Years ago we offered a Happiness Project which
Lucy attended. There she learned that singing helps you to be happy. So she
joined the Celebration
Singers choir at my church. One day at church she told the story
of how she came to know First Church through TBT, feeling so welcomed that
she joined the church. Eventually she became a Deacon and very involved in
many ways. We sat next to each other every week in choir and I was witness to
her struggle, first in her position in Customer Relations at Yale/New Haven
Hospital, and then, after she retired, as she bravely battled the cancer that
She left us as gracefully as she lived, and
will be remembered with love and respect.
Service for her will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11 am. I
will be among those singing and baking for her. First Church of Christ,
Congregational, is located at 190 Court Street, Middletown. You are welcome
to join us for the service and reception.
Through volunteering at The Buttonwood Tree,
Lucy met one of our fine patrons, Steve
Krevisky. He is a Math Professor at Middlesex Community
College and a longtime visitor to TBT. They developed a deep friendship and
joined their lives together giving them both much love, support,
companionship and friendship in what would prove to be her last years. Our
deepest condolences to him and to her family. Even though Lucy gave up
volunteering at TBT to be with her family and serve at First Church, her
gentle spirit will remain among us, and in our hearts, always.
I am so grateful Lucy was able to connect to
such goodness, love, friendship and fellowship through The Buttonwood Tree.
Perhaps that's the most important thing we do.
I wonder ...