New London – Gertrude "Trudy" M. (Graulich) Brill, 89, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at The Clough Center in New London.
She was born in New Haven, Conn., on April 22, 1923, the daughter of Alfred and Margaret (Kreuger) Graulich.
She had lived in the area for the past 35 years. Trudy and her husband built a chalet on North Road in Sunapee and named it Wynhurst.
She worked at the College Sport Shop in New London and earned her LNA license at the New London Hospital. She did a great deal of private duty work.
Trudy was confirmed in the Episcopal Church. Almost daily she and her friend, Jan Buffet, would walk the three-mile loop around Lake Sunapee. She loved spending summers on Dewey Beach and swimming the dog paddle. Trudy spent lots of time with her grandchildren and enjoyed dancing and cross-country skiing with her husband. She was always busy with a cross stitch or needlepoint project and liked reading romance novels.
Her husband, Alvin G. Brill, died in 1988, and her sister, Margaret Rich, died in 1986. She is survived by four children, Patricia LaBanca of Cape Cod, Mass., Stephen Brill of Westerly, R.I., Cynthia Estep of E. Haven, Conn., and Laura Click of Andover; eight grandchildren and seven great -grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Chadwick Funeral Home, 235 Main St., New London.