Vera Lewis

Obituary of Vera Lewis

Vera Evarts Lewis 93, of East Haven, died peacefully Thursday December 4, in Marathon Health Care Center, West Haven. She was born in New Haven on September 26, 1915. She was predeceased by her husband Clifford(Chic) Lewis. She is survived by her daughters, Linda L. Whittaker and her husband Bart of Milford, Diane Lewis and her partner Richard Ortello of East Haven, and Robin Lewis and her husband Bob Rich of Milford, and by her granddaughter Tami Bannon-Jackson and her husband Todd, her great grandsons, Ryan, Devin and Nolan Bannon, her step great granddaughter, Kelsey Jackson, all of Milford, and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Dorothy Merrill and Sheila Komgibel, her brother Seward Evarts and her great grandson Bryce Lewis Bannon. Vera enjoyed family gatherings, reading, playing cards and sewing. She sewed bandages for the Red Cross for 25 years and volunteered at the Blood Bank. She always wanted to be a teacher and fulfilled that dream by teaching fifth grade Sunday school at the Old Stone Church for nearly 40 years where she was a member for 79 years. Vera will be remembered by all who knew and loved her as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, a kind, gentle generous friend and a faithful servant of her church and community. A celebration of her life will be held at the Old Stone Church, at 10:30 am on Tuesday, December 9th. Friends may visit at the Clancy Funeral Home, on Monday December 8th from 3:00-7:00pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, at the request of the family, memorial contributions may be made to the Old Stone Church Building Preservation Fund.
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