March 14, 1933 ~ May 2, 2003
Elias L. Emanuelson, Jr. husband of Filomena Capecelatro Emanuelson of 100 Lebanon Rd. Bethany passed away May 2, 2003 in Yale New Haven Hospital. Father of Diane Emanuelson Basini (Jean Claude) of Bethany, Elias L. Emanuelson III (Monica) of North Haven and Eric I Emanuelson (Margaret) of Guilford, grandfather of Elisa and Eric Basini of Bethany, Elizabeth Emanuelson of North Haven and Casey and Pembroke Emanuelson of Guilford. He was born in New Haven, March 14, 1933 son of the late Elias LeRoy Emanuelson and Alice Garrity Emanuelson and had resided in Bethany since 1965. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1955 and earned his commission to the United States Air Force the same year.He served as a pilot for the Strategic Air Command. 303 Air Refueling Squadron based in Bermuda and Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire, after separation from active duty, he joined the 137th TAS Squadron of the New York Air National Guard and retired as a Major. He was employed by Perrigo, Inc. in New Haven and the Beazely Company Realtors in New Haven. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church of Bethany, a former member of The Race Brook Country Club, The New Haven Country Club, Mory's, The Quinnipiack Club and The Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda. His family will receive friends at BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 Whitney Ave Hamden Monday May 5, from 5 to 8pm. A Memorial service will be held Tuesday May 6, at 10:30 at the Christ Episcopal Church Amity Rd, Bethany. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Bethany Vol. Fire & Ambulance Dept. Amity Rd Bethany, CT 06524.