Rosalind E. Butterfield, 69, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at her home. She was born June 10, 1939 in Trenton, NJ a daughter of the late Sylvester and Ollie (Williams) Moore Sr. She retired in 2004 from Yale University- Payne Whitney Gym as a financial assistant after more than 31 years. She was an active member of the New Haven and Yale communities, loved jazz, especially the group; Earth, Wind and Fire. Rosalind was also a member of St. Joseph Church. She is survived by three daughters and their spouses, Camille and Johnathan Elliott Sr. of Springfield, MA, Kimberly Tappin and Alwrick Brown of Meriden and Jennifer and Danny Williams of Meriden and five grandchildren, Jazzmyne Tappin, Corey Williams, Marc Brown, Johnathan Elliott Jr. and Deaven Brown. She also leaves two lifelong friends, Carol Parler and Benice Davis, her former husband and friend, Harold Butterfield, niece and nephews, Richard Moore II, Michelle and Hassan Richardson, a sister-in-law, Yvonne Moore, a brother-in-law, Lonnie Wright as well as many great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Sylvester Moore Jr. and Richard A. Moore I, a sister; Gwendolyn Wright and a nephew Fredrick Moore. A funeral will be on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 9:00 at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave. Meriden followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, West Main St., Meriden. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, March 8 from 4-8 p.m.

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  1. Camille and Family, Just wanted to express my sincere condolences on the passing of your dear mother. May the God of all comfort, comfort you in this your time of lost. Know that you are in my prayers. Springfield College-SHS- Milwaukee Campus Be Blessed

  2. Camille and family, My prayers and thoughts are with you as you go through this valley of the shadow of death. I know words cannot heal you at this time but please know that GOD will not let you travel this journey alone. He will be there to help you in your time of sorrow. May he bless you and your family at this time and always. Olivia Gendron

  3. Camille and family–May you find comfort in the strength of your mother’s spirit and in knowing that she is ever present in your memories and thoughts. Wishing you peace and God’s blessings as you celebrate her life.

  4. Camille, Kimberly, Jennifer & Harold- My heart goes out to you during this very sad time. May the creator give your hearts comfort.Sorry that I could not be there- Carol told me about it on Thursday. I had intended to come up Sunday but got diverted to NY. My apologies and condolences. Always – Her .Boss. Jimmy Jones

  5. Dear Camille, Kim, and Jennifer, Your Mom was the best to all of us. Cherish your special memories of her and I will do the same. Mommy Roz and dear friencd Roz will be deeply missed by all but we all know that she is in a better place in heaven with our God!!! Lot of love, prayers & sympathy, Eve Dr. Eve Atkinson eatkinson@wcupa.edu

  6. Dear Kim, Camille,Jennifer, Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to you and your family on the loss of your beloved mother, .Ms. Roz.. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you, Tad, Janet, Jason, and Nicole

  7. Dear Kim, Jennifer, & Camille, My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you in the great unexpected loss of your beloved mother. I can only imagine the heart ache and grief you all must feel. Look to your creator, family and friends to help you bear your loss. It was a pleasure to have met Roz (ma dukes) with her fun, crazy self. She is only sleeping for now. May God bless all of you and your beautiful family. Love, Lorraine, Henry, Aj, & lil J.T.

  8. Dear Kim, Jennifer, & Camille, My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you in the great unexpected loss of your beloved mother. I can only imagine the heart ache and grief you all must feel. Look to your creator, family and friends to help you bear your loss. It was a pleasure to have met Roz (ma dukes) with her fun, crazy self. She is only sleeping for now. May God bless all of you and your beautiful family. Love, Lorraine, Henry, Aj, & lil J.T.

  9. Jennifer and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

  10. Jennifer, Kim, Camille and Harold: From the Rogers family to yours, we share you sadness during this time and Aunt Roz will surely be missed. Having your family as our life long neighbors in West Haven was a pleasure and the friendship and love will always be there. Aunt Roz will be missed here on Earth but needed more in Heaven. Always remember that GOD and time does heal the heart. With all the love from the Rogers family.

  11. Jennifer,Kimmy,and Camille, you have my deepest sympathy. I have many great memories of all the fun, I had at your house when I was a little girl.(not that long ago, smile) Love Ianthia J. Hawley

  12. Kim and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you will be in my prayers. Dolores Kim – you have your mother’s smile.

  13. Kim, Know that in this time of need, you and your family are remembered in our prayers. Suzanne

  14. Kim, My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family over the loss of your mother. Please know that my thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Larry

  15. Kim,Camille,&Jennifer: With heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your loved one.May you find comfort in knowing that the Lord will get you through your time of sorrow.Put your trust in him. Prayerfully your’s Aunt Dot,Gloria,Lilly,Jeannette,Brenda

  16. On behalf of the Caesar-Neckles family – May you all find comfort in the Love and the Memories that you all shared. May God Bless you all.

  17. To Roz’s daughters, Your mom was a wonderful, strong woman. She was funny & fresh and we at PWG were lucky to work with her for years. She talked about her family constantly and was very proud of you all. I will miss her voice and sense of humor. I am very sorry for your loss and I wish for you peace and happy memories.

  18. To the family of Roz Butterfield My deepest sympathy in the passing of Roz. I worked with Roz for many years in the Athletics Dept at Yale University. She was a delightful person and we enjoyed many a laugh or two.My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Norma Thorn

  19. To the girls sorry for your lost of your mother. She was a wonderful mother. God bless you and your in my prayers.

  20. We are very sorry for the loss of your mother. We extend our deepest condolences to your family.

  21. Jennifer, Camille and Kim I just found out today that your Mother passed. I am so sorry to hear it. I was just looking at a picture album and saw pictures of you at James’ pool. God bless you all. My prayers are with you.

  22. Words cannot say how deeply sorry i am of your loss, i was visiting Meriden today and thought i would stop by to see Roz my dear friend,i have not heard from her and i tired to call her and the number was disconnected,so i went by the office and asked if she was still living here and was very upset to find out she had passed away.. My dear friend… i will miss you.. I am so sorry of your loss she was a very nice person that i adored, rest in peace.God Bless!!

  23. Kim, My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family over the loss of your mother. Please know that my thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Larry

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