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Lloyd J. Buzzell

October 16, 1946 ~ August 30, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Lloyd Buzzell Tribute


Lloyd J. Buzzell died August 30, 2023, of congestive heart failure. A longtime resident of New Haven, CT, he moved to Branford, CT, in 2012. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Judith (Brachman); his wonderful son, Joshua; Joshua's delightful wife, Emma Barnett; and his adorable grandson, Ben, all of Seattle, WA. He was predeceased by a steadfast brother, Guy, of Providence, RI.

Born October 16, 1946, he was a graduate of Kent School, where he was captain of the football team, and Wesleyan University, where he was captain of the crew. He held graduate degrees from Yale Divinity School and Southern Connecticut State University.  He had three distinct careers: working in higher education, mostly in financial aid at Yale College; counseling people in financial distress; and teaching inmates at Manson Youth Institute.

He rowed competitively for 50 years, starting at age 13, at Kent and ending on his 63rd birthday at the Head of the Charles Regatta. A voracious reader, he enjoyed traveling, art museums, the theater and following Yale football. One of the first recipients of Wesleyan's alumni service award in 1988, he was secretary of his class for over 40 years. Starting in 1991, he regularly contributed opinion pieces on a range of topics to this and other CT papers. After he moved to Branford, he enjoyed moderating a weekly discussion group at the senior center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vermont Campership Fund at . Please specify Camp Sangamon.

Published by The New Haven Register on Sep. 13, 2023


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