December 30, 1957 – June 28, 2018
Lily-Ann Lidji was born on December 30, 1957 and passed away on June 28, 2018
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omar fleischaker eton
November 6, 2018
I remember Lily's most radiant and infectious smile at the Lycee Francais de New York elementary school. We were in the same class. She brought happiness, even-mindedness, and genuine wholesomeness. Radiant as she was, I think every young child, including myself, imagined being in love with her. She brightened up every class and every activity. I don't think she really knew how great an impact she had on all of us. Like others in this memorial, I also lost touch with her until just recently, before she died. I have felt terrible that I couldn't be the gallant knight (as we were all raised to be at the Lycee) and save her from a notoriously resistant kind of cancer. No doubt I tried, but the answers from the few subspecialists for this particular type of cancer all came back flat. The only thought was that God wanted her in the heavens with Him and I was just not going to be able to intervene. So she isn't suffering now -- she died as gracefully and bravely as we remember her from our childhood. What is sad is that she was one of the few who touched us all so nicely in her genuine good nature at a formative age. Like she had to do, we who remain alive must continue on this Earth - albeit now a lonelier experience without the knowledge that she was always there - a rare rich experience we always could relish. We have suffered a serious loss and I only hope that we do great things in her memory.
July 10, 2018
I only first met Lily in September 2017 but liked her right away, she was a caring and friendly lady. She had a wonderful smile and spoke often about her daughter whom she obviously loved very much.
My heart and prayers go out to her family.
July 2, 2018
I have fond memories of Lily-Ann from our time together at the LFNY, especially the early years. I remember her as just Lily, and "Lily Lidji" had such a nice ring to it. Every year, when the LFNY yearbook came out, my parents would comment what a beautiful child Lily was. I lost touch with her probably at least 45 years ago, but the news of her passing left me speechless. So very sad. My sympathies to her loved ones. - Robert Cravens (LFNY 1975)