Violet Mays

Obituary of Violet E. Mays

Violet E. Bossuet Mays, age 72, of Huntington, entered into the presence of our Lord on Saturday, May 14, 2005 with her family at her side. Born in Bridgeport on November 22, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Bossuet. Violet resided for most of her life in Stratford, until moving to Huntington 14 years ago. She was a graduate of Stratford High School and was formerly employed by General Electric, until devoting herself as a full time wife and mother.

She was a past president of the Stratford Square Dance Club, where she and her husband were members for several years, and was also very active in the Neighborhood Crime Watch programs in both Stratford and Huntington. She was a former member of the Olde Ripton Garden Club in Shelton, and The Happy Hearts Club at Calvary Church in Trumbull where she attended regularly. Violet was very well known for her green thumb, spending countless hours manicuring her many beautiful flower gardens and sharing perennials with anyone who expressed an interest in them. She was also a wonderful cook and baker, and opened her home to hundreds of guests over the years that enjoyed her generous hospitality on holidays, special occasions and family reunions.

Violet is survived by her husband of 53 years, Donald, and their two daughters: Donna M Beatty and her husband Bruce of Huntington and Lori M Friot, and her husband Rich of Monroe. She was thoroughly devoted to her four grandchildren, Bryan Christopher Beatty, Jason Donald Friot, Brett Matthew Beatty, and Kailyn Leigh Friot, all of whom she could not have been more proud. She will also be missed by her brother, Robert Bossuet and his wife Dolores of Newtown, two sisters, Dorothy Buckson of South Carolina and Mary E. Line and her husband Gordon of England as well as several nieces and nephews in the U.S. and Europe.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to the many friends at Christian Heritage School and Calvary Church for their constant support and encouragement during Violet's illness. Your prayers and kindness have been a tremendous blessing. Funeral Information

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 10:00 AM in Calvary Evangelical Free Church, 498 White Plains Rd., Trumbull . Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Friends may call on Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. 

Donations would be appreciated in Violet's memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450 or Swim Across The Sound, C/O St. Vincent Medical Center Foundation, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606.

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