Rafaela Chardon, 99, wife of the late Angel Chardon, of Orange St., New Haven passed away Feb. 4, 2010 after a long illness. Beloved mother of Orlando Chardon of New Haven, Carlos and his wife Patricia Chardon of Missouri and Puerto Rico, the late Mercedes Chardon, the late Dimas Chardon, and survived by her surrogate daughter Cynthia Teixeira of New Haven, sister of Antolin Cruz of Port Richey, FL, Generosa Gonzales and Tali Cruz, both of Puerto Rico, loving grandmother of Felicia, Carlos S., Dimas Jr., Ricardo, Angelina, Sonia, Orlando, and Qasim Chardon, Zoraida Nieves and Nirvana Beale. She is also survived by 18 beloved great-grandchildren. She was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Mar. 17, 1910 daughter of the late Antolino and Maria del Carmen Cruz. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave. West Haven, Tuesday morning Feb. 9 at 9:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Martin dePorres Church, 136 Dixwell Ave., New Haven at 10 a.m. Interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 6-8 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the American Heart Assoc., 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Carlos, Patty & Orlando.. We are so sorry to hear Rafaela passed away. She was truly a bright light and will be missed dearly by all. Please know our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We love you… Steven & Lora Wilkins

  2. I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Ms. Chardon. Although I haven’t seen her since I left New Haven some 26 years ago, I have many, many fond memories of her kindness,generousity,strength and love for everyone she knew. My thoughts and prayers sincerely go out to her family.

  3. im sorry for grandma passing i very much wanted to be there for the support for the family but im there in heart love you guy kissis

  4. Orlando, Carlos, Patti, Dimas, Ricky, Sonia, Orlandito, Felicia, Angie and family – there will never be a time that .Ma Chardon. will not be in our hearts. We loved her as much as you do and were so blessed to have been a part of her life. Thank you for allowing us the privilege. .Que Dios y La Virgen te Proteja en la Favoreca, Cuidate.!.. The Teixeira family

  5. To The Chardon Family: I am truly sorry for your loss, I remember her to be a very sweet woman when I brought my son to see her for the first time. She will be sadly missed. Sincerely, Nelida Rivera and Orlando Isaiah Chardon

  6. My Great G. Ma words can’t describe how much I love and care for you. It says 99 but in my heart I believe you made it to 100 they forgot you were in the womb for 9 months. You lived like the people in the Bible times that gives me no more of a reason to KNOW that you were an Angle Sent here to bless me with this Chardon family. You were set here for a reason and I believe that you fulfilled the purposes that our Jesus has set upon your life. I can tell you how much I love you but only one person can tell you and show you better and he loves you way more than anyone can describe to you that is our God. He was tired of having you down here so he wanted you closer so you can begin the tasks he has planned for you in Heaven.Grand Ma you are not alone, your spirit lives in me and many more, keep my dad Ricardo Cruz Chardon and the Chardon family strong, ask Jesus to keep an eye on each and everyone of us. Yo Te Amo Mucho Mas <3 Your Grandson Jordan Cruz Chardon.

  7. The Chardon Family, My deepest condolence to each and everyone of you. Ma Chardon was a wonderful and loving presence in my life. Although I have not seen her in many years, I remenber her sweet smile and great kindness. She will remain in my heart. You have been blessed to have had her in your lives for so very long. Peace,

  8. I love my Grandmother so much. She was much more than a Grandmother to me. She was my Mother. She taught me so much and she loved my kids like crazy. She will be missed but she lives on through all of us.

  9. Abuela, te amo y te extrano, you were an Angel sent from heaven….you were kind,loving,generous,you were everything a grandmother should be you didnt see me last time i was home but i got my height from you i miss you sooo much,you are still here in my spirits…i hope you continue to do the good things and watch over us…we still need your guidance te amo abuela…..

  10. Our deepest condolences to my family.Because of titi Rafaela and my cuzn Orlando her son in 2002 I discovered that my uncle Antolin Cruz was laying in a hospital bed in Lowell,MA after a slip & fall at his home.My aun’t was devastated that her bro who was 80 yrs old was admitted to Blairhouse Nursing & Rehab in Tewksbury and her bro’s wife Milagros Vazquez never called to tell his family that he had fallen. Attorney’s took the initiative to file a slip&fall accident in his behalf worth $450,000.00. My uncle never received one cent from the lawsuit and because of false legal representation my uncle nor myself had the means to be at my aun’t funeral. Rafaela was Antolin’s last living sis. DePalma Law Offices of Lowell, MA thanks for nothing from 4/9/2002 to 4/9/2005.

  11. I love my Grandmother so much. She was much more than a Grandmother to me. She was my Mother. She taught me so much and she loved my kids like crazy. She will be missed but she lives on through all of us.

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