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AYLWARD, Lillian (Condos) Lillian Aylward died July 10, 2016 in Springfield, Vt. She was born July 17, 1922 in Boston, Mass., to Thomas and Pagona (Karavoukirou) Kyron. She was brought up by her godfather Konstontinos Karakantas. She attended Framingham State Teachers College and graduated in 1944. In 1945, she married Joseph Aylward. They raised three sons. She had a passion for theater, particularly for Shakespeare, and performed with the Boston Tributary Theater and The Boston Arts Festival and also on television. She loved fencing, and was the New England women's foil champion in the early 1960s. Later she coached fencing at Boston College. In 1965, she began a teaching career in Boston, specializing in Reading, and English as a second language instruction. She was very much appreciated by her students and their parents. She loved travel and each summer went to Europe and around the United States, and especially to visit family in Greece. She learned to sail at Community Boating on the Charles River, and served on its Board of Directors. She was an avid chess player, competing in chess tournaments around New England. She is predeceased by her husband, Joseph Aylward; her sister Vasiliki Kyron; and her brother George Kyron. She is survived by her sons, Ansgarius Aylward, of Buffalo, N.Y., Didymus Aylward of Boston, Mass., and Thalassos Aylward of Windsor, Vt.; her sister, Helena Lagos and husband José, of Naples, Fla.; her nephew, Geoffrey Kyron of Santa Monica, Calif.; and grandchildren, Michael, Andrew, Alexander, Jonathan and Lucinda. The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is in charge of arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.

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Published in The Boston Globe on July 27, 2016
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