Maxine C. Henderson, 89, of New Haven, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017.

Born in Johnson City, Tennessee to the late James and Leona Pitts on June 4, 1927, she retired from the State of CT as a DMR Aide.

She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Sr.; son, Keith; brothers: James, William and John.

To cherish her memory, she leaves her sons: Ret. West Haven Fire Chief Elmer Jr. (Rita), James (Frances), Thomas (Deborah) and daughters: Leonora (Frank) and Candace.

A celebration of life will take place Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 9:00am at Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church, 425 Newhall St., Hamden, CT 06517. Friends may call an hour prior to service. Interment will be at Beaverdale Cemetery, Hamden, CT