2013-06-13 / Obituaries

Lillian L. ‘Lill’ Ware

Lillian L. “Lill” Ware, age 90, of Carmel, formerly of Brewster, died peacefully at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home on Sunday, June 9, 2013.

Lillian was born May 13, 1923, in Bridgeport, Ct., to Benedict and Rose (Welden) Hayes. She was a 1941 graduate of Central High School in Bridgeport, and started work following high school with General Electric in Bridgeport.

On December 29, 1942, Lillian married Charles E. Ware in Fort Wayne, Indiana, prior to his deployment overseas with the Army. Mr. Ware died March 24, 1993.

Lillian was also a teacher’s aide at the Garden Street School in Brewster, having been a resident of Brewster since 1954. She had lived in Carmel for the past 16 years.

Through the years, Lill made many trips by car across the United States with her family as she loved to admire the scenery throughout. She also enjoyed search-a-word puzzles and was a mall walker at the Danbury Fair Mall since 1989. She had been a member of the First United Methodist Church of Brewster since 1957, where she was a longtime Sunday school teacher and organizer of many a church activity. Lill could always be counted on for her delectable baked goods and was known as an excellent seamstress.

Family was the center of Lillian’s life; the love she had for her children, grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren was evident by the collection of photo memories and stuffed animals that adorned her home and the many stories she shared. Recently she celebrated her 90th birthday at Putnam Ridge Nursing Home with 65 friends and family members. What a grand day.

Lillian is survived by her three children, Lorraine Brown and husband Billy of Brewster, Charles Ware, Jr. and his wife Patty of San Leandro, Ca., and Richard Ware and his wife Rosemarie of Port Orange, Fl.; eight grandchildren, Rodd, Darryl, Marc, Julie, Cyndi, Loren, Erin, and Jessica; eleven great grandchildren, Amanda, Jack, Meghan, Grace, Jeffrey, Harold, Joey, Hailey, Robert, Francesca and Steven; and one great great granddaughter, Amaya. She was pre-deceased by her son Larry T. Ware on March 24, 1974, and her daughter, Cindy Woelfle on June 26, 2003.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 14, 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Brewster, 83 Main St., Brewster. Interment will follow at Milltown Rural Cemetery, Brewster. Friends may call at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. (www.beecherfuneralhome.com).

Contributions in Lill’s memory may be made to First United Methodist Church of Brewster, 83 Main St., Brewster, NY 10509.

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