Lucille Enson

Lucille Enson, 95, of Wallingford, formerly of North Haven and Hamden, died peacefully on November 22 after a brief illness. She was predeceased by and devoted to her beloved husband Irving of 56 years. She is survived by sons Michael of Bethany, David (Dyan) of Villa Park, CA, grandchildren Daniel Enson (Jenna) of Ridgefield, Melissa Wachman (Jonathan) of NYC, Erik Enson (Jenna) of Orange, CA and great-grandchildren Logan, Evan, Chloe and Riley. She was predeceased by her brother Larry Reinstein of Trumbull. Lucille was born on December 30, 1924 to Mark and Rose Reinstein in Bridgeport. She attended Bridgeport Central High and graduated UConn with a degree in Sociology. She particularly enjoyed family gatherings, attending plays with Irving, following UConn Men’s and Woman’s basketball, and her daily drives to “the market” until age 94 when she moved into Tower One.

A graveside funeral service was held at the Mishkan Israel Cemetery, Whalley Ave., New Haven.

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  1. Heidi Garber Vernick said,

    11.29.20 at 4:54 pm

    So sorry for your loss.
    May the happy memories keep her
    “alive” in your hearts.
    Deepest Sympathy,
    Heidi Garber Vernick

  2. Sheryl (Alpert ) Sessa said,

    11.29.20 at 6:03 pm

    Dear Michael,
    Harry and I are so sorry to read about the loss of your Mother.
    Lucille was a beautiful lady, inside and out.
    How fortunate you were to have your Mother until 95 years old.
    We are certain you were an outstanding son until her passing.

    Sheryl and Harold Sessa

    (Sherry Alpert Sessa)

    Sunday 18:05

  3. Tamah Graber said,

    11.29.20 at 10:31 pm

    Dear Michael,
    I really enjoyed the phone calls I shared with your mother over the past few years. We always talked about the family. I did try to call last week but she did not know who I was. My deepest sympathy. May her memory be for a blessing.

  4. Carol Gutkin said,

    11.30.20 at 12:55 pm

    Sorry for your loss, she was such a sweet person, I have many fond memories of her.

  5. Gerri Frankel said,

    11.30.20 at 4:08 pm

    It has been several years since I was able to enjoy weekly visits with Lucille (the visitor) and Irving (the resident) at the former Jewish Home in New Haven. They were my first and last stop each week, as much for my enrichment as for theirs. What lovely and philanthropic people! Although I later volunteered at The Towers, I did not know that she lived there, or I would surely have stopped by her space too. Please accept my condolences and know that their influence extended way beyond your family.

  6. Linda YudowitchGershman said,

    12.01.20 at 4:48 pm

    Dear Michael, David and Family,
    So sorry to read about the passing of your dear Mother, Lucille. She was such a nice lady. When cousin Irving was in the Jewish Home, so as my Dad, and the four of us would sit in the sun, in the courtyard, and catch up on our families. I’d often see your Mom in Stop&Shop in Hamden and we’d always chat about family. She was always very honest with her words and I really admired that about Lucille among many other things. She will be missed.
    May wonderful memories of Your Mom always comfort you.
    Cousin Linda

  7. Betty Gradis Sumner said,

    12.08.20 at 3:32 pm

    just read of Luciill’passing..Another. old friend which began @u conn so many years ago..we didn’t see each other much thru our aging years but when we did it was like old home week..we really had a long time affection for one another, I will deeply miss seeing her .it was always a treat to see each other. Betty Sumner

  8. Dee Caplan said,

    12.20.20 at 4:32 pm

    Dear Mike and family,

    My brother just told me about the death of your mother. It has been a long time but I remember her fondly as a very kind lady. Thinking of you during this challenging time and hope that wonderful memories comfort you.

    Dee Caplan
    Seattle, WA