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Alvenia A Buntin Baldwin Gordon

  • Birth 11 Jun 1933 Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 16 Jun 2009 Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 38541550

New London, CT - Alvenia A. (Buntin) Baldwin Gordon, 76, of 125 Jefferson Ave., went home to be with her Lord on June 16, 2009, at The William W. Backus Hospital.

Born June 11, 1933, in Sewickley, Pa, she was the daughter of the late Thelbert O. and Sarah (Griffin) Buntin Sr.

Alvenia, a Mitchell College graduate, worked as a special education teacher in the New London elementary schools for many years. She had a place in her heart for each and every child she worked with. She also was a den mother with the Girl Scouts for many years. She loved the ballet and rollers skating. Her home was open to so many young adults whose lives were in transition. She gave them a peaceful and secure place to stay while they figured out their life plans.

She is survived by her children, Dwight Baldwin of Florida, Aaron Baldwin of New London, Wesley Baldwin of Clinton, and Angela Baldwin of Norwich. She is also survived by a sister, Katherine Hunt of Coraopolis, Pa.; and brothers, Thelbert O. Buntin Jr. of Gales Ferry and Calvin Buntin and Ralph Carter, both of Pittsburgh, Pa. "Granny" as she was affectionately called, also leaves behind 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.

A son, Enoch "Nicky" Baldwin; and two sisters, Deloris Buntin and Edith Mae Buntin, preceded her in death.

The funeral service will be held, 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Madry Temple Church, 27 Manwaring St., New London. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Broad St., New London. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London.

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Published in The Day on 6/20/2009





  • Created by: Linda Mary Machie Beebe Hendricks
  • Added: 20 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38541550
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alvenia A Buntin Baldwin Gordon (11 Jun 1933–16 Jun 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38541550, citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Linda Mary Machie Beebe Hendricks (contributor 46923784) .