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April 8, 1950 - November 16, 2019
Burial Date: November 23, 2019
Visitation will be held on Saturday November 23, 2019 in Colonial from 10:30-11am. Burial will follow at Hamden Plains Cemetery.
Marcia Theresa McCleese 69, of New Haven, CT passed away peacefully on November 16, 2019 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born on April 8, 1950 in New Haven, CT to the late George McCleese Sr, and Katherine Kleckley McCleese, and her two bothers who preceded her death, Craig Kleckley, and Chester Stevens of New Haven, CT. She was a graduate of Richard C Lee High School, and attended School of Nursing in Boston Massachusetts. She was employed at Yale University and the Howard Hughes Foundation where she retired in 2015. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family and friends. Those left to cherish her memory are a devoted long term boyfriend Ralph Cannata, New Haven, CT, two sisters, Georgina (McCleese) Lamar Lee. New Haven, CT, Claudia McCleese, Los Angeles, CA, two bothers; Abdullah Hasan McLeansville, NC and Keith McCleese, Los Angeles, CA, one aunt, Susie Phelmetto of Groton, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She will be missed by all, and the world is less bright now, our lives are forever changed by her larger than life personality.
Visitation will be held on Saturday November 23, 2019 in Colonial from 10:30-11am. Burial will follow at Hamden Plains Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.colonialfunerals.com