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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

Angel Luis Ramos

July 1, 1962 - October 18, 2018

Mr. Angel Luis Ramos, 56, of Maple Street, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, October 18, 2018 at his home. He was born July 1, 1962 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, to Norma Gonzalez of Waterbury, and the late Pedro Juan Ramos Sr. He worked as a machine operator for a couple of years. His passion was working on cars. He was always willing to help others. He was a great son, brother, uncle,...
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Alexander Foote

September 29, 1932 - October 11, 2018

Alexander Foote, 85, formerly of 226 Walnut Street, Waterbury, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Saint Mary's Hospital. He was the widower of Essie M. Foote. He was born November 29, 1932 in Tuskegee, Alabama, son of the late George and Hattie Jane (Phillips) Foote. He attended Macom County Rural School. He worked at Alloy Foundries until his retirement. He was a member of Zion...
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Enrique Soto

September 20, 1924 - October 7, 2018

Mr. Enrique Soto Valentin, 94, of Lakewood Road, a devoted husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 at his home. He was the husband to Luz Ramirez. He was born on Sept 20, 1924 in Hatillo, PR a son of the late Inocencio and Ricarda (Valentin) Soto. "Chago" as he was known, grew up spending his younger years in Puerto Rico. At the age of 19 he served...
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Louise Bobbitt Potter

June 7, 1923 - October 5, 2018

Louise Idella Bobbitt Potter ended her walk on earth on Friday, October 5, 2018, taking her last breath as she had her first 95 years earlier – in the cradle of God's arms and according to His perfect will. Hers is a love story between her and her Maker, who loved her unconditionally, cherished and chastised her alike, protected and provided for her supremely and according to His divine wisdom...
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Joaquin "Joaco" Almodovar

September 16, 1943 - October 4, 2018

Mr. Joaquin Almodovar, 75, of Waterbury, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018 at UConn Medical Health Center in Farmington. He was the widower of Carmen Almodovar. He was born September 16, 1943 in Ponce, PR to the late Sergio and Edith (Mercado) Almodovar. "Joaco" as he was called by all worked at Kyldel Manufacturing in Waterbury for over 15 years as a machinist where he was loved and...
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Recia Hollins

October 13, 1937 - October 2, 2018

Recia Mae Tucker Hollins, 80, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday October 2, 2018 at Western Rehabilitation Center in Danbury, CT surrounded by her family. Ms. Hollins was born on October 13, 1937 in Sunflower, Mississippi to the late William Tucker Sr & the late Irma Lee Peoples Tucker. She graduated from Washington High School in Caruthersville, Mississippi. Recia relocated to...
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Michele Tyson

July 6, 1959 - September 27, 2018

Michele Denise Tyson was born on July 6, 1959 and she received her wings on September 27, 2018, after a long fight against Lupus. She was the daughter of Jacqueline Locklear Tyson of Waterbury and the late Robert Hickson and the late William A Tyson Sr. Michele was the Shepherdess of Thy Kingdom Come Ministries; however, she actively participated in ministry at the Family Worship Center under...
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Tyanna Mitchell

June 19, 1980 - September 27, 2018

Ms. Tyanna Simone Mitchell of Waterbury, CT passed away on September 27, 2018 at the age of 38 after a lifelong illness. Tyanna was born June 19, 1980 in Waterbury to Donna Saunders of Fairfield, CA and Jeffrey Mitchell of Hampton, VA. Tyanna attended local schools and excelled academically. She was a person who loved to work even though she was often in the hospital and in constant pain....
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Vonsell Johnson

May 3, 1970 - September 21, 2018

Mr. Vonsell "Von" Keith Johnson, 48, of Waterbury, formerly of Danbury, passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 21, 2018 at his home. He was the husband of Emmanie (Dessances) Johnson. Vonsell was born May 3, 1970 in Danbury, CT son to Rita Johnson of Danbury and the late Jimmie Best Sr. He was educated in the Danbury public school system graduating from Danbury High School Class of...
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Guillermo Paz Aguiar

February 10, 1943 - September 17, 2018

Mr. Guillermo Paz Aguiar, 75 of Waterbury, passed away Monday, September 17, 2018. He was born February 10, 1943 in Havana, Cuba to Guillermo Paz and Gladys Aguiar. He will be missed by his family and all who knew him.
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Gregory A. Hadley, Sr.

November 27, 1952 - September 15, 2018

Alderman Gregory A. Hadley Sr., of Ives Street, passed away Saturday September 15, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital after a brief illness with his loving wife, Karen A. (Overton) Hadley by his side. Greg was born November 27, 1952 in Waterbury a son to Violet (Ridenhour) (Hadley) James of Waterbury and the late Rosebud P. Hadley. He attended Woodrow Wilson Elementary and was a graduate of Crosby...
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Lenora Bussey

September 13, 2018

Waterbury- Lenora M. Bussey (Jones), 76, passed away peacefully in the company of her loving family on September 13, 2018. She was the widow of Muhammad A. Rasheed. Lenora was born in Torrington, CT on February 12, 1942 to the late Marjorie (Wooster) Jones and Wilbur A. Jones, Sr. She graduated from Torrington High School, and lived most of her life in Waterbury, CT. Lenora worked as a...
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Carlos Perez

April 3, 1970 - September 12, 2018

Carlos Perez Jr. 48, of Waterbury passed away Wednesday September 12, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by family. He was the companion of Daisy Laureano. He was born April 3, 1970 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to Carlos Luis Perez Sr. and Irene DeJesus. "June" as he was known to family and friends graduated High School in Puerto Rico. He relocated to Waterbury with his family after...
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Jason Arnold

December 2, 1985 - September 10, 2018

Mr. Jason Javon Arnold, 32, passed away unexpectedly at his home Monday, September 10, 2018. Jason was born December 2, 1985 in Waterbury a son of Ontario "Terry" Gainey and Veronica Arnold both of Jacksonville, NC. Jason attended Kennedy High School and was a graduate of Job Corp. For those of you who were close to Jason, you knew that he had a big heart. Jason was a compassionate person...
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Ethel Rountree

February 26, 1949 - September 7, 2018

Ethel Irene Rountree "Tommy" 69 entered into eternal rest on Friday, September 7, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital after a brief illness. She was in the company of her loving daughter Tava Rice. Ethel was born on February 26, 1949 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina to the late Beulah Mae Rountree-Bryant. She attended the Elizabeth City public school system and continued her education at Elizabeth...
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Beryl Darcy Jacobs

September 29, 1951 - September 4, 2018

Beryl Darcy (Lawrence) Jacobs, 66, of McComb, MS, formerly of Waterbury, passed away, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in New York, after a long illness. Darcy was born September 29, 1951 in Waterbury, CT daughter of the late Rev. Ernest and Elizabeth (Swain) Lawrence. "Doc" as she was affectionately known was a graduate of Crosby High School. Since her childhood, Darcy was an avid reader...
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Orabelle Green

August 29, 2018

Rev. Orabelle Green was born on November 18, 1932 in Hobbsville, North Carolina and departed this life on August 29, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona after a brief illness. She was born a daughter to the late John "Slim" Green and Sarah F. (Ward) Green. Rev. Green graduated from T.S. Cooper High School in 1949 at the age of 16. Upon arriving in Waterbury, she became employed by I. Dibner and Son...
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Felicita Crespo

September 13, 1936 - August 29, 2018

Mrs. Felicita Crespo Garcia 81, of Nottingham Terrace, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital. Felicita was born September 13, 1936 in Bayamon PR a daughter to the late Pablo Crespo and Dolores Garcia. She was a homemaker who prided herself on taking care of her family. She was a beloved, mother, grand mother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend to many. She...
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Claudio Lopez III

September 5, 1986 - August 12, 2018

Mr. Claudio Lopez III, 31, of Waterbury passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital. He was born September 5, 1986 in Waterbury a son to Claudio and Mildred (Alicea) Lopez III. Claudio will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
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Juan Medina

January 21, 1975 - August 4, 2018

Mr. Juan Luis Medina, 43, of Lockhart Ave, died unexpectedly, Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy (Garcia) Medina. Juan was born January 21, 1975 in Mexico City, MX son of Paulino and Isabel (Rivero) Medina. He was a very loving and caring man who was always available for anyone in need. In his spare time he loved to play FIFA on his play station,...
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Reginald Brown

November 12, 1957 - August 2, 2018

Mr. Reginald "Reggie" E. Brown, 60, of Atlanta, GA, formerly of Waterbury passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at his home. Reggie was born November 12, 1957 in Wilmington, NC a son to the late Raynard and Frances L. (McLaurin) Brown. Reggie's family relocated to Waterbury when he was very young. He was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he graduated from...
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Linda Maia

April 3, 1947 - August 1, 2018

Mrs. Linda (Bostic) Maia, 71, of East Main Street, passed away Wednesday,August 1, 2018 at t St. Mary's Hospital VITAS. She was the widow of Mr. Julio Maia. Linda was born April 3, 1947 in Waterbury, a daughter to the late Douglas and Clara (Price) Bostic Sr. Linda is survived by one son Daniel Maia Sr. of Waterbury.
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Charlie Walton, Jr.

January 16, 1950 - July 29, 2018

Mr. Charlie Walton Jr., 68, of Prospect Street, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at St. Mary's VITAS. He was the widower of Maureen (Graves) Walton. He was born January 16, 1950 in Gates County, NC a son to Charlie Frank Walton Sr. of Belvedere, NC and the late Mary Magdalene (Leach) Walton Sr. Charlie was educated in the NC public school system where he attended Central High School in...
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Melvin Lee Hunter, Sr.

January 11, 1933 - July 24, 2018

Deacon Melvin Lee Hunter Sr. 85, was born to the late William and Edna (Kee) Hunter on January 11, 1933, in Hobbsville, NC. He departed this life into eternal glory on July 24, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. In early childhood, Melvin accepted Christ at Joppa Baptist Church, in Hobbsville, NC, and continued to love and worship the Lord with all his heart. He attended Keys...
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Curtis Gaines

August 10, 1953 - July 9, 2018

Mr. Curtis Gaines, 64, of Center Street, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 9, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital. He was the husband of Brenda (Banks) Gaines. Curtis impacted everyone he came across through his generosity and warm demeanor. He was born in Greenville, SC and raised in Hartford, CT but later moved to Waterbury where he resided until his passing. He attended Hartford High School...
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Lillian Watson

August 30, 1941 - July 4, 2018

Mrs. Lillian (Jefferson) Watson, 76, of Shagbark Rd, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018 peacefully at her home. She was the widow of Eddie Watson. Mrs. Watson was born August 30, 1941 in Waterbury a daughter to the late Harry and Inez (Jones) Jefferson. Lillian was educated in the Waterbury public school system where she was a graduate of Wilby High School. Early on she became a Foster...
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John McClain

October 18, 1962 - June 29, 2018

Mr. John McCain, 55, of Chestnut Ave, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital. He was the husband of Dawn (Peet) McClain. John was a husband, father, uncle, nephews, cousin and friend. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him
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Larry Jones

May 9, 1971 - June 29, 2018

Mr. Larry Anthony "Ant" Jones, of Lamont Street, Waterbury, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Ellen "Niecy" (Jordan) Jones. He was born in Mineola, New York on May 9, 1971 to Ida Taylor Jackson of GA and the late Lawrence Black. "Ant" as he was called by many moved to the wonderful city of Atlanta in 1976....
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Tyrone Williamson

November 8, 1939 - June 24, 2018


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Melba Jean Smith

December 26, 1946 - June 23, 2018

Ms. Melba Jean (Smith) Grant, 71, of Lakewood Road, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, June 23, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Melba was born December 26, 1946 in Farmville, NC a daughter to the late Lester and Esther (Roberson) Smith Sr. As a youngster she and her family relocated to New Haven, CT where she received her education in the New Haven public...
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William A Hunter

February 2, 1960 - June 20, 2018

Mr. William A. Hunter, 58, of Laval Street, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday June 20, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of Annie "Annette" (Clark) Hunter. William was born February 2, 1960 in Waterbury, a son to the late Jeremiah and Stephanie (Wade) Hunter. "Wegi" as he was known by all was educated in the Waterbury Public School System. After High School, William entered...
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Luis M. Jimenez Espinal

February 11, 1968 - June 15, 2018

Mr. Luis M. Jimenez- Espinal, 50, of Budd Lake, NJ, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of Rosemary Correa. Luis was born on February 11, 1968 in Dajabon, Dominican Republic son and Maria Espinal Acosta of PA and the late Eligio Jimenez. Mr....
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Maria Pagan

November 24, 1974 - June 12, 2018

Ms. Maria Pagan, 43, of East Main Street, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital. Maria was born November 24, 1974 in Bronx, NY to Jose Anibel Pagan and Ana Santiago. Maria Pagan was a loving mother and grandmother. Everyone in town knew of her because of her kindness and hospitality. She would always have a smile on her face, even in the toughest times. She was a...
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Jose Cruz-Gomez

April 2, 1972 - June 8, 2018


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Jesse James Santiago

May 30, 1989 - June 3, 2018


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Pedro Garcia, Jr.

August 24, 1964 - May 27, 2018

Mr. Pedro Garcia Jr., 53, of Waterbury, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Garcia was born August 24, 1964 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico son to the late Pedro Garcia Sr. and Monserratte Sud. He was educated in Puerto Rico where he attended Rafael Fabian School. For many years he worked in the agriculture business fertilizing plants....
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George Hurdle

January 29, 1933 - May 25, 2018

Mr. George "Skinner" Hurdle 85, of Wood Street, passed away Friday May 25, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital. He was born January 29, 1933 in Simsbury, NC to the late Thomas and Mary Lee (Gatling) Hurdle. George moved to Waterbury when he was a teenager. He also lived in New Jersey briefly before moving back to Waterbury, CT until his passing. He worked for various companies throughout his life....
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Nickie Riddenhour

April 9, 1959 - May 24, 2018

Mrs. Nickie Nicole (Hunter) Riddenhour, 59, of Laval Street, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 24, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the wife of Mr. Gerald Riddenhour. Nickie was born April 9, 1959 in Waterbury a daughter to the late Jeremiah and Stephanie (Wade) Hunter. She was educated in the Waterbury public school system where she was a graduate of Wilby High School. Nickie...
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Noah Mourning, Jr.

September 14, 1935 - May 22, 2018

Noah Mourning Jr., 82 years old of 19 Oakland Avenue passed away unexpectedly on May 22, 2018. He was the devoted husband of Clara Mourning for more than 57 years. Noah Mourning Jr. was born in Aurora, North Carolina on September 14, 1935 to the late Noah (Stocky) Mourning and Anna Blunt-Mourning. Noah Mourning Jr. grew up in Greenville, NC where he received his education through the public...
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Annette "Pumpkin" Bailey

January 18, 1964 - May 22, 2018

Ms. Annette "Pumpkin" Bailey 54, of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday May 22, 2018 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 18, 1964 in Waterbury, CT to Margie Bailey of Waterbury, CT and Frederick Harvey of Portage, WI. She was educated in the Waterbury school system attending Wallace Middle School and Crosby High School. She furthered her...
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Malcolm Gunthorpe

March 19, 1943 - May 20, 2018

Mr. Malcolm Gunthorpe, 75, of Highland Ave, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Gunthorpe was born March 19, 1943 in Great Falls, SC a son to the late Horace and Odessa (Clinton) Gunthorpe Butler. He moved to Waterbury as a youngster where he attended Driggs School then relocating to SC where he graduated from Elizabeth Heights High School in...
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David Santiago

September 19, 1945 - May 17, 2018

Waterbury- David Santiago 72, passed away Thursday May 17, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by family. He was born September 19, 1945 in Santurce, PR to the late Manuel and Aurea (Rivera) Santiago. David was educated in Puerto Rico and later became a skilled construction worker until his retirement. He moved to Connecticut in 2005. David truly loves gospel music he also enjoyed...
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M. Juanita Starks

December 9, 1955 - May 14, 2018

Mrs. Minnie Juanita (McMillian) Starks 62, passed away on May 14, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital (VITAS). She was the wife of the late Willie Starks. She was born December 9, 1955 in Fayetteville, NC to the late Eddie and Martha (Carver) McMillian. Juanita as we all called her grew up in North Carolina and moved to Waterbury, Ct. where she attended Wilby High School and graduated in class of...
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Tahnesia D. Watts

December 8, 1973 - May 12, 2018

Tahnesia Desiree Lynette Watts, 44, of Waterbury, CT, formerly of Danbury, CT passed away unexpectedly in her home on Saturday, May 12, 2018. She was born on December 8, 1973 in Danbury, CT to Renee (Watts) Council and the late Carleton Earl Brown. Tahnesia grew up in Danbury, and was eduacated in the Danbury Public Schools. She continued her education and received her CNA certificate. ...
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James Anthony Watts , Sr.

February 10, 1968 - May 10, 2018

Mr. James Anthony Watts, Sr., of Hartford passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, May 10, 2018. He was the husband of Marita Watts. Anthony was born February 10, 1968 in Middletown, CT to Renee (Watts) Council of Waterbury and the late Paul Council. Anthony grew up in Danbury before relocating to Waterbury where he was educated in both the Danbury and Waterbury public school...
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Pearl Clayton-Williams

March 22, 1926 - May 10, 2018

Mrs. Pearl Clayton-Williams, loving mother and grandmother 92, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 10, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Arthur T. Williams, Sr. Pearl was born March 22, 1926 to the late Bishop Hershel Lincoln and Lillie (Mills) Clayton Thomas in Hancock County, Sparta, GA. She relocated to Macon, GA at a young age with her parents and...
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William E. Vines, "Lamb"

March 21, 1958 - May 7, 2018

William Earl Vines, 60, of Waterbury, formerly of Danbury passed away unexpectedly at home Monday, May 7, 2018. Born March 21, 1958 in Bethel, North Carolina, son to the late Jesse and Irene (Bullock) Vines. William moved to Danbury in 1961 where he attended Danbury Public Schools, graduating from Danbury High School in 1976. "Wilie" served in the Army National Guard for four years. "Lamb"...
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Carrie "Tootsie" Brown

August 16, 1963 - April 28, 2018

Mrs. Carrie "Tootsie" Brown, 82, of 25 Abbott Terrace entered eternal rest on Saturday April 28, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital, after a long illness surrounded by her loving family. Carrie was born August 16, 1936 in Franklin County, North Carolina, the daughter of the late George and Mary Lou (Debnam) Glover. She was educated in the NC public school system and relocated to Waterbury in 1961...
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Annie Lee Perkins

January 9, 1921 - April 3, 2018

Mrs. Annie Lee (Shields) Perkins, 97, of Rowan Street Danbury, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Danbury Hospital after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Mr. Arthur "OS" Perkins. Mrs. Perkins was born January 9, 1921 in Greenville, NC, a daughter of the late Gabriel Bullock and Annie Shields. Annie was the last of the "great 18" in the Perkins...
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Andrea Hall

July 7, 1963 - April 1, 2018

Ms. Andrea "Annie" Hall, 54, of Farmcrest Drive passed away unexpectedly, April 1, 2018 at Autumn Lake of Bucks Hill in Waterbury. Ms. Hall was born July 7, 1963 in Richmond,VA to the late John Hunt and Cherry Hall. Annie as she was affectionately called by her close loved ones attended school throughout the Virginia Public School System. She was a graduate of Truxton High School in...
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Haydee Cruz

November 27, 1949 - March 30, 2018

Ms. Haydee Cruz, 68, of Bristol, passed away, Friday, March 30, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 27, 1949 in Mayaguez, PR a daughter to the late Rafael Villarini Cruz and Francisca Acevedo Nolasco. She was educated in the Public school system in PR before relocating to NY at the age of 15. She began her employment and continued her education by...
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Angelo Lopez

March 23, 1982 - March 29, 2018

Mr. Angelo Lopez, 35, passed away unexpectedly, March 29, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital. Angelo was born March 23, 1982 in Buffalo, NY to Luz Vicente of Waterbury and Samuel Lopez. Angelo came to Waterbury as a youngster. He attended the Waterbury public school system before receiving his GED. He loved the beach, taking long drives listening to music. He loved horses and movies but hated...
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Yolanda Jolie Garcia

March 30, 1962 - March 25, 2018

Ms. Yolanda "Jolie" Garcia, 55, of Waterbury passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, March 25, 2018 at her home. She was born March 30, 1962 in Dorado Puerto to the late David Garcia and Anatolia Cintron. Yoli as she was affectionately called by those who knew and loved her was educated throughout the Waterbury Public School System. She graduated from High School Class of 1978 in Waterbury....
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Robert Bobby Hosko

August 15, 1982 - March 25, 2018

Mr. Robert James "Bobby" Hosko, 35, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, March 25, 2018. He was born August 15, 1982 in Biddeford, ME to Susan (Hosko) Bartuski of Waterbury. Bobby leaves two daughters Julianna Maldonado and Brianna Hosko both of Waterbury, two sisters; Kristy Bartuski and Kimberly Martin both of Waterbury, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and...
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Annie R. Brown

July 29, 1931 - March 25, 2018

Pastor Annie R. (Herbert) Brown, 86, of Bishop Street, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 25, 2018 Annie was born September 29, 1931 in Saulda, SC a daughter to the late Nero and Florence (Weaver) Herbert. She was educated in the South Carolina school system where she was a graduate of Higgin School. In 1951 Annie relocated to Waterbury where she resided until her passing....
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Wilfred L. Trotman

December 19, 1930 - March 14, 2018

Mr. Wilfred Lennox Trotman, 87, of E. Dover Street passed peacefully March 14, 2018 after a lengthy illness surrounded by his supportive wife, loving family and caregivers who cared for him. Lennox was born in Queenstown, Essequibo, Guyana on December 19, 1930 to the late Theophilus and Gertrude (Humphrey) Trotman. The Trotman family relocated to Wismar, Guyana where Lennox attended St....
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Reginald R. Jones

January 30, 1967 - March 12, 2018

Mr. Reginald R. Jones, 51, of Eastern Ave, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 12, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Reginald was born January 30, 1967 in Brooklyn, NY a son to Eleanor (Reid) Jones of Waterbury and the late Rev. Dr. Cade Jones lll. He was educated in the NY school system where he was a 1985 graduate of Central Islip High School. Reginald...
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Bruce Pope

August 23, 1957 - March 11, 2018

Mr. Bruce E. Pope, 60 of Cherry Avenue, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, March 11, 2018 at his home. Mr. Pope was born August 23, 1957 in Waterbury a son to the late Borum and Dorothy (Prather) Pope. Bruce was educated in the Waterbury school system where he was a graduate of W.F. Kaynor Technical High School. He worked for various companies in the area including New Opportunities where...
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Trinidad Feliciano

June 11, 1933 - March 9, 2018

Mrs. Trinidad Pacheco Feliciano, 84, of Tampa, FL, formerly of Waterbury, passed away Friday March 9, 2018 at her home after a brief illness. Trinidad was born June 11, 1933 in Yuaco, PR to the late Luisa Pacheco. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
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Aida M. Ortiz

January 18, 1963 - March 2, 2018

Miss. Aida M. Ortiz, 55, of Mortimer Street, She passed away at Saint Mary's Hospital, Saturday, March 3, 2018, surrounded by her two loving sisters, Carmen and Miriam after being hospitalized for few weeks in the intensive unit of care. She was born in Hatillo, PR to Carmen Hernandez of Waterbury and the late Ramon Ortiz Sr. Aida, "Ady" or "Tata", her nicknames that she was called by...
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Richard Elliott Byrd, Jr.

June 8, 1963 - February 24, 2018

Mr. Richard Elliott "Rickey" Byrd Jr., 54, of Griggs Street, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 25, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital. Rickey was born on June 8, 1963 in Waterbury a son to Richard E "Dicky" and Yvonne (Anderson) Byrd Sr. of Waterbury. Richard attended Wilby High School graduating in 1982. During Richard's high school years, he was a member of the Junior Achievement club,...
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Marie (Nesbitt-Mott) Blocker

September 7, 1922 - February 24, 2018

Mrs. Marie Evelyn (Nesbitt-Mott) Blocker, 95, of Abbott Terrace, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital, VITAS, surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Mr. Avery Blocker Jr. She was born September 7, 1922 in Eldridge, SC a daughter, one of nine children to the late Rev. John H. and Mathilda (Nesbitt) Mott. Marie came to Waterbury as a youngster with...
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Ada Irma Alvarado

April 3, 1946 - February 24, 2018

Ada Irma Alvarado, 71, of West Main Street, passed away, Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Abbott Terrace Health Care surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 3, 1946 daughter of the late Pablo Alvarado and Juana Rodriguez. Irma as she was called by all was such an amazing woman that was so full of life. She was always happy and always had a smile on her face. The grin on her face...
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Maria Rodriguez Santiago

September 12, 1956 - February 24, 2018

Maria Rodriguez Santiago, 61, of Walnut Ave, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Waterbury Gardens Nursing Center surrounded by her loving family. Maria was born September 12, 1956 in Cuamo, PR a daughter to the late Juan Santiago and Maria Rivera. Maria was educated in PR where she graduated high school. Maria worked early on in life before she began her career as a stay at home mom...
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Mack "Mackie" Daniels

April 29, 1939 - February 21, 2018

Mr. Mack G. Daniels, 78, of Coe Street, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. "Mackie" was born April 29, 1939 in Waterbury, CT a son to the late Manuel "Ingles" Andrade and Sylvia Daniels. "Mackie" as he was known by all was educated in the Waterbury school system where he attended Croft School. Mackie worked and spent a great deal of his...
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William J. Massaker

April 10, 1933 - February 15, 2018

Mr. William J. Massaker, 84 of Overton Ave, passed away, Thursday February 15, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital, VITAS surrounded by his family. He was the widower of Janice (Munn) Massaker. Mr. Massaker was born April 10, 1933 in Patterson, NJ a son to the late William H. and Evelyn (Gibbs) Massaker. William was educated in the Patterson, NJ public school system. After completing his...
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Gracinda Kelley Rascoe

October 11, 1943 - February 7, 2018

Evangelist Gracinda Rondell (Kelley) Rascoe, 74, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, February 7, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones. Gracinda was born on October 11, 1943 to Oscar and Gladys (Trueheart) Kelley. She was the fifth child of eleven children (5 girls and 6 boys). Gracinda attended Waterbury Public Schools. She worked for General Motors Corporation for many before deciding to...
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Wilfredo Ramos, Sr.

October 25, 1967 - February 3, 2018

Mr. Wilfredo Ramos Sr., 50, passed away Saturday February 3, 2018. Wilfredo was born October 25, 1967 in Waterbury a son to Ismael Ramos of Waterbury and the late Belen Monroig. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
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Benjamin Rhodes, Jr.

July 2, 1954 - February 2, 2018

Mr. Benjamin Rhodes Jr., 63, of Waterbury, the loving husband of Linda (Thompson) Rhodes, was called to heaven suddenly in Waterbury after a brief illness on Friday, February 2, 2018. Born on Friday July 2, 1954 in Waterbury, son to the late Benjamin F. and Eunice (Hofler) Rhodes, he was given the name Benjamin F. Rhodes Jr. He was an adventurous child. Some would say mischievous but he...
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Angeline Sparks

January 19, 1956 - January 31, 2018

Ms. Angeline (Abney) Sparks, 62 of Proctor Street, was called home and earned her wings on, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Angeline was born January 19, 1956 in Waterbury a daughter to the late Nathan Abney and Cora Shell. Ms. Sparks was educated in the Waterbury public school system where she graduated from J.F. Kennedy High School...
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Pearlie Jordan

October 2, 1928 - January 29, 2018

Mrs. Pearlie (Thomas) Jordan, 89, passed away January 29, 2018, at Regal Health Care. She was the widow of William Andrew Jordan Jr., She was born October 2, 1928 daughter to the late John Anderson and Casadonia (White) Thomas in Elizabeth City, NC. She moved to Waterbury in 1977 where she resided until her passing. Her fondest memories were being with her sister Bannie Ann Rountree...
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Donna C Stevenson

March 29, 1971 - January 26, 2018

Miss Donna C. Stevenson, 46 of Garden Circle in Waterbury passed away unexpectedly at her home Friday, January 26, 2018. She was born March 29, 1971 in Waterbury to Pauline E. Stevenson of Waterbury and the late Donald L. Stevenson. Donna attended Sacred Heart Grammar School. Amongst attending Notre Dame Academy; she graduated from Wilby High School as a President of the National Honors...
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Danielle Stevenson

May 14, 1969 - January 24, 2018

Mrs. Danielle (Davis) Stevenson, 48, of Bellevue Street, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday January 24, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the wife of Keith Stevenson. Danielle was born May 14, 1969, in Waterbury, the last child of three to the late Carl and Diane (Graham) Davis. Danielle attended the Waterbury public school system graduating from Wilby High School. She continued her...
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Dorothea Trueheart

August 8, 1956 - January 16, 2018

Dorothea "Dort" "Dorothy" Trueheart, 61, of West Haven, formerly of Waterbury passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 16, 2018 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dorothea "Dort" "Dorothy" Trueheart, 61, was born on August 8, 1956 in Waterbury, CT to the late William and Helen (Gary) Trueheart. Dorothea graduated from Wilby High School and attended Naugatuck Valley Community College. She loved to...
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Christine V Jones

January 27, 1932 - January 13, 2018

Mrs. Christine Virginia (Ricks) Jones, 85, our matriarch, passed away quietly, Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of William "Buddy" Jones. "Tine" or "Mama Jones" as she was affectionately called was born January 27, 1932 in Nashville, NC a daughter to the late Richard Walter and Louisiana (Pridgeon) Ricks. At the...
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Michael Allen Pete

September 13, 1968 - January 12, 2018

Mr. Michael Allen Pete, 49, of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly January 12, 2018 in Waterbury Hospital. Michael was born September 13, 1968 in Waterbury to the late Willie Pete and Gail Shannon. Michael was educated in the Waterbury Public School system. He was a graduate of Kennedy High school where he played on the Varsity Football Team. Michael continued his education at Naugatuck...
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Ramon Antonio Maldonado , Sr.

July 5, 1944 - January 12, 2018

Waterbury: Mr. Ramon A Maldonado Sr., 73 of Congress Ave passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Abbott Terrace in Waterbury. Mr. Maldonado was born in Utuado PR on July 5, 1944 to the late Luis Maldonado and Ramona Cruz. Ramon attended school in the Puerto Rico School system. He was known to be a handy man and always kept himself busy. Ramon was a very hard working man; and made sure...
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Marysol Lopez

March 12, 1969 - January 9, 2018

Waterbury: Miss Marysol Lopez, 48 of Naugatuck died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born March 12, 1969 in Jersey City, New Jersey to Carlos Lopez and Gladys Maldonado. Mary as she was affectionately called attended the New Jersey School System. She worked various jobs throughout the CT area. She loved her children and family dearly. She always wanted the...
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Lisa Ann Pappas

October 5, 1965 - January 7, 2018

Miss Lisa Ann Pappas, 52, of Waterbury passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at her home. She was born October 5, 1965 to the late Timothy Pappas and Barbara Soucy. Lisa attended School throughout the Wolcott Public School System and was a graduate of Wolcott High. Lisa enjoyed doing makeup and hair. In fact, she was a hairdresser for many years. Lisa had a true passion...
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Darryl Michael Cain

November 29, 1964 - January 5, 2018

Mr. Darryl Michael Cain, "Uncle Mike", 53, of East Hartford, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Cain was born in Waterbury, on November 29, 1964, son of the late John Edward and Annie Brook (Jones) Cain Sr. Michael as he was known by everyone was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he was a graduate of Crosby...
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Barbara Hughes

August 4, 1950 - January 1, 2018

Waterbury: Ms. Barbara Mae Stevens Hughes, 77, of Bishop Street passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at her home. Barbara was born August 4, 1950 in Waterbury CT to Herman Saunders and Mary Elizabeth Lewis. Barbara as she was to others but was known affectionately as Bobby to her loved ones attended school in the Waterbury Public School System. She was a graduate of Wilby High School. She...
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Hyacinth Taylor

January 1, 2018

Ms. Hyacinth Taylor, 77, passed away Monday January 1, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital VITAS Hospice Unit. Ms. Taylor was born October 30, 1940 in Simms Run, St. Ann's Jamaica West Indies daughter to Ida (Johnson) Redway of Waterbury and the late Clarence Redway. "Sister Taylor" as she was called was educated in Jamaica where she attended Bomboo School before relocating to Waterbury where she...
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Lillie Mae Johnson

March 4, 1930 - December 26, 2017

Mrs. Lillie Mae Johnson, 87, departed this life Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Mr. Elmore Johnson. Lillie was born on March 4, 1930 in Jacksonville, NC to the late Herbert and Avie (Rhodes) Canady. She was educated in the North Carolina school system before moving to Waterbury. She relocated here in her early 20's and...
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Victor M. Ramirez

July 6, 1957 - December 18, 2017

Mr. Victor Ramirez "Tito", 60 of South Main Street, died Monday December 18, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital. ...
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Mary McClary

April 28, 1935 - December 13, 2017

Mrs. Mary Emma (Brown) McClary, 82, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. She was the widow of Mr. Willie McClary. Mrs. McClary was born in Kingstree South Carolina on April 28, 1935 to Albert and Viola (Dukes) Brown. Mary relocated to Connecticut in 1956 to Stamford before moving to Waterbury in 1969 where she resided until her passing. She was a homemaker who spent her...
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Mary B. Hill

September 30, 1939 - December 13, 2017

Mary B. Hill, 78, returned to her heavenly home on December 13, 2017 after a valiant battle with illness. Her devotion to her family and her belief in God supported her and ultimately gave her peace. Mary was borne to the late Ervin and Ellen Ross, in North Carolina on September 30, 1939. She attended the public-school system in Robinsonville, North Carolina. She moved from North Carolina...
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Melvin Dirty Goat Chisholm, Sr.

January 7, 1940 - December 11, 2017

Mr. Melvin Chisholm Sr., 77, of Windy Drive, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital after a long illness. He was the husband of Mary (Mobley) Ware Chisholm. Mr. Chisholm was born January 17, 1940 in Georgetown, SC a son to the late William and Amelia (Limes) Chisholm. Melvin, "Dirty Goat" as he was affectionately known was educated in South Carolina before entering...
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Mary Jane Richardson Burke

October 17, 1926 - December 8, 2017

Deacon Mary Jane (Richardson) Burke, 91, of Waterbury, slipped away from time into eternity on December 8, 2017 after a brief illness. She was the widow of Mr. Lawrence Burke. She was born October 17, 1926 in Darlington, SC. to Mr. Jordan & Elizabeth (Bishop) Richardson. The family relocated to Waterbury when she was a youngster and she resided here until her passing. She attended local...
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Jobany Lewis Colon

August 24, 1977 - December 5, 2017

Mr. Jobany "Joba" Lewis Colon, 40, of Waterbury, passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital. Jobany was born August 24, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois son of Ada Colon of Bayamon, PR. He was educated in Chicago public school system before relocating to Waterbury where he resided until his passing. He worked for various companies in the area including Myers Company...
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Evalyce Luz Santiago

October 21, 2001 - December 4, 2017

Miss. Evalyce Luz Santiago, 16 of Waterbury died tragically, Monday, December 4, 2017. Evalyce was born October 21, 2001 in Waterbury to Francisco Rivera and Wanda Plaza of Waterbury. "Evy" or "Eva" as she was affectionately called attended Crosby before transferring to Wilby where she was currently attending as sophomore. Evy was a very intelligent young lady who had aspirations of...
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Darlene Mercado

October 6, 1991 - December 1, 2017

Ms. Darlene Marie Mercado, also known as "Darla," "Maruca," and "Marie" beloved daughter, grandchild, sister, aunt, and amazing friend, passed away suddenly on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the young age of 26. Darlene was born October 6, 1991 a daughter to Jose Mercado and Arlene Rivera. Darlene touched many lives, and her memory will always live on through her loving family and dear friends...
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Eleanora Williams

March 5, 1936 - November 27, 2017

Ms. Eleanora Ruiz Williams was called home to be with her heavenly father on Monday, November 27, 2017 at the young age of 81 at St. Mary's Hospital VITAS Hospice. Eleanora was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Eleanora was born March 5, 1936 in Newberry, South Carolina to the late James Pitts Jr. and Carrie (Walker) Pitts. She was the youngest...
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Daniel Hernandez

May 3, 1943 - November 26, 2017

Mr. Daniel Hernandez, 74 of Knollwood Drive, passed away, Sunday November 26, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of Maria Sanchez. Daniel was born May 3, 1943 in Salinas, PR to the late Maximiliano Hernandez and Maria Sanchez. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
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Lydia J. Miranda

October 16, 1971 - November 20, 2017


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Nasha Chang Hawk

September 1, 1981 - November 18, 2017

Nasha NuChang Hawk Sr., 36, was called home by our father God unexpectedly Saturday, November 18, 2017. He was born September 1, 1981 in Waterbury, CT to Dwayne Avery and Shirley Hawk. Most of his friends called him "Nas" but those that really knew him called him "Chang" his family nickname. He attended the Waterbury Public School system and during his high school years he played football...
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Steven Walauskas

August 4, 1967 - November 17, 2017

Mr. Steven Walauskas, 50, of Pine Street, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the husband of Sheila (Dafney) Walauskas. Steven was born August 4, 1967 in Waterbury son to Elizabeth Barrows of Waterbury and the late Edward Walauskas. He was educated in the Waterbury public school system. Steven was a very kind hearted and giving person. He was the apple of...
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Lloyd Johnson

August 5, 1949 - November 8, 2017

Mr. Lloyd "Big Lloyd" Johnson, 68, of Lakewood Road in Waterbury passed away unexpectedly, November 8, 2017 at his home. Lloyd was born August 5, 1949 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the son of Benjamin Thorpe and Rosalee Johnson. Lloyd; but many close friends and family called him "Big Lloyd" was educated throughout the Waterbury Public School System. Lloyd worked various jobs in Waterbury...
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George Holley , Jr.

December 18, 1949 - November 3, 2017

George Holley Jr., was born December 18, 1949 in Sunsbury, North Carolina a son to the late George and Ella (Figgs) Holley Sr. He was affectionately referred to as "Mess" or "Messie". At the age of four, George and his family relocated to Waterbury, Connecticut where he would continue his education in the Waterbury public schools system. He attended Crosby High School and served in the United...
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Sarah Cooke

December 15, 1938 - November 3, 2017

Sarah Elizabeth Boston-Cooke, 78, of 27 Beech Street, Waterbury, CT, died Friday, November 3, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital. Ms. Cooke was born December 15, 1938, in Plymouth, NC, the daughter of the late Adolph Boston and Mr. and Mrs. Lenzola and Edna Mercer of Waterbury. She graduated from Leavenworth High School in Waterbury. She was affectionately called "Sister" or "Auntie Sister" by...
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Josefina Rodriguez

April 6, 1935 - October 30, 2017

Mrs. Josefina Rodriguez, 82, of Coral Drive, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was the widow of Jorge Rivera Torres. Josefina was born April 6, 1935 in Ponce, PR a daughter to the late Victor Rodriguez and Julia Rodriguez. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
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