Obituaries

Lena F. (Guida) Purpora

May 20, 2017

Lena F. (Guida) Purpora, 90, of Orange, entered into eternal life on Saturday May 20, 2017 in Orange Health Care Center. Born on April 22, 1927 in New Haven to the late Amadeo and Carmel (Antonelli) Guida. She was predeceased by her late husband Anth

Shirlie Hocking-McGillis

April 19, 2017

Shirlie Arlene Hocking-McGillis, age 68, of New Haven, entered into eternal life on April 19, 2017 at YNHH. Born on December 16, 1948 in New Haven, the daughter of the late Earl and Dorothy Hocking. Cherished mother of Lori (Mickey) Ortiz, Linda (Mik

Mattie Ruth Stevenson

April 16, 2017

Mattie Ruth Stevenson, age 82, of West Haven, entered into eternal life on Sunday April 16, 2017 at CT Hospice. Born on February 22, 1935 in Greenville, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Jon and Rosella Stevenson. Cherished mother of Bonnie M

Richard Golia Jr.

April 5, 2017

Richard Golia Jr., age 48, of Cheshire, entered into eternal life on April 5, 2017 at his home. Born on May 18, 1968 in Norfork, VA, the son of Richard and Nancy (Nuzzo) Golia Sr. of Hamden. Cherished father of Richard :Tanner” Golia of Cheshire. B

Viola "Bootsie" Rollinson

April 4, 2017

Viola “Bootsie” (James) Rollinson, age 66, of New Haven, entered into eternal life on Friday April 14, 2017 at YNHH (St Raphael’s Campus). Born on May 30, 1950 in New Haven, the daughter of the late John and Lula Mae James Sr. Loving wife of Sa

Madeline Marie Mongillo

April 2, 2017

Madeline Marie “Mickey” Mongillo, 86, of Hamden, peacefully passed away with her family by her side on Sunday April 2, 2017 at CT Hospice of Branford. Born on January 7, 1931 in New Haven, the daughter of the late John and Clementine Mongillo. Si

Katherine Renee Wright

March 14, 2017

Katherine Renee Wright, age 57, of New Haven, entered into eternal life on Tuesday March 14, 2017 in YNHH. A Celebration of Katherine’s life will be held on Friday March 31, 2017 in Colonial, 86 Circular Ave., Hamden at 11 O’clock. Interment w

Albert Thurman Sanford

March 3, 2017

Albert Thurman Sanford Jr., age 59, of New Haven, entered into eternal life on Friday March 3, 2017. Born on July 30, 1957 in New Haven, the son of Gloria (Johnson) Washington of New Haven and the late Albert Thurman Sanford Sr. Cherished father of L