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Chapel Memorial Funeral Home

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

Rosie Marie Jones

December 8, 1958 - January 15, 2022

Mrs. Rosie Marie (Weaver) Jones, 63, of Naugatuck, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, January 15, 2022, at home. She was the wife of Santo Jones. Mrs. Jones was born December 8, 1958, in Waterbury, CT, daughter to her late parents Charles and Rocelia (Pugh) Weaver, Sr. Rosie was educated in the Waterbury Public School System graduating from Crosby High School. She was employed at various...
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Lualine Sumler

July 10, 1948 - January 9, 2022

Mrs. Lualine (Jones) Sumler, 73, of Lincoln Street, passed away, Saturday January 8, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Mr. Sidney Sumler Sr. Mrs. Sumler was born July 10, 1948 in Scotland Neck, NC a daughter to the late Suvalu and Beatrice (Williams) Jones. After relocating to Waterbury, she was educated in the Waterbury Public School System. "Lurl" or...
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Annie Bunn

March 18, 1937 - January 7, 2022

Mrs. Annie B. Bunn 84, of Brookfield, CT earned her wings to her new address in heaven on the evening of Friday, January 7, 2022 at Danbury Hospital. She was the widow of Herman Bunn Annie was born March 18, 1937 in Bethel, NC to the late Henry Wilkins and Hannah (Barnes) (Wilkins) McNair. Annie was educated in the Bethel, NC school system where she graduated High School. In the late 50's...
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Andoris Gant

February 14, 1938 - January 7, 2022

Mrs. Andoris (Payton) Gant, 83 of Bayberry Lane, went to sleep peacefully on Friday, January 7, 2022 at her home. She was the wife of Ronald Gant. Andoris was born on February 14, 1938 in Bethel, North Carolina a daughter to the late David E. and Catherine (Perkins) Payton. "Ann as she was affectionately called was educated in the NC public school system where she attended Elk...
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Ramon Ortiz

June 5, 1958 - January 7, 2022


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Dorothy McDonald

July 25, 1941 - January 3, 2022

Mrs. Dorothy A. (Johnson) McDonald, 80, of Waterbury, entered into eternal rest, Monday, January 3, 2022, at home. She was the wife of Randy J. McDonald. Mrs. McDonald was born July 25, 1941, in Columbus, GA, daughter to the late Calvin Johnson and Willie Lee Thornton. Dorothy was educated in the Georgia School System graduating from Spence Jr. High School and attended Mt. Calvary Baptist...
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Luis Santiago

January 31, 1961 - January 3, 2022

Mr. Luis Angel "Chequi" Santiago, 60 of Abbott Terrace, passed away, Monday, January 3, 2022 at Abbott Terrace Health Care Center surrounded by his family. Luis was born January 31, 1961 in Bayamon, PR a son to the late Miguel Santiago and Maria Fernandez. He loved to play the guitar. Luis learned to play at an early age and enjoyed playing in his free time along with playing Dominoes. ...
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Jack Lester Coates

November 23, 1959 - January 1, 2022

Rev. Jack Lester Coates 62, of Fairfield Ridge, Danbury was called home by the Lord on New Year's Day, January 1, 2022 peacefully at his home. He was the husband of Sadie (Webb) Coates. Mr. Coates was born on November 23, 1959, in Dublin, GA a son to the late Virgil and Mattie (Monroe) Coates. Jack was educated in the GA public school system where he graduated from West Laurens High School...
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Douglas Strom Reaves

November 19, 1969 - December 29, 2021

Mr. Douglas Strom Reaves, 52, of Idylwood Ave, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021 unexpectedly at his home. Douglas was born November 19, 1969 in Waterbury a son to Jessie (Spencer) Reaves of Waterbury and the late Douglas Richardson. He was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he graduated from Wallace Middle School and Crosby High School. During his high school...
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Rodney "Rodney C" Collins

June 7, 1969 - December 25, 2021

Mr. Rodney Walter "Rodney C" Collins, 52, of Bank Street, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, December 25, 2021, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of Ameka (Bolling) Collins. Mr. Collins was born June 7, 1969, in Waterbury, CT, a son to the late Ezell and Essie Mae (Simmons) Collins. Rodney was educated in the Waterbury Public School System where he attended Kaynor Technical High...
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Lois "Gal" Iverson

August 17, 1928 - December 20, 2021

Lois (Nealy) Iverson, 93, transitioned from this life, after a long illness, Monday, December 20, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of the late Clinton Iverson for 65 years. Lois was born August 17, 1928, in Notasulga, AL. daughter to the late Owen and Mary Lou (Moss) Nealy. "Gal" as she was also known, was educated in the Notasulga Public School System. She...
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Geneva Smith

January 8, 1926 - December 17, 2021

Geneva Smith, 95, of Norwalk, passed away peacefully, Friday, December 17, 2021, at home surrounded by her loved ones. Ms. Smith was born January 8, 1926, in Pittsboro, North Carolina, to the late David Smith and Margaret "Maggie" (Ramsey) Smith. At the age of 16, Geneva moved with her Aunt Annie to Waterbury, Connecticut, where she resided until 2018. Throughout her life, she worked in a...
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Reginald Griffin

September 2, 1961 - December 13, 2021

Mr. Reginald L. Griffin, 60, of Harpers Ferry Road, passed away Monday December 13, 2021, at Waterbury Hospital. He was the longtime companion of Michelle Kreamer Griffin. Mr. Griffin was born September 2, 1961, in Tallassee, AL, son to the late Curtis and Fannie (Crawford) Morgan. Reginald was educated in the Waterbury Public School System. While at Wilby High School, he was an outstanding...
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I'Zayah Cross

December 10, 2021 - December 10, 2021

Babyboy I'Zayah Te'Vion Cross, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, December 10, 2021, at Waterbury Hospital. I'Zayah was born Friday December 10, 2021 son to Tyshawna R. Wilson and Ivan J. Cross both of Waterbury. Besides his parents, he leaves to cherish his memories, a sister Ivy'Ana Cross, Maternal Grandparents, Dildred Peoples and Tyrone Wilson, Paternal Grandmother Felisha Sutton; Great...
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Alberto Rodriguez

March 7, 1966 - November 30, 2021


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Diamond Crosley

October 2, 1983 - November 29, 2021

Ms. Diamond "Di" Crosley, 38, of New Haven, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, November 29, 2021, at Yale New Haven Hospital. Ms. Crosley was born October 2, 1983, in Waterbury, CT., a daughter to Vincent Simmons of and Ralphine (Crosley) Douglas both of Connecticut. "Dimo" or "D" as she was also known by, was educated in the Waterbury Public School System. She was employed by Fosdick...
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Rennie Easter

April 21, 1938 - November 26, 2021

Mr. Rennie Lee Easter, Sr. was born on April 21, 1938, and departed this life on November 26, 2021. He was the second son born to the late James Easter and Maggie (Coleman) Ford in Petersburg, VA. His first marriage was to Gloria Garlic, and from this union was born three children: G. Renee, Rennie Jr, and Anita. In 1970, he married Christine English and had two daughters: Veronica and Alycia....
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Bertha L. Jackson

May 27, 1943 - November 25, 2021

On November 25, 2021, our beloved mother, sister, (Ganna) grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin, mother-in-law, friend to many, Bertha L. Jackson heard the eternal summons from our Sovereign Lord and looked to the heavens, got a glimpse of glory and fell asleep in the arms of God. She was the widow of Peter "PO" Jackson. Bertha was born on May 27, 1943, in Waterbury CT, daughter of the...
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Crystal Perez

July 8, 1992 - November 19, 2021

Ms. Crystal Marie Perez Rodriguez, 29, of Bristol, CT passed away Friday, November 19, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Crystal was born July 8, 1992 in Bristol, CT to William Perez and Olga Rodriguez. She was educated in the Bristol school system where she graduated from Bristol Central High School. Crystal loved her family and enjoyed time spent with them. She...
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Tiana Baez

July 8, 1999 - November 19, 2021

Ms. Tiana D. Baez, 22, of Stonewall Lane, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, November 19, 2021. Ms. Baez was born July 8, 1999, in Waterbury, CT., daughter to Jose Baez and Maria Arroyo both of Waterbury, CT. "Tita" as she was affectionately called by family and friends, was educated in the Waterbury Public School System before moving to Florida, where she continued her education. While in...
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Brian David Pete , Sr.

September 20, 1967 - November 14, 2021

Mr. Brian D. Pete Sr., 54, of Vine Street, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, November 14, 2021 at his home. Mr. Pete was born September 20, 1967 in Waterbury, CT a son to the late Willie and Gayle (Shannon) Pete. Brian was educated in the Waterbury public school system graduating from Kennedy High School. He worked for various manufacturing companies throughout the area. He continued his...
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Steve "Cat" Henderson

June 6, 1949 - November 10, 2021

Mr. Steve "Cat" W. Henderson, 72, of Meriden Road, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at his home. Mr. Henderson was born June 6, 1949, in Jacksonville, NC., son to Willa (Henderson) Owens of Waterbury and the late David Hurst also stepfather the late Herbert O. Owens Sr., who raised him. "Cat" as he was also known as, was educated in the Waterbury Public School System...
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Joel Alaya

October 23, 1978 - November 6, 2021

Joel Ayala nació 10/23/78 en Mayagüez, PR y partió el 11/6/21. Sus padres fueron Ileana Iñigo y Ferdinand Ayala. El 5/10/10 se casó con Elizabeth Negron. Joel dejó atrás a 3 hijos Joel Jr. Ayala, Nelson Joel Ayala, Joseph Joel Ayala, a su nieta Leilani Ayala, a sus hijastros Adalys Negron y William Sierra. Dejo atrás a sus hermanos Julio, Gilberto, Ileana, Lillian, Gaby, Nelly, Daniel,...
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Donald "Donny" Brown

March 20, 1958 - November 2, 2021

Mr. Donald Earl Brown, affectionately known as "Donny", entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Bridgeport, CT. He was the husband of Joann (Pitt) Brown. He was born March 20, 1958 in Bethel, NC, a son to the late Johnny Mack Brown and Dorothy (Sprueill) Bellinger, but he was lovingly and prayerfully raised (along with his twin brother Johnny) by his...
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Larry Bonner

April 24, 1968 - October 29, 2021

Mr. Larry Reid Bonner Jr.,53 of Pine Street, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, October 29, 2021, at his home. Mr. Bonner was born April 24, 1968 in Norwalk, CT a son to Larry Bonner Sr. of SC and the late Laura (Howard) Bonner. Larry moved to SC where he attended Orangeburg Wilkinson High School. He returned and moved to Waterbury where he resided until his passing. "L" as he was...
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Shan Freeman

June 26, 1990 - October 29, 2021

Mr. Shan Gerard Freeman, "Smoove", 31 of East Main Street, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, October 29, 2021 at his home. Shan was born June 26, 1990 in Waterbury, CT a son to Givonna Freeman of Rochester, NY and Constable "Shan" Cornwall of Brooklyn, NY. He was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he attended Kennedy High School and later receiving his GED. In his early...
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Bernice Cross Wright

January 2, 1934 - October 28, 2021

Mrs. Bernice (Cross) Wright 87, of Fairway Lane, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday, October 28 ,2021 at Waterbury Hospital. She was the widow of Mr. Wardell Wright Sr. Mrs. Wright was born on January 2, 1934, in Franklin, VA, a daughter to the late Samuel and Fannie (Council) Cross. Bernice was educated in the Virginia Public School System. In October of 1969,...
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John Henry Moore

October 3, 1942 - October 25, 2021

Mr. John Henry Moore, 79, of Charter Ave, passed away Monday, October 25, 2021 at Waterbury Hospital. He was the longtime companion of Denise Dawson. Mr. Moore was born October 3, 1942 in West Grove, PA a son to the late David Clayton and Cledyth Isabelle (Lee) Moore Sr. John was educated in the PA public school system before moving to Waterbury where he resided until his passing. He...
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Joshua Jose Aponte-Rivera

May 16, 1992 - October 17, 2021

Mr. Joshua Jose Aponte-Rivera, 29, of Louisiana, formerly of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, October 17, 2021, in Ponchatoula, LA. Mr. Aponte-Rivera was born May 16, 1992, in Ponce, PR, son to Jessica Rivera Murphy of Waterbury, CT and the late Jose R. Aponte. "Big Daddy Joshua" as he was also known as, was educated in the Waterbury Public School System graduating from Kennedy...
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Gilbert "Gill" Rhinehart

November 22, 1940 - October 9, 2021

Mr. Gilbert "Pops" Delaney Rhinehart, 80, of Waterbury, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Rhinehart was born in Waterbury, CT, on November 22, 1940, son of the late William G. Rhinehart, Sr. and Maydie L. (Chapman) Rhinehart. "Gill" as he was known as, was educated in the Waterbury Public School System and graduated from Crosby High School....
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Eddie Chisholm

June 14, 1954 - October 3, 2021

Mr. Eddie "Boley" Chisholm Jr.,67, of Tudor Street, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Yale New Haven Hospital after a long illness. He was the longtime companion of 26 years, Sallye Sockwell of Waterbury Mr. Chisholm was born June 14, 1954 in Auburn. AL a son to the late Charlie and Inez (Jones) Chisholm. "Honey" as he was known by many, was educated in the AL, public school system...
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Blanca Bengochea

August 12, 1969 - October 3, 2021

Ms. Blanca Bengochea, 52, of Alder Street, passed away, Sunday Oct 3, 2021 at Waterbury Hospital. Ms. Bengochea was born August 12, 1969 in Yauco, PR a daughter to the late Miguel Bengochea and Carmen Martinez. "Blanky" as she was called was educated in Puerto Rico before relocating to Waterbury in 1984 where she resided until her passing. Blanca was an outgoing person who loved helping...
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Jose Ramos

June 24, 1974 - October 3, 2021

José Ramos, de 47 años, conocido por sus seres queridos como Yiyo. Nació en Aguadilla, Puerto Rico el 24 de junio del 1974 y falleció el domingo 3 de octubre del 2021. Su familia está formada por tres hermanos: William, David y Jesús Ramos, su madre, Isabel Arce, su padrastro, Félix Agosto, y una multitud de tías, tíos y primos. Yiyo asistió a Carmen Gomez Tejera en Aguadilla, PR y...
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Ruth Nealy

February 21, 1949 - October 2, 2021

Mrs. Ruth (Hawk) Nealy, , 72, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Duane "Sugar" Nealy. Ruth was born February 21, 1949, in Sunbury, NC, a daughter to the late Willard and Ruth (Hunter) Hawk. "Sister" as she was also known as, was educated in the Waterbury Public School System graduating from Wilby High School. She was...
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Gene Fernandez

September 12, 1946 - October 1, 2021

Mr. Gene Fernandez, 75, of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 1, 2021 at Danbury Hospital. He was the longtime companion of the late Helen Danzy. Mr. Fernandez was born September 12, 1946 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Manuel and Anna (Alves) Fernandes Jr. Gene was educated in the Bridgeport School System graduating from Bassick High School in 1965. After high school, he...
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Luis Hernandez Santos

May 30, 1944 - October 1, 2021

Mr. Luis Hernandez Santos, 77, of Rye Street, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021 at his home. He was the widower of Julia N. Burgos. Luis was born May 30, 1944 in Guayama, PR to the late Telesforo Hernandez and Maria Santos. Through the marriage, they had 2 daughters, 2 sons, 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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Jose Rivera Rodriguez

May 11, 1984 - September 30, 2021

Mr. Jose Rivera Rodriguez, 37, of New London, formerly of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, September 30, 2021, at his home. Mr. Rivera Rodriguez was born May 11, 1984, in Bronx, NY, son to Carmen Rodriguez of Waterbury and the late William Rivera. "Josy" as he was known, was, educated in the Waterbury public school system graduating from Wilby High School. He was employed by...
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Judith Gatling

October 2, 1950 - September 30, 2021

Ms. Judith Sharon Gatling, 70, of Maybury Circle, passed away, Thursday, September 30, 2021 at St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness surrounded by one of her loving daughters Tawanda Johnson Dorkins. Judith was born October 2, 1950 a daughter to the late Douglas and Eliza Jane (Stephens) Gatling. "Judy" or "Jude" as she was called, was educated in the Waterbury public school system...
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Brenda Rice

April 12, 1950 - September 29, 2021

Ms. Brenda (Crawford) Rice, 71, of Wilson Street, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 20, 2021 at Hartford Hospital with her loving family by her side. Brenda was born April 12, 1950 in Waterbury, CT a daughter to the late George Davis Sr. and Mary (Crawford) King. She was educated in the Waterbury public school system where she graduated from Wilby High School, Class of 1968....
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Angel Velez

October 3, 2006 - September 29, 2021

Mr. Angel Velez lll, 14, of Dorchester Ave, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Angel was born October 3, 2006 son to Angel Velez Jr. of Waterbury and Darlene Morales of Waterbury. Angel was educated in the Waterbury public school system and was a student at Wilby High School in the 10th grade. He was looking forward to graduating. He was a good student and a class...
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Donald "LOC" Foote

April 8, 1968 - September 24, 2021

Mr. Donald M. Foote, 53, of Waterbury, formerly of Los Angeles, CA, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Waterbury Hospital. Donald was born April 8, 1968, in Los Angeles, CA, a son to Willie Mae (Williams) Foote of Riverside, CA and the late Willie Howard Foote. "LOC" as he was known by all was educated in the Los Angeles school system. He moved to CT 30 years ago where...
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Leonard Franklin Savage, Sr.

December 18, 1945 - September 24, 2021

Mr. Leonard F. Savage Sr., 75, passed away, Friday, September 24, in Philadelphia, PA surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Cheryl (McKinney) Savage. Leonard Franklin Savage was born in Baltimore, Maryland on December 18,1945, son to the late Erma (Lyles) (Savage) Kerr and Elwood Savage. He was the third of seven children and the second oldest boy. Frankie, who was often...
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Felix Collado

April 1, 1964 - September 19, 2021

Mr. Felix Collado, 57, of Santa Maria Drive, husband of Delores Liz, passed away after a long battle with his health, Sunday, September 19, 2021 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Collado was born April 1, 1964 in Yamasa, Dominican Republic a son to Delfin Collado and Carlita Hernandez. He was educated in the DR prior to relocating to NY, before finally settling in Waterbury, where he resided...
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Timothy "Skoolboy" Hughes

October 22, 1981 - September 11, 2021

Mr. Timothy D. Hughes, 39, of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, September, 11, 2021. Mr. Hughes was born October 22, 1981, in Waterbury, CT, son to Timothy Hughes and the late Edris (Lewis) Hughes. "Skoolboy" as he was known as, was educated in the Waterbury Public School System graduating from Wilby High School in 1999. "Tim" as he was also known as, went to Culinary School...
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Chykhana "KIki" Jabraudae

November 20, 1965 - September 6, 2021

Ms. Chykhana "Kiki" Jabraudae, of Waterbury, passed away after a brief illness, on Monday, September 6, 2021, at Waterbury Hospital. Ms. Jabraudae was born November 20, 1965, in Elizabeth City, NC, daughter of her late parents Hilda (Rountree) Scott and Willie Earl Scott, Sr. "Kiki" and she was known as, relocated to CT in 1971 and was educated in the Waterbury Public School System,...
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Yvonne Byrd

April 24, 1946 - September 4, 2021

Mother Yvonne (Anderson) Byrd, 75, of Waterbury, CT, entered into eternal rest, Saturday, September 4, 2021, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Deacon Richard E. "Dicky" Byrd, Sr. for 58 years. Mother Byrd was born April 24, 1946, in Wilson, NC., daughter to the late Dawl Brown Jr. and Hattie Mae (Anderson) Rush. Yvonne was educated in the Waterbury Public School...
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Rylan Leeshon Williams

May 6, 2021 - September 3, 2021

Baby boy Rylan Leeshon Williams, 4 months, passed away Friday, September 3, 2021, at Yale New Haven Hospital. Rylan was born May 6, 2021, in New Haven, CT, son to Tashima Jones and Tommy Williams, Jr. Rylan was a very happy baby and loved to be held as well as rocked. He would smile when you spoke to him and would also look up as if he was seeing angels and he would smile. He will be...
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Oscar Fabian "Kico" Cabrera Parra

March 11, 2003 - August 30, 2021

Mr. Oscar Fabian Cabrera Parra, 18, of Waterbury, passed away tragically, Monday August 30,2021, in a motor vehicle accident. Mr. Cabrera Parra was born March 11, 2003, in Mamas, Ecuador, son to Hugo (Gabriela Gonzalez) Cabrera Bermeo and Maria Parra both of Waterbury. Oscar was educated in the School System while living in Ecuador before relocating to CT in December 2020. "Kico" as he was...
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Aaron E. Fulton

August 27, 1999 - August 23, 2021

Mr. Aaron Emmanuel Fulton, 21, of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, August 23, 2021. Mr. Fulton was born August 27, 1999, in Waterbury, CT, son to Robert T. and Lynette (Burke) Fulton and Robert "Bobby" Jackson, his biological father. Aaron was educated in the Waterbury Public School System and attended Living Faith Christian Church. He was Offensive Running Back, number 34, for...
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Maria Isabel Torres Diaz

December 5, 1943 - August 21, 2021

Ms. Maria Isabel Torres Diaz, 77, of Waterbury, passed away after a brief illness, Saturday, August 21, 2021, at St. Mary's Hospital. Ms. Torres Diaz was born December 5, 1943, in Arecibo, PR daughter to her late parents Luis Torres and Maria Soccorro Diaz. Maria was educated in the Puerto Rico School System. She relocated to Jayuya, Puerto Rico and would returning there for vacation two...
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Manuel "Junito" Delgado Caraballo

June 23, 1962 - August 12, 2021

Mr. Manuel Delgado Caraballo, 59, passed away Thursday, August 12, 2021, at home. Mr. Delgado Caraballo was born June 23, 1962, in Ponce, PR, son to his late parents, Manuel Delgado and Esther Caraballo. Manuel was educated in the Public School System of Puerto Rico. "Junito" as he was also known as, enjoyed going for long walks, riding his bicycle around town, going to the park, camping,...
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Veronica Roman

June 12, 1981 - August 10, 2021

Ms. Veronica Roman, 40, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at home. Ms. Roman was born June 12, 1981, in Waterbury, CT, daughter to Miguel Roman and Yvette Santos. Veronica was educated in the Waterbury Public School System. She was employed as a Home Care Aide cleaning house. She was a happy person, always smiling and was always calm. She loved her children and her family....
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Miggie Mitchell, Jr.

June 22, 1934 - August 8, 2021

Mr. Miggie Mitchell, Jr. 87, of Waterbury, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at Cheshire House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waterbury. Mr. Mitchell was born June 22, 1934 in Wake Forrest, NC, son to the late Miggie and Elizabeth (Wall) Mitchell, Sr. Miggie was educated in the Wake Forest School System in North Carolina. In 1954, Miggie enlisted into the US Army...
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Victor Centeno

May 14, 1939 - August 5, 2021

Mr. Victor Rafael Centeno Rodriguez, 82, of Waterbury, passed away at St. Mary's Hospital Vitas. Mr. Centeno was born May 14, 1939, in Ponce, PR son to his late parents Rafael Centeno and Eladia Rodriguez. Victor was educated in the Public School System in Puerto Rico. He was employed as a Wedding Decorator, in his younger years and became a Bus Driver in Ponce until his retirement in 2010...
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Vernon McKinney

September 1, 1941 - July 28, 2021

Mr. Vernon R. McKinney, 80, of Waterbury, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Kimberly Hall South in Windsor, CT. Mr. McKinney was born September 1, 1941, in Greensboro, NC, son to his late parents Richard and Loyce (Chambers) McKinney. Vernon was educated in the Waterbury Public School System graduating from Kaynor Technical High School in 1959. He was employed as a machinist at New...
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Mary Dunbar

April 14, 1937 - July 22, 2021

Ms. Mary Dunbar 84, of Dallas Terrace, passed away, Thursday, July 22, 2021, peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family. Ms. Dunbar was born April 14, 1937 in Concord, NC to the late Preston and Tish (Anderson) Dunbar. Mary was educated in the North Carolina Public School System. In 1964, she relocated to Waterbury, CT, where she resided until her passing. She worked as a CNA...
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Paula Lopez-Figueroa

January 16, 1945 - July 19, 2021

Mrs. Paula Lopez-Figueroa, 76, of Pearl Street, Waterbury, passed away, Monday, July 19, 2021 at Waterbury Hospital. She was the wife of Juan Fuentes. Paula was born in Caguas, PR daughter to the late Cesareo Lopez and Martha Figueroa. Besides her husband, she leaves her children; Carmen, Miguel, Juan and Sonia, grandcildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family...
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Pearlie Eason

January 11, 1931 - July 17, 2021

Mrs. Pearlie "Pearl" M. Eason, 90, of Bishop Street, passed away, Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Autumn Lake Health Care Center of Waterbury. She was the widow of Mr. Joseph Eason. Mrs. Eason was born January 11, 1931 in Hobbsville, NC a daughter to the late Elihue and Hattie (Beamon) Eason. She was educated in the NC public school system where she graduated from Cooper High School in Sunbury,...
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Ruth Hicks

March 8, 1933 - July 17, 2021

Mrs. Ruth (Johnson) Hicks, 88 of Waterbury, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Regal Care Health Care Center in Waterbury. She was the widow of Mr. David Hicks. Mrs. Hicks was born March 8, 1933, in Braddock, PA., daughter of the late Lester and Maggie (Thompson) Johnson. Ruth was educated in the SC public school graduating from Wilson High School in Florence, SC. She relocated to...
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Barbara DePugh Overton

February 7, 1963 - July 16, 2021

Mrs. Barbara Ann DePugh-Overton, 58, of North Carolina, formerly of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 16, 2021, at her home. Mrs. DePugh-Overton was born February 7, 1963, in Waterbury, CT a daughter to Loretta Bostic DePugh Cross of NC, and the late Edward DePugh. Barbara was educated in the Waterbury Public School System graduating from Wilby High School. She was a long...
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Nilda Alvarez Colon

April 8, 1964 - July 11, 2021


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Devante Echols

January 27, 2021 - July 10, 2021

Devante Tayshon "Juvy" Echols, 29, departed this life unexpectedly on Friday, July 10, 2021 in Waterbury. Devante was born in Waterbury, CT, on January 27, 1992, to Ella Saunders and Henry Echols Jr. Devante was educated in the Waterbury School System where he excelled in everything he did. He was employed at GISS (Global Steering System). Devante was a phenomenal father. His children...
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Henry J. Walker, Jr.

March 24, 1957 - July 10, 2021

Mr. Henry "Hankey" Walker Jr., 64, of Wilson Street, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, July 10, 2021 at his home. Henry was born March 24, 1957 in Waterbury a son to Henry J. Walker Sr. of Waterbury and the late Helen (Townes) Walker. Henry was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he attended Crosby High School. He had been employed by Southbury Training School and most...
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Jan Carlos Lopez

February 10, 1990 - June 30, 2021

Mr. Jan Carlos Lopez, 31, of Jonathan Court, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Mr. Lopez was born February 10, 1990, in Naguabo, PR, son to Dixie Matos Alvarez of PR and the late Carmelo Lopez. He leaves to cherish his memories his fiancé of 8 years, Medely Torres of Waterbury, two brothers; Kelvin Valentin, and Armando Ramos, both of PR, his grandfather Luis Lopez of PR, a...
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Raymond Lee McDonald

December 31, 1966 - June 30, 2021

Mr. Raymond Lee McDonald, 54, of Waterbury, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Abbott Terrace. Mr. McDonald was born December 31, 1966, in Waterbury, CT, son to his late parents, George Mcdonald, Sr. and Mary Shell. Raymond was educated in the Waterbury Public School System. After high school, he enlisted in US Navy. He was a Truck driver for a short period of time and later worked...
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Pablo "Cuco" Garcia, Jr.

September 28, 1976 - June 28, 2021

Mr. Pablo "Cuco" Garcia, Jr. 44 of Sylvan Ave, Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly, June 28, 2021, at his home. Mr. Garcia, Jr. was born September 28, 1976, in Jamaica Queens, NY, son to Pablo Garcia, Sr. of PA and the late Vicenta Agront. "Cuco" as he was also known as, was educated in the School System of Aguda, Puerto Rico. At the age of 21, he relocated to Connecticut, where he resided...
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Shirley Willis

July 20, 1934 - June 26, 2021


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Corey J. Ward

March 17, 1987 - June 24, 2021

Mr. Corey Jerome Ward, Sr., 34, of Naugatuck, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 24, 2021, in a tragic car accident. Mr. Ward was born March 17, 1987, in Waterbury, CT, son to Lisa Ward of Waterbury and the late Joseph Vann. "Loot" as he was also known as, was educated in the Connecticut Public School System. He was employed by various companies in the healthcare field throughout CT....
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Abner Vizcaino

September 27, 1999 - June 21, 2021


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James Booth

March 2, 1953 - June 18, 2021

Mr. James Booth,68, of Vine St, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, June 18, 2021, at his home. Mr. Booth was born March 2, 1953, a son to the late William C. Booth and Barbara C. Harper, at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL. During his childhood, "Big Jimmy" as he was also known as, traveled with his parents while they were in the US Air Force, birthing his love for traveling. He...
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Judith Gibson

April 23, 1960 - June 5, 2021

Ms. Judith A. Gibson, 61, formerly of Cambridge MA, passed away, Saturday June 5, 2021, due to complications of Covid pneumonia. Ms. Gibson was born April 23, 1960, in Cambridge, MA, daughter to the late Leo and Phyllis (Collins) Lavertu. "Judy" as she was also known as, was educated in the Cambridge Public School System; attending Harrington Elementary School and graduating from Cambridge...
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Leola Carr

September 10, 1937 - June 4, 2021

Mrs. Leola Carr, 83 of Brooklyn, NY passed away after a long illness, Friday, June 4, 2021, peacefully at the home of her son, in Waterbury. She was the widow of Stanley Carr. Leola was born September 10, 1937, in North Santee; a section of Georgetown, SC, to the late Cleveland and Lucille (Duncan) Edwards. Leola relocated to NYC where she continued her education in the Brooklyn, NY School...
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Gilberto Velez

December 13, 1976 - June 4, 2021

Mr. Gilberto Velez, 44, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021, at Yale New Haven Hospital. Mr. Velez was born December 13, 1976, in San Juan, PR, son to his late parents Gilberto and Awilda (Serano) Velez. "Indio" as he was also known as, was educated in the San Juan School System before moving to Connecticut. He was a phenomenal barber that took pride in his work and photographed many of his...
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Kevin Hofler

June 14, 1963 - May 23, 2021

Mr. Kevin L. Hofler 56, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, May 23, 2021. He was the husband to Donna Reaves Hofler for 33 years. Mr. Hofler was born June 14, 1963, in Waterbury, CT, to the late Elsie Mae (Hofler) Rosado, George and Fannie Nowell. Kevin was educated in the Waterbury Public School System and graduated from Kaynor Technical High School. Kevin joined the United States Navy in...
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Nathaniel Banks

November 22, 1940 - May 21, 2021

Mr. Nathaniel Banks, 80, of Waterbury, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021, at Beacon Brook Healthcare, Naugatuck, CT. Mr. Banks was born November 11, 1940, in Auburn, AL, son to the late Willie B. Banks and Addie May Thomas. Nathaniel was educated in the Auburn Public School System before relocating to Waterbury with his family where he continued his education in the Waterbury Public School...
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Nicholas "Billy" Percy

August 8, 1969 - May 13, 2021

Mr. Nicholas Todd Percy, 51, of West Haven, entered into eternal rest unexpectedly Thursday, May 13, 2021. Mr. Percy was born August 8, 1969, in Danbury, CT, son to Morton and Virginia (Payton) Percy of West Haven, CT. "Billy", as he was affectionately known as by his family, was educated in the Danbury Public School System until 6th grade. At the age of !0, his family relocated to West...
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Leonides Lopez

April 21, 1924 - May 10, 2021

Mrs. Leonides "Leonor" Lopez Caban, 97, of Bank Street, passed away peacefully in her home Monday, May 10th, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Mr. Juan Lopez. Leonides was born April 21, 1924 in Lares, Puerto Rico to the late Francisco Caban and Celestina Mendez. Leonides met and married the late Juan (Juanito) Lopez Martinez in Puerto Rico and on June 27, 1966...
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Vincent "Moosey" DeBarros, Jr.

October 27, 1975 - May 7, 2021

Mr. Vincent A. DeBarros, Jr., 45, of Summit Street, passed away peacefully, Friday, May 7, 2021, at home surrounded by his family. Mr. DeBarros was born October 27, 1975, in Waterbury, son to Gwendolyn Stith of Waterbury, and the late Vincent "Pookie" DeBarros, Sr. "Moosey" as he was known as, was educated in the Waterbury Public School System and received his high school diploma. "Vinny",...
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Dorothy James

August 17, 1945 - May 5, 2021


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Lloyd Sumler, Jr.

October 11, 1941 - May 4, 2021

Mr. Lloyd Sumler, Jr., 79, of Lounsbury Ave., passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Waterbury Gardens. He was the companion of Fannie Peoples for 40 years. Mr. Sumler, Jr. was born October 10, 1941, in Waterbury, CT, son to the late Alberta and Lloyd Sumler, Sr. Lloyd was educated in the Waterbury Public School System and was employed by various companies including Two Guys, Waterbury Hospital...
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Richard "Dickie" Baptiste

December 14, 1950 - May 4, 2021

Mr. Richard Allen Baptiste Sr., 70, of Waterbury, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was the loving husband of Sandy (Siocon) Baptiste. Mr. Baptiste was born December 14, 1950, in Waterbury, CT, son to the late Peter and Adeline (Rogers) Baptiste, Sr. "Dickie", as he was known as, was educated in the Waterbury Public School System, graduating from Crosby...
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Brigida DelCarmen Adames

September 15, 1949 - May 2, 2021

Ms. Brigida DelCarmen Adames, 71, of Union Street, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021 at St. Mary's Hospital. Ms. Adames was born September 15, 1949 in Santiago, Dominican Republic to the late Juan Francisco and Ana Adames. After relocating to the United States, Brigida spent her time being a homemaker and mother to her children. She was a loving person with a kind spirit who will be missed...
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Perla Reyes Riveras

September 20, 2009 - April 27, 2021

Miss Perla Reyes Riveras, 11, of Ardsley Rd, Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at her home. Perla was born September 20, 2009 in Moca Dominican Republic to Lucia Riveras Gomez of Waterbury and Francisco Reyes Rojos of the Dominican Reublic. Perla was a 6th grade student at Waterbury Arts Magnet School. She was an avid learner and a very ambitious student. While in...
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Wilma Garcia

November 17, 1964 - April 25, 2021


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Laurine Gordon

December 30, 1952 - April 21, 2021

Ms. Laurine Gordon, 68, of Pinehurst Ave, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Ms. Gordon, was born December 30, 1952, in Harlem, NY, daughter to the late Tyson King and Ethel Gordon. Laurine was born a special child to her loving parents under that special star of a baby with special needs. She was a joy to her parents and was...
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Ethel Louise Gordon

February 17, 1934 - April 16, 2021

Ms. Ethel Louise Gordon, 87, of 140 Pinehurst Ave, formerly of New York, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Ms. Gordon was born February 17, 1934, in Harlem, NY, daughter to the late Wilford and Laurine (Williams) Gordon. Ethel was educated in the New York public school system where she graduated from High School in Harlem. She was a homemaker who...
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Brenda Walls Baptiste

May 23, 1957 - April 12, 2021

Mrs. Brenda (Walls) Baptiste, 63, of Colorado Springs, CO., passed away Monday, April 12, 2021, at Memorial Central Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO. She was the loving wife of Garven Baptiste for 38 years. Mrs. Baptiste was born May 23, 1957, in Cherry Point, NC, daughter to the late Gene and Joan (Allen)Walls. Growing up, Brenda was a cheerleader and a student nurse, known then as a candy...
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Maribel Burgos

February 13, 1973 - April 10, 2021

Ms. Maribel "Mari" Burgos, 48, of Waterbury, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021, at home. She was the wife of Manuel Rosado for 16 years. Ms. Burgos was born February 13, 1973, in Barranquita, PR, to Maribel Burgos. Maribel was educated in the New York Public School System and was employed by NEJ Inc. in Beacon Falls, CT. "Mari" as she was also known as, was a loving, kind, and beautiful...
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Heriberto "Junior" Cuevas, Jr.

June 9, 1961 - April 3, 2021

Mr. Heriberto Cuevas, Jr. 59 of Fairmount Street, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Waterbury Hospital. He was the widower of Awilda Moreno-Rivera. Mr. Cuevas, Jr. was born June 9, 1961, in Waterbury, CT, son to Heriberto Cuevas, Sr. of PR and the late Luz Santiago. Heriberto was educated in Puerto Rico. He was raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico and returned to Waterbury in...
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Joel Pacheco

September 23, 1957 - March 26, 2021

Mr. Joel "Joe" Pacheco, 63, of Johnson St., Waterbury, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021, at home. Mr. Pacheco was born September 23, 1957, in Brooklyn, NY, son to the late Anthony and Argelia (Moran) Pacheco. "Joe" was educated in the New York Public School System and attended Canarsie High School. He was employed at Boar's Head Company for many years, before gaining employment with...
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Gloria Norman

August 17, 1943 - March 22, 2021

Mrs. Gloria Humphrey Robinson Norman, peacefully put on her wings and passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Waterbury Hospital. She was the wife of Haywood Norman Jr. Gloria was born on August 17, 1943 in Jacksonville, NC., daughter of the late Henry Lawrence Humphrey and Vera Jeanette (Pollock) Humphrey. She attended Georgetown High School in Jacksonville, NC. Before retiring, she worked...
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Ismael Santiago

June 17, 1952 - March 20, 2021

Mr. Ismael Santiago De Jesus, 68, of Lakewood Rd., passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Autumn Lake Healthcare of Waterbury. He was the husband of Carmen (Ruiz) Grajales for 18 years. Mr. Santiago was born June 17, 1952, in Penuelas, PR, son to the late Julio Santiago and Maria De Jesus. Ismael was educated in the Puerto Rico School System and relocated to Waterbury, in 1980. "Sopa", as...
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Juan Oquendo

December 28, 1935 - March 20, 2021


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Felicita Morales

April 11, 1941 - March 15, 2021


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Julio Campos

June 14, 1978 - March 13, 2021

Mr. Julio Campos, Jr., 42, of Convoy Dr., passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, March 13, 2021. He was the spouse of Jamal (Jackson) Campos. Mr. Campos was born June 14, 1978 in Ponce, PR, son to his late parents Julio Campos, Sr. and Olga Casiano. Julio was educated in the Ponce School System before relocating to Waterbury. He went on to further his education at Naugatuck Community College and...
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Calvin "Cazz" Ward, Jr.

October 8, 1978 - March 11, 2021

Mr. Calvin Earl Ward, Jr., 42, of Grand Street, Danbury, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, March 11, 2021 at his home. He was the fiancée of Yiesha Clemons for 18 years. Mr. Ward, Jr. was born October 8, 1978 in Danbury, CT, son to Maria (Altieri) Ward and the late Calvin E. Ward, Sr. "Cazz" or "Cazzito", as he was also known, was educated in the Danbury Public School System where he...
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Angela Amoro

September 12, 1928 - March 5, 2021

Ms. Angela Amoro, 92, of Silver Street, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021, at home. Ms. Amoro was born September 12, 1928, in Aguadilla, PR, daughter to the late Jose Amoros and Julia Arroyo . Angela was educated in Puerto Rico and relocated to NY in 1985 to follow her career as a designer. She briefly returned to PR before moving to CT, in 1987 where she resided until her passing. While...
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Robert Lindsay

March 9, 1938 - March 3, 2021

Mr. Robert E. Lindsay, 82, of Cherry Street, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at his home. Mr. Lindsay was born March 9, 1938, in Waterbury CT, a son to the late Ozzie Butler and Lillian (Lindsay) Farmer. Bob, as he was known by, was educated in the Waterbury school system and was a graduate of Leavenworth High School. Robert was a carpenter by trade and the owner of...
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Jose Echevarria

April 26, 1959 - March 3, 2021

Mr. Jose H. Echevarria, 61, of Platt Street, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at St. Mary's VITAS after a brief illness. Jose was born April 26, 1959 in Ponce, PR to the late Eustaquio Echevarria and Doris Torres. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
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Jean Darcel White

March 14, 1955 - February 28, 2021

"Loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend" Ms. Jean D. Early-White, 65, of Craftwood Rd, went home peacefully, Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Waterbury Hospital. Jean was born on March 14, 1955 in Norfolk, Virginia, the daughter of the late Johnny and Jean F. (Sommerville) Early. Jean was educated in the Norfolk public school system before relocating to Waaterbury at the age of...
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