Lillian Rokicki, 80, Was Devoted Mother, Friend

Lillian V. Rokicki, 80, of Connecticut, a former resident of Oak Bluffs, died on July 14, at home with her family at her side.

Born July 24, 1921, in New Bedford, she was a daughter of the late Konstanty and Victoria (Budnik) Strzepek.

On Feb. 21, 1943, she wed Joseph W. Rokicki in New Bedford. Together they shared 56 years of marriage before he predeceased her on May 5, 1999.

In her spare time, she thoroughly enjoyed playing bridge with her friends at area senior centers. Most importantly, she was a loving mother, grandmother and friend, ever devoted to her family, always there with an optimistic outlook and a personality filled with sweetness.

She is survived by her daughter, Tanya, and her husband, James Gustafson, of Marlborough; two sons, Joseph and his wife, Frances, of Bolton, and Glen and his wife, Connie, of Hebron, and six grandchildren, Daren, Erik, Kara, Elyssa, Krista and Tricia.

The funeral procession assembled Wednesday morning, July 17, at 9:30 a.m. at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home in Colchester. An 11 a.m. funeral liturgy followed at the Church of the Holy Family in Hebron with Fr. Michael Smith officiating. Interment afterward was at the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Holy Family, 185 Church street, Hebron, CT 06248, or the VNA Health Care, 103 Woodland street, Hartford, CT 06105.