Pomfret Center – Florence Z. Surprise, 75, of Youngs Rd., died Saturday, July 14, 2018, in William W. Backus Hospital. She was the loving wife of Frank W. Surprise, Jr. of 58 years. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Burton and Florence (Latour) Wilson.
Florence was a spinner, employed by Belding Heminway Company for 20 years. She was also employed by Staples as a picker for 20 years. Florence was a devoted fan of the Boston Red Sox and loved watching her humming birds.
In addition to her husband, Florence is survived by her daughters Ann Erskine of Pomfret, Laurie Gallup and her husband Bill of Sterling, Diana Waters of Marlin, TX, Maureen Surprise and her fiancé Dennis Courtemanche of Killingly, Susan Surprise of Pomfret; her brother Henry Wilson and his wife Dale of Wilsonville, CT; her sisters Donna Grkman and husband John of Willmington, NC and Deborah Briere of Putnam, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, John Surprise.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Florence’s family from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. 2018 in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church Street, Putnam, with a service in the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.