1931 – 2014

FARMINGTON — Lillian Ethel Clemens, 83, of Wilton, died Wednesday morning, May 21, at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Wilton on Jan. 19, 1931, a daughter of Desire and Gladys (Welch) Quirrion, and received her education in the “White Schoolhouse,” graduating in 1945. She later attended Wilton Academy.

On May 24, 1947, she married John T. Clemens Jr., in Wilton; he died on April 27, 2008. Lillian cleaned Franklin Savings Bank in Wilton for many years.

She was an accomplished artist and took multiple art classes in the area, as well as giving art lessons. She took great care of her family and was known to be the family “baby sitter.”

Lillian is survived by her children, John Maynard Clemens and his wife, Shirley, of New Hampshire, Dale R. Clemens and his wife, Sally, of Wilton and Kathy Lynn Clemens-Goulette of Wilton; two stepchildren, Harland T. Clemens and his wife, Nancy, of Chesterville and Hazel Flagg and her husband, Lincoln, of Wilton; grandson, Nicholas Clemens and his wife, Emily, of Wilton; several stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two sisters, Myrtle Tourtelotte of Farmington and Jeanette Rand of Wilton; a brother, Donald Herbert Quirrion and his wife, Dorothy, of Jay; and a sister-in-law, Priscilla Quirrion, of Wilton. She is also survived by her cherished cat, Jack.

She was predeceased by a brother, Philias Quirrion; and a son-in-law, David Joseph Goulette.

Condolences, tributes, photos and a memorial video may be shared on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

Guest Book