Rosalind Chatfield Da Re of New Haven, peacefully passed away on May 29, 2009. She was born in New Haven on January 7, 1966 to Danette Chatfield and Butch Chatfield. She had attended James Hillhouse High School. As a dedicated member of the community, Rosalind volunteered her time to American Indian Organizations throughout her life. Her commanding intelligence earned her the prestige of participating in the Ulysses S. Grant program at Yale University when she was only sixteen years of age; with this she was also offered a generous scholarship to Miss. Porter's boarding school in Connecticut; she graciously declined not wanting to be away from her loving family. Her American Indian and Portuguese upbringing contributed to her being a loving and kind person who cherished honesty and integrity. For those who would accept an honest and strong opinion looked to her for answers. Roz is the beloved sister of Albert Chatfield and Luella Chatfield. She is the aunt to David Leon Ellis, Jr, Rohan Chaedaine Brooks, Albert Brian Chatfield, Jr, and Alethiea Rosalind Chatfield. She will also be sadly missed by her stepmother Carol Lewis and Steven and Rosalind Dixon, Anita Fernandes, ex-husband Ray Brown, and a host of cousins and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, on Monday, June 8th at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Roz's memory may be sent to American Indian Movement Grand Governing Council, P.O. Box 13521, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

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  1. Butch, Carol, Al & Lolly, We are so sorry for your loss. Even though we had only met Roz once or twice, we feel that we knew her very well from the many stories we have heard over the years (from Butch & Carol). With our deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Just remember, if you need anything we are just a phone call away.

  2. My heart reaches out to you today more than any other time over the past 55 years, Butch. And knowing you as I do, I feel secure in the knowledge that you will find the strength to support Al and especially Lolly in this time of grief. And after all is said and done, take time and be good to yourself. If I can do anything, do not hesitate to ask. Your friends, Allan and Kate

  3. Roz I can’t believe that this is happening to us, I don’t understand why you had to leave us. I feel like my soul has been ripped out. You are not only my second mother but my best friend. If only I had paid closer attention you would still be here. I know that it is not up for me to question what the Creator does but I really wish he would have made a different decision that day. I don’t know what I am going to do without you but I will still look to you for guidance when troubled saying to myself .What would Roz do?. I love you with all my heart. Your Little sister. Lolly

  4. Family and Friends: My heart goes out to you in this time of great loss. Comfort from the bible: Ecclesiates chapter 9 verse 5 reads:.The living are conscious that they will die;but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.. Knowing that she is not suffering, can bring some comfort. Our love one does not have to deal with this world filled with illness,sadness and pain. May holding on to the joy and smiles that Roz brought into our life bring us inter-peace. Knowing her that is what she would have wanted for us. Yes,for the family and friends of those who are dealing with her sleeping in death. May comfort surround you in your time of great grief! We are here for .You.

  5. Butch,Carol and Family, I know that life can take twists and turns but this is too hard. No one should have to say goodbye to a child. Your family has suffered a great loss. If there is anything we can do, please call. We will be there for you. We’re sorry for your loss. Becky and Jeni

  6. I am deeply sorry for your loss. This may not be much comfort right now but do know Roz was proud of her family and bragged over every accomplishment and would want you to be there for each other and be strong knowing she’s ok . Roz you will be missed. You were a big part of my life and it still hasn’t hit me that your gone. Just glad our last memory was a good one. A true friend is special person and not many people could say they have a true friend but I can. You were family and I will always cherish that Look forward to seeing a hawk.

  7. My Sympathy goes out to Roz’s family and Friends. I am very sorry to hear of your Loss. We all have been touched by her 1 way or another and it has left us better just by getting to know her a little. In the 6yrs I was lucky to know Roz I got to learn so much and see more than anyone else has ever shown me. To Al and Lolly She loved and cared about you both so much she will always be watching you 2. To Roz: May you find the peace you always wanted having long walks in the sky above us with your Grandmother that you missed so much.

  8. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Roz will be greatly missed by everyone. Roz was a hardworking and dedicated employee with a great work ethic. Theresa franklin. General Manager

  9. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Roz was a friend to all who knew her, She had a great smile,we will miss her deeply.

  10. Roz you were the first person I wanted to call. I’m going to be a GRANDMA no not shonny but aj my first born having his first Wish u were here to see me glow ron saw a hawk the other day said it scared him hair standing on the back of his neck wish it was me folks were of thought I went nuts cause I would have been conversating to u miss u girl

  11. We are deeply sorry for your loss. I would see her every so often on the F3 Bus going downtown to work. She was someone you would like to have as a friend. She would make us laugh in the morning. We all are going to miss her.

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