Yolande (Lonnie) Lyon died peacefully on Thursday March 6, 2014 at the Hebrew Home and Hospital in West Hartford, Ct. Born Iolanda Fargnoli January 21, 2014 in Hartford, Ct, Lonnie celebrated her 100th birthday this year with family, friends, caregivers and her 10 year old great great niece, Emma Heslin, who shared the same birthday. Lonnie was the daughter of the late Frederick and Maria (Faiola) Fargnoli. Lonnie loved life and nature. She loved flowers and birds and was often seen feeding the birds outside her apartment. She was a graduate of Bulkeley High School, New Britain Normal School and she earned a BS degree from NY University and a Masters of Public Health from the Yale School of Medicine. She worked for the Medical Society of New York, United Community Services of Boston, was a Health Consultant for the State of CA and worked for the Rhode Island Council for Community Services. Lonnie is survived by her brother, Enrico Fargnoli of West Hartford, her sister Mary LeFebvre of Danbury, Ct and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Frederick and Daniel Fargnoli and her sisters Joanne Fargnoli, Ida Martocchio and Esther Uliano. Many thanks to her friend Mary O'Connell and to those special caregivers who showed her love and support during her time at Hebrew Health Care. A Memorial Service will be held May 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM, at The Universalist Church, 433 Fern St., West Hartford, CT.
Published in Hartford Courant from Mar. 13 to Mar. 16, 2014.