1939 – 2022
Dayville– Cecile (Blais) Frost, 82, of Putnam passed away peacefully on Monday, January 31, 2022 at Westview Health Care surrounded by her loving family. Born in Putnam, CT to Lionel and Aldea (Arpin) Blais, Cecile attended Putnam High School graduating in the class of 1957. She met the love of her life there and would have celebrated her 64th wedding anniversary with her husband, Quentin, on February 15, 2022.
Mrs. Frost worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for many years at Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam, CT and at local long term care facilities.
Cecile is survived by her devoted husband, Quentin, and her children, Kenneth Frost of Danielson, CT, Jacquelyn (Michael) Woznicki of Putnam, CT, Susan (Jay) Byrnes of Woodstock, CT, James (Sheila) Frost of Brooklyn, CT. She also leaves behind her six cherished grandchildren, Victoria, Jack, and Abigail Byrnes, Niko Woznicki, Erica and Caroline Frost. She is also survived by her special niece, Linda Christian. Linda was her flower girl, her friend, and often her casino and cruising companion. She also leaves behind her cousin and lifelong friend, Nini Lavallee and her god-daughter, Allison Franklin Dumas.
Her family was the focus and joy of her life. She was known for always having a bit of wisdom or word of advice to impart not only to her children but often to her children’s friends as well. She was nicknamed “Darling” and called that by so many because it epitomized her. She was gregarious and witty and got lots of laughs. She enjoyed cruises, the beaches of Maine, flowers, listening to country music, especially Johnny Cash, watching Wheel of Fortune, visiting the casinos to play penny slots, and eating lobster rolls and #3 Chinese takeout. She loved to answer the phone with “Bonjour” and speak French even if you didn’t understand it. She was a kind soul.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Cecile’s family on Monday, February 7, 2022 at noon at the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church Street, Putnam, CT. A memorial service will follow 1:00 pm at the same location. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.