Obituaries


The Rev. John Twiname

3/12/2019
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - The Rev. John Twinam, Minister Emeritus of Green's Farms Church in Westport, CT, died with his family by his side on March 12. he was 87. Details will be posted as they become available.   

The Rev. Mr. Edward A. Walker

3/11/2019
The Rev. Mr. Edward A. Walker, died on Monday, March 11, 2019 at his home in Dennis, MA with his caregivers and friends by his side.  He was predeceased by his wife Barbara P. (Wynot) Walker, and is survived by his sister Ethel Leonard of Peabody; several nieces and nephews and many, many friends and colleagues. He graduated from Gordon College and Andover Newton Theological School and was ordained in 1947.  In 1948, he served as Minister of Christian Education at South Congregational Church in...

The Rev. Wallace Anderson Jr.

3/11/2019
Published in The Day on Mar. 21, 2019 The Rev. Wallace W. Anderson Jr., pastor at the Second Congregational Church of New London from 1981 to 1993, died early Monday morning Mar. 11, 2019, of natural causes at the Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson, Maryland. He was 89 and had lived in the Baltimore area since 1997. In his work in New London from 1981 to 1993, the Rev. Anderson showed a deep care for his parishioners, a heartfelt adherence to the values of his faith and a passionate ...

The Rev. Gordon Charles Johnson

2/25/2019
Plainfield, CT - The Rev. Gordon C. Johnson, Pastor Emeritus of the Plainfield Congregational Church and Central Village Congregational Church for 32 years, passed away February 25th, 2019, at the age of 84. The Rev. Johnson was involved in the formation of the Project PIN Food bank in Plainfield, was one of the founding board members of the Westfield Village Elderly Housing in Danielson, and participated as spiritual support for patients in Hospice care. His spiritual leadership, his guidance,...

The Rev. Marjorie Hall Davis

2/24/2019
The Rev. Marjorie Hall Davis, 86, of Granby, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 24, 2019, surrounded by her family at her home. Following a career in neurochemistry, The Rev. Davis attended Hartford Seminary and Yale Divinity School and received her M. Div. from Yale and was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 1986. She worked for over 20 years as an Interim Minister in the Hartford area and as a pastoral counselor at the Pastoral Counseling Center of West Hartford. Her love of ...

The Rev. Samuel Nathaniel Slie

2/12/2019
A service celebrating the life of The Rev. Dr. Samuel Nathaniel Slie will be held Saturday, March 23, at 12:30 PM, in Battell Chapel, in New Haven, where for decades he served as Associate Pastor of The Church of Christ in Yale University. A much beloved pastor, a friend to thousands, and a beacon for interfaith cooperative ministry, Sam died peacefully at the age of 93. The son of Annie Brown Slie and Robert E. Slie, Sam grew up in New Haven’s Oak Street neighborhood, which he recalled fondly ...

The Rev. Dr. William T. Scott, Jr

1/27/2019
This obituary was submitted by The Rev. Susan C. Scott. The Rev. Dr. William T. Scott, Jr. died suddenly at his home in Avondale, PA. on Sunday, January 27th. He was just a month and a day shy of turning 75, and died on he and his wife's 29th wedding anniversary.    Bill was a 1967 graduate of Olivet College in Economics. He went directly to Andover Newton Theological Seminary, completing his Bachelor of Divinity in 1970. Bill’s first pastorate was at Christ Reformed Church in Alexandria, PA ...

The Rev. Mr. Mark I. Hamilton

11/26/2018
The Rev. Mr. Mark I. Hamilton, 70, died of acute myeloid leukemia at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME on Nov. 26, 2018.  Mark is survived by his wife, Sally, and his two sons, Justin Hamilton and Nathaniel Hamilton.    Mark was ordained in 1985.  He served the Storrs Congregational Church in Storrs, CT, Trinity Congregational Church in Gloucester, MA, the First Congregational Church in Methuen, MA, First Congregational Church in Rochester, NH, and the Community Congregational Church UCC ...

The Rev. Dr. John B. Pelletier

9/15/2018
The Rev. Dr. John B. Pelletier, former pastor of the North Madison Congregational Church, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 15, 2018 surrounded by family at St. Mary’s Hospital in Watertown. He was 76. The Rev. Pelletier was ordained as a priest in 1968, but according to his obituary, found himself ahead of his time serving in the Roman Catholic church. "He wrote more inclusive prayers, had lay readers participate in the Mass, preached from the aisles rather than the pulpit, ...

The Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Taylor

8/11/2018
Obituary provided by the family.  Kenneth Warwick Taylor, 88, a leader in advancing LGBTQ rights within the United Church of Christ in Connecticut and nationally, passed away peacefully at Seabury Hospice in Bloomfield on August 11, 2018 with his extended and loving family by his side.  Ken was born on October 15, 1929 at the Women’s Lying-In Hospital in New York City.  By the third grade, he preferred to say he was born at Yankee Stadium.  Son of the late Walter and Ruth Marie (Smith) ...

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