Lee Klippel
1949 - 2018
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Lee Hughes Klippel, 68, of Avon, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018. Lee was the beloved wife for 36 years of Charles H. Klippel and the adored and adoring mother of Lee Case Klippel and mother-in-law of Justin Russell Jee, M.D. of New York City. Lee was born in Winchester, MA, daughter of the late William James and Minnie Parsons Hughes. Lee was an accomplished linguist who taught French and Spanish in both Massachusetts and Connecticut. She held a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. Lee was an avid traveler with an extraordinary appreciation for the culture and beauty of all the places she visited. The joy she took in planning enlivened the outings and adventures she embarked on with family and friends. She belonged to a broad array of social and service groups, many focused on her passions for languages, bridge, walking, theater and the arts. Her tireless dedication, creativity, and generosity brightened the lives of those around her. Lee's family will receive friends on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 3-6pm at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers her family asks that memorial contributions may be made to the Yale School of Management, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, P.O. Box 208200, New Haven, CT 06520-8200. For condolences and directions please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Hartford Courant on Jan. 17, 2018.
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January 23, 2018
Dear Charlie and Casey,
I am very saddened and shocked of the news of my cousin's passing.
We spent a lot of time in Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia as well as Mass. and Connecticut getting to know each other and our common roots.
I am sending you my deepest sympathy.
Courage in the days ahead.

Sylvia Cook Hand , Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sylvia Cook Hand
January 22, 2018
Dear Lee,
I know you are walking in heaven now. Thank you for being my beloved Auntie since my college years. I miss you.
Meng Lusardi
January 20, 2018
Charlie - Mike and I are saddened for your loss. May you take comfort from your family and friends at this difficult time. May memories of Lee help you keep her close. Please know you are in our thoughts. Much love to you.
Jeannine Labrecque
January 20, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I will remember your mother for those happy hours during the Wednesday Morning Coffee meetings.
Mei Zhu
January 18, 2018
Charlie, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. May you and your daughter find comfort in each other's embrace. Hold on to each other tight as you navigate through this sad time and I wish you both peace on your journey. --Best, Chris Donohue
January 17, 2018
My very deepest sympathies to you and your family ... Please know you're all in my thoughts and prayers. Dina Bagdigian
Dina Bagdigian
January 17, 2018
Condolences to the Klippel family for your loss. May God comfort you at this difficult time. (Jeremiah 29:11, 12)
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