Waterford - Aubrey Llewellyn Lake, 90, of Mullen Hill Road, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Bayview Healthcare Center.
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He was born on April 28, 1922, in Bramber, Nova Scotia, the son of the late Maurice and Edith (Mathews) Lake. He attended Chapman Tech and graduated in May 1944 from the Naval Mine Warfare School in Yorktown, Va. as a deep sea diver. He served at the Anacosta Naval Base Mine Disposal in Washington, D.C. and Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Aubrey worked at Electric Boat as a crane operator, retiring after the age of 70 with many years of faithful service. He was a member of the Loyal Order Cradle Rockers of the Deep New London Chapter, Disabled American Vets and the International Union of Operating Engineers.
He was married for 67 years to the late Frances (Higginbotham) Lake and raised four children who survive him, Carol Carnaroli of Waterford, Mary Ellen Greene and her husband, Phillip, of Inverness, Fla., Ann Lewis of Waterford and John Lake and his wife, Nina, of Niantic. He also leaves four sisters, Jessie Damon of New London, Muriel Hawkes of Chicopee, Mass., Louise Stymilowski of Yonkers, N.Y. and Della Lescher of Portland, Ore; and a brother, George Lake of Waterford. He also leaves grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Reginald and Maurice.
He is also survived by a son, Travis of Mystic.
Visitation will from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London, with a service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Jordan Cemetery, Boston Post Road, Waterford.
Kindly omit flowers. Donations in his memory may be made to the
Condolences may be expressed at www.neilanfuneralhome.com
Published in The Day on Dec. 23, 2012
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
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