Thomaston - Lucille Gotsell Killiany, 98, passed peacefully at her home on Sunday, October 24, 2021. She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen Killiany.
Lucille was born in Thomaston, CT on April 20, 1923, daughter of the late Willis James Gotsell and Loretta Hubbard Gotsell. As a lifelong resident of Thomaston, Lucille dedicated herself to many civic activities. Her true passion was to be an educator. She graduated from Thomaston High School, earned her Bachelor's degree at Bryant College and her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Hartford. She fulfilled her dream and taught for Bryant College as well as the Thomaston and West Hartford School systems. She was a business teacher and guidance counselor. After retiring, she continued to teach well into her eighties as a substitute teacher.
Lucille lived life to the fullest. During school vacations Lucille loved to travel with her mother and friends. She played and taught piano and spent many days on the golf course. She enjoyed playing cards, following her favorite sports teams and knitting for family and friends.
Lucille was philanthropically minded and gave generously to promote education, health, animal welfare and to support local and national causes. Lucille made friends all along her life journey and touched the lives of numerous students. She will be missed by all.
in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are asked to be made in Lucille's name to the First Congregational Church of Thomaston, 135 Main Street, Thomaston, CT 06787
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 30 at 10:00 A.M. at Lyons Funeral Home, 46 High St., Thomaston. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery.