Brooklyn, CT – Marylee (M’Lee) Long Hyer, 87, of Vina Lane (formerly West Hartford and Columbia, CT, and Myrtle Beach, SC), died Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Westview Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of the late Walter T. Hyer. Born in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter of the late John and Virginia (Alsworth) Long.
Marylee graduated from Dean Junior College in Franklin, MA. She enjoyed raising three sons, environmental activism, singing in the Connecticut Opera, gardening, cooking, crocheting and doll making, as she was a talented seamstress. She enjoyed Jeopardy, crossword puzzles, Scrabble, and Upwords (where she rarely lost!). M’Lee was a skilled choral member and soloist, inheriting her music talents from her mother, Virginia, who played piano for silent movies at Radio City Music Hall. She passed along her love and considerable talents for music to her sons and grandchildren. She was loyal to and loved by her many friends.
Marylee had been an active member and deaconess of the Unitarian-Universalist Churches, both in West Hartford and Myrtle Beach. She was interested in politics and world affairs, and was a supporter of the Democratic Party for most of her life.
Marylee is survived by her sons: Bruce T. Hyer, Member of Parliament, of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada; Walter A. Hyer of Arlington, TX, and Thomas T. Hyer of Canterbury, CT; grandchildren Michael Hyer, Preston D. Hyer, Megan M. Hyer, Kaitlyn N. Komorowski and Lauren E. Komorowski; and a half-sister Lorraine Joyce. She was very fond of her daughters-in-law Margaret, Cherie, and Marcia, and until her passing, was close with Harriet.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Marylee’s family from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 12, 2014, in Creamery Brook Retirement Village, 36 Vina Lane. Brooklyn, CT 06234. Memorial donations may be made to your local/favorite Unitarian-Universalist Church or to the Smithsonian Institution www.si.edu. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.