Cortland L. Bonday, age 25, life long resident of Hamden, passed away on March 26, 2014. Cortland was the boyfriend for many years of Megan Groleau with whom he resided. He is survived by his mother Jacqueline Boughton Marvel of Northford; his father Michael Marvel of Branford; his sister Jessica Marvel of Hamden; his brother Nicholas Marvel of Washington; his maternal grandparents Dennis Boughton of North Haven & Joan Silk Petraccione of Wallingford; his aunts, Jill Boughton on North Haven & Joan Turner of Hamden; his uncle Dennis King of Wallingford and several cousins. He was predeceased by his uncle Peter Boughton. Cortland was a Hamden High School graduate, a musician and an employee of Aloha Pools. Friends may visit with his family on Monday, March 31st from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. During that time his Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 PM in the funeral home. Interment will be private.

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  1. Cortland i wil never forget the day i met u on the bus to 9th grade. You were always smiling and the life of te party. I remember hanging witg you ad te boys my brother beaner nicki and everyone else. You have so many people who care for you and we are going to miss u so much. Heaven has the sweetest angel now and hopefully we all meet again. To cortlands family im so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you. @,—-

  2. Cortland I will always be thankful to you for standing up for my son when he was in middle school and being chased home by a group of boys. Seeing you in the stands during the girls cheer competition and having the same feeling as we all did that the girls should have gone to Disney. Rest in peace cortland.

  3. Cortland, You have made and impact on many lives, including mine. It was an absolute honor growing up with you and to have known you. Rest in peace my friend

  4. Dear Megan and Family…i am so very sorry for your loss..just know that Cortland is in heaven watching over everyone…i will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers..R.I.P. Cortland… Doreen Cappiello (kimberly DeRosa’s Aunt)

  5. I know I wasn’the in your life but for only a short time how ever you where always on my mind. I’ll see you in heaven. Rest in peace my son.

  6. Jackie & Jess our hearts go out to you and your family during this most difficult time. Don’t know what to say other than we love you and are here for you.

  7. Jackie and family, Elaine and I are extremely saddened by your sudden and tragic loss, our prayers are with you. Cory would come over every once in a while and offer to help me shovel the walk or take out my trash cans. He was a fine young man.

  8. Jackie and family, My deepest sympathies go out to all of you at this sad time. If there is anything I can do for you, please, don’t hesitate to call me. You and your family as well as Cortland, will be in my prayers! Love, Aunt Karen

  9. Jackie and Jess, there are no words that I can say that can heal your pain. Cortland will always be in the hearts of many, he always lit up the room where ever he went, if we were sad he made us laugh, always had a great time we will never forget

  10. Jackie and Jess, there is nothing to be said that can erase the pain you are experiencing. Hold Cortland’s memory close to your heart, he gave so much love to other’s; he passed a smile on to everyone he met. I am thinking of you often and sending healing thoughts out to you. Take care, and take time to heal.

  11. LT. Marvel…I send my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I pray that God bless you with strength to get through this difficult time. May the joyful memories of mother & son always be treasured in your heart.

  12. my boyfriend has a lot of idiots for friends that i’d be happy to never see but Cortland was different he was a nice kid funny and just general cared he would always ask about my son while others are to self absorbed or just uncaring! I was always happy to see him n was devastated to see this. god bless him hopefully he’s at peace while the rest of us are here battling this thing called life i’m sorry for your loss—- luv Glenn Courtney and little Glenn Galasso

  13. My deepest thoughts and prayers are sent over the miles to you and your family Jackie and Jess. Wishing I could be there ! May you rest in eternal peace Cort !

  14. My deepest thoughts and prayers to the family. Also Thank you for being a kind, loving and respectful person Cortland. You will be missed.but will remain in our hearts.

  15. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Cortland will never be forgotten,he was truly a kind soul and pleasure to have known.

  16. Our deepest sympathy to Jackie and the family for such a sudden loss. May the love and joy that you shared together give you strength during this most difficult time. Robb Bartolomeo and the Empire Nightclub Staff

  17. Our thoughts and Prayers to Cortland’s Family, Friends. We have only known Cortland for a couple yrs. Met him the first time in Atlantic City Pool Convention. What a personality!!! Funny, kind just all around Great guy!Our son and girlfriend came this yr to Pool Convention and met Cortland fell in love with him! We had such a great time laughing and hanging out. Heaven has gained a Angel ! He will be missed by many people! Mark and Janice Johnson Johnson Pool and Patio LLC

  18. You are still here – you did not die. You will live on in our hearts and minds. It was a pleasure to be a part of your life. Thank you for being a kind, loving and respectful person. Our condolences to your family and the many people to whom you brought such great joy.

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