Roberto G. Pouncey, 74, passed away on May 25, 2016 at the St. Raphael Campus of Yale. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Paula Bittle-Pouncey of 41 years. Born in New Haven on June 22, 1941, he was the son of the late Odis Pouncey and Inez Jackson-Abrams. After high school, Roberto enlisted into the military and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for 34 years at several different trucking companies driving those 18 wheelers, but he loved working for Yellow Freight Company the most, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 443 truck driver's union. He had such a passion and got so much enjoyment out of his job; he was very proud to be a truck driver. Other than his wife, Roberto is survived by his daughter Lisa Pouncey-Creacy; sons; Roberto Salvatore Pouncey, Derrick Promise, Juan Duarte, Sean Reeves, Jesse Jaurice Bittle and the pride of his life, his son Eric Lamont Pouncey; 18 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Odis Coleman and Wilfred Fluery, and a host of family members and good friends. He was predeceased by his sisters, Maryann Pouncey and Adeline Thomas. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Roberto's family on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden and again from 10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016 at St Luke's Church, 111 Whalley Ave., New Haven. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the church. Burial will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven. Memorial donations in Roberto's name may be made to for his son Eric Lamont Pouncey

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  1. Dear Paula,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve known Mr. Pouncey for over 40 years, I last saw him when Lisa’s husband Howard died. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    With love,

    Jackie Grant, West Haven, CT

  2. i’ll sorry for your loss . but he is in good hands now. as we no in my father house there are many mason. all he have to do now is walk around haven all day and i no his mother will be there and girl there having a good time. all i can do is pray that i get to see him one day. and if i live right i no i will. girl keep your head up

  3. Dear Paula, Children & Family,

    our heartfelt condolences go out to all of you. I worked with Pouncey, as we called him. He is a wonderful man and I will always have wonderful memories of him. I spoke well of him often to my wife. The world has lost a great person but Heaven has gained a Saint. May the peace of our Lord be with you all. Tommy G.

  4. Paula

    We are so sorry for your loss. I remember Robert both as a good man and cousin. Our prays are with you and your family doing this difficult time.

    Reginald Jackson & family

  5. Lisa…I was so sad when I heard of the passing of your dad. He was a great man & I have a lot of fond memories of you & your dad. May He Rest In Peace

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