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Died: Fri., Dec. 7, 2007

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Governor Sheats III, 63, departed this life Dec. 7, 2007. Born in Athens, GA. July 21, 1944, he was the son of the late Governor Sheats Jr. & Floreen Barnett. He was cared for by his mother until he entered Southbury Training School in 1958 at the age of 14. He was transferred to Hillside Manor in Hartford in 1976, at the age of 32. He came to Marrakech-Cortina House in East Haven in 1991, to be closer to his family. He is survived by 4 sisters, Jackie Sheats & Kathie Simmons, both of New Haven, Frankee Goodman of Hamden & Vicki Watson of Odenton, MD.; a brother, Eddie (Adrienne) Sheats of Hamden; 10 nieces & nephews, 17 great nieces & nephews, and a special niece, Steyfanie Hudgens who assisted in his care. Funeral services will be held in The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven, Friday, Dec. 14th at 11:00 with the Rev. Dr. C.M. Cofield officiating. Friends may call prior to the service from 10 to 11 AM. Interment in Hamden Plains Cemetery.

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