Ledyard - Edythe (Jillson) Holmes, 84, formerly of Ledyard, passed away in Dorchester, Mass. on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
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She was born on Dec. 4, 1929, in Melrose Park, Ill., to the late George and Clara Mae (Collins) Buseck.
Edythe graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1952 with a bachelor's in business administration. She worked as a claims adjuster for both Aetna and Matthew Insurance agency. She was a member of Therapy Dog International.
Edythe is survived by a son, Kenneth Jillson and his wife, Faye, of Dorchester, Mass. and a granddaughter, Alexandra Jillson.
She is predeceased by her first husband, Carroll Jillson; and her second husband, Joseph Holmes.
Family and friends may visit from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral home service at noon Monday, at Church and Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St., Norwich. Burial will immediately follow at Avery Stoddard Cemetery in Gales Ferry.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Edythe's honor to the Connecticut Humane Society, 169 Old Colchester Road, Quaker Hill, CT 06375.
Please visit www.churchandallen.com to leave an online condolence for the Jillson family.
Published in The Day on Aug. 3, 2014