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Chapel Memorial Funeral Home Inc

A Dignified and Sympathetic Service.

Chapel Memorial Funeral Home, established in 1961 family owned and operated. Valerie Jones-Perkins, owner/funeral director, and embalmer specializes in many types of services including traditional, non-traditional and cremations for all religious denominations. Valerie as well as her staff has a high level professionalism that can accommodate the needs of your family.


Our Obituaries

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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Ebony Jordan

February 3, 1979 - October 16, 2016

Miss Ebony Jordan 37, of Stamford, CT passed away unexpectedly Sunday October 16, 2016 at Bridgeport Hospital. Miss Jordan was born February 3, 1979 in Waterbury, CT a daughter of Richard "Jack Bond" Hurdle of Waterbury, CT and the late Shirley "Patty" Jordan. Ebony was educated in the Waterbury School system and was currently a student at Bridgeport Adult Education. "Eb" as we all call her...
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Jose "Chick" Mariani

May 13, 1978 - October 16, 2016

Mr. Jose A. "Chick" Mariani, 38, of Coe St, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday October 13, 2016 at his home. Mr. Mariani was born May 13, 1978 in Santa Isabela, PR to Juan Mariani and Ivonne Colon. "Chick" as he was known, was given this name by his mother because of his small stature as a child, moved to Waterbury as a toddler and remained a resident here until his untimely passing. He...
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Corine Coles

August 1, 1929 - October 11, 2016

Corine F. (Bobbitt) Coles, 87 of Danbury, earned her heavenly wings on Tuesday October 11, 2016 at The Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, Connecticut. Corine was born in Gretna, Virginia on August 1, 1929 the daughter of the late Clifton and Agnes (Kelley) Bobbitt. Corine was raised in Chatham, Virginia and attended Chatham public schools. After residing in Washington, DC for a few...
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Kayden Lee Yordan

February 29, 2016 - October 9, 2016

Babyboy Kayden Lee Yordan passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, October 9, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born February 29, 2016 in Waterbury a son of Nelson Yordan and Imalay Gonzalez of Waterbury. Although his life was short he touched the hearts of all who knew him.
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Levar Maurice Banks

August 27, 1977 - October 8, 2016

Levar Maurice Banks, 39, of Danbury, entered into eternal life unexpectedly Saturday October 8, 2016 at Danbury Hospital. Mr. Banks was born August 27, 1977 in Danbury a son to Patsy A. Banks of Danbury and Willie George Ryan of Washington State. Levar was educated in the Danbury public school system. As a young man, Levar was raised in New Bethel Church of God in Christ. All over Danbury...
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Willie Calvin Woods

February 12, 1967 - October 1, 2016

Mr. Willie Calvin Woods, 49, of New Haven, entered into eternal rest unexpectedly Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Woods was born February 12, 1967 in New Haven, CT a son of Doris Ann Woods of Rocky Mount, NC and the late Willie Calvin Woods. Calvin, as he was known by all, "Caldonia", the loving nick name given to him by his mother...
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Oscar Steadman, lll

January 16, 1969 - September 20, 2016

Mr. Oscar Steadman III, 47, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Center for Comfort Care after a long illness. He was the husband of Mrs. Donna (Page) Steadman. He was born in Glen Cove, LI on January 16, 1969, the only child of Beth (O'Mara) Steadman and the late Oscar Steadman II. Oscar was born pre-maturely and weighed just slightly above 5lbs., but went on to become a towering 6...
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Christopher Sheppard

October 6, 1963 - September 19, 2016

Mr. Christopher Dale Sheppard, 52, of Rosengarden Drive, Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, September 19, 2016 at his home. Christopher was born October 6, 1963 in Martin County, North Carolina son of the late David and Stella Mae (Sheppard) Higgs. He was born the youngest of nine children. Christopher was educated in the Danbury public school system before moving to Waterbury...
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William Harris

February 14, 1918 - September 19, 2016

Mr. William Harris 98, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at Summit of Plantsville, surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 14, 1918 in Columbia, SC a son to the late Eddie and Anna (Whalley) Harris. William was educated in the South Carolina public school system. He then married his long time fiancé Mattie Moore in 1939. From this union they had their only daughter...
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Irving J. Sands

May 10, 1957 - September 17, 2016

Mr. Irving J. Sands, 59, of Center Street, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Sands was born May 10, 1957 in Waterbury a son of the late John Pope and Claudine Sands. Mr. Sands was educated in the Waterbury public school system and was a 1975 graduate from W.F. Kaynor Technical High School. While in school, he participated in track and...
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Arthur Buchanan

April 7, 1936 - September 9, 2016

Mr. Arthur Buchanan, 80, of Abbott Terrace, passed away September 9, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born April 7, 1936 in Tuskegee, AL a son of the late Saul and Bessie (Ligon). Mr. Buchanan will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
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Geraldo Collazo

November 6, 1966 - August 27, 2016

Mr. Geraldo Collazo, 49 of Grove Street, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 27, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Collazo was born in Utuado, PR a son to the late Angel and Mercedes (Serrano) Collazo.
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Frances D. Minnifield

October 5, 1952 - August 27, 2016

Mrs. Frances D. Minnifield, 63, of 44 Abbott Terrace, was called home, Saturday, August 27, 2016 at St. Mary's VITAS after a long illness. Mrs. Minnifield was born October 5, 1952 in Gatesville, NC a daughter to the late Curtis and Ruth (Boone) Goodman. Frances was educated in the public school system in Sunbury, NC before relocating to Waterbury where she resided for over 50 years until...
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Carmen Arroyo-Rodriguez

February 28, 1939 - August 22, 2016

Mrs. Carmen Aroyyo Rodriguez, 77, of East Main Street, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the widow of Juan Corchado. Mrs. Arroyo-Rodriguez was born on February 28, 1939 in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico a daughter to the late Luis and Carmen (Rodriguez) Felipe. A wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend to many whom will be missed.
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Gregorio J. Pizarro

October 17, 1972 - August 16, 2016

Mr. Gregorio J. Pizarro 43, of Pine Street, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, August 16, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Pizarro was born October 17, 1972 in Fajuardo, PR a son to to Iris V. Rivera of Waterbury and the late Gregorio Pizarro. Gregorio was educated in Puerto Rico before relocating to Waterbury in 1982 where he resided until his passing. He received his GED from...
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Jacob Rosario

August 12, 2016 - August 12, 2016

Babyboy Jacob Rosario, passed away August 12, 2016 at Waterbury Hospital. Jacob was born August 12, 2016 a son to Steven Rosario and Ana Ramos of Waterbury. With a life of just 24 minutes, Jacob was loved by his family who were blessed to have him for such a short time.
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Evarista Munoz

October 26, 1970 - August 12, 2016

Mrs. Evarista Munoz, 45, of Hopkins Street, passed away peacefully, Friday, August 12, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Santiago Castillo. Evarista was born October 26, 1970 in Mao Valverde, Dominican Republic to Man Rodriguez and Blasina Munoz.
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Robert Rios

October 31, 1966 - August 8, 2016

Mr. Robert Rios, 49, of Summer Street, Torrington, CT, passed away, Monday, August 11, 2016 at Waterbury Hospital. Robert was born October 31, 1966 in Waterbury a son to Regina Kondratas of Waterbury and Justo Rios of Puerto Rico.
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Victor Medero

January 21, 1971 - August 5, 2016

Mr. Victor Manuel Medero, 45, of Baldwin Street, passed away on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Victor was born January 21, 1971 in Waterbury a son of Lilliam Laracuente of PR and the late Angel Medero. Victor was a loved person who helped anyone in need. He was an avid dart and billiard player who participated in many tournaments in the Waterbury and surrounding area. In addition to his love of...
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Alvia Phelmetta

September 11, 1936 - August 3, 2016

Mrs. Alvia Marie Phelmetta, 79, of New Haven, CT passed away peacefully, Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Yale New Health Care Grimes Center after a long illness. She was the widow of George Phelmatta. Mrs. Phelmetta was born September 11, 1936 in Bridgeport, CT a daughter to te late Roy and Lucille (Williams) Davis. She was educated in the Bridgeport public school system. She married and...
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Erma Dennis

July 12, 1931 - August 1, 2016

Mrs. Erma Dennis, 85, loving mother and grandmother of 103 Cherry Street, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the wife of Mr. Ronald Dennis. Mrs. Dennis was born July 12, 1931 in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, daughter of the late Author Solomon and Nellie Jones. Mrs. Dennis was a resident of Waterbury since 1981. She retired from White Wood Rehabilitation Center...
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Floree Malachi

August 5, 1951 - July 30, 2016

Mrs. Floree Malachi, 64 of Wall Street, formerly of Bridgeport, CT, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Abbott Terrace Health Care Center. She was the wife of Joseph Malachi Jr.. Mrs. Malachi was born August 5, 1951 in Union, SC a daughter to the late Frank and Hattie (Hughes) Henderson. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her passing one daughter, Kiana Malachi, one son Corey...
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Michael L. Callands

March 24, 1964 - July 29, 2016

Mr. Michael L. Callands, 52, of Pleasant Street Danbury, made his transition on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Regional Hospice after a long illness surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Charlotte (McCrea) Callands. Mr. Callands was born March 24, 1964 in Danbury a son to the late Theodore Callands Sr. and Lucy (Harris)(Callands) Douglas. Michael of Mike as he was known...
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Patricia Marie Gunthrop

July 26, 2016

Ms. Patricia Marie Gunthrop, 51, of Bloomfield, CT formerly of Waterbury passed away on Tuesday July 26, 2016 from a long illness, at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her family. Marie was born October 8, 1964 in Great Falls, SC a daughter of Willie Gunthrop of Waterbury and Margie (Stuart) (Gunthrop) Duncan of South Carolina. Marie moved to Connecticut at the age of 8 in 1973 along with...
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Carmen Castro- Arroyo

January 4, 1943 - July 23, 2016

Waterbury: Mrs. Carmen Castro-Arroyo, 73, of Pine Street, died at home, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Mrs. Castro was born January 4, 1943 in Yabucoa, PR daughter of Cruz and Esperanza (Arroyo) Castro. Visitation 6-8pm, Tuesday July 26th at Chapel Memorial Funeral Home 35-37 Grove Street, Waterbury. Burial will be in Puerto Rico.
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Babyboy Tywon Juliano

June 6, 2016 - July 18, 2016

Waterbury: Babyboy Tywon Juliano, one month, twelve days, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, July 18, 2016 at Waterbury Hospital. He was born June 6, 2016 in Waterbury to Aaliyah Juliano and Quandrea Brown both of Waterbury. A Memorial service will be held 6-7pm, Thursday, July 28th at Chapel Memorial Funeral Home, 35-37 Grove Street, Waterbury.
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Gladys Taylor

November 12, 1965 - July 7, 2016

Mrs. Gladys Taylor 50, of Rowan Street passed away unexpectedly July 7, 2016. She was the loving wife of Mr. Christopher Taylor Sr. Gladys Taylor was born in Bronx, New York, on November 12, 1965, to the late George and Beatrice (Simmons) Washington the youngest of five chil-dren. Gladys received her early education at P.S. 31 and Elijah D. Clark Junior High School in Bronx, NY. Gladys...
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Alma (Eason) Byrd

September 30, 1942 - July 6, 2016

Alma C. (Eason) Byrd, quietly departed this life on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the age of 73. She was the widow of the late Harwood Byrd. Mrs. Byrd was born September 30, 1942 in Hobbsville, NC a daughter to the late Charlie and Mary E. (Winslow) Eason, Alma graduated from the North Carolina public school system and there after relocated to Waterbury, a city which she loved and called home for...
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Deborah Smith Coleman

July 4, 1954 - July 5, 2016

Mrs. Deborah A. (Smith) Coleman was born on July 4, 1954 in Farmville, North Carolina to the late pastor Elder Lester, Sr. and Esther (Roberson) Smith. Deborah was the widow of Albert L. Coleman. Deborah moved to Waterbury, Connecticut with her parents and siblings at the age of eight years old. She was educated in the Waterbury School system and was employed at Southbury Training School,...
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Ernest "Eddie" Woods

March 18, 1950 - July 1, 2016

Mr. Ernest Oliver Hiram "Eddie" Woods, 66, passed away peacefully, Friday, July 1, 2016 at Waterbury Hospital. Mr. Woods was born March 18, 1950 in Saddlers, St. Kitts BWI, son of the late John and Sarah Aribella (French) Woods Sr. "Brego" as he was affectionately known was raised in the beautiful island of St. Kitts before relocating to Waterbury many years ago where he resided until his...
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James Thomas Ward, Jr.

July 22, 1943 - June 27, 2016

Mr. James T. Ward, Jr. 72, of Columbia, SC, formerly of Waterbury, peacefully departed this life on Monday, June 27, 2016 at Dorn Veterans Hospital in Columbia, SC after battling a brief illness. Mr. Ward was born July 22, 1943 in Waterbury a son of the late James T. Ward Sr. and Mable (Butler) Ward-Simmons. James grew up on Vine Street and Albert Place in Waterbury and graduated from Walsh...
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Ashley Wood

January 3, 1983 - June 22, 2016

Ashley M. Wood, 33 of Elizabeth Street, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday June 22, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital. Ashley was born January 3, 1983 the son of Ralph Andrews of Waterbury and the late Wanda M. Wood. He was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he attended Wilby High School and later returned to Waterbury Adult Education to achieve his goal of obtaining his High...
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Iran Brugueras, Jr.

October 13, 1995 - June 19, 2016

Mr. Iran "Splash" Brugueras Jr., 20 of Hartford, entered into eternal life on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT. Iran was born on October 13, 1995 in Waterbury, CT a son of Iran Brugueras Sr. and Martita Gonzalez. "Splash" as he was known grew up with Hip Hop as his life's soundtrack. He was inspired by the boom bap sounds and the clever wordplay of Hip Hop's...
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Thomas Harris, Jr.

May 2, 1949 - June 15, 2016

Mr.Thomas Harris, Jr., 67 of Birchfield Drive, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Saint Mary's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Harris was born May 2, 1949 in Lynch, Kentucky a son of the late Thomas Harris Sr. and Elizabeth (Stovall) Griffin. Thomas spent most of his youth in Kentucky graduating from Lynch High School, class of 1968. Later in life Thomas...
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Maxine Anderson

March 14, 1950 - June 10, 2016

Ms. Maxine Anderson, 66, of Prospect Street, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 at Waterbury Hospital. Ms. Anderson was born on March 14, 1950 a daughter to the late Frank Morgan and Lena Mae Pusey in Uniondale, NY at Nassau County Medical Center. Maxine was educated in the Long Island, NY public school system graduating from Uniondale High School class of 1968. She earned her real estate...
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Bernadette Goodson

May 10, 1951 - June 8, 2016

Ms. Bernadette Goodson, 65, of Abbott Terrace, passed away, Wednesday, June 8, 2016 unexpectedly at her home. Ms. Goodson was born May 10, 1951 in Waterbury, CT daughter to the late Beaudell Goodson. All services are private.
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Eugene Dildy, Sr.

May 7, 1933 - June 7, 2016

Mr. Eugene L. Dildy Sr., 83, of Porter Street, passed away, Tuesday June 7, 2016 at St. Mary's Vitas Hospice. He was the widower of Mrs. Vandell (Franklin) Dildy. Mr. Dildy was born May 7, 1933 in Gatesville, NC a son to the late Walter Roberts Sr. and Vivian Dildy. He relocated to Waterbury, in 1956 where he resided until his passing. In his earlier years, Mr. Dildy worked Alloy Foundry,...
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