Lou Ann Wilson
July 13, 1936 – June 7, 2019
Lou Ann Wilson, of Niantic, passed away on June 7, 2019, after a long battle with Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. She was born July 13, 1936 in Stamford NY, the daughter of William W. and Lola (Brown) Wardwell.
Lou Ann grew up in Cobleskill, NY where she graduated high school. Taking a break from her job as a switchboard operator with Bell Telephone Co. she attended and graduated from Fisher Jr. College in Boston MA. She married (Robert Wilson) on July 23, 1955. She and her husband moved to Niantic CT in 1958 where they raised their family.
Lou Ann became interested in library work during her years as a volunteer library worker in the elementary school system. Then continued a 30 year career as a Librarian at East Lyme Library with an accreditation through Mohegan Community College.
She was a long time active member of the Niantic Community Church, where she taught Sunday school along with other service work. She also enjoyed traveling, bowling, crosswords and spending time with her family.
Lou Ann is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert W. Wilson; children Debbie Stewart (Frank) of Oakdale, Stephen Wilson (Ellen Arbour) of Niantic, and Denise Vertefeuille (Nelson) of Clinton; 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The family would like to send a special thank you to Abby King for her care and friendship.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, June 12th from 5:30- 8:00 pm at Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Lake Ave., Niantic, with a funeral service beginning at 5:00-5:30. Burial will be private.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 12th from 5pm-5:30pm at Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Lake Ave., Niantic, followed by calling hours from 5:30pm-8pm at the funeral home. Burial will be private.
- Funeral Service Wednesday, June 12, 2019
- Calling Hours Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Lou Ann Wilson
June 10, 2019
I remember always requesting my grandma to make her famous spaghetti and meatballs/sausage whenever my sister and I slept over. She wouldn’t tell us her secret recipe! After dinner, we’d get in our pajamas and have a bowl of ice cream/Elmer Fudge cookies before crawling into our mom’s old bed.
Some of my earliest memories of her involve the summertime, picnics in the backyard, and going for walks around the block. I loved going for walks around the neighborhood with her and feeding the ducks at the end of the road. We walked even when she started to need a walker. She never stopped trying.
June 9, 2019