Hazel L. Coley, age 70, of Canton, formerly of West Haven, passed away March 3, 2009 in Hartford Hospital. Hazel is the husband of DeLancey Cuyler Coley. Born in Goldsboro, NC on Feb. 17, 1939, he was a son of the late Arnold & Georgeanner Hamilton Coley. Hazel is the father of Kevin (Renee) Coley of New York, Gyda (Charles) Macklin of New York, Lolita (Chris) Davis of Meriden, Leroy Jenkins of Hamden, Lorena (James) Hawkins of West Haven, Melissa (Gary) Smith of Trenton, NJ, DeLancey Jenkins of New Haven, Alpha (David) Patrick of West Haven & the late Ralph Jenkins Jr; twin brother of Richard & brother of Ruth, Arnold 'Bud'& Walter Coley, Vera Phillip, Thelma Artis & the late Elmer Coley, Rebecca Tatum & Shirley Ingram. Hazel also leaves a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces & nephews & brother & sister in-laws. Hazel was a retired machinist & driver for Pratt & Whitney Co. in North Haven and until his illness he was employed at Barnes & Noble Book Store in Canton. He previously owned & operated H & D Livery Service. Relatives & friends may visit with his family at BEECHER & BENNETT -TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME- 410 Campbell Ave. West Haven on Monday, March 9, 2009 from 8 to 11 AM and may attend his funeral service at 11 AM. Interment to follow at Beaverdale Memorial Park in New Haven.

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  1. Aunt Dee and Family, I am thinking of you and sending you a prayer that God will keep you in his care. Be strong and know that the family is always here.

  2. Aunt Dee and Family, Our hearts are saddened by the lost of Uncle Hazel. You and the rest of the Coley family remain in our prayers, now and always. Know that although he is not here for us to touch, but always an angel watching over all from above. Many Blessings & Love Always, Walter Jr, Terri and Bryan

  3. My prayers go out to my uncle Hazel, his family. Special prayers are extended to the Coley family, especially his twin brother, my father Richard Coley. My uncle was a unique and charismatic individual, and I aspired to be like him in many ways. He had an incredible sense of humor, quick wit and an unmatched physical strength. I will miss you Uncle Hazel , but I will always cherish my memories of you. Love your nephew, Richard Jr.

  4. To the coley family,you are in our prayers,we only got to meet Richard and vera. To all of you stay strong,and God will take care of you.

  5. To the entire Coley family; We pray that the Lord will continue to comfort and bless each of you duringthis period of mourning and for ever more. We know that you are a loving family. Please take time to remember all of the good times you shared with the deceased.

  6. Uncle Hazel, The last time I saw you, I was greeted by your huge smile and a .hey girl. that you couldn’t help but laugh behind. I didn’t know you as well as I wish I had, but I know from listening to my grandma, just what a great person you were. I only hope that you are at peace now and that your love and your beautiful smile will bring peace to your family tomorrow and in the days to come. Rest In Peace.

  7. You will be so missed by us all. I will always love you dearly. You were always so nice to us, and you made us laugh. Your last phone call to me was that of you giving your condolences to me for the loss of my son, and you were so real with your feelings that I just started crying. Now you are with my child and many others. You will always be a special person to me. Uncle Hazel I love you, and thank you for being you. .Fine as Silk.!.

  8. Dear Mom, I will continue to pray for comfort for you all. I miss you and will see you soon Love always Damonne

  9. Daddy, I miss you everyday of my life and wish we had more time to share together. One thing I do know is how I love you so much. You are now my angel, and I truly know you are always here with me. Thank you to the very best father and friend in the world for being who you are to me. I love you daddy, your little girl, Lolita

  10. Uncle Hazel, The last time I saw you, I was greeted by your huge smile and a .hey girl. that you couldn’t help but laugh behind. I didn’t know you as well as I wish I had, but I know from listening to my grandma, just what a great person you were. I only hope that you are at peace now and that your love and your beautiful smile will bring peace to your family tomorrow and in the days to come. Rest In Peace.

  11. You will be so missed by us all. I will always love you dearly. You were always so nice to us, and you made us laugh. Your last phone call to me was that of you giving your condolences to me for the loss of my son, and you were so real with your feelings that I just started crying. Now you are with my child and many others. You will always be a special person to me. Uncle Hazel I love you, and thank you for being you. .Fine as Silk.!.

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