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Gertrude Ward

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Gertrude Ward January 14, 1928 - January 2, 2013 Old Lyme - Gertrude Lillian Ward, age 84, of Coach Dr., died January 2, 2013, at her home. She was born in Moosup on January 14, 1928, the daughter of Eugene and Irene Savoie. She was the widow of George William Ward who predeceased her in 2003. Gert is survived by her two daughters, Deborah Smith of Old Lyme with whom she made her home; Kathleen Simmons of Brea, CA; and her sister Lorraine Love, of Apex, North Carolina. She had two grandchildren, Jennifer Fitzpatrick of Lindesfarne, Tasmania, Australia and Richard Smith of Guilford. She was predeceased by her brother Earl Savoie. Gertrude will always be remembered by those who knew and loved her as an extraordinarily kind and thoughtful woman who always took that extra step to make everyone feel especially at home in her presence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, January 11, 2013 at Christ the King Church in Old Lyme. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Plainfield, at a later date. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Middlesex Hospice. The Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral home is assisting the family.

Published in Norwich Bulletin on Jan. 9, 2013
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