Gabrielle Alexis Lee, 11, of Fairfield St., New Haven, passed away on June 5, 2008. Born on February 22, 1997 in New Haven, she is a daughter of Jeffrey and Martha Lee Sr. of New Haven. Gabrielle is survived by her siblings, Jeffrey Jr., Juliet, and Allison Lee. Maternal grandparents, Carlos and Carmen Gomez and paternal grandparents, Walter and Catherine Lee Sr., aunts and uncles, Sandra Gomez, Carlos J. Gomez and wife Jessica, Ivan Gomez and wife Nicole, and Leslie Garcia and husband Manuel all of New Haven, Bruce Trammell and wife Janine of Branford, Karen Lee, Walter Lee Jr., and Virginia Spell and husband Stacey all of New Haven, Angela Lee of Hamden, Martina Turenne and husband Yvon of Nanuet, NY, Rachel Walton and husband Douglass of Patterson, NY, Alex Lee and wife Celina of White Plains, NY, Kelly Atkins and husband Marc of Yonkers, NY, and Deborah Trammell of Naugatuck, and a host of cousins. Gabrielle was an outgoing fifth grader at Elm City College Prep and a member of East Rock Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses both in New Haven. A good student, she had achieved Reach Scholar six months in a row. She was an active child who enjoyed running and dancing. She participated in several talent contests using her voice to please the crowd. She was looking forward to dancing in an upcoming talent show. Gabrielle was a girl's girl. Never passing up an opportunity to go shopping and enjoying every moment of time spent as a flower girl in four different weddings. Family and friends will forever miss her great personality and her beautiful smile will never be forgotten. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 14th at 10 a.m. at Edgewood Park Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, 885 Wintergreen Ave., Hamden. Friends may visit with the family on Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Memorial contributions in Gabrielle's memory may be sent to the Lee Family at 1234 Forest Road, New Haven, CT 06515.

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  1. As a hospital employee I see a lot of things that can tear a heart down and build up emotion. But reading about the death of your daughter and watching the news on T.V. can make even the hardest heart break down. Your family is in my prayers as I know this is a very hard time for all of you. God is always there for you even when times are tough or we do not understand why he decrees certain things. Dont let this sway your faith but only make it stronger. God has something good waiting for you and your family because of the amount of trust and strength you have in his word. May God continue to bless you and your family and give you all the courage to be strong in this very emotional time. My heart goes out to you and your family…

  2. As the parents of Zhane’ Bunting a 7th grader at Elm City College Prep who loved Gabrielle and was a friend to her you have our sincere sympathy. May God comfort you durimg this sad time.

  3. Dear Jeff, It is with the deepest condolences that I write you and your dear wife. It is our family’s prayer that Jehovah comfort your family in this time of grief. We are looking forward to meeting this beautiful daughter of yours when she awakens from her sleep. She probably won’t believe me but I can tell her how cool her Dad was. Love you All The Johnson’s


  5. Dear Lee Family, I wanted to express my deep sadness again over the loss of your beautiful daughter. I know this is the most difficult burden to bear and I can imagine how deep the pain is. We are holding you in our hearts and prayers. Please remember as Job 14:15 said, Jehovah is .yearning. to bring her back, and then you will expirence the .great ecstasy. that Mark 5:42 talks about. We are here for you and your family always. All my Love, Erin Taylor

  6. Erik and I are Angela’s landlords. Angela, we have come to know and love you in the short time you’ve been with us. We’ve learned what a loving and beautiful soul you are, and we quickly learned what an important role your little nieces play in your life. But we may never know the pain that you and your family are suffering today. We are truly heartbroken for your loss of Gabriella. Please accept our deepest condolences. If there is anything, we are here for you. Alison and Erik

  7. Familia Gomez, En un tiempo de duelo siempre hay esperanzas que le ayuden a superar su dolor. Espero que encuentre alivio sabiendo que su querida nieta y sobrina esta esperando a una resurrecion prometida por Jehova. Beatriz Uribe Maria Olmeda

  8. from Michael,Cindy,Mona,Isaac,Yvette & Mae, No words can express the emotions your family may be going through – and have to come. In Jehovah’s name we pray for your strength and will to move forward during such tragic times. With Lots of Love, the Talton Family

  9. Had the pleasure of meeting Gabrielle @ GiGi’s baby shower. she will be greatly missed by many. My condelences go out to the Lee family. Dianna Bellamy-Cooper and family

  10. Hello my family, I’m so sorry about Gabrielle and I want you to know that our prayers will continue so that you may gain comfort from our heavenly father. My love for you and the family has never dimmed. My heart is with you all and I will continue to ask Jehovah to give you the strength beyond what is normal to help you get through each hour, day, week, month, You are truly loved and you have to know how many prayers are going to Jehovah to help comfort you. We will continue to pray that you find comfort from the scriptures, strength from Jehovah, and the memories that no one can take from us as well as the promise of the resurrection. When Gabrielle awakens, she will be looking for all her family, may we all strive to be there to welcome her back. I too look foward to meeting Gabrielle. I love you all very much, and look forward to seeing you all again.

  11. Hi my name is Katrina, and I go to the kingdom hall in new haven. I don’t think we’ve met, but I would like to say I am so sorry for your loss. This must be such a difficult time for everyone. My condolences from me and my family. She was a beautiful girl and I’m sure she had a beautiful heart. I look forward to seeing her in the paradise. with love Katrina

  12. Hi my name is Katrina, and I go to the kingdom hall in new haven. I don’t think we’ve met, but I would like to say I am so sorry for your loss. This must be such a difficult time for everyone. My condolences from me and my family. She was a beautiful girl and I’m sure she had a beautiful heart. I look forward to seeing her in the paradise. with love Katrina

  13. I am so sorry for your lost. My heart goes out to our Family. Believe me I know how you feel, I lost my Son Julian last year on June 4, 2007. It was was the worst thing that would happen to a parent. I will pray for you and your Family. Deidre Daniels & Marissa Agnew



  16. i do not know you or your family but im sorry about the loss of your little Girl. My congregation as well as myself will be praying for God to give you the strenth in this time of sorrow. Remember that one day she will rise on the day of the ressurection. May God confort you in this dificult time. You will be in our prayers

  17. i do not know you or your family but my deepest condolences are with you, im sorry about the loss of your little angel. you are definitely in my prayers.

  18. I do not know your precious angel or your family, but I would like to send my deepest condonlences to you and your family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. She will be looking over all of you. She will be your shining star.

  19. I just read about your loss and I want you to know just how sorry I am. It is so very difficult to lose someone we love and a child even more so. May Jehovah give you the strength to get through these horrendous days ahead. We are so fortunate that we have the hope of the Resurrection. You are in the hearts and prayers of many. Agape’ Carol Collins

  20. i loved gabby so much as a friend she ws kind sweet evry thing good she could be to me ill tell u i miss her so much and fallan her best friend was crying her eyes out. i wish she was still here

  21. I wanted to express my sympathy to your family. I got to know Gabrielle quite well while doing my internship at Jepson. She was a wonderful girl…her smile would light up the room and she was always a huge help when I subbed in her classroom. Especially extend my sympathy to Juliet. I worked in her classroom at Jepson the majority of year. I know she was very close to Gabrielle and that this must be very difficult for her. She is a sweet little girl and does not deserve to have to deal with this hardship at such a young age.

  22. i was at her school in jepson im sorry for what happend i want ppl to now that she was a good kid evry one will mis her let her stay in are haerts for ever

  23. i was at her school in jepson im sorry for what happend i want ppl to now that she was a good kid evry one will mis her let her stay in are haerts for ever

  24. i was at her school in jepson im sorry for what happend i want ppl to now that she was a good kid evry one will mis her let her stay in are haerts for ever

  25. I was informed of the loss of your precious daughter through Sandy Neal and wanted to extend my sincerest condolences to you during this trying time. I am fervently praying for you and your family during this time. Please remember that .To Jehovah the Sovereign Lord belong the ways out from death. (Ps.68:20) and through our Great God Jehovah, you have a firm and sure hope of seeing your beautiful daughter in perfect health and under perfect conditions.

  26. Jeff, Martha, Jeffrey, Juliet and Allison Our prayers are for you each day and night. We know that Jehovah will be your strength during these dark days and we hope that Jehovah’s promise of a resurrection to a Paradise earth will shine brightly in time. Our love to you and the kids. We are filled with thoughts of happier times when your girls would dance about in Ashley’s room and play dress up and We long to be with you all soon to share all of our happy memories of Gabrielle. we know in the new system Gabrielle will be reuinted with you all and will be dancing about and enjoying life without end at last. Our Love always, Robert, Janet, Ashley, Robert, Justin and Breanna Hernandez

  27. Jeff, may God bless you and your family during this time of sorrow. My prayers and thoughts are with you. your cousin, Brother Linwood Dancy

  28. Jeffrey and Martha: We are devastated by the loss of Gabrielle. Her bright personality will be greatly missed. May your family find some comfort and solace in God. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love always, Theresa, Alicia, Jimmy and Janelle Davison

  29. Jeffrey,Martha and the Lee Family, Our prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. May Jehovah continue to hold you in his right hand and give to you comfort when it is needed. Although we are very far away you are very close to our hearts. Dominic, Chikita, Allie and Gabbie

  30. Martha & Jeffrey; There aren’t even words to express how sad we are for you and your entire family at this time. We love you so much and hope that you can take comfort in .The God of all comfort.. Know that you are loved and we will await her resurrection side by side with you.

  31. Martha, Jeff , Jeffrey, Juliet and Allison – There are NO WORDS to describe our despair and sorrow for what you are feeling and going through. Always remember Gabrielle for her beauty, her spirit and for being so well loved. She is always with you … Take solace in your faith and surround yourself with friends and family – God bless your beautiful family and find strength in him. Much, Much Love … Cathy, John, John-Luis, Justin, Jadon and Bella

  32. Martha,Jeff,Jeffrey jr. Juliet & Allison Gabrielle will always be in my heart I can remember when she was born we were all so very excited to have a girl in the family finally. She was six months old when she told me and Mommy .SOCK. I was in aw on how smart she was. I will always have this empty space in my heart now that she is gone Manny and I will miss her dearly. She is and will alway be special to us. I love you guys so much and wish this never happened. I’m going to miss her smile her laugh and her motherly charm. She will forever be young and beautiful. Just remember as your lil sis I watched you raise Gabrielle and Jeff jr. Juliet & Allison to be such good kids.You are the best mom ever and I look up to you so much. I love you guys and will be by your side always, with great love your lil sis Lesley Manny & Andrez

  33. May Jehovah comfort your thoughts and memories at this time. Our hope is strong and assured by the only one who could ever give such a promise, that is the life forever! in a better world, may that be your focus admist these turbulent times as our family prayers are with your family may you keep enduring. Your friends the Spinks family!

  34. My condolences are with Gabrielle’s family and friends. Although I did not have the priviledge of personally knowing Gabrielle, I am a close friend of someone who was. I know that she was a very special young lady.

  35. My condolences to the entire family. May Jehovah give you the strength to continue on. Gabrielle will not be forgotten, she will always live on in our memories, till we see her again dancing and singing in Paradise. Much love The Hernandez Family.

  36. My dearest friends, you are in my thoughts during this time of sorrow that we certainly were not created to endure. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Gabrielle but I heard about her through my friend Beatriz Uribe from North Haven, CT. May Jehovah provide all the comfort and strength you need at this time. My most sincerest thoughts from your sister and friend, Jeanne Bautista

  37. My heart goes out to you and your family during this very difficult time. You all are in our prayers. My heart aches!

  38. My heart weeps for you, and our prayers are and will be with you. My name is Heidi Blake (nee Huyghue), and I went to Pioneer School with Angie way back in 1986. My sister told me yesterday that the little girl was a Witness so today I found the obituary and made the connection to your family. I cannot begin to describe the burning, bricklike sensation I feel inside. More than that, I cannot remotely even dare to imagine how your family feels, especially being a parent now myself. Please always remember Psalm 68:19, .Blessed be Jehovah, who daily carries the load for us, The [true] God of our salvation.. Gabrielle will be one of faces of resurrected children that we see in our beautiful publications. I look forward to meeting her there.

  39. My thoughts and prayers are with Gabrielle and your family. May she sing with the Lord! Sincerely, The Magliocco Family Top Kat Super Laundromat

  40. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…may you be surrounded by love and comforted that she had a wonderful life in the time she was here with us. Heather Stocking American Cancer Society (Friend of her Aunt Angie Lee)

  41. News of your hurt is being felt in the entire association of brothers and sisters. (1 Peter 5:9) May Jehovah put your tears in his wine skins and fondle your souls with his holy spirit. He will sustain you. When we see Gabrielle in the resurrection, we will tell her that she was another reason why we had to stay faithful. We just had to meet her. We love you.

  42. No words or comfort can describe your loss. I known the pain can be at times unbearable. As each day go by, if you can reach deep down in your soul or stay above, you may find some comfort or just that little voice that will say Mommy/Daddy you can make it. Its hard, but I know its there just listen closely Jehovah will guide you. My Deepest Sympathy

  43. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Our children are our most precious gift and we are sadden when one is taken away from us. I know that Gabrielle touched many hearts. With Love,

  44. Please accept our most sincere condolences on the loss of your daughter. I didn’t know her personally, but being a parent myself, i realize this is a very difficult time for your family. May Jehovah comfort you during this difficult time; please try to maintain a spiritual routine, even though it will be difficult. We’ll keep you in our prayers.

  45. The Lee Family I was sorry to hear of Gabrielle’s passing. I didn’t know her personally,but she was an inspiration for the young ones in the congregation. May Jehovah continue to bless you and your family.

  46. To Jeff, Martha, and all of Gabrielle’s wide family: Please recieve our deepest sympathy and know you are constantly in our prayers in this impossibly heartbreaking time. While I have never had the privilege of meeting any of your kids, Jeff and Martha, I have such strong memories of all the Lee kids when we were growing up, and what brilliant, caring, beautiful, funny, outgoing young spirits you all had. I can see that same disposition in Gabrielle’s picture and can imagine what a treasure she is and how desperately you will miss that light while she is gone. Please be assured of our continued prayers for your comfort. We know Jehovah and the love of your many dear ones will help you make it through this shocking time and the days that follow. Much affection across the miles and years.

  47. To Jeff, Martha, Jeffery, Juliet and Alison You all don’t know me and have not met me in your life, but I’m friends with Sandy whom you went to Pioneer School and she told me about your precious little girl’s death. I’m so sorry to know of this, I know that this is something that you never expected, to see you little girl die before you. Just remember that we have the resurrection hope and that we will soon see her again and I hope that I get a chance to meet her, she sound like she was a bright little girl and I know you loved her dearly. My prayers and hugs go out to you and your family on this sad occasion. Keep Jehovah with you and always.

  48. To Jeff, Martha, Jeffery, Juliet and Alison. We are so sorry for your loss. May Jehovah’s promise of a Paradise Earth comfort and strengthen you! We hope to see Gabrielle sing and dance once again! Our prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Andre, Maureen, Brandon and Benjamin Robinson

  49. To Jeff, Martha, Jeffrey, Juliet and Allison– MY heart is broken for all of you. Gabrielle always had a hug for me every time she saw me. She is the sweetest girl, now she is safe in Jehovah’s memory. He will give you the strength to get through this very difficult time, and you will all be in our prayers everyday until Gabrielle is with us again in Jehovah’s new world that is so close now. Then all this sorrow will be gone forever! Until then, Cleave to Jehovah, the God of all comfort. Ellie, Lou, Chris and Stephanie Onofrio

  50. To Jeff,Martha,Jefferey,Juliet and Allison and everyone who Gabrielle touched. There are no words that I could say to ease your pain for beautiful Gabrielle. May you find comfort in love,faith and your memories of her. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  51. To the entire Lee Family, We would like to let each one of you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Please take comfort that to Gabrielle it will be like an instant of time and she will awaken in perfect world conditions. May you all continue to rely on Jehovah for strength to endure until then. He will not fail you. Warm Christian Love, The Bargnesi Family in the New London cong.

  52. To the family of Gabrielle Lee,I send my condolences.It saddens my heart to hear about the passing of such a beautiful star.I don’t know Gabrielle or your family,but i will continue to pray that you find the strength to make it through another day.God bless you and your family.Thinking of you,Sincerely,Yvonne&James Weaver&Family

  53. To The Family of Gabrielle: I am sorry about the lost of your daughter. May the resurrection hope sustain you all at this time of sorrow.

  54. To The Family of Gabrielle: I am sorry about the lost of your daughter. May the resurrection hope sustain you all at this time of sorrow.

  55. To the Lee family and the Gomez family: We are all feeling the loss of Gabrielle, although I didn’t have a chance to be around her much, but knew of her talents from her aunts and her parents. Martha, you will always be in my prayers, may Jehovah always give you the strength to continue one day at a time; Jeffrey, I’ve always been fond of your family, and may Jehovah comfort you also in your time of need. I also am expressing my deep regret and sympathy for the entire Lee family and entire Gomez family. Alex


  57. To the Lee Family It was heartbreaking to hear of the tragic loss of your daughter, Gabrielle. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Stephanie Mallard

  58. To the Lee Family Sorry for your loss, I went to school with Gabrielle at Jepson Magnet in New Haven (Ms. Regina class). She was a nice and friendly girl.

  59. To the Lee Family, Although I did not know Garielle personally, I was deeply touched and saddened to read about her passing. I too am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, please know that you all are in my prayers, please find strenght and comfort in Jehovah God and know that everything He promises will be fulfilled. I hope I can meet Gabrielle in the Kingdom and maybe introduce her to my beloved 8yr niece that I lost a few years back. I look forward to welcoming them both back in the resurrection. May Jehovah be with you during this time.

  60. To the Lee Family, My condolences to Catherine and Walter Lee, as well as all of Jeff’s siblings. May Jehovah help you through this time of sorrow.

  61. To the Lee family… Our hearts are so moved by this tragic loss that your family, as well as all who knew Gabrielle and loved her so very much is experiencing. We loved Gabrielle so much and we are awaiting the day Jehovah brings her back to us. Please know that we are here for you and if you need ANYTHING please let us know. You are, and forever will be in our prayers. We love you all! Jennifer Haynes, Anthony Morris & Ma’khi

  62. To the Lee Family: I am deeply sorry for your lost, and even though I never met Gabrielle I am sure she was a beautiful person. She will be greatly missed. Your family will remain in my prayers. We all look forward to seeing her beautiful smile again in paradise. With Love, Nicole

  63. To the Lee Family; My heart aches for the pain your family is experiencing. May Jehovah continue to strengthen and comfort you.

  64. We are keeping you in our Prayers for your lost of Gabrielle. Our Condolences go out to the Lee and Trammell Family. From The Councill Family in Philadelphia, PA

  65. We are saddened by the loss of Gabrielle, and hope that you draw much stregnth from the scriptures and the hope of the resurrection. You will remain in our prayers during this difficult time. Agape, Bro./Sis. Weaverton and Diane Whittley

  66. We are so sorry to hear of your loss and our loss of our young sister. We know we will see her soon in the resurrection, but still our hearts are heavy and we greive with you. You have been and will continue to be in our prayers. With Warm Christian Love,

  67. We were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your dear Gabrielle. We pray that God will comfort you as only He can. He understands the pain and loss of a dear child also. We know that she is enjoying the blessed presence of Jehovah. Joe and Andrea Depino (aunt and uncle of Nicole, Ivans wife and friend of Grandpa Carlos.

  68. When I think of Gabrielle, I remember her smiling and laughing. She was a happy girl. It was very important to her to make everyone else happy by teaching them about Jehovah. She would ask me for all sorts of literature to share with her classmates, and she always had their specific needs and interests in mind. Although she had not yet been baptized, there is no question that hers was a life dedicated to Jehovah. We look forward to seeing her again when all is new and making new happy memories. Joel Johnstone & Elizabeth Green

  69. Your wait won’t be long until you hold your precious one again. You should know what a fine witness your family has given for our Great God, Jehovah. Gabrielle got more than 800 people to the kingdom hall! Because of our young sister, maybe many more will get to know Jehovah! Thanks for sharing her memorial with us and we will pray for your peace of mind. May Jehovah bless your efforts to stay strong! Agape – Jenn Allen

  70. I remember her like yesterday and I hope that one day we will all remember her with a smile rather than a tear. She was like a sister to me rather than a best friend but I still cant imagine how hard it is on the family. I wish you all the best and you will all be in my prayers.

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