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Died: Fri., Aug. 25, 2006

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Missouri Louise Antunes, 69, of 71 Spruce St., West Haven, departed this life Aug. 25, 2006 at The CT Hospice, Branford after a brief illness. Born in Baltimore, MD Dec. 12, 1936, she was the daughter of Mrs. Rosezella VanBuren of Baltimore & the late Verley VanBuren. She was a 1955 graduate of Douglas High School, continuing on to Morgan State Univ. where she received her degree in early childhood education. She taught elementary school in Baltimore until her marriage to the late Joaquim P. Antunes, when she moved to New Haven. She was employed by New Haven Child Development Program for many years until her retirement in April 2000. After successfully raising 7 children, she returned to her home with her mother in Baltimore. Beside her mother, she is survived by 2 sons, Michael P. (Denise) Antunes of West Haven & Joaquim P. (Sharon) Antunes III of Roslindale, MA.; 5 daughters, Christy R. (Frederick) Allen & Rosezella Antunes, both of Mattapan, MA., Crystal (Richard) Fontanez, L'Tanya & Ignacia Antunes, all of West Haven; a sister, June VanBuren Moreland & brother in law, Morris Moreland of New Haven; 15 grandchildren, a nephew, Marcus Moreland, and a host of relatives and friends throughout the West Haven and New Haven communities. Friends may call at The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight), New Haven, Wednesday from 5 to 8 PM and are invited to attend funeral services in Trinity Evangelical Free Church of Woodbridge, 33 Center Rd. Thursday morning at 10:00. Interment in Beaverdale.

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