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.

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  1. Dear Mena, Di, Roy and Eric, The service last night was beautiful. It was a loving tribute to a truly special man. The photo of Lee in Bermuda with a crooked grin, thumbs up and kicking his heels up captures his warm, caring spirit. There is a brighter light in heaven tonight. My thoughts and prayers are with you, God bless. Love, Stephanie

  2. It was in the early 70\’ when we first met the E\’s. What a fun family… dads and sons playing hoops, the gals doing their own thing, hanging out at each others houses, esp. during the summer at your pool. We looked forward to his flyovers, standing out front and flicking the lights jumping up and down cross arm waving in the yards. Though the children grew up and went their separate ways, Bethany was always home. On the Major\’s birthday, I called him. .Don\’t you ever forget?. was his response. No, and I never will. His memory lives on in the family left behind. May you all find God\’s strength during this very sad and difficult time. Keep the memories alive and reach out to the family who cherished their friends and neighbors for those many years. I love you all!

  3. Mena our thoughts are with you. May GOD bless.. We will be in Milford May 14=15 would love to see you BOB &CYNTHIA

  4. My deepest sympathy and condolences go to the family of Mr. Emanuelson, Jr. It is a very sad time when we lose someone we love. We remember the good times we had with them and how much we love them. The Bible gives us a comforting message to help us cope with their death. This message is found at Revelation 21:3, 4 and Isaiah 33:24. May these words bring you comfort as they did me when my mother died. Deepest Sympathy, Ms. Floyd

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