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“Rip Mrs Washington one of the lovingest caring teachers in the world. You fought like a solider but god needed you in a better place to take care of...Read More »
1 of 51 | Posted by: Mark Raccio - Hamden, CT

“Doug, Curt, Kim, Tyrone,Your wife and mother was the kindest women I knew. I was so deeply sadden by the news she had passed on. She was a brave...Read More »
2 of 51 | Posted by: Beverly "COLLINS" Williams - GA

“Zachary and I, along with Susan want to express our deep sorrow and fond memories of Nettie. Our hearts and thoughts are with all of the family. Ken ”
3 of 51 | Posted by: Ken Fox, Zachary and Susan - CT

“Margo Alexander and family would like to express their deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family. It is not easy to lose a loved one. Keep trusting...Read More »
4 of 51 | Posted by: Margo Alexander and Family - CT

“ My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept my deepest sympathy ...Read More »
5 of 51 | Posted by: carol firine - west haven, CT

“I am so deeply saddened by Nettie's loss. I know it was a long struggle and she was very brave and never complained. My heart goes out to her...Read More »
6 of 51 | Posted by: Cathy Hotchkiss - Milford, CT

“Doug, Kim, & Tyrone, I am very sad to hear of the loss of Jewel. I pray strength and blessings to you all. You have a beautiful angel watching...Read More »
7 of 51 | Posted by: Staci Chatman - VA

“Mrs Washington You always had a smile for everyone. You will be missed. Margaret Orser ...Read More »
8 of 51 | Posted by: Carol Firine - West Haven, CT

“Dearest Doug, Curt, Kimmie,and Tyrone, I have so many wonderful memories of times we shared together laughing at the dinner table. Mom always had...Read More »
9 of 51 | Posted by: Anne M Fincher - New Haven, CT

“Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all through this time of sorrow. May Netti rest in peace. God bless all of you! ”
10 of 51 | Posted by: Tina Bello - west haven, CT

“Nettie, you will be missed by everyone in the HHS community. I will always miss the way you said "How you doing Mr. Vece" every day. You will...Read More »
11 of 51 | Posted by: Thomas Vece - Hamden, CT

“Kim, I am so very sorry for the loss of mom. Your mother was truly a wonderful, wonderful human being. You are going to miss her alot, I know. I...Read More »
12 of 51 | Posted by: Theresa Reynolds ( Valente ) - CT

“To know her was to LOVE her... ”
13 of 51 | Posted by: Nicola CANDI Edwards - New Haven, CT

“Truly a great lady. She will be missed. ”
14 of 51 | Posted by: Steve DelGrego - hamden, CT

“Nettie was an inspriration to so many students and teachers. She consistently demonstrated kindness and patience, two virtues which are difficult to...Read More »
15 of 51 | Posted by: Anna Lisa Aurora - Hamden, CT

“Dear Washington Family- From the time I first had Tyrone as a middle school student, I knew he was reared in a very special family. Over the years,...Read More »
16 of 51 | Posted by: Stacey Sandler - Hamden, CT

17 of 51 | Posted by: Kris Fredlaw(Walker) - Hamden, CT

“Nettie, Rest in Peace. You will always be in my heart. I miss greatly but I understood the battle was not yours anymore. Love, Bette To Doug, Kim,...Read More »
18 of 51 | Posted by: Bette Asprelli Allen - Hamden, CT

“My condolences to the Washington family. May God Bless and keep each of you during this difficult time and forever. Nettie is with her Father and...Read More »
19 of 51 | Posted by: Winnie Dixon - Hamden, CT

“My prayers to the Hill & Washington Family during the loss of your loved one. My you find comfort in knowing that God is keeping care of Nettie and...Read More »
20 of 51 | Posted by: Regina Mullings - Hamden, CT

“Now I know why we called you Jewel you were as precious and rare as a Sapphire.your light shined like that of a Diamond,you fought the fight like a...Read More »
21 of 51 | Posted by: A friend


“to the washington family, especially kimmie,i am so sorry for your loss, but she is heaven's gain. thank you for sharing "nettie" with me and letting...Read More »
23 of 51 | Posted by: victoria simiola - hamden, CT

“To The Washington Family, Know that God will comfort you and give you strength.Aunt Jewel will be truely missed. Ruth Rogers and Family ”
24 of 51 | Posted by: A friend

“Mrs. Washington, although you are greatly missed I am glad you are now in a place of peace and serenity. I remember the day I first spoke to you,...Read More »
25 of 51 | Posted by: Jennifer Santiago - Brandon, FL

“" A beautiful soul is never forgotten"I love you Nettie, I will miss you so much, till we meet again. ”
26 of 51 | Posted by: Laura DeAngelis - Hamden, CT

“Nettie, Just wanted to say how special you are. You have touched my heart in a very special way with that warm smile and great personality. You...Read More »
27 of 51 | Posted by: Michele Santoro - Northford, CT

“Aunt Jewel I love you more than words could ever tell. I know I didnt come around at times but you know I would always pop up with a phone call.Im...Read More »
28 of 51 | Posted by: Audrey Jordan - New Haven, CT

“To Nettie's Family,Thank you all for sharing Nettie with the rest of us. I have greatly admired her since the day I met her, when I started teaching...Read More »
29 of 51 | Posted by: Tracy Stockwell - Hamden, CT

“To The Family, " To be absent from this world is to be present with The Lord" I know Ms Nettie is up there sing with that Heavenly Choir . She...Read More »
30 of 51 | Posted by: Jackie White

“Nettie Jewel Washington was, by far, one of the best and most loving people I have ever known. There was not one person I know who knew her and did...Read More »
31 of 51 | Posted by: Madelyn Banti - Hamden, CT

“I will always remember you as the beautiful wounderful kind women teacher and mother you were to me and always will be.. I will always remember the...Read More »
32 of 51 | Posted by: Laura Rivera - Hamden, CT

“To the Washington family: Mrs. washington was always such a pleasure to be around. She literally lite up any room that she was in. Ill never forget...Read More »
33 of 51 | Posted by: Tawanya Moore - VA

“Dear Douglas, Kim, Tyrone, and Curtis, May you take comfort in knowing that Nettie is watching over you. Her warm presence had a positive effect on...Read More »
34 of 51 | Posted by: Barbara Judd - Bethany, CT

“Dear Family,My deepest thoughts and prayers go to the family during this time. Being apart of the pre-school care and living on Marloboro St. growing...Read More »
35 of 51 | Posted by: Scott Draughn - Raleigh, NC

“Nettie was a truly dedicated educator who had an incredible balance of attributes. She guided her students academically along the right path with...Read More »
36 of 51 | Posted by: Richard Hicks - Hamden, CT

“My dear friend Nettie, I have been so blessed & my life has truly been enriched by your friendship. You are one of the classiest ladies I have ever...Read More »
37 of 51 | Posted by: Joan Rhone - Hamden, CT - friend

“Kim - I send you my deepest sympathies. I never had the honor of meeting Nettie Washington, but I did have the pleasure of being your High School...Read More »
38 of 51 | Posted by: Sarah Wexler - Hamden, CT

“Grandma, you will always be my best friend. I'm going to miss you so much. I was always your angel and now your mine. Love you always <3 ”
39 of 51 | Posted by: Crystal Hill - Granddaughter

“To Curtis & Family, May God's Unfailing Grace Soften the Hurt Your Family is Feeling And Bring You All Peace, Comfort, and Hope. My Deepest...Read More »
40 of 51 | Posted by: Beverly Gibson - Hamden, CT

“My deepest sympathy to the family. May God bless you all and cover you with his strength and mercy each day. Please take comfort in knowing that...Read More »
41 of 51 | Posted by: Paula Nixon

“My Nettie - You always did everything for everybody. Never wanted anything in return. If one word could describe you, it would be LOVE. If anyone...Read More »
42 of 51 | Posted by: Carol and Robert Teodosio - CT

“Prayers are with you. May God give you strength and peace to endure and may he hold you his bosom and watch over you! ”
43 of 51 | Posted by: Dnai

“I loved Mrs. Washington!! She was a very loving and caring person. I could always talk to her about anything. Mrs. Washington will truly be missed....Read More »
44 of 51 | Posted by: Marvin Mink - Bloomfield, CT

“I worked with Nettie for nearly seven years. She called me her other daughter and there wasn't a day that went by that she made me feel as if I were...Read More »
45 of 51 | Posted by: VICTORIA SIMIOLA - Hamden, CT

“I met Nettie and her family through my niece, Bette Allen. What truly gracious and kind people to have in one's life. Nettie was such a gentle soul,...Read More »
46 of 51 | Posted by: Linda Mongillo Vincent - CT

“Ms. Jewel, I remember when you all moved into the neighborhood, when you graduated from Gateway and the kindess you showed to all the children in the...Read More »
47 of 51 | Posted by: Willetta (Bracey) Ar-Rahmaan and Family - NC

“Kim I know what it feels like to lose a parent and the hurt your heart feels but with the most high and love everything will be love goes out...Read More »
48 of 51 | Posted by: Chandra Warren - New Haven, CT

“Nettie, you and and your family are truly a great gift and it will always be a true blessing to have had you in my life for as long as i have. The...Read More »
49 of 51 | Posted by: Jessica Niziolek - Hamden, CT

50 of 51 | Posted by: KIMBERLY WASHINGTON - HAMDEN, CT

“The Howard K. Hill Funeral Staff would like to send our condolences to the family and friends. Please know that we are praying for your strength at...Read More »
51 of 51 | Posted by: Howard K. Hill Funeral Services - CT

Nettie Jewel Washington, beloved wife of Douglas Washington, passed away peacefully at Connecticut Hospice on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 after a long and courageous five year battle with breast cancer.

Nettie was born March 24, 1944 in Eufaula Alabama. She attended Alabama A&M University and Gateway Community College, earning her degree in Elementary Education. She was employed as a Special Education Paraprofessional for the Hamden Board of Education. Prior to working in the school system, she owned and operated "Sharing and Caring" day care center.

Nettie was an active member of Community Baptist Church, where she served as a dedicated Usher and participated in numerous ministries. She loved listening to music, laughing, gardening, reading, being with family, and spending time with her grandchildren. She will forever be remembered by her loving sisters Mary Nell Williams and Carolyn Warren, beloved children Curtis T. Hill, Kimberly Washington and Tyrone Washington Jr., treasured grandchildren Anthony, Ashley, Crystal and Curtis Jr., and daughter-in-law Norma Hill. She was predeceased by her parents, Rosa Mae Hill and Robert Jordan, infant son, Michael Washington, and her dear brother, Billie Ray Hill.

Nettie touched the lives of many people with her generosity and kindness, and maintained her trademark smile all the way to the end. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen ( or the American Cancer Society (