Died in New London, CT, July 12, 2005. Gayleen Pollard Millington Stanley, 70, of West Haven, CT, mother of Michele A. Ward (Albert) of West Haven; Renita V. Harrell (Philip) of New Haven; Antoinette C. Brown (Roosevelt) of New Haven; Meisha G. Stanley of New Haven; Winfred A. Stanley, Jr. of New Haven; Michael K. Stanley of New Haven; Christopher J. Stanley (Marsha) of Georgetown, SC; Jeffrey M. Stanley of New Haven, Gregory W. Stanley (Theresa) of Lanham, MD; Darrell G. Stanley of Capital Heights, MD; and the late Barry G. Stanley. Sister of Gale A. Pollard, Jr. (Constance) of Hertford, NC; Carol A. Pollard of New Haven; Sharon L. Bradford of Hamden and the late Glen J. Pollard. Also survived by 29 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 8 nieces and nephews and predeceased by a grandson, Terrence Stanley. Born in New Haven, Sept. 21, 1934, a daughter of the late Gale A. & Lillian D. Robinson Pollard, Sr. Gayleen was employed for the past 25 years as a Patient Service Program Assistant in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the VA Hospital in West Haven. Funeral service Sat., July 16 at 10 a.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 210 Old Grassy Hill Rd., Orange CT. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 CAMPBELL AVE., WEST HAVEN, Friday from 5-8 p.m.

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  1. Dear Carol: I was shocked to hear of Gayleen’s passing. We learned it from Aunt Flo. May God’s deepest blessings comfort you and the entire family through this time of sadness. Lovingly, Cousin Joyce

  2. Gayleen brought joy to all that she touched. This was evidenced by the immense crowds at the viewing and funeral service. She will be greatly missed. Cousin Ben

  3. I was always proud and pleased to see cousin Gayleen when ever we would see each other in various places,I will greatly miss her.

  4. I was shocked to hear of Gayleen’s passing. We learned it from Aunt Flo. May God’s deepest blessings comfort you and the entire family through this time of sadness. Lovingly, Cousin Joyce

  5. I wish to express my sympathy to the grieving family. No one knows when we each will face the loss of a dear loved one. But knowing that your loved one lived life to its fullest, should place a smile on your heart and face. And that’s what Gayleen did she lived life, she will be missed.

  6. May God give the family understanding and comfort in this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Carolyn Manning Barrett

  7. My deepest sympathies for Gayleen’s children, grandchildren and family members that, on a daily basis, she would talk so proudly to me about. I very much regret the fact that I can not attend the services tonight as I am vacationing a distance away in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. My only comfort is that I know that Gayleen would be happy that I am here because she loved to travel so much. She loved the ocean and the far away places that she would visit, especially the Carribean. Tonight I will look out over the beautiful ocean waters of the Outer Banks and think about Gayleen. How she touched the past 12 years of my life almost on a daily basis with her mild manner. She will be sorely missed by the Nuclear Medicine Service and by the many life experiences she shared with us. She was truly a wealth of information when I started my family and as I continue to raise my children. I was happy that she was in the front office to greet our veterans. She was kind to the veterans that we served and the staff that she worked with. She touched so many lives, I am grateful that I knew her. Sincerely, Lori Daley, friend and Chief Technologist, VA Nuclear Medicine Service

  8. Our deepest sympathy to Gayleen’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your loved one. We have fond memories of Gayleen when she worked in Engineering Service/VA Medical Center. She will be missed. Mary Willoughby Robin Baines Joann King

  9. The Radiology and Nuclear Medicine staff of VA Connecticut would like to express their sincere condolences to the family on the passing of Gayleen Millington. Gayleen worked in the Nuclear Medicine Section for many years and we are so sad that she departed this life so suddenly and prematurely. We shall miss her. We valued her as a co-worker and friend, who gave the veteran patients such loyal service over the years.

  10. To Carol and family of Gayleen Stanley, my deepest sympathy. At a time in my life when I needed someone the most Carol and Gayleen were there for me. That I will never forget. May God Bless in your time of sorrow.

  11. To Gayleen’s family, I am so sorry to hear about Gayleen’s passing. My mom, sister and I had the pleasure of cruising to Bermuda with Gayleen last October. I will always remember her as a vibrant, fun-loving, happy, sweet woman capable of squeezing the last drop of sunshine out of each moment. I’m sure you will remember her that way too. My thoughts are with you all.

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