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Lillian Slater

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Slater, Lillian Hoyt.
Lillian Hoyt Slater of New Milford, Connecticut has completed her life's journey on earth and is at peace in the Lord's house.
Lillian was born in New Milford, Connecticut on November 2 7,1917 . the youngest child of the late Frederick Revere Hoyt and Daisy Breinig Hoyt.
She married the love of her life, Franklin W. Slater, Jr, and together they shared more than 50 years of marriage prior to his death in March of 1993. During their marriage and Mr. Slater's service in the Army Air Force, they resided in California, New Jersey and Milford, Connecticut. They resided in Danbury, CT for about 40 years, where they raised their family.
During their time in Danbury, she was a communicant at St. James Episcopal Church where she was a member of the St Martha's Chapter. She was an active volunteer for the American Red Cross for 30 plus years in the Blood Mobile Program. After relocating to New Milford in 1989, she became a parishioner at St John's Episcopal Church where she continued to volunteer her services until her health declined. She was an active volunteer at the Thrift Mart of New Milford for 25 years where she was affectionately known as "The Shoe Lady". She also was a volunteer at The New Milford Historical Society and the New Milford Hospital Gift Shop. Before she stopped driving, she would visit shut-ins and friends at the nursing homes. She loved the community and always considered New Milford to be her home.
She was gifted gardener with a green thumb inherited from her mother, Daisy, who was the first florist in New Milford. Her gardens were lovingly tended and nurtured and provided a colorful display throughout the growing season. She was an avid and passionate card player who loved bridge, canasta, samba and solitaire. She was sharp and competitive and loved board games, bingo, crossword puzzles and pictures puzzles.
She is survived by her daughter, Wendy and son-in-law, Edward C. Lindblom, Sr. of New Milford, with whom she made her home prior to her move to Chestnut Grove in 2012: her son, Michael F. Slater and his wife Kim, of Kent, CT, her granddaughter, Heather Walsh and grandson, Michael F. Slater, both of Kent, CT; two great grandsons, Ethan Boyle and Collin Walsh. Other survivors include a niece, Joan Carrier Eddy and her husband William of Simsbury, CT; nephews Malcolm H. Carrier Jr. of New Milford, CT and Brian Hoyt of Pioneer, CA.
She is predeceased by her husband Franklin W. Slater, Jr.,sisters Natalie Hoyt Wood, Winifred Hoyt Carrier, Constance Hoyt Smith and a brother Frederick (Bob) Hoyt.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Book of Remembrance St. John's Episcopal Church.7 Whittlesey Avenue ,New Milford, CT 06776; Animal Welfare Society of New Milford, 8 Dodd Road, New Milford, CT 06776; or Thrift Mart of New Milford" lnc., 146 Danbury Road, New Milford, CT 06776.
Calling hours will be at Colonial Funeral Home 87 PK.LA.RD., New Milford on Wednesday April 3, 2013 from 5 until 7 pm. A service will be held on Thursday April 4, 2013 at 11 AM in St. John's Episcopal Church, New Milford, followed by interment at Center Cemetery, New Milford
Information and on line condolences at HullFuneralService.com

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Published in News Times from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2013
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