Regina Marie London, age 81, of West Haven, passed away on September 3, 2015. Regina was the widow of Richard London, Jr. Born in New Haven on December 24, 1933, she was a daughter of the late William Williams Sr. & Anna Brown Williams. Regina is the mother of Karen Melendez-Harper (Paul) of West Haven, Richard London III (Kellie) of West Haven, Martin London of New Haven, Glenn London of Hawaii & the late Allen & Frederick London; sister of Allen Williams (Hazel) of New Haven & the late Narazette Adele Patterson (Charles) William, George, Frederick (Louise), Bruce & Wayne Williams. She also leaves 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, special nieces: Sherri Silva, Gail Patterson, Philomena Myer, Delinda Conte, Veronica Lacks & a host of other nieces, nephews & friends. She was dear friends with Mildred Hopkins & Lorraine Sizemore. Regina was a lifelong resident of West Haven. She was employed for 20 years by the State of CT as an Administrative Assistant before her retirement. She was the proud owner of her cherished dog Ben. Regina loved playing board games, watching classic movies, & going to the nail salon with her loving granddaughter Yolanda Melendez at her side. Regina was taught to play PlayStation by her beloved grandson, Richard London IV, & was an expert at Crash Bandicoot. Regina was a loving and devoted mother & grandmother. She enjoyed frequent visits with her grandson Glenn II & his family. She often expressed pride in her namesake, devoted granddaughter, Regina Marie Melendez-Nagarajan MD. She leaves behind many accomplished grandchildren including: an engineer (Collette), a corrections officer (Richard IV), a petty officer in the US Navy (Norman Jr.), a medical assistant (Karen Marie), & talented students (Alissa, Destinee & Kimana) to carry on her legacy. Her grandchildren were at her bedside during her illness (including Jazmin, Tamira, Scott, & Alexzander Joseph). Words cannot express how much she will be missed... Friends may visit with her family on Thursday Morning from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR Funeral Home, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven and may attend her Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 AM in St. Paul's Church, 44 Alling St., West Haven. Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

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  1. God Bless, She will be in heavens gate with

    our loving father,watching over us each and every day, may the lord bring peace to the family along with all cheerish memories. Love Debbie Riccio

  2. I was so sorry to read about this ! I have such fond memories of Regina from when we worked together !!Oh how we use to laugh together ! Sending my condolescences to the family and hoping the great memories of Regina help to heal you !

    Jodi silverman

  3. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We have been neighbors for years, everyone who knew your mom on glade street loved her. I know that my parents welcomed her with open arms, thats before allen of course. And everyone who left before her. I will always remember her and keep her in my heart. love cheri plano

  4. Karen and family,

    Brian and I would like to express our sincere sympathy out to you and the family. We are praying that you will lean on God on those days that seem hard to get through. God bless you and we love you.

    Vanessa and Brian

  5. Cheri,

    Thank you so much for your condolences and your kind words. You and your family will always be remembered fondly.

    Love & Blessings ~ Karen & family

  6. Jodi,

    Thank you so much for your kind words & condolences. Even after her retirement, my mother often spoke of you fondly.

    Love & Blessings ~ Karen & family

  7. Linda,

    Words cannot express our gratitude to you for the loving care you gave to our mother. You were a source of comfort & inspiration for her as you prayed with her and for her. You were always such a blessing to her through all her suffering! Yes, we miss her more than words can express, but we are comforted by the fact that her suffering is over and she is home with the Lord…Glory Be To God!!

    Linda ~ We thank God for you…

    God Be With You ~ Karen & family

  8. Patti,

    Thank you & your family so much for your sympathy and kind words! It was such a comfort to see Gina at my Mom’s services! Love & Blessings ~ Karen & Family

  9. Rona, Heaven and Kimana,

    Thank you so much for your words of comfort for our mother. She loved you all very much!

    Love & Blessings ~ Karen & Family

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