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Lillian H. Cecchinato

NORTH CANAAN — Lillian H. Cecchinato, 91, the widow of Nicholas J. Cecchinato Jr., a lifelong North Canaan resident, left her family and loving caregivers on Nov 30, 2018. Lillian quietly departed the Geer Nursing Facility to check into a much grander and glorious house that awaited her (John 14: 1-3).

In the immediate hours after her death, the kindest gentleman and family friend came to her bedside to reaffirm Lillian’s deep faith and to assuage the deep sadness of saying goodbye. 

Lillian was born Dec. 4, 1926.

Her years at Geer were a testament to the wonderful, hardworking nurses, CNAs and other attendants who lovingly cared for her.  Along with her immediate family these wonderful people were also Lillian’s family in her final days. 

Lillian is survived by her children, Carol Chevalier and Nicholas J. Cecchinato III and their spouses; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

I was blessed to have you as my mother and I cherished the time I had with you.  I pray we will see each other again. — Love, Carol

There will be no formal services. Instead there will be a private graveside gathering.

Memorial donations may be made to the Geer Foundation in honor of Lillian Cecchinato; make checks payable to: Geer Foundation, 77 South Canaan Road, North Canaan, CT 06018. Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.