Windsor - Mary Ann "Marni" Lydecker, 65, of Windsor, beloved wife of Robert Lydecker, died peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by her family.
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She was born on March 8, 1947, the daughter of Margaret (Scheiderer) Weller and the late Robert C. Weller. Marni grew up in New London and was a graduate of New London High School. She went on to graduate from Mitchell College, where her father was president, and later obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont. She taught English at Wethersfield and Greenwich High Schools, before going on to work as a manager for The Hartford, retiring after 23 years of service.
She was married to her husband, Robert, in 1969, and together they settled in Windsor over 40 years ago.
She was the past treasurer of the Windsor Fire District, a member of the Jaycee Wives, and a docent with the Windsor Historical Society. Marni was a history buff and enjoyed the History Channel, reading detective novels, and traveling with her husband in their retirement. She had the opportunity to see such places as Canada, the Pacific Northwest, Europe, and Las Vegas. A kind, caring, and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend, she will be greatly missed by all.
Along with her husband, Robert, and mother, Margaret, she leaves her son, Daniel Lydecker and his wife, Karen, of Middletown; her grandson and the apple of her eye, Jackson Lydecker; her brothers, David Weller of Waterford and Donald Weller and his wife, Suzan, of Niantic; her sisters, Janet Weller of Groton and Barbara Cawley and her husband, James, of Lyme; a brother-in-law, John Lydecker and his wife, Judy, of Winsted; sisters-in-law, Nancy Jones of Newton Highlands, Mass., and Laura Carr and her husband, Jeff, of Narberth, Pa.
Her family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at First Church in Windsor, Congregational, 107 Palisado Ave., Windsor.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 300 Research Parkway, Suite 310, Meriden, CT 06450.
Please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com for online condolences and guestbook.
Carmon Windsor Funeral Home
807 Bloomfield Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095
Published in The Day on Dec. 9, 2012