Norwich – Lillian M. (Van Evelingen) Sevigny-Melton, Age 81, of Taftville-Occum Rd., died Friday, February 20, 2015 in Apple Rahabilitation of Colchester. She is the loving wife of the late Normand Sevigny and the late Buddy Melton. Born in Falmouth Cornwall, England, she was the daughter of the late William Van Evelingen and Hazel L. (Ozart) Van Evelingen.
Lillian worked as a C.N.A. in nursing for Villa Maria Nursing Home. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting. She loved spending time with her dogs, “Monkey and Shadow.” Above all, she loved taking care of people and spending quality time with her grandchildren.
Lillian is survived by her son, Steven A. Sevigny of FL, Gerald Sevigny of Brooklyn, CT, and Willard T. Sevigny and his wife Kristen of Thompson; her daughter, Janet A. Sevigny of Norwich; her brothers, Hendrick Van Evelingen, and Allan Humpage; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her son, the late Donald N. Sevigny.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Lillian’s family from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, March 1, 2015 with a service at 7:00 pm in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. Burial will take place in the Spring in Munyan Cemetery, Putnam.
Memorial donations may be made to P.A.W.S., P.O. Box 248, Eastford, CT 06242, or to the Humane Society, 2100 L. Street N.W., Washington, DC 20037. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.