Edita “Melu” Emelda Taylor, age 79, of New Haven, died Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Yale-New Haven Hospital: St. Raphael Campus. She was the widow of Oscar L. Berrios.

Ms. Taylor was born September 16, 1940 in Guatemala, Central America, a daughter of the late Constantino Taylor and Sarah Williams Taylor.

She was a child care provider for many years and was a devoted Christian.

She leaves two daughters, Glenda Whitfield of New Haven and Ingrid Dennis of Wichita, KS; grandchildren, Oscar Whitfield and Sindy To; great grandchildren, Bell, Penelope and Emma; brother, Roberto Taylor; sisters, Olga Logan, Sonia Lewis and Graciela Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her children, Mirta Lorena, Kenneth Roberto, Oscar Wilmort and Erick Giovanni; brothers, Jimmy, Geraldo, Armando, Bernardo, David, Frank and Alexander Taylor; and sisters, Estela, Martha, Berta and Elena.

A viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Burial will be private.