April 26, 1949 ~ March 15, 2016
Hugh Townsend Sutherland passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Masonicare in Wallingford, CT. Hugh was born in New Haven, CT on April 26, 1949 to Stanley & Florinelle ('Pidge') Doermer Sutherland. Hugh grew up in North Haven and attended North Haven public schools. Hugh was a master craftsman. His longtime career was renovating houses. Hugh was fortunate to have two terrific partners in his life; Melissa Winton, who predeceased him, and Sandra J. Green of Hamden. Also survived by his brother James S. Sutherland and his wife Marilyn of Clay, NY; nieces, Debbie Boddie, Rachael Kemlage, and Kaitlin Raccio; Melissa's daughter Leslie Slater and her children, Morgan and Chloe, whom he loved dearly, his step-children Corey A. Green, Scott A. Green, and Tracey Green Trowbridge, and his lifelong friend Dana Bjonberg of Woodbury. Hugh was predeceased by his sister Carol Jean Sutherland Raccio and both parents. He was a longtime member of Grace & St. Peter's Church. Hugh will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 26th at 11:30 a.m. in Grace & St. Peter's Church. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Hugh's memory may be sent to Grace & St. Peter's Church, 2925 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 06518.