February 16, 1943 ~ July 30, 2015
Stephanie 'Sister' Perry, 72, of 50 Grand Avenue, New Haven died July 30, 2015 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford after a brief illness. Stephanie was the daughter of the late Perry and Elizabeth (Dortche) Comfort; born in New Haven on February 16, 1943. She lived in New Haven her entire life, and has been a devoted Jehovah's Witness for 26 years who exercised missionary work for Jehovah. Sister's smile would brighten any room and her benevolence was empowering! Stephanie is survived by two siblings, her sister, Deidra 'Dolly' Comfort of Jacksonville, NC & her brother, Joseph 'Joey' Comfort of New Haven. Sister was a dedicated, loving mother who leaves behind six children, Regina (Sonny) Thomas and Juanita Warner of New Haven, Percy (Erica) Reed of Houston, TX, Michael 'Tony' Reed of East Haven, Perry 'Tommy' (Shawna) Reed of Dubai, UAE, and Tanya (Curtis) Mack of Hamden; fifteen grandchildren, Tyrone, Stephanie, Anthony, Ebony, Marcel, Haley, & Cameron Reed, Sherrill Oliver, Robert & Tiffany Thomas, Michael J. Rawls, Monique & Melissa Sanders, Shanice Luciano, Briana Mack, & Ramona Warner; two Great-Grandchildren, Shawn Miller Jr. and Zamyah Reed, along with a host of family and friends. Sister is predeceased by three brothers: Pershing 'Spanky', Dennis, & Michael Comfort and a grandson Michael L. Rawls, Jr. Friends are invited to visit with her family on Saturday, August 8th at the Kingdom Hall, 276 View Street, New Haven, CT 06511-2731 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. followed by her Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. Burial will take place in Beaverdale Memorial Park. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden in care of arrangements.