Waterford - Marie (Gay) East, 90, of Quaker Hill, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at her home.
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Marie was born on Feb. 16, 1924, in New London, to the late Sherman and Annie (Krauth) Gay. She was a graduate of Chapman Technical High School, Class of 1942. She was married to Joseph Linwood East Jr. for 66 years, a career Air Force senior master sergeant and they lived abroad for many years before settling in Quaker Hill. Lin predeceased her on June 10, 2012.
She is survived by her three children, Nancy (East) Gardner, with whom she lived, Joseph East, and David East; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Marie is also survived by her sisters, Phyllis Shedlack and Nancy Ziolkovski; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her twin sister, Marion; brothers, Sherman Jr. and Alan Gay.
Marie loved a good party, usually being the life of the party and she loved her Wednesday card party group.
There will be a memorial service conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in the Quaker Hill Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to
Condolence messages may be left on her memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com.
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT 06320
Published in The Day on Feb. 28, 2014