BEDFORD - Lillian Dorothy Gentile, 86, of Bedford, died Dec. 20, 2012.
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Born in Newark, N.J., on July 31, 1926, she was the daughter of Thomas and Edith (Bedell) Worthington.
She resided in Syosset, N.Y. for 35 years. Afterwards, she lived in Amherst for 20 years before moving to Bedford in 2006.
Lillian graduated from Kearny High School, Kearny, N.J. In her early years, she worked at Western Electric Company. Later, she spent her life as a homemaker.
She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, whose family was the center of her life. She was very fond of animals. She especially enjoyed many peaceful hours bird-watching from her RiverWalk home as well as tending to her beautiful flower garden.
Family members include her husband of 66 years, John H. Gentile of Bedford; three daughters, Nancy Hopwood and her husband, Thomas, of Meredith, Deborah Walsh and her husband, Douglas, of Bethpage, N.Y., and JoAnne Gentile and her partner, Mary LaSala, of Massapequa Park, N.Y.; two grandchildren, John Hopwood and his wife, Leslie, and Lisa Wilkens and her husband, John; four great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Cassandra, Jack, and Ella; her sister, Ruth Dunbar of Normandy Beach, N.J.; several nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Byrnes, and Florence Wallace and her husband, Niles.
services: Private viewing was held on Dec. 21. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Animal Rescue League of N.H., 545 State Route 101, Bedford, 03110.
The Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union St., Manchester, is in charge of the arrangements. For more information or to view the online guest registry, visit www.connorhealy.com.
Published in Union Leader on Dec. 23, 2012