Lucette H. Hawley, 76, of New Haven, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2011. Wife of the late Clarence (Butch) Hawley, she is survived by daughter Donna Hawley of New Haven. She is also survived by a sister Ginette Valiet and brother Patrick Herlin in France and a sister-in-law, Sarah O. Hawley; grandchildren, Malynda and her husband Terrance Mallory, Catrina Hawley-Stewart, Allyse and her husband Jimmy Algarin, Dax Wilkins and Alain Hawley, Jr and greatgrandchildren, Terrance Mallory, Jr, Rayona Stewart, Terron Mallory, Myana Mallory, Jaden Algarin, Jourdain Algarin, Noah Burney, Teriq Mallory, Canaan Stewart, Acacia Algarin and Aubrey Hawley. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son Alain 'John' Hawley, a brother Jack Valiet and sister Jacqueline Valiet; brothers and sisters-in-law Lester Hawley and his wife Rose, Marion Almeida and her husband John, Celestine Varella and her husband Manual, Fred Hawley, George Hawley, Mary Hawley and Virginia Cogswell and one grandchild, Candra Stewart. Daughter of the late Simone and Henri Valiet, stepdaughter of Mr. Herlin, Lucette was born in France on January 29, 1935. She had been employed as a nurse's aide at the former Golden Manor convalescent home in New Haven. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday, November 19 at St. Martin DePorres Church, 136 Dixwell Ave., New Haven at 11 AM. Friends may visit with the family at church prior to the service from 9-11 AM. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR, 410 Campbell Ave, West Haven.

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  1. Donna, Mindy and family, on behalf of the Lindsey family, please accept our heartfelt condolences. Since we all first met back way back when, Mrs. Hawley touched the lives of many in our Brookside community and beyond. She was a mother, friend, companion and confidant to many; providing conversation, food and shelter as if it was her duty. May you feel comfort in knowing that she has traveled away from you only temporarily, just so she can be reunited in spirit with her beloved husband and only son, John.

  2. Ms.Donna,Mindy and family,I’m sorry for your loss. Sissy I know how much meme meant to you. You are all in my family prayers. Love you.pp

  3. My heart go’s out to the Hawley family, MOM will be missed dearly.Donna do you remember when we were little and I set your hair on fire playing with those sparklers?Your Mom got me good in french,when I got home she had already told my mom what happen.I did’nt understand french, but I understood Switch,and belt!!I know her and John are looking down from Hevan on us with a smile.

  4. Dear Donna & Family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Memories last forever… Stay in the Spirit!!! Betty & Vinnie L

  5. Donna and Mindy: I know the pain and the hole in the heart is unbearable right now. God has a way of filling that hole with the love and memories that you have of your mom and Meme. In time, it will be all right. My fondest memory of your mother/Meme was the night before I went into labor with David. She fed me fried chicken, mashed potatoes and I believe it was spinach. She told me that if I came back to her house without that baby, she would sit on my stomach and push the baby out herself. That was May 19, 1971; David was born the next day. Lucette, Bessie, Essie and Joyce, with their sons, John Pierre (in my Lucette voice), Michael, Gene and Lloyd, smiling on us from above. Our Brookside moms and brothers in peace. Miss you, love you.

  6. Donna,Mindy words cannot express, the way I feel even though, Im miles away!! my love for meme goes deep,when I was going thru, there was not a day, that when by that she didnt knock on my door,to see if she could help me,never putting me down always with love,I will truly miss her,the whole brookside loved her…..Im going to see you again meme,join God in heaven that where angels go!!

  7. Donna Our Hearts and Deep sorrow is felt and Mom will always remain in my Heart.I find it difficult to express in only a fewwords…never enough.Mom will always remain a part of us..Love and deepest feelins to the Family.

  8. Donna Our Hearts and Deep sorrow is felt and Mom will always remain in my Heart.I find it difficult to express in only a fewwords…never enough.Mom will always remain a part of us..Love and deepest feelins to the Family.

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