Velmar Lee Washington, 72, of New Haven, Connecticut passed away on July 1, 2020, after a short battle with cancer.

Velmar, born in Hemingway, SC; she moved to CT immediately after graduating from high school. She was a resident of New Haven for over 32 years; served as a long-standing member of Bethel A.M.E. Church; and recently celebrated 50 years as an employee of Pratt & Whitney.

She leaves to cherish her memory; sisters, Mary Frances Garvin, Hazel Washington and Vera Gordon; brothers, Frank Wright (Buena), Clayton Washington, Daniel Washington (Denise), and Donald Washington; longtime companion, William Herring; and a host of family and friends.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight Street, New Haven. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, viewing and visitation will be on a rotating basis and a limited number of people will be allowed entrance into the building each time. A Graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, 769 Ella Grasso Blvd., New Haven.