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James Edward Townsend Obituary
TOWNSEND, JAMES E. James Edward Townsend, 71, of DeWitt Street in New Haven, CT passed away on September 2, 2013, at St. Raphael's Hospital in New Haven. James was the loving husband to Barbara (Stroud) Townsend for 52 years. He was born onDecember 27, 1941 in Union Spring, AL. to the late Saul Townsend and Willie C. Shell. He worked as a linen porter for St. Raphael's Hospital for 20 years. He was a devoted father to daughters, Daffie Jones of Hamden, Kathy Townsend of Boston, MA., Mary Townsend of New Haven; brother of Namon Townsend of New Haven, James Arthur (Carolyn) Townsend of Northford, CT; sisters, Edna Melvin of Hollywood, FL., Jessie Townsend of Jacksonville, FL., Bernett Joybrt of Houston, TX.; 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by four brothers; Ivory, Saul Jr., John, Bernard. A Celebration of his life will take place on Monday, September 9, 2013 at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT at 11AM, with calling hours Monday from 9-11AM at the funeral home. Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery. To leave a message of comfort for the Townsend family please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com

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Published in The New Haven Register on Sept. 8, 2013
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