1944 – 2011
Putnam – Lillian (Sharples) Bacon, 66, of Bibeault Street, died Saturday, February 5, 2011, in UMass Memorial Hospital. Born in NY, NY, she was the daughter of George Sharples and Lillian (Hasiotis) Sharples.
Ms. Bacon worked as a very dedicated Special Education Teacher for the Thompson Public School System. Each and every one of the children she taught were very special to her. She retired in 2006 and continued to tutor students. She was a member of the National Education Association, and the Connecticut Teachers Association.
In addition to her parents, Lillian is survived by her son, Ronald L. Bacon, Jr. of Holden, MA, her daughter, Colleen Gaffney of Southington, CT; her brother Lloyd Sharples; her grandchildren, Jaimie and Jillian Gaffney, Aimee Minckler, Alyssa and Kerri Dennis, Steven, Marc, Matthew, and Derrick Bacon; and her great grandson Aiden Minckler.
She was predeceased by her son, the late Robert L. Dennis, Jr.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Lillian’s family from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 10, 2011 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A Funeral Service will begin in the funeral home at 7:00pm. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com. Memorial donations may be made to the Lillian L. Bacon Special Education Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 131, Putnam, CT 06260.