Gutierrez. Esperanza was born in Pacora, Colombia on May 23, 1939, a daughter of the late José and Olivia Valencia Cardona. She moved to New Haven from Colombia in 1969, and resided in New Haven for forty years before...
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Joyce Orser Warner

February 25, 2016

Joyce Orser Warner, 91 of Hamden died peacefully on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the Hamden Healthcare Center, Hamden. She was the beloved wife of the late John Warner. Joyce was born in Mars Hill, Maine on January 13, 1925, a daughter of the late Austin and Melivina Jameson Orser, and had resided in Hamden for most of her life. She was a clerk and bookkeeper for the former D.F. Warner Co. of...
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Claire H. Maloney

February 14, 2016

Claire H. Blake Maloney, 101 of East Windsor, formerly of Helstrom Rd., East Haven, and Edgemere Rd., Hamden died peacefully on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the Fresh River Healthcare Center in East Windsor. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald M. Maloney. Claire was born in New Haven on January 12, 1915, a daughter of the late Frederick and Annie Blail Blake, and had resided in East Haven...
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Chuncao Huang

February 11, 2016

Chuncao Huang, 50 of North Haven died Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Hesui Li. Chuncao was born in Taishan, Guandong Province, China on September 23, 1965. Chuncao was an extremely hard working, and loving father. He worked a multitude of jobs, from being a businessman in China to an electrician in Boston to a machine...
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José Angel Dewia,

February 10, 2016

José Angel Dewia, beloved infant son of Manuel Dewia and Maria Godoy Escalante was born and died on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Funeral services for José were private and entrusted to the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. www.washingtonmemorialfh.com
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Efrain Gonzalez

January 31, 2016

Efrain Gonzalez, Jr., 51 of New Haven died suddenly on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Ana Padilla. Efrain was born in Gurabo, Puerto Rico on March 27, 1964 a son Efrain Gonzalez, Sr. of Gurabo and Irene García of New Haven, and was a lifelong New Haven resident. Efrain is survived by four daughters, Sacha Gonzalez of Boston, MA, Yarelis and...
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Louis "Louie" Rapuano

January 21, 2016

Louis "Louie" L. Rapuano, 91 of Morrisville, NC formerly of Hamden died peacefully on Thursday, January 21, 2015 at the Transitions Life Care Hospice Home in Raleigh, NC with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of sixty nine years to the late Concetta "Connie" Iassogna Rapuano. Louie was born in New Haven on April 26, 1924, a son of the late Leucio and Mary LaVorgna...
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