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“wow jus sittin here thinkin bout you still cant believe your gone some days are so hard for me, I miss you so much still asking why it hurt so bad...Read More »
1 of 218 | Posted by: gregory baskin - bennettsville, SC

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARQUISE!! GONE, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!! WE ALL STILL LOVE AND MISS YOU DEARLY!! MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALWAYS, R.I.P. MY FRIEND!! :-) ”
2 of 218 | Posted by: CHERIE - DARLINGTON, SC - FRIEND

“Think about u all the time and its very hurtful to the heart when all u got is memories. ”
3 of 218 | Posted by: nicole mendes - friend

“Nephew, just thinking bout the last time we were together. We were riding in the lincoln and blasting the music. Your mom was in the back seat...Read More »
4 of 218 | Posted by: gregory baskin - bennettsville, SC

“Hey Coot, you are missed so very much!!!.. I love you so much.. I think of you every second.. I live in your room now.. I just can't leave, I feel...Read More »
5 of 218 | Posted by: Marvina Baskin - Hamden, CT

“I cannot say enough how much I miss my friend. To the entire family; may God bless you and keep you as time moves on. you will always be in my...Read More »
6 of 218 | Posted by: anthony briggs - baltimore, MD

“Coot - thinking of you today as always. Missing you more than most days with your birthday coming up next week. Would give anything to see you one...Read More »
7 of 218 | Posted by: Tanya Baskin - MD - Aunt

“Marquise I thought of u today and even though I visit u often I still wish u were here..its unbelievable that your not here with us. Cidalia misses u...Read More »
8 of 218 | Posted by: Shaleta - New Haven, CT - friend

“Sorry to hear of his passing ”
9 of 218 | Posted by: Friend

“Marquise you know you are deeply missed I still can't beleive it your gone . Its so hard to get over I think about you all the time can't keep the...Read More »
10 of 218 | Posted by: nicole m. - new haven, CT

“Marquise I miss you more each and every day!!!! I know you are in heaven smiling down on us all. I cant until we meet again. Life is not the same...Read More »
11 of 218 | Posted by: Sharon Baskin-Trusty - Chesapeake, VA

“My loving nephew, I miss you so much!! You will never be forgotten, I think of you everyday. Rest in Peace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ”
12 of 218 | Posted by: Gregory Baskin - Bennettsville, SC

“I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to meet Marquise and his parents at our Ketter Family reunion in Atlanta, GA back in 2008. It was a...Read More »
13 of 218 | Posted by: Chernae Ketter - Taylors, SC

“Brother my hope is that just like the individual who sat on one side of Christ just moments before his crucifixion is that you acknowledged Christ as...Read More »
14 of 218 | Posted by: Kenny Haynes - Brother in Christ

“my prayers are with you the baskins family, my god bless and keep you, under the blood of jesus for ever, love kelvin wilkins remerber out of the...Read More »
15 of 218 | Posted by: kelvin wilkins - durham nc27713, NC

“Marvina and Jeff, I just wanted to tell you both again how much I love you both and cherish my boy Marquise. Please stay strong and love each other...Read More »
16 of 218 | Posted by: Michael Trusty - Chesapeake, VA

“To Marvina and Jeff, I have found it very difficult to find words to express words of comfort to you. I cannot begin to imagine the pain of loss you...Read More »
17 of 218 | Posted by: Denise Cox - New Haven, CT

“Marvina & Jeff, I'm so sorry for you loss. May God keep his arms around you at this difficult time. Rhonda Lyles Ferrebee ”
18 of 218 | Posted by: Rhonda Lyles Ferrebee - Hamden, CT

“Marvina and Jeff... My prayers go out to you at this difficult time. Always remember that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. ”
19 of 218 | Posted by: Deborah Busch Wright - West Haven, CT

“I am stunned by the tragic news of your loss. My prayers are with the Baskin family. You have my deepest sympathy and brotherly love. EDDIE L. ESTES...Read More »
20 of 218 | Posted by: EDDIE L. ESTES JR

“To the Family: Just today I was thinking about Tanya and wondered how she was doing. Until now, I did not know. My heart, thoughts, and prayers go...Read More »
21 of 218 | Posted by: Alvic Ward - Hamden, CT

“To Jeff & Marvina: We will continue to pray for you daily. Know that the Lord is your Shepherd and the joy of the lord will be strength to you...Read More »
22 of 218 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs Kenneth M. Mullings Jr. & Family

“Marvina,, my heart goes out to you and your husband . I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your precious son. May you both find comfort with...Read More »
23 of 218 | Posted by: Marie Sims(former co-worker/SNET)

“Jeff and Marvina, Rita and I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to you and the rest of your family on the greatest loss any parent(s...Read More »
24 of 218 | Posted by: Elmer and Rita Henderson - NC

“Marquise was a sweet and respectful young man. He will be missed by his family and friends. My prays go out to the Baskin family. The Benjamin...Read More »
25 of 218 | Posted by: Tarsha Cotton - hartsville, SC

“Marvina and Jeff, Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. ”
26 of 218 | Posted by: Tanaya M. Walters

“GOOD FRIEND THAT KEPT IT REAL WITH ME NO MATTER WHAT. HE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED ”
27 of 218 | Posted by: MILTON BROOKS - FRIEND

“I just wanted to convey my deepest condolences to the Baskin family in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
28 of 218 | Posted by: Jon Redmond - Hamden, CT

“my prayers and condolences go out to the Baskin family..i pray that God leads you through this hard time..R.I.P. Marquise ”
29 of 218 | Posted by: Alexandria

“To the Baskin Family we share in your sorrow and grief and pray that you will find peace and comfort in the Lord.. The Keyes Family ”
30 of 218 | Posted by: Paul Keyes - Bloomfield, CT

“My prayers are with the Baskin family. I worked with Marquise at St. Raphaels & he was full of life. He would always say something to make you...Read More »
31 of 218 | Posted by: Nakeysha Nichols - Hamden, CT

“God bless u Marquise..and ur family! sad to see u go, remembering the last time I saw you we were guests at a baby shower,, and you were smiling as...Read More »
32 of 218 | Posted by: Theresa Barber - New Haven , CT

“I have never met Marquise but i kno your mother. Mr & Mrs Baskin I send you my condolences and i will keep you and your family in my prayers!!!! ”
33 of 218 | Posted by: Shauntae

“There's a lily in the valley bright as the morning star....I truly believe the only thing that would make sense "right now" is having your precious...Read More »
34 of 218 | Posted by: s. Roundtree

“our prayers are with you ”
35 of 218 | Posted by: tracy files & tyrell files

“Goodbye Marquise! Marvina and Jeff, our thoughts and hearts are with you today. Be strong. ”
36 of 218 | Posted by: Patrice and Christelle - Hamden, CT

“I don't know Marquise, but I know that he was and Is loved. Your son has left an imprint in many lives and will not be forgotten. I just wanted to...Read More »
37 of 218 | Posted by: Felecia F. - no relation

“My Deepest Sympathy To The Baskin Family ”
38 of 218 | Posted by: Jennifer Johnson - SRHS Employee

“MARQUISE YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I MEMBER THE DAY WE MET LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY. THAT DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET. I...Read More »
39 of 218 | Posted by: shannon wright - west haven, CT

“I STILL CANT BEILEVE THAT YOUR NO LONGER WITH US . THIS PAIN IS SOMETHING ELSE I LOOKED AT YOU AS AN OLDER BROTHER YOU WATCHED ME GROW UP TOLD ME TO...Read More »
40 of 218 | Posted by: Pooh YP - Friend

“Marvina and Jeff, we are praying for your comfort. Trust in Him at all times...pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. PSALM 62:8 ”
41 of 218 | Posted by: Angela and Marvin Johnson

“Marquise...'til we meet again..... you will be missed... ”
42 of 218 | Posted by: Monique Caesar

“Marquise we love you and miss you. hope your in a better place. you were so smart and intellagent. sorry the streets had to take you. don't worry i...Read More »
43 of 218 | Posted by: ShaynaB - New Haven, CT - Friend

“I DONT REALLY NO HIM BUT I NO HE IS A GOOD HARD WORKING PERSON. P.S FROM; ANNETTE CT ”
44 of 218 | Posted by: ANNETTE - I WORED WITH HIM

“u will never be forgotten in my heart u will always be here i remember when we use to act up in coop in spanish class those were the days i am so...Read More »
45 of 218 | Posted by: shantel lowey - new haven, CT

“Rip Marquise...We miss you already ”
46 of 218 | Posted by: sherrilyn - Friend

“My condolences to your family. ”
47 of 218 | Posted by: Teretha Brooks - New Haven, CT

“To Jeff, Marvina, and Family~ May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you. Sincerely, Rose and Andrea ”
48 of 218 | Posted by: Rose Baskin / Andrea Lowe - TX

“I have many, many fond memories of Marquise as we were growing up together, so hard to choose just one. One thing that comes to mind ahead of...Read More »
49 of 218 | Posted by: Shatia "Tia" Moore - VA - friend

“May yu rest in peace Marquise... You are gone, but never to be forgotten.. God be with our family at this very difficult time.. ”
50 of 218 | Posted by: Natasha Ortiz - friend

“Jeff and Marvina, I would like to send my condolences and prayers to you and your family. We know God always knows what's best. Keep your hand in...Read More »
51 of 218 | Posted by: Vanessa Smith (Arnold) - CT

“To the Baskin Family.... Please know that God has his arms around you during this difficult time. My prayers are with you. ”
52 of 218 | Posted by: Cassy Martin, St. Louis, MO

“Jeff, Marvina, and Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. ”
53 of 218 | Posted by: Sabrina Darden

“To my brother in Art. You where such an amazing artist such a sweet and happy young man. Marquise it tears me apart to know that you are gone but the...Read More »
54 of 218 | Posted by: Leididiana - Norwalk, CT

“I want to send my deepest sympathy to Lt. Baskin and wife for the loss of their son Marquise.And my prayers and thoughts are with you during this...Read More »
55 of 218 | Posted by: FF Edward Wynne - New Haven, CT

“Marvina & Jeff When We Share Each Others Burdens,We display God's Love & Care,Offering Relief And Comfort,When Death Seems To Much To Bear...Read More »
56 of 218 | Posted by: Veronica (Ronie)Brown

“Marvina and Jeff, My prayers go out to you . God really works in mysterious ways, we never know why. I pray you find comfort in God. Know that...Read More »
57 of 218 | Posted by: Terez Pitt - Hamden, CT - friend

“I'm simply at a loss for words... My sympathy and condolences go out to the entire family. ”
58 of 218 | Posted by: Xan Walker

“May God keep and hold you and your family through this troubling time. God Bless & Keep you..... ”
59 of 218 | Posted by: Michael Laughlin

“he was a good kid and always making everyone laugh and always coming around and checking his friends.i always gave him advice and talk to him . i...Read More »
60 of 218 | Posted by: kenneth thames(kt) - new haven, CT

“R.I.P!! God Bless you and your fam! ”
61 of 218 | Posted by: Tee - West Hills Classmate

“my prayer is with you and your family and i know sometime we don't uunderstand why thing hppen but rember that god know best and god do not mke...Read More »
62 of 218 | Posted by: willie & gracie glast - NY

“My Heart goes out to the family....I met Marquise 10 years ago. From the first day I met him he put a smile on my face. Him being the wonderful...Read More »
63 of 218 | Posted by: Arlette Kierce - New Haven CT, CT

“i willmiss you very much love nisha ”
64 of 218 | Posted by: donisha - new haven, CT - cusin

“My cndolences and heart goes out Marquises' family and friends. He was a very smart loving and caring person, very head stronge and creative younge...Read More »
65 of 218 | Posted by: Glenda Santos New Haven, CT.

“My cndolences and heart goes out Marquises' family and friends. He was a very smart loving and caring person, very head stronge and creative younge...Read More »
66 of 218 | Posted by: Gleda Santos

“My condolences goes out to the family. Sorry fo your lost. We lost a stronge young black man whose life was tooken away from us much to early ”
67 of 218 | Posted by: Carol Hough

“To the Baskin Family, Our deepest sympathy during this time of your loss. May God help you through the days ahead. ”
68 of 218 | Posted by: Danetta and Helen Grant and Family - CT

“It is with sincere sadness that I send this message of condolence to my friends for the loss of your son. Please call on me for any needs you may...Read More »
69 of 218 | Posted by: Brenda and Shaynise Rose and Family - CT

“I still can't believe the news. It's been years since I saw Marquise, but he never left my mind or my memory. We went through West Hills Elementary...Read More »
70 of 218 | Posted by: Aoife Spillane-Hinks - Classmate

“Marquise would come into the little store across from the co-op at the coner of Audubon & Orange where I worked at the time, He was always so...Read More »
71 of 218 | Posted by: Mitchell Williams Barbara Johnson.

“Marvina and Jeffrey I'm so sorry for what happened to Marquise. My prayers go out to the both of you. I knew Marquise ever since he was a new born...Read More »
72 of 218 | Posted by: Stine Bradley - New Haven, CT

“To the Baskin Family, In friendship, caring...and sympathy. May your memories of Marquise bring you Comfort! Blessed be the God and Father of our...Read More »
73 of 218 | Posted by: Carolyn Lofton Boykin - New Haven, CT

“Marquise you will be missed but never forgotten...I'm going to play pretty for you...and Marvina & Jeff my prayers are with you. I love you! Love...Read More »
74 of 218 | Posted by: Jasmine "Peaches" Sims - cousi

“Mr. and Mrs. Baskin, you have my deepest sympathy and condolences. It was a pleasure to have Marquise as a friend and he will be missed dearly. May...Read More »
75 of 218 | Posted by: Terry Garrett - New Haven, CT

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in your time of mourning ”
76 of 218 | Posted by: Angela Boomer and Lenwood Smith - CT

“Marvina and Jeff, My prayers and love are with you. If there is anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate to let me know. Just know that God...Read More »
77 of 218 | Posted by: Kathi Williams "Aunt Kathi" - CT

“Today I remember a boy with a heart so big that he won my heart. As a teacher there are those students you always remember in a special way. That is...Read More »
78 of 218 | Posted by: Linda Fripp - New Haven, CT

“IM SO SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST AND HOPE THE BEST FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY ”
79 of 218 | Posted by: niesh-rock - friend

“My deepest heart felt condolences to the Baskin Family for your loss. May God give you the strength you need to get through this awful tragedy as a...Read More »
80 of 218 | Posted by: Tracey Long

“Wow, I just don't want to believe my neighborhood kid is gone. I'm going to miss seeing you around here talking to my daughter and my neighbours next...Read More »
81 of 218 | Posted by: sherrilyn - new haven, CT

“Dear, Marquise There is so much i could say to but iam going to keep it short and sweet . I Will never forget. the phone calls in the morning you...Read More »
82 of 218 | Posted by: Ronisha Kelley - New Haven, CT

“Mr. Mrs Baskin we would like to give you and your family our deepest sympathy during this time of pain and heart break that you have had to...Read More »
83 of 218 | Posted by: Mr. Alex Miller & Mrs. Kaprice Miller - CT

“My prayers goes out to the family of of Marquise. Marquise was truly a wonderful young man and I will always remember his smile. ”
84 of 218 | Posted by: Shonda Haynes-Lee - friend

“It has been many years since I last saw him....but every so often when I'd come home to visit I'd see him. The days of West Hills are long gone...but...Read More »
85 of 218 | Posted by: Alicia Young - Philadelphia, PA

“my condolences are with your family, marquise was a good person im sorry for your loss. the greene family ”
86 of 218 | Posted by: sharra greene - childhood friend

“Marvina & Jeff, I keep trying to put it in words and find it too difficult each and every time. You know that I loved him. You know that I love...Read More »
87 of 218 | Posted by: Barbara Mincey-Daniels - Hamden, CT

“I can't believe that you are gone, but your in heaven now watching over us. I wish for the best for the Baskin Family and hope things go well for...Read More »
88 of 218 | Posted by: taichi thomas - friend

“To Mrs. Marvina and Mr. Jeff, Marquise was a very dear friend. He will always have a place in my heart and I will miss seein his face around New...Read More »
89 of 218 | Posted by: Jessica Johnson - friend

“WORDS WILL NEVER DESCRIBE HOW MUCH HE WILL BE MISSED!! ”
90 of 218 | Posted by: SHIMA,JAVON A.K.A. RED, AND JAILYNN

“I know things might seem hard and we ask why? but God is with us every step of the way. my heart goes out to the Baskin family. sometimes we say Why?...Read More »
91 of 218 | Posted by: carol taylor-evans - friend

“May God Bless the Basking family. God is with you and your family every step of the way. God Bless The Baskin Family From Carol & Joel Evans ”
92 of 218 | Posted by: Carol & Joel Evans - new haven, CT

“Marvina and Jeffrey I am so sorry for your loss . Hold on to God's unchanging hand. I will be praying for you. ”
93 of 218 | Posted by: Joan Byrd ( dee- deez) - CT

“sorry for your loss!!! just know that he is with god and will always be there to watch over you!!!! ”
94 of 218 | Posted by: eric murphy

“Jeff and Marvina. There are no right words to say at this time. We can only imagine the grief that you and your family are experiencing. We can never...Read More »
95 of 218 | Posted by: Herschel and Andrea Wadley

“marvina and jeff i want to thank you guys for putting marquise in so many people lives especially mine and my family. i have so many memories with...Read More »
96 of 218 | Posted by: quanisha grier and the grier family - CT

“Marquise was one of a kind. He had a sense of humor that could make any person smile. I have alot of fond memories of the times we spent together. I...Read More »
97 of 218 | Posted by: Cheri' Walker - Watertown , CT

“Jeff & Marvina, Lorraine & Charlie and family. We send our hearlfelt condolences on the loss of youson and grandson. You are in our prayers...Read More »
98 of 218 | Posted by: The Hammie's - Monica, Catherine, Sheila, Carrie, & Freeman - CT

“TO THE BASKIN FAMILY WE WOULD LIKE TO SEND ARE DEEPEST CONDOLENCES MAY GOD BE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF GRIEF.YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS ”
99 of 218 | Posted by: DUNN/BOSTIC FAMILY - NEW HAVEN, CT

“Jeff, Marvina & the entire Baskin family ... My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. I pray that with each day, God will continue to comfort...Read More »
100 of 218 | Posted by: Lynette Lobo Hazelwood - Friend

“My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of bereavement. We pray that God will continue to strengthen you in your time of sorrow.. God...Read More »
101 of 218 | Posted by: Barbara M Joyner

“In this journey of life we all have different experiences and situations that we`re faced with. Things happen so unexpectantly and it`s extremely...Read More »
102 of 218 | Posted by: Cherie Brailey - Darlington, SC

“Marvine & Jeffery my deepest condolence to you and you framily at this most differcult time. The Lords blessings to you all. ”
103 of 218 | Posted by: Helena Rogers - Friend

“I'M SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOST.....I REALLY DON'T NO THE WORDS TO SAY.....CAUSE I'M SO SAD....TYPING WITH TEARS IN MY EYES....TRUST IN THE LORD AND HE'LL...Read More »
104 of 218 | Posted by: JACKE BELLAMY-CLARIDA

“My deepest sympathy-To Jeff and Marvina! i love you guys! I Remeber when you found out you were having a boy everyone was so happy Love .you He was...Read More »
105 of 218 | Posted by: Sharon Bellamy - CT

“Praying for you Praying With you ”
106 of 218 | Posted by: Vanessa Epps and Family

“Their are so many memories that I have with Marquise from when we were in elementary school till now, I bury these memories in my heart forever. To...Read More »
107 of 218 | Posted by: Tiara Dunlap - new haven, CT

“May God comfort you in your time of your loss, and may he keep his hands on your healing hearts God Bless ”
108 of 218 | Posted by: Jeanette Reynolds - New Haven, CT

“Dearest Marvina, Jeff and family, Please know that the Hughes family greaves with you at this time and will be here to help carry you through the...Read More »
109 of 218 | Posted by: Tanya Hughes - Bridgeport, CT

“OUR HEART AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL IN THE LOST OF YOUR SON.MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL IN THIS TIME OF SORROW. ”
110 of 218 | Posted by: KATHY&MRS LILLIAN BRIDGES & FAMILY - CT

“I remember when we we're younger and you used to come to Aunty Deb and Porsche's house!!! We used to have so much fun, and you we're a great RoboCop...Read More »
111 of 218 | Posted by: Jilanda Bowman Thompson - Cousin

“To Jeff and Marvina Baskin and Family, My deepest sympathy to you all. May God give you the strength every day to go on. ”
112 of 218 | Posted by: Lori Grant Davis - Meriden CT

“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. With Deepest Sympathy ”
113 of 218 | Posted by: S Carmon - New Haven, CT - Friend

“he was a very nice young man 2 me he didn't mess with anyone i meet him though my ex patrick and he will be missed alot ”
114 of 218 | Posted by: kenyada - new haven, CT - friend

“Marquis was a great person, and will be thought of & missed daily. I have nothing but good memories and will never forget him. Rest in Paradise ! ”
115 of 218 | Posted by: Kerrissa - friend

“With sincere sympathy from my family to yours we the LeSane family send our condolences on the lost of your son, may you and your family find...Read More »
116 of 218 | Posted by: Bobby LeSane - Hamden, CT

“Jeff & Marvina, there are no words that I know that could adequately describe how sorry I am for the loss of your son, I'm praying every day for...Read More »
117 of 218 | Posted by: Erika K. Bogan - New Haven, CT

“To the Baskin Family, Words can't express the pain that you are feeling at this time. We know, because we were in your shoes, dealing with the same...Read More »
118 of 218 | Posted by: The Thomas Family (Mr. Archie & Mrs. Margaret) - CT

“Marvina, I just wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your husband. As everyone has stated, there are no words right now to comfort you but...Read More »
119 of 218 | Posted by: Tanis Lea - New Haven, CT

“I hardly know where to begin. My heart is deeply sadden to have come so close with someone so far away. Whenever you came to the south to visit your...Read More »
120 of 218 | Posted by: Cierra Johnson - Darlington, SC

“Jeffrey & Marvina , We were so sorry to hear about the lost of your son. But we want you both to know that god is still in charge he will make...Read More »
121 of 218 | Posted by: Odell , Deloris McNair ,Odell Jr. Debra McNair Outlaw & Sandra

“To Jeff and Marvina, we are sorry 2 hear about this lost and will love and cherish the lost of Marquise. WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND MISS YOU MARQUIS :'-) ”
122 of 218 | Posted by: Lisa Mack and the Boys

“n e young life lost is a tragedy in itself ..i pray this family finds peace in god. With Every 1 so concealed within self some1 else is suffering ....Read More »
123 of 218 | Posted by: intensity/cass - none

“Cousins Jeff, Marvina, Nicole, Greg, and Tanya, Words cannot express the pain I know you all are experiencing right now. I'm praying that God will...Read More »
124 of 218 | Posted by: Stephanie Slay - cousin

“My condolences go out to the Baskin Family may god be with you during your time of need. God Bless ”
125 of 218 | Posted by: Chanay Session & Family

“The first thought that came to my mind is when u used to blow up my house phone looking for Jermaine a.ka Maine-O ya boy...lord knows I didn't know....Read More »
126 of 218 | Posted by: Chanin Chambers - friend

“The Lord is my shephard, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me...Read More »
127 of 218 | Posted by: Louis Hutcherson, Jr - New Haven, CT

“MARQUISE, I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOUR GONE. YOU WAS A COOL PERSON. EVERYTIME I SAW YOU YOUR FAVORITE SAYING TO ME WAS SHORT STUFF WHAT'S UP AND I...Read More »
128 of 218 | Posted by: WANDA IVORY - FRIEND

“My Condolence to the baskin family my prayers will always be with you.R.I.P Marquise Baskin You Will Forever Be in My Heart and will ALWAYS be truely...Read More »
129 of 218 | Posted by: Lakisha Y.McCrea

“Jeff, Marvina & the entire Baskin/Benjamin Family: I pray that God comforts and strengthens you during this extremely difficult time. Marvina I...Read More »
130 of 218 | Posted by: Wendell & Angela Thigpen - CT

“Don't think of Marquise as gone away-His journey has just begun. Life holds many facets. The Earth is only one. Just think of Marquise as resting,...Read More »
131 of 218 | Posted by: Ivory Family - Friend

“To The Baskin Family - I extend my deepest sympathy to you in your loss. May God comfort you during this difficult time and give you peace. Earth has...Read More »
132 of 218 | Posted by: Frances Walker - New Haven, CT

“To the Baskin family im so sorry for your lost. Marquis u will always be missed your laughs and your jokes... You were a good man .. I would of never...Read More »
133 of 218 | Posted by: Janna Joyner - Friend

“TO THE BASKIN FAMILY THE IVORY FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO SEND OUR CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ON THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVE ONE.MARQUISE WAS A WONDERFUL...Read More »
134 of 218 | Posted by: THE IVORY FAMILY - FRIEND

“To the Baskin family im so sorry for your lost. Marquis u will always be missed your laughs and your jokes... You were a good man .. I would of never...Read More »
135 of 218 | Posted by: Janna Joyner - Friend

“I am still in shock.....I cant stop thinking of how much you made me laugh when we where at work i will miss you so much my heart is aching and i...Read More »
136 of 218 | Posted by: Rhonda Richburg - new haven, CT

“I'm still in disbelief. It's so hard for me to accecpt the fact that your no longer with us. Not only did I lose a friend I lost a companion. Your...Read More »
137 of 218 | Posted by: Shyeika "shy" Duarte - New Haven, CT

“I will surly miss u can't wait to see u again I gonna miss them days chill me u moe and the crew. An god bless the baskin's family my pray is with y...Read More »
138 of 218 | Posted by: Taneiya AKA Priya - New Have, CT

“yo all i could think about is me, you and los playing basketball and los always beating you. you would get so heated and keep playin. those were the...Read More »
139 of 218 | Posted by: Mike Freeman - new haven, CT

“Im so sorry for ur lost. my prayers go's out to his family he will be missed ”
140 of 218 | Posted by: shayla e samuel

“My Heart Goes Out To The Baskin Family Your Son Was A Wonderful Person And A Good Friend I Will Truly Miss Him ”
141 of 218 | Posted by: Michele Eichler

“I remember the last time I saw you... I had my daughter with me and you did a double take, started shaking your head, and was like "nah that's not...Read More »
142 of 218 | Posted by: Ebony Morgan - Friend

“Marquise man i miss you a lot brotha, never forget all the fun time we shared in high school and growing up togeather its so sad that ur not here man...Read More »
143 of 218 | Posted by: Roniie Maebry Jr - Friend

“Marquise o know I haven't know you on personal note but the few times we crossed paths, I can say this much you were always you were a wonderful...Read More »
144 of 218 | Posted by: Christine Polanco

“RIP Marquise My prayers are with the Baskins family. Almighty Father, eternal God, hear our prayers for Your son Marquise whom You have called from...Read More »
145 of 218 | Posted by: Kim Hart

“Dear Marvina and Jeff, My family is heartbroken to hear you have lost your beloved son, Marquise. I remember so fondly the day that Marquise and my...Read More »
146 of 218 | Posted by: Margaret Spillane - New Haven, CT

“thier will be no more suffering, it was a pleasure to be able too walk and talk with ,u will be missed but not 4 gotten, your in god hands now which...Read More »
147 of 218 | Posted by: russell rogers - friend

“Marquise where do I start with you...it crushes my very spirit to know that your no longer on this earth to share a smile or laugh with. I remember...Read More »
148 of 218 | Posted by: Shaleta Grier - new haven, CT

“I just can't believe you are gone! Just the other day we were catching up and i was sure i would see you again. I miss you and you will always have a...Read More »
149 of 218 | Posted by: Brittany Murphy - meriden, CT

“To Jeff & Marvina, My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time of sorrow ”
150 of 218 | Posted by: Victoria Dancy - New Haven, CT

“MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AT YOUR TIME OF LOST.GOD BLESS THE BASKINS FAMILY ”
151 of 218 | Posted by: ROBYN YOUNG & CLEO LYONS

“Marvina & Jeff, I just want to send my condolences to you for your loss. May God continue to bless you & and your families. ”
152 of 218 | Posted by: Jeenifer Grayswon - Hamden, CT

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Baskin family..I did not know Marquise but on Memorial Day he came by a friends cookout and he stood out to me....Read More »
153 of 218 | Posted by: SONYA JAUDON

“We send you our Deepest Sympathy ”
154 of 218 | Posted by: Hospital of Yale New Haven

“I remember when Marvina and Jeff gave our whole class a cookout in their backyard, we had so much fun! My prayers are with Mr and Mrs. Baskin and to...Read More »
155 of 218 | Posted by: Toni Dawson - New Haven, CT

“God Bless. ”
156 of 218 | Posted by: Employees at Hospital of St Raphael

“Gone too soon........ Jeff & Marvina I am praying for your strength, healing and comfort. I love you guys very much ! Bren ”
157 of 218 | Posted by: Brenda Black Weathers - cousin

“Woow man, just unbelievable...coolest, hardworking dude ever, always caught him in his work clothes, and we joked about taking eachothers cars...so...Read More »
158 of 218 | Posted by: John Whitley - New Haven, CT

“yo i could remember wen me and Marquise would play ball in his back yard for hours.And yes u could never beat me lol.. remember wen u told me yo Ike...Read More »
159 of 218 | Posted by: Carlos - new haven, CT

“May God bless you all during this hard time. I love you Marquise. ”
160 of 218 | Posted by: Diana Hazard - Friend

“May the lord be with his family. Godbless!!!!!!! ”
161 of 218 | Posted by: The JAmes Family

“This is still a shock to me, Marquise. Every time I come across one of your pictures, just knowing that I won't see you any more is breath taking....Read More »
162 of 218 | Posted by: Diana Hazard - New Haven, CT

“In loving memory of Marquise as his warm smile and friendly deminor danced on the hearts of those who knew him. To the family, the Lord will give...Read More »
163 of 218 | Posted by: Tiney

“my condolences go out to the Baskin family. Marquis was a very good friend of mine. We met downtown New Haven when he attended Co-Op. we became real...Read More »
164 of 218 | Posted by: Josh Stevenson - New Haven, CT

“MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS HARD TIME. ”
165 of 218 | Posted by: PRISCILLA - FRIEND

“MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS SAD TIME. HE IS AN ANGEL WATCHING OVER YOU AND PROTECTING YOU. STAY STRONG AND NEVER LOSE YOUR FAITH IN GOD. ”
166 of 218 | Posted by: DEBRA RUSSELL-JONES - FRIEND

“There are no words that can express how hurt, shocked, and disapointed I am to lose another cousin this way. My heart goes out to you, Jeff and...Read More »
167 of 218 | Posted by: Tomasenia Benton - cousin

“Jeff and Marvina, word cannot express the pain you two are going through right now, My prayers are with you and the family. Marquise will be missed....Read More »
168 of 218 | Posted by: Cheryl Holloway-Lytell - Norwich, CT

“I had the blessing of knowing Marquise for about 20 years. During our childhood we would always talk about how things would be in the future....Read More »
169 of 218 | Posted by: Jeff Johnson - Friend/Classmate

“I'm so sorry for your loss ”
170 of 218 | Posted by: Sheryl Cuyler Ebron - West Haven, CT

“im so baffled. i heard about this senseless unfortunate occurence and i didnt know it was this young man until i saw his photo. me and this young man...Read More »
171 of 218 | Posted by: ROB DAVIS - new haven, CT

“My heart goes out to Family and Friend who had the chance of being apart of Marquise life. Marquise was a well known, respected, smart young man who...Read More »
172 of 218 | Posted by: KARISSA JOWERS MOODY

“to the parents of marquise you are in our prayers and you have our deepest sympathy ”
173 of 218 | Posted by: james and little family - friend

“To the Baskin Family and Friends: My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of grief...Gone too soon...We love you Marquise!! ”
174 of 218 | Posted by: Melinda and Makayla Cooper - NC

“Sorry for your lost ”
175 of 218 | Posted by: T'nise Streater - Friend

“With the lost of a loved one Only time heals all wounds But the heart and the mind Will always be consumed With their love and devotion The all out...Read More »
176 of 218 | Posted by: Tasha Wilson

“my condolences to the Baskin family. I had the privilege of knowing marquise while in high school. It was a brief encounter that I am thankful for....Read More »
177 of 218 | Posted by: Caridad - class mate

“To the Baskin Family, Sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you in your time of need. Marquise was truely a unique person. He was always smiling...Read More »
178 of 218 | Posted by: Nykeshia Bell - New Haven, CT

“I am truly praying for the Baskin Family. God will give you STRENGTH!!! ”
179 of 218 | Posted by: Tiffany - classmate

“Blessed are those who mourn For they will be comforted"Matthew 5:4" Cant Believe it. seems like just yesterday we graduated from high school....Read More »
180 of 218 | Posted by: Tiffany - CT - Classmate

“My prayers are with the family and may Marquise rest in peace. ”
181 of 218 | Posted by: Stephanie Edwards

“my heart goes out to the family,and may god bless you all.love you all. ”
182 of 218 | Posted by: ernest e love dawson - newhaven, CT

“Marvina and Jeff, May GOD bless you during this time of grief and sorrow and always remember that time does heal. Marvina, I remember when we were...Read More »
183 of 218 | Posted by: Nicole Rogers - West Haven, CT

“Marvina & Jeff, It is truly heartbreaking to hear of Marquise's passing. I have no words that will lessen the pain you and those who knew and...Read More »
184 of 218 | Posted by: Hall Family - Friend

“my heart sank as i heard the news" but i know god will see you trough this tough time ' you and all your family are deep in my prayers " bridget...Read More »
185 of 218 | Posted by: bridget osborn powell - raleigh, NC

“To Marvina and Jeff our hearts and our prayers go out to you and your family. Bridget, Ernie, Joanna ”
186 of 218 | Posted by: Joanna Hill - Raleigh, NC

“My heart goes out to you and your family! If there is anything I can do, please let me know. ”
187 of 218 | Posted by: Corrine Burgess

“To Jeff and family: Our arms are wrapped around you and our prayers go up to God for you and your son. You and your family have our sincerest ...Read More »
188 of 218 | Posted by: Dawn and William Lewis - CT

“My deepest heartfelt condolence. Were gonna to miss you coming by the house spending time with us, were gonna to miss you breaking bread with us at...Read More »
189 of 218 | Posted by: Terrance Allen and the Scott Family - CT

“Jeff and family, I just want you and your wife know that I have been thinking of you and your family since this tragic loss. Although I didn't know...Read More »
190 of 218 | Posted by: Vicki Draughn - Colonial Beach, VA

“Our sincere condolenses to the Baskin Family. We know there are no words to heal the heart. May God give you the strength and comfort during this...Read More »
191 of 218 | Posted by: Pat Kelson Associates

“just want to send my prayers to the family ........... trust in god he won't fail you because were human we have so much pain but when you seek god...Read More »
192 of 218 | Posted by: chimere - friend

“Marvina and Jeff, my deepest condolences go out to you and your family. Marvina the last time i saw you we were talking about Marquiese. They say it...Read More »
193 of 218 | Posted by: Faye Randolph Daniels

“YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY IN THIS TIME OF NEEDUS ”
194 of 218 | Posted by: gwen moses - famlily friend

“Marvina and Jeff my heart felt condolences are with you. I can atest what you are going through, just loosing Snoball. Remember that the will of God...Read More »
195 of 218 | Posted by: Joyce Pittman - friend

“To the family my heart couldnt be more with you Marquis was a close friend I loved how real he was as a person. Marquis your always going to be in my...Read More »
196 of 218 | Posted by: Gabby Briscoe - New haven, CT

“I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN MY HEART AND PRAYERS ”
197 of 218 | Posted by: ANNETTE NEWTON WEATHERSPOON - CT

“MARVENA &JEFF IT'S HARD FOR US TO FIND WORDS THAT MIGHT BRING YOU COMFORT AT THIS TIME OF LOSS...BUT PERHAPS JUST KNOWING THAT I'M THINKING OF...Read More »
198 of 218 | Posted by: Cynthia McCoy - Friend

“Marvina and Jeff, there are no words that can adequately express the sorrow felt at the loss of your son. However, there is God and he provides for...Read More »
199 of 218 | Posted by: Debra James

“I loved marquis with all my heart he loved to crack jokes all the time he was so funny and I'm shore gonna miss him especially that chuckle he had...Read More »
200 of 218 | Posted by: cherelle reddick - new haven, CT

“For the Parents of Marquis! God be with you to grant you the peace you will need to sustain the greatest lost here on earth! I've never had the...Read More »
201 of 218 | Posted by: Nikki Brown - Friend

“marquis was a very respectful young man, i grateful for meeting a perfect angel. my heart and prayers goes out to the baskin family. Marquis will...Read More »
202 of 218 | Posted by: lakeysha - freind

“I dont really know wat 2 say or where 2 start but here i go ....... Marquise its so hard 2 come 2 terms that you will not be here with us anymore you...Read More »
203 of 218 | Posted by: Markaya Williams - close friend

“No words can express the feelings of losing a loved one...seek god for he his the only one that can help you through the pain..even though he's gone...Read More »
204 of 218 | Posted by: Kirby Benson

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. There are no words to describe how sorry I am for your loss and I...Read More »
205 of 218 | Posted by: EMarie Russell-Bell

“Baskin family, For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me;he shall set me up upon a...Read More »
206 of 218 | Posted by: Lenaja & Sibyl Brooks - New Haven, CT

“It. Hurts my heart that your gone I feel like I am lucky. To have had the pleasure of having you as a friend everytime I think of u I remember u...Read More »
207 of 218 | Posted by: the williams ,washington family

“I'M SRY FOR YOUR LOSS,MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF LOSS. ”
208 of 218 | Posted by: ROBINWYNN - HAMDEN, CT

“Marvina & Jeff, there are no words any of us can say to help ease your pain. please find comfort in the days ahead knowing that you are loved and...Read More »
209 of 218 | Posted by: Eileen Williams-Esdaile - Hamden, CT

“Marvina and Jeff, Marquise will truely be miss and my prayers go out to you and the family, every time i seen him, he was always smilin, i seen him...Read More »
210 of 218 | Posted by: christine Daniels

“TO MARVINA AND JEFF I SEND MY CONDELENCES AND MY PRAYERS ARE FOR YOU THAT THE LORD WILL GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH TO ENDURE. ”
211 of 218 | Posted by: LORETTA BOLDEN - FRIEND

“To the Baskin Family: I would like to sned my deepest sympathy to you all. I pray that you find comfort. Remember all your help comes from the Lord....Read More »
212 of 218 | Posted by: stephanie - New Haven, CT

“My best memories of Marquis were when we were growing up next door to each other and just being happy and playing as kids. My heart goes out to...Read More »
213 of 218 | Posted by: Semora R. Howell - friend

“Marvina , Jeff and the Baskin and Benjamin Family, you have my deepest sympathy in you loss.You are totally in my prays. Just remember to let God...Read More »
214 of 218 | Posted by: Rosalyn Ellis-Harris

“I remember growing up with Marquise and Po in eastern circle he will truly be missed I also worked at St Raphaels with him he was such a respectful...Read More »
215 of 218 | Posted by: Jauneta C Graham - New Haven, CT

“To Marquise, Your time here on earth was 2short but you made a mark on everybody u touch u will always remain in me and the fams heart u r gone now...Read More »
216 of 218 | Posted by: Veronica M Eichler - friend

“My deepest sympathy to the family and friends. We have many memories that will be forever in my heart.May you rest in peace... ”
217 of 218 | Posted by: FLORA - Friend

“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 »
218 of 218 | Posted by: Howard K. Hill Funeral Services


Marquise Leon Baskin was born on January 11, 1984. He was the loving son of Jeffrey and Marvina Baskin. Marquise was a loving young man, with a wonderful spirit. He attended West Hills Magnet School and graduated from Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet High School in 2002. Marquise also attended Gateway Community College where he studied and continued to pursue his passion for art. He was a very gifted and artistic young man, who won numerous awards for his artwork and creative gifts. Among his many accolades and achievements, Marquise was the winner of the Greater New Haven NAACP, Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics (ACTSO). He was a gold medal winner for his work in the visual arts category and had the honor of representing the state of Connecticut in Houston, Texas at the national competition. On Monday June 21, 2010 our beloved son went on to join our heavenly Father. By all accounts, Marquise was a sparkling young man full of life and generosity, a joy to everyone he knew. While we may not understand why these things occur, we do understand that it is all in God’s plan. He cannot be replaced and he will never be forgotten. He was simply loved too deeply. Those left to cherish his loving memory are his parents, Jeffrey and Marvina Baskin of Hamden, CT. His paternal grandparents Florence and Charlie Baskin Jr. of Cheraw, SC. Three aunts: Lavonne Benjamin of Hamden, CT, Sharon Baskin-Trusty (Michael) of Chesapeake, VA, Tanya Baskin of Silver Spring, MD: Four uncles, Charles Benjamin of New Haven, CT, Alphonso Benjamin (Rosalee) of Hamden, CT, Gregory Baskin (Terra) of Bennettsville, SC, Kenneth (Clayton) Benjamin of Bridgeport, CT; Six cousins, Porscha Benjamin of New Haven, CT, Cameischa Benjamin of Hamden, CT, Taylor Baskin of Silver Spring, MD, Jasmine Baskin of Copperas Cove, TX, Kensia Benjamin of Atlanta, GA, Kobe Trusty of Chesapeake, VA. He also leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother Martha Benjamin and his maternal aunt Deborah Benjamin.

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