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Lea S. Lutters Tennyson, 73, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2013 at her home with her family by her side after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was the beloved wife of 54 years to George A. Tennyson.
Lea was born in Bridgeport on Aug. 7, 1939; a daughter of Agnes Olson Lutters of Castle Rock, Colo. and the late Samuel F. Lutters; grew up in Pinewood Lake, Trumbull; graduated from Warren Harding High School; attended Barrington College; retired from Filtra/Spec Inc. of Hamden. Her passion was tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. Lea loved to play the piano, sing and was an avid reader. She is now reunited with her father, her special uncle Dan Olson, many other family members and numerous pets.
She was the beloved mother of Koryn (John) Coppola of Alton Bay, N.H., Kevin S. Tennyson of North Haven, Erik S. (Brenda) Tennyson and Jennifer Alfieri all of East Haven; Nana of Mindy and Renee Coppola, and great-nana of Autumn Woods all of N.H.; sister of Kenneth (Carol) Lutters of Newtown Square, Pa. and Barbara Smith of Castle Rock, Colo. She is also survived by her special aunt Betty Olson, two pets Stella and Twinkie, as well as several nieces, nephews and their children, and numerous special cousins. She was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Kingston Smith and her son-in-law, Dominic Alfieri.
Funeral services and interment will be private in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CT Radio Fellowship, 1933 S Main St., Middletown, CT 06457 or the CT
, 2075 Silas Deane Hwy., Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.
Published in North Haven Citizen on May 17, 2013