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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Carol Lillis, 80

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Carol Lillis: former Wilton teacher. Contributed photo

Carol Anne Rawson Lillis of Enfield, wife of the late Guy Lillis, a 1950 Staples High School graduate where he played quarterback, died March 8 at home. She was 80.

She was born on March 16, 1934 in Providence, R.I., the daughter of the late Joseph and Doris Rawson. She attended the University of Rhode Island where she met Guy.

She graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where she was a member of Chi Omega, and began teaching in Wilton.

She was a teacher of young children in the Enfield school system for many years retiring in 1992. She had taught at the Country Day Kindergarten, Henry Barnard, Nathan Hale, Alcorn, and Enfield Street Schools.

She was a member of P.E.O. and the honorary teaching society, ADK. She enjoyed reading and playing bridge with friends and was devoted to her church where she was a Sunday school teacher, vestry and choir member, and Junior warden at St Mary’s Church (now Holy Trinity Church).

She is survived by a son, Mark Lillis, and his wife Lisa of South Windsor; four grandchildren, Andrew, Michael, Christine, and Joseph, and a daughter-in-law Donna Lillis of Waterford. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a son David Lillis.

Carol and Guy enjoyed a long retirement before some health issues interfered. They took many trips around the United and Europe. They were original benefactors to Johnson Memorial Hospital’s Stafford Springs campus where Carol volunteered.

They loved to eat out and dance to some live music or see a show. After Guy’s death, Carol continued her love for restaurants. She left good memories at The Country Diner in Enfield and Kathy’s Restaurant in Somers where she was a regular for so many years.

Her family will receive friends on Friday, March 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 14 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 383 Hazard Ave., Enfield followed by a reception at the church hall. A committal service will be held on Monday, April 6 at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery in East Greenwich, R.I.

Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 383 Hazard Ave., Enfield, CT 06082.

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