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“Ruby and Betty,Just today, April 17, did we learn of Lily's passing. We all know she was such a wonderful lady! We are sorry we weren't aware of...Read More »
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Lily S. Cuyler, 83, of Bloomfield, beloved wife of the late John Ross Cuyler, Sr., passed away on April 8, 2018 after a brief illness. She was born in Hartford on August 24, 1934, daughter of the late Isaac and Emma Lee (Berry) Smith, and graduated from Weaver High School. Lily then furthered her education earning her associate's degree. She began her career at Connecticut General Life Insurance while still in high school working part time and later was promoted to the claims department. She was proud of her working career and established many friendships with her colleagues. Lily retired as a Senior Claims Examiner after over 40 years of service. Lily met her future husband while still in high school and many years later the couple reconnected and married on Feb. 16, 1963. Lily became a wife and mother and lovingly raised John's two young sons as her own. She was very meticulous and extremely organized. She enjoyed collecting figurines and after retirement traveling to Hilton Head, SC and Lake Winnipesauke, NH with her husband. Her husband John passed away in 2003 after a long illness and Lily cared for him throughout this time. A faithful servant of Jehovah for most of her life, in recent years Lily attended meetings at the Bloomfield Congregation of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Lily was a thoughtful lady who in her final days expressed sincere gratitude for the cheering floral arrangements sent by family and friends. Lily is survived by two sons, John R. Cuyler, Jr. of Bowie, Maryland and Richard W. Cuyler of Ellington; two sisters, Ruby L. Cotton and Betty A. Miller; 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 4 nephews. She was predeceased by a nephew. Her funeral services will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 580 Tower Ave., Bloomfield, CT on Saturday, April 14, 2018 with visitation from 9:30-10:30 a.m., followed by a memorial talk at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Bloomfield.