Orlando B. Chardon, 78, of Orange St., New Haven passed away April 15, 2010 after a long illness. He was born in NYC., November 13, 1931 a son of the late Angel and Rafaela Cruz Chardon and had resided in Puerto Rico and New York, before moving to New Haven. Orlando proudley served in the U.S. Air Force, durning the Korean conflict. He is survived by his brother and his wife, Carlos and Patricia Chardon of Missouri and Puerto Rico, his god child, April Teixeira Geyer and several nieces and nephews, and many friends. He was predeceased by a sister, Mercedes Chardon and a brother, Dimas Chardon. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Martin DePorres Church, corner of Winchester and Dixwell Ave., New Haven, Tuesday morning, April 20 at 10 a.m. Interment with Military Honors, will be in St Lawrence Cemetery, Thursday April 22 at 9:00 a.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Lung Assoc., of CT., 45 Ash St., East Hartford , CT. 06108-3272. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven.

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  1. Carlos and Patti, I am so sorry that you have to go through this sadness so soon after losing Ma. I pray that God will hold you up and keep you safe through your next journey back home and that all those wonderful memories of time spent together will flood you with joy in the knowledge that he too now sleeps the peaceful sleep in God’s great mansions… no more suffering and pain. Paz de Dios… siempre tu hermana en Dios… Cynthia

  2. My cousin Orlando drove twice with his mom from New Haven,CT to visit his uncle Antolin Cruz who lived at 25 Eighteenth St, Lowell, MA(2001/2002).Orlando was a giver and not a taker.During the last trip,they discovered that Antolin was at the Blairhouse Rehab center @10 Erlin Terrace in Tewskbury, MA 1 west rm 116-2 after falling from his 2 story home.If it were not for Orlando, Antolin his 88 yr old uncle would never have been able to contact his niece Ana Rodriguez-Padilla who lives in Port Richey, FL. Antolin and his niece were not able to travel to the funeral in New Haven, CT due to financial hardship.DePalma Law Offices of 45 Merrimack St, Lowell, MA took it upon themselves to represent Antolin. A $450,000.00 law suit that DePalma Law offices started on their own initiative but did not continue wasting 3 yrs.Antolin and Ana wanted to be with family during a time of such grief in the loss of Orlando.

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