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January 7, 1939 - August 20, 2021
Burial Date: August 27, 2021
A Celebration of Ella’s life will be held on Friday August 27, 2021 in the New Antioch Church of God, 65 Burbon Drive, Branford at 11am. Viewing will be in Church from 10am-11am. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
On Friday afternoon on August 20, 2021 at the age of 82, Ms. Ella Louise Greene traveled to her heavenly home. Upon arrival she was greeted by her paternal parents Lincoln and Bessie Greene. She was born on January 7, 1939 in Darlington South Carolina. She completed her education in the New Haven school system graduating with honors from Hillhouse High School in 1956. Although her high school yearbook stated business college was her future goal, she rose through the ranks without a college degree. After 32 years of dedicated service at Yale University she retired in the year 2000 as Business Manager in the Department of Astronomy.
Known for her famous Thanksgiving dinners she hosted until recent years in addition to cook-outs in the early years. Ella insisted on doing all the cooking. All you had to do was show up which made her heart glad. These family gatherings were her ‘mini” family reunions. All she wanted was her family to laugh and love on each other in her home. Her dedication to her loved ones, especially her daughter and grandchildren, was truly deeply and intensively heartfelt. A host of nieces and nephews will treasure the loving memory of their precious Aunt Louise. Numerous cousins and friends will affectionately remember Lou.
She is survived by her daughter Stephenie Greene-Champion of New Haven; Two grandchildren: Preston Louie Wilson, Justin Malcolm Champion: Four siblings: Dorothy Gilmore of New Haven, Elizabeth Austin of New Haven, Wallace (Donna) Greene of New Haven, and Barbara Edwards of Azusa, California. Pre-deceased by her sister Alice Mae Wormley and brother Lincoln Greene Jr.
A Celebration of Ella’s life will be held on Friday August 27, 2021 in the New Antioch Church of God, 65 Burbon Drive, Branford at 11am. Viewing will be in Church from 10am-11am. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.colonialfunerals.com.