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Born: Tue., Feb. 6, 1923
Died: Thu., Aug. 6, 2020


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Aug. 13, 2020
Location: Celentano Funeral Home

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11:00 AM Thu., Aug. 13, 2020
Location: Celentano Funeral Home

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Louise J. Pina-Araujo Giles, 97, passed peacefully at her home August 6, 2020 with her loving family by her side. Born in New Haven February 6, 1923 she was a daughter of the late Joao and Albertina Teixeira DePina Araujo. Louise was a longtime employee of the City of New Haven before her retirement. She is survived by her daughters, Dara Goodman and Deborah Stanley; her grandchildren Pleshette Perry, Kylon Perry, Brooke Goodman, Erica Spearman, and Jerrod Goodman; ten great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Louise’s lifelong companion of 50 years was James Griffin.   She was predeceased by her daughter Arlene Perry; sisters, Alice Hopwood and Felizmena Fernandes; and brothers, Albert, Condence “Frank”, Arthur “Toto”, and Joseph Pina
  A visitation will be held in the Celentano Funeral Home 424 Elm St., New Haven Thursday August 13th from 10:00-11:00 AM followed by a funeral service at 11:00.  Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery.  

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Lakeisha Wright
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Sistah Circle CT, Stacey and Monica.

Pleshette, May all the warm and special memories you shared with your grandmother stay with you and bring you comfort through the days ahead.

Rita Henderson
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Rita and Elmer Henderson.

To the family of Deborah Stanley and Dara Goodman You have our deepest sympathy. May God strengthen you at this time. Rita and Elmer Henderson

Marshall Davis Henaine
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
Gone but never forgotten. Auntie Louise was a very special woman and we are better for her having touched our lives in so many ways. A wish of God's grace, love and patience to you all. May you always remember her with love and a smile.

Michelle Watkins
   Posted Tue August 11, 2020
Aunt Dara, Aunt Debbie, Pleshette, Kylon and family. My sincerest condolences to you on the passing of Gram. 97!!!! What a blessing to have been able to share many many years of love and memories with such a beautiful woman. Praying for you all.

Michelle & family.

Roosevelt Young
   Posted Wed August 12, 2020
My deepest sympathy is extended to the Pina&Giles families. May she rest easy.

Armonda Valeriano
   Posted Thu August 13, 2020
To the Family of Louise Pina Giles sending my condolences as you go through the loss of your loved one.

Diane Haneef
   Posted Fri August 14, 2020
My deepest sympathy to a family that became mine over the years.
May God help guide you through this time and always.
Love, Diane “McDonald” Haneef

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