2018 Nominee's

In Business/Commerce; Robert McNulty, Richard Tomasetti. In Community Service; Joan S. Edgerly, Hector R. Cardona Sr. In Education; Dan W. DeLuca Sr., Elizabeth Hall. In Law/Government/Military; Christopher G. Donovan, Ernest L. Markham, Amelia P. Mustone. In Media; Howard S. Iwanicki. In Performing Arts; Howard Stange. In Philanthropy; Barbara D. Rybeck.  In Arts; William R. Brinley. In Science/Medicine; E. Robert Bertoli, M.D. In Sports; Terry Bongiovanni.   To participate in the voting, you must be a paid member of the Hall of Fame Association by April 1, 2018.   Click here for full Info flyer


Featured Inductee

Martha Minerva Franklin (Science/Medicine)

1870 – 1968

Martha Minerva Franklin was born in 1870 in New Milford, CT., moved to Meriden at the age of 5 when there were few people of color living in the city. She graduated Meriden High School, and in 1897 graduated from the Women’s Hospital Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia, as the only African American in her class.  She returned to Meriden and worked as a private nurse before relocating to New Haven. Ms. Franklin experienced the challenges of discriminatio...

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