Thelma McCan
1931 - 2021
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McCan, Thelma
Thelma McCan was born December 29, 1931 and departed this life on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. She was born in Robersonville, NC. Thelma was the thirteenth child of the late Cornelius and Lena Sutton. She was predeceased by twelve brothers and sisters. She attended Troup Middle School and Hillhouse High School. She was married to the late Joseph W. McCan. She was employed for many years at G.N.O, in New Haven, CT and was a former member of Trinity Temple Church of God and Christ. Thelma leaves to cherish her fondest memories, nine children, Morris (Leatta) Sutton, North Haven, CT, Delores Sutton, Rita Sutton, Joseph C. Sutton, Margaret Taylor, Debra McCan, Maxine McCan, Joseph W. McCan, New Haven, CT, Laura Lucky, West Haven, CT; she is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Thelma was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will truly be missed by her entire family for eternity. She was a woman of small statue but had such a huge heart. Rest In peace Mom. Due to Covid, there will not be a repass.
A Walk-Thru visitation will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 10:00- 11:00 a.m. at Beulah Heights First Pentecostal church, 782 Orchard St., New Haven, CT 06511. Celebration of her life and going home will be private; Interment will be at Hamden Plains Cemetery, Hamden, CT. To leave a message of comfort for the McCan family, please visit,

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Published in The New Haven Register on Apr. 7, 2021.
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April 9, 2021
Such a beautiful soul. My memory of Grandma Thelma, her food and welcoming heart. She had the best food. She shared her food with me many times, just cause, and when needed. But you could not go to her house and get a to go plate, nah you have to fix your plate eat and stay a while. Only way you can get a to go plate if you were sick or something. Love her❤
God bless
Mary Clark
April 8, 2021
Margaret, I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
Maura Hudson
Maura A Hudson
April 8, 2021
The baby-girl of the sisters. She has gone home to be reunited. Not only was she a great mother and grandmother, she was an awesome aunt. So loving and caring. I cherish the memories of the many days spent at her house as a youth. She will be dearly missed, but never forgotten
James Mitchell
April 7, 2021
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