Linneth Mae Chin (Mama Chin), age 95, of Hamden, CT, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2023 at Yale New Haven Hospital with her family by her side.

Ms. Chin was born in Claremont, St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, WI, on October 5, 1927, a daughter of the late Ralph Williams and Laurel Brown.

She was a longtime member of Varick Memorial AME Zion Church in New Haven where she served faithfully on the Board of Deaconess’.

Prior to retirement, Ms. Chin was employed for many years as a Home Health Aide.

She was the greatest mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was the mother to all children because of her compassionate and caring demeanor. She loved cooking and entertaining her grandchildren by singing hymns.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories, her children, Joan, Barrington (June) Trevor, Sharon, Andrea (David) Ludlow, Evelyn (Roace) and Janice (Lennox Sr.); 47 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sons Horace and Donovan; grandson, Lennox, Jr.; her brothers Hector and Vincent and a sister, Alvergene Kittrell.

A celebration of Ms. Chin’s life and legacy will be held Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at Varick Memorial AME Zion Church, 242 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. The viewing will be held at the church from 10:00-11:00 A.M. The burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park.

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